Distance Learning On-Line Courses

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Free, on-line courses led by Midcoast Senior College faculty members using a variety of on-line teaching methods including video lectures, message boards, email, and Zoom. (Learn how to use zoom.) Please let us know if you are engaging in any of these offerings so we can track their success. Email us at mscoffice@midcoastseniorcollege.org. Be sure to include any suggestions or comments!

Maine Audubon Society @ MSC
Three courses: Maine Birding, Bringing Nature Home, and Maine Monarch Butterflies. Click here for course details

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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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
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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Welcome to Classic American Short Stories
Taught by Paul Kalkstein. In progress.
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Rabbit Ears – The Early Days of TV 
Taught by MSC faculty member Paul Kalkstein. In progress.
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MSC Singers – Music at Home
Led by Stuart Gillespie, MSC Choral Director. A series of classes with lyrics, background, links to performances, and Stuart’s upbeat inspiring wisdom.
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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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