CLSCS 497

Exit Examination in Classical Literature

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

Capstone essay culminates undergraduate experience in posing, researching, and writing in consultation with an advisor. Oral exam tests familiarity with a standardized reading list of classical texts. Attendance at weekly lectures expands familiarity with broad questions in classical scholarship.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 9: P, E, I (Pass-fail grade rule)

Min

1

Fixed

1

Fixed

1

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

at least one course in Latin or Greek at 400-level.

Recommended

Coursework above 400-level in Latin and/or Greek

Title

The Capstone Paper

Learning Outcome

Successful students will complete research on and write a capstone paper under the guidance of their chosen member of the Classics faculty. By writing this capstone paper, students will demonstrate 1) the ability to write analytical papers or the equivalent that apply close readings to Latin and Greek literary texts to develop and clearly express original interpretations of these texts nd 2) a broad knowledge and comprehension of the history, literature, philosophy, and visual arts of Greece and Rome.