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Summer Session

Thank you for your interest in Merrimack’s summer session!

Registration for courses is now open. Students not enrolled at ​Merrimack College but looking to take Summer Session classes should register by completing an online registration form. If you have any questions, please email summer@merrimack.edu.

Summer I: May 21- June 29, 2018

Summer II: July 9 - August 16, 2018

Summer III: May 21 - August 16, 2018

Courses

Accounting +

Intermediate Accounting I

   

The Intermediate Accounting course sequence constitutes the “keystone” of the accounting curriculum for accounting concentrates. The central theme of the Intermediate Accounting course sequence is financial accounting and the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) by which it is governed. The objective of the course sequence is to allow the students to develop a sophisticated comprehension of GAAP, the related theory underlying these GAAP and the corresponding practices, procedures and techniques employed in their application. Intermediate Accounting I concentrates on their application to economic resources (assets).  Prerequisite: BUS 2203.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

ACC3303C-A

Summer I

Hybrid

M/W

6:00 - 9:50

21-May - 28-Jun

Intermediate Accounting II

   

The second course in the Intermediate Accounting sequence. The central theme of the course is financial accounting and the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) by which it is governed. The objective of the course is to allow students to develop a sophisticated comprehension of GAAP, its underlying theories, and corresponding practices, procedures, and techniques employed in their application. Intermediate Accounting II concentrates on student application to sources of economic resources (liabilities and equity).  Prerequisite: ACC 3303.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

ACC3304C-A

Summer II

Hybrid

M/W

6:00 - 9:50

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Cost Accounting

   

An examination of the manufacturing function from the view of the cost accountant. Managerial control of the elements of product costs will be studied with an emphasis on cost accumulation systems, both historical and estimated. Topics covered will include standard (estimated) costs, variance analysis, profit planning, cost-volume-profit analysis, and relevant cost analysis for problem solving. Prerequisite: BUS 2203 and MTH1003 (or course equivalent: MTH1016, 1115, or 1217).

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

ACC3308C-A

Summer I

Hybrid

M/W

6:00 - 9:50

21-May - 28-Jun

Biology +

Principles of Biology II

   

The Unity and Diversity of Life: Organisms, Ecology and Evolution. An introduction to biological principles centered on organisms, adaptation and evolution. The course will focus on the process of evolution and the diversity of higher organisms.  The course will explore how and why all living organisms must deal with the transmission of information, with the capture and expenditure of energy, with transport of materials, and with self-regulation. Animal behavior will also be considered. The course will have an integrated lecture and laboratory and will stress the relationships between organismal adaptation, form, function, ecological relationships and evolution. Prerequisites BIO 1027 or consent of instructor.  Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core (pending approval).

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

BIO1028C-A

Summer II

Traditional/Lab

MTWTH

8:30 - 12:00

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Business +

Introduction to Business

   

Primarily for freshmen, the course provides students with an integrative approach to learning the functional areas of business while emphasizing oral and written communication and effective group interaction. Students will learn various technical, organizational and operational aspects of business through active learning opportunities, case discussions, technological applications and outside activities. Open only to business majors, business minors, students who have this course as a requirement in their major (e.g., Environmental Studies & Sustainability majors), or permission of Dean. Fulfills W in LS Core.  

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

BUS1100C-A

Summer I

Hybrid

M/W

6:00 - 9:50

21-May - 28-Jun

Accounting for Business

   

A computer and project based course designed to develop the students’ ability to read and interpret internal and external financial reports, understand their underlying concepts, use their information in making informed decisions, and understand the effects of management decisions on these reports and the financial performance of the business. Topics include the basic concepts of the accounting process, preparation of the financial statements, analysis and application of the generally accepted accounting principles used to account for the various elements of the balance sheet and income statement, accounting for manufacturing operations, cost-volume-profit analysis, relevant costing, budgeting, and financial statement analysis. Prerequisites: BUS 1100.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

BUS2203C-A

Summer II

Hybrid

M/W

6:00 - 9:50

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Principles of Marketing

   

 

The marketing course introduces marketing as a functional area of a business enterprise. You will study numerous marketing concepts and functions, including the marketing concept, the marketing mix, buyer behavior, market segmentation, product position, and marketing research, all within a global context. Prerequisites: BUS 1100, BUS 0091, BUS 0092, BUS 0093.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

BUS2205C-A

Summer I

Hybrid

M

6:00 - 9:50

21-May - 28-Jun

Management Information Systems

   

Management Information Systems presents a core of IS principles with which every business student should be familiar. Information technology has become a key component in accomplishing strategic and operational goals in organizations today. It is necessary to understand how a company utilizes information technology to gain its competitive advantage in business. This course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamental concepts and principles of information systems. Therefore, it focuses on breadth of coverage rather than the depth of any specific IS area. Topics include: the role of IT in organizations, computers and information processing, hardware and software, managing data resources, telecommunications and networks, electronic commerce, security, IS ethics and leading information technologies and applications. Prerequisites: BUS 1100, BUS 0091, BUS 0092, BUS 0093.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

BUS2210C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Business Statistics

   

Provides an introduction to fundamental statistical principles and procedures. Topics include descriptive statistics, discrete and continuous probability distributions and sampling distributions, statistical inference and estimation, linear regression and correlation. Prerequisites: BUS 1100, MTH 1003 or MTH 1115 (must take either course), BUS 0091, BUS 0092, BUS 0093. MTH1111 cannot be taken to satisfy this requirement.  Fulfills Q in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

BUS2213C-A

Summer I

Hybrid

T/TH

6:00 - 9:50

21-May - 28-Jun

Managerial Finance

   

This course introduces the basics of a standard finance course. The goal is to provide a comfortable level of understanding of financial markets and securities for all business majors. The course will develop the financial skills and knowledge that will help them interact with the other functions of the firm to make good managerial decisions. The main topics included in the course are outlined under five main areas: (1) financial markets and institutions in a global environment; (2) financial ratios, budgeting, a firm’s pro forma financial statements, and cash flows determining firm value; (3) time value of money tools and concepts (compounding, discounting, annuities, and perpetuities); (4) relationship between risk and return; and (5) the basics of bond & stock valuation. Prerequisites: BUS 1100, BUS 2203, MTH 1003 (or course equivalent: MTH 1016, 1115, or 1217), and ECO1201.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

BUS2215C-A

Summer I

Hybrid

W

6:00 - 9:50

21-May - 28-Jun

Operations Management

   

The course is designed to provide students majoring in business administration with an overview of the concepts, methodologies, and applications of operations management (OM). The focus of operations in the process of converting or transforming resources into products and services. The principal responsibilities of operations managers lie in making sound, cost-effective decisions that increase the productivity and competitiveness of both manufacturing and service organizations. The process of planning, implementing and monitoring the production allows operations managers to continuously improve in providing high quality goods and services at low cost thereby adding more value for the customer. Prerequisites: BUS 1100, BUS 0091, BUS 0092, BUS 0093, BUS 2203 & BUS 2213. Fulfills X in LS Core.  

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

BUS2220C-A

Summer II

Hybrid

M/W

6:00 - 9:50

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Strategic Analysis & Decision Making

   

BUS 4402 is a capstone course that exposes students to issues that concern the firm as a whole. Through the use of “real-world” case studies and sophisticated practitioner journal articles, students will be called upon to grapple with such strategic issues as sizing up an organization’s standing in the marketplace, differentiating between winning and mediocre strategies, and spotting ways to improve a company’s strategy execution. In this course student teams will meet with the teaching team one hour per week to discuss their analysis of the assigned readings and cases. Prerequisite: BUS 3302.  Fulfills X in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

BUS4402WC-A

Summer II

Hybrid

T/TH

6:00 - 9:50

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Business Enterprise Internship

   

Paid and unpaid internships are an opportunity for students to gain experience in actual work settings where they can apply their classroom and other prior learning. Students work with their work setting supervisor and their professor to gain insights into the daily routines and the overall process, activities, and content of a particular setting or industry. Internships may be in for-profit, not-for-profit or public sector organizations depending on the interests of the student. While there is no specific GPA requirement for the course, it is generally recommended that you have a minimum GPA of 2.70. Prerequisite: Permission must be obtained from the internship Professor prior to registration. Fulfills X in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

BUS4850C-A

Summer III

Online

*

*

21-May - 16-Aug

Criminology & Criminal Justice +

Introduction to Criminology Section A

   

This course explores crime, justice, and punishment. In this course, the causes of crime and the solutions and policies in place to deter or solve crime will be critically examined. We will also examine the social processes whereby crime is defined and detected, and offenders are apprehended and punished. The overall objective of the course is to examine crime and punishment within the context of the society and culture which surrounds it. These topics are connected to inequalities of race, class, and gender, which will be key concerns throughout this course. Coverage of crime and punishment in the popular media is also a central focus of this course. Required for majors. Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

CRM1000C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Introduction to Criminology Section B

   

This course explores crime, justice, and punishment. In this course, the causes of crime and the solutions and policies in place to deter or solve crime will be critically examined. We will also examine the social processes whereby crime is defined and detected, and offenders are apprehended and punished. The overall objective of the course is to examine crime and punishment within the context of the society and culture which surrounds it. These topics are connected to inequalities of race, class, and gender, which will be key concerns throughout this course. Coverage of crime and punishment in the popular media is also a central focus of this course. Required for majors. Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core. Three hours a week.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

CRM1000C-B

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Drugs and Society

   

This course examines the use and control of mind-altering and medicinal substances in the U.S. and abroad. Human beings have used drugs for medicinal, recreational, and cultural purposes since pre-historic times. Almost as long, societies have grappled with how to negotiate the role of drug use in social, political, and economic life. We will examine historical and contemporary drug scares; the juxtaposition of prescription drugs and illegal drugs; the response of the medical and criminal justice systems to drug “problems”; and the relationship between drug use, marginalized populations, crime, and punishment. We will pay particular attention to current issues and debates regarding drugs: the opiate crisis, the legalization debate, harm reduction, cartels, and the fallout from the War on Drugs.  Prerequisite(s): CRM 1000 or consent of the instructor.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

CCJ3600C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Criminal Justice Internship

   

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Internship course offers students who major in Criminology and Criminal Justice experiential learning opportunities. The course provides students with a unique opportunity to experience possible career interests, to learn from those already working in the field, and to establish valuable contacts that may be helpful in acquiring fulltime employment. Students volunteer at the placement agency 10-15 hours a week, meet periodically with the internship coordinator, and complete written work related with the internship. Students should meet with the internship coordinator in the semester prior to the internship to determine an appropriate placement. A memorandum of understanding concerning the responsibilities of the student will be signed by the student, agency and the internship coordinator.

Prerequisite(s): CRM 1000 and consent of the instructor. Criminology and Criminal Justice majors only.

Fulfills: X in LS Core

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

CCJ4800-A

Summer III

Online

*

*

21-May - 16-Aug

Public Policy & Prevention

   

This course is designed to provide students with the tools to analyze contemporary social problems and policies, with a primary focus on policy areas in which social workers and criminal justice practitioners play major roles: child welfare, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, and aging. By developing critical skills including problem definition and analysis, review of relevant research, identification of possible actions, implementation and evaluation, and fiscal analysis, students will learn to become more sophisticated researchers and consumers of policy evaluation research. Prerequisite: CRM 1000 or consent of instructor.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

CRM2600C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Criminology Summer Internship

   

The Criminology Internship course offers students who major or minor in Criminology experiential learning opportunities. The course provides students with a unique opportunity to experience possible career interests, to learn from those already working in the field, and to establish valuable contacts that may be helpful in acquiring fulltime employment. Students volunteer at the placement agency 10-15 hours a week, meet periodically with the internship coordinator, and complete written work related with the internship. Students should meet with the internship coordinator in the semester prior to the internship to determine an appropriate placement. A memorandum of understanding concerning the responsibilities of the student will be signed by the student, agency and the internship coordinator. Prerequisites: CRM 1000 and consent of the instructor. Required for majors. Fulfills X in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

CRM4850C-A

Summer III

Online

*

*

21-May - 16-Aug

Chemistry +

General Chemistry I - Section A

   

Science and engineering students will take this course. Topics include the composition of matter, the mole, stoichiometry, atomic structure, molecular bonding and structure, and the solid and liquid states. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving techniques. The laboratory offers experiments to supplement the lecture material. Prerequisite: one year of High School Chemistry and MTH 1000 or placing out of MTH 1000 on the math placement test. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

CHM1110C-A

Summer I

Traditional/LAB

MTWTH

8:30 - 12:30

21-May - 28-Jun

General Chemistry I - Section B

   

Science and engineering students will take this course. Topics include the composition of matter, the mole, stoichiometry, atomic structure, molecular bonding and structure, and the solid and liquid states. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving techniques. The laboratory offers experiments to supplement the lecture material. Prerequisite: one year of High School Chemistry and MTH 1000 or placing out of MTH 1000 on the math placement test. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

CHM1110C-B

Summer I

Traditional/LAB

MTWTH

6:00 - 9:50

21-May - 28-Jun

General Chemistry II - Section A

   

Science and engineering students will take this course.  A continuation of CHM 1110. Topics include aqueous solutions, acids and bases, equilibrium calculations, kinetics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.  The laboratory offers experiments to supplement the lecture material. Prerequisite: CHM 1110. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.  Offered every spring semester.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

CHM1120C-A

Summer II

Traditional/Lab

MTWTH

8:30 - 12:00

9-Jul - 16-Aug

General Chemistry II - Section B

   

Science and engineering students will take this course.  A continuation of CHM 1110. Topics include aqueous solutions, acids and bases, equilibrium calculations, kinetics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.  The laboratory offers experiments to supplement the lecture material. Prerequisite: CHM 1110. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.  Offered every spring semester.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

CHM1120C-B

Summer II

Traditional/Lab

MTWTH

6:00 - 9:30

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Organic Chemistry I

   

This course is an introduction to the chemistry of carbon. The concepts of bonding, structure, and classification of compounds by functional groups, as well as reactions of aliphatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, and ethers are presented from a mechanistic viewpoint. Stereochemical principles are emphasized. Infrared spectroscopy and mass spectrometry are introduced. The laboratory offers experiments to supplement the lecture material. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CHM 1110. Fulfills: STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

CHM2210C-A

Summer I

Traditional/Lab

T/TH

8:30-12:00 & 12:30-4:00

21-May - 28-Jun

Organic Chemistry II

   

A continuation of CHM 2210. The chemistry of aromatic compounds is introduced, and strong emphasis is given to the chemistry of organic compounds containing the carbonyl and amine functional groups. The application of organic reactions in multistep synthesis and the biological applications are emphasized. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy is introduced. The laboratory offers experiments to supplement the lecture material. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CHM 2210. Fulfills: STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

CHM2220C-A

Summer II

Traditional/Lab

T/TH

8:30-12:00 & 12:30-4:00

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Communications +

Public Communication

   

This course focuses on the concepts and practices associated with effective public communication. A central aspect of this course entails the mastering of public speaking through the process of researching, preparing, and delivering presentations in a variety of formats (e.g., informative, persuasive, and impromptu). The classroom is a laboratory in which to develop the skills needed for effective public communication. In addition, students will also analyze public speaking events as a means of developing a critical understanding of the public communication process. No prerequisite.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

COM1020C-A

Summer II

Hybrid

T

6:00 - 9:50

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Research Inquiry

   

This course is offered to help students examine both quantitative and qualitative methodologies utilized by researchers in Communication. Students will be introduced to the concepts of research design, sampling, measurement, data collection, behavioral observation, statistical analysis and ethics. The difference between implications of humanistic/interpretive research and positivistic/objective research will be emphasized. Prerequisite: COM 1020 and COM 2201 or COM 2301 or COM 2401, or consent of the instructor.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

COM2010C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Introduction to Mass Communication

   

This course focuses on the basic principles of mass communication and its historical development. Issues explored include media access, media ethics, media effects, and current trends in the growth of digital and wireless mass communication technologies. Students examine the role of the media industry in reinforcing and challenging dominant values, attitudes, and beliefs central to American culture. An additional feature of the course studies how mass media-created ideals have been disseminated internationally, as well as how media businesses reflect, influence and sometimes defy societal norms. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their own independent mass media project. Fulfills: SOSC requirement in LS Core

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

COM2401C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Introduction to Applied Communication

   

Having a great idea is not enough; you have to be able to effectively communicate your idea to others. This course will examine principles of interpersonal, organizational, and community-based communication as a means of shaping how individuals respond to advocacy efforts. The critical skills discussed will help you both understand how people are influencing you, and how you can more successfully influence others. This course will prepare you to be a competent communicator in a variety of contexts.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

COM2801C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Media Industries and Organizations

   

This course offers an in-depth exploration of media industries and organizations, specifically focusing on multinational media conglomerates with consideration of mid-sized and independent producers of media. We will examine everything from organizational structures and functions to why decisions are made and the implications of those decisions on the kinds of media texts that are produced and consumed. By using a critical media industry studies perspective, this course will also consider issues of industry lore and history, national contexts, globalization, digitization, political economy, and individual agency. The first part of the semester will be devoted to these broad topics, while the second part focuses on specific media industry trends, including social media branding and streaming technologies. Satisfies W and SOSC requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

COM3350WC-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Communication Studies Internship

   

This course is a work-study experience co-supervised by the Communication Arts and Sciences Department and a mentor in the workplace. Students are placed according to interest and career path in a clinical, academic, communication or industrial setting for the purpose of gaining hands-on experience in the communication discipline. Students must work in the field at least an average of 15 hours per week for eight weeks, totaling 120 hours.  In addition, students will work individually through email with the Internship Director to produce a 10-15 page reflective research paper on a topic related to the internship experience. Prerequisite: COM 2010 and permission of instructor. Fulfills X in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

COM4851C-A

Summer III

Online

*

*

21-May - 16-Aug

Economics +

Principles of Micro Economics

   

(Formerly EC201A) An introduction to economics that stresses the value of knowledge of the market and its alternatives in understanding current issues of social and public policy. Focuses on how and why markets work; why they may fail; and how the implications of success or failure for social policy in such things as the control of industry, poverty, consumer choice, and the environment. Satisfies the social science distribution requirement.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

ECO1203C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

English +

Major American Authors

   

One-semester course designed to introduce students to American literature through the study of writers representing a range of cultures and literary traditions. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills AL in LS Core. Three hours a week.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

ENG1550C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Introduction to Literary Studies

   

This course introduces students to such traditional literary genres as fiction, poetry, and drama, as well as newer and emerging forms such as the graphic novel, creative non-fiction, digital storytelling, and film. Emphasis is given to teaching students to read closely and to write analytically. The course also familiarizes students with a variety of interpretive strategies. Students leave the course recognizing the value of close reading and self-conscious interpretation. Fulfills AL in LS Core. Three hours a week.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

ENG2050C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Introduction to Creative Writing

   

Introduction to Creative Writing introduces the main genres of creative writing, including poetry, memoir, and fiction.  In addition to producing their own creative forms such as poems, song lyrics, literary memoir, and short stories, students will study the works of contemporary and canonical authors in each genre. Classwork includes the workshopping of both short and longer projects and will culminate in a portfolio of revised work. Fulfills: AL in LS Core

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

ENG2150C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Harlem Renaissance

   

This course will approach the study of literary modernism (roughly 1890-1940) by focusing on the works of the Harlem Renaissance. We will examine the diversity of African American identities represented in this literature and consider how the Harlem Renaissance helps to redefine America during this fraught historical moment. Readings to be selected from such authors as Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, Claude McKay, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Zora Neale Hurston. After 1800. Prerequisite: FYW 1050. Fulfills AL in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

ENG3870C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Fine Arts +

Basic Drawing I

   

An approach to drawing and its values through studio experience. Seeing is emphasized through a series of exercises involving figure and still-life drawing primarily concentrating on line. Light and dark values are investigated later in the course. Abstraction is briefly considered. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills AL in LS core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

FAA1210C-A

Summer II

Traditional

T/W/TH

6:00 - 9:50

9-Jul - 16-Aug

History of Rock and Roll

   

This course covers the history of rock music in Western culture, focusing mainly on British and American contributions to the style. It begins with an overview of the musics that were predecessors of rock, including early blues, jazz and rhythm and blues, continues through the birth of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950, and traces developments throughout the second half of the 20th century and beyond, culminating in a review of current trends. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills AL and X in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

FAA1320C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Movie Making

   

This course will concentrate on the kinds of issues often confronted by today’s multimedia artists. Though studio production techniques will be covered, the importance of telling a good story and shooting on locale for various purposes will be explored. Issues concerning video on the web, in multimedia titles and on DVDs will be covered. Editing techniques as applied to video, stills, animation, and audio will be covered. Audio mixing and digital photography will be covered to the extent necessary for skillful editing. DVD production will be introduced. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Preq. FAA 2840 (Film minors do not need prerequisite). Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills AL in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

FAA2850C-A

Summer II

Hybrid

M/T

1:00 - 4:00

9-Jul - 16-Aug

First Year Writing +

First Year Writing - Section A

   

This course examines the rhetorical practices of college-level writing. Emphasizes the interaction of writer, audience, language, purpose, and situation. Fosters an understanding of the ways in which writing, thinking, and learning are related. Sections limited to 15 students each. Intensive concentration during the semester on the student’s own writing examined in class and in conference with the instructor. Either WRT 1050 or ENG 1050 or FYW 1050 satisfy the Institutional requirement in first year writing and fulfills FYW in LS Core. Cannot be taken in addition to ENG 1050 or WRT 1050. Does not count toward English major or minor.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

FYW1050C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

First Year Writing - Section B

   

This course examines the rhetorical practices of college-level writing.  Emphasizes the interaction of writer, audience, language, purpose, and situation.  Fosters an understanding of the ways in which writing, thinking, and learning are related.  Sections limited to 15 students each. Intensive concentration during the semester on the student’s own writing examined in class and in conference with the instructor.  Either WRT1050 or ENG 1050 satisfies the Institutional requirement in first year writing. Fulfills FYW in LS Core. Cannot be taken in addition to ENG 1050. Three hours a week.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

FYW1050C-B

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

General Engineering +

Mechanics I

   

Study of force systems in two and three dimensions. Equilibrium analysis of rigid bodies and simple structures, shear and moment diagrams, centroids, moments of inertia, friction. Corequisite: PHY 2211.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

GEN2010C-A

Summer I

Traditional Lab

MTWTH

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

21-May - 28-Jun

Mechanics II

   

Study of the fundamental mechanics of how materials behave when subjected to loadings. The concept of stress and strain at a point. Stress-temperature relationships. Force and deformation analyses of bodies under axial, shearing, bending, torsional, and combined loadings. Euler columns. Prerequisite(s): GEN 2010 (with a C- or better), MTH 1218.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

GEN2012C-A

Summer II

Traditional/Lab

M/W Lecture and Lab

9am - 12pm and 1pm-5pm

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Environmental Geology

   

An introduction to the relationship between humans and the geological environment with a focus on natural resources, waste disposal, and climate change.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

GEN2060C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Fluid Mechanics

   

Fluid statics, principles of one-dimensional incompressible flow, derivation and applications of the continuity, energy, momentum equations. Viscous flow, flow in pipe lines and open channels. Fluid measurements and dimensional analysis. Corequisites: GEN 2012 and MTH 2219.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

GEN3040C-A

Summer II

Traditional/Lab

M/W Lecture and Lab

9am - 12pm and 1pm-5pm

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Health Sciences +

Introduction to Human Disease

   

The course will offer an introduction to human disease appropriate for students of all majors. The human body is a masterpiece of art. The more one understands the functioning of the body, the greater appreciation one has for it. Disease states, the body’s natural attempts to right what is wrong and the compensatory actions involved will be discussed. The general mechanisms of disease as well as specific body systems will be discussed from a human-interest point of view.  The course focuses on basic medical concepts that are useful to every student and encourages them to become a medical advocate for themselves or for family members. It is so important to understand doctors and your health care plan, to be able to ask important questions, and to know what questions to ask. In addition, the course will cover many diseases that are ‘in the news’ and allow the student to gain some knowledge and insight into the myths and facts surrounding these diseases. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

HSC1104C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Anatomy and Physiology I

   

An introduction to the structure and function of the human body. This course will focus on the basic principles of cells and tissues, muscular, skeletal, and central and peripheral nervous systems. We will take a regional approach to Anatomy and Physiology this semester in an effort to enhance your learning and understanding of the human body. This course combines lecture and lab material as a method to provide the opportunity for the student to understand, acquire and develop the practical skills necessary to comprehend the structure and function of the human body. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

HSC1122C-A

Summer I

Traditional/LAB

M/T/W

9:00 - 12:30

21-May - 28-Jun

Anatomy and Physiology II

   

This course continues the human anatomy and physiology topics and includes the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. The laboratory is a required component that will provide an opportunity for the student to further develop and apply the practical skills necessary to comprehend the structure and function of the human body. Prerequisite: HSC 1122.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

HSC1123C-A

Summer II

Traditional/Lab

M/T/W

9:00 - 12:30

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Nutrition, Diet & Health - Section A

   

Nutrition, Diet and Health will introduce the student to the science of nutrition. The fundamentals of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, and mineral requirements and metabolism will be explained as a basis for the study of the relationship between diet and health in both a personal and global perspective. The impact that human nutrition and industrial agriculture have on environmental quality, food resources and energy consumption will be explored. Nutrition, Diet and Health has a mandatory civic engagement component related to important public and environmental issues in human nutrition, health, and fitness that are considered in the course. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

HSC2300C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Nutrition, Diet & Health - Section B

   

Nutrition, Diet and Health will introduce the student to the science of nutrition. The fundamentals of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, and mineral requirements and metabolism will be explained as a basis for the study of the relationship between diet and health in both a personal and global perspective. The impact that human nutrition and industrial agriculture have on environmental quality, food resources and energy consumption will be explored. Nutrition, Diet and Health has a mandatory civic engagement component related to important public and environmental issues in human nutrition, health, and fitness that are considered in the course. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

HSC2300C-B

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Nutrition, Diet & Health - Section C

   

Nutrition, Diet and Health will introduce the student to the science of nutrition. The fundamentals of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, and mineral requirements and metabolism will be explained as a basis for the study of the relationship between diet and health in both a personal and global perspective. The impact that human nutrition and industrial agriculture have on environmental quality, food resources and energy consumption will be explored. Nutrition, Diet and Health has a mandatory civic engagement component related to important public and environmental issues in human nutrition, health, and fitness that are considered in the course. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

HSC2300C-C

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Global Public Health

   

Global public health is a study of the biological, socioeconomic and environmental contributors to health and disease in populations around the world. Students will investigate the determinants of health, how health status is measured, and will review the burden of disease, risk factors and approaches to global cooperation to address health problems within and between nations for successful interventions. Specific issues underlying strategies and organization for health care delivery and health services will be discussed and linked to community service projects that aim to develop social responsibility through civic engagement and humanitarian activities. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

HSC3103C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Introduction to Public Health

   

Public health aims to understand the occurrence and causes of disease within populations with the goal of prevention and health promotion, through changes in individual behavior, control of infectious disease and environmental health factors, and social and political organization for health improvement. The aim will be to describe the patterns of selected diseases in populations, to explain the causation of disease at the cell/physiological to social levels, to predict disease occurrence and to control disease through prevention strategies aimed at individuals, communities and governments. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement and X in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

HSC3302C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Health, Behavior, Promotion

   

This course focuses on health behavior theories and strategies to promote individuals’ healthy lifestyle. In addition, students will explore and apply theoretically based principles and strategies to real-life cases. Emphases are placed on improving students’ competency in understanding of health behaviors in the modern world and design of theory-based interventions to improve health behaviors. 3 credit hours are devoted to didactic lecture; 1 credit hour is devoted to activity-based experiential learning.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

HSC3310C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

HSC Internship - Section A

   

A work-study experience co-supervised by the Internship Coordinator and a mentor in the workplace. Students are placed according to interest and career path in a clinical, academic, community, or industrial setting for the purpose of gaining hands-on experience in the health care field. Students who volunteer for internship in clinical, academic, and community settings provide a public service to the facility or program. Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of the department. Fulfills X in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

HSC4850C-A

Summer III

Hybrid

By appointment

*

21-May - 16-Aug

HSC Internship - Section B

   

A work-study experience co-supervised by the Internship Coordinator and a mentor in the workplace. Students are placed according to interest and career path in a clinical, academic, community, or industrial setting for the purpose of gaining hands-on experience in the health care field. Students who volunteer for internship in clinical, academic, and community settings provide a public service to the facility or program. Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of the department. Fulfills X in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

HSC4850C-B

Summer III

Hybrid

By appointment

*

21-May - 16-Aug

Italian +

Introductory Italian I

   

This course is offered for absolute beginners only. This course is not open to heritage speakers or students with any prior study of Italian. Oral-aural proficiency is acquired through speaking and role playing in class plus audio and visual practice outside of class, including internet drills from the Super Site that accompanies the book. Students learn basic strategies for reading and writing in the language. Prerequisite(s): No Italian classes on high school transcript. Fulfills: FL in LS Core

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

ITA1110C-A

Summer I

Traditional

T/W/TH

6:00 - 9:50

21-May - 28-Jun

Management +

Quality Management

   

This course provides an overview of the importance of quality in a rapidly changing business environment. Quality management principles, methods and tools will be introduced and requirements for successful implementation of a quality management program will be identified. Prerequisite: BUS 2220.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

MGT3308C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Organizational Behavior

   

This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed through the Business Enterprise core courses. The course will focus on individual and group level organizational behavior within domestic and international contexts, with specific emphasis on leadership, power, communication, negotiation, organizational change and self-managed team processes. This course is designed to deepen students’ understanding of behavioral theories and provide them with opportunities to apply that learning to inter-personal, group and organizational problems. This is an experiential course and it is recommended for students planning to apply to graduate school in business or related areas. Prerequisite: BUS 1100 and Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing. Fulfills X in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

MGT3310C-A

Summer I

Hybrid

T

6:00 - 9:50

21-May - 28-Jun

Ethics and Social Responsibility

   

Ethics and Social Responsibility provides students with opportunities to examine the meaning of business ethics and the social responsibility of business in light of the numerous high profile challenges that managers face in the current business environment. Varying ethical approaches will be applied to ethical leadership and the management of conflicting values confronting business leaders on a daily basis. The more global issue of balancing principles of good business with principles of ethical behavior in various cultures will be discussed. Students will participate in a significant service-learning project in this course. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission. Fulfills E and X in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

MGT3325C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Legal Environment of Business

   

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the general framework of the legal environment in which twenty-first century business is expected to operate. The primary objective is to acquaint students with the many practical legal issues they should be cognizant of and are likely to encounter throughout their business careers. Class discussion will emphasize current court case decisions of the state and federal appellate courts and United States Supreme Court as appropriate. Students will appreciate how the law is integrated into the development of strategic business decisions. Primary course topics will be drawn from the following business law categories: (1) Government Regulation of Business and the Court System; (2) The Law of Contracts, Sales and an Introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC); (3) The Law of Torts; Negligence, Strict Liability and Product Liability with some applications to Professional Responsibility; (4) The Law of Agency and Employment , and (5) Methods of Business Formation Including Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations and Special Business Forms.  

Prerequisite: BUS 1100 and at least Sophomore standing

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

MGT3330C-A

Summer II

Hybrid

T

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Math +

Concepts in Algebra

   

A one semester course designed to develop fundamental algebraic and problem-solving concepts and skills. Topics include linear, quadratic, square root, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations. This course utilizes individual investigation, group problem-solving, and writing in order to enhance students’ understanding of algebraic models and the problem-solving process. A graphing calculator is required. We recommend a TI-84+. This course is open only to students whose Placement Exam results indicate that they need further preparation for subsequent mathematics courses. Fulfills Q in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

MTH1000C-A

Summer IA

Traditional

T/W/TH

6:00 - 9:30

21-May - 18-Jul

Precalculus

   

This course develops students’ mathematical problem-solving skills and prepares students for courses in calculus and science. Emphasis is on the creation and use of functions and graphs to explain the relationship between quantities in applied problems. Types of functions investigated include linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and their inverses. Graphing calculator is required. We recommend TI-84+. Fulfills Q in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

MTH1016C-A

Summer IA

Traditional

M/W

6:00 - 9:30

21-May - 18-Jul

Basic Statistics - Section A

   

Basic methods of statistical inference including the organization and analysis of data, sampling theory, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression analysis, and analysis of variance. MTH 1111 is not open to students with credit for MTH 1110, MTH 2527, MTH 1505, BUS 2213, BE 213, or ST 211. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills Q and a STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

MTH1111C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

14-May - 3-Jul

Basic Statistics - Section B

   

Basic methods of statistical inference including the organization and analysis of data, sampling theory, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression analysis, and analysis of variance. MTH 1111 is not open to students with credit for MTH 1110, MTH 2527, MTH 1505, BUS 2213, BE 213, or ST 211. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills Q and a STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

MTH1111C-B

Summer II

Online

*

*

5-Jul - 24-Aug

Calculus I - Section A

   

A first course in calculus for functions of a single variable. Limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and applications of differentiation, including related rates, optimization, and the evaluation of indeterminate forms will be covered. Graphing calculator is required. We recommend TI-84+. Prerequisite: MTH 1016 or exemption from MTH 1016 through the Mathematics Placement Exam. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills Q and a STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

MTH1217C-A

Summer IA

Traditional

M/W

6:00 - 9:30

21-May - 18-Jul

Calculus I - Section B

   

A first course in calculus for functions of a single variable. Limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and applications of differentiation, including related rates, optimization, and the evaluation of indeterminate forms will be covered. Graphing calculator is required. We recommend TI-84+. Prerequisite: MTH 1016 or exemption from MTH 1016 through the Mathematics Placement Exam. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills Q and a STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

MTH1217C-B

Summer I

Traditional

M/T/W/TH

9:00 - 11:30

21-May - 28-Jun

Calculus II

   

A continuation of MTH 1217 for functions of a single variable.  Includes techniques and applications of integration, sequences, and series, including Taylor series, and vector algebra.  Graphing calculator is required. We recommend TI-84+. Prerequisite: MTH 1217. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills Q and a STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

MTH1218C-A

Summer IA

Traditional

M/W

6:00 - 9:30

21-May - 18-Jul

Calculus III

   

Functions in parametric form and the calculus of these functions, including polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates.  Vectors in two and three dimensional space and the calculus of vector-valued functions. Lines, planes, and surfaces in three dimensional space.  The calculus of functions of several variables: limits, partial and directional derivatives, gradient, tangent planes and normal lines, relative maxima and minima, double and triple integrals in rectangular and polar form. Graphing calculator is required. We recommend TI-84+.  Computer algebra software may also be required. Prerequisite: MTH 1218.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

MTH2219C-A

Summer IA

Traditional

M/W

6:00 - 9:30

21-May - 18-Jul

Differential Equations

   

An introduction to ordinary differential equations and their use in science and engineering. Topics include first order separable, linear, homogeneous and exact equations; higher order linear equations and first order linear systems; elementary numerical methods; and an introduction to planar dynamical systems and their local phase portraits at critical points. An emphasis is placed on linear equations and systems and their solution using techniques such as eigenvalues, variation of parameters, Laplace transform, and power series. Prerequisite: MTH 2219 or consent of the instructor.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

MTH2220C-A

Summer I

Traditional

M/T/W/TH

9:00 - 11:30

21-May - 28-Jun

Philosophy +

Introduction to Philosophy - Section A

   

A first course in philosophy focusing on classic questions that have stirred the perennial human quest for wisdom.  We will explore such questions as: Are humans free or determined? How do the mind and body interact? Is ethics just relative to each person or society?  Should there be any limits to the political freedom of citizens? Does God exist? The course will introduce students to the methods and culture of philosophy: sympathetic understanding, critical analysis, fair argumentation, and a persistent desire to know the truth whatever it is.  The focus and questions covered will be determined by each instructor. Fulfills PHL in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

PHL1000C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Introduction to Philosophy - Section B

   

A first course in philosophy focusing on classic questions that have stirred the perennial human quest for wisdom.  We will explore such questions as: Are humans free or determined? How do the mind and body interact? Is ethics just relative to each person or society?  Should there be any limits to the political freedom of citizens? Does God exist? The course will introduce students to the methods and culture of philosophy: sympathetic understanding, critical analysis, fair argumentation, and a persistent desire to know the truth whatever it is.  The focus and questions covered will be determined by each instructor. Fulfills PHL in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

PHL1000C-B

Summer II

Hybrid

T/W/TH

6:00 - 9:50

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Perspectives on the Good Life - Section A

   

Before it comes to an end, how shall I spend the life I have? What would make that life genuinely worth living? We will seek the guidance of many masters: East and West, ancient and modern, women and men and from diverse races. We have much to consider, but the main challenge for each of us is to shape a perspective we can each embrace as our own. What could be more important? Prerequisite: PHL 1000. Satisfies a second institutional requirement in Philosophy if needed or a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills E and W in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

PHL2020WC-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Perspectives on the Good Life - Section B

   

Before it comes to an end, how shall I spend the life I have? What would make that life genuinely worth living? We will seek the guidance of many masters: East and West, ancient and modern, women and men and from diverse races. We have much to consider, but the main challenge for each of us is to shape a perspective we can each embrace as our own. What could be more important? Prerequisite: PHL 1000. Satisfies a second institutional requirement in Philosophy if needed or a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills E and W in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

PHL2020WC-B

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Values in a Technological Culture

   

A critical examination of the way in which technological innovation has shaped our modern culture. Students will study major ethical traditions, pursue individual research projects on particular areas of technology, suggest solutions to ethical problems that arise there, and report their conclusions. Prerequisite: PHL 1000. Fulfills E in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

PHL2090C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Socrates and the Examined Life

   

In this course, students will focus on the ethical issues, provocations, and example of the Athenian philosopher Socrates (469-399 BCE). Though Socrates himself wrote nothing-everything we know about him was recorded by others-his inquiries into virtue, justice, and piety, his relentless cross-examination of others, and his insistence that “the unexamined life is not worth living” have set the questions and shaped the methods of a large part of ethical thinking ever since. Students will encounter Socrates primarily through a series of philosophical dialogues by his pupil Plato. But to develop a fuller-and more critical-understanding, students will also read a perceptive ancient comic lampoon of Socratic moral instruction along with key later responses to the enigmatic Socrates and his teachings. Prerequisite(s): PHL 1000. Fulfills: E in LS Core

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

PHL2310C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Physics +

Physics I

   

First semester of a one-year calculus-based introduction to physics, for students in engineering, chemistry, biology, physics, and others. Topics normally include vectors, kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, momentum, rotational and orbital motion, torque, angular momentum, and oscillations. Prerequisite MTH 1217. (Alternately: Students who earn a B or better in MTH 1016 [Precalculus] may enroll in PHY 2211 with MTH 1217 as a co-requisite.) Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills Q and a STEM requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

PHY2211C-A

Summer I

Traditional/LAB

MTWTH

8:30 - 12:00

21-May - 28-Jun

Political Science +

Current Issues in Politics

   

An introduction to the field of political science designed for non-majors and undecided majors. This course examines several current policy controversies in the political arena and explores how they can be understood using common concepts and theories in the discipline. The course will focus on current policy debates such as: What to do about low voter turnout? How should the US relate to other countries in the world? Does the legal system produce justice? Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

POL1000C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Comparative Politics

   

This course examines a variety of important issues, such as why are some countries democratic while others are not, what is a state and how did states come about, what is colonialism and how did it shape the present and future of billions of people? The course addresses these questions through an introduction to the study of comparative politics - the art and science of comparing political systems in order to raise and evaluate claims about politics. The substantive material draws on developed and developing parts of the world and covers contemporary as well as recent historical events. Required course for all Political Science Majors and Minors. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC & D requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

POL1500C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Political Ethics

   

The course will provide a foundation in ethics, ethical theory, and their application to political institutions and the political process. The course will cover the ethical issues and implications faced by politicians, elected officials and government employees in the operation of the government and in making public policy decisions, along with those faced by individuals and entities interacting or doing business with the government. The course will examine how these ethical issues can be resolved in politics and public policy making. Through the use of select case studies, the course will explore current and past ethical issues in politics and public policy making, including torturing of terrorists, NSA spying, whistleblowing, police shootings, illegal immigration and fraud in military and other government contracts. Fulfills: Ethics (E) requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

POL2010C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Massachusettes Sate and Local Politics

   

The face-to-face interactions between citizens and governments in states and communities are the central focus of this course. This course will examine what various governments and officials do, how and when they do it. This course will discuss the institutions and policies of state and local governments and also consider the effect of outside factors such as federalism, grass roots participation, interest groups and political parties of governing. Fulfills: Social Science distribution requirement. SOSC requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

POL211C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Public Service Internship

   

As participant observers, students study theoretical and practical approaches to government by serving as research and staff aides to leaders in the public sector at the federal, state or local levels of government. Students must work in the field at least an average of 15 hours per week for eight weeks, totaling 120 hours. In addition, students will work individually through email with the internship Director to produce a 10-15 page reflective research paper on a topic related to the internship experience. Prerequisite: Seniors and juniors with permission from the instructor.  Fulfills X in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

POL4851C-A

Summer III

Online

*

*

21-May - 16-Aug

Psychology +

Introduction to Psychology - Section A

   

Provides students with a general overview, from a scientific standpoint, of this wide-ranging field. Explores major issues and concepts in the study of human behavior including biological foundations, perception, motivation, learning, developmental processes, personality, social factor, psychological disorders and therapy. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in psychology. This course provides a general overview of the wide-ranging field of psychology. Students will explore major concepts and issues in the study of human thinking, feeling and acting. These include biological foundations of behavior and experience, how people learn and develop, how individuals perceive the world, what prompts people to act the way that they do, individual differences in behavior, social relations, the difference between normative and non-normative behavior, and approaches to therapy. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

PSY1000C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Introduction to Psychology - Section B

   

Provides students with a general overview, from a scientific standpoint, of this wide-ranging field. Explores major issues and concepts in the study of human behavior including biological foundations, perception, motivation, learning, developmental processes, personality, social factor, psychological disorders and therapy. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in psychology. This course provides a general overview of the wide-ranging field of psychology. Students will explore major concepts and issues in the study of human thinking, feeling and acting. These include biological foundations of behavior and experience, how people learn and develop, how individuals perceive the world, what prompts people to act the way that they do, individual differences in behavior, social relations, the difference between normative and non-normative behavior, and approaches to therapy. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

PSY1000C-B

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Developmental Psychology

   

Introduction to theory and research related to the development of psychological processes from infancy to adulthood. Analyzes the concept of development, the nature-nurture issue and the epigenetic nature of human development. Also examines cognitive, social, and personality development in their social and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: PSY 1000. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

PSY2300C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Personality

   

Introduces classical and contemporary thinking on the concept of ‘personality’. Explores the contributions of several important theoretical frameworks in personality theory including psychoanalysis, phenomenology, trait theory, and learning. Prerequisite(s): PSY 1000. Fulfills: Social Science distribution requirement. SOSC requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

PSY2400C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Psychology of Trauma

   

Explores the psychology of trauma and human resilience. This course explores the range of posttraumatic reactions to a variety of situations as they affect cognitive, emotional, somatic and interpersonal aspects of functioning. Students will be exposed to an overview of the etiology of and prevailing theories about PTSD. Factors contributing to the resilience to trauma as well as societal, cultural, and historical influences on views of trauma will also be discussed. Prerequisite(s): PSY 1000.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

PSY2470C-A

Summer II

Hybrid

T

6:00 - 9:50

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Abnormal Psychology

   

Examination of basic issues in psychopathology. Focus on description, etiology and treatment of neurosis, character disorder, and psychosis from varying theoretical and clinical perspectives. Prerequisite: PSY 1000. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

PSY3410C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Religious and Theological Studies +

Christianity in Context - Section A

   

As an introduction to Christianity, this course will investigate a number of the “contexts” in which it began, in which it developed, and in which we find it today. Students will study Christianity in the historical contexts within the ancient world and of ancient Judaism, in the literary contexts of the Christian Bible and its interpretation, in the intellectual context of church history, and in contemporary global contexts. In keeping with the College’s Augustinian identity, mission, and vision, this course will also highlight the contributions of St. Augustine. Satisfies the first institutional requirement in religious and theological studies. Fulfills RTS in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

RTS1100C-A

Summer I

Hybrid

T

6:00 - 9:50

21-May - 28-Jun

Christianity in Context - Section B

   

As an introduction to Christianity, this course will investigate a number of the “contexts” in which it began, in which it developed, and in which we find it today. Students will study Christianity in the historical contexts within the ancient world and of ancient Judaism, in the literary contexts of the Christian Bible and its interpretation, in the intellectual context of church history, and in contemporary global contexts. In keeping with the College’s Augustinian identity, mission, and vision, this course will also highlight the contributions of St. Augustine. Satisfies the first institutional requirement in religious and theological studies. Fulfills RTS in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

RTS1100C-B

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Gender and the Bible

   

The course investigates the Bible as a “gendered” text of Christian and Jewish religious history and practice. It introduces students to the pertinent gender theories, primary texts, and scholarly discussions. The course also helps students to develop an understanding about the lasting influences of the Bible on past and present formations of gender as practiced in Western culture, politics, and religion. Satisfies the second institutional requirement in religious and theological studies. Fulfills D in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

RTS3210C-A

Summer I

Hybrid

W

6:00 - 9:50

21-May - 28-Jun

Sports Medicine +

Introduction to Physical Activity, Fitness, and Wellness - Section A

   

This course is a survey of the discipline of health and fitness, including knowledge derived from performing physical activity, studying about physical activity, and professional practice centered in physical activity. It includes an analysis of the importance of health and wellness in daily life, the relationship between physical activity and the discipline of kinesiology, and the general effects of physical activity experiences. The course surveys the general knowledge base of the Health Science discipline as reflected in the major sub disciplines and reviews selected concepts in each, showing how they contribute to our understanding of the nature and importance of physical activity. The students will learn about the fitness components of wellness; flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, body composition, nutrition, weight management, and cancer. Fitness and other positive life style habits that lead to better health, improved quality of life, and total well-being will be discussed. Students will be responsible for developing a self-paced fitness program that will be followed for the duration of the semester.  In addition, the course introduces students to the general and specific characteristics of the health and wellness professions.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

SME1104C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Introduction to Physical Activity, Fitness, and Wellness - Section B

   

This course is a survey of the discipline of health and fitness, including knowledge derived from performing physical activity, studying about physical activity, and professional practice centered in physical activity. It includes an analysis of the importance of health and wellness in daily life, the relationship between physical activity and the discipline of kinesiology, and the general effects of physical activity experiences. The course surveys the general knowledge base of the Health Science discipline as reflected in the major sub disciplines and reviews selected concepts in each, showing how they contribute to our understanding of the nature and importance of physical activity. The students will learn about the fitness components of wellness; flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, body composition, nutrition, weight management, and cancer. Fitness and other positive life style habits that lead to better health, improved quality of life, and total well-being will be discussed. Students will be responsible for developing a self-paced fitness program that will be followed for the duration of the semester.  In addition, the course introduces students to the general and specific characteristics of the health and wellness professions.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

SME1104C-B

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Sociology +

Success and the American Dream

   

For most people in the U.S., the answer to the question “What causes success?” is simple. They look within the individual for personal qualities and characteristics that give rise to achievement and success: genetic make-up, intelligence, ability, character, drive, etc. Sociologists, in sharp contrast, ask the following questions: What cultural beliefs shape how individuals pursue and measure success? What stereotypes, social processes, and social structures fuel different levels of accomplishment in individuals and between groups? What is the link between success, social identity, social inequality, and social justice? This interdisciplinary course will analyze ongoing debates about the nature of and misunderstood connections between success, happiness, intelligence, and ability.  We will study and apply theoretical insights and practical strategies from sociology, psychology, education, and neuroscience that strengthen achievement by maximizing effective learning and enhancing happiness. This course is based on the assumption that learning, at its best, opens minds, changes lives, and is fun. Instead of analyzing abstract topics that are often hard to relate to, we will connect the ideas that we explore to our questions, beliefs, and dreams.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

SOC1500C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Happiness

   

This interdisciplinary course will analyze the key sources of and debates about happiness.  As we explore possibilities of increasing happiness, individually and collectively, we will focus on the relationship between happiness and success, culture, motivation, social media, food, and exercise. This course is based on the assumption that learning, at its best, open minds, changes lives, and is fun.  Instead of analyzing abstract ideas that are often hard to relate to, we will constantly connect the issues we explore to your questions, beliefs, and dreams.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

SOC1600C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Ways of Thinking: Social Theory

   

Both classical and contemporary theory will be studied and discussed in this class. The class begins with an intensive study of the origins of sociological thought in the nineteenth century as a response to the conditions of modernity. Students will study the social analysis of thinkers who sought to make sense out of the dramatic shift from traditional to modern society. Students will read the original texts of such sociologists as Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber, who are considered responsible for establishing the theoretical foundation of the modern discipline of sociology. The class will build on the foundation of these theorists, as students learn current day theoretical perspectives. Students will read original texts of the current theories in major sociological perspectives such as functional theory, conflict theory, interaction theory, rational choice, theory, and postmodernism. Prerequisite: SOC 1000 or consent of the instructor.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

SOC3000C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Sociology of Health

   

This course examines health, illness and healing as not merely physiological states but also human experiences shaped by sociological forces. The course begins with a brief historical review of medicine and the emergence of scientific medicine. Social epidemiology, health behavior, social stress, social support, the stages of the illness experience, the sick role, the doctor-patient relationship, technology and medicine, and the delivery of medical care in the U.S. and how it compares to other countries are among the topics examined. Fulfills: SOSC requirement in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

SOC3600C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Spanish +

Intermediate Spanish I

   

This course is not open to heritage speakers. This is an intermediate level course with an emphasis on the study of grammar. Readings will consist of short texts from Hispanic literature and civilization, along with articles of contemporary relevance. Most instruction conducted in the target language. Prerequisite: placed at this level by Placement Test or SPA 1120 or equivalent or permission of the instructor. The intermediate language sequence (2010, 2020) satisfies BOTH Humanities distribution requirements. Fulfills FL in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

SPA2010C-A

Summer II

Traditional

T/W/TH

6:00 - 9:50

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Sports Management +

Introduction to Sport Management

   

In this course, students will be introduced to the unique opportunities and operational aspects of a sport management career. The course will provide introductory exposure to the following areas: the historical evolution of American and international sports; the relationship between the mass media and the sports industry; the economic impact of sports; the interactive relationship between sports and society; and legal and ethical issues in sport management. Prerequisite: BUS 1100.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

SPM3000C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Sports Marketing

   

Marketing is a critical function in the sport organization. Sport marketing exposes students to the dynamics of marketing a sport organization. Topics include promotion, public relations, event sponsorship, strategic marketing, consumer behavior, and brand management. Prerequisites: BUS 2205.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

SPM3005C-A
MKT3005C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Sports Management Practicum

   

The practicum provides students with experiential learning opportunities relevant to the sport management career. This “hands-on” experience allows students to learn how their educational training applies to a sport organization. Prerequisite: SPM 3000. Fulfills X in LS Core.

Approval by instructor needed for registration.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

SPM4000C-A

Summer III

Online

By appointment

*

21-May - 16-Aug

Women and Gender Studies +

Gender & Society - Section A

   

This course will explore current attitudes about women, men and differently gendered persons in Western society. It approaches women’s, men’s, and differently gendered person’s experiences through insights provided by feminist thought on such areas as race and ethnicity, work, education, media, family, gender, sexuality, religion, and politics. Among the questions the course will consider are: Why is it important to study how gender is constructed? Why have women been treated differently than men in society? How have differently gendered persons been regarded and treated by society? What is patriarchy? And how is power distributed based on gender? Required for the Women’s and Gender Studies Major and Minor. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement and D in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

WGS1010C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

Gender & Society - Section B

   

This course will explore current attitudes about women, men and differently gendered persons in Western society. It approaches women’s, men’s, and differently gendered person’s experiences through insights provided by feminist thought on such areas as race and ethnicity, work, education, media, family, gender, sexuality, religion, and politics. Among the questions the course will consider are: Why is it important to study how gender is constructed? Why have women been treated differently than men in society? How have differently gendered persons been regarded and treated by society? What is patriarchy? And how is power distributed based on gender? Required for the Women’s and Gender Studies Major and Minor. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement and D in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

WGS1010C-B

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

Gender and Popular Culture

   

Popular Culture is the US’s second largest export after weapons. This course will examine how gender is used in popular culture artifacts from popular entertainment including sports, films, music and more. Employing popular culture methods and theories including cultural studies, students will study how the meaning system is used to reinforce the status quo and also challenge it. By focusing on popular culture representations of women and gender in advertising, music videos, YouTube, television, magazines, and film, this course will explore how cultural values, fears, hopes and dreams are coded into gender scripts and representations and how race, class, ethnicity, sex, and nation are interlocked with gender. The course will also examine what is at stake both in negotiating gender in contemporary culture and in doing “feminist” cultural criticism. In addition, students will look at fan culture and uncover what pop culture gender representations have to do with the lives and experiences of real people. Fulfills: D in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

WGS3230C-A

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug

US Women’s History - Section A

   

An examination of the history of women in America. It will include history prior to colonization, beyond and to the present. A look at women’s roles in US Society and the intersection of class, culture and ethnicity in shaping women’s historical experiences across time. The course will examine the transformations and continuities in women’s lives as well as the political, social, economic and cultural factors that inspired, infused or inhibited women’s changing roles. This class also explores the ways in which race, class and ethnicity have operated to unite and divide disparate groups of women. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills H and D in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

WGS3300C-A

Summer I

Online

*

*

21-May - 28-Jun

US Women’s History - Section B

   

An examination of the history of women in America. It will include history prior to colonization, beyond and to the present. A look at women’s roles in US Society and the intersection of class, culture and ethnicity in shaping women’s historical experiences across time. The course will examine the transformations and continuities in women’s lives as well as the political, social, economic and cultural factors that inspired, infused or inhibited women’s changing roles. This class also explores the ways in which race, class and ethnicity have operated to unite and divide disparate groups of women. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills H and D in LS Core.

Course No.

Session

Format

Days

Time

Date

WGS3300C-B

Summer II

Online

*

*

9-Jul - 16-Aug