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Summer Term Courses Offer a Variety of Learning Opportunities

Posted by Rose Murphy, summer term coordinator on Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2013

This summer degree- and non degree-seeking students have the opportunity to enroll in a wide variety of courses at the University of Minnesota, Morris. As a fully accredited undergraduate institution in west central Minnesota, Morris makes it easy for community members and students, both from Morris and other colleges, to enroll in undergraduate courses. Registration for summer term is now open.

Summer term courses offer current college students the chance to get ahead in their studies, make up lost credits, and work while completing coursework. “Taking a summer course in Morris was a unique and valuable experience,” says Tyler Ulsby ’14, Minnetonka. “ Not only did it allow me to get ahead in my major, but it also provided me with an opportunity to experience Morris during a beautiful season.”

Hazen Fairbanks ’14, Bemidji, agrees, adding “last summer I took Spanish I and II. Fue muy divertido! (It was really fun!) I especially enjoyed the small class sizes as they allowed me to make deep connections with my professor and classmates.”

An intensive three-week May Session (May 13-May 31) begins the summer with photography, chemistry, communication, English, environmental mapping and technology, and ethical and social implications of technology courses. In addition, the Education Discipline will offer a tutor-aide practicum and a course in environmental science and place-based education, a unique course that gives students hands-on experience and is only offered during the summer.

A variety of introductory and upper-level general education courses are offered during Summer Sessions I (May 20-June 21) and II (June 24-July 26) as well. Courses in anthropology, art, education, communication, digital media computation, economics, geology, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, sociology, Spanish, and statistics will be available. A sustainability semester will also be offered, providing students a unique opportunity to learn about building a sustainable community.

Additional online courses are offered during summer term, allowing students even more flexibility in scheduling. The Online Learning program offers the same quality education available in the classroom through web-based instruction, including small classes and one-on-one interaction with faculty in an interactive virtual environment. Current students, nontraditional students, and new students are welcome. For more information about Online Learning, visit or contact Chlene Anderson, Online Learning coordinator, at 320-589-6462 or

To learn more about summer term, please visit or contact Rose Murphy, summer term coordinator, at 320-589-6459 or