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Summer Courses

Summer Courses at Western

Online, affordable and convenient

Western offers a robust, diverse slate of 60+ courses for Summer 2020. Choose from 3 sessions and a variety of modalities.

These for-credit courses will help you:

  • Put your time to best purpose, if your summer plans have been altered by COVID-19
  • Accelerate your degree progress, affordably
  • Earn key building blocks or prerequisites for bachelor’s or advanced degrees
  • Discover fascinating topics, often unavailable for credit in the academic year
  • Get ahead from the convenience of home

Special Topics: ESPN’s 30 for 30 explores this iconic series, its cultural impact, and emphasis on the relationship between the films and exercise/sport science concepts.

Entrepreneurship and Cultural Recreation provides a strong foundation for understanding management practices of commercial and private enterprises in this field, through case study and active student participation.

The May 23-25 Colorado Water Workshop brings together students with a wide array of public, private, and governmental stakeholders on critical and timely matters of water and the West.


As in past years, you can take Western’s summer courses in one or more of three terms: Maymester (3 weeks, 5/11-29), Summer Session 1 (5 weeks, 6/1-7/3) and Summer Session 2 (7/6-8/7). Browse our concise course roster, organized by session and discipline, below (click links within for course descriptions). Or visit our full Summer Course Catalog for comprehensive course detail.

BUAD 270- Principles of Marketing – Watson (3 credits)

Exercise and Sport Science
ESS 340- Mental Training/Peak Performance – Kinkema (3 credits)

ESS 346- Psychology of Coaching – Kinkema (3 credits)

ESS 431- Wellness Elevated II (with lab) – A. Dalleck (3 credits)

HIST 200- Historical Inquiry – Theissen-Reilly (3 credits)

PHYS 110- Introduction to Astronomy – Taylor (3 credits)

PSY 457- Social Psychology – Fast (3 credits)

Recreation and Outdoor Education
ROE 182- Introduction to Recreation and Outdoor Education – Ebbott (3 credits)

ROE 333- Recreation and Sport Marketing – Gibson (3 credits)

ROE 364- Entrepreneurship and Commercial Recreation – Tame (3 credits)

ROE 391- Experiential Education Theory and Pedagogy – Moran (3 credits)

ROE 468- Leadership and Administration – Tame (3 credits)

This year, all Maymester and Session 1 courses are online-only. Session 2 courses will also be online, but we will be evaluating whether we can also host these classes on our Gunnison Campus by that time.

All field courses have been moved to Summer Session 2, in the hope that by July we may be able to convene in person.

Please direct any questions on Summer Session courses to Laurel Becker at lbecker@western.edu and 970-943-7004. Please contact the Financial Aid office at 970-943-3085 or finaid@western.edu to learn about financial support you may have available on that front.

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