Summer School Courses

SUMMER SESSION I (May 31-June 30, 2016)

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.

CHI-101: Elementary Chinese I (online)
Instructor: Jing Paul
Designed to make spoken and written Mandarin Chinese a functional language for students. Emphasis on pronunciation, basic vocabulary, foundational grammar for simple sentences and short paragraphs, and the Chinese writing system for rudimentary reading and writing.

DAN-315: Choreography I (on campus)
Instructor: Bridget Roosa
Exploration of skills and techniques necessary for students to develop dance compositions.

EDU/ENG-320: Literature for Children and Young Adults (online)
Instructor: Toby Emert
In-depth examination of the themes that permeate current offerings from the world of publishing for children and young adults; emphasis on the following topics: literary theory, cultural representation, censorship issues, aesthetics, bibliotherapy, and pedagogical implications.

ENG-230: Topics in Film Study: Romantic Comedy (online)
Instructor: Willie Tolliver
This course will study some of these classic as well as modern and contemporary examples in relation to film history, historical contexts. film technique, and social/cultural ideologies. Specific emphasis will be placed on defining the genre and its subgenres, delineating its salient characteristics, tracing the development of the genre to the present, and understanding how stars and directors contribute to the genre. In addition, attention will be paid to basic film aesthetics and film narrative theory.

FRE-201: Intermediate French I (online)
Instructor: Julia Knowlton
Grammar review, oral and written comprehension, reading and composition.

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.

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.

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SUMMER SESSION II (July 5-Aug 4, 2016)

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.

CHI-102: Elementary Chinese II (online)
Instructor: Jing Paul
Designed to make spoken and written Mandarin Chinese a functional language for students. Emphasis on pronunciation, basic vocabulary, foundational grammar for simple sentences and short paragraphs, and the Chinese writing system for rudimentary reading and writing. A continuation of CHI-101.

FRE-202: Intermediate French II (online)
Instructor: Philip Ojo
Grammar review, oral and written comprehension, reading and composition.

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.

HIS-101: Europe from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment (online)
Instructor: Yael Manes
European society and culture from the Middle Ages through the Enlightenment including: marriage and family, religion and religious reform, women and gender, popular and elite culture, science and medicine and interaction with world cultures and state building.

PSY-200: Developmental Psychology (online)
Instructor: Carrie Brown
Development of the individual throughout the lifespan. Prerequisite - PSY-101 or -102.