King University offering free college courses this Spring to those over 60

BRISTOL, TN – Registration is now open for a select set of collegiate courses for adults ages 60 and over.

The offerings are part of a program at King entitled Lifelong Learning at King in which the adult learners can audit non-credit classes at King’s main campus in Bristol, Tenn., free of charge.

“The hallmark of a broadly educated individual is to be a lifelong learner,” said Dr. Matt Roberts, vice president for Academic Affairs at King University. “Part of King’s commitment to education is to develop lifelong learners–learners who develop an intellectual curiosity for their world that never diminishes as they get older…a program such as the Lifelong Learning at King helps define and sustain that commitment for our students and our community.”

The program offers a select set of courses taught by King professors in the King College of Arts & Sciences and King’s School of Communication, Information, and Design. The courses cover a range of studies at King including history, literature, religion, photography, intelligence studies, and politics.

“King University has a great tradition of service to the surrounding community,” adds Roberts. “It is an important tradition we strive to uphold. Offering thought provoking and engaging courses provide a new pathway to continue the adventure of lifelong learning.”

Lifelong Learning at King course offerings for spring 2017 include:

  • BIBL 2251: The Old Testament and Interpretation

Alderman, Brian; TR, 11:30 AM – 1:10 PM

  • BIOL 1110: Principles of Biology

Ong, Laura; MWF, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM

  • CRJU 2800: Serial and Mass Murders

Mongold, Jennifer; TR, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

  • ENGL 2480: Oxford Christian Writers

McDonald, John; MW, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

  • ENGL 3565: Modern & Contemporary British Literature

Kingsley, Erin; MWF, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM

  • HIST 2182: The British Empire

Galloway, Edwin; MWF, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • HIST 3755: The Cold War: History & Politics

Tkach, Benjamin; MWF, 1:40 PM – 2:40 PM

  • ICST 2310: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Suit, Natalia; TR, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

  • MUSC 3160: Baroque & Classical Music

Flannagan, William; MWF, 10:10 AM – 11:10 AM

  • PHOT 1010: Photographic Foundations

Strickland, Joseph; M, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • PSCI 2330: International Terrorism

Tkach, Benjamin; MWF, 11:20 AM –12:20 PM

  • PSCI 3250: Politics & History of China

Helt, Gail; MWF, 10:10 AM –11:10 AM

  • RELG 1001: Foundations of Christian Thought & Practice

Hudson, Donald; TR, 9:40 AM – 11:10 AM

  • SPAN 1000: Introductory Spanish

Gomez, Christina; MWF, 10:10 AM –11:10 AM.

By auditing the selected courses, the students are able to attend class, learning alongside the traditional students in the classroom, without worry of test-taking.

Registration for the courses through the Lifelong Learning at King program is currently open for the spring 2017 semester, which begins Monday, Jan. 9. Course books are available for purchase through or most online book retailers.

For information on the Lifelong Learning Studies program, contact Dr. Han Chuan Ong, dean of the King College of Arts and Science at King University at 423.652.6007 or Also visit for additional details.

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