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ARTH 241: Medieval Art

This course will introduce students to the pivotal works of art created between approximately 250 and 1500. We will discuss painting, sculpture, architecture, manuscript illumination, and graphic arts. Medieval visual and material culture will be considered within the framework of socio-political developments, rapid urban growth, the flowering of monastic culture, the rise of universities, and changes in devotional practices. While the course will primarily focus on western part of the medieval Christendom, we will also discuss Jewish, Byzantine, and Islamic art. Course will be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Counts for CAS Global & Cultural Diversity Requirement.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TuWTh 10:30a-12:00p

Instructor: Gilbert Jones

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Art History and Art

ARTS 220: Photo I

Camera, film, and darkroom techniques. Development of basic black and white perceptual and photographic skills. Darkroom and photographic field and lab work. 35mm camera required.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TuTh 6:00-9:00p

Instructor: Alexander Aitken

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, Art Studio

ARTS 399: Independent Study Photo

Independent Study Photo; by permit of Director only. Contact Tim Shuckerow at txs10@case.edu.

Class meets at Squire Valleevue Farm, lower farm.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TuTh 6:00-9:00p

Instructor: Alexander Aitken

Credits: 1-3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, Art Studio

ASTR 201: The Sun and Its Planets

An overview of the solar system; the planets and other objects that orbit about the Sun and the Sun itself as the dominant mass and the most important source of energy in the solar system. Concepts and the development of our knowledge will be emphasized. Not available for credit to astronomy majors.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TuWTh 10:30a-12:00p

Instructor: Jeffrey Kriessler

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Astronomy

DSCI 352: Applied Data Science Research

This is a project based data science research class, in which project teams identify a research project under the guidance of a domain expert professor. The research is structured as a data analysis project including the 6 steps of developing a reproducible data science project, including 1: Define the ADS question, 2: Identify, locate, and/or generate the data 3: Exploratory data analysis 4: Statistical modeling and prediction 5: Synthesizing the results in the domain context 6: Creation of reproducible research, Including code, datasets, documentation and reports.  During the course special topic lectures will include Ethics, Privacy, Openness, Security, Ethics. Value.  Offered as DSCI 352 and DSCI 452.  Prereq: (DSCI 133 or DSCI 134 or ENGR 131 or EECS 132) and (STAT 312R or STAT 201R or SYBB 310 or PQHS/EPBI 431 or OPRE 207) and (DSCI 351 or (SYBB 311A and SYBB 311B and SYBB 311C and SYBB 311D) or SYBB 321 or MKMR 201).

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TuWTh 12:30-2:00p

Instructor: Laura Bruckman

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Data Science, New 2018 Summer

EBME 328: Biomedical Engineering R&D Training

This course will provide research and development in the laboratory of a mentoring faculty member.  Varied R&D experiences will include activities in biomedical instrumentation, tissue engineering, imaging, drug delivery, and neural engineering.  Each Student must identify a faculty mentor, and together they will create description of the training experience prior to the first class.  Prereq: EBME 201 and EBME 202.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TBA

Instructor: Anirban Sen Gupta

Credits: 1 credit

Department: Biomedical Engineering

ECHE 305: Topics in Chemical Engineering

Topics in chemical engineering will be covered in an independent study mode. Readings and homework assignments will be assigned. Students are graded on the basis of homework assignments and a final exam.

 

 

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TBA

Instructor: Daniel Lacks

Department: Chemical Engineering

EECS 233: Introduction to Data Structures

The programming language Java; pointers, files, and recursion. Representation and manipulation of data: one way and circular linked lists, doubly linked lists; the available space list. Different representations of stacks and queues. Representation of binary trees, trees and graphs. Hashing; searching and sorting.  Prereq: EECS 132.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTuW 9:30-11:30am

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

EECS 246: Signals and Systems

Mathematical representation, characterization, and analysis of continuous-time signals and systems.  Development of elementary mathematical models of continuous-time dynamic systems.  Time domain and frequency domain analysis of linear time-invariant systems.  Fourier series, Fourier transforms, and Laplace transforms.  Sampling theorem.  Filter design.  Introduction to feedback control systems and feedback controller design.  Prereq: ENGR 210. Prereq or Coreq: MATH 224.

This course is co-taught by Vira Chankong and Roberto Fernandez Galan

 

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TuWTh 2:45-4:45p

Instructor: Vira Chankong and Roberto Fernandez Galan

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

EECS 398: Engineering Projects I

Capstone course for electrical, computer and systems and control engineering seniors.  Material from previous and concurrent courses used to solve engineering design problems.  Professional engineering topics such as project management, engineering design, communications, and professional ethics.  Requirements include periodic reporting of progress, plus a final oral presentation and written report.  Scheduled formal project presentations during last week of classes.  Prereq or Coreq: ENGR 398 and ENGL 398.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: Tu 11:00a-12:00p

Instructor: Sree Sreenath

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

EECS 399: Engineering Projects II

Continuation of EECS 398.  Material from previous and concurrent courses applied to engineering design and research.  Requirements include periodic reporting of progress, plus a final oral presentation and written report.  Prereq: Senior Standing.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: Tu 11:00a-12:00p

Instructor: Sree Sreenath

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

EMAE 181: Dynamics

Elements of classical dynamics: particle kinematics and dynamics, including concepts of force, mass, acceleration, work, energy, impulse, momentum. Kinetics of systems of particles and of rigid bodies, including concepts of mass center, momentum, mass moment of inertia, dynamic equilibrium. Elementary vibrations. Recommended preparation: MATH 122 and PHYS 121 and ENGR 200.

Distance Learning Section (ITN) also offered.  Please see Searchable Schedule of Classes for more information.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTuWThF 9:00-10:20a

Instructor: Richard Bachmann

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

EMAE 250: Computers in Mechanical Engineering

Numerical methods including analysis and control of error and its propagation, solutions of systems of linear algebraic equations, solutions of nonlinear algebraic equations, curve fitting, interpolation, and numerical integration and differentiation. Recommended preparation: ENGR 131 and MATH 122.

 

Distance Learning Section (ITN) also offered.  Please see Searchable Schedule of Classes for more information.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTuWThF 11:00a-12:20p

Instructor: Richard Bachmann

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

ENGL 180: Writing Tutorial

English 180 is a one-credit writing tutorial class designed to develop students’ expository writing skills through weekly scheduled conferences with a Writing Resource Center Instructor. Goals are to produce clear, well-organized, and mechanically-acceptable prose, and to demonstrate learned writing skills throughout the term. Course content is highly individualized based on the instructor’s initial assessment of the student’s writing, and the student’s individual concerns. All students must produce a minimum of 12 pages of finished writing, and complete other assignments as designated by the instructor.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: Individual appointments

Instructor: Megan Jewell

Credits: 1 credit

Department: English

ENGL 203: Introduction to Creative Writing

A course exploring basic issues and techniques of writing narrative prose and verse through exercises, analysis, and experiment. For students who wish to try their abilities across a spectrum of genres.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TuTh 6:00-8:15p

Instructor: Melissa Pompili

Credits: 3 credits

Department: English

ENGR 131: Elementary Computer Programming

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer programming and algorithmic problem solving.  Concepts are illustrated using a wide range of examples from engineering, science, and other disciplines.  Students learn how to create, debug, and test computer programs, and how to develop algorithmic solution to problems and write programs that implement those solutions.  Matlab is the primary programming language used in this course, but other languages may be introduced or used throughout.   Counts for CAS Quantitative Reasoning Requirement.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTuWTh 10:30-11:50a

Instructor: Chris Fietkiewicz

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Engineering

ENGR 145: Chemistry of Materials

Application of fundamental chemistry principles to materials. Emphasis is on bonding and how this relates to the structure and properties in metals, ceramics, polymers and electronic materials. Application of chemistry principles to develop an understanding of how to synthesize materials.   Prereq: CHEM 111 or equivalent.

 

Distance learning section (ITN) available. Check Searchable Schedule of Classes for more information.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTuW 1:30-3:30p; REC Th 1:30-2:30p

Instructor: Peter Lagerlof

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Engineering

ENGR 210: Introduction to Circuits and Instrumentation

Modeling and circuit analysis of analog and digital circuits.  Fundamental concepts in circuit analysis: voltage and current sources, Kirchhoff’s Laws, Thevenin, and Norton equivalent circuits, inductors capacitors, and transformers.  Modeling sensors and amplifiers and measuring DC device characteristics.  Characterization and measurement of time dependent waveforms.  Transient behavior of circuits.  Frequency dependent behavior of devices and amplifiers, frequency measurements.  AC power and power measurements.  Electronic devices as switches.  Prereq: MATH 122. Prereq or Coreq: PHYS 122.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTuW 2:30-4:30p; Lab TBD

Instructor: Christian Zorman

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Engineering

ENGR 225: Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer

Elementary thermodynamic concepts: first and second laws, and equilibrium. Basic fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and mass transfer: microscopic and macroscopic perspectives.  Prereq: CHEM 111, ENGR 145, and PHYS 121. Coreq: MATH 223.

 

Distance Learning Section (ITN) also offered.  Check Searchable Schedule of Classes for more information.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TuWTh 4:00-6:00p; REC: M 4:00-5:55p

Instructor: Paul Barnhart

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Engineering

HSTY 306/406: History Museums: Theory and Reality

This course is an intensive summer internship (10 hours per week) at the Western Reserve Historical Society, complemented by extensive readings in museum/archival theory and public historical perception. It is designed both to introduce students to museum/archival work and to compare theoretical concepts with actual museum situations. Interns will be assigned a specific project within one of the Society’s curatorial or administrative divisions, but will have the opportunity to work on ancillary tasks throughout the Historical Society’s headquarters in University Circle. Offered as HSTY 306 and HSTY 406.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: Individually arranged

Instructor: John Grabowski

Credits: 3 credits

Department: History

MATH 122: Calculus for Science and Engineering II

Continuation of MATH 121. Exponentials and logarithms, growth and decay, inverse trigonometric functions, related rates, basic techniques of integration, area and volume, polar coordinates, parametric equations. Taylor polynomials and Taylor’s theorem.  Prereq: MATH 121, MATH 123 or MATH 126.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTuWTh 8:45-10:15a

Instructor: TBA

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

MATH 125: Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I

Discrete and continuous probability; differential and integral calculus of one variable; graphing, related rates, maxima and minima. Integration techniques, numerical methods, volumes, areas. Applications to the physical, life, and social sciences. Students planning to take more than two semesters of introductory mathematics should take MATH 121. Recommended preparation: Three and one half years of high school mathematics. Credit for at most one of MATH 121, MATH 123, and MATH 125 can be applied to hours required for graduation. Counts for CAS Quantitative Reasoning Requirement. Prereq: MATH 120 or a score of 25 or above on the mathematics diagnostic exam.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTuWTh 8:45-10:15a

Instructor: TBA

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

MATH 126: Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II

Continuation of MATH 125 covering differential equations, multivariable calculus, discrete methods. Partial derivatives, maxima and minima for functions of two variables, linear regression. Differential equations; first and second order equations, systems, Taylor series methods; Newton’s method; difference equations. Prereq: MATH 121, MATH 123 or MATH 125.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTuWTh 8:45-10:15a

Instructor: TBA

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

MATH 201: Introduction to Linear Algebra for Applications

Matrix operations, systems of linear equations, vector spaces, subspaces, bases and linear independence, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of matrices, linear transformations, determinants. Less theoretical than MATH 308. May not be taken for credit by mathematics majors. Only one of MATH 201 or MATH 308 may be taken for credit. Prereq: MATH 122, MATH 124 or MATH 126.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTuWTh 10:30-11:45a

Instructor: TBA

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

MATH 223: Calculus for Science and Engineering III

Introduction to vector algebra; lines and planes. Functions of several variables: partial derivatives, gradients, chain rule, directional derivative, maxima/minima. Multiple integrals, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Derivatives of vector valued functions, velocity and acceleration. Vector fields, line integrals, Green’s theorem. Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 124.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTuWTh 9:00-10:15a

Instructor: TBA

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

MATH 224: Elementary Differential Equations

A first course in ordinary differential equations. First order equations and applications, linear equations with constant coefficients, linear systems, Laplace transforms, numerical methods of solution. Prereq: MATH 223 or MATH 227.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTuWTh 9:00-10:15a

Instructor: TBA

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

USNA 285: The Science of Madness: An Historical Investigation of Mental Illness

Since antiquity the western world’s understanding of mental illness has continued to evolve. This course will examine the trajectory of that evolution, looking at the medical theories that have influenced assumptions about the causes and treatments of mental illness from the early modern era through the twenty-first century. Examples of questions we will investigate include: How we have defined the normal and the pathological in human mental behavior over time? How do we explain the centuries-old correlation that medicine has made between creativity and mental illness? Which past and present psychiatric treatments have been beneficial and which harmful? How did Darwin’s theory of evolution affect theories of mental illness (and how does it continue to do so with the advent of evolutionary psychology)? How have changing philosophies of science affected the research and practice of psychology? How and why do the sciences of the mind–psychiatry, psychoanalysis, clinical psychology, psychopharmacology, the cognitive neurosciences–claim so much scientific authority and exert influence over our lives today? As a frame work for this inquiry, the class will use the concept of paradigm shifts as Thomas Kuhn defines in his classic work, the Structure of Scientific Revolutions.Prereq: Passing letter grade in a 100 level first year seminar in USFS, FSNA, FSCC, FSSO, FSSY or FSCS. Prereq or Coreq: FSTS 100.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TuWTh 4:00-5:30p

Instructor: Barbara Burgess-Van Aken

Credits: 3 credits

Department: SAGES

USNA 287S: Society and Natural Resource

The relationship between humans and the natural world can be defined in large part by how societies manage natural resources. In this seminar, students will analyze how society-environment interactions have undergone substantial shifts over time…from John Locke’s Labor Theory of Value and the rise of utilitarian conservation to more recent approaches based on ecosystem management that emphasize ecological integrity and stakeholder collaboration. Course readings will challenge students to think critically about how humans conceptualize and impact the environment. Class time will be spent discussing the evolution of effective human-ecological systems interactions as outlined in the readings, as well as reviewing student reflection papers that connect course concepts to real word scenarios. Requirements to enroll: 1) Passing letter grade in a First Seminar OR concurrent enrollment in FSTS 100 (if transfer student); AND 2) No previous/concurrent enrollment in FSNA/USNA; OR Requisites not met permission.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TR 6:00-8:30p

Instructor: Scott Hardy

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2018 Summer, SAGES

USSO 288C: Green Transformation and Globalization

This seminar introduces students to the recent major green transformation in China and elsewhere in the world, focusing on the way the green changes took place in relation to globalization, environment and climate protection, technology innovation, income redistribution, domestic consumption, and education, to meet the challenges of financial crisis, climate change, energy insecurity, and international competition. The seminar will also assess the impacts of various aspects of green transformation and globalization on today’s and future world and vice versa. This seminar promotes broad knowledge of-and increased appreciation of the importance of diversity in China’s cultural past, social frameworks, economic conditions, and natural environment. In a close connection to the primary readings, which include several recent relevant works, the students will be exposed to a variety of related primary and secondary materials (such as texts, photos, film clips, music, songs, and websites). In addition to receiving informative yet concise instruction, the student will also be involved in practice in critical reading and thinking, in writing and orally presenting research papers. In these activities, the students will be introduced to basic methods and concepts critical to the understanding of important economic, social, and cultural developments and changes as products of movements rather than isolated incidents. Prereq: Passing letter grade in a first year seminar in FSCC, FSNA, FSSY or FSCS. Prereq or Coreq: FSTS 100. Requisites not met permission required if previous course completion in this subject group.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TuTh 2:00-4:20p

Instructor: Peter Yang

Credits: 3 credits

Department: SAGES

USSO 291J: Narratives of Immigration

As one of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century, immigration has captured the imagination of politicians and authors alike. In this class, we will explore the stories of those who have migrated to the United States. We will analyze how various writers create autobiographical and fictional narratives of migration, addressing issues such as adjusting to different cultures, learning new languages, and adapting to new environments. Through these stories and histories, we will ask broader questions about immigration, including: is migration a basic human right? Is it ethical to define someone as being “illegal” for peacefully working and living in a different country from where they were born? What are the gendered, ethnic, cultural, and racial barriers that exist when migrating between countries? What are the cost(s) of citizenship and embracing a new country as one’s home? As the United States is largely seen as a nation of immigrants, how have immigrants’ stories perpetuated or undermined this reputation?

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MW 6:00-8:30p

Instructor: Cara Byrne

Credits: 3 credits

Department: SAGES

USSY 288I: Diversions: Experimental Stories and New Media

In this course, students will study works in which the authors and artists have experimented with traditional linear forms and created stories that are, for instance, labyrinthine, framed, collaged, geometrical, digressive, and even networked. While both print-based and digital texts offer spaces for diverse and deeply engaging written or visual performances, they also require further critical inquiry into the ways in which they create, reflect, or resist social and cultural values. Our focus in this course will be exploring how stories (and other texts) – in print, on screen, on canvas, in digital formats – that don’t follow or that play with conventional rules of order encourage us to participate in making sense of our contemporary world. The goals of the course include: exploring the relationship between form and content in written and visual productions, developing a critical perspective from which to enjoy, assess, and respond creatively to traditional print and multimedia presentations, and making excellent use of research resources at CWRU and cultural resources at University Circle. In addition, students will work to develop their writing and presentation skills and to innovate novel models of research writing. Requirements to enroll: 1) Passing letter grade in a First Seminar OR concurrent enrollment in FSTS 100 (if transfer student); AND 2) No previous/concurrent enrollment in FSSY/USSY; OR Requisites not met permission.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWTh 10:30a-12:00p

Instructor: Kristine Kelly

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2018 Summer, SAGES

USSY 289G: The American West on Film

Few geographical areas in the United States contain as many tall tales and mythological figures as the American frontier. From an extreme point of view, the West is the only American myth because no other nation can claim the cowboy, the Native American, or the immigrant worker on the transcontinental railroad. And yet, each of these figures remains spectacularly diverse. We celebrate their variety and lionize their individuality in film, popular novels, and cultural criticism. From the visions of the New World to the conquest of the frontier, the color of the American West proliferates and transforms, defining our culture. In this course, we will investigate how critics have understood our fascination with the Western frontier. The class will broadly explore version of the frontier in novels, films, and historical accounts. Reading about the history of the actual west, the course will then examine how the films of the twentieth century alter history in order to express the fantasies and anxieties of their own time. By studying both history and film, we will be able to interrogate manifest destiny and the myth of American exceptionalism. What makes the West such an integral part of our understanding of America? How has its actual history become myth? What does the American fascination with the cowboy, the Native American, or the outlaw imply about our nation? Requirements to enroll: 1) Passing letter grade in a First Seminar OR concurrent enrollment in FSTS 100 (if transfer student); AND 2) No previous/concurrent enrollment in FSSY/USSY; OR Requisites not met permission.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TuTh 1:00-3:30p

Instructor: Joshua Hoeynck

Credits: 3 credits

Department: SAGES

USSY 293R: Representing the AIDS Crisis

In this course, we will examine how the AIDS Crisis of the 1980s and 1990s was represented in American literature, film, and art, and how authors and artists engaged imaginatively with the Crisis. As we examine a number of works that represent the AIDS Crisis, our inquiry will focus on the following questions: How do activists use literary and artistic works for political and social change? How do artists and writers use and represent activism in their works? More specifically, what role does metaphor play in how HIV/AIDS is understood? What are the ethics of representing the AIDS Crisis? Is it unethical for writers and artists to use tragic events imaginatively?

To answer these questions, we will examine a variety of representations of the Crisis across a number of genres, notably novels, short stories, zines, films, and conceptual art. The texts under examination represent a variety of perspectives on the topic of HIV/AIDS, from activists and artists, members of the LGBTQ community, racial and ethnic minorities, and differing socioeconomic classes. By comparing these genres, we trace the often-conflicting strategies used by authors and artists for representing the AIDS Crisis. Theoretical texts will introduce students to queer perspectives, concepts of testimonial writing and bearing witness to tragic events, the uses of the imagination in creating art and literature, and the functioning of metaphor in art and society.

Dates: June 4-July 30, 2018

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWTh 2:30-4:00p

Instructor: Michael Chiappini

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2018 Summer, SAGES

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