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.
This course provides a brisk high-level overview of the project management discipline and the PMI Framework. Materials in this class are based on the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide).
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.
Most practicing project managers are aware of the role that risk management can play in successfully completing their projects. In a time of doing more with less and faster, better, cheaper, however, it is easy to overlook the value of a well-constructed approach to risk management.
This intensive 3-day course is an immersion into the project management concepts, techniques and knowledge areas as covered in the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), and the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification examination administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
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
What is the ultimate standard of morality? Is it the best possible outcome for the most people? Is it dutiful and self-sacrificial adherence to absolute rules? Or should ethics aim at cultivating excellent moral character for happiness?
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.
Hands that can grasp, eyes
that can can dilate, hair that can rise
if it must... (Marianne Moore, "Poetry")
This course covers the process of coordinating and managing a clinical study from the perspective of the study site.
This course presents a chronological survey of the history of Western art through an examination of canonical artists and artworks from the 15th through mid-19th centuries. We will begin with the emergence of the Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe.
Through the lens of some of Rome’s best-known monuments, this course will explore the Eternal City’s art, architecture, and urbanism from the mid-fifteenth through late seventeenth centuries. The Sistine Chapel; the Vatican Stanze; New St.
Was the Italian Renaissance of the 15th century a revival of long-lost Greco-Roman classical culture? For over a century, scholars—most famously Charles Homer Haskins—have argued that a renaissance in the twelfth century preceded and prepared for the latter more famous renaissance. This period marks a turning-point in European history.
One of the more distinctive writing systems ever devised, the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic system covered the walls of tombs, temples, andcoffins for four thousand years of Egypt’s history. This course is a broad introduction, focusing on the classical phase of Middle Egyptian most often seen on works of art in museums around the world.
While Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics is rightly thought of for its concept of character as it arises out of habit, and for the rich and pragmatic accounts of the character virtues that represent admirable human development, less attention is given to the two chapters that are in fact the pinnacle of the work: the book on justice (which he breaks
This course explores the history and continued importance of public art in Chicago through the examination of a selection of notable case studies from the late 19th century to the present. Two issues will shape this course.
In this six-week course, we will discuss and workshop scenes, the stepping stones of your character’s journey. Managing the tension between where your characters think they are going vs. where they need to go is one element that makes a scene come alive.
Two of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Twelfth Night, are immediate to audiences and readers. They are chocked with fun, vivid personalities, high emotion, raucous high-jinks, master jesters; they are also full of real dangers, full and complex human pangs and machinations.
From the time of Jane Addams and the pioneering works of Park, Burgess and Wirth of the Chicago School of Sociology in the 1920s and 1930s, there have been numerous attempts to analyze and explain the significance of Chicago’s diversity, its social problems and challenges facing the neighborhoods.
Beethoven's middle period works (the heroic Beethoven) comprise the single most influential repertory in the history of Western music. The "Eroica" symphony, the mighty Fifth, the "Emperor" piano concerto and other works permanently established the model of artist as hero, artist as liberator, artist as sacrifice.
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