College offers new summer options

The Graduate & Professional Studies division at Saint Joseph's College will offer two summer sessions on campus, running June 9-20 and July 14-25, which feature new options and formats for working professionals, especially in the fields of education, nursing, theology and health administration.

Though most of the undergraduate and graduate courses run for two weeks for three hours per day, new options include: hybrid courses that combine five weeks online and five days in the classroom; one-on-one online tutorials for teaching methods courses that run for six weeks; and two-week theology courses without pre-campus assignments and available only in the summer.

A special five-day symposium, Managing the Business of Health Care, will run from July 15 through July 19. The symposium will feature guest speakers covering many key issues facing health care today and is available for non-credit CEU requirements, or with pre- and post-residency work for credit.

In addition to a wide variety of courses for teachers during the regular summer sessions, the Advanced Placement Summer Institute runs July 21-25 and offers teacher training courses for AP instructors. New 3-credit, general-interest courses this year include History of the Modern Middle East, Philosophy of Gender and Intermediate Computers.

The setting on Sebago Lake, informal social gatherings on campus and a lobster bake augment the educational offerings.

For more information, including course descriptions and syllabi, go to www.sjcme.edu/summer. Registration deadline is June 13, but early registration is encouraged to avoid disappointment.

May 9, 2008 Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu