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Prior Courses

The Rainbow Lifelong Learning Institute offers courses in a variety of areas addressing many aspects of life: history, society, self-help, art, writing, technology, and so many more. ​Here's a sampling of our previous courses to give you an idea of the types of topics we explore in our wide ranging curriculum of courses.

Category
Course Name
Instructor
Art
Learning to draw and its role in art history
Marja Lorencak Kiker
Comparative Religion
Understanding Islam
Lori Kenschaft, PhD
Comparative Religion
A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes
Lori Kenschaft, PhD.
Games and Sports
Bridge
Marsha Gerstein & Mark Heumann
Games and Sports
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Marsha Gerstein
Games and Sports
Games People Play
Nancy Marshall with Tizzy Dolan
Gender studies
Art, Activism, and Academics: The Work of Audre Lorde
Jyl Lynn Felman, playwright
Gender studies
Rainbow Readers: GLBT Roles in American Theater
Becky Meyers
Gender studies
Cutting Edge LGBT Issues
multiple instructors
Gender studies
From Lesbian-Feminism to the Alphabet Generation: Liberation and its Discontents
Sarah Pearlman, author on lesbian and transgender issues
Gender studies
Gender in a Changing World
Lori Kenschaft, PhD
Legal & Government
The Constitution
Jane Scarborough
Legal & Government
Legal Issues Facing the LGBT Community
Kelly M. Bonnevie
Legal & Government
The Constitution
Jane Scarborough
Legal & Government
The Supreme Court: Landmark Decisions
Jane Scarborough
Literature
African American Writing and Literature
Marilyn Monteiro
Literature
Busting Stereotypes: Butch/Femme Identity, Past and Present
Jyl Lynn Felman, playwright
Literature
Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free
Elizabeth David
Literature
The Best of Modern American Poetry
Susan Alves
Literature
The Revolutionary Life of Pat Parker: Lesbian, Black, Butch, Poet and Writer
Jyl Lynn Felman, playwright
MUSIC
A Bach Bacchanal
Liz Diamond
MUSIC
Listening to Classical Music
Liz Diamond
MUSIC
Romantic Plus - Classical Music
Liz Diamond
MUSIC
What Makes Sondheim Great
Gail Leondar-Wright
Science & Technology
Can we Stop Climate Change
Tony Lee
Science & Technology
Fat Surprises
Leah Ziph-Schatzberg, PhD
Science & Technology
The Future is Now: Introduction to New Technologies
David Rooks, MBA
Science & Technology
What's Your Carbon Footprint?
Thea Iberall, PhD
Social Justice
Heterosexism and Anti Jewish Oppression
Warren Blumenfeld
Social Justice
Nonviolent Resistance: A Dangerous Idea
Devon Davidson
Social Justice
Restorative Justice: Theory and Practice
Lori Kenschaft, PhD
Social Justice
The Many Meanings of Justice
Lori Kenschaft, PhD
Social Justice
What's the Matter With White People
Marilyn Monteiro and Marsha Gerstein
Social Justice
White People Challenging Racism: Moving From Talk to Action
Barbara Beckwith and Mary D. Green
Society and History
Breaking Out of Cultural Constraints
Thea Iberall, PhD
Society and History
Communicating Across the Political Divide
Thea Iberall, PhD
Society and History
TED Talks
Devon Davidson, Marsha Gerstein, Jay Landers, Marilyn Monteiro, Peg Walsh
Society and History
The Banquet Years -- Rise of the French Avant Garde, 1885 - WW1
Michael Connolly
Theatre
Contemporary Women Playwrights
Jyl Lynn Felman, playwright
Theatre
Love, Politics, and Betrayal: Reading "Angels In America" by Tony Kushner
Jyl Lynn Felman, playwright
Theatre
What Makes Sondheim Great
Gail Leondar-Wright
Travel
Journeys in Deep Time
Michael Connolly
Travel
Travel that nourishes the Soul: Memoirs of offbeat Travels
Michael Connolly
Wellness
Aging Well in Exciting New Times
Barbara Mantel
Wellness
An Anthropologist on Mars: The Clinical Novels of Oliver Sacks
MaryAnn Byrnes
Wellness
Brain as a Team of Rivals
Devon Davidson
Wellness
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
Shirley Riga, licensed instructor, Feel the Fear
Wellness
Introductory Qi-Gong
Carolyn McDonald
Wellness
Investing Made Simple
David Rooks, MBA
Writing
How Many Communities Do You Belong To?
Bill Himelhoch with Grace Lerman
Writing
Kick Start Your Writing
Sue Katz, author
Writing
Poetry and Memory
Pamela Annas
Writing
Storytelling: Its Art and Craft
Thea Iberall, PhD