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University of Wyoming offers short, affordable summer classes in entomology, sports, tourism, and more

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CASPER, Wyo — The University of Wyoming is offering a number of short online summer courses starting this week to serve Wyomingites impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Taught by some of our best professors and instructors, these courses will appeal to a variety of people — including those whose work lives have been disrupted by the pandemic, adults interested in picking up new skills, and current college and high school students,” said Anne Alexander, UW’s incoming interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, in a UW press release.

“Our primary duty is to provide accessible education to the people of Wyoming, and these short courses are essentially an emergency educational response to a rapidly evolving crisis,” Alexander addd.

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The enrichment courses include topics such as:

  • College writing and resume preparation
  • “Rebuilding Tourism — Recovering the Visitor Economy”
  • Business law, sustainability, marketing and ethics/leadership. 
  • Computer programming and data visualization 
  • “Porchlight Entomology”: identifying insects attracted to porchlights.

“Sports & the Virus” will investigate the current and potential future landscape for professional and college sports as well as mega-events such as the Olympics.

Tuition for some classes is as low as $50. A few begin this week; others start in June or later. To see the complete list and for information on how to register, visit the UW registration website.