We offer credit and non-credit 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 at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center 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 seminar, we will critically engage and discuss historical and contemporary texts on the topic of “mental health.” This course fulfills an Elective requirement.
This course is an introduction to the study of poetry, providing both the technical knowledge and tools useful for appreciating poetry, as well as an overview of the history of world poetry. We will read and discuss some of the finest and most memorable poems ever written. Fulfills the non-Western requirement.
We will start this course by looking at sociologist Georg Simmel's "The Metropolis and Mental Life." Then we will explore how writers and filmmakers have tried to capture this experience of city life in different genres. Fulfills an Elective requirement.
This course familiarizes students with the fundamentals of emergency management and homeland security.
This course will focus on converting the tools of policy analysis into action and social change, addressing the regulatory, legal, and ethical issues affecting hazard and response management, privacy, and quarantine.
In this course we will explore what is both fearful and alluring about catastrophe on an unimaginable scale, as we read and view some paradigmatic apocalyptic works across a wide historical range.
This course is designed to cover the basic principles of radiation biology as it pertains to radiation interactions with biological systems, the short and long term consequences, regulatory issues and the underlying science, nuclear and radiological accidents and health effects, radiological terrorism, and countermeasures.
This course will cover inter-operability, common communications, data standards, digital data formats, warning systems, geographic information technologies, and equipment and design standards.
This course emphasizes detailed study of some formative works dealing with the organization of human societies; the patterning of cultures and culture as an instrument of continuous human creativity; and the adaptation of persons and personalities to life in ordered communities. Fulfills the Social Science requirement.
This course will trace the development of our view of the universe starting with the Earth-centered cosmology of Aristotle, through the Sun-centered universe in the Copernican revolution, to the modern big bang theory, and recent speculations about a quantum origin of the universe. Fulfills the Physical Science requirement.
This course seeks to explore the question of “enhancing life” from three interrelated perspectives: basic goods, the moral good, and ideas about the transcendent good.
Lyric Poetry and Critical Thinking is based on the premise that poetry used to be at the center of humanistic curricula for a reason. Fulfills the Humanities requirement.
This course presents America's major writers of short fiction in the 20th century. This course fulfills the Humanities requirement.
Human Origins: From Early Primate Beginnings to Evolutionary Medicine course fulfills the Biological Science requirement.
This course will offer an in-depth introduction to Chinese cinema from the 1930s to the present. Fulfills the non-Western requirement.
How can we improve our social and civil institutions so as to resolve our environmental crisis? How should societies now attempting to join the industrial world proceed with their development? This course will consider these and related issues, and examine approaches to address them. Fulfills the Biological Science requirement.
The Ramayana in Indian History course fulfills the Non-Western Elective requirement.
This course focuses on evidence-based communication strategies, tools and tactics in crisis situations.
Students will learn how to be good members and effective leaders of teams, committees, and other decision-making and problem-solving groups and develop strategies to build partnerships and establish networks to ensure effective response when a disaster strikes.