Summer School Courses

SUMMER SESSION I (May 26-June 25, 2015)

AST-120/120L: The Solar System, with lab (online)
Instructor: Paul Wallace
A survey of the solar system, including the planets, minor bodies and the sun. An overview of orbital motion, the properties of light and fundamentals of astronomical instrumentation. Includes a required laboratory component in which students learn introductory observational methods, including telescope alignment and calibration and visual, photographic and CCD observations of the sun, the moon, planets and stars.

BIO-222: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, with lab (on campus)
Instructor: Stacey Dutton
Covers the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, cells and tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and cardiovascular.

ENG-202: Introduction to Poetry Writing (online)
Instructor: Esther Lee
An introduction to the craft of poetry, through regular written assignments and readings in a variety of contemporary poets and poetic movements and traditions.

MAT-115: Elementary Statistics (online)
Instructor: Alan Koch
Statistical measures and distributions, probability and its application to statistical inference, linear correlation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and applications in the natural and social sciences. A scientific calculator is required for this course.

PSY-101: Introductory Psychology: Biological Foundation and Cognitive Processes (online)
Instructor: Bonnie Perdue
This is one-half of a two-semester introduction to psychology. The course is about the nervous system as it pertains to behavior and cognition. Students may take PSY-101 or PSY-102 first and each course is independent of the other.

WS-360: Global Feminisms (on campus)
Instructor: Kelly Ball
This interdisciplinary course explores global/transnational feminist issues as individual and collective practices and as organized movements.

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SUMMER SESSION II (June 29-July 30, 2015)

ANT-101: Cultural Anthropology (online)
Instructor: Martha Rees
Overview of cultural universals and cultural diversity, using comparative analysis of African, American, Asian and other cultures. Examination of the impact of contact between cultures and the contemporary condition of indigenous peoples, using case studies (ethnographies), ethnographic film and class activities.

BIO-223: Human Anatomy and Physiology II, with lab (on campus)
Instructor: Stacey Dutton
Covers the basics of human anatomy and physiology including the lymphatic/immune,respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Introduces common human disease processes.

BUS-240: Business and Society (on campus)
Instructor: Tom Yannuzzi
Investigates business' social and ethical responsibilities to both external and internal stakeholder groups. Topics include personal and organizational ethics, business' relations with government, consumers, the environment and the community; and employee rights, employment discrimination and affirmative action.

ENG-214: Survey of American Literature: 1900-Present (online)
Instructor: James Stamant
Surveying literary movements and their cultural contexts in the United States since 1900, students read across genres to learn about American experiences as they are represented in literary and artistic movements like Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and Postmodernism. We will examine the contextual and historical moments in which these movements parallel developments in industrialization and technology, immigration policies, civil and women’s rights, military conflicts, theories of multiculturalism, and the rise of digital culture in order to interrogate our national literary tradition.

ENG-230: Topics in Film Studies: Women and Film (online)
Instructor: Willie Tolliver
Approaches to film from the viewpoints of history, genre and technique.

ENG-300: Nonfiction Workshop (online)
Instructor: Esther Lee
Intermediate nonfiction writing with emphasis on the personal essay, the memoir, experimental forms, theory and practice of craft, oral interpretation, and presentation and discussion of student work.

FRE-202: Intermediate French II (online)
Instructor: James Terry
Continuation of FRE-201 with emphasis on selected readings.

FRE-232: French/Francophone Civilization and Culture (online)
Instructor: Julia Knowlton
Course content will focus on the relationships between sociopolitical change and artistic expression in France and in the Francophone world. Emphasis will be placed on historical development, post-colonial identities, and contemporary cultures. Taught in English.

PSY-102: Introductory Psychology: Development, Social Behavior, and Individual Differences (online)
Instructor: Carrie Brown
This is one-half of a two-semester introduction to psychology. This course will cover topics such as social psychology, development, personality, and psychopathology. Students may take PSY-101 or PSY-102 first and each course is independent of the other.

THE-160: Theatre in Atlanta (on campus)
Instructor: David Thompson
An appreciation course which includes trips to local theatre productions. Topics include the nature of theatre, the role of the audience, and writing about performances. Activities outside attending performances may include meeting with artists, rehearsal viewings, and backstage tours.

THE-180: Theatre from Page to Stage to Screen (online)
Instructor: David Thompson
An online course that uses digital tools to explore types of theatre and compare performance across media forums.

WS-100: Introduction to Women's Studies (online)
Instructor: Kelly Ball
Using feminist perspectives and scholarship, this interdisciplinary course examines the experiences of women in the United States, analyzes institutions and practices that affect women and develops connections to women in other cultures.