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Classics, BA - Classical Languages Emphasis

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome E Classical Languages Emphasis: Understanding Greek and Latin

Students in the Classical Languages Emphasis understand and analyze ancient Greek or classical Latin using appropriate tools.
Objective 10 Students demonstrate effective use of in-print and online tools in their understanding and analysis of the target language.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
GRK 351/401: Students used the *Thesaurus Linguae Graecae* in a take-home assignment targeting use of appropriate tools in service of development of a research question. LAT 352/401: Students used tools such as *Allen & Greenough's Latin Grammar* in assignments targeting use of appropriate tools.

2018 Status
Achieved
-- GRK 351/GRK 401: Progress was measured using a collaborative commentary assignment that required engagement with in-print and online tools to present exegesis of Herodas' Mimiamboi (including both linguistic analysis and analysis of how language constructs meaning in its social/historical and literary contexts). 100% of students met the standard. -- LAT 401: Students wrote a translation comparison paper, requiring them to analyze how three different translations of a target text met the challenges of conveying Latin into English.

Objective 9 Students read passages of the target language and perform tasks that measure facility in the analysis of structure and syntax, and of meaning.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
For GRK 351/401: in-class assessments (translation, syntax analysis) based on assigned passages in primary texts were used; dictionaries and commentary were allowed. For LAT 352/401: in-class assessments (translation, syntax analysis) based on assigned passages in primary texts were used; dictionaries and commentary were allowed.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
GRK 351/GRK 401: In-class assessments (translation, syntax analysis, and reading comprehension) based on seen and unseen primary texts were used; dictionaries and other resources allowed for seen texts. LAT 401: On three occasions, students submitted prepared translations before translating as a class. The final translation is considered here for assessment purposes. They also submitted three scansion assignments. The final scansion assignment is considered here for assessment purposes.

Outcome F Classical Languages Emphasis: Primary and Secondary Sources

Students in the Classical Languages Emphasis demonstrate critical engagement with primary sources in the target language and with appropriate and relevant secondary sources.
Objective 11 Students integrate evidence from primary sources into an investigation of a research topic.
Objective 12 Students integrate evidence from accurate and relevant secondary sources into a logical and linear argument about a research topic.