'Great Decisions' Offered by the Baylor Alumni Association

Aug. 7, 2007

by Judy Prather, Baylor Alumni Association, (254) 710-6431

This fall, the Lifelong Learning Program of the Baylor Alumni Association will offer "Great Decisions", a discussion-focused course that engages citizens in learning about the world.

Dr. Gayle Avant, associate professor of political science at Baylor University, will direct the discussions. The eight-week series will explore issues about the Middle East, Mexico, South Africa and Central Asia, as well as the themes of climate change, migration, war crimes and children. Each session will be introduced by a short video.

Classes will meet in the Draper Academic Building on the Baylor campus at 7 p.m. on Mondays, from Sept. 17 through Nov. 5. The registration deadline is Sept. 7.

The series costs $75 for individuals and $125 for families, with members of the Baylor Institute for Learning in Retirement receiving a 15 percent discount. All materials are included.

The Great Decisions Global Affairs Education Program celebrated 50 years in 2004, and includes the annual Briefing Book, Great Decisions TV, the National Opinion Ballot Report, discussion groups across the country and the GD Online newsletter.

For more information about participating in the Great Decisions course or learning more about the Lifelong Learning program, call Leslie Coltrain at the Baylor Alumni Association at (254) 710-1124.

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