With final exams less than a month away, many students are weighing their options for how to spend the summer.

The summer course bulletin was released last week for those wishing to continue academic ventures may live on-campus and accumulate course credit.

Many basic courses are offered, as well as more unusual ones. For example, Art History 138 “From Pollock to Pop, the Beatles and Beyond: An Introduction to Postwar Culture” examines how visual images changed after World War II.

There are four and six week sessions, the first begins in late May and ends in mid-June. The second is from June to July and the last starts in mid-July and ends the first week of August. Students have until the first day of summer courses to register.

Undergraduate courses during the summer cost $470 per credit hour, but students may apply for financial aid.

Students will be housed in either Anderson or Wilder Towers and usually live in single rooms within suites.

The Eastman School of Music is also offering courses from late June through early August.

Danforth will be closed for the summer, but the Pit and Douglass will remain open as will the Meliora for lunch on weekdays. Goergen and other athletic facilities will also remain open.

Those wishing to receive credit from UR but leave Rochester may go abroad to experience a different culture and learn another language. Modern Languages and Cultures offers programs in Germany, France, Italy, Mexico and Russia. Students will receive six credits for their journey, but must apply to be admitted into the program. These study abroad programs range in cost from $2,500 to $3,450.

For a more career-oriented trip to Europe, juniors and seniors may apply for summer internships in England, Belgium or Germany. Career fields for these internships include politics, business, art, drama, law and science.

The Religion and Classics and Mechanical Engineering departments are collaborating in a project to study the physical structures and social world of ancient Rome – on site. Attending this three-week session, which lasts from Aug. 3-23, makes students eligible to take two parallel courses in Roman Structures.

As a cluster or to prepare for the business work force, the Certificate of Management Studies offers another opportunity to continue academics over the summer. Students may choose a specialization within the program, such as maketing, accounting or information systems.

For those who prefer to work to earn money or gain job experience through an internship, UR’s Career Center offers personalized assistance to students. Students can search for jobs online via www.rochester.edu/careercenter/.

Since much of the campus is empty during the warmer months, high school students are invited to either take undergraduate courses for credit, or audit them for interest. Also, the Rochester Scholars program gives students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to pursue academic interests in natural and social sciences and humanities. No credit will be given, but courses are taught by UR faculty or graduate students.

UR also hosts youth sports camps for basketball, swimming, soccer and football.

An intensive English as a Second Language program designed for students of nearly all ages is also available. For more course information, contact x5-2341.

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