Wake Forest University and Arts Council Announce 2014 Lifelong Learning Summer Course Schedule

"Wake Forest University and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County will be launching the first course in their summer Lifelong Learning collaborative program next week and have four more courses scheduled  to run into early August.   While the courses are open to persons of all ages, they are particularly attractive to seniors who want to explore new areas and keep their minds sharp without seeking or worrying about grades and course credit.

Dr.  Ananda Mitra, Professor of Communications at Wake, will kick off the program on Tuesday, May 27 with “Our Digital World,” an introduction to the Internet in general, web-based applications, interpersonal applications, and interpersonal communication tools such as blogs, podcasts, and chat rooms.  3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. May 27, June 2,  5,  9 and 16.

Four other courses are scheduled and registration is still open.  Inquiries are welcomed at lifelonglearning@wfu.edu or 336.758.5232.  There is detailed information at lifelongwake.wfu.edu.

Dr. Peter Kairoff, Professor of Music, will teach “Secrets of the Great Composers: From Bach to Debussy.” Mondays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4.  This course provides an opportunity to delve into the music of five great classical composers and discover how their compositions are crafted and how their music reflects the times =in which they live.

Dr. Neal Walls, Professor of Divinity, will teach “Jerusalem: City of Three Faiths.” Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5.  Jerusalem has figured prominently in the history of great religions of the world and the archeology of the city is a fascinating trip through the centuries.

Dr. Bradley Jones, Professor of Chemistry will teach “Sherlock Holmes and the Science of Deduction,” a course for those intrigued by the world’s most famous detective, Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5.  The original writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will be used as the guide for development of the skills of observation and deduction. Each session ends with a group activity designed to mimic one of Sherlock Holmes’ famous deductions.

Dr.  Omaar Hena, Professor of English, will teach Literature and Vulnerability.” Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., June 3, 10, 17, 24, and July 3.  Participants will explore the ways in which writers, from Shakespeare’s era to the present, questioned the powers of art to represent human suffering and imagined more robust conceptions of meaning and community. This is a journey through a diverse group of authors across history who nonetheless connect to one another by questioning the power of art in times of crisis.

All courses are taught at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 206 N  Spruce Street, Winston-Salem."
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