Coastal Senior College Announces Fall Schedule

Coastal Senior College (CSC) encourages you to learn something new this fall and take one of our exciting classes. All begin in September, but visit CSCs website at for individual start dates and complete course descriptions as well as directions to the various course locations in Damariscotta, Newcastle, Thomaston, Rockland and Camden.

Several classes feature new instructors: “Living Beyond War,” a course relying upon participative dialogue to explore the causes and cures for war is taught by Winslow Myers. Steve Shaw presents “Exploring Jewish Life and Wisdom,” which examines how Jewish Tradition has dealt with basic life issues. John Ward teaches “Grounded Poets: Robert Frost & Seamus Heaney,” comparing works of the two poets. “Act III: Senior Drama,” with John Chandler, focuses on the idea of aging by examining plays and films dealing with the subject. Ethan Stanley presents “Drama From Norway: Three Plays by Ibsen,” examining the realistic plays of this 19th century playwright.  “Investment Theory and Application,” facilitated by Dan Mocarski, helps students understand the mysterious workings of the Stock Market. Maryanne Ward teaches “Jane Austen for Adults,” giving class participants a greater appreciation of Austin’s art.

Several classes are taught by returning instructors: “Our Built Environment,” “From Yankee Hearth to Yankee Table: 1620-1920,”  “New Economy for a Post-Oil World,” “Memoir Writing: Finding Your Story,” “Masters, but Never Oils: History of Ancient Greek Painting,” “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Chats on death and dying,” “Why Do We Suffer? Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?” “A Nature Potpourri,” “The Story of You: Gathering the Story You Have Within You,” “Goodbye Columbus: The Medieval Imagination, Renaissance Ambition and Early Globalization,” and “Relief Printing: Everything you always wanted to know about using a printing press (monotypes, collagraphs, woodblocks, etc.)”

The following classes meet on an on-going basis and are free to members: “CSC Coffee House: A Current Affairs Discussion Group,” “Watch and Talk,” and “Writers’ Group.”

CSC has come a long way in eleven years. With a membership of over 300, it’s one of the state’s largest senior colleges. Register now by calling 800-286-1594 or mail your registration to the University College at Rockland, 91 Camden Street, Rockland ME 04841. Most courses are $30 for members, and scholarships are available for membership ($25) and classes. Membership entitles individuals to enroll in all courses offered by CSC through the end of the 2013 fiscal year.

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