*All courses will require some preparatory work prior to your arrival on campus and some may require a final assignment following the week on campus.
We are pleased to announce the 2013 schedule for the Accelerated Summer Courses through the Upper Iowa University Center for Distance Education. These courses will be offered on our main campus located in scenic Fayette, Iowa. Learners will have the opportunity to work with faculty who bring both academic and practical experience to the classroom while networking with other learners. Come join us and find out what a unique and rewarding academic experience it can be!
REGISTER TODAY - ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED FOR THE ACCELERATED COURSES
For more information, call 800-553-4150, email email@example.com, or contact your admission counselor or advisor.
Week 1: July 8 - 12, 2013
*ID 301 Critical Thinking – Betty Firth, Instructor
This course helps the student develop and strengthen the ability to reason soundly and critically. It addresses the purpose and process of critical thinking, language and critical thinking, patterns of argument, modes of reasoning. Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 202 and junior standing. 3 semester credit hours.
"Critical Thinking in essence is the truth. We learn how to use the voice of reason in pursuit of that truth. Logical reasoning extends our comprehension of the truth, from the data we have to what can be inferred from that data. We are interested in the truth due to who we are, of the people we have and will become. Our essence is based on our ideas and beliefs. What we do and how we react to any given situation is determined by the background of those beliefs and ideas. Throughout this course we will provide you with the opportunity to expand your mind using analytical thought processes while combining deductive and inductive thinking resulting in a truthful view substantiated by sound reasoning."
-- Betty Firth, Critical Thinking Instructor
*This course is open only to those students who have completed ENG 102 or 202, and have Junior status. It does not count as a General Education course on the Fayette Campus; however, it does count as a 300-level elective.
PHIL 202 Contemporary Ethics - Allen Ricks, Instructor
This course covers some of the main threats to doctrines and ideas of moral philosophy, including nihilism, relativism, egoism, utilitarianism, the categorical imperative, virtue, and the social contract. Rather than keeping these as pure theoretical constructs, these ideas will be applied to real-life, practical situations, such as those involving ethics in the workplace, and important current debates. Meets the general education requirement for humanities. 3 semester credit hours.
Week 2: July 15 - 19, 2013
ES 117 Natural Disasters - Kata McCarville, Instructor
Humans often find themselves directly in the path of natural processes and the natural evolution of landscapes. This course will provide an in-depth, hands-on study of natural hazards, their geography, and their impact on societies worldwide. The course will focus on a variety of natural hazards and related disasters including flooding, volcanoes, landslides, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunami. Lectures will focus on both the physical processes (e.g. underlying geology or geophysics) of selected natural hazards and the human systems that have developed to minimize the impact of natural disasters. Recommended to satisfy the general education requirement for physical science. 3 semester credits hours.
COMM 105 Public Speaking - NiCole Dennler, Instructor
This course increases the ability of students to make effective speeches and includes speech organization, presentation and extemporaneous talks. Meets the general education requirement for speech. 3 semester credit hours.
PHOTOS: View photos from previous years' Accelerated Courses and discover all the new and interesting people you can meet from all over the world. Check it out at http://www.flickr.com/photos/upperiowauniversity/sets/72157626784201895/
REGISTRATION: To register, call 800-553-4150, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your admission counselor or advisor. If you are a current student, register through myUIU and select Term: Summer 2013 Accelerated Courses. The registration period will open 1/21/13.
TUITION: $1,095 per three-credit course. Textbooks are not included in the price.
TEXTBOOKS: Must be purchased separately and will be available at the UIU Bookstore.
FINANCIAL AID: Financial aid recipients will use 2013/14 FAFSA Information.
HOUSING: Newly built student residence housing is available. Each South Village suite has a microwave and refrigerator. The kitchen on each floor has a stove and microwave. To reserve a room please email Jean Merkle at email@example.com and let Jean know when you will be arriving and the type of room you would like to reserve for the week. The cost per week to stay in the South Village is $103 for a double and $145 for a single.
Hotel Accommodations: We have reserved a block of rooms at Boarders Inn & Suites, located on the west edge of Fayette. The hotel is within walking distance of the University. The block of rooms is reserved under "UIU Accelerated Summer Courses" at a reduced rate of $65.00 per night. You may make reservations by calling 1-563-425-0214 (must use this number for the discount). The block of rooms at the special rate will be available until 6/24/13 for the first week's session and 7/1/13 for the second week's session.
Commuters are also welcome!
TRANSPORTATION: If traveling by air, students should book a round-trip flight using the Eastern Iowa Airport - Cedar Rapids. Arrangements for transportation from Cedar Rapids to Fayette can be made through the Eastern Iowa Airport shuttle service at 1-800-725-8460. If you plan to use this service, please inquire at the time of registration to see if other passengers will be traveling to Fayette. The cost is reduced for each additional passenger. Reservations preferred. Rental car services are also available at the airport. Fayette is a small rural community. The UIU campus, community restaurants, grocery and drug stores are all within walking distance.
Integrated Enrollment Center
Upper Iowa University
P.O. Box 1857
Fayette, Iowa 52142
Contact your admission counselor or academic advisor.