by admin, May 19, 2012

The Hellenic Studies minor emphasizes coursework and independent study in the areas of Greek language, Greek History, Greek politics, and Greek arts and literature. The Hellenic Studies curriculum includes lower and upper division classes offered by the departments of Foreign Languages, History, Humanities and Religious Studies, Philosophy, Government and Art. The minor is associated with the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection in the CSUS Library. For Fall Semester, 2014 Course Offering, Click Here.


Students are required to seek advising from a Hellenic Studies adviser. Total number of units required in the minor: 23 units with at least 12 in upper division.

HIST 102A – Modern Greek Culture* (3 units)
HIST 102B – Modern Greek Culture* (3 units)

HIST 109- History of Modern Greece (3 Units)
HIST 111 – Ancient Greece (3 units)
HRS 113 – The Culture of Classical Greece (3 units)
HIST 103 – Mediterranean Europe (3 units)
Electives (6 units)

*or suitable language substitute


Choose electives from the below list of courses or from other relevant courses. Additional Greek language courses may be included.

ART 1A – Art in the Western World: From Stone Age to End of Middle Ages (3 units)
ART 103 – Greco-Roman Art (3 units)
GOVT 110 – Political Thought I (3 units)
HRS 10 – Arts and Ideas of the West, I (3 units)
HRS 119 – Classical Mythology (3 units)
HRS 120 – Reason and Revelation: the Origins of Western Culture (3 units)
HIST 112 – Ancient Rome (3 units)
HIST 143B – The Modern Middle East (3 units)
PHIL 20 – History of Ancient Philosophy (3 units)
PHIL 112 – History of Ethics (3 units)
PHIL 192D – Space and Time: Plato to Einstein (3 units)
THEA 2 – History of the Theater: Ancient to Renaissance (3 units)


The Hellenic Studies Program is administered through the Hellenic Studies Center in the Department of History.

An Advisory Board consisting of the Director of the Hellenic Studies Center, the Chair of the Department of History and four additional faculty or staff members oversees the Hellenic Studies Program.

The Center also supports, promotes and facilitates university activities and outreach to further the understanding of Greek history, society, economy, culture and language. This includes faculty research, summer training institutes, study abroad programs, seminars and visiting lecturers, and establishing collaborative links with institutions and community groups.