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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
CSUS offers televised courses in Roseville
The City of Roseville
is now a satellite campus of California State University, Sacramento—at
least for households that subscribe to Comcast Cable. The city of 95,000 is
the latest community in the Sacramento region to be served by CSUS distance
and distributed education.
“We just started,” Rose Leigh Vines, director of distance and distributed
education, said. “We’re offering 27 cable courses over Comcast Channel
Approximately 22,000 Roseville households join Comcast subscribers in Sacramento,
Volcano Cable customers in Amador and Calaveras counties as well as Charter
Cable subscribers in West Sacramento and Auburn who already have access to the
“The Roseville City Council made the expansion of the city’s educational
channels a priority during recent franchise negotiations with Comcast,”
said Julia Burrows, deputy city manager. “The addition of the University’s
courses to the Roseville cable television line-up will benefit hundreds of Roseville
students, eliminate trips on the freeway system, and allow potential students
to see the great course offerings by the University.”
The courses cover the gamut of the University’s general education courses,
from accountancy through philosophy. In addition, many specialty courses in
various major fields of study are also offered. The classes are taught by professors
who are taped as they present their lectures to regular classes; most of the
courses are shown live, although a few are delayed broadcast. Students are usually
required to come to campus for a class orientation and examinations, but otherwise
the education comes to them through their television. The classes can be taken
for credit by admitted students or, if space allows, by lifelong learners enrolled
through the College of Continuing Education.
For more information about distance and distributed education courses, call
(916) 278-7948 or visit www.csus.edu/distance.
For media assistance, call the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
California State University, Sacramento Public Affairs
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156