Meditation, Travel Literature, Ethnic Cuisine, 1st Amendment Topics of Fall 2013 WILL Courses

WILL uses the talents of current and retired faculty members, and local guest lecturers, to present a set of short, intellectually stimulating and lively courses to area residents.

WILL uses the talents of current and retired faculty members, and local guest lecturers, to present a set of short, intellectually stimulating and lively courses to area residents.

The Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL) is offering eight short courses and one, all-day program during the Fall 2013 semester.

Enrollment will be open in early August.

WILL uses the talents of current and retired faculty members, and local guest lecturers, to present a set of short, intellectually stimulating and lively courses to area residents. These courses are offered at minimal cost, are not part of a degree-granting program, and are designed to present topics of particular interest to members of the Wesleyan and local communities. Special one-day courses on particular topics will be offered once each semester.

The schedule, instructors, dates, times and costs of the upcoming courses are:

“Full-Day Film Studies” will be taught by Wesleyan film faculty Jeanine Basinger, Steve Collins, Scott Higgins and Marc Longenecker from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Center for Film Studies. The cost is $125.

“Mystery Thursdays – Five Character in Search of a Culprit” will be taught by Andrew DeRocco from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 12, 19, 26, and Oct. 3, 10 at the Wasch Center. The cost is $110.

“The First Amendment” will be taught by John Finn, professor of government, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29 in the Wasch Center. The cost is $90.

“Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec” will be taught by Rhea Higgins, a visiting instructor, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Nov. 4, 11, and 18 in the Butterfield Room at the Wasch Center. The cost is $70. 

“Science and the Currents of Modernism” will be taught by David Beveridge, the Joshua Boger University Professor of the Sciences and Mathematics, professor of chemistry, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Oct. 31; Nov. 7, 14 and 21 in the Butterfield Room at the Wasch Center. The cost is $90.

“From Abstraction to Post Modernism: American Prints” will be taught by Clare Rogan, adjunct assistant professor of art history and curator of the Davison Art Center, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 25, Oct. 2 and Oct. 9 at the Davison Art Center in the Print Reference Library. The cost is $70.

“The Art and Science of Meditation” will be taught by Bill Aresenio, a visiting instructor, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 in the Butterfield Room at the Wasch Center. The cost is $70.

“All About Food – Ethnic Cuisine” will be taught by Bon Appétit Executive Chef Brian Dagnall from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nov 5, 12, 19 and Dec. 3 in the Daniel Family Commons in Usdan. The cost is $125.

“Appreciating and Writing Travel Literature” will be taught by Richard Kagan, a visiting instructor, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 in the Butterfield Room at the Wasch Center. The cost is $90.

Enrolled students will have access to the academic resources of Wesleyan University, including Olin Library. Classes are conveniently scheduled in the afternoons and early evenings. Parking is available and classrooms are accessible. Classes will be quite small, with a few exceptions, allowing close interactions between instructors and students.

Register for classes online, or download the online registration form here. For more information call 860-685-2273 or e-mail will@wesleyan.edu.