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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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



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

BPATHT 15S1 CANCELED: The Holy Trible: Coordinated Readings... Adam Rose Spring 2015
CANCELED: The Holy Trible: Coordinated Readings from the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Qur'an (BPATHT)

Although the three Abrahamic scriptures grew largely out of a common textual tradition, with the exception of the paired “Old and New Testaments” they are rarely read together. In this course, however, we will examine selected passages from the three scriptures in an attempt to compare and contrast their treatment (form and content) of important subjects—such as the nature of God, Creation, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, “justice,” “mercy,” and “true religion”—in order to form an initial assessment of the key similarities and differences among the three bodies of literature.

No class May 25.

Prerequisite(s):

Basic Program Years 1 and 2 (BPYR01, BPYR02)

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: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 30 to June 8
Tuition: $415.00
Days/Times: Mon
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



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

ACCMIR 15S1 Modern India: Religion and Gender Erin Epperson Spring 2015
Modern India: Religion and Gender (ACCMIR)

In the modern world, with the influence of globalization, what are seen as “traditional” gender roles are changing all over the world. Throughout the various regions of India, we see that much of the conversations regarding gender roles, the place of women in society, and the place of women in relationships is highly influenced by, or crafted in response to, the various religious institutions that have continually impacted and shaped Indian society.

In this class, through readings, film, and other  media, we will explore the ways in which the discourses of various religious institutions in India—including that of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and forms of Hindu fundamentalism, have framed and continue to shape the debate regarding gender and society.

Students can download readings posted by the instructor at https://piazza.com/uchicago/spring2015/accmir15s1/resources.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Erin Epperson

Erin Epperson

Ms. Epperson is a PhD candidate in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations. Her research interests include Sanskrit and Tibetan literature and history, Buddhism in South Asia, Buddhism in translation, and the translation of literature.

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.

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.

LAAHIM 15S1 CANCELED: Impressionism Catherine Burdick Spring 2015
CANCELED: Impressionism (LAAHIM)

Born out of the accelerated social, economic, and political changes that took place during the Industrial Revolution, the paintings of the Impressionists continue to reverberate with us today. Through lectures, a museum visit, and group discussions, we will explore the interaction between art and modern life in late 19th-century France and consider how artists like Monet, Renoir, Morisot, and Callebotte participated in the debate over how to paint modernity—both in terms of formal strategies as well as subject matter.

Prerequisite(s):
none
10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 30 to April 20
Tuition: $180.00
Days/Times: Mon
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 5, 2015
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.

WSONWG 15S1 CANCELED: Online Writing Group Colleen O'Brien Spring 2015
CANCELED: Online Writing Group (WSONWG)

Want feedback on work-in-progress (fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry) from an intimate community of writers? Join an online writing group, where you can participate in workshop discussions as your individual schedule permits via a secure website, rather than during preset class times. The instructor gives feedback and facilitates the online discussion of the manuscripts submitted, but does not assign readings, exercises, or other outside work. The focus is entirely on workshop discussion of student writing. Prior workshop experience is strongly recommended. For more information on how online writing groups work and how to register, visit grahamschool.uchicago.edu/writersstudio/group.

 

No class April 4 or May 23.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Colleen O'Brien

Colleen O'Brien

Ms. O’Brien’s poetry and fiction have appeared in The Antioch Review, North American Review, West Branch, and other journals. She has been nominated for inclusion in Best New American Voices and has been a finalist for a Ruth Lilly Fellowship.

20 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Online
Dates: March 30 to May 30
Tuition: $575.00
Days/Times:



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.

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.

SMSLCM 15S1 Sustainability Leadership and Change Management Aaron Durnbaugh, Lyndon Valicenti Spring 2015
Sustainability Leadership and Change Management (SMSLCM)

Whether multinational corporation, city government, or small non-profit, moving an organization toward more sustainable practices requires effective leadership, thoughtful planning, and strategic execution. This course focuses on the practical principles, skills, and strategies for implementing successful sustainability agendas within an organization, be it in the public, private, or non-profit sectors. We will emphasize empirical, data-driven decision making models. Guest experts will share their personal experiences and efforts framed by the fundamental principles of change management.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Aaron Durnbaugh, Lyndon Valicenti

Aaron Durnbaugh

Mr. Durnbaugh is the Director of Sustainability for Loyola University Chicago. Previously, he served as deputy commissioner for the City of Chicago’s Department of the Environment in the Natural Resources and Water Quality Division. He holds a Master of Science degree in geography and environmental studies from Northeastern Illinois University.

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Lyndon Valicenti

Ms. Valicenti is the Environmental Strategist for the City Design Practice at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Prior to SOM, she was Project Manager for the Chicago Department of Environment. Lyndon holds an MPA in Environmental Science & Policy from Columbia University.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 31 to April 28
Tuition: $610.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–9:00 PM



13 slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
April 7, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPYR01 15S1 Basic Program 1st Year Classes Adam Rose, Charles Thomas Elder, Amy Thomas Elder 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

 

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Adam Rose, Charles Thomas Elder, Amy Thomas Elder

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.

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Charles Thomas Elder

Dr. Elder holds a PhD from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago.  His particular interests are philosophy, social and cultural theory, and issues of modernity.

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Amy Thomas Elder

Ms. Thomas Elder holds degrees in biology, Classics, and the study of religion. She teaches in and directs the Odyssey Project, an Illinois Humanities Council program providing college humanities courses to adults with low incomes.

30 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: March 31 to June 2
Tuition: $415.00
Days/Times: Tue
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



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

BPYR03 15S1 Basic Program 3rd Year Classes Michaelangelo (Michael) Allocca, Raymond Ciacci Spring 2015
Basic Program 3rd Year Classes (BPYR03)

For the first class please read in Montaigne, “To the Reader,” “On Idleness,” “On Fear,” "To Philosophize Is to Learn How to Die," and “That it is madness to judge the true and the false from our own capacities.”

Seminar Schedule
Week Seminar Book
1–2 Montaigne Essays (selections), Screech, tr., Penguin; ISBN 978-0140446029
3–4 Pascal Pensées (selections), Kraisheimer, tr., Penguin; ISBN 978-0140446456
6–8 Nietzsche On the Genealogy of Morals Kaufmann, tr., Vintage; ISBN 978-0679724629
9–10 Freud The Interpretation of Dreams (selections), Strachey, tr., Avon ISBN 978-0380010004

 

Tutorial Schedule
Week Tutorial Book
1–10 Dante Inferno; Pinksky tr., Farrar, Straus and Giroux; ISBN 978-0374524524
Prerequisite(s):

Years 1 & 2

Instructor:
Michaelangelo (Michael) Allocca, Raymond Ciacci

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.

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Raymond Ciacci

Dr. Ciacci is a Dean of Students, the Director of the Masters of Liberal Arts, and a lecturer in the College at the University of Chicago. He holds a PhD from the University’s Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World.

30 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 31 to June 2
Tuition: $415.00
Days/Times: Tue
10:00 AM–1:15 PM



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

SMCAPP 15S1 Sustainability Capstone Project tbd Spring 2015
Sustainability Capstone Project (SMCAPP)

The final course in the program seeks to apply the liberal arts strategies and technical knowledge explored in the previous quarters in a “real world” scenario. Students will develop a model sustainability plan for a hypothetical entity, although they may also choose to draw upon the real problems facing their workplace. Case studies and test scenarios from program partner companies and organizations.

Prerequisite(s):

All LSM curricular courses must be completed; plus, capstone application submitted and approved.

Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: March 31 to June 2
Tuition: $610.00
Days/Times: Tue
TBA



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

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