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FAU Jupiter’s Lifelong Learning Society Announces Fall 2012 Course Schedule

JUPITER, FL (August 6, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University has announced the Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter course offerings for the fall 2012 semester, which begin on Monday, October 15.

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 courses are held in the Lifelong Learning Society complex and include:

  • “Populism and Progressivism: What Do They Really Mean?” taught by Wes Borucki, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of American History at Palm Beach Atlantic University.  This course will explore the terms populism and progressivism during the periods of antebellum America, the Civil War and Reconstruction.
  • “Women Writing About Women: The Female Experience,” taught by Marilyn Greenspan, Ph.D., a retired Adjunct Professor of English at Pace University. This course will focus on the complexity of lives of women with regard to relationships between women and women, women and men and women and their children.
  • “So You Think You’re Rational? Not the Psychology You Thought You Knew,” taught by Myles Cooley, M.D., a Board Certified, Florida licensed clinical psychologist who has practiced in northern Palm Beach County for over 30 years. This course examines the multitude of factors that affects our thinking, decisions, behaviors and moods and how to behave more productively in various situations.
  • “U.S. National Security and Globalized Conflicts: Reevaluating the Nexus of Arab Revolutions, Islamism and Global Security,” taught by Robert Rabil, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Political Science at FAU. This course analyzes a number of conflicting security issues within the context of their local and international dimensions, with the aim of challenging certain misconceptions affecting U.S. foreign policy.
  • “Fitzgerald and Hemingway” taught by Taylor Hagood, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of American Literature at Florida Atlantic University. This course will consider the connections between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway and the impact of their work.
  • “Music Americana:  Mastery of the Art,” taught by Rod MacDonald, a singer and songwriter who performs in festivals, clubs and concerts locally, and throughout North America and Europe. This course will examine the work, biographies and enduring importance of musical performers such as Harry James, Nana Moskouri, the Bee Gees and Johnny Mathis.


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. For more information, visit

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 29,000 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

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