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 vinyl record
HUAS78075 Autumn

Listening after Electricity, from Opera to Pop Listening after Electricity, from Opera to Pop

Most of the music we hear today is electric. Even listening to a string quartet through a home stereo is electric by virtue of the components reproducing a recording through a speaker. In this course...

Ceiling of the Morgan Library
HUAS75021 Summer

Masterpieces of Renaissance Art in American Museums Masterpieces of Renaissance Art in American Museums

This one-day course will focus on Renaissance works of art in American museums. Paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from ca. 1300 to 1600 from Italy, Northern Europe, and Spain in U.S. public...

Crowd of anonymous people walking on a busy city street.
MLAP 30600 Winter

Meaning and Motive in Social Thought Meaning and Motive in Social Thought

This core course in the Social Sciences studies classic works of social thought that remain foundational in contemporary theory, law, and policy. Among the central questions to be explored are the...

Side-by-side portraits of Haydn and Schubert
HUAS78050 Autumn

Music’s Miraculous Era: Haydn’s London and Schubert’s Vienna Music’s Miraculous Era: Haydn’s London and Schubert’s Vienna

This course celebrates a high point in western musical culture around the orbit of two iconic cities between 1790 and 1830. From the London of Haydn's symphonies and oratorios to the Vienna of...

The Arnolfini Portrait by painter Jan van Eyck
HUAS75008 Autumn | Winter | Spring

Northern Renaissance Art Part I Northern Renaissance Art Part I

Was there a "Renaissance" in Northern Europe? In this course, students will investigate the evolving traditions and techniques of the period, focusing particularly on the impact of new media (oil...

Group of students working around a computer
WRIT32650 Summer | Winter | Autumn

Online Novel Workshop Online Novel Workshop

Whether you are new to creative writing and the workshop process or you have already received some feedback on your work from colleagues or friends, this multi-genre writing group will serve as a...

John Steinbeck and a poster for Of Mice and Men
HUAS77504 Autumn

Page and Screen: John Steinbeck Page and Screen: John Steinbeck

Much of John Steinbeck’s literary presence today comes from his most famous works, The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. But his shorter novels and novellas were so popular and poignant that many were...

Hand-painted color illustration from the Diamond Sutra.
BASC80023 Summer

Perfection of Wisdom: The Heart and Diamond Sutras Perfection of Wisdom: The Heart and Diamond Sutras

…is not what you think it is. Nor, for that matter, is anything else. For two thousand years, the Buddhist “Perfection of Wisdom” scriptures have both inspired and confused their readers—reveling in...

A sign reading "poetry."
WRIT12899 Autumn

Poetry Chapbook Workshop Poetry Chapbook Workshop

Have you started collecting your poems into a chapbook-length manuscript, or are you looking for extra motivation to do so? Are you seeking a supportive community of writers that can inspire you, give...

Proust and The Prisoner
BASC70161 Autumn

Proust: The Prisoner Proust: The Prisoner

The Prisoner is the fifth volume in Proust's novel, In Search of Lost Time. Albertine is the prisoner named in the title, and readers of the earlier volumes will guess easily who her jailer is! Join...