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Public University takes lifelong learning to a deeper level by offering six to eight-week online courses by some of the nation’s most engaging faculty. Limited class sizes, structured teaching, and engaging dialogue without grades or tests make learning fun and stress-free. Public University classes are offered virtually and are always free to members. Nonmembers pay a small registration fee.

How to register for a free class using your membership number.

2022 Spring Semester Classes 

Unless stated otherwise, all Classes take place online via Zoom.

  • Nice For What?
    Wed, Apr 06
    Nice For What?
    Apr 06, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Nice For What?
    Does goodness still matter? This is a 4-week virtual class using the Zoom platform.
  • What is a Fact?
    Sun, Apr 03
    What is a Fact?
    Apr 03, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    What is a Fact?
    This is a 3-week virtual class using the Zoom platform. This class will look into why it is so difficult–and yet crucial–to see how we combine and confuse facts, beliefs, and values.
  • Publishing Matters
    Sun, Mar 20
    Publishing Matters
    Mar 20, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Publishing Matters
    Learn how to take a project from idea to book.
  • Publics and Counter-Publics: Contemporary Social Issues and Movements
    Mar 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Publics and Counter-Publics
    This is a 6-week virtual class using the Zoom platform. This course will be structured around key contemporary issues and the social movements that have initiated and organized around them.
  • Constitution 101
    Wed, Mar 09
    Constitution 101
    Mar 09, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
    Constitution 101
    This is a 6-week virtual civic education class using the Zoom platform.
  • Introduction to Norse Mythology
    Fri, Mar 04
    Introduction to Norse Mythology
    Mar 04, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Introduction to Norse Mythology
    This is a 4-week virtual lecture series using the Zoom platform. A series of four lectures about Norse Mythology over a four-week period.
  • Contested Histories, Conflicted Space
    Thu, Feb 24
    Contested Histories, Conflicted Space
    Feb 24, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST
    Contested Histories, Conflicted Space
    This is a 10-week virtual class using the Zoom platform. We can better understand the world today by studying the provocative people and events of the past.
  • Does the Prairie Make the Painter?
    Sun, May 01
    Does the Prairie Make the Painter?
    May 01, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Does the Prairie Make the Painter?
    This is a 2-hour virtual class using the Zoom platform. Join us in looking for the impact of the prairie in the life and work of Pop Art icon James Rosenquist.

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Next Application Process Opens in May 2022.