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Summer Term 2017 Promises Diverse Learning Options

Two female students sitting on a busy outdoor mall
Amber Siddiqui ’17
Publication date: 
March 7, 2017
"Taking summer courses helped me stay on track with school and allowed for a less aggressive jolt back into the reality of the school year this past fall."—Sydney Bauer ’19

The University of Minnesota, Morris Summer Term provides 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 any college or university to enroll in undergraduate courses. Registration begins March 22, 2017.

Summer Term provides students the opportunity to fulfill general education requirements, accelerate degree completion, and recover lost credits. Each summer session offers flexibility for student learning and living. Rigorous courses are offered in a variety of formats, including classroom, independent study, and online.

"I took three classes over the summer, one during the first session and two during the second," says Sydney Bauer '19. "Taking summer courses helped me stay on track with school and allowed for a less aggressive jolt back into the reality of the school year this past fall. Taking summer courses was a great decision that I plan on taking advantage of again."

"Taking a summer class allowed me to finish a requirement that I would have otherwise had to do during the school year," adds Sally Bremer '18. "It freed my schedule during the academic year for other classes going toward my major."

May Session (May 15–June 2) will feature the biology course Introduction to Immunology and Infectious Disease. Summer Sessions I (May 22–June 23) and II (June 26–July 28) will offer several introductory and upper-level courses across various disciplines. Session I courses include Lakota Cultural Landscapes, Renaissance to Modern Art, Organic Chemistry I, Introduction to Data Science, Perspectives in Young Adult Literature: Schooling, Society and Culture, Norwegian Language and Culture, Physics of Sound and Music, and more. Session II courses include The Chemical World, Public Speaking and Analysis, Principles of Macroeconomics, Preprimary Theory and Pedagogy, Drugs and Human Behavior, Physics of Weather, and Physical Geology. Additional courses in Interdisciplinary Studies, German Literature, and Education will be offered during Summer Session I through II (May 22–July 28).

Students who choose to enroll in summer courses will have housing and dining options. Students enrolled for summer 2017 are eligible for Health Services provided by Stevens Community Medical Center.

To learn more about Summer Term, visit or contact Laura Burks, summer term coordinator, at 320-589-6007 or For more information about online learning, visit or contact Chlene Anderson, online learning coordinator, at 320-589-6461 or