Summer Semester 2020

Courses run during four sessions from May 18 until August 14 unless noted otherwise. Please email us with your questions.

Registration opens March 26

Please note: Courses are subject to change.


Summer I:
May 18 - June 26, 2020 
Summer II:
July 6 - August 14, 2020 
Summer III:
May 18 - August 14, 2020 
Summer VIII 8 week:
May 11 - July 3, 2020 

Tuition:

  • Summer Session tuition: $390 per credit
  • All courses with a lab component: $440 per credit
  • *Comprehensive Fees: Summer courses exempt

Courses Offered

Please make note of what format your class is offered in.

  • On-Campus: Meets every week of the term on-campus - face to face instruction.
  • Hybrid: Meets on campus during the pre-selected day of the week during the entire term. Remaining instruction online.
  • Online: Course instruction occurs completely online. There are no on-campus meetings. Courses are asynchronous.

Business

Accounting

  • ACC4408C-A Auditing
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
This course provides a strong conceptual and practical approach to auditing. Emphasis is placed on auditing theory, supplemented with practice work papers and discussions with selected representatives of the accounting profession. Prerequisite: BUS2203 and MTH1003 (or course equivalent: MTH1016, 1115, or 1217). Fulfills X in LS Core.
  • ACC3303C-A Intermediate Accounting I
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer 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 and MTH1003 (or course equivalent: MTH1016, 115 or 1217.
  • ACC3304C-A Intermediate Accounting II
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer 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.
  • ACC4407C-A Taxes
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
This course covers federal income taxation concepts and principles primarily for individuals and corporations. Income recognition, deductions, tax calculations, capital gains and losses and tax accounting methods are discussed for various tax reporting entities. Tax differences between corporations, individuals and flow-through entities are covered. Prerequisite: BUS 2203 or permission of instructor.

Business

  • BUS2203C-A Accounting for Business
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Days/Week: T/R, 6:00 PM - 9:50 PM
  • Summer I
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: BUS1100.
  • BUS4850C-A Business Enterprise Internship
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer III
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.  Permission must be obtained from the internship Professor prior to registration.  Fulfills X in LS Core.
  • BUS2213C-A Business Statistics
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Days/Week: T/R, 6:00 PM - 9:50 PM
  • Summer I
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 and MTH 1003 (or course equivalent: MTH 1016, 1115, or 1217). Fulfills Q in LS Core.
  • BUS1100C-A Intro to Business
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.  
  • BUS2210C-A Management Information Systems
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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: BUS1100.
  • BUS2215C-A Managerial Finance
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Days/Week: W, 6:00 PM - 9:50 PM
  • Summer I
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.
  • BUS2220C-A Operations Management
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Days/Week: M/W, 6:00 PM - 9:50 PM
  • Summer II
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 2203 & BUS 2213. Fulfills X in LS Core.  
  • BUS4402WC-A Strategic Analysis & Decision Making
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Days/Week: M, 6:00 PM - 9:50 PM
  • Summer II
BUS4402 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: BUS1100 and all required BUS2xxx courses. Fulfills X and W in LS Core.

Management

  • MGT3320C-A Employment Law & Labor Relations
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
This course will introduce the student to the historical and cultural development of the legal, ethical and regulatory environment of modern business as it relates to the employment relationship. Topics will include common law rules governing the relationships of employer-employee, principal-agent and employer-independent contractor. An examination of important statutory rules shall include the Occupational Safety and Health Act, National Labor Relations Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act together with its progeny the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Equal Pay Act. Prerequisites: BUS 2225 and BUS 2227.
  • MGT3325C-A Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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 priciples of ethical behavior in various cultures will be discussed. Students will participate in a significant service-learning project in this course. Satisfies the E and X requirements in LS Core. Prerequisites:  Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor.
  • MGT3351C-A Human Resource Management
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
This is a broad survey course providing a comprehensive overview of several human resource functions, including recruitment and selection, compensation, training, performance evaluation, labor and employee relations. Students will consider HRM topics as they relate to all employees with different roles and perspectives for supervisors and subordinates, and how these topics apply to creating strategic directions for an organization. Using an applied setting focus, instruction methods combine interactive lectures, experiential exercises, current events, case review, and external project analysis and presentation. Prerequisite: BUS 1100. Fulfills X in LS Core.
  • MGT3330C-A Legal Environment of Business
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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 5.  Methods of Business Formation including Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations and Special Business Forms.  Prerequisite:  BUS1100 and Sophomore standing or permission.  
  • MGT3310C-A Organizational Behavior
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Days/Week: W, 6-950pm
  • Summer I
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(s): BUS 1100 and at least Sophomore standing.Fulfills: X in LS Core

Marketing

  • MKT3400C-A Social Media Marketing
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
Businesses are currently facing a fundamental change in the ways that consumers interact with brands and each other. Social media has connected consumers with family and friends while also giving them considerable power over marketers and brands. This course offers an overview of how marketing has changed due to the increasing prominence of social media as a digital marketing tool. The curriculum of this course is designed to equip students with the relevant knowledge, perspectives, and practical skills required to both develop and present an effective social media marketing strategy. Prerequisite: BUS2205.

Sport Management

  • SPM3000C-A Intro to Sport Management
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.
  • SPM4000C-A Sport Management Practicum
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer III
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.
  • SPM3005C-A Sports Marketing
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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.  

Education and Social Policy

Criminology

  • CRM4800C-A Criminology Internship
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer III
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.
  • CRM2900C-A Police Culture
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
Police Culture is an introduction to the function and purpose of police operations. The course will examine the culture of American Policing today and include the study of police policy and procedure. Also included will be the study of organizational culture within law enforcement from a police officer’s perspective and the assessment of working environments within contemporary police departments.The effects of cultural diversity in law enforcement today will be examined in relation to traditional law enforcement models. Topics will include women in law enforcement, religion, employment rights and occupational attitudes in police work. Emphasis will also be on the growing problems in the Criminal Justice System as a result of societal changes in law enforcement and how it affects police management.  Prerequisite: CRM1000.
  • CRM2500C-A The Death Penalty
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
This course is a detailed investigation into the legal, moral, religious, historical, economic, biological, social, and political issues involved in the current administration of the death penalty in America and worldwide.  After first examining the history of capital punishment and the arguments pro and con, the course will consider, among others, the following topics: early challenges to the death penalty; different attempts to enact constitutional death penalty policies; the history of the execution of juveniles, the mentally retarded, the insane and the innocent; the role of the jury in capital cases; the effect of race on capital sentencing; and the procedural requirements for capital sentencing trials.  In addition, some course materials may be tailored to the interests of the particular course members.  SOC1001 or SOC3200 or CRM1000 or consent of instructor.

Education

  • EDU2210C-A Child Growth and Development
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
This course will introduce students to theories and principles of child and early adolescent development. The course will specifically address the application of such theories to educational practice, examining the biological, cognitive and social changes associated with development, birth through early adolescence. Students will engage in a service learning project to gain understanding of children in this age range.Fulfills: SOSC and X in LS Core
  • EDU4220C-A Differentiation & Instruction
  • 2 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
This course will review current practices in differentiated instruction for children at all ability levels. The major areas to be covered in this course will include the characteristics and needs of typically developing children and those with communication problems, visual and hearing impairments, physical and health-related challenges, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, gifted and talented attributes, and emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • EDU2130C-A Diversity, Social Justice, & Ethics
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
This course will focus on issues of diversity and social justice withinthe context of PreK-12 education. Its purpose is to develop theoretical,conceptual, pedagogical, and curricular foundations for supporting issues ofequity and access as well as understand the socio-historical context and currentsituation of historically marginalized individuals, groups, and peoples. Themes will include urban education, immigration and English-language status, andspecial education. Students will examine both systemic and curricularapproaches within educational settings to develop a conceptual framework aswell as the practical implications of these themes and issues.Fulfills D, E and X in LS Core
  • HDE1000C-A Introduction to Human Development
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
This course focuses on physical, cognitive, and social-emotional continuity and changes that occur throughout the lifespan. An introduction to research and theories in human development is included.
  • EDU4221C-A Positive Learning Environments and Behavior Interventions
  • 2 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
This course emphasizes the importance of creating and maintaining a safe and collaborative learning environment for all students. Preservice teachers gain knowledge and skills to employ a variety of strategies to assist students in developing social and emotional self-regulation skills and responsible decision making. The course also focuses on valuing diversity and motivation for students to take academic risks and challenges and establish and maintain effective routines and procedures that promote positive student behavior.

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

  • HSC1122C-A Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: On-Campus
  • Days/Week: T/W/R, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Summer I
An introduction to the structure and function of the human body.  This course will focus on the basic principles of cells and tissues, and the integumentary, musculoskeletal, central and peripheral nervous, sensory, and endocrine systems.  The laboratory is a required component that will 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.
  • HSC1123C-A Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: On-Campus
  • Days/Week: T/W/R, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Summer 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(s): HSC 1122.
  • HSC3103C-A Global Public Health
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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.  
  • HSC4850WC-A HSC Internship
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Days/Week: (class meetings by appointment)
  • Summer III
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 and W in LS Core.
  • HSC4855C-A HSC Internship II
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Days/Week: (class meetings by appointment)
  • Summer III
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.
  • HSC1104C-A Intro to Human Disease
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.  
  • HSC2300C-C Intro to Nutritional Sciences
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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.  
  • HSC2300C-A Intro to Nutritional Sciences
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.  
  • HSC3302C-B Intro to Public Health
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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.  
  • HSC3302C-A Intro to Public Health
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.
  • SME1104C-B Introduction to Physical Activity, Fitness, and Wellness
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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 lifestyle 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. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.
  • SME1104C-A Introduction to Physical Activity, Fitness, and Wellness
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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 lifestyle 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. Satisfies a Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a STEM requirement in LS Core.
  • HSC2350C-A Professional Development in Health Sciences
  • 2 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
To provide the Merrimack College sophomore with a continuum of self and career exploration education in preparation for an internship or research experience. This professional development in health sciences course sets a foundation for building solid life and career decision-making skills through a series of exploratory exercises, as well as professionally prepares students for their upcoming internship or research experience.

Liberal Arts

Communication and Media

  • COM4851C-A Communication Studies Internship
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer III
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.
  • COM2401C-A Introduction to Media
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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.  No prerequisite. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.  
  • COM1020C-A Public Communication
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Hybrid
  • Days/Week: T, 6:00 PM - 9:50 PM
  • Summer II
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.
  • COM2010WC-A Research Inquiry
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.  Communications students only. Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in LS Core.

Economics

  • ECO1203C-A Principles of Economics - Micro
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.

English

  • ENG1060C-A Horror Fiction
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
This introductory-level course will examine our culture’s fascination with narratives involving the supernatural, the deviant and the macabre. It will challenge students to identify the variety of ways in which classic and contemporary horror stories manage to haunt their readers.Fulfills: AL in LS Core
  • ENG1050C-A Intro to College Writing
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
Introduction to the rhetorical practices of college-level writing. Emphasizes the foundations of academic discourse, with attention to language, purpose, and context. Students will read and analyze texts to prepare them to write for different audiences. Will include library instruction, research, and documentation. Fulfills first year writing requirement in LS Core. Does not count toward English major or minor.
  • ENG1050C-B Intro to College Writing
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
Introduction to the rhetorical practices of college-level writing. Emphasizes the foundations of academic discourse, with attention to language, purpose, and context. Students will read and analyze texts to prepare them to write for different audiences. Will include library instruction, research, and documentation. Fulfills first year writing requirement in LS Core. Does not count toward English major or minor.
  • ENG2050C-A Intro to Literary Studies
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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.  Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement.  Fulfills AL in LS Core.
  • ENG2150C-A Introduction to Creative Writing
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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 an AL requirement in LS Core.
  • ENG2770C-A Literature & Film
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
Study of the transformation of works of literature into film, focusing on the different techniques used in cinema, literature, and the relationship of film to traditional literature. Class will focus on four major films and the literature they are based on. Prerequisite: ENG/WRT1050. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills AL in LS Core.
  • ENG3870C-A Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills AL in LS Core.
  • ENG1550C-A Major American Authors
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.

History

  • HIS1119C-A HIS 1119 - The European Experience: Antiquity to the Reformation
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: On-Campus
  • Days/Week: M, 6:00 PM - 9:10 PM
  • Summer III
The European Experience:  Antiquity to the Reformation   This course examines the major events and developments in European history from  ancient civilizations through the Renaissance and Reformation, with particular emphasis upon the political context, the causes and implications of social and economic change, and cultural evolution. This course is not open to students who have received credit for World Civilization I. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement.  Fulfills H in LS Core.  

Philosophy

  • PHL2060C-A Biomedical Ethics
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
A critical examination of moral issues in medicine and bioethics.  Topics will be selected from among the following: the physician relationship; informed consent; research ethics; issues at the end of life including euthanasia and physician assisted suicide; the allocation of scarce medical resources; race and gender in medicine; reproductive and genetic control, etc.  Ethical theories and principles will be introduced to help analyze the chosen issues. Prerequisite:  PHL 1000. Satisfies a second institutional requirement in Philosophy if needed or a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills E in LS Core.
  • PHL2070C-A Environmental Ethics
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
Environmental Ethics concerns humanity’s relationship with nature. In addition to questions about our moral obligations to other humans, animals, plants, ecosystems, and future generations, the course will also look at recent work on the Land Ethic, Ecofascism, Deep Ecology, Global Ecocentrism, Ecofeminism, Social Ecology, and Sustainability. We will begin with a brief look at some background texts before turning to philosophical analysis of such contemporary issues as climate change, renewable energy, pollution, and sustainability. Prerequisite: a 1000-level philosophy course. Satisfies a second institutional requirement in Philosophy if needed or a Humanities distribution requirement.  Fulfills E in LS Core.
  • PHL2050C-A Ethics in the Professions
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
The course is designed to introduce students to the three major ethical theories: Natural Law, Deontology, and Utilitarianism. After the students have been familiarized with the fundamental principles and with the logical structure of moral reasoning, we will examine some of the many moral problems that arise in the professional lives of doctors, lawyers, engineers, advertisers, etc. Topics will include privacy, confidentiality, deception, commutative and distributive justice in hiring and compensation, etc. The course will stress case studies in the form of group discussions and presentations of cases in class by students. Prerequisite: PHL 1000. Satisfies a second institutional requirement in Philosophy if needed or a Humanities distribution requirement.  Fulfills E in LS Core.
  • PHL1000C-A Introduction to Philosophy
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.
  • PHL1000C-B Introduction to Philosophy
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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.
  • PHL2020WC-A Persp on the Good Life-Writ Int
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.  Fulfill E and W in LS Core.
  • PHL2090C-A Values in Technological Culture
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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. Satisfies a second institutional requirement in Philosophy if needed or a Humanities distribution requirement.  Fulfills E in LS Core.
  • PHL2100WC-A Women, Ethics, Society Writ Int
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
What is feminism? What are the different forms of oppression? This topic-driven course explores the moral dilemmas that result from living in a patriarchal society. Students will read leading feminist scholarship on topics related to sexism, such as body image, sexuality and violence, and media representations of oppressed groups. Students will have the opportunity to determine where they stand on controversial issues by participating in class discussions. Prerequisite: PHL 1000. Satisfies a second institutional requirement in Philosophy if needed or a Humanities distribution requirement.  Fulfills E, D and W in LS Core.

Political Science

  • POL1500C-A Comparative Politics
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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 Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC & D requirement in LS Core.
  • POL3140C-A Mass Media and American Politics
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
This course examines of the role of the media in shaping political opinions and behavior. The role of the media in setting political agendas and reporting and interpreting political events will be examined. The nature and influence of public opinion in a democratic society will be studied. Sophomore or above standing.  Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.
  • POL1100C-A Politics of the US
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
An introduction to the American political system, this course examines (1) the Constitutional basis of American politics, (2) the national institutions that are involved in decision-making and public debate (for example, the Presidency and the bureaucracy, the Federal Courts, the Congress, political parties, the media), (3) issues that Americans argue about (rights and liberties, economic benefits, foreign policy), and the processes by which those arguments are conducted and resolved (campaigns and elections, administrative action, legislation, lobbying, publicity). Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. Fulfills a SOSC requirement and X in LS Core.
  • POL4852C-A Public Service Internship
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer III
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 on average 10-12 hours per week for 12 weeks, for a minimum of 120 hours in the field. In addition, students will work individually with the internship director to produce a 10 to 15 page reflective research paper on a topic related to the internship experience.  Requires faculty consent for registration.  Fulfills X in the LS Core.

Psychology

  • PSY3410C-A Abnormal Psychology
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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: PSY1000. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.
  • PSY3250C-A Cultural Psychology
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
Analyzes current theories and research on culture, race and ethnicity; and explores the ways in which the individual, social relations and culture mutually constitute each other. The course analyzes the rich interconnections between language and culture, and the role of culture in the construction of self and higher-order psychological processes.  Students will examine cultural groups within and outside of the United States. Also includes consideration of cultural issues in the interpretation of personal experience and the role of cultural diversity in contemporary society.  Prerequisite: PSY 1000. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement and D in LS Core.
  • PSY2300C-A Developmental Psychology
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.
  • PSY1000C-B Introduction to Psychology
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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, individual differences in behavior, social influence and social relations, the difference between normative and non-normative behavior, and approaches to therapy. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in psychology. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement  in LS core.
  • PSY1000C-A Introduction to Psychology
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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, individual differences in behavior, social influence and social relations, the difference between normative and non-normative behavior, and approaches to therapy. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in psychology. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement  in LS core.
  • PSY2400C-A Personality
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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: PSY 1000. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.
  • PSY2470C-A The Psychology of Trauma
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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.  Pre-requisite:  PSY1000, Introduction to Psychology.

Religious and Theological Studies

  • RTS3400C-A American Catholicism
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
The Catholic experience in the American environment from colonial times to the present. Analysis of the theological, cultural, social and political influences which have affected Catholicism.  Satisfies the second institutional requirement in religious and theological studies. Fulfills H in LS Core. THIS COURSE REQUIRES TRAVEL (LOCAL FIELD TRIPS, TBD)
  • RTS1100C-A Christianity in Context
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.
  • RTS1010C-A World Religion
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
This course is an introduction to a variety of the world’s religious traditions, such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Indigenous Traditions, Christianity, Islam, and Taoism.  We examine origins, beliefs, practices, sacred texts, and historical and cultural aspects.  Special attention will be given to Christianity and Catholicism.  We will also examine St. Augustine’s life and ideas using various sources.  Satisfies the first institutional requirement in religious and theological studies. Fulfills RTS in LS Core.

Sociology

  • SOC1600C-A Happiness
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.
  • SOC3600C-A Sociology of Health
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
Health, illness and healing are not merely physiological states but also human experiences shaped by sociological forces. As Freund, McGuire and Podhurst point out in Health, Illness and the Social Body. A Critical Sociology [2003: 4], “The sick body is not simply a closed container, encased in skin that has been invaded by germs or traumatic blows but is also open and connected to the world that surrounds it. Thus the human body is open to the social body. Similarly, our material (or physical) environment, such as the urban landscape, the workplace, or our foods, is influenced by our culture, social structure, and relationships. And these in turn influence our bodies.” The course begins with a brief review of the history of past viewpoints and practices in western civilization toward health, healing and illness leading to the emergence of the modern medical profession, scientific medicine, and the establishment of the medical model as the primary paradigm of disease. We will examine the social factors that influence who  gets sick, the types of illness suffered, the experience of being sick, the process of seeking help, and the context in which medical care is delivered. We will discuss the effect of stress on health and the role that human relationships and social support play in mediating stress. We will assess the state of our health care system and compare it to other systems. In general, we will depend on the theories, concepts and findings from sociology as they apply in the study of this area to direct our focus and inform our analysis. Prerequisite: SOC 1001 or consent of the instructor. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement in LS Core.
  • SOC3000C-A Ways of Thinking: Social Theory
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer III
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.

Visual and Performing Arts

  • FAA1320C-B History of Rock & Roll
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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.  
  • FAA1320C-A History of Rock & Roll
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.  
  • FAA2690-A Postmodern Art and Beyond
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
Contemporary art is always evolving. Many cultural shifts took hold in the 1960s. How did this impact art and its processes? How did it influence the comprehension of art itself? This course will provide an understanding of those cultural shifts and how they became the context for art-making. Through readings, lectures, discussions and experiential field trips we will explore what is contemporary art and why it is important to the human condition. THIS COURSE REQUIRES TRAVEL (LOCAL FIELD TRIPS, TBD)

Women’s and Gender Studies

  • WGS1010C-A Gender & Society
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
This course focuses on gender as a useful category to analyze structures, institutions, relationships, and social problems in the U.S. and globally. Students will learn such key concepts as the social construction of gender, power and privilege, patriarchy, and intersectionality. Topics include gender-based violence, workplace discrimination, and the relationship between sexism, racism, homophobia and other systems of oppression and inequality. The course looks at the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and nation with such areas as work, education, media/technology, family, religion, and politics. Students will also social movements that have and continue to emerge to promote gender equality and social justice in the US and globally.  Required for the Women’s and Gender Studies Contract Major and Minor.  Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement and D in LS Core.
  • WGS3420C-A Gender, Race, and Media
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
In this hands-on course we will examine theories of gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexuality in mainstream and independent media. We will study who controls the media, whose story is told, and from what perspective.  A focus will be on the historical and current impact racial and gender stereotypes in the media have on individuals and communities.  We will examine how oppressed groups worldwide are portrayed in mainstream media and how they are using the media to tell their own stories. We will learn how various audiences interpret the media differently. Throughout the course we will address issues of social inequality in the media and forms of resistance and explore alternative media, global media, media literacy and media democracy.  Finally, students will put theory into practice and create group videos. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement and D in LS Core.
  • WGS2010C-A Introduction to Ethnic Studies
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the academic field of Ethnic Studies, and the interdisciplinary questions it poses about the way that race, ethnicity and racism structure our world.  Our focus is within a framework analyzing a range of themes and topics including the intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality; issues of power and privilege; immigration; popular culture and representation.  The experiences of various communities of color will be explored including: African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanos, Latinas, Native Americans and others.  This course will also introduce major debates and issues facing Ethnic Studies in the 21st century such as immigration rights, Diaspora and globalization.  A variety of mediums will be used in the course including historical and theoretical texts, newspaper articles, online postings, film and cultural analysis. Satisfies  a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC and D in LS Core.  
  • WGS3300C-A US Women’s History
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
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.
  • WGS3300C-B US Women’s History
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
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.

World Languages and Cultural Studies

  • WLC1000C-A International Customs, Cultures & Languages
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: On-Campus
  • Days/Week: THURS, 6:00 PM - 9:50 PM
  • Summer III
This course explores the culture (or cultures) of a non-English-speaking country. The course aims to stimulate cultural curiosity and cross-cultural communication, along with providing practical knowledge of the customs and culture(s) of the specific country that will be covered each semester. The aspects of the country’s culture that will be covered include Culture and Arts, Social values, Food and other customs, Economics, Geography, History, Politics, Demographics and other social issues such as immigration/emigration, the environment, and mass media. There will also be a language component at the introductory level to provide students with the tools to navigate the target culture. This course is available exclusively for Degree Completion students who are taking courses through the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. Fulfills FL in LS Core for Professional Studies students ONLY.
  • ITA1110C-A Introductory Italian I
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: On-Campus
  • Days/Week: T/W/R, 6:00 PM - 9:50 PM
  • Summer II
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:  no Italian classes on High School Transcript.  Fulfills FL in LS Core.
  • SPA1110C-A Introductory Spanish I
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: On-Campus
  • Days/Week: T/W/R, 6:00 PM - 9:50 PM
  • Summer I
This course is offered for absolute beginners only.  This course is not open to heritage speakers or students with any prior study of Spanish.  Oral-aural Proficiency is acquired through speaking and role playing in class plus audio and visual practice outside of class, including mandatory language lab.  Students learn basic strategies for reading and writing in the language.  Prerequisite: no Spanish classes on High School Transcript.  Fulfills FL in LS Core.  Three hours a week and interactive aural/oral audio visual activities outside the classroom.

Science and Engineering

Biology

  • BIO2009C-A Environmental Science
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer I
The course engages students to inquire the linkages between ecological systems, human systems and human perturbations of natural ecological systems. Emphasis is placed on applied environmental issues that currently confront the planet. Students will also discuss the process of biological/ecological inquiry and the nature of science. This course will acquaint students with some of the social, economic, political, and ethical aspects of environmental problems following an introduction to the basic principles of ecology - the study of the interactions among organisms and their physical environment. The future of our society depends on whether Homo sapiens can learn to live in harmony with the global ecosystem so that it can support civilization. Knowing how the world ecosystem works permits more than knowledgeable participation in the great decisions of our day. Consideration will be given to alternative ways of organizing our society in accordance with sound ecological principles.Fulfills: STEM in LS CoreFour hours a week with some field/laboratory work.Note: This course does not count toward the Biology Majors or Minor.
  • BIO1106C-A Human Biology
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer II
An introduction to the structure and function of human body at the level of cells, tissues organs and organ systems. A special emphasis is placed on the functions of the nervous and endocrine systems and their role in homeostasis and the integration and regulation of the functions of the other tissues and organs. The course will also consider molecular, Mendelian and population genetics. This course is designed primarily for students who intend to major or are majoring in Psychology or Human Development.Not open to Biology or Health Science majors or minors.Fulfills: STEM requirement in LS Core.Note: Reserved for students majoring in Psychology or Human Development.Not open to biology or health sciences majors or minors.

Chemistry

  • CHM1110C-A General Chemistry I
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: On-Campus
  • Days/Week: M/T/W/R, 6:00 PM - 9:50 PM
  • Summer I
This chemistry course is for science majors. 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.

Math

  • MTH1111C-A Basic Statistics
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: Online
  • Summer III
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 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.
  • MTH1217C-A Calculus I
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: On-Campus
  • Days/Week: M/W, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Summer VIII
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.
  • MTH1218C-A Calculus II
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: On-Campus
  • Days/Week: M/W, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Summer VIII
A continuation of MTH 1217 for functions of a single variable.  Includes techniques and applications of integration, sequences, and series, including Taylor series.  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.
  • MTH2219C-A Calculus III
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: On-Campus
  • Days/Week: T/R, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Summer VIII
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.
  • MTH1016C-A Precalculus
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: On-Campus
  • Days/Week: M/W, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Summer VIII
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.  

Physics

  • PHY2211C-A Physics I (with laboratory)
  • 4 Credit(s)
  • Format: On-Campus
  • Days/Week: M/T/W/R, 8:30AM - 12:00PM
  • Summer 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(s): MTH 1217 or MTH 1016 with a final grade of B or higher and Corequisite: MTH 1217 Corequisite(s): PHY2001L (concurrent enrollment)Fulfills: Mathematics/Science distribution requirement. Q and a STEM requirement in LS Core.

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