Greek & Roman Studies

GRS Student Learning Goals

Students should be able to:

  1. Comprehend with proficiency Latin and/or ancient Greek language and literature.

  2. Comprehend and demonstrate the ability to use primary and secondary sources and reference tools for the study of Greek and Roman language, literature, culture, and history.

  3. Comprehend Greek and Roman cultures and societies in their own historical and geographical contexts, and understand and identify the intersection of these cultures with other cultures and societies, both synchronically and diachronically, including issues of continuity and change.

  4. Demonstrate ability to think and write critically, develop and defend an argument, conduct independent research, evaluate ethical constructs, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  5. Demonstrate ability to engage with problems and questions of the 21st century using the skills and knowledge acquired in the GRS program, with appreciation for and understanding of the long-term impact of ancient Greek and Roman culture, ideas, and values on Western cultures and societies.