FLORENCE – Taking a summer course at Francis Marion University may be just what you need to jump-start your summer activities.
Whether you’re a high school graduate beginning your college career, a returning student, a transfer or transient student, or just interested in learning something new, check out the summer school course offerings at FMU.
FMU professors are graduates of top programs and have the credible experience necessary to be experts in their fields. Founded in 1970, FMU is one of the state’s 12 state-supported universities, serving the Pee Dee region of South Carolina.
Enrolling nearly 4,000 students, the university offers a wide variety of undergraduate degrees and a growing number of graduate programs. For more information, and a summer studies course schedule, contact the FMU Office of Admission, P.O. Box 100547, Florence, S.C., 29501-0547.
Summer courses may help graduating high school seniors make the necessary transition into college life. Rather than worrying about taking a “full load” of courses (15 credit hours), students can take one course each summer session and begin developing the necessary skills that will serve them well in their first full semester of college.
Taking summer courses allows students the luxury of getting a head start on general education requirements needed in college, helps students decide on a major field of study, and gives students more personal attention in a smaller classroom setting.
A few courses that would be particularly appropriate for college bound students are U.S. History Since 1965 (HIST 202); Introduction to Politics (POL 103); or Contemporary Issues in Politics (POL 200), just to name a few. Also, these courses would transfer into college degree-seeking programs at other state-supported universities and to most private colleges.
FMU’s first summer session runs June 9-July 10, with walk-in registration on June 8 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) and June 9 & 10 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) The university’s second summer session will run July 15-August 14, with walk-in registration on July 13 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) and July 14 & 15 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.).
For more information about the FMU Department of Political Science, History & Geography, contact Dr. Steven L. Schweizer, department chair, at 843-661-1374 or visit the department's Website: www.fmarion.edu/polsci.