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Popular Reading Material for UChicago Humanities Sequences?

Powerschool8888Powerschool8888 7 replies10 threads Junior Member
edited July 14 in University of Chicago
Hi guys, I was interested in getting a more comprehensive view as to what pieces of literature are prominent in the Core sequences of Humanities at UChicago. Thanks for all your input!
edited July 14
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  • JHSJHS 18503 replies72 threads Senior Member
    Answering the question asked a little more directly:

    The Iliad (a bygone, short-lived Chicago BDSM club printed T-shirts with the slogan "Beat Me Whip Me Make Me Read The Iliad!")
    Plato, Apology & Symposium
    Virgil, Aeneid
    St. Augustine, Confessions
    Dante, Inferno
    Walter Benjamin, Illuminations (especially "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" and "Theses on the Philosophy of History")

    I don't remember what else my kids read. The different Humanities sequences diverge more in their reading lists now than was the case 20-30 years ago.
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  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying 7867 replies28 threads Senior Member
    ^ Would second that the array of material for Hum has widened. Some sequences don't even rely exclusively on printed material.

    You should peruse the choices for the Hum sequence using your Class Search tool. Practically all have comprehensive descriptions of the course and the material to be covered. Come registration time, you will need to select up to three different sequences in order to ensure you get something you like so no time like the present to start mulling it over.

    Good luck!
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