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ACDSAV 15U1 Sects and Violence Adrian De Gifis Summer 2015
Sects and Violence (ACDSAV)

Understanding religious violence among Muslims today requires a thorough appreciation of the historical foundations from which contemporary militant ideologies emerge. This seminar introduces you to the history of the formation of sects in Islam from the generation of the Prophet in the 7th century to the modern period. Sociopolitical and theological dimensions of various Muslim sects throughout history will be explored, with special attention given to the role of violence in shaping the political and ideological landscapes of Islamic societies. We will consider how certain movements exploit a shared historical memory to mobilize and justify violence, while others offer alternative interpretations of the past to advocate for communal peace.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Adrian De Gifis

Adrian De Gifis

Adrian De Gifis, Ph.D.

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.

5 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: July 25
Tuition: $115.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–4:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
July 24, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

WSJSMD 15U1 Jumpstart Session: Mastering Detail Stephanie Friedman Summer 2015
Jumpstart Session: Mastering Detail (WSJSMD)

How do writers create that sense of a “vivid, continuous dream”? Explore how language can be used as an artistic medium with which to evoke sensory and emotional experience, so that, as E.L. Doctorow said, you will not tell your readers that it is raining, but give them the feeling that they are being rained upon. Examples from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will reveal techniques that we will then experiment with through in-class writing, so that we can come to understand both the theory and practice of making worlds come to life on the page.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Stephanie Friedman

Stephanie Friedman

Stephanie 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.

3 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: July 25
Tuition: $85.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
July 24, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

OUARBK 15U1 Basics of Materials: Paper and Book Ann Lindsey Summer 2015
Basics of Materials: Paper and Book (OUARBK)

This course is designed to introduce students to the materials, production methods, and history of books, manuscripts and paper objects. Additionally, students will learn about proper environment, handling, and exhibition for these objects, and will complete exercises designed to increase their ability to speak fluidly about library and archival materials. The course will consist of four lecture classes, one hands-on demonstration, and one exclusive field trip to the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago Library. The field trip will be held on a Saturday morning; date TBA.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Ann Lindsey

Ann Lindsey

Ann Lindsey

is the Head of Conservation at the University of Chicago Library. She has worked on conservation strategies for books and paper materials for over a decade, here at the University of Chicago in addition to the University of California at Berkley, The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, and the Newberry Library. She received her BA from Georgia State and her MA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: July 28 to September 1
Tuition: $475.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–8:00 PM



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

WSJSBH 15U1 Jumpstart Session: Broken Heroes and Hidden... Susan Hubbard Summer 2015
Jumpstart Session: Broken Heroes and Hidden Truths—Crafting Complex Characters through Dialogue (WSJSBH)

Contemporary readers and audiences expect today's heroes to operate in a morally ambiguous universe and be flawed themselves. We are fascinated when these broken heroes rise above their situation and their faults to demonstrate an unexpected nobility. In this session, we will focus on approaches to crafting complex contemporary heroes and developing dialogue that protects yet reveals their hidden truths. Examples from contemporary classic films will be used to illustrate principles useful for storytellers in any genre.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Susan Hubbard

Susan Hubbard

Susan Hubbard

is an award-winning screenwriter whose work has screened at home and abroad.  She co-wrote Realization, a produced feature film, and has experience pitching to Hollywood executives in L.A. She holds an MFA in film and video from Columbia College.

3 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: August 1
Tuition: $85.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
July 31, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAPHJS 15U1 CANCELED: John Locke, Second Treatise of... Daniel Brudney Summer 2015
CANCELED: John Locke, Second Treatise of Government (LAPHJS)

John Locke’s political philosophy has shaped liberal thought for the last three hundred years.  It has contributed mightily to the English and American constitutions, and continues to be a significant force in modern debates about individual rights and the proper scope for state action.  In this course, students will read Locke's Second Treatise of Government, and “A Letter Concerning Toleration”,  examining his conception of the state of nature, his explanation of the need for a political society, his justifications of economic inequality and of the right of revolution, and the philosophical foundation that he provides for religious toleration.

Required Book:  John Locke, Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration.  Yale University Press

Reading:

Locke, Second Treatise of Government (entire)

Locke, “A Letter Concerning Toleration” (entire)

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Daniel Brudney

Daniel Brudney

Daniel Brudney

Mr. Brudney is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and the College, associated faculty in the Divinity School and MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and cochair of the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago.

5 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: August 1
Tuition: $115.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–4:00 PM (one-hour lunch break)



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

BPINFO 15U3 Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults... tbd Summer 2015
Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults Information Session (BPINFO)

The Basic Program offers adults a rigorous, noncredit liberal arts curriculum that draws on the strong Socratic tradition at the University of Chicago and covers the foundations of modern Western political and social thought and literature. Read, discuss, and engage with these important texts in a dedicated community of learners, led by experienced instructors. There are no tests, papers, or grades; instead you will discover, disagree, and discuss these works in conversation with like-minded companions.

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 four-year curriculum led by one of our instructors.

For information on parking and transportation, please visit the maps page.

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Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U3
Location:
Dates: August 6
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Thu
12:00 PM–1:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:

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

BPUEOI 15U1 The Evolution of Ideas Keith Cleveland, Marissa Love Summer 2015
The Evolution of Ideas (BPUEOI)

Conceptual changes in physics and biology are often accompanied by fierce conflict. Using Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions to organize our inquiry, we will examine developments in physics from Galileo through Newton to relativity and quantum mechanics, and will then proceed to an examination of biological evolution discussed in Darwin’s The Origin of Species. Both histories involve fundamental changes in our world and our thinking, and have exerted profound influence on the 20thand 21st centuries.

For the first class please read Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chapters 1–9, pages 1–110.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Keith Cleveland, Marissa Love

Keith Cleveland

Keith Cleveland

holds advanced degrees in philosophy and law from the University of Chicago. He began teaching in the Basic Program curriculum in 1968, and has taught many alumni courses on Plato, Aristotle, political philosophy, history, the sciences, The Tale of Genji, and much else.

He is the 2009 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

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Marissa Love

Marissa Love

has taught in the Basic Program since 1998.  Areas of interest include 19th century novels, Shakespeare, Japanese literature, lyric poetry, and the intersection of philosophy and fiction.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: August 6 to August 27
Tuition: $180.00
Days/Times: Thu
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
July 13, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPFFLS 15U2 First Friday Lecture: The Afterlife in Plato Zoë Eisenman Summer 2015
First Friday Lecture: The Afterlife in Plato (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.

In several of Plato’s dialogues, a story is told about what happens to people after they die. This should not be too surprising for a philosopher whose main concern is the care of the soul. What is surprising is that these stories do not present a consistent picture of the afterlife. In fact, there seem to be several different possibilities, some of which are mutually exclusive. Why is that? Is there a difference between what Socrates believed and what Plato believed? Does Plato change his mind or does his idea evolve? What role do these ‘afterlife stories’ play in the dialogues?

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

Zoë Eisenman

Zoë Eisenman

has a BA in Greek from Vassar College and a MA in classics from University of Chicago, where she has also done advanced graduate work.  Zoë is Chair of the Basic Program and has been an instructor since 1992. She has taught in the College at University of Chicago, and currently also teaches philosophy at St. Xavier University. Her main academic interest is the ancient world, and she focuses on Greek and Roman philosophy, Ancient history and literature. She also enjoys Shakespeare, Medieval literature and science fiction. She is the 2014 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U2
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Dates: August 7
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Fri
12:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

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

BPFFLS 15U1 First Friday Lecture: All Lectures (Summer 2015) tbd Summer 2015
First Friday Lecture: All Lectures (Summer 2015) (BPFFLS)

First Friday Lectures

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.

 

August 7, 2015

The Afterlife in Plato

Zoë Eisenman, Basic Program Instructor

 

September 4, 2015

Herodotus and the Delphic Oracle

Cynthia Rutz, Basic Program Instructor

 

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Dates: August 7 to September 4
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Fri
12:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

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

BridgeINFO 15U1 HBCU Bridge Scholarship Online Information Session tbd Summer 2015
HBCU Bridge Scholarship Online Information Session (BridgeINFO)

The University of Chicago Graham School is offering Bridge Scholarships for graduates of select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) to study for one academic year (Autumn-Winter-Spring quarters) at the University of Chicago as a graduate student-at-large. The intention of the scholarship program is to provide exceptional students with an opportunity to explore paths to graduate or professional school after their college graduation, and to support them in their eventual applications to graduate or professional degree programs. The program is designed to provide substantive academic experience at a leading research institution. The HBCU Bridge Scholarships will provide half-tuition scholarships for students to explore graduate or undergraduate courses in disciplinary areas of their choice, excluding the Pritzker School of Medicine.

Please join Mary Daniels, Associate Dean of Bridge and Partnership Programs, and Esther Pandian-Riske, Associate Director of Graduate Student-at-Large, for an online information session. Scholarship details, application process and deadlines, will be explained, followed by a Q&A session.

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Online
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location:
Dates: August 12
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Wed
6:00 PM–7:30 PM



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Online Registration Close Date:

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

PMINFO 15U1 Project Management: A New Perspective on... tbd Summer 2015
Project Management: A New Perspective on Leadership: "Walking the Gemba Walk" (PMINFO)

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Use a Toyota-style "Gemba Walk" to change your perspective as a leader.

Breakfast Info Session

PDU’s: 1.5

Leaders all have access to the same consultants, the same books, and the same information technology solutions. The one key difference is people...but they are typically underutilized. Even though most organizations say, “People are our most important asset,” day-to-day actions suggest they don’t really believe it. Elite organizations (those that are highly effective at improving) have one key difference from the rest: they elevate the performance of average performers. It is a different way of operating than the norm. Most leaders probably think they operate this way, but unfortunately they don’t. Our speaker’s passion is to help more people learn to see the difference.

This is the ninth in a series of information sessions presented to address the issues faced by project managers in an increasingly complex world. Our summer breakfast info sessions highlight the books or papers published by our current instructors.

Presenter: Michael Bremer

Michael Bremer is the Executive Director of the Chicagoland Lean Enterprise Consortium Group, where several Chicago area companies share ideas on how to improve more effectively, and also President of the Cumberland Group, a Chicago-based consulting firm that coaches leaders on finding way to more effectively improve their organization. He has written or co-authored several books including, How to Do a Gemba Walk, an e-book, Escape the Improvement Trap, and two Six Sigma related books. Michael teaches the class Better Ways to Work: Innovative Tools for Organizational Effectiveness.

How to Do a Gemba Walk is currently only available for purchase as an e-book; if you enjoy the talk, copies can be purchased from Amazon.com for $6.99.

Attendees eligible for a 15% discount on any single Project Management class taken in the next six months. Contact Kathy Locke at klocke1@uchicago.edu for more information.

Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location:
Dates: August 13
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Thu
8:15 AM–10:00 AM



Online Registration Close Date:

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

MCINFO 15U1 Integrated Marketing Certificate Program... tbd Summer 2015
Integrated Marketing Certificate Program Information Session (MCINFO)

The University of Chicago Graham School Integrated Marketing Certificate Program is designed for emerging professionals who want to launch their marketing career or refresh it with new thinking.

By taking courses in marketing, advertising, social media, web analytics, and public relations taught by high-level professionals, students will develop an understanding of the marketing industry today and will learn how to shape its future. With three core courses focused on building a solid marketing foundation and a variety of elective courses focused on traditional and new media, the Integrated Marketing Certificate program prepares students to become leaders and innovators.

Join us for this information session to learn details about the program, admission requirements, and how to get started.

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Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location:
Dates: August 17
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Mon
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.

GAINFO 15U1 Graduate Student-at-Large Information Session tbd Summer 2015
Graduate Student-at-Large Information Session (GAINFO)

Are you considering graduate school, but unsure as to which exact subject area or graduate degree to pursue? Are you looking to build a stronger academic record in an effort to boost your graduate school applications? If so, then the Graduate Student-at-Large (GSAL) or the Graduate Student-at-Large Business (GSALB) programs may be the right next step for you.

Attend regular graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago, define your academic focus, and build a transferable record of study. At the GSAL information sessions, staff will be on hand to discuss the courses and resources available to students in our programs, as well as the application process itself. Come have your questions answered and discover how GSAL can help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location:
Dates: August 18
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–7:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:

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

MLINFO 15U1 Master of Liberal Arts Information Session and... tbd Summer 2015
Master of Liberal Arts Information Session and Faculty Lecture (MLINFO)

Join us for an information session where you can meet the staff, faculty, alumni, and students. Hear from their perspective how the MLA program's rich curriculum, exceptional instruction, and insightful classroom conversations have enriched their personal and professional lives. They also will answer your questions about the program, such as "What are students looking for, and what do they find?" "How difficult is the coursework?" and "What are classes like?"

Two MLA faculty members will also be delivering short lectures, followed by Q&A.

Speakers:

Mark Miller, Associate Professor, Department of English
Omar M. McRoberts, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and The College

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Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location:
Dates: August 19
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Wed
5:30 PM–7:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:

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

CTINFO 15U1 Clinical Trials Management Online Information... tbd Summer 2015
Clinical Trials Management Online Information Session (CTINFO)

The post-baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Trials Management and Regulatory Compliance will help to meet the ever-growing demand for professionals with specialized training. Students will learn current principles in medical research and research study design; laws, regulations, protocols, and ethical standards governing clinical trials and testing on human subjects; as well as the ability to apply statistical concepts to study design and the evaluation of results.

Join us for this online information session to learn details about the program, admission requirements and how to get started.

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Online
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location:
Dates: August 20
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Thu
6:00 PM–7:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:

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

LAMUSQ 15U2 Beethoven and Schubert: The Sonatas and Quartets John Gibbons Summer 2015
Beethoven and Schubert: The Sonatas and Quartets (LAMUSQ)

For Beethoven, the sonata was his laboratory or workshop. It was the genre in which he experimented with his most audacious and original ideas, while the quartet decisively marks the culmination of each of his “three periods.” Schubert’s sonatas and quartets express his utterly complementary character in regard to Beethoven. Works such as “Rosamunde,” “Death and the Maiden,” and the final valedictory sonata trilogy represent the charming Viennese lilt tinged with death that is perhaps Schubert’s most compelling characteristic.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
John Gibbons

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: 15U2
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: August 22
Tuition: $115.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–4:00 PM (with a one-hour lunch break)



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

ETINFO 15U1 Editing Certificate Program Information Session tbd Summer 2015
Editing Certificate Program Information Session (ETINFO)

Understanding the mechanics behind editing your own work and the work of others is a fundamental skill, and why not learn from the University that created the Chicago Manual of Style? The University of Chicago Graham School Editing Certificate is a focused sequence of courses designed to prepare individuals for employment in today's publishing industry, while also teaching valuable technical skills. In addition to core courses focused on manuscript editing, students can take electives and learn about the emerging technologies and marketing tools that dramatically affect working professionals today. Join us for this online information session to learn details about the program, admission requirements, and how to get started.

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Online
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location:
Dates: August 24
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Mon
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.

FNINFO 15U1 Financial Decision Making Information Session tbd Summer 2015
Financial Decision Making Information Session (FNINFO)

The University of Chicago Graham School Financial Decision Making Certificate Program is designed for emerging professionals who want to launch a career in finance, refocus on business management basics, or prepare for a top-ranked MBA program.

Two rigorous required courses, Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance, lay a foundation for any successful career involving business finance. Two additional electives focus on other relevant financial areas, including economics and managerial analysis, and help provide an overall understanding of the financial industry today.

Join us for this information session to learn details about the program, admission requirements and how to get started.

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Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15U1
Location:
Dates: August 26
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Wed
6:00 PM–7:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:

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

CTINTP 16A1 Observation Study tbd Autumn 2016
Observation Study (CTINTP)

Please contact Lisa Malvin at lmalvin@uchicago.edu prior to registering for this course.

Prerequisite(s):

Good Clinical Practices, Fundamentals of Site Management, and Fundamentals of Clinical Monitoring

Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 16A1
Location: Hyde Park
Dates: September 1 to December 15
Tuition: $600.00
Days/Times:



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

MWINFO 15A1 Medical Writing and Editing Online Information... tbd Autumn 2015
Medical Writing and Editing Online Information Session (MWINFO)

The University of Chicago Graham School's Certificate in Medical Writing and Editing is designed to teach students the fundamentals and best practices of crisp, clear, and sophisticated medical writing and editing. The certificate offers a mix of online and face-to-face courses focused on writing and editing, taught by experienced instructors working in the medical publishing field.

Join us for this online information session to learn details about the program, admission requirements, and how to get started.

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Online
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15A1
Location:
Dates: September 2
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Wed
6:00 PM–7:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:

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

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