Marietta College's Institute for Learning in Retirement announces its program of courses for spring of 2011. The courses cover a broad range of subjects with opportunities for learning and enjoyable interaction with fellow students.
The Institute for Learning in Retirement is a community-based organization of retirement age people who share a love of learning. At its heart is an academic program designed by its members to suit their interests and taught by knowledgeable instructors.
The spring offerings are:
Anti-Slavery, Emancipation and the coming of the Civil War, taught by Bruce Flack, professor of history and president, Glenville State College, retired. This course explores issues leading to the coming of the American Civil War, with emphasis on the anti-Slavery movements from the colonial period to 1861. Mondays: 3 to 5 p.m., March 2 to May 10, Thomas Hall, Room 124.
Around the Globe in 8 Weeks, coordinated by Nancy and Jim Hoy, and presented by various speakers as they give their experiences while living and visiting foreign countries. Tuesdays, 3 to 5 p.m., March 2 to May 10, Thomas Hall, Room 124.
Words in Time, taught by Carol Steinhagen. In this course we will consider the history of some key English words; how their usage is affected by and affects the people who use these words, Wednesdays, 3 to 5 p.m., March 23 to May 11, Thomas Hall, Room 209.
Sustainable Landscapes, taught by Jim Gottfried, landscape designer, Greenleaf Landscapes. The course will take a look at ways to garden, landscape and manage our personal outdoor.environments while exploring "sustainability" concepts. Meetings will take place indoors and out. Thursdays, 3 to 5 p.m., March 24 to May 12, McDonough, Room 205.
Two French Directors and Their Movies, taught by Dave Cress. This course will concentrate on the movies of Louis Malle and Francois Truffaut. We will also watch excerpts and films from other directors of french "New Wave" movies. Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m., March 25 to May 13, Thomas Hall, Room 124.
The cost is $30 per course.
For more information: Visit the Institute's website: ilr.marietta.edu or contact Carol Steinhagen, director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter Polites, program chair at email@example.com or Judy Harkness, assistant program chair at firstname.lastname@example.org