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Free College Courses Available this Fall at King University for Adults Ages 60+

BRISTOL, Tenn., May 11, 2017 – Registration is now open for a select set of collegiate courses for adults ages 60 and over. The offerings are part of the Lifelong Learning program at King in which the adult learners can audit non-credit classes at King’s main campus in Bristol, Tenn., free of charge.

“The hallmark of a broadly educated individual is to be a lifelong learner,” said Dr. Matt Roberts, vice president for Academic Affairs at King University. “Part of King's commitment to education is to develop lifelong learners – learners who develop an intellectual curiosity for their world that never diminishes as they get older...a program such as the Lifelong Learning at King helps define and sustain that commitment for our students and our community.”

The new program will offer a select set of courses taught by King professors in the King College of Arts & Sciences and King’s School of Communication, Information, and Design. The courses cover a range of studies at King including religion, music, theatre, history, literature, intelligence studies, and politics.

“King University has a great tradition of service throughout the region,” says Roberts. “It is an important tradition we strive to uphold. Offering thought provoking and engaging courses provide a new pathway to continue the adventure of lifelong learning.”

Lifelong Learning at King course offerings for fall 2017 include:

  • BIBL 3900: Women and the Bible Alderman, Brian; TR, 11:30 AM – 1:10 PM
  • BIOL 2500: Microbiology and Immunology  Ong, Laura; MWF, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • CRJU 1500: Introduction to Criminal Justice  Mongold, Jennifer; TR, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
  • ENGL 3461: Shakespeare  McDonald, Craig; MW, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • ENGL 3620: American Realism & Naturalism  Story, Brandon; MWF, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
  • HIST 3730: Civil War  Osborn, Kyle; MWF, 2:50 PM – 3:50 PM
  • HIST 4001: Martin Luther and the 95 Theses, 1517-2017  Dotterweich, Martin; TR, 9:40 AM – 11:10 AM
  • HUMN 2171: The Quest for a Meaningful Life  Dotterweich, M & Shaw, K; MW, 2:50 PM – 4:20 PM
  • MUSC 3170: Romanticism in Music  Flannagan, Pat; MWF, 10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
  • PHIL 2010: Introduction to Philosophy  Streetman, Craig; TR, 1:10 PM – 2:40 PM
  • PSCI 3900: Special Topics: The Politics of Guns Robinson, Scott; TR, 9:40 AM – 11:10 AM
  • SAIS 3730: American Foreign Policy  Tkach, Benjamin; MWF, 2:50 PM – 3:50 PM
  • THTR 3011: Theater History I  Slaughter, Christopher; MWF, 10:10 AM – 11:10 AM

By auditing the selected courses, the students are able to attend class, learning alongside the traditional students in the classroom, without worry of test-taking.

Registration for the courses through the Lifelong Learning at King program is currently open for the fall 2017 semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 21. Course books are available for purchase through http://books.king.edu or most online book retailers.

For information on the Lifelong Learning Studies program, contact Dr. Han Chuan Ong, dean of the King College of Arts and Science at King University at 423.652.6007 or hanchuanong@king.edu. Also, visit www.king.edu/lifelongstudies for additional details.

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King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.