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Lifelong Learners Course Offerings

Lifelong Learners Program at King

Fall 2024 Classes


BIOL 1010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (w/o Lab)—Joshua Rudd

MWF 10:10am-11:10

The fundamental principles of morphology, physiology, virulence of microbes, and vertebrate immune responses.


CRJU 1500 Introduction to Criminal Justice—Jennifer Mongold

TR 9:40am-11:10

This introductory course surveys the history and function of the different sections of the American criminal justice system, including courts, corrections, and law enforcement. Additional topics will include the future of the justice system as well as an introduction to alternatives to our current justice responses.


ENGL 3490 Special Topics in Pre-1800 British Literature:  Heroes and Villains—Karen Shaw

TR 1:10pm-2:40

This course explores the representation of heroes and villains in English literature from the Middle Ages through the 18th century, focusing on the cultural, social, and historical contexts shaping these representations and examining how the concept of heroism and villainy have evolved over time.


ENGL 3690 Special Topics in American Literature: Pursuit of Happiness—Brandon Story

MWF 11:20am-12:20pm

This class considers how American literature has depicted and complicated the pursuit of happiness.  Topics include vocation, marriage and family, community and individualism.  We will read works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Zora Neal Hurston, Tennessee Williams, Walker Percy, Marilynne Robinson, and Wendell Berry.


FINE 2210 History of Art I—Tony Henson

TR 2:50-4:20pm

A survey of the history of western art through investigation of the architecture, painting, and sculpture from the Paleolithic Age through the Renaissance.


HIST 3010 Cultures in Contact:  The Middle Ages–Martin Dotterweich

TR 1:10-2:40pm

The foundations of modern European society from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance, with stress upon the religious, aesthetic, and intellectual forces of medieval Europe.


HIST 3730 The Civil War—Kyle Osborn

MWF 11:20am-12:20pm

A survey of the causes of the sectional conflict; the social, political, and military developments of the war; the accomplishments and conflicts surrounding Reconstruction.


MATH 1500 Cryptology: The Science of Secret Writing—William Linderman

MWF 1:40pm-2:40

A study of the classic methods of encryption and decryption, focusing on several historical methods of encryption and simple techniques involving transposition ciphers, modular arithmetic, and matrices.


MUSC 1110 King Chorale

TR 4:30pm-6:00

A mixed choral ensemble (SATB) that studies and performs a wide variety of music from various cultures and periods. Three hours of rehearsal per week is required.


MUSC 2100 History of Music I

MWF 8:00am-9:00

Analytical overview of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Music. Emphasis given to the development alongside the early Christian church, the cultural and historical context of music, and musical styles. Out-of-class listening assignments and attendance at live concerts are required.


PHIL 3760 Aesthetics:  The Philosophy of Art, Beauty, and Culture—William Streetman

TR 9:40-11:10am

This course offers an in-depth study of significant thinking within the field of aesthetics. Students will examine influential theories relating to the nature of art, beauty, aesthetic appreciation, and art criticism; conduct a detailed study of a selected work of art or topic in the field of aesthetics; and reflect on the state of the arts today and the role that they play within contemporary culture.


PSYC 4050 Abnormal Psychology—Logan Love

MWF 11:20am-12:20pm

This course covers the diagnostic criteria and major theoretical explanations for various psychological disorders, including anxiety, mood, psychotic, and personality disorders.


RELG 3211 Explaining Religions in Theory and Theology—Abigail Cutter

MWF 10:10am-11:10

Why do religions exist? How can we explain patterns that show up across some different religions? This course considers both secular theoretical and Christian theological answers to these questions.


For information on the Lifelong Learning at King program, contact Glenn Sanders, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, at 423.652.4842 or [email protected].

Submit completed application to [email protected].

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