Learn More About Emeritus College

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Join a Distinctive Health Club Designed Especially for Your Brain

DTX Photography by Johnny CarrollThe Emeritus College at the University of North Texas is an organization created to provide an extensive range of educational opportunities, travel programs and social activities for adults age 50+. 

Emeritus College members take an active role in the structure of this unique learning model.  Presenters, who include UNT retired and active faculty and area professionals, lead stimulating programs reminiscent of university classes—without the strict requirements or extended time in class.  There are no prerequisites, no tests and no grades.  Unlike other programs offered in the community, the classes are not skill-based.  Attendees learn simply for the joy of learning.   EC is the opportunity to alter patterns, challenge thinking and learn and do new things.
Members select their own schedules and choose from a variety of learning options and topics.  Some classes are one-time lectures (60-90 minutes), while more in-depth study is available through seminars (two or three 60-90 minute lectures).  All classes will include time for group discussion.  Classes will be offered September-November and February-May.

To find out how to become a member, click here.

To read comments from Emeritus College members, click here.

Want to learn more or offer suggestions? Contact Marilyn Wagner (Email: Marilyn.Wagner@unt.edu, Phone: 940-565-3487)

                      University of North TexasTexas Woman's University

Benefits to Community Members

  • Social and intellectual stimulation
  • Exchange of ideas and discussions with peers
  • Opportunities to seek knowledge, share knowledge, ask questions and try to find new ideas and insights

Annual $168 Membership in the Emeritus College includes:

  • Registration privileges for unlimited lectures and seminars offered each year
  • Daytime classes during the week
  • Free, convenient parking
  • Member newsletter
  • End-of-season social

Evolving Class Topics

(Don’t see a topic you are interested in? Send us your suggestions.)

  • Fine Arts
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • History and Social Science
  • Math, Science and Technology
  • Language and Literature
  • Current Issues
  • Health and Well Being

Sample classes
(Over 100 classes were offered in 2013-14!):

  • Elder Law Boot Camp
  • Human Trafficking
  • Medicare Fraud and Abuse
  • Western Philosophy Series
  • An Introduction to Investment Instruments
  • Mexican Politics
  • Origins of Civilization
  • The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • Tai Chi for Seniors
  • Denton: Past and Present
  • Amazing Women of Texas
  • Challenges to Christian Traditions
  • Near Death Experiences

Volunteer Opportunities in Emeritus College

The Emeritus College offers many opportunities for members to volunteer their expertise. We are now forming teams of members to participate in various areas of the program to help our staff plan and execute the classes. We hope that you will consider one of these positions.

Newsletter Development: Write material and collect information for the quarterly newsletter.

Class Development: Participate in class selection, speaker recruitment and evaluation.

Audio-visual Assistant: Assist instructors with classroom technology.

Membership Committee: Help to grow our membership by developing member benefits and community contacts.

Photographers: Take pictures during classes, trips and social activities. Photos will be used on the Emeritus College Web site, in brochures and in the newsletter.

If volunteering for the Emeritus College interests you, please contact Marilyn Wagner (Email: Marilyn.Wagner@unt.edu, Phone: 940-565-3487).

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