June and July Lifelong Learning classes

June and July Lifelong Learning classes

Video lectures for people 50 and older

June and July Lifelong Learning classes

Posted On: 05/22/19

The Kankakee Community College Lifelong Learning Institute is offering a series of video lectures led by renowned faculty at various U.S. colleges and universities.

The Lifelong Learning Institute offers affordable, high-quality, non-credit classes that take place in an environment that fosters participation. These video lectures are pre-recorded and played during the class session. These classes are open to people ages 50 and older.

“Five Films That Changed America” will discuss several films that for better or worse, made their mark. Meets Tuesday, June 25 from 2-4 p.m. at KCC in Room D152. Features Marc Lapadula, Yale University Film Studies Program. Course no.: LLLI 8940.A11; cost is $5.

“Our 5 Greatest Presidents … And Our 3 Worst” will take an insider’s look at the polls by leading historians that rank the presidents, and share some stories behind the greatest (and failed) presidents. Meets Wednesday, July 10 from 10 a.m. - noon at KCC in Room D124. Features Robert Watson, Lynn University, distinguished professor of American History. Course no.: LLLI 8940.A21; cost is $5.

“An Evening with Leonardo da Vinci” will investigate the remarkable genius of the Italian Renaissance from his birth to his death in France. Meets Thursday, July 18 from 10 a.m. - noon at KCC in Room D123. Features Kenneth Bartlett, University of Toronto, professor of history and renaissance studies. Course no.: LLLI 8940.A31; cost is $5.

“Men, Women and Politics: A World of Difference” will discuss the many research studies regarding the gender divide in politics. Running for public office remains a much less attractive and feasible endeavor for women than for men. Meets Tuesday, July 23 from 10 a.m. - noon at KCC in Room D123. Features Jennifer Lawless, American University, professor in the Department of Government. Course no.: LLLI 8940.A41; cost is $5. 

In “Are the Machines Taking Over? The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence,” learn about the ethics of letting machines decide so much. Meets Monday, July 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. at KCC in Room D124. Features Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Duke University, professor of practical ethics. Course no.: LLLI 8940.A13; cost is $5.

More information is at www.kcc.edu/LLI.