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.
In this interactive course, a brief overview of trial types and design will be given (including a refresher on basic concepts of biostatistics), after which each section of a standard medical manuscript will be dissected and discussed from various aspects and in a considerable detail, using examples from published literature.
In this workshop, we'll look at different examples of how writers manage transitions between back story and present action, whether through space breaks, interior monologue, or jump cuts. In-class exercises will help students develop these skills.
This course will examine the contested meaning of the Scopes Trial in American culture context with Darwinism, through the trial transcripts, Clarence Darrow's and William Jennings Bryan's aims in order to consider how to interpret its meaning.
A brand can be the foundation of successful marketing. Often, it is the most valuable asset of a business. But what is a brand and who defines it? This course challenges you to answer these questions and think deeply about the many facets and attributes of brands.
This course gives students the tools to address key concepts in the strategic marketing planning process. It helps identify how customers are alike/different, design products and services of interest that are specific to their needs, and differentiate any offering(s) from competitive products.
In this course, students will learn to apply data analysis, data visualization and data storytelling methods to analyze and describe patterns, and to iteratively form and test hypotheses related to the business questions.
This course introduces basic statistical concepts, such as hypothesis testing, the meaning of P value, and power determination.
Even high performing professionals sometimes pause over the rules and structure of grammar. Grammar for Professionals is an ideal course for the busy working professional who has forgotten the grammar taught in school or wants to revisit and freshen up on specific topics. The course will cover:
This course gives participants a working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, the most comprehensive and widely used style guide.
Achieving business results in tomorrows challenging global project environment requires skills that go beyond the traditional management of deliverables, budgets, and resources.
In this course, students will learn how to interpret and report the most common statistical tests and procedures used in biomedical and epidemiological research.
Successful marketing begins with a successful strategy and the foundation of any strategy is a solid plan. Today's business owners and company executives don't have the time (or patience) to read through old school marketing plans. They want the top line view of the most relevant information.
This course provides an overview of the drug development and clinical trials processes.
Writers of all genres will benefit from lecture, discussion, brief readings, and in-class prompts as we focus on specific, effective tools to navigate flashbacks, flash forwards, as well as shifts of scene within a linear narrative.
A giant of modernist English poetry, Stevens grappled deeply and protractedly in both his poetry and prose with the particular character and problems of what he called 'modern reality'. We will read widely from Stevens' poems, essays and aphorisms.
This discussion/lecture course will focus on the whole history of Chicago, from its origins to the present, emphasizing the major events, politics, and peoples that make up one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.
The significance of ancient Egypt in the development of western culture has been long overshadowed by biblical narrative, romantic novels, and overly produced Hollywood films. This course will focus on the popular and scientific history of Egypt.
Skills and talent in writing and/or editing aren't enough to succeed as a freelancer. This course highlights best practices in launching and building a successful freelance business within two years and gives you the knowledge and tools to avoid common mistakes.
This course is a special extended edition of the Basic Program methods course offered as part of our celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the program. One of the foundational premises of the Basic Program is that reading is a skill. And that like many skills, one can get better at reading through theoretically-informed practice.
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