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TRMETR 15S1 Medical Translation Maria Jose Garcia Vizcaino Spring 2015
Medical Translation (TRMETR)

In this course, students will learn translation skills targeting the major areas of medical translation: patient education, medical research, and drug development. Topics to be covered include approaches to translation, voice and register, research skills, and terminology. Exercises will teach students how to determine the level of difficulty of a text, edit literal translations into polished products, and rewrite to specific educational levels and audiences. The goal is learning to produce translated documents that read as though they were written in the target language.

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 8-week online practicum is the second component of this course. Students must complete both course components to receive credit.

Students who want to take this course need to first speak with the program coordinator, Lisa Malvin (lmalvin@uchicago.edu), prior to registering.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Maria Jose Garcia Vizcaino

Maria Jose Garcia Vizcaino

Dr. Vizcaino is an Associate Professor at Montclair State University where she is also Director of the Certificate Program in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish. She studied at the University of Granada in Spain and her PhD dissertation was a contrast and study of the fields of Pragmatics, Politeness, Translation, and Code-Switching.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Online
Dates: May 21 to May 23
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:
April 28, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

MEINM2 15S7 Introduction to Medical Editing II Rebecca Luttrell Spring 2015
Introduction to Medical Editing II (MEINM2)

This course continues to cover issues relevant to biomedical material presents and to provide information that can be used to manage them. Students will continue their study with the American Medical Association Manual of Style, 10th edition, begun in Introduction to Medical Editing I.

NOTES: Members of select professional associations are eligible for tuition discounts. Please check our webpage for more information.

Synchronous sessions will take place on June 6, June 13, June 20, and June 27 from 10:00-11:00 AM CST.

Prerequisite(s):

Introduction to Medical Editing I

Instructor:
Rebecca Luttrell

Rebecca Luttrell

Ms. Luttrell, ELS, has worked in the publishing industry since 1994. She has worked for medical journals (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Infectious Diseases, and Clinical Infectious Diseases) in both administrative and editorial positions, for the books division of the American Medical Association, and for a commercial test-prep company (Kaplan Financial).

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S7
Location: Online
Dates: May 25 to June 27
Tuition: $1,365.00
Days/Times:



Online Registration Close Date:
May 15, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

TSBERL 15S1 Berlin: The Capital of the 20th Century Cary Nathenson Spring 2015
Berlin: The Capital of the 20th Century (TSBERL)

Berlin Plaza, pedestrians and tourists

Travel Study Trip Information

Credit: None
 

Berlin was the stage upon which the drama of the turbulent 20th century played out. In the 1920s, Berlin defined what it meant to be modern: it was the intellectual fulcrum of a liberal republic and a glamorous café society. But that republic was unstable, and soon a fascist government destroyed this atmosphere of tolerance and many of the great works of art and literature created by its talented freethinkers. After 1945, the bombed out city became a frontline of the Cold War, but with the fall of the Wall in 1989, Berlin began a new era as a center of creativity. Berlin’s fascinating and turbulent past make it the perfect place to study what 20th century modernity means, but the city’s recent stunning transformations make it the most interesting city in Europe today. Join us for a cultural, literary journey through the many layers of this great metropolis.

We will explore Berlin’s cultural landscape, one that has inspired some of Europe’s greatest minds from the Enlightenment to the present. Our focus will be on the culture and history of modern (and modernist) Berlin. We will walk on the “wild side” of Berlin as described by Christopher Isherwood in Goodbye to Berlin (basis for the movie, Cabaret), explore the revolutionary theater of Bertolt Brecht, and stroll the streets of the Weimar Republic through the essays of Joseph Roth and Alfred Döblin’s modernist classic, Berlin Alexanderplatz. We will trace the history of Jewish Berlin, its destruction by the Nazis, and surprising revitalization in this vibrant, multicultural city. Together, we will also discover the cultural legacy of 40 years of division between East and West Berlin, a history that is still palpable even today.

Berlin is not your typical European tourist destination, but this is not your typical tour. In keeping with the University of Chicago’s tradition of inquiry, you will be a student as much as a tourist in Berlin, reading, learning, discussing, but also enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of this unique European city. The study-tour consists of a eight-night stay in Berlin with presentations, guided walks, select cultural performances, visits to literary and cultural sites, and free time to explore on your own.

In order to experience the city “at ground level” and authentically, we will take full advantage of Berlin’s extensive and convenient public transportation network. Please be prepared for a fair amount of walking and fresh air! Not all sites or transit stations are fully accessible, so this tour is not appropriate for people with mobility restrictions. Participants should be prepared to walk the equivalent of approximately two-four miles per day over several hours.

Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin

Program Highlights

  • Accommodations in a 4-star hotel in central Berlin
  • Breakfast buffet in hotel each morning, a welcome and farewell dinner, and several other meals in restaurants that highlight Berlin’s flair and style
  • Extensive Tourguide/iBook with orientation texts, literary readings and films for seminar-style discussion
  • Public transit passes that include discounted admission to dozens of Berlin cultural venues
  • Guided walking tours of historic, cultural, and architectural landmarks, including:
    • The Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden, Berlin’s historic parkway
    • The Reichstag, Germany’s old and new parliament building
    • The Nikolai Quarter, Berlin’s reconstructed Medieval district
    • The Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin’s most elegant, French-inspired square
    • The Kurfürstendamm, the “Magnificent Mile” of West Berlin
    • Historical and contemporary sites of Jewish Berlin, including Daniel Libeskind’s acclaimed Jewish Museum
    • Berlin of the Cold War: Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall memorial
    • The trendy Prenzlauer Berg and the multicultural Kreuzberg neighborhoods
  • Select evening cultural performances
  • Preview preliminary itinerary here

Tuition

$3,395 per person (double occupancy; $450 single-supplement). Tuition includes daily breakfast in hotel, some lunches and dinners, a downloadable iBook with all course materials, airport transfer, public transportation pass, and several museum admissions. Airfare to and from Berlin is not included.

To ensure a high-quality experience, this tour is limited to 15 participants. Registration deadline: March 30, 2015.

Registration Form

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: 15S1
Location:
Dates: May 25 to June 2
Tuition: $3,395.00
Days/Times:



Online Registration Close Date:
March 30, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

SAINFO 15S5 GSAL Information Session tbd Spring 2015
GSAL Information Session (SAINFO)

Join us to learn how you can take one or more undergraduate or graduate courses across campus as a GSAL student to bridge your undergraduate experience to graduate or professional degree program.

RSVP

Pizza and soft drinks will be served

Classics Building (CL 111)
1010 E 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S5
Location:
Dates: May 26
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Tue
4:00 PM–5:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:

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

PMHPEC 15S1 Project Management: Idea to Completion (Open) Joe D’Mello Spring 2015
Project Management: Idea to Completion (Open) (PMHPEC)

Instructional level – introductory (open enrollment)

This course provides a brisk high-level overview of the project management discipline and the PMI framework. It introduces the basic knowledge, insights, skills, and techniques that are required to steer projects toward their desired outcomes while also ensuring that they create value for the organizations that sponsor and execute them.

This is an introductory seminar open to all. It is highly recommended for individuals who wish to refresh their basic skills and become familiar with PMI terms and concepts before participating in the Project Management Strategy Program. Some certificate applicants may be asked to take this class before beginning required courses. All coursework is completed in class. No papers are required.

Learning objectives:

The overarching objective of this course is to provide you with a solid PM foundation which facilitates the acquisition of future PM training and skills; and one which you can readily translate into real world approaches and tactics for managing work-related projects.

Instructional format:

This course is offered onsite.

While conceptual and theoretical underpinnings and principles are covered for the sake of academic rigor, a great deal of emphasis is placed on discussion and awareness of the real-world issues and complexities that can militate against the blind application of these principles. Hence, we will continually emphasize how contextual and situational considerations should drive the practice of project management, so that it does not become a one-size-fits-all approach.

Another objective of the course is to enable you to leverage the team assignments to acquire a working knowledge of the skills and principles presented in the lectures and discussions, so you can gain a keen appreciation of the use and practice of PM in the work place. After the course, you should be able to take the “building blocks” of project management (the PMI process group-knowledge area framework and its encompassing tools and techniques) and adapt and assemble them in order to manage a specific project or set of related projects.

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

This course does not fulfill any elective requirements for either the Project Management Strategy Certificate or the Advanced PM Certificate.  This is a stand-alone course and you may be required to take it prior to beginning a certificate series.

Prerequisite(s):

Participants must have two years of professional experience. This course is highly interactive and involves group work. Strong English skills are required. Please contact Klocke1@uchicago.edu if you have questions about whether this class is right for you.

Instructor:
Joe D’Mello

Joe D’Mello

Dr. D’Mello is president of Exequity which focuses exclusively on enhancing client execution capabilities.  He holds an MBA from Northwestern University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University. He has a Master’s Certification in Project Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and is also a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Dr. D'Mello received the 2013 Graham School Excellence in Teaching Award.

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 28 to May 29
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
May 21, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

TRTTFB 15S1 CANCELED: Translation Tools for Business Jon Ritzdorf Spring 2015
CANCELED: Translation Tools for Business (TRTTFB)

The modern-day translator is expected to have a high level of expertise. While the translator’s ability to comprehend and manipulate language is the primary qualification, the ability to understand and use relevant computer tools and services is a critical skill and an indispensable adjunct. This is not a class on how to use computers. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of computers and the Microsoft operating system.

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):
none
Instructor:
Jon Ritzdorf

Jon Ritzdorf

Mr. Ritzdorf is a Globalization Architect at Acclaro Inc. He holds a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MA in Chinese Translation from Monterrey Institute.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 28 to May 30
Tuition: $1,500.00
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:
May 5, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LACOCS 15U1 CANCELED: Community Organizing—Chicago Style Tom Tresser Summer 2015
CANCELED: Community Organizing—Chicago Style (LACOCS)

In collaboration with the University of Chicago Civic Knowledge Project

Did you know Chicago is a world-class city for community organizing? The city boasts a proud history of organizers, from Jane Addams to Saul Alinsky to Rudy Lozano to Gale Cincotta to Kim Wasserman. What, exactly, is community organizing? Why do people work so hard against overwhelming odds to organize in their communities? How do they do it? Who is doing great work in this field today? This class will introduce the concepts of Direct Action Organizing and its great local practitioners of the past and present. Local organizers will join the discussion to give us the inside story on their work.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Tom Tresser

Tom Tresser

Mr. Tresser is the co-founder of the CivicLab, America’s only co-working space dedicated to collaboration, education, and innovation for civic engagement and social change. He is the lead organizer for the TIF Illumination Project, and in 2010 was the Green Party candidate for Cook County Board President. In 2009 he was the co-organizer of the No Games Chicago campaign.

15 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: June 3 to July 8
Tuition: $220.00
Days/Times: Wed
6:30 PM–9:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
May 27, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

CTPMLH 15S1 Project Management and Leadership in the... Clarice L. Copeman, Richard Wilson Spring 2015
Project Management and Leadership in the Healthcare Industry (CTPMLH)

This course focuses on advanced strategic, operational, and project management topics in clinical research with an emphasis on increasing efficiency and quality at all levels of the process. Topics include allocating staff and resources effectively; assessing financial and regulatory implications from a business perspective; developing, negotiating, and managing comprehensive clinical trials budgets; managing timelines; and leading and motivating effective teams.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Clarice L. Copeman, Richard Wilson

Clarice L. Copeman

has over 13 years of experience in new medical product development and has been working in project and program management for major medical device companies, in multiple therapeutic areas, for nearly 10 years. Clarice has extensive experience in all aspects of clinical strategy and clinical project development, execution, close-out and presentation of results in both pre-and-post approval studies in multiple geographies.

,

Richard Wilson

is the co-founder of two medical product companies, EnteroMedics Inc. and ArthroScience, LLC. He has 30 years of pharmaceutical and medical device development experience. Dr. Wilson earned his MD from Northwestern University Medical School.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: June 3 to June 5
Tuition: $1,265.00
Days/Times: Wed
8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Thu
8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
8:30 AM–4:30 PM

Online Registration Close Date:
May 15, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPINFO 15U1 Basic Program Information Session tbd Summer 2015
Basic Program Information Session (BPINFO)

In an era of tweets and sound bites, the University of Chicago remains committed to the notion that there is no substitute for reading and discussing important texts. The Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults brings the rigor and discipline of the liberal arts at the University of Chicago to adults--without the tests, papers, or grades.

Learn more about the Basic Program through a sample classroom discussion at our information session. The 90-minute session begins with a description of the program and Q & A, followed by a discussion of a text from the curriculum selected by one of our instructors.

Parking is available in several lots near Gleacher Center.

Register

Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location:
Dates: June 3
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Wed
10:00 AM–11:30 AM



Online Registration Close Date:

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

CTPMLH 15S1 Project Management and Leadership in the... Clarice L. Copeman, Richard Wilson Spring 2015
Project Management and Leadership in the Healthcare Industry (CTPMLH)

This course focuses on advanced strategic, operational, and project management topics in clinical research with an emphasis on increasing efficiency and quality at all levels of the process. Topics include allocating staff and resources effectively; assessing financial and regulatory implications from a business perspective; developing, negotiating, and managing comprehensive clinical trials budgets; managing timelines; and leading and motivating effective teams.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Clarice L. Copeman, Richard Wilson

Clarice L. Copeman

has over 13 years of experience in new medical product development and has been working in project and program management for major medical device companies, in multiple therapeutic areas, for nearly 10 years. Clarice has extensive experience in all aspects of clinical strategy and clinical project development, execution, close-out and presentation of results in both pre-and-post approval studies in multiple geographies.

,

Richard Wilson

is the co-founder of two medical product companies, EnteroMedics Inc. and ArthroScience, LLC. He has 30 years of pharmaceutical and medical device development experience. Dr. Wilson earned his MD from Northwestern University Medical School.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: June 3 to June 5
Tuition: $1,265.00
Days/Times: Wed
8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Thu
8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
8:30 AM–4:30 PM

Online Registration Close Date:
May 15, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

ETIBME 15S1 Basic Manuscript Editing Susan Allan Spring 2015
Basic Manuscript Editing (ETIBME)

This course gives participants a working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, the most comprehensive and widely used style guide. The course covers many aspects of what it means to be a copy editor, covering the editorial process and addressing CMOS topics such as spelling, punctuation, usage, foreign titles, tables and graphs, and more.

This course is required for completion of the Editing Certificate. Students who have at least 12 months of copyediting experience in a supervised office environment and a thorough working knowledge of the 16th edition of CMOS may bypass the Basic Manuscript Editing class with permission of the program manager.

NOTES: Students will need the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style for class. Pre-course communication and assignments are sent to all enrolled students beginning 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Susan Allan

Susan Allan

is the managing editor of the American Journal of Sociology, published by the University of Chicago Press. Allan received the 2007 Graham School Excellence in Teaching Award.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: June 4 to June 6
Tuition: $950.00
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:
May 27, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPINFO 15U2 Basic Program Information Session tbd Summer 2015
Basic Program Information Session (BPINFO)

In an era of tweets and sound bites, the University of Chicago remains committed to the notion that there is no substitute for reading and discussing important texts. The Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults brings the rigor and discipline of the liberal arts at the University of Chicago to adults--without the tests, papers, or grades.

Learn more about the Basic Program through a sample classroom discussion at our information session. The 90-minute session begins with a description of the program and Q & A, followed by a discussion of a text from the curriculum selected by one of our instructors.

Discounted parking is available in several lots near Gleacher Center.

Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U2
Location:
Dates: June 4
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Thu
6:00 PM–7:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:

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

LAHIHI 15S7 Online Course: History of Islam Adrian De Gifis Spring 2015
Online Course: History of Islam (LAHIHI)

This online course begins with pre-Islamic historical and cultural background before discussing the Qur’an and the life of Muhammad. The course concludes with a look at the Islamic Golden Age, when the Muslim world experienced cultural innovations in science, mathematics, medicine, literature, philosophy, and art. In all, this course covers nearly a millennium of history, providing a context for understanding the history of Islam from 400–1300 CE. Using an asynchronous format, this online course combines brief lectures, opportunities to interpret passages from the Qur’an, and a final assignment of a brief paper or presentation on the topic of your choice.

Students who are registered for the course may request their CNet ID prior to the course start date.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Adrian De Gifis

Adrian De Gifis

holds a PhD in Islamic thought from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. His areas of specialization include Islamic political thought, Islamic sectarianism, history and historiography, and classical Arabic literature.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S7
Location: Online
Dates: June 4 to June 25
Tuition: $150.00
Days/Times:



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
June 1, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

TRBAFB 15U1 CANCELED: Building a Successful Freelance Business Marian Greenfield Summer 2015
CANCELED: Building a Successful Freelance Business (TRBAFB)

You are confident in your translation capabilities, but how do you go about setting up a freelance business? This course will cover the fundamentals of a good business plan, an effective freelance resume and cover letter, how to set up an office, what equipment and software is needed, how to market yourself in a competitive market, and much more.

NOTES: Students will read selected chapters of How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator by Corinne McKay and bring the text to class. Continental breakfast and a hot buffet lunch are served each day. This course does not have an 8-week practicum but students are expected to complete a post-course assignment.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Marian Greenfield

Marian Greenfield

Marian S. Greenfield is a full-time translation industry consultant and freelancer translating financial and legal documents from Spanish, Portuguese, and French into English. She was formerly the Manager of Translation Services at JP Morgan and is also a past president of the American Translators Association.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: June 4 to June 6
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:
May 20, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPFFLS 15S4 First Friday Lecture: Hastening the End: A... Joseph Alulis Spring 2015
First Friday Lecture: Hastening the End: A Reading of Dostoevsky's The Idiot (BPFFLS)

Hosted by the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, these free lectures take place at 12:15 pm the first Friday of every month except July at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Joseph Alulis

Joseph Alulis

has a PhD in political science from the University of Chicago. He has published articles on Tocqueville, Lincoln, Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, and the film maker Whit Stillman, and is co-editor of two collections of scholarly essays,Tocqueville’s Defense of Human Freedom (1993) and Shakespeare’s Political Pageant (1996). His most recent publication is “’The Very Heart of Loss’: Love and Politics in Antony and Cleopatra” (2013). He has held appointments at three area colleges, Loyola University of Chicago, Lake Forest College, and North Park University where he is currently professor of politics and government and chair of the department. At North Park his teaching responsibilities include American foreign policy, international politics, and politics of the Middle East. Joe first taught for the Basic Program in 1982. His scholarly interests include political philosophy, American political thought, and the thought of Shakespeare, Tocqueville, Lincoln, Dostoevsky, and Saul Bellow.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S4
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Dates: June 5
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Fri
12:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
June 4, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

TSOXFN 15S1 A Fortnight in Oxford David Bevington Spring 2015
A Fortnight in Oxford (TSOXFN)

TRAVEL STUDY TRIP INFORMATION

Oxford in early June—the lush college gardens are at their most inviting, classes are still in session, and life fills the quadrangles. For the past 15 years, we have invited alumni and friends to become a part of Oxford for a June fortnight to study a topic in depth in small classes led by Oxford faculty, to visit historic landmarks throughout the district, and to enjoy a series on medieval and Renaissance drama led by Chicago’s noted Shakespeare scholar David Bevington. David and his wife Peggy serve as informal hosts, a boundless source of information and good cheer, around whom our group forms its congenial company each year.

We will travel to Stratford-upon-Avon for an exemplary performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company. In recent years, participants have enjoyed Ian McKellen in the title role of King Lear and Patrick Stewart’s performance as Antony in Antony and Cleopatra.

Oxford is 38 colleges in all, some of which trace their origins to the 12th century. The small city that is their home affords a wealth of bookstores, pubs, museums, theater groups, and musical societies. The libraries contain books and manuscripts available nowhere else in the world.

Participants stay in the Rewley House Residential Centre in Oxford. Accommodations are similar to those of a conference center and include comfortable bedrooms with private bathrooms, a dining room, a library, classrooms, and common rooms.


2015 INFORMATION:

Seminars
  • "Banned, Burned and Damned: Exploring James Joyce’s Ulysses" and "'A Continental Education': British Aristocracy & the Grand Tour (1700-1840)"
  • “A Continental Education”: British Aristocracy & the Grand Tour (1700-1840)"

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FACULTY LEADER

David Bevington is the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1967. A renowned scholar of medieval and Renaissance drama, he is author of From ― “Mankind” to Marlowe, Tudor Drama and Politics, Action is Eloquence: Shakespeare’s Language of Gesture, and Shakespeare. He has edited several editions of Shakespeare’s plays as well as the Norton Anthology of Renaissance Drama and a forthcoming edition of the works of Ben Jonson.

Professor Bevington, who taught at Harvard and the University of Virginia before joining the University of Chicago faculty, teaches some of the most sought-after courses in the humanities curriculum. He is also one of the most popular faculty speakers among alumni across the country. He has led several past alumni study trips, and he and his wife, Peggy, participate each year in the University’s Fortnight in Oxford alumni program.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Tuition for all seminar sessions
  • Thirteen nights in twin-room accommodations with private bathrooms at Rewley House, Oxford
  • All meals during the two-week stay in Oxford with the exception of meals on field trips
  • Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • A series of evening plenary lectures and discussions led by Professor David Bevington and other invited guests
  • Walking tour of Oxford and its Colleges
  • Porterage and baggage handling at Rewley House

ACCOMMODATIONS

Participants will stay in the Rewley House Residential Centre in Oxford. Accommodations are similar to those of a conference center and include comfortable bedrooms with private bathrooms, a dining room, library, classrooms, and common rooms.

FEES

2015 Rates

$5,150 per person, double occupancy. Single room supplement: $550. Price does not include airfare or ground transportation to and from Oxford. Note: Supplemental fees for field trips and performances will be announced at a later date.

APPLICATION/CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS

A $550 deposit is required upon application. The balance of the fee is due no later than April 1, 2015. All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and will be subject to a $250 per person cancellation fee. Cancellations received between April 1, 2015 and April 30, 2015, will result in a forfeiture of 60% of the program cost per person. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after April 30, 2015. In the event of the cancellation of the program by the University of Chicago Alumni Association and Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, a full refund will be given.

Please note that this program fills quickly. We recommend prompt registration for those interested in participating.

VACATION CANCELLATIONS AND MEDICAL INSURANCE

We strongly suggest that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against nonrefundable costs incurred when travel must be postponed on short notice. Applications for insurance will be sent on receipt of your deposit, or you may provide your own insurance. We cannot make exceptions to our refund policies.

Participants may elect instead to waive this requirement understanding fully that the University of Chicago Alumni Association and Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies are under no obligation to provide a refund after cancellation dates have passed.

Participants should also confirm that their medical insurance covers expenses while in Great Britain or arrange for alternative medical insurance.

RESPONSIBILITY

The University of Chicago, the University of Chicago Alumni Association, the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, and the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education have no responsibility in whole or in part for any loss, death, damage, or injury to person or property or accident, mechanical defect, failure or negligence of any nature howsoever caused in connection with any accommodation, transportation, or other services. Baggage is at the owner’s risk entirely. The right is retained to decline to accept or retain any person as a trip member should such person’s health, mental condition, physical infirmity, or attitude jeopardize the operation of the trip or the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of other participants.

For further information, please contact Christopher L. Guymon, the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, 773.702.1730, cguymon@uchicago.edu.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
David Bevington

David Bevington

is the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature, and Chair of Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago. He teaches courses on Shakespeare, Renaissance and medieval drama, and the history and theory of drama from 5th century B.C. to the present day. Bevington received the 2010 Graham School Excellence in Teaching Award.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: June 7 to June 20
Tuition: $5,150.00
Days/Times:



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
June 5, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

FLCA4C 15U1 Continuing Arabic, Part 4 (certificate) Nathaniel Miller Summer 2015
Continuing Arabic, Part 4 (certificate) (FLCA4C )

These are the third and fourth courses in a yearlong series with a primary emphasis on the review and acquisition of grammatical structures in Modern Standard Arabic. Through both oral and written media, students will be able to ask questions and make comparisons using complex sentences and expressions. In addition, students will be introduced to short narratives, conversations, and media pieces. This course is for students who want a better understanding of Modern Standard Arabic, the official, literary language used in the media.

Prerequisite(s):

Continuing Arabic, Parts 1, 2, and 3.

Instructor:
Nathaniel Miller

Nathaniel Miller

is a PhD student in Arabic language and literature at the University of Chicago Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He was awarded four Department of Education fellowships to study Arabic in the U.S. and Cairo.

20 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: June 8 to August 10
Tuition: $560.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
June 1, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

FLBA4C 15U1 Beginning Arabic, Part 4 (certificate) Dina Farag Summer 2015
Beginning Arabic, Part 4 (certificate) (FLBA4C )

These are the third and fourth courses in a yearlong series that provides a general introduction to Modern Standard Arabic, the language of media and official discourse throughout the Middle East. This course will familiarize beginners with the look and feel of the language. Emphasis will be placed on learning to read, write, and pronounce the Arabic characters, learning basic words and key phrases for making very simple conversation, and surviving while traveling in various Arabic-speaking countries. This course is for students seeking exposure to the rudiments of Modern Standard Arabic, the literary language of the Middle East and North Africa.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Dina Farag

Dina Farag

grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, and has taught Arabic as a second language since 2007. Her interests include modern Arabic Egyptian novelists such as Ihsan Abd al-Quddus and Bahaa Taher

20 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: June 8 to August 10
Tuition: $560.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
June 1, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

FLCARB 15U1 Continuing Arabic, Part 4 (noncertificate) Nathaniel Miller Summer 2015
Continuing Arabic, Part 4 (noncertificate) (FLCARB )

These are the third and fourth courses in a yearlong series with a primary emphasis on the review and acquisition of grammatical structures in Modern Standard Arabic. Through both oral and written media, students will be able to ask questions and make comparisons using complex sentences and expressions. In addition, students will be introduced to short narratives, conversations, and media pieces. This course is for students who want a better understanding of Modern Standard Arabic, the official, literary language used in the media.

Prerequisite(s):

Continuing Arabic, Parts 1, 2, and 3.

Instructor:
Nathaniel Miller

Nathaniel Miller

is a PhD student in Arabic language and literature at the University of Chicago Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He was awarded four Department of Education fellowships to study Arabic in the U.S. and Cairo.

20 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: June 8 to July 27
Tuition: $360.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
June 1, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

FLBARB 15U1 Beginning Arabic, Part 4 (noncertificate) Dina Farag Summer 2015
Beginning Arabic, Part 4 (noncertificate) (FLBARB )

These are the third and fourth courses in a yearlong series that provides a general introduction to Modern Standard Arabic, the language of media and official discourse throughout the Middle East. This course will familiarize beginners with the look and feel of the language. Emphasis will be placed on learning to read, write, and pronounce the Arabic characters, learning basic words and key phrases for making very simple conversation, and surviving while traveling in various Arabic-speaking countries. This course is for students seeking exposure to the rudiments of Modern Standard Arabic, the literary language of the Middle East and North Africa.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Dina Farag

Dina Farag

grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, and has taught Arabic as a second language since 2007. Her interests include modern Arabic Egyptian novelists such as Ihsan Abd al-Quddus and Bahaa Taher

20 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: June 8 to July 27
Tuition: $360.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
June 1, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

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