The Greek Studies program at Drexel invites students to take an educational and experiential journey exploring ancient Greek mythology, modern Greek history, and contemporary political issues and culture. Students immerse themselves in Greek traditions: from the spices of the food to the tastes of the Greek islands, from traditional and folk melodies to modern music and dance, and from theatrical plays and movies to dinner-dancing parties. Along with study abroad and co-op options, the program also examines Greece's position in the world, as its geography places it at a distinct juncture unifying Africa, Europe and Asia. Greek Studies encourages students to appreciate both classic and modern values that have evolved into Greece's wonderful traditions. As an added benefit, all courses on Greek topics can be taken for honor's credit.
Students have the opportunity to gain a firsthand perspective of Greek culture by participating in co-op or study abroad programs on the island of Crete. The co-op experience is made possible through the Vidalakis Family Cretan Scholars Program, which provides a $6000 stipend to accepted applicants to offset the costs of participation.
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About the Minor
The minor in Greek Studies features interdisciplinary coursework in Greek culture and the modern Greek language, with an experiential, dynamic approach to learning that includes a co-op abroad option. The goal of the program is to educate students on Greek culture and values, and inviting them to savor authentic studies in literature, art, science, music and all that Greece has to offer.
The minor consists of a minimum of 24 credits, 17 of which are elective courses chosen with a focus on Greek studies. Because the scope of the minor embraces Hellenism from antiquity to today, students may select their electives depending on their particular interest in Greek studies (e.g. mythology, philosophy, performance, etc.).
Independent Study Opportunities
Students have the opportunity to pursue an independent study if relevant courses are not offered. Past independent studies include:
- Greek language
- Creative Intensive Greek Writing
- Religion on the Island of Crete
- The Perception of Psychoanalysis in Greece
- International Trafficking Athletes: United States and Greece
- Afghan Assimilation in Crete
- Entrepreneurship in Greece
- International Tourism Research
- Exporting Flamenco: The Relationship Between Globalization and a Cultural Art Form on the World Stage
Course Requirements for Minor in Greek Studies »
Director of Greek Studies:
Maria Hnaraki, Ph.D.
Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: (215) 895-6143 | Office: PSA 304