Open Acadia is Acadia University's initiative to offer flexible programming and learning opportunities to Acadia students and the greater community. Our programming goes beyond the scope of the conventional university experience to offer education to youths, seniors, and working professionals.
Acadia's selection of online courses continues to grow with the addition of CREL 2533 — "'Cults': New Religious Movements" from Dr. Hisako Omori. This new undergraduate credit course delves into the world of New Religious Movements (NRMs), including their origins, practices, and gender issues. Visit the link above to read more or to watch an introductory video with Dr. Omori.
We're very excited to have launched a new year of programming for Acadia Lifelong Learning (ALL), Acadia's initiative for adults age 50+.
We believe that education doesn't end with the traditional post-secondary levels: it should be a lifelong pursuit. The courses and events offered by ALL are meant to stimulate interest in new topics, help participants rediscover old talents, and promote creativity and self-expression.
To this end, the 2013-2014 courses cover a spectrum of topics. We invite students to dig deep into history—either literally or figuratively—with our field-oriented courses in archaeology and geological interpretation. We'll go on a world tour with courses in French speaking, African drumming, Japanese culture, the polar regions, and medieval Europe. We'll encourage students to express themselves through three visual arts courses, two writing courses, and a specific course in finding one's own creativity. We're also pleased to offer several courses in health and wellness, including "Aging Well", which will feature a series of different professionals from Annapolis Valley Health. There's much more to discover, especially in music and history. We invite you to browse the course listing or review our program calendar.
ALL also hosts free, informal weekly lectures called Brown Bag Lunches. A preliminary list of the fall's upcoming speakers is now available—ALL members will receive weekly email notices about upcoming speakers.