The Course Catalog

Each quarter, we offer lifelong learners access to more than 70 courses at the University of Chicago. Explore all of our course offerings below.

Use the filters in the left-hand column below to search for courses in specific program areas or at specific days and times.

Quarter
Day(s)
A statue of Shakespeare
BASC50098 Autumn

Focus on Shakespeare III Focus on Shakespeare III

This course will be covering five of Shakespeare's plays selected from the comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances.

Course Syllabus.

Flags outside the UN
HUAS32002 Autumn

Foundations of American Foreign Policy Foundations of American Foreign Policy

Foundations of American Foreign Policy would aim to examine and assess the foreign relations of the United States from its founding period until its rise as a global power with the Spanish American...

Image of Opera house
HUAS78012 Autumn

French and Spanish Masters French and Spanish Masters

From the Notre Dame school to the present day, the French tradition is the most enduring in the Western musical world, while Spanish music (including music from Latin America) is a fascinating mix of...

On the left: the first-edition front cover of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. On the right: a black-and-white photograph of George Orwell.
BASC80020 Summer

George Orwell’s 1984  George Orwell’s 1984 

You read it as a kid. Now understand it as an adult. You’ll be sorry when you’re done (but in a good way). Please read Part One prior to the first class.

On the left: Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian. On the right: Jose Saramago’s The History of the Siege of Lisbon.
BASC70165 Autumn

History Two Ways: Yourcenar and Saramago History Two Ways: Yourcenar and Saramago

An emperor makes history. A proofreader invents it. Who has more freedom? Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian (1951) and Jose Saramago’s The History of the Siege of Lisbon (1989) pose old...

Greek ruins
HUAS48038 Autumn

Homer, Iliad Books 21-23 Homer, Iliad Books 21-23

The sixth and final year of our Iliad seminar picks up in media res with Achilles’ battle against the river god, Scamander, before moving to his final showdown with Hector and the elaborate funeral...

Coffee at three stages of the coffeemaking process
HUAS93218 Autumn

How Coffee Changed the World How Coffee Changed the World

This interdisciplinary course will explore the emergence of coffee as a culturally, socially and economically significant product in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, and follow its...

Closeup of two hands on the pages of an open book.
BASC70059 Summer | Autumn | Winter | Spring

How to Read Classic Texts How to Read Classic Texts

Looking to read deeper? Close reading—zeroing in on a text’s words, sentences, and syntax—has the power to transform a text and reveal new meaning. In this introductory-level course, learners will tap...

Student is involved in deep observation of art.
HUAS75010 Autumn | Winter

How to View Art I, In-Person How to View Art I, In-Person

In this course, you will learn the most basic tools of art viewing. At the beginning of the course, you will be provided with a basic toolkit list. Each tool will be discussed first in a classroom...

Student is involved in deep observation of art.
HUAS75010 Autumn | Winter

How to View Art I, Online How to View Art I, Online

In this course, you will learn the most basic tools of art viewing. At the beginning of the course, you will be provided with a basic toolkit list. Each tool will be discussed first in a classroom...