New Course Summarizing Ethics Coming Soon

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University of Oklahoma’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at OU) is offering a new senior seminar course called “Ethics Summarized” in March.

This course, led by Dr. Jeff Purinton, will cover all major ethical theories. Purinton will then offer his perspective on these theories, and the class will discuss their own experiences. This class meets 3-4:30 p.m. on Mondays between February 25 and March 25 and costs $35 for OLLI at OU members. It will be held in Room A1 of the OCCE Forum Building at 1704 Asp Avenue on the Norman campus.

The goal of OLLI at OU is to create an innovative learning environment for everyone above the age of fifty. The classes focus on discussion-based learning and offer a great way for older adults to socialize while learning about a topic that interests them. Senior Seminars in particular allow adult learners to learn about a specific topic and share their experiences with their peers. The focus is on learning and discussion – there are no exams or papers. All seminars are noncredit courses.

Purinton, the instructor for “Ethics Summarized,” is a philosophy professor at the University of Oklahoma who uses cartoonish slides and keeps the class exciting according to Chris Elliott, director for OLLI at OU. Purinton is also a published author whose scholarly work focuses mostly on Aristotle and Socrates. Membership in OLLI is required to participate in the course and costs $55 per year. Scholarships are available to those in need.

For information on other Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offerings, visit the OLLI webpage.

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