Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Announces Fall Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the fall semester, which begins Monday, Oct. 16.

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:

  • “Romantic Trio,” a one-time performance, presented by three members of the Delray String Quartet. Mei Mei Luo, a violinist; Claudio Jaffé, a cellist; and Jure Rozman, D.M.A., a pianist; will perform Johannes Brahms first piano trio and Felix Mendelssohn’s d minor piano trio.
  • “The South: Exploring an American Idea,” taught by Stephen, Engle, Ph.D., a professor that teaches 19th century American history at FAU. This one-time lecture will explore the idea of the American South and the effects on America by surveying the region, the people and the region’s cultural identity.
  • “Hagood Reads the Phone Book: Memphis,” presented by Taylor Hagood, Ph.D., a professor of American literature at FAU. This one-time lecture will focus on the history of Memphis, Tennessee and the household names connected with the city, such as Elvis Presley and B.B. King.
  • “American “Ummah”: Anthropological Perspectives on American Muslim Communities,” taught by Jacqueline Fewkes, Ph.D., an associate professor of anthropology at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at FAU. This one-time lecture, will examine the role of American Muslim communities in the United States from an anthropological perspective.
  • “North American Churches and the Cold War: Mutual Impact Between the Cold War and North American Christians,” taught by Paul Mojzes, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of religious studies at Rosemont College. This four-week course will examine how the Cold War between East and West (1945-1990) impacted the North American Christian communities. And how, in turn, the churches responded to the challenges of the ideological rivalry and the threat of nuclear annihilation.

For more information about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute or to receive a course catalog, call 561-799-8547.