Serving mid-coast Maine from Wiscasset to Camden, Coastal Senior College (CSC) provides intellectual stimulation and good company through classes and special events for seniors in Lincoln and Knox counties. Click here to watch our new CSC video.
Volunteer-driven and managed, CSC is part of Maine’s growing Maine Senior College Network affiliated with Campuses and Outreach Centers of the University of Maine System. For an article on this national movement click here.
Highly knowledgeable instructors lead classes that typically meet for two hours during the week, usually for a full eight-week semester, which should allow you to fit at least one class into your schedule. There are no grades, exams, or term papers required!
Special events, forums, lectures, and field trips are also offered to CSC members throughout the year, often noted in one of our e-newsletters. Additional benefits of CSC membership include the opportunity to join the governing board, the operating committees, and volunteer opportunities such as planning special events, assisting instructors, and helping with office tasks.
Senior College is open to all seniors 50 years of age or more, and to their spouses or partners, who value education and have inquiring minds.
The Coastal Senior College business office is located at 91 Camden Street, Suite 402 in Rockland, Maine, on the fourth floor of the Breakwater Building in Rockland at the home of University College facilities at Rockland (URock). Click here for directions.
Where do Courses Come From?
The Curriculum Committee is responsible for the quality of our classes and is always on the lookout for new instructors with new subjects. Here is the story of one course. If you know someone with expertise and passion for a subject who may be interested in teaching for CSC, please contact a member of the curriculum committee. For more information about teaching for CSC, click here. For a summary of the Curriculum Committee process, please click here.
Spring, 2017 Adventures
Registration begins March 7
First Class, April 3
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Click here for information about signing up
- Writers’ Group, Muth
- The Challenge of Change, Susan van Alsenoy and Jon Olsen
- CSC Coffeehouse, Newman & Muth
- Allons Enfants! The French Revolution and the People, Blaisdell
- Editing Techniques: How to Cut and Prune Your Writing, Janover
Easy Bluegrass Jamming, Resa Randolphcancelled WhenCancelled
Nomadism Ends: The Fate of Israel’s Bedouin Citizens, Shaw
- Hollywood as Ideology, Solomon
- Ideals of Democracy, Lavertu
- After Capitalism, Kando
- Where Are My Keys? A Journey into the Aging Mind, Somoza
- The Memoir Café, Dashiell
- Chaucer’s Pilgrims: Their Lives, Many Sins, and Occasional Virtues, Nesslage
- Tenebrism and Chiaroscuro: “How a single candle can both defy and define darkness,” Pimentel
- French Impressionism: Mostly Monet, Roos