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.
This course focuses on the psychological, social, and behavioral consequences of terrorist threats, natural disasters, and catastrophes, as well as preparation for and responses to these occurrences.
This course is designed to provide information crucial to monitoring the health of the public and responding to outbreaks.
This course is designed to cover the basic principles of radiation biology as it pertains to radiation interactions with biological systems, the short and long term consequences, regulatory issues and the underlying science, nuclear and radiological accidents and health effects, radiological terrorism, and countermeasures.
This course will cover inter-operability, common communications, data standards, digital data formats, warning systems, geographic information technologies, and equipment and design standards.
Use this one-on-one consultation to learn the skills necessary to enhance the clarity and effectiveness of your business and professional writing. Over eight weeks, you will receive written feedback on two five-page writing samples and revisions, and take part in four forty-five-minute, student-directed online consultation sessions.
Do the past fifty years of China’s development represent the “rise” of a new entity or a “return” to a state of central importance? In order to answer the question, this course addresses development of the Chinese state, society, and culture from its earliest existence to the present.
This course will trace the development of our view of the universe starting with the Earth-centered cosmology of Aristotle, through the Sun-centered universe in the Copernican revolution, to the modern big bang theory, and recent speculations about a quantum origin of the universe. Fulfills the Physical Science requirement.
What are the principles on which our ethical commitments are based? This course examines one of the many directions this perennial question might lead, into an 18th-century debate that continues to resonate today: is ethics based in feelings--in 18th-century terminology, "sentiments"--or in reason?
If you’re thinking about writing a children's book, either fiction or nonfiction, this three-session seminar will both ground you in today’s children’s book world and help you move forward in readying your book for readers.
Joan Didion’s essays have been absorbed, dissected, and studied by generations of writers. For good reason. Few writers better illustrate the power of the “I," of the importance of crafting that “right” first-person narrator who can excavate a private personal truth to illuminate a shared universal one.
This seminar takes us on a journey across the various areas of Edo (the former name of Tokyo), from the shogun’s residence to the entertainment district, to explore the roots and hidden meaning of the different segments of Japanese culture, such as kabuki theater and woodblock print making, among others.
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
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.
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 provides an overview of the drug development and clinical trials processes.
As professional project managers in today’s complex, dynamic, and global world we are constantly reminded that must strive to “meet and exceed” our customer’s expectations.
In the Phaedo, Plato presents his friend and teacher Socrates on the cusp of death, waiting to fulfill – by hemlock – the sentence imposed upon him by the people of Athens. Socrates, with friends & acquaintances, ruminates on the soul, its possible immortality, as well as on the nature of what can be known and how we can know it.
The Year 1 Seminar explores human nature and the problem of evil in political, social, and individual contexts. The Tutorial is a close reading of Shakespeare's Macbeth, an examination of what drives a person to risk utter destruction for power. Course code: BASC10303
The Year 3 Spring Seminar focuses on philosophical and psychological ideas about human nature and morality. The Tutorial is a close reading of Dante’s most famous work, Inferno. Course code: BASC30303
© Copyright 2016–2019 University of Chicago