Summer Semester 2021 Courses

The courses listed below represent a subset of courses being offered during the Summer Semester 2021. A full list of courses being offered during the Summer Semester 2021 is available on the Course Schedule.


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INTRO TO STUDY OF LANGUAGE (ANTH 200)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

McCleary, Bryce E.

Credits

3

CRN

30958

Overview of the scientific study of the structure and function of language. Introduces the main fields of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics. Highlights the interdisciplinary relationship of linguistics with anthropology, sociology, psychology, and cognitive sciences.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRO TO STUDY OF LANGUAGE (ANTH 200)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Manker, Jonathan

Credits

3

CRN

30959

Overview of the scientific study of the structure and function of language. Introduces the main fields of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics. Highlights the interdisciplinary relationship of linguistics with anthropology, sociology, psychology, and cognitive sciences.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRO TO SOCIAL/CULTURAL ANTH (ANTH 201)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Session 1 (SS1) Block

Instructor

Winter, Drew

Credits

3

CRN

30704

Introduction to the history, methods, and concepts of social/cultural anthropology, which is devoted to the systematic description and understanding of cultural diversity in human societies.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH 203)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Morgan, Molly

Credits

3

CRN

30799

This course offers a broad introduction to the human past as revealed by evolutionary studies of both biochemical and fossil evidence, and by archaeological studies of human cultural behavior.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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CONTEMPORARY CHINESE CULTURE (ANTH 310)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Wang, Yifan

Credits

3

CRN

30800

This introductory course is designed to encourage ways of thinking about: Cultural China--a broad-ranging concept that includes the People's Republic of China, the newly established Special Administrative Region (SAR) of Hong Kong, the Republic of China on Taiwan, and overseas Chinese communities throughout the world.

Method of Instruction: Online

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MASCULINITIES (ANTH 311)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Campbell, Baird C.

Credits

3

CRN

30801

This course deals with masculinities in the West, concentrating on concepts of masculine protagonism and personhood. Readings explore identities constructed in realms such as law, politics, finances, art, the home, and war.

Method of Instruction: Online

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SHIPS (ANTH 314)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Gunel, Gokce

Credits

3

CRN

30985

This course interrogates what we can learn about social, political and economic life by examining ships. Ships have long inspired social theory and anthropological thinking. Seen from the shore, ships not only carried commodities, but also signified conquest, disease, and imperial power. They were characterized as instruments of economic development for some and as tools of oppression for others. As shipping and logistics have emerged as defining features of contemporary global exchange, ships have acquired new forms and functions. In addition to analyzing shipyards, ports, and ship-breaking facilities, this course will look at a wide-range of vessels, such as slave ships, spaceships, containerships, pirate ships, and rescue vessels and refugee ships in different parts of the world.

Method of Instruction: Online

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CLIMATE CHANGE SOC. INEQUALITY (ANTH 320)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Haver, Maureen S.

Credits

3

CRN

30917

This course uses a social scientific approach to analyze and understand the relationship between climate change and social inequality. Through course readings, discussion and guest speakers, students will examine how the social, political, economic and ecological impacts of climate change exacerbate existing social inequities and disproportionately affect vulnerable communities. The course will also explore the concept of climate justice as a political and ethical framework for addressing climate change impacts and inequality.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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CITY/CULTURE (ANTH 344)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Ford, Melanie

Credits

3

CRN

30837

The course treats both the theorization and the ethnographic exploration of the urban imaginary; urban spaces and practices; urban, suburban, and post-urban planning; city-states, colonial cities, and capital cities; and the late 20th century metropolis.

Method of Instruction: Online

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MEDIA, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY (ANTH 385)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Campbell, Baird C.

Credits

3

CRN

30839

This course offers a theoretical and ethnographic overview of past, current, and future anthropological research on media. Topics rotate but can include: cultural conservation among indigenous peoples, spectacle and sexuality, nationalism, advertising, journalism, and news-making, political communication and activism, technology and social change.

Method of Instruction: Online

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LAW AND RESISTANCE (ANTH 396)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Bray, Jessica L.

Credits

3

CRN

30840

This course will explore how people interact with the law in their everyday lives – in the U.S. and elsewhere. Examples will include how individuals experience and respond to policing, examining the effects of immigration and border security policies, and tracing how people and groups mobilize to challenges laws perceived as unjust.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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CULTURE AND MENTAL ILLNESS (ANTH 444)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Borodina, Svetlana

Credits

3

CRN

30842

This seminar takes psychiatric practice as an object of anthropological investigation. It explores the ways in which emotional suffering and therapeutic systems are constituted within various social, cultural, and historical contexts. Topics include affect, anxiety, psychosis, and somatization in cross-cultural perspective; diagnostic standardization; the cultural history of psychiatry; institutionalization and deinstitutionalization; psychiatric professionalization; the globalization of Western psychiatric practice; and critical anti-psychiatry movements.

Method of Instruction: Online

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CONVERSATIONAL ARABIC (ARAB 238)

Area

Arabic

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Elsherbiny, Hossam A.

Credits

1 TO 4

CRN

31029

Topics and credit hours may vary each semester. Contact department for current semester’s topic(s).

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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FILM GENRE: THE WESTERN (ARTS 432)

Area

Visual Arts

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Huberman, Brian M.

Credits

3

CRN

30937

Survey of the essential American film experience spanning all the years of U.S. cinema, with emphasis on the western and its mythic function in society. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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CLASSICAL CHINESE NOVELS (ASIA 335)

Area

Asian Studies

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Qian, Nanxiu

Credits

3

CRN

30967

Examination of the basic characteristics of classical Chinese novels, primarily through six important works from the 16th to 18th centuries: Water Margin, Monkey, Golden Lotus, Scholars, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and Dream of the Red Chamber. All readings in English translation.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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STARS, GALAXIES & THE UNIVERSE (ASTR 101)

Area

Astronomy

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Johns-Krull, Christopher M.

Credits

3

CRN

30841

An introductory course for students in academic programs. The formation, evolution, and death of stars; the composition and evolution of galaxies; the structure and evolution of the universe.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES IN BIOE (BIOE 348)

Area

Bioengineering

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Ghosn, Bilal

Credits

3

CRN

31066

Introduction to the fundamental physical principles of light interaction with matter, separation (by charge, size, confirmation) and detection techniques utilized in the field of bioengineering. These include absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopy, light and fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, electrophoresis, PCR, Blotting, and ELISA. BIOE 342/BIOC 320 may be taken concurrently with BIOE 348.

Method of Instruction: Online

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INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH (BIOS 110)

Area

Biosciences

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Nikonowicz, Edward P.

Credits

5

CRN

31025

This 6-week course is for high school juniors and seniors to conduct scientific research in the laboratories of Rice faculty in Biosciences. Students will engage in full time research and will be mentored by experienced researchers under the supervision of Rice faculty. Participating students will also receive formal instruction on the basics of scientific research and receive 5 hours of Rice University course credit. Interested students must first complete the department application: BIOS 110 Application. After department approval, students will be required to enroll as a visiting student; tuition and fees will apply. PLEASE NOTE: There is a risk of cancellation depending on Rice’s Public Health Guidelines and the status of the pandemic as we get closer to the start of Summer Classes. This course will follow the current University’s Public Health Guidelines of wearing masks and practicing social distancing at all times while on campus.

Method of Instruction: Face to Face

Prerequisites for high school students: This course is open to Houston area high school students only. Interested applicants should first contact BioSciences before submitting an application. Information is available at https://biosciences.rice.edu/undergraduate-research in the BioSciences Summer Research Course for Local High School Students section.

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INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I (BIOS 201)

Area

Biosciences

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Nikonowicz, Edward P.

Credits

3

CRN

30898

The first in a series of two introductory biology courses (BIOS 201, BIOS 202). This course examines chemistry and energetics, cell physiology, cell biology, Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, developmental biology, and plant physiology.

Method of Instruction: Online

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EXPERIMENTAL BIOSCIENCES (BIOS 211)

Area

Biosciences

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Catanese, Daniel J.

Credits

2

CRN

30845

Introduction to scientific method, principles of experimental design, selected research strategies, record keeping, and technical communication as related to biological science. The prereq BIOS 201 may be taken concurrently with BIOS 211. Registration restricted to current BioSciences majors (BCB, BIOS, EEB) and new BioSciences majors (with concentrations of Biochemistry, Cell Biology & Genetics, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, or Integrative Biology) for sections 001, 002, 003, 004, and 005. BCB minors can register for sections 007, 008, 009, 010, and 011. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for BIOS 211 if student has credit for BIOS/BIOC 212.

Method of Instruction: Face to Face

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PARADIGMS IN BIOCHM & CELL BIO (BIOS 300)

Area

Biosciences

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Catanese, Daniel J.

Credits

3

CRN

30847

This course examines paradigms in biochemistry and cell biology with a specific focus on the “central dogma” of molecular biology and is designed for BIOS majors and minors and recommended strongly for students with Advanced Placement in Biology who do not take BIOS 201 and for students wanting additional foundation before transitioning to other 300-level BIOS lecture courses. Using a “flipped” format, lectures are available online, and in-class activities address confusions/questions, examine both historic and contemporary research papers, explore cases and problems, and engage students in short writing assignments.

Method of Instruction: Online

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EXPERIMENTAL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY (BIOS 313)

Area

Biosciences

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Beason-Abmayr, K. Beth

Credits

2

CRN

30848

Students learn molecular biological procedures commonly used to build and characterize synthetic genetic circuits. Teams of students work on a research project in the interdisciplinary field of synthetic biology. Students continue to develop technical communication skills.

Method of Instruction: Online

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ADV CELL AND MOLECULAR NEURO (BIOS 449)

Area

Biosciences

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Lefeldt, Nele

Credits

3

CRN

30850

This course will be an overview of advanced principles and techniques in cell and molecular neuroscience; subjects will include bio-electricity, cellular signaling, and the molecular mechanics of neuronal plasticity. The class will primarily be lecture driven. However, there will be seminar component – students will review primary scientific literature, discuss it in small groups, and present their findings.

Method of Instruction: Online

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FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (BUSI 305)

Area

Business

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Pears, Geoffrey R.

Credits

3

CRN

31069

Covers the preparation, analysis, and use of corporate financial statements; asset and liability valuation and income determination; receivables, inventories, present values, tangible and intangible fixed assets, bonds, leases, shareholder equity, intercorporate investments, consolidations, and cash flow accounting. Space is limited.

Method of Instruction: Online

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (BUSI 343)

Area

Business

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Blonien, Patrick J.

Credits

3

CRN

31070

Develops the core concepts of corporate financial management and introduces a set of analytical tools to evaluate financial decisions. Employs concepts of time value of money, risk and return, and market efficiency are to examine how capital market investors value risky assets. Develops a framework for evaluating corporate investment and financing decisions.

Method of Instruction: Online

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STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (BUSI 390)

Area

Business

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Chung, Sung Hun

Credits

3

CRN

31071

Examines the strategic management of businesses in market and non-market environments. Key topics include competitive and industry analysis, strategy formulation and implementation, and strategic planning. Case discussions of real companies are combined with readings.

Method of Instruction: Online

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ISSUES IN FINANCIAL REPORTNG I (BUSI 405)

Area

Business

Session

Summer Session 2 (SS2) Block

Instructor

Lansford, Benjamin N.

Credits

3

CRN

31072

Building on subject matter introduced in BUSI 305, this course provides students with a deeper knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures so that they properly account for and present information in financial statements prepared for external users. The student will acquire an understanding of the accounting issues relating to complex revenue recognition issues, inventory costing, long-lived tangible and intangible assets, and discontinued operations. The student should be able to evaluate alternative accounting methods and choose the methods which will best convey the financial information related to the above areas. The student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the transaction analysis, recording, classification, summarization, and reporting procedures in the accounting cycle, and an understanding of the information contained in the financial statements. Finally, students should be able to demonstrate written communication skills required of accountants. BUSI 305 Financial Accounting is a pre-requisite for this course.

Method of Instruction: Online

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AUDITING (BUSI 440)

Area

Business

Session

Summer Session 2 (SS2) Block

Instructor

Drakey, Kelly M.

Credits

3

CRN

31073

The principles and procedures used by public accountants and internal auditors in examining financial statements and supporting data to verify the accuracy and fairness of the information presented. Specific topics covered include: financial statement, regulatory and contract compliance, internal and operational audits, professional standards and ethical conduct; statistical and judgmental sampling; the audit-impact of information technology; audit risk and internal control structure evaluation; application of procedures in transaction cycles; audit reporting; the importance of professional skepticism; role of the PCAOB in setting and enforcing auditing standards for U.S. publicly traded companies, as well as the issue of mandatory audit firm rotation; role of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board in setting International Standards of Auditing.

Method of Instruction: Online

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ENGINEERING MECHANICS (CEVE 211)

Area

Civil and Environmental Eng

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Erazo Cruz, Kalil O.

Credits

3

CRN

30896

The study equilibrium of static systems, the dynamics of a particle and particle systems, and rigid-body dynamics.

Method of Instruction: Online

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GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (CHEM 121)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

O'Leary, Lesley R.

Credits

3

CRN

30851

Introduction of chemical phenomena emphasizing problems and methods in Chemistry. Either CHEM 121 or CHEM 151 may be taken as a prerequisite for higher study in chemistry, but only one of these may be taken for credit. Students must also register for CHEM 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I. The course and the co-requisite lab are graded jointly.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: Pre-calculus. Basic understanding of single variable calculus recommended.

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GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (CHEM 122)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Siitonen, Juha H.

Credits

3

CRN

31013

A continuation of CHEM 121. Either CHEM 122 or CHEM 152 may be taken as prerequisites for higher study in chemistry, but only one may be taken for credit. Students must also register for CHEM 124 General Chemistry Laboratory II. The course and the co-requisite lab are graded jointly.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: CHEM 121

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GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I (CHEM 123)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

O'Leary, Lesley R.

Credits

1

CRN

30853

Required laboratory component of CHEM 121. Students must also register for CHEM 121. Credit may only be received for either CHEM 123 or CHEM 153 but not both. The course and the co-requisite lab are graded jointly. Distribution Credit for CHEM 123 no longer eligible beginning Fall 2019.

Method of Instruction: Face to Face

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II (CHEM 124)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Siitonen, Juha H.

Credits

1

CRN

31011

Required laboratory component of CHEM 122. Students must also register for CHEM 122. Credit may not be received for both CHEM 124 and CHEM 154. The course and the co-requisite lab are graded jointly. Distribution Credit for CHEM 124 no longer eligible beginning Fall 2019.

Method of Instruction: Face to Face

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (CHEM 211)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Yearty, Kasey Leigh

Credits

3

CRN

30855

Organic chemistry of aliphatic and aromatic compounds with emphasis on structure, functional groups, bonding, stereochemistry, and reaction mechanisms. CHEM 211 may be taken as a prerequisite for higher study in chemistry. CHEM 211 and CHEM 213 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

Method of Instruction: Online

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ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (CHEM 212)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Zubarev, Eugene

Credits

3

CRN

31014

Continuation of CHEM 211 with an emphasis on aromatic compounds, reactivity and biologically relevant molecules. Either CHEM 212 or CHEM 320 may be taken as a prerequisite for higher study in chemistry, but only one of these may be taken for credit. CHEM 212 and CHEM 214 are co-requisites and must be taken together the same semester.

Method of Instruction: Online

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ORGANIC CHEMISTRY DISCUSSION (CHEM 213)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Yearty, Kasey Leigh

Credits

0

CRN

30857

CHEM 211 and CHEM 213 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

Method of Instruction: Online

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ORGANIC CHEMISTRY DISCUSSION (CHEM 213)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Yearty, Kasey Leigh

Credits

0

CRN

31096

CHEM 211 and CHEM 213 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

Method of Instruction: Online

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ORGANIC CHEM DISCUSSION II (CHEM 214)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Zubarev, Eugene

Credits

0

CRN

30858

CHEM 212 and CHEM 214 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

Method of Instruction: Online

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ORGANIC CHEM DISCUSSION II (CHEM 214)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Zubarev, Eugene

Credits

0

CRN

31015

CHEM 212 and CHEM 214 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

Method of Instruction: Online

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ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB (CHEM 215)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Yearty, Kasey Leigh

Credits

2

CRN

31012

Synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. Experiments related to topics covered in CHEM 211, 212. Includes identification of unknown organic compounds. One lab per week.

Method of Instruction: Face to Face

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FIRST YEAR CHINESE I (CHIN 141)

Area

Chinese

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Fu, Liang

Credits

3

CRN

30918

Development of interactional competence in Chinese (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Chinese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: Students should have no prior knowledge of the language.

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CLASSICAL CHINESE NOVELS (CHIN 335)

Area

Chinese

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Qian, Nanxiu

Credits

3

CRN

30977

Examination of the basic characteristics of classical Chinese novels, primarily through six important works from the 16th to 18th centuries: Water Margin, Monkey, Golden Lotus, Scholars, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and Dream of the Red Chamber. All readings in English translation.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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RHETORIC AND POPULAR WRITING (COMM 239)

Area

Communication

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Cummins-Munoz, Elizabeth A.

Credits

3

CRN

30993

This course examines the rhetoric of popular writing in outlets such as National Geographic and Sports Illustrated. Through critical reading and writing workshops, students will acquire a nuanced understanding of available stylistic choices as they build the skills they need to develop their own voice with clarity, confidence, and style.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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COMMUNICATION IN DIGITAL AGE (COMM 300)

Area

Communication

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Klein, Andrew A.

Credits

3

CRN

31004

Students will develop writing skills by maintaining a blog, generating Webpage content, and using social media. We will also produce video and audio content while remaining aware of how the form of the work impacts its content.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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STATISTICS FOR DATA SCIENCE (DSCI 301)

Area

Data Science

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

McGuffey, Elizabeth J.

Credits

4

CRN

31005

An introduction to mathematical statistics and computation for applications to data science. Topics include probability, random variables expectation, sampling distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression. A weekly lab will cover the statistical package, R, and data projects.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: AP Calculus AB and BC

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PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (ECON 100)

Area

Economics

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

DeNicco, James P.

Credits

3

CRN

30697

Introduction to the basic concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics component includes analysis of supply and demand, consumer and producer behavior, and competitive and noncompetitive market equilibria, with applications to current policy issues. Macroeconomics component provides an overview of the determination of national output, employment, interest rates, and inflation, and analyzes monetary fiscal policies and international trade. Designed for both non-majors and majors.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (ECON 100)

Area

Economics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

DeNicco, James P.

Credits

3

CRN

30698

Introduction to the basic concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics component includes analysis of supply and demand, consumer and producer behavior, and competitive and noncompetitive market equilibria, with applications to current policy issues. Macroeconomics component provides an overview of the determination of national output, employment, interest rates, and inflation, and analyzes monetary fiscal policies and international trade. Designed for both non-majors and majors.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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MACROECONOMICS (ECON 203)

Area

Economics

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Carlton, Amelie B.

Credits

3

CRN

30860

Analyzes aggregate performance of the national economy including output, inflation, interest rates, employment, the business cycle, monetary and fiscal policy, and more generally the role of government in influencing aggregate economic performance. Introduces both the traditional aggregative only approach to Macroeconomics and the more recent New Classical and New Keynesian micro-foundations approaches.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: ECON 100

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PROBABILITY & STATISTICS (ECON 307)

Area

Economics

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

McGuffey, Elizabeth J.

Credits

3

CRN

30966

Probability and the central concepts and methods of statistics including probability, random variables, distributions of random variables, expectation, sampling distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: AP Calculus AB and BC

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LABOR ECONOMICS (ECON 415)

Area

Economics

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Farooqi, Hira

Credits

3

CRN

30699

Empirical evidence and theories relating to several features of labor markets. Topics covered may include fertility, health, criminal behavior, labor force participation, hours of work, education and training, geographical and inter-firm labor mobility, static and dynamic labor demand, unions, discrimination, government intervention in labor markets, and "hedonic" equilibria in labor markets.

Method of Instruction: Online

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ASSESSMENT (EDUC 316)

Area

Education

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Whitford, Sheila D.

Credits

3

CRN

30942

In this course, students will use formative and summative assessment to drive instructional decisions. Disaggregation of student data growth in the classroom and on standardized tests will foster academic achievement.

Method of Instruction: Online

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TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS (EDUC 320)

Area

Education

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Whitford, Sheila D.

Credits

3

CRN

30943

This course offers pedagogies for learners who have different ways of seeing the world, different experiences, and different learning needs. A variety of teaching methods and strategies help special needs students, gifted and talented students and English language learners succeed in the classroom. This course also addresses effective communication in ARDS, LPACS, and staffing within classrooms. Students learn about the support personnel who can assist the classroom teacher. Required for certification. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school.

Method of Instruction: Online

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CRITICALLY READING GREAT LIT (ENGL 200)

Area

English

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Johnson, Amanda L.

Credits

3

CRN

30920

A course designed for and required of all prospective English majors. Emphasis is on close reading, literary interpretation, and critical writing. Attention is paid to the major genres (poetry, drama, and fiction) across a range of historical periods.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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HOW TO READ TEXTS (ENGL 252)

Area

English

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Morton, Timothy

Credits

3

CRN

30921

In this course we will study a wide range of texts with a view to understanding how to read them attentively: newspaper articles, Facebook posts, tweets, poems, narratives, dramas.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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LITERATURE AND MEDICINE (ENGL 272)

Area

English

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Graham, Lindsay D.

Credits

3

CRN

30968

Designed for, but not limited to, students interested in the medical profession, this course introduces the study of medicine through reading imaginative literature--novels, plays, essays, poems--by and about doctors and patients, focusing on understanding ethical issues and on developing critical and interpretive skills.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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LITERATURE AND MEDICINE (ENGL 272)

Area

English

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Graham, Lindsay D.

Credits

3

CRN

30989

Designed for, but not limited to, students interested in the medical profession, this course introduces the study of medicine through reading imaginative literature--novels, plays, essays, poems--by and about doctors and patients, focusing on understanding ethical issues and on developing critical and interpretive skills.

Method of Instruction: Online

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INTRO TO FICTION WRITING (ENGL 301)

Area

English

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Schimmel, Ian B.

Credits

3

CRN

30990

A course that teaches the fundamentals of fiction writing, and includes a mixture of reading and writing assignments. The goal is for each student to produce two short stories possessing imaginative ingenuity, structural integrity, and literary merit by the end of the semester.

Method of Instruction: Online

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SHAKESPEARE ON FILM (ENGL 320)

Area

English

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Choate, Evan W.

Credits

3

CRN

30919

A course that examines both the text of selected Shakespearean plays and films based on them, focusing on the difference between film and drama.

Method of Instruction: Online

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LITERATURE & THE ENVIRONMENT (ENGL 368)

Area

English

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Wilson, Clinton E.

Credits

3

CRN

30923

A course that asks the question: How does literature express or shape environmental values? In this class we will read American fiction and nonfiction exploring the relationship between human and nonhuman nature.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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SURVEY OF AMER FILM & CULTURE (ENGL 373)

Area

English

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Aranda, Jose F.

Credits

3

CRN

30950

A course that explores the history of cinema in the U.S. from its origins to the present day. This course will examine the development of narrative, sound, the classical Hollywood form and style; film genres; the emergence of television; the influence of postwar “art cinemas”; the origins of the blockbuster; and the status of Hollywood as “global cinema.”

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (ENGL 390)

Area

English

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Breikjern, Heather R.

Credits

3

CRN

30963

A survey course of the art and theory of the theatre through an examination of dramatic literature and theatrical venues from the Greeks through the modern era. The course will also explore the craft of the theatre from a practitioner's point of view as it is realized today. Requires attending several theatre productions in local Houston venues.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (ENST 301)

Area

Environmental Studies

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Heffes, Gisela

Credits

3

CRN

30951

The impacts of environmental turmoil, climate change, toxicity, pollution, biodiversity loss, and more increasingly impact all but rarely equally. To consider environmental justice in this course is to consider these differential impacts (and their relationship to race, gender, ethnicity, economics, region, and other factors) and possible responses and remedies to these inequities with respect to a range of communities and regions through a range of arts, media, cultural documents, and social phenomena.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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LITERATURE & THE ENVIRONMENT (ENST 368)

Area

Environmental Studies

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Wilson, Clinton E.

Credits

3

CRN

30936

A course that asks the question: How does literature express or shape environmental values? In this class we will read American fiction and nonfiction exploring the relationship between human and nonhuman nature.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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SURVEY OF AMER FILM & CULTURE (FILM 373)

Area

Film

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Aranda, Jose F.

Credits

3

CRN

30964

A course that explores the history of cinema in the U.S. from its origins to the present day. This course will examine the development of narrative, sound, the classical Hollywood form and style; film genres; the emergence of television; the influence of postwar “art cinemas”; the origins of the blockbuster; and the status of Hollywood as “global cinema.”

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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FILM GENRE: THE WESTERN (FILM 432)

Area

Film

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Huberman, Brian M.

Credits

3

CRN

30924

Survey of the essential American film experience spanning all the years of U.S. cinema, with emphasis on the western and its mythic function in society. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (FOTO 210)

Area

Photography

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Roykovich, Justin

Credits

3

CRN

30925

Introduction to digital photography through exploration of light, camera, and computer. Assignments include looking, taking, discussing, adjusting, printing and writing about photographs. The class is a balance of visual awareness, technical skills and meaning in the context of photography’s continuing history.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (FOTO 210)

Area

Photography

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Roykovich, Justin

Credits

3

CRN

30926

Introduction to digital photography through exploration of light, camera, and computer. Assignments include looking, taking, discussing, adjusting, printing and writing about photographs. The class is a balance of visual awareness, technical skills and meaning in the context of photography’s continuing history.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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ADV GRAM & LIT & CULTURAL APP (FREN 301)

Area

French Studies

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Emami, Maryam

Credits

3

CRN

30927

Offered every semester, this course is an integrated study of literary and cultural texts as a springboard for advanced level refinements of grammar.

Method of Instruction: Online

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GERMAN HISTORY IN FILM (GERM 380)

Area

German

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Oesmann, Astrid

Credits

3

CRN

31062

This course explores how German history and its effects on Europe and the world have been presented in international film. Special attention will be paid to films dealing with traumatic moments and developments before, during and after World War I, World War II, the Holocaust and the Cold War.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (HART 209)

Area

Art History

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Roykovich, Justin

Credits

3

CRN

30938

Introduction to digital photography through exploration of light, camera, and computer. Assignments include looking, taking, discussing, adjusting, printing and writing about photographs. The class is a balance of visual awareness, technical skills and meaning in the context of photography’s continuing history.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (HART 209)

Area

Art History

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Roykovich, Justin

Credits

3

CRN

30939

Introduction to digital photography through exploration of light, camera, and computer. Assignments include looking, taking, discussing, adjusting, printing and writing about photographs. The class is a balance of visual awareness, technical skills and meaning in the context of photography’s continuing history.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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NINETEENTH-CENTURY ART (HART 257)

Area

Art History

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Costello, Robert L.

Credits

3

CRN

30969

This course examines the histories and methodologies of art from the long nineteenth century. Students will be introduced to major movements and artistic styles including Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism. Between a combination of lecture and discussion we will explore a variety of mediums across multiple countries. We will also consider these objects, artists, and periods within larger socio-political frameworks such as class, gender, and the rise of industrial modernity.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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SURVEY OF AMER FILM & CULTURE (HART 380)

Area

Art History

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Aranda, Jose F.

Credits

3

CRN

30965

A course that explores the history of cinema in the U.S. from its origins to the present day. This course will examine the development of narrative, sound, the classical Hollywood form and style; film genres; the emergence of television; the influence of postwar “art cinemas”; the origins of the blockbuster; and the status of Hollywood as “global cinema.”

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRO TO HEALTH & WELLNESS (HEAL 119)

Area

Health Sciences

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Diep, Cassandra S.

Credits

3

CRN

30862

Designed to help students develop a greater understanding and appreciation of health and well being, as it relates to themselves and others around them, and for students to apply health and wellness knowledge in their personal life to improve their health.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (HEAL 132)

Area

Health Sciences

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Kabiri, Laura S.

Credits

3

CRN

30861

This course introduces the student interested in medical and health professions to a large vocabulary of medical language which develops skills in understanding and remembering new words. It describes word origins, basic terms in anatomy and terms pertaining to each body system as well as pharmacology and medical equipment, and many frequently used medical terms, abbreviations and symbols.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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MODERN EUROPE, 1789-PRESENT (HIST 102)

Area

History

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Cohen, Gerard D.

Credits

3

CRN

30928

Course provides an introduction to European history between the French Revolution and the collapse of the Soviet system in 1989-1990. The course examines industrialization, the development of the nation-state, World War One, fascism and communism, World War Two, European integration, decolonization and the Velvet Revolutions of 1989.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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RACE AND MEDICINE IN AMERICA (HIST 208)

Area

History

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Smith, Sean M.

Credits

3

CRN

31021

This course explores how medical theories have supported racial inequalities in American history from the beginning of European settlement until today. It traces the emergence of the concept of race, its effect on the development of modern medicine, and medicine’s continuing reliance on race as a category of analysis.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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REMEMBERING PAINFUL PASTS (HIST 210)

Area

History

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

McCall, Keith D.

Credits

3

CRN

31022

This course introduces students to memory studies and the practice of public history. Particular attention is paid to the role of power and ideology in shaping both dominant and minority memories and commemorations of slavery, the Civil War, labor exploitation, and the Civil Rights Movement. Students will learn to construct digital exhibits that collect, interpret and present historical memory.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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UNIVERSITIES AND SLAVERY (HIST 238)

Area

History

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Jones, William D.

Credits

1 TO 4

CRN

31042

Topics and credit hours vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s).

Method of Instruction: Online

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HISTORY OF FEMINISM (HIST 340)

Area

History

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Wildenthal, Lora J.

Credits

3

CRN

30970

Explores feminism as political thought and social movement in various times and places. Readings will include classic as well as non-canonical texts. We will consider the historical contexts of feminist action, and examine controversies over and within feminisms.

Method of Instruction: Online

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WHO SHOULD VOTE? (HUMA 122)

Area

Humanities

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Wright, Miller S.

Credits

3

CRN

31026

In 2020, Americans will celebrate the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment. Both anniversaries make it seem like the history of voting rights is a story of continually expanding suffrage. But the humanities can help students understand the more complex reality. Contests over “Who Should Vote?” have existed since the nation’s beginnings and continue today, as people argue over the prevalence of voter suppression or debate whether to lower the voting age. Studying historical contests over this “Big Question” is important because they illuminate the contingency of democracy. Democracy did not always mean the same thing to earlier Americans that it does to us. Moreover, expansions of the right to vote for some groups have often occurred hand in hand with new restrictions on voting for others. The history of suffrage is not one of unbroken progress or decline, but instead of continuous protest and political struggle. By exploring how earlier Americans fought over the answer to “Who Should Vote?", students in this class will grapple with the meaning of American democracy itself. 

Method of Instruction: Online

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RACE AND MEDIA (HUMA 250)

Area

Humanities

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

LaBove, Shannon D.

Credits

3

CRN

31078

This course offers a survey of media communication about race. We will examine media communication theories of identity formation, symbol creation, and influence. What media factors determine the discourse on race? The purpose of this course is to understand how notions of race have been defined and shaped in and through mass-mediated forms. Students will formulate informed recommendations on what could be done to promote greater cultural sensitivity and diversity in the media industry. Previously offered as HUMA 238 (Summer 2019).

Method of Instruction: Online

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FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP (HUMA 321)

Area

Humanities

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Worth, David S.

Credits

3

CRN

31030

The focus of this course is to construct a historically informed philosophy of leadership that encompasses not just what leadership is but why it is valued, when it is legitimate, what its moral purpose is, and how it both shapes and reflects societal norms. Formerly offered as HUMA 312/LEAD 301. Mutually exclusive; credit cannot be earned for HUMA 321 if previously taken HUMA 312 or LEAD 301.

Method of Instruction: Online

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FOURTH YEAR JAPANESE I (JAPA 401)

Area

Japanese

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Ozaki, Naoko

Credits

3

CRN

31063

Emphasis on developing oral fluency at the discourse level and cultivating advanced writing skill. Students will read and discuss a variety of topics including history and social issues.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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FOURTH YEAR JAPANESE II (JAPA 402)

Area

Japanese

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Takayama, Hiromi

Credits

3

CRN

31064

Emphasis on strengthening speaking and writing skills at the advanced level with more authentic reading and listening materials selected from literary works, academic texts, news articles, movies, and online resources.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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FOUNDATIONS OF KINESIOLOGY (KINE 120)

Area

Kinesiology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Perkins Ball, Amanda M.

Credits

3

CRN

30863

An introduction to studies in the areas of human movement: anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning and control, and psychological aspects of sport and exercise.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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HUMAN ANATOMY WITH LAB (KINE 300)

Area

Kinesiology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Kabiri, Laura S.

Credits

4

CRN

30864

An introduction to normal human anatomy structure and function. All major body systems will be examined in both lecture and laboratory format using a variety of physical and virtual models.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (KINE 301)

Area

Kinesiology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Kabiri, Laura S.

Credits

3

CRN

30865

This course will address the fundamental principles of human physiology at the cell, tissue, organ, organ system, and organism levels. Emphasis will be placed on mechanisms of function and homeostasis as achieved through the coordinated function of homeostatic control systems.

Method of Instruction: Online

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HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (KINE 301)

Area

Kinesiology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Kabiri, Laura S.

Credits

3

CRN

30866

This course will address the fundamental principles of human physiology at the cell, tissue, organ, organ system, and organism levels. Emphasis will be placed on mechanisms of function and homeostasis as achieved through the coordinated function of homeostatic control systems.

Method of Instruction: Online

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PSYC OF SPORT & EXERCISE (KINE 310)

Area

Kinesiology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Perkins Ball, Amanda M.

Credits

3

CRN

30867

Examine the psychological foundations that underlie sport and exercise participation.

Method of Instruction: Online

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MOTOR LEARNING (KINE 311)

Area

Kinesiology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Perkins Ball, Amanda M.

Credits

3

CRN

30868

Designed to provide a basic understanding of the theories related to skill acquisition, development, and movement. Learners develop an understanding of the cognitive, behavioral, and neurological concepts needed to become skilled at movements. The course will also incorporate laboratory experiences in the physiological, neurological, and psychological factors of human movement.

Method of Instruction: Online

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STATS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (KINE 319)

Area

Kinesiology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Rodriguez, Augusto X.

Credits

3

CRN

30869

Topics include displaying and describing data, the normal curve, regression, statistical inference including parametric and non-parametric analyses, and hypothesis testing. Students also have the opportunity to analyze data using SPSS and Excel software.

Method of Instruction: Online

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STATS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (KINE 319)

Area

Kinesiology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Rodriguez, Augusto X.

Credits

3

CRN

30870

Topics include displaying and describing data, the normal curve, regression, statistical inference including parametric and non-parametric analyses, and hypothesis testing. Students also have the opportunity to analyze data using SPSS and Excel software.

Method of Instruction: Online

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RESEARCH METHODS (KINE 440)

Area

Kinesiology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Rodriguez, Augusto X.

Credits

3

CRN

30871

Designed to introduce students to research methods, statistical techniques, and topics appropriate for experimental research.

Method of Instruction: Online

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INTRO LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (LASR 158)

Area

Latin American Studies

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Duno-Gottberg, Luis

Credits

3

CRN

30929

This course immerses students into Caribbean and Latin American studies by introducing them to the history, society, politics, and culture of the region, through a cross-disciplinary and a multi-national approach. Taught in English. Open to all students.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRO TO STUDY OF LANGUAGE (LING 200)

Area

Linguistics

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

McCleary, Bryce E.

Credits

3

CRN

30872

Overview of the scientific study of the structure and function of language. Introduces the main fields of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics. Highlights the interdisciplinary relationship of linguistics with anthropology, sociology, psychology, and cognitive sciences.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRO TO STUDY OF LANGUAGE (LING 200)

Area

Linguistics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Manker, Jonathan

Credits

3

CRN

30873

Overview of the scientific study of the structure and function of language. Introduces the main fields of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics. Highlights the interdisciplinary relationship of linguistics with anthropology, sociology, psychology, and cognitive sciences.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY (LING 205)

Area

Linguistics

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

McCleary, Bryce E.

Credits

3

CRN

30874

This course treats language as a social phenomenon to show how language, personal identity and institutions of social control inter-relate. The course focuses on linguistic interaction in daily life and how gender, ethnic, class, activity, and geographic variation affect language use.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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DISCOVERING PERSONAL WELLNESS (LPAP 197)

Area

Lifetime Phys Activity Program

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Slator, Elizabeth A.

Credits

1

CRN

31074

Students will discuss the many factors that influence personal well-being, giving particular attention to individual needs and behavior change goals. Major areas to be covered include: time management, coping strategies, healthy relationships, body image, food choices, self-esteem, physical activity, spirituality, environmental awareness, alternative medicine and self-care.

Method of Instruction: Online

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SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS I (MATH 101)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

OConnor, Kate

Credits

3

CRN

30908

Limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Mutually Exclusive courses may only be taken with instructor permission. May substitute MATH 111-112 or take MATH 101 after completing MATH 111. Should not be taken if student already has credit for MATH 102, MATH 211, MATH 212, or MATH 221, without permission.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: Pre-calculus

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SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS II (MATH 102)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Nolte, Alexander D.

Credits

3

CRN

30909

Continuation of MATH 101. Includes further techniques of integration, as well as infinite sequences and series, Taylor polynomials and Taylor series, parametric equations, arc length, polar coordinates, complex numbers, and Fourier polynomials. Should not be taken if student already has credit for MATH 211, MATH 212, or MATH 221, without permission.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: AP Calculus AB or equivalent

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SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS II (MATH 102)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Manchester, James A.

Credits

3

CRN

30910

Continuation of MATH 101. Includes further techniques of integration, as well as infinite sequences and series, Taylor polynomials and Taylor series, parametric equations, arc length, polar coordinates, complex numbers, and Fourier polynomials. Should not be taken if student already has credit for MATH 211, MATH 212, or MATH 221, without permission.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: AP Calculus AB or equivalent

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ORD DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (MATH 211)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Orcan Ekmekci, Betul

Credits

3

CRN

30911

Study of ordinary differential equations (e.g., solutions to separable and linear first-order equations and to higher-order linear equations with constant coefficients, the properties of solutions to differential equations, and numerical solution methods) and linear algebra (e.g., vector spaces and solutions to algebraic linear equations, dimension, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors of a matrix), as well as the application of linear algebra to first-order systems of differential equations and the qualitative theory of nonlinear systems and phase portraits.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: AP Calculus AB and BC

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ORD DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (MATH 211)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Wang, Xingya

Credits

3

CRN

31086

Study of ordinary differential equations (e.g., solutions to separable and linear first-order equations and to higher-order linear equations with constant coefficients, the properties of solutions to differential equations, and numerical solution methods) and linear algebra (e.g., vector spaces and solutions to algebraic linear equations, dimension, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors of a matrix), as well as the application of linear algebra to first-order systems of differential equations and the qualitative theory of nonlinear systems and phase portraits.

Method of Instruction: Online

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MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS (MATH 212)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Bongiovanni, Eliot N.

Credits

3

CRN

30912

Calculus of multiple variables. Vectors, partial derivatives and gradients, double and triple integrals, vector fields, line and surface integrals, Green's theorem, Stokes's theorem, and Gauss's theorem. May substitute Math 221 and 222.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: AP Calculus AB and BC

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MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS (MATH 212)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Wang, Chunyi

Credits

3

CRN

30913

Calculus of multiple variables. Vectors, partial derivatives and gradients, double and triple integrals, vector fields, line and surface integrals, Green's theorem, Stokes's theorem, and Gauss's theorem. May substitute Math 221 and 222.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: AP Calculus AB and BC

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MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS (MATH 212)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Worden, William

Credits

3

CRN

31087

Calculus of multiple variables. Vectors, partial derivatives and gradients, double and triple integrals, vector fields, line and surface integrals, Green's theorem, Stokes's theorem, and Gauss's theorem. May substitute Math 221 and 222.

Method of Instruction: Online

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LINEAR ALGEBRA (MATH 355)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Williams, Shawn

Credits

3

CRN

30907

Linear transformations and matrices, solution of linear equations, inner products eigenvalues and eigenvectors, the spectral theorem for real symmetric matrices, applications of Jordan canonical form.

Method of Instruction: Online

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LINEAR ALGEBRA (MATH 355)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Spaulding, Zachary J.

Credits

3

CRN

30906

Linear transformations and matrices, solution of linear equations, inner products eigenvalues and eigenvectors, the spectral theorem for real symmetric matrices, applications of Jordan canonical form.

Method of Instruction: Online

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CLASSICAL CHINESE NOVELS (MDEM 375)

Area

Medieval/Early Modern Studies

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Qian, Nanxiu

Credits

3

CRN

30978

Examination of the basic characteristics of classical Chinese novels, primarily through six important works from the 16th to 18th centuries: Water Margin, Monkey, Golden Lotus, Scholars, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and Dream of the Red Chamber. All readings in English translation.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRO TO MEDICAL HUMANITIES (MDHM 201)

Area

Medical Humanities

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Bailar, Melissa A.

Credits

3

CRN

31010

Examines the history of medicine, concepts of disease vs illness, narrative medicine, health disparities, religion, spirituality, and the role of science and technology on the practices of healthcare. Students will develop skills in close reading, interpretation, historical contextualization, critical thinking. This course (formerly HURC 201) is required for the minor in Medical Humanities. Mutually Exclusive with HURC 201. Credit cannot be earned for both HURC 201 and MDHM 201.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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MENTAL HEALTH-LIT/FILM/MEDIA (MDHM 238)

Area

Medical Humanities

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Alexander, Travis T.

Credits

1 TO 4

CRN

31020

Topics and credit hours may vary each semester. Contact department for current semester’s topic(s).

Method of Instruction: Online

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MEDICINE AND THE SENSES (MDHM 238)

Area

Medical Humanities

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Woudstra, Els W.

Credits

1 TO 4

CRN

31028

Topics and credit hours may vary each semester. Contact department for current semester’s topic(s).

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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CLASSICAL THERMODYNAMICS (MECH 200)

Area

Mechanical Engineering

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Elliott, Matthew

Credits

3

CRN

30980

Explication of the fundamental laws of classical thermodynamics and deductions from them. Includes applications with particular attention to pure substances. Required for mechanical engineering majors.

Method of Instruction: Online

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MECHANICS/STATICS (MECH 202)

Area

Mechanical Engineering

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Marquez, Eleazar

Credits

3

CRN

30981

Mechanics is the branch of the physical sciences that deals with the response of bodies to the action of forces and is based on the implementation of Newton’s laws. This class is divided into two sections: study of rigid bodies in equilibrium; and strength of materials. Fundamental concepts such as equilibrium, stress and strain, deformations and displacements, elasticity and inelasticity, strain energy, and load-carrying capacity will be covered.

Method of Instruction: Online

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ENGINEERING MECHANICS (MECH 211)

Area

Mechanical Engineering

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Erazo Cruz, Kalil O.

Credits

3

CRN

30935

The study equilibrium of static systems, the dynamics of a particle and particle systems, and rigid-body dynamics.

Method of Instruction: Online

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RIGID BODY DYNAMICS (MECH 310)

Area

Mechanical Engineering

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Marquez, Eleazar

Credits

3

CRN

30982

Mechanics is the branch of the physical sciences that deals with the response of bodies to the action of forces and is based on the implementation of Newton’s laws. Statics is the study of bodies in equilibrium and is based on Newton’s first and third laws, while Dynamics focuses on bodies in motion and is based on Newton’s second and third laws. This class focuses on Rigid Body Dynamics.

Method of Instruction: Online

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MECHANICAL ELEMENTS (MECH 350)

Area

Mechanical Engineering

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Elliott, Matthew

Credits

3

CRN

30983

The principles of mechanics are applied to the design of machine elements, including load path and stress analysis, selection of mechanical components, and materials selection. A semester design project requires using the analysis tools learned in the course. Required for mechanical engineering majors in B.S. program.

Method of Instruction: Online

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FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC I (MUSI 117)

Area

Music

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Ghavi Helm, Kami

Credits

3

CRN

30971

For non-music majors with minimal music preparation. Rudiments of pitch and duration. Study of scales, chord structure, tonality, and forms.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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MUSIC OF VIDEO GAMES (MUSI 125)

Area

Music

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Park, Roy

Credits

3

CRN

30972

This is an umbrella listing for a small number of special topics courses offered to non-music majors. Each one will be a special topic that focuses on a different aspect of music. Each course will have its own syllabus, which will be uploaded when appropriate.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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THEORY FOR NON MAJORS I (MUSI 317)

Area

Music

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Sandridge, Jacob D.

Credits

3

CRN

30973

Study of harmony, melody, rhythm, and form.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE (NEUR 362)

Area

Neuroscience

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Flynn, Jonathan R.

Credits

3

CRN

30875

Survey of theory and research on how mental processes are carried out by the human brain, with an emphasis on relating measures of brain activity to cognitive functioning, methods surveyed included electro physiological recording techniques, functional imaging techniques and methods that involve lessoning or disrupting neural activity.

Method of Instruction: Online

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NEUROSYSTEMS (NEUR 380)

Area

Neuroscience

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Lefeldt, Nele

Credits

3

CRN

30876

This course will provide a broad overview of the brain's neural systems that subserve perception, learning, and behavior. The course will be highly integrative with thematic content including functional organization of the nervous system, neural encoding and decoding, sensory systems, motor systems, and high-level concept processing.

Method of Instruction: Online

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INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (PHIL 100)

Area

Philosophy

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Smith, Joshua T.

Credits

3

CRN

31006

An introduction to philosophy through a variety of philosophical topics (such as: morality, determinism, knowledge, consciousness), figures (such as: Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Nietzsche), or some combination of these. Encounter some of the hardest, deepest thoughts developed over the last 2500 years!

Method of Instruction: Online

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PHILOSOPHY THROUGH ARTWORKS (PHIL 125)

Area

Philosophy

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Medeiros, Darren J.

Credits

3

CRN

31031

An introduction to philosophically interesting artworks and, through them, the philosophical study of art. Artworks studied can include popular music, painting, sculpture, films, television, fiction, poetry, and more. Previously offered as PHIL 109. Mutually exclusive with PHIL 109, credit cannot be earned for both classes.

Method of Instruction: Online

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MORAL PROBLEMS (PHIL 160)

Area

Philosophy

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Gardner, Anthony E.

Credits

3

CRN

30930

An introduction to moral and political theorizing, ranging across levels of abstraction from the more concrete (such as: abortion, war, the duty to vote) to the more rarified (such as: justice, goodness, the origins of norms). Previously offered as PHIL 101. Mutually exclusive with PHIL 101, credit cannot be earned for both classes.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION (PHIL 220)

Area

Philosophy

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Wigglesworth, Logan T.

Credits

3

CRN

31007

Examination of God's existence, the problem of evil, the relation between faith and reason, the meaning of death, the relation between religion and morality, and tolerance/respect for differing religions. Previously offered as PHIL 311. Mutually exclusive with PHIL 311, credit cannot be earned for both classes.

Method of Instruction: Face to Face

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HISTORY OF ASIAN PHILOSOPHY (PHIL 289)

Area

Philosophy

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Zhang, Wan

Credits

3

CRN

31038

A first survey of the history of asian philosophy, with attention to philosophical developments born from major traditions. Different instructors will offer different emphases but prominent figures are likely to include include Kongzi (Confucius), Laozi, and Zhuangzi from the Chinese tradition and selected representatives of the Theravada and Mahayana traditions in India. Topics are likely to include the nature of self, the nature of reality, our ability to know the nature of reality, and the personal moral demands and political imperatives we live with.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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MECHANICS (WITH LAB) (PHYS 101)

Area

Physics

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Yu, Lam H.

Credits

4

CRN

30877

A calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Includes classes and lab exercises on kinematics, Newton's Laws, work and energy, conservation laws and rotational motion. Primarily for physical science and engineering students. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 101, 111, 125, AP-Physics-B (Phys 141 and 142) and AP Physics-C MECH. Students must register for PHYS 103.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: Calculus

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ELECTRICITY&MAGNETISM W/LAB (PHYS 102)

Area

Physics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Cone, Michael T.

Credits

4

CRN

30878

A calculus-based introduction to electricity and magnetism. Includes classes and lab exercises on electric and magnetic fields, Maxwell's equations in integral form, and AC and DC circuits. Primarily for physical science and engineering students. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 102, 112, 126, AP Physics-B (PHYS 141 and 142) and AP Physics-C E&M. Students must also register for PHYS 104.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: PHYS 101

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MECHANICS DISCUSSION (PHYS 103)

Area

Physics

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Yu, Lam H.

Credits

0

CRN

30879

Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 101. Students must also register for PHYS 101.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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E & M DISCUSSION (PHYS 104)

Area

Physics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Cone, Michael T.

Credits

0

CRN

30880

Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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GENERAL PHYSICS (WITH LAB) (PHYS 125)

Area

Physics

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Stenson, Jared R.

Credits

4

CRN

30881

A calculus-based survey of mechanics primarily intended for bioscience and premedical students. Includes classes and lab exercises on kinematics, Newton's Laws, work and energy, rotational motion, fluids, oscillations and waves. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 101, 111, 125, AP Physics-B (PHYS 141 and 142), and AP Physics-C, MECH.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: Calculus

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GENERAL PHYSICS II (WITH LAB) (PHYS 126)

Area

Physics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Beaird, Robert P.

Credits

4

CRN

30882

A calculus-based survey of E&M and optics primarily intended for bioscience and premedical students. Includes classes and lab exercises on wave and ray optics, electric field and potential, magnetic fields and induction, and DC circuits. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 102, 112, 126, AP Physics B (PHYS 141 and 142), and AP Physics-C, E&M.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: PHYS 125

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INTRO TO AMERICAN POLITICS (POLI 210)

Area

Political Science

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Perry, Steven G.

Credits

3

CRN

30883

This course introduces students to major topics in the subfield of American Politics, including public opinion, group politics, political parties, elections, congressional-presidential-bureaucratic politics, and judicial politics. This course helps students navigate upper division courses in American Politics and understand American government and politics.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRO TO INTERNAT'L RELATIONS (POLI 211)

Area

Political Science

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Oestman, Jared

Credits

3

CRN

30884

This course introduces students to major topics in the subfield of International Relations, including the causes of war, political dimensions of the international economy, international organizations, and interstate cooperation to address contemporary global challenges. This course helps students navigate upper division courses in International Relations and explore the international world.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC 101)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Mulfinger, Evan

Credits

3

CRN

30885

Survey of topics, problems, and approaches in contemporary psychology. Includes the biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, attention, learning and memory, thinking, language, abnormal behavior and therapies, personality, and individual differences. Required for psychology majors.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRO TO COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC 203)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Irons, Sarah T.

Credits

3

CRN

30886

An introduction to topics in cognitive psychology, including perception, attention, language, memory, and decision making. Required for psychology majors.

Method of Instruction: Online

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INDUS & ORGANIZATIONAL PSYC (PSYC 231)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Ng, Linnea C.

Credits

3

CRN

30888

An overview of the principles, techniques, and theories of psychology applied in the industrial setting.

Method of Instruction: Online

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MEMORY (PSYC 308)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Zahn, Rachel E.

Credits

3

CRN

30887

Critical review of traditional and contemporary approaches to the study of remembering and forgetting.

Method of Instruction: Online

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DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC 321)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Gurcanli, Ozge

Credits

3

CRN

30891

Study of behavioral changes with age in both human and nonhuman species.

Method of Instruction: Online

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RESEARCH METHODS - PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC 340)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Parsons, Sandra V.

Credits

4

CRN

30893

A continuation of PSYC 339/SOSC 302, with emphasis on individual student experiments and the writing of research reports. Required for psychology majors. Psychology and Cognitive Science Majors only or Permission of Instructor(s).

Method of Instruction: Online

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PERCEPTION (PSYC 351)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Moore, Bartlett D.

Credits

3

CRN

30889

An introductory survey of sensation and perception, both human and animal. Covers all sensory systems but focuses on vision and audition. Includes the philosophy of perception; measurement and methods; neuroanatomy of visual and auditory systems; computational models of vision, motion, depth, and color; illusions and perceptual organization; and perceptual development.

Method of Instruction: Online

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COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE (PSYC 362)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Flynn, Jonathan R.

Credits

3

CRN

30961

Survey of theory and research on how mental processes are carried out by the human brain, with an emphasis on relating measures of brain activity to cognitive functioning, methods surveyed included electro physiological recording techniques, functional imaging techniques and methods that involve lessoning or disrupting neural activity.

Method of Instruction: Online

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INTRO TO HUMAN FACTORS & ERGO (PSYC 370)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Acemyan, Claudia Z.

Credits

3

CRN

30890

Application of principles of psychology and human performance to the design of modern systems.

Method of Instruction: Online

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NEUROSYSTEMS (PSYC 380)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Lefeldt, Nele

Credits

3

CRN

30962

This course will provide a broad overview of the brain's neural systems that subserve perception, learning, and behavior. The course will be highly integrative with thematic content including functional organization of the nervous system, neural encoding and decoding, sensory systems, motor systems, and high-level concept processing.

Method of Instruction: Online

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POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC 480)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Parsons, Sandra V.

Credits

3

CRN

30894

Topics will vary. Please see individual instructor for prerequisite requirements. Repeatable for different topics.

Method of Instruction: Online

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INTRO TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION (RELI 101)

Area

Religion

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Dillon, Matthew J.

Credits

3

CRN

31023

Comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of key elements (including scripture, religious experience, ideas of the divine, religious art and practices) of two Western and two non-Western religions, of the scholarly study of religion, and of the role of religion in the contemporary world.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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STAR WARS AND RELIGION (RELI 191)

Area

Religion

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Dillon, Matthew J.

Credits

3

CRN

31024

The Star Wars films contain one of the richest fictional universes of our time. In this course, we use the theories and methods of Religious Studies (e.g., comparison, psychology, the paranormal, religion and technology) to analyze the Star Wars universe as a modern mythology. Student can expect to gain a working knowledge of tools utilized in the humanities as well as a novel understanding of Star Wars films and fandom.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRO TO SPORT MANAGEMENT (SMGT 260)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Crossey, Diane M.

Credits

3

CRN

30836

This course is designed to: first, provide the student with an overview of the structure of the sport industry as well as issues facing sport organizations and how management techniques can be applied to solve business problems. Second, students will be introduced to the various sub-disciplines within sport management (marketing, law, sales, event management, etc). Third, students will become familiar with career opportunities in sport management. Special Registration is required for Juniors and Seniors.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRO TO SPORT MANAGEMENT (SMGT 260)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Crossey, Diane M.

Credits

3

CRN

30895

This course is designed to: first, provide the student with an overview of the structure of the sport industry as well as issues facing sport organizations and how management techniques can be applied to solve business problems. Second, students will be introduced to the various sub-disciplines within sport management (marketing, law, sales, event management, etc). Third, students will become familiar with career opportunities in sport management. Special Registration is required for Juniors and Seniors.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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LEADING WITH SERVICE (SMGT 266)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Crossey, Diane M.

Credits

3

CRN

30897

This course will examine industry leaders in customer service, identifying the unique qualities that their employees exhibit. Students will learn the fundamentals of service delivery and various research and various research and analysis methods, then apply those in practical applications with local sports franchises. By the conclusion of this course, students will have created a customer service vision for a fictitious organization, developed training programs for employees and created measureable objectives for success. This course is for Freshmen and Sophomores only. Special Registration is required for Juniors and Seniors.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: SMGT 260

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LEADING WITH SERVICE (SMGT 266)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Crossey, Diane M.

Credits

3

CRN

30900

This course will examine industry leaders in customer service, identifying the unique qualities that their employees exhibit. Students will learn the fundamentals of service delivery and various research and various research and analysis methods, then apply those in practical applications with local sports franchises. By the conclusion of this course, students will have created a customer service vision for a fictitious organization, developed training programs for employees and created measureable objectives for success. This course is for Freshmen and Sophomores only. Special Registration is required for Juniors and Seniors.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: SMGT 260

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SPORT MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM (SMGT 276)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Stallings, Tom

Credits

3

CRN

30901

This class is designed to prepare students for working in the sport industry. Students will learn how to construct an effective resume, interview skills, business etiquette, etc. Students will also gain real-life experience by working with one of the numerous sports organizations in Houston for 100 hours during the course of the semester.

Method of Instruction: Online

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BUSINESS OF COLLEGE ATHLETICS (SMGT 320)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Rackley, Steven P.

Credits

3

CRN

30835

This course will focus on developing an understanding of college athletics and its role in higher education. Students will develop a research project and presentation as well as learn from guest speakers and case studies.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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SPORT ETHICS (SMGT 350)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Haptonstall, Clark D.

Credits

3

CRN

30902

This course is designed to assist students in self-evaluating, examining and developing a philosophy, values, and moral reasoning skills. Major moral/ethical issues and theoretical frameworks inside and outside of sport will be researched and discussed. Students will experience the ethical decision-making process through opportunities for critical analysis drawing upon their philosophical bases. All major theories of ethics will be examined with special application made to the sport management environment.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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SALES & REVENUE GENERATION (SMGT 360)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Stallings, Tom

Credits

3

CRN

30903

In this class, students are introduced to the characteristics that are required for successful selling in the sport industry, such as developing proposals, making persuasive sales presentations, closing deals, maintaining relationships, etc. Students will also explore the various ways that revenue is generated in the sport industry.

Method of Instruction: Online

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SPORT MARKETING (SMGT 362)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Haptonstall, Clark D.

Credits

3

CRN

30834

This course covers the essentials of sport marketing which includes planning, promotions, operations, and market analysis. Students will examine the fundamental principles used in the marketing of sport, products, events, and the importance of service quality.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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EVENT MANAGEMENT (SMGT 366)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Rackley, Steven P.

Credits

3

CRN

30904

Practical application of the principles and theory related to planning, organization, and execution of sport and entertainment events. Students will case study examples of crisis management and even day coordination. During the semester, students will attend large scale events and evaluate key performance indicators. By the conclusion of this course, students will be prepared to design, run, and measure the success of events and event management teams.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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THE OLYMPICS-BUSINESS&HISTORY (SMGT 396)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Haptonstall, Clark D.

Credits

3

CRN

30905

The Olympic Games is most watched and internationally-recognized sporting event. This course will examine the history of the Olympic Games but also the political, cultural, financial, and social aspects as well.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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SPORT BUSINESS ANALYTICS (SMGT 440)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Gong, Hua

Credits

3

CRN

30831

In this age of Big Data, employees must be tech savvy with a strong background in computer and statistical analysis. Sport Business Analytics calls for special approaches to marketing and pricing. This course is designed to introduce the students to techniques that will allow for productive sport business analytics.

Method of Instruction: Online

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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (SOCI 101)

Area

Sociology

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Werth, Robert J.

Credits

3

CRN

30824

Introduction to the principal concepts, theories and methods of sociology. Required (normally) for sociology majors and minors. Enrollment in section 003 of this course is reserved for new matriculants only.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (SOCI 101)

Area

Sociology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Casarez, Raul S.

Credits

3

CRN

30830

Introduction to the principal concepts, theories and methods of sociology. Required (normally) for sociology majors and minors. Enrollment in section 003 of this course is reserved for new matriculants only.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (SOCI 101)

Area

Sociology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Casarez, Raul S.

Credits

3

CRN

30829

Introduction to the principal concepts, theories and methods of sociology. Required (normally) for sociology majors and minors. Enrollment in section 003 of this course is reserved for new matriculants only.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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SOCIAL PROBLEMS (SOCI 231)

Area

Sociology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Boyd Heredia, Catherine A.

Credits

3

CRN

30828

This course will confront "social problems" in everyday life by focusing on contemporary issues, situations, behaviors, and ideas in national and international contexts. The course will focus primarily on case studies in contemporary issues including racism, religion, politics, classism, sexism, and heterosexism.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY (SOCI 334)

Area

Sociology

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Zhang, Zhe

Credits

3

CRN

31068

This course will teach students the important influences and consequences of American family life. We will consider issues such as sex and sexualities, marriage and cohabitation, divorce, family structure, same-sex marriage, domestic violence, and household labor. We will also examine the role of social institutions and social inequality in shaping family norms and constraints on family behaviors.

Method of Instruction: Online

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SOCIOLOGY OF IMMIGRATION (SOCI 340)

Area

Sociology

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Casarez, Raul S.

Credits

3

CRN

30827

Sociology of Immigration traces the migration process from initiation through its long-term consequences using theories of initiation (e.g. economic and sociological models) and adaptation (e.g. segmented assimilation, new assimilation theory). It also explores the effects of immigration policies.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY (SOCI 345)

Area

Sociology

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Boyd Heredia, Catherine A.

Credits

3

CRN

30826

This course will explore the relationship between social factors and health, illness, and mortality, with a heavy emphasis on experiences of illness, the doctor-patient relationship, and the socialization of medical students and new doctors. Social determinants of health, cultural determinants of health, and the ethics surrounding conception, birth, and death will also be discussed.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY (SOCI 345)

Area

Sociology

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Freeman Cenegy, Laura

Credits

3

CRN

30825

This course will explore the relationship between social factors and health, illness, and mortality, with a heavy emphasis on experiences of illness, the doctor-patient relationship, and the socialization of medical students and new doctors. Social determinants of health, cultural determinants of health, and the ethics surrounding conception, birth, and death will also be discussed.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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LAW AND RESISTANCE (SOCI 396)

Area

Sociology

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Bray, Jessica L.

Credits

3

CRN

31079

This course will explore how people interact with the law in their everyday lives – in the U.S. and elsewhere. Examples will include how individuals experience and respond to policing, examining the effects of immigration and border security policies, and tracing how people and groups mobilize to challenges laws perceived as unjust.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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SOPA FIELD RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (SOPA 300)

Area

Social Policy Analysis

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Treacy, Paul C.

Credits

3

CRN

31008

Students work on approved field research projects, write a research report for publication and present finding from their field research project to Rice faculty and staff.

Method of Instruction: Online

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SECOND YEAR SPANISH I (SPAN 263)

Area

Spanish

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Bennaji, Charla J.

Credits

3

CRN

30955

Continuation of SPAN 142. Development of interactional competence in Spanish (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Spanish. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition.

Method of Instruction: Online
Prerequisites for visiting students: CLIC language placement test. Please email clicplacement@rice.edu prior to completing your visiting student application.

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SECOND YEAR SPANISH II (SPAN 264)

Area

Spanish

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Garcia-Rueda, Claudia M.

Credits

3

CRN

30932

Continuation of SPAN 263. Development of interactional competence in Spanish (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Spanish. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition.

Method of Instruction: Online
Prerequisites for visiting students: CLIC language placement test. Please email clicplacement@rice.edu prior to completing your visiting student application.

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SPANISH FOR MED PROFESSIONS I (SPAN 321)

Area

Spanish

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Morones, Jessica Y.

Credits

3

CRN

30956

This course helps students develop an advanced level of proficiency in Spanish through the analysis and use of the target language in the context of specific topics of interest that will vary.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: CLIC language placement test.

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SPANISH FOR INTERCULTURAL COM1 (SPAN 321)

Area

Spanish

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Stasevicius, Maria L.

Credits

3

CRN

30974

This course helps students develop an advanced level of proficiency in Spanish through the analysis and use of the target language in the context of specific topics of interest that will vary.

Method of Instruction: Online
Prerequisites for visiting students: CLIC language placement test. Please email clicplacement@rice.edu prior to completing your visiting student application.

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CONVERSTNS IN MED PROFESSIONS (SPAN 477)

Area

Spanish

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Diaz Montalvo, Thais M.

Credits

1 TO 4

CRN

31009

Topics and credit hours may vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s).

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRO LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (SPPO 158)

Area

Spanish and Portuguese

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Duno-Gottberg, Luis

Credits

3

CRN

30957

Formerly SPAN 158. This course immerses students into Caribbean and Latin American studies by introducing them to the history, society, politics, and culture of the region, through a cross-disciplinary and a multi-national approach. Taught in English. Open to all students.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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PROBABILITY & STATISTICS (STAT 310)

Area

Statistics

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

McGuffey, Elizabeth J.

Credits

3

CRN

30945

Probability and the central concepts and methods of statistics including probability, random variables, distributions of random variables, expectation, sampling distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: AP Calculus AB and BC

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STATISTICS FOR DATA SCIENCE (STAT 315)

Area

Statistics

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

McGuffey, Elizabeth J.

Credits

4

CRN

30992

An introduction to mathematical statistics and computation for applications to data science. Topics include probability, random variables expectation, sampling distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression. A weekly lab will cover the statistical package, R, and data projects.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: AP Calculus AB and BC

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R FOR DATA SCIENCE (STAT 405)

Area

Statistics

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Bertolusso, Roberto L.

Credits

3

CRN

30946

This course introduces students to the statistical programming language, R, and how to use it in statistical and data science problems. The course traces the data science pipeline from importing data into R, exploring and visualizing data, applying a variety of statistical methods, and communicating results. Important computational tools for data science (e.g. databases, web scraping, and big data) and good programming practice are integrated throughout the course. No programming experience is required.

Method of Instruction: Online

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LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY (SWGS 205)

Area

Women, Gender, & Sexuality

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

McCleary, Bryce E.

Credits

3

CRN

30960

This course treats language as a social phenomenon to show how language, personal identity and institutions of social control inter-relate. The course focuses on linguistic interaction in daily life and how gender, ethnic, class, activity, and geographic variation affect language use.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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SEX AND THE CITY (SWGS 247)

Area

Women, Gender, & Sexuality

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Riedel, Brian S.

Credits

3

CRN

31039

Sex literally shapes the city, both structurally and in our social imaginations. City governments regulate sexually oriented businesses, and not just through zoning. Specific urban sites become known as "that part of town." Urban planners look to "gayborhoods" as economic growth engines. This interdisciplinary seminar explores these and other dynamics at work in the past and the present of urban landscapes.

Method of Instruction: Online

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SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY (SWGS 325)

Area

Women, Gender, & Sexuality

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Zhang, Zhe

Credits

3

CRN

31080

This course will teach students the important influences and consequences of American family life. We will consider issues such as sex and sexualities, marriage and cohabitation, divorce, family structure, same-sex marriage, domestic violence, and household labor. We will also examine the role of social institutions and social inequality in shaping family norms and constraints on family behaviors.

Method of Instruction: Online

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MASCULINITIES (SWGS 333)

Area

Women, Gender, & Sexuality

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Campbell, Baird C.

Credits

3

CRN

30984

This course deals with masculinities in the West, concentrating on concepts of masculine protagonism and personhood. Readings explore identities constructed in realms such as law, politics, finances, art, the home, and war.

Method of Instruction: Online

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HISTORY OF FEMINISM (SWGS 345)

Area

Women, Gender, & Sexuality

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Wildenthal, Lora J.

Credits

3

CRN

30979

Explores feminism as political thought and social movement in various times and places. Readings will include classic as well as non-canonical texts. We will consider the historical contexts of feminist action, and examine controversies over and within feminisms.

Method of Instruction: Online

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INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (THEA 303)

Area

Theatre

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Breikjern, Heather R.

Credits

3

CRN

30934

A survey course of the art and theory of the theatre through an examination of dramatic literature and theatrical venues from the Greeks through the modern era. The course will also explore the craft of the theatre from a practitioner's point of view as it is realized today. Requires attending several theatre productions in local Houston venues.

Method of Instruction: Online

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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PROFESSIONOWL PROGRAM (UNIV 212)

Area

University Courses

Session

Summer Session 1 (SS1) Block

Instructor

Passo, Michelle I.

Credits

1

CRN

31017

The ProfessionOwlProgram (POP) is designed to help you learn more about yourself, careers, professional communication skills and more. This class is intended for students who are exploring careers and academic majors. Students will learn about career options that match their interests, personality, and values; become more familiar with the world of work and various career options; understand the connections between careers and major choice; learn about services that will enhance their marketability and academic experiences (internships, study abroad programs, scholarships/grants); and develop an action plan to reach their goals. This course welcomes students who aren’t sure what they want to do after graduation, as well as students who have already identified potential career interests. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for UNIV 212 if student has credit for HUMA 212.

Method of Instruction: Online

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