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  • A Dip into the Fountain of Youth
  • Fee: $30.00
    Dates: 1/13/2023 - 2/3/2023
    Times: 9:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 4
    Location: Central Methodist Church  Upper Room
    Instructor: Kara Bopp

    The average life expectancy has steadily increased over the last four decades. What habits are necessary to increase our chances of healthy longevity? The course will discuss the biological, social, and emotional factors that influence “successful aging” by reading and discussing Alan Castel’s book “Better with Age” with a group of Wofford College students taking the class during their Interim term. A balance of the research evidence and lived experiences will be the basis for discussions.

    Members should purchase Alan Castel's "Better with Age" 978-0190279981 Oxford University Press (2018) once you register for this class. 

     

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  • How the World Became Rich
  • Fee: $21.00
    Dates: 1/11/2023 - 2/1/2023
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 4
    Location: Central Methodist Church  Upper Room
    Instructor: Richard Wallace

    Throughout human history the vast preponderance of the population lived in abject poverty with a lifespan of less than 40 years. The past two and a half centuries have witnessed a doubling of life expectancy and an enormous increase of material comfort. This course will study how economists endeavor to account for this enormous change. Students will discuss through the term, How the World Became Rich by Koyama, Mark and Rubin, Jared. (Polity 2022).

     

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  • Jokes are no Laughing Matter
  • Fee: $21.00
    Dates: 1/9/2023 - 1/30/2023
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 4
    Location: Central Methodist Church  Upper Room
    Instructor: Yossi Liebowitz

     

    What does humor teach us about human nature? What are the upsides and the downsides of joke work, as Sigmund Freud described it? One funny and informative review that can help us understand different faiths and cultures. Suggested book:Jokes and their relation to the unconscious by Sigmund Freud. 

     

     

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