The Course Catalog

Each quarter, we offer lifelong learners access to more than 40 courses at the University of Chicago.

Spring quarter course registration is now open. For questions, please contact grahamregistrar@uchicago.edu or call 773.702.7249.

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HUAS90905
HUAS90905 Autumn | Winter | Spring

A History of Western Civilization: "Techne" and Sophia III A History of Western Civilization: "Techne" and Sophia III

This third course in a three-quarter sequence will examine the development of a “world civilization” through the perspective of the West, focusing on the relation between technology and “wisdom.” How...

advanced characterization
WRIT33899 Spring

Advanced Characterization  Advanced Characterization 

Characters are the driving force behind story. Indelible, passionate single-minded characters allow audiences to see themselves not just as they are but as who they might be at their heroic or anti...

Romans Alumni Course
BASC61133 Spring

Alumni Sequence: Romans Year I Alumni Sequence: Romans Year I

The Spring Seminar will explore Roman comedy and drama, starting with Roman comic novel, The Golden Ass, and Plautus’ comic play Manaechmi. Then we will read three plays connected with the myth of...

Civil War era cannon at Gettysburg
BASC64233 Spring

Alumni Sequence: The American Tradition Year II Alumni Sequence: The American Tradition Year II

Spring concludes the sequence, moving toward the twentieth century and more diverse perspectives as encountered in drama, literature, and philosophy.

Seminar Reading List:

1. Willa Cather. Death...

baroque art outside Italy
HUAS75028 Spring

Baroque Art Outside Italy Baroque Art Outside Italy

This course introduces the visual arts in Europe outside of Italy from the late sixteenth through early eighteenth centuries. Works of painting, sculpture, and architecture will be considered in light...

American artist John Trumbull's oil-on-canvas painting depicting the presentation of the draft of the Declaration of Independence to Congress.
BASC40303 Spring

Basic Program Year Four: Spring Basic Program Year Four: Spring

From Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France and Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address to Toni Morrison's Beloved, this Year 4 Spring Seminar spotlights readings related to the founding...

Frontispiece of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes.
BASC10303 Spring

Basic Program Year One: Spring Basic Program Year One: Spring

Explore human nature and the problem of evil in political, social, and individual contexts in this Year 1 Seminar, offered online or in person. The Tutorial for Spring 2023 is a close reading of...

Title page from the first edition of John Locke's Two Treatises of Government.
BASC30303 Spring

Basic Program Year Three: Spring Basic Program Year Three: Spring

Zero in on philosophical and psychological ideas about human nature and morality in this Year 3 Spring Seminar. Students will investigate Thomas Aquinas' Treatise on Law, John Locke's Second Treatise...

 Augustin Pajou's sculpture of Blaise Pascal studying the cycloid, which is engraved on the tablet he is holding in his left hand.
BASC20303 Spring

Basic Program Year Two: Spring Basic Program Year Two: Spring

Examine philosophical and psychological ideas about human nature and morality in this Year 2 Spring Seminar. Students will dive into Michel de Montaigne's The Essays: A Selection, Blaise Pascal's Pens...

beyond modernity 3
BASC50125 Spring

Beyond Tradition III: The Crisis of Modernity: Apocalypse Beyond Tradition III: The Crisis of Modernity: Apocalypse

“Apocalypse” has become the term of art for expressing a sense of a historical ending, near or remote, terrible or redemptive. In this class, we explore this sense through a variety of classic texts...