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.
This course is designed to give students the foundation they need to create effective, accurate tables, graphs, and figures.
So often we write as if we are pure brain with access to a keyboard. In truth, the inescapable body holds much wisdom. In this class, we will consider, as writers: What does the body know? What does the body have to tell?
Strategic Leaders in today’s complex organizations understand that harnessing the power of their team’s unique skills and talents is far more productive than honing in on individual contributions. In order to do this, effective leaders must have the ability to communicate effectively, build relationships, influence without authority, and demons
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.
Audiences watch movies and read fiction hoping to be blown away; to go on emotional journeys so powerful they linger as lived experience. Learn to bind audience to story by building strong character identification and skillful story catharsis.
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.
This course is designed for those interested in starting a career as freelance medical writers and editors. It covers the foundations of how to envision, implement, and begin to expand a sustainable full-time or part-time freelancing business.
This course is designed to introduce regulatory writing as both a broad and specific skill set. Students will work to develop the tools necessary to identify, edit, and contribute components of a biomedical regulatory packet.
This course provides an overview of the drug development and clinical trials processes.
How do you discover your strongest story or essay material? And once you have done so, how do you make each draft stronger than the last?
This course takes a deeper dive into how developmental editing for fiction manuscripts differs from that of nonfiction manuscripts; it is not a course for beginners.
In this course, students will learn how to interpret and report the most common statistical tests and procedures used in biomedical and epidemiological research.
Good project planning has long been shown to be one of the cornerstones of successful project performance. The challenges involved in the development of a sound project plan, however, are often overlooked.
This required course teaches principles and practices in corporate finance, with a particular emphasis on evaluating levels of risk and rates of return on corporate investments and resource allocations.
Powerful stories are emotional journeys with unforgettable characters who struggle and grow. We’ll focus on establishing internal, cohesive story logic and controlling audience experience with unanswered questions, surprises, and satisfying payoffs.
This course is a rare opportunity for the general public to study and write with University of Chicago Professor of English and Creative Writing Srikanth (Chicu) Reddy.
This course teaches students to apply the principles of Design Thinking to marketing plan development.
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.
Skills and talent in writing and/or editing aren’t enough to succeed as a freelancer. This course highlights best practices in launching and building a successful freelance business within two years and gives you the knowledge and tools to avoid common mistakes.
There is a long and varied history of the writer as flanuer- the passionate wanderer. Sometimes the writing that follows is transformed by the very act of walking or deepened by discoveries made along the way, but it is always changed by looking at one’s environment anew.
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