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June 30, 2020

Enrichment Program Offers Free Summer Courses Online

Fall courses will also be offered entirely online!

The Enrichment Program connects the intellectually curious adult to DU’s outstanding faculty, facilities, and programming, and Denver’s rich cultural community through non-credit courses. With adult education offered via short evening and weekend classes, you can explore a wide range of subjects: from history and contemporary issues to science, literature, and the arts—without the pressures of exams, grades, or admission requirements.

This summer you can try out a free course entirely online! Check out the offerings below and start on your journey to lifelong learning.

Dusting Off the Classics: 1-Poem-a-Week Poetry Series (encore class) One FREE Zoom session
Wed., July 1, 2020, 7-8 pm MT
Instructor: Richard Sacks

ENRICH 0433/ FREE – click here to register 
Class resourcesRichard Sacks’ website
Register now – space is limited
Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the start of class

Whether you loved Richard Sack’s April and May classes in this series or have never taken a poetry class, this special encore session of our Dusting Off the Classics series will explore, in memorable ways, William Wordsworth’s poem “The world is too much with us”. Note: the April and May sessions of this series were preceded by a one-session, small-group trial run focusing on this Wordsworth poem, and Dr. Sacks has volunteered to revisit it for this free mid-summer online session.

Richard Sacks taught literature, mythology and linguistics at Columbia University in New York for 40 years and joined DU’s Enrichment Program faculty roster in 2019. This fall he will teach Dusting Off the Classics: Homer’s Odyssey and a one-night lecture titled When Our Gods Just Don’t Get It: Ancient Myths on the Limitations of Divinity, through the Enrichment Program.

Antonín Dvořák: From Prague to Iowa, With Love
One FREE Zoom session
Wed., Sept. 2, 2020, 7-8 pm MDT

Instructor: Marc Shugold
ENRICH 0382 / FREE – click here to register
Register now – space is limited
Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the start of class

Take a one-hour journey with University College instructor Marc Shulgold through the life and music of one of the world’s most beloved composers, Antonin Dvořák, whose early years in Prague and its folk traditions inspired him to compose music that ultimately captured the world’s attention. Those bubbly chamber pieces and the immortal New World Symphony remind us how he, and others after him, found inspiration in the folk music that can be discovered all around us.

Marc Shulgold is a music journalist, concert lecturer and teacher. After working at the Los Angeles Times for 12 years, Marc became the first—and the last—music and dance writer at the Rocky Mountain News, covering the cultural scene throughout the region for nearly 22 years. This fall Marc will teach A Celebration of Music: From Church Hymns to Jazzy Hits for the Enrichment Program (Thursdays in October).

Registration for online fall courses opens July 13

For the continued safety of our students and instructors, all fall Enrichment Program classes will be delivered online! Join us this fall on Zoom for more than 40 evening courses and lectures. Course details will available on our website July 10, and registration opens July 13. Classes begin September 8. Join us for a sneak peek of of the courses coming this fall!

Fall Sneak Peek Open House – FREE One Zoom session
Wed., July 29, 2020, 6-9 pm MDT

Fall Enrichment instructors
ENRICH 0434 / FREE – click here to register 

Get the inside story on what to expect this fall when Enrichment instructors share a short presentation of what they have planned.Join us on Zoom with presentations starting every fifteen minutes. Try something entirely new and attend them all or just Zoom in for the ones of interest to you.The evening’s presentation schedule will be updated throughout the month of July. Put your thinking cap on and engage in lifelong learning through the Enrichment Program. 

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