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.
The Year 2 Spring Seminar focuses on the idea of natural law and its relationship to society and culture. The Year 2 Spring Tutorial covers a selection of English Lyric Poetry. Course code: BASC20303
A writer should not look for answers; a writer should ask “the right questions,” Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) believed. His training as a physician made him think “clinically” about his characters.
“Season 3” of our Iliad seminar course description is forthcoming. We read aloud and translate approximately 100 lines of the epic each week, while continuing to chip away at the mass of scholarship dedicated to this formidable work.
We continue our close reading of Moby Dick in Spring quarter. Moby Dick is our American epic—not only the white whale but the book itself are among the most over-determined and pervasive symbols of our culture, both higher and popular.
In this seminar, we will critically engage and discuss historical and contemporary texts on the topic of “mental health.” This course fulfills an Elective requirement.
This third course in a three-quarter sequence will examine the History of Western Civilization, focusing on the relation between technology and “wisdom.” Instead of a political framework, this year’s sequence will examine how changes in technology, primarily information technology, impacted the philosophical and spiritual ideas of a particular c
Mastery of book manuscript editing requires a thorough knowledge of style and editorial judgment. What are the demands of the reader? How does an editor choose one style over another?
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.
Using Biblical scholarship, archaeology, art history, and primary texts in translation, this course will outline the historic development of the Christian religion. Beginning with pre-Christian Mediterranean society, religions, and politics we will engage in a discussion of Jewish messianism and the subsequent birth of a new religion.
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.
Ranging from question of war, punishment, reproductive issues, and business practices, modern society has witnessed a breakdown in productive debate on pressing issues of what is ethical or unethical. More importantly, modern society lacks a consensus on which ethical theory to adopt to resolve our ethical disputes and disagreements.
Hinduism is a philosophy, religion and way of life for nearly one-sixth of the world's population. It is considered the world's oldest religion, dating back nearly 4000 years, and has a history of continuous evolution to meet changing times and settings.
The speed of changes in visual art – both its nature and its role in Western culture – had increased after World War II. In this class, we address the most recent and impactful art movements such as: found objects, conceptual art, pop art and many more. How has art practice changed in the second half of 20th century and early 21 century?
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.
"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time....”
Kevin Kwan’s book Crazy Rich Asians is a cultural bridge between the East and the West. In this course, we will discuss central characters in this refreshing book’s multicultural society. We will exam the settings, including cosmopolitan cities like Singapore, of the international bestselling novel that tells stories about Asia in transition.
This course presents a chronological survey of the history of art through an examination of canonical artists and artworks from Antiquity to the late Medieval period. We will start with developments of the Ancient Greek and Roman world. We will then look at the impact of early Islam and Christianity on the art of the Mediterranean.
The course explores debates regarding the construction of gender in Islam, with a focus on contemporary cultural productions. It examines historical and literary representations, ethnographic narratives, legal and human rights discourses, politics of veiling, and Islamic feminism.
November marked the centenary of the First World War’s end. This has sparked much reflection on a war which transformed Europe and had important consequences for much of the world. This course will focus on the way the war has been represented in European culture from the immediate aftermath to the centenary.
This class is designed for writers who have already explored the basics of memoir and are ready to tackle the challenges of longer essays and excerpts of full-length manuscripts. You may deepen or expand a work-in-progress or begin a new piece of writing.
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