If you love the connection of face-to-face classes, but have trouble fitting them into your schedule, consider taking one of our summer classes at the Isles of Shoals.
These courses follow an intensive format, with the bulk of your work taking place during a four-day, three-night stay on New Hampshire's beautiful Star Island in the Isles of Shoals. Prior to the intensive, your class will meet face-to-face at the Rochester campus. Following, most classes will have a final project that you'll complete.
For the Summer 2018 term, we are offering three Isles of Shoals courses: Introduction to Drawing, United States History 1865, and Leadership.
There are a few Isles of Shoals traditions that the students and instructors always enjoy during their weekend away.
Family Style Meals
Participants in all three classes will break bread together for group meals. As busy working students, it's hard to get to know your classmates outside of the classroom discussion, and the group meals serve as a great way to make authentic one-on-one connections. This setting is always a big highlight of the experience, especially the annual lobster dinner that typically takes place on the final night.
Connection to the Environment
The courses we offer at the Isles of Shoals are offered for a reason: the environment enhances what you're learning. The seascape will inspire students in Introduction to Watercolor.
Lectures on the Porch
The historical Oceanic Hotel has hosted countless GSC lectures during Star Island courses. When the sun is shining, expect your instructor to move the group out of the classroom and onto the picturesque front porch for a lively class discussion.
Since many Granite State students lead busy lives, the Isles of Shoals classes offer a few days to disconnect from your daily schedule.
If you're interested in this experience, consider a recommendation from a student, Mallory Frizzell:
In my opinion Isles of Shoals courses are one of the best assets GSC offers, I'm looking forward to my class out there this summer!
Registration is open for summer classes. Classes begin first week of July 9, 2018. Then intensive portion of the Isles of Shoals experience runs September 3 -9.
Arts 501 | Introduction to Drawing
Instructor: Claudia Lemay Michael
HIS 510 | United States History 1865
Instructor: Chris Benedetto
MGMT 602 | Leadership
Instructor: Steven Couture