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 will introduce you to creative writing, from generating ideas to revising drafts. Find your voice and develop your craft through in-class and at-home writing exercises, and through discussions of your own and your fellow students’ written work.
This course gives participants a working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, the most comprehensive and widely used style guide.
With China’s phenomenal economic and social transformations in recent decades, leading ethic Chinese filmmakers have arrived on the global stage and a few Chinese films have become internationally acclaimed. This course will focus on major films created by ethnic Chinese filmmakers from mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
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.
Go beyond merely editing your work and re-envision it! In this class, you’ll learn how to find the most crucial bits of living matter within your stories and provide them with the light and space they need to grow, allowing your work-in-progress to become a fully developed piece of fiction.
This course provides an introduction to good clinical practice (GCP) in clinical research according to FDA regulations and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines.
How do we understand the art that has come out of the great art revolutions of the late 19th and 20th centuries? Even a viewer who is equipped with basic principles for viewing art may be at a loss in addressing modern visual work.
Students will deploy the skills they learned in Basic Manuscript Editing in longer and more complex editing assignments. In addition, students will be introduced to working with style sheets and formulating author queries. The class will also address the challenges inherent in ensuring consistency in a changing manuscript.
This course is designed for those interested in starting a career in clinical research. It provides an overview of clinical research from concept to close-out and covers the foundation of how to develop a sound and effective protocol with participant’s safety and regulatory compliance in-mind. Students will have an opportunity to discuss the v
Whether you've been struggling to write or you are simply ready to start something new, this two-day class is designed to get creative writers of all genres moving with writing activities, games, and prompts. Come ready to try new things, freewrite, and discover new ways to begin.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of medical copyediting. The class examines the mechanics of language and usage as well as editing concepts specific to medical manuscripts.
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.
Managing the reputation of your company and your brand has never been more important--or more challenging! What professional journalists and news media report still helps or hurts, but now the public has a potent voice, too, through a wide range of social and consumer-generated media.
This fast-paced introductory course ignites your enthusiasm for marketing and its blend of art and science that helps businesses and organizations achieve their goals.
The heritage of ancient Egypt has left the modern world with the impression of a culture obsessed with death. The Egyptian relationship with death was neither entirely pervasive nor was it static; as in any society, ideas evolved over time as did their manifestation in art, sculpture, and architecture.
Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope has been the subject of renewed interest in recent years. As The New Yorker has pointed out, “Trollope [is] Trending.” Trollope’s brand of High Victorian Liberalism made him both representative of his era and an often astute commentator on its excesses.
In the Year 4 Winter Seminar we will read some of the foundational works of political and economic theory, starting with the ancient view represented by Aristotle, and then looking at the origins of a modern economics and political philosophy through Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The Tutorial is a close reading of a tragedy by Shakespeare.
Basic Program Year 1 continues with Winter Quarter.
In Winter Quarter, the Year Three Seminar takes us from the ancient world to Medieval Europe with three texts focusing on different kinds of journeys. The Year Three Tutorial focuses on two classic texts seeking the ungrounded ground of reason.