The Course Catalog

Each quarter, we offer lifelong learners access to more than 40 courses at the University of Chicago.

Autumn quarter course registration is now open. For questions, please contact grahamregistrar@uchicago.edu or call 773.702.7249.

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WRIT51810 Spring | Winter | Summer | Autumn

Creative Writing One Creative Writing One

This course will introduce you to creative writing, from generating ideas to revising drafts. Find your voice and develop your craft through in-class and at-home writing exercises, as well as...

old drawing of Antony and Cleopatra wedding
BASC80037 Summer

Deep Dive: Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra Deep Dive: Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra, a relatively late play by Shakespeare, is a powerful work that stands out for its complexity and scope as well as for the challenge it presents to norms of tragedy. In this class...

writing in the woods
WRIT12405 Autumn

Docupoetry Lab Docupoetry Lab

Poets increasingly turn to the practices of documentarians, with a wide range of heart- and mind-opening effects. In this course, we’ll examine the hybrid practices and forms of docupoetics, and...

dostoevsky
BASC70267 Autumn

Dostoevsky on Ethics and Rebellion Dostoevsky on Ethics and Rebellion

Dostoevsky’s dominant philosophical and literary issue is arguably how we know and access goodness as human beings and the cultural, intellectual, and psychological forces at work that block this or...

film clapper
HUAS77508 Autumn

Early Independents Early Independents

Online registration closes September 24 at 5 pm CT.

All Graham School courses use Canvas to distribute files and announcements. You will receive an invitation to join Canvas about a week before your...

painting by Artemisia gentileshci
HUAS75029 Summer

Early Modern Women Artists Early Modern Women Artists

In a famous essay first published in 1971, art historian Linda Nochlin posed the provocative question “Why have there been No Great Women Artists?” She answered her query with explanations including...

writing in a book
WRIT91001 Autumn

Effective Writing I Effective Writing I

Founded on the principles of clear writing developed at The University of Chicago’s renowned Writing Program, this course helps students learn how to write clearly for academic and professional...

sculpture of aristotle
BASC70266 Autumn

Foundations of Western Metaphysics: Unity and Change: Parmenides, Heraclitus, and Aristotle Foundations of Western Metaphysics: Unity and Change: Parmenides, Heraclitus, and Aristotle

What are the roots of the philosophical development of Western science and philosophy? This class will take up a reading of Aristotle's Metaphysics, the first work of western philosophy to lay out a...

drawing of the Florence cathedral
HUAS80115 Autumn

George Eliot's Romola: A Serial Reading George Eliot's Romola: A Serial Reading

George Eliot’s fourth novel, Romola (pronounced “ROE-mola”) superimposes Victorian themes and concerns onto the religious, political, and personal lives of 15th-century Florence. The result is a...

Delacroix faust
BASC70265 Autumn

Goethe’s Faust: Knowledge, Striving, Bliss Goethe’s Faust: Knowledge, Striving, Bliss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust is the work not only of a poet but also of a scientist, statesman, autobiographer, novelist, painter, art collector – in short, the work of a polymath...