Student Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes for the Latin concentration program

  • Students will demonstrate reading and writing skills in Latin (and, where applicable, Ancient Greek) consistent with standards with those observed in the Classics Assessment process which began in 1992.
  • Students will demonstrate an accurate understanding of linguistic concepts related to Latin (and, where applicable, Ancient Greek), including the fundamentals of phonetics, semantics, and morphology and syntax.
  • Students will demonstrate awareness of key similarities and differences between their own cultural practices and perspectives and those of the ancient Romans and Greeks and the ability to express divergent cultural viewpoints clearly and accurately in speech and writing.
  • Students will articulate knowledge of major literary, artistic, and cultural works and figures associated with ancient Rome and Greece.
  • Students will analyze and interpret authentic texts and other cultural products, both in Latin (and, where applicable, Ancient Greek) and in translation in clearly organized and coherent oral and written presentations which reveal an informed understanding of relevant contextual factors, including socio-historical influences and cultural traditions, perspectives, and behavioral patterns.
  • Students will integrate proficiency in Latin (and, where applicable, Ancient Greek) proficiencies along with critical modes of thinking and expression to effectively perform tasks typical of today’s globalized work environment, including professional communications and project collaboration.