PLATO Courses

PLATO offers non-credit, participatory courses meant for seniors who want to continue learning, sharing and making new friends.The content and format of PLATO courses are determined by volunteer Course Coordinators and course participants. Any PLATO member can propose and coordinate a course.

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Every study about our “post career” lives encourages learning and socialization. PLATO offers both in a companionable and accessible way at an affordable membership fee.

As a PLATO member you can choose from over 100 courses coordinated by volunteers. Topics are as diverse as “Pathways to a Sustainable Planet,” “Novels Old and New,” and “The Science of Happiness.” And if you have a passion for a particular subject you could develop and lead a course yourself.

Most courses run six to ten weeks. There are no prerequisites, no grades, and no tests. These courses are held weekdays at more than 20 convenient locations around greater Madison.

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For more info about PLATO contact:

PLATO Office Operations, ATTN: Edie or Louise
c/o UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715

Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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