Teaching Outside the Box of Classical Languages: A Diverse Curriculum for Diverse Learners

Roy, Nathalie
Abstract of Article: 

The author argues that a more diverse definition of classics leads to a more diverse population of classics students. In addition to classes that focus on language acquisition, the field of classics should include courses that center mythology, history, civilization, and material culture. These classes allow for creative pedagogy such as STEM and maker challenges that attract students interested in those areas of classical studies. The author details the curricula of two courses she has developed, Roman Technology and Myth Makers, which have increased the diversity of her classics program, brought awareness to other areas of classical studies, and earned grant money for the program.