University of Pittsburgh
May 1, 2002

Pitt's Center for Lifetime Learning Summer 2002 Classes Provide Opportunities for Enrichment


Sharon Blake


Cell: 412-277-6926

April 29, 2002

PITTSBURGH—From aerobics to architecture, there is something for everyone this summer at Pitt's Center For Lifetime Learning. The Center, a division of the College of General Studies, offers a variety of noncredit classes, workshops, and programs, most held on the Oakland campus, to help adults pursue a favorite interest or gain new skills for career advancement.

Some courses explore contemporary issues, such as "Exploring Palestine: Voices and Visions," "Islam at the Workplace" or "Women in Islam." Another highlight of the Summer Term is the "Discover the Hill District" series, three separate lectures and a walking tour of the Hill, which was one of the country's most prosperous and bustling centers for music, art, and literature from the 1930s to the 1950s.

A trio of classes offers walking tours that explore the architecture of Downtown Pittsburgh, the ethic diversity in Lawrenceville, and the education and culture of Oakland. Other classes offer instruction in Indian cooking, gourmet picnics, or tasting French wine. Some classes are geared toward professional development, such as "Grantwriting" or "Choosing the Right College." Others focus on personal development: financial planning, fitness, art, foreign languages, music, dance, kayaking, and astronomy. Details on courses are available on-line at

Most classes are held weekends or evenings, to accommodate working adults. Fees range from $18 for single-class courses to more than $100 for multiweek classes. Locations of classes are revealed at the time of registration. For more information, or to register for a class, contact the Center For Lifetime Learning at

412/648-2560 or