Smaller Classes and Hands-On Assistance Distinguish Summer Session at CMC

A wide array of courses (19 in all) will be available to CMC students who may want to get a leg up on class-work this summer and pick up some core requirements.

Topics that range from the Genetics of Human Disease and the Principles of Economic Analysis to Literature and War and The Life of Jesus will be offered during the Session that begins May 21st and ends June 29th.

But perhaps the biggest advantage for CMC summer scholars is the size of classes. Typically, they are smaller in the summer and thus allow for a more intensive, hands-on learning experience between students and their teachers.

Students can fulfill many of their general education requirements, or take courses within their majors, or even take an elective or two they might not have time for otherwise. Because summer courses are small, the program offers the opportunity for students to work closely with a dedicated professor. This is a great chance for all students to catch up, get ahead, or expand their academic pursuits.

One of the highlights of this year’s Summer Session will be the faculty-led academic trip to Rome that is sponsored by CMC through the Center for Global Education. The 10-day trip (June 15-24) will allow 15 students to explore how the fabric of ancient, medieval and Renaissance Rome combined with the modern urban environment to produce the striking visual tapestry that marks the modern city. The itinerary will include visits to the Vatican, Pompeii, the Pantheon, the Coliseum and Circus Maximus and the Catacombs of San Callisto.

Summer Session courses embody the college’s unique focus on leadership and thoughtful engagement in the world and in the liberal arts and are designed to appeal to a broad array of college, graduate and post-baccalaureate students from Claremont and beyond.

For a full listing of summer session classes, go to: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/summer/courses2012.php