A major in world languages prepares the conscientious student for graduate school, teaching, international business, the travel industry, social work, foreign missions, and work in volunteer agencies such as the Peace Corps and Doctors without Borders. Language majors are encouraged to take advantage of the many study abroad opportunities offered by Georgetown College. A language major or minor is also a valuable complement to other majors such as political science, business, computer science, music, art, English, history, and theatre. Majors and minors are offered in French, German, and Spanish. We also offer a German Studies major. Additionally, the Modern and Classical Languages Department participates in interdisciplinary minors in the following areas: Asian Studies and Classics. Finally, it offers an interdisciplinary B.A. degree in Commerce, Language, and Culture. Majors, minors, and general education students reach different levels of proficiency; however, in accordance with guidelines from the Common European Framework (CEF), and more specifically with the national guidelines (5Cs) from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), all world language students at Georgetown College will:

For the course descriptions for first-year Greek, please see Religion.

For the description of the Classics interdisciplinary minor, please see Classics.


201. Intermediate Greek. (3 hours) Development of Greek reading skills through grammar review and reading of selected authors; selections may include Homer, Herodotas and/or other texts. Prerequisite: REL 104 (Beginning Greek II) or the equivalent. Even Falls

202. Intermediate Greek Reading. (3 hours) Continued development of Greek reading skills through the study of selected Greek texts and their culture context; selections may include Euripdes and Plato. Prerequisite: GRK 201 (Homeric Greek), REL 203 (Greek New Testament), or the equivalent. Odd Springs