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Senior Courses in Humanities and Culture

Explore the works of a favorite author or find a new one.

Learn about other countries and religions; enhance your creative writing skills; study the great composers of the past or more modern musical styles; learn about minority issues and contemporary social movements.

People over 60 never pay tuition only fees!

Creative Writing
Gain insight on applying the techniques appropriate for each type of creative writing including narrative fiction and poems, complexities of creative writing as an art and craft, representative works, varieties of literary forms, and the problems and promise of creative writing.

Memoir Writing
Enhance your writing skills by learning the appropriate techniques for memoir writing including writing about the past or present, writing about a person versus topics and the use of humor and emotions and the importance of editing and rewriting.

Literary Topics and Readings
Gain and introduction to the best new literary fiction and non-fiction books. Students participate in the book selections.

Great American Authors
Students explore and discuss the writings of the best American authors from the late 20th Century to the early 21st Century.

Travel, Learn and Grow
A variety of courses that explore the culture, history and environment of other countries that are offered in conjunction with international trips sponsored by CCBC.

Great Symphonic and Operatic Music by Eminent Composers
Discover the expressive content and formal designs in music by such composers as Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Puccini and many others.

History of Rock and Roll: 1950’s and 1960’s
Discover how the American landscape exploded with the sounds of Rock and Roll music beginning in the mid-1950’s.

African-American Cinema
Examine the prolific contribution African-Americans have made to the world of cinema.