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

BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 3, 2016 – Registration is now open for a select set of collegiate courses for adults ages 60 and over. The offerings are part of a program at King entitled Lifelong Learning 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 program offers 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 history, literature, religion, photography, intelligence studies, and politics.

“King University has a great tradition of service to the surrounding community,” adds 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 spring 2017 include:

  • BIBL 2251: The Old Testament and Interpretation
    Alderman, Brian; TR, 11:30 AM – 1:10 PM
  • BIOL 1110: Principles of Biology
    Ong, Laura; MWF, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
  • CRJU 2800: Serial and Mass Murders
    Mongold, Jennifer; TR, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • ENGL 2480: Oxford Christian Writers
    McDonald, John; MW, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • ENGL 3565: Modern & Contemporary British Literature
    Kingsley, Erin; MWF, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
  • HIST 2182: The British Empire
    Galloway, Edwin; MWF, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • HIST 3755: The Cold War: History & Politics
    Tkach, Benjamin; MWF, 1:40 PM – 2:40 PM
  • ICST 2310: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    Suit, Natalia; TR, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • MUSC 3160: Baroque & Classical Music
    Flannagan, William; MWF, 10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
  • PHOT 1010: Photographic Foundations
    Strickland, Joseph; M, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • PSCI 2330: International Terrorism
    Tkach, Benjamin; MWF, 11:20 AM –12:20 PM
  • PSCI 3250: Politics & History of China
    Helt, Gail; MWF, 10:10 AM –11:10 AM
  • RELG 1001: Foundations of Christian Thought & Practice
    Hudson, Donald; TR, 9:40 AM – 11:10 AM
  • SPAN 1000: Introductory Spanish
    Gomez, Christina; 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 spring 2017 semester, which begins Monday, Jan. 9. Course books are available for purchase through 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 Also visit for additional details.


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 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.