The Greek Exemption Test is offered to students as an alternative means for
satisfying the Language Other Than English requirement (Category
VI) and one quarter of the International/Global Issues (Category
VIII) requirement. You should take this test if you have a strong
background in Greek and are not interested in taking additional course work.
This test is not a placement test. If you want to enroll in a Greek course at UCI, consult the UCI
General Catalogue, School of Humanities -- Foreign Language Placement section -- for placement procedures and policies.
highest proficiency level attainable at UCI by taking the Greek
exam is 2C.
This test may be taken
only once. No University credit is given. There is no fee to take the test
if you are a UCI student.
This exam consists of short
answer items and lasts two hours. The number of exam items is variable according
to the size of the test.
FOR THE EXAM
The following topics may
be covered on the exam:
Translation: short prose
passages at sight from Greek into English
Parsing: Greek words
within these passages
of nouns, conjugation of verbs
Vocabulary: Greek into
A good review of these topics
may be found in Chase, Alston Hurd, and Henry Phillips Jr. New Introduction
to Greek, (3rd ed.), Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1965.
Contact the Department of Classics
located at 120 Humanities Office Building 2, telephone (949) 824-6735, to make
an appointment to take this exam. When you appear to take the exam, you must present
two forms of valid picture ID.
Results will be available
during Finals Week in the Academic Testing Center, 3040 Anteater Instruction
and Research Building. If you pass the test, notification will be sent to your
academic unit where the results will be placed in your academic file.