Combining a "we-run-it-ourselves" philosophy of educational exploration with social camaraderie, the CCR curriculum creates a new dimension in lifelong learning that fosters a sense of discovery and a greater awareness of, and sensitivity to, what is happening in the world around us. Members share responsibility in curriculum planning, in specific subject selection and in the development of the program. Their active involvement in the various roles of leadership or participation provides the exhilaration and ego satisfaction many retirees seek, using their own life experiences and personal resources.
CCR members may participate in all or as many courses as they wish. Since the curriculum consists of whatever subject areas the membership chooses, it keeps growing and changing as study areas are completed and new subjects are selected.
The following represents a sampling of typical study areas, although the range of subjects is unlimited. Actual courses offered are decided upon by the membership each semester.
- Views of the News
- International Relations
- Our Role in a Changing World
Literature and the Arts
- Modern Literature
- Poetry and Play Reading
- Understanding Art: Visits to Artists' Studios
- Appreciating Music
- Controversial Figures in History
- Communications for the 21st Century
- Pivotal Events in American History
- Pivotal Events in European History
- Great Essays
- What's New in Science
- Understanding the Human Body