In the summer, North Shore Community College will offer a course entitled Nathaniel
Hawthorne in Cultural Context: Art, Artifact, and Selected Stories and Sketches
through the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at NSCC. The course will use
the resources of the Hawthorne in Salem
Website developed at NSCC with a three-year grant from the National Endowment
for the Humanities and may be taken for three credits or as a non-credit course
through North Shore Community College. Also, 45 PDPs (Professional Development
Points) are available for both the credit and the non-credit options.
Students will be required to discuss the literary works on a Discussion Board online, but they will not be required to meet online at a particular time; that is, the course is asynchronous, allowing students some flexibility for submission of their work. Students taking the course for credit or for PDPs will be required to submit an end-of-semester paper or project.
To register for the course go to the NSCC
homepage. Under Find Courses, select summer 2005
from the All Terms menu. Then select
Interdisciplinary Studies from the Credit
or Non-credit menus. Finally, scroll down to IDS 172
Hawthorne in Cultural Context and click on the Register Now
button. The cost for the course is $339.
Students who have a college degree who wish to take the course for credit but
who do not wish to matriculate as a NSCC student should download the registration
form (or fill out the form in the college master schedule, available by calling
NSCC at: 978-762-4000 x5516) and write in their college degree under "education."
Then FAX the form to Mary Ellen Hunt in the enrollment office at: 978-762-4015.
If you run into any difficulties registering for the course, email Mary
Ellen Hunt at: mhunt @northshore.edu with a cc to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE:. Click on "register for a course on this page" at the top of the page
and follow the instructions. If you are taking the course for credit and do
not yet have a Pipeline account, follow the instructions for a new student to
create a new account. If you have any questions, please contact Terri Whitney
Comment from teacher formerly enrolled in this course:
"The Nathaniel Hawthorne online class has been a blessing for someone with an
extremely busy schedule. The online discussions have enabled me to see how others
also perceive Hawthorne's writing without having to spend time in a classroom.
I hope that when this class is completed I will be able to share some of the
knowledge that I have acquired in this class with my students."
Newton North High School, Newtonville. MA