SUNY Potsdam’s two-week Winterim session has always been a popular choice for hundreds of students to either catch up on credits, get ahead of the game or explore an area of interest, but now with an additional three-week offering, the enrollment has seen an increase.
Enrollment for these “mini-semesters” has increased by 10 percent to 340 students for 2009. With 31 undergraduate and graduate courses, students are finding many unique and innovative classes that peak their interest, such as “Virology,” “Navigating the American Diet,” “Topics in Film: The American Baseball Movie,” “The Music of the Beatles” and "Great Discoveries in Art and Archeology.”
The Winterim session also caters to those who are looking to travel or stay right at home with trips to Miami, FL; Vietnam; Tunisia; and German/Austria, as well as six online courses.
“An increasing number of SUNY Potsdam students see that taking Winterim courses accelerates their progress towards their chosen four-year or graduate degree,” said Dr. Tom Fuhr, director of extended education. “It is also an excellent opportunity to try something new or explore an area of interest that students can’t fit in during the regular semester.”
Winterim runs through January 15.