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.
In the spring quarter, students complete the first book of the Iliad, beginning with the divine-like wrath of the hero Achilles and ending with the all-too-human laughter of the gods.
This course presents America's major writers of short fiction in the 20th century. This course fulfills the Humanities requirement.
This course will consider the theological problem of evil, starting with the Book of Job. We will next investigate the problem from the perspectives of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, for whom evil was the major, stumbling block in the proof of God’s existence.
This course offers an introduction to advanced study in the Humanities across a range of fields, including poetry, philosophy, fiction, and film.
This course will introduce students to the practice of ethnographic field work, or participant observation research. Fulfills the Social Science requirement.
This course is an introduction to the study of poetry, providing both the technical knowledge and tools useful for appreciating poetry, as well as an overview of the history of world poetry. We will read and discuss some of the finest and most memorable poems ever written. Fulfills the non-Western requirement.
We will start this course by looking at sociologist Georg Simmel's "The Metropolis and Mental Life." Then we will explore how writers and filmmakers have tried to capture this experience of city life in different genres. Fulfills an Elective requirement.
This course will introduce students to key concepts in project management and team building for biomedical informatics projects.
This course will provide an introductory and intermediate level overview of computer science and programming for students who are not working in technology-based professions.
This course will provide students with an understanding of critical ethical, legal and social issues related to biomedical informatics, with an emphasis on policies in the US
This course will introduce students to advanced concepts in computer programming through real-world "end-to-end" case studies.
This course will introduce students to the concepts of research design, working with healthcare data, managing secondary data sets, and basic data analysis including descriptive statistics and measures of association.
This course will provide students with an understanding of healthcare information technology (HIT) standards and interoperability.
This course will allow students to explore the concept of big data and the analytic and clinical challenges it presents.
This course will give students an overview of computer-assisted management information and decision systems used in health organizations.
This course will follow on from the Introduction to Bioinformatics and will include advanced topics such as: Linux and high performance computing; genomic data visualization; R programming in bioinformatics; and RNA sequencing data analysis.
In this class, students will learn about fundamental GIS concepts while building the basic skills necessary to integrate a GIS into a decision making process.
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