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Registration Under Way for SVC Summer Undergraduate, Graduate Courses

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Posted: Monday Feb 17, 2014

Feb. 17, 2014

Registration is now underway for nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate-level credit courses in all major academic areas during Saint Vincent College summer sessions beginning May 19. For the first time, course tuition for undergraduate courses during this summer will be reduced by 50 percent.

“Saint Vincent College has traditionally offered a limited selection of undergraduate and graduate courses during the summer,” commented Suzanne English, vice president for marketing and communications. “This summer we are reaching out to both our own students and those who attend other colleges and universities during the regular school year in a way that emphasizes Benedictine values and hospitality, welcoming them on campus and providing the academic quality for which Saint Vincent is known.”

For the summer of 2014, Saint Vincent is reducing its normal undergraduate tuition by 50 percent and is targeting its offerings to its own students’ needs and incoming transfer students’ needs through online surveys conducted earlier this year to determine interest and attitudes. Low cost fees for summer housing on campus in student residence halls will also be offered.

Undergraduate courses are being offered in art, business administration, chemistry, economics, education, English, environmental science, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish and theology. Graduate courses are being offered in business, education and the health sciences.

The schedule includes two six-week options and four three-week options. Some courses are scheduled consecutively so that students can enroll in both parts of two-semester courses, thus completing the equivalent of a year’s study of a course in six to 12 weeks. There are also other courses with special scheduling.

Among the summer’s nearly 100 offerings are several popular undergraduate courses that will be offered again including Shakespeare on Film and Rock ‘N’ Roll Criticism (English Department) and Life and the Universe (Natural Sciences).

New credit course offerings include Introduction to Public Health (Biology), The Death Penalty (Department of Criminology, Law and Society), Drawing, Painting and Photography in Italy (Department of Fine Arts), Confronting Death: Literature, Philosophy and Film (Department of Philosophy), Introduction to Visual Arts and Paint Like the Impressionists (Department of Fine Arts).

Area students who attend other colleges and universities may enroll in Saint Vincent summer session courses. Credits earned at Saint Vincent may be transferred according to the policy of the student's school. Most Saint Vincent summer courses are also open to other persons without current academic affiliation.

In addition to food service options available in the college dining hall, summer students will have access to Saint Vincent College’s outstanding educational and recreational facilities including the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion, Latimer Library, Fred M. Rogers Center, computer laboratories, lounges, study center, fitness center, swimming pool, gymnasium, as well as the outdoor fitness trail and playing fields on campus and a host of recreational opportunities throughout the Laurel Highlands region.

Area high school students may register for undergraduate summer session courses for which they feel capable and can fulfill prerequisite requirements. This opportunity is designed to give students the experience of taking a course on the college level to help ease the transition from high school to college. College credit is granted which may be applied toward a degree at Saint Vincent or at most other colleges and universities. A note of authorization from the student's guidance counselor is required for course registration.

Students currently enrolled at Saint Vincent may register via the website for summer courses. Other students may register by mail (Office of the Registrar, Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690), by FAX (724 805-2063), or in person (Office of the Registrar, first floor, Alfred Hall, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily).

A complete summer sessions schedule and registration form are available online at www.stvincent.edu/academics/summer

For information, contact 724 805-2720 or summersessions@stvincent.edu.


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