Wonderlust, a program connected to Extended University, invited the community to attend a reception at the Country Bookshelf Jan. 17 to learn about the various courses offered during the winter and spring. Wonderlust gives community members a chance to explore disciplines of knowledge that may have previously been unavailable to them and offers forums for discussion, book groups, writing classes and noncredit courses to the Bozeman community.
As an organization, Wonderlust focuses not on learning in a traditional sense with the goal of a degree, but rather as a lifelong journey. The Wonderlust site reads “There are no ‘requirements.’ No grades. No papers. Wonderlust is simply learning for the sake of learning,” emphasizing the holistic and lifelong approach to increasing knowledge that the organization uses.
During the reception, instructors talked with the community about their programs and fielded questions as they arose. Attendees also enjoyed refreshments to the tune of local musician and MSU faculty member Eric Funk.
Members of Wanderlust are offered discounts on courses and can attend trips affiliated with those courses free of charge. For more information, please visit montanawonderlust.org or contact the Office of Continuing Education at 994-6683.