The Lipscomb Lifelong Learning Program offers adults of all ages an opportunity to expand knowledge and explore new ideas in an informal, noncompetitive environment. Learning occurs in a pleasant social atmosphere in classes with one’s peers. There are no exams and no grades or credits. There is no previous educational requirement. Rather, the opportunity exists to interact with friends old and new.
The 2014 fall session begins in September with two, five-week sessions ending in November. The classes meet for one and a half hours in the daytime once a week for five weeks unless otherwise noted. Cost for each class is $60 unless otherwise noted.
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The Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Women and Music
Mondays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24
Instructor: Jeanne Newton, Lipscomb University, Adjunct Professor of Music Appreciation
This course will survey many of the influential women who were integral to the Civil Rights Movement. The role of the power of music on humanity in general and the movement in particular will also be examined.
Dementia Update: Recent Information on Detection, Treatment and Prevention of Various Forms of Dementia
Tuesdays, Oct. 21, 28 and Nov. 4, 11, 18
Instructor: Dale Alden, Lipscomb University Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling
This course will cover recent advances in early Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia, in treatment for those who have dementing illnesses and the valid and not-so-valid methods to help decrease the chances of developing these conditions.
“After the War”
Wednesdays, Oct. 22, 29 and Nov. 5, 12, 19
Instructor: David Hardin, writer, editor and historian
David Hardin’s book, “After the War” retraces and examines the postwar lives and struggles of some of the Civil War’s most famous legacies, heroes, Confederates, women and opposites.
Wives of Southern Presidents
Thursdays, Oct. 23, 30 and Nov. 6, 13, 20
Instructor: Elizabeth Coker, local historian and public speaker
Another series of dramatic portrayals by Elizabeth Coker focusing on the intriguing lives of the wives of our nation’s early leaders: Martha Washington, Dolly Madison, Rachel Jackson, Eliza Johnson, Mary Lincoln and Varina Davis.
Heaven: A Trip to Die For
Fridays, Oct. 24, 31 and Nov. 7, 14, 21
Ezell Center, Room 136
Instructor: Walt Leaver, Lipscomb University, Vice President for University Relations
Although many Christians have a very limited view of heaven and the afterlife, Scripture has a lot of pertinent and exciting information about where people go and what happens to them after they die.