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Got five weeks? Take a summer course

summerHow would you like to finish MAT 105 in just five weeks?

Need a fine arts credit? Try Digital Imaging, Web Design, or the History of Jazz.

Couldn’t fit a language into your schedule this year? Take American Sign Language or Spanish this summer.

Contrary to popular belief, our campus does not shut down after the May commencement ceremony. In addition to spring trimester weekend classes, Augsburg provides a robust course offering from the end of May into August.

Courses run five weeks in two sessions: Session I from May 27 to June 27, and Session II from July 8 to Aug. 8. Students can also take advantage of online courses that meet almost entirely through Moodle and may have occasional on-campus meetings.

In the summer, academic departments offer some of the popular courses that tend to fill quickly during the year, such as Photography, Principles of Management, or Public Speaking. The summer schedule also gives faculty the opportunity to teach unique courses on topics of interest, like Joe Underhill’s class on environmental and river politics.

First offered five years ago, the course uses the river as a classroom. This year, Underhill will explore campus sustainability, local pollution, the lock and dam system on the Upper Mississippi, climate change, waterfront economic development, urban sprawl, and energy production. The class will look at the challenge of balancing economic development, social justice, and environmental stewardship in the region.

The accelerated summer schedule not only allows students to complete a course in a short period of time but also can make learning difficult subjects, like math or languages, easier. Wendi Wheeler, an Augsburg Weekend College grad who took Applied Algebra from Matt Haines two summers ago, says, “It would have been difficult for me to take Algebra on the weekend schedule. Having class two days a week for five weeks meant I had no time to forget what I learned between classes.”

Register online now through May 2 for Session I and through June 6 for Session II and online courses. A comprehensive catalog is available at or in the Enrollment Center.

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