Fulfill your general education and major requirements, replace a grade, lighten your credit load for Fall or Spring, or get that course you've been worried about out of the way. Summer Semester provides shorter terms and smaller class sizes for more than 750 courses, including more than 100 general education courses. We offer four different sessions:
|First 5-week session:||May 27 - June 27||Section 0x|
|Second 5-week session:||June 30 - August 1||Section 3x|
|10-week session:||May 27 - August 1||Section 6x|
|Special sessions:||May 27 - August 22||Section 8x|
|All online courses are section 5x (50, 51, etc.) Section numbers with a "C" on the end are College of Technology courses.|
Online Courses Schedule (Cyberbear)
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Flathead Lake Biological Station
Mexico Study Abroad Program
P.E.A.S. - Program in Ecological Agriculture Society
Schwanke Honors Institute
Teaching with Film Institute
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CHMY 191 - Potions 101
Have you ever wondered where the notions of wizards and witches arose? They grew out of early scientific explorations of captivating chemical and physical phenomena. Potions 101 will use an extensive selection of dramatic demonstrations to delve into chemical fundamentals. Course content will focus on an understanding of both the thermodynamic and kinetic underpinnings of chemical reactions. Students will prepare and perform feats of chemical magic, including an enigmatic ink-making spell, a mesmerizing freezing spell, a scintillating cauldron of colored fire, a mysterious oscillating arabesque reaction, and some eye-popping pyrotechnics! We’ll explore the fascinating world of nuclear chemistry and how it makes possible advanced medical imaging. Finally, we’ll probe the theoretical limits on how big atoms can get and how small particles can be. Part of the Schwanke Honors Institute.
FILM 481 - Cultural Saavy Through Film
This course harnesses one of the most powerful forms of media - film. Film has the ability to transport people mentally to locations and remote regions they may never otherwise have the opportunity to experience. Cultural geography is defined as the study of people and their ways of life in different parts of the world. The universal messages in the films students will enable them to transcend regional, economic, ethnic, cultural, and religious distinctions that often separate people from their fellow citizens. Students will also take a closer look at selected problems in cultural geography as exhibited through film.
FILM 481 - Film as Anthropology
When viewed with a critical eye, films on past and/or distant societies inform viewers about the culture portrayed as well as the culture that gave rise to the portrayal. In this course, students examine both dramatic and documentary films on Native Alaskans, Australian Aborigines and chimpanzee societies, learning to distinguish fact from fiction as they go.
FILM 481 - Making Movies: Just Do It!
This one-week intensive introduction to the basics of video production focuses on the fundamental principles involved in writing, directing, shooting and editing a dramatic short. Students produce and complete a short video drama over the course of one week. This is an ideal course for teachers who want to integrate low-technology video projects into their classroom, and for students and professionals wanting hands-on production experience.
MAR 191 - Digital Art in Motion
Everyone has a story to tell, and the possibilities expand dramatically when that story is created within the environment of twenty-first-century digital technology. The Digital Art in Motion class helps lead the way, providing the opportunity for students to write, design, record, and edit their own time-based digital artwork projects. It is a two-week, hands-on experience that integrates two industry-standard software programs, Photoshop and After Effects, and lays the foundation for integrated digital media arts at the college level. Part of the Schwanke Honors Institute.