Adult Learning Force


Become a member of The Adult Learning Force

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If you come to Allegheny College on 12 Fridays during the school year 2017-2018 you can learn about a variety of   topics especially chosen by a self-selected group of adult learners for their potential to interest adults.  The Adult Learning Force (ALF) manifests “Live and Learn.”  In this Creating Landscapes learning satellite, an outgrowth of the Enrichment Collaboration between Allegheny College and three Crawford County School Districts, you are invited to re-acquaint yourselves with the best of liberal arts learning.  Come dialogue with some of Allegheny’s most acclaimed faculty and Meadville’s most respected art and science educators.  This is serious play!

Academic 2017-18 is our ninth season. The first year, six community members particularly enjoyed “Islam” with Vica Gardner; in the second year the favorite of 15 participating members was learning from Richard Curry’s course on Huckleberry Finn; the third year Prof. Jim Bulman attracted 25-30 for his course on four of Shakespeare’s plays and for the last four years more than 50 of us have participated in 4 courses designed especially for adult learners while some of us have also chosen to participate in classes designed primarily for the high school population of students.  This year in addition to the available high school offerings (below) we offer five courses designed especially for our group (VV,WW, XX, YY, ZZ).

Unless otherwise noted, one- hour classes will meet on the twelve Fridays indicated below:
 September 8 and 22; October 6 and 20; November 10; December 1 and 15; February 2 and 23; March 16; April 13 and 27. 

On the class chart the number 1 denotes class begins at 9:00am; number 2   tells you that class begins at 10:15 am;  number 3 class begins at 12:15 pm.  Locations of the classes will be available at a later date.

Enrollment for adult learners is limited to 50 participants.  Class size is also limited so you will be assigned to the classes on a first come first served basis.