openLycoming: Community Seminars

I am Learning for a Lifetime. I am Lycoming.For 200 years, Lycoming College has been proud to serve the region, providing cultural opportunities and learning experiences. openLYCOMING delivers non-credit educational seminars and courses designed to expand and enrich the lives of community members.

Taught by current and emeriti members of the Lycoming College faculty, the program offers a wide range of courses in the arts, humanities, philosophy, local history, sciences, and special topics related to faculty research and community interest. While the content and duration of each course will differ, Lycoming's dedication to providing lifelong educational opportunities will endure.

Spring 2018

OpenLYCOMING Flyer: Philosophy & The American Founders

Philosophy & The American Founders

The influence of classic philosophical thought on the American tradition can be felt deeply. Join emeritus faculty member Dr. Stephen Griffith for an examination of how the American System grew from the musings of history’s greatest thinkers. Explore the works of Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke and their intimate ties to the Founding Fathers’ “Great Experiment.”

Faculty: Stephen Griffith, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
Cost: $25
RSVP: By January 25
Dates: 4-Week Course: Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m February 1, 8, 15, 22
Location: LSC 153, Lynn Science Center

Professor Stephen Griffith retired from teaching at Lycoming after a long career in the philosophy department. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and achieved his Master’s Degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

For more information or to register for an openLYCOMING course, please contact Drew Boyles '11 in the alumni office at 570-321-4376 or