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CCCCD Classes for Seniors Offer Variety of Topics


September 1, 2004 - CCCCD-sponsored Seniors Active In Learning (SAIL) is now registering for fall. Seniors may register for SAIL classes from 1 - 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2 in room A106 at the Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano.

SAIL offers an array of topics for seniors including history, literature and the arts, health and safety, the outdoors and others. New classes this semester include: On the Run with Bonnie and Clyde, William Faulkner's "Light in August," Beginning and Intermediate Genealogy, Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" - the Novel and the Film, the History of World War I, Overview of The Islamic World, Contemporary Life in Siberia, File Management, Minerals and Your Health, History of Modern Art and How to Make a Musical.

SAIL is an educational program operated by and for individuals 50 years of age and older under the sponsorship of CCCCD Continuing Education. SAIL is affiliated with Elderhostel Institute Network and is one of approximately 265 Institutes for Learning In Retirement in the United States.

Annual membership in SAIL is $25 plus $50 tuition per semester for unlimited courses. Registration is also open by mail, telephone or in person at the SAIL office throughout the semester for classes that are not filled.

For more information about SAIL, please call 972-985-3788 or visit the web site at

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.