C of I increases summer course offerings for 2015

For the second consecutive year, The College of Idaho will offer summer classes to students and the community. The C of I has expanded its summer course selection this year, with both introductory and advanced classes offered in a wide range of subjects. Registration, which opens April 13, will be available online (click here). For-credit course offerings include:

  • Digital Imaging (May 26-June 19)                            
  • The Biology of Human Disease & Lab (May 26-July 9)
  • Field Botany & Lab (May 18-June 11)
  • Business for Computer Applications (May 27-June 17)  
  • General Chemistry II (May 26-July 10)                                   
  • Data Analysis and Statistics (May 26-June 19)    
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy (May 26-July 10)                    
  • General Psychology (June 1-June 25)    
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology (June 1-June 25)
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology (May 26-June 18)  
  • Spanish Language & Culture I (May 26-July 23)  
  • Spanish Language & Culture II (May 26-July 23)
  • Spanish Grammar & Phonetic Review (May 26-June 18)

“We believe offering a robust set of summer courses will help our students,” said John Ottenhoff, vice president for academic affairs. “It will increase student options and alleviate some of the bottlenecks of scheduling during the regular academic year.”

Last year, the College began to offer an official summer term to meet student needs. This year, the C of I has decided to renew the summer term and expand the range of subjects being taught. By offering more course options in the summer, the College hopes to increase the flexibility of students’ schedules.

“I expect that the majority of students enrolling in courses will be returning students in the fall,” Ottenhoff said. “But we’re also interested in attracting non-traditional students, community members, and students who will be entering college in the fall. It could be beneficial for incoming students to be able to start early with introductory courses.”

By offering summer courses, the College frees its students from having to work around transfer credits and ensures the academic quality of the classes. The College also hopes to engage community members interested in taking summer classes as well as attract new students through the variety of courses offered. In addition to academic courses, the College will offer non-credit summer programs this year, including classes in music, quilt-making and more.

To register for summer term, non-C of I students should contact the Admission Office at 208-459-5305 or [email protected].  Currently-enrolled students should contact the Registrar’s Office at 208-459-5201 or [email protected]. Tuition, which is $360 per credit, has been significantly reduced for the summer, providing local students with the opportunity to take courses at one of the Northwest’s top private colleges for a fraction of the typical cost.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. The C of I has a legacy of academic excellence, a winning athletics tradition and a history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars and 14 Marshall, Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. For more information, visit