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Moravian College offers summer learning opportunities

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) -- Students seeking mathematics courses toward their college programs will find four levels served by courses in Summer Session II at Moravian College. Those seeking to review pre-calculus algebra may select "Development of Algebra Skills," a six-week courses that meets Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 9:30, from July 9 until August 15.

Those seeking Elementary Statistics to meet business, psychology, sociology, nursing or other program requirements may enroll in that course on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 9:30, from July 9 until August 15. Analytic Geometry and Calculus II, meeting requirements for business, engineering, and computer science programs, will meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. from July 9 until August 16. Advanced students seeking Differential Equations will meet Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m. from July 9 until August 16.

"Recovered memories," the focal point in a number of recent trials, will be one of the topics treated in "Social Psychology of the Self," a course offered in the second summer session at Moravian College. The course will meet Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., from July 10 to August 16.

The course will explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the self in social psychology. The role of the self in perception and memory is illustrated in the relationship between public and private selves and what happens when the two conflict. Self-concepts differ across cultures and are affected by modern technology. Self-concepts affect the functioning of will power, self-esteem, and can even be self-defeating. The course requires a prerequisite general or introductory psychology course and carries 4 crs.

The influence of genetics in modern life has been headlined almost daily. "Genetics and Society: The Intertwining Legacy," a four-week course offered in the second summer session at Moravian College, will study these influences on Monday through Thursday, 1 to 3:30 p.m. from July 9 to August 2.

Stories involving medicine, forensic science, behavioral science, agricultural science, reproductive biology, law and ethics will demonstrate the interactions between genetics and society. These stories reveal that science does not operate in a vacuum. Geneticists respond to individual and societal needs, regulations, and ethical standards. Society, in turn, stimulates and responds to the evolving technology of science. The human genome project alone opens new opportunities for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and connects us with basic biological information important in all living organisms.

For a brochure and registration materials, call the Continuing and Graduate Studies Office at Moravian College at 610 861 1400.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.