Weeklong summer program at Fairfield University



To benefit lifelong learners - Class schedule now available

Image: Fairfield studentAdults and career-minded professionals interested in taking thought-provoking classes can spend a week in June learning from some of the region's most fascinating people through a special program being offered at Fairfield University.

The five-day summer program takes place Monday through Friday, June 6-10, and is designed to engage adults who are over the age of 50. The registration and schedule is available online at http://www.fairfield.edu/lifelonglearning.

Different classes are being offered to appeal to a wide variety of interests. Each day will feature three lectures, the first one beginning at 9 a.m., the second at 11 a.m., and the third at 1:30 p.m. The Lifelong Learning program will feature topics such as:

  • "Global Competition and the U.S. Economy of the 21st Century." The rise of the new economy in the U.S.; its impact on growth, employment and innovation - Mark LeClair, professor of economics;
  • "Comedy in Film." The class examines different kinds of comedy found in the movies. Topics will be illustrated with film clips, excerpts of great comedians, and classic comic set pieces - Wesley Davis, adjunct professor of film and television;
  • "The Dead Sea Scrolls." The third session of the day will examine the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls - arguably the most important manuscript discovery of the 20th century - Angela Harkins, assistant professor of religious studies.

The tuition fee for the full series is $220 per person; a buffet lunch will be included on the last day of the program. For more information about the summer Lifelong Learning program, including detailed information about courses, instructors, and how to register call (203) 254-4110.

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Posted on May 12, 2011

Vol. 43, No. 304