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.
Fall, 2017 Adventures
Registration begins September 6
First Class, September 25
Click here for information about signing up
Here’s a sneak preview of what’s coming for the Fall:
Environmental Law and Policy Choices Facing Maine
All Men are Created Equal
Luke: The First Church Historian
Taxing Your Patience
New England and the Sea
HAUNTED: What We Fear and Why
Cribbage: How to Play Winning Cribbage and Have Fun
There Ought to be a Law! Demystifying the Law and How it Works
David Copperfield: Artful Autobiography or Shameless Self-Promotion
It Wasn’t Just Luther! Religion, Politics, and Society in Early Modern Europe
On the Road to Where – Again
The Unknown People of North Korea
Where Are My Keys? A Journey into the Aging Mind
Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Documentary: A Facilitated Discussion
Within the Green Hills: Heroes, Magic, and Transformation in Early Irish Literature
And the Continuing Groups will continue: