Student Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

The expected Student Learning Outcomes for the Classical Studies Program are:

1. The Classical Studies minor student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the major epochs of Greek and/or Roman antiquity, including the broad span of either or both of these cultures as distinct and unique cultural-historical entities among other ancient civilizations in the Mediterranean area and Near East, and within specific areas of student disciplinary specialization (e.g. art, history, archaeology, politics, philosophy, religion, sociology, anthropology, museum studies & etc.), and the defining characteristics of ancient Greek and/or Roman civilization in antiquity.

2. Classical Studies minors will demonstrate a familiarity with the principles and practices of archaeology; be able to understand archaeological sites and their schematic representations based on topographical site plans; and relate critical archaeological inquiry to other disciplines and courses of study fundamental to an understanding of ancient Greece or Rome, or, comparatively, other ancient cultures and civilizations.

3. The Classical Studies minor will demonstrate an understanding of the uniqueness, innovations and legacy of Graeco-Roman antiquity in relation to later civilizations (the ‘western tradition’ and its opponents), including subsequent Greek cultures and modern institutions, styles, principles and values dominant in the West and (where applicable) in non-Western cultures.

4. After participation in a study-abroad program in Greece, the Classical Studies minor will be able to demonstrate research skills, critical thinking and writing skills. He or she will be able to make cogent reflections on the experience in another culture as well as connections to her or his on-campus program of studies or other aspects of her or his academic career.