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Lifelong Learners Course Offerings

Lifelong Learners Program at King

Fall 2023 Classes


BIOL 1020 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (w/o Lab)—Laura Ong

MWF 10:10-11:10am

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


CRJU 1500 Introduction to Criminal Justice—Colette Wilcox

TR 9:40-11:10am

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 3690 Special Topics in American Literature: American Dreams—Brandon Story

MWF 11:20am-12:20pm

America has been defined by aspirations since before it began.  From John Winthrop’s “City on a Hill” and Benjamin Franklin’s self-improvement to F Scott Fitzgerald’s green light and Toni Morrison’s bluest eye, this course looks at the hopes, narratives, and myths of “The American Dream” found in literature, popular music, and a few films.


FINE 2220 History of Art II—

TR 1:10-2:40pm

A survey of the history of western art through investigation of the architecture, painting, and sculpture from the seventeenth century through the present day.


HIST 3110 The Age of Revolutions: Europe, 1789-1914–Martin Dotterweich

TR 1:10-2:40pm

The political, social, and diplomatic currents of the nineteenth century from the French Revolution to the First World War, nationalism, imperialism, and the influence of democratic and socialistic ideas.


HIST 3775 Great Depression and World War II—Kyle Osborn

MWF 11:20am-12:20pm

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.


MATH 1500 Cryptology: The Science of Secret Writing—Andrew Simoson

MWF 10:10-11:10am

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—Jason Whitson

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.


PHIL 2010 Truth, Value, and the Good Life: An Introduction to Philosophy—William Streetman

TR 1:10-2:40pm

This course explores the philosophical method and apply to questions relating the nature of reality, consciousness, the existence of God, the problem of evil, and morality and 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.


PHIL 3900 Philosophy of Mind and Artificial Intelligence—William Streetman

TR 9:40-11:10am
This course begins with an exploration of philosophical issues relating to the brain, the mind, self-awareness, the intellect, and the relationship or connection between them.  Next, we will apply insights gained through this study to an examination of artificial intelligence.  We will consider its nature, function, the media through which it can occur, and how it will shape human culture and life.


PSYC 2200 Marriage and the Family—Logan Love

MWF 12:30-1:30pm

An introduction to a developmental study of marriage and family life (as a quest for intimacy) in a world of rapid social change. Special attention is given to American myths; diversity in families; gender roles; sexuality, dating, falling in love; mate selection; the single option; communication, power, and conflict in marriage; work and home; parenting; the family life cycle; family crisis; separation and divorce; remarriage; and stepfamilies.


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.


THTR 2000 Introduction to Theatre—Christopher Slaughter

MWF 10:10-11:10am

This class is an exploration and hands-on study of the basic components of theatre, including acting, directing, playwriting, producing, theatre history, theatre design and technology. It is intended to introduce the student to all aspects of theatre by way of active participation including group projects and creative thinking. Theatre is an interactive art form, which requires active participation from the student. Class participation includes attending the University’s productions and discussing them.


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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