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SAINFO 15S2 Graduate Student-At-Large Informational Session tbd Spring 2015
Graduate Student-At-Large Informational 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: 15S2
Location:
Dates: May 12
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Tue
4:00 PM–5:00 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:

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

MLINFO 15S1 Master of Liberal Arts Social Hour and... tbd Spring 2015
Master of Liberal Arts Social Hour and Information Session (MLINFO)

Join us for a social hour where you can meet the staff, faculty, alumni, and students from the Master of Liberal Arts Program. Hear from their perspective how the MLA program's rich curriculum, exceptional instruction, and insightful classroom conversations have enriched their personal and professional lives. Learn about the program, ask your questions, and see if the MLA is the right fit for you.

Beverages and light refreshments will be provided.

Register

Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: May 12
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Tue
5:00 PM–7:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:

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

FNVEST 15S1 Securities and Portfolios Patrick Keating, Charles Sloan Spring 2015
Securities and Portfolios (FNVEST)

This elective course teaches knowledge and skills especially relevant to those pursuing careers in investing and portfolio management. But even for corporate managers, the course provides insight into how important corporate stakeholders, namely, shareholders and investors, get and respond to information about corporate financial performance. Topics include financial markets, stocks, bonds, options, methods of trading, sources of information, investment portfolio objectives, risk and volatility, asset allocations, and theories of fundamental and technical analysis.

Prerequisite(s):

Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance

Instructor:
Patrick Keating, Charles Sloan

Patrick Keating

Mr. Keating, an independent investor and investment manager, is a former Senior Portfolio Manager at the Harris Bank.  He earned his M.B.A. at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Charles Sloan

Mr. Sloan is Executive Vice President of Bufka & Rodgers, part of Mid-Continent Capital, L.L.C., a registered investment management firm.  Mr. Sloan earned his M.B.A. at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and he is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 13 to July 1
Tuition: $1,325.00
Days/Times: Wed
6:00 PM–9:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
April 22, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

FNBCFI 15S1 Corporate Finance David Ellis M.B.A. Spring 2015
Corporate Finance (FNBCFI)

This required course teaches principles and practices in corporate finance, with a particular emphasis on evaluating levels of risk and rates of return on corporate investments and resource allocations. Topics in the course include risk/reward assessment, the time value of money, interest rates, discounted cash flow analysis, rates of return, the capital asset pricing model, sources of funding, capital structure of a firm, stock issuance and buy-backs, dividend policy, and cash management.

Prerequisite(s):

Financial Accounting

Instructor:
David Ellis M.B.A.

David Ellis M.B.A.

Mr. Ellis is former Assistant Treasurer of the former Sara Lee Corporation.  During his long tenure at Sara Lee, he was involved with research and decisions related to cash management, credit management, risk management, acquisitions, capital markets, and foreign exchange.  Mr. Ellis holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 13 to July 1
Tuition: $1,325.00
Days/Times: Wed
6:00 PM–9:00 PM



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

FNVEST 15S1 Securities and Portfolios Patrick Keating, Charles Sloan Spring 2015
Securities and Portfolios (FNVEST)

This elective course teaches knowledge and skills especially relevant to those pursuing careers in investing and portfolio management. But even for corporate managers, the course provides insight into how important corporate stakeholders, namely, shareholders and investors, get and respond to information about corporate financial performance. Topics include financial markets, stocks, bonds, options, methods of trading, sources of information, investment portfolio objectives, risk and volatility, asset allocations, and theories of fundamental and technical analysis.

Prerequisite(s):

Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance

Instructor:
Patrick Keating, Charles Sloan

Patrick Keating

Mr. Keating, an independent investor and investment manager, is a former Senior Portfolio Manager at the Harris Bank.  He earned his M.B.A. at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Charles Sloan

Mr. Sloan is Executive Vice President of Bufka & Rodgers, part of Mid-Continent Capital, L.L.C., a registered investment management firm.  Mr. Sloan earned his M.B.A. at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and he is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 13 to July 1
Tuition: $1,325.00
Days/Times: Wed
6:00 PM–9:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
April 22, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

CTFAMC 15S7 Fraud and Misconduct Pamela Mason Spring 2015
Fraud and Misconduct (CTFAMC)

This course will provide an overview of clinical research-related fraud and scientific misconduct. Topics include the identification of suspected fraud and misconduct, significant cases that shaped the definition of clinical research-related fraud, recent regulatory changes, and your role in the identification and reporting of suspected fraud and misconduct. Students will gain an understanding of the various acts that define fraud and misconduct and the impact that they have on the clinical research process.

Synchronous Sessions:  May 21, 29, and June 12 from 6:00–8:00 PM and June 6 fro 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Pamela Mason

Pamela Mason

is an experienced quality manager, auditor, course developer, instructor and consultant who brings with her over 16 years of experience in the areas of clinical research, compliance, auditing, training and quality assurance. Pam is also both an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor as well as an ASQ Certified Quality Manager. Pam is currently VP of Mason Professional Services, LLC and an Adjunct Faculty member for Northwestern University’s Masters Program in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Science.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S7
Location: Online
Dates: May 13 to June 16
Tuition: $1,265.00
Days/Times:



Online Registration Close Date:
May 8, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

MEDETG 15S1 Designing and Editing Tables and Graphs Mary Beth Hasselquist Spring 2015
Designing and Editing Tables and Graphs (MEDETG)

This course is designed to give students the foundation they need to create effective accurate tables and graphs. Students will learn basic descriptive statistics, the general structure of tables and graphs, how to choose between a table and a graph, and guidelines for choosing what graphing format to use. In addition, the course will introduce selected topics in the psychology of visual perception and their applications in medical graphics.

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.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Mary Beth Hasselquist

Mary Beth Hasselquist

Ms. Hasselquist, MD, is an obstetrician at Group Health and also a clinical associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington. From 2001-2007, she was Medical Director at Clinical Knowledge Support, Group Health.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 14 to May 16
Tuition: $1,365.00
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 7, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

PMTDDS 15S1 Managing the Team: Decisions, Disputes and... Mark Werwath, MS, Phd, PMP Winter 2015
Managing the Team: Decisions, Disputes and Synergy (Advanced) (PMTDDS)

Instructional level – Advanced

Leading a team of sharp, diverse personalities brings a unique set of challenges to the project leader.

Harnessing creativity, resolving conflict, and creating an environment where team members work well together is much more an art than a science. Learning to respond to the inevitable issues appropriately and effectively is critical to your success. In this course, students will learn to collaborate, strategize, and resolve issues in a group setting. Participants are expected to be project leaders with experience managing teams and complex projects. This course will focus on the issues of group problem solving, dispute resolution, and the use of applied game theory in the arena of complex project development and implementation.

Classic negotiations courses generally offer one-on-one simulations (see our course in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for the Project Manager).

Learning objectives:

Successful completion of this course will

  • Engage students in problem-based learning in groups
  • Apply group problem-solving techniques and group dispute resolution techniques to real world project management situations
  • Understand the application of alternate dispute resolution techniques in small groups

Course format:

This is an onsite course.

The format for this course is highly interactive and includes multiple simulations. Students are encouraged to come prepared to engage in active participation and share issues and challenges from their own projects and organizations.

This offering is a team-based course. It involves problem solving in multiple different scenarios ranging from contract disputes to counter-terrorism. These simulations will test the limits of information sharing as well as decision making in high-stakes, time-constrained environments. Participants will be faced with “compete vs cooperate” options, and need to determine optimal direction. Managing distance-based teams will be addressed as teams may be physically separated but still required to think and act together.

Other Sections:

This course is offered once per year.

Participants in the Advanced Project Management Program may take this course as an advanced elective. All others must meet the experience requirements as stated. Please contact Klocke1@uchicago.edu if you have questions about which class is best for you.

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

Prerequisite(s):

This seminar assumes that the participants of this session are familiar with Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) as well as the Project Management Institute (PMI) disciplines, processes and terms. In addition to the above-mentioned assumptions, the instructor also assumes that participants have applied project and program management concepts in an advanced setting and they are comfortable building on the basic principles of their project management knowledge.

Participants must have at least three years of project leadership experience. This course is highly interactive. Strong English skills are required.

Instructor:
Mark Werwath, MS, Phd, PMP

Mark Werwath, MS, Phd, PMP

Mark brings a rich background of project/process management and 25 years of new product development experience to the classroom. He began his career in industrial engineering with Motorola,
developing a strong operations background as he supported factory automation, process streamlining and process optimization. Moving to Northrop Grumman he focused on new product development,
managing the teams that designed, developed, and produced RF transmitters. Mark then returned to Motorola, and during his 20 year tenure worked in nearly every sector of the business including handsets, infrastructure, and the government side, leading teams that developed, tested, implemented and integrated large scale technology projects. As a principal with Pro-Lima Consulting Mark's clients included Abbott Laboratories, Baxter Medical Products, Northwestern Technological Institute, DePaul University and University of Chicago. Mark then moved on to WMS Gaming and worked Executive Director of Program management of new product development. Mark is currently the Director of Masters in engineering management and Associate Director for the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University. Mark has a PhD in Organizational Development from Benedictine University.

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 14 to May 15
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 8, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAABLK 15S1 Bronzeville Blackstories Timuel Black Spring 2015
Bronzeville Blackstories (LAABLK)

In collaboration with the University of Chicago Civic Knowledge Project

Join us for a enchanting, intimate afternoon of storytelling by and discussion with the great civil rights activist and oral historian of Chicago’s South Side Bronzeville neighborhood, Timuel D. Black, who has lived in the area for nine decades and known just about everyone there. Prof. Black’s memoirs, Sacred Ground, will provide the point of departure for his wonderful tales of life on the South Side, when Bronzeville rivaled Harlem as the black cultural capital of the U.S. His memories of his encounters with Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Billy Holiday, A. Phillip Randolph, Martin Luther King, Jr., Harold Washington, Studs Terkel, and so many others are truly unforgettable.

Semcoop Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn
Chicago, IL 60637
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Timuel Black

Timuel Black

Mr. Black, who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is professor emeritus at City Colleges of Chicago, author of the Bronzeville oral history Bridges of Memory, and the recipient of such honors as the Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the City of Chicago’s Champions of Freedom award.

2.5 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Hyde Park
Dates: May 16
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Sat
2:00 PM–4:30 PM



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

BPWOTM 15S3 Works of the Mind: The Human Population: Its Past... Joel E. Cohen Spring 2015
Works of the Mind: The Human Population: Its Past and Prospects (BPWOTM)

Hosted by the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, these free lectures take place at 1 pm on selected Sundays from October through May at the Chicago Cultural Center.

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

Joel E. Cohen

Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations in the Rockefeller University and Columbia University, New York, and Visiting Scholar in the Statistics Department, the University of Chicago

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S3
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Dates: May 17
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Sun
1:00 PM



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

MCSOCM 15S1 CANCELED: Insights and Opportunities in Social... tbd Spring 2015
CANCELED: Insights and Opportunities in Social Media (MCSOCM)

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn—the explosive growth of social media and networking sites has everyone talking, from teenagers to business professionals. This course will teach you to use the best tools available to monitor the conversation for marketing insights, trends, and public perceptions of your company, brand, product category, and competitors. You will explore—and be challenged to create—cutting-edge opportunities to join the online conversation, influence the perceptions, and develop the potential of social media for word-of-mouth marketing, public relations, and customer relationship management.

No class on May 25.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 18 to June 15
Tuition: $960.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Wed
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Sat
6/20/2015 9:00 AM–3:00 PM (with a 1-hour lunch break)

Online Registration Close Date:
April 14, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

SAINFO 15S3 Graduate Student-At-Large Informational Session tbd Spring 2015
Graduate Student-At-Large Informational 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

Harper Memorial Library (HM 151)
1116 E 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S3
Location:
Dates: May 18
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Mon
12:00 PM–1:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:

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

MCGLBL 15S1 CANCELED: Global Marketing Sabrina Libby-Isherwood Spring 2015
CANCELED: Global Marketing (MCGLBL)

More than ever, the marketplace for products and services is international. Take this course to gain the special insights and skills you need for marketing success outside your home country.  The course will focus on branded consumer goods and services, though some of its topics also will be relevant to industrial goods. You will learn to ask the right questions before entering foreign markets, to discover legal, cultural, and other limitations on marketing in foreign countries, and to modify products and packaging to accommodate foreign needs, tastes, standards, and values. You will learn how to educate foreign consumers to use unfamiliar products, how to build relationships with foreign marketing partners, and what steps to follow in the translation of product names, brand identities, and advertising messages into foreign languages and cultural settings.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Sabrina Libby-Isherwood

Sabrina Libby-Isherwood

Sabrina Isherwood most recently was Chief Marketing Officer for ChiroOne, a multi-state chain of chiropractic health clinics. During most of her career, however, Ms. Isherwood has been responsible for domestic and international marketing of food and beverage products. She has been Director of Global Enjoyment at the Wrigley Company, Director of International Marketing at Welch's Foods International, and Export Marketing Manager at Kraft Foods for the Central American and the Caribbean regions. At various times during her career, she has lived in Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Ms. Isherwood earned an M.B.A, with a concentration in international marketing, at Eastern Michigan University.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 18 to June 15
Tuition: $960.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Wed
6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Sat
6/20/2015 9:00 AM–3:00 PM (with a 1-hour lunch break)

Online Registration Close Date:
April 20, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

ETELEC 15S7 Editing Electronically Leslie Keros Spring 2015
Editing Electronically (ETELEC)

This course is not a course on how to edit but is instead an interactive tutorial in using electronic tools, specifically Microsoft Word Track Changes, to make the editing process more efficient. Students will learn how to edit Word documents and prepare clean files ready for production. Through hands-on activities in class, participants will learn how to use Word tools to increase efficiency and improve accuracy. Students will also learn how to overcome formatting snags and technological challenges that can arise when editing electronically.

This is not a class on how to use computers. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of computers, operating systems, and Microsoft Word.

Editing Electronically is a required course for students enrolled in the Editing Certificate.

Synchronous sessions will take place on May 28, June 4, June 11, and June 18 from 8:00-10:00 PM CST.  

Prerequisite(s):

Basic Manuscript Editing

Instructor:
Leslie Keros

Leslie Keros

is a freelance editor. She has previously worked at the American Bar Association, University of Chicago Press, and Little, Brown and Company.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S7
Location: Online
Dates: May 18 to June 20
Tuition: $1,100.00
Days/Times:



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

SAINFO 15S4 Graduate Student-At-Large Informational Session tbd Spring 2015
Graduate Student-At-Large Informational 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: 15S4
Location:
Dates: May 19
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.

MCMACO 15S1 Managing Integrated Marketing Communications Douglas Dome Spring 2015
Managing Integrated Marketing Communications (MCMACO)

This course teaches you to express your brand values, your selling proposition, and your marketing themes and messages consistently through all your media and customer touchpoints. You will learn to coordinate a marketing campaign and manage and motivate a staff and agency team. You will set goals, allocate marketing resources, manage budget, measure whether goals are being met, and use data to guide important marketing decisions.

 

Prerequisite(s):

Successful Marketing: Basics to New Directions and at least one other marketing course.

Instructor:
Douglas Dome

Douglas Dome

Douglas Dome is known in the Chicago marketing community as founder of two public relations and brand promotion agencies: Dome Communications, which he later sold to Hill & Knowlton, and Dome Consulting.  At other times in his career, Mr. Dome served as chief creative officer at Carmichael, Lynch, Spong, Vice President at FCB (forerunner of today's DraftFCB) and President of Gigunda Group. Mr. Dome holds an M.M. from the Kellogg School, Northwestern University.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 19 to June 11
Tuition: $960.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Thu
6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Sat
6/13/2015 9:00 AM–3:00 PM (with a 1-hour lunch break)

Online Registration Close Date:
May 6, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

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 Graduate Student-At-Large Informational Session tbd Spring 2015
Graduate Student-At-Large Informational 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.

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