We offer credit and non-credit learning opportunities in a variety of subjects, from more traditional disciplines such as literature and philosophy, to business-oriented courses, to master’s degrees. Our courses are conveniently located in-person at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center and NBC Tower in downtown Chicago, and are primarily in the evening and on weekends, to fit the schedule of working adults. We also offer online courses, for those not located in Chicago, or who wish to study from home.
In the spring quarter, students complete the first book of the Iliad, beginning with the divine-like wrath of the hero Achilles and ending with the all-too-human laughter of the gods.
This course emphasizes detailed study of some formative works dealing with the organization of human societies; the patterning of cultures and culture as an instrument of continuous human creativity; and the adaptation of persons and personalities to life in ordered communities. Fulfills the Social Science requirement.
Human activity is having an increasingly adverse impact on our natural environment: air, water, land, forests, and the creatures that live therein, including us. What is going on? Why is this happening? What are we doing about it? What could we do? What will we do?
Human Origins: From Early Primate Beginnings to Evolutionary Medicine course fulfills the Biological Science requirement.
The idea of the course is explore a group of texts dealing with discovery, magic, scientific investigation, overseas exploration, the New World on the Western shore of the Atlantic –all of this focused on the excitement of newness in the age of the Renaissance. Fulfills the Humanities requirement.
The course will focus on dark matter, dark energy, the destiny of the universe, the origin of (ordinary) matter, cosmic inflations, and the multiverse.
This course presents America's major writers of short fiction in the 20th century. This course fulfills the Humanities requirement.
This course is based on the premise that poetry used to be at the center of humanistic curricula for a reason. Studying poetry, in addition to its many other pleasures and benefits, is a powerfully effective way to improve the fundamental skills that work in the humanities both requires and develops.
This course will introduce students to the practice of ethnographic field work, or participant observation research. Fulfills the Social Science requirement.
This course provides key perspectives on how the Liberal Arts can bring value to business in several classic areas: Leadership development, Organizational Behavior and Management, Advertising and Marketing, and Strategy.
This course will examine what Empire was in the case of British India and the Dutch East Indies (today’s Indonesia) by reading English and Dutch novels together with the work of Asian writers.
A series of case studies ranging from the Elgin Marbles debate to the confrontations over confederate monuments to the designation of a "whistling language" and the struggle over whether tribes or scientists should have control of the body of an ancient Native American.
This course will introduce students to key concepts in project management and team building for biomedical informatics projects.
This course will provide an introductory and intermediate level overview of computer science and programming for students who are not working in technology-based professions.
This course will provide students with an understanding of critical ethical, legal and social issues related to biomedical informatics, with an emphasis on policies in the US
This course will introduce students to advanced concepts in computer programming through real-world "end-to-end" case studies.
This course will introduce students to the concepts of research design, working with healthcare data, managing secondary data sets, and basic data analysis including descriptive statistics and measures of association.
This course will provide students with an understanding of healthcare information technology (HIT) standards and interoperability.
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