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 course, we will read some of the most important modern and contemporary Italian authors: Verga, Pirandello, Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sciascia, Maraini, and Camilleri. We will accompany the readings with movies inspired by their books.
This course will explore eight of Arthur Miller's pivotal works including All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, A Memory of Two Mondays, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy and The Price.
The third great scripture of the Abrahamic tradition and the foundation of Islam, we will discuss the Qur'an from a secular, literary perspective to gain an initial understanding of it and its relationship to the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.
Although largely ignored by critics in their own time, literary women were central to the Harlem Renaissance. Writers covered in this course will include Jessie Fauset, Nella Larson, and Zora Neale Hurston.
In Part III of The Man Without Qualities, titled "Into the Millennium," or "The Criminals," Ulrich finds a soulmate and worthy interlocutor – his own sister, Agathe. The siblings embark on a pursuit of new morality and a new form of being. Clarisse, Bonadea, Diotima, Count Leinsdorf, Arnheim, and Moosbrugger reappear.
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?
In the Mitigating Cyber Risk in Governance course, students will learn the theoretical principles and language underpinning cyber risk mitigation, focusing in particular on the anatomy of cyber-attacks and defenses.
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.
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.
While manuscript editors serve to enhance texts that have already been accepted for publication, the developmental editor can help mold an author’s approach to a work before a publisher’s review board decides whether to publish it.
This course covers the fundamental aspects of modern project management, both managerial and technical. Additionally, it gives the students direct experience in the use of appropriate tools and techniques to successfully execute a project.
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 aims at preparing students with moderate statistics experience to leverage those skills on the web. We will start with gaining a fundamental understanding of how the web works, enabling tracking of users and content. Also explored will be the user’s perspective, giving students a 360 view of the web experience.
Stay motivated while writing your novel! This online class will offer craft discussions, intensive study of a mentor text, instructor feedback on a synopsis and eighty pages of work, and opportunities for revision.
We'll discuss strategies for creating more vivid, informative, and compelling dialogue that moves your story forward. We'll examine dialect, tag lines, and how to achieve speedy characterization through in-class exercises.
The Beethoven symphonies and concertos form the central core of Western Classical music. This course uses both archival and contemporary performances to explore these works, offering historical and social perspectives on this fascinating repertory.
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.
The goal of this course is to offer you a methodology and tools for assessing and recovering troubled projects. Experienced project managers and teams are often brought onboard to recover troubled projects. The recovery process first starts with an assessment of the project's health using various tools.
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.
Editing Electronically is a required course for students enrolled in the Editing Certificate. This course teaches students how to use Microsoft Word to make the editing process more efficient. Students will learn how to use common tools, such as redlining, more effectively.
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