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 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 discussion/lecture course will focus on the early history of Chicago, from its origins to around 1920, emphasizing the major events, politics, and peoples that make up one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.
Ten-minute play festivals are happening all over the country. In this course, we will explore the fundamentals needed to write solid short plays by identifying fascinating characters in complex situations where they find themselves in conflict with others and perhaps themselves.
Contemporary readers and audiences expect today’s heroes to operate in a morally ambiguous universe and be themselves flawed. We are fascinated when these broken heroes rise above their situation and their flaws to demonstrate unexpected nobility.
The towering spiritual and cultural achievements of the Baroque era are nobly reflected in the work of Bach and Handel (both born in 1685). From Bach, we are bequeathed secular masterpieces of intensity, poetry, intellectual rigor, and breathtaking spiritual achievement, such as the oratorios.
This course provides an overview of topics in behavioral economics. It focuses on using the concepts studied to both understand and improve financial (and other) decisions. Areas covered include: thought systems, learning, biases, overconfidence, choices, and practical applications in finance and business.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Social media is an essential tool for companies who want to connect with their target audience, making it critical to any serious marketing plan. In this hands-on class, you'll learn how to analyze, design, and execute social media strategies for companies, brands, and organizations.
This fast-paced introductory course ignites your enthusiasm for marketing and its blend of art and science that helps businesses and organizations achieve their goals.
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.
This core 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.
Your story's beginning must capture and commit your audience to your tale. We'll explore how to launch your story unforgettably into audience imaginations through crafting deeply written characters and devising structure that satisfies and snares.
This course gives participants a working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, the most comprehensive and widely used style guide.
This course provides an introduction to good clinical practice (GCP) in clinical research according to FDA regulations and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines.
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.
Data Understanding and Preparation, the first core course in the program, guides students through sourcing, preparing, and manipulating their data.
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.
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