Dig into our summer stories to find out what our faculty and students have to say about their summer courses.
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?
During the rest of the year, he teaches abnormal psychology. But this summer, Tom Schoeneman will explore the films of Stanley Kubrick and Film Noir in his Perspectives in Film summer courses. As Professor Schoeneman warns his students, “We will have fun, or die trying.”
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.
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.