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Dig into our summer stories to find out what our faculty and students have to say about their summer courses.

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    Physics 105 is an introductory level course designed for non-majors who have an interest in physics or astronomy, or who want to fulfill their Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning, Category B, requirement in a fun, informative, and interactive way.
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    Ben Crabtree’s students—especially the non-science majors—gain a new appreciation for paleontology and a renewed interest in all of the natural sciences. Plus they get to spend part of their summer camping and digging for fossils at the Oregon Coast, John Day Fossil Beds, and other scenic spots. What more could a student ask for?
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    Chemistry 105 - Perspectives in Nutrition is an introductory level course designed for non-majors to study Chemistry and fulfill their Scientific & Quantitative Reasoning, Category A requirement in a manageable and interesting way.
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    During the rest of the year, he teaches abnormal psychology. But this summer, Tom Schoeneman will explore the films of Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, or Orson Welles in his Perspectives in Film summer courses. As Professor Schoeneman warns his students, “We will have fun, or die trying.”
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    There is no denying the practical skills learned in Erik Nilsen’s Psychology Methodology course. Instead of focusing on abstract theory, Nilsen gives students hands-on experience with designing and administering a major research project. Previous students even coauthored peer-reviewed conference papers.
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    Poetry, essays, and films on history and culture aren’t typically associated with music classes, but Professor Gil Seeley has a different approach to teaching music. By engaging students creatively and encouraging critical thinking, Seeley helps students gain a new understanding of music and its relationship to culture.
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    College life can be exhausting. This summer take a yoga break. Susan Lilly’s Intensive Yoga, offered in both summer sessions, helps relieve the stresses of demanding study schedules and teaches a better understanding of one’s own body.

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