Night Owls Can Take Classes After Midnight at CCBC
Insomniac Institute will start this spring.
For those whose brains are just starting to get going in the late evening hours, there may be a new place for you to put your mind to work: CCBC's Insomniac Institute.
The Community College of Baltimore County is starting classes on its Catonsville campus in the spring semester, which starts at the end of January, that will begin at 12 a.m.
A total of three courses will be offered, including Introduction to Psychology, Human Growth and Development and English Composition.
Charles Miron, coordinator of CCBC's psychology department, said there is a growing trend at community colleges to expand the times they offer courses to meet the needs of all people in the community.
Potential students could be adults who work late shifts, or some students who prefer to take classes late at night.
"While the rest of us are ready to go to bed, they're ready to do something," he said.
The three classes will start at midnight on Wednesdays or Thursdays and run until 2:55 a.m. They will be in classrooms at CCBC's new library building.
For the instructors teaching the class, the shift in start time doesn't seem to worry them.
Kevin Naiker, who will teach the human development class, said he's used to working late at night.
"I consider myself a night owl," he said. "I find I do my best work then."
The challenge may be keeping some students engaged through the three-hour classes, Naiker said.
He plans to do his lecture portions of the class first and use the rest of the time for group activities and discussion.
Registration for the spring session is underway. To register, go here.