UMKC Catalog


Classical and Ancient Studies Program
Mailing Address:
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Classical and Ancient Studies Program
Cockefair Hall 106
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
Jeff Rydberg-Cox, Contact Information Professor, Departmentof English; Classical and Ancient Studies Program Director
Elpida Anthan Contact Information Instructor, Classical and Ancient Studies Program
Cynthia Jones Contact Information Instructor, Classical and Ancient Studies Program
James Falls Contact Information Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of history
Affiliated Faculty:
Virginia Blanton,Contact Information Chair, Department of English
Robert Cohon,Contact Information Research Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History; Curator of Ancient Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Laurie Ellinghausen,Contact Information Associate Professor, Department of English
Linda Mitchell,Contact Information Martha Jane Phillips Starr/Missouri Distinguished Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
Tina Niemi,Contact Information Professor, Department of Geosciences
Ann Raab,Contact Information Adjunct Lecturer
L. Mark Raab,Contact Information Adjunct Lecturer
Massimiliano Vitiello,Contact Information Assistant Professor, Department of History


Student Learning Outcomes

1.  Knowledge of Historical, Literary, Artistic, and Cultural Contexts

Students will be able to reproduce in broad outline the main periods of Ancient Mediterranean history, along with significant events and/or developments in each period. Students will also be able to demonstrate their awareness of basic literary, philosophical, social, and cultural developments that affect the interpretation of texts, artifacts, and historical events from cultures and across the Mediterranean.

2.  Understanding of the Reception of the Ancient World

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of at least one of the ways in which material from the Ancient Mediterranean World has been received and integrated into other later artistic, literary, historic, or cultural contexts. 

3.  Proficiency With Primary Sources

Students will be able to identify and articulate scholarly problems based on interaction with primary source materials from the ancient world.  Students who elect to take Greek or Latin will demonstrate further proficiency working with primary source materials in the original languages.

4.  Proficiency in Research Methods

Students will demonstrate knowledge of current research methods and contemporary sources and be able to describe current scholarly conversations about the ancient world. 

5.  Communication of Knowledge

Students will be able to communicate results of their work effectively to others in expository prose, oral presentations, or electronic media such as films or web pages.