Make the Most of Your Summer!

Complete your degree on time or even early by attending summer classes!

Students have the opportunity to take advantage of smaller class sizes and condensed course offerings. Some classes can be completed in as little as one week! This is perfect for the student who may have fallen behind or the individual that just wants to complete their course work early.

Ashland University has expanded its summer schedule of undergraduate and graduate courses this year in an effort to best meet the changing schedule demands of students both on campus and off. The number of course offerings from which to choose for this summer has been expanded to nearly 150 undergraduate courses and more than 275 graduate courses on the main campus and other programs centers. Many of these courses are being offered for the first time as a summer course. Visit WebAdvisor today to get registered for this amazing opportunity!

The summer class period will begin May 12 and extend until Aug. 8, with registration starting April 1 and running until the start of classes. Ashland professors offered insights into a few of the summer course offerings.

NCIS in a Classroom in Ashland, Ohio

The CHEM 252 -- CHEMISTRY OF CRIME SCENE 3 INVESTIGATION course relates real world applications of analytical chemistry to the investigation of crimes. Students will learn principles and laboratory techniques that are used in crime scene investigation laboratories (and in the field) in order to determine what happened at a crime scene. This will culminate in a final project in which the students will gather evidence from a mock crime scene, analyze it using the techniques learned, and determine what could have happened at the scene. The underlying chemistry and biochemistry involved in forensic analysis are addressed. Also, the exploration of scientific inquiry as it relates to developing hypotheses and providing proof of a crime based on chemical evidence is investigated. This course does not count toward any major in the natural sciences. The course meets core credit for natural sciences.
May 12 to June 20 -- Chemistry of Crime Scene Investigation with Professor Bergosh, 402 Kettering -- M/W

Preparing future project managers

The MBA 533 -- ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS FOR PROJECT MANAGERS course introduces students to advanced communications methods and techniques of use to project managers. It explores the challenges of communications, including requirements definition and conflict management, in the project context and allows students to develop skills that they can use as they manage their projects. Topics covered include communications models, conflict models, positional versus interest based conflict management methods, and the application of conflict management tools and techniques.

As part of their elective courses, MBA students may select three courses (9 credit hours) from a designated list to earn a specialization in one of the following areas: Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Finance, Global Management, Supply Chain Management, or Accounting. Students also may select a 15-hour concentration in Sport Management.
May 12 to Aug. 8 – Advanced Topics for Project Managers with Professor Harpool; Online course, or two hybrid courses with three Saturdays at Medina Center and Columbus Center.

Educational Assessment

The EDFN 646 – EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT course is designed to advance the graduate student's ability to choose and create meaningful assessments appropriate for a given purpose, situation, and group of learners. The goal will be to use assessment to ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of all learners, as well as a tool for teacher reflection and professional development. Students will create and critique a variety of appropriate and ethical assessment techniques to enhance learning and teaching. Additional focus will be on the critical analysis of current research and an understanding of the roles uses and limitations of economic roles of assessment in society.
June 16 to July 11 – Educational Assessment with Professor Sharpe; Hybrid inline course with three Monday meetings on Ashland campus.