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Registration for 2018 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

    AST 108: Introductory Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies
    Celestial sphere, constellations. Constitution of sun, stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Planetarium used freely for lectures and demonstrations. Gen. Ed. Category: Natural Sciences (N); A1 – STEM.
    Summer Session 1 – Doug Gobeille, 4 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.
    Summer Session 2 – Doug Gobeille, 4 credits

    AVS 101: Introduction to Animal Science
    Animal industry’s role in world and national economy; inheritance, growth, physiology, nutrition, and diseases of domestic animals and poultry; geographic distribution and marketing of animal products. Gen. Ed. Category: Natural Sciences (N); A1 – STEM.
    Summer Session 1 – Becky Sartini, 3 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 1 – Barbara Costello, 3 credits – FULL!

    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 Fay-Wolfe, 4 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Jessie 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 – Jessie 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 1 – Liam Malloy, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Liam Malloy (two sections), 3 credits

    EDC 102: Introduction to American Education
    Introduction to the fundamental structure, functions, and problems of American education. Emphasis on education as both a sociocultural phenomenon and an embodiment of philosophical commitments. Information Literacy and Diversity and Inclusion focus. Gen. Ed. Categories: Social Sciences (S), Diversity [D]; B4 – Information Literacy, C3 – Diversity and Inclusion.
    Summer Session 2 – Josh Smith, 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 – Adam Moore, 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 – FULL!
    Summer Session 1 – Brown, Keith D, 4 credits
    Summer Session 1 – Chadha, Ashish, 4 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Keith Brown, 4 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Healey Jamiel, Mary M, 4 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Chadha, Ashish, 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 – TBA, 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 – Matthew Kemp, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Matthew Kemp, 3 credits

    FRN 320: Studies in French Cinema: Crossing Borders in French Film: Screening Immigration, Identity, and Differences
    Who controls borders? What creates or imposes borders, borderlines, and differences? How can borders evolve or change over time? Students in this course will use the complex concept of “borders” as a framework through which to study a wide range of French films, each of which engages with borders, barriers, or differences – economic, linguistic, cultural, religious, geographic, or other – in some way. No prior knowledge of French or film studies is required.Students counting the course for a major or minor in French are required to do all written work in French and must have credit for FRN 204 and FRN 207. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credits. Gen. Ed. Categories: Fine Arts and Literature (A), Foreign Language/Cross-cultural Competence (FC), Diversity [D]; A3 – Humanities, C2 – Global Responsibilities.
    Summer Session 1 – Leslie Kemp, 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 150: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies
    Images of women, the theories and processes of socialization, historical perspectives, and implications for social change. Service learning in some sections. Gen. Ed. Categories: Social Sciences (S), Diversity [D]; A2 – Social & Behavioral Sciences, B4 – Information Literacy.
    Summer Session 1 – Alexander Lalama, 3 credits
    Summer Session 3 – Keith Labelle, 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

    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]; A2 – Social & Behavioral Sciences, C3 – Diversity and Inclusion.
    Summer Session 1 – Tiffani Kisler, 3 credits
    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.

    HDF 318G: Health and Wealth
    This course will draw from the disciplines of economics, public policy, public health, and consumer behavior to offer a comprehensive understanding of the intersection of health and wealth. Gen. Ed. Categories: A2 – Social, Behavioral Sciences, B4 – Information Literacy, & GC – Grand Challenge.
    Summer Session 2 – Nilton Porto, 3 credits – FULL!

    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

    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, 3 credits (two sections)

    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 (three 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

    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); A4 – Arts & Design.
    Summer Session 1 – Eliane Aberdam, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Eliane Aberdam, 3 credits

    NFS 207: General Nutrition
    Fundamental concepts of the science of nutrition with application to the individual, community, and world. Not open to students with credit in NFS 210. Gen. Ed. Categories: Natural Science (N); A1 – STEM, B3 – MATH.
    Summer Session 1 – Sarah Larson, 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]; A2 – Social & Behavioral Sciences, C3 – Diversity and Inclusion.
    Summer Session 1 – Tiffani Kisler, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Tiffani Kisler, 3 credits

    NUR 280G: Social Determinants of Health
    An introduction to social determinants of health and social justice from a public health perspective. Strategies to address health inequities will be included. Gen. Ed. Categories: C3 – Diversity and Inclusion & GC – Grand Challenge.
    Summer Session 3 – Diane Martins, 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, 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 1 – Alessandro Tomasi, 3 credits
    Summer Session 3 – Alessandro Tomasi, 3 credits

    PHL 212: Ethics
    Evaluation of major ethical theories. Application of moral reasoning to topics such as virtues and vices, human dignity, conscience, responsibility, moral dilemmas, and reasons to be moral. Gen. Ed. Category: Letters (L); A3 – Humanities, C3 – Diversity and Inclusion.
    Summer Session 3 – Pragati Sharma, 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

    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, 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

    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 – FULL!

    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 – FULL!

    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, B2 – Communicate Effectively.
    Summer Session 3 – Joannah Portman-Daley (two sections), 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 – Frank Romanelli Jr., 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 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, 3 credits

    BUS 317: International Business Communications Exchange
    Examination of effective international business communication. Use of worldwide email network to exchange views on business topics with counterparts abroad. *No Prerequisites required*.
    Summer Session 1 – Norbert Mundorf, 3 credits

    BUS 341: Organizational Behavior
    Introduction to organizational behavior; theory of human relations in industry; individual and group dynamics as well as motivational theories applied to current business issues, international business, and technological changes. Prerequisite: Junior standing in a degree-granting college.
    Summer Session 1 – Betsy Cooper, 3 credits – FULL!

    BUS 475: Social Media for Marketing: Analytics and Strategy
    Analyze a brand’s social media positioning, apply analytical skills to social network data for marketing research, and develop strategies for social media marketing that help meet broad marketing objectives. Prerequisite: BUS 365 or 365H, or permission of the instructor. Not for graduate credit.
    Summer Session 3 – Christy Ashley, 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 (two sections), 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. Email jolerio@uri.edu to be placed on a wait-list for a permission number.
    Summer Session 1 – Michelle Flippin, 3 credits – FULL!

    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 – Billie 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 – Martha Waitkun, 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 – Vincent Petronio, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Vincent Petronio, 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, 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. *No Prerequisites required*. May be repeated for credit.
    Summer Session 1 – Joanne Mundorf, 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, 3 credits

    COM 354: International Business Communications Exchange
    Examination of effective international business communication. Use of worldwide email network to exchange views on business topics with counterparts abroad. *No Prerequisites required*.
    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. *No Prerequisites required*.
    Summer Session 1 – Joanne Mundorf, 3 credits
    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 1 – Norbert Mundorf (two sections), 3 credits
    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 1 – Abran Salazar, 3 credits
    Summer Session 2 – Norbert Mundorf, 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, 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 1 – 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 – Indrani Mandal, 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

    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 351: Topics in Film Media Production: The Business of Film
    Explores the production and business dimensions of film media, film production technologies and aesthetics, and the funding of films from commercial, private, or non-profit sources. The course follows the trajectory of a film from concept to creation to distribution. Students will gain a basic understanding of how the processes of thinking, developing and financing a film all correlate.  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 2 – Reshad Kulenovic, 4 credits

    FLM 352: Topics in Film Media Critical Studies: Film Media Criticism
    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: 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

    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. Topics include “Media Images of Women,” “Narrative of the Witch,” “Women and Aging,” “Women and Health,” “Women and the Law,” “Women and Music,” “Women and Religion,” “Women and Business Culture,” and “Women in Islam.” Some topics may be offered online. 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 masculinities in contemporary United State life. Pre: GWS 150
    Summer Session 2 – Jennifer Guitar, 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 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 1 – 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

    KIN 122: Human Anatomy and Physiology
    Structure and function of organ systems of the human body with emphasis on applications to human health. Not for major credit for BS in Biological Sciences.
    Summer Session 3 – Shabnam Lateef, 4 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 – Allison Harper, 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

    MTH 180X: Math Tools for Computing
    Introduction to mathematical tools and to formal methods of reasoning for computing. Topics include propositional logic, proofs, elementary number theory, counting, graphs, and linear algebra. Emphasis on applications to computing.
    Summer Session 1 – Lubos Thoma, 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, 3 credits

    PRS 100: Introduction to Public Relations
    Examine and explore public relations principles, concepts and emerging trends associated with the role of the PR practitioner. Explore career paths, such as investor relations, community relations, public affairs, and event management.
    Summer Session 3 – Lisa Bergson, 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

    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, 4 credits

    PSC 388: The American Legal System
    Political and social analysis of the American legal system, particularly at trial court and street levels, and roles of participants in that system with court observation. *No Prerequisites required*.
    Summer Session 3 – Aaron Ley, 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, 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, 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 (two sections), 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

    TMD 240: Development of Contemporary Fashion
    History of contemporary fashion from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Influence of designers, buyers, consumers, and technology on fashion in the marketplace. Pre: TMD 103, 126, and sophomore standing.
    Summer Session 3 – Linda Welters, 3 credits

    TMD 433: Textile Markets
    Study of social, economic, and political issues that affect the development, production, and marketing of textile products. Study of the textile needs of the apparel, home furnishings, industrial, and medical industries. Pre: TMD 303 and ECN 201 and 202.
    Summer Session 1 – Ji Hye Kang, 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 – Amy Correia, 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 (two sections), 3 credits

    EDC 519: Teaching Practicum in TESOL/Dual Language Immersion
    Students apply content learned in methods course and prior course work to classroom and other educational settings with second language learners. Prerequisite: EDC 516 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
    Summer Session 1 – Amy Correia, 3 credits

    EDC 586: Problems in Education: Mentoring Applications in Education, Business, and Healthcare
    Mentoring is an often-used tool for professional development in the workplace and in other contexts. However, frequently only one-to-one or peer mentoring is the approach used for personal, skill, and social development. Multiple forms of mentoring will be explored in both formal and informal contexts as a way to understand potential individual development. Students will develop a multifaceted mentoring program for a context of choice throughout the course while engaging with guest experts from the field. Prerequisite: Permission of Director of School of Education. Email Marsha Mott at mmott@uri.edu to request a permission number.
    Summer Session 2 – Kathy Peno, 3 credits

    EDC 587: Problems in Education: Developing and Delivering Effective Presentations in Education, Business, and Healthcare
    Whether in class, at the office, in public, or in schools, it is important to convey information or engage in meaningful dialogue with others. This class explores effective strategies for communicating, conveying, informing, selling, training, persuading, image building, and motivating audiences of many kinds. The class examines the adult learning principles and motivation theories behind presentation strategies. Do you cringe when people read from their slides? Get distracted by a presenter’s gestures, or focus only on the “ums” and “ahs” you hear in a presentation? This class works on these and other style issues while exploring digital tools to enhance presentations. Prerequisite: Permission of Director of School of Education. Email Marsha Mott at mmott@uri.edu to request a permission number. 
    Summer Session 1 – Kathy Peno, 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 508: Introduction to Information Science and Technology
    Introduction to information science through the exploration of fundamental information science theories and information technologies. Theory and technology are discussed and applied to practical purposes in library and information services. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    Summer Session 3 – Lauren Mandel, 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

    MAC 507: International Accounting
    Covers interpretation of international financial statements, focusing on foreign currency exchange, comparative accounting principles and disclosures, and audit reports. Uses actual financial statements in case analysis. Prerequisite: MBA 503 or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session 3 – Alejandro Hazera, 3 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

    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 – Pat Schwirian, 3 credits

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