Department of Classics at UC Berkeley

2020 Intensive Greek Workshop

Greek Vase

SUMMER 2020 UPDATE: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to maintain the safety of our students and instructors, this summer's Greek Workshop will be conducted remotely. The start/end dates, content, and pace of the course will remain the same. Our instructors are dedicated to maintaining the rigor, engagement, and enjoyment of this course as we take it online. If you have any questions, please email the director, Christopher Jelen, at

The Greek Workshop is offered through UC Berkeley Summer Sessions and runs for ten weeks from June 8 to August 14, 2020. No previous knowledge of Greek is required. The course covers Greek grammar in the first six weeks; the last four weeks are devoted to reading works of Greek literature in the original. Full attendance is required.

By University policy, auditors are not permitted.


* Registration for Summer 2020 will open on February 3rd for UC Berkeley students and on February 18th for all other students! *



The tuition cost, as determined by UC Berkeley Summer Sessions, varies depending on status (UC undergraduate, UC graduate student, visiting student). Details can be found here; please note that the Workshop is a ten-unit course. There will be up to eight fellowships each providing a $3,000 rebate from tuition costs. Application instructions for the fellowships, and deadline information, can be found here.



1. Read the page provided by the University on how to register for information about University of California policies and to access the registration portals.

2. Provide the following Class Number in order to register: 12188 (lecture) and either 12512 or 12513 (recitations; choosing one or the other is only a formality). You can also find these numbers here.

3. If you have any questions about online registration, please contact UC Berkeley Summer Sessions for help.