Gordon in the News: last updated 03/30/2009

Keep Learning: New May Term at Gordon College Offers Range of Enrichment Classes

February 26, 2009
Jo Kadlecek
Office of College Communications

Learn French. Pick up a paintbrush. Read a new author. See a play in Boston. Sharpen your professional skills.

The course sampling for Keep Learning: May Term @ Gordon College is rich and open to all students, alumni, seniors and neighbors throughout the North Shore. Running May 18 through June 14, May Term's condensed classes are uniquely designed to work around adult learners' schedules and lifestyles. Classes are available for elective credits to traditional students, but nontraditional students interested in expanding their knowledge or trying something new can also enroll in the courses for personal enrichment.

Taught by Gordon College's renowned faculty on the Wenham campus (Exit 17 off Route 128), May Term courses include a wide range of subjects. Art classes include Life Drawing and Introduction to Painting while students interested in communication arts or English classes may choose from new courses such as Conversations with Great Women Writers; Western Literature: Homer to Eliot and Beyond; or Money, Tech, and Power: ReMediating Identity and Agency.
Several science classes are also available such as Environmental Science; Chemistry; or Geology. More unique courses include, Mobility in Older Adults; Conflict Mediation and Transformation; and From Page to Stage: Regional Theatre in Boston where students read and discuss the play before seeing it in Boston.

"Keep Learning: May Term @ Gordon College provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages and backgrounds to explore their interests in a small academic community," said Mark Sargent, Provost at Gordon College. "Especially during challenging economic times, learning new things or brushing up on old skills is always exciting and beneficial."
Other course options include Introduction to Linguistics; Beginning French; Effective Juvenile Aftercare Models; Western Civilization; Formal Logic; Developmental Psychology; and Power and Justice: Perspectives on Political Order. Costs for those seeking academic credit are only half of Gordon College's usual tuition price. For those only interested in enrichment, fees are significantly reduced. Additional financial assistance is available for qualified students.

For more information about Keep Learning: May Term @ Gordon College, please visit the May Term page or call the Gordon College Registrar's office 978.867.4243.
For more information on Gordon College faculty or academics, contact the Office of College Communications 978.867.4752.

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Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The College offers majors in 37 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.