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Free college courses available this fall at King University for adults ages 60+

June 21, 2016

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Registration is open for a select set of collegiate courses for adults ages 60 and over. The offerings are part of a program at King entitled Lifelong Learning at King in which the adult learners can audit non-credit classes at King's main campus in Bristol, Tenn., free of charge.

"The hallmark of a broadly educated individual is to be a lifelong learner," said Dr. Matt Roberts, vice president for Academic Affairs at King University. "Part of King's commitment to education is to develop lifelong learners - learners who develop an intellectual curiosity for their world that never diminishes as they get older ... a program such as the Lifelong Learning at King helps define and sustain that commitment for our students and our community."

The new program offers a select set of courses taught by King professors in the King College of Arts & Sciences and King's School of Applied Science and Technology. The courses cover a range of studies at King including history, literature, religion, photography, intelligence studies and politics.

"King University has a great tradition of service to the surrounding community," says Richard A. Ray, Ph.D., interim president at King University. "It is an important tradition we strive to uphold. Offering thought provoking and engaging courses provide a new pathway to continue the adventure of lifelong learning."

Lifelong Learning at King course offerings for fall 2016 include:
· BIBL 2251: The Old Testament and Interpretation, Alderman, Brian; MWF, 1:40 – 2:40 p.m.
· CRJU 1500: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Mongold, Jennifer; MWF, 10:10 – 11:10 a.m.
· ENGL 3485: 18th Century British Novel, Shaw, Karen; MWF, 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
· FINE 2250: History of American Art, Sproll, Dagmar; TR, 1:10 – 2:40 p.m.
· HIST 3110: "Age of Revolutions: Europe 1789-1914, Dotterweich, Martin; TR, 1:10 – 2:40 p.m.
· MATH 1500: Cryptology: The Science of Secret Writing, Linderman, William; MWF, 1:40 – 2:40 p.m.
· MUSC 3181: History of Jazz, Flannagan, William; MWF, 10:10 – 11:10 a.m.
· PHIL 2410: Philosophy of Religion, Streetman, William; MW, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
· PSCI 3020: The American Presidency, Robinson, Michael; TR, 9:40 – 11:10 a.m.
· PSCI 3310: Covert Action, Tkach, Benjamin; MWF, 1:40 – 2:40 p.m.
· RELG 2430: Encountering the World's Religion, Hudson, Donald; TR, 2:50 – 4:20 p.m.
· RELG 3210: Introduction to Theology, Warhurst, Paul; TR, 1:10 – 2:40 p.m.

By auditing the selected courses, the students are able to attend class, learning alongside the traditional students in the classroom, without worry of test-taking.

Registration for the courses through the Lifelong Learning at King program is open for the fall 2016 semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 22. Course books are available for purchase through http://books.king.edu or most online book retailers.

For information on the Lifelong Learning Studies program, contact Dr. Han Chuan Ong, dean of the King College of Arts and Science at King University at 423-652-6007 or hanchuanong@king.edu. Also visit www.king.edu/lifelongstudies for additional details.