While the majority of Ithaca College students are home during the summer, that doesn’t mean South Hill has been dormant. The Office of Extended Studies has ensured the campus has remained busy, and from July 5 to July 22 offered rising high school seniors an opportunity to get a taste of college courses with an intensive “Summer College for High School Students" program.
The annual program enrolls students from a variety of backgrounds in one of four courses. This year’s offerings were public speaking, personal health, writing for screen media, and computer and information technologies.
Joslyn Brenton, associate professor of sociology and director of Summer College for High School Students, said that the course offerings differ every summer, allowing students a diversity of options if they hope to take part in the program multiple years in a row. Course offerings also change based interest and what the professors’ areas of expertise.
“In the past, we’ve offered courses from all schools,” she said. “We’ve had a business course, theater course, sociology course, psychology classes, and environmental studies classes, so it changes yearly.”