The deadline to sign up for summer classes is April 17.
If not enough students register for a course to meet enrollment standards, the course is canceled, say university administrators. Dr. Greg Straughn, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said the policy makes class scheduling more efficient. As of now, more than 1,200 people have registered for classes this summer in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Cole Bennett, chair of the Department of Language and Literature, said the department will offer courses British Literature, Business and Professional Writing, Elementary Spanish as an online course and English 112 this summer.
Online courses allow students to balance school and other activities.
“Summer courses are great options for students to have focused course experiences, mostly during longer days, which lead to intense learning experiences,” Bennett said. “The online courses offer supreme flexibility, with ever-improving technology and pedagogy to fit both faculty and student preferences.”
Joe Cardot, chair of the Department of Communication and Sociology, said that department will offer seven sections of the COMS 211 course, which that is required of all students. He said the courses are all full at the moment, but students who want to take speech online over the summer should keep checking their Banner pages because students sometimes drop out before the courses start.
The department of communication will also offer upper-level courses. These classes include Nonverbal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Conflict Management and Small Group Communication.
Summer classes allow students and teachers to stay focused and focus on one class.
“You are more focused by meeting them every day and aren’t as distracted by being in or teaching more than two at a time,” Cardot said. “Most people are enrolled in only one, so all their energies can be put into just that one course.”