School’s in for the Summer at Trent University: New Course Session to Begin June 19

June 2, 2017

Popular summer courses on campus or online include Business, Social Work, Genetics, Cyberethics, Forensics, and more

School’s in for the summer at Trent University – new or returning Trent students and students from another institution, are encouraged to register now for the next session of summer courses, which will begin Monday, June 19.

Offered on campus in both Peterborough and Durham – GTA, as well as online, summer courses are available in nearly every discipline and program. Students looking to get a head start on their next semester are invited to choose from popular summer courses in Business, Social Work, Genetics, Cyberethics, Forensics, and more, or experience something new – from Dreams and Dreaming to Cell Biology, and everything in between.

“Summer courses offer students flexibility, as well as experiential learning opportunities. Many courses offer some great hands-on learning in the summer months such as field courses, community based research projects or internships,” explains Tina Fridgen, academic advisor, at Trent University. “Summer courses also offer students an increased focus. They are often condensed and allow students more time to focus on the one subject material in a shorted period of time, without the distraction of the other four courses they would normally be taking during the school year.”

“If it’s possible, I like to take the mandatory courses for my degree during the summer months, because then I have more electives to choose from during the school year. It offers me more flexibility,” said Pippa O”Brien, an Economics student at Trent.

Check out the summer course timetable online, and register for the next six-week session of summer courses today.

About Trent University

One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham – Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.

Kate Weersink, media relations & strategic communications officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6180 or