The Compass: Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay
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August 10, 2001 Issue
Special Section:
College/Back to School

You can go to class without going to college

Marian College offers several walk-in courses

FOND DU LAC -- Marian College in Fond du Lac is offering a way to get your feet wet in the pool known as "college."

Walk-in courses are a good option for stay-at-home moms, senior citizens, people interested in returning to college on a part-time basis, and high school students interested in taking a college course during their senior year.

"Registering for a class or two provides a great opportunity either to begin or continue your education," said Stacey Akey, assistant vice president and dean of enrollment management. "I encourage you to learn first hand the benefits of the Marian experience."

Courses that are available for walk-ins include Introduction to Photography, which focuses on the understanding and use of the camera in photography and filmmaking, and also a brief unit on the history of photography. Music appreciation emphasizes the development of listening skills, as well as the opportunity to enhance appreciation of music, such as jazz and western art music.

Other courses include: Art Fundamentals, Fiber Arts, Introduction to Art Therapy, English Composition, Elementary French and German, World Civilization I and II, Computer Application in Business, Principles of Management, Introduction to College Algebra, Music Fundamentals, Philosophy and Values, general Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Foundations of Christian Experience, and Introduction to Women's Studies. Some of these courses meet during the evening.

Financial aid

The registrar's office can aid in the free application process and in signing up for classes. Financial aid is still available for individuals who are taking six or more credits, or attaining a degree. Tuition is affordable for auditing courses, and the college also offers a senior discount. Tuition fees are due upon start of course.

Classes to open

Marian College classes begin on Aug. 28. Individuals interested in taking one or more courses can contact the admissions department for further information at (920)923-7650.

Accelerated degree programs

Marian College is a Catholic applied liberal arts college located in Fond du Lac. The college offers more than 30 undergraduate and graduate programs at its main campus, and a variety of adult accelerated-degree programs in Fond du Lac, Appleton, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Hartford, Watertown and West Bend. The size of the college permits a favorable student-faculty ratio, one of the lowest among Wisconsin colleges. Marian's six academic divisions offer programs of study designed to meet a full range of pre-professional and professional academic needs. The primary divisions and programs include business, education, the humanities, nursing and technology.

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