To fulfill the "comprehensive assessment" required of all seniors, the Department of Greek and Latin requires a senior project. Depending upon the specific interests of a student and the recommendations of his or her faculty advisor, this project may take the form of (for example) a major research paper (a "thesis"), a translation with commentary of a substantial passage of an ancient text, a comprehensive lesson plan and syllabus for a prospective secondary-level course, or a portfolio of argumentative essays. The preparation of your project will last throughout your senior year, and you will have the support not only of the department as a whole, but also of your project advisor.

Past senior projects completed in the department are archived in the departmental library.

Assessment and archiving

The project will be read and graded by the student's advisor, who will record the project mark as the final grade in CLAS 426. The advisor may, at his or her discretion, ask other faculty members to read and consult upon the project and its grade.

The unbound copy of the senior project (see above) will remain the property of the Department of Greek and Latin and will be archived in the departmental library. The title of the project, the name of the student who completed it, and its abstract may, at the department's discretion, be reproduced in departmental publications, including, but not limited to, brochures, handouts and other publicity materials, and departmental or other Catholic University websites. The Submission and Abstract Release Form records the student's awareness of this and serves as permission.