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.
Do you need structure, deadlines, insight, and a creative community to produce your best work? This eight-week, multi-genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry) online writing group is designed to provide that and more.
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 Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults will once again partner with Chicago Shakespeare Theater to offer exciting lecture and play packages for select performances during their 2019-2020 season.
Audiences love to see heroes who are thrown into tailspins then manage to snatch surprising victories. Learn how to test your character’s noble cause, their beliefs, and their very identity with story-driving twists that keep audiences riveted.
An entertaining picture of this most visceral of musical traditions will emerge through our consideration of CDs, DVDs, musical analysis, and contemporary documents. The swashbuckling careers of Liszt, Rubinstein, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and Paganini will be placed in the context of the evolution of the virtuoso concerto.
Want to find a way to make writing for business and the professions even more effective? Simple: tell your story. In this six-week class, you will learn to create an authentic, compelling story that clarifies your mission, vision, and value proposition.
WORKS OF THE MIND LUNCHEONS
Join us for a simple lunch and a thought-provoking lecture given by a UChicago faculty member. Conveniently scheduled right after morning classes end, these luncheons are scheduled once per quarter and take place in the Gleacher Center. Works of the Mind Luncheons are open to all.
The Shari‘a represents the totality of religious, legal and moral guidelines, the will of God for human life as a whole. It serves as the guiding framework for Muslims in their quest for a harmonious life with the rest of the universe.
Diversity in the U.S. and around the world is reaching a tipping point and marketers need to better understand and embrace different cultures to drive business growth, communicate effectively, and create an inclusive work culture.
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.
It’s easy to get lost when revising your manuscript for publishing consideration, but there’s good news: the synopsis, pitch, and query letter that accompany your submission can also serve as your GPS through the revision process! Fine-tune these tools in this hands-on workshop to take control and fine-tune your manuscript.
Project management practice is influenced and shaped as much by collective wisdom, lessons learned, and the school of hard knocks as it is by its foundation of framework, principles, processes, and techniques.
Leaders exist at all levels of an organization, but what are the essential traits and behaviors of these individuals that foster high performance? This course provides the opportunity to explore the core skills and techniques that are crucial to effective leadership and management. In addition, you will delve into the personal journey of ident
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.
MEDLINE and Beyond will introduce you to practical techniques for improving your search skills related to looking for trustworthy medical, nursing and health care information online. How to use concepts such as the reference interview to shape your approach to a web search will be covered. We will explore different ways to craft a MEDLINE sear
A brand can be the foundation of successful marketing. Often, it is the most valuable asset of a business. But what is a brand and who defines it? This course challenges you to answer these questions and think deeply about the many facets and attributes of brands.
In Data Visualization and Storytelling, the second core course in the program, students learn about the roles visualization can play in making sense of their data and persuading others about what it means. They study how to conduct exploratory data analysis and locate patterns and trends in data by visualizing relationships within it.
Even high performing professionals sometimes pause over the rules and structure of grammar. Grammar for Professionals is an ideal course for the busy working professional who has forgotten the grammar taught in school or wants to revisit and freshen up on specific topics. The course will cover:
Just as in real life, characters are defined by their internal conflicts and their most crucial relationships. In this class, we’ll deploy internal character contradictions and shape-shifting antagonists to enrich your characters, theme, and story.
This course introduces basic statistical concepts, such as hypothesis testing, the meaning of P value, and power determination.
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