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AFST 202: Race and Ethnic Minorities in The United States

This is a survey course that looks at the relations between racial and ethnic relations in the United States from an historical and contemporary perspective. This course will look at relations between: European colonists and native Americans; whites and blacks during the period of slavery, Jim Crow, the civil rights era and contemporary period; immigrants at the turn of the 20th and 21st century; Mexicans and Puerto Ricans; and the pan-ethnic groups such as Latinos, Asian Americans, and Arab Americans. We examine the origins of racial/ethnic hierarchies, the social construction of identities, and stratification of racial and ethnic groups. This course will take a macro perspective that examines larger structural forces (e.g., colonization, industrialization, and immigration) to explain inter-group relations, and a constructionist perspective to understand how power manufactures and maintains the social meaning of identities (looking at stereotypes and hegemonic discourse). Students who have received credit for SOCI 302 may not receive credit for SOCI 202.
Offered as AFST 202 and SOCI 202.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 10:00-12:15

Instructor: Marissa Gilbert

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Sociology

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 14 - July 27, 2021

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MTR 2:30-4:30

Instructor: Yi Li

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).

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TR 10:30-12:45

Instructor: Kristi Ninnemann

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: TWR 5:00-8:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: TWR 5:00-8:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Anthropology

ANTH 308: Child Policy Externship

Externships offered through CHST 398/ANTH 308 give students an opportunity to work directly with professionals who design and implement policies that impact the lives of children and their families. Agencies involved are active in areas such as public health, including behavioral health, education. juvenile justice, childcare and/or child welfare. Students apply for the externships, and selected students are placed in local public or nonprofit agencies with a policy focus. Each student develops an individualized learning plan in consultation with the Childhood Studies Program faculty and the supervisor in the agency. CHST 398/ANTH 308 is a 3 credit-hour course and may be taken twice for a total of 6 credit hours.
Offered as CHST 398 and ANTH 308.

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Gabriella Celeste

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Anthropology, New 2021 Summer

ANTH 328: Medical Anthropology and Public Health

Anthropology has a longstanding relationship with the field of public health, which dates back to before the flourishing of medical anthropology as a subfield. Direct participation of medical anthropologists in public health research and practice continues to grow. This course explores the intersection of medical anthropology and public health from the perspective of anthropological history, theory, and methods. Course topics include: the history of anthropological work in public health, medical anthropology theory as a guide to anthropological public health research, and anthropological methods and approaches to public health work. Case studies from around the world will be employed throughout the course.
Offered as ANTH 328 and ANTH 428.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWR 1:00-3:15

Instructor: Maureen Floriano

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Anthropology, New 2021 Summer

ANTH 335: Illegal Drugs and Society

This course provides perspectives on illegal drug use informed by the social, political and economic dimensions of the issues. Framed by the history, epidemiology, and medical consequences of drug use, students will confront the complex challenges posed by addiction. Anthropological research conducted in the U.S. and cross-culturally will demonstrate, elaborate and juxtapose various clinical, public health, and law enforcement policies and perspectives. Topics examined will include: why exclusively using a bio-medical model of addiction is inadequate; how effective is the war on drugs; what prevention, intervention and treatment efforts work; and various ideological/moral perspectives on illegal drug use.
Offered as ANTH 335 and ANTH 435.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWR 9:00-11:15

Instructor: Maureen Floriano

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Anthropology

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWF 10:30-12:30

Instructor: Ramez Islambouli

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Modern Languages and Literatures

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 1:00-2:20

Instructor: Reed O'Mara

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWF 9:00-10:20

Instructor: Angelica Verduci

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, New 2021 Summer

ARTS 106: Creative Drawing I

Development of graphic fluency in black and white through direct observation of nature and the model. Drawing as a means of enlarging visual sensitivity using a wide range of media and subject matter. Work from nude model.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered in-person. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: TWR 9:00-11:55

Instructor: George Kozmon

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, Art Studio, New 2021 Summer

ARTS 214: Ceramics I

The techniques of hand building in pinch, coil and slab methods. Development of sensitivity to design and form. Basic work in stoneware, earthenware, and glazing.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered blended (both in-person and remote). For more information, please reach out to the instructor.

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: TR 1:00-4:30

Instructor: Martha Lois

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, Art Studio, New 2021 Summer

ARTS 216: Painting I

The creative, conceptual, visual, and technical aspects of painting. Style ranging from naturalism to abstraction. Work in acrylic and mixed media.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered blended (both in-person and remote). For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MWR 9:00-11:55

Instructor: David King

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, Art Studio, New 2021 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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered in-person. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: TWR 1:00-3:55

Instructor: Jerry Birchfield

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTW 4:00-6:55

Instructor: Jared Bendis

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, Art Studio

ARTS 399: Independent Study in Art Studio

Independent Study in Art Studio; by permit of Director only.

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: TBA

Instructor: Jerry Birchfield

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, Art Studio

ARTS 399: Independent Study in Art Studio

Independent Study in Art Studio; by permit of Director only.

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: TBA

Instructor: Martha Lois

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, Art Studio

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered in-person. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 10:30-12:00

Instructor: Jeffrey Kriessler

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Astronomy, New 2021 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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered online. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: William Janesh

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Astronomy, Online

BIOL 112: Biology’s Survival Guide to College: How stress impacts a student’s ability to thrive

Stress can test the limit of an individual’s ability to maintain balance, thrive and survive. This non-majors biology course explores how cells, organs and organ systems work together to maintain homeostasis. Equipped with knowledge of how the body functions, students will explore how common stressors experienced by college students (sleep deprivation, lack of relaxation, poor diet, and others) can test the limits of maintaining homeostasis. Understanding the body’s stress response and how stress impacts well-being will enable students to make informed decisions about how to promote balance in their own life.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

Session: 5 Week Session

Instructor: Rebecca Benard

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Biology, New 2021 Summer, Online

BIOL 214: Genes, Evolution and Ecology

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

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 12:30-2:00

Instructor: Leena Chakravarty

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.

Requirements to enroll: Previous enrollment in BIOL 214 and (CHEM 105 or CHEM 111); AND Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 106 or ENGR 145

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

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.

Requirements to enroll: Previous enrollment in BIOL 214 and (CHEM 105 or CHEM 111); AND Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 106 or ENGR 145

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

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.

Prereq: BIOL 214L and Prereq or Coreq: BIOL 215

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Time: MW 12:30-2:00; TR 12:30-3:30 lab

Instructor: Valerie Haywood

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

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:00-11:30

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.

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).

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

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 and Prereq or Coreq: BIOL 216

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: TR 1:30-3:30

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: TWR 5:00-8:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: TWR 5:00-8:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biology

BIOL 302: Human Learning and the Brain

This course focuses on the question, “How does my brain learn and how can its learning best be facilitated?” Each student is required to develop a comprehensive theory about personal learning. These theories will take the form of a major paper which will be expanded and modified throughout the semester. Readings and class discussions will focus on the following topics: learning and education systems, major structures of the brain and their role in learning, neuronal wiring of the brain and how learning changes it, the emotional brain and its essential role in learning, language and the brain, the role of images in learning, memory and learning (and related pathologies, such as PTSD). Students are expected to incorporate information on these topics into their personal theory of learning. In so doing, students are expected to articulate meaningful questions, skillfully employ research and apply their own knowledge to address such questions, produce clear, precise academic prose to explicate their ideas, and provide relevant and constructive criticism during class discussions.
Offered as BIOL 302 and COGS 322.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

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.

Prereq: BIOL 215

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 14 - July 27, 2021

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MW 9:00-10:00 discussion; lecture TBA

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.

Prereq: BIOL 214

This course has been canceled for Summer 2021.

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biology

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

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTWR 1:00-2:45

Instructor: Dianne Kube

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biology

BIOL/HSTY 277: Pandemics, Past and Present: Integrative Approaches

This course is an interdisciplinary course to further student’s understanding of pandemics, by integrating different approaches to comprehend the impacts and challenges of civilizations dealing with major outbreaks of disease. This course is taught at an intermediate level that will be accessible to students from a breadth of academic focus. There are no explicit prerequisites, but the course instructors will review past coursework to ensure readiness for the course. Pandemics have impacted humans throughout history. Two current global pandemics are circulating; caused by the recurrent yearly influenza virus, and the novel SARS CoV-2. Throughout this course, students will gain perspective on how we study and view pandemics both historically and currently. The course integrates the significance, challenges and consequences of living in times where deep biological and epidemiological understanding of viruses and technological advances have become part of the tools humans need to live with modern pandemics, and predict future outbreaks. Each week of the course is taught by a different instructor, to cover 4 themes: the historical perspective, the spread of disease in populations, the life cycle/molecular biology of the influenza virus and SARS CoV-2, and the technology of testing, therapeutics and vaccinations.
Offered as BIOL 277 and HSTY 277.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 1:00-3:15

Instructor: Leena Chakravarty, Dianne Kube, Jonathan Sadowsky, Sarah Markt

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Biology, History, Interdisciplinary, New 2021 Summer

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

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 CHEM 111.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

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 ENGR 145.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTWR 10:30-12:20

Instructor: Rekha Srinivasan

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:20

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 ENGR 145) and CHEM 113. Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 223 or CHEM 323.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

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. Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 224

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

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

Instructor: Benjamin Sturtz

Credits: 2 credits

Department: Chemistry

CHEM 328/428: Introductory Biochemistry I

A survey of biochemistry with a strong emphasis on the chemical logic underlying the structure, function, and evolution of biomolecules. Amino acids and protein structure, purification, and analysis. DNA, RNA, genes, and genomes. DNA replication, repair, and recombination. RNA synthesis and processing. Protein synthesis and turnover, control of gene expression. Hemoglobin. Drug development. Enzyme kinetics, catalytic and regulatory strategies. Carbohydrates.
Offered as CHEM 328 and CHEM 428.

Prereq: CHEM 224 or CHEM 323.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTWR 1:00-2:50

Instructor: Rekha Srinivasan

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Chemistry

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. Prereq: CHIN 340.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Time: MTWR 9:00-11:00

Instructor: Peter Yang

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, Online

CHST 398: Child Policy Externship

Externships offered through CHST 398/ANTH 308 give students an opportunity to work directly with professionals who design and implement policies that impact the lives of children and their families. Agencies involved are active in areas such as public health, including behavioral health, education. juvenile justice, childcare and/or child welfare. Students apply for the externships, and selected students are placed in local public or nonprofit agencies with a policy focus. Each student develops an individualized learning plan in consultation with the Childhood Studies Program faculty and the supervisor in the agency. CHST 398/ANTH 308 is a 3 credit-hour course and may be taken twice for a total of 6 credit hours.
Offered as CHST 398 and ANTH 308.

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Gabriella Celeste

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Anthropology, New 2021 Summer

CLSC 202: Classical Mythology

The myths of Classical Greece and Rome, their interpretation and influence.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 14 - July 27, 2021

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MWF 3:00-5:00

Instructor: Paul Hay

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Classics

COGS 312/412: Second Language Acquisition I

This course is an introduction to the growing field of second language acquisition (SLA). SLA seeks to understand the linguistic, psychological and social processes that underlie the learning and use of second language(s). The goal of research is to identify the principles and processes that govern second language learning and use. SLA is approached from three perspectives in the course: 1) as linguistic knowledge;2) as a cognitive skill; and 3) as a socially and personality-meditated process. Important factors in second language learning will be identified and discussed. These include: age-related differences, the influence of the first language, the role played by innate (universal) principles, the role of memory processes, attitudes, motivation, personality and cognitive styles, and formal versus naturalistic learning contexts. The objective of this course is to survey the principal research in second language acquisition. Students will become familiar with the major research issues through their reading of both primary and secondary sources, as well as through lectures and class discussions.
Offered as COGS 312, COGS 412, LING 301 and LING 401.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MW 1:00-3:15

Instructor: Joseph Casal

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Cognitive Science, New 2021 Summer

COGS 322: Human Learning and the Brain

This course focuses on the question, “How does my brain learn and how can its learning best be facilitated?” Each student is required to develop a comprehensive theory about personal learning. These theories will take the form of a major paper which will be expanded and modified throughout the semester. Readings and class discussions will focus on the following topics: learning and education systems, major structures of the brain and their role in learning, neuronal wiring of the brain and how learning changes it, the emotional brain and its essential role in learning, language and the brain, the role of images in learning, memory and learning (and related pathologies, such as PTSD). Students are expected to incorporate information on these topics into their personal theory of learning. In so doing, students are expected to articulate meaningful questions, skillfully employ research and apply their own knowledge to address such questions, produce clear, precise academic prose to explicate their ideas, and provide relevant and constructive criticism during class discussions.
Offered as BIOL 302 and COGS 322.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 1:00-3:15

Instructor: Barbara Kuemerle

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Cognitive Science

CSDS 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 CSDS 302, ECSE 302 and MATH 304.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:35-12:35

Instructor: Shuai Xu

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Computer and Data Sciences

DANC 122: Dance in Culture – Theatrical Forms

Introduction to an historical and cultural overview of many different theatrical forms of dance from various cultures specifically selected to encompass geographic diversity and represent different periods in history. Basic craft elements of the structures of theatrical dance will be introduced to provide a foundation for viewing dance and developing a personal aesthetic.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TBA

Instructor: Danielle Dowler

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Dance, New 2021 Summer

DSCI 354/454: Data Visualization and Analytics

Data Visualization and Analytics students will learn data visualization and analytics techniques focused on different types of data such as time-series, spectral, or image data science problems. This class will focus on increasing analysis of complex data sets through visualization by enhancing exploratory data analysis and data cleaning. This class will focus on creating effective data visualizations to communicate data analytics results to different audiences. Different datasets will be provided to develop different types of visualizations and analytics. Types of data visualizations include in interactive plots (e.g., bar graphs change over time), applications that allow users to adjust the visualizations based on their decisions (e.g., shiny applications), interactive maps, 3-D plots of data, etc. Discussing how an audience understands information and brings in data as well as the ethics of making data visualizations will be discussed. The class will also include ways to increase modeling and analysis with effective visualizations for credible, data-driven decision making. This will include a git repository for other students to use these codes as open source resources and the preparation of reproducible data science analyses for different types of problems.
Offered as DSCI 354, DSCI 354M, and DSCI 454.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Laura Bruckman

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Data Science

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWF 10:30-12:00

Instructor: Abidemi Adegbola, Debra McGivney

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Biomedical Engineering

EBME 358: Biomedical Signals and Systems Laboratory

Computational laboratory experiences with biomedical applications. Numerical methods with MATLAB applications in biomedical engineering.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Matthew Williams

Credits: 1 credit

Departments: Biomedical Engineering, New 2021 Summer

ECON 313: Experiential Entrepreneurship

Experiential entrepreneurship places students in a startup (founded by the student or someone else) for a semester, while simultaneously teaching students key concepts for startup success in a classroom setting. Each session covers tools and concepts that every entrepreneur should understand, and students should be able to apply these tools and concepts to their host companies. Prereq: ECON 102.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered online. For more information, please reach out to the instructor.

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWRF 5:30-7:15

Instructor: Scott Shane

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Economics, New 2021 Summer

ECSE 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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor.

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 2:45-4:45

Instructor: Vira Chankong

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

ECSE 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.
Offered as CSDS 281 and ECSE 281. Prereq: ENGR 131 or EECS 132.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor.

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

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

Instructor: Evren Gurkan Cavusoglu

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, New 2021 Summer

ECSE 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 CSDS 302, ECSE 302 and MATH 304.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:35-12:35

Instructor: Shuai Xu

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

Session: 5 Week Session

Instructor: Sharmila Giri

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Online

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: TWR 5:00-8:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: TWR 5:00-8:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

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.

 

Dates: June 14 - July 27, 2021

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.

 

Dates: June 14 - July 27, 2021

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MTWRF 1:00-2:15

Instructor: Frank Ernst

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Materials Science & Engineering

ENGL 146: Tools, Not Rules: English Grammar for Writers

This course provides an introduction to English grammar in context for academic writers. It focuses on the study of language in use, including parts of speech, sentence grammar, paragraph structure, and text cohesion. This course is specifically designed for multilingual students, but native speakers of English may take the course with the approval of the instructor.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MW 9:00-11:15

Instructor: Ana Codita

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: English, New 2021 Summer

ENGL 147: Writing Across Disciplines

In this course, students will develop their genre knowledge and metacognitive skills to prepare for the advanced writing, reading, and research tasks required in upper-level writing and disciplinary courses across the university. Through individual and group inquiry, students will analyze and discuss the conventions of academic genres to understand the textual and linguistic features and disciplinary expectations of each form of writing. Then, students will apply these generic conventions through the production and revision of writing within each genre. Throughout the semester, students will engage in workshops and discussions that foster skills in the areas of seminar participation, collaboration, rhetorical awareness, and critical thinking. This course is specifically designed for non-native speakers of English, but native speakers may take the course with the approval of the instructor.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TR 9:00-11:15

Instructor: Mary Assad

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: English, New 2021 Summer

ENGL 180: Writing Tutorial

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

 

 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Martha Schaffer

Credits: 1 credit

Department: English

ENGL 203: Introduction to Creative Writing

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

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TR 1:00-3:15

Instructor: Hayley Verdi

Credits: 3 credits

Department: English

ENGL 398: Professional Communication for Engineers

A writing course for Engineering students only, covering academic and professional genres of written and oral communication. Taken in conjunction with Engineering 398, English 398 constitutes an approved SAGES Departmental Seminar. Prereq or Coreq: ENGR 398. Prereq: 100 level first year seminar in FSCC, FSNA, FSSO, FSSY, FSTS, or FSCS.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TR 4:00-5:30

Instructor: Joseph Spieles

Credits: 2 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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor.

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Matthew Williams

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor.

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor.

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTR 9:00-11:50

Instructor: Yue Li

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Engineering, Online

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor.

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

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: PHYS 121 or PHYS 123. Prereq or Coreq: MATH 223 or MATH 227.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor.

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

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

Instructor: Steve Hostler

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Engineering, Online

ENGR 398: Professional Communication for Engineers

Students will attend lectures on global, economic, environmental, and societal issues in engineering, which will be the basis for class discussions, written assignments and oral presentations in ENGL 398. Recommended preparation: ENGL 150 or FSCC 100 or equivalent and concurrent enrollment in ENGL 398 (ENGL 398 and ENGR 398 together form an approved SAGES departmental seminar).

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Marc Buchner

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Engineering

ETHS 306: The Cuban Experience: an immersion in its culture and society

This is a three-week study-abroad intensive course that takes place in Matanzas and Havana, Cuba. The course combines the unique advantages of a total immersion environment in the Cuban culture with a classroom curriculum that includes the study of relevant cultural, literary and historical issues. Students complete three hours of classroom instruction and an hour and a half of workshop four days per week. Also, 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 into 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 three upper-level credits in Spanish or Ethnic Studies.
The course is interdisciplinary in its 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. Also, 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 306, SPAN 406, and ETHS 306.

For more information, please visit the course website

 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Dates:

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWRF 11:00-12:45

Instructor: Charlotte Sanpere

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Modern Languages and Literatures

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: TWR 5:00-8:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: TWR 5:00-8:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Department: History

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 14 - July 27, 2021

Session: 6 Week Session

Instructor: John Broich

Credits: 3 credits

Department: History

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MWF 10:30-1:00

Instructor: Jonathan Sadowsky

Credits: 3 credits

Department: History

HSTY/ENGL 145: Utopia, Dystopia, and Scientific Modernity Sixteenth-Century to the Present

A utopia is a dream of a better world; a dystopia is a nightmare of a worse one. Both are fantasies. Yet both respond to the very real technological, political and cultural conditions in which they are written. This multidisciplinary course uses utopian and dystopian literature from the sixteenth century to the present to investigate the rise of scientific modernity and the responses it provoked. Starting with Thomas More’s Utopia, and ending with Octavia Butler’s The Parable of the Sower and a contemporary film, students will read important utopian and dystopian works of fiction and connect them to themes that run through the history of science: the relationship between knowledge and power; the impact of new technologies; voyages of exploration and exploitation; industrialization and forms of production; ideas of gender, race, and class; nuclear power; genetics; and climate change. We encourage students to ask what led to these specific critiques or ideas, and why? What limits or determines the boundaries of the possible or the desirable to each author? And how might these still be relevant today?
Offered as ENGL 145 and HSTY 145.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 14 - July 27, 2021

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MWR 10:30-12:30

Instructor: Aviva Rothman & Magdalena Vinter

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: English, History, Interdisciplinary, New 2021 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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered in-person. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-1:30

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

Credits: 3 credits

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

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

 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Dates:

Session: Study Abroad

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWR 8:30-11:30

Instructor: Yukiko Nishida

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Modern Languages and Literatures

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 8:30-11:45

Instructor: Margaret Fitzgerald

Credits: 4 credits

Department: Modern Languages and Literatures

JAPN 306: Extensive Reading through Manga

This course aims to enhance students, Reading skills in Japanese as well as skills in the rest of the four main areas of language learning (speaking, listening, and writing) through the use of the extensive reading (a.k.a. Graded reading) method with manga in Japanese.

In this course, the emphasis is put on acquiring the skill to enjoy reading content without translation. Students will review and learn Japanese structures and expressions, and have the opportunity to explore colloquialisms, speech styles, onomatopoeia, contractions, interjections, and other elements of speech. The class also will incorporate individual reading activities such as oral reading sessions, timed reading, speed reading and book discussion groups. We will also explore how Japanese scripts such Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji as well as Roman alphabets are integrated in manga. Our primary textbooks will be manga in Japanese; however, some additional readings in English will be given to students as a point of reference for the course lectures. The classes will primarily be conducted in Japanese. Prereq: JAPN 202 with a C or higher.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 1:00-3:20

Instructor: Yukiko Nishida

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New 2021 Summer

LATN 101: Elementary Latin I

An introduction to the elements of Latin: pronunciation, forms, syntax, vocabulary, and reading.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Paul Hay

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Classics, New 2021 Summer

LING 301/401: Second Language Acquisition I

This course is an introduction to the growing field of second language acquisition (SLA). SLA seeks to understand the linguistic, psychological and social processes that underlie the learning and use of second language(s). The goal of research is to identify the principles and processes that govern second language learning and use. SLA is approached from three perspectives in the course: 1) as linguistic knowledge;2) as a cognitive skill; and 3) as a socially and personality-meditated process. Important factors in second language learning will be identified and discussed. These include: age-related differences, the influence of the first language, the role played by innate (universal) principles, the role of memory processes, attitudes, motivation, personality and cognitive styles, and formal versus naturalistic learning contexts. The objective of this course is to survey the principal research in second language acquisition. Students will become familiar with the major research issues through their reading of both primary and secondary sources, as well as through lectures and class discussions.
Offered as COGS 312, COGS 412, LING 301 and LING 401.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MW 1:00-3:15

Instructor: Joseph Casal

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Cognitive Science, New 2021 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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered in-person. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTWR 8:45-10:15

Instructor: David Grzybowski

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. Credit for at most one of MATH 122, MATH 124, and MATH 126 can be applied to hours required for graduation. Prereq: MATH 121, MATH 123 or MATH 126.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Instructor: Leon Bykov

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. Credit for at most one of MATH 122, MATH 124, and MATH 126 can be applied to hours required for graduation. Prereq: MATH 121, MATH 123 or MATH 125.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered in-person. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTWR 8:45-10:15

Instructor: Long Tran

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 307. Appropriate for majors in science, engineering, economics. Prereq: MATH 122, MATH 124 or MATH 126.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTWR 10:30-11:45

Instructor: Ulises Fidalgo

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. Credit for at most one of MATH 223 and MATH 227 can be applied to hours required for graduation. Prereq: MATH 122 or MATH 124.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTWR 9:00-10:15

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. Credit for at most one of MATH 224 and MATH 228 can be applied to hours required for graduation. Prereq: MATH 223 or MATH 227.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTWR 9:15-11:00

Instructor: Qimin Huang

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.
Offered as CSDS 302, ECSE 302 and MATH 304.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:35-12:35

Instructor: Shuai Xu

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

MUGN 201: Introduction to Music: Listening Experience I

A flexible approach to the study of the materials and literature of music. Aural and analytical skills primarily for classical music.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 14 - July 27, 2021

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MTRF 11:00-12:30

Instructor: Eric Charnofsky

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Music

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered online. For more information, please reach out to the instructor.

Dates: June 14 - July 27, 2021

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: TR 1:00-4:00

Instructor: Tracey Messer

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Organizational Behavior

ORBH 251: Leading Organizations (LEAD II)

The principal goal of this course is to help students enhance their leadership skills by understanding how organizations function through the lenses of structure, culture, and power/politics. The course enables students to discern how leaders function effectively as they integrate goals, resources and people within these constraints. Students learn about these organizational lenses while developing their own leadership and professional skills. Prereq: ORBH 250 or ORBH 396 and at least Sophomore standing.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered online. For more information, please reach out to the instructor.

Dates: June 14 - July 27, 2021

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MW 1:00-4:00

Instructor: Karlygash Assylkhan

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2021 Summer, 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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Christopher Haufe

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Philosophy

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 1:30-3:45

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: TWR 5:00-8:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: TWR 5:00-8:00

Instructor: Patricia Princehouse

Credits: 3 credits

Department: 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. Students may earn credit for only one of the following courses: PHYS 115, PHYS 121, PHYS 123.

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

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

Session: 5 Week Session

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. Students may earn credit for only one of the following courses: PHYS 116, PHYS 122, PHYS 124.

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

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

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. Students who do not have the appropriate background should not enroll in PHYS 121 without first consulting the instructor. Students may earn credit for only one of the following courses: PHYS 115, PHYS 121, PHYS 123.

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous, remote-asynchronous, and in-person. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

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. Students may earn credit for only one of the following courses: PHYS 116, PHYS 122, PHYS 124.

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

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/PHIL 261: Our Knowledge of Climate Change: What do we know and how do we know it?

Traditional theories of knowledge have concentrated on the actions and beliefs of individuals, and how they marshal evidence from the world to support or refute their scientific hypotheses. This traditional epistemological framework has been challenged by the developments of the modern era of Big Science, resulting in the development of new approaches to a social epistemology of science. Reflective of how science is done, this epistemological framework in turn can provide guidance for the robust prosecution of the scientific enterprise. Perhaps nowhere is this more important than in climate science, where on the one hand the underlying dynamics of climate change pose an existential threat to our civilization, and on the other, there are active and well organized efforts to derail the scientific process and to denigrate the scientists.

This course will first develop classical notions of the epistemology of science, including the role of models and issues of uncertainty (statistical, systematic, and gross) as well as the challenges of developing a robust scientific process resistant to fraud. These issues will be illustrated by consideration of various classical experiments. The course will then expand the epistemological framework to the collaborative context of modern big science, illustrating the issues by examples from the field of high energy physics (which saw the development of the World Wide Web by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, to allow physicists from around the world to share and collectively analyze data). With this in hand the course will explore the history and current state of climate science in the framework of a social epistemology of big science. Students will develop a good understanding of the role of hierarchical models of climate science, the empirical basis for our current understanding of anthropogenic climate change, the role and development of international coordination of climate science and its implications for policy, and the challenges posed by hostile, well-organized efforts to disrupt the scientific process, the public understanding of the science, and ultimately the processes necessary for addressing the challenges of climate change.

Offered as PHIL 261 and PHYS 261.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWR 1:30-3:45

Instructor: Cyrus Taylor & Chris Haufe

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Interdisciplinary, New 2021 Summer, Philosophy, Physics

PSCL 101: General Psychology I

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

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 14 - July 27, 2021

Session: 6 Week Session

Instructor: Robert Greene

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

Session: 5 Week Session

Instructor: Jennifer Ramsey

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Psychological Sciences

PSCL 321: Abnormal Psychology

Major syndromes of mental disorders, their principal symptoms, dynamics, etiology, and treatment. Recommended preparation: PSCL 101.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 14 - July 27, 2021

Session: 6 Week Session

Instructor: Robert Greene

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Psychological Sciences

PSCL 385: Science of Emotion and Aging

In this course we will examine the multi-faceted nature of emotion with an emphasis on the development of emotion in adulthood. We will consider the history, theories, and most recent research and thinking in the science of emotion and aging. We will also be considering how we know what we know about emotions. So, one goal will be to increase our awareness of the assumptions underlying theorists¿ claims, researchers¿ findings, and our own belief structures. We will also work to strengthen our general thinking and communicative abilities as we study the psychology of emotion. Specifically, our goals will be to state theories and ideas clearly and concisely, to identify different parts of arguments and analyze the logic of these parts, to integrate the different aspects of emotion, and to generate new ideas based on the theories and research. My shorthand terms for these processes are: “summarizing”, “analyzing”, “integrating”, and “generating”.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

Session: 5 Week Session

Instructor: Jennifer Ramsey

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2021 Summer, Psychological Sciences

RLGN 101: Religion and Culture

This course introduces students to the study of religion by examining religious practices within a variety of cultural and historical contexts around the world. The course invites students to think comparatively and critically about the role of religion within broader cultural discourses (e.g., gender, politics, and the environment).

Instead of surveying what were formerly called the “world’s great religions,” this course builds religious literacy by examining religious practices within particular geographical and thematic areas. Through comparative case studies drawn from a diverse range of “non-western” cultures, students will learn about religions and spiritualities across the globe. These cultural touchstones will build core literacy in other cultures, positioning students to engage more fully in the religious and cultural diversity that they will encounter in their own lives and careers.

Alongside these geographic case studies, the course will also examine key themes in the study of religion, such as diasporic transnationalism, liberation theology, and ritual practice. We will use these themes to tease out and debate some of the core theoretical and methodological challenges in the study of religion, including postcolonial critiques of the origin and history of the field of religious studies itself.

To be clear, religion is our subject, not our approach. Although students will find opportunities to reflect on their own spirituality/disbelief, the course does not presume any particular religious or non-religious perspective. Indeed, the study of religion is itself concerned not only with the world’s religious traditions, but also with contemporary questions of skepticism, science, disbelief, and secularity.
Evaluation will be based on class preparation and participation, regular short papers, a midterm exam, and a final take-home essay exam.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MWF 9:30-12:25

Instructor: Brian Clites

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2021 Summer, Religious Studies

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWR 10:35-12:20

Instructor: Bharat Ranganathan

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Online, Religious Studies

RUSN 101: Elementary Russian I

Introductory course emphasizing conversational skills. Students achieve control of alphabet, sound system, and basic sentence structures in spoken and written Russian. Students must use the course material offered by the Online Language Learning Center in addition to class meetings.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTWRF 10:30-12:15

Instructor: Tatiana Zilotina

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New 2021 Summer

RUSN 102: Elementary Russian II

Continuation of RUSN 101, emphasizing audiolingual practice. Recommended preparation: RUSN 101.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWRF 10:30-12:15

Instructor: Tatiana Zilotina

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New 2021 Summer

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: TWR 1:00-4:00

Instructor: Jessica Kelley

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Sociology

SOCI 202: Race and Ethnic Minorities in The United States

This is a survey course that looks at the relations between racial and ethnic relations in the United States from an historical and contemporary perspective. This course will look at relations between: European colonists and native Americans; whites and blacks during the period of slavery, Jim Crow, the civil rights era and contemporary period; immigrants at the turn of the 20th and 21st century; Mexicans and Puerto Ricans; and the pan-ethnic groups such as Latinos, Asian Americans, and Arab Americans. We examine the origins of racial/ethnic hierarchies, the social construction of identities, and stratification of racial and ethnic groups. This course will take a macro perspective that examines larger structural forces (e.g., colonization, industrialization, and immigration) to explain inter-group relations, and a constructionist perspective to understand how power manufactures and maintains the social meaning of identities (looking at stereotypes and hegemonic discourse). Students who have received credit for SOCI 302 may not receive credit for SOCI 202.
Offered as AFST 202 and SOCI 202.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 10:00-12:15

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2021 Summer, Sociology

SOCI 203: Human Development: Medical and Social

Social influences on health and illness across the lifespan. Social determinants of health and health behavior, and delivery of health care. Guest lecturers from the medical school and other health care providers address professional practice issues across the lifespan. Issues include: new approaches to birthing; adolescent substance abuse: myths and realities of AIDS; risk factors of diseases in middle age; menopause, cognition and aging-Alzheimer’s disease; problems in care of elderly; medical ethic of death and dying.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 9:30-12:00

Instructor: Polina Ermoshkina

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2021 Summer, Sociology

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I

Introductory course. Students achieve control of the sound system and basic sentence structures of spoken and written Spanish. Students must use the course material offered by the Online Language Learning Center in addition to class meetings.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MWF 12:00-2:55

Instructor: Elena Fernandez

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New 2021 Summer

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II

Continuation of SPAN 101, emphasizing conversational skills. Recommended preparation: SPAN 101.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MWF 12:00-2:55

Instructor: Elena Fernandez

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New 2021 Summer

SPAN 306/406: The Cuban Experience: an immersion in its culture and society

This is a three-week study-abroad intensive course that takes place in Matanzas and Havana, Cuba. The course combines the unique advantages of a total immersion environment in the Cuban culture with a classroom curriculum that includes the study of relevant cultural, literary and historical issues. Students complete three hours of classroom instruction and an hour and a half of workshop four days per week. Also, 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 into 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 three upper-level credits in Spanish or Ethnic Studies.
The course is interdisciplinary in its 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. Also, 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 306, SPAN 406, and ETHS 306.

For more information, please visit the course website

 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Dates:

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-asynchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

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, 312R, 313; SYBB 312R. Prereq: MATH 122 or equivalent.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 2:30-4:45

Instructor: Anirban Mondal

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, 312R, 313; SYBB 312R. Prereq: MATH 122 or equivalent.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered in-person. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021

Session: 5 Week Session

Time: MTW 9:00-11:20

Instructor: Wojbor Woyczynski

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

STAT 312R: Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science Using R Programming

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 312R, STAT 313 or SYBB 312R.
Offered as STAT 312R and SYBB 312R. Prereq: MATH 122 or equivalent.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 2:30-4:45

Instructor: Anirban Mondal

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics

SYBB 312R: Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science Using R Programming

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 312R, STAT 313 or SYBB 312R.
Offered as STAT 312R and SYBB 312R. Prereq: MATH 122 or equivalent.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWR 2:30-4:45

Instructor: Anirban Mondal

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered in-person. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTW 6:00-9:00

Instructor: Christopher Bohan

Credits: 3 credits

Department: Theater

THTR 110: Introduction to Theater

THTR 110 is a fundamental study of theatre from the standpoint of developing the critical acumen of a potential audience. It covers each ingredient of the theatrical experience–audience, playwriting, acting, directing, theatre architecture, design and technology–and attempts to help students define a reasonable set of standards to judge that part of the experience as an audience member and to clearly communicate their feelings and thoughts regarding that experience. The primary textbook is Edward Wilson’s The Theatre Experience, former theatre critic for The Wall Street Journal. Readings in this text are augmented by the reading of specific plays that represent different periods, genres, conventions, and dramatic styles. Representative plays (typically six each semester) include Oedipus Rex (Sophocles), Hamlet (Shakespeare), Tartuffe (Molliere), Uncle Vanya (Chekhov), Waiting for Godot (Beckett), and Angels in America (Kushner). Many of these plays are supplemented by short films prepared by Films for the Humanities so that students can see examples of various dramatic and theatrical styles in performance. In addition to class discussions, lectures, and readings, students are also required to attend two live theatre productions offered by Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Theater each semester. The students write critical essays about their experience as an audience member in relation to a particular aspect of the performance. Students also have an opportunity to complete in-class projects in which they gain experience functioning as a theatre practitioner. These projects and the accompanying written assignment are designed to increase the student’s understanding of the function and interdependence of various theatre artists.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: July 6 - August 2, 2021

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTWRF 11:00-12:00

Instructor: Jeffrey Ullom

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2021 Summer, Online, Theater

THTR 207: Our Heroes, Ourselves: Superheroes and Popular Culture

Since the beginning of cinema, audiences have flocked to see larger-than-life superheroes conquer the unconquerable while also teaching us about ourselves and confirming (or challenging) our world view. Beginning with cinematic serials in the 1920s and continuing to the recent Marvel production machine, these films not only depict a hero’s efforts to save the world from disaster again and again, but also trace the development of our popular culture. Issues of violence, nationalism, 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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: May 21 - June 11, 2021

Session: May Term

Time: MTWRF 11:00-12:00

Instructor: Jeffrey Ullom

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2021 Summer, 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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 4:00-5:30

Instructor: Barbara Burgess-Van Aken

Credits: 3 credits

Department: SAGES

USSO 291J: Narratives of Immigration

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

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWF 9:00-10:30

Instructor: Cara Byrne

Credits: 3 credits

Department: 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?

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWF 12:00-1:30

Instructor: Andrea Milne

Credits: 3 credits

Department: SAGES

USSO 293E: Gender and War in the U.S.

Major wars disrupt and permanently alter power relations and social systems. This seminar looks specifically at the American Revolution, Civil War, and World War II to examine how gender ideologies and signifiers (and points of intersection with race, ethnicity, and class) were experienced, perpetuated, reconfigured and remembered.
Students will discuss historical articles that analyze the norms of gender dynamics and how they change over the course of war alongside primary materials by Americans experiencing those norms and changes. We will also analyze two feature films and one documentary to examine how Americans use cultural expression to grapple with gender changes wrought by war.

 

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWF 10:00-11:30

Instructor: Renee Sentilles

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2021 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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 12:00-1:30

Instructor: Bernie Jim

Credits: 3 credits

Department: SAGES

USSY 288I: Diversions: Experimental Stories and New Media

Summer ’21 Instructor Comments:

This class focuses on interactive fiction and literature. Our syllabus will include mostly digital literary works, such as choose-your-own-adventure-style narratives, multimedia stories and documentaries, and narrative video games. We will also read popular and scholarly analyses that consider how features like choice, interaction, image, movement, and sound contribute to meaning. In addition to reading and writing about interactive fiction, students will also try their hands at making interactive works.

 

General Bulletin Course Description:

In this course, students will study works in which the authors and artists have experimented with traditional linear forms and created stories that are, for instance, labyrinthine, framed, collaged, geometrical, digressive, and even networked. While both print-based and digital texts offer spaces for diverse and deeply engaging written or visual performances, they also require further critical inquiry into the ways in which they create, reflect, or resist social and cultural values. Our focus in this course will be exploring how stories (and other texts) – in print, on screen, on canvas, in digital formats – that don’t follow or that play with conventional rules of order encourage us to participate in making sense of our contemporary world.

The goals of the course include: exploring the relationship between form and content in written and visual productions, developing a critical perspective from which to enjoy, assess, and respond creatively to traditional print and multimedia presentations, and making excellent use of research resources at CWRU and cultural resources at University Circle. In addition, students will work to develop their writing and presentation skills and to innovate novel models of research writing.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWR 2:00-3:30

Instructor: Kristine Kelly

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.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 10:00-11:30

Instructor: Gabrielle Parkin

Credits: 3 credits

Department: SAGES

USSY 292N: Cli-Fi: Addressing Climate Change in Fact, Fiction, and Film

This seminar examines the emerging literary genre of Cli-Fi, or climate fiction, which bridges genres such as science fiction and apocalyptic literature as it depicts imagined responses to the damage wrought by global climate change. In the early 1960s, well in advance of compelling scientific evidence of anthropogenic climate change, novelists were already speculating about the effects of global warming. Focusing on fiction, films, and non-fiction writing from the past three decades, we will consider how authors envision the effects of climate change. Specifically, we will read works by historians, journalists, philosophers, scientists, and cultural critics as a foundation for our analysis of several works of fiction. Further, we will consider how visual media, like feature and documentary films, depict the impacts of climate change. Centrally, we will evaluate how climate fiction complements existing popular and academic conversations about our transforming world. Ultimately, responding to the broadening field of narratives about human-generated transformations of the world, we will address climate fiction’s potential to influence ethical paths shaped by those who seek to alter the disastrous trajectory that the genre imagines.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MTR 4:00-5:30

Instructor: Matt Burkhart

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2021 Summer, SAGES

USSY 292Q: The Secret Lives of Animals

Animals are instructive. When we study animals, their biological makeups and creaturely habits, we do so with hopes of learning something about them. At the same time, such investigations often betray an interest in our human selves. The study of animals, in scientific and literary laboratories alike, quickly turns to acts of self-discovery: not what it means to be animal, exactly, but what it means to be human-animals. So what more could we learn by cultivating new strategies for listening and new languages for communicating with animals?

This seminar invites students to investigate the secret lives of animals as imagined in a sampling of classical, medieval and modern literatures. Thinking with animals past and present–in fables, manuals, and tales–we will examine human-animal relationships in imagined settings. Over the course of the semester, we will read, view, listen, and perform works in which animals are tasked with teaching moral lessons and testing the ethical obligations of their human audiences. Comparing treatments of companion animals past and present, we will reflect on the many ways literature can guide our evolving relationship to the animal kingdom.

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWR 10:00-11:30

Instructor: Arthur Russell

Credits: 3 credits

Department: SAGES

USSY 294Y: Language of the Suffering Body

“Pounding headache.” “Burning fever.” “Pins and needles.” Such phrases rely on figurative or metaphorical language to convey pain or general not-right-ness in the body. But they are also clichés, or overused metaphors that over time have become worn out and meaningless. What happens when people lack the language to communicate to others what is happening in their bodies? How do they begin to find the words to express what they feel?
In this seminar, we will explore the relationship between language and pain, and the extent to which words have (or lack) the capacity to give meaningful expression to bodily pain experienced. To do this, we will closely read how literary works from a variety of genres use language in new, striking, and even baffling ways. Our analysis will be guided by theoretical and philosophical texts about pain and bodily sensation, as well as linguistics and metaphor. In making this investigation, students will be invited to research and formulate their own claims about how the language of literature gives–or does not give–meaningful expression to bodily pain.

 

For summer 2021, this course will be offered remote-synchronous. For more information, please reach out to the instructor. 

Dates: June 1 - July 27, 2021

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: MWF 12:00-1:30

Instructor: Camila Ring

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New 2021 Summer, SAGES

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