Summer Courses at Western: Online, Affordable, Convenient!

Western offers a robust, diverse slate of 60+ courses for Summer 2020. Choose from 3 sessions and a variety of modalities!

These for-credit courses will help you:

  • Put your time to best purpose, if your summer plans have been altered by COVID-19

  • Accelerate your degree progress, affordably

  • Earn key building blocks or prerequisites for bachelor’s or advanced degrees

  • Discover fascinating topics, often unavailable for credit in the academic year

  • Get ahead from the convenience of home

Photo of Western football players

Special Topics: ESPN's 30 for 30 explores this iconic series,
its cultural impact, and  emphasis on the relationship between
the films  and exercise/sport science concepts.

ROE students practicing setting up rock anchors

Entrepreneurship and Cultural Recreation provides a
strong foundation for understanding management practices
of commercial and private enterprises in this field, through
case study and active student participation.

Students work with a professor in the Gunnison River

The May 23-25 Colorado Water Workshop brings together
students with a wide array of public, private, and governmental 
stakeholders on critical and timely matters of water and the West.

 

 

As in past years, you can take Western’s summer courses in one or more of three terms: Maymester (3 weeks, 5/11-29), Summer Session 1 (5 weeks, 6/1-7/3) and Summer Session 2 (7/6-8/7). Browse our concise course roster, organized by session and discipline, below (click links within for course descriptions). Or visit our full Summer Course Catalog for comprehensive course detail.

Maymester Courses (May 11 - 29)

Biology

BIOL 653 - Rocky Mountain Flora - Bingham (3 credits)

Business

BUAD 101- Business of Life - Nelson (3 credits)

BUAD 220- Spreadsheets and Analysis - Nelson (3 credits)

Environment and Sustainability

ENVS 376- Colorado Water Workshop (5/21-22) Sellen (1 credit)

Exercise and Sport Science

ESS 181- Foundations of ESS - Miramon (3 credits)

ESS 365- Topics in Physical Activity: Cancer and Exercise - Weatherwax (3 credits)

History

HIST 373- History of the National Parks Service - Theissen-Reilly (3 credits)

Physics

PHYS 125- Energy and the Envrionment - Mason (3 credits)

Politics and Government

POLS 397- Special Topics: Art and Politics - Struble (3 credits)

Psychology

PSY 210- History of Psychology - Fast (3 credits)

PSY 397- Education Psychology - Beddes (3 credits)

Sociology

SOC 259- Introduction to Criminal Justice - Whitney (3 credits)

Spanish

SPAN 102- Elementary Spanish II Gómez (3 credits)

Summer Session 1 (June 1 - July 3)

Art

ART 105- Introduction to Art - Loehle (3 credits)

Business

BUAD 322- Financial Planning - Harriss (3 credits)

BUAD 350- Human Resource Management - Wlodarczyk (3 credits)

BUAD 360- Managerial Finance - Harriss (3 credits)

Communication Arts

COM 202-  Academic Writing and Inquiry - Arai (3 credits)

Environment and Sustainability

ENVS 100- Introduction to Environment and Sustainability - Ebbott (3 credits)

Exercise and Sport Science

ESS 185- Lifetime Wellness - Southall (3 credits)

ESS 275- Motor Development and Learning - Miramon (3 credits)

ESS 320- Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity - Kinkema (3 credits)

ESS 397-Special Topics: ESPN's 30 for 30 - Weatherwax (3 credits)

ESS 411- Wellness Elevated I (with lab) - A. Dalleck (3 credits)

ESS 450-  Risk Management in Physical Activity - Southall (3 credits)

ESS 490- Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity - Kinkema (3 credits)

History

HIST 371- Oral History Workshop - Theissen-Reilly (3 credits)

Math

MATH 140- College Algebra - Schaefer (3 credits)

Philosophy

PHIL 101- Introduction to Philosophy - Hausdoerffer (3 credits)

Politics and Government

POLS 117- Introduction to Political Ideas - Struble (3 credits)

Psychology

PSY 100- General  Psychology - Mahamane (3 credits)

PSY 369- Health Psychology - Fast (3 credits)

Recreation and Outdoor Education

ROE 351- Inquiry into Sustainability - Moran (3 credits)

ROE 398- Program Planning (with lab) - Gibson (3 credits)

ROE 454- Human Development and Counsel for Outdoor Education - Ebbott (3 credits)

Sociology

SOC 297- Special Topics: Statistics - Aronson (3 credits)

SOC 397- Special Topics: Sociology of Sexualities - Aronson (3 credits)

Spanish

SPAN 201- Intermediate Spanish I - Gómez (3 credits)

Summer Session 2 (July 6 - August 7)

Business

BUAD 270- Principles of Marketing - Watson (3 credits)

Exercise and Sport Science

ESS 340- Mental Training/Peak Performance - Kinkema (3 credits)

ESS 346- Psychology of Coaching - Kinkema (3 credits)

ESS 431- Wellness Elevated II (with lab) - A. Dalleck (3 credits)

History

HIST 200- Historical Inquiry - Theissen-Reilly (3 credits)

Physics

PHYS 110- Introduction to Astronomy - Taylor (3 credits)

Psychology

PSY 457- Social Psychology - Fast (3 credits)

Recreation and Outdoor Education

ROE 182- Introduction to Recreation and Outdoor Education - Ebbott (3 credits)

ROE 333- Recreation and Sport Marketing - Gibson (3 credits)

ROE 364- Entrepreneurship and Commercial Recreation - Tame (3 credits)

ROE 391- Experiential Education Theory and Pedagogy - Moran (3 credits)

ROE 468- Leadership and Administration - Tame (3 credits)

This year, all Maymester and Session 1 courses are online-only. Session 2 courses will also be online, but we will be evaluating whether we can also host these classes on our Gunnison Campus by that time. 

All field courses have been moved to Summer Session 2, in the hope that by July we may be able to convene in person.

Please direct any questions on Summer Session courses to Laurel Becker at lbecker@western.edu and 970-943-7004. Please contact the Financial Aid office at 970-943-3085 or finaid@western.edu to learn about financial support you may have available on that front.  

Register today. Get a head start on tomorrow.