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[This program is not offered in the spring of 2012.]
The academic focus of the Greek foreign study program is the archeology, art and history of Greece. The classroom consists of dozens of archeological sites, some actually in the process of being excavated, and numerous museums housing some of the world's finest collections of ancient Classical art. Extensive traveling familiarizes the student not only with Greece's past but also with its present, its people as well as its landscape. Coursework consists of quizzes, short papers, and oral reports as well as text and image contributions to a program-based Web site. Since no library is readily available, students will learn how to go about analyzing works of art, complexes of architecture, or topographical and historical problems through on-site observation.
The more academic preparation done ahead of time, the more rewarding the experience abroad tends to be; while three courses, to be chosen from a list below, are required as prerequisites for the Greek program, students are urged to take even more of these if they can fit them into their schedules. Classics majors normally account for only about half of the enrollment. Occasionally students will participate in the Greek program in the spring, find a job on an excavation during the summer, and then enroll in the Classics Department's Roman program in the fall for a full nine months of classical archeology on site in the Mediterranean. Both the Greek and Roman programs are unique in American undergraduate education and have been singled out for special praise in external reviews of Dartmouth's Classics Department by committees of distinguished scholars.
Classical Studies 30.90: Classical Art and Archaeology: Study Abroad
Classical Studies 30.91: Classical Art and Archaeology: Study Abroad
Classical Studies 31: Ancient History: Study Abroad
In major cities, hotel accommodations are arranged for the group. While traveling, students typically stay in small hotels. Students are responsible for their own meals.
A grade of B- or better in any three of the following courses:
Classical Studies 6: Introduction to Classical Archaeology
Classical Studies 14: Archaic and Classical Greece
Classical Studies 15: Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Kings
Classical Studies 20: Greek Prehistoric Archaeology: The Emergence of Civilization in the Aegean
Classical Studies 21: From Disaster to Triumph: Greek Archaeology from the Destruction of Mycenae to the Persian Wars
Classical Studies 22: Greek Classical Archaeology: City-States and Pan-hellenic Sanctuaries
Greek 11: Modern Greek 1 (or its equivalent)
Students must consult with the Director of Greek Foreign Study in planning their prerequisite courses. Students are urged to make application in advance to plan for the prerequisite courses. Under special circumstances and with the consent of the program director, Art History 21 or 22 (The Art of Greece I or II), CLST 11 (Topics in Greek and Roman Social and Economic History), or CLST 19 (Methods and Theory in Ancient History), may be counted as one of the three prerequisite courses.
NOTE: Students will be expected to have elementary reading and speaking knowledge of Modern Greek.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.