Saylor Summer Learning

In lieu of a summer reading list, we have some recommended courses to help you stay sharp — or get sharp — before September rolls back around. Working on a degree? Three of these courses connect to college credit!
What are your summer learning goals? Tell us and your networks with #SaylorSummerLearning, or just say hello!

The “Bestsellers”

These are our most popular courses for the past several weeks…see what all the buzz is about!
CS101: Introduction to Computer Science I
A friendly introduction to the world of programming, this course is a great foundation and a fine companion to the wealth of CS resources on the Web.

computer-science
ENGL001: English Composition I
Pick up the fundamentals of writing and make them part of your own practice by constructing an essay over the course of the course. Just about everyone finds a reason — by choice or otherwise — to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). With this course, your next writing project could be a breeze.

ENGL001: English Composition I
ECON101: Introduction to Microeconomics
Decisions, decisions! That sums up economics in a word. From household budgets to managing your business, whether you find it galling or gratifying to wrestle with choice, this course can help you develop tools to use in everyday life, while better understanding the world around you.

ECON101: Introduction to Microeconomics

Critics’ Picks

These courses may not be in the top three, but they hold their own! The first is a popular choice for personal enrichment, the second is a quick win for your productivity, and the third is a smart career investment.
ARTH101: Art Appreciation and Techniques
Everyone’s a critic, but before you set foot in another art museum, take this tour through the world of art and you’ll be ready to astound your friends and family with thoughtful reactions to even the most vapid…er, profound, that is…objets d’art.

ARTH101: Art Appreciation and Techniques
PRDV005: Time and Stress Management
Almost everyone knows the feeling of having not enough of the one and too much of the other. Fortunately, this course is short and sweet — laser-focused on giving you the tools to make the most of precious time while banishing sources of unnecessary stress. If you need a vacation and can’t take one, you can at least take this course!

PRDV005: Time and Stress Management
BUS203: Principles of Marketing
Whether you are building your own brand, leading a small business, or doing promotion on someone else’s dime, let this course guide you to the best practices of successful marketers.

BUS203: Principles of Marketing

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