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FAU Jupiter’s Lifelong Learning Society Announces Fall 2013 Course Schedule

JUPITER, Fla. (July 31, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University has announced the Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter course offerings for the Fall 2013 semester, which begins  Thursday, Oct. 10.   Taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers, course offerings include such varied subjects as foreign policy, political science, film, music, art history and literature. The Lifelong Learning Society was established to provide adults of all ages the opportunity to enrich their lives through non-credit, university-level courses with no homework or tests.

Fall one-time lectures and courses take place in the Lifelong Learning Society complex, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter, and include:

· “Healthcare Reform: Will Your Doctor Still Care About You?” taught by Dr. Jordan J. Cohen, M.D., president emeritus of the Association of American Medical Colleges and chairman of the board of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine. This lecture will explore questions related to healthcare reform, such as why is healthcare reform inevitable? What key changes are needed to “reform” the healthcare system? And, how will these changes affect the ethical foundation of the doctor-patient relationship?

· “Men Writing About Women,” taught by Marilyn Greenspan, Ph.D., a retired adjunct professor of English at Pace University. This course will examine two novels and two dramas, “Washington Square,”  “On Chesil Beach,”  “A Doll’s House” and “A Streetcar Named Desire,” written by males featuring female protagonists.

· “From Bach to Sinatra,” taught by Thomas Elefant, a conductor and a founder of the Handel Festival Orchestra. This course will analyze certain aspects of music in order to gain deeper and greater understanding of the idiom. The instructor will point out the common aspects as well as defining the unique difference between them.

· “From Scratchings in the Sand to the Discovery of the God Particle,” taught by Robin Jordan, Ph.D., a retired professor of physics at FAU. The purpose of this course is to look at some of the important developments in scientific reasoning in the physical sciences that have occurred from the earliest times to the present day.

· “Economic Episodes in American History,” taught by Mark C. Schug, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and president of Mark Schug Consulting. This presentation will explore four episodes in American history, beginning with the history of immigration by focusing primarily on waves of immigrants that arrived from the 1820s to the 1850s and again from the 1880s to the 1920s.

· “The Music of Michel Legrand,” taught by Joe Scott, a professional jazz pianist, arranger and orchestrator. This class will focus on the accomplishments of Michel Legrand, a virtuoso jazz and classical pianist, and will provide insight into his music.

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The Lifelong Learning Society at FAU Jupiter is dedicated to enriching the lives of adults of all ages by offering non-credit, university-level courses that are taught by highly qualified professors and distinguished guest lecturers.

About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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