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Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning at College of DuPage incorporates the best of what enrichment has to offer at any age. We offer a mix of courses, workshops, seminars and lectures designed especially for adults 50 and older, in a wide variety of topic areas. A reduced senior rate applies for participants 55 and over. Come join us - new courses begin each week.

In Continuing Education, we believe that learning never stops. Find out all that Lifelong Learning has to offer!

Spring Online Course Highlights

Backyard Wildlife

We share our yards and neighborhoods with literally hundreds of wild animals. Learn who these creatures are and how their behavior affects humans and vice versa. Instructor: Jack MacRae

Wednesday, April 7 to May 12
10 a.m. to noon
HUMNT-0001-088, $159; Lifelong Learner $119 

Finding Eichmann—The Heroic Story of Nazi Hunter Fritz Bauer

It has become common knowledge that Adolf Eichmann, the infamous architect of the Holocaust, was captured by Mossad agents in Argentina and brought to justice in Israel 60 years ago. But hardly anyone is familiar with the fact that it was a German Jew, the Hessian attorney general Fritz Bauer, who provided pivotal information about Eichmann's whereabouts in South America to the Israeli authorities. Join German Historian Anette Isaacs as she pays homage to Bauer, this true hero who confronted post-war German society with its guilt—and denial thereof—and who almost single-handedly initiated the Auschwitz Trials of the mid 1960s.

Saturday, April 10
10 a.m. to noon
HUMNT-0001-032, $29; Lifelong Learner $19

Art Crimes

Art and cultural property crime—which includes theft, fraud, looting, and trafficking across state and international lines—is a booming criminal enterprise. In the first class, we'll discuss art theft from United States and European museums. In the second class, we'll focus on war-time looting, and Nazi-era art theft and restitution, as well as Iraqi looted and stolen artifacts. Instructor: Ruth Nelson

Wednesday, April 28 to May 5
7 to 9 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-067, $59; Lifelong Learner $39


The Plus 50 Program

Continuing Education has developed a series of streamlined classes designed with experiences and skills of adult learners in mind. Learn more here.

Free Enrichment for Lifelong Learners

Enjoy the topics and the company! Continuing Education presents free lectures and discussions through our Sage Series and Lunch Break Lectures. Join us for an inspired selection of new topics.

Sage Series

Sessions are free. Registration is required.
For full descriptions and locations, please view the current Schedule of Classes.

  • Film and Discussion: Frida - Friday, April 16

Lunch Break Lectures

Sessions are free. Registration is required
Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. 

Fall Online Lecture via Zoom

  • March 31 - Fleetwood Mac: The Chain...Broken with instructor Gary Wenstrup, HUMNT-0001-506
  • April 14 - The Legacy of Shabbona with instructor Jack MacRae, HUMNT-0001-507
  • April 28 - Frida Kahlo with instructor Jennifer Scavone, HUMNT-0001-508


Share Your Passion and Experience

College of DuPage Continuing Education is seeking community members who are interested in facilitating Lifelong Learning courses and seminars! Call (630) 942-2208 for assistance with completing a New Course Proposal Form.

Lifelong Learning Scholarship Fund

Limited scholarship funds are available to assist Lifelong Learners who choose to participate in Continuing Education programs. If you are interested in contributing to this fund, please choose "Lifelong Learning Programs" on the College of DuPage Foundation donation page or call (630) 942-2462. 

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Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Email: CE@cod.edu
Fax: (630) 942-3785

All COD facilities are closed to the public until further notice. If you are attempting to register for a class, Please leave a message and Continuing Education staff will return your call as soon as possible. You can also reach us by email at ce@cod.edu at any time.

Please note: all programming for Spring and Summer 2021 will be online (some exceptions apply).