We offer credit and noncredit 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 in-person at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center and NBC Tower 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 emphasizes detailed study of some formative works dealing with the organization of human societies; the patterning of cultures and culture as an instrument of continuous human creativity; and the adaptation of persons and personalities to life in ordered communities. Fulfills the Social Science requirement.
Human Origins: From Early Primate Beginnings to Evolutionary Medicine course fulfills the Biological Science requirement.
This course presents America's major writers of short fiction in the 20th century. This course fulfills the Humanities requirement.
This course will consider the theological problem of evil, starting with the Book of Job. We will next investigate the problem from the perspectives of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, for whom evil was the major, stumbling block in the proof of God’s existence.
This course offers an introduction to advanced study in the Humanities across a range of fields, including poetry, philosophy, fiction, and film.
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.
This class considers how sickness, care, and wellbeing have been differently understood and embodied over time and between different cultural settings.
This course will introduce students to the practice of ethnographic field work, or participant observation research. Fulfills the Social Science requirement.
This course focuses on questions of ethics, leadership, and happiness on the journey home.
This course provides key perspectives on how the Liberal Arts can bring value to business in several classic areas: Leadership development, Organizational Behavior and Management, Advertising and Marketing, and Strategy.
This course is an introduction to the study of poetry, providing both the technical knowledge and tools useful for appreciating poetry, as well as an overview of the history of world poetry. We will read and discuss some of the finest and most memorable poems ever written. Fulfills the non-Western requirement.
We will start this course by looking at sociologist Georg Simmel's "The Metropolis and Mental Life." Then we will explore how writers and filmmakers have tried to capture this experience of city life in different genres. Fulfills an Elective requirement.
The topic of this course is the question, "How should I live?" This question is here stated in the singular. But as Aristotle observed, the human being is by nature a social animal. For creatures such as us, the singular question cannot be cleanly separated from one in the plural: "How should we live together?"
This course will introduce students to key concepts in project management and team building for biomedical informatics projects.
This course will provide an introductory and intermediate level overview of computer science and programming for students who are not working in technology-based professions.
This course will provide students with an understanding of critical ethical, legal and social issues related to biomedical informatics, with an emphasis on policies in the US
This course will introduce students to advanced concepts in computer programming through real-world "end-to-end" case studies.
This course will introduce students to the concepts of research design, working with healthcare data, managing secondary data sets, and basic data analysis including descriptive statistics and measures of association.
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