Kutztown University Announces Free Alumni Courses for Fall 2022

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KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University, in conjunction with the Kutztown University Foundation (KUF), offers free online courses for all alumni of the university. Registration for the 2022 fall semester alumni classes is now open.

This fall's classes are:

  • Successful Wealth Accumulation and Retirement Planning.
  • Art and Science.
  • Introduction to Bagpipes and the Physics of Sound.

Classes are 100% online and will appear on your transcript; however, they may not be used toward a degree program at Kutztown University. Classes are graded on a Pass/Not Pass basis. These classes do not count toward any Act 48 credits.

Fall 2022 classes begin the week of Aug. 29, 2022. Registration is available online.

For more information visit https://www.kuf.org/alumni/courses or contact Erin Gautier, administrative assistant, KUF, at 610-683-4110 or alumni@kuf.org

Successful Wealth Accumulation and Retirement Planning (Roland)
This course will introduce participants to the knowledge and skills to allow for effectively building wealth for retirement using efficient tax and investment strategies. In addition, the course will discuss how to provide adequate cash flow in later years to obtain a successful retirement. Other general financial planning issues related to retirement will also be covered. No experience or prior knowledge is necessary. 

Art and Science (Betz)
This course explores the interconnected nature of science and art, starting with the ancient world and moving to the present day. Special emphasis will be placed on the ways in which science and art intertwined throughout history. Some concepts to be explored include how artists and scientists visualized the world through art, how art was used as a tool in scientific discovery, and contemporary issues with art and science such as digital visualization and artistic conservation. 

Introduction to Bagpipes and the Physics of Sound (Sherrod)
This course is an introduction to the Great Highland Bagpipe. Basic instrument instruction using a practice chanter is complemented with an overview of the physics of sound. The goal of the course is to teach Scottish piping techniques through practical applications using the practice chanter