OSU Summer Session E-News
Published by: OSU Summer Session
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore., Vol. 5, No. 3
May 17, 2012
Summer at OSU: There's nothing better
We know Michelle Obama is coming to OSU next month, but the month of June has OSU Summer Session's fingerprints all over it.
Another year of dynamic summer classes is only a handful of weeks away, and before that happens we're helping to throw a musical fiesta that will get you jazzed up for summer on campus.
This newsletter provides you with lots of fun and vital information about OSU Summer Session's course offerings and events, so read through the summer schedule of classes and make sure you enroll today.
Key dates to remember
You can view the full OSU Summer Session calendar online, but here are some dates to keep in mind:
- Ongoing: Register for summer classes
- June 18-22: Intersession
- June 25: Sessions 1, 2 and 3 begin
- July 23: Session 4 begins
- Aug. 20: Session 5 begins
- Sept. 7: Summer session ends
Find more information about OSU Summer Session registration dates and deadlines online.
27 bands + one summer = $0
The OSU campus is a phenomenal place to get a high-quality education. It's also the best venue in Oregon to see a bunch of great concerts that you don't have to pay for.
This summer marks the return of Oregon State's must-see concert events, starting June 1 with OSU's Battle of the Bands and followed June 2 by the Flat Tail Music Festival.
Both shows are sponsored by OSU Summer Session, and they'll take place rain or shine -- and at no cost to you -- on the MU Quad. The headline act for Flat Tail is the Seattle-based hip-hop team Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
And starting June 27 and lasting throughout the summer is our Wednesdays @ Noon Concert Series, which will bring a number of high-quality musicians and groups to campus.
Honors classes make their summer debut
This year marks the first time that honors classes are offered during summer term, giving you the ability to jump ahead in your bacc core requirements. Here is a quick look at some highlighted courses:
- ENG 213H -- Literatures of the World: Middle East
A focus on modern Middle Eastern literature from cultural, political, religious, historical and other points of view.
- GEO 307H -- National Park Geology and Preservation
Learn about the landscapes of national parks and their connections to society and its values. The course includes a three-day field trip.
- HC 199 -- Honors Writing
Develop effective communication and analytical skills, and learn to evaluate communication ethically and culturally.
- HC 407 -- Writing About Music
Does music defy description? How do we attempt to use words to discuss something that works outside of language?
- WS 223H -- Women: Self and Society
Examine what it means to be female today, and explore the images and messages we receive from contemporary American society.
View the complete honors class schedule for more information.
A class on nature and a vacation all in one
FOR 241 -- Dendrology and PAC 299 -- Backpacking
Spend nine days this summer hiking, car camping and backpacking through the forests of Oregon, and earn six credits in the process.
This joint forestry and PAC course runs Aug. 18-26, and in it you'll learn to identify the native trees and shrubs of the Pacific Northwest while gaining valuable skills related to wilderness travel.
To prepare, you will complete a four-week online course module (July 23-Aug. 17) from wherever you're living and working this summer.
The field locations are the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area; Umpqua River; Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness; and Metolius River.
For more information, email instructor Dawn Anzinger.
Student success requires a good game plan
Academic coaching is a powerful way to learn new study strategies. And now it's a resource OSU students can take advantage of during the summer.
Come to the Academic Success Center for weekly appointments to create support for your studies. They'll help you:
- Get ready for midterms
- Learn test-prep and test-taking strategies
- Set end-of-term goals and make a study plan
To make an appointment, call 737-2272 or stop by the center at 102 Waldo Hall. Go online for more information.
Hatfield on the coast is a hands-on haven
Want to do something memorable this summer? Go get your hands dirty at OSU's one-of-a-kind Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast.
Few places in the country provide the same level of unique, hands-on learning experiences as HMSC in Newport, where one day you might work in a muddy estuary and the next you might rearticulate the skeleton of a marine bird or perform a necropsy on a dolphin.
"It's an incredible experience, one that students probably can't get anywhere else," said Itchung Cheung, the academic program coordinator and head instructor at HMSC. "We have students come from all over the country to take classes here in the summer."
Learn more about how you can live and study on the Oregon Coast this summer.
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During the summer, we'll give you weekly coupons for discounted food and activities on and around campus and keep you informed of other events that will make your summer experience that much better.
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