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Lifelong Learners Course Offerings

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 GESANDERS@KING.EDU.

Submit completed application to REGISTRAR@KING.EDU.

Note: Books for the classes can be purchased at or most online book retailers.

Fall 2020 Classes

Dr. Laura Ong

The fundamental principles of morphology, physiology, virulence of microbes, and vertebrate immune responses. Laboratory experiments in pure culture techniques, classification, and epidemiology will be conducted. This course is not recommended for Biology majors. Four hours of lecture, two hours of laboratory each week.

Dr. Brandon Story

Masterworks of the genre, considered in the light of their literary and cultural significance.

Dr. Karen Shaw

An introduction to the eighteenth-century British novel, focusing on the origins and development of the genre through the work of Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Burney, and the like.

Dr. Martin Dotterweich

This course explores 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.

Dr. Kyle Osborn

This class will cover American history from 1919 to 1945. It will analyze the consequences of WWI, the causes of the Great Depression, and the achievements and limitations of the New Deal. The class will further highlight the causes of WWII, America’s tepid response to the international crises of the 1930s, and American involvement in the war. The class will also analyze the varied transformations wrought on American society during these tumultuous years. This course will provide an upper level elective for history majors/minors

Dr. Bill Linderman

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.

Dr. Craig Streetman

In PHIL 2010, we will explore the philosophical method and apply it to questions relating to the nature of reality, the nature of consciousness, the existence of God, the problem of evil, and morality & ethics. We will end with a reading of Aldous Huxley’s provocative Brave New World, as we explore the way in which the individual relates to society and the question of how we ought to live.

Dr. Craig Streetman

This course offers an in-depth study of significant thinking within the field of Aesthetics: The Philosophy of Art, Beauty, and Culture. Students will examine influential theories relating to the nature of art and beauty, standards of artistic excellence, the creative process, the beauty of nature, the nature of color, and the function of the “art world”. Our study will result in a greater appreciation for the impact that art and beauty have on our lives, culture, and politics, along with some measure of understanding of why certain works of art withstand the test of time and stand apart from others as “masterworks”. All media will be considered. All of our senses will be engaged.

Dr. Don Hudson

A general survey of Christian thought and practice utilizing both the Biblical text and human witness.

Dr. Brian Alderman

A survey of the content, message, and literary forms of the books of the Old Testament with attention given to the principles of biblical interpretation.

Dr. Glenn Sanders

An exploration of why civil behavior and talk are necessary in pluralistic, democratic societies, emphasizing the history behind the notion of civil society, the recent erosion of civil discourse in American politics, and current local, regional, and national efforts to reinforce this important foundation of common life.