College To Offer Free Classes For Seniors During The Fall Semester

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CRANFORD – During the fall 2011 semester, Union County College will be offering free classes for senior citizens as part of the Learning Is ForEver (LIFE) Center throughout the county starting the week of Sept. 6. Classes will run until the week of Dec. 16. Registration will be held during the first session of each class.

In Elizabeth, at the Peterstown Community Center (622 Salem Avenue), “Civil War” will be taught on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. by Professor Lipkin and at the O’Donnell Dempsey Senior Center (408 Palmer Street), Professor Bruckner will teach “Music Appreciation” on Tuesdays, at 1 p.m.

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In New Providence, at the Senior Citizen Center (15 E. Fourth Street), Professor Dunscombe will be teaching “Selected Topics in Biology” on Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

In Plainfield, at the Senior Center (400 E. Front Street), Professor Dunscombe will be teaching “Selected Topics in Biology” on Wednesdays at 12:30 a.m. and Professor Coma will be teaching “Introduction to Drama” on Fridays at 1 p.m.

In Roselle, Professor Nicoli will be teaching two courses, “Painting I” on Mondays at 10 a.m. and “Introduction to Drawing” on Mondays at 1 p.m. at the Roselle Community Center (1268 Shaffer Avenue).

In Summit, “America Literature I: The American Renaissance” will be held at Sage ElderCare (290 Broad Street) and taught by Professor Comeau on Mondays at 1 p.m. Professor Christopher Gibbs will also offer “American Strategic Thought” at the Summit Community Center (100 Morris Avenue) on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

In Union at the Green Lane YM-YWHA (501 Green Lane), Professor Toplansky will teach “Survey of Yiddish Literature” on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and Professor Melman will offer “Nutrition in Health and Disease” on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

In Westfield, Professor Gibbs will offer “English History, 1789 to 1919” at the Westfield Senior Citizen Housing (1133 Boynton Avenue) on Fridays at 10 a.m. and Professor Coma will teach “Introduction to Drama” on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. at the 2nd Westfield Senior Citizen Housing (1129 Boynton Avenue).

The LIFE Center program provides free college-level academic education for senior citizens who are Union County residents, 62 years old or over, at off-campus locations throughout the county. The courses are offered at places and times convenient to the students, mainly at community and senior citizen centers. Classes are free for the students and there is no limit to the number of courses that an individual may take. The courses are offered during the fall and spring semesters only and each course is held for two hours a week for 15 weeks. Students are eligible to earn up to three college credits to be used towards an Associate or Bachelor degree. The courses are usually offered in History, Fine Arts, Political Science, Literature, Health, and Science.

For additional information or to receive the full schedule of classes for all LIFE Center courses offered in the fall, contact the LIFE Center at 1-908-497-4360.


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