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PMMPRC 15W1 Managing Project Risk and Complexity (Advanced) Larry Joseph Winter 2015
Managing Project Risk and Complexity (Advanced) (PMMPRC)

Instructional level – Advanced

Most practicing project managers are aware of the role that risk management can play in successfully completing their projects. In a time of “doing more with less” and “faster, better, cheaper,” however, it is easy to overlook the value of a well-constructed approach to risk management. Balancing benefits and costs is not always an easy evaluation to make. Ignoring risk, however, can lead to nasty surprises at best and disaster at the worst.

Complicating matters for project managers is the complexity of most current projects. At one time complexity was characteristic of large systems such as cities or large organizations. Due to rapid increases in technology, systems that were once independent or only loosely linked are now interconnected to an increasingly high degree. Dealing with this complexity in a project environment has become a serious challenge.

This advanced course for project managers will give a review of risk management principles in the project environment. It will take a close look at complexity, how it arises in the project environment and how risk management can help to overcome its most challenging effects.

Learning objectives:

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

  • Identify the components of risk and a risk management plan
  • Describe and be able to apply the tools and techniques of risk management
  • Describe the core elements of probability and estimation theory
  • Understand how complexity has become a key component of projects
  • Describe how risk management improves project performance

Course format:

This is an onsite course.

This course is highly interactive. The student will be exposed to focused lectures, detailed discussions and team exercises. Extensive use will be made of case studies and the latest tools to deal with this increasingly important phenomenon.

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

Participants in the Advanced Project Management Program may take this course as an advanced elective. All others must meet the experience requirements as stated.

Prerequisite(s):

This seminar assumes that the participants of this session are familiar with Project Management Body of Knowledge and with 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. Please contact Klocke1@uchicago.edu if you have questions about which class is best for you.

Instructor:
Larry Joseph

Larry Joseph

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

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 19 to March 20
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


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

FSPVMP 15S1 Stage to Screen Michael Phillips Spring 2015
Stage to Screen (FSPVMP)

This wide-ranging survey celebrates vibrant adaptations of stage plays and Broadway musicals by way of acknowledged classics (His Girl Friday, taken from The Front Page), musicals (Cabaret) and such lesser-known gems as Frank Borzage's Man's Castle with Spencer Tracy (1933), and Masahiro Shinoda's Double Suicide (1969). Close analyses of the theatrical texts, and visual illustration of the changes made from stage to screen, reveal the craft, art, and luck involved in the process of marrying theatrics to the cinema. We’ll roam from the silent era to Into the Woods in this engaging 8-week course. Curtain up! And roll ‘em!

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips

Mr. Phillips is a film critic for the Chicago Tribune. He served as drama critic for the Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, and covered movies for the Twin Cities’ weekly City Pages and Minnesota Public Radio.

20 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 20 to May 8
Tuition: $360.00
Days/Times: Fri
1:30 PM–5:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 16, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPYR04 15S4 Basic Program 4th Year Classes Stephen Hall, Claudia Traudt Spring 2015
Basic Program 4th Year Classes (BPYR04)

Please read the Declaration of Independence for the first class.

Seminar Schedule
Week Seminar Book
1–4 The Declaration of Independence,
U.S. Constitution, and The Federalist
Papers
Rossiter, ed., Signet Classics; ISBN 978-0451528810
5 Lincoln Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address, Handout
6–10 Tocqueville Democracy in America Mansfield and Winthrop, trs., University of Chicago Press; ISBN 978-0226805368

 

Tutorial Schedule
Week Tutorial Book
1–10 Plato Phaedo, in Collected Dialogues, Bollingen Series; ISBN 978-0691097183

There will be no class April 4 or 25.

Prerequisite(s):

Years 1, 2 & 3

Instructor:
Stephen Hall, Claudia Traudt

Stephen Hall

Mr. Hall holds an MA in Hebrew Language Studies from the American Institute in Jerusalem, a ThM in Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and is working on a PhD at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

,

Claudia Traudt

Ms. Traudt holds an MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her art-making, research, and teaching explore modes of creation and perception in word and image.

She is the 2006 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

30 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S4
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates: March 21 to June 6
Tuition: $415.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



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

BPYR01 15S4 Basic Program 1st Year Classes Stephen Hall, Claudia Traudt Spring 2015
Basic Program 1st Year Classes (BPYR01)

Each course consists of a seminar, covering three or four texts, and a tutorial, which involves in-depth analysis of one or two texts. Students take the entire four-year curriculum in order, progressing with their classmates from quarter to quarter and year to year.

Open to all

Seminar Schedule
Week Seminar Book
1–3 Machiavelli The Prince, de Alvarez, tr., Waveland Press; ISBN 978-0881334449
4–5 Hobbes Leviathan, (Parts I and II, selections), Tuck, ed., Cambridge University Press; ISBN 978-0521567978
6–8 Kant Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals Ellington, tr., Hackett Publishing; ISBN 978-0872201668
9–10 Conrad Heart of Darkness, Penguin Classics, ISBN 978-0141441672

 

Tutorial Schedule
Week Tutorial Book
1–8 Bible Genesis, Job, Matthew, New Revised Standard Edition; ISBN 978-0195283808 (other translations acceptable)
9–10 Kierkegaard Fear and Trembling Hong, tr., Princeton University Press; ISBN 978-0691020266

There will be no class April 4 or 25.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Stephen Hall, Claudia Traudt

Stephen Hall

Mr. Hall holds an MA in Hebrew Language Studies from the American Institute in Jerusalem, a ThM in Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and is working on a PhD at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

,

Claudia Traudt

Ms. Traudt holds an MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her art-making, research, and teaching explore modes of creation and perception in word and image.

She is the 2006 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

30 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S4
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates: March 21 to June 6
Tuition: $415.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



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

BPOTGA 15S1 CANCELED: "We Must Not Be Afraid to be Free... Adam Rose Spring 2015
CANCELED: "We Must Not Be Afraid to be Free": The Trials of George Anastaplo (BPOTGA)

George Anastaplo is legendary for his Cold War fight against Illinois’s refusal to admit him to the bar, due to his assertion of rights he believed enshrined in the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. We will combine a study of the case (from its 1950 beginning through its 1961 U.S. Supreme Court culmination) with a study of Anastaplo’s views on American fundamental rights. Readings will include case documents and selections from Anastaplo’s works on the Constitution, supplemented by an audio recording of his oral argument before the Supreme Court, and the film Judgment at Nuremburg.

No classes April 4 or 25.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Adam Rose

Adam Rose

Mr. Rose has taught in the Basic Program since 1993, and is a former Staff Chair of the program. He is primarily interested in the ways texts affect human life.

He is the 2007 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates: March 21 to June 6
Tuition: $415.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 18, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPYR01 15S4 Basic Program 1st Year Classes Stephen Hall, Claudia Traudt Spring 2015
Basic Program 1st Year Classes (BPYR01)

Each course consists of a seminar, covering three or four texts, and a tutorial, which involves in-depth analysis of one or two texts. Students take the entire four-year curriculum in order, progressing with their classmates from quarter to quarter and year to year.

Open to all

Seminar Schedule
Week Seminar Book
1–3 Machiavelli The Prince, de Alvarez, tr., Waveland Press; ISBN 978-0881334449
4–5 Hobbes Leviathan, (Parts I and II, selections), Tuck, ed., Cambridge University Press; ISBN 978-0521567978
6–8 Kant Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals Ellington, tr., Hackett Publishing; ISBN 978-0872201668
9–10 Conrad Heart of Darkness, Penguin Classics, ISBN 978-0141441672

 

Tutorial Schedule
Week Tutorial Book
1–8 Bible Genesis, Job, Matthew, New Revised Standard Edition; ISBN 978-0195283808 (other translations acceptable)
9–10 Kierkegaard Fear and Trembling Hong, tr., Princeton University Press; ISBN 978-0691020266

There will be no class April 4 or 25.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Stephen Hall, Claudia Traudt

Stephen Hall

Mr. Hall holds an MA in Hebrew Language Studies from the American Institute in Jerusalem, a ThM in Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and is working on a PhD at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

,

Claudia Traudt

Ms. Traudt holds an MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her art-making, research, and teaching explore modes of creation and perception in word and image.

She is the 2006 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

30 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S4
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates: March 21 to June 6
Tuition: $415.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



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

BPYR04 15S4 Basic Program 4th Year Classes Stephen Hall, Claudia Traudt Spring 2015
Basic Program 4th Year Classes (BPYR04)

Please read the Declaration of Independence for the first class.

Seminar Schedule
Week Seminar Book
1–4 The Declaration of Independence,
U.S. Constitution, and The Federalist
Papers
Rossiter, ed., Signet Classics; ISBN 978-0451528810
5 Lincoln Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address, Handout
6–10 Tocqueville Democracy in America Mansfield and Winthrop, trs., University of Chicago Press; ISBN 978-0226805368

 

Tutorial Schedule
Week Tutorial Book
1–10 Plato Phaedo, in Collected Dialogues, Bollingen Series; ISBN 978-0691097183

There will be no class April 4 or 25.

Prerequisite(s):

Years 1, 2 & 3

Instructor:
Stephen Hall, Claudia Traudt

Stephen Hall

Mr. Hall holds an MA in Hebrew Language Studies from the American Institute in Jerusalem, a ThM in Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and is working on a PhD at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

,

Claudia Traudt

Ms. Traudt holds an MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her art-making, research, and teaching explore modes of creation and perception in word and image.

She is the 2006 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

30 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S4
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates: March 21 to June 6
Tuition: $415.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



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

BPAMGP 15S1 Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed Michaelangelo (Michael) Allocca Spring 2015
Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed (BPAMGP)

To trace the development of modern European thought, one must go through medieval Spain, where the ancient classics of Greece and Rome were studied and commented on by Islamic scholars, who in turn were studied and commented on by rabbis. Until the time machine is perfected, Moses Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed provides the perfect vehicle for this exploration. The Guide combined Aristotelian philosophy with Bible-based theology, thus paving the way for Aquinas, and laying the foundation for modern philosophy and theology. Our careful reading of this text will shed new light on much that we thought we already knew.

No class April 4 or 25.

Prerequisite(s):

Basic Program Years 1 and 2 (BPYR01, BPYR02)

Instructor:
Michaelangelo (Michael) Allocca

Michaelangelo (Michael) Allocca

Mr. Allocca has been a journalist, chef, classicist, linguist and theologian. He has taught in the United States and Europe, in disciplines including Sanskrit, Shakespeare, Santeria and Scholastic philosophy. He is the current Staff Chair of the Basic Program.

He is the 2010 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates: March 21 to June 6
Tuition: $415.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



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

LAMUKW 15S1 CANCELED: Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach Marie Alatalo Spring 2015
CANCELED: Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach (LAMUKW)

The works of JS Bach represent the textures and forms that define Baroque keyboard style. To study the refined Suites, extraordinary Fugues, the gems that comprise the Goldberg Variations, and other compositions, is to attain knowledge of both what came before Bach and how he influenced the subsequent generation. While a comprehensive grasp of this large output is a life-long effort, a working familiarity is possible by categorizing works into form, ancestry and purpose. Where did these forms originate, what happened to them in the expert hands of Bach, and how did they evolve?

No class April 2 or May 7.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Marie Alatalo

Marie Alatalo

Marie Alatalo, pianist, has performed internationally, and presented lectures for the Chautauqua Institution, MTNA,  and on board the “River Countess”, which sails from Budapest to Amsterdam. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music.

20 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 26 to May 28
Tuition: $360.00
Days/Times: Thu
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 25, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

PMITAM 15W1 Introduction to Agile for Project Managers (... Doug Rose Winter 2015
Introduction to Agile for Project Managers (Intermediate) (PMITAM)

Instructional level –intermediate

Agile software development combines a group of methodologies which are focused on iterative and incremental development. It is based on the premise that rapid delivery of working software greatly increases customer satisfaction. Small cross-functional teams are self-organizing and respond quickly to changing requirements.

The goal of this seminar is to familiarize the student with Agile Project Management methodology and frameworks and how to bridge agile with the PMBOK project phases. Traditional project management uses the waterfall approach which is plan-(schedule) driven, whereas agile project management is an iterative approach which is value-driven, using fixed resources and time. Participants in this seminar will learn to integrate the generic agile process with the project management phases described in PMI’s Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).

Learning objectives:

Through lectures, group discussions, and examples (possibly some case studies or exercises), students will:

  • Learn agile project management fundamentals
  • Acquire skills mapping traditional project management to agile
  • Acquire an understanding of how their role as project manager will change using agile project management
  • Learn techniques on how to gain buy-in on the use of agile project management

In addition, this seminar will explore some of the common challenges when using agile project management:

  • Learning to trust your teams
  • Working with non-agile teams
  • Transitioning your project and software teams to agile

Instructional format:

This is an onsite course.

This course uses “experiential learning.”  Every team will participate in a mock agile project. The team will use the project as a vehicle to understand a larger concept.  There will be short presentation on the concept and then the project work will begin. Questions throughout the course are encouraged.  

Other Offerings:

This course is offered once per year.

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

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

Prerequisite(s):

Please note: The instructor assumes participants have an experience with project management techniques and focuses on processes, project lifecycle, and addressing issues confronted when project managers must manage ongoing changes, fixed schedules, and limited resources.

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

Instructor:
Doug Rose

Doug Rose

Mr. Rose is president of Everymind, a nonprofit technology and management company that specializes in eLearning and project management.  Mr. Rose holds a Master’s in Information Management and a JD Degree in Technology Commercialization Law from Syracuse University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), as well as Cloudera Certified Hadoop Developer (CCHD).

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 26 to March 27
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


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

FLCA3C 15S1 Continuing Arabic, Part 3 (certificate) Nathaniel Miller Spring 2015
Continuing Arabic, Part 3 (certificate) (FLCA3C)

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.

Instructor:
Nathaniel Miller

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: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 28 to June 6
Tuition: $560.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–12:30 PM (no class May 23)



Online Registration Close Date:
March 23, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

FLBARB 15S1 Beginning Arabic, Part 3 (noncertificate) Dina Farag Spring 2015
Beginning Arabic, Part 3 (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):

Beginning Arabic, Parts 1 & 2.

Instructor:
Dina Farag

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: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 28 to May 16
Tuition: $360.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 23, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

FLBA3C 15S1 Beginning Arabic, Part 3 (certificate) Dina Farag Spring 2015
Beginning Arabic, Part 3 (certificate) (FLBA3C)

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

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

25 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 28 to June 6
Tuition: $560.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 23, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

FLCARB 15S1 Continuing Arabic, Part 3 (noncertificate) Nathaniel Miller Spring 2015
Continuing Arabic, Part 3 (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.

Instructor:
Nathaniel Miller

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: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 28 to May 16
Tuition: $360.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 23, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

ACCTIB 15S1 Tibetan Buddhism Pierre-Julien Harter Spring 2015
Tibetan Buddhism (ACCTIB)

Tibetan Buddhism mesmerizes the West, as its presence in Hollywood testifies. There is something fascinating about little boys like the Dalai-Lama being recognized as the reincarnations of past masters, something intriguing about elaborate rituals and art that seem so mystical and profuse, and something remarkable about the philosophical sophistication its scholars have attained. We will be looking at different aspects of Tibetan Buddhism to get a general perspective on this tradition, including its history from the 7th century to the present day, its ritual components, and its philosophical debates.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Pierre-Julien Harter

Pierre-Julien Harter

Mr. Harter is a PhD candidate in the philosophy of religions program at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is specialized on Buddhist thought in India and Tibet as well as Indian philosophy.

20 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 30 to May 18
Tuition: $360.00
Days/Times: Mon
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 23, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAHIHL 15S1 History of London Jim Lothian Spring 2015
History of London (LAHIHL)

“When a man is tired of London,” Samuel Johnson famously quipped, “he is tired of life.” This course treats the history of the great metropolis from the Tudors to the 21st century. In the 16th century London was a backwater, but in little more than a century it because Europe’s largest city, and in the 19th century is was the world’s financial capital and surpassed Beijing as the world’s biggest city. Readings will include some of the greatest writers of their eras, including Defoe, Boswell, the Victorian Mayhew, and modern novelists such as Elizabeth Bowen, Colin MacInnes, and Monica Ali. 

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Jim Lothian

Jim Lothian

Mr. Lothian holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago and has taught at Binghamton University. His studies include modern and early modern Britain and Ireland, British Empire, European intellectual history, and history of science.

20 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 30 to May 18
Tuition: $360.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:

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

BPAANE 15S1 Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics Keith Cleveland Spring 2015
Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (BPAANE)

Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics asks “What is the life most worth living?” and answers with a sprawling inquiry into the means of striving after that life. Virtue is central, but insufficient (“…for possession of virtue seems actually compatible…with the greatest sufferings and misfortunes…”), and so the inquiry expands into all the areas of an active life, often touching on the related field of politics. We will study Aristotle’s best-known contribution to ethics, working to gain a better insight into his complex thought, and discover its relations to his many other inquiries.

This course is part of a three-quarter series; each quarter may be taken separately.

Please note later start and end times. Additionally, please note that class will not be held on May 25.

Prerequisite(s):

Basic Program Years 1 and 2 (BPYR01, BPYR02)

Instructor:
Keith Cleveland

Keith Cleveland

Mr. 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.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 30 to June 8
Tuition: $415.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:30 PM–9:45 PM



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

WSSWSS 15S1 CANCELED: Screenwriting: Scenes and Subtext Susan Hubbard Spring 2015
CANCELED: Screenwriting: Scenes and Subtext (WSSWSS)

“Start with character,” experts say. But sometimes characters fully reveal themselves, even to their authors, only within dramatic scenes. Strong scenes with clashing agendas, decisions, discoveries, power shifts, and surprises snare the Hollywood reader, provoke the interest of top film talent and enthrall movie audiences. In this workshop, participants will focus on heightening the drama in scenes, amplifying character through subtext, and keeping audiences in suspense with skillful scene linkage. The class is appropriate for first-time or continuing screenwriters. Writers should come to class having read the designated screenplay, expect to complete in-class and at-home assignments, and be prepared to read, support, and critique each other's work.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Susan Hubbard

Susan Hubbard

Ms. 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.

20 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 30 to May 18
Tuition: $575.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 26, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

MEINM1 15W7 Introduction to Medical Editing I (online) Rebecca Luttrell Winter 2015
Introduction to Medical Editing I (online) (MEINM1)

This course is designed to cover a variety of issues that biomedical material presents and to provide information that can be used to manage them. Using the American Medical Association Manual of Style, 10th ed., students gain hands-on experience in the editing of general medical materials. Topics covered include grammar, correct usage versus jargon, general guidelines for correct nomenclature, editing of tables and figures, and correct presentation of numbers and units of measure.

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

Synchronous sessions will take place on April 11, April 18, April 25, and May 2nd from 10:00-11:00 AM CST.   

Prerequisite(s):
none
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: 15W7
Location: Online
Dates: March 30 to May 2
Tuition: $1,365.00
Days/Times:



Online Registration Close Date:
March 23, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LARSLS 15S1 CANCELED: The Lives of Saints Sean Hannan Spring 2015
CANCELED: The Lives of Saints (LARSLS)

One of the most popular forms of literature among early Christians was the “saint’s life.” These “lives” crossed boundaries of gender and culture, while dealing with topics that remain relevant even today. By reading such texts, we can gain a perspective on early Christian life that goes beyond theological complexities, so as to get at a more visceral expression of Christianity in its first centuries. At the same time, we will also be confronted by vivid accounts of conflict between religious and social commitments, which will allow us to reflect on that potential conflict in our own lives.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Sean Hannan

Sean Hannan

Mr. Hannan is a PhD candidate at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. He received his MA from the Divinity School and his research interests include late antiquity and the history of Christianity and the history of philosophy.

20 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 30 to May 18
Tuition: $360.00
Days/Times: Mon
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 26, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

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