Special Summer Class Options Offered This Year

April 12, 2017

Saint Leo is offering summer class options this year. Students who need to make up a class, take a core requirement, or get ahead in their course work are encouraged to register.

On Thursday, April 6, the Military Resource Center hosted two sessions to provide information about the summer options. Brooke Paquette, assistant director of the Adult Education Center at University Campus and Pasco-Hernando State College locations, shared info related to use of GI benefits for student-veterans, military students, and military spouses and family members during the brown bag sessions.

Professor Paquette teaches students

To accommodate the needs of University Campus students, the Adult Education Center is offering three-week courses from May 1 to May 19.  Classes will run Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until noon or 1:30 to 5 p.m. The course schedule can be found by viewing the Adult Education Center-University Campus Schedule for the 2017SU1 term and looking for those classes offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (MTWR).

Students who enroll in the three-week courses will pay the center rate per course rather than a flat rate and will be able to continue to live at University Campus through the duration of the mini term (housing fees apply). Students need to contact Residence Life for details.

In addition, courses are available in eight-week terms for Summer 1 (May 1 through June 25) and Summer 2 (June 26 through August 20) for all students.

“There are lots of fun, exciting college courses to take this summer,” Paquette said. “There is TV and the American Family, Psychology of Criminal Behavior, Serial Killers and Mass Murderers.

And if you need to pick up that religion course, we’re offering it this summer.”

The Emergence of Christianity is just one of the courses being offered during Summer 1.

A lot of students are adding minors, Paquette said, and summer is a good time to take those classes. “I just had a student add a criminal justice minor, and she is a social work student,” Paquette added.

She encouraged students to speak with their advisors about enrolling in undergraduate as well as graduate courses for the summer.

Students enrolled in the summers classes have the same access to Saint Leo resources as during the regular academic year, including the library, the Learning Resource Center, and accessibility services.

Of special interest to veterans, is the low-residency master’s program in creative writing, which takes place July 15-22. The program is great for working adults who may pursue their writing goals without interrupting work and family commitments. Students spend one week at University Campus and then work at home on their projects. The program also offers an optional track on war literature and writing for veterans.

 “Saint Leo is the only school in the nation that offers veterans writing,” said Pamela Martis, director of the Office of Military Affairs and Services.

For information about the summer sessions, contact the Adult Education Center at (352) 588-8879. Students can register through their respective schools or can be sent to the Adult Education Center offices, Rooms 134–138 in Saint Edward Hall.

The Criminal Justice Department also is offering a Summer Institute. Homicide and Forensic Death Investigation (CRM300/CRJ 500) will be offered June 5-9. Offered in partnership with the Public Agency Training Council (PATC), this is a specialized five-day course. This course will be offered in the Student Community Center Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms at University Campus, and through Video Teaching and Teleconferencing (VTT) at the Chesapeake, Morrow, and Savannah teaching locations. It will be offered as a blended course (with an online portion) for graduate or undergraduate academic credit.

The second course, being offered June 27-28, is Securing Public Transportation (CRM300/CRJ 500). Offered in partnership with Security Solutions International (SSI) and taught by highly experienced investigators and scholars in the field of terrorism, students will learn about counter-surveillance, suspicious activity reporting, and other topics based on actual case studies from incidents around the world. This course will be offered at University Campus as a blended course (with an online portion) for graduate or undergraduate academic credit.

For more information about the Criminal Justice Summer Institute, contact Nikki Heister, special programs manager, at brenda.heister@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-8487.