Sid Sodhi has missed his interactions with students ever since retiring from Dalhousie University more than 10 years ago. So, when the Seniors College was started last fall by the Association of Dalhousie Retirees and Pensioners, he was eager to get back in front of a classroom.
But seniors, he reports, are different from the undergraduates he was used to teaching. They’re incredibly keen and have lots of life experiences to bring to classroom discussions.
“They’re interesting,” says Dr. Sodhi, retired professor of special education. “They’re not afraid and they’ll tell you to check your facts.”
The Seniors College is offering a new slate of classes for people 50 years and older taught by retired professors. Dr. Sodhi, a registered psychologist, will be teaching Addiction and Addictive Behaviour in Seniors. Other classes offered are Shakespeare Plays, The Pedigree of Ideas, Women in Politics, Islam, Peace & Terrorism and Writing for Life. The winter term begins Tuesday, February 5 and continues for 10 weeks.
People can register in person on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2 to 4 p.m., in Room 208 at the Bloomfield Centre, corner of Almon and Agricola Streets. An annual fee of $120 allows students to take one or as many classes as they’d like during winter, spring and fall sessions.
More information is available by calling Dr. Sodhi at 443-3269 or Blanche Potter at 454-5554.
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