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Summer Term Gives Diverse Learning Options

Posted by Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville on Friday, Apr. 11, 2014


The University of Minnesota, Morris is offering a diverse selection of summer courses for degree- and nondegree-seeking students. A fully accredited institution in west central Minnesota, Morris makes it easy for community members and students, from Morris and other colleges, to enroll in undergraduate courses. Registration is now open.

Summer courses give students the chance to fulfill general education credits, accelerate degree completion, recover lost credits, and work while completing coursework. Each session allows for flexibility in student learning and living.

May Session (May 12–30) will feature a selection of short, concentrated courses in areas including photography, chemistry, communication, music, and statistics. Additionally, the Education Discipline will offer a tutor aide practicum for education students to gain field experience.

Summer Sessions I (May 19–June 20) and II (June 23–July 25) will offer several introductory and higher-level courses across various disciplines in studio art, economics, education, English, environmental studies, history, Latin, political science, philosophy, psychology, and Spanish. Additionally, several courses in English, German, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and physics will take place through Summer Session I and II (May 19–July 25).

The online learning program offers the same high-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 onlinelearning.morris.umn.edu or contact Chlene Anderson, online learning coordinator, at 320-589-6461 or anderchl@morris.umn.edu.

“I took Psychopathology online during the summer to help supplement an ongoing internship with the MN Department of Corrections Probation Services,” says Maria Fleck ’14. “Being able to use the information I learned in class at my internship, and vice versa, really enriched the entire experience for me.”

Taylor Morrill ’14 adds, “taking online courses during the summer term made it possible to still be home with my family, have a job, and continue with my education. I loved taking my courses because I could do them anywhere. I was able to focus on the courses and lift my GPA.”

Students who choose to enroll in summer courses will receive first-priority placement for summer housing. Campus dining options will also be available to students. Students enrolled for spring 2014 or summer 2014 are eligible for health services provided by Stevens County Medical Center as well.

To learn more about summer term, visit morris.umn.edu/academics/summerterm or contact Rose Murphy, summer term coordinator, at 320-589-6459 or murphyrw@morris.umn.edu.