Learning Outcomes: Greek Concentration

Learning Outcomes for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Classics, Greek Concentration


  1. Acquire and retain a detailed knowledge of Greek grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and modes of expression so as to be able to read literary and subliterary texts composed in Greek between roughly 800 BCE and 500 CE.
  2. Situate knowledge of the language within the cultural contexts in which it was used in order to understand the crucial role of language in social dynamics and cross-cultural communication.
  3. Acquire facility with contemporary methods of literary and historical analysis sufficient to carry out original, self-directed research into cultures that made use of the Ancient Greek language.
  4. Acquire critical awareness of the place of Greek in western literary history in order to appreciate the powerful role of tradition in interpreting the texts and events of the past.
  5. Become familiar with the range of canonical and non-canonical texts available for study in Greek.