Our popular Lifelong Learning Institute classes are designed especially for adults 55 and older, and a reduced senior rate applies. We remain appreciative of your years of curiosity, commitment to growth and learning, and your support of COD programs. We believe that learning never stops. Come join us at one of our classes.
Lifelong Learning Institute offers a mix of courses, workshops, seminars and lectures in a wide range of topic areas, such as art and hobby, health and wellness, history and the humanities, and more. From popular favorites to brand-new topics, Lifelong Learning at College of DuPage incorporates the best of what enrichment has to offer at any age.
Email us your mailing address to request a printed catalog.
We invite you to check out the great new courses in Lifelong Learning this summer, as well as the broad range of inspiring programs throughout Continuing Education.
Reserve Your Seat in an Upcoming Class!
The following offerings start soon. Class start date is listed; for full meeting details, please see catalog or call (630) 942-2208.
Frank Lloyd Wright in Florida - June 19
Gems and Minerals - June 23
Soviet Women of WWII - June 23
Free Lecture: Three Critical Years of Medieval England June 24
Free Sage Series Film: Gosford Park - June 26
Films of Douglas Sirk - July 1
Ancestry and Family Search - July 9
To Kill a Mockingbird - July 9
Writing: Novel Workshop - July 11
New Course Spotlight:
The Cinema of Southern Italy
Explore the films, artists, writers and locations of Sicily and Southern Italy. Films may include Il Postino, L'America, Cinema Paradiso and Il Gatto Prado. Discuss the culture, politics and customs that are reflected in the cinematic art. Instructor: Domenic Fotino
Friday, July 17 to Aug. 14
10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-126, $149; Lifelong Learner, $109
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118
Four American Masters
Instructor Ruth Nelson prepares you for your next trip to the Art Institute of Chicago. Examine the lives, work and impact of four American artists whose works are span the end of the 19th to the mid-20th century: John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Georgia O'Keefe and Grant Wood.
Tuesday, July 21 to Aug. 11
4 to 6 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-037, $109; Lifelong Learner, $79
Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook
Get Connected to the MAC
This new series of courses helps you prepare for the exciting concerts and theater productions coming to COD's McAninch Arts Center. Take a class, then attend College events with a newfound understanding.
- Gypsy Jazz and Django Reinhardt – July 13
- Understanding the Qualities of Great Art – July 13
Programming for Plus 50 Community Members
In partnership with the Plus 50 Encore Completion Initiative sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Continuing Education has developed a series of streamlined classes designed with experiences and skills of adult learners in mind. Instructors direct you toward the tools and skills necessary for your next steps. See Plus 50 page for full details.
The Sage Series
Continuing Education offers an inspiring new series of topics for enrichment courses, presented by community members who want to share their passion, experience and knowledge. The offerings are free of charge to community members 50 and over. Lectures will take place on Friday afternoon, from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration is required.
- Summer Movie: Gosford Park – June 26
- Summer Coffee Drinks – July 31
Lunch Break Lectures
Our popular Lunch Break Lecture series continues with engaging topics presented by Continuing Education subject experts. All Lunch Break Lectures are sneak peeks at upcoming classes. Lectures are free and open to the public. Please call (630) 942-2208 to register.
- Three Critical Years of Medieval English History – June 24
- The Late Tudors: The Reign of the Sister Queens – July 15
- Pirates in America – Aug. 5
Share Your Passion and Experience
College of DuPage Continuing Education is seeking community members who are interested in facilitating Lifelong Learning courses and seminars. Whether you are interested in presenting a one-day seminar as part of our Sage Series, or delivering a longer course on a topic that inspires you, we look forward to having you share your knowledge and enthusiasm with Continuing Education students and your peers. We know you have a wealth of life experiences, and we encourage you to submit a course proposal or call us at the number listed below.
Areas of interest include history, literature, politics, philosophy, art, travel, history and the humanities. We are also experiencing a growing interest in financial and career-related topics.
Let us know what kind of Lifelong Learning programs you'd like us to offer. Please take a few minutes to share your opinions—complete the Lifelong Learning Survey.
Lifelong Learning Scholarship Fund
College of DuPage Continuing Education is dedicated to serving the educational needs of all COD district residents. Limited scholarship funds are available to assist Lifelong Learners who choose to participate in Continuing Education programs. Individuals who wish to apply for, or contribute to, this fund are encouraged to contact Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 or email@example.com
See the Lifelong Learning Institute schedule of classes in the current Continuing Education catalog. To learn more about our programs or request a printed catalog, call Continuing Education
at (630) 942-2208 or email CE@cod.edu.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785
Carmela MartinoContinuing Education
“I love teaching almost as much as I love writing. I learn so much from it, not only from the work I do in preparation to teach but also from my students. Their questions make me think more deeply about the writing process. I hope my students feel affirmed in their desire to write.”Read Spotlight
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