Emeritus Winter 2021 Schedule

Human Development


See classes in the Pathfinders Program.

HUMDEV E06, Enjoy Life – Understanding Our Mind, Body & Brain for Senior Adults

This course familiarizes older adults with the aging process, including physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects. Older adults become more comfortable with changes in themselves and others over time, and learn to celebrate the benefits of a longer life. Older adults also learn new coping strategies and explore issues facing adults of all ages, including conflicts, stereotypes, age, bias, loss, and change.

Course Number: 9792 Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. TTh Location: ONLINE Instructor: Albert G S

HUMDEV E17, Senior Seminar – Luisa R.G. Kot Concert Series

This seminar provides a supportive atmosphere for discussions about a variety of topics of interest to older adults. Topics may include philosophy, music, laughter as good medicine, legislation that affects older adults, and others. For example, in a seminar focused on philosophy, older adults might explore philosophical sources and connections between ideas, values, and concepts that are relevant to older adults’ life experiences. In a seminar focused on musical performance, older adults might be exposed to different performers, composers, and musicians and engage in stimulating discussions about music, performers’ lives, the ways in which music and art can enrich one’s life, and so forth. Regardless of the specific topic, this seminar provides a space for older adults to socialize with their peers and validate their life experiences while gaining exposure to mentally stimulating content.

Course Number: 9794 Time: 3 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Th Location: ONLINE Instructor: Peterson J D

HUMDEV E22, Senior Seminar: Through a Jewish Lens – Art, Culture & Entertainment

This course is designed to help older adult students learn about Jewish culture, from the historical backdrop of the 19th Century’s worldwide advances, pogroms, and immigrations, to the flowering of Jewish art, culture and entertainment in 20th Century United States and beyond. The course aims to improve older adults outlook on life, stimulate their minds and imaginations, improve peer group interaction and communication, and increase their sense of positive aging and cultural identity with particular attention to Jewish humor and tenacity as survival mechanisms in the face of adversity. Older adults will engage with their peers in a positive and up-lifting manner while learning about the use of art and humor through the last century. They will learn about Jewish theater, literature, film, art and music, and how American culture has flourished as a result of the Jews’ contributions. We will discuss: changes in stereotypes such as comedic images of older adults and other subgroups of the community; different types of art, self-expression and humor; and/or popular trends in all aspects of culture and entertainment.

Course Number: 9795 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. W Location: ONLINE Instructor: Abatemarco A M

HUMDEV E24, Bereavement Support

This course helps older adults in the resolution of grief and toward a more positive view or reaction to the death of a loved one. The course provides older adults with a variety of alternative methods of dealing with loss in a small group setting. Older adults share their grief with others, receive encouragement and moral support, and learn about the natural grieving process, as well as how to heal and rebuild their lives.

Course Number: 9796 Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. M Location: ONLINE Instructor: Press P L

HUMDEV E25, Dealing with Hearing Impairment

This course helps older adults with hearing impairments improve their communication skills and adaptive techniques and increase their levels of sociability and self-confidence. Older adults learn the study of speech, lip reading, body language, and auditory clues.

Course Number: 9797 Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. T Location: ONLINE Instructor: Frand L

HUMDEV E27, Exercising the Brain

This course assists older adults in minimizing anxiety when memory behavior patterns change. The ultimate goal of the class is to stimulate thinking and to exercise the brain. Older adults learn the latest information on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of memory loss in older adults, as well as practice skills to enhance memory retention and retrieval. This class is not intended for anyone with Alzheimer’s or any type of dementia.

Course Number: 9798 Time: 10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. T Location: ONLINE Instructor: Frand L

Course Number: 9800 Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. W Location: ONLINE Instructor: Frand L

PSYCH E33, Living as a Single Person

This course assists older adults who are facing a change in their lifestyle because they are now single. Older adults explore topics such as dealing with isolation ageism, depression, eating patterns, and social interactions. The course assists older adults in making the necessary transitions and adjustments to live a happy and successful life as an older single person.

Course Number: 9832 Time: 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. M Location: ONLINE Instructor: Press P L