Sadly, all of the summer courses in my department are offered in the evenings, each meeting twice a week for 3.5 hours each evening. This is mildly annoying, as evenings are the time that I actually get to see people, most of the time, and giving up two each week for classes seems like a lot! More annoying is the fact that most of the classes are offered MW, which leads to the biggest annoyance: both of the classes I'm most interested in are being taught at the same time. Grah!
So, first, I need to decide whether I should take Writing and Public Communication or Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, which are the competing classes.
Then I need to decide if I'd rather just give up all my weeknight evenings (M-Th) for six weeks and take a second class in the first summer term, or if it would be better to give up two nights a week for most of the summer and take one class each term. Right now, I'm leaning toward the former, but it would be so much easier if that meant I would get to take both of the classes I really want.