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Date: Apr 02, 2009
Hofstra University's Summer Session Courses Offer a Variety of Learning Experiences
54 classes to be offered onlineHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Classroom lectures, study abroad programs and exclusive online courses are among the many summer course offerings at Hofstra beginning May 20, 2009.
Summer classes will be offered in three different sessions: May 20 through June 24, June 29 through July 31, and August 3 through August 21, 2009. Of the hundreds of courses being offered this summer, 54 of them will be offered online through distance learning.
“The major benefit of distance learning is that it can suspend time and space,” says Ronald Chalmers, senior instructional technologist at Hofstra. “Distance learning that is well done can provide experiences that on campus courses may not be able to, like learning with subject-matter experts who cannot physically come to a campus to meet with students.”
Students and faculty can log on to the Internet 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any time zone to study subjects such as anthropology, computer science, history, management, marketing and political science.
In January, 2008 Hofstra launched an online MS in Computer Science. The previous year, it began an online four-course graduate certificate for Teachers of Gifted and Talented in New York State. This will be second consecutive summer that online courses are being offered.
For more information about Hofstra’s summer sessions and distance learning, visit www.hofstra.edu/dlcourses.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from more than 145 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences; business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence. The University also provides excellent facilities with state-of-the-art technology, extensive library resources and internship programs that match students’ interests and abilities with appropriate companies and organizations. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.