Summer Semester 2022 Courses

The courses listed below represent a subset of courses being offered during the Summer Semester 2022. A full list of courses being offered during the Summer Semester 2022 is available on the Course Schedule.


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High School Eligible Flag - Approved for rising high school juniors and seniors, prerequisites may apply

For language learners: If you are applying to take a 200-level or above language course this summer, please e-mail clicplacement@rice.edu to take a placement exam once you have begun your application.

INTRO TO STUDY OF LANGUAGE (ANTH 200)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Niedzielski, Nancy A.

Credits

3

CRN

30817

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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

McCleary, Bryce E.

Credits

3

CRN

30821

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH 203)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Morgan, Molly

Credits

3

CRN

30906

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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MASCULINITIES (ANTH 311)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Campbell, Baird C.

Credits

3

CRN

30941

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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CLIMATE CHANGE SOC. INEQUALITY (ANTH 320)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Keny, Gebhard W.

Credits

3

CRN

30907

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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ENVIRONMENT, CULTURE & SOCIETY (ARCH 105)

Area

Architecture

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

MacDonnell, Kevin T.

Credits

3

CRN

30958

This introductory course in environmental studies helps students to better understand the complex interrelationship between human cultures and their social and physical environments. Lectures and assignments draw upon the methods and expertise of architecture, the humanities and the social sciences. This is a core course of Rice's Environmental Studies minor. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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BEGINNING DRAWING (ARTS 225)

Area

Visual Arts

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Fowler, William G.

Credits

3

CRN

30913

This course introduces students to the basic techniques, materials and processes of drawing. Students will explore line, tone, space, form, composition, and content through a variety of drawing assignments in dry and wet media. Students learn how to draw from direct observation. No previous drawing experience is required. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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BEGINNING PAINTING (ARTS 301)

Area

Visual Arts

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Fowler, William G.

Credits

3

CRN

30914

This course introduces students to the basic language, tools, and materials of painting. Students will learn painting techniques and concepts, starting with painting from observation and ending with more student-directed projects. Lectures and filed trips will explore painting through an art historical context as well as a contemporary one. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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

30917

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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

30835

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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LABORATORY IN TISSUE CULTURE (BIOE 342)

Area

Bioengineering

Session

Summer Session 2 (SS2) Block

Instructor

Ghosn, Bilal

Credits

1

CRN

30916

Introduction to tissue culture techniques, including cell passage, cell viability, and cell attachment and proliferation assays. Students complete quantitative analysis of their data. Engineering design and applications are featured in graded work. Sections 1 and 2 are taught during the first half of the semester. Sections 3 and 4 are taught during the second half of the semester. Students may be required to attend lab on a university holiday.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES IN BIOE (BIOE 348)

Area

Bioengineering

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Ghosn, Bilal

Credits

3

CRN

30889

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: FACE TO FACE

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INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH (BIOS 110)

Area

Biosciences

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Nikonowicz, Edward P.

Credits

5

CRN

30867

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 which can be found on the Biosciences website here on Undergraduate Research: https://biosciences.rice.edu/undergraduate-programs. 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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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Prerequisites for high school students: Completion of High School Biology.

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PARADIGMS IN BIOCHM & CELL BIO (BIOS 300)

Area

Biosciences

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Catanese, Daniel J.

Credits

3

CRN

30868

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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TROPICAL FIELD BIOLOGY (BIOS 319)

Area

Biosciences

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Solomon, Scott E.; Simoes Correa, Adrienne M.

Credits

2

CRN

30992

Examine first-hand the two most diverse ecosystems on earth - the coral reef and the tropical rainforest in this 2-week summer course in the Central American country of Belize. Topics will include the diversity of tropical organisms and habitats, the formation of coral reefs, rainforest ecology, historical biogeography, symbiosis, and conservation of tropical biodiversity. While a background in biology is desirable, individuals lacking this background but having a special interest in the tropics are encouraged to enroll. Includes a course fee that covers all transportation, accommodation, and meals. Distribution Credit for BIOS 319 no longer eligible beginning Fall 2019.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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ADV CELL AND MOLECULAR NEURO (BIOS 449)

Area

Biosciences

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Lefeldt, Nele

Credits

3

CRN

30948

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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NEW ENTERPRISES (BUSI 221)

Area

Business

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Panahi, Hesam M.

Credits

3

CRN

30975

In this course, students will learn and experience a process for innovation-based venture development. During the semester, students will form teams and create a plan for a new venture.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (BUSI 305)

Area

Business

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Wilson, David N.

Credits

3

CRN

30980

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: FACE TO FACE

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (BUSI 343)

Area

Business

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Zdrojewski, Anthony M.

Credits

3

CRN

30982

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: FACE TO FACE

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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

30987

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

30986

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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SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (BUSI 464)

Area

Business

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Schuler, Douglas A.

Credits

3

CRN

30976

This course introduces students to contemporary concepts, debates, and contexts necessary for analyzing and engaging in the sphere of social entrepreneurship. The course has four distinct parts: social context; organizational forms and collaborations; private sector roles; and measurement and impacts. Various aspects of social entrepreneurship, such as base of the pyramid/microenterprises, private-public partnerships, private-governmental partnerships, voluntary social codes, corporate social responsibility, and ethical consumerism will be covered. From this foundation, students will undertake a social entrepreneurship project about a contemporary social problem in Houston: food insecurity and food deserts.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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INTRO TO ENG COMPUTATION (CAAM 210)

Area

Comp. & Applied Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Protasov, Anastasiya N.

Credits

3

CRN

31068

Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization via MATLAB. Numerical methods: Newton's method in one and several dimensions. Gaussian elimination and optimization. Application to problems in science and engineering. Lectures are held Monday and Wednesdays. In a laboratory component held on Fridays, students work in small groups on computational projects led by a Rice Learning Assistant. Fall/Spring semester: meeting 3 times per week (50min each meeting) Summer semester: meeting 5 times per week (65min each meeting) OR refer to the current schedule.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (CHEM 121)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Kabir, S. M. Humayun

Credits

3

CRN

30801

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (CHEM 122)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Kabir, S. M. Humayun

Credits

3

CRN

30820

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I (CHEM 123)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Kabir, S. M. Humayun

Credits

1

CRN

30802

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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 B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Kabir, S. M. Humayun

Credits

1

CRN

30803

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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

Hartgerink, Jeffrey D.

Credits

3

CRN

30804

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: FACE TO FACE

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ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (CHEM 212)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Zubarev, Eugene

Credits

3

CRN

30805

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.

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ORGANIC CHEM DISCUSSION I (CHEM 213)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Swain, Joseph W.

Credits

0

CRN

30806

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

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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ORGANIC CHEM DISCUSSION I (CHEM 213)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Swain, Joseph W.

Credits

0

CRN

30807

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

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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ORGANIC CHEM DISCUSSION I (CHEM 213)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Swain, Joseph W.

Credits

0

CRN

31081

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

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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ORGANIC CHEM DISCUSSION II (CHEM 214)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Zubarev, Eugene

Credits

0

CRN

30808

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

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB (CHEM 215)

Area

Chemistry

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Yearty, Kasey L.

Credits

2

CRN

30809

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.

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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

30909

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: Successful completion of at least two years of high school English

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PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (ECON 100)

Area

Economics

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

DeNicco, James P.

Credits

3

CRN

30908

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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

30910

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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MACROECONOMICS (ECON 203)

Area

Economics

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Aiello, Giovanni

Credits

3

CRN

30918

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

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PROBABILITY & STATISTICS (ECON 307)

Area

Economics

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Zito, John C.

Credits

3

CRN

30993

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: AP Calculus AB and BC

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PROBABILITY & STATISTICS (ECON 307)

Area

Economics

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Florez Rozo, Mauro Eder

Credits

3

CRN

30881

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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URBAN ECONOMICS (ECON 461)

Area

Economics

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Jabbari, Masoud

Credits

3

CRN

30939

In this course, we will develop theories of urban economics and then use these theories to analyze current policy issues. The theories cover a broad range of topics related to the emergence of cities, different forms of cities, and the problems associated with the process of urbanization. We will discuss potential solutions to these problems.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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ENGINEERING DESIGN STUDIO (ENGI 200)

Area

Engineering

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Wettergreen, Matthew A.

Credits

3

CRN

30977

Graduates of ENGI 120 and ENGI 220 will have the opportunity to gain a more in-depth knowledge of the engineering design process by furthering progress on specific engineering design projects. Students may extend their project work by completing advanced prototyping for their designs and conduct testing. Students will be held accountable through technical mentorship, weekly meetings, and prototype evaluations. Students will only work in design teams. Student teams wishing to continue their projects from ENGI 120/220 may apply.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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NEW ENTERPRISES (ENGI 221)

Area

Engineering

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Panahi, Hesam M.

Credits

3

CRN

30985

In this course, students will learn and experience a process for innovation-based venture development. During the semester, students will form teams and create a plan for a new venture.

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NEEDS ID & DESIGN IMPLEMENT (ENGI 350)

Area

Engineering

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Wettergreen, Matthew A.

Credits

3

CRN

30978

Students in this course will identify needs situated in two or more environments, and learn to ask questions that elucidate the problem, needed features and criteria for success. Students also develop implementation plans and conduct testing for refined design solutions that may include standards and safety compliance, patent applications, and manufacturing and user documents.

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LITERATURE AND MEDICINE (ENGL 272)

Area

English

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Graham, Lindsay D.

Credits

3

CRN

30926

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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SHAKESPEARE ON FILM (ENGL 320)

Area

English

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Choate, Evan W.

Credits

3

CRN

30954

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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SURVEY OF AMER FILM & CULTURE (ENGL 373)

Area

English

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Aranda, Jose F.

Credits

3

CRN

30927

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

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INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (ENGL 390)

Area

English

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Breikjern, Heather R.

Credits

3

CRN

30936

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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ENVIRONMENT, CULTURE & SOCIETY (ENST 100)

Area

Environmental Studies

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

MacDonnell, Kevin T.

Credits

3

CRN

30949

This introductory course in environmental studies helps students to better understand the complex interrelationship between human cultures and their social and physical environments. Lectures and assignments draw upon the methods and expertise of architecture, the humanities and the social sciences. This is a core course of Rice's Environmental Studies minor. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (ENST 301)

Area

Environmental Studies

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Moore, Sophia L.

Credits

3

CRN

30923

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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

30937

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

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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

30933

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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 M.

Credits

3

CRN

30919

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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 M.

Credits

3

CRN

30920

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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MASTERWORKS OF FRENCH ART (FREN 304)

Area

French Studies

Session

Rice in Country (RIC) Block

Instructor

Emami, Maryam

Credits

3

CRN

31044

This course takes into consideration the links between art, history and culture, and works are thus studied within their artistic, historical and social context. A particular attention is paid to Southern France, more specifically the Toulouse region. The course will take full advantage of on-site classes and day-long tours, both in Toulouse, France and its region.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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FRENCH SOCIETY & LANGUAGE USE (FREN 306)

Area

French Studies

Session

Rice in Country (RIC) Block

Instructor

Emami, Maryam

Credits

3

CRN

31045

This course forms part of the Rice-in-France Study Abroad program. It invites students to extend their knowledge and practice of French towards a more complex, appropriate, and subtle use of the language. Learners will discover and discuss a range of social topics from cultural difference, gender & social inequality in today’s French society, to social networking and migration & discrimination. In order to discuss these sociocultural topics, students will cover complex grammatical structures such as: anteriority, posteriority, and simultaneity. The course will cover expressions of subjectivity as well as reported speeches, linking words, and expression of opinion.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (GLHT 464)

Area

Global Health Technologies

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Schuler, Douglas A.

Credits

3

CRN

30983

This course introduces students to contemporary concepts, debates, and contexts necessary for analyzing and engaging in the sphere of social entrepreneurship. The course has four distinct parts: social context; organizational forms and collaborations; private sector roles; and measurement and impacts. Various aspects of social entrepreneurship, such as base of the pyramid/microenterprises, private-public partnerships, private-governmental partnerships, voluntary social codes, corporate social responsibility, and ethical consumerism will be covered. From this foundation, students will undertake a social entrepreneurship project about a contemporary social problem in Houston: food insecurity and food deserts.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (HART 209)

Area

Art History

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Roykovich, Justin M.

Credits

3

CRN

30934

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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 M.

Credits

3

CRN

30935

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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

30938

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

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INTRO TO HEALTH & WELLNESS (HEAL 119)

Area

Health Sciences

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Bryant, Loren

Credits

3

CRN

30940

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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

30815

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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EPIDEMIOLOGY (HEAL 407)

Area

Health Sciences

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Diep, Cassandra S.

Credits

3

CRN

30822

Study of communicable, noncommunicable, and behavioral diseases with emphasis on the disease process and basic epidemiologic methods.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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PUBLIC SPEAKING (HUMA 201)

Area

Humanities

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Worth, David S.

Credits

3

CRN

30924

This course is designed to give the student exposure to and experience using basic principles and skills of oral communication in the public context. Emphasis will be on the development of speech organization, support, and delivery. Informative and persuasive speeches will be practiced. An important outcome of the course is that the student better understand and appreciate the important role public speaking plays in modern society. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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RACE AND MEDIA (HUMA 250)

Area

Humanities

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

LaBove, Shannon D.

Credits

3

CRN

30974

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). This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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BUSINESS&PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING (HUMA 308)

Area

Humanities

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

LaBove, Shannon D.

Credits

3

CRN

30972

Practical application of communication theory with emphasis on oral presentations, interviewing and small group dynamics. The course will consider many aspects of the business and professional sphere as they pertain to public speaking and public discourse. Through a series of four or more in-class speeches, in-class group exercises, outside speaker presentations, reading, and writing, the course will serve as basis of instruction to ready the student for the public or private sphere. Class will focus particularly on aspects of business and professional leadership communication, and business and office communications both written and oral, toward a greater mastery of authentic organizational, management, competitive, and community discourse. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP (HUMA 321)

Area

Humanities

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Worth, David S.

Credits

3

CRN

30922

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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SECOND YEAR JAPANESE I (JAPA 263)

Area

Japanese

Session

Summer Session 2 (SS2) Block

Instructor

Ozaki, Naoko

Credits

3

CRN

31098

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

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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SECOND YEAR JAPANESE II (JAPA 264)

Area

Japanese

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Ozaki, Naoko

Credits

3

CRN

31099

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

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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FOUNDATIONS OF KINESIOLOGY (KINE 120)

Area

Kinesiology

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Perkins Ball, Amanda M.

Credits

3

CRN

30816

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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 C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Kabiri, Laura S.

Credits

4

CRN

30810

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

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HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (KINE 301)

Area

Kinesiology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Kabiri, Laura S.

Credits

3

CRN

30814

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 E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Perkins Ball, Amanda M.

Credits

3

CRN

30811

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 E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Perkins Ball, Amanda M.

Credits

3

CRN

30824

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

30812

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

30823

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

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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SECOND YEAR KOREAN I (KORE 263)

Area

Korean

Session

Rice in Country (RIC) Block

Instructor

Oh, Eun Young

Credits

3

CRN

31005

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

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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SECOND YEAR KOREAN II (KORE 264)

Area

Korean

Session

Rice in Country (RIC) Block

Instructor

Oh, Eun Young

Credits

3

CRN

31007

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

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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INTRO TO STUDY OF LANGUAGE (LING 200)

Area

Linguistics

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Niedzielski, Nancy A.

Credits

3

CRN

30813

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. This course is available to visiting high school 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 C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

McCleary, Bryce E.

Credits

3

CRN

30819

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY (LING 205)

Area

Linguistics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

McCleary, Bryce E.

Credits

3

CRN

30818

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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

30825

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

Castro, Nickolas A.

Credits

3

CRN

30911

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS II (MATH 102)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Del Guercio, Olivia

Credits

3

CRN

30861

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: Single-variable calculus through basic integration.

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SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS II (MATH 102)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Sell, Connor D.

Credits

3

CRN

30862

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: Single-variable calculus through basic integration.

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ORD DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (MATH 211)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Orcan Ekmekci, Betul

Credits

3

CRN

30912

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: Single-variable calculus through basic integration.

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ORD DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (MATH 211)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Liu Lopez, Fernando C.

Credits

3

CRN

30863

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: Single-variable calculus through basic integration.

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MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS (MATH 212)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Mindich, Isaiah M.

Credits

3

CRN

30864

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: Single-variable calculus through basic integration.

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MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS (MATH 212)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Ryang, Junmo

Credits

3

CRN

30865

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: Single-variable calculus through basic integration.

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MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS (MATH 212)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Wan, Jiayu

Credits

3

CRN

30890

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: FACE TO FACE

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ELEMENTS OF KNOT THEORY (MATH 304)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Williams, Shawn

Credits

3

CRN

31129

Introduction to the mathematical theory of knots. Techniques to distinguish knots from one another, Reidemeister moves, mod-p colorings, knot determinants, knot polynomials, Seifert surfaces, Euler characteristic, knot groups, and untying knots in four dimensions. We will also discuss open problems in knot theory.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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LINEAR ALGEBRA (MATH 355)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Cheetham-West, Tamunonye A.

Credits

3

CRN

30866

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: Single-variable calculus through basic integration.

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LINEAR ALGEBRA (MATH 355)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Emilsdottir, Iris

Credits

3

CRN

30877

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: Single-variable calculus through basic integration.

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MECHANICAL ELEMENTS (MECH 350)

Area

Mechanical Engineering

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Elliott, Matthew

Credits

3

CRN

30891

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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FLUID MECHANICS I (MECH 371)

Area

Mechanical Engineering

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Elliott, Matthew

Credits

3

CRN

30950

Introduction to fluid statics and dynamics. Includes the development of the fundamental equations of fluid mechanics and their application to problems of engineering interest. Required for mechanical engineering majors in B.S. program.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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VIBRATIONS (MECH 412)

Area

Mechanical Engineering

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Bhowmick, Sutanu

Credits

3

CRN

31112

Analysis of discrete and continuous linear vibrating systems, with emphasis on multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Includes approximate methods. Coverage of statistics (e.g. Gaussian and other distributions; and power spectra) as a foundation for random vibrations analysis. Required for mechanical engineering majors in B.S. program.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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VIBRATIONS (MECH 412)

Area

Mechanical Engineering

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Bhowmick, Sutanu

Credits

3

CRN

31152

Analysis of discrete and continuous linear vibrating systems, with emphasis on multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Includes approximate methods. Coverage of statistics (e.g. Gaussian and other distributions; and power spectra) as a foundation for random vibrations analysis. 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

30915

For non-music majors with minimal music preparation. Rudiments of pitch and duration. Study of scales, chord structure, tonality, and forms. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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

30885

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. FALL 2021, Section 003: For Indians, Pakistanis and other South Asians far from their homelands, native culture forms an essential part of their identity in the new environment. Among first-generation immigrants, traditional South Asian music was an important aspect of cultural retention, while second and later generations have created new musical expressions reflecting their dual identity as descendants of immigrants as well as nationals of their own homeland. This class focuses on the hybrid musical creations of emergent youth cultures, with particular emphasis on Bhangra-pop, the Asian Underground movement in 1990's Britain, and "desi" electronic party music in North America. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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COMPOSITION FOR NON-MAJORS (MUSI 307)

Area

Music

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Sohn, Dong Myung

Credits

3

CRN

30871

Creative composition employing 20th and 21st century vocabularies.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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NEUROSYSTEMS (NEUR 380)

Area

Neuroscience

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Lefeldt, Nele

Credits

3

CRN

30886

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 C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Sass, Reuben

Credits

3

CRN

30957

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! This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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ETHICS IN PANDEMICS (PHIL 166)

Area

Philosophy

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Pinto Talero, Daniel E.

Credits

3

CRN

30929

In this course, we will grapple with a wide variety of questions raised by the coronavirus pandemic. What are our duties to others in a time of crisis? On what basis should scarce medical resources be deployed? What is the appropriate role for individuals, and for the government? How do we weigh the values of life and health against other values? And so on. Readings will include both works of professional philosophers and contemporary popular writings on the pandemic. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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

30840

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 1 (Phys 141) and AP Physics-C MECH. Students must register for PHYS 103. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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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

30844

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 2 (PHYS 142) and AP Physics-C E&M. Students must also register for PHYS 104. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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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

30836

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 2 (PHYS 142) and AP Physics-C E&M. Students must also register for PHYS 104. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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MECHANICS DISCUSSION (PHYS 103)

Area

Physics

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Yu, Lam H.

Credits

0

CRN

30846

Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 101. Students must also register for PHYS 101. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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

30837

Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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

30845

Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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

30960

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 1 (Phys 141), and AP Physics-C, MECH. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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

Hoeink, Juliet S.

Credits

4

CRN

30833

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 1 (Phys 141), and AP Physics-C, MECH. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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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

30848

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 2 (PHYS 142), and AP Physics-C, E&M. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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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

30838

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 2 (PHYS 142), and AP Physics-C, E&M. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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POLI SCI STATISTICS LAB (POLI 102)

Area

Political Science

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

McDonald, Gary C.

Credits

0

CRN

30849

This lab companion course to SOSC 302: Quantitative Analysis for the Social Sciences involves political science-specific applications of statistical analysis. The lab focuses on the use of software to analyze data from research in political science. Students who enroll in this lab section must also enroll in SOSC 302 during the same semester.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC 101)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Dicker, Eva; Phetmisy, Cassandra

Credits

3

CRN

30955

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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PSYCHOLOGY STATISTICS LAB (PSYC 102)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Irons, Sarah T.

Credits

0

CRN

30997

This lab companion course to SOSC 302: Quantitative Analysis for the Social Sciences involves psychology-specific applications of statistical analysis. The lab focuses on the use of software to analyze data from research in psychological sciences. Students who enroll in this lab section must also enroll in SOSC 302 during the same semester.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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INTRO TO COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC 203)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Irons, Sarah T.

Credits

3

CRN

30951

An introduction to topics in cognitive psychology, including perception, attention, language, memory, and decision making. Required for psychology majors. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INDUS & ORGANIZATIONAL PSYC (PSYC 231)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Wu, Felix Y.

Credits

3

CRN

30952

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

30953

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

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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PERCEPTION (PSYC 351)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Moore, Bartlett D.

Credits

3

CRN

30945

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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NEUROSYSTEMS (PSYC 380)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Lefeldt, Nele

Credits

3

CRN

30887

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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INTRO TO SPORT MANAGEMENT (SMGT 260)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Crossey, Diane M.

Credits

3

CRN

30850

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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 E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Crossey, Diane M.

Credits

3

CRN

30962

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

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SPORT MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM (SMGT 276)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Stallings, Tom

Credits

3

CRN

30852

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: FACE TO FACE

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SPORT ETHICS (SMGT 350)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Haptonstall, Clark D.

Credits

3

CRN

30855

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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 E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Stallings, Tom

Credits

3

CRN

30856

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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SPORT MARKETING (SMGT 362)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Haptonstall, Clark D.

Credits

3

CRN

30851

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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EVENT & VENUE MANAGEMENT (SMGT 366)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Rackley, Steven P.

Credits

3

CRN

30853

This course will focus on the practical applications and principles related to managing venues and events. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of budgets, tickets, staffing, crowd management, risk management, operations, and event management, and how they all work together to create a positive experience their customers and clients. Students will be expected to evaluate and understand the nuances that go into event and venue management with the help of assignments, case studies, guest speakers and practical experience (when possible). At conclusion of this course a student should fully understand what goes into creating and managing a successful event.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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THE OLYMPIC GAMES (SMGT 396)

Area

Sport Management

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Haptonstall, Clark D.

Credits

3

CRN

30859

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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 C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Gong, Hua

Credits

3

CRN

31131

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 C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Ferguson, Jauhara

Credits

3

CRN

30894

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (SOCI 101)

Area

Sociology

Session

Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Salazar, Esmeralda S.

Credits

3

CRN

30857

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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SOCIAL SCIENCES STATISTICS (SOSC 302)

Area

Social Sciences

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Castiglione, Cassidy

Credits

4

CRN

30873

Introduction to quantitative methods and analysis that emphasizes the practical use of statistics to address research questions in the social sciences. Includes univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis in correlational and experimental designs. Students must also enroll in one of three separate lab sections: political science (POLI 102), psychology (PSYC 102), or sociology (SOCI 102).

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (SOSC 464)

Area

Social Sciences

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Schuler, Douglas A.

Credits

3

CRN

30984

This course introduces students to contemporary concepts, debates, and contexts necessary for analyzing and engaging in the sphere of social entrepreneurship. The course has four distinct parts: social context; organizational forms and collaborations; private sector roles; and measurement and impacts. Various aspects of social entrepreneurship, such as base of the pyramid/microenterprises, private-public partnerships, private-governmental partnerships, voluntary social codes, corporate social responsibility, and ethical consumerism will be covered. From this foundation, students will undertake a social entrepreneurship project about a contemporary social problem in Houston: food insecurity and food deserts.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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SECOND YEAR SPANISH I (SPAN 263)

Area

Spanish

Session

Rice in Country (RIC) Block

Instructor

Bennaji, Charla J.

Credits

3

CRN

31009

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: FACE TO FACE

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SECOND YEAR SPANISH II (SPAN 264)

Area

Spanish

Session

Rice in Country (RIC) Block

Instructor

Bennaji, Charla J.

Credits

3

CRN

31010

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: FACE TO FACE

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SPECIAL TOPICS: ADV SPANISH II (SPAN 322)

Area

Spanish

Session

Rice in Country (RIC) Block

Instructor

Diaz Montalvo, Thais M.

Credits

3

CRN

31013

This is a continuation of SPAN 321. 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: FACE TO FACE

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COMTEMP SPAN CULTURE & SOCIETY (SPPO 392)

Area

Spanish and Portuguese

Session

Summer Session 9 (SS9) Block

Instructor

Duno-Gottberg, Luis; Fernandez, Esther

Credits

3

CRN

30998

Introduction to the history of Spanish culture and civilization, establishing a foundation of the study of contemporary social, economic, and political realities of the country. Course will examine economic development and Spain's place in the European Union; the recent economic crisis; labor reform and its impact; and the phenomenon of immigration.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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COMTEMP SPAN CULTURE & SOCIETY (SPPO 392)

Area

Spanish and Portuguese

Session

Summer Session 9 (SS9) Block

Instructor

Fernandez, Esther; Duno-Gottberg, Luis

Credits

3

CRN

30999

Introduction to the history of Spanish culture and civilization, establishing a foundation of the study of contemporary social, economic, and political realities of the country. Course will examine economic development and Spain's place in the European Union; the recent economic crisis; labor reform and its impact; and the phenomenon of immigration.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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PROBABILITY & STATISTICS (STAT 310)

Area

Statistics

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Zito, John C.

Credits

3

CRN

30991

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: AP Calculus AB and BC

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PROBABILITY & STATISTICS (STAT 310)

Area

Statistics

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Florez Rozo, Mauro Eder

Credits

3

CRN

30875

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

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 B1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Bertolusso, Roberto L.

Credits

3

CRN

30893

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 C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

McCleary, Bryce E.

Credits

3

CRN

30888

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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MASCULINITIES (SWGS 333)

Area

Women, Gender, & Sexuality

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Campbell, Baird C.

Credits

3

CRN

30944

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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INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (THEA 303)

Area

Theatre

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Breikjern, Heather R.

Credits

3

CRN

30925

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. This course is available to visiting high school students.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

Prerequisites for high school students: None

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