FAYETTE, Iowa (January 21, 2013) – The 2013 schedule for accelerated summer courses through Upper Iowa University's Center for Distance Education has been released. Accelerated summer courses are open to anyone, and are held at the UIU main campus in Fayette, Iowa.
"Our summer courses are designed for learners of all types," said Carol Katsumes, online academic advising coordinator for the Center for Distance Education. "Whether you're an Upper Iowa student or a student from another university looking to earn credits, or just a person committed to life-long learning, UIU's summer accelerated courses offer a wide variety of valuable course content."
Learners have the opportunity to work with faculty who bring both academic and practical experience to the classroom while networking with other learners.
Courses offered include:
- Critical thinking - Helps students develop and strengthen the ability to reason soundly and critically.
- Contemporary ethics - 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.
- Natural disasters - Provide an in-depth, hands-on study of natural hazards, their geography, and their impact on societies worldwide.
- Public speaking - Increases the ability of students to make effective speeches and includes speech organization, presentation and extemporaneous talks.
For more information, go to www.uiu.edu/accelerated. To register, call 800-553-4150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration period opened January 21.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.