SDCE Emeritus Schedule

Schedule of Emeritus Classes, Fall 2020

Classes are arranged into categories, and identified by tabs just under the classes. The class subjects include:

Art, Arts and Crafts, Band and Chorus, Music, Drama & Communications, Health, Health topics, Brain Fitness, Literature and Writer's Workshop, Music Instrumental, Retirement topics, and Rediscover San Diego.

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  • For an alphabetical list of instructors and classes, see the Instructors page on this website.

  • For help registering, go to the Online Registration on this website. There, you will find tutorials and email addresses for the campuses. On this page, you will also find a link to the student support website where you can talk via Zoom to an office representative.

  • Scroll down for "Focus On" classes, a sampling of some of our more popular classes. Today we focus on Brain Fitness and Rediscovering San Diego.

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Focus on...

Where we look at some classes which are popular in the Emeritus Department. Check back because featured classes may change!

Brain Fitness Online

Brain Fitness Online has been taught at San Diego Continuing Education since 2007. It is a culmination of a semester's sabbatical from Professor Pat Mosteller. This class offers the Continuing Education student a chance to learn more about their own brain function, what types of activities are good for enhancing the brain, and what changes can be made to achieve a healthier brain for a better quality of life.


We recommend that students begin with Brain Fitness Basics. This semester long class will deliver lessons which support the basics of brain health including memory, brain plasticity, attention, intelligency, nutrition and more. This fall, Brain Fitness Basics will be taught by Pat Mosteller and Yael Lorberfeld. There will be one Basics Practicum (a Zoom class featuring the lesson for that week and questions about the program).

  • 48550 Basics Practicum with Yael: W 11:30 - 12:30

This class has only one class number, and will include this Wednesday morning Zoom session and an optional Wednesday evening Zoom (6:30 - 8 pm). It will also have a website and a unique Basics lesson each week.


After taking Basics, you are free to take any of the Topics sessions. They are numbered 1 through 4, but will all feature the same lessons, the same website and the same Zoom time (Wednesday evening, 6:30 - 8:00 pm). They may be individual activities by class, such as discussion boards or activities within the Canvas shell, but all classes will use the same site for their lessons.

Topic class numbers:

  • 48552 Brain Fitness Topics 1

  • 48553 Brain Fitness Topics 2

  • 48554 Brain Fitness Topics 3

  • 48555 Brain Fitness Topics 4

If you are taking Topics (you have completed one semester of Basics), you may still want the advantage of a class. There are several options for these special sessions (delivered via Zoom)Note: A practicum must be taken with an online class.

  • 48557 Topics Practicum with Yael: M, 11- 12:30 pm (Take with class 48553).

  • 48551 Topics Practicum with Debbie: W 9:30 - 10:30 am (Take with class 48554)

  • 48556 Topics Practicum with Debbie: W 12:30 - 1:30 pm (Take with class 48554)

  • 48558 Topics Practicum with Yael: F 10 :30 - 12 pm (Take with 48552)

If you have questions, you can contact the instructors:

Debbie Flores (, Pat Mosteller (, Yael Lorberfeld ( and Mary Burns (

Rediscover San Diego

Rediscover San Diego is an institution. This class began nearly 30 years ago, and is a class that is intellectually stimulating, creates a sense of wonder about where we live, and provides a chance for social interaction. Since the pandemic, the ability to visit San Diego locations has been put on hold, but instructors have risen to the top, finding interesting venues, speakers and activities which can be done from the safety of your own home.

The class has two components: the Zoom time (formerly the actual visit to the venue) and the lesson delivered on a handout and on a website as well. Some of the sections has one instructor that does both things, while other classes have one instructor doing both the Zoom and the website.

Every Rediscover San Diego will require that students sign up for two classes at once. In some cases, it will be due to the split of responsibilities (Zoom versus web). But other times, it is because of scheduling.

All Rediscover Classes meet on Tuesday or Thursday. Most start at 9:30 and last approximately an hour. Each will focus a different website, and in many cases a different lesson. You do not know what individuals will be teaching until the semester begins.

Here are the classes you will find for Rediscover San Diego.

Tuesday classes (class length may vary)

48566 Sue Swersky ( and Mary Burns ( Zoom: Tu 9:30- 11am

48572 AND 48578 Elizabeth Margolis ( and Pat Mosteller ( Zoom: Tu 9:30 - 11am

48562 AND 48563 Meagan Albrant ( Zoom Tu 9:30 - 11am

48574 AND 48575 Tara Gilboy ( Zoom Tu 9:30 - 10:30 am

48568 AND 48569 Donna Eckstein ( Zoom Tu 9:00 - 10:00 am

Thursday classes (class length may vary)

48567 Sue Swersky ( and Mary Burns ( Zoom: Th 9:30- 11am

48573 AND 49121 Elizabeth Margolis ( and Emily Nye ( Zoom: Th 9:30 - 11am

48561 AND 48560 Meagan Albrant ( Zoom Th 9:30 - 11am

48576 AND 48577 Tara Gilboy ( Zoom Th 9:30 - 10:30 am

48570 AND 48571 Donna Eckstein ( Zoom Th 9:00 - 10:00 am