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.
Use this one-on-one consultation to learn the skills necessary to enhance the clarity and effectiveness of your business and professional writing. Over eight weeks, you will receive written feedback on two five-page writing samples and revisions, and take part in four forty-five-minute, student-directed online consultation sessions.
Do the past fifty years of China’s development represent the “rise” of a new entity or a “return” to a state of central importance? In order to answer the question, this course addresses development of the Chinese state, society, and culture from its earliest existence to the present.
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.
What are the principles on which our ethical commitments are based? This course examines one of the many directions this perennial question might lead, into an 18th-century debate that continues to resonate today: is ethics based in feelings--in 18th-century terminology, "sentiments"--or in reason?
If you’re thinking about writing a children's book, either fiction or nonfiction, this three-session seminar will both ground you in today’s children’s book world and help you move forward in readying your book for readers.
Mastery of book manuscript editing requires a thorough knowledge of style and editorial judgment. What are the demands of the reader? How does an editor choose one style over another?
Joan Didion’s essays have been absorbed, dissected, and studied by generations of writers. For good reason. Few writers better illustrate the power of the “I," of the importance of crafting that “right” first-person narrator who can excavate a private personal truth to illuminate a shared universal one.
Project management practice is influenced and shaped as much by collective wisdom, lessons learned, and the school of hard knocks as it is by its foundation of framework, principles, processes, and techniques.
Great brand engagement starts with strong strategy. In this session students will learn the art of driving consumer action through brand interaction and experiences.
Technology and social media have dramatically changed the event landscape. But the future of experiences is bigger than glitzy new technologies or the hyper-connected web of things. Success lies in giving consumers more than what they’ve come to expect from a brand.
Artists have had to exist within a wide array of socio-economic systems. In this one day seminar we will find out how artists try to survive in the post-industrial marketplace. Indeed, we will take an initial look at how art as an industry functions.
This seminar takes us on a journey across the various areas of Edo (the former name of Tokyo), from the shogun’s residence to the entertainment district, to explore the roots and hidden meaning of the different segments of Japanese culture, such as kabuki theater and woodblock print making, among others.
Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning, the final core course in the program, introduces students to the theory and practice of machine learning. Students will learn how to implement the most popular machine-learning techniques in use today to discover patterns in their data and develop models to predict future outcomes.
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 is designed for those interested in starting a career in clinical research. It provides an overview of clinical research from concept to close-out and covers the foundation of how to develop a sound and effective protocol with participant’s safety and regulatory compliance in-mind. Students will have an opportunity to discuss the v
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
Achieving business results in tomorrows challenging global project environment requires skills that go beyond the traditional management of deliverables, budgets, and resources.
Students will deploy the skills they learned in Basic Manuscript Editing in longer and more complex editing assignments. In addition, students will be introduced to working with style sheets and formulating author queries. The class will also address the challenges inherent in ensuring consistency in a changing manuscript.
The main goal of this course is to increase participants’ skill in substantive editing—that is, editing that moves beyond mechanics to address aspects such as content, logic, and organization.
Have work but unsure how to get it out there? In this class we will study and demystify the ever-changing landscape of online and print publications. You will learn how to evaluate and characterize journals, and you will research one or two literary markets.
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