Lifelong Learning Celebrates 10 Years, Announces Spring Schedule

Lifelong Learning Program Announces Spring Courses
on Campus and in New York City

by Stacey Kutish
12/19/2011

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning at Swarthmore is a program designed for alumni and other adults who are interested in an intensive liberal arts experience. Courses will be offered this spring on campus and in New York City.

The courses, which begin in February, will be taught by some of Swarthmore's most distinguished professors. Lifelong Learning mirrors Swarthmore's undergraduate experience with small seminar-style classes and courses offered in each of the divisions of the College: humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences/engineering.

This spring's on campus offerings include:

  • Deciding, Designing, Predicting: Mathematics in Everyday Life, taught by Deb Bergstrand, professor of mathematics.
  • Renaissance and Baroque in European Art, taught by Michael Cothren, Scheuer Family Professor of the Humanities and Chair of the Art Department.
  • Murder, Madness, Insurrection: Tragic Schism in Russian Society, taught by Thompson Bradley, professor emeritus of Russian.

The following course will be offered in New York City:

  • James Joyce's Ulysses, taught by Philip Weinstein, Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of Literature.

Each course meets once a week on a weekday evening and runs for eight weeks. Students do not receive grades or academic credit. The course in New York City is open to Swarthmore alumni, adult members of their family, and friends.

For more information, call 610-328-8696 or find more online.