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Undergraduate Summer Courses

Summer School Courses

Summer Session I (May 29-June 28, 2018)

BUS - 222: Economics and Business Management Summer Internship (online)
Instructor: Thomas Will, Ph.D.
Online supervised field experience in economics, business, or non-profit. In addition to placement activities, students engage in online academic work that facilitates analysis of both the internship experience and post-college career strategies. Students will spend a minimum of 130 hours of work in an approved internship over the course of the summer. Students take the course during the summer that they do the internship.

ENG/WS-230: Topics in Film: Women in Film (online)
Instructor: Willie Tolliver, Ph.D.
This online course will focus on the basics of film as an art. Fundamental elements of film, such as editing, sound, cinematography, and mise-en-scene will be explored in relation to the particular storytelling power of films. Emphasis will also be placed on the nature and limits of narrative form in film. Attention will also be paid to the ideological contexts of film and to selected issues in film critical theory. All of the examples for analysis will be taken from the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Given this additional focus, the course will also consider issues of film auteurship, the development of the individual career, art and psychology, and the relationship between art and social ideology.

MAT-115: Elementary Statistics (online)
Instructor: Alan Koch, Ph.D.
This is an online version of the course we offer during the academic year. Topics include 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. Students will be expected to watch online videos, post to forums, complete small problem sets, collaborate on a group project, and complete two online exams. 

This course satisfies the SUMMIT in STEM and Leadership Skills requirements.

PSY-101: Introductory Psychology: Biological Foundation and Cognitive Processes (online)
Instructor: Bonnie Perdue, Ph.D. 
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.

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Summer Session II (July 2-Aug 2, 2018)

BUS - 222: Economics and Business Management Summer Internship (online)
Instructor: Thomas Will, Ph.D.
Online supervised field experience in economics, business, or non-profit. In addition to placement activities, students engage in online academic work that facilitates analysis of both the internship experience and post-college career strategies. Students will spend a minimum of 130 hours of work in an approved internship over the course of the summer. Students take the course during the summer that they do the internship.

HIS-101: Europe from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment (online)
Instructor: Yael Manes, Ph.D.
This online course is an introduction to European society and culture from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. As a survey of pre-modern European history, it will cover a large stretch of time and geography and will offer students a broad and will offer students a broad and global historical overview of European history. Topics will include marriage and family, religion and religious reform, women and gender, popular and elite culture, science and medicine, state building and foreign affairs. Satisfies the SUMMIT Arts and Humanities requirement. 

PSY-200: Developmental Psychology (online)
Instructor: Janelle S. Peifer, Ph.D.
Development of the individual throughout the lifespan.
Prerequisite: PSY-101 or -102.
From womb to tomb, this course will critically examine the journey of human development across the lifespan. Student will explore a broad swath of biological, psychological, and social perspectives on the major milestones and stages present in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Using a case study model, the course will encourage students to translate key developmental theories and research to practical applications in their professional and personal lives. 

BUS-225: Bridge to Business (6 credits)
Bridge to Business (B2B) partners Agnes Scott College and Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business in a collaborative effort to develop the business interests of Agnes Scott students. Launched in 2011, the program is a three-week educational experience designed to bring post- graduation opportunities into focus. Bridge to Business Scholars attend classes at the Scheller College of Business taught by faculty members from both Agnes Scott and Georgia Tech. The diverse curriculum includes topics in marketing, accounting, finance, operations management, gender in business, organizational behavior, international business, strategic management, business communications, and career development. Professors weave together case studies, computer simulations, lectures, discussions, alumnae panels, and on-site corporate visits to develop participants’ understanding of opportunities awaiting them in the corporate world and in graduate study in business.

Bridge to Business is designed for Agnes Scott students from all majors, and is a 6-credit course with tuition of $2,700 (the standard summer school rate of $450 per credit). In 2017, the program will run Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 18.

Eligible students may apply for Bridge to Business Awards of up to $1,700 to help defray B2B tuition. Students may register for B2B between April 3 and June 19 without applying to the program itself, but those seeking B2B Award funding must submit the B2B Award application by April 15. For more information, please visit the B2B website or contact Professor Thomas Will (twill@agnesscott.edu)