REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in September for adults of any age.
The non-credit, no-homework classes, which begin Sept. 7, are taught on Simpson’s campus by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise. Classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The following courses are being offered:
10:20-11:20 a.m. – The Words We Live By: An Educated Citizens Guide to the U.S. Constitution. On Sept. 17, 1787, a small group of politicians concluded their summer’s work by signing a remarkable founding document, still in use today. This course examines the U.S. Constitution through historical, philosophical and practical lenses. In addition to evaluation of historical circumstances and original intent, we will consider watershed moments in American society and the evolution of constitutional principles which continue to guide almost all aspects of political life today. Presenter: Dr. Cherry McCabe
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – The History and Literature of the Intertestamental Period. Israelite history from 450 BC to the Fall of Jerusalem to the Romans AD 66-70 presents the backdrop for surveying material found in the extra-canonical literature of the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Septuagint, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Presenter: Dr. Glenn Schaefer
Two courses are offered each month through April. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at simpsonu.edu/seniorschool.
For more information, call Lisa Neal at (530) 226-4764.
Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings; the Betty M. Dean School of Nursing, A.W. Tozer Seminary, the School of Education, and the School of Graduate Professional Studies. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.