Enrollment Under Way for Park University’s Summer Session

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Enrollment is under way for a number of Summer 2015 terms at Park University. Park’s offers several options for students to start in May, June and July in two-, four- or eight-week sessions.

Classes begin Monday, May 11 (two-week Maymester session), Monday, June 1 (eight-week Summer session and four-week Junemester session) and Monday, July 6 (four-week Julymester session).

Park understands that students’ needs and interests are constantly fluctuating, so the University’s distinguished faculty have create new, exciting course options to enhance the educational experience. This year, Park is expanding two current curriculums to include a “History of Rock and Roll” course and an “Introduction to Leadership” course applying themes from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

According to Timothy Westcott, Ph.D., associate professor of history, the History of Rock and Roll course will explore British rock, America’s counterculture, art rock, punk, psychedelic era and hip hop. Students will understand and appreciate the intermixing of music, but also analyze the influences of “rock” and its effects on society from the 1950s-80s.

Students enrolled in the Introduction to Leadership course will use scenes from the Harry Potter movie series and excerpts from the books, and apply the themes to leadership concepts. The course can be taken as an elective or as the first class for the University’s leadership minor.

Founded in 1875, Park University has a history of giving students from diverse backgrounds access to a private higher education experience without boundaries. From arts and science to business and education programs, Park offers a variety of accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University’s online learning programs attest to Park’s ongoing commitment to provide access to quality education for everyone.

Park serves traditional and non-traditional students in day, weekend and evening programs. Classes at Park’s campus centers across the country and online are offered in traditional 16-week, as well as accelerated eight-week sessions. Park has 42 campus centers across the country and online, including the University’s flagship campus at its historic site in Parkville. Park’s School for Graduate and Professional Studies is based in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

For more information about enrolling, visit www.park.edu/enroll/, call (816) 746-2520 or e-mail admissions@park.edu.