Free On-Line MSC Courses

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Free on-line courses were led by Midcoast Senior College faculty members in the spring of 2020 after learning that in-person classes had to be cancelled. We invite you to enjoy the recordings of some of these classes below. 

MSC’s Fall term will start in mid-September. We will post the course bulletin as soon as it is published, with details about how and when to register. Thank you for your interest!

Maine Audubon Society @ MSC
Enjoy recordings of the presentations by clicking on class links below:
Maine Birding
Bringing Nature Home
Maine Monarch Butterflies

Revenge in Shakespeare
Explore the evil machinations of Don John in Much Ado About Nothing, Iago in Othello, and Richard in Richard III with Joseph Coté.
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1619, Slavery
1619 is the date of arrival on these shores of the first enslaved black Africans. Three-session course will evaluate the NYT August 2019 edition revisionist American historical narrative. Lecture and discussion.
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Poetry in June
George Young – William Wordsworth – June 2
Gary Lawless – Dante Alighieri – June 9
David Miller – Edwin Arlington Robinson – June 16
Leona Dufour – William Butler Yeats – June 23 (Section I and Section II)
Janet Kehl – Charles Baudelaire – June 30

The Greatest Music You May Never Have Heard
Follow this eight-week course complete with a class lecture and music link each week, created by one of MSC’s most beloved teachers of music classes, Larry Lemmel. It has been updated by Jack Henderson for your enjoyment.
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Chekhov: Stories and Plays, with George Young
Enjoy video lectures of MSC faculty member George Young.
George Young has taught courses in Russian Literature at Grinnell, Dartmouth, UNE, and senior colleges in Maine
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Albert Camus’ The Plague: Conversations with Bill VanderVolk
Enjoy video lectures of MSC faculty member Bill VanderWolk. 
Bill VanderWolk was a professor of French and 19th and 20th Century French Literature at Bowdoin College, and has taught at MSC
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Microbiomes & You – Mini Video Lectures by Barbara Snapp
Enjoy video lectures of MSC faculty member Barbara Snapp.
Barbara Snapp received her PhD from Cornell University in evolutionary biology. She enjoys teaching broad science survey classes at MSC
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Music for the Piano
Follow this eight-week course complete with a class lecture and music links each week, created by one of MSC’s most beloved teachers of music classes, Larry Lemmel. It has been updated by Jack Henderson for your enjoyment.
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Course Websites
Explore past course websites in self-guided learning
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How to Use Zoom for Your On-Line Class
Instruction and tips
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