Registration is open for spring Odyssey courses

Odyssey is offering more than 40 noncredit liberal arts courses, lectures, and workshops this spring, ranging from single-session offerings to a multisession course led each week by a different expert.

Subjects of the single-session Odyssey on the Go classes, for example, are New York in the Gilded Age, the Middle East, Vladimir Putin, Elvis Presley, Albert Einstein, and Sparrows Point (with some of the talks taking place on Saturdays at the Johns Hopkins Club, where they're preceded by lunch). An all-day class for film-lovers comprises six diverse lectures. And a six-week series called Shakespeare—400 Years covers film, music, books, and plays and includes a performance of Macbeth at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Co.

Other courses fall into the categories of Arts and Humanities; Music, Cinema, and the Performing Arts; Science and Nature; Medicine, Health, and Humanities; Certificate on Aging; Writing and Communications; and Photography and Digital Arts.

The complete spring catalog can be downloaded online or you can call 410-516-8516 to receive a printed copy.

Full-time JHU faculty and staff receive 80 percent tuition remission for personal enrichment Odyssey classes, and spouses/same-sex domestic partners receive 50 percent remission. The online registration option may NOT be used for tuition remission recipients, however; call 410-516-8516 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for assistance with registering. Tuition remission instructions and forms also may be found at the bottom of the Odyssey Registration Web page and on the JHU Benefits website.