Studying Ancient Greek at UC will involve more than just the language; you will delve into Greek literature, history, politics, architecture, and philosophy.
Through your studies, you will be able to draw upon the past to better understand what is going on in the world right now as you will discover that many modern concepts in our society like democracy, theatre, and psychology originated in Greece.
- In-depth learning of ancient Greek culture through various topics in the original language.
- You will have access to our Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities and gain practical insights.
- The Classical Association of Christchurch, run by the UC Classics Department, hosts guest speakers from all over the world at public lectures and events.
- Study courses at Te Matatiki Toi Ora | Arts Centre campus.
First year offers two beginner’s courses in Ancient Greek language across two semesters, including reading Greek and grammar:
200 and 300-level courses
At 200 and 300-level, you will have the opportunity to study some of the greatest literary works of the western world in their original language, such as Homer, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plato, and Thucydides.
You can develop your own particular interests based on these and other authors and can embark on supervised research projects.
Through learning the language and analysing ancient Greek culture, you will gain skills like research, analysis, attention to detail, critical thinking, and communication.
Career pathways could include:
- museums and libraries
- teaching and academia
- art and language conservation
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
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