From: Michael Roth and Rob Rosenthal []
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 2:01 PM
To: Coffin, Dana
Subject: Pre-College Study at Wesleyan


Dear Members of the Wesleyan Community,


We are writing today to announce new opportunities for pre-college study at Wesleyan. 


In summer 2013, Continuing Studies will launch a pilot project offering non-credit online courses intended for high-achieving high school students. Courses will be offered in some of Wesleyan's areas of strength and in areas that are in high demand but difficult for many high school students to find – such as psychology, creative writing, environmental studies, and music. These fully online courses, characterized by small class size and personal interaction between faculty and students, will recreate some of the seminar feeling that is a hallmark of Wesleyan.


The four initial courses are:


History of Rock and R&B, Eric Charry, professor of music

Environmental Studies, Helen Poulos, postdoctoral teaching fellow, environmental studies

Topics in Psychology, Noel Garrett, visiting lecturer in graduate liberal studies

Flash Fiction, Martine Bellen, author and visiting lecturer in graduate liberal studies


Course descriptions, tuition, and additional information are online at This website also includes information about on-campus Summer Session courses, which will now be available to high school students in 2013 with the addition of a second session in July.


If you have questions about this new program, please call Wesleyan's Continuing Studies office at 860-685-2005 or send an e-mail to




Michael S. Roth



Rob Rosenthal

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs