The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Washington University offers a wide variety of courses that emphasize peer learning and active class participation by senior adults. Study groups are not for credit; there are no exams, no grades. Nevertheless, all members of this learning community take their responsibilities seriously: student participation is an essential element in our continuing vitality. As described in this course listing, there are offerings in art and architecture, contemporary issues, creative writing, economics, film studies, history, literature, math/science/technology, music, and philosophy. Knowledgeable members plan, develop, and present the courses and related field trips, workshops, and cultural and social events. When you enroll in a course, you become a member of LLI and will receive course listings and our newsletter in the future.
Most subjects are offered in three 8-week regular terms (fall, winter and spring) and one 4-week summer session. A few special interest group courses (designated with the initials “SIG”) continue year-round. In 2007 we introduced 4-week courses as well.
For $665 you are entitled to take three courses in all of the four LLI terms (summer, fall, winter, and spring) for a total of 12 courses. This membership also covers the $25 surcharge for continuing courses (Reading The New Yorker, Reading The Economist and Current Events). The price of an annual LLI parking permit is also included. Write one check now and you're all set for the entire year!
The regular Annual Membership entitles you to two courses in the fall, winter and spring terms and covers the $25 surcharge. Unlike the all-inclusive membership, this membership does not include parking and the summer term courses. The cost of the Annual Membership is $440.
Please review our available courses and contact us at (314) 935-4237 if you have questions. Then complete both sides of the registration form, enclose payment, and return the form and payment to our office. We look forward to your being with us.
Those who enroll as annual members are entitled to take (a) two 8-week courses or (b) one 8-week and two 4-week courses in each of the fall, winter and spring terms. Those who do not choose annual membership enroll in individual four and eight-week courses. Classes meet at Washington University in St. Louis’s West Campus in the building on the northwest corner of Forsyth and Jackson streets (9 N. Jackson) in Clayton. There are elevators between the upper garage floors and the classroom floor on the street level.