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 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 course gives students the tools to address key concepts in the strategic marketing planning process. It helps identify how customers are alike/different, design products and services of interest that are specific to their needs, and differentiate any offering(s) from competitive products.
This second course will look at ideas in and of America, using primary sources to understand such developments as New Deal liberalism, conservatism, the New Left, the New Right, and current political ideologies of populism and progressivism.
For centuries after the 12th century BCE Egypt remained significant in Near Eastern struggles for military and cultural dominance.
This course shows that all human beings belong to the same family of man with Americans forming just one of the clans. These stories portray themes that range from mischievous fantasies to the crippling forces of self-hate, loneliness, and isolation.
This course explores poetry, memoir and fiction of the Holocaust. We'll discover work of shattering effect whose place in literary history signifies an end to previous ideas of literary beauty and a new beginning for writers wishing to register the effects of twentieth century catastrophe.
With a focus on his most timeless masterworks, this course will examine Mozart's impressive assimilation of Italianate and Germanic musical styles, suffused with his unique sublimity.
Anton Chekhov is universally recognized as one of the greatest short story writers. His clinical detachment serves to heighten the dramatic impact and psychological insights of his stories. Famous for the clarity of his prose, Chekhov was also a master of plot, comedy, pathos, and wistfulness.
How do we understand the art that has come out of the great art revolutions of the late 19th century and early 20th century in France? Even a viewer who is equipped with basic principles for viewing art may be at a loss in addressing modern visual work.
In this class, we will study various creative nonfiction techniques through writing workshops and readings that focus on structure, revision, and adding depth to our work. Students must bring a work in progress (up to 5,000 words) to the first class.
Alexander Hamilton, an author of the Federalist Papers, was the first secretary of the U.S. Treasury. His policies brought lasting financial stability for the new nation.
Hinduism is a philosophy, religion and way of life for nearly one-sixth of the world's population. We will explore essential Hindu texts, cultural traditions, social issues, common misconceptions, and the influence of Hinduism on American society as well as the "Americanization" of Hinduism.
How do Muslims live in, shape, and think about the modern world? The course examines theology, science, and political thought as well as music, art, film, TV, comedy, and performance art. The course includes both famous and ordinary perspectives.
A new generation of filmmakers revolutionized Hollywood, rejecting its conservative ideology and embracing the counterculture. We view and discuss early films by Arthur Penn, Dennis Hopper, Francis Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, George Lukas, Hal Ashby, and Peter Bogdanovich.
This course examines the nostalgic (yet forward-looking) symphonies, piano music, and chamber music in which Brahms, along with his contemporaries, Wolff and Bruckner, created an enduring testimonial to Europe at the zenith of its cultural power.
An intellectual acrobat and spinner of words, Tom Stoppard is a playwright who focuses on everything from metaphysics and moral philosophy to true love. He is also funny, inventive and dramatic, as we will discover studying eight of his masterworks.
We will examine human biology and behavior from an evolutionary perspective, comparing humans to primates and other mammals and discussing the relative roles of genes ("nature") and environment ("nurture") in modern human populations.
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.
Central to all storytelling is the need to build and sustain tension so readers feel drawn into your writing. Learn the key elements of telling a compelling story: how to pace unfolding events, heighten conflict, and deliver catharsis.
Designed for experienced playwrights or those who have completed Introduction to Playwriting, this class takes scene writing, character development, and dramatic dialogue to the next level.
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