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If you've ever considered taking a continuing education course in the arts (or simply miss the hitting-the-books, cramming-for-tests collegiate rush) take note: Loyola University of Chicago has just announced their Continuum Fall courses.

The non-credit series of courses, lectures and workshops offer students of any age or interest more than 70 different options, many of which for a less than $300 tuition.

While also offering courses in professional development, sustainability studies and communications, here are some humanities courses--from art and architecture to history and literature--worth checking out, with their schedules and cost.

Noteworthy Courses in Art & Architecture:

"Daniel Burnham and the Chicago Plan of 1909"
Six Thursdays from Oct. 8 - Nov. 12
Tuition: $275 - Water Tower Campus

Study Chicago's modern architectural and infrastructural plans from the minds of Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett.

"Rocking the Boat: Women Who Make Waves in the Art World"
Six Wednesdays from Oct. 7 - Nov. 11
Tuition: $ 275 - Lake Shore Campus

Examine groundbreaking female contemporary artists such as Adrien Piper, Barbara Kruger and Martha Rosler, to name a few.

"Russian Artists in Exile"
Six Wednesdays from Oct. 7 - Nov. 11
Tuition: $275 - Water Tower Campus

This course takes a look into the writings of Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Joseph Brodsky, and how exile from their native land may have influenced their work.

Noteworthy Course in Film:

"Chicago on Screen"
Six Wednesdays from Oct. 14 - Nov. 18
Tuition: $275 - Water Tower Campus

Discover how Chicago (both the real city and the manufactured on-screen version) helped influence the film industry and make cinematic history.

Noteworthy Courses in Literature:

"Modern Memoirs & Truth-telling"
Six Mondays from Oct. 5 - Nov. 9
Tuition: $275 - Lake Shore Campus

Explore the modern memoir, "the conundrum of truth and fiction," with such books as Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, and My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King by Reymundo Sanchez.

"The Social Adventure: Early Twentieth-Century Adventure Novels and Social Critique"
Six Tuesdays from Nov. 3 - Dec. 8
Tuition: $275 - Lake Shore Campus

Examine the connections between early 20th Century social-class disorders and the development and evolution of the adventure novel.

Noteworthy Courses in Writing & Publishing:

"Crafting Stories from Real Life: Creative Nonfiction"
Seven Thursdays from Sept. 24 - Nov. 12
Tuition: $285 - Water Tower Campus

Learn to create gripping and captivating stories based on your own real life experiences, while reading excellent examples of in-depth non-fiction.

"Writing Children's Literature"
Seven Mondays from Oct. 12 - Nov. 23
Tuition: $ 285 - Lake Shore Campus

Learn how to write dynamic children's stories and explore your imagination. The class will also look into classic children's lit and study what makes them so inspirational.

"Getting Your Work Published"
Saturday, Dec. 5
Tuition: $185 - Water Tower Campus

Discover freelancing opportunities from pitching story ideas and refining your writing skills to developing contacts and cultivating resources. This one-day course is from 9am to 3pm.

For more information, Loyola will host an open house to discuss the more than 70 classes being offered on Sept. 10 at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon. RSVP with or call (312) 915-6501. For a list of all the classes being offered, visit the Continuum site.
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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

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