2009 College Summer Program Registration Begins at Boston University Summer Term

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Students may now register online for college summer programs and college internship programs in Boston at bu.edu/summer. Boston University Summer Term has over 600 undergraduate and graduate summer courses and offers several college summer programs for high school students.

Registration is now open for college summer programs at Boston University Summer Term 2009. Students may now register online for summer college courses quickly and easily. An extensive selection of undergraduate and graduate summer courses and summer college internship programs are available during two six-week sessions: Summer 1 (May 19-June 26) and Summer 2 (June 29-August 7).

Summer Term offers more than 600 summer college courses through numerous Boston University schools and colleges, including the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Communication, the School of Education, the College of Engineering, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College), the School of Hospitality Administration, the School of Management, Metropolitan College, the School of Social Work, and the School of Theology.

In addition to the wide variety of course subjects, Summer Term features a diverse array of special academic programs available exclusively during the summer. These college summer programs introduce students to new topics, reinforce practical skills, or provide intensive training in a particular area. For example, students can get to know Boston inside-out through the Boston Studies program, or develop essential business and accounting skills in a series of Business for Non-Business Majors courses. There are eleven foreign languages to study, including courses such as Study & Travel in China and Spanish for Health Care Professionals, making Summer Term's language offerings among the most extensive in the United States. The eleven-week Intensive Professional Screenwriting Program and the six-week Advanced Screenwriting course provide hands-on experience alongside master practitioners. Summer Term music courses range from Rhythms of the World: Turntabling/Turntablism and Instructional Software, Internet, and Digital Media for Music Educators to The Rolling Stones: Rock Exiles and Impressionism in Music. Along with explorations of music genres, history, applied music, and music education, there are three levels of Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training.

For those who are unable to attend classes on campus at Boston University, Summer Term offers some convenient alternatives. There are a number of distance education courses that can be completed entirely online, such as Arts Criticism: From the Old Media to the New; Botany without Borders; Culture and Cuisine: France; Education Policy in International Perspective; Exploring Philosophy through Film; and Software for the Curriculum. Blended courses are also available during Summer Term. Known as eLive, these courses offer a flexible combination of in-class and online study. Students attend four Saturday classes on campus in Boston, and complete remaining coursework online. Summer eLive courses include Business Data Communications and Networks; Digital Forensics and Investigations; Information Technology Project Management; and Introduction to Business Data Communications and Networks.    

Visiting students can pair specialized coursework with professional experience in the Summer Study Internship Program, which provides a choice of eight tracks of study. For each track, students enroll in two four-credit courses during Summer 1, and then engage in an internship during Summer 2. Students also complete a two-credit Internship Course, for a total of ten Boston University credits--and invaluable career experience.

Summer Term also has a wide range of college summer programs for high school students. Academically motivated rising seniors and exceptional juniors can earn 8 credits in Boston University courses through High School Honors, while rising seniors can engage in laboratory research with University faculty through the Research Internship in Science & Engineering. For rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, Summer Challenge offers a choice of academic seminars; those entering their freshman or sophomore year can get a taste of college in the new Summer Preview. In addition, there are high school programs in media production, mathematics, theatre, music, and visual arts.

With Summer Term's open enrollment, students need only register in order to experience a challenging and exciting summer in Boston. Students may register online by visiting the Summer Term website at bu.edu/summer, or may mail or fax the registration form found in the Summer Term bulletin. For further information, please call the Summer Term office at 617-353-5124 or e-mail summer @ bu.edu.

About Boston University
Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of more than 29,000 students in its seventeen schools and colleges. The University offers an exceptional grounding in the liberal arts; a broad range of programs in the arts, sciences, engineering, and professional areas; and state-of-the art facilities for teaching and research.

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