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 gives participants a working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, the most comprehensive and widely used style guide.
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.
Learn to embrace the challenges! There is no single fix when a project is in trouble. Experienced project managers often come to a troubled project late and must quickly assess the viability and cost of saving the project. The goal of this seminar is to familiarize the students with the often-encountered troubled or failed project.
This introductory workshop is designed to familiarize students with basic principles of and contemporary issues related to brand storytelling, social purpose marketing, and inclusion marketing. For each topic, we’ll cover case studies, best practices, and challenges.
This introductory workshop is designed to familiarize students with basic principles of and contemporary issues in email and social media marketing.
How do we enhance our work into polished, powerful prose? In this 8-week course, we'll combine writing workshops with reading assignments that illustrate a variety of creative nonfiction techniques. We'll focus on structure, revision, and adding depth to your work.
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 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.
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 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).
William Blake, A Revolutionary During Revolution: Songs of Innocence & Experience and The Marriage of Heaven & Hell
“He approached everything with a mind unclouded by current opinions,” said T.S. Eliot of William Blake, adding—“This makes him terrifying.”
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?
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.
While manuscript editors serve to enhance texts that have already been accepted for publication, the developmental editor can help mold an author’s approach to a work before a publisher’s review board decides whether to publish it.
What makes a story pop with excitement? Strong characters with competing agendas, bold in their desires, who know what they want and will stop at nothing to get it. In this workshop, we will focus on giving your characters the dialogue they deserve as they drive your story forward, questing to achieve their goals.
The second course focuses on the second stage of the CRISP-DM framework, and guides students through the data preparation, integration and data investigation processes using a combination of SQL and Tableau.
This course take a deeper dive into how developmental editing for fiction manuscripts differs from that of nonfiction manuscripts; it is not a course for beginners.
This course will provide an overview of clinical research-related fraud and scientific misconduct.
This course is designed for those interested in starting a career as freelance medical writers and editors. It covers the foundations of how to envision, implement, and begin to expand a sustainable full-time or part-time freelancing business.
This course teaches you to express your brand values, your selling proposition, and your marketing themes and messages consistently through all your media and customer touchpoints. You will learn to coordinate a marketing campaign and manage and motivate a staff and agency team.