Meeman Center Accepting Reservations for Spring 2009 Courses


Publication Date: 1/16/2009

Rhodes’ Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning is accepting registration for its spring 2009 continuing education courses including the following January courses:

  • “Issues in Contemporary China” January 22-February 12
  • “Becoming a Cultural Broker: Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication” January 26-March 2 
  • “Introduction to Book Collecting” January 27-February 17

Returning to the Meeman schedule in February is “Lore of Literature,” a survey course led by five Rhodes professors. Books covered include Dubliners by James Joyce; Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope; The Prelude: A Parallel Text by William Wordsworth; The Gold-Bug and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe; and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. This course is spread out from February 16 to June 8 with two sessions devoted to each book. Participants don’t have to register for all ten sessions and may register for the two sessions devoted to an individual book.

Other February courses are:

  • “Living Jazz Legends” February 9-April 6
  • “Nuclear Power: Fact and Fiction” February 19-March 12
  • “What Should I Do? Controversies in Christian Ethics” February 24-March 31
  • “What Would Adam Smith Say? The Father of Capitalism Meets Modern Economics” February 24-March 24

Other spring courses are:

  • “What Were the Crusades?” March 11-April 15
  • “Taijiquan Spring Series II” March 11-May 6
  • “Global Climate Change: What Do We Know and What Can We Do About It?”  April 7-May 5
  • “Movies at the Meeman: The Great Director Series” April 20-May 4

All courses are in King Hall except Taijiquan. For complete course descriptions, instructors, times, and costs visit or call (901) 843-3965.