College of Arts & Sciences
Department and Program Learning Objectives

Majors in Classics will be able to:

Demonstrate competence/proficiency in language.

  • Students in introductory Greek and Latin language courses will demonstrate competence in language by being able to a) analyze grammatical structure and b) read (translate) and understand appropriate Latin and Greek passages. (1)
  • Majors in advanced language courses will demonstrate proficiency by being able to a) do all of the above including being able to generate a translation of a selection of a work read that accurately reflects the structure of the original language while at the same time demonstrating the ambiguity the language possesses and b) be able to recognize and to comment meaningfully on aspects of style, word choice, overall structure, basic textual problems, context and current scholarly approaches to the work. (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Demonstrate meaningful knowledge of historical/cultural contexts in the ancient world.

  • Classics majors will be able to comment meaningfully on major ancient historical events and cultural developments, setting them within the context of Greek and Roman history. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
  • Classics majors demonstrate an ability to recognize the ways in which the interpretation of texts and artifacts is influenced by literary, philosophical, social, and cultural developments.  ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)

Demonstrate facility in research and presentation methods and skills.

  • Students graduating with a major in classics will demonstrate facility with discipline-specific research and presentation methods. (7)

Numbers in parentheses reflect related Educational Goals.


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