History courses offered by KU institute in Topeka

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Seniors looking to continue their education can do so through the University of Kansas’ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s courses being offered in Topeka. KU has released the fall 2015 schedules of courses and special events.

The Institute is a unit of KU Professional and Continuing Education which offers courses that encourage learning for those 50 and older. However, they welcome “lifelong learners” of all ages. According to the university, instructors are selected based on their expertise, passion for the topic, and love of teaching. Courses meet on average two hours each week for three weeks and there are no homework or tests. A single course costs $50, however there discounts if you sign up for multiple courses.

Members of the KU, K-State, Washburn University, Hutchinson Community College and Hesston College alumni associations are eligible for a $10 discount on the first course fee of $50.

You can find more information and enroll www.osher.ku.edu or call toll free (877) 404-5823. See the schedule below:


  • The Civil War in Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas: 1856-1865 with Russ Hutchins, Tuesdays, Sept.15, 22 & 29. 2-4 p.m., Brewster Place
  • Faiths of Our Founders with Barry CrawfordWednesdays, Sept. 16, 23 & 30. 2-4 p.m., Aldersgate Village
  • Jane Austen at 200: The Enduring Allure of “Pride and Prejudice” with Preston Fambrough, Tuesdays, Oct. 6, 13 & 20. 7-9 p.m., Washburn University
  • Churchill and His Personal War on Behalf of the British Empire with Jeremy Taylor, Wednesdays, Oct. 14, 21 & 28. 2-4 p.m., Brewster Place
  • The Home Front During World War II with Russ Hutchins, Thursdays, Oct. 22, 29 & Nov. 5. 2-4 p.m., McCrite Plaza
  • Potawatomi Ghost Towns of the Oregon Trail in Kansas with Tom Ellis, Tuesdays, Nov. 3. 10 & 17. 7-9 p.m., Washburn University
  • Thinkers Who Changed the United States with John Mack, Wednesdays, Nov. 4, 11 & 18. 2-4 p.m., Brewster Place

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