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Spring 2019

Midcoast Senior College: March 11 – May 3

Online Registration has ended.  If a course has not yet started, you may still register by calling the office at 725-4900.

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Benedict Spinoza’s Ethics: What The World Is Like According to Philosophy’s Most Consummate Deductive Rationalist 8-Week Course begins 9/9Bruce Hauptli 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Nordic Noir 1018-week course begins 9/9Paul Kalkstein9:30-11:30 a.m.
Ruminations or The Examined Life - CLOSED6-week course begins 9/9Leona Dufour and Janet Kehl12:30-2:30 p.m.
A Final Gift: Advanced Directives6-week course begins 9/9Susan Goran12:30-2:30 p.m.
Tolstoy’s War and Peace8-week course begins 9/9George Young12:30-2:30 p.m.


Artificial Intelligence6-week course begins 9/10Edward Cherian9:30-11:30 a.m.
The Case for the Reviving American Diplomacy-CLOSED8-week course begins 9/10Charles Dunbar9:30-11:30 a.m.
Germs 201: Microbes vs. Man5-week course begins 9/10Richard Neiman9:30-11:30 a.m.
We Are As Gods8-week course begins 9/10Fred Cichocki 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Japanese Culture6-week course begins 9/24Reiko Yonogi12:30-2:30 p.m.
MSC Singers6-week course plus a special practice and a special event for a total of 8 weeks. Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 12, 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 7 (Special Practice), and Jan. 8 (Winter Wisdom) Stuart Gillespie2:30-4:30 p.m.


The Chemistry and Culture of Food - CLOSED (There are 2 sections of the same course at different times.)8-week course begins 9/11Barbara Snapp9:30-11:30 a.m.
Maritime Miscellany4-week course begins 9/11Bud Warren9:30-11:30 a.m.
Peninsular People4-week course begins 10/9Bud Warren9:30-11:30 a.m.
Cells: From Organelles to Organs6-week course begins 9/11Norm Curthoys12:30-2:30 p.m.
The Chemistry and Culture of Food - CLOSED (There are 2 sections of the same course at different times.)8-week course begins 9/11Barbara Snapp12:30-2:30 p.m.


The Anatomy of a Symphony-CLOSED4-week course meets Sept. 12, 26, Oct. 10 & 24Morton Achter9:30-11:30 a.m.
Exploring Willa Cather8-week course begins 9/12 Alison Johnson10:00 a.m.-noon
Doing History6-week course begins 9/26Bob Williams9:30-11:30 a.m.
A Republic, If You Can Keep It8-week course begins 9/12Doug Bennett12:30-2:30 p.m.
Religion & Science: Topics From the Great Debate6-week course begins 9/12Edward Lovely12:30-2:30 p.m.


American Literature of the 1890’s8-week course begins 9/13 David Miller9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presidential Leadership8-week course begins 9/13Niles Schore12:30-2:30 p.m.
Geologic Processes and Products of the Lower Kennebec River Region (CANCELLED)This course has been cancelled for the Fall term
MSC SingersSee website for details on datesStuart Gillespie

Effective July 1, 2018:
Annual Academic Year Membership Fee$35.00
First course, regardless of length, each term$60.00
Additional course(s) each term$40.00
Workshop (when offered)$30.00
Summer Seminar$25.00
Note: text books are not included in the course fee.

Below is an explanation of where classes will be held. Consult the course description first to find where the course will take place. Check the Directions Page for more information.

MSC – Midcoast Senior College, 29 Burbank Ave., Brunswick, ME 04011 (at Brunswick Landing)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church — 27 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
Thornton Oaks — 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, ME 04011
The Highlands — 30 Governor’s Way, Topsham, ME 04086
UMA Brunswick — 12 Sewall Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 (at Brunswick Landing)