College of Arts and Sciences


  • 2009-2010 Executive and Alumni Seminars program

    July 29, 2009

    Have you ever longed for inspired moments of reflection and insight, in dialogue with gifted professors and peers, but without exams or term papers?

    The Alumni Seminars are open to Seattle University alumni and other college graduates in the Seattle area who seek a high-quality learning experience, stimulating discussions of life's deeper questions, and the companionship of other active minds.

    Taught by Arts and Sciences faculty and special guests, each quarter-long seminar examines a great theme or set of issues in human experience. Discussions center around assigned readings or films that take 2-3 hours per week to complete. Participants are encouraged to make connections between the course materials and real concerns encountered in their daily lives and work.

    2009-2010 Seminar Topics

    Spirituality for the Twenty-First Century - Fall 2009
    The interest in spirituality among Americans has grown during the past decade, and Seattle University faculty are among the leaders in this field. In response to requests from... Read more…

    Contemporary Global Novels - Winter or Spring 2010
    As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, we strive to learn about the various cultures and perspective around the globe.  One of Seattle University's most popular...  Read more…

    Classics of World Cinema - Winter or Spring 2010
    This seminar marks the return to one of our most popular seminar topics of the past: great films.  With a new Film Studies major in its first year at Seattle University and a new... Read more…

    The seminars are designed to fit the schedules of busy professionals as well as those with leisure. Participants meet on six weekday evening per quarter (about twice per month) for 2 1/2 hours in a relaxed environment on campus. Refreshments are served. The quarterly registration fee is $375, this fee covers books, instruction, refreshments and parking.  If you have questions or would like to register for one of our quarterly seminars, call 206-296-5300, or email


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