Upon graduation, a major in the classics department should be able to

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  • read Classical texts within their cultural and historical settings (Roman texts for Latin majors, Greek texts for Greek majors, and both for classics majors);
  • read texts critically and analyze them closely;
  • write clearly and persuasively;
  • conduct basic research necessary for the study of the classical world;
  • and pursue graduate work in classics or a career in teaching Latin and/or Greek at the secondary school level.