Department Learning Outcomes

CLASSICS Major Learning Outcomes

  • Students should achieve a broad understanding of the cultures, societies, and history of the ancient Mediterranean world through different kinds of evidence.
  • Students should be able to articulate the continuing influence of that world in the modern era.
  • Students should be able to use their knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean world to address questions in other disciplines, and use methods and inquiries from other disciplines in their interpretation of the ancient Mediterranean world.
  • Students should learn the fundamentals of ancient Greek or Latin and be able to read a significant quantity of authentic ancient prose and poetic texts, and to use appropriate scholarly tools for the analysis of these texts.
  • Students should exhibit expertise regarding a selected body of ancient texts and/or material remains and modern approaches to the study of these materials.
  • Students should demonstrate an ability to express something meaningful based on evidence and to communicate it to others in ways that can be understood through essays, discussions, presentations, and performances.

CLASSICS Minor Learning Outcomes

  • Students should achieve a broad understanding of the cultures, societies, and history of the ancient Mediterranean world through different kinds of evidence.
  • Students should be able to articulate the continuing influence of that world in the modern era.
  • Students should be able to use their knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean world to address problems in other disciplines, and use methods and inquiries from other disciplines in their interpretation of the ancient Mediterranean world.
  • Students should demonstrate an ability to express something meaningful based on evidence and to communicate it to others in ways that can be understood through essays, discussions, presentations, and performances.

LATIN Minor Learning Outcomes

  • Students should learn the fundamentals of Latin and be able to read a significant quantity of authentic ancient prose and poetic texts, and to use appropriate scholarly tools for the analysis of these texts.
  • Students should demonstrate an ability to express something meaningful based on evidence and to communicate it to others in ways that can be understood through essays, discussions, presentations, and performances.

GREEK Minor Learning Outcomes

  • Students should learn the fundamentals of ancient Greek and be able to read a significant quantity of authentic ancient prose and poetic texts, and to use appropriate scholarly tools for the analysis of these texts.
  • Students should demonstrate an ability to express something meaningful based on evidence and to communicate it to others in ways that can be understood through essays, discussions, presentations, and performances.

Revised November 2016