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Summer Session Offers Courses For Students and Community Members

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Whether you break to the lake for a sea kayaking course, head for the mountains to learn how to rock climb, pursue your interests with special programs and workshops, or just catch up on your courses, the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh is the place to be this summer.

Kayaking on Lake Champlain More than 1,500 students and community members are taking advantage of the opportunity to participate in a variety of courses that will be offered as part of summer session at SUNY Plattsburgh. More than 200 courses will be offered during the three sessions throughout the summer. Session A will run from Monday, May 23 to Friday, June 3. Session B begins on Monday, June 6 and ends on Friday, July 8. Session C will run from Monday, July 11 to Friday, Aug. 12.

There are several benefits of enrolling in a summer session class at SUNY Plattsburgh. Courses are available in a variety of ways, allowing students to take classes that fit into their summer schedules. For many students, summer session provides the opportunity to graduate on time or even early. It is also beneficial for those wishing to lighten their course load in the fall and/or spring, and those who are hoping to improve their grade point average.

Some of the courses take place outside the traditional classroom and are designed to facilitate learning in non-traditional ways. In addition, there will be more online classes offered. These classes make it easy for students who are unable to physically be on campus to enroll and take advantage of the benefits of summer session.

A few of the unique courses offered at SUNY Plattsburgh this summer include "Rock Climbing I and II" (PED 180 or PED 181), which teaches movement techniques, top-rope protection systems and belaying skills. "Sports Broadcasting" (MSM 390) will help students to improve their on-air play-by-play or color commentary skills as well as gain experience producing and anchoring radio or television sports broadcasts. "Jazz History" (MUS 112) will help students develop listening skills, identify certain instruments and discuss styles of jazz in American society.

For more information about summer session at SUNY Plattsburgh, or to learn how to register, visit www.plattsburgh.edu/summer or call 518-564-2050.

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