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ANTH 102: Being Human: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology

The nature of culture and humans as culture-bearing animals. The range of cultural phenomena including language, social organization, religion, and culture change, and the relevance of anthropology for contemporary social, economic, and ecological problems.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 2:30-5:00

Instructor: Megan Schmidt-Sane

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Anthropology

ANTH 215: Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology

This course is an introduction to the field of Medical Anthropology. Medical Anthropology is concerned with the cross-cultural study of culture, health, and illness. During the course of the semester, our survey will include (1) theoretical orientations and key concepts; (2) the cross-cultural diversity of health beliefs and practices (abroad and at home); and (3) contemporary issues and special populations (e.g., AIDS, homelessness, refugees, women’s health, and children at risk).

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Maureen Floriano

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Anthropology

ANTH 215: Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology

This course is an introduction to the field of Medical Anthropology. Medical Anthropology is concerned with the cross-cultural study of culture, health, and illness. During the course of the semester, our survey will include (1) theoretical orientations and key concepts; (2) the cross-cultural diversity of health beliefs and practices (abroad and at home); and (3) contemporary issues and special populations (e.g., AIDS, homelessness, refugees, women’s health, and children at risk).

 

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MWF 9:30-12:25

Instructor: Todd Fennimore

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Anthropology

ANTH 215: Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology

This course is an introduction to the field of Medical Anthropology. Medical Anthropology is concerned with the cross-cultural study of culture, health, and illness. During the course of the semester, our survey will include (1) theoretical orientations and key concepts; (2) the cross-cultural diversity of health beliefs and practices (abroad and at home); and (3) contemporary issues and special populations (e.g., AIDS, homelessness, refugees, women’s health, and children at risk).

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MWF 1:30-4:25

Instructor: Todd Fennimore

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Anthropology

ANTH 225: Evolution

Multidisciplinary study of the course and processes of organic evolution provides a broad understanding of the evolution of structural and functional diversity, the relationships among organisms and their environments, and the phylogenetic relationships among major groups of organisms. Topics include the genetic basis of micro- and macro-evolutionary change, the concept of adaptation, natural selection, population dynamics, theories of species formation, principles of phylogenetic inference, biogeography, evolutionary rates, evolutionary convergence, homology, Darwinian medicine, and conceptual and philosophic issues in evolutionary theory.
Offered as ANTH 225, BIOL 225, EEPS 225, HSTY 225, and PHIL 225.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MWF 6:00-9:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Anthropology, New 2020 Summer

ANTH 225: Evolution

Multidisciplinary study of the course and processes of organic evolution provides a broad understanding of the evolution of structural and functional diversity, the relationships among organisms and their environments, and the phylogenetic relationships among major groups of organisms. Topics include the genetic basis of micro- and macro-evolutionary change, the concept of adaptation, natural selection, population dynamics, theories of species formation, principles of phylogenetic inference, biogeography, evolutionary rates, evolutionary convergence, homology, Darwinian medicine, and conceptual and philosophic issues in evolutionary theory.
Offered as ANTH 225, BIOL 225, EEPS 225, HSTY 225, and PHIL 225.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MWF 6:00-9:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Anthropology, New 2020 Summer

ARAB 101 : Beginning Arabic I

The course introduces learners of Arabic to the sound and writing systems of this language and provides them with basic structural and lexical knowledge to enable them to say things in Arabic, such as greeting others, thanking someone, introducing oneself, describing one’s background, seeking and providing info and so forth. The ability to perform these language functions in real-life or lifelike situations is developed by engaging the learner in structured functional activities and grammatical exercises.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWF 10:30-12:30

Instructor: Ramez Islambouli

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New 2020 Summer

ARTH 101: Art History I: Pyramids to Pagodas

The first half of a two-semester survey of world art highlighting the major monuments of the ancient Mediterranean, medieval Europe, MesoAmerica, Africa, and Asia. Special emphasis on visual analysis, and socio-cultural contexts, and objects in the Cleveland Museum of Art.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 12:00-1:30

Instructor: Angelica Verduci

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Art History and Art

ARTH 102: Art History II: Michelangelo to Maya Lin

The second half of a two-semester survey of world art highlighting the major monuments of art made in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe from 1400 to the present. Special emphasis on visual analysis, historical and sociocultural contexts, and objects in the Cleveland Museum of Art.

 

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 3:00-4:30

Instructor: Russell Green

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, New 2020 Summer

ARTH 230 – Ancient Roman Art and Architecture

This survey course explores the history of Roman art and architecture from Rome’s founding in 753 B.C. up through the reign of Constantine (A.D. 306-337). Students learn how to analyze works of art and architecture in terms of form, function, and iconography. Particular emphasis is placed on situating objects and monuments within the changing historical, cultural, political, and religious contexts of ancient Rome, including major changes such as the shift from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire and the advent of Christianity. Students will study a variety of media–such as statues, painting, metalwork, and domestic and public architecture–from the city of Rome itself as well as Roman provinces as far afield as Asia Minor and North Africa. The course will introduce students to famous buildings such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon but also to lesser known but equally important works. As we study major objects and monuments from ancient Rome, we will consider questions of design, patronage, artistic agency, viewer reception, and cultural identity. We will also consider Rome’s complex relationship to Greek culture and attempt to answer the question of what makes Roman art distinctively “Roman.”
Offered as ARTH 230 and CLSC 230.

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 10:00-12:30

Instructor: Maggie Popkin

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, New 2020 Summer

ARTS 220: Photography Studio 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.

 

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TR 6:00p-9:00p

Instructor: Lori Kella

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, Art Studio

ARTS 286: Introduction to Video Game Design

Game design creates meaningful play through interactive experiences. This introductory studio-based course explores games through the development and creation of 2D video games. The course aims to provide a critical vocabulary and historical context for analyzing games and gaming theory and focuses on the skills and techniques necessary to develop 2D video games.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 15-July 27, 2020

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MW 4:00-6:55

Instructor: Jared Bendis

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, Art Studio

ARTS 305/405: Study Abroad: Architecture, Design & Culture

This 4-week intensive Paris, France summer course immerses students into a culture that solves design and architectural problems through a sophisticated appreciation for design, aesthetics, and conceptualization. The program introduces students to critical inquiry through shared principles and theories of art, architecture, and design as experienced in one of Europe’s culture capitals. Using the city as our classroom, students will visit well-known sites, museums, and monuments, as well as hidden gems that reinforce concepts presented in readings, lectures, and class discussions.

For more information, please visit the course website

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: May 10-May 31, 2020

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: Sally Levine

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, Art Studio, Study Abroad

ARTS 322: Digital Photography I

Introduction of color and digital photography. A systematic approach to the digital photography workflow and its application to creative photography. History of the medium. Field and computer lab work. Advanced amateur digital camera required.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MWF 10:00-1:00

Instructor: Barney Taxel

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, Art Studio, New 2020 Summer

ASTR 101 – Introduction to the Sun and Its Planets

This introductory astronomy course describes our solar system of planets and how astronomers develop our physical understanding about the universe. Topics include the properties of the Sun and planets; the formation of the solar system and how the planets have evolved over time; asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets; and a comparison of our solar system with new planetary systems being found around other stars. This course has no pre-requisites.

 

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 10:30-12:00

Instructor: Jeffrey Kriessler

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Astronomy, New 2020 Summer

ASTR 103 – Introduction to the Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

This introductory astronomy course describes the universe we live in and how astronomers develop our physical understanding about it. Topics covered include: the properties of stars; the formation, evolution, and death of stars; white dwarfs, pulsars, and black holes; spiral and elliptical galaxies; the Big Bang and the expansion of the Universe. This course has no pre-requisites.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: William Janesh

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Astronomy, New 2020 Summer, Online

BIOL 214: Genes, Ecology and Evolution

First in a series of three courses required of the Biology major. Topics include: biological molecules (focus on DNA and RNA); mitotic and meiotic cell cycles, gene expression, genetics, population genetics, evolution, biological diversity and ecology. Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 105 or CHEM 111.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Instructor: Deborah Harris

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biology

BIOL 214: Genes, Ecology and Evolution

First in a series of three courses required of the Biology major. Topics include: biological molecules (focus on DNA and RNA); mitotic and meiotic cell cycles, gene expression, genetics, population genetics, evolution, biological diversity and ecology. Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 105 or CHEM 111.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: W 8:00-9:00; TBD

Instructor: Leena Chakravarty

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biology

BIOL 214L: Genes, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory

First in a series of three laboratory courses required of the Biology major. Topics include: biological molecules (with a focus on DNA and RNA); basics of cell structure (with a focus on malaria research); molecular genetics, biotechnology; population genetics and evolution, ecology. Assignments will be in the form of a scientific journal submission. Prereq or Coreq: BIOL 214.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MW 1:00-2:00; TR 1:00-4:00

Instructor: Deborah Harris

Credits: 1 credit

Department: Biology

BIOL 214L: Genes, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory

First in a series of three laboratory courses required of the Biology major. Topics include: biological molecules (with a focus on DNA and RNA); basics of cell structure (with a focus on malaria research); molecular genetics, biotechnology; population genetics and evolution, ecology. Assignments will be in the form of a scientific journal submission. Prereq or Coreq: BIOL 214.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MW 9:00-10:30; lab TBD

Instructor: Leena Chakravarty

Credits: 1 credit

Department: Biology

BIOL 215: Cells and Proteins

Second in a series of three courses required of the Biology major. Topics include: biological molecules (focus on proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids); cell structure (focus on membranes, energy conversion organelles and cytoskeleton); protein structure-function; enzyme kinetics, cellular energetics, and cell communication and motility strategies. Prereq: BIOL 214 and (CHEM 105 or CHEM 111). Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 106 or ENGR 145.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:00-11:30

Instructor: Valerie Haywood

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biology

BIOL 215: Cells and Proteins

Second in a series of three courses required of the Biology major. Topics include: biological molecules (focus on proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids); cell structure (focus on membranes, energy conversion organelles and cytoskeleton); protein structure-function; enzyme kinetics, cellular energetics, and cell communication and motility strategies. Prereq: BIOL 214 and (CHEM 105 or CHEM 111). Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 106 or ENGR 145.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Instructor: Dianne Kube

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biology

BIOL 215L: Cells and Proteins Laboratory

Second in a series of three laboratory courses required of the Biology major. Topics to include: protein structure-function, enzymes kinetics; cell structure; cellular energetics, respiration and photosynthesis. In addition, membrane structure and transport will be covered. Laboratory and discussion sessions offered in alternate weeks. This course is not available for students who have taken BIOL 215 as a 4-credit course. Prereq: BIOL 214L and Prereq or Coreq: BIOL 215.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MW 12:30-1:30; TR 12:30-3:30

Instructor: Valerie Haywood

Credits: 1 credit

Department: Biology

BIOL 215L: Cells and Proteins Laboratory

Second in a series of three laboratory courses required of the Biology major. Topics to include: protein structure-function, enzymes kinetics; cell structure; cellular energetics, respiration and photosynthesis. In addition, membrane structure and transport will be covered. Laboratory and discussion sessions offered in alternate weeks. This course is not available for students who have taken BIOL 215 as a 4-credit course. Prereq: BIOL 214L and Prereq or Coreq: BIOL 215.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: TR 9:00-10:30; lab TBD

Instructor: Leena Chakravarty

Credits: 1 credit

Department: Biology

BIOL 216: Development and Physiology

This is the final class in the series of three courses required of the Biology major. As with the two previous courses, BIOL 214 and 215, this course is designed to provide an overview of fundamental biological processes. It will examine the complexity of interactions controlling reproduction, development and physiological function in animals. The Developmental Biology section will review topics such as gametogenesis, fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation, the genetic control of development, stem cells and cloning. Main topics included in the Physiology portion consist of: homeostasis, the function of neurons and nervous systems; the major organ systems and processes involved in circulation, excretion, osmoregulation, gas exchange, feeding, digestion, temperature regulation, endocrine function and the immunologic response.  Prereq: BIOL 214.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 11:00-12:00

Instructor: Barbara Kuemerle

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biology

BIOL 216: Development and Physiology – Hybrid

This is the final class in the series of three courses required of the Biology major. As with the two previous courses, BIOL 214 and 215, this course is designed to provide an overview of fundamental biological processes. It will examine the complexity of interactions controlling reproduction, development and physiological function in animals. The Developmental Biology section will review topics such as gametogenesis, fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation, the genetic control of development, stem cells and cloning. Main topics included in the Physiology portion consist of: homeostasis, the function of neurons and nervous systems; the major organ systems and processes involved in circulation, excretion, osmoregulation, gas exchange, feeding, digestion, temperature regulation, endocrine function and the immunologic response. There are two instructional modes for this course: lecture mode and hybrid mode. In the lecture mode students attend class for their instruction. In the hybrid mode students watch online lectures from the course instructor and attend discussion sections with the course instructor. The online content prepares students for the discussions.  The total student effort and course content is identical for both instructional modes. Either instructional mode fulfills the BIOL 216 requirement for the BA and BS in Biology. Prereq: BIOL 214.

*This section of BIOL 216 will be taught in the hybrid format. Due to the accelerated nature of the 5-week summer term, students will attend a virtual class session on Zoom every day (MTWR) from 12:00-1:15 p.m. (eastern daylight time).

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTWR 12:00-1:15

Instructor: Rebecca Benard

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biology

BIOL 216L: Development and Physiology Laboratory

Third in a series of three laboratory courses required of the Biology major. Students will conduct laboratory experiments designed to provide hands-on, empirical laboratory experience in order to better understand the complex interactions governing the basic physiology and development of organisms. Laboratories and discussion sessions offered in alternate weeks. Prereq: BIOL 214L. Prereq or Coreq: BIOL 216.

Please note that this lab will only run the last three weeks of the 5-week session. The dates it will run are June 15 – July 2. 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 15-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MW 1:30-2:30; Lab TBD

Instructor: Susan Burden-Gulley

Credits: 1 credit

Department: Biology

BIOL 216L: Development and Physiology Laboratory

Third in a series of three laboratory courses required of the Biology major. Students will conduct laboratory experiments designed to provide hands-on, empirical laboratory experience in order to better understand the complex interactions governing the basic physiology and development of organisms. Laboratories and discussion sessions offered in alternate weeks. Prereq: BIOL 214L. Prereq or Coreq: BIOL 216.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. 

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MW 12:30-1:30; lab TBD

Instructor: Susan Burden-Gulley

Credits: 1 credit

Department: Biology

BIOL 225: Evolution

Multidisciplinary study of the course and processes of organic evolution provides a broad understanding of the evolution of structural and functional diversity, the relationships among organisms and their environments, and the phylogenetic relationships among major groups of organisms. Topics include the genetic basis of micro- and macro-evolutionary change, the concept of adaptation, natural selection, population dynamics, theories of species formation, principles of phylogenetic inference, biogeography, evolutionary rates, evolutionary convergence, homology, Darwinian medicine, and conceptual and philosophic issues in evolutionary theory.
Offered as ANTH 225, BIOL 225, EEPS 225, HSTY 225, and PHIL 225.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MWF 6:00-9:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Biology, New 2020 Summer

BIOL 225: Evolution

Multidisciplinary study of the course and processes of organic evolution provides a broad understanding of the evolution of structural and functional diversity, the relationships among organisms and their environments, and the phylogenetic relationships among major groups of organisms. Topics include the genetic basis of micro- and macro-evolutionary change, the concept of adaptation, natural selection, population dynamics, theories of species formation, principles of phylogenetic inference, biogeography, evolutionary rates, evolutionary convergence, homology, Darwinian medicine, and conceptual and philosophic issues in evolutionary theory.
Offered as ANTH 225, BIOL 225, EEPS 225, HSTY 225, and PHIL 225.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MWF 6:00-9:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Biology, New 2020 Summer

BIOL 302: Human Learning and the Brain

This course focuses on the question, “How does the human brain learn?” Through assigned readings, extensive class discussions, and a major paper, each student will explore personal perspectives on learning. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: the brain’s cycle of learning; neocortex structure and function; emotion and limbic brain; synapse dynamics and changes in learning; images in cognition; symbolic brain (language, mathematics, music); memory formation; and creative thought and brain mechanisms. The major paper will be added to each student’s SAGES writing portfolio. In addition, near the end of the semester, each student will make an oral presentation on a chosen topic. Offered as BIOL 302 and COGS 322. Counts as SAGES Departmental Seminar.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MWF 12:00-2:30

Instructor: Barbara Kuemerle

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biology

BIOL 302: Human Learning and the Brain

This course focuses on the question, “How does the human brain learn?” Through assigned readings, extensive class discussions, and a major paper, each student will explore personal perspectives on learning. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: the brain’s cycle of learning; neocortex structure and function; emotion and limbic brain; synapse dynamics and changes in learning; images in cognition; symbolic brain (language, mathematics, music); memory formation; and creative thought and brain mechanisms. The major paper will be added to each student’s SAGES writing portfolio. In addition, near the end of the semester, each student will make an oral presentation on a chosen topic. Offered as BIOL 302 and COGS 322. Counts as SAGES Departmental Seminar.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 1:00-3:15

Instructor: Barbara Kuemerle

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biology

BIOL 312: Introductory Plant Biology

This course will provide an overview of plant biology. Topics covered will include: (1) Plant structure, function and development from the cellular level to the whole plant (2) plant diversity, evolution of the bacteria, fungi, algae, bryophytes and vascular plants; (3) adaptations to their environment, plant-animal interactions, and human uses of plants. Prerequisite: (Undergraduate student and BIOL 215) or Requisites Not Met permission.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: TR 9:00-10:00 discussion; TBD

Instructor: Leena Chakravarty

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biology

BIOL 326/426: Genetics

Transmission genetics, nature of mutation, microbial genetics, somatic cell genetics, recombinant DNA techniques and their application to genetics, human genome mapping, plant breeding, transgenic plants and animals, uniparental inheritance, evolution, and quantitative genetics.
Offered as BIOL 326 and BIOL 426.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Instructor: Polly Mason

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Biology, New 2020 Summer

BIOL 343/443: Microbiology

The physiology, genetics, biochemistry, and diversity of microorganisms. The subject will be approached both as a basic biological science that studies the molecular and biochemical processes of cells and viruses, and as an applied science that examines the involvement of microorganisms in human disease as well as in workings of ecosystems, plant symbioses, and industrial processes. The course is divided into four major areas: bacteria, viruses, medical microbiology, and environmental and applied microbiology. Offered as BIOL 343 and BIOL 443. Prereq: BIOL 215 or BIOL 250.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Instructor: Dianne Kube

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biology

CHEM 105: Principles of Chemistry I

Atomic structure; thermochemistry; periodicity, bonding and molecular structure; intermolecular forces; properties of solids; liquids, gases and solutions. Recommended preparation: One year of high school chemistry.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTWR 10:30-12:20

Instructor: Drew Meyer

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Chemistry

CHEM 106: Principles of Chemistry II

Thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium; acid/base chemistry; oxidation and reduction; kinetics; spectroscopy; introduction to nuclear, organic, inorganic, and polymer chemistry. Prereq: CHEM 105 or equivalent.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 10:30-12:40

Instructor: Drew Meyer

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Chemistry

CHEM 113: Principles of Chemistry Laboratory

A one semester laboratory based on quantitative chemical measurements. Experiments include analysis, synthesis and characterization, thermochemistry and chemical kinetics. Computer analysis of data is a key part of all experiments. Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 105 or CHEM 106 or CHEM 111 or ENGR 145. A one semester laboratory based on quantitative chemical measurements. Experiments include analysis, synthesis and characterization, thermochemistry and chemical kinetics. Computer analysis of data is a key part of all experiments. Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 105 or CHEM 106 or CHEM 111 or ENGR 145.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTWR 1:00-2:00, lab MTWR 2:00-5:00

Instructor: Benjamin Sturtz

Credits: 2 credits

Department: Chemistry

CHEM 223: Introductory Organic Chemistry I

Introductory course for science majors and engineering students. Develops themes of structure and bonding along with elementary reaction mechanisms. Includes treatment of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, and ethers as well as an introduction to spectroscopy. Prereq: CHEM 106 or CHEM 111.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTWRF 10:30-12:20

Instructor: Jeremy Hess

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Chemistry

CHEM 224: Introductory Organic Chemistry II

Continues and extends themes of structure and bonding from CHEM 223 and continues spectroscopy and more complex reaction mechanisms. Includes treatment of aromatic rings, carbonyl compounds, amines, and selected special topics. Prereq: CHEM 223 or CHEM 323.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:20

Instructor: Jeremy Hess

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Chemistry

CHEM 233: Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

An introductory organic laboratory course emphasizing microscale operations. Synthesis and purification of organic compounds, isolation of natural products, and systematic identification of organic compounds by physical and chemical methods. Prereq: CHEM 106 or CHEM 111 and CHEM 113 or equivalent. Coreq: CHEM 223 or CHEM 323. An introductory organic laboratory course emphasizing microscale operations. Synthesis and purification of organic compounds, isolation of natural products, and systematic identification of organic compounds by physical and chemical methods. Prereq: CHEM 106 or CHEM 111 and CHEM 113 or equivalent. Coreq: CHEM 223 or CHEM 323

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTWR 1:00-2:00, lab MTWR 2:00-5:00

Instructor: Gregory Tochtrop

Credits: 2 credits

Department: Chemistry

CHEM 234: Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

A continuation of CHEM 233, involving multi-step organic synthesis, peptide synthesis, product purification and analysis using sophisticated analytical techniques such as chromatography and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Prereq: CHEM 233. Coreq: CHEM 224

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 1:00-2:00, lab MTWR 2:00-5:00

Instructor: Gregory Tochtrop

Credits: 2 credits

Department: Chemistry

CHEM 328/428: Introductory Biochemistry I

A survey of biochemistry with a strong emphasis on the chemical logic underlying metabolic pathways and the evolution of biomolecules. Cellular architecture. Amino acids and protein structure, purification, analysis, and synthesis. DNA, RNA, the flow of genetic information, and molecular biological technology. Enzyme kinetics, catalytic, and regulatory strategies. Sugars, complex carbohydrates, and glycoproteins. Lipids and cell membranes. Glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, carbon fixation through the “dark reactions” of photosynthesis, aerobic catabolism through the citric acid cycle, and glycogen metabolism. Biosynthesis and degradation of fatty acids, amino acids, and proteins. Offered as CHEM 328 and CHEM 428. Prereq: CHEM 224 or CHEM 324.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTWR 10:30-12:20

Instructor: Rekha Srinivasan

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Chemistry

CHEM 348/448: Chemistry of Fermentation and Brewing

To discern the molecular basis of fermentation and beer brewing, this course includes in-depth discussions of the chemistry underlying either an aspect of the brewing process or a style of beer (alt, kolsch, porter, bock, mead, ale, etc.).  The biochemistry of yeast fermentation, as well as mashing, lautering, boiling, conditioning, filtering, and packaging will be discussed.  There is no lab component (such as brewing beer), although field trips to the Jolly-Scholar pub (located on campus) will be part of the course, as well as invited speakers who have set up local microbreweries.  Each student will be expected to have basic background knowledge of chemistry, such as material taught in standard first year General Chemistry courses (CHEM 105, 106, and 111).  Lastly, the teacher of this course is a seasoned chemistry professor who has extensive experience with brewing beer!

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Michael Zagorski

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Chemistry

CHEM 398: Undergraduate Research/Senior Capstone Project: Capstone research in Functional Food Chemistry and Health

Independent research project within a research group in the chemistry department or, by petition, within a research group in another Case department. Arrangements should be made by consultation with the faculty member selected and the Senior Capstone Committee of the chemistry department. Open to all chemistry majors and other qualified students. Satisfies the research requirement for Honors in Chemistry. A written report and public oral presentations are required.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 10:30-12:30

Instructor: Rekha Srinivasan

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Chemistry, New 2020 Summer

CHIN 350/350D: China and Green Cultural Transformation

Taught in Chinese, this course aims at enhancing the students’ proficiency in listening to, speaking, reading and writing Chinese at the intermediate and higher levels. As a content-driven course, it introduces students to the recent major green culture movements in China, focusing on the way the green cultural 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. At the end of the semester, the students are expected to be able to understand readings and audiovisual materials, as well as communicate and present orally and in written formats green cultural issues covered in the course. Students who take CHIN350 are not allowed to earn credit for CHIN350D (Department Seminar), vice versa.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 8:00-10:40

Instructor: Peter Yang

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New 2020 Summer

CLSC 202: Classical Mythology

The myths of Classical Greece and Rome, their interpretation and influence. Counts for CAS Global & Cultural Diversity Requirement.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 15-July 27, 2020

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: TR 9:00-12:00

Instructor: Rachel Sternberg

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Classics

CLSC 230: Ancient Roman Art and Architecture

This survey course explores the history of Roman art and architecture from Rome’s founding in 753 B.C. up through the reign of Constantine (A.D. 306-337). Students learn how to analyze works of art and architecture in terms of form, function, and iconography. Particular emphasis is placed on situating objects and monuments within the changing historical, cultural, political, and religious contexts of ancient Rome, including major changes such as the shift from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire and the advent of Christianity. Students will study a variety of media–such as statues, painting, metalwork, and domestic and public architecture–from the city of Rome itself as well as Roman provinces as far afield as Asia Minor and North Africa. The course will introduce students to famous buildings such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon but also to lesser known but equally important works. As we study major objects and monuments from ancient Rome, we will consider questions of design, patronage, artistic agency, viewer reception, and cultural identity. We will also consider Rome’s complex relationship to Greek culture and attempt to answer the question of what makes Roman art distinctively “Roman.”
Offered as ARTH 230 and CLSC 230.

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 10:00-12:30

Instructor: Maggie Popkin

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Classics, New 2020 Summer

CLSC 326/426: Rome on Site: The Archaeology of the Eternal City

How did the city of Rome grow from a village of thatch-roofed huts to the center of a multicultural empire that stretched from Scotland to Syria and from the Danube to the Sahara? Who were the ancient Romans who saw and oversaw this rapid expansion of power? And how can we trace their rise, political transformations, and later successors through the material remains of their capital city? We’ll examine these topics and more during an 18-day study tour of the major archaeological sites and museums of Rome and its neighbors, including day trips to the Etruscan tombs at Tarquinia and Cerveteri, the archaeological playground of Ostia, the hill-top city of Palestrina, and the ongoing excavations at Gabii, as well as an extended trip to the Bay of Naples to explore the spectacular remains of the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Prereq.: Instructor Approval. Fulfills Global and Cultural Diversity Requirement.

Visit the class website here.

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: May 20-June 7, 2020

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: Evelyn Adkins, Mark Hammond

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Classics, Study Abroad

COGS 202: Cognition and Culture

This course studies the human mind in its natural environment: culture. It covers the fundamental methods, findings, and theories that attempt to understand the growth and evolution of cognition from either a social science or humanistic standpoint. It provides the student with background knowledge of theories of human cultural evolution and change, of the relationship between the cognizing individual and larger social-cognitive structures, and of such phenomena as distributed networks, cooperative mental work, and the phenomenology of human experience. Many disciplines have contributed to this knowledge; hence the approach of this course is cross-disciplinary, including ideas from cultural anthropology, literary studies, art and art history, musicology, philosophy, and the history of technology, among others.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWRF 10:00-11:45

Instructor: William Deal

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Cognitive Science, New 2020 Summer

COGS 322: Human Learning and the Brain

This course focuses on the question, “How does the human brain learn?” Through assigned readings, extensive class discussions, and a major paper, each student will explore personal perspectives on learning. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: the brain’s cycle of learning; neocortex structure and function; emotion and limbic brain; synapse dynamics and changes in learning; images in cognition; symbolic brain (language, mathematics, music); memory formation; and creative thought and brain mechanisms. The major paper will be added to each student’s SAGES writing portfolio. In addition, near the end of the semester, each student will make an oral presentation on a chosen topic.
Offered as BIOL 302 and COGS 322.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MWF 12:00-2:30

Instructor: Barbara Kuemerle

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Cognitive Science

COGS 322: Human Learning and the Brain

This course focuses on the question, “How does the human brain learn?” Through assigned readings, extensive class discussions, and a major paper, each student will explore personal perspectives on learning. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: the brain’s cycle of learning; neocortex structure and function; emotion and limbic brain; synapse dynamics and changes in learning; images in cognition; symbolic brain (language, mathematics, music); memory formation; and creative thought and brain mechanisms. The major paper will be added to each student’s SAGES writing portfolio. In addition, near the end of the semester, each student will make an oral presentation on a chosen topic.
Offered as BIOL 302 and COGS 322.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 1:00-3:15

Instructor: Barbara Kuemerle

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biology

DSCI 352/452: 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).

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 10:30-12:00

Instructor: Laura Bruckman

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Materials Science & Engineering

EBME 105: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

This course introduces students to a wide variety of biomedical engineering fields including: biomaterials, biomechanics, biomedical devices & instrumentation, and biomedical computing & analysis. Emphasis is given to recognizing the difference between medical technology as a subject area vs. career tracks within which this subject area is: imagined, designed, fabricated and used. Students learn to distinguish the difference between how a scientist, an engineer, and a clinician are trained and interact with medical technology. Foundational topics like: engineering design, structure-function relationship, biomimicry, and biocompatibility are presented at an introductory level. Students well served by this course include: freshmen trying to decide if they want to major in biomedical engineering, freshman who know they want to major in biomedical engineering but are not certain which track they wish to pursue, and upper classmen in non-biomedical engineering majors who are looking for deeper insight into what this fast growing field is about.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Matthew Williams

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biomedical Engineering

EBME 305: Materials for Prosthetics and Orthotics

A synthesis of skeletal tissue structure and biology, materials engineering, and strength of materials concepts. This course is centered on deepening the concept of biocompatibility and using it to pose and solve biomaterials problems. We cover: fundamental concepts of materials used for load bearing medical applications, wear, corrosion, and failure of implants. Structure and properties of hard tissues and joints are presented using a size hierarchy motif. Tools and analysis paradigms useful in the characterization of biomaterials are covered in the context of orthopedic and dental applications.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Steven Eppell

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biomedical Engineering

EBME 306: Introduction to Biomedical Materials

Biomaterials design and application in different tissue and organ systems. The relationship between the physical and chemical structure of biomaterials, functional properties, and biological response. Recommended preparation: EBME 201 and EBME 202.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Nicholas Ziats

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biomedical Engineering

EBME 308: Biomedical Signals and Systems

Quantitative analysis of biomedical signals and physiological systems. Time domain and frequency domain analysis of linear systems. Fourier and Laplace transforms. A/D conversion and sampling. Filter design. Computational laboratory experiences with biomedical applications.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWF 10:30-11:20

Instructor: Bolu Ajiboye

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biomedical Engineering

EBME 320: Biomedical Imaging

General principles, instrumentation, and applications of biomedical imaging. Topics include: x-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear imaging, image reconstruction, and image quality. Recommended preparation: ENGR 210 and EBME 202 or equivalent.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Xin Yu

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biomedical Engineering

EBME 325: Introduction to Tissue Engineering

The goal of this course is to present students with a firm understanding of the primary components, design principles, and engineering concepts central to the field of tissue engineering. First, the biological principles of tissue formation during morphogenesis and wound repair will be examined. The cellular processes underlying these events will be presented with an emphasis on microenvironment regulation of cell behavior. Biomimetic approaches to controlling cell function and tissue formation via the development of biomaterial systems will then be investigated. Case studies of regeneration strategies for specific tissues will be presented in order to examine the different tissue-specific engineering strategies that may be employed. Special current topics in tissue engineering will also be covered. Recommended preparation: EBME 306, BIOL 362, and CHEM 223.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Sam Senyo

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biomedical Engineering

EBME 370: Principles of Biomedical Engineering Design

Students learn and implement the design process to produce working prototypes of medical devices with potential commercial value to meet significant clinical needs.  Critical examination of contemporary medical problems is used to develop a specific problem statement.  The class is divided into teams of 3 to 4 students.  Each team integrates their knowledge and skills to design a device to meet their clinical need.  Project planning and management, including resource allocation, milestones, and documentation, are required to ensure successful completion of projects within the allotted time and budget.  Formal design reviews by a panel of advisors and outside medical device experts are required every four weeks.  Every student is required to give oral presentations at each formal review and is responsible for formal documentation of the design process, resulting in an executive summary and complete design history file of the project.  The course culminates with a public presentation of the team’s device to a panel of experts.  This course is expected to provide the student with a real-world, capstone design experience.team’s device to a panel of experts.  This course is expected to provide the student with a real-world, capstone design experience.  Recommended preparation: EBME 310

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Colin Drummond

Credits: 2 credits

Department: Biomedical Engineering

EBME 406: Polymers in Medicine

This course covers the important fundamentals and applications of polymers in medicine, and consists of three major components: (i) the blood and soft-tissue reactions to polymer implants; (ii) the structure, characterization and modification of biomedical polymers; and (iii) the application of polymers in a broad range of cardiovascular and extravascular devices. The chemical and physical characteristics of biomedical polymers and the properties required to meet the needs of the intended biological function will be presented. Clinical evaluation, including recent advances and current problems associated with different polymer implants. Recommended preparation: EBME 306 or equivalent.
Offered as EBME 406 and EMAC 471.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Horst von Recum

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biomedical Engineering

ECON 103 – Principles of Macroeconomics

While Microeconomics looks at individual consumers and firms, Macroeconomics looks at the economy as a whole. The focus of this class will be on the business cycle. Unemployment, inflation and national production all change with the business cycle. We will look at how these are measured, their past behavior and at theoretical models that attempt to explain this behavior. We will also look at the role of the Federal Government and the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States in managing the business cycle.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 15-July 27, 2020

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MW 3:00-6:00

Instructor: Daniel Shoag

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Economics

EECS 132: Introduction to Programming in Java

An introduction to modern programming language features, computer programming and algorithmic problem solving with an emphasis on the Java language. Computers and code compilation; conditional statements, subprograms, loops, methods; object-oriented design, inheritance and polymorphism, abstract classes and interfaces; types, type systems, generic types, abstract data types, strings, arrays, linked lists; software development, modular code design, unit testing; strings, text and file I/O; GUI components, GUI event handling; threads; comparison of Java to C, C++, and C#.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MT 1:30-3:30; MT 3:30-5:15

Instructor: Orhan Ozguner

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, New 2020 Summer

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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 3 - June 28, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MWF 9:30-12:25

Instructor: Erman Ayday

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 will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 2:45-4:45

Instructor: Marc Buchner

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

EECS 281: Logic Design and Computer Organization

Fundamentals of digital systems in terms of both computer organization and logic level design. Organization of digital computers; information representation; boolean algebra; analysis and synthesis of combinational and sequential circuits; datapaths and register transfers; instruction sets and assembly language; input/output and communication; memory.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: 6/01/2020-7/19/2020

Time: TR 1:00-3:30; W 1:30-3:30

Instructor: Evren Gurkan Cavusoglu

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, New 2020 Summer

EECS 302: Discrete Mathematics

A general introduction to basic mathematical terminology and the techniques of abstract mathematics in the context of discrete mathematics. Topics introduced are mathematical reasoning, Boolean connectives, deduction, mathematical induction, sets, functions and relations, algorithms, graphs, combinatorial reasoning.
Offered as EECS 302 and MATH 304.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30:12:35

Instructor: Shuai Xu

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, New 2020 Summer

EECS 340: Algorithms

Fundamentals in algorithm design and analysis. Loop invariants, asymptotic notation, recurrence relations, sorting algorithms, divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, basic graph algorithms.
Offered as EECS 340 and EECS 340N.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTW 9:30-11:30

Instructor: Orhan Ozguner

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, New 2020 Summer

EECS 340N: Algorithms

Fundamentals in algorithm design and analysis. Loop invariants, asymptotic notation, recurrence relations, sorting algorithms, divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, basic graph algorithms.
Offered as EECS 340 and EECS 340N.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTW 9:30-11:30

Instructor: Orhan Ozguner

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

EECS 404: Digital Control Systems

Analysis and design techniques for computer based control systems. Sampling, hybrid continuous-time/discrete-time system modeling; sampled data and state space representations, controllability, observability and stability, transformation of analog controllers, design of deadbeat and state feedback controllers; pole placement controllers based on input/output models, introduction to model identification, optimal control and adaptive control. Recommended Preparation: EECS 304 or equivalent.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Instructor: Sree Sreenath

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, New 2020 Summer

EECS 490: Digital Image Processing

Digital images are introduced as two-dimensional sampled arrays of data. The course begins with one-to-one operations such as image addition and subtraction and image descriptors such as the histogram. Basic filters such as the gradient and Laplacian in the spatial domain are used to enhance images. The 2-D Fourier transform is introduced and frequency domain operations such as high and low-pass filtering are developed. It is shown how filtering techniques can be used to remove noise and other image degradation. The different methods of representing color images are described and fundamental concepts of color image transformations and color image processing are developed. One or more advanced topics such as wavelets, image compression, and pattern recognition will be covered as time permits. Programming assignments using software such as MATLAB will illustrate the application and implementation of digital image processing.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWF 2:30-4:10

Instructor: Ming-Chun Huang

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, New 2020 Summer

EEPS 115: Introduction to Oceanography

The sciences of oceanography. Physical, chemical, biologic, and geologic features and processes of the oceans. Differences and similarities between the oceans and large lakes including the Great Lakes. Required: Sunday field trip.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Instructor: Sharmila Giri

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, New 2020 Summer

EEPS 225: Evolution

Multidisciplinary study of the course and processes of organic evolution provides a broad understanding of the evolution of structural and functional diversity, the relationships among organisms and their environments, and the phylogenetic relationships among major groups of organisms. Topics include the genetic basis of micro- and macro-evolutionary change, the concept of adaptation, natural selection, population dynamics, theories of species formation, principles of phylogenetic inference, biogeography, evolutionary rates, evolutionary convergence, homology, Darwinian medicine, and conceptual and philosophic issues in evolutionary theory.
Offered as ANTH 225, BIOL 225, EEPS 225, HSTY 225, and PHIL 225.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MWF 6:00-9:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, New 2020 Summer

EEPS 225: Evolution

Multidisciplinary study of the course and processes of organic evolution provides a broad understanding of the evolution of structural and functional diversity, the relationships among organisms and their environments, and the phylogenetic relationships among major groups of organisms. Topics include the genetic basis of micro- and macro-evolutionary change, the concept of adaptation, natural selection, population dynamics, theories of species formation, principles of phylogenetic inference, biogeography, evolutionary rates, evolutionary convergence, homology, Darwinian medicine, and conceptual and philosophic issues in evolutionary theory.
Offered as ANTH 225, BIOL 225, EEPS 225, HSTY 225, and PHIL 225.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MWF 6:00-9:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, New 2020 Summer

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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTWRF 9:00-10:20

Instructor: Richard Bachmann

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Online

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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTWRF 11:00-12:20

Instructor: Richard Bachmann

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Online

EMAE 290: Computer-Aided Manufacturing

An advanced design and manufacturing engineering course covering a wide range of topics associated with the ‘design for manufacturability’ concept.  Students will be introduced to a number of advanced solid modeling assignments (CAD), rapid prototyping (RP), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).  In addition students will be introduced to computer numerical control (CNC) manual part-programming for CNC milling and turning machine tools.

All students will be given a design project requiring all detail and assembly drawings for a fully engineered design.

The course has two (50) minute lectures and one (110) minute CAD/CAM Lab per week.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Jason Bradshaw

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, New 2020 Summer

EMSE 368/468: Scientific Writing in Materials Science and Engineering

For writing a thesis (or a publication) in the field of materials science and engineering, students need a diverse set of skills in addition to mastering the scientific content. Generally, scientific writing requires proficiency in document organization, professional presentation of numerical and graphical data, literature retrieval and management, text processing, version control, graphical illustration, mathematical typesetting, the English language, elements of style, etc. Scientific writing in materials science and engineering, specifically, requires additional knowledge about e.g. conventions of numerical precision, error limits, mathematical typesetting, proper use of units, proper digital processing of micrographs, etc. Having to acquire these essential skills at the beginning of thesis (or publication) writing may compromise the outcome by distracting from the most important task of composing the best possible scientific content.
This course properly prepares students for scientific writing with a comprehensive spectrum of knowledge, skills, and tools enabling them to fully focus on the scientific content of their thesis or publication when the time has come to start writing. Similar to artistic drawing, where the ability to “see” is as (or more!) important as skills of the hand, the ability of proper scientific writing is intimately linked to the ability of critically reviewing scientific texts. Therefore, students will practice both authoring and critical reviewing of material science texts. To sharpen students’ skills of reviewing, examples of good and less good scientific writing will be taken from published literature of materials science and engineering and analyzed in the context of knowledge acquired in the course. At the end of the course, students will have set up skills and a highly functional work environment to start writing their role thesis or article with full focus on the scientific content. While the course mainly targets students of materials science and engineering, students of other disciplines of science and engineering may also benefit from the course material.
Offered as EMSE 368 and EMSE 468.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 15-July 27, 2020

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MTWRF 3:00-4:15

Instructor: Frank Ernst

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Materials Science & Engineering

EMSE 515: Analytical Methods in Materials Science

Microcharacterization techniques of materials science and engineering: SPM (scanning probe microscopy), SEM (scanning electron microscopy), FIB (focused ion beam) techniques, SIMS (secondary ion mass spectrometry), EPMA (electron probe microanalysis), XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectrometry), and AES (Auger electron spectrometry), ESCA (electron spectrometry for chemical analysis). The course includes theory, application examples, and laboratory demonstrations.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 15-July 27, 2020

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MTWRF 1:00-2:15

Instructor: Frank Ernst

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Materials Science & Engineering, New 2020 Summer

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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MW 1:00-3:15

Instructor: Thomas Dawkins

Credits: 3 credits

Department: English

ENGL 257A: Introduction to the Novel

Introductory readings in the novel. May be organized chronologically or thematically. Some attention to the novel as a historically situated genre.

 

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TR 1:00-3:15

Instructor: Michelle Lyons-Mcfarland

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: English, New 2020 Summer

ENGL 270 – Introduction to Gender Studies

This course introduces women and men students to the methods and concepts of gender studies, women’s studies, and feminist theory.  An interdisciplinary course, it covers approaches used in literary criticism, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, film studies, cultural studies, art history, and religion.  It is the required introductory course for students taking the women’s and gender studies major.
Offered as ENGL 270, HSTY 270, PHIL 270, RLGN 270, SOCI 201, and WGST 201.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Justine Howe

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: English, New 2020 Summer

ENGL 285: Special Topics Seminar: Climate Change and Pandemic

Explores the shared terrain between Climate Change films and writing (Cli-Fi) and cultural expressions that dramatize pandemics. While the common fare of Cli-Fi centers on speculative and dystopian fiction, this course also attends substantially to what Rebecca Solnit has framed as “hope in the dark” as she writes of “extraordinary communities that arise in disaster.” More than just a recipe for gloomy summer reading, this course invites participants to consider how we define our humanity–individually and collectively–as we envision consequential cultural, environmental, economic, and political paths to navigate public health crises.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TR 2:30-3:45

Instructor: Matthew Burkhart

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: English, New 2020 Summer

ENGL 398S: Engineering Communication

For Engineering students only, this course introduces principles and strategies for effective communication in both academic and workplace engineering settings. The course provides practice in both oral and written genres of technical and professional communication.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TR 1:00-3:15

Instructor: Michael Parker

Credits: 3 credits

Department: English

ENGL 398S: Engineering Communication

For Engineering students only, this course introduces principles and strategies for effective communication in both academic and workplace engineering settings. The course provides practice in both oral and written genres of technical and professional communication.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MW 2:30-4:45

Instructor: Michelle Lyons-McFarland

Credits: 3 credits

Department: English

ENGL 398S: Engineering Communication

For Engineering students only, this course introduces principles and strategies for effective communication in both academic and workplace engineering settings. The course provides practice in both oral and written genres of technical and professional communication.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TR 3:30-5:45

Instructor: Michael Parker

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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTWR 10:30-11:50

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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTW 1:30-3:30; R 1:30-2:30

Instructor: Peter Lagerlof

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Engineering, Online

ENGR 200: Statics and Strength of Materials

An introduction to the analysis, behavior and design of mechanical/structural systems.  Course topics include: concepts of equilibrium; geometric properties and distributed forces; stress, strain and mechanical properties of materials; and, linear elastic behavior of elements.  Prereq: PHYS 121.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

 

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: TWR 9:30-12:20

Instructor: Yue Li

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Engineering, Online

ENGR 200T: Statics and Strength of Materials in Tianjin, China

An introduction to the analysis, behavior and design of mechanical/structural systems.  Course topics include: concepts of equilibrium; geometric properties and distributed forces; stress, strain and mechanical properties of materials; and, linear elastic behavior of elements. Prereq: PHYS 121.

For more information, please visit the course website.

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: May 25-June 9, 2020

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: Yue Li

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Engineering, Study Abroad

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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTW 2:30-4:30

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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 1:00-3:00; M 1:00-2:55

Instructor: Steve Hostler

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Engineering, Online

ETHS 243: Bollywood and Social Justice: Contemporary Bollywood Movies with a Social Message

India, where over-the-top, melodramatic films dominate, produces more than 1,000 films a year. With lavish action sequences punctuated by periodic songs in picturesque locales, these films, popularly referred to as Bollywood, traditionally have been known for depicting imaginary worlds, very far from reality. Among these are movies that are deeply immersed in issues of religion, religious conflict, caste, and social injustice. These issues range from ones concerning purity and the class system and Hindu-Muslim conflict, to women’s rights and human trafficking. This class will be looking at a number of Bollywood films with focal points of matters pertaining to social justice. Students will learn about the foundations of these inequalities and intolerances so that they can more completely understand the themes addressed in the movies.
Offered as ETHS 243 and RLGN 243.

 

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWR 12:00-2:15

Instructor: Deepak Sarma

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Ethnic Studies, New 2020 Summer

ETHS 306: The Cuban Experience

This is a three week study-abroad intensive course that takes place at Editorial Vigía, in Matanzas, Cuba. The course combines the unique advantages of a total immersion environment in Spanish with a classroom curriculum that includes conversation practice and study of relevant cultural, literary and historical issues. Students complete three hours of classroom instruction and an hour and a half of publishing workshop four days per week. In this workshop, they work in the edition of a bilingual book. In addition, they participate in organized visits to historic sites and museums connected to the culture curriculum. The focus of the culture curriculum is the study of Cuban history and culture through its literature, visual arts, films, and music. After applying and being accepted in the program, students meet for personal advising with the program director and attend four different one hour orientation-information meetings in the spring semester. After successful completion of the study-abroad program, students receive 3 upper-level credits in Spanish. The course is interdisciplinary in approach and provides students with the tools they need to analyze and understand the complexities of modern Cuba. Students will have formal classes taught by their professor and talks and meetings with specialists on Cuban literature, art, architecture, history and other aspects of culture and society. In addition, they will attend lectures, participate in discussions, and take field trips that will expose them to many aspects of Cuban culture, such as art, architecture, music, dance, film, literature, artisan work, folklore, history and urban growth. Offered as SPAN 306SPAN 406, and ETHS 306. Prereq: SPAN 202.

For more information, please visit the course website

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: May 18-June 7, 2020

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: Damaris Punales-Alpizar

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Ethnic Studies, Study Abroad

FRCH 101: Elementary French I

Emphasizes conversational skills. Students are expected to achieve control of sound system and basic sentence structures of French. Students must complete assignments at the Online Language Learning Center in addition to attending scheduled class meetings.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWRF 11:00-12:45

Instructor: Charlotte Sanpere

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Modern Languages and Literatures

FRCH 328/428: Science and Technology in France

The course is an exploration of the development of science and technology in France, its rise in the 18th and 19th century, its subsequent decline until the mid-20th century, and its more recent renaissance–from both a scientific and humanities perspective. A significant component will focus on the contributions of women to science in France. Students will visit historical sites such as Marie Curie’s laboratory and the Foucault pendulum, as well as current research facilities such as the Soleil Synchrotron outside of Paris and the Large Hadron Collider in France/Switzerland. To supplement these site visits, readings will come from the fields of science and technology (e.g., popular journals such as Scientific American), history, and French literature–either in French or English translation as appropriate for the student and the enrollment choice.
Offered as FRCH 328, FRCH 428, PHYS 333, WGST 333, WLIT 353 and WLIT 453.

For more information, please visit the course website.

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: May 10-May 29, 2020

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: Cheryl Toman and Charles Rosenblatt

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, Study Abroad

HSTY 113: Introduction to Modern World History

The history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in global context. Emphasis on the forces that have created or shaped the modern world: industrialization and technological change; political ideas and movements such as nationalism; European imperialism and decolonization; and the interplay of cultural values.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTWR 10:30-11:50

Instructor: Jay Geller

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: History, New 2020 Summer

HSTY 124: Sex and the City: Gender & Urban History

Gender is an identity and an experience written onto the spaces of the city. The urban landscape – with its streets, buildings, bridges, parks and squares – shapes and reflects gender identities and sexual relations. This course examines the relationship between gender and urban space from the 19th century to the present, giving special attention to the city of Cleveland. Using Cleveland as our case study, this course will explore some of the many ways in which cities and the inhabitants of cities have been historically sexed, gendered, and sexualized. We will explore the ways in which gender was reflected and constructed by the built environment, as well as how urban space and urban life shaped gender and sexual identities. The course is organized thematically and explores different aspects of city life such as prostitution, urban crime, labor, politics, urban renewal and decay, consumption and leisure and the ways in which sex and gender intersects with these issues. In addition to reading and analyzing secondary and primary sources, we will also experience ourselves how gender is being written onto the urban landscape by walking in the city and going to its museums.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MWF 1:00-3:30

Instructor: Einav Rabinovitch-Fox

Credits: 3 credits

Department: History

HSTY 225: Evolution

Multidisciplinary study of the course and processes of organic evolution provides a broad understanding of the evolution of structural and functional diversity, the relationships among organisms and their environments, and the phylogenetic relationships among major groups of organisms. Topics include the genetic basis of micro- and macro-evolutionary change, the concept of adaptation, natural selection, population dynamics, theories of species formation, principles of phylogenetic inference, biogeography, evolutionary rates, evolutionary convergence, homology, Darwinian medicine, and conceptual and philosophic issues in evolutionary theory.
Offered as ANTH 225, BIOL 225, EEPS 225, HSTY 225, and PHIL 225.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MWF 6:00-9:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: History, New 2020 Summer

HSTY 225: Evolution

Multidisciplinary study of the course and processes of organic evolution provides a broad understanding of the evolution of structural and functional diversity, the relationships among organisms and their environments, and the phylogenetic relationships among major groups of organisms. Topics include the genetic basis of micro- and macro-evolutionary change, the concept of adaptation, natural selection, population dynamics, theories of species formation, principles of phylogenetic inference, biogeography, evolutionary rates, evolutionary convergence, homology, Darwinian medicine, and conceptual and philosophic issues in evolutionary theory.
Offered as ANTH 225, BIOL 225, EEPS 225, HSTY 225, and PHIL 225.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MWF 6:00-9:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: History, New 2020 Summer

HSTY 241: Inventing Public Health

The core principle of this course is that public health is a concept that was formed in different ways at different times in different places. It had no existence as we know it before the nineteenth century, but course participants will learn how it grew out of an ancient tradition of the political elite’s concern that its subjects were a threat to them and the stability of the realm. Course participants will discover how, in the nineteenth century, it became a professional practice as we know it and realized advances in human health, longevity, and security perhaps greater than any made since. At the same time, the course will also cover how many of the assumptions of those that inaugurated public health were completely alien to present-day practitioners–even though in many ways it is a practice that helped inaugurate the modern world so familiar to us. Course participants will learn about the close relationship between public health agencies and agendas and various kinds of social authority: political power, moral influence, colonial power, and others. Ultimately, the aim of the course is to show participants that even though public health seems a supremely common sense practice, it had a highly contested birth and early life that was anything but natural or pre-ordained. That complicated birth continues to shape public health to this day.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 15-July 27, 2020

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: TR 4:00-7:00

Instructor: John Broich

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: History, New 2020 Summer

HSTY 270 – Introduction to Gender Studies

This course introduces women and men students to the methods and concepts of gender studies, women’s studies, and feminist theory. An interdisciplinary course, it covers approaches used in literary criticism, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, film studies, cultural studies, art history, and religion. It is the required introductory course for students taking the women’s and gender studies major.
Offered as ENGL 270, HSTY 270, PHIL 270, RLGN 270, SOCI 201, and WGST 201.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Justine Howe

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: History, New 2020 Summer

HSTY 299: Topics in History: The Kent State Shootings and the “Global Sixties”

On May 4, 1970, the National Guard killed four Kent State University students who were protesting America’s involvement in Vietnam. The events that unfolded on Kent State’s campus were far from unique in the “long sixties.” In the 1960s and early 1970s, students and young people around the world mobilized and protested the war in Vietnam, racial injustice, and colonialism. Like the students at Kent State University, some died in their efforts to realize a more just and peaceful world. This course will examine the Kent State shooting through a national and global lens. We will critically examine the roots and expansion of student movements in the 1960s; how global events and transnational connections influenced the ways student activists understood political power and movement goals; and how governments and state actors responded to students and young people’s demands for social change. May 4, 2020 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Kent State shooting. This course will equip students to analyze how state institutions and the public choose to remember such events. In this way, the course will shed light on the politics of memory as they relate to the Kent State shooting and related events in the “global sixties.”

 

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MWF 2:30-5:00

Instructor: David Busch

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: History, New 2020 Summer

HSTY 396/496: Advanced Topics in History: History of Epidemics

Advanced topics in history, changing from semester to semester. The course provides students an opportunity to explore special themes or theoretical issues in history that are too briefly covered in broader surveys. Students may take this course more than once for credit, when different topics are covered.

This course will look at the history of epidemics and pandemics, focusing on select cases. Topics will include social origins of epidemics, the evolution of scientific responses, stigma and blame, the comparative study of political responses, and long-term social and cultural effects of outbreaks. In most weeks, there will be a choice of readings.

Offered as HSTY 396 and HSTY 496.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MWF 10:30-1:00

Instructor: Jonathan Sadowsky

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: History, New 2020 Summer

IHSC 300: Synthesis of Premedical Concepts

This course aims to hone skills necessary to synthesize and integrate knowledge across multiple subject areas, and to assist in preparing for health professional school admission, such as the MCAT. The course is team taught to include faculty expertise in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, physics, psychological sciences and sociology. Critical analysis and reasoning skills will be emphasized. Completion of introductory courses in all subject areas above is strongly recommended before taking this course. MCAT materials from the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) will be used to guide and enhance a student’s ability to synthesize across many fields, and increase critical reasoning and analytical competencies.

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-1:30

Instructor: Rebecca Benard, Susan Burden-Gulley, Greg Tochtrop, Kim Emmons, Diana Driscoll, Jennifer Butler, Jessica Kelly

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, Physics, Psychological Sciences, Sociology

ITAL 101: Elementary Italian I

Introductory course; stress on mastery of the sound system and basic sentence structure of spoken and written Italian. Independent laboratory practice is a requirement.

 

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MWF 9:00-11:55

Instructor: Denise Caterinacci

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New 2020 Summer

ITAL 102: Elementary Italian II

Continuation of ITAL 101; independent laboratory practice is required in addition to scheduled class meetings.

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MWF 9:00-11:55

Instructor: Denise Caterinacci

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New 2020 Summer

ITAL 308: The Italian Experience

A three-week summer study abroad course spent at a university in an Italian city well-known for its cultural and linguistic heritage and at other important sites during travel. Focus: Language immersion and processing of cultural experience. Main features: 1. Intense collaboration with an Italian university. Students interact with Italian peers; seminars are co-taught by Italian faculty. 2. Creation of an individual journal that synthesizes students’ perception of and reflections on their experience, records the progress of their final project, and documents their improvement in language proficiency. 3. Final project. Students meet M-F in a formal setting for advanced language study designed to improve proficiency in speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. They attend seminars on varied topics in literature, history, and civilization. Visits to museums, galleries, and attendance at cultural events are included.

For more information, please visit the course website

The first 10 undergraduate students who enroll in Italian Experience (ITAL 308) will receive a $1000 scholarship from the the Eirik Borve Fund for Foreign Language Instruction to go towards their study abroad language program. To be eligible, students must be CWRU undergraduates who have completed the initial study abroad application and submitted their deposit to the Office of Education Abroad. Only students enrolled in the language version of the course where the study abroad program is cross-listed are scholarship eligible. For additional questions, contact the Office of Education Abroad at studyabroad@case.edu.

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Instructor: Denise Caterinacci

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, Study Abroad

JAPN 101: Elementary Japanese I

Introduction to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese. Students learn to read and write hiragana and katakana syllabaries and 50 kanji characters. Students are expected to achieve control of the sound system and basic structure of the language. Emphasizes aural comprehension and speaking.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWR 8:30-11:30

Instructor: Yukiko Nishida

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New 2020 Summer

JAPN 102: Elementary Japanese II

Continuation of JAPN 101. Emphasizes aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Students learn approximately 100 new kanji characters. Recommended preparation: JAPN 101.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 8:30-11:30

Instructor: Margaret Fitzgerald

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New 2020 Summer

MATH 121: Calculus for Science and Engineering I

Functions, analytic geometry of lines and polynomials, limits, derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions. Definite integral, antiderivatives, fundamental theorem of calculus, change of variables. 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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTWR 8:45-10:15

Instructor: Kai Yin

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTWR 8:45-10:15

Instructor: David Grzybowski

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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTWR 8:45-10:15

Instructor: Ulises Fidalgo

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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTWR 10:30-11:45

Instructor: Rhiannon Griffiths

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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Christopher Butler

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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTWR 9:00-10:15

Instructor: Weihong Guo

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

MATH 304: Discrete Mathematics

A general introduction to basic mathematical terminology and the techniques of abstract mathematics in the context of discrete mathematics. Topics introduced are mathematical reasoning, Boolean connectives, deduction, mathematical induction, sets, functions and relations, algorithms, graphs, combinatorial reasoning.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30:12:35

Instructor: Shuai Xu

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, New 2020 Summer

MGMT 205: Essentials of Personal Finance

This course will provide students of all disciplines with an essential foundation in personal finance. The course will focus on four core areas of personal finance: 1) Budgeting & saving, 2) Investing, 3) Obtaining credit & controlling debt, and 4) Minimizing financial risk through the use of insurance. The course will also cover the essentials of personal taxation, retirement planning, and estate planning. This course will enable students to gain the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to make wise financial decisions as they move forward in life, which in turn will impact their ability to function as productive leaders in the workplace and financially literate citizens. A student may not receive credit for both MGMT 205 and MGMT 395 with the topic “Achieving Personal Financial Security.”

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MWF 12:00-1:00

Instructor: Karen W. Braun

Credits: 1 credit

Departments: Accounting, , Management, New 2020 Summer

MGMT 206: Personal Financial Management with Digital Technology

In the digital era, financial technologies have worked its way into our digital wallets and portfolio. Mobile banking services, budgeting and investing apps are inextricably linked with how we conduct our personal finances. While financial literacy deals with underlying finance concepts such as time value of money, compounding, budgeting and investing, financial technologies dictate how we access tools to carry out day-to-day budgeting, investing and consuming. In the digital era, financial technologies, Fintech, serves as an enabler of financial literacy, FinLit. While technology is not a substitute for literacy, Fintech complements literacy. Technology has created a level playing field and has advanced the access to credit and investments.
This course will cover four areas:
1. Comparing banking services and costs
2. Digital banking: Using mobile apps and financial technologies for financial management and decision making
3. Personal finance and digital money
4. Risks in the digital era: Identity protection

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MWF 2:00-3:00

Instructor: Lakshmi Balasubramanyan

Credits: 1 credit

Departments: Finance, Management, New 2020 Summer

MUTH 103: Music Theory I

Music theory for the nonmusic major. Intervals, scales, rhythmic drill, sight singing, eartraining, keyboard work, and harmony through inversions of triads and seventh chords. Not open to music majors.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 15-July 27, 2020

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MWF 1:00-2:30

Instructor: Allen Yueh

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Music, New 2020 Summer

MUTH 312: Eighteenth Century Counterpoint

Analysis and writing of inventions in two parts, and fugues in three and four parts. Recommended preparation: MUTH 202 or MUTH 206.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 15-July 27, 2020

Session: 6 Week Session

Instructor: Timothy Cutler

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Music, New 2020 Summer

MUTH 320: Form and Analysis

Aural and visual analysis of structural and stylistic features of 16th through 20th century music.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 15-July 27, 2020

Session: 6 Week Session

Instructor: Marshall Griffith

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Music, New 2020 Summer

NTRN 362/462: Exercise Physiology and Macronutrient Metabolism

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of theoretical and applied concepts of exercise physiology. Students will gain an understanding of the acute and chronic physiological responses and adaptations of the cardiovascular, metabolic, hormonal, and neuromuscular systems in response to exercise.  Additional topics include factors effecting performance, assessing cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, designing exercise programs for health and wellness, special populations, and athletes, environmental considerations and nutrition’s role in sport and exercise performance.
Offered as NTRN 362 and NTRN 462.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTW 4:00-5:40

Instructor: Hope Barkoukis

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Nutrition

NTRN 401: Nutrition for Community and Healthcare Professionals

This course will focus on understanding how diet and nutrition impact health and wellness throughout the life cycle. There are core concepts in human nutrition that all health care providers should understand to optimize their care of individuals, themselves, and the community. These core concepts are the focus of this course. Students who complete all course modules and assignments with a passing grade will earn 2 credits. In order to earn 3 credits, students must complete all course modules and assignments with a passing grade and complete an additional 20 page paper on a nutrition topic approved by the instructor.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Hope Barkoukis

Credits: 2-3 credits

Departments: Nutrition, Online

ORBH 250 – Leading People (LEAD I)

The principal goals of this course are to help students learn about the context in which managers and leaders function, gain self-awareness of their own leadership vision and values, understand the options they have for careers in management based on their own aptitudes, orientations and expertise, and develop the fundamental skills needed for success in a chosen career. Through a series of experiential activities, assessment exercises, group discussions, and peer coaching, based on a model of self-directed learning and life-long development, the course helps students understand and formulate their own career and life vision, assess their skills and abilities, and design a development plan to reach their objectives. The course enables students to see how the effective leadership of people contributes to organizational performance and the production of value, and how for many organizations, the effective leadership of people is the driver of competitive advantage. This is the first course in a two course sequence. Credit for at most one of ORBH 250 and ORBH 396 can be applied to hours required for graduation.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 15-July 27, 2020

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: TR 1:00-4:00

Instructor: Tracey Messer

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Organizational Behavior

PHIL 101: Introduction to Philosophy

Basic problems of philosophy and methods of philosophical thinking. Problems raised by science, morality, religion, politics, and art. Readings from classical and contemporary philosophers. Normally given in multiple sections with different instructors and possibly with different texts. All sections share core materials in theory of knowledge, metaphysics, and ethics despite differences that may exist in emphasis.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Christopher Haufe

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Philosophy

PHIL 201: Introduction to Logic

Presentation, application, and evaluation of formal methods for determining the validity of arguments. Discussion of the relationship between logic and other disciplines. Counts for CAS Quantitative Reasoning Requirement.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Colin McLarty

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Philosophy

PHIL 201: Introduction to Logic

Presentation, application, and evaluation of formal methods for determining the validity of arguments. Discussion of the relationship between logic and other disciplines. Counts for CAS Quantitative Reasoning Requirement.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MWF 6:00-9:00

Instructor: Colin McLarty

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Philosophy

PHIL 225: Evolution

Multidisciplinary study of the course and processes of organic evolution provides a broad understanding of the evolution of structural and functional diversity, the relationships among organisms and their environments, and the phylogenetic relationships among major groups of organisms. Topics include the genetic basis of micro- and macro-evolutionary change, the concept of adaptation, natural selection, population dynamics, theories of species formation, principles of phylogenetic inference, biogeography, evolutionary rates, evolutionary convergence, homology, Darwinian medicine, and conceptual and philosophic issues in evolutionary theory.
Offered as ANTH 225, BIOL 225, EEPS 225, HSTY 225, and PHIL 225.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MWF 6:00-9:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, Philosophy

PHIL 225: Evolution

Multidisciplinary study of the course and processes of organic evolution provides a broad understanding of the evolution of structural and functional diversity, the relationships among organisms and their environments, and the phylogenetic relationships among major groups of organisms. Topics include the genetic basis of micro- and macro-evolutionary change, the concept of adaptation, natural selection, population dynamics, theories of species formation, principles of phylogenetic inference, biogeography, evolutionary rates, evolutionary convergence, homology, Darwinian medicine, and conceptual and philosophic issues in evolutionary theory.
Offered as ANTH 225, BIOL 225, EEPS 225, HSTY 225, and PHIL 225.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MWF 6:00-9:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, Philosophy

PHIL 270 – Introduction to Gender Studies

This course introduces women and men students to the methods and concepts of gender studies, women’s studies, and feminist theory. An interdisciplinary course, it covers approaches used in literary criticism, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, film studies, cultural studies, art history, and religion. It is the required introductory course for students taking the women’s and gender studies major.
Offered as ENGL 270, HSTY 270, PHIL 270, RLGN 270, SOCI 201, and WGST 201.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Justine Howe

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, Philosophy

PHIL 310: Philosophy of Medicine

The current pandemic has brought into public view a broad range of philosophical questions raised connected with the practice of medicine. In this course, we will grapple with metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, social, and political questions that confront health workers, researchers, and policy makers in their efforts to maintain and improve human health on an individual and group level. Metaphysical: Are viruses alive? Can groups be infected? To what extent are groups of humans ‘superorganisms’ like ant colonies? What is a disease? Epistemological: How do we manage risk under uncertainty? At what point does research on COVID-19 become knowledge? Who decides? At what point do preventative measures need to be taken? When the disease is identified, or only until it is nearby? How do we determine a reasonable trade-off between (a) deepening our knowledge of a virus, and (b) developing a safe and effective treatment for it? Ethical/Sociopolitical: How do we weigh the costs to individual freedoms against the benefits to society when we take top-down measures to slow the spread of the disease? How ought we to weigh our social need to slow the spread of the disease against the social costs of shutting down large sectors of the economy?

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 1:30-3:45

Instructor: Christopher Haufe

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, Philosophy

PHIL 410: Philosophy of Medicine

The current pandemic has brought into public view a broad range of philosophical questions connected with the practice of medicine. In this course, we will grapple with metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, social, and political questions that confront health workers, researchers, and policy makers in their efforts to maintain and improve human health on an individual and group level. Metaphysical: Are viruses alive? Can groups be infected? To what extent are groups of humans ‘superorganisms’ like ant colonies? What is a disease? Epistemological: How do we manage risk under uncertainty? At what point does research on COVID-19 become knowledge? Who decides? At what point do preventative measures need to be taken? When the disease is identified, or only until it is nearby? How do we determine a reasonable trade-off between (a) deepening our knowledge of a virus, and (b) developing a safe and effective treatment for it? Ethical/Sociopolitical: How do we weigh the costs to individual freedoms against the benefits to society when we take top-down measures to slow the spread of the disease? How ought we to weigh our social need to slow the spread of the disease against the social costs of shutting down large sectors of the economy?
Offered as PHIL 310 and PHIL 410.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 1:30-3:45

Instructor: Christopher Haufe

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, Philosophy

PHYS 115: Introductory Physics I

First part of a two-semester sequence directed primarily towards students working towards a B.A. in science, with an emphasis on the life sciences. Kinematics; Newton’s laws; gravitation; simple harmonic motion; mechanical waves; fluids; ideal gas law; heat and the first and second laws of thermodynamics. This course has a laboratory component.

Visit this page for detailed information about the introductory physics sequences.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTWR 9:30-11:20; lab TBD

Instructor: Diana Driscoll

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Physics

PHYS 116: Introductory Physics II

Electrostatics, Coulomb’s law, Gauss’s law; capacitance and resistance; DC circuits; magnetic fields; electromagnetic induction; RC and RL circuits; light; geometrical optics; interference and diffraction; special relativity; introduction to quantum mechanics; elements of atomic, nuclear and particle physics. This course has a laboratory component. Prereq: PHYS 115.

Visit this page for detailed information about the introductory physics sequences.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWRF 9:30-11:20; lab TBD

Instructor: Diana Driscoll

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Physics

PHYS 121: General Physics I – Mechanics

Particle dynamics, Newton’s laws of motion, energy and momentum conservation, rotational motion, and angular momentum conservation. This course has a laboratory component. Recommended preparation: MATH 121 or MATH 123 or MATH 125 or one year of high school calculus.

This course is co-taught by Harsh Mathur and Corbin Covault.  The laboratory is taught by Diana Driscoll.

Visit this page for detailed information about the introductory physics sequences.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTWR 9:30-11:20; lab TBD

Instructor: Corbin Covault, Harsh Mathur, Diana Driscoll

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Physics

PHYS 122: General Physics II – Electricity and Magnetism

Electricity and magnetism, emphasizing the basic electromagnetic laws of Gauss, Ampere, and Faraday. Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves, interference, and diffraction. This course has a laboratory component. Prereq: PHYS 121 or PHYS 123. Prereq or Coreq: MATH 122 or MATH 124 or MATH 126.

This course is co-taught by Harsh Mathur and Corbin Covault.  The laboratory is taught by Diana Driscoll.

Visit this page for detailed information about the introductory physics sequences.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWRF 9:30-11:20; lab TBD

Instructor: Corbin Covault, Harsh Mathur, Diana Driscoll

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Physics

PHYS 333: Science and Technology in France

The course is an exploration of the development of science and technology in France, its rise in the 18th and 19th century, its subsequent decline until the mid-20th century, and its more recent renaissance–from both a scientific and humanities perspective. A significant component will focus on the contributions of women to science in France. Students will visit historical sites such as Marie Curie’s laboratory and the Foucault pendulum, as well as current research facilities such as the Soleil Synchrotron outside of Paris and the Large Hadron Collider in France/Switzerland. To supplement these site visits, readings will come from the fields of science and technology (e.g., popular journals such as Scientific American), history, and French literature–either in French or English translation as appropriate for the student and the enrollment choice.
Offered as FRCH 328, FRCH 428, PHYS 333, WGST 333, WLIT 353 and WLIT 453.

For more information, please visit the course website.

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: May 10-May 29, 2020

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: Cheryl Toman and Charles Rosenblatt

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, Physics, Study Abroad

POSC 334/434: Comparative Political Violence

This is a non-standard, simulation based course analyzing the causes and processes of political violence in comparative perspective. The course begins by engaging some classic philosophical work on power, conflict, and violence. It then moves to specific cases drawn at different historical periods and from across the world (North America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East). For each case, students are organized into groups representing actual political actors. Collaborative research and written assignments serve to prepare each group for an in-class simulation exercise. Simulations vary in format and goals but each comprises a group grade and an individual written project.
Offered as POSC 334 and POSC 434.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Pete Moore

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, Political Science

PSCL 101: General Psychology

Methods, research, and theories of psychology. Basic research from such areas as psychophysiology, sensation, perception, development, memory, learning, psychopathology, and social psychology.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 15-July 27, 2020

Session: 6 Week Session

Instructor: Robert Greene

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Psychological Sciences

PSCL 230: Child Psychology

Basic facts and principles of psychological development from the prenatal period through adolescence. Recommended preparation: PSCL 101.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Elizabeth Short

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Psychological Sciences

PSCL 313: Psychology of Personality

The development and organization of personality; theories of personality and methods for assessing the person; problems of personal adjustment.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: TWR 9:00-11:55

Instructor: Amy Przeworski

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Psychological Sciences

PSCL 353: Psychology of Learning

The basic methods in the study of learning. The major theories proposed to account for the learning process. Development of the fundamental concepts and principles governing the learning process in both humans and lower animal. Recommended preparation: PSCL 101.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 15-July 27, 2020

Session: 6 Week Session

Instructor: Robert Greene

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Psychological Sciences

RLGN 171: Introducing Christianity

This “topics” course offers an introduction to the academic study of Christianity. Whether approached through a particular theme or as a general historical introduction, each section of this course provides students with a general introduction to the academic study of religion and a basic religious literacy in Christianity, exploring forms of it in a diversity of cultural contexts throughout the world. Section topics might include, but are not limited to: The Black Church, The Apocalyptic Imagination, Latin American Liberation Theology. Students may repeat the course for credit once (two times total for 6 credits), provided that the two sections are different.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTWR 10:35-12:20

Instructor: Bharat Ranganathan

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Religious Studies

RLGN 215: Religion in America

This course is an introduction to American religions, with a particular focus on religious diversity in the United States. As we examine the myriad beliefs and practices of America’s religious communities, we will pay close attention to how religion and culture have shaped each other from the 1600s to today.

To explore the theme of religious diversity, we will take advantage of Cleveland’s rich religious history with visits to local religious institutions and historical sites, including churches, mosques, new religious communities, and Hindu and Buddhist temples. Along the way we will consider the role of religious spaces and institutions in shaping identity and community in our region and beyond.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MWF 9:00-11:55

Instructor: Brian Clites

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Religious Studies

RLGN 243: Bollywood and Social Justice: Contemporary Bollywood Movies with a Social Message

India, where over-the-top, melodramatic films dominate, produces more than 1,000 films a year. With lavish action sequences punctuated by periodic songs in picturesque locales, these films, popularly referred to as Bollywood, traditionally have been known for depicting imaginary worlds, very far from reality. Among these are movies that are deeply immersed in issues of religion, religious conflict, caste, and social injustice. These issues range from ones concerning purity and the class system and Hindu-Muslim conflict, to women’s rights and human trafficking. This class will be looking at a number of Bollywood films with focal points of matters pertaining to social justice. Students will learn about the foundations of these inequalities and intolerances so that they can more completely understand the themes addressed in the movies.
Offered as ETHS 243 and RLGN 243.

 

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWR 12:00-2:15

Instructor: Deepak Sarma

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, Religious Studies

RLGN 270 – Introduction to Gender Studies

This course introduces women and men students to the methods and concepts of gender studies, women’s studies, and feminist theory. An interdisciplinary course, it covers approaches used in literary criticism, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, film studies, cultural studies, art history, and religion. It is the required introductory course for students taking the women’s and gender studies major.
Offered as ENGL 270, HSTY 270, PHIL 270, RLGN 270, SOCI 201, and WGST 201.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Justine Howe

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, Religious Studies

SOCI 113: Critical Problems in Modern Society

Focus is on major social problems present in large, complex, industrial societies. Topics include environmental problems, poverty, drug addiction, social deviance, and alienation.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: TWR 1:00-4:00

Instructor: Jessica Kelley

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Sociology

SOCI 201 – Introduction to Gender Studies

This course introduces women and men students to the methods and concepts of gender studies, women’s studies, and feminist theory. An interdisciplinary course, it covers approaches used in literary criticism, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, film studies, cultural studies, art history, and religion. It is the required introductory course for students taking the women’s and gender studies major.
Offered as ENGL 270, HSTY 270, PHIL 270, RLGN 270, SOCI 201, and WGST 201.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Justine Howe

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, Sociology

SOCI 208: Dating, Marriage and Family

What is the family today? How has it changed over the last century? How will it change in the future? This course aims to answer these questions as it explores the influences of work, education, government, health and religion on today’s changing families. The course considers the factors that affect mate selection. It also examines parenting, roles of husbands and wives, and family dysfunction, and divorce.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

 

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 10:00-12:15

Instructor: Samuel Belkin

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Sociology

SOCI 250: Law and Society: Law, Rights and Policy

How does the U.S. legal system “work”? How does a judge make a decision? Do rights matter? Do human rights work the same way? Class participants will examine how rights, including human rights, fit in the legal system and society. We will ask how legal actors, like judges and lawyers, think about rights compared to non-lawyers. Class participants will observe court hearings in a Federal District Court, an Ohio Appellate Court, as well as local small claims court. We will benefit from hearing experts, local, national, and international, discuss how “law” works and whether rights are useful to making change.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 11:30-2:00

Instructor: Brian Gran

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Sociology

SPAN 101M: Elementary Medical Spanish

A study of Spanish related to health professions. Students will gain familiarity with basic written and oral vocabulary and basic grammatical structures for the assessment and communication of Spanish-speaking patients in a variety of settings. Students will also learn vocabulary used in the regular Spanish 101 class. No previous experience with the Spanish language is required. No prerequisites needed or medical background. This course is for students that have not taken Spanish before or have minimum knowledge of the language. Student who successfully completes this course is eligible to take Span 102.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWRF 9:00-10:45

Instructor: Elena Fernandez

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New 2020 Summer

SPAN 306/406: The Cuban Experience

This is a three week study-abroad intensive course that takes place at Editorial Vigía, in Matanzas, Cuba. The course combines the unique advantages of a total immersion environment in Spanish with a classroom curriculum that includes conversation practice and study of relevant cultural, literary and historical issues. Students complete three hours of classroom instruction and an hour and a half of publishing workshop four days per week. In this workshop, they work in the edition of a bilingual book. In addition, they participate in organized visits to historic sites and museums connected to the culture curriculum. The focus of the culture curriculum is the study of Cuban history and culture through its literature, visual arts, films, and music. After applying and being accepted in the program, students meet for personal advising with the program director and attend four different one hour orientation-information meetings in the spring semester. After successful completion of the study-abroad program, students receive 3 upper-level credits in Spanish. The course is interdisciplinary in approach and provides students with the tools they need to analyze and understand the complexities of modern Cuba. Students will have formal classes taught by their professor and talks and meetings with specialists on Cuban literature, art, architecture, history and other aspects of culture and society. In addition, they will attend lectures, participate in discussions, and take field trips that will expose them to many aspects of Cuban culture, such as art, architecture, music, dance, film, literature, artisan work, folklore, history and urban growth. Offered as SPAN 306SPAN 406, and ETHS 306. Prereq: SPAN 202.

For more information, please visit the course website

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: May 18-June 7, 2020

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: Damaris Punales-Alpizar

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, Study Abroad

STAT 201: Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences

Designed for undergraduates in the social sciences and life sciences who need to use statistical techniques in their fields. Descriptive statistics, probability models, sampling distributions. Point and confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing. Elementary regression and analysis of variance. Not for credit toward major or minor in Statistics.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

 

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Instructor: Paula Fitzgibbon

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, New 2020 Summer

STAT 201: Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences

Designed for undergraduates in the social sciences and life sciences who need to use statistical techniques in their fields. Descriptive statistics, probability models, sampling distributions. Point and confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing. Elementary regression and analysis of variance. Not for credit toward major or minor in Statistics.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-June 26, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Instructor: Paula Fitzgibbon

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

STAT 312: Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science

For advanced undergraduate students in engineering, physical sciences, life sciences. Comprehensive introduction to probability models and statistical methods of analyzing data with the object of formulating statistical models and choosing appropriate methods for inference from experimental and observational data and for testing the model’s validity. Balanced approach with equal emphasis on probability, fundamental concepts of statistics, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, design of experiments, and regression modeling. Note: Credit given for only one (1) of STAT 312, STAT 313, STAT 333, STAT 433. Prereq: MATH 122 or equivalent.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 15-July 27, 2020

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MTW 4:00-6:00

Instructor: Wojbor Woyczynski

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

STAT 312: Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science

For advanced undergraduate students in engineering, physical sciences, life sciences. Comprehensive introduction to probability models and statistical methods of analyzing data with the object of formulating statistical models and choosing appropriate methods for inference from experimental and observational data and for testing the model’s validity. Balanced approach with equal emphasis on probability, fundamental concepts of statistics, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, design of experiments, and regression modeling. Note: Credit given for only one (1) of STAT 312, STAT 313, STAT 333, STAT 433. Prereq: MATH 122 or equivalent.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTWR 9:15-11:00

Instructor: Qimin Huang

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

THTR 100: Introduction to Acting

A course designed to provide the non-major or undeclared liberal arts major experience with a basic understanding of acting and performance. Fundamentals in improvisation, vocabulary, and scene study are stressed. This course fulfills THTR 101 or THTR 102 should the undeclared student select theater as his or her major or minor. Students may receive credit for only one of THTR 100, THTR 101, or THTR 102.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTW 6:00-9:00

Instructor: Christopher Bohan

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Theater

THTR 206: Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: James Bond and Popular Culture

The twenty-one films of James Bond have become part of popular culture, and the figure of the superspy has become mythic in proportion. This series, from its first installment in 1963 to the latest reinvention of James Bond in 2006, not only depicts one dashing man’s efforts to save the world from disaster again and again, but also traces the development of our popular culture. Issues of violence, sex, the presentation and treatment of women, racial stereotypes, and spectacle among other topics can be discussed after viewing each film, providing an opportunity to explore the changing expectations of American audiences and the developing form of contemporary cinema. Students who have taken USSO 286D may not receive credit for this class.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: TRF 9:30-12:00; MW 9:30-1:00

Instructor: Jeffrey Ullom

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Theater

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.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 4:00-5:30

Instructor: Barbara Burgess-Van Aken

Credits: 3 credits

Department: SAGES

USNA 287T: Conflicts and Controversies in American Science and Technology

How do changes in science and technology affect American life? How do cultural ideas shape scientific practice? Is technological progress inevitable, or do we get to decide what changes we want and which ones we don’t? How do we make ethical choices about science and technology in a world with inherent power imbalances?

This course provides an introduction to thinking through these questions by presenting works by historians, anthropologists, political scientists, philosophers, journalists, and others to explore a range of social issues in modern science and technology. After two weeks of introduction, the course is divided into four sections: (a) Biology, Biotech, and Biomedicine; (b) Science Policy and the Politics of Science; (c) Problems in Social Science; and (d) Computers and Other Thinking Machines. While the course’s content is arranged around these topics, its main purposes are to develop critical thinking skills around ubiquitous and contentious subjects of science, technology, power, culture, and values as well as to hone skills in reading, speaking, research, and essay writing.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 4:00-5:30

Instructor: Peter Shulman

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, SAGES

USNA 288W: Medieval Sciences and Human Difference: How Did Medieval Peoples Define Humanity?

Since the beginning of recorded history, humans have employed different approaches to defining themselves in relation to the natural world. Along with folklore, religion and philosophy, science has been an important means to define concepts we now refer to as race/ethnicity, dis/ability, sexuality, and gender. However, what constituted science and scientific inquiry varied widely based on culture and historical context. Most recently, our advancing understanding of genetics has produced ever more nuanced definitions of human difference, even as we have come to recognize that such explanations often compete with theories that are grounded in social and cultural values, rather than scientific observation. How did people explain human diversity in the 1000 years before the Scientific Revolution unfolded in Europe?
In this seminar, we will investigate how different medieval cultures explained humanity and human diversity by sampling examples of medical observation, philosophy, theories about the natural world, cultural prejudice, and religious belief. In particular, we will consider how Greek, Roman, Chinese, Indian, Islamicate, and early European theories of human difference shaped justifications for conquest as, gender roles and sexuality, often in surprising ways. Questions we will ask include: How did medieval people differentiate humans from animals? Did they use the same categories of race, gender, and sexuality that we use? How did scientific thinking evolve to construct these taxonomies of difference? How were ideas shared cross-culturally? To explore these questions, we will read primary texts in translation from the medieval period. Through our discussions, we will consider not only what other approaches to defining human differences can teach us, but how they provide historical insight into frameworks and assumptions about diversity today.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTW 2:00-3:30

Instructor: Lisa Nielson

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, SAGES

USNA 289W: Epidemics in History

The history of epidemics and pandemics, with particular focus on: the Black Death, cholera and influenza in the 19th and 20th centuries, AIDS, and COVID19. Topics will include social origins of epidemics, the evolution of scientific responses, stigma and blame, the comparative study of political responses, and long-term social and cultural effects of outbreaks. Students cannot earn credit for USNA 289W and HSTY 396 (Topic: Epidemics in History).

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MWF 10:30-1:00

Instructor: Jonathan Sadowsky

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, SAGES

USSO 291X: “We’re Dying in America”: The History of the U.S. AIDS Crisis

Thirty-seven years have passed since the summer of 1981, when the Centers for Disease Control published a report on the mysterious deaths of five previously-healthy gay men. In that time, more than thirty-nine million people have died of AIDS around the globe. Approximately 600,000 of those people died in the United States; at least 10,000 more Americans will die this year. Why, given the global scope of the crisis and the dramatic impact it has had on US society and culture, do so few students learn about the AIDS crisis in school? Why does it receive less attention than, for example, terrorism? In this course, we will study the first 20 years of the United States’ AIDS crisis, and use what we learn to contemplate the current status of HIV-positive people and people with AIDS. We will examine the origins of AIDS as a biological, political, and cultural phenomenon in the hopes of understanding why the United States experienced the virus as it did. We will also address the myriad responses to the virus by presidents and preachers, artists and activists, doctors and business people. How did this tragedy impact American politics and culture? What lessons did we learn, and what mistakes are we still repeating today? How can (and should) the history of AIDS inform our response to the opioid crisis, or the battle over Obamacare? Are we ready for the next epidemic?

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWF 2:00-3:30

Instructor: Andrea Milne

Credits: 3 credits

Department: SAGES

USSO 285T: Why We Believe Weird Things

How, in such a skeptical age, can people maintain questionable beliefs regarding urban legends, alternative medicine, superstitions, and paranormal phenomena? How do cults manage to attract and maintain large memberships? How can so many seemingly normal people come to the conclusion that they have been abducted by aliens? We will explore the idea that these behaviors are not examples of pathological thought processes, but rather natural consequences of the biases that characterize everyday reasoning. Emphasis will be placed on critical examination of questionable phenomena with a goal of understanding why people might want to hold such beliefs.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWR 5:00-6:30

Instructor: Jennifer Butler

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, SAGES

USSO 293B: Epidemics and American Identity

Where does American identity come from? While some have argued that it is the product of the rugged American landscape, or the ideals of individual liberty and free enterprise, or the amalgamation of cultures brought together by diverse population, this seminar proposes a radically different possibility. What if American identity has been crucially shaped by epidemics and infectious disease? In this seminar, we will examine three of the most devastating epidemics in American history: Yellow Fever in the 1790s, Spanish Flu in 1918, and HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s. Using historical accounts as well and fictional representations, we will consider how individuals experienced these outbreaks, as well as various social and governmental responses. We will focus especially on how these diseases affected personal and national identity. When epidemics such as these happen, what has been the reaction of the medical system and the government? How does the experience of disease shape our sense of self? How do deadly epidemics shape a sense of communal and national identity? At the same time, how can they provoke the construction of “otherness,” of identities that are not considered to be part of an American “us?” How do the answers to these questions shape our thinking about the meaning of American identity, or about our potential reactions to future epidemics?

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWF 2:00-3:30

Instructor: Carli Leone

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, SAGES

USSY 286U: Puzzled

“Puzzled” will look at the practice of puzzle making and puzzle-solving and explore the meaning of puzzles for different cultures throughout history. We will read works from the disciplines of math, history, anthropology, philosophy, and literature. We will explore why certain types of puzzles became popular and how puzzles have transferred from one culture to another. We will examine the role of code writing and code-breaking in the military and in the world of business. We will read examples of fiction and watch films that adopt the form of the puzzle as a narrative device. We will think about the function of puzzles as instruments to exercise the faculties of reason and logic and as a means of leisure or pleasant distraction.

Students will be asked to both solve and create puzzles over the course of the semester. They will write analytical essays on topics related to the practice and history of puzzle making and puzzle solving, and they will pursue a research topic that revolves around an issue or problem that has “puzzled” them.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 12:30-2:00

Instructor: Bernie Jim

Credits: 3 credits

Department: SAGES

USSY 291B: Science (Fiction) Dystopias

In 1927 the German science fiction classic Metropolis showed filmgoers a mechanized dystopian nightmare in which humans took on the roles of cogs and levers in a giant machine. Years later, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four depicted a totalitarian regime reshaping post-war England in a similar way, using surveillance and repetitive activities to turn the population into something less than human. Appropriating science fiction motifs, dystopian narratives have forced us to reconsider how science and technology are used to complicate and at times augment our notion of what it means to be a social animal. In this class, we will consider a range of texts, including novels, short stories, films, and comic books, to explore the interaction between people and the things that they invent. The first half of the course will emphasize traditional utopian texts and readings will include selections from works like Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World (biological utopia), Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We (mathematical dystopia), and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (technological dystopia). During the second half of the semester we will discuss utopian and dystopian worlds in popular fiction and film, such as science fiction short stories by Harlan Ellison, Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta, and Wall-E, to consider how the utopia/dystopia changed in the latter half of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 3:00-4:30

Instructor: Gabrielle Parkin

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, SAGES

USSY 293I: High Art and Guilty Pleasures

How, and why, do we draw distinctions between art and entertainment? Lowbrow and highbrow? A crowd-pleasing “flick” and a critic-approved “film?” This seminar will explore the logic of this common sorting process, as well as its consequences. After all, such distinctions historically have been linked with other forms of discrimination–often amplifying or silencing certain voices on the basis of gender, race, or class. In this course we’ll investigate these connections between critical evaluation and broader social dynamics, while also engaging critically with our own tastes, values, and received ideas. What makes The Great Gatsby so great? Is there any value in keeping up with the Kardashians? Who determines the criteria that make one work a “classic,” the other a “guilty pleasure?” Traversing a range of artworks, novels, comics, and movies, we’ll work both the high and the low ends of the cultural spectrum, paying special attention to works that seem to blur or combine the usual categories–compelling us to ask whether great art and guilty pleasures can sometimes be one and the same.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWR 1:00-2:30

Instructor: Steve PInkerton

Credits: 3 credits

Department: SAGES

USSY 293O: Monsters and Disability

Why are monsters everywhere in literature, film, and art? How does disability, mental illness, and medicine find their way into cultural fantasies and anxieties? Who or what are the monsters of our own cultural moment? In what ways do monsters represent and reinforce prejudices related to mental illness, disability, race, gender, religion, or nationality? What are the ethical conflicts and demands made by the monster? In this seminar, we will explore the history, art, and ethics of monsters in western culture. Using selections from disability studies, trauma theory, gender studies, critical race studies, and post-colonial studies, we will examine monsters not merely as super-natural creatures, but as figures that stand in for a wide range of “undesirables” and “others.” Readings and films for this class will be drawn from the distant medieval past up to modern horror and fantasy films, and will feature the monsters said to live on the edge of the known world, mystical visionaries, sideshow freaks, hallucinatory apparitions, witches, and even a few vampires and werewolves.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWF 3:00-4:30

Instructor: Gabrielle Bychowski

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, SAGES

USSY 294N: Climate Change and Pandemics: Seeking Hope in the Dark

This seminar explores the shared terrain between climate change films and writing (Cli-Fi) and cultural expressions that dramatize pandemics. While the common fare of Cli-Fi centers on dystopian and speculative fiction, this course also attends substantially to narratives addressing what Rebecca Solnit has framed as “hope in the dark” as she writes of “extraordinary communities that arise in disaster.” Among other things, we will address the overlapping challenges of writing about pandemics and climate change, which both dramatize threats to human communities and environments that unfold incrementally–and frequently at great distance in space and time from contemporary North American audiences. Further, without minimizing the magnitude of either threat, we will trace how responses to COVID-19 and Climate Change might mutually inform our efforts to mitigate both crises. More than just a recipe for gloomy summer reading and viewing, this course invites participants to consider how we define our humanity–individually and collectively–as we envision consequential cultural, environmental, economic, and political paths to navigate through global health crises.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 27, 2020

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TR 2:30-4:45

Instructor: Matt Burkhart

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, SAGES

WGST 124: Sex and the City: Gender & Urban History

Gender is an identity and an experience written onto the spaces of the city. The urban landscape – with its streets, buildings, bridges, parks and squares – shapes and reflects gender identities and sexual relations. This course examines the relationship between gender and urban space from the 19th century to the present, giving special attention to the city of Cleveland. Using Cleveland as our case study, this course will explore some of the many ways in which cities and the inhabitants of cities have been historically sexed, gendered, and sexualized. We will explore the ways in which gender was reflected and constructed by the built environment, as well as how urban space and urban life shaped gender and sexual identities. The course is organized thematically and explores different aspects of city life such as prostitution, urban crime, labor, politics, urban renewal and decay, consumption and leisure and the ways in which sex and gender intersects with these issues. In addition to reading and analyzing secondary and primary sources, we will also experience ourselves how gender is being written onto the urban landscape by walking in the city and going to its museums.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MWF 1:00-3:30

Instructor: Einav Rabinovitch-Fox

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Women's and Gender Studies

WGST 201: Introduction to Gender Studies

This course introduces women and men students to the methods and concepts of gender studies, women’s studies, and feminist theory. An interdisciplinary course, it covers approaches used in literary criticism, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, film studies, cultural studies, art history, and religion. It is the required introductory course for students taking the women’s and gender studies major.
Offered as ENGL 270, HSTY 270, PHIL 270, RLGN 270, SOCI 201, and WGST 201.

 

This course will be delivered remotely. Students should plan to be available during the scheduled time in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Contact the instructor with questions.

Dates: May 11-May 29, 2020

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Justine Howe

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2020 Summer, Women's and Gender Studies

WGST 333: Science and Technology in France

The course is an exploration of the development of science and technology in France, its rise in the 18th and 19th century, its subsequent decline until the mid-20th century, and its more recent renaissance–from both a scientific and humanities perspective. A significant component will focus on the contributions of women to science in France. Students will visit historical sites such as Marie Curie’s laboratory and the Foucault pendulum, as well as current research facilities such as the Soleil Synchrotron outside of Paris and the Large Hadron Collider in France/Switzerland. To supplement these site visits, readings will come from the fields of science and technology (e.g., popular journals such as Scientific American), history, and French literature–either in French or English translation as appropriate for the student and the enrollment choice.
Offered as FRCH 328, FRCH 428, PHYS 333, WGST 333, WLIT 353 and WLIT 453.

For more information, please visit the course website.

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: May 10-May 29, 2020

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: Cheryl Toman and Charles Rosenblatt

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Study Abroad, Women's and Gender Studies

WLIT 353/453: Science and Technology in France

The course is an exploration of the development of science and technology in France, its rise in the 18th and 19th century, its subsequent decline until the mid-20th century, and its more recent renaissance–from both a scientific and humanities perspective. A significant component will focus on the contributions of women to science in France. Students will visit historical sites such as Marie Curie’s laboratory and the Foucault pendulum, as well as current research facilities such as the Soleil Synchrotron outside of Paris and the Large Hadron Collider in France/Switzerland. To supplement these site visits, readings will come from the fields of science and technology (e.g., popular journals such as Scientific American), history, and French literature–either in French or English translation as appropriate for the student and the enrollment choice.
Offered as FRCH 328, FRCH 428, PHYS 333, WGST 333, WLIT 353 and WLIT 453.

For more information, please visit the course website.

This course has been canceled for Summer 2020. 

Dates: May 10-May 29, 2020

Session: Study Abroad

Instructor: Cheryl Toman and Charles Rosenblatt

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Study Abroad, World Literature

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