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Lifelong Learners Course Offerings

Lifelong Learners Program at King

Spring 2022 Classes

CRJU 2800 Serial and Mass Murders—Colette Wilcox

MWF 11:20am-12:20pm

This course explores current research and case studies of serial killers and mass murders. Topics of discussion will include profiling, behavioral case studies, typologies, the history of these phenomena, and our culture’s fascination with this behavior.

ENGL 3560 Modern and Contemporary British Novel—Erin Kingsley

TR 1:10-2:40pm

A survey of the modern and contemporary British novel, with attention to questions of genre, social context, and critical reading.

ENGL 3625 Modern and Contemporary American Literature—Brandon Story

MWF 11:20am-12:20pm

An introduction to the writings of the post-WWI era into the twenty-first century.

FINE 2220 History of Art II—Dagmar Sproll

TR 1:10-2:40pm

A survey of the history of western art through investigation of the architecture, painting, and sculpture from the 17th century through the present day.

PHIL 3720 Ethics—Craig Streetman

TR 1:10-2:40pm

A study of philosophical and religious theories of ethics and of their application to selected problems.

PHOT 1010 Photographic Foundations—Joe Strickland

TR 4:30-6:00pm

Through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, assignments, and critiques, students learn to see photographically through an exploration of the basic tools, techniques, and aesthetics of digital photography, with an emphasis on the creative use of camera controls, exposure, digital imaging software, and basic output techniques.

PSYC 3050 Lifespan Human Development—Logan Love

MWF 11:20am-12:20pm

A study of the growth and development of the individual from conception to death. Emphasis will be placed on the multidimensional nature of development (physical, cognitive, emotional, and social) paying special attention to diversity in individual life paths and the multiple interacting contextual influences on development (biological, psychological, social, community, societal, cultural, and historical). This course includes the study of major developmental theories and concepts as well as the research methods used in the study of lifespan development. Interviews are completed to gain insight into developmental patterns and to allow students an opportunity to apply course material to real-life scenarios.

RELG 2800 Death and Dying—Brian Alderman

TR 11:30am-1:00pm

This course is an exploration of historical and contemporary understandings of death and dying, with special attention given to how religious values and cultural frameworks shape our experiences of dying, death, and bereavement, and how the inevitability of death encourages us to live more intentionally and meaningfully. The topics to be covered may include attitudes about death and dying, the funeral industry, suicide, euthanasia, hospice, palliative care, near-death experiences, what constitutes a “good death,” and the grieving process.

THTR 2000 Introduction to Theatre—Alaska Vance

TR 9:40-11:10am

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: students will be encouraged to build their own opinions and share them with the rest of the class. This course will foster the students’ personal creativity while promoting an understanding of the theatrical process and the integral role of theatre in society.


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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