URI Summer Sessions

The affordable way to earn credits this summer.

Online Courses

Online Courses

If this is your first time registering for a course at the University of Rhode Island, you will need to submit a Non-Degree Student Application Form (PDF) to the University in order to be issued a UserID. Be sure to include your email address on the form. Once the form has been submitted, the student will be entered into e-Campus and assigned a UserID. The student will then be able to register with e-Campus and sign up for courses.

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Registration for 2017 URI Summer courses is now live on e-Campus! The following is a daily updated course listing and is subject to change. Click on an instructor’s name to send him/her an email. Where available, click on a course title to view a syllabus. NOTE: Syllabi may be from a previous summer and all listed assignments, schedules, readings, required texts, and other course logistics are subject to change.


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Online Course Listing

  • AAF 201: Introduction to African-American Studies
    Interdisciplinary exploration of some of the pivotal themes and issues in the study of peoples of African descent. Gen. Ed. Categories: Letters (L), Diversity [D].
    Summer Session 1 – Norman Barber, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Norman Barber, 3 credits

    AFS 190: Issues in Biotechnology
    Introduction to modern biotechnology in medical, pharmaceutical, forensic, agricultural, marine, and environmental applications. Consideration of ethical, environmental, health, and social issues. Gen. Ed. Categories: Natural Science (N); A1 – STEM.
    Summer Session 3 – Albert Kausch, 3 credits

    CHN 101: Beginning Chinese I
    Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation, exercises in reading, writing, and conversation. Prerequisite: no prior Chinese is required.  Gen. Ed. Categories: Foreign Language/Cross-cultural Competence (FC), Diversity [D]; C2 – Global Responsibilities, A3 – Humanities.
    Summer Session 1 – I-Ling Hsu, 3 credits

    CHN 102: Beginning Chinese II
    Continuation of CHN 101. Students enrolling in this course should have taken CHN 101 or equivalent.  Gen. Ed. Categories: Foreign Language/Cross-cultural Competence (FC), Diversity [D]; C2 – Global Responsibilities, A3 – Humanities.
    Summer Session 2 – I-Ling Hsu, 3 credits

    CLA 391: Ancient Laughter: The Comic Tradition in Greece and Rome
    Introduction to the comic tradition in Western literature through its origins in Greece and Rome. Readings in English translation include examples of comic drama, novel, and satire. Gen. Ed. Categories: Fine Arts and Literature (A), Diversity [D]; C2 – Global Responsibilities, A3 – Humanities.
    Summer Session 2 – Nicholas Sterling, 3 credits

    CLA 395: Greek Mythology: Gods, Heroes, and Humans
    Nature and function of myth in the ancient world and today: ideas of divinity, relationship of divine to human, origins of cosmos and human society, male and female principles, power hierarchies, coming of age, the heroic experience. Theories of myth analysis. Readings in English translation. Gen. Ed. Categories: Fine Arts and Literature (A), Diversity [D]; C2 – Global Responsibilities, A3 – Humanities.
    Summer Session 1 – Daniel Carpenter, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Nicholas Sterling, 3 credits

    CLA 396: Myths of Rome
    Nature and function of myth in Roman society; origins and influence of Romanitas as found in Roman literature: history, epic, lyric, novel. Roman religion: magic, animism, anthropomorphism, gods and goddesses. Readings in English translation. Gen. Ed. Categories: Fine Arts and Literature (A), Diversity [D]; C2 – Global Responsibilities, A3 – Humanities.
    Summer Session 1 – Rosemary Condella, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Rosemary Condella, 3 credits

    CLA 397: Greek Myth and Tragedy
    Relationship between Greek myth and classical tragedy, birth and evolution of tragedy (ancient, medieval, French, English, American), employment of the same myth for different dramatic and political purposes. Readings in English translation. Gen. Ed. Categories: Fine Arts and Literature (A), Diversity [D]; C2 – Global Responsibilities, A3 – Humanities.
    Summer Session 1 – Nicholas Sterling, 3 credits

    CMB 190: Issues in Biotechnology
    Introduction to modern biotechnology in medical, pharmaceutical, forensic, agricultural, marine, and environmental applications. Consideration of ethical, environmental, health, and social issues. Gen. Ed. Categories: Natural Science (N); A1 – STEM.
    Summer Session 3 – Albert Kausch, 3 credits

    CPL 202: Introductory Urban Geography: Understanding Cities
    Introduction to the origin and development of cities in the U.S.; contemporary urban issues as well as the planning and governance of cities in the U.S. Gen. Ed. Categories: Social Sciences (S), Diversity [D]; A2 – Social & Behavioral Sciences, C1 – Civic Knowledge and Responsibilities.
    Summer Session 3 – Farhad Atash (two sections), 3 credits

    CSC 101: Computing Concepts
    Capabilities and limitations of computers. Applications of computers in today’s society. Overview of computing systems and programs. Students will complete several projects using a computer. Not open to students who have credit in any college-level computer science course, or to computer science majors. Gen. Ed. Categories: Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (MQ); B3 – MATH, B4 – Information Literacy.
    Summer Session 1 – Kelli A. Fay-Wolfe, 4 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Jessica Barrett, 4 credits

    CSC 106: The Joy of Programming
    The art of problem solving through computer programming. Students explore innovative and cutting edge applications that may include mobile apps, multimedia, computer games, puzzles, robotics, graphics and animation, social networking, physical computing. Prerequisite: Not open to students with credit in CSC courses at 200-level or above. Gen. Ed. Category: B3 – MATH.
    Summer Session 3 – Jessica Barrett, 4 credits

    ECN 100: Introduction to Economics
    General overview of concepts economists employ to address issues of public policy. Description of major institutions of present-day American economy. Historical approach to subject matter. Gen. Ed. Categories: Social Sciences (S), Diversity [D].
    Summer Session 2 – Richard Mcintyre, 3 credits

    ECN 201: Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
    Principles underlying resource allocation, production, and income distribution in a market economy. Topics include demand and supply, consumer behavior, firm behavior, market structure, and elementary welfare analysis. Institutional foundations explored. Gen. Ed. Categories: Social Sciences (S); A2 – Social & Behavioral Sciences.
    Summer Session 1 – Robert Van Horn (two sections), 3 credits

    ECN 202: Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
    Principles underlying aggregate demand and aggregate supply in a market economy. Topics include national income determination, inflation, unemployment, economic growth, and international trade. Institutional foundations explored. Prerequisites: ECN 201 or equivalent. Gen. Ed. Categories: Social Sciences (S). A2 – Social & Behavioral Sciences; C1 – Civic Knowledge and Responsibilities.
    Summer Session 2 – Liam Malloy (two sections), 3 credits

    EDC 312: Psychology of Learning
    An analysis of learning with emphasis on principles and procedures applicable to any human teaching and learning situation. Prerequisite: PSY 113. Gen. Ed. Categories: A2 – Social & Behavioral Sciences, B4 – Information Literacy.
    Summer Session 1 – Diane Kern, 3 credits
    Summer Session 1 – Nicole Hersey, 3 credits

    FLM 101: Introduction to Film Media
    Introduction to techniques of film practice, film history, genres, analysis of film texts, and reading of film images in their aesthetic, cultural, and literary context. Gen. Ed. Categories: Fine Arts and Literature (A), Diversity [D]; A4 – Arts & Design, C2 – Global Responsibilities.
    Summer Session 1 – Mary Healey Jamiel, 4 credits
    Summer Session 1 – Ashish Chadha, 4 credits
    Summer Session 1 – Keith Brown, 4 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Keith Brown, 4 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Ashish Chadha, 4 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Mary Healey Jamiel, 4 credits

    FLM 204: History of Film I
    A survey of world cinema from its invention in the 1890’s to the early 1950’s, examining the production, distribution, and exhibition of narrative, documentary and experimental, among other forms of film. Gen. Ed. Categories: Fine Arts and Literature (A), Diversity [D]; A4 – Arts & Design, C2 – Global Responsibilities.
    Summer Session 1 – Lauri Mullens, 4 credits

    FLM 205: History of Film II
    A survey of world cinema from the 1950’s to the present time, examining the production, distribution and exhibition of narrative, documentary and experimental among other forms of film. Gen. Ed. Categories: Fine Arts and Literature (A), Diversity [D]; A4 – Arts & Design, C2 – Global Responsibilities.
    Summer Session 2 – Michelle LeBrun, 4 credits

    FRN 151: Franco-American Relations (in English)
    Study of Franco-American relations from the American and French Revolutions to the present. Taught in English. Not for major credit in French. Gen. Ed. Categories: A3 – Humanities, C2 – Global Responsibilities.
    Summer Session 1 – Odile Mattiauda, 3 credits

    GEG 202: Introductory Urban Geography: Understanding Cities
    Introduction to the origin and development of cities in the U.S.; contemporary urban issues as well as the planning and governance of cities in the U.S. Gen. Ed. Categories: Social Sciences (S), Diversity [D]; A2 – Social & Behavioral Sciences, C1 – Civic Knowledge and Responsibilities.
    Summer Session 3 – Farhad Atash (two sections), 3 credits

    GWS 315: Introduction to Feminist Theories and Methodologies
    Development of feminist thought, exploration of contemporary feminist theories and research methods, including African-American, lesbian, Western and non-Western perspectives, and the future role of feminist theories and methodologies. Prerequisite: GWS 150 or permission of instructor. Gen. Ed. Categories: Letters (L), Diversity [D].
    Summer Session 3 – Donna Hughes, 3 credits

    GWS 325: International Women’s Issues
    Focuses on women’s rights in a global context, ideologies and practices that deny women equal status in society, including violence against women, freedom and democracy movements and women’s rights. Prerequisite: GWS 150 or permission of instructor. Gen. Ed. Categories: Letters (L), Diversity [D].
    Summer Session 3 – Donna Hughes, 3 credits

    HDF 225: Consumer in the Economy
    Application of basic economic principles to consumer problems in a complex marketplace, buyer-seller relationships, effective consumer decision making, effects of government policies on consumers. Gen. Ed. Categories: Social Sciences (S); A2 – Social & Behavioral Sciences, B4 – Information Literacy.
    Summer Session 2 – Jing Jian Xiao, 3 credits.

    HLT 200: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health
    Foundational and intermediate concepts, theories, and research in interdisciplinary perspectives on health. Includes applications to real world health-related problems. Emphasis on developing key knowledge and skills bases for the major. Prerequisites: Completion of HLT 100 and sophomore standing. Gen. Ed. Category: A2 – Social & Behavioral Sciences, B4 – Information Literacy.
    Summer Session 1 – Natalie Sabik, 4 credits

    KIN 123: Foundations of Health
    Development of attitudes and practices that lead to more healthful living. Personal and community health problems studied. Gen. Ed. Categories: Social Sciences (S), Diversity [D]; A2 – Social & Behavioral Sciences, B4 – Information Literacy.
    Summer Session 3 – Allison Harper, 3 credits

    LAR 201: Survey of Landscape Architecture
    Introduction to landscape design theory and composition as an applied art form. Gen. Ed. Categories: Fine Arts and Literature (A); A4 – Arts & Design.
    Summer Session 3 – Farhad Atash (three sections), 3 credits

    LET 151: Topics in Letters: Contemporary France
    Study of the history of thought, of the search for values, of the attempt to define the human condition, as reflected in written texts, both past and present. May be repeated for credit with different topic. May be taken once for General Education credit. Gen. Ed. Categories: Letters (L), Foreign Language/Cross-cultural Competence (FC), Diversity [D].
    Summer Session 1 – Lars Erickson, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Lars Erickson, 3 credits

    LET 151: Topics in Letters: Franco-American Relations
    Study of Franco-American relations from the American and French Revolutions to the present. May be repeated for credit with different topic. May be taken once for General Education credit. Gen. Ed. Categories: Letters (L), Foreign Language/Cross-cultural Competence (FC), Diversity [D].
    Summer Session 1 – Odile Mattiauda, 3 credits

    MTH 107: Introduction to Finite Mathematics
    Concepts and processes of modern mathematics concerned with sets, the theory of probability, and statistics. Role of these concepts in today’s social and physical sciences. Prerequisite: Passing a placement test. Not open to mathematics majors. Gen. Ed. Categories: Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (MQ); A1 – STEM, B3 – MATH.
    Summer Session 1 – Robin Schipritt (two sections), 3 credits

    MTH 108: Topics in Mathematics
    Introduces the nonmathematics student to the spirit of mathematics and its applications. Presupposes no mathematical background beyond University admission requirements. Emphasis is on development of reasoning ability as well as manipulative techniques. Prerequisites: passing a placement test. Not open to students with credit in MTH 106 or MTH 109 and not for major credit in mathematics. Gen. Ed. Categories: Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (MQ); A1 – STEM, B3 – MATH.
    Summer Session 1 – James Baglama, 3 credits

    MTH 131: Applied Calculus I
    Basic topics in calculus for students who do not need all the topics in 141. Limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, logarithmic, and exponential functions. Applications including graphing, maxima and minima problems, etc. Prerequisites: passing a placement test or C- or better in MTH 111. Not for major credit in mathematics. Not open to students with credit or concurrent enrollment in 141. Gen. Ed. Categories: Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (MQ); A1 – STEM; B3 – MATH.
    Summer Session 1 – Li Wu (two sections), 3 credits

    MUS 101: Introduction to Music
    Fosters a better understanding and appreciation of the world’s great music. Consideration of musical styles, techniques, and forms from the listener’s standpoint. Gen. Ed. Categories: Fine Arts and Literature (A), Diversity [D]; A4 – Arts & Design, B1 – Write Effective.
    Summer Session 1 – Susan Thomas, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Susan Thomas, 3 credits

    MUS 106: History of Jazz
    The nature and origin of jazz and its development as an American folk idiom: European and African heritages, blues, ragtime, dixieland, boogie-woogie, swing, bop, cool, funky, gospel, jazz-rock, free-form, and progressive. Gen. Ed. Categories: Fine Arts and Literature (A), Diversity [D]; A4 – Arts & Design, C3 – Diversity and Inclusion.
    Summer Session 1 – Joseph Parillo, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Joseph Parillo, 3 credits

    MUS 111: Basic Musicianship
    Use of folk, classical, and popular music to learn essentials of music reading and music theory. Gen. Ed. Category: Fine Arts and Literature (A).
    Summer Session 1 – Eliane Aberdam, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Eliane Aberdam, 3 credits

    NRS 190: Issues in Biotechnology
    Introduction to modern biotechnology in medical, pharmaceutical, forensic, agricultural, marine, and environmental applications. Consideration of ethical, environmental, health, and social issues. Gen. Ed. Categories: Natural Science (N); A1 – STEM.
    Summer Session 3 – Albert Kausch, 3 credits

    NUR 150: Human Sexuality
    Interdisciplinary approach to the study of individual and societal determinants in the development, integration, and expression of human sexuality and a code of sexual behavior. Gen. Ed. Categories: Social Sciences (S), Diversity [D].
    Summer Session 1 – Tiffani Kisler, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Tiffani Kisler, 3 credits

    PHL 101: Critical Thinking
    Identification, formulation and evaluation of both inductive and deductive patterns of reasoning. Consideration of topics such as probability, reasoning about causes, fallacies, foundations of argument, and the issues in logical theory. Gen. Ed. Categories: English Communication (EC), Letters (L); A3 – Humanities, B3 – MATH.
    Summer Session 3 – William Krieger (two sections), 3 credits

    PHL 103: Introduction to Philosophy
    Pursues such basic questions as: What is a person? What is knowledge? Are we free? What is moral right and wrong? Does God exist? What is the meaning of death? Not open to students with 9 or more credits in philosophy. Gen. Ed. Categories: Letters (L); A3 – Humanities, B1 – Write Effective.
    Summer Session 3 – Alessandro Tomasi, 3 credits

    PHL 217: Social Philosophy
    A systematic introduction to the philosophical problems of contemporary social relations: models of community, sources of alienation, property and ownership, the meaning of work and technology, human rights and freedom. Gen. Ed. Categories: Letters (L), Diversity [D]; A3 – Humanities, C2 – Global Responsibilities.
    Summer Session 1 – Zahra Meghani, 3 credits

    PLS 190: Issues in Biotechnology
    Introduction to modern biotechnology in medical, pharmaceutical, forensic, agricultural, marine, and environmental applications. Consideration of ethical, environmental, health, and social issues. Gen. Ed. Categories: Natural Science (N); A1 – STEM.
    Summer Session 3 – Albert Kausch, 3 credits

    PSY 103: Towards Self-Understanding
    Individual and social problems of normal persons. Personality development, social behavior, and adjustment reactions with emphasis on increasing awareness of personal and interpersonal functioning. Gen. Ed. Categories: Social Sciences (S), Diversity [D]; A2 – Social & Behavioral Sciences, B1 – Write Effective.
    Summer Session 3 – Shanette Harris, 3 credits
    Summer Session 3 – Michael Starkey, 3 credits

    PSY 255: Health Psychology
    Investigates the relationship between behavior and health; emphasizes the theory and science of health behavior change; explores specific behaviors and behavior change strategies from an individual and public health perspective. Gen. Ed. Categories: Social Sciences(S), Diversity [D].
    Summer Session 3 – Theodore Walls (two sections), 3 credits

    PSY 310: History and Systems of Psychology
    Origins of psychological inquiry and theories of psychology. Transformations of theories and methods of inquiry through the history of our culture including contemporary systems and models of psychological functioning. Prerequisites: PSY 113. Gen. Ed. Category: Letters (L).
    Summer Session 3 – David Miller, 3 credits

    SOC 100: General Sociology
    Introductory description and analysis of the structure and dynamics of human society. Social norms, groups, intergroup relations, social change, stratification, and institutions. Gen. Ed. Categories: Social Sciences (S), Diversity [D]; A2 – Social & Behavioral Sciences.
    Summer Session 1 – Alana Bibeau (two sections), 3 credits
    Summer Session 1 – Judy Van Wyk (two sections), 3 credits

    SOC 230: Crime and Delinquency
    Survey of the extent, distribution, trends and costs of delinquency and crime in the United States; examination of selected types of crime and delinquency; policy implications. Gen. Ed. Categories: Social Sciences (S), Diversity [D]; A2 – Social & Behavioral Sciences.
    Summer Session 1 – Barbara Costello, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Judy Van Wyk (two sections), 3 credits

    TMD 126: Introduction to Design
    Elements and principles of design as applied to textiles, apparel, and interiors. Overview of historical design movements. Design vocabulary. Gen. Ed. Categories: A4 – Arts & Design, B2 – Communicate Effectively.
    Summer Session 3 – Karl Aspelund, 3 credits

    WRT 227: Business Communications
    Basic business communications forms, group reports and presentations, effective use of electronic mail systems, and design of graphic aids for successful visual communication. Prerequisites: Open to Business majors with sophomore or higher standing. Open to a limited number of writing majors with sophomore or higher standing. Gen. Ed. Categories: English Communication (ECw); B1 – Write Effective.
    Summer Session 3 – Joannah Portman-Daley, 3 credits

    WRT 235: Writing in Electronic Environments
    Examine, investigate, and practice digital writing. May include web design, blogs, wikis, social networking technologies, presentation software, and construction of a digital portfolio. Requires out-of-class technology practice. Gen. Ed. Category: English Communication (ECw).
    Summer Session 3 – Lehua Ledbetter, 4 credits

    WRT 302: Writing Culture
    Experience with writings that sustain or reshape culture. May include profiles, reviews, food and fashion writing, liner and exhibition notes. Requires sustained fieldwork and out-of-class technology practice. Gen. Ed. Category: English Communication (ECw).
    Summer Session 3 – Genoa Shepley, 4 credits

    WRT 303: Public Writing
    Writing in the public sphere, emphasizing civic literacy, democratic discourse, and writing for change. May include letters, public documents, activist publications, and legislative texts. Requires sustained fieldwork. Gen. Ed. Category: English Communication (ECw).
    Summer Session 3 – Ryan Omizo, 4 credits

    WRT 305 – Travel Writing
    Writing about places both new and familiar. Emphasizes descriptive techniques, the use of facts, and different cultural perspectives. May include travel essays, place journals, guide-books, query letters. Requires sustained fieldwork. Gen. Ed. Categories: English Communication (ECw), Diversity [D].
    Summer Session 3 – Matthew MacKnight, 4 credits

  • AAF 202: Introduction to Afro-American Culture
    Interdisciplinary survey of the social origins of Afro-American culture.
    Summer Session 2 – Gitahi Gititi, 3 credits

    AAF 399: Introduction to Multicultural Psychology
    Introductory course focusing on multiculturalism as a major paradigm. Emphasizes the meaning of multiculturalism and associated principles, concepts, and sociocultural factors as related to assessment, intervention, and research. Prerequisite: PSY 113 or PSY 103.
    Summer Session 3 – Paul Anderer (two sections), 3 credits

    BUS 317: International Business Communications Exchange
    Examination of effective international business communication. Use of worldwide online networks to exchange views on business topics with counterparts abroad. Prerequisite: Junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 1 – Norbert Mundorf, 3 credits

    BUS 342: Human Resources Management
    Role of the personnel department in an organization. Employer-employee problems at various internal levels and their impact on the organization and its environment. Covers such areas as manpower planning, the recruitment process, training, employee relations, pension planning, and occupational safety in the public and private sectors. Cases and lectures. Prerequisites: BUS 340 recommended, junior standing in a degree granting college.
    Summer Session 3 – Elizabeth Cooper, 3 credits

    BUS 355: Operations and Supply Chain Management
    Operations management problems in global and domestic environments. Operations strategy, service, and manufacturing; forecasting; inventory management; production and material requirements planning; scheduling; just-in-time; and quality management. Prerequisites: BUS 110 or CSC 101, BUS 210 or STA 308, and junior standing in a degree granting college or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 3 – Dara Schniederjans, 3 credits

    CCJ 274: Criminal Justice System
    The American system of criminal justice, general processing of cases, principal actors, study of theories of criminal law, and pretrial detention and sentencing.
    Summer Session 2 – Jill Doerner, 3 credits

    CMD 375: Language Development
    Development phenomena in speech and language; causal factors of delayed speech and language; survey of evaluative and habilitative programs for children with deviant language development. Prerequisite: CMD 274.
    Summer Session 1 – Michelle Flippin, 3 credits

    CMD 465: Clinical Methods in Communicative Disorders
    Observation of diagnosis and treatment of communicative disorders; developing interviewing, report writing, and counseling techniques; introduction to diagnostic procedures; establishing therapeutic goals, treatment, and remediation of various disorders. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing only; not for graduate credit in communicative disorders.
    Summer Session 1 – Elizabeth Connors, 4 credits

    COM 210: Persuasion: The Rhetoric of Influence
    Analysis of communication influencing beliefs, attitudes, and/or behavior. Investigation of rhetorical elements of logical, emotional, and ethical appeals. Study of elements critical for effective producers and consumers of persuasion. Prerequisite: COM 100 or 100H or 110.
    Summer Session 3 – Danielle Parsons (two sections), 3 credits

    COM 221: Interpersonal Communication
    Examines basic theory and skills, including impart of perception, self-concept, listening, nonverbal messages, and language on interpersonal communication, including conflict, relationship development, friendship, family and romantic relationships. Prerequisite: COM 100 or 100H or 110.
    Summer Session 1 – Vince Petronio (two sections), 3 credits

    COM 251: Small Group Communication
    The study of communicative functions in the small group setting. Includes group dynamics, leadership, problem solving, and decision making. Emphasis on theory and application. Prerequisite: COM 100 or 100H or 110.
    Summer Session 3 – Martha Waitkun (two sections), 3 credits

    COM 310: Topics in Communication: Visual Communication across Cultures
    This course explores the impact of visual communication in entertainment, information and advertising with special emphasis on globalization.  The course will analyze how meaning is created for visuals in publishing, photography, film, television, animation and on the Internet, and how meanings are transformed as images enter different cultures. Prerequisites: junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
    Summer Session 1 – Joanne Mundorf, 3 credits

    COM 310: Topics in Communication: Social Media & Health Communication
    This course explores foundational health communication theories and various social media forms and then examines how social media influences health communication in various contexts, including patient-to-patient, healthcare professional-to-patient, and healthcare organization-to-patient communication.  In addition, it examines specifically various cases of using social media for health promotion and explores how to evaluate and assess the effectiveness of using social media in health promotion. Prerequisites: junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
    Summer Session 1 – Yinjiao Ye, 3 credits

    COM 322: Gender and Communication
    Survey of theories and research on gender and communication. Examines interface of gender and human interaction in interpersonal, group (including family), educational, organizational, mass media, and social movement contexts. Prerequisites: junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 1 – Kathleen Torrens (two sections), 3 credits

    COM 354: International Business Communications Exchange
    Examination of effective international business communication. Use of worldwide online networks to exchange views on business topics with counterparts abroad. Prerequisites: junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 1 – Norbert Mundorf, 3 credits

    COM 361: Intercultural Communication
    Study of cultural similarities and differences as they affect communication within and across cultural boundaries. Prerequisites: Junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 1 – Joanne Mundorf, 3 credits

    COM 381: Research Methods in Communication
    Basic concepts and techniques of communication research. Emphasis on analysis of existing communication research and on application of research processes to communication problems or phenomena. Prerequisites: COM 202 and junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 1 – Norbert Mundorf, 3 credits – FULL!
    Summer Session 2 – Norbert Mundorf, 3 credits

    COM 382: Communication Theory
    A critical survey of social science based communication theories; an examination of the nature, processes and functions of communication theory in a variety of contexts. Prerequisites: COM 100, COM 202 or COM 221 and junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 2 – Abran Salazar, (two sections), 3 credits

    COM 383: Rhetorical Theory
    Surveys and analyzes rhetorical communication theories and theorists from classical to contemporary times and focuses on rhetoric’s relationship with philosophy, knowledge, reason, science, technology, and culture. Prerequisites: junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor. COM 202, and COM 221 or COM 210 recommended.
    Summer Session 3 – Kevin McClure, 3 credits

    COM 414: The Rhetoric of Sports in Film
    Studies the rhetoric of sports in film. Students identify and analyze rhetorical messages embedded in films that deal with sports as reflections of the filmmaker’s vision by applying film and rhetorical theory. Prerequisites: COM 381 and 383 and junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.
    Summer Session 3 – Stephen Wood, 3 credits

    COM 415: The Ethics of Persuasion
    Relation of persuasion to ethics is examined. Purposes, means, results, and contexts are considered in making rhetorical judgments of interpersonal, political, and institutional communication. Prerequisites: junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 3 – Adam Roth (two sections), 3 credits

    COM 461: Managing Cultural Differences in Organizations
    Exploring how to manage cultural differences in organizations and to adapt to culturally diverse organizations by applying the skills of intercultural sensitivity and intercultural competence. Prerequisites: junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor. Not open to students who have credit for BUS 448, MBA 579.
    Summer Session 3 – Guo-Ming Chen, 3 credits

    CSC 200: Computer Problem Solving For Science and Engineering
    An integrated symbolic, numerical, and graphical approach to computer problem solving. Structured design; fundamental programming techniques. Computer algebra systems. Scientific, engineering, and mathematical applications. Prerequisites: credit or concurrent enrollment in MTH 131 or 141. Not for major credit in computer science. May not be taken for credit by students with credit in CSC 201 or 211.
    Summer Session 2 – Gerard Baudet, 4 credits

    CSC 301: Fundamentals of Programming Languages
    Organization of programming languages, data and control structures, syntax and semantics, compilers and interpreters. Block structured languages, recursion, parameter passing, run-time storage management. Procedural, functional, object-oriented, and logical languages. Prerequisites: CSC 212.
    Summer Session 3 – David Brown, 4 credits

    CVE 220: Mechanics of Materials
    Mechanical properties of materials; analysis of members under axial, torsional, and transverse loads; stress and strain; beam deflections, and introduction to statically-indeterminate beams and buckling of columns. Prerequisite: MCE 262.
    Summer Session 2 – George Tsiatas, 3 credits

    ECN 305: Competing Traditions in Economics
    Introductory exposure to the history of economic thought and also to competing schools of thought within modern economics. Connections between present-day controversies and competing traditions are explored. Prerequisites: ECN 201, 202. May be taken concurrently with 202.
    Summer Session 2 – Robert Van Horn (two sections), 3 credits

    ECN 327: Intermediate Economic Theory: Income and Employment
    Measurement of national income. Theory of the determination of the general level of income, employment, and prices. Business fluctuations. Prerequisites: ECN 202 or 590 or permission of instructor. Not available for credit for students who have taken ECN 324.
    Summer Session 3 –Vandana Jain, 3 credits

    ENG 205B: Creative Writing: Fiction
    Writing and analysis of works written by class members and professional writers. Students may repeat ENG 205 for a total of 16 credits but may not repeat the same letter (A, B, C, D).
    Summer Session 3 – Max Winter, 4 credits

    FLM 351: Topics in Film Media Production: Low-Tech Cinema
    Application of one or more production technologies in film media genres and analysis of their aesthetic implications. Prerequisites: sophomore standing or permission of instructor. FLM 110 or video or filmmaking course from ART, COM, or JOR recommended. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits with permission of the director and change of topic.
    Summer Session 1 – Reshad Kulenovic, 4 credits

    FLM 352: Topics in Film Media Critical Studies: You Tube Film: Mashups, Mixes, Etc.
    Critical examination of historical, theoretical and aesthetic topics in world cinema. Prerequisites: sophomore standing or permission of instructor. FLM 101, 204 or 205 recommended. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits with permission of the director and change of topic.
    Summer Session 1 – Rebecca Romanow, 4 credits

    FLM 352: Topics in Film Media Critical Studies: Film and Myth
    Designed to deepen understanding of film story structure. Introduces the alphabet of myth – the ancient and ever modern language of storytelling. Focuses on great films, identifying character archetypes, story patterns and visual symbols, which account for these films’ universal appeal. Students will then apply the strategies learned in new works. Prerequisites: sophomore standing or permission of instructor. FLM 101, 204 or 205 recommended. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits with permission of the director and change of topic.
    Summer Session 1 – Marina Shron, 4 credits

    FLM 352: Topics in Film Media Critical Studies: Television Studies
    Critical examination of historical, theoretical and aesthetic topics in world cinema. Prerequisites: sophomore standing or permission of instructor. FLM 101, 204 or 205 recommended. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits with permission of the director and change of topic.
    Summer Session 2 – Rebecca Romanow, 4 credits

    FLM 352: Topics in Film Media Critical Studies: Conflict Zone Cinema
    Focuses on cinematic and literary works that explore the ramifications of armed conflict and their aftermath on civilian populations. The course uses plays, literature, and films from primarily minority and female authors to explore the consequences of armed strife and political instability on the individual and society at large. Further, the works will be analyzed through their aesthetic forms to see how form informs and shapes content. Prerequisites: sophomore standing or permission of instructor. FLM 101, 204 or 205 recommended. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits with permission of the director and change of topic.
    Summer Session 2 – Reshad Kulenovic, 4 credits

    GWS 350: Special Topics in Women’s Studies: Women and Aging           
    Selected areas of study pertinent to women’s studies. May be repeated with different topic.
    Summer Session 2 – Earline Ferguson, 3 credits

    GWS 370: Sex Trafficking
    Focuses on the commercial sexual exploitation and slavery of women and girls and the impact on their health, rights, and status in society. Prerequisite: GWS 150 or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 3 – Donna Hughes, 3 credits.

    HDF 202: Research Perspectives in Human Development and Family Studies
    Introduction to research processes in human development and family studies. Emphasis on reading and evaluating the research literature and preparing and presenting literature reviews. Prerequisite: admission to the HDF or BIS program.
    Alternate Session (5/22 – 7/7) – Melanie Brasher, 3 credits

    HDF 205: Family Financial Issues Across the Life Span
    Introduction to financial issues faced by families and individuals at each stage of the life cycle from different income levels, family types and cultural backgrounds.
    Summer Session 2 – Nilton Porto, 3 credits

    HDF 230: Marriage and Family Relationships
    Male-female and other close relationships in courtship and family systems as influenced by personality and culture in a changing society. Professional and functional orientation.
    Summer Session 1 – Jerome Adams, 3 credits

    HDF 428: Consumer Protection
    Effectiveness of diverse approaches to consumer protection. Analysis of techniques such as information disclosure, standards for products and services, government and private agencies, redress channels, and legislation. Prerequisites: HDF 205 or HDF 225 or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 2 – Jing Jian Xiao, 3 credits

    HDF 455: Assessment in Early Childhood
    An overview of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor assessments used by early childhood development and education specialists, and examination of the assessment techniques and current trends and practices. Prerequisite: HDF 420 or permission of the instructor.
    Summer Session 1 – Hyunjin Kim, 3 credits

    JOR 340: Public Relations
    Principles and procedures in public relations: emphasis on role of the public relations practitioner as a specialist in communication; analysis of publications produced as a part of public relations. Prerequisite: junior standing and JOR 220 with a grade of C or better.
    Summer Session 1 – Hollie Smith (two sections), 3 credits

    KIN 275: Introduction to Exercise Science
    Introduction to the field of exercise science. Principles of exercise, components of health-related physical fitness, weight management, and basic exercise prescription.
    Summer Session 3 – Disa Hatfield, 3 credits

    MCE 263: Dynamics
    Kinematic and kinetic study of motion of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies, acted upon by unbalanced force systems, using both scalar and vector methods; development of methods of analysis based on the direct application of Newton’s laws, work-energy and impulse-momentum principles. Prerequisite: MCE 262.
    Summer Session 1 – Carl-Ernst Rousseau, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Carl-Ernst Rousseau, 3 credits

    NVP 425: Peace Psychology
    Peace psychology combines aspects of cognitive, social, clinical and cross-cultural psychology that bear on the prevention of violence and the promotion of constructive nonviolent behavior. Prerequisites: Prior coursework in psychology, or permission of instructor. Prior coursework in another social science is recommended.
    Summer Session 3 – Charles Collyer (two sections), 3 credits

    PRS 340: Public Relations
    Principles and procedures in public relations: emphasis on role of the public relations practitioner as a specialist in communication; analysis of publications produced as a part of public relations. Prerequisite: junior standing and JOR 220 with a grade of C or better.
    Summer Session 1 – Hollie Smith (two sections), 3 credits

    PRS 491: Public Relations Internship
    Supervised experience in public relations. Requires a minimum of 120 hours (3 credits) or 240 hours (6 credits). Weekly class meeting. May be repeated; maximum of 6 credits allowed toward graduation. Prerequisite: public relations majors only; PRS 340, 441, COM 381 and JOR 341. Permission of instructor and application required. Not for graduate credit.
    Summer Session 3 – Regina Bell (two sections), 3-6 credits

    PSC 274: Criminal Justice System
    The American system of criminal justice, general processing of cases, principal actors, study of theories of criminal law, and pretrial detention and sentencing.
    Summer Session 2 – Jill Doerner, 3 credits

    PSC 300: Challenge of Nuclear Arms
    Nuclear weapons addressed from a range of perspectives. Emphasis on the strategic, political, social, and moral issues and controversies raised by the potential for nuclear war. Prerequisites: 3 credits in the social sciences recommended or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 3 – Kristin Johnson (two sections), 4 credits

    PSC 492: Controversies in Political Science
    Significant questions persist in the field of political science. This class brings together conflicting scholarship around debates that drive research in the field: definition, measurement, historical dynamics, causes, and consequences. Prerequisites: PSC 113 and 116.
    Summer Session 3 – Ping Xu, 4 credits

    PSY 399: Introduction to Multicultural Psychology
    Introductory course focusing on multiculturalism as a major paradigm. Emphasizes the meaning of multiculturalism and associated principles, concepts, and sociocultural factors as related to assessment, intervention, and research. Prerequisite: PSY 113 or 103.
    Summer Session 3 – Paul Anderer (two sections), 3 credits

    PSY 425: Peace Psychology
    Peace psychology combines aspects of cognitive, social, clinical and cross-cultural psychology that bear on the prevention of violence and the promotion of constructive nonviolent behavior. Prerequisites: Prior coursework in psychology, or permission of instructor. Prior coursework in another social science is recommended.
    Summer Session 3 – Charles Collyer (two sections), 3 credits

    PSY 480: Psychology of Women
    Discussion of psychological research and theories on the psychology of girls and women from a multicultural perspective. Topics include personality theories, gender similarities and differences, biological aspects of sex and gender, cultural images of women, sexuality, relationships, motherhood, work and achievement, physical and mental health. Prerequisites: PSY 113 and at least one 200-level psychology course.
    Summer Session 3 – Jacqueline Kikuchi, 3 credits

    SOC 274: Criminal Justice System
    The American system of criminal justice, general processing of cases, principal actors, study of theories of criminal law, and pretrial detention and sentencing.
    Summer Session 2 – Jill Doerner, 3 credits

    SOC 497: Field Experience in Sociology
    Field experience in an approved government agency or non-profit organization; practice in applying sociological concepts and methods to the analysis of problems faced by the agency and/or its clients, exploration of career opportunities. Service Learning. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and 6 credits in SOC beyond 100. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Not for graduate credit. Open only to Sociology majors and permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 3 – Barbara Costello, 3 credits

    TMD 222: Apparel Production
    Analysis of apparel construction and production; current industrial and technological developments. Discussion of sizing and quality standards with emphasis on identification of fabrics, garment styles, findings, and trims. Prerequisites: TMD 103.
    Summer Session 2 – Susan Hannel, 3 credits

    TMD 232: Fashion Retailing
    A comprehensive study of fashion retailing as an operating system. Examination of the strategies and the organizational structure that support the fashion retail system.
    Summer Session 1 – Yvette Harps-Logan, 3 credits

  • EDC 501: Socio-Cultural Aspects of Language Minority Education
    An analysis of the social, political, historical, cultural, economic, and linguistic factors affecting educational quality and access of language minority students. Prerequisite: Senior or Graduate standing or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 1 – Amy Correia, 3 credits

    EDC 506: Researching Language in Educational Settings
    An introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods and design, data collection strategies, and methods of data analysis and interpretation in a second language-learning context. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 1 – Jillian Belanger, 3 credits

    EDC 515: Structured English Immersion and Sheltered English
    Methods and materials of Structured English Immersion and Sheltered English emphasizing teaching strategies for content and language learning. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 2 – Amy Correia, 3 credits

    LSC 502: Lead, Manage & Connect Library and Information Services
    Apply professional values, ethics, principles, theories, and problem-solving to present and future library and information services (LIS). Plan, lead, manage, and connect LIS with transformational leadership in diverse communities.
    Summer Session 3 – Lauren Mandel, 3 credits

    LSC 504: Searching for Answers: Meeting Users’ Information Needs
    Practical experience in the use of basic electronic and print information sources with readings and discussion on the philosophy and administrative aspects of reference work. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    Summer Session 3 – Melissa Nicholas, 3 credits

    LSC 505: Organization of Information
    Theory and practice of organizing information following national and international standards; focus on bibliographic information. Emphasizes the understanding and application of cataloging and classification principles, standards, tools, bibliographic utilities and networks. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    Summer Session 3 – Yan Ma, 3 credits

    LSC 527: Digital Information Literacy Instruction
    Design and teach digital and information literacy skills to diverse library users to promote effective and ethical use of digital and information resources in a variety of library settings. Pre: LSC 504 or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 3 – Mary Moen, 3 credits

    LSC 595: Apply and Reflect
    Directed field experience applying theory to practice in libraries, information centers, and related organizations. Jointly supervised by a member of the faculty and a professional in the cooperating institution. LSC 593 and LSC 595 may be repeated for a combined total of 6 credits. Prerequisite: 18 hours of LSC with a B average and permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 3 – Yan Ma, 1-6 credits

    MBA 504: Financial Management
    Functions and responsibilities of financial managers. Examination of: financial statement analysis, cost of capital, capital structure, valuation, markets, capital budgeting, working capital, mergers, bankruptcy, multinational finance. Prerequisites: MBA 500, 503 or 533, and ECN 590. Cannot be taken for credit if student has already taken MBA 534.
    Summer Session 3 – Bing-Xuan Lin, 3 credits

    MBA 510: Managerial Accounting
    Determination of accounting information for the purposes of decision making, control, and evaluation with emphasis on decision models using accounting information. Prerequisite: MBA 500 and MBA 503 or MBA 533. Cannot be taken for credit if student has already taken MBA 537.
    Summer Session 3 – Henry Schwarzbach, 3 credits

    MBA 593: Internship in Business Administration
    Participation in business administration under the field supervision of a sponsoring organization with evaluation by the College of Business Administration. Prerequisite: Proposal approved by the College of Business Administration. S/U credit.
    Summer Session 1 – Lynne Finnegan, 3-6 credits

    MBA 594: Internship in Business Administration
    Participation in business administration under the field supervision of a sponsoring organization with evaluation by the College of Business Administration. Prerequisite: Proposal approved by the College of Business Administration. S/U credit.
    Summer Session 2 – Lynne Finnegan, 3-6 credits

    NUR 535: Advanced Pathophysiology
    An in-depth study of pathophysiological phenomena across the life span from the biological life processes perspective. Clinical decision making based on the synthesis of this knowledge and current research findings will be explored. Prerequisites: for nursing students: admission to graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor; PHT 500 and 1st year standing in the D.P.T. program for physical therapy students.
    Summer Session 3 – Denise Coppa, 3 credits

    NUR 680: Informatics in Health Care Settings
    Theory and application of nursing science, computer science and information science for decision making, practice management and communication in health care settings. Prerequisites: D.N.P. enrollment or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 3 – Patricia Schwirian, 3 credits

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