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.
Our full Senior Scholars lineup for Fall 2018 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) includes courses on American Fiction, Art and Literature of Ancient Greece and Rome, AIDS/HIV in America, America in 1968, The Roberts Court, and Religion from a Scientific Perspective. Spring 2019 courses are TBA.
THE INESCAPABLE WILDERNESS: LOST IN AMERICAN FICTION
Tuesdays, September 4-October 9 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, September 5-October 17 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
THE ROBERTS COURT
Thursdays, September 6-October 11 | 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