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TSCPVB 14S1 CANCELED: The Culture of the Fin de Siècle:... Cary Nathenson Spring 2014
CANCELED: The Culture of the Fin de Siècle: Prague, Vienna & Budapest (TSCPVB)

Tour Dates

Budapest Museum of Applied Arts (Lechner 1896).This tour has been canceled.
Prague October 20-23, 2014
Vienna October 23-27, 2014
Budapest October 27-30, 2014 (optional)

Art Nouveau, Jugendstil in German: the modernist dreamscapes of the turn-of-the-20th century forever changed art and architecture. The cafes and studios of Europe were fertile soil for the secessionist “young art” movements associated with names like Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, and Ödön Lechner. Their art represented the spirit of an age that also gave us the literature of Kafka, Schnitzler, and Krúdy, the music of Smetana, Mahler, and Bartok, Freudian psychoanalysis, and Herzl’s Zionism. But this productive era was also a period of decline and decay as the tensions of modernity rocked the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

This tour explores the culture and history of the fin de siècle as it played out in its urban centers: Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. We begin in Prague, with its medieval core city, grand castle, and breathtaking squares. Then we explore Vienna and experience the art, music and literature that once made it the cultural center of Europe. Then, take advantage of the optional trip to nearby Budapest, the other “capital” of the Empire and a jewel on the Danube. Your sightseeing will be made more meaningful through group study of some of the era’s major cultural works. In each city, you will enjoy free time for museums, shopping, and exploring the rich culinary heritage of Central Europe’s most spectacular cities.

Tuition

Prague-Vienna $3,325 (Main Tour), double-occupancy ($300 single room supplement)

Budapest $775 (Optional) double-occupancy (No additional cost for a single room)

Tuition includes hotel with breakfast, five additional meals, transfers from Prague to Vienna (and Budapest), all course materials, public transportation passes, and several museum admissions. Airfare and airport transfer not included.

Program Highlights

  • Accommodations in four-star, centrally-located hotels
  • Breakfast buffet each morning and several additional group meals
  • Seminar-style discussions of Austro-Hungarian cultural landmarks
  • Daily sightseeing of important sites
  • Extensive Tourguide E-Book with cultural and logistical background materials
  • Two performances, such as symphonies and operas
  • Guided bus overview of Budapest
  • First-class train service among the cities
  • Public transit passes
  • Preliminary Itinerary

Note

In order to experience the cities “at ground level,” we will take full advantage of their extensive and convenient transportation networks. We will visit most sites by public transit and walking, rain or shine. Participants should be prepared to walk 2–4 miles per day over several hours. This tour is not appropriate for people with significant mobility restrictions.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Cary Nathenson

Cary Nathenson

Cary Nathenson is associate dean for Humanities, Arts, and Sciences and Summer Session at the University of Chicago Graham School. He has taught German literature and culture at Northwestern University, University of Houston, Grinnell College, and Duke University. Mr. Nathenson did his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois and University of Vienna. He received a PhD in German from Washington University in St. Louis with a dissertation on the Austrian novelist and journalist Joseph Roth (1894-1939).

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14S1
Location:
Dates: October 20 to October 30
Tuition: $3,325.00
Days/Times:



Online Registration Close Date:
August 15, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

CTGCPR 14A7 Good Clinical Practices Andrew Kucharski Autumn 2014
Good Clinical Practices (CTGCPR)

This course provides an introduction to good clinical practice (GCP) in clinical research according to FDA regulations and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines. Topics include conducting clinical trials in accordance with GCP; regulations established by state, federal, and international regulatory bodies; and the roles and responsibilities of investigators, sponsors, monitors, and auditors.

Synchronous Sessions: Saturdays 10:30 AM-12:00 PM CST.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Andrew Kucharski

Andrew Kucharski

Dr. Kucharski holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology focusing on serum secosteroid levels as a risk factor for health disparities. With over 20 years of cross-functional project management experience in drug development, and as a global operations manager, Dr. Kucharski has been responsible for NDA filings in the US, Europe and Japan. He is experienced in both clinical and medical affairs and has leveraged global teams from first in human trials through product launch and life-cycle management. He possesses a strong interest in pharmaco-epidemiology, pharmacovigilance, and safety signal detection. Dr. Kucharski has assumed leadership roles in developing strong alliance partnerships, designed and implemented global quality oversight programs and has significant experience in FDA mandated risk evaluation and mitigation strategies.

Dr. Kucharski is a sought after presenter at scientific meetings, a published author whose work appears in high impact peer review journals, and has been a guest speaker at U.S. FDA. A trained innovation and change management coach, Dr. Kucharski’s personal mission is to foster talent and mentor individual development.

He teaches CTGCPR 14A7 and CTTDDP 15W7.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A7
Location: Online
Dates: October 22 to November 19
Tuition: $1,265.00
Days/Times:



Online Registration Close Date:
October 17, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

CCHCCM 14A7 Healthcare Case Management Elinar Lowry, PhD, RN, CHFN Autumn 2014
Healthcare Case Management (CCHCCM)

Description coming soon.

Synchronous Sessions: Thursdays 6:00-7:30 PM CST.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Elinar Lowry, PhD, RN, CHFN

Elinar Lowry, PhD, RN, CHFN

Dr. Elinar Lowry, PhD, RN, CHFN has over 15 years of experience in case management and cardiac disease management.  She is currently the nurse manager for the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program at the University of Chicago Medicine and a research associate in the University of Chicago, Section of Cardiology.

 

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A7
Location: Online
Dates: October 22 to November 19
Tuition: $1,050.00
Days/Times:



Online Registration Close Date:
October 8, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

PMIDSO 14A1 Process Analysis and Design for Service... Jack Hilty Autumn 2014
Process Analysis and Design for Service Operations (Open) (PMIDSO)

Instructional level – introductory (open enrollment)

Survival in today’s economy has resulted in reduced budgets and smaller teams. Many of today’s new projects are focused on creating efficient and cost-effective internal processes for streamlined business operations. This two-day seminar will introduce participants to new concepts and techniques that capture and transform business processes and information needs into an agile and adaptable system, improving quality while minimizing design time and cost. You will learn how to develop your own business-driven, process-centric models using a step-by-step, hands-on approach. To reinforce your learning, you will practice techniques on cases derived from real-world business projects. This course focuses on systemizing processes. Examples are provided from many industries including health care, education, and finance.

Learning objectives:

Participants completing this course will learn:

  • To develop business models for a service-oriented architecture that reflects actual business processes based on business needs and design standards
  • Process-modeling analysis and design
  • To understand the key terms and concepts in BPM
  • To identify the appropriate levels of detail needed to develop a business process model and to understand the key skills, roles, and responsibilities to implement BPM
  • SOA concepts and use vocabulary to enable shared communication and collaboration
  • About the multiple perspectives that impact process-centric organization
  • To define scope clearly and identify all required interfaces
  • To translate existing business requirements and develop new business requirements that can be easily translated into process models and services
  • To identify the appropriate level of detail needed for each step or technique to ease the transition to the next step
  • To identify the critical processes and determine ownership in a political environment

Instructional format:

This is an onsite course.

This course is highly interactive. The student will be exposed to focused lectures, detailed discussions, applicable case studies, and team exercises; the seminar will integrate this course work with real world project experiences. 

Other Offerings:

This course is offered once per year.

Notes: Breakfast, networking lunch and all materials included in tuition.

This course fulfills elective requirements for both the Project Management Strategy Certificate and Advanced PM Certificate.

Prerequisite(s):

This is an open enrollment course. Participants must have at least two years of professional experience. This course is highly interactive. Strong English skills are required. Please contact Klocke1@uchicago.edu if you have questions about which class is best for you.

Instructor:
Jack Hilty

Jack Hilty

Mr. Hilty is a Senior Business Architect with significant enterprise-wide experience. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from DePaul University and is a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Business Process Management Professionals (ABPMP) and Data Management Association (DAMA). He is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 23 to October 24
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
October 17, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAGCON 14A3 Great Conversations: A Special Debate: Is the... tbd Autumn 2014
Great Conversations: A Special Debate: Is the Mind “Nothing But” the Brain? (LAGCON)

Great Conversations: Frontiers of the Mind
Are you interested in live thought? Thinking about the future? Please join us as our prestigious, popular, and venerable Great Conversations series continues. Our theme for autumn 2014 is fascinating: Frontiers of the Mind. We will cover everything from reasoning to sleep, and will be featuring some world-class thinkers concerned with these issues. Come get to know these remarkable individuals in an intimate conversational setting. On select Thursdays, from 5:30 to 7 pm, the Graham School and Civic Knowledge Project will provide food, drink, and the best talk in town. We hope that you will join us for the conversation!

Join the action as distinguished representatives from a range of different disciplines debate one of the toughest philosophical problems ever posed.

Register for all three Great Conversation lectures.

Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A3
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 23
Tuition: $30.00
Days/Times: Thu
5:30 PM–7:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 22, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

TRPMFT 14A1 Project Management for Translators Leah Ruggiero Autumn 2014
Project Management for Translators (TRPMFT)

This interactive seminar will survey methodologies and work habits that actively support a positive approach to managing translation/localization projects. We will discuss the immutable triad of Scope, Cost, and Time and then dive in further with an examination of what managing a project really entails: planning, executing, controlling and monitoring, and closing. We will review the technical capabilities that language project managers need in their digital tool belt. We will also consider essential interpersonal and professional skills for a PM, and learn how to follow a fair and impartial model for a course of action when faced with disputes. Finally, projects can sometimes march on blindly, oblivious to the needs of living, social human beings, and strategies (often underused) for humanely managing them will be offered. Role playing and group discussion will complement the lecture presentation. Your reward for active participation in this workshop will be a foundation in project management that can be immediately applied to current and future projects, whether you are working as an independent language professional or within a multilingual corporate environment.

NOTES: Continental breakfast and a hot buffet lunch are served each day. Students who register 5 or fewer business days before the class runs are responsible for emailing the program manager for any pre-assignment. There is no online practicum for this course, but students must complete a post-course assignment to receive credit for the course.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Leah Ruggiero

Leah Ruggiero

Ms. Ruggiero has been working in project management since 1998.  She is currently Director of Business Development for LinguaGraphics, a multilingual desktop publishing company, and is a freelance project manager. She holds a BA in French from the University of Minnesota and a Certificate in French into English Translation from NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 24 to October 25
Tuition: $1,100.00
Days/Times: Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Sat
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
October 19, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPWEAW 14A1 Basic Program Autumn Symposium tbd Autumn 2014
Basic Program Autumn Symposium (BPWEAW)

“The War to End All Wars?”: Great Literature from the Great War

In August 1914, shortly after World War I’s outbreak, H.G. Wells first called it, with entirely idealistic intent, “the war that will end war.” Over the four years of the war’s duration, that phrase or something similar was used more frequently with irony; by now it is almost entirely forgotten that it had ever been used otherwise. The nature of the war and its vast increase in brutality thanks to new technology had a defining effect on the thought of the early 20th century, and many great writers attested to its profound effect on shaping and shaking civilization. This symposium will explore some of the great literature growing out of the Great War, as the works reflected events of their own times, and also their impact on the literature and culture of the subsequent century.

Our guest speaker will be Allen J. Frantzen of Loyola University Chicago, author of Bloody Good: Chivalry, Sacrifice, and the Great War (University of Chicago Press, 2003), on "Why the War Was Great." Other talks will be given by Basic Program instructor Claudia Traudt ("One against Nullity: Presence, Play, Making, Meaning in The Enormous Room"); and by Basic Program instructor and chair Michaelangelo Allocca ("Words Fail: Poets Confront the Unspeakable").

Cancellation must be received at least 10 days before the start of the event. After that time, a $100 cancellation fee will be applied.

Recommended readings (for more detail see "Suggested advance readings" under Course Documents, below):

 E. E. Cummings, The Enormous Room (The Cummings Typescript Edition). Liveright, 1994. ISBN 13 # 978-0871401502

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry: Revised Edition. Jon Silkin, editor. Penguin Classics, 1997. ISBN 13 # 978-0141180090

Gordon Center
927 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Hyde Park
Dates: October 25
Tuition: $195.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:00 AM–3:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 23, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LASYCP 14A1 Teacher and Parent Workshop: Cultivating Young... Steven Fouts Autumn 2014
Teacher and Parent Workshop: Cultivating Young Philosophers and Excellent Students (LASYCP)

In collaboration with the XS Tennis Foundation and the UChicago Civic Knowledge Project.

If you would like to help young people cultivate key skills in critical thinking, ethical reflection, and collaborative inquiry, the University of Chicago Winning Words Initiative can support your efforts. Please join us for these workshops on how to nurture philosophical questions and interests, and by doing so enhance both a wide range of academic skills and, most importantly, the capabilities needed for a rich, meaningful life. Workshop participants will learn various strategies for effectively responding to the questions that children and young people love to raise, and will discuss select readings that can be especially valuable for sparking philosophical conversations with young people.

This course will meet at the XS Tennis facility located at 1301 E. 47th St. in Chicago. Tuition discounts are provided for teachers from Chicago Public Schools, and/or groups of 3 or more from the same school. Please contact Bart Schultz at rschultz@uchicago.edu for more information.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Steven Fouts

Steven Fouts

Mr. Fouts holds an MLA from the University of Chicago and an EdD from Concordia University. He is executive director of a leadership organization called the Republic Foundation, which manages a federally-funded teacher excellence project called the Living Library.

4 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Hyde Park
Dates: October 25 to November 1
Tuition: $50.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM– 12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 24, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAPHEH 14A1 CANCELED: Ethics in the Headlines Elsa J. Marty Autumn 2014
CANCELED: Ethics in the Headlines (LAPHEH)

The focus of this course will be applied ethics. Class members will be asked to identify and analyze current news stories that relate to the following ethical areas: (1) bioethics, (2) environmental ethics, (3) sexual ethics, (4) the ethics of violence and war, (5) business and governmental ethics, and (6) social ethics.

Please read the following two articles from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy for the first class: “Ethics” (www.iep.utm.edu/ethics) and “Applied Ethics” (www.iep.utm.edu/ap-ethic).

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Elsa J. Marty

Elsa J. Marty

Ms. Marty is a graduate student in theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School and co-author of A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 27 to November 17
Tuition: $180.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
September 24, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LASCLU 14A1 CANCELED: Life in the Universe Vikram Dwarkadas Autumn 2014
CANCELED: Life in the Universe (LASCLU)

This course will cover the nature of life as we know it. We will investigate places in our solar system where life could possibly exist, and whether life could exist on recently discovered planets that orbit other stars. We will cover the nature and difficulties of space travel, whether it is achievable, and what the requirements are. We will emphasize the fundamental principles of physics, astronomy, geology, chemistry, and biology as pertaining to life on earth and elsewhere. We will also cover the philosophical importance of scientific discoveries and the impact of the discovery of life beyond Earth.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Vikram Dwarkadas

Vikram Dwarkadas

Mr. Dwarkadas is a senior research associate in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Areas of interest include numerical simulations of various facets of the interstellar medium (supernovae and supernova remnants), winds, bubbles, and shock waves.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 27 to November 17
Tuition: $360.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 8, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

OUARGB 14A1 Grant Writing Basics Karin Baird Autumn 2014
Grant Writing Basics (OUARGB)

Offered individually or as part of the Artifact Collection Care Certificate Program

The costs associated with running an organization, a private business, or a not-for-profit in the arts can become a challenge for those with limited resources. One solution to the problem is to identify a potential individual donor or foundation that has a particular interest in your objectives. To access these funds, one must conduct the research necessary to identify a potential funder and create a compelling proposal. This grant-writing course provides information on the important steps in the grant-writing process and also provides hands-on instruction to enable students to work on a grant proposal throughout the course.

There will be no class on November 25.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Karin Baird

Karin Baird

Dr. Karin Baird is the Acting Director of the Spertus Master of Science in Nonprofit Management (MSNM) degree program. She has been teaching and advising nonprofit professionals at Spertus for more than ten years, sharing her considerable experience about nonprofit organizations.

15 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Spertus Institute
Dates: October 28 to December 9
Tuition: $475.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 27, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

SAINFO 14A2 Graduate Student-at-Large Information Session tbd Autumn 2014
Graduate Student-at-Large Information Session (SAINFO)

Take credit for your accomplishments. Attend regular graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago, define academic focus, and build a transferable record of study. GSAL staff will discuss the courses and resources available to students through the Graduate Student-at-Large and Returning Scholar programs, as well as the application process. Come have your questions answered and discover how GSAL can help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

 

Register

Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A2
Location:
Dates: October 28
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–7:00 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:

Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAPHEH 14A2 Ethics in the Headlines Elsa J. Marty Autumn 2014
Ethics in the Headlines (LAPHEH)

The focus of this course will be applied ethics. Class members will be asked to identify and analyze current news stories that relate to the following ethical areas: (1) bioethics, (2) environmental ethics, (3) sexual ethics, (4) the ethics of violence and war, (5) business and governmental ethics, and (6) social ethics.

Please read the following two articles from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy for the first class: “Ethics” (www.iep.utm.edu/ethics) and “Applied Ethics” (www.iep.utm.edu/ap-ethic).

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Elsa J. Marty

Elsa J. Marty

Ms. Marty is a graduate student in theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School and co-author of A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A2
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 29 to November 19
Tuition: $180.00
Days/Times: Wed
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 28, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

WSWSAD 14A1 Story-A-Day: A Generative Workshop in Fiction Stephanie Friedman Autumn 2014
Story-A-Day: A Generative Workshop in Fiction (WSWSAD)

Write 24 stories in just 4 weeks. In this generative workshop, you will receive a daily email with a prompt and writing advice that you will use to write a new short short story (under 1200 words), except on the days when we meet in class to discuss one of your stories from the preceding week, and explore how to develop your own writing practice as well as your craft knowledge. Once the course is over, you will have experienced the discipline of writing every day, and also have a collection of stories that you can revisit and revise in the months to come.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Stephanie Friedman

Stephanie Friedman

Ms. Friedman is the program director. Her work has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, among other venues. She holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA in English from the University of Chicago.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 29 to November 19
Tuition: $285.00
Days/Times: Wed
6:30 PM–9:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
October 20, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

TRATTB 14A1 CANCELED: Advanced Translation Tools for Business Gabriel Baum Autumn 2014
CANCELED: Advanced Translation Tools for Business (TRATTB)

A modern translator must be aware of the advanced features of Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tools that flexibly control the programs while building and maintaining an appropriate terminology library and structuring work flow. The translator must also be able to “normalize” source texts that arrive in various formats and use Alignment applications that allow them to match existing source and target translations and rapidly build a Translation Memory database. In addition, they must be familiar with the range of Quality Assurance tools that are used to maintain Translation Memories.

Students on this course are expected to have a good working knowledge of computers and have attended the Translation Tools for Business course.

For any Translation Studies Certificate course that has an online component, students are required to have Internet access during the entire online portion. Missing any portion of the online component is grounds for failure of the course and prior arrangements must be made with the program manager at least 2 weeks before the course starts if you anticipate missing part of the online component.

NOTES: Continental breakfast and a hot buffet lunch are served each day. Students who register 5 or fewer business days before the class runs are responsible for emailing the program manager for any pre-assignment. An online practicum is the second component of this course. Students must complete both course components to receive credit.

Prerequisite(s):

Translation Tools for Business

Instructor:
Gabriel Baum

Gabriel Baum

Mr. Baum is a principal at Polynomics, a consulting company based in Chicago. He has had a distinguished career as a senior technical executive with major corporations in the United States and Europe and now specializes in translation and associated technologies. He is a coauthor of early computer-based language teaching programs.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 30 to November 1
Tuition: $1,350.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Sat
9:00 AM–4:30 PM

Online Registration Close Date:
October 6, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

PMMBEP 14A1 Managing Project Resources: Budgets, Estimates... Larry Joseph Autumn 2014
Managing Project Resources: Budgets, Estimates and Performance (Intermediate) (PMMBEP)

Instructional level–intermediate

Good project planning has long been shown to be one of the cornerstones of successful project performance. The challenges involved in the development of a sound project plan, however, are often overlooked.  When the least is known about a project, a project manager is expected to define costs, schedules, resource requirements, and other project parameters. These initial estimates are really guesses of future conditions, which will become better defined as the project proceeds. Admittedly all estimates are educated guesses, but in the project world they often then become cast in concrete. How does a project manager face this important task with confidence?

Once a project has moved beyond the initial planning stages, the project manager is also faced with the challenge of conveying project performance to a management that often is not familiar with project terminology. For the most part, upper management of most organizations and clients understand the world in financial terms such as revenue recognition, profitability, and cash flow. Project selection is often based, at least in part, on the financial considerations of the project. Translating project terminology and concepts into financial terms and concepts is a key role for the successful project manager. Fortunately, there are good approaches to dealing with these concerns. This course takes a practical look at estimation (theory and practice), project baselines, budgeting, financial analysis, and evaluating and measuring project performance.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:

  • Describe estimation theory as it applies to project management
  • Understand how to develop a project budget
  • Identify and apply the tools of resource allocation to projects
  • Describe how to apply project controls
  • Understand how to communicate project information to the management level

Course format:

This is an onsite course.

This is an interactive course. Through a series of lectures, discussions and group work participants will be exposed to the following topics:

  1. Estimation theory and practice
  2. Budget development
  3. Forecasting
  4. Resource allocation
  5. Project Controls

Other Offerings:

This course is offered twice a year. Other available sections include:

PMMBEP 15S1: April 30, 2015–May 1, 2015

Notes: Breakfast, networking lunch and all materials included in tuition.

This course fulfills elective requirements for both the Project Management Strategy Certificate and Advanced PM Certificate.

Prerequisite(s):

Participants should have two years of professional experience. This course is highly interactive. Strong English skills are required. Please contact Klocke1@uchicago.edu if you have questions about which class is best for you.

Instructor:
Larry Joseph

Larry Joseph

Dr. Joseph has had extensive success in cross-functional problem solving in complex, large programs for a diverse set of clients. He has taught at several universities. Mr. Joseph holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering with a M.S. from Tufts University and a BChE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: October 30 to October 31
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
October 23, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAMUMW 14A1 Masterpieces that Changed the World John Gibbons Autumn 2014
Masterpieces that Changed the World (LAMUMW)

This daylong seminar examines musical masterpieces that transformed western music and will include compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Wagner, Debussy, and others. Works are explored in terms of cultural context and influence, and will be presented via live performance, CD, and DVD.  Pieces will include Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
John Gibbons

John Gibbons

Mr. Gibbons holds a PhD from the University of Chicago Department of Music. His works have been performed at the Rockefeller Music Competition and by the Minnesota Chamber Symphony. He received the 2005 Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies Excellence in Teaching Award for the Humanities, Arts, and Sciences.

Notes: No class on July 4th.

5 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: November 1
Tuition: $115.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–4:00 PM (one-hour lunch break)



Online Registration Close Date:
October 7, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LALICS 14A1 CANCELED: Shakespeare: The Hollow Crown Alicia Tomasian Autumn 2014
CANCELED: Shakespeare: The Hollow Crown (LALICS)

Questions about nationality, leadership, war, and heroism are very much alive. This course explores these topics using one of the most comprehensive and powerful works in the English language: Shakespeare’s sequence of plays from Richard II through Henry V. We will plot the unfolding of a dynasty, from Bolingbroke’s usurpation in Richard II through his war-plagued reign in Henry IV, parts one and two, to the legendary reign of his son in Henry V. We will read the plays, consider political ideas in the Elizabethan era, and gain greater insight into our own era.

Please read Richard II or watch The Hollow Crown: Richard II before the first class.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Alicia Tomasian

Alicia Tomasian

Ms. Tomaisan holds a PhD from the University of Chicago Department of English Language and Literature. Her research focused on female subjectivity on the Renaissance stage.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: November 1 to November 22
Tuition: $180.00
Days/Times: Sat
1:30 PM– 4:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
September 17, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

WCINFO 14A1 Creative Writing Information Session tbd Autumn 2014
Creative Writing Information Session (WCINFO)

Whether you are just starting out or looking to push your writing to the next level, join our students who have had work published, won honors and awards, and become the writers they wanted to be. The Creative Writing Certificate and Writer's Studio open enrollment courses offer our students personalized instruction from high-quality instructors and inspiring interaction with other serious writers. Join us for this information session to find out about admissions, program requirements, and what the Certificate in Creative Writing can do for you.

 

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Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location:
Dates: November 3
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM–7:30 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:

Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

SMINSD 14A1 Sustainable Development Alison Anastasio Autumn 2014
Sustainable Development (SMINSD)

An introductory seminar on the scope of meaning attached to the term “sustainability,” one that analyzes some of the common conceptions in this area. This course reviews the concept’s manifestations to–date, with emphasis on the more recent evolution of sustainability concerns and their complex relationship to different modes of environmental response and to widely accepted notions of “best practices.” An overview of the main issues in sustainability, both as a local and global idea.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Alison Anastasio

Alison Anastasio

Ms. Anastasio earned her UChicago PhD in ecology and evolution and manages the graduate programs in two biology departments at the University. Her interests include conservation genetics, plant populations in Sweden, American ecology, and the benefits of healthy natural areas in the Calumet region.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location:
Dates: November 4 to December 2
Tuition: $610.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–9:00 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
November 3, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

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