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Lifelong Learning at Swarthmore Expands to Center City

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As it nears its 15th anniversary, Lifelong Learning – Swarthmore’s successful venture in adult learning – is expanding its course offerings to Center City Philadelphia.

This fall, Scheuer Family Professor of Humanities Michael Cothren will inaugurate the new Center City Philadelphia offerings with the course “Seven Great Paintings.” 

The course will meet on Mondays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., starting Sept. 12, at 3000 Two Logan Sq. It will total six classes and two museum visits.

Center City Philadelphia joins Lifelong Learning course offerings on campus, in New York City, and in Boston.

Other Lifelong Learning course offerings this fall include:

“Education in America” by Professor of Economics Mark Kuperberg
Location: Swarthmore campus

“Bach” by Professor of Music Michael Marissen
Location: New York City

“A Century of American Short Stories” by Professor of English Literature Philip Weinstein
Location: Boston

Lifelong Learning at Swarthmore is a program designed for alumni and other adults who are interested in an intensive liberal arts experience. It 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.

For more information and to enroll, visit the website or email Mary Carr at

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