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rcwlhk
02-18-2008, 08:40 AM
Hey guys,

I've tried to Google up many name brand universities in Canada and the UK and thus far, I've failed to find a university that has a comprehensive summer math course offering. Yes, I've found many universities that offer first and second year level courses, and some that even offer a couple third year courses. While obviously I can't compare the course offerings in the summer to that of the winter/fall sessions, but I really can't find a university that has comprehensive 3rd year and/or 4th year summer offering.

Any help here guys? Any good university that you know if in Canada or the UK would be great! (Even USA if it needs to be).

Thanks!

buckykatt
02-18-2008, 03:03 PM
Here are a couple of online options that have been discussed on TM before:

Distance Calculus at Suffolk University (http://www.distancecalculus.com/)

NetMath - Online Math Course - University of Illiniois (http://www.netmath.uiuc.edu/)

rcwlhk
02-18-2008, 06:33 PM
Thanks.

I was googling more last night since the post and found that the University of Waterloo (University of Waterloo (http://www.uwaterloo.ca/)) offers (relatively more) summer math courses than the other Canadian ones that I can find.

As well, I can't seem to find any UK university who even has any form of summer teaching in math....

Karina 07
02-18-2008, 07:28 PM
Thanks.

I was googling more last night since the post and found that the University of Waterloo (University of Waterloo (http://www.uwaterloo.ca/)) offers (relatively more) summer math courses than the other Canadian ones that I can find.

As well, I can't seem to find any UK university who even has any form of summer teaching in math....


Aha!! I was going to suggest Waterloo (it IS strong in math, after all...) (and I'd considered its summer offerings before) but since you said you hit up all the likely candidates already I thought you surely had looked at Waterloo and found it not advanced enough for you, in which case I had nothing to say....

I feel vindicated now :). Even if it's not perfect, it's still probably something.

I wouldn't hold your breath on the UK... I'd be surprised if they had something, too.

rcwlhk
02-18-2008, 09:21 PM
Hey Karina,

Thanks for the input! At this point in my math preparation, I'm definitely looking into something in the 3rd & 4th year undergraduate level. To be quite honest, all of the Canadian programs that I looked at significantly trim down their summer offerings compared to their fall and winter sessions; this is understandable. It's just that relatively Waterloo happens to offer more and they do fit what I need at this point!

But thanks for the input! I'll keep Googling on what is offered in the UK --- I'm actually still quite shocked that I still haven't found any "good" university that offers summer math courses at the senior undergraduate level.

I'll keep you guys posted on what I can find!

PS. Another concern is that --- how receptive are other universities to taking in other students just for their summer courses? I still have to find out more on this... but would appreciate any input here as well!

fp3690
02-18-2008, 10:48 PM
Harvard has a summer school, but i really don' think it's worth the money.

thewhiterabbit
02-20-2008, 06:31 AM
What about Columbia? It's been a while since I looked, and I don't think it was complete, but I remember seeing a much more comprehensive than average selection on there - they had Real Analysis, for example.

Also, MIT offers 2 courses - Differential Equations and Linear Algebra - in exactly the same form as they do during term (ridiculously hard, not watered down like many summer courses *cough* Harvard) - but it's really expensive and that's all they offer. Not what you're looking for, but maybe the info will come in handy for someone else :-)

rcwlhk
02-20-2008, 08:42 AM
Thanks for the info guys!