Summer Session

Summer Session

Accelerated Summer College

Learn more about our Accelerated Summer College by visiting the official webpage.

There are two summer sessions in 2017, with 20+ courses scheduled for the first session running May 22-June 30, 2017 and seven courses planned for the second session (which will be entirely online) running July 10-August 11, 2017.  Many of these courses count for different requirements under the College Liberal Studies Curriculum, and all of them may help you get ahead, or catch up, as you progress towards graduation.

Hybrid Courses 2017

Spend three days on campus and take the rest of the course online. Housing is available at a reduced rate for on-campus meeting days (Summer 2017 rates to be determined). Due to the multimedia aspects of these courses, broadband Internet access is required for participation.

Open to Saint Michael's students and to all college students currently enrolled at another institution - credit may be transferable.

To register for hybrid courses, complete and submit the Undergraduate Registration form, found on the Registrar's Office Forms page. Registration begins March 1. For questions, call the Registrar's Office at 802.654.2571.

Housing is available for 2 nights and 3 days at a reduced rate of $220.00 for a single room. Request form will be posted soon.

Courses Offered:

Psychology
   
PS 350   Psychology of Health and Illness
(4 cr.)
 

Instructor: Professor Melissa Tomasulo
On-Campus Meeting Days: May 15, 16 17
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Online duration: 3 weeks 

Political Science    
PO 101   Introduction to Politics
(4 cr.)
  Instructor: Professor Jeffery Ayres
On-Campus Meeting Days: May 15, 16 17
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Online duration: 3 weeks 
                                     

Course Descriptions:

PS 350 Psychology of Health and Illness
Instructor: Melissa Tomasulo
 
LSC: Social and Institutional Dimensions of Human Behavior
Pre-requisites: PS 214 or Permission of Instructor
Description: Theory and research regarding the biological, psychological, and social aspects of health and illness will be examined. The interrelationships of stress, emotion, and illnesses including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and immune dysfunction will be discussed. Students will complete a health genealogy project to improve his/her quality of life (physical and psychological).

PO 101 Introduction to Politics
Instructor: Jeffrey Ayres

LSC: Social and Institutional Dimensions of Human Behavior
Description: An introduction to the basic concepts of politics and the tools of political analysis.

 

Online Courses 2016

To register for a Internship Supervision, complete and submit the Undergraduate Registration form, found on the Registrar's Office Forms page. Registration begins March 1. For questions, call the Registrar's Office at 802.654.2571.

Summer housing is available. Request form will be posted soon.

ID 498 Internship - 4cr.  Mandatory informational meeting - Date TBD
 ID 499 Internship - 4cr.  Dates will vary for individual internship applications
           

Course Descriptions

Instructor: Paul Olsen (first session) or TBD (second session)
Mandatory informational meeting - If you are registered for this course you must attend the mandatory informational meeting (Date TBD).

Description: If you are planning to do an academic internship this summer, register for ID 498.  If you have previously taken or are currently enrolled in ID 498 or BU 498, register for ID 499.  You must also secure an internship site and submit the required Internship Application to the Internship Coordinator by Tuesday, April 25th 2017.  For more information on all internships, please contact Meg Sealey, Internship Coordinator at msealey@smcvt.edu or 802.654.2549.
Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA/Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only/Internship applications must be submitted to the Internship Office before taking the course/Open only to students who have not previously completed or are not currently enrolled in BU 498 or ID 498.

ID 499 Internship
Instructor: Staff 

Description: The online Internship is designed to support the internship site experience and assist with the integration of learning from the theoretical to the practical by providing a means of reflection and learning. This course offers students the opportunity to share their internship experiences and concerns in a team setting and includes opportunities to develop personal and professional skills. Assignments and online discussions will be related to the internship experience. 
Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA/Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only/Internship applications must be submitted to the Internship Office before taking the course

International Study Courses 2016

To register for a summer session course, complete and submit the Undergraduate Registration form, found on the Registrar's Office Forms page. Registration begins March 1. For questions, call the Registrar's Office at 802.654.2571.

HI/RS/AH/HU 280 (4 credits)  France: Culture and Society in Medieval Burgundy  May 13 - 31, 2017 
 MJD 226 (2 credits)  Mongolia & China: In the Footsteps of Genghis Khan  May 2017
 ES 244  Wales: Environmental Study of Sustainable Places   May 18 - June 1, 2017
                                   

 

International Study Course Descriptions

France: Culture and Society in Medieval Burgundy
HI/RS/AH/HU 280 (4 credits)
Prerequisite: None
Date: May 13 - 31, 2017

This program offers students first-hand experience of living at the place of SMC's origins in Burgundy – a 12th-century abbey – while studying medieval history and culture in its original context. Classes held every other day in Pontigny prepare students for site visits the next day to castles, churches, cathedrals, battlefields, abbeys, archeological excavations, towns and cities, museums and libraries. In this way reading, studying and exploring the material remains of this culture are integrated.

Terryl Kinder (Distinguished Visiting Professor of Fine Arts), a practicing medieval archaeologist, lives in the town of Pontigny and speaks fluent French. The places the students will visit are an integral part of her research and some are not otherwise open to the public.

Professor Terryl Kinder, tkinder@smcvt.edu
Professor Marie-France Nelson, mnelson2@smcvt.edu

Mongolia & China: In the Footsteps of Genghis Khan
MJD 226 (2 credits)
Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing and Permission of Instructor
Date: May 2017

Our course will explore the historical and cultural connections between Mongolia and China, with a focus on the Mongol Empire of ancient times, the 21st century People’s Republic of China, and the physical and digital walls that divide these two vital regions of Asia today. Students will read widely on the China/Mongolia relationship, explore the varied history of this region through multimedia research projects, and travel to Mongolia and China during the last two weeks of May to experience the rich culture and history of this region firsthand. The program schedule includes a 7 day trip into Mongolia and 4 days in Beijing (with visits to the Great Wall of China, including a hike on the Wild Wall).

Professor Traci Griffith, tgriffith@smcvt.edu
Professor Rob Williams, rwilliams2@smcvt.edu

Wales: Environmental Study of Sustainable Places
ES 244 (2 credits)
Prerequisite: ES243 Environmental Study of Sustainable Places (Spring 2017; 2 credits)
Date: May 18 - June 1, 2017

In this study abroad trip, students will link ecological and aesthetic perspectives as they witness how the Welsh have integrated a green sensibility to their political and cultural identity. We examine "place" by hiking in a geo-global national park, interacting with environmental policy makers, entrepreneurs, artists, and designers and walking within an historical landscape including castles, cathedrals and the Welsh coastal path full of inspiring topography, ancient relics, and timeless villages. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a research project (which may include an artistic inquiry or global issues component) developed in the spring half course and implemented in Wales.

Professor Jeffrey Ayres, jayres@smcvt.edu
Professor Jonathan Silverman, jsilverman@smcvt.edu


TEFL/TESOL Practicum

To register for a summer session course, complete and submit the Undergraduate Registration form, found on the Registrar's Office Forms page. Registration begins March 1 and is due by April 15. For questions, contact 802-654-2684 or tesol@smcvt.edu. In order to register for this course, students must first apply to the Applied Linguistics Department.

The TEFL/TESOL Practicum is an intensive, four-week professional training program (120 hours) leading to a professional certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This TESL/TEFL Certificate covers all essential aspects of English language teaching from a practical classroom perspective and is comparable to CELTA and other schools' TESOL certificate programs. It offers concrete experience with methods and techniques, reflecting current communicative principles of language teaching and learning. This program is ideal for new entrants to the field, as well as for working teachers who wish to gain a professional qualification or to update their methodology. Although this is an undergraduate course, students who opt to complete an extended capstone project may also earn six credits of advanced standing toward the SMC MATESOL program, subject to all other eligibility requirements. Program dates for 2017 are to be determined.
 
Full course

Summer is a great time to take graduate courses

Each of our graduate programs offers courses in the summer session, and it can be a great time to be on campus. Campus is beautiful, faculty are available to meet with, and parking is easy.

Explore what courses are available in your program and talk to your advisor about the right course for you. 

Visit your program's course pages to see the courses proposed for the summer session.

Education Master's Program

Psychology Master's Program

MATESOL Program