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SUMMER SESSION

Earn your credits in only seven weeks.

Join hundreds of students this summer to take advantage of Summer Session.

  • Finish your program faster
  • Lighten your load in Fall and Spring semesters
  • Take a prerequisite
  • Catch up on missed courses

Summer session courses run for seven weeks:

  • May 1 to June 16, 2017
  • June 19 to August 4, 2017

The summer session timetable is published in February 2017. To view all the courses offered for Summer Session 2017 select the Generate a Timetable.

Tentative Course Offerings* (subject to change)

Arts and Humanities Courses

Credits

ARTG 100 - (Visual Design Primer)

3

ARTS 109 - (Introduction To Variety Of Media)

3

ARTG 170 - (Creative Digital Imaging With Photoshop)

3

ARTS 271 - (Ceramics I)

3

CREW 110 - (Intro To Writing Poetry)

3

CREW 120 - (Intro To Writing Fiction)

3

CREW 140 - (Intro To Writing Drama)

3

DIGI 110 - (Introduction to Digital Media)

3

DIGI 280 - (Digital Video I)

3

ENGL 115** - (University Writing And Research)

3

ENGL 125 - (Literature And Culture)

3

ENGL 204** - (Business And Technical Writing)

3

FNAT 300**** - (Land as Life)

3

FRCH 100 - (Beginning French I)

3

HIST 101 - (The Twentieth Century World I)

3

HIST 365 - (Europe Between the Wars, 1919-1939)

3

SPAN 100 - (Beginning Spanish I)

3

THEA 100 - (From Page to Stage)

3

THEA 108 - (Introduction to Public Speaking: Performance)

3

Education Courses

Credits

EDUC 101 - (Teaching: The Human Interaction)

3

PHED 118 - (Outdoor Activities - Summer)

2

PHED 222 - (Physical Activity and Local Food Production)

2

Management Courses

Credits

ACCT 100 - (Financial Accounting I)

3

ACCT 294 - (Intro to Cost and Managerial Accounting)

3

CONV 101 - (Introduction to Tourism)

3

CONV 106 - (Event Marketing)

3

ECON 100 - (Introduction to Economics)

3

ECON 211 - (Principles of Microeconomic Theory)

3

ECON 212 - (Principles of Macroeconomic Theory)

3

ECON 315 - (Economics of Crime)

3

FNCE 130 - (Intro to Finance)

3

FNCE 221 - (Financial Planning)

3

MARK 160 - (Intro to Marketing)

3

MARK 360 - (Social Media Marketing)

3

MGMT 292 - (Organizational Behaviour)

3

MGMT 323- (International Business I)

3

Science Courses

Credits

MATH 121 - (Calculus I)

3

MATH 122 - (Calculus II)

3

MATH 151 - (Introductory College Algebra I)

3

Social Science Courses

Credits

ANTH 111 - (Introductory Anthropology: Physical Anthropology/Archaeology)  

ANTH 112 - (Introductory Anthropology: Sociocultural Anthropology)

3

ANTH 362 - (Ethnographic Field Studies I)

3

CLAS 108 - (Greek and Roman Mythology)

3

GEOG 100 - (World Regional Geography)

3

GEOG 101 - (Environmental Geography)

3

GLST 200 - (Global Economic Issues)

3

PHIL 111 - (Rhetoric and Reasoning)

3

PHIL 232 - (Biomedical Ethics)

3

POLI 151 - (Law and Politics)

3

PSYC 111 - (Contemporary Psychology I)

3

PSYC 112 - (Contemporary Psychology II)

3

PSYC 313 - (Cognitive Psychology)

3

SOCI 111 - (Introduction To Sociology)

3

SOCI 112 - (Canadian Society in the Contemporary World)

3

SOCI 209 - (Social Inequality)

3


*All courses are offered at the Nanaimo campus unless indicated otherwise.

**Also offered at the Cowichan campus.

***Offered at the Cowichan campus.

****FNAT 300 – (Land as Life): condensed model – 7 consecutive days

Current VIU Students

Students who are enrolled in university-level courses during the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semesters will automatically be invited to register in Summer 2017 courses. Information is sent by email to continuing students in February 2017. Registration for Summer Session courses begins March 1, 2017.

New Students

New students must apply to VIU - follow the instructions on the 8 Steps to Becoming a VIU Student page. We will begin accepting applications for Summer Session starting February 1, 2017. Once your application has been processed, you will be sent your registration date and time. Registration for new students will begin March 6, 2017.

In addition to the registration instructions above, new students who are currently enrolled in High School will need to fill out the Summer Session – Supplementary Form for High School Students.

Maximum Number of Courses

Due to the intensity of the 7-week courses, students can only register in a maximum of 10 credits per 7-week session.