Student Learning Outcomes/Goals
for Classics Majors

Department of Classics
Monmouth College

A student who completes a Classics Major will be able to:

1. Think critically about the Classical World, including know what questions to ask and how to answer them.

2. Know the basic structure of one (or more) of the Classical Languages.

3. Know the broad overview of Greek and Roman history, (the difference between the Republic and Imperial periods, for example), the values prevailing within each culture and period, and the factors that led to changes in the political, social, and economic structures.

4. Be familiar with Classical literature, including the major authors, genres, groupings, and relationship of literature to history and culture.

5. Understand the role of Classics in the modern world.

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(May 24, 2007)

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