Classics Program

Classics Program Learning Goals

The Classics program aims to enable students:

  • to acquire a knowledge of Latin and ancient Greek vocabulary, morphology, and syntax, including the technical terminology used to describe grammatical phenomena
  • to translate authentic Latin and ancient Greek texts into English
  • to interpret and analyze Greek and Roman texts, whether read in the original language or in English translation
  • to gain an understanding of key aspects of ancient history, literature, and culture
  • to investigate in depth specific topics related to the Classical world or Classical reception
  • to examine the continuing influence of the Classical world beyond antiquity
  • to develop skill at analyzing and synthesizing evidence from a variety of genres or media
  • to express interpretive and analytic ideas in oral and written forms
  • to undertake research activities appropriate to the field of Classics