We offer credit and noncredit learning opportunities in a variety of subjects, from more traditional disciplines such as literature and philosophy, to business-oriented courses, to master’s degrees. Our courses are conveniently located in-person at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center and NBC Tower in downtown Chicago, and are primarily in the evening and on weekends, to fit the schedule of working adults. We also offer online courses, for those not located in Chicago, or who wish to study from home.
Getting your novel off the ground in chapter 1 can be a daunting task. First chapters are often written again and again. We'll critique your chapter 1, as well as analyze excellent opening chapters and discuss why they work.
What are we aiming at when we read or produce criticism? Are we seeking knowledge about texts or knowledge about ourselves, or both? We will explore these questions through readings of texts by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Marxist literary criticism.
What is ethical -- and what is not -- in medical writing and editing?
This course will examine Galileo's work and thought in his own words, from his early discoveries, his famous Letter to the Duchess Christina, and his inquisition trial, in order to discuss the question of how to interpret Galileo's meaning today.
In this workshop, we'll look at online resources that will help you to organize your work strategize submissions. We'll review Duotrope, Submittable, and other submissions-organizing sites that make the regular, organized submissions easier.
Leaders exist at all levels of an organization, but what are the essential traits and behaviors of these individuals that foster high performance? This course provides the opportunity to explore the core skills and techniques that are crucial to effective leadership and management. In addition, you will delve into the personal journey of ident
This course is an introduction to the method of close reading encouraged in the Basic Program, starting from Adler's How to Read a Book.
We will engage in a close reading of Euthyphro against the backdrop of Socrates’ own trial in the Apology.
We read Shakespeare's Sonnet 73, Milton's Lycidas, and Bellow's "Seize the Day," which features the earlier works as part of the liberal education of the protagonist.
Through a careful reading and discussion of Shakespeare’s play, this course will explore Shakespeare’s exaltation of “graceful Christianity” in both the major and minor plot threads of one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays.
Like its counterpart How to Read Classic Texts, this course aims to help students improve their reading skills as they approach reading religious texts as literature.
An in-depth discussion of "The Judgement" (1912), "A Country Doctor" (1917) and "A Hunger Artist" (1922).
We read three Greek tragedies that feature the Iphigenia myth: Agamemnon by Aeschylus, and Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris. The myth of the House of Atreus, and the movie, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, may also be discussed.
Silas Marner is the story of a sincerely religious young man who is betrayed by a friend who frames him for a crime he did not commit, alienating is fiancé and ruining his life.
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