May 6, 2011 | | 1 Comment To increase course availability for students taking classes during the summer, McNeese State University will be offering a wide selection of electronic learning courses for academic credit during its 2011 summer sessions. The offerings include videocassette lessons and Internet or web-based courses. Videocassette Courses The university’s College by Cassette classes are offered through videocassette lessons that can be rented or seen in the McNeese library. Some on-campus meeting times are required. The compressed video courses provide students an opportunity to receive credit from McNeese or other state universities by attending class at one of the on-campus sites or at one of McNeese’s off-campus sites in Allen, Jeff Davis, Beauregard or Vermilion parishes. Students should look for course listings marked section CZ (off campus) or CV (on campus) to register for these courses. A $20 per credit hour electronic fee will be administered for all CZ classes. Students should look for course listings marked section CS. Internet or Web-based Courses Internet or Web-based courses are being offered in several departments. Some on-campus meeting times or designated testing sites may be required for web hybrid (WH) classes, while web classes (W) are strictly online. Students should refer to class listings marked section W or WH to register. A fee of $20 per credit-hour will be administered for all web courses. Click here for McNeese’s summer class schedule. Regular registration for the three summer sessions is in progress through May 13. Classes begin June 7 for the regular summer session and the first mini session, while classes for the second mini session begin June 28. For information about these courses, contact the McNeese Electronic Learning office at (337)475-5075. In addition, web-based classes in criminal justice and family and child studies are being offered for adult learners enrolled in the CALL (Center for Adult Learning in Louisiana) Program. CALL provides an opportunity for adult students with prior college credit to earn a degree in less time than a traditional curriculum. Information about CALL is available by calling McNeese Adult Learning at (337)562-4220. About McNeese State University McNeese State University is a public university that was established in 1939 as a division of Louisiana State University and was originally called Lake Charles Junior College. The university is located in Lake Charles, Louisiana and features 68 buildings on 500 acres dotted with live oak trees and azalea bushes. The McNeese community continues to use the three original structures – Kaufman Hall, Ralph O. Ward Memorial Gym (the Arena), and Francis G. Bulber Auditorium. Bulber Auditorium, a striking example of Art Deco architecture, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. McNeese boasts an enrollment of nearly 9000 students and has more than eighty degree programs to choose from, which are offered by the Colleges of Business Education, Engineering and Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Science, the Division of General and Basic Studies, and the DorÃ© School of Graduate Studies. The university has students from 56 parishes, 34 states, and nearly 50 countries. The university also has a nationally known creative writing program and four Senior Fulbright Scholars on its faculty that have taught at universities around the world.