Intersession Non-Credit Courses/ Workshops

Non-Credit Courses and Workshops

Eligible MHC students, 5-College students, (and Community members if space allows) can sign up for courses. Priority is given to MHC students.  All courses do have a capacity limit, so please make sure to register.

Additional credit and non-credit classes are also being offered by Mount Holyoke Professional and Graduate Education.

See also, links to opportunities on the other Five College campuses, and in the local region.

2016 Course Offerings

  1. Story Slam and Storytelling Workshops
    January 5th, 7th, 12th, and 14th
    6pm to 8pm 
  2. The Sky for a Winter Night 
    January 4th, 6th, 8th, 11th, 13th, and 15th
    7pm to 9:30pm 

Story Slam & Storytelling Workshops
Instructor: Dr. Gail N. Herman
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays (1/5, 1/7, 1/12, 1/14)
Time:  6pm to 8pm
Location: TBD 

We tell stories to engage our audiences; we tell our stories to discover what we need to say and write.  Stories can be experiential, personal, from literature, research, or any folk genre. In the workshops, participants will try out ideas, practice, and receive helpful information about storytelling as well as receive information about opportunities to share spoken word pieces locally throughout the year. Storyteller Dr. Gail N. Herman taught storytelling for 15 years and will teach and mentor students during the workshops.  She holds an MA in Speech and Theater and a PhD in Education. She has been a popular Intersession instructor, teaching classes in mime and storytelling in previous years.

At the end of the course there will be an optional Story Slam Sharing Event with Storytelling Certificates for the tellers. To enter the slam a student needs to attend one or more workshops.  At the Slam, anyone is invited to come, listen, and help vote for the various certificates of award and recognition, as well as several prizes.

The Sky for a Winter's Night
Instructor: Ronald Zissell
Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/11, 1/13, 1/15)
Time: 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: John Payson Williston Observatory Classroom 

Learn the legends and lore of the stars and constellations. Course format will be classroom lectures and slide shows followed by outdoor sky viewing. Sign up with your friends and be sure to dress warmly for cold January nights. Cocoa and marshmallows will be served!