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Learn the language of the birthplace of Western civilization, read classical texts in their original language and explore the ancient Greek civilization through GW’s Greek program. Part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Classical and Semitic Languages and Literatures, the program offers courses in the Greek language and classical literature and civilization.

What can I expect to learn in the Greek program at GW?

Students acquire knowledge about a variety of subjects within the field. These include the Greek language and ancient Greek culture and literature.

What is the Greek learning community like at GW?

Students and faculty engage with texts and ideas.

What can I do in the Greek field?

Occupations include interpreter, immigration/customs inspector, tour guide, college professor or lecturer and secondary school teacher.

Origins and Meanings

A course on medical terms from Greek and Latin helps students master medical vocabulary. They learn word elements from Greek and Latin and the principles that govern both the formation of medical words and the derivation of their meanings.


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