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 Data Visualization and Storytelling, the second core course in the program, students learn about the roles visualization can play in making sense of their data and persuading others about what it means. They study how to conduct exploratory data analysis and locate patterns and trends in data by visualizing relationships within it.
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:
Just as in real life, characters are defined by their internal conflicts and their most crucial relationships. In this class, we’ll deploy internal character contradictions and shape-shifting antagonists to enrich your characters, theme, and story.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of medical copyediting. The class examines the mechanics of language and usage as well as editing concepts specific to medical manuscripts.
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.
This course focuses on advanced strategic, operational, and project management topics in clinical research with an emphasis on increasing efficiency and quality at all levels of the process.
This course introduces basic statistical concepts, such as hypothesis testing, the meaning of P value, and power determination.
As professional project managers in today’s complex, dynamic, and global world we are constantly reminded that must strive to “meet and exceed” our customer’s expectations.
This course will introduce you to creative writing, from generating ideas to revising drafts. Find your voice and develop your craft through in-class and at-home writing exercises, and through discussions of your own and your fellow students’ written work.
This literary form of letter writing, which traces back to the Roman lyric poet Horace, has continued to evolve and grow in popularity, enriching prose writing as well.
What is ethical -- and what is not -- in medical writing and editing?
This course covers major topics in both microeconomics and macroeconomics that are relevant and important to financial decision makers in business firms.
Distinguishing Characters will focus on writing characters, including unreliable narrators. Over four weeks, we will look at characters through literary examples from Edwidge Dandicat, Arundhati Roy, Ernest Hemingway, Margaret Atwood, Tana French, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, and Gregory David Roberts.
For new or longtime novelists, this workshop-based class provides expert direction, discussions of craft and form, and the opportunity to workshop novel excerpts.
No class on April 8.
Improve your writing for greater clarity, organization, and persuasiveness. The University of Chicago’s Writer’s Studio invites you to take our Effective Writing for Business and the Professions course for better communication in business and beyond.
This course will introduce you to the art of writing creative nonfiction, a wonderfully flexible and diverse genre. Try your hand at writing literary journalism, memoir, and the personal essay.
We'll look at some excellent short stories and discuss why they work, with an eye toward further developing our own works-in-progress. How is the story structured? What essential elements of character, voice, action, and detail bring the story to life?
Regardless of changes in technology, storytelling has always been at the heart of marketing and the heart of the human experience. In Storytelling for Social Good, students will learn how to harness storytelling to capture audiences’ attention, build trust, and spur action.
How do adult authors create compelling young adult voices? Try your hand at writing pieces that truly resonate with twelve to eighteen-year-old readers. Explore how YA fiction writers craft memorable and realistic voices through clever (but not too clever) banter, point of view, and cadence.
This elective course teaches knowledge and skills especially relevant to those pursuing careers in investing and portfolio management. But even for corporate managers, the course provides insight into how important corporate stakeholders, namely, shareholders and investors, get and respond to information about corporate financial performance.
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