This course is designed to communicate theoretical discourse that often seems esoteric to a serious-minded adult audience. There are no prerequisites, no exams, and no grades. You do not need a degree of any kind. You may attend as many sessions as you want. While the classes will build off of one another, each one will be a separate lecture presentation with separate readings, so you can miss a class if necessary. After each class, lectures will be posted at www.thoughtsandmusic.wordpress.com for those interested in reviewing or catching up.