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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An Introduction to the Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Mondays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6
Instructor: Danielle Kahane-Kaminsky, Executive Director of the Tennessee Holocaust Commission
This class will focus on the causes and legacies of the assault on humanity and violations of human rights during the Holocaust era. The meaning, impact and aftermath of the Holocaust will be explored through readings, literature, film and eyewitness testimony of survivors and liberators.
History of Christian Architecture
Tuesdays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Instructor: David Lawrence, Retired Lipscomb University Professor of History
This class will explore the sacred places where Christians decided to meet and will consider the development of Christian architecture and the philosophy governing the choices for church structures.
The Flowering of New England: The Homes and Works of Famous American Authors of the 19th Century
Wednesdays, Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1, 8
Instructor: John Parker, retired Lipscomb University Professor of English
In the first half of the 19th century, New England witnessed a sudden explosion of literary genius. Hawthorne, Melville, Alcott, Longfellow, Dickinson, Twain and others produced an outpouring of fiction and poetry that is still the best of the American literary canon. Part of the Lifelong Learning Travel Series, this class is paired with an Oct. 10-16 bus tour of New England.
Creation and New Creation: What is the Future of the Earth?
Thursdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2
Instructor: John Mark Hicks, Lipscomb University, Professor of Theology and History
This class will explore the biblical story through the lens of God’s intent and goal for the earth and discuss how this relates to our salvation and mission in God’s plan for us.
As the Page Turns Book Club
WOW (Women Only Welcome)
Fridays, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, April 17
Instructor: Kay Wyatt, retired Lipscomb Academy English professor
This women’s book club returns with the first discussion in September focused on Wonder by R.J. Palacio. This is a year-long class meeting six times.
Managing Digital Images
Fridays: Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3
Instructor: Angela D. Lee, Visiting Professor of Art
In this class, participants will learn the basics of managing your digital images, including retrieving them from the camera, archiving and storing the images, and sending the images for commercial prints.