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: 9560 Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. TTh Location: ONLINE Instructor: Albert G S

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: 9562 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. W Location: ONLINE Instructor: Abatemarco A M

HUMDEV E15, Theater – History of Comedy

This seminar provides a supportive environment for older adults to discuss with their peers a variety of topics of interest to seniors, including the study of aging, public policy related to older adults, philosophy, literature, music and musicals, or religion. The course is designed to allow older adults to relate any of these topics to their life experiences and socialize with others in similar stages of life. Specific topics may vary from semester to semester and may include the history of comedy, the great American songbook, etc.

Course Number: 9561 Time: 9 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. W Location: ONLINE Instructor: Achorn J C

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: 9563 Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. M Location: ONLINE Instructor: Press P 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.

Course Number: 9564 Time: 10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. T Location: ONLINE Instructor: Frand L This class is not intended for anyone with Alzheimer’s or any type of dementia.

Course Number: 9566 Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. T Location: ONLINE Instructor: Frand L This class is not intended for anyone with Alzheimer’s or any type of dementia.

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: 9591 Time: 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. M Location: ONLINE Instructor: Press P L