UNC Asheville to Offer Two Intergenerational Courses for Fall
Registration is Now Open for Classes in Philosophy, Law
UNC Asheville will offer two fall semester courses
which will bring together new freshmen with community members ages 50
and older. The older adults will be invited to enhance the classes by
sharing their perspectives and life experiences with the younger
a great opportunity to rub elbows with the new generation of college
students,” said Ron Manheimer, N.C. Center for Creative Retirement
Manheimer, who is also a philosopher, will lead a course on
“Philosophers Under the Covers.” During the course, students will read
works by such famous philosophical couples as John Stuart Mill and
Harriet Taylor Mill, John-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, and Iris
Murdoch and John Bayley. “We’ll explore how romance and reason, heart
and mind, fit together,” said Manheimer.
Legal Counsel Tom Lawton will teach a course on “Law and Literature,”
which would benefit from the experience of those in the legal
profession. “We’ll be reading judicial decision as types of short
stories and exploring classic books like ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ and
films such as “Gideon’s Trumpet,’” said Lawton.
courses begin on Thursday, Aug. 18, and run for the full 16-week fall
semester. “Philosophers Under the Covers” will meet from 3:05-5:30 p.m.
on Thursdays, while “Law and Literature” will meet from 1:45-3 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
ages 50 and older who would like to serve as resource associates for
these courses may enroll for $100.
information or to apply, contact Manheimer by phone at 828/232-5180 or
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Dr. Ron Manheimer, N.C. Center
for Creative Retirement Director, 828/232-5180
- Jill Yarnall, UNC Asheville Public Information Assistant Director,