LRS student information form

The LRS Student Information Form is now open as a waitlist for Autumn 2018 (see below).

Autumn 2018 Course Times

In Autumn 2018, lectures will be held Thursdays 2:00-3:20pm, and discussion sections will be offered Tuesdays at the following times: 9:30-10:50am, 2:00-3:20pm, and 3:30-4:50pm. 

  • Section 1: MAPH only
  • Section 2: Human Genetics only
  • Sections 3-6: General grad 
  • Section 7: MAPSS only
  • Section 8: IME only

Who may register in the course?

All graduate students in the following schools and divisions may receive consent to register:

  • Humanities, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Divinity School, Harris School of Public Policy

PhD students in the following schools may receive consent to register:

  • Booth School of Business, Law School, Social Service Administration

Professional students seeking master's degrees at Booth, the Law School, and SSA must fill out the Student Information Form to place themselves on the waitlist. 

In Autumn, LRS is open to graduate students ONLY. 3rd- and 4th-year undergraduates (in addition to graduate students) may take the course in Winter, Spring, or Summer.

How do I register?

The student may write to for consent, and then have their Director of Graduate Studies, program administrator, or Dean of Students register them in an appropriate discussion section as designated in the course listing. Any student registered in an incorrect section will be dropped from the course and may re-register in the correct section if space remains. Most graduate students should register in a "General Grad" section, while MAPSS, MAPH, Human Genetics, and IME students may only register in a section specially desginated for their program.

If you have any questions, please write to

What do I do if I didn't get a spot during registration week?

If the course is full (or if your desired discussion time is full), you may place yourself on the waitlist on this web page, which will open October 1.  By Friday of Week 1 (October 5), we will notify those on the waitlist in order if a spot opens up in their desired section. In the meantime, we strongly encourage you to attend the plenary lectures on October 2 and October 4 from 2:00-3:20pm. The first assignment will be due Sunday, October 7, and discussion sections will begin meeting Tuesday of week 2 (October 9).

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Note: We need your *UChicago* email so we can enter you into Canvas and confirm your identity on the University's registration list.

During Autumn quarter, LRS lecture meets Thursday from 2:00-3:20pm. Required discussion sections (seminars) meet at one of three times.

In Week 1 only, lecture will meet on BOTH Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-3:20pm.

Beginning in Week 2, small-group discussions (seminars) will meet on either Tuesday or Wednesday, and the plenary lectures will occur every Thursday from 2:00-3:20. All registered students must be able to attend the Thursday lectures as well as a small-group seminar at one of the following times.

Thank you!

You're all done. If you have any comments or questions, please email us at

You will hear back from us about your placement in a seminar by Friday of Week 1 (March 30).

Please note that to express your continued interest in the course, we ask that you come to both Week 1 lectures on Tuesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 29 and sign in to the the attendance sheet.