New College reveals summer classes available to all college students

eearl@bradenton.comApril 15, 2013 

SARASOTA- New College of Florida president Donal O'Shea is giving the school's first summer session program a twist: The honors liberal arts institution with competitive admissions will be open to every in-state college student for transfer credit. The college just unveiled the full list if available courses Monday.

O'Shea said the program is ideal for students who want to return home to the area or stay around to take classes.

New College will offer seven classes in four- and six-week sessions. The college is offering the following courses:

3D Modeling and 3D Printing

Alternatives to Capitalism and Socialism

General Chemistry 1

Introduction to American Government

Introduction to Psychology

Marine Policy

Electronic Music in Code

Registration opened April 15 and will remain open until June 7. Classes will begin June 10.

The classes will be open to all university students. Adult learners in the community are also invited to register. The summer program will not accept incoming freshmen or dual enrollment students.

O'Shea said the program will create a collaboration between New College and area and state schools, from State College of Florida to Florida State University to Ringling College of Art and Design. O'Shea hopes the pilot program will allow other students to see the benefits the liberal arts college has to offer.

The New College summer program is unique in that it will draw on its regular full-time faculty and assistant professors rather than temporary adjuncts.

Falculty include Frank Alcock, the director of the Marine Policy Institute at Mote Marine Laboratory, Mark Dancigers, a composer and electric guitarist for the New York City-based NOW Ensemble and Richard Skinner, the author of "More Than Money: Interest Group Action in Congressional Elections."

For more information including detailed course descriptions, tuition and schedules, visit the summer program website at

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