Senior Scholars

Senior Scholars is an 11-week program that meets three afternoons per week and features academic lectures by university faculty and local experts on a variety of topics. While the format is lecture style, the afternoons are informal and interactive with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topics of the day. 

There are many registration options listed here. There is cost savings by registering for a full day, full semester or the full year. 

Register for the full year (12 courses total)

Register for the full semester (6 courses this fall, listed below)

Register for Tuesdays (2 courses, listed below)
Register for Wednesdays (2 courses, listed below)
Register for Thursdays (2 courses, listed below)

Register for individual courses by clicking on the titles below.

Senior Scholars is supported by a generous gift from the Jane and Jon Outcalt Foundation.


The Roberts Court
Law School Faculty, Case Western Reserve University 
Tuesdays, September 8 - October 6 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm EDT

A Survey of the Brave New Work: Six Important 21st Century Poets
Michelle Smith Quarles, Writer, Educator, Cultural Facilitator
Tuesdays, October 13 - November 17 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm EDT


Intimate and Safe: Music That Could Get Us Out Of The House
Don Rosenberg, Editor of EMAg, The Magazine of Early Music America, and former music critic of The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Wednesdays, September 9 - October 7 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm EDT

The Immune System: Friend or Foe?
Steven Emancipator, Professor Emeritus, Pathology, School of Medicine, CWRU
Alan D. Levine, Professor, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, School of Medicine, CWRU
Wednesdays, October 14 - November 18 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm EDT


Ancient Egyptian Mythology 101
Meghan Strong, Adjunct Associate Professor, Classics, CWRU, Research Associate, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Thursdays, September 10 - October 8 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm EDT

The Social Conscience of the American Musical
Jodi Maile Kirk, Director of Active Learning
Heather Meeker, Executive Director, The Musical Theater Project
Thursdays, October 15 - November 19 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm EDT