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.
We continue our close reading of Moby Dick in Winter 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.
We will examine and relish two great works by two great friends - Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence and Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady in great conversation. Both these ex-patriot American writers are tremendous stylists, capturers of atmosphere, setting and time, and penetrating psychologists – in fascinatingly different modalities.
Data Understanding and Preparation, the first core course in the program, guides students through sourcing, preparing, and manipulating their data.
This required course teaches you the terminology, tools, and techniques of financial accounting and shows you the relationships among major types of financial statements: balance sheets, cash flow statements, and income and expense statements.
This course introduces students to the processes and procedures of monitoring a clinical trial from the perspective of the sponsor or contract research organization from the site-initiation visit to the closing out of a clinical study.
This course covers the fundamental aspects of modern project management, both managerial and technical. Additionally, it gives the students direct experience in the use of appropriate tools and techniques to successfully execute a project.
The Writer's Studio Monthly Writing Group is designed for students working in creative nonfiction or fiction. Focused on monthly workshops, the group also provides writers a sense of community as well as an outlet for discussion of both practice and form.
This course looks at China today with the perspective of recent history. The calamities of the end of the Qing Empire in the mid-19th century to the reinvention of the idea of Chinese civilization in the years after set the stage for a century of revolutions of different kinds.
This course gives participants a working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, the most comprehensive and widely used style guide.
Copyright for Publishing Professionals provides a thorough and practical overview of copyright, focusing on the needs of professionals in editorial roles.
Stay motivated while writing your novel! This online class will offer craft discussions, intensive study of a mentor text, instructor feedback on a synopsis and eighty pages of work, and opportunities for revision.
In this introductory course, we will explore the art and craft of writing memoir. Students will draw upon their life experiences to create works that will explore both individual lives and the human condition in general. In-class writing exercises will be aimed at beginning larger pieces of writing.
Do you need structure, deadlines, insight, and a creative community to produce your best work? This eight-week, multi-genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry) online writing group is designed to provide that and more.
This course will introduce the history of treaty ports in China from late Qing dynasty to Republican era from both Chinese and foreign perspectives. We will explore trade and economic development, policy making, changes of urban space, religious affairs, and interracial interactions.
Editing Electronically is a required course for students enrolled in the Editing Certificate. This course teaches students how to use Microsoft Word to make the editing process more efficient. Students will learn how to use common editing tools, such as redlining, more effectively.
This course provides a brisk high-level overview of the project management discipline and the PMI Framework. Materials in this class are based on the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide).
There is no finer way to bind readers to your story than through characters readers admire, understand, and root for, even with all their flaws. Compelling characters in all types of media help put the writer on the map.
This course covers the process of coordinating and managing a clinical study from the perspective of the study site.