Welcome Seniors!

Registration for the Spring 2009 term has started, including registration for our new Opera Studies Program.

Why not check out the webpage?

http://www.sfu.ca/operastudies

Welcome Seniors!

The SFU Seniors Program will start registration for its busy Spring 2009 term on 17 November 2008 at 10:00AM.  Remember, this is the first term that you can register online – an easy way to sign up for as many as 6 non-credit courses in just seconds.

Here is a brief listing of our course titles for the Spring – official listings will be posted on the main website in a few days.

The Funny in Humour

I’m Here: The Immigrant in Canadian History

Turning Points in Literary History

Latin America Today

Unique Cultural History of Southeast Asia

Life and Times of People in 15th Century England

Challenges in the Global Political Economy

Strange Bedfellows: Art and Revolutionary Politics

Goodbye God: Atheism Then and Now

The Protestant Reformation

Understanding Music

Tying the Knot: Marriage Ideals and Ideal Marriages

Japanese Culture and History

Brahms, Bruckner, and other Masters of the 19th Century

Who Done It?: The Detective Novel in the Victorian Era

Jewish Faith and Legacy

Songwriters of Tin Pan Alley

Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath

PLUS: Two additional non-credit courses will be offered at Lower Mainland community centres and assisted living centres.

The SFU Seniors Program continues to introduce exciting new Programs and services.  This fall is no exception!

Here are just some of our events and services coming up in the next few weeks:

SENIORS PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE AND INFORMATION SESSION: Saturday, 6 September, 10AM-Noon, Harbour Centre, Vancouver

Join us for our annual Open House and Information Session – meet staff and instructors and learn more about our Program.  No need for registrations – we look forward to meeting you.

FALL NON-CREDIT COURSES ARE FILLING UP FAST – REGISTER NOW TO ENSURE YOU GET YOUR SEAT…!

Our Fall term is starting on 8 September.  Several courses have already filled up, with enrollment already higher than the same time last year.  So far, two courses are already filled: Muslim Spain and Headless Gods — with one class, Four Major Mystics, canceled.   If you haven’t already done so, make sure you register soon.  You can register by calling: 778.782.5000 then press “3” to reach us.

NOTE: For those who have already registered but haven’t received their receipts – don’t worry.  Registrations are being completed and you will receive confirmation soon.

LEARN WHERE YOU LIVE PROGRAM HOSTED AT HARO PARK CENTRE

The SFU Seniors Program is proud to announce its off-campus courses are going ahead.  One of our first ones will be held at Haro Park Centre (the class has already filled).  Look for us to expand into West Vancouver and Kerrisdale in the Spring term!!

OUTREACH PROGRAM EXPANDS:

The SFU Outreach Program has just launched two new DVD videos.  Distribution of the DVDs has already started.  More information on this exciting program is available at the following link:

http://www.sfu.ca/seniors/outreach.htm

The Seniors Program is pleased to announce its tentative fall course listings.  All courses will be held at the Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver.

Note: non-credit courses listed here are subject to change without notice.  Registration starts on 14 July 2008 at 10AM.  Our regular course guide will be mailed shortly, and it will include course descriptions and other details; the website will also be updated with extended course descriptions soon.

As always, we encourage seniors to post their ideas and suggestions about our course offerings.

To register on or after 14 July, please call 778.782.5000 and dial the number “3” when you hear the voice prompt.

SFU SENIORS PROGRAM , FALL 2008

HOW CULTURE DETERMINES “GREAT ART”
8 Mondays, 9:30-11:20, Sept. 8-Nov. 3 (no class October 13)
SCFC 422 | Room 1800 | Fee: $115
Instructor: Joe McHugh

CONVIVENCIA IN MUSLIM SPAIN: HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE
8 Mondays, 11:30-1:20, Sept. 8-Nov. 3 (no class October 13)
SCFC 423 | Room 1800 | Fee: $115
Instructor: Hanna Kassis

ARTHUR MILLER: THE VOICE OF AMERICA’S MORAL AND SOCIAL CONSCIENCE.
6 Mondays, 1:30-3:20, Sept. 8 – Oct. 20 (no class October 13)
SCFC 424 | Room 1325 | Fee: $85
Instructor: David Hunt

OF HEADLESS GODS AND GODLESS BEASTS: A HISTORY OF HUMANKINDS’ CRISIS OF BELIEF
6 Mondays, 1:30-3:20, Oct. 27 – Dec. 1.
SCFC 425 | Room 1325 | Fee: $85
Instructor: David Scherzer

“THE FIRMEST FRIEND”: DOGS IN ART AND LITERATURE
8 Tuesdays, 9:30-11:20, Sept. 9 – Oct. 28
SCFC 426 | Room 1325 | Fee: $115
Instructor: Palma Bjarnason

PLATO, THE REPUBLIC
8 Tuesdays, 11:30-1:20, Sept 9 – Oct. 28.
SCFC 427 | Room 1325 | Fee: $115
Instructor: Paul Richter

SHAKESPEARE’S “PROBLEM PLAY”: MEASURE FOR MEASURE
5 Tuesdays, 1:30-3:20, Sept. 9 – Oct. 7.
SCFC 428 | Room 1800 | Fee: $70
Instructor: Sheila Roberts

PARIS, “CITY OF LIGHT”: 19th CENTURY FRENCH OPERA
8 Tuesdays, 1:30-3:20, Oct. 14 – Dec. 9 (No class Nov. 11)
SCFC 429 | Room 1800 | Fee: $115
Instructor: Harvey de Roo

FOUR MAJOR MYSTICS, CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY
8 Wednesdays, 9:30-11:20, Sept. 10 – Nov. 12. (No classes on Oct. 15 and Oct 22) SCFC 430 | Room 1415 | Fee: $115
Instructor: Donald Grayston

THE ISLAMIC SHARIA LAW
9 Wednesdays, 11:30-1:20, Sept. 10 – Nov. 5.
SCFC 431 | Room 1415 | Fee: $125
Instructor: Mohamad Rachid

HUMAN EMOTIONS AND THEIR REFLECTION IN LITERATURE
8 Wednesdays, 1:30-3:20, Sept. 10 – Oct. 29
SCFC 432 | Room 1325 | Fee: $115
Instructor: Richard Harvey

CREATING AN ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS SOCIETY
6 Thursdays, 9:30-11:20, Sept 11 – Oct. 16.
SCFC 433 | Room 1415 | Fee: $85
Instructor: Jessie Smith

DESPATCHES FROM THE SUB-CONTINENT: RECENT SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
6 Thursdays, 9:30-11:20, Oct. 23 – Nov. 27
SCFC 434 | Room 1415 | Fee: $85
Instructor: Christopher Levenson

PSYCHOLOGY AS A SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE: BEYOND WHITE RATS AND WHITE MALES
8 Thursdays, 11:30-1:20, Sept. 11 – Oct. 30
SCFC 435 | Room 1415 | Fee: $115
Instructor: Claire Vanston

“THINGS OF BEAUTY”: AN INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN AESTHETIC THEORY
8 Fridays, 9:30-11:20, Sept.12 – Oct. 31
SCFC 436 | Room 1415 | Fee: $115
Instructor: Graham Forst

AN INTRODUCTION TO JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES: THE CHARACTERS, CIRCUMSTANCES, THEMES, AND STYLES
9 Fridays, 11:30-1:20, Sept. 12 – Nov. 7
SCFC 437 | Room 1530 | Fee: $125
Instructor: Joe Ronsley

CENTURIES OF DARKNESS & LIGHT: Viewing World History Anew, 1800 to the Present
9 Fridays, 1:30-3:20, Sept. 12 – Nov. 9
SCFC 438 | Room 1530 | Fee: $125
Instructor: Harold Rosen

SYMPHONIC MUSIC OF THE ROMANTIC ERA
9 Saturdays, 9:30-11:20, Sept. 13 – Nov. 8
SCFC 439 | Room 1800 | Fee $125
Instructor: Nicolas Krusek

IDEOLOGY AND POLITICS
9 Saturdays, 11:30-1:20, Sept. 13 – Nov. 8
SCFC 440 | Room 1800 | Fee: $125
Instructor: Lealle Ruhl

THE JAZZ SINGERS
9 Saturdays, 1:30-3:20 Sept. 20 – Nov. 15
SCFC 441 | Room 1800 | Fee: $125
Instructor: Neil Ritchie

SPECIAL PUCCINI EVENT
Saturday, Dec. 6, 1:00-4:00
SCFC 442 | Room 1900 | Fee $45
Instructor: Alan Aberbach

It is that time of year again — time to plan your vacation around a dynamic series of SFU seniors courses!  This term, our Program will offer 12 different courses, including an innovative new film course on Latin America.

What have you registered for and why?

Hello Seniors!

Please join us for our last Saturday forum of the season on 15 march 2008 at Harbour Centre in room 1900 — the topic will be Revolutions.  The term means different things to different people.  Consider the following quote and please post your thoughts in response to it -

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”

Welcome Seniors!

We are pleased to announce our next Free Saturday forum — here are the details of the topic.  If you have a question for the presenter in advance, post it here by clicking on the title of this blog…..

-Seniors Program

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A SHORT JOURNEY INTO MODERN MEDICINE, OR UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOUR DOCTOR SAYS — A CAUTIONARY TALE
1st forum:

February 16, Harbour Centre Campus, Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre (1900)

2nd forum:

February 23, Westminster Savings Credit Union Theatre (2600), Mezzanine level, Surrey (see direction)

We are inundated with health information and few of us know how to make sense of it all. Join us for a guide to understanding medical terms, health statistics and how doctors think.

Susan Baxter is a medical writer, author and social scientist who has written for both doctors and patients on a wide range of medical subjects. This allows her a unique and critical perspective on modern medicine and the impact it has on patients.

The SFU Seniors Program would like to expand our course offerings in the coming months. We’d like to know what you would like to learn more about — Science, History, Geography, and so on….let us know by posting your thoughts and ideas!

Simply click on the “Expanding the Seniors Program” title and you will then be able to add a comment….

-SFU Seniors Program

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