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Increased popularity of summer classes at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh means students can expect increased offerings of traditional and online classes for summer 2010.

“The word is getting out that Summer Session is a great time to get credits under your belt,” said Kathy Lynch, Summer Session marketing coordinator. “Students have been requesting more online classes, so this year we’ll have more for them.”

From 2008 to 2009 alone, enrollment in Summer Session classes increased more than 20 percent, and Lynch anticipates students will have 73 additional classes to choose from in 2010 compared to 2008, bringing the total to 112 online and hybrid courses this summer.

With the launching of a new Summer Session Web site,, Lynch will utilize social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter, with an emphasis on gathering more student feedback.

“We are hoping to do a better job of scheduling classes that students are interested in,” Lynch said, adding that there will be a specific section on the new site where students can request a class.

New class offering for Summer Session 2010 include Calculus I, Introduction to Philosophy, Psychology, Entertainment Law, Human Anatomy and many others. A complete listing of 2010 Summer Session offerings will be available at as of Dec. 18.

Current UW Oshkosh students can enroll for summer classes starting Feb. 22 and new students starting March 1.