Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) ABOUT SAGE
A: No, just a desire to fulfill your intellectual curiosity.
A: Call our office at (818) 831-5064, leave a message and a Membership Committee member will return your call.
A: The classes meet in classrooms at the St. Andrews & St. Charles Episcopal Church, 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills, CA.
A: An annual fee of $250 per member or $450 for husband and wife, payable to SAGE, CSUN.
A: It is payable in full before the start of the Fall session in September.
A: Since the sessions are two hours in length with a ten-minute break, a presentation is limited to an hour and fifty minutes including the discussion period.
A: On the day of your presentation, you are expected to furnish refreshments (e.g. cookies and/or fruit) and help set up and prepare for the coffee break. The cost of the coffee, tea, etc. is covered by SAGE.
A: No, there is no longer a Senior Computer Class. The class was offered twice a year at CSUN in a computer lab. The computer instruction came to a close in 2012 after a 23-year run.
A: Ten (10) weeks in the Fall, Winter and Spring -- Seven (7) weeks in the Summer.
A: Fellow SAGE members suggest discussion topics for consideration and selection by the Curriculum Committee.
A: After the Curriculum Committee determines the subjects for consideration, the selections are submitted by mail to the membership at large and each member responds with choices of one or more subjects.
A: There are normally four two-hour classes scheduled each day.
A: Each class participant chooses a subject within the group's overall study topic, researches it and makes an oral presentation designed to stimulate group discussion.
A: An outline of your topic is to be prepared and distributed to class members the week prior to your presentation. This allows classmates to familiarize themselves with the topic and to generate questions for discussion.
A: A retreat, periodic forum luncheons, and periodic day trips to museums and other cultural attractions in the Los Angeles area.
A: Very often classmates arrange to lunch together at neighboring eateries. Additionally, members form groups to attend theatre productions, arrange bridge groups and find other activities outside of the SAGE program.