The Academy for Lifelong Learning at USC Aiken has announced its fall semester schedule, with classes beginning on Sept. 8.


Most classes will take place on USCA’s campus, ranging from one to five sessions each and will be held weekdays through Dec. 5.


The cost is $70 per semester. While participants may register for as many or as few courses as they wish, some classes have a size limit.


According to the class catalog, offerings on history and current events include The Vikings and Their World, a four-week class taught by Alexia Jones Helsey on Viking culture and the impact of Vikings on Europe, Russia, the British Isles, Iceland, Greenland and North America; The New Cold War: Russia and its Borderlands, which will examine the “revisionist trend in Russia’s foreign policy toward its former Soviet neighbors currently manifesting itself in Putin’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization of Eastern Ukraine in early 2014”; and Ethnic Cleansing in Contemporary Europe, analyzing the origins of development of ethnic cleansing in 20th century Europe.


Writing and literature classes include Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” the epic poem of Dante Alighieri’s journey through the realms of the dead; Tennessee Williams, for which participants are encouraged to obtain a copy of “A Streetcar Named Desire”; and Writing the Memoir – Advanced Workshop.


The fall curriculum will be rounded out with History of Immunization, Understanding Judaism and a field trip to visit the red-cockaded woodpecker habitat at the Savannah River Site.


The complete fall catalog may be viewed on the Academy website at www.aikenlearning.org, and printed copies are available from Laura Anderson at the University’s Business and Education Building, room 113.


For more information, email info@aikenlearning.org or call 803-641-3563.