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Renaissance Academy Announces Fall Schedule in Fort Myers, Sanibel, Estero

FORT MYERS, FL - The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University announced its fall schedule of courses and lectures beginning Monday, Oct. 28 at locations in Fort Myers and Sanibel, and the FGCU campus in Estero.

The Renaissance Academy offers courses, lectures, film series, study tours and other special events as part of FGCU’s non-credit arm of lifelong learning. Participants do not take tests and there are no grades. Programs focus on quality study for intellectual, cultural and creative enrichment.

A sampling of the fall schedule, which runs through Thursday, Dec. 12, includes:


Current Intelligence Agencies and Foreign Policy

Crime Scene Investigation: The Real CSI

The Environment and Your Health

Everglades Restoration: Politics and Science

Dennis Cunningham Presents (the renown WCBS Broadway and film critic talks about TV and film)


The Art of Literature

Those fabulous Frenchmen (art history)

Creative Writing

Special Events

Tour to Ca d ‘Zan / Ringling Art Museum

Naples Art Gallery Tours

Philosopher’s Cafe

Authors & Book Festival

FGCU created the Renaissance Academy on the premise that learning should never stop and that keeping the mind intellectually, creatively and culturally active fundamentally enhances the quality of life.

As part of FGCU’s commitment to serving the Southwest Florida region, the Renaissance Academy offers courses both on campus and at off-site locations.

For a complete course schedule or more information about the Renaissance Academy, contact the Renaissance Academy at (941) 590-1095 or

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