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VC piloting four-week courses during Spring 2019 semester

Victoria College will begin offering four-week courses during the Spring 2019 semester for qualifying students who want to progress quickly toward their general studies degree or transfer path.

Students who enroll in the courses can focus on only one class at a time and complete all four courses during the 16-week semester. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 8 to 10:40 a.m. Each class will have a 10-minute break.

Following are the four-week classes to be offered during the Spring 2019 semester:

  • Learning Frameworks (EDUC 1300), Jan. 14-Feb. 8
  • Composition I (ENGL 1301), Feb. 11-March 8
  • United States History I (HIST 1301), March 18-April 12
  • United States History II (HIST 1302), April 15-May 9

“Research suggests that students who enroll in condensed courses typically perform better in part due to the intensive study, having 16-week content compressed into four weeks, but also because of the concentrated focus of one course at a time,” said Jacob Flores, VC’s dean of arts, humanities and social sciences.

Eligible students who register for all four Spring 2019 four-week courses by noon on Dec. 14 can receive a book scholarship valued at $235. Book scholarships are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interested students are encouraged to speak with an advisor to see if four-week courses are right for them.

For more information, contact Victoria College’s Call Center at (361) 573-3291.