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.
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.
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.
This course examines the state of Muslim community and Islam in America. It presents a comprehensive discussion of debates, challenges, and opportunities that American Muslims have faced through centuries in America.
Nobel Prize laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner J. M. Coetzee has taken the Socratic trend in his fiction to a new frontier in The Childhood of Jesus (2013) and The Schooldays of Jesus (2016).
This course investigates the transformation of art and society through the events of the 1840s in France. In the aftermath of the Revolution of 1789, the conceptions of “modernity” and cultural “modernism” came into specific focus posing questions of “origins” of both social and aesthetic modernity through artworks now considered canonical.
In this course we will read Caesar’s own account of his conquest of Gaul, The Gallic Wars, using the new Landmark edition of Caesar’s works. Caesar used these “Commentaries” to establish himself with his contemporary readers as a model of Roman leadership for his own political advancement.
Freud’s psychotherapeutic practice and analytic theory of the complex nature of the human psyche were influential for the development of modern psychoanalysis.
This course is intended to address some of the more persistent and sometimes daunting difficulties that attend the effort to read classic works of the Western cultural tradition.
In “How to Read a Book,” Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996) writes, “The more one reads poetry the less tolerant one becomes of any sort of verbosity, be it in political or philosophical discourse, in history, social studies or the art of fiction.” In 1987, Brodsky was awarded a Nobel Prize "for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of t
This seminar will introduce and explore significant developments in the history of design from the 19th century to the present through a variety of object types including furniture, interiors, graphic design, typography, and industrial products.
Getting your novel off the ground in chapter 1 can be a daunting task. First chapters are often revised again and again. In Novel Beginnings, we'll first look at some excellent opening chapters and discuss why they work. What's left out? What's essential to hook the reader?
This non-required elective focuses on the process and skills necessary for gaining business understanding, conducting a business discovery and developing an analytical project plan.
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.
The Writer's Studio Monthly Writing Group is designed for students working in creative nonfiction or fiction. Focused on monthly workshops, the group also provides writers a sense of community as well as an outlet for discussion of both practice and form.
Writers are driven to write for a reason: They believe they have something to say about the human experience, about how we all strive to live in a world that does not conform to our expectations and ideals.
This course provides an introduction to good clinical practice (GCP) in clinical research according to FDA regulations and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines.
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.
This daylong seminar examines musical masterpieces that transformed western music and will include compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Wagner, Debussy, and others. Works are explored in terms of cultural context and influence, and will be presented via live performance, CD, and DVD.
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.
Magical realism is the term used to describe a subset of literary fiction where magic is injected into an otherwise realistic setting, often as a metaphor to express the author’s view of a particular political or social situation.
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