Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies

Interdisciplinary Program Minors

For the majors, minors, and degree distinction in the Department of Classical Studies:

In addition to the above programs housed in the Department of Classical Studies, we also participate in several associated interdisciplinary programs:


The Minor in Rome Studies

The interdisciplinary minor in Rome Studies encompasses its subject diachronically and synchronically. The city of Rome connects the ancient, mediaeval, and modern worlds of Europe; as a Mediterranean passageway, its geographical centrality provides the ground for the exchange of Eastern and Western influences on European thought and culture. The minor also follows the reach of the broader significance attached to 'Rome' in the field's synchronous focus. Latin courses at the 271 level and above and appropriate CLST courses are part of the Rome Studies minor.

The Minor in Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies is an interdisciplinary exploration of the history and culture of the Middle Ages, ca. 500 AD to ca. 1550 (including Late Antiquity, the Renaissance and the Reformation). It includes parts of three continents (Europe, western Asia and northern Africa) and can even touch on Central and South America. All Latin courses and above and appropriate CLST courses are part of the Medieval Studies minor.

The Minor in Shakespeare Studies

The Shakespeare Studies Minor will provide Loyola undergraduates with the opportunity to pursue advanced study in an interdisciplinary fashion. Drawing from six academic departments, Shakespeare is one of the primary filters through which we experience the classical and medieval worlds. He provides a crucible in which one can study Renaissance history, philosophy, arts and literature. To encounter Shakespeare is to encounter as far as it possible through a single figure, the breadth and scope of history, art, culture, and philosophy, making his work an ideal focal point for interdisciplinary spirit. Appropriate Latin, Greek, and CLST courses are part of the Shakespeare Studies minor.‌

The Minor in European Studies

‌European Studies explores the history, politics, economics, and cultures of the peoples of Europe from ancient times to the present. Student may choose certain CLST courses among the interdisciplinary offerings in the European Studies minor.

The Minor in Catholic Studies

LatinThe Catholic studies minor allows students to explore the religious tradition that serves as Loyola’s foundation. True to its Jesuit background, Loyola is a home for all faiths, and students from all cultural and religious backgrounds are welcome to study Catholicism’s rich intellectual and artistic heritage. Selected Latin, Greek, and CLST courses are part of the Catholic Studies minor.

The Minor in Sociolegal Studies

The Sociolegal Studies minor in the College of Arts and Sciences provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law and society. Understanding law requires an understanding of the inter-connectedness of law in society. Understanding the opportunities and limitations for social justice requires an appreciation of the importance of law, the role of law in social change, and the capacity of law to reach into complex social relations and intervene in existing institutions. Several CLST courses are options in the Sociolegal Studies minor. ‌

This page last updated 13 March 2018 by lgawlinski@luc.edu.