NMSU offers full-credit mini semester courses

Feb. 20, 2009 by Julie M. Hughes NMSU News Center

New Mexico State University is now offering a variety of mini-semester courses to students that include all the same instruction and content as regular courses.

The courses, which give full-credit, but only last half a semester, will run March 10-May 8, and are currently available for registration.

“The faculty adjust the syllabi to account for the shortened schedule, but the teaching and learning objectives remain the same,” said Robert Moulton, interim executive vice president and provost.

More than 100 face-to-face and online mini-semester courses are available, and are especially well suited for students who have dropped below full-time status required for financial aid.

“Mini-semester classes give students another way to fit courses into their busy schedules. They can also help students boost their GPA and maintain eligibility for financial aid,” said Carmen Gonzales, vice president for student success.

Subjects include communication; criminal justice; education; English; government; health sciences; industrial engineering; hotel, restaurant and tourism management; music; and women’s studies, as well as courses in study skills.

“There are many courses being offered in study skills, and if a student did drop a course for grade reasons, one of these courses could help that student learn skills that would help them become a more effective student,” Gonzales said.

“Mid-semester courses are but one way that we accomplish the academic and service components of our mission,” Moulton added.

For more information, visit http://success.nmsu.edu/mini-semester/.

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