Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI)
The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Washington University in St. Louis is a community outreach education program for seniors aged 55 and over that offers a variety of noncredit academic courses. Study groups are not for credit; there are no exams, no grades. Nevertheless, all members of this learning community take their responsibilities seriously: student participation is an essential element in our continuing vitality. As described in this course listing, there are offerings in art and architecture, contemporary issues, creative writing, economics, film studies, history, literature, math/science/technology, music, and philosophy. Knowledgeable members plan, develop, and present the courses and related field trips, workshops, and cultural and social events.
LLI is for people who love learning for the sheer joy of it and are looking for a place to engage their minds.
Most subjects are offered in eight-week terms in fall, winter and spring, with a four-week summer session. A few courses continue year-round.
- Fall 2017: September 25 - November 17, 2017
- Winter 2018: January 8 - March 5, 2018
- Spring 2018: April 2 - May 25, 2018