Georgetown University Learning Community
Short non-credit courses
on the Georgetown University Campus,
for persons ‘55 or
Preregistration is required. Class-size will be
Parking ($3/hour) in the South Parking Garage,
entered from Canal Road.
Registration fees are $30 for one
course, $50 for two or more courses.
members (and their spouses) of
of Main-Campus Retired Faculty, The DC Alumni Club, The GU
and present or past GU Learning Community faculty,
exempt from fees.
For registration, please scroll to the bottom of
Classes will be held on the Georgetown University Main
For a map showing entrances to buildings used, click here.
For more-detailed directions to McShain,
Schedule of Courses Fall,
Registration for the Fall 2014 GU LC program
was open from September 4 to October 12, 2014. Eighty-four persons registered
for one hundred eighty-one courses. The Spring 2015 GU LC schedule is due to
be posted here on January 3, 2015.
Asian Religions and Christianity
James A. Wiseman,
O.S.B., Professor of
Theology, Emeritus, The Catholic University of America, and Abbot, St.
Anselm’s Abbey, Washington, D.C.
– 3:30 p.m.; October 14, 21, 28.
McShain Lounge, McCarthy
The three class
sessions will give a basic introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, and the
Chinese traditions of Daoism and Confucianism. We will also look at the ways
in which one or another of these traditions intrigued and challenged
Christian writers like Thomas Merton and Henri Le Saux
and how they can also intrigue and challenge ourselves.
The Development of Italian Renaissance
Thought: Paintings and Sculptures as Narrative Texts
Serafina Hager, Associate
Professor of Italian, Emerita; former Chair of the Italian Department and
Curricular Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics,
1:00-2:30, p.m.; Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5.
The Murray Room,
Fifth Floor, Lauinger Library.
This course will
trace the development of Renaissance thought from a theocentric to the
anthropocentric worldview ushered in by the humanists through the literary,
historical and philosophical analysis of a selected group of works of art by
Giotto, Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Botticelli, Michelangelo,
Leonardo, Raffaello, and others. A packet of selected readings will be
distributed to participants.
Science, Faith, and Teilhard de Chardin
John F. Haught, Distinguished
Research Professor of Theology
28. 12:30 – 2:00 p.m..
The Murray Room, Fifth Floor, Lauinger Library.
After a brief
summary of some of the major issues in science and theology, this lecture
will introduce participants to the Jesuit geologist and religious thinker
Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955). Then it will reflect on the relevance this
great thinker may still have to contemporary discussions on the relationship
of the natural sciences to biblically-based religious thought.
Masterworks of English Modernist Poetry
Paul Betz, Professor of
English, Emeritus; former Chair of the English Department.
a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Nov. 5, 12, 19.
McShain Lounge, McCarthy
We will discuss a small
number of major lyric poems by William Butler Yeats (including "Easter
1916" and "Sailing to Byzantium"); T.S. Eliot (including
"Sweeney Among the Nightingales" and "The Love Song of J.
Alfred Prufrock"); and Robert Lowell
("Skunk Hour"). Texts will be provided in the first class.
Navigating the Narratives of Genesis
Rabbi Harold S.
White, Senior Advisor,
Program for Jewish Civilization, Office of the President.
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:00
p.m.; Nov. 11, 18, 25.
Room, Second floor, Healy Hall.
The course will
cover three areas: first, the
Creation and Garden of Eden narratives; second, the Noah narrative; third,
the ten generations between Adam and Abraham, including the Cain and Abel
narrative, the Tower of Babel narrative, and the call of Abraham as the first
registration opens two days after Labor Day.
registration opens two days after New Year’s Day.
is open for about four weeks, although specific courses may be filled sooner,
or be open longer.
To access the
registration form, please click here.
After the last session of each course, please complete a course-evaluation
form for that course.
If you have questions, please
or telephone The
Center for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) at
Click here to view a short
video of part of a lecture given by Professor Emerita Joan Holmer on October
32, 2008 in a GU LC course:
to Shakespeare: Textual, Theatrical, and Thematic."
(Viewing the video
requires the "quick time video player".
Click here for a free
download of the QTVP program.)
Prior-semester GU LC course programs
Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall
2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring
2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, Fall
2009, Spring 2009, Fall
Fall 2007,Spring 2007,
Fall 2006, Fall
2005 and Spring 2006
Opinions expressed by GULC
instructors are their own and do not necessarily reflect opinions of
Georgetown University, the Association of Main-Campus Retired Faculty, the DC
Alumni Club, the Library Associates, or the School for Continuing and