Register Now for Summer Classes On Campus, Online, and Overseas
March 28, 2012
Office of Communications
More Than 680 Courses Available
Registration is now open for summer classes at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
There are more than 680 courses available on campus and online to help students reach their graduation goals more quickly, with opportunities to travel in Massachusetts and abroad.
Students can stay close to home and join the Anthropology Department at Gore Place, the Waltham estate of Former Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore. Students will be part of an archaeological dig on the grounds surrounding Gore’s 1806 mansion. UMass Boston students previously uncovered part of a well-preserved early 19th-century greenhouse that Gore built.
Students can also choose to explore ancient Maya ruins in Belize. The project area and field camp are located in a tropical rainforest within a protected reserve for flora, fauna, and archaeological remains. Excavations have revealed a continuous prehistoric occupation from ca. 900 B.C. to 900 A.D.
“The undergraduates that come [into] the program, for about four weeks every summer, get to learn and understand how archaeology is done, what archaeology is as well as the principles of archaeological ethics,” says program director Lauren Sullivan.
Other travel experiences include a trip to Chengdu, China, offered through University College and hosted by Sichuan University. Students will get to spend two intensive weeks in Chengdu, learning about various dimensions of post-disaster reconstruction, traveling to a site in Chengdu where an irrigation system has been constructed to reclaim lands ravaged by the flooding of the Minjang River and where people now live in affluence.
Register for classes at summer.umb.edu.
About UMass Boston
With a growing reputation for innovative research addressing complex urban issues, the University of Massachusetts Boston, metropolitan Boston’s only public university, offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s eight colleges and graduate schools serve nearly 16,000 students while engaging local, national, and international constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service activities. To learn more about UMass Boston, visit www.umb.edu.