Spartanburg Community College (SCC) invites the community to attend a free lecture series on diverse topics exploring historical, religious, cultural and economic themes.
In the tradition of the antebellum era Lyceum Movement, which allowed for the early dissemination of adult education primarily through lecture, performance, debate, and discussion, the SCC Lyceum Lecture Series seeks to promote four faculty lecturers each year. The series will showcase topics from all academic areas, and will connect the historical relevance of the Lyceum Movement to continuing and lifelong learning in the present day.
The following lectures will be held in the Tracey Gaines Auditorium on SCC's central campus in Spartanburg:
Using Demands and Controls to Reduce Job Stress
Presenter: Denise Huff
January 27, 2015
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Description: Jobs which have high levels of demands and low levels of control lead to increased levels of stress and cause health problems. In the field of interpreting we study ways to work with demands and increase controls in order to reduce job strain. These principles apply to any profession. If you're feeling overworked or stressed out, this lecture could be for you!
Marijuana: From the '60s to Now
Presenters: Ashley Wright, JD and Berta Hopkins, PhD
February 12, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Description: Once part of the popular hippie drug scene in the 1960s, marijuana has never gone away as a recreational drug. Over the years, more and more states approved the legalization of its use for medical purposes. At the same time that marijuana was part of the "Peace, Love, Anti-War" scene, the 4th Amendment and our right to remain "secure in our persons, papers, and effects" were all the rage in the Supreme Court. These groundbreaking cases are still precedent today.
Social Class in America
Presenter: Ted Fansher, PhD
March 24, 2015
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Description: This lecture will give a brief overview of the six social classes in the United States. The audience will learn the answers to the following questions. What is a social class? How much social mobility exists today? What difference does social class make in terms of health, longevity, happiness, leisure activities, child rearing, etc.?
For more information about SCC's Lyceum Speakers Series, please contact Emily Grigg, SCC's Humanities academic director at (864) 592-4297 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For directions or a map of SCC's central campus, visit http://www.sccsc.edu/about/maps.aspx.