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The Enrichment Program connects the intellectually curious adult to DU's outstanding faculty, facilities and programming, and Denver's rich cultural community through non−credit classes. With adult education offered through short courses, lectures, seminars, weekend intensives, and evening classes, you can explore a wide range of subjects: from history and contemporary issues to science, literature and the arts—without the pressures of exams, grades or admission requirements.

Lifelong learning in the Enrichment Program allows you to discover a new interest or reengage in an old one, discuss favorite subjects with peers and scholars, explore current events, or deepen appreciation of the arts. Center your studies on what interests you. Whatever your motivation, this innovative, non-credit program is sure to stimulate your mind and reawaken your curiosity—all for the love of learning!

"I have taken over 20 DU Enrichment courses over the past ten years and they have all been exceptional. There is an endless variety of courses offered each year and the opportunity to learn from DU's distinguished faculty and guest professionals is unmatched."
−Melodye Turek

Enrichment Student - Melodye Turek

"The instructor's remarkable ability to pack two hours brim full make each of his classes so satisfying. I've learned so much from each one of them. I am grateful to DU for providing us with the Enrichment classes. They are a valuable opportunity to continue our educations at times and in settings that are compatible with our day jobs. The class offerings are broad and well−conceived. The faculty has been excellent."
−Aris Sophocles, MD

Enrichment Student - Aris Sophocles

"I thrive on learning. It is one of the keys to personal growth and development. I believe it makes one more interested and more interesting. The world is changing, and changing quickly, and the Enrichment courses help me stay relevant and appreciate different cultures, religions, new trends, and new perspectives as well as stimulate the desire to travel."
−Tim Brown

Enrichment Student - Tim Brown

Welcome to the Enrichment Program where we strive to deliver lifelong learning that stimulates creative thinking, challenges your mind, and inspires innovation. With all of life's demands and challenges, it's important to make time to learn simply for the love of it. To explore a subject you've always loved, or discover a new one. We invite you to take advantage of your proximity to a top-rated institution—the University of Denver—by committing yourself to a lifetime of learning.

Each term we offer our non-credit programming in a format to meet your needs: Want to dive deep into a topic? Try one of our multi-session courses in subjects ranging from the classics to current issues. No time for more than a one-night commitment? Our lecture series packs a thought-provoking punch, including stimulating Q&A. Interested in tantalizing your taste buds as well as your mind? Check out our tempting food—focused offerings.

All of this is available through the Enrichment Program, opening the door to the University and providing access to our esteemed faculty, beautiful campus and inquisitive students. You’ll be surrounded by peers who are as thirsty for knowledge as you are, and you’ll be led by instructors who really know their stuff (that’s a technical term!). As one DU faculty member put it: "It was the best teaching experience of my life."

So, come on! Join fellow adult learners to explore the topics that make you stop and think, imagine and create, and sometimes even tap your toe. Find what matters to you, take the time to learn something new, invest in your lifelong learning.

With appreciation,

Michael McGuire, Dean
University College

Deb Olson, Director
Enrichment Program

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Non-credit classes offer diverse, interesting topics from politics to the arts, nature to technology. Stimulate your mind and reawaken your curiosity−all for the love of learning!