USU revamps summer school

Students who regularly enroll in Utah State University’s summer semester classes will find that five departments are adding courses that may be difficult for students to get into during the fall and spring semester.Departments adding classes include health physical education recreation, biology, geology, English and family, consumer and human development.Prior to the summer 2012 semester, the summer class schedule was separated into four periods of time allotted for classes. There were three four-week periods and one eight-week period. Now, the schedule is more simple to follow, said Lisa Hancock, program administrator for new student orientation.The new schedule includes one four-week block beginning in May and one seven-week block beginning the first week of June. Classes in session during the four-week block will occur Monday through Friday with each class lasting two hours. The seven-week block allows for a three-day weekend, as classes do not meet Fridays. These class periods are one hour, 15 minutes each.”The university wants more students to take summer classes,” Hancock said. “The classes are typically smaller, but it’s good for classes that are hard to get into the other two semesters. It helps the university as well, because it relieves some of the congestion of those classes in the fall and spring semesters.”

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