Minors in modern Greek
studies achieve an interdisciplinary understanding of the language, literature,
history, society, and culture of Greek-speaking people from the Byzantine period
through contemporary times. Minors will achieve basic proficiency in the
(modern) Greek language. They will understand modern Greek culture in its many
forms and expressions, in terms of its ancient Hellenic legacy, developments in
Byzantine times, and the special identity of Greece and Cyprus as crossroads of
western Europe, the Balkans, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle East.