Mission Statement
Department of Classics
Monmouth College



The Classics Department offers a personalized, broad, and rigorous program to meet the specific needs of those who wish to major or minor in Latin, Greek, or Classics.  Many other students are also served by the department, especially through the general education program. The department views its mission as serving the college at large by addressing the curricular concerns of both the Classics major or minor and the general education student.

The goal of the Classics Department is to inform the Monmouth College student body at large about the issues, ideas, culture, and language of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and to illustrate ways in which these civilizations and languages influence and interact with life, thought, and professions in the twenty-first century.

In order to accomplish these objectives, the department offers a wide variety of courses which are designed to serve the needs of all Monmouth college students as well as majors and minors. While some courses require competency in reading Latin or Greek, this level of proficiency can easily be reached by students who will not be majors or even minors.

A glance at the curriculum offered by the Classics Department illustrates a broad spectrum of courses offered in language, literature, history, mythology, archaeology, art, sport, urban planning, and other relevant topics. Assignments in Classics courses are designed to take advantage of the unique skills, interests, and background of individual students, who are encouraged to submit their course work not only in the form of traditional term papers and written reports, but also as oral presentations, music, artwork, and websites on the internet.

(revised May, 2014)

This webpage was prepared by Professor Thomas J. Sienkewicz of Monmouth College. If you have any questions, you can contact him at toms@monm.edu.

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