Winter 2020 Course Registration and Fees

Winter 2020 course registration ended Jan 10


Seats Remaining

Last updated: 1/10/20, 9:3apm

Courses begin Monday, January 13, 2020

*NOTE: Seats are marked as “taken” only after a student has completed an intake and paid for the course.
Students who are in the middle of this process are not reflected in the numbers below.
Course Type Course Name Days and Times Instructor Seats Remaining
Spoken Communication Fluency Building section 1 [syllabus] MonWed 5-6:20p Judy Sloane 0
Spoken Communication Fluency Building section 2 [syllabus] TueThu 2-3:20p Shane Dunkle 1**
Spoken Communication General American Pronunciation [syllabus TueThu 5-6:20p  Christine Fiorite  2**
Spoken Communication Professional English [syllabus] MonWed 1:30-2:50p Joshua Ruddy 1**
Spoken Communication Conversation in Context [syllabus] MonWed 5-6:20p Shane Dunkle 2**
Written Communication Crafting Varied and Impactful Sentences [syllabus] Mon 5-7:50p Paul Quaintance 1**
Written Communication Standards and Conventions [syllabus] Thu 5-7:50p Joshua Ruddy 5

Note: All courses require an intake interview/evaluation.

**Remaining seats are reserved for UChicago PhD, Masters, and College students, and Postdocs only

Course cost for 2019-20

  • PhD students: $100 per course
  • Masters and College students, and postdoctoral scholars: $200 per course
  • Other UChicago affiliates (non-degree visiting scholars, faculty, staff, partners and spouses): $300 per course

Registration Schedule for Winter 2020

  • Mon Dec 2 – Fri Jan 10: Registration for UChicago degree-seeking students (PhD, Master’s, and College) and postdocs; other university affiliates, such as staff, faculty, non-degree visiting students, and partners, will be registered on a case-by-case basis towards the end of the registration period.
  • Mon Jan 13 – Fri Jan 17: Drop period (Those who drop beyond this period will forfeit the course fee.)

Partners and Spouses: How to submit a registration form

“I took Spoken Communication: Conversation on Context because it is important to communicate well, especially in job interviews. You want employers to feel comfortable with you. I loved learning concepts like bluffing, which is more difficult for international students to do. You’re using other parts of your brain. Other students should take this class because of all the practice it gives you with a professor who is an expert in speaking. At the end of the day, if you want to stay in the U.S. and work, it is important to have excellent communication skills.”


M.S '18

“I took Written Communication: Standards and Conventions because I was not confident in my writing skills and I wanted to improve. I learned the rules of writing, how to write a paper, and what the professors want. International students should take this class because they have to learn a totally different writing system.”


Masters student

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