Successful students will demonstrate, through essays, written examination, and class discussion, a sound incipient understanding of the themes, situations, characters, formal structures, and contexts of representative classical and English texts.
Read critically and analyze selected classical texts in translation in the context of English literature.
Successful students will demonstrate, through essays and written examination, the ability to practice literary criticism in the field of classical reception.
Produce Polished and Competent Formal Writing
Produce polished, competent, formal writing, free from distracting errors in mechanics, syntax, and formatting, and in accordance with MLA formatting and citation guidelines.
Successful students will demonstrate, through exams and essays, an incipient understanding of some of the ways that classical literature and culture has shaped, and continues to shape, the development of English literature.
Successful students will have developed an informed sense of the quality of the texts, of their beauty (or not), of their relevance (or not) to life as a whole, and similar range of experiences which may or may not be demonstrable through academic evaluation.