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. The Senior Scholars Council, an elected group of volunteers, helps with the program’s administration and participates in planning the classes.

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

Browse Senior Scholars Documents & Lecture Powerpoints

Instructor(s):
Don Rosenberg
Wednesdays, January 02-23|1:30-3:30 p.m.

Before he was forced to flee Germany in 1933, Kurt Weill had developed a successful career as the composer of concert works, operas, and, especially, a provocative stage piece with Bertolt Brecht, “The Threepenny Opera.” Weill arrived in the United States in 1935, immersed himself in American popular music, and soon wrote (and, unusual for the f

Instructor(s):
Jim Bonk, Barbara Green, Lee Makela, Catherine B. Scallen, Daniel Melnick, Ben Sperry
Tuesdays-Wednesdays-Thursdays, January 29-April 18|1:30-3:30 p.m.

Sign up for our full Senior Scholars lineup for Spring 2019 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays), which includes these courses: Past in the Present: History and the Making of Modern East Asia, The Roots of Today's Russia, The Twenty-First Century Traveler: Considering the "Japanese Experience", Rembrandt and Vermeer: Epitomizing Dutch Art?, Fro

Instructor(s):
Jim Bonk, Visiting Assistant Professor, History Department, Case Western Reserve University & Barbara Green, Professor Emerita, Political Science, Cleveland State University 
Tuesdays, January 29-April 16|1:30-3:30 p.m.

Past in the Present: History and the Making of Modern East Asia

January 29-March 5 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.

LECTURER: Jim Bonk, Visiting Assistant Professor, History Department, Case Western Reserve University

Instructor(s):
Lee Makela, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland State University & Catherine B. Scallen, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Case Western Reserve University
Wednesdays, January 30-April 17|1:30-3:30 p.m.

The Twenty-First Century Traveler: Considering the "Japanese Experience"

January 30-March 6 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.

LECTURER: Lee Makela, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland State University

Instructor(s):
Daniel Melnick, Lecturer in SAGES, Case Western Reserve University & Ben Sperry, Lecturer in SAGES, Case Western Reserve University
Thursdays, January 31-April 18|1:30-3:30 p.m.

From the Renaissance to the Modern: How Literature and Music Connect

January 31-March 7 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Lecturer: Daniel Melnick, Lecturer in SAGES, Case Western Reserve University