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UNI Lifelong University announces fall 2011 courses

July 18, 2011

Stacey Christensen, University Relations, 319-273-6728,



CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer five noncredit courses this fall.

"Campus Art Tour" will be led by Darrell Taylor, director of the UNI art gallery, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 6. A rain date is set for Sept. 13. Participants will take a two-hour walking tour of indoor/outdoor campus artworks, focusing primarily on centrally located campus artworks.

"Capturing 9/11 on Film: Three Powerful Visions on the Tenth Anniversary" will be taught by Scott Cawelti, emeritus professor of English language and literature, from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 8, 15 and 22. This course will examine how the film medium can offer both information and catharsis, particularly about national traumas.

"Religious Doubt and the Western Secular Tradition" will be taught by Hal Wohl, emeritus professor of history, from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. This course will trace the history and legacy of religious doubt from ancient times to the present day.

"Crash Course in Croissants and Culture -- Travel Tips for France" will be taught by Elizabeth Zwanziger, instructor at Malcolm Price Laboratory School - Iowa's Research and Development School, from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and 10. Find out why France is one of the most visited countries in the world and why the French language sounds like music to our ears.

"Iowa Caucuses: Past, Present and Future" will be taught by Christopher Larimer, assistant professor of political science, from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Nov. 2, 9 and 16. This course will explore the history of the Iowa Caucus, from its dubious beginnings to the ever-growing prominence in national politics today.

Course fees range from $15 to $40, which cover parking passes and course handouts. To register for a class or view a course description, call University Events Coordination at 319-273-5141 or visit