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Trends in Teachings the Classics to Undergraduates

Mary Pendergraft

The economic volatility of the last decade has taken a toll on education at every level; the humanities in general and language studies in particular have suffered far more than STEM subjects; and among languages, Greek and Latin, which offer no immediately profitable benefits, are especially vulnerable.

This presentation will look at examples of the strategies small to medium sized undergraduate programs have used to keep up enrollments and improve pedagogy for their students. These strategies include the following:

  • game based classes, both role-playing and digital
  • distance learning options
  • new topics in classics courses
  • efforts particularly focused on Greek enrollments, e.g., beginning the elementary sequence in January
  • living language pedagogies
  • extracurricular activities
Session/Panel Title:

The Future of Classical Education: A Dialogue

Session/Paper Number

40.2

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