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.
Designed for experienced playwrights or those who have completed Intermediate Playwriting, this class will help you to fine tune your scene writing, character development, and drama in dialogue.
This course introduces various forms of Buddhism from the premodern through the contemporary period. While topics covered include early developments and doctrinal perspectives, attention will also be given to the place of Buddhism in today's world.
In this course we'll investigate eight plays with political and social underpinnings that have challenged the conventional wisdom of their times including work by Clifford Odets, David Hare, Caryl Churchill, Lynn Nottage and August Wilson.
This class utilizes the basic toolkit acquired in previous classes in order to focus on 20th century art. We will follow three main themes in parallel fashion; by the end of the class, we will be able to see how these themes interact and inform each other.
A three-quarter online sequence presenting the basics of Homeric Greek. Via flashcards and exercises, students read real Greek early-on completing the first book of the Iliad.
Homeric Greek: A Book for Beginners, Fourth Edition
by Clyde Pharr, John Wright & Paula Debnar
Good dialogue is more than what people say. It can reveal past events, develop character, use non-communication to make it look like communication, and concisely reflect a relationship in a moment in time.
This course will examine the "Technological Mindset" as the root of our ecological and how religious traditions can address it, according to: Pope Francis (Christian), Seyyed Nasir (Islamic), and Native American environmental thought.
From revolutionary actions to the Presidency of John Adams, this course will consider the influence. Strategies, writings and impacts of four founders of the New Nation- including Samuel Adams, John Adams, Ben Franklin and Thomas Paine.
Inspired by W.E.B. DuBois's thesis that "the problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color-line", we will examine some 20th-century perspectives on race through a sympathetic examination of classic works by authors and directors Black and White.
This course is designed for advanced fiction writers working to develop and hone their prose, whether that be novels, flash fiction, short stories, or hybrid work. Writers will have the opportunity to learn from a wide range of styles, techniques, and voices, as well as workshop their writing.
Growing up as a 'hyphenated American' can be an immensely rewarding, challenging and complicated journey. We will explore the immigrant and first-generation experiences of growing up Indian in America along with various approaches in forging a hybridized multicultural identity.
Modern Confucianism is a living tradition, rooted in the selective use of religious ideas for more secular ends. We'll read selections from Zhu Xi and Wang Yangming, exploring their philosophy and their continuing impact on East Asian society.
Medieval and Renaissance maps are fascinating windows into early modern culture. In this course we will learn about how early modern European maps the maps were commissioned and the sources that the cartographers used, both textual and pictorial.
This three-part course examines art and architecture in Italy ca. 1300 to ca. 1600, a period noteworthy for celebrated artists including Giotto, Duccio, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Donatello, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian. Spring quarter is Part III of the sequence.
Few of Plato's Socratic dialogues pertain to the present moment of American political life as much as Gorgias, where Socrates contrasts political activity of the deepest integrity to a self-serving kind focused on seizing power by any means
What is “terrorism” and why is it considered so hateful? The course looks at the history of modern anxieties about religion and violence. How have the European Enlightenment, colonialism, and legal and social change shaped our politics and concerns?
Four composers, born at the outset of the 19th century, will lead us through a dramatic era of musical change; the grandiose, eccentric Berlioz; the poignantly intimate Schumann; the subtle and perfect Chopin; and the superhumanly energetic Liszt.
A close reading of Wittgenstein's seminal—and enormously influential—work, Philosophical Investigations.
We will read and discuss the text sentence by sentence, section by section—and continue for as long as it takes to get through (at least) Part I (that portion which Wittgenstein himself prepared for publication).
Publishers and agents require a synopsis before you submit the manuscript. The synopsis is your most powerful, in fact your only, selling tool. We'll learn the do's and don'ts of synopses writing and provide a strong critique of yours.
Data Understanding and Preparation, the first core course in the program, guides students through sourcing, preparing, and manipulating their data.
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