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

The following is a preliminary course listing and is subject to change.
Please continue to check back. e-Campus will always reflect the most up-to-date information.

Online Course Listing

  • 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].
    Summer Session 2 – I-Ling Hsu, 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, Diversity.
    Summer Session 2 – Nicholas Sterling, 3 credits – FULL!

     

    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. Category: Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (MQ).
    Summer Session 2 – Jessica Barrett, 4 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. Prereqs: ECN 201 or equivalent. Gen. Ed. Category: Social Sciences (S).
    Summer Session 2 – Arthur Mead (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].
    Summer Session 2 – Keith Brown, 4 credits 
    Summer Session 2 – Ashish Chadha, 4 credits 
    Summer Session 2 – 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].
    Summer Session 2 – Michelle LeBrun, 4 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).
    Summer Session 2 – Jing Jian Xiao, 3 credits.

     

    LET 151: 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. Category: Letters (L), Foreign Language/Cross-cultural Competence (FC), Diversity [D].
    Summer Session 2 – Lars Erickson, 3 credits

     

    LET 151: The European Union
    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. Category: Letters (L), Foreign Language/Cross-cultural Competence (FC), Diversity [D].
    Summer Session 2 – Norbert Hedderich, 3 credits – FULL!

     

    LET 151: Franco-American Relations
    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. Category: Fine Arts and Literature (A), Letters (L), Foreign Language/Cross-cultural Competence (FC), Diversity [D].
    Summer Session 2 – Odile Mattiauda, 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].
    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].
    Summer Session 2 – Jared Sims, 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. Category: 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. Category: Social Sciences (S), Diversity [D].
    Summer Session 2 – Judy Van Wyk (two sections), 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Alana Bibeau, 3 credits – FULL!

  • BUS 493: Internship In Business
    Approved, supervised work experience with participation in management and problem solving related to the student’s major field. College of Business internships for 3 credits require approximately 120 hours of field experience and 20 hours of class work. Internships for 6 credits require approximately double this amount of work. May be offered online. Not for graduate credits. S/U only. Limited to 6 credits. Prerequisite: Junior standing with 75 credits, admission into internship program, and permission of instructor.
    Alternate Session (see eCampus for dates) – Lynne Finnegan, 3 or 6 credits

     

    COM 361: Intercultural Communication
    Study of cultural similarities and differences as they affect communication within and across cultural boundaries. Prereqs: Junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 2 – Vince Petronio, 3 credits – FULL!

     

    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. Prereqs: 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 – FULL!

     

    COM 440: Telecommunications Processes and Audience Behavior
    Surveys theories and research concerning role of electronic mass media in contemporary society. Focuses on interplay between mass media content and audience behavior; provides framework for analyzing current telecommunications issues. Prerequisites: COM 340 and junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 2 – Gerard Jalette, 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. Prereqs: 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, 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. Prereqs: ECN 201, 202. May be taken concurrently with 202.
    Summer Session 2 – Robert Van Horn (two sections), 3 credits 

     

    FLM 351: Topics in Film Media Production: The Art of Editing
    This course is an introduction to the art and practice of editing. The goal of the class is to teach students how to edit through hands-on experience. The course will focus on the technical, conceptual and aesthetic principles associated with film editing. Students will edit a series of short films, music videos, and sequences from major television shows. By the end of the course, students will gain an understanding of how editing shapes different kinds of media. The course will also examine the historical role of editing, from the earliest silent film through the digital media revolution that has transformed film-making. Prerequisite: 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 2 – Reshad Kulenovic, 4 credits

     
     
    FLM 352: TV Study
    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 

     

    GWS 350: Special Topics in Women’s Studies: Women and Aging
    Selected areas of study pertinent to women’s studies. Instruction may be offered in class seminar or tutorial environments according to specific needs and purposes. May be repeated with different topic.
    Summer Session 2 – Earline Ferguson, 3 credits 

     

    GWS 350: Special Topics in Women’s Studies: Women and Mental Health
    Selected areas of study pertinent to women’s studies. Instruction may be offered in class seminar or tutorial environments according to specific needs and purposes. May be repeated with different topic.
    Summer Session 2 – Uchenna Jones, 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. Prereqs: HDF 205 or 225 or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 2 – Jing Jian Xiao, 3 credits

     

    ITR 302: Field Experience II
    Field experience gained at placement site through participation in the ITR program. The experience will be defined by a job description and learning contract arranged by the ITR director between the student intern, the intern’s faculty advisor, and the relevant agency supervisor. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, a minimum quality point average of 2.50, participation in the ITR program, and permission of faculty advisor. May be repeated for a maximum of 24 credits.
    Alternate Session (see eCampus for dates) – Katherine Moniz, 3-12 credits
    Alternate Session (see eCampus for dates) – Richard Song, 3-12 credits

     

    ITR 304: Colloquium II
    Seminar format. Discussions of issues and problems raised by internship experiences in public service agencies. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in ITR 302 for 304. Required for and open only to students enrolled in the ITR program.
    Alternate Session (see eCampus for dates) – Erica Cassidy, 3 credits
    Alternate Session (see eCampus for dates) – Richard Song, 3 credits
    Alternate Session (see eCampus for dates) – Tamura Leso, 3 credits
    Alternate Session (see eCampus for dates) – Corrie Haley, 3 credits
    Alternate Session (see eCampus for dates) – Katherine Moniz (two sections), 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

     

    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 (two sections), 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 (two sections), 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 – FULL!

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