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!
Welcome to the Enrichment Program, where we strive to provide the antidote to your insatiable curiosity for intellectual and cultural stimulation! Over the years we’ve discovered that people just like you love to learn simply for the joy of it. And lucky for us, there’s no shortage of topics for either the serious-minded or the lighthearted adult learner. After all, no matter what our age, isn’t there always more to learn?
Learning never exhausts the mind. ~ Leonardo da Vinci
Through non-credit courses, lectures and workshops, the Enrichment Program allows you to immerse yourself in topics of special interest, discuss current and controversial issues, learn new skills or simply think deep thoughts while in the company of like-minded peers and expert faculty. No grades, exams or admission requirements. And to top it off, classes are held on the University of Denver’s beautiful campus.
We continue our tradition of forging strong connections within the Front Range community through collaborations with some of the Denver area’s top institutions, leading thinkers and engaged adult learners. We believe that interacting intellectually alongside one another not only allows us to form stronger ties within the community but also opens us up to new perspectives and expands our worldview. And that’s what we love about the Enrichment Program: connecting you, the curious adult, to a whole new world of information, from the arts to science, politics to history, and in the process we hope that we’re allowing you to explore a whole new world of lifelong learning possibilities.
In a letter to his 11-year-old son, written 100 years ago, Albert Einstein offered this advice: “That is the way to learn the most ... when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.” And that is our hope for you. Whichever course, or courses, you choose to take, we’ll do our best to see that you come away satisfied, better informed and yearning for more. (Intrigued by Einstein? Check out Five Who Changed the World Forever on page 21 of the brochure!)
We officially and enthusiastically invite you to Stimulate Your Mind...Reawaken Your Curiosity...Simply for the love of learning!
Michael McGuire, Dean
Deb Olson, Director