Tour of Johns Hopkins University Press:
The “Life of a Book”

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At Johns Hopkins University, we believe learning never ends. For more than 25 years, Odyssey, our non-credit liberal arts program, has been the region’s lifelong learning partner. Whether it is a passion you want to pursue, an interest you wish to cultivate or a job skill you would like to master, Odyssey has a wide selection of courses, workshops and lecture series delivered by top-notch JHU faculty and community experts.
Odyssey doesn’t have grades or exams – just learning for the sake of learning in a fun, creative environment. These personal enrichment programs are open to anyone with an interest to learn. Take a look at our extensive course listings from science to art, writing to photography. It has never been easier to grow, explore and discover.

Spring 2020 Highlights

Spring 2020 Highlights Include:
Special Event Lecture
American Eugenics – From Long Island to Auschwitz with Edwin Black
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Perspectives: Multi-Speaker Lecture Series Click here
Preserving the World’s Art Treasures? coordinated by Gary Vikan Click here
Hitler’s American Models: What the United States Taught the Nazis coordinated by Pete Kakel and featuring special lecturer Edwin Black, among others Click here
Mini Law School (all day Saturday seminar) coordinated by Mark Croatti Click here
Global Flashpoints! (all day Saturday seminar) coordinated by Mark Croatti Click here
Mario Livio returns with Is God a Mathematician? Click here
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Icons of Modern Mexican Art with George Scheper Click here
Ernest Quarles teaching On the Shoulders of Giants, Part One Click here
King David in Text and Tradition with Susanna Garfein Click here
“Measure for Measure” & #Me Too with Judith Krummeck at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Co. Click here
Courses on Aging and the Certificate on Aging Click here
Creative Writing Click here
Including the Creating Language Weekend Retreat with Fabio Lomelino Click here

And much more!

Spring 2020 Catalog

We invite you to peruse our Spring 2020 Catalog, which has many notable new offerings, along with some tried and true favorites.


To order textbooks for our classes, please order through MBS Direct, our online bookstore.

Tuition Remission and Discounts

If you are a candidate for tuition remission, please DO NOT register for classes below. To receive JHU Tuition Remission Benefits, JHU Alumni Discounts, or Osher at JHU member discounts for Odyssey courses, please call 410-516-8516.


Online registration for all other Odyssey students.

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