Anne Arundel Community College has some 20 telecourses, travel-study and accelerated courses on tap this summer.
Telecourses offer three hours credit and range from an introduction to economics to special topics in philosophy. Courses may be viewed on public television, over cable, at college viewing sites or on tapes checked out from the campus or four county libraries for home viewing.
If telecourses don't suit, the college's British Institute offers a change of pace in travel-study abroad. Travelers may study "Landscape Painting in England," "Theater Live and Alive in Great Britain" or "London, the Lake District and Scotland."
Summer opportunities also include three accelerated courses.
"The Colonial Maryland Experience," June 19, and June 22-26, provides a survey of history which emphasizes Annapolis architecture, archaeology and preservation. Six week-day sessions of study, including a Saturday field trip to St. Mary"s City, can earn participants certification to be a Historic Annapolis Foundation volunteer tour guide.
"Introduction to Special Education," a two-week course, June 22-July 2, focuses on dealing with developmental disabilities, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and dyslexia. It requires field trips.
"The Battles of Gettysburg and Antietam," June 8-June 20, analyzes two of the most spectacular battles of the Civil War. Two Saturday field trips tour the respective battlefields.
For information about summer special sessions, call (410) 541-2464.