Fitchburg State holds special courses for adult learners

August 1, 2018 by  

Registration for the Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA) program of Fitchburg State University is now open.

Those who live in nearby Devens may want to take advantage of courses on fitness, historic New England architecture, learning new foreign languages, and sampling diversity in the culinary delights.

These non-credit courses are affordable and can be taken during the day on the campus at Fitchburg State and at other locations in the area.

The ALFA is an opportunity for lifelong learning and provides an informal setting for those with similar interests to pursue personal growth and enrichment. Those who teach these courses are members of the Fitchburg State faculty and others who are experts in their fields.

Among the courses being offered this fall are an introduction to opera, quilting, the literature written by inmates in American prisons, and an exploration of economic and social inequality. There are courses that include outings, such as one which is a guided walk through the Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary where the identification of different types of mushrooms is learned.

Sponsors of the program include the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education and the Center for Professional Studies at the university.

Brochure printing can be used to create more information about such courses, including cost, and the days and times they are held.