We care about experiential learning, which puts students in the driver’s seat of their own education in every way possible. What we do in our classrooms is key, but we also help students to apply their learning to special high-impact learning and leadership opportunities. These include our Teaching Assistantship and Tutoring opportunities, as well as study abroad programs. But there is more to say here, too! Some Classics students participate in intense, collaborative student-faculty research. Others, with their unique language skills in Greek and Latin, are equipped to intern at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University. Here they work with an internationally renowned team of experts and scholars to manage a collection of precious manuscripts and to promote HMML’s mission: to preserve human culture by enabling local communities across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and south India to photograph their manuscript collections. Many of these collections are in politically sensitive areas. In good Benedictine tradition, this is a race against time and circumstance to save our shared history, so that it can continue to guide us as we all move into the future. The initiative is the biggest of its kind in the world—and our Classics students can participate! This is just some of what Classics has to offer.
CSB and SJU German offers semester opportunities for paid Teaching and Research Assistants. Paid summer undergraduate German research positions with faculty have regularly been funded by Undergraduate Research and summer volunteer positions are available as well.
See also: What Can I Do With German