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Classes in Drawing, Biology, Programming, Writing Currently Offered during Wesleyan’s Summer Session

During Wesleyan’s Summer Session, students complete semester-long courses in only five weeks.

This summer, classes are being offered in drawing, biology, chemistry, computer programming, legal thinking, writing creative nonfiction, foreign policy, the art of the personal essay, the narrative, techniques of fiction, and international politics. All courses have limited enrollment, preserving the small seminar style and opportunity for close relationships with faculty and fellow students.

Summer Session I runs May 25 to June 23, and Session II takes place June 28 to July 28.

Pictured below is ARST131, Drawing I, taught by Kate TenEyck, assistant professor of art:

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Students Take Intensive Courses During Summer Session

Summer Session students perform an experiment in Research Associate Rosemarie Doris's Biology I lab.

Summer Session students perform an experiment in Research Associate Rosemarie Doris’s Biology I lab.

A student sketches animal skulls in Kate Ten Eyck's Drawing I class.

A student sketches animal skulls in Kate Ten Eyck’s Drawing I class.

This summer, dozens of Wesleyan students are completing a semester-long course in only five weeks. Classes started on May 27 and conclude June 25.

The intensive Summer Session is open to students who feel they have the academic qualifications and stamina to complete intellectually challenging courses in a compressed schedule.

This summer, students are taking courses in drawing, writing creative nonfiction, financial accounting, legal thinking, principles of biology, introduction to programming and developmental psychology. Wesleyan faculty Anna Schusterman, James Lipton, Rosemarie Doris, Douglas Foyle, Marin Gosman, Anne Greene, Kate Ten Eyck, among others, are teaching the courses.

Upward Bound Students Participate in 6-Week Program at Wesleyan

Area high school students participating in Wesleyan's Upward Bound Math-Science Program are on campus through July 25. The students, pictured here on July 7, often spend their lunch recess near Usdan University Center and play sports on Andrus Field. Upward Bound is designed to help low-income and first-generation college students recognize and develop their potential, to excel in math and science, pursue post secondary degrees, and ultimately careers in the math and science professions.

Area high school students participating in Wesleyan’s Upward Bound Math-Science Program are on campus through July 25. The students, pictured here on July 7, often spend their lunch recess near Usdan University Center and play sports on Andrus Field. Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance.

The six-week academic summer program offers intensive math, science, writing and language training; counseling, mentoring and academic support services; exposure to Wesleyan's faculty members who do research in mathematics and the sciences; and education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students.

The six-week academic summer program offers intensive math, science, writing and language training; counseling, mentoring and academic support services; exposure to Wesleyan’s faculty members who do research in mathematics and the sciences; and education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students.

Students also go on educational field trips which supplement classroom activities and participate in cultural enrichment activities such as visits to museums, plays, and art exhibits as well as community service. Activities, trips, and involvement are designed to help students become more familiar with S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering Math) education. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

Students also go on educational field trips which supplement classroom activities and participate in cultural enrichment activities such as visits to museums, plays, and art exhibits as well as community service. Activities, trips, and involvement are designed to help students become more familiar with S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering Math) education. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

20 Courses Offered during Wesleyan Summer Session

Wesleyan’s 2013 Summer Session offered students a unique opportunity to complete semester-long courses in only five weeks. Courses spanned the curriculum, including gateway courses and special two-course Thematic Institutes, which are only available during the summer. All courses followed the Wesleyan tradition of small classes, which allow for closer relationships with faculty and fellow students as well as immersive study and a concentrated focus.

This summer, one session ran from May 29 – June 27 and the other from July 1 – July 30. The first session included 12 courses while the second session included eight courses, two of which comprised a Thematic Institute on Visual Storytelling.

Examples of courses offered this summer were “The Graphic Novel,” “Elementary Statistics,” “Drawing I,” “Life Science, Art, and Culture, Medieval to Present,” and “Foreign Policy at the Movies.”

Some courses gave students the chance to knock out a gateway course for their major over the summer. For example, all English majors are required to take English 201 and Professor Stephanie Weiner’s course, “Ways of Reading: Reading for Genre: Form, History, Theory.” By completing this course over the summer, students are able to pursue different courses during the regular academic year. Other classes, such as Professor John Kirn’s “Comparative Animal Behavior,” are only offered during the summer. All courses are open to Wesleyan and non-Wesleyan students alike.

In addition to the Summer Session, Wesleyan also offers pre-college students the opportunity to experience a Wesleyan education during the summer. Beginning this summer, Wesleyan is offering fully online seminars developed specifically for high-achieving high school juniors and seniors. Pre-College courses are taught by Wesleyan faculty, allowing students to get the full benefit of Wesleyan while also interacting with classmates, participating in writing and interactive projects, completing assignments, and gaining valuable, individualized feedback on a flexible schedule. Students receive a Certificate of Completion with an optional letter grade.

Photos of the 2013 Wesleyan Summer Session are below: (Photos by John Van Vlack)

Summer Session classes, July 2013 at Wesleyan University.

2012 Summer Session includes Visual Storytelling, Psychological Disorders, International Security

Wesleyan's Summer Session, held May 30 through June 29, offered 12 courses in the arts, sciences, English, film studies, government, psychology and quantitative analysis. Pictured is Jill Morawski, professor of psychology, teaching PSYCH 274, "Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders."

Paul McCallion '15 and his peers learned about the historical and cultural studies of the naming and treatment of psychological disorders.

Paul McCallion '15 and his peers learned about the historical and cultural studies of the naming and treatment of psychological disorders.

Summer Session’s Second Year at Wesleyan

Wesleyan offers an intensive Summer Session in which students can complete semester-long courses in only five weeks. Pictured above is the international politics class on June 14 sporting their Summer Session t-shirts. Pictured in the center is the course's instructor Giulio Gallarotti, professor of government, tutor in the College of Social Studies.

Sheryl Culotta: GLSP Director Pleased with Summer Session

Sheryl Culotta oversees the Wesleyan Summer Session, which is ongoing through July 1. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Q: Sheryl, you’re currently the director of Continuing Studies and Graduate Liberal Studies. Your office also oversees the Wesleyan Summer Session. What is your role with the program, and how are you able to wear three hats!?

A: The programs we run all have a lot of logistical processes in common, so many of our roles are similar for Summer Session and the other programs. We are involved with recruitment of students and faculty, admissions, enrollment, student services, billing and payroll,etc., so it’s not too difficult to work on similar functions for different programs.

Q: This is Wesleyan’s second semester hosting summer classes. Has enrollment increased since last summer?

A: Yes! Summer Session enrollment increased by 44 percent from the first year. We are very pleased with the growth.

Q: How many classes are being offered this semester and in what disciplines? Do the classes meet every day?

A: There are 15 courses, including a two-course thematic institute, and they draw on many disciplines across the curriculum, from English and government, to arts, psychology, chemistry, and mathematics. All Summer Session courses meet five days a week.

Q: What is the advantage to taking a summer course? Can students take more than one at a time?

A: Summer Session offers Wesleyan students the opportunity to catch up or to get ahead. Students who are expecting a busy fall term with other activities can take a summer course now so that they will have a lighter load then. Students take a maximum of two courses.

Q: Who teaches the courses and what is the student-to-faculty ratio?

Summer Session Celebrated with Cake, Students

From left, Mary Kelly, associate director for finance and administrative services for Continuing Studies and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program; James Gardner '13; Wesleyan President Michael Roth; Sheryl Culotta, director of Continuing Studies and GLSP; and Jen Curran, assistant director of admissions and outreach for GLSP, celebrated Wesleyan's first Summer Session registration March 4 in Usdan University Center. Wesleyan is offering an intensive Summer Session in which students can complete semester-long courses in five weeks. Classes begin June 7.

From left, Mary Kelly, associate director for finance and administrative services for Continuing Studies and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program; James Gardner '13; Wesleyan President Michael Roth; Sheryl Culotta, director of Continuing Studies and GLSP; and Jen Curran, assistant director of admissions and outreach for GLSP, celebrated Wesleyan's first Summer Session registration March 4 in Usdan University Center. Wesleyan is offering an intensive Summer Session in which students can complete full semester courses in five weeks. Classes begin June 7.

President Roth handed out celebratory cake and Summer Session informational brochures to students during the lunch hour.

President Roth handed out celebratory cake and Summer Session informational brochures to students during the lunch hour.

Summer Session is open to all students who feel they have the academic qualifications and stamina to complete an intellectually challenging course in a compressed schedule.

Summer Session is open to all students who feel they have the academic qualifications and stamina to complete an intellectually challenging course in a compressed schedule.

Wesleyan students listen to Roth talk about the new Summer Program. Twenty-five courses, taught by Wesleyan faculty, will be offered during the 2010 Summer Session. These courses include some highly popular courses that always have more interested students than space during the regular academic year, as well as some new and advanced courses, and some new thematic institutes. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett Drake)

Wesleyan students listen to President Roth talk about the new Summer Program. Twenty-five courses taught by Wesleyan faculty will be offered during the 2010 Summer Session. These courses include some highly popular courses that always have more interested students than space during the regular academic year, as well as some new and advanced courses, and some new thematic institutes. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett Drake)

Financial Aid Apps for Summer Session Due March 5

From left, Mary Kelly, associate director for finance and administrative services for Continuing Studies and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program; James Gardner '13; Wesleyan President Michael Roth; Sheryl Culotta, director of Continuing Studies and GLSP; and Jen Curran, assistant director of admissions and outreach for GLSP, celebrated Wesleyan's first Summer Session registration March 4 in Usdan University Center. Wesleyan is offering an intensive Summer Session in which students can complete semester-long courses in five weeks. Classes begin June 7.

From left, Mary Kelly, associate director for finance and administrative services for Continuing Studies and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program; James Gardner '13; Wesleyan President Michael Roth; Sheryl Culotta, director of Continuing Studies and GLSP; and Jen Curran, assistant director of admissions and outreach for GLSP, celebrated Wesleyan's first Summer Session registration March 4 in Usdan University Center. Wesleyan is offering an intensive Summer Session in which students can complete semester-long courses in five weeks. Classes begin June 7.

Students applying for financial aid for Summer Session courses must have their course registrations and applications in by Friday, March 5. Classes begin June 7 and last five weeks.

“With Wesleyan’s Summer Session, students can experience the excitement and challenge of intensive, accelerated study, register for popular courses with lower student to faculty ratios, and discover interesting new upper-level courses,” says Summer Session coordinator Sheryl Culotta, director of Continuing Studies and the Graduate Liberal Studies Program. “This also allows students to have more options during the school year, and more time to get involved in performances, sports, or other activities.”

President Roth handed out celebratory cake and Summer Session informational brochures to students during the lunch hour.

President Roth handed out celebratory cake and Summer Session informational brochures to students during the lunch hour.

To celebrate the inaugural  Summer Session, Wesleyan President Michael Roth handed out brochures and cake during the lunch hour on Thursday, March 4 in Usdan University Center. Classes this summer include digital photography, economy of oil, Chinese music and theater, organic chemistry, economic theory, financial analysis, writing nonfiction, French composition, international politics, calculus, physics, American Sign Language, to name a few.

Tuition is $2,500 per course credit, of which $500 must be paid during registration. Housing and dining is an additional $2,135.  Some classes may be canceled if enrollment is too low. Current enrollments are not yet reflected in the “Seats Available” number in each course description.

The registration form is available on the Summer Session website and in the e-portfolio. Students should download the form, complete it by including all necessary approval signatures, and submit the form with the $500 deposit (or with the financial aid form by March 5, if applying for aid) to the Summer Session office at 284 High Street. For more information call 860-685-2900 or e-mail to summer@wesleyan.edu.

More information on the Summer Session was published in a November 2009 Wesleyan Connection article:  http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2009/11/30/25-courses-offered-for-2010-summer-session/

25 Courses Offered for 2010 Summer Session

This summer, students will have the opportunity to complete semester-long courses in a period of five weeks.

Twenty-five courses, taught by Wesleyan faculty, will be offered during the 2010 Summer Session. Classes begin June. 7.

“These courses include some highly popular courses that always have more interested students than space during the regular academic year, as well as some new and advanced courses, and some new thematic institutes,” explains Joe Bruno, vice president for Academic Affairs and provost.

Highlights include three two-course institutes on different themes: neuroscience and psychology, computer programming and computer music, and visualizing