Personal Enrichment Programs

The Center for Continuing Education offers community education programming designed for lifelong learners looking to explore interests and expand their knowledge.

Coffee Break Courses

October 2023 – May 2024

Only 10-15 minutes in length, our FREE virtual coffee break courses provide you with short but insightful educational opportunities that perfectly pair with your coffee or tea break. Hosted on our UW-Superior YouTube channel, you can tune in to learn more about various topics of interest to you. For an upcoming schedule or more information, check out

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Science of Brewing Certificate

September 2023 – December 2024 | Mondays, 4 – 8 pm  | Available in person
Program may be taken for academic credit or non-credit.

Whether you’re an experienced homebrewer or just looking to start, this two-part series provides a unique hands-on educational opportunity to dive into the science behind your favorite brews and how to craft the perfect pint of beer through in-depth chemical analysis. To receive the Science of Brewing Certificate, you must be 21 years of age or older and complete Science of Brewing I (fall semester) and Science of Brewing II (spring semester).

Cost: Science of Brewing I $599, Science of Brewing II $599

Credit cost: Please call 715-394-8469 or email for more information.

55+ Programming

Programs geared toward those 55 years of age and older. 

Aging With Meaning and Purpose

January 24, 2024 – March 6, 2024 | 10:30 – 12 pm | Available via Zoom

In this virtual series, you’ll learn how to use simple journaling and reflection practices to consider how your experiences, talents and interests can make growing older a more positive experience for you and those in your community. In addition to learning about positive aging, you’ll also discover how to create a life full of purpose and meaning. This series is geared toward adults 55 or older and partly funded by the John Allan Kunz Fund for Reminiscence and Life Review of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

Cost: $49 

Conversations On Living Alone

April 17 & 24 and May 1, 2024 | 10:00AM – 11:30AM CST | via Zoom

With the rise of older adults living alone, this three-part series will look at the statistics, history, and psychology of living alone guided by authors like Barbara Holland of One’s Company and Eric Klinenberg’s Going Solo. You’ll also hear from different perspectives about living alone or, as Barbara Holland says in her book, “we who live alone can treat the situation like an illness, or we can make ourselves comfortable here.” 

Cost: $21 for the three-part series 

Exploring the Arts

May 16, 23, 30, 2024 | 2 – 4 pm CST| In Person at UW-Superior Campus

This in-person series is designed to provide you with an engaging experience in releasing your creativity through various art mediums. You will learn the fundamentals of each medium and you will walk away from each session with a new piece you can proudly put on display. The workshops will focus on artistic mediums such as painting, abstract art, and collage.

Cost: $42

Music in the Movies

October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023 | 10 – 11:30 am | Available in person

This four-part series, facilitated by Dr. Erin Aldridge, will look at the fascinating world of music in movies, showcasing important scores like the “talkies” to the present day. From various styles and approaches to genres and composers, you’ll learn how music and silence can work with each scene, including its integration on the conscious and subconscious levels.
This course is geared toward adults 55 years of age or older. No prior musical or film knowledge is necessary. If you took this series in Fall of 2022, you will love the sequel starting Spring 2024. (see below)

Cost: $28

Music in the Movies: The Sequel

March 21 & 28, 2024 and April 4 & 11, 2024 | 10 – 12 pm | Available in person

Immerse yourself in the captivating realm of film music with this four-part series, facilitated by Dr. Erin Aldridge. Building upon the success of the first Music in the Movies program, this continuation delves deeper into the world of compilation scores, action film music, and extraordinary works of composers like Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer. From a diverse range of styles and approaches, you’ll learn more about the profound impact of film scores on both conscious and subconscious levels. This course is geared towards adults 55 or older, with no prerequisite, musical, or film knowledge required.

Cost: $28

Remembering Home

November 1 & 8, 2023 | 10 – 11:30 am | Available via Zoom

The only predictable constant in life is change. From ancient times to the present,
acknowledging times of change is integral to one’s health and well-being. One significant, and at times, difficult change during our later years, is moving from a family home to a new residential community. In this two-part virtual Legacies Transitions program, ​​you’ll learn how to capture and preserve meaningful memories to embrace what’s ahead by celebrating your childhood home, the people with whom you shared that home, and all the memories you
created there. This series is geared toward adults 55 or older.

Cost: $14

Well-Being For Older Adults

April 17 & 24, 2024 and May 1 & 8, 2024 | Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4 pm | Available in person 

Throughout this series, you’ll learn about the importance of self-care strategies resulting in powerful benefits, brain health and different ways of coping with changes such as isolation, grief and love to facilitate healthy and fulfilling lives as you age. This is geared toward adults 

55 years of age or older and is funded in part by the John Allan Kunz Fund for Reminiscence 

and Life Review of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

Cost: $7 per workshop