Modern Greek Studies Association

California State University, Sacramento


Year Program Established: 2003
Approximate Number of Students Enrolled (per academic term): 10 (all courses)

Highest Degree or Certificate Offered: Hellenic Studies Minor


Dr. Katerina Lagos, Director

Full Time Faculty:

Nikos Lazaridis: Assistant Professor, Dept .of History, ancient history

Brad Nystrom: Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Religious Studies, ancient Greek culture

Andrew Hertzoff: Professor, Dept. of Government, ancient Greek philosophy

Jeff Brodd: Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Religious Studies, ancient Greco-Roman culture and religion

Catherine Turrill: Professor, Dept. of Art, art history


Sponsoring Departments:

History Department

Does the program offer financial support to students? Yes
Does the institution offer financial support to students? Yes

Program resources, achievements, and challenges

Funded by the Tsakopoulos Foundation and other donors; Program has organized seven Hellenic Studies exhibits in the past ten years (including Macedonian folk costumes, Greek iconography, WWII occupation and resistance, and recently, WWI). The major challenge of the program is the lack of research funding and faculty hires to enlarge the course offerings.

Recent initiatives in curriculum, collaborative projects, outreach, educational and research support.

Overhauling the language courses; founding member of the West Coast Hellenic Studies Consortium; organizes 4 - 5 lectures and events throughout the academic year that is attended by the local Greek community; organized exhibit, entitled 'Greeks on the Road to WWI' and brought over 900 K-12 students to tour the exhibit

Department of History, Tahoe 3089
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6059

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Courses Offered


None taught for 2013-14, overhaul of language courses
(this year was an exception)

Additional Areas:

Modern Greek History

Modern Greek History; 45

Hellenic Studies Seminar; 12

Ancient Greece; 120

Classical Mythology; 195

Greek Political Thought; 60

Culture of Classical Greece; 45

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