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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

NEWS RELEASE

News Bureau Schofield Hall 201 Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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UW-Eau Claire Offers a Variety of
Courses During Summer Session 2002 

MAILED: Jan. 3, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  Do you wish you had a better understanding of the economic forces that affect our daily lives? Or perhaps you're more interested in the history behind today's headlines? Maybe you're focusing more on home and hearth these days and you'd like to know more about how to teach your child to read, why your dog won't come when you call or how to improve your family's nutrition.
         You can learn all of these things and much more in classes included in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Summer Session 2002.
         "We always try to offer something for everyone, and this summer is no exception," said Janice Morse, administrative officer for Academic Affairs. "There are 230 undergraduate and graduate courses to choose from this summer, and we've increased the number of Web-based courses we're offering to help meet the needs of people who find it difficult to come to campus."
         The online courses are designed to be appealing both to working adults who are trying to fit classes into already busy schedules and to traditional-age students who want to earn credits while traveling or working at home during the summer. "Environmental Law," "News Reporting and Writing," "Origins of Current World Conflicts," "Introduction to Behavior Analysis and Therapy" and "Information Systems in Business" are just a few of the titles that demonstrate the variety of classes being offered online. For more information about these and other online courses, check the Web at www.uwec.edu/online.
         In addition to the Web-based courses, Summer Session 2002 offers more than 200 on-campus courses that range from the study of African American history to general chemistry. Students also may earn credits at off-campus locations, studying biology, for example, at the Pigeon Lake Field Station in Chequamegon National Forest in Northern Wisconsin, or marine biology and geology at the Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs, Miss.
         Summer Session participants also may take advantage of the numerous recreational opportunities in the area by renting some of the wide variety of outdoor equipment available at UW-Eau Claire's Hilltop Center, or participating in some of the free-time recreation and fitness center activities offered throughout the summer.
         This year again, students can pay their UW-Eau Claire Summer Session tuition and fees using MasterCard or Visa. Payment will be accepted in person, in a written request or by phone.
Summer session registration begins Feb. 4. The three-week Summer Session will run May 20-June 7, and the eight-week session will run June 10- Aug. 2.
         For a complete schedule, see UW-Eau Claire's Web site at or call Registration and Scheduling at (715) 836-2425.
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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: Jan. 2, 2002