Life Long Learning in the GU Learning Community

The Georgetown University Association of Retired Faculty and Staff (GUARFS) invites you to join us in a life-long learning activity. We offer non-credit mini-classes, usually six per semester. The courses are taught, on a volunteer basis, by retired faculty and others on a wide variety of topics, such as politics, art, literature, and science, that engage the community in the intellectual life of the University.

Recent courses have included:

  • Exoplanets, the Habitable Zone, and Greenhouse Warming
  • Psalms of Lamentation: Dealing with Suffering
  • Highlights of African-American Literature
  • Jews, Christians, and the Holocaust (Shoah)
  • The Grimms’ Magic Tales
  • Encountering Islam Beliefs and Muslim Practices
  • Global Trends in International Migration
  • Contemporary Philosophy of Mind

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Registration is Open for Spring Courses!

All Spring 2020 Courses will be taught virtually on Zoom.

Preregistration is required. Register at Spring 2021 Learning Community Program

  • Gabriel García Márquez and Magical Realism–Professor Gwen Kirkpatrick 
  • Herman Melville and Flannery O’Connor Professor Paul R. Lilly
  • Contemporary Challenges to Democratic Governance focusing Primarily on Presidential Systems— Professor Arturo Valenzuela
  • Controversies in Global Business— Professor Stanley Nollen
  • LGBTQ+ Memorials: Definitions and Case Studies— Ronald M. Johnson
  • Indigenous Peoples and Environment: Engaging Cultural Wisdom for Ecological Challenges— Bette Jacobs

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