2021-2022 College Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

Courses listed in this catalog are those Carl Sandburg College plans to offer. Inclusion of a course description does not obligate the College to offer the course in any particular semester. Students should review the appropriate class schedule each semester for specific and current course offerings.

Explanation of Course Listings

The first few letters, or course prefix, indicate the department in which the class is offered. A unique course number is assigned to each course offered. Courses numbered below 100 are considered remedial and those 100 or above are college level. Per the Carl Sandburg College Board Policies on the Carl Sandburg College website www.sandburg.edu for lecture hours as follows:

“The college utilizes the Carnegie Unit as the basis for the credit hour. One semester credit equals 50 minutes of faculty time per week for a minimum of 15 weeks along with a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week during the semester for each credit hour. An equivalent amount of work is required for all forms of learning activities, such as online, blended, laboratory work, studio work, and courses meeting on a shortened schedule.”

“Courses offered on a shortened schedule or in alternative formats, such as blended, independent study, internships, practicums, and laboratory classes and those with clinical experiences must meet the identified student learning outcomes and provide an equivalent amount of in-class and out-of-class time as the traditional lecture course in a 16-week format.”

Lab hours per week refer to the normal number of 50 minute class meetings or equivalent for which the class meets in a laboratory setting each week during a 16-week semester.

Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) codes are included,where applicable, to indicate specific content areas for transferability. See Illinois Articulation Agreement (IAI) section in this academic catalog.

The number in parentheses indicates the academic level for which the course has been approved, based on the following:

1.1-Baccalaureate Transfer Course

1.2-Career and Technical Education (CTE) course not intended for transfer. Course may transfer subject to the transfer institution’s policy.

1.4, 1.6-Developmental courses and Vocational Skills not intended for transfer and not applicable to CTE Certificates or degrees.