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Sandburg to Offer Saturday Classes During Spring Semester

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Dec. 10, 2012
GALESBURG—Beginning with the 2013 spring semester, Carl Sandburg College will offer Saturday classes for the first time.


The four eight-week courses are designed as blended classes, meaning they’ll combine online work and study over the week on the student’s own time followed by a classroom period on Saturdays. The in-person classes will last an hour and 15 minutes.


“It’s tailored to a specific type of student to see if there’s an interest or need for it,” said Jill Johnson, dean of social and behavioral sciences. “For some of our students here, the idea of going to class after eight hours of work is exhausting. Instead, they may opt to take a course on Saturday.”


The first set of eight-week classes will take place Jan. 14 to March 7. It includes Principles of Financial Accounting (Acc 101) from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and Introduction to Sociology (Soc 101) from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The back-to-back class times give students the opportunity to take both courses.


“Sociology 101 has a lot of flexibility, and it can apply to almost every degree we offer,” Johnson said.


Speech (Spe 120) and Introduction to English (Eng 101) will be offered from March 18 to May 8 as the second pair of eight-week classes during the semester. Speech will take place from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., followed by Introduction to English from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


“It can be intense, but you only study one or two subjects and you really focus on them,” Johnson said. “We had been talking about it for a while. I think we’ll get a mix of students. I think it appeals to a wide variety of people for a number of different reasons.”


For questions or more information, contact the Carl Sandburg College Welcome Center at 309.345.3500 or In-district and online student tuition for Sandburg is $138 per credit hour.


Carl Sandburg College serves more than 3,400 students throughout three locations in west-central Illinois, offers seven university transfer programs, 16 associate in applied science programs, 18 certificate programs and six advanced certificate programs and was recently named No. 1 in the nation for digital technology among community colleges its size. For more information, visit