ADULT SUMMER

PROGRAM

 

RENEW YOUR QUEST:
AN INTELLECTUAL SUMMER RETREAT FOR ADULTS

 

JULY 10-15, 2016

 

Join us for our "Renew Your Quest" summer program for adults.  This program is for people who have been out of school for at least five years, and who are looking to rethink, refocus, and re-energize.  You'll get to experience the intellectual electricity of a Quest seminar, and enjoy the spectacular natural setting of our campus, staying in our luxurious condos and eating both on campus and at local stops of interest.

 

We will offer the academic courses outlined below from 9am to 12pm each day. In the afternoons and evenings you will be free to explore our beautiful local area or participate in guided hikes, excursions, and optional activities including workshops and discussions of educational philosophy and pedagogy.

 

 

courses: JULY 10-15, 2016

A Day in the Life of Your Brain (Dr. Neal Melvin)

The purpose of a brain is to generate and regulate behaviours, including those we consciously decide to engage in and those that are done without our awareness. The underpinnings for behaviour are networks of specifically interacting brain cells and their associated molecules. This introductory course is meant to provide a basic overview of how brain cells generate behaviour. The over-arching theme will be to examine how your brain facilitates some of the behaviours we engage in across one day of life. Topics will include the neurological basis of eating, social interactions, stress responses, memory, and sleep. The major goal for the course is to introduce students to the concepts and techniques used in neuroscience to understand behaviour.

 

 

Reading Don Quixote (Dr. Curt Wasson)

This course will be focused on a discussion of the first Western modern novel, a classic of world literature, Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605-1615). We will understand the context in which the Quixote was written, converse about its comedic and tragic aspects, and see some of the ways that the novel has changed the course of world literature. In doing so, we will appreciate the ways in which a novel written five centuries ago can still speak to us today.

 

Note: students will be asked to read the novel before attending the course.
All readings and discussions will be in English.

 

 

COSTS PER WEEK

$875* (private bedroom, all meals, local transportation, activities and tuition)

$725*  (shared bedroom with accompanying participant, all meals, local transportation, activities and tuition)

$400*  Local Commuters (includes tuition, welcome dinner and end of
program dinner, and activities)

 

* plus applicable taxes

 

ENROLMENT

 

APPLY ONLINE RENEW YOUR QUEST

 

Minimum ten / maximum twenty participants per class

For further information, email summer.programs@questu.ca , or

call Melanie at 604.898.8039

 

 

DETAILS & LOGISTICS

 

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QUEST UNIVERSITY CANADA

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Squamish, BC . Canada V8B 0N8

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