September 13, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. –September 13, 2018 - St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it will launch the Clinton Hill Courses, a series of continuing education offerings that reflect the diversity of both its scholars and the interests of the surrounding community this fall.

The courses are:

  • Reading and Writing the American Gothic: Tuesdays, September 25 - December 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Led by Lee Clay Johnson of SJC’s Writer’s Foundry.
  • Flash Fiction Writing: Tuesdays, October 9 – November 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Led by author and SJC adjunct professor Sara Lippmann.
  • Introduction to Indian Theater Arts: Wednesdays, October 10 - November 14. 7-9 p.m. Led by Preeti Vasudevan, founder of the Thresh Performing Arts Collective.
  • Science, Technology, and the Great War: Wednesdays, October 10 - November 14. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Led by Michael Hanophy, Ph.D., SJC Brooklyn’s executive dean for academic affairs and professor of biology.

“The Clinton Hill Courses seek to showcase the compelling activity taking place at St. Joseph's College, and project it into the vibrant intellectual scene of Clinton Hill,” said Thomas Travis, Ph.D., interim provost at SJC. “This program will be an ongoing glimpse into the passions and interests of the scholars who call SJC Brooklyn home. These experiences are too important and valuable not to share with our community.”

The cost for the six-week courses is $300; 12-week courses are $600. To register, or for more information, visit 

About The Clinton Hill Courses
In Brooklyn, every day offers its own lessons and markers along life's continuous journey of learning. In keeping with this tradition, St. Joseph's College (SJC) is proud to launch The Clinton Hill Courses. This series of one-off courses projects SJC Brooklyn's scholars and their passions into the intellectual ecosystem that is Clinton Hill and Fort Greene. With a limited run and at a modest cost, these courses are where personal edification, thoughtful conversation and an engaged community converge.

About St. Joseph’s College
St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.