Academic Resources

Division of the Humanities

The Division of the Humanities comprises 18 degree programs across 16 departments and committees, with approximately 800 students from around the world enrolled in our PhD, MFA, and MA programs. The Division teaches fifty foreign languages on a regular basis, and the three master's programs offer remarkable opportunities for students to advance their knowledge of a field in an interdisciplinary context through courses taught by some of the world's leading scholars.

UChicago Grad

UChicagoGRAD is a dedicated resource for graduate students and postdocs to receive personalized, flexible training to complement their academic pursuits—from fellowship and writing support, to career preparation and internships, to training in public speaking and networking.

Chicago Center for Teaching

The Chicago Center for Teaching provides a wide range of services to UChicago graduate student instructors, postdocs, and faculty for professional and pedagogical development. CCT’s Teaching Consultants facilitate peer observations and feedback for grad students and postdocs. These include individual teaching consultations, comprised of recorded classroom observation and pre- and post-meetings to discuss course goals and concerns, as well as mid-course review sessions.

Office of Career Advancement

Career Advancement aims to provide University of Chicago students and alumni with experiential learning opportunities in a variety of fields. We promote University of Chicago talent to a wide range of employers and institutions in order to expand the set of jobs, internships, and other opportunities available to them. We maintain a dynamic global network of students, alumni, friends, and employers to foster connections that are beneficial to all involved.

Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs is dedicated to enhancing a vibrant international community and to fostering cross-cultural experience. They welcome, support and strengthen diversity through advocacy and holistic service. They can assist you and your family with the visa process and offer many more resources, including information about tax responsibilities for international students.

Department of Art History

For more than a century, art historians at the University of Chicago have made transformative interventions in the discipline. Today, the Department of Art History proudly looks back on this history as it distinguishes itself with a combination of global scope, object-driven research, and committed interdisciplinarity. Faculty and students pursue research spanning five continents, as historical strengths in Asian, European, and North American art have expanded to include Latin American and Islamic art, as well as the relations between these and other geographical areas traditionally treated in isolation. That work is supported by the University's internationally recognized departments and centers in area studies with robust language offerings.

Department of Cinema and Media Studies

The Department of Cinema and Media Studies with its Film Studies Center is a lively hub of courses and seminars, screenings, and workshops that contribute to the University of Chicago’s longstanding tradition of cross-disciplinary scholarship and intellectual debate. The Department is dedicated to pursuing innovative work in the history, culture, and theory of film and related media. Our research and teaching locate cinema in broader traditions of moving image culture including new and emergent media and a diverse array of artistic and vernacular practices.

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality seeks to integrate the innovations of the last fifty years in the study of women, gender, and sexuality into the core research and teaching mission of the University of Chicago by advancing new forms of interdisciplinary knowledge that connect academic learning to worldly problems and contexts. We are a resource for the University of Chicago community about issues pertaining to gender and sexuality, and we seek to bridge research and academic coursework with student development, leadership, and coalition building.

Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture

From its inception, CSRPC faculty affiliates, students, and staff have been committed to establishing a new type of research institute devoted to the study of race and ethnicity, one that seeks to expand the study of race beyond the black/white paradigm while exploring social and identity cleavages within racialized communities. Scholars affiliated with the Center have also endeavored to make race and ethnicity central topics of intellectual investigation at the University of Chicago by fostering interdisciplinary research, teaching, and public debate. Fundamentally, the Center is committed to contributing intellectually challenging and innovative scholarship that can help people transform their thinking and their lives. Towards those goals, the Center provides funding and other types of support for projects initiated by faculty affiliates, graduate students, undergraduates, artists-in-residence and visiting fellows.

The Little Red Schoolhouse (Writing Courses)

The Writing Program specializes in courses geared towards the needs of writers who are experts in scholarly, research, and professional fields. They also introduce first-year students to the study and practice of expert writing as well as offer graduate students and advanced undergraduates courses in special writing topics such as argument, style, legal writing, and non-fiction narrative.

Their flagship course, Academic and Professional Writing (aka "The Little Red Schoolhouse," English 13000/33000), offers principles of clear writing that will allow you to anticipate and to change how readers respond to your work -- whether those readers are professors, professionals, or the general public.