Intellectual Interactions

Intellectual Interactions

Opportunities for intellectual and social interaction within and outside classes.

Professionalism

Professionalism

Courses are taught by professionals who are active learners, frequently taking ILR classes themselves.

ILR Accessibility

ILR Accessibility

Easily accessible, low-cost classes.

Course Offerings

Course Offerings

Wide range of course offerings within and beyond traditional academic fields.

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The Institute for Learning in Retirement

The Institute for Learning in Retirement is a community-based organization whose goal is to encourage life-long learning for persons in retirement from every walk of life. It is administered under the auspices of the Marietta College Department of Continuing Eduation.  At its heart is an academic program of courses designed by its members to suit their interests and taught by knowledgeable instructors.  Classes take place at various locations on the Marietta College campus or in the community.  Courses encourage study and discussion but require no assignments, nor tests, nor writing of papers. They are simply for the enjoyment of learning.

Organized by local citizens, the Institute offered its first non-credit courses of cultural interest in the Spring of 1992 with two two-week courses.  Over the years, the scope of the courses broadened to include such diverse subjects as river lore, genealogy, forestry, applied art, the world of opera, literature, science, and many more.  When enough interest in a particular subject was expressed by members, then an authority in that field, usually a college professor or other professional, was sought to teach it.  On occasion a course was enhanced by day or overnight trips to museums or theaters in nearby cities, or field trips to strip mines and river locks and dams.  Since its origins ILR has involved hundreds of individuals, many of whom return time and time again, creating friendships and enjoying the opportunity to learn new things.

Over the years, the program offered by the Institute has grown.  At present, ILR offers three eight-week sessions each year: fall, winter, and spring.  Four or five courses are offered each session.  The courses range from such hands-on subjects as calligraphy to subjects like Latin, from birdwatching to music and art history, from geology to Shakespeare.  For current course offerings, look under the Courses menu at the top of this page. You may take as many courses as you wish in any session.  The cost is $30 per course.  Before each session, a registration form for the session will appear under the Forms menu on this page.  This form, along with accompanying payment, must be mailed to the Institute for Learning in Retirement, Office of Continuing Education, Marietta College,  215 Fifth Street,  Marietta, OH 45750-4019. Telephone: 740-376-4718.

 For more information call:

Jim Hoy
Director
(740) 373-8039
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Phone: 740.373.8039

or

Dave Cress
Program Chair
(740) 376-9921
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Phone: 740.373.2999

 

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