The thing about lifelong learning is, even after you've acquired the formal education you might need for your career, as an inquisitive human being your brain continuously craves more information. That's why the Internet is so powerful, right? It's driven by information. How do things work? What events in history led to where you are? How do you accomplish certain things? Who else has written about, discovered, or invented the subject matter that you find fascinating?
There's a reason that Granite State College used to be called the College for Lifelong Learning. And that former title was one of the major factors that drew me to the school. I am a lifelong learner. Ever since high school when I first became able to pick my own classes, I've always gotten so excited over the new course schedules. So many amazing choices with so many possibilities to learn something new!
Now, since Granite State College's website has become more advanced, it's easy for me to explore the new class offerings online. And it doesn't matter that I've already graduated because you don't have to be enrolled in a degree program to take a class here or there.
Here are some Concord, NH classes that look promising for the Spring term in 2012:
"Modern America and the Movies"
"Society and the Individual"
"Nutrition Concepts and Controversies"
"Vietnam War: An Historical Perspective"
And if I wanted to take college classes online in July and August, these look really interesting:
"American Popular Culture"
"History of New England"
"Survey of World Architecture"
Here's the link to the full summer course schedule: