This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
In this course, students will learn about the geographic locations of earth’s many countries. During the introduction, various commonly used map projections will be discussed. The series of six lectures are organized by continent, starting with North America and moving to Central America and then South America. European countries are divided geographically according to their proximity to oceans and seas. Africa is split into its west and east coasts and the Mediterranean. The Middle East and Asia will be covered, as well as Greenland and Antarctica.
The main purpose of this series is to instill curiosity about the world and hopefully encourage travel to foreign countries.
Please Note: No class Tuesday, November 20.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Kenneth Jessen is a well-published author with 20 books to his credit. He is best known for his series on Colorado ghost towns. Jessen also writes two articles a week for the Loveland Reporter-Herald. He has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood and has made seven appearances on Denver Channel 4. Jessen also lectures throughout Northern Colorado and with Osher. His interest in world geography stems from having spent two and a half years touring the world, including four circumnavigations of the globe.