Coastal Senior College classes set to begin
Knox County seniors will enjoy some Coastal Senior College classes this fall. Here are some of the CSC offerings, which will meet at Knox County locations:
Dr. Ron Carroll, a retired oncologist, can show seniors how cutting-edge developments in molecular biology and cognitive psychology can be interwoven with the most basic philosophical concepts, going back to the ancient Greeks.
His class, Molecular Biology, Biologic and Cognitive Behavior, Reflections on Plato and Aristotle, will meet at University College at Rockland, for eight Wednesdays, starting Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Puzzled by the way youngsters speak English these days, all the texting and what not? Why not reinforce one's ideas of correct usage with Barbara Legendre’s class, On Language: What’s Right? What’s Wrong? Who Decides? Does It Matter? The class will explore the linguistic world of everyday language....” Legendre has retired from teaching expository writing and language acquisition at Cornell University. CSC’s newest instructor, she is eager to share ideas about language, in six sessions, meeting Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 24, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Camden library.
Randall Parr’s course, The Shocking Truth About Money, will discuss the history of money, banking and financial panics. Parr, a former labor market economist with Maine’s State Department of Manpower Affairs, will make the case for public banking, incorporating lessons from North Dakota, the sole state to date which has a public bank. This course will run eight Thursdays, starting Sept. 26, at the Camden library.
Is It Something in the Water? Artists of Knox County: John Chandler is presenting a class to warm the hearts of all true Knox County residents. Who are Louise Nevelson, William Thon, Blackie Langlais, Paul Caponigro, Robert Indiana, Alex Katz, Charles DuBach, Olive Pierce, Lois Dodd, Alan Magee, Robert Hamilton, Stell Shevis, and William Martin? Just a handful of the Knox County painters, sculptors and photographers to be discussed, along with films and visits from guest artists in the Knox County area. John Chandler has been a director of Maine Coast Artists and the Lincoln Street Center in Rockland. The class will be held for eight Monday afternoons, 2 to 4 p.m., starting Sept. 23, at Chandler’s home in Thomaston, at Rocky Coast House, 124 Booker Street, off Route 1, near Thomaston high school.
To register for these or other classes, call the Coastal Senior College office at University College at Rockland, 596-6906.