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Open Enrollment Course Jumpstart Session: Publishing Your Book for... 12/8/2016

WRIT 61101 | Jumpstart Session: Publishing Your Book for Children and Young Adults

Thanks to the success of Harry Potter, a growing young adult population, and the crossing of borders between adult and children's literature, today's ever-changing children's book world offers writers surprising publishing opportunities to tell their stories. If you are thinking about writing a children's book, either fiction or nonfiction, this seminar will ground you and point you in the right direction. Bring a proposal or an idea, a character description, a synopsis or even a first chapter to help determine your story's format possibilities, audience, and marketability in today's diverse children's book world.

Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
3 PD/CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: WRIT 61101
Section: 01
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: December 8
Tuition: $85.00
Days/Times: Thu
6:00 PM–9:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
December 6, 2016
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Open Enrollment Course CANCELED: Jumpstart Session: Thinking About an... 12/10/2016

WRIT 83101 | CANCELED: Jumpstart Session: Thinking About an MFA?

Like snowflakes, no two MFA programs are exactly alike. Which one is best for you? This class will introduce you to different kinds of MFA programs and help you craft the best application you can. We'll discuss how to write a solid personal statement; choosing and guiding your references; and whether the MFA is necessary for you. What are the alternatives? Instructor S.L. Wisenberg, former director and co-director of Northwestern University's MA/MFA in Creative Writing for ten years, where she read applications every quarter, has taught in several other MFA programs and earned an MFA from University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. In this Jumpstart Session, she will address the above questions and more. Participants will also be invited to share drafts of their personal statements for class discussion. To do so, please email your rough draft (double-spaced, 1000 words or fewer) and registration confirmation to writersstudio@uchicago.edu. Drafts received by Tuesday, December 6, will be shared with other participants via email before class.

Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Sandi Wisenberg
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: WRIT 83101
Section: 16A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: December 10
Tuition: $85.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
December 8, 2016
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Arabic Language and Cultures Introduction to the Arabic Dialects 12/10/2016

ARAL 89012 | Introduction to the Arabic Dialects

Many students have asked which Arabic dialect they should learn next. This course will expose students to the regional varieties of Arabic spoken in North Africa, Egypt, the Levant, the Gulf and Iraq. Short clips from TV shows and advertisements will be shown to give students a feel for the different dialects. The history of diglossia in the Arabic world will be explained as well as the differences between Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, and the regional dialects. After this course, students should be prepared to make their next steps with the Arabic language!

Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Laurel Harig
5 PD/CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: ARAL 89012
Section: 16A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: December 10
Tuition: $115.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–4:00 PM (one-hour lunch break)



Online Registration Close Date:
December 10, 2016
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic ProgramWorks of the Mind Lecture Series Chaucer in the Land of Unlikeness: Subjectivity... 12/11/2016

BPWOTM | Chaucer in the Land of Unlikeness: Subjectivity and Self-Division in The Canterbury Tales

Description coming soon.

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Mark Miller
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: BPWOTM
Section: 16A3
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Dates: December 11
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Sun
1:00 PM



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

Business Analytics, Clinical Trials Management, Editing, Financial Decision Making, Integrated Marketing, Medical Writing and Editing, Project Management Management Expectations 12/12/2016

PDINFO | Management Expectations

There are few projects that are an absolute failure. In fact, most people declare success or failure based on their own individual expectations. It is possible for a project to fail, even if all of the original goals were met, simply based on someone's different perception. Managing expectations can be difficult for managers, and is indeed an underutilized skill. Those who do know how to manage expectations are organized, intentional and direct in their communications, and focused on getting things done. Learning how to be explicit about expectations, particularly in a written format, is beneficial for all members of an organization. It establishes a picture of what needs to change and sustain a culture of continuous improvement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to take responsibility for giving others a picture of what organizational success looks like so that the team and each individual have the confidence to move forward
  • Understand how to engage in continual dialogue to provide opportunities to gauge progress, assess risks, and adjust actions
  • Learn how to foster an environment of trust and candor so that your team feels comfortable sharing concerns, raising issues, and working through challenging situations
  • Learn how to speak to your team about the risks they perceive and how you can help them mitigate risks to achieve their objectives

Open to anyone.

Web link communicated upon registration.

Presenter: Samantha Coleman

Dr. Samantha Coleman is an award-winning visionary leader, educator and professional counselor. She began her career working in mental health facilities, psychiatric hospitals, crisis programs, and private practices. In 2005, she founded Assist Her, Inc., an Illinois non-profit organization that provided prevention, literacy, and mentoring programs to girls ages 10-18. Through the development of her clinically sound, social-emotional programming for Chicago Public School elementary and high school students, significant gains were made in improving academic performance, school attendance, and decreased behavioral infractions for at risk adolescent girls. Genuine, driven and skilled, Coleman combined clinical training and youth development with grassroots outreach to change lives one girl at a time. Upon closing its doors in 2014, Assist Her, Inc. serviced well over 2,000 females in the Chicagoland area.

Coleman’s endeavor as a socially responsible entrepreneur unexpectedly brought her into the landscape of both public and higher education. Her ability to both lead and manage allow her to visualize the large picture and the minute details that are necessary for true impact within an organization and its program delivery. Her clinical skills allowed for Assist Her, Inc. have become a heralded training for Master’s level interns from notable psychology and social work programs, such as the University of Illinois at Chicago Applied Psychology Program, Jane Addams School of Social Work, Dominican University, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology just to name a few.

Dr. Coleman’s expertise in leadership, management, systems, culture, career advancement, etc. have found her in the classroom as a Professor preparing adult learners for their future careers as scholars and practitioners. She has a talent for formulating information into a framework that creates understanding of core concepts.

Dr. Coleman is a graduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (PhD, Organizational Leadership), Concordia University (M.A. Community Counseling) and The University of Illinois at Chicago (B.A. Psychology). Her research interests revolve around Work Engagement and Psychological Capital (PsyCap).

You can only register online for this event. Registration will close 2 hours before the event.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: PDINFO
Section: 16A4
Location: Online
Dates: December 12
Tuition: $5.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM–7:00 PM



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Online Registration Close Date:
December 12, 2016
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Financial Decision Making Principles of Economics
01/5/2017 to 03/2/2017

FIND 21100 | Principles of Economics

This elective course covers major topics in both microeconomics and macroeconomics that are relevant and important to financial decision makers in business firms. You will study the economic concept of cost; determinants of supply and demand in markets; the effects of cost and market structure on firms; government economic policy and regulation of business; and the influence of fiscal and monetary policies on pricing, economic activity, and business decisions. You will learn the significance of economic data released periodically by government agencies and private economic research firms.

Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
William Strauss
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: FIND 21100
Section: 17W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
January 5 to March 2
Tuition: $1,350.00
Days/Times: Thu
6:00 PM–9:00 PM



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Online Registration Close Date:
December 28, 2016
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic ProgramFirst Friday Lecture Series First Friday: Epic of Id, Epic of Superego: A... 01/6/2017

BPFFLS | First Friday: Epic of Id, Epic of Superego: A Freudian Reading of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey

Description to come soon.

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Adam Rose
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: BPFFLS
Section: 17W1
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Dates: January 6
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Fri
12:15 PM



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Online Registration Close Date:
January 6, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program Basic Program: Year 2
01/7/2017 to 03/11/2017

BASC 20202 | Basic Program: Year 2

For the first class please read Books I–III of The Odyssey.

Week Seminar Book
1–6 Homer The Odyssey
Fagles tr., Penguin
ISBN 978-0140268867
7–8 Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN 978-0142437346
9–10 Woolf A Room of One’s Own
Harvest Books
ISBN 978-0156787338
Week Tutorial Book
1–10 Plato

The Republic
Collected Dialogues Bollingen
Series, ISBN 978-0691097183

 

Prerequisite(s):

at least one quarter of Year 1

30 PD/CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: BASC 20202
Section: 17W4
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates:
January 7 to March 11
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
January 5, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BASC 20202 | Basic Program: Year 2

For the first class please read Books I–III of The Odyssey.

Week Seminar Book
1–6 Homer The Odyssey
Fagles tr., Penguin
ISBN 978-0140268867
7–8 Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN 978-0142437346
9–10 Woolf A Room of One’s Own
Harvest Books
ISBN 978-0156787338
Week Tutorial Book
1–10 Plato

The Republic
Collected Dialogues Bollingen
Series, ISBN 978-0691097183

 

Prerequisite(s):

at least one quarter of Year 1

30 PD/CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: BASC 20202
Section: 17W4
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates:
January 7 to March 11
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
January 5, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program Basic Program: Year 3
01/7/2017 to 03/11/2017

BASC 30202 | Basic Program: Year 3

For the first class please read Books I–II of The Aeneid.

Week Seminar Book
1–5 Virgil The Aeneid
Fitzgerald tr., Vintage
ISBN 978-0679729525
6–8 Augustine Confessions
Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0192833723
9–10 Chaucer The Canterbury Tales
(selections)
Bantam ISBN 978-0553210828
Week TuTorial Book
1–4 Euclid

Elements, Bk. I (selections)
Heath tr., Dover, Vol. 1
ISBN 978-0486600888

5–10 Descartes

Meditations
Lafleur, tr., Prentice Hall
ISBN 978-0023671708

 

Prerequisite(s):

Years 1 & 2

30 PD/CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: BASC 30202
Section: 17W3
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates:
January 7 to March 11
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
January 5, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BASC 30202 | Basic Program: Year 3

For the first class please read Books I–II of The Aeneid.

Week Seminar Book
1–5 Virgil The Aeneid
Fitzgerald tr., Vintage
ISBN 978-0679729525
6–8 Augustine Confessions
Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0192833723
9–10 Chaucer The Canterbury Tales
(selections)
Bantam ISBN 978-0553210828
Week TuTorial Book
1–4 Euclid

Elements, Bk. I (selections)
Heath tr., Dover, Vol. 1
ISBN 978-0486600888

5–10 Descartes

Meditations
Lafleur, tr., Prentice Hall
ISBN 978-0023671708

 

Prerequisite(s):

Years 1 & 2

30 PD/CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: BASC 30202
Section: 17W3
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates:
January 7 to March 11
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
January 5, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program Up From Slavery: Selected African-American...
01/7/2017 to 03/11/2017

BASC 80122 | Up From Slavery: Selected African-American Classics

During the long struggle to end American slavery and the racial attitudes that surrounded and survived it, African-Americans have produced a wide range of works of now-classic literature. Beginning with the 18th-century poetry of Phillis Wheatley and ending with the 20th-century poetry of Langston Hughes, this course will explore an important sample of that literature in an attempt to understand the individual works, the literary canon of which they are a part, and the foundation they laid for more recent African-American literature. Texts will include: David Walker’s Appeal, Frederick Douglass’s autobiographical Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington’s Up From Slavery, and W.E.B. DuBois’s The Souls of Black Folk.

Online
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Adam Rose
15 PD/CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: BASC 80122
Section: 07
Location: Online
Dates:
January 7 to March 11
Tuition: $200.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–11:00 AM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
January 5, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program Time and Temporality in Shakespeare and Faulkner
01/7/2017 to 03/11/2017

BASC 70052 | Time and Temporality in Shakespeare and Faulkner

We will compare Shakespeare's Macbeth with Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, raising questions of plot articulation, character development, and the nature and disposition of time in its formative and transformative dimensions. At the end of the course, we will examine two of Shakespeare's sonnets--numbers 73 and 129--and compare them with Faulkner's short story, "A Rose for Emily."

Hyde Park
Chicago, IL 60637
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Elliott Krick
30 PD/CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: BASC 70052
Section: 17W1
Location: Hyde Park
Dates:
January 7 to March 11
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
January 5, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program A Basic Program Exploration of the Visual Arts
01/7/2017 to 03/11/2017

BASC 70411 | A Basic Program Exploration of the Visual Arts

Art is—thrillingly—always with us, and ever new. In Plato's Symposium, Socrates describes Eros (or Love) as the desire that drives one toward that which draws one—toward the loving of humans, the begetting of works of art, the founding of cities, the clamoring to understand that is philosophia. The same Eros or desire leads us to take in and respond to works of art. Basic Program students look directly at classic texts without the mediation of secondary commentary. Here, we will explore directly a wide selection of the Art Institute of Chicago’s and other sites’ spectacular holdings, engaging them in unmediated intercourse and discussion. In Autumn and Winter Quarters, the first meeting will be held at Gleacher Center. The following sessions will be site visits.

Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Claudia Traudt
30 PD/CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: BASC 70411
Section: 17W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
January 7 to March 11
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Sat
1:30 PM–4:45 PM



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Online Registration Close Date:
January 5, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Basic Program Jewish Antiquities at the Turn of the Era: Philo...
01/7/2017 to 03/11/2017

BASC 50052 | Jewish Antiquities at the Turn of the Era: Philo and Josephus

Philo of Alexandria, also called Philo Judaeus, was a Jewish philosopher who lived in Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt at the beginning of the 1st century CE. His contemporary, Titus Flavius Josephus, born Joseph ben Matityahu, was a Jewish scholar, historian and hagiographer born in Jerusalem, then part of Roman Judea, and who eventually became a Roman citizen. Both wrote from different perspectives about the interactions of Judaism with the intellectual, religious and political ideas of Greece and Rome.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Stephen Hall
30 PD/CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Course Code: BASC 50052
Section: 17W1
Location: Hyde Park
Dates:
January 7 to March 11
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



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Online Registration Close Date:
January 6, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

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