Simpson for Seniors Registration 

 

Interactive Lifelong Learning for Adults of Any Age!

Simpson University provides an affordable and academically challenging learning environment framed in a Christian worldview. Simpson University for Seniors offers exciting learning opportunities at our Redding campus for adults of any age.

Our unique, month-long courses are not-for-credit, open to the public, and meet three times a week for a total of 10 one-hour instructional sessions. Presented by current or retired university professionals in their field of expertise, these courses are designed to enhance your joy of learning. They are held in a classroom setting on Simpson's campus for an authentic university experience - but without homework, tests, or grades!

Classes will be held back to back from 10:20am - 11:20am and 11:30am - 12:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the Grubbs Learning Center Room 102 on the Simpson University campus.

If you have any questions, please contact Caity Griffin (cgriffin@simpsonu.edu; 530-226-4978).

NOTE: To purchase tickets for a course, please click on the small box next to each class title listed. This will reveal the two ticket types available for purchase. 

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Monday September 09
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday ending Monday September 30
In order to appreciate the historical events of the Bible, one must understand the geography connected to that history. The geography of Israel has rightly been called "The Fifth Gospel."
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Monday September 09
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday ending Monday September 30
Flannery O'Connor is considered one of America's greatest 20th century Christian writers of short stories and novels. Theological topics will be considered through the lens of selected works of the writer's fiction and non-fiction. Class time will be devoted to their discussion led by instructor.
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Monday October 07
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday ending Monday October 28
This course explores the birds used in the Bible as examples representing life characteristics and salvation principles. We will compare the birds mentioned in the Bible to those found in Northern California. We will not limit our study to birds only where the text includes other animals.
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Monday October 07
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday ending Monday October 28
Beginning with Cimmerians and Scythians on the Russian Steppes, we will look at the coming of the Swedish Vikings, the establishment of Kievan Rus, the Mongol invasions, and the development of the vast Russian Empire under the tsars from Ivan I to Nicholas II.
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Friday November 01
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday ending Friday November 22
The teaching of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount--found in Mathew 5-7--has served as a fundamental recipe for the conduct of Jesus' followers. The goal of the course is to give the student a greater sense of appreciation and love for Jesus - and a personal challenge to follow Him.
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Monday January 06
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday ending Monday January 27
The New Testament books from Hebrews to Jude often get overlooked, but individually and collectively they contain essential theological and practical resources for Christian faith. This course will touch on each of these seven letters with special attention given to the Letter of Hebrews.
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Monday January 06
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday ending Monday January 27
An overview of the physical and economic geography of the Russian Empire, coupled with the story the Bolshevik Revolution and the development of the world's largest contiguous empire, followed by collapse and restructuring as the "democratic" Russian Federation - from Lenin to Putin.
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Monday February 03
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday ending Monday February 24
California's resources have long been at the center of debate on land and water usage. From the golf fields that brought California to statehood, to the creation of Yosemite National Park, debates have raged about how to protect and use those resources. This class will explore both the political and biological impacts of those decisions. Learn how the past will influence the future, as we deal with mega-droughts and mega fires that the future will bring.
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Monday February 03
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday ending Monday February 24
The course is designed to introduce the student to the structure, content and message of the Book of Psalms - and how it has impacted Christian theology and liturgy.
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Monday March 02
10:20 AM - 11:30 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday ending Monday March 23
This course surveys painting, sculpture, and architecture in the west from early Greek times to the present with special attention to the interaction of art and ideas. Skills in art analysis and appreciation are developed, and special attention is given to Christian art and the role and strategic importance of art, the visual, and the imagination in our contemporary society.
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$95.00
 
Monday March 02
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday ending Monday March 23
This course will help you to become more proficient with your smart phone. We will cover Android and iOS (iPhone) devices/platforms. Primarily a smart-phone course, some the the content will also apply to using the iPad and some Android based tablets. Features you will master include: Contacts, Address Boo, and Calendar, E-mail, Voicemail, Text Messaging , Skype, and FaceTime, "The Cloud, " Apps, Music, Photos and Videos, Tracking Data/Usage, Security and Safety.
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$145.00
 
$95.00
 
Wednesday April 01
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday ending Wednesday April 22
An overview of the spiritual reformation that swept Europe in the 16th century. Emphasis will be placed on the triggering conditions, the rapid development, and the worldwide impact of the powerful movement that was based on the teachings of men such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, Huldrich Zwingli, Thomas Cranmer and John Knox.
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$145.00
 
$95.00
 
Wednesday April 01
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday ending Wednesday April 22
The Bible was not composed in a literary vacuum. Studying the parallel material written by Israel's neighbors illuminates the historical and literacy milieu of the Bible. These include creation and flood stories, songs and prayers, legal material and wisdom literature.
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Event registration summary
The Land of Milk and Honey:
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$145.00
Individual
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$95.00
Grace, Belief, Death and the Devil:
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$145.00
Individual
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$95.00
Birds of the Bible:
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$145.00
Individual
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$95.00
Muscovy-History of Russia from Varangians to Tsars:
Couple
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$145.00
Individual
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$95.00
Jesus and the Ethics of the Kingdom:
Couple
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$145.00
Individual
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$95.00
Hebrews and Beyond - A Survey of the General Epistles:
Couple
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$145.00
Individual
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$95.00
USSR-Geography & History Soviet Union & Russian Federation:
Couple
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$145.00
Individual
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$95.00
How the West Was Lost:
Couple
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$145.00
Individual
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$95.00
The Psalms: Songs&Prayers for Temple & Church:
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$145.00
Individual
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$95.00
History and Life Through the Eyes of Art:
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$145.00
Individual
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$95.00
Outsmarting Your Smart Phone:
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$145.00
Individual
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$95.00
"Here I Stand!"-The Protestant Reformation:
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$145.00
Individual
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$95.00
Documents from Bible Times:
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$145.00
Individual
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$95.00
Donation:
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