Minor Program in Classical Studies

Our Minor program

The minor in Classical Studies requires a total of seven courses in Greek, Latin, or classical civilization. Students may choose one of two variants: a language variant that includes three courses at the 20000 level or higher in one language, or a classical civilization variant.

Students must meet with the director of undergraduate studies before the end of Spring Quarter of their third year to declare their intention to complete the minor. Students choose courses in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies. The director’s approval for the minor program should be submitted to a student’s College adviser by the deadline above on a form obtained from the adviser.

CLCV courses in the minor (1) may not be double counted with the student’s major(s) or with other minors and (2) may not be counted toward general education requirements.

Courses in the minor must be taken for quality grades and more than half of the requirements for the minor must be courses completed at the University of Chicago.

The following groups of courses would comprise a minor in the areas indicated. Other programs may be designed in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies. Minor program requirements are subject to revision.

Greek (or Latin) Sample Variant

  • GREK (or LATN) 10100-10300. Beginning Greek (or Latin)
  • GREK (or LATN) 20100-20300. Intermediate Greek (or Latin)
  • CLCV 21200. History and Theory of Drama (or, for example, CLCV 21400 [Marginal Populations of the Roman Empire])

Greek (or Latin) Sample Variant

  • GREK (or LATN) 20100-20300. Intermediate Greek (or Latin)
  • CLCV 20700-20900. Ancient Mediterranean World
  • CLCV 21400. Marginal Populations of the Roman Empire (or, for example, CLCV 21200 [History and Theory of Drama])

Classical Civilization Sample Variant

  • CLCV 20700-20900. Ancient Mediterranean World (or, for example, Greek [or Latin] 10100-10300)
  • CLCV 23100. Ancient Philosophy
  • CLCV 22100. Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius
  • CLCV 24200. The Invention of the Love Poem
  • CLCV 27100. Ancient Studies Seminar

* Credit may not be granted by examination to meet the language requirement for the minor program.

See also The Quarterly Convivium on the page B.A. program