The Georgetown University Learning Community



Georgetown University is giving adults the chance to go back to school with short non-credit courses at their Georgetown campus. People ‘55 or better’ can take part in the university’s School of Continuing Education to engage in courses ranging from current political hot topics, literature, and the sciences.

Preregistration is required with limited class-sizes. Registration fees are $30 for one course and $50 for two or more courses. Dues-paid members (and their spouses) of The Association of Main-Campus Retired Faculty, The DC Alumni Club, The GU Library Associates, and present or past GU Learning Community faculty can register for at no charge.

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Ellen Henderson, Professor of Biology, Emerita

Wednesdays, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Feb. 26, March 5 and 12.

Human trafficking is now the second largest money-maker among illicit international criminal activities. This short course will look first at the international situation and the role of the U.S. government in efforts to prevent global trafficking, as well as on a national level and within the District.

F. Scott Fitzgerald: More Than Ever

Paul Lilly, Professor of English, Emeritus, SUNY Binghamton

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; March 13, 20, 27

This course will focus on reading and discussing some of Fitzgerald’s great works such as The Great Gatsby (1925), “The Rich Boy” (1926), and “Babylon Revisited,” and Book I through III of Tender Is the Night (1934). As well as addressing relevant information about Fitzgerald’s life.

The Social Impact of the Internet Now and in the Future

Professor: Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center’s Project on The Internet and American Life
Tuesdays, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; March 18, 25 and April 1

The lectures for this course will explore the rise and impact of the Internet, the development of “mobile life,” and the future of the Internet.
All classes will be held in The Murray Room, Fifth Floor, Lauinger Library. Parking ($3/hour) in the South Parking Garage, enter from Canal Road. For additional information on more courses and descriptions about the instructors, visit, email, or call 202-687-7000.

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