September 10, 2003

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 15.”

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 courses.

“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 For media assistance, call the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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