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FAU Jupiter’s Lifelong Learning Society to Host Fifth Summer Semester

JUPITER, FL (April 12, 2012) - The Lifelong Learning Society at Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus will hold its fifth summer semester from Tuesday, May 15 through Saturday, July 7.  Classes will take place in the Lifelong Learning Complex at the Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter.

“For the fifth consecutive year, we are offering our students courses in our most popular subjects — political science, art history and film,” said René Friedman, executive director of the Lifelong Learning Society in Jupiter.  

The Lifelong Learning program will offer three summer courses:

  • “Politics and Public Opinion: What Do People Really Think and Does It Matter?” will be taught by Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of political science at FAU. This course will take place on Tuesdays, beginning on May 15 at 1 p.m. and will explore the origin, nature and content of public opinion in the United States, and how that opinion influences the conduct of politics.
  • Meet the Masters: A Continued Journey Through Modernism,” taught by Terryl Lawrence, Ph.D., a graduate of Columbia University with a doctorate degree in art, and an instructor of art history, drawing and mythology at the Digital Media Arts College in Boca Raton, will take place on Wednesdays, beginning May 16 at 1 p.m. This course will look at six major creators, including Isabella Stewart Gardner, the Cone Sisters of Baltimore and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and the art movements that led to their outstanding achievements.
  • “Far Out, Long Ago or Very Funny: In Eight Films,” taught Benito Rakower, Ph.D., a graduate of Harvard University who received a doctorate in the teaching of English, will take place on Thursdays, beginning May 17 at 1:30 p.m. These eight films comprise a summer film festival and range from the treacheries of World War II, to the comic genius of Terry Thomas. Following the film, students are welcomed to participate in a discussion group.  

For more information or to receive a free 2012 Summer Catalog, contact the Lifelong Learning Society at 561-799-8547. 


The Lifelong Learning Society at FAU Jupiter is dedicated to enriching the lives of adults of all ages by offering non-credit, university-level courses that are taught by highly qualified professors and distinguished guest lecturers. For more information, visit .

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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