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MINERVA ACADEMY OF LIFELONG LEARNING

ACADEMIC COURSES

We offer a wide variety of courses for many different audiences with academic purposes

Welcome to Minerva Academy of Lifelong Learning, an online hub for stimulating, dynamic, engaging, and informative lifelong learning courses. Lifelong learners study for their own reasons, following their curiosity where it takes them rather than jumping through hoops or meeting expectations set by others.
Minerva’s offerings are designed to draw learners of every age into sophisticated, critical dialogue. We address learners who do not want to be condescended to and instead appreciate the exposure to current scholarship and new, challenging ideas, especially when it is relevant to understanding the world around us and when the material is presented in accessible but detailed and intelligent ways. 

Social Philosophy Courses

Foundation in the state of the current scientific knowledge of climate change.

Health and Anti-aging Courses

Online and in-person training classes for Doctors, NPs and PAs who Believe in the Art and Science of Anti-aging Medicine and wish to train further in developing skills in the proper use of Anti-aging Medications and Machines. 

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Courses for advanced learning

MINERVA ACADEMY OF LIFELONG LEARNING HISTORY

Minerva came into being as a response to the forced closure of many lifelong learning communities at the outset of the global pandemic in the spring of 2020 when it was unsafe to hold in-person meetings and many centers were not in a position to offer online courses to replace their regular programming.

Having taught in such settings for nearly 20 years, and with some experience in online teaching for undergraduates, Prof. David Peritz (Ph.D. Oxford University, Professor of Political Science, Sarah Lawrence College) reached out to some of his regular students in these communities, and from there the word spread quickly.

To date, David has offered two courses through Minerva, “Inequality Rising: The Nature, Causes, and Consequence of the Rapid Increase in Social Inequality in 21st Century America,” and “Race and Justice in America in the 21st Century Historical, Critical and Ethical Perspectives,” attended by roughly 250 online students from all over the US and the world in the spring and summer of 2020.

Urgent issues, insane politics

Upcoming course starting Fridays, October 7-November 11, 2022 (6 lectures) with Prof. Peritz

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Dr. Sandeep Gulati with Dr. Sofia Dinn

Life Long Learning Institute

THE FUTURE OF MINERVA’S OFFERINGS

Medical courses online

Minerva has been dormant for the fall of 2020 as David shifted his focus to his regular teaching duties at Sarah Lawrence and also offered an online course on “Urgent Issues, Extraordinary Politics: National Elections at a Time of Intersecting Crises and National Polarization” via the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco.

With the national elections now behind us but the coronavirus still very much at large, we will resume courses in January of 2021, looking to continue our focus on the urgent political issues facing American and world citizens today, as well as examining the larger social, economic, cultural and technological contexts that allow for a deeper understanding of these issues.

But as we enter the new year, we will also look to expand our offerings, bringing in new instructors to cover a broader range of subjects, and also offering a weekly lecture on contemporaneous political developments.

Anti-aging courses for doctors

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We offer a wide variety of courses for many different audiences

We address learners who do not want to be condescended to and instead appreciate the exposure to current scholarship and new, challenging ideas, especially when it is relevant to understanding the world around us and when the material is presented in accessible but detailed and intelligent ways.

If you have any questions regarding our courses don't hesitate to contact us.