Registration now open for St. Olaf summer classes
Spring semester may be nearing an end, but summer is just around the corner — and so are the 46 courses that St. Olaf College will offer between June and August.
All of the summer courses this year will be offered online, and both St. Olaf students and guest students are welcome to register.
Summer Session I will run from June 1 to July 9, and Summer Session II will run from July 13 to August 19. Registration is now open for both sessions.
The switch to remote instruction for summer classes was disappointing in many ways, but it also opened up opportunities for more courses to be offered and for more students to take those courses from anywhere. It is definitely worth checking out this summer’s course offerings.Academic Records and Scheduling Coordinator Stephanie Johnson
By offering a rich variety of courses across disciplines, St. Olaf summer classes help students meet their needs and goals, whether that means completing a GE or a major requirement. Most of the GEs will be offered this summer, including many Writing in Context (WRI) options. Organic Chemistry I and II are also offered, and they are always among the college’s most popular summer courses.
In addition to fulfilling degree requirements, summer courses also provide an opportunity to explore a topic that captures the imagination — from History of Jazz to Human Geography of the Middle East. There are also opportunities to delve into the fine arts with courses in photography, design, and music. It’s even a great time to learn a new language with summer classes like Beginning Norwegian I and II.
Summer tuition is significantly less than what it is during the academic year, and the schedule enables students to focus on just one or two courses at a time. Typically around 300 students enroll in St. Olaf summer courses, and this year the college will welcome even more as other plans students had for the summer are cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The switch to remote instruction for summer classes was disappointing in many ways, but it also opened up opportunities for more courses to be offered and for more students to take those courses from anywhere. It is definitely worth checking out this summer’s course offerings,” says Academic Records and Scheduling Coordinator Stephanie Johnson.