Anyone interested in taking an entry-level university class with smaller class sizes has the chance.
In Winter 2013, Campion College at the University of Regina will once again offer an accelerated 100-level course at Vanier Collegiate. It is open to any Moose Jaw and surrounding area Grade 12 students, past graduates and any community members.
There will be an information night to learn more about the U of R accelerated program on Nov. 1 at the Vanier Collegiate R.M. Hartney Library from 7 to 8 p.m. The course will mark the second year the program has been offered at Vanier.
“The biggest thing that I want to make sure that gets across is that even though it’s held at Vanier, it is very much a Campion College U of R offering. They’re just using our spot as a location so it’s open to any and all,” said Vanier teacher and career councillor Christa Lapointe.
“This information night is definitely a good way for students and people who are considering this to come out, to learn more about Campion College, the U of R, what the course will be like and how to go about applying to take this class.”
The course that will be offered from January to April in 2013 will be English 100 taught by Frank Obrigewitsch, professor and dean of Campion College. The course will be taught on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. It will focus on developing critical reading and writing skills through studying a wide range of texts, including the works of William Shakespeare and Jack London.
“It’s one of those courses that’s a core course for any program usually at the university,” said Obrigewitsch. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for students and I also enjoy working with the students there.”
For more information, see Friday's edition of the Times-Herald.