Baltimore Free University
Registration for adult education courses offered by the newly revived Baltimore Free University at The Johns Hopkins University will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and Sunday, Sept. 28, in Levering Hall's Sherwood Room on the university's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.
The registration sessions are an opportunity for enrollees to learn more about the informal non- degree-granting adult education program and its course offerings. Students will also have the chance to meet their instructors, many of whom live in the community or are doctoral candidates and professors at Johns Hopkins or alumni of the university.
The first incarnation of Baltimore Free University existed from 1968 to 1984. The university decided to bring back the program in response to growing demand from the community. Like its predecessor, the new Baltimore Free University features a wide array of personal enrichment, social issues and practical trade courses for a nominal registration fee: $10 for two courses per student.
Courses offered this fall include play writing, documentary photojournalism, health and human rights, ballroom dancing, responsible fatherhood, socialism, a performance art workshop, beginning Hebrew, public speaking and debt management. The number of class session varies from one-time workshops to courses that meet once a week for several weeks.
The fall semester at Baltimore Free University begins Oct. 6 and ends Dec. 20. For more information, contact the university's Center for Social Concern at 410-516-4777.
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