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Lamar University
Summer Classes in Lumberton

Saturday, May 09, 2009

The Center for Distance Education at Lamar University will offer three courses at Lumberton High School during the Summer II semester. 

The courses are part of the university’s core curriculum, and each will be offered two nights a week from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. to accommodate students who have families or work during the day.

American Literature (ENGL 2326) will be offered on Monday and Wednesday while Public Speaking (COMM 1315) and Philosophy of Knowledge (PHIL 1370) will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday.

Summer courses have a lot to offer students, said Ted Mansfield, coordinator of recruiting and retention at the Center of Distance Education. They give students the opportunity to stay on track for graduation, fit in courses they were unable to take during the regular semester, complete a class in a shorter amount of time or improve a grade previously received in the course. In addition, smaller class sizes allow for more one-on-one interaction with the instructor. 

Lamar began offering core curriculum courses in Lumberton during Fall 2007 through a partnership with Lumberton ISD, said Paula Nichols, director of the Center for Distance Education. The program was designed to enable residents of Hardin County to begin their college careers without making the drive to the main campus or attending day classes.

“We are establishing a course sequence for core requirements so students can map out their degree plans with some confidence that the courses will be available,” Mansfield said. “The summer offerings will be part of that sequence. 

Summer II begins July 10 and ends Aug. 13. All courses will be held in Building C, located at the northwest corner of the high school campus near the football field.

For additional information, contact the Center for Distance Education at (409) 880-1847 or visit the Lamar University office at Lumberton High School between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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