Coastal Senior College announces spring schedule

Feb 28, 2014

For 12 years Coastal Senior College has offered classes to adults 50 or older. Spring courses begin in March is no exception.

The American Century, Part I, with instructor Jim Violette; John Chandler’s class From the Camera Obscura to Smart Phones and Google Glasses: A Brief History of the Art and Science of Photography; George Eliot's Middlemarch — the Greatest Novel Written in English? presented by John and Maryanne Ward; Three Intriguing Plays: Serious or Comic? Or Both? with Ethan Stanley; Could Germany Have Won World War II?” with Charles Brockunier; Is ‘The New Atheism’ Really New? An Up-to-Date Look led by Rev. Ed Wynne; The Poetry of John Donne: Rake, Lover, Clergyman, & Secular Saint taught by Dr. Harold Schramm; The Question (and Questions) of Poetry with Ellen Goldsmith; and Why Are American Jews So Argumentative, Funny, and Complicated? Six Films in Search of Some Answers presented by Rabbi Steve Shaw are new classes taught by returning instructors.

Favorites taught by returning presenters include Victim or Virago? Women and Gender in European History, 1100 — 1800, with Dr. Charmarie Blaisdell; Native Wildflowers of Maine, with Wanda Garland; Alice Dashiell‘s Gathering the Story You Have Within You; How To ‘Cut And Prune’ Your Memoir, taught by Caroline Davis Janover; Form in Nature and Design, a popular course investigating the interactions of matter and energies in three-dimensional space taught by Arnold J. Aho; and The Maine Lobster Industry, By One Who Grew Up In It, shares lobsterman Bob Brown’s life-long devotion to the industry.

Free to CSC members, three on-going discussion groups complete the offerings: Writers' Group, with Marilyn Muth; CSC Coffee House, facilitated by Bill Newman; and The Challenge of Change, with Winslow Myers.

Scholarships are available to help defray the cost of CSC membership and classes by contacting University College at Rockland.

Register now by calling 800-286-1594 and visit for more details about courses.

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