Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Announces Fall Course Schedule
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the fall semester, which begins Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers, course offerings include such varied subjects as foreign policy, political science, film, music, art history and literature. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute provides seasoned adults the opportunity to enrich their lives through non-credit, university-level courses with no homework or tests.
Fall one-time lectures, performances and courses take place in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter, and include:
- “The Interesting and Tragic Life of Mark Twain,” presented by Matt Klauza, Ph.D., a professor of English at Palm Beach State College. This one-time lecture will examine biographical events and how they shaped Twain’s writing.
- “Frankenstein,” a one-time performance presented by National Theatre Live. Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. This is a recorded version.
- “Islam in the United States,” presented by Robert Rabil, Ph.D., a professor of political science at FAU. This one-time lecture will examine Muslim society in the United States to gain a better understanding of Islam and American Muslims.
- “Race for the White House,” taught Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., professor of political science at FAU. This one-time lecture will give an in-depth look at how the presidential race is developing.
- “Don Quixote,” a one-time performance presented by the Bolshoi Ballet. This recorded performance includes principle dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin in addition to toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies and dryads.
- “The Music of Michel Legrand,” presented by Joe Scott, a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, a professional jazz pianist, arranger and orchestrator. This one-time presentation will focus on Legrand’s accomplishments and provide insight into his music through the use of film, recordings and a piano performance of selected pieces.
- “Paris: The Unplanned and Planned Versions of a Great City,” presented by Hank Savitch, Ph.D., a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center and affiliate professor at FAU. This one-time lecture addresses the question of whether, how and why Paris is different from other cities in terms of urban planning.
- “Jewish-Christian Dialogue,” presented by Paul Mojzes, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of religious studies from Rosemont College and Alan Berger, Ph.D., a professor of Jewish studies at FAU. This four-week course will examine various theological reflections about the meaning of the Holocaust and other genocides and their effect on post-Holocaust religious reflections and behavior.
- For more information about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute or to receive a course catalog, call 561-799-8547.