Greek and Roman Classics

Language Courses: Elementary

Critical Analysis: Learn grammar & syntax of a foreign language

Disciplinary Knowledge: Acquire basic understanding of a foreign language, including alphabet

Effective Communication:

·       Learn basic elements of syntax and word-formation

·       Learn grammatical structure of an inflected language

·       Understand etymology and history of words in English

·       Understand English word-formation

·       Use memory to build a skill

Understanding Human & Cultural Diversity: Acquire elementary sense of relation between language and culture

Problem Solving: Learn language skills that clarify syntactic relations

Technological Literacy: Do elementary exercises on computerized language programs

Communication Ability:

·       Learn basic elements of syntax and word-formation

·       Learn grammatical structure of an inflected language

·       Understand etymology and history of words in English

·       Understand English word-formation

·       Use memory to build a skill

Language Courses: Advanced

Critical Analysis: Acquire sophisticated understanding of a foreign language

Disciplinary Knowledge: Acquire the linguistic skills needed to master the discipline

Effective Communication: Master formation of complex sentences, paragraphs, and larger structures. Display skill in writing

Understanding Human & Cultural Diversity: Explore language of another culture, with attention to the relation of diction and syntax to cultural values; in Greek and Latin, explore cultural continuity imbedded in vocabulary

Problem Solving: Acquire detailed knowledge of syntactical and lexical complexity

Technological Literacy: Use Perseus and other programs to perform sophisticated searches of ancient literature

Communication Ability: Master formation of complex sentences, paragraphs and larger structures. Display skill in writing

Courses in Ancient Culture: Basic

Critical Analysis: Analyze relatively simple examples of ancient culture

Disciplinary Knowledge: Learn the approach of a ‘field’ study that embraces several academic disciplines

Effective Communication: Be able to write clear papers, expository or argumentative, and make oral presentations

Understanding Human & Cultural Diversity: Explore ethical codes and way of life of another civilization

Problem Solving: Study ancient methods of problem solving (dialogue, rhetoric, community-building, war); learn to work collaboratively

Technological literacy: Use Perseus, the World Wide Web, and e-mail to acquire basic information about ancient culture, literature and history

Courses in Ancient Culture: Advanced

Critical Analysis: Evaluate questions for which answers are complex, develop skills that enable balanced understanding of issues, use higher order thinking

Disciplinary Knowledge: Acquire sophisticated understanding of how to study the various elements of a ‘field': history, literature, social life, material culture, resources availability, religion, etc. Pursue a course of study that leads to deep rather than surface understanding

Effective Communication: Be able to write substantial research papers and make oral presentations

Understanding Human & Cultural Diversity: Advanced exploration of the ethical codes and way of life of another civilization

Problem Solving: Study ancient methods of problem-solving (dialogue, rhetoric, community-building, war); learn to work collaboratively

Technological Literacy: Use Perseus, the World Wide Web, and e-mail to acquire advanced information about ancient culture, literature, and history; communicate and share information with others