URI Summer Sessions

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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.

For current students, please register online via e-Campus

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 2 – Norman Barber, 3 credits 

    AST 118: Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System
    Celestial sphere, Earth, formation of and motions and characteristics of objects in solar system, the Sun, exoplanets, and search for extraterrestrial life. Planetarium used for lectures and demonstrations. Gen. Ed. Category: Natural Sciences (N); A1 – STEM, B3 – MATH.
    Summer Session 2 – Doug Gobeille, 4 credits

    CCJ 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 2 – Judy Van Wyk, 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 – FULL!

    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 2 – Nicholas Sterling, 3 credits – FULL!

    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 2 – Rosemary Condella, 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 2 – 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 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

    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 2 – Keith Brown, 4 credits – FULL!
    Summer Session 2 – Ashish Chadha, 4 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Mary Healey Jamiel, 4 credits – FULL!

    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 393: Twentieth-Century Literature in Translation
    Reading in translation of selected literary works from representative 20th-century authors. Not for major credit in French. Gen. Ed. Categories: Fine Arts & Literature (A), Foreign Language/Cross-Cultural Competence (FC), Letters (L), Diversity [D].
    Summer Session 2 – Karen de Bruin, 3 credits

    HDF 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 2 – Tiffani Kisler, 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.

    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 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 2 – Matthew Kemp, 3 credits – FULL!

    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 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 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 2 – Eliane Aberdam, 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 2 – Tiffani Kisler, 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 2 – Alana Bibeau, 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 2 – Judy Van Wyk, 3 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

    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 2 – Joanne Mundorf, 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

    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 2 – Vince Petronio, 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 2 – Yinjiao Ye, 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 2 – Joanne 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 2 – 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 2 – Norbert Mundorf, 3 credits – FULL!
    Summer Session 2 – Abran Salazar, 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 – Norbert Mundorf, 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

    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 (two sections), 3 credits – FULL!

    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 – FULL!

    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 360: Men and Masculinities           
    Examines from a feminist perspective, the values, beliefs, myths, realities, research and writings about men and masculinites in contemporary United State life. Prerequisite: GWS 150.
    Summer Session 2 – Jenna Guitar, 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 – FULL!

    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

    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 2 – Carl-Ernst Rousseau, 3 credits – FULL!

    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 

    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 

    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

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    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

    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

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