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ACCT 6635 02  Forensic Accounting
ACCT663502 Syllabus
Forensic Accounting is a growing area of practice in which the knowledge, skills and abilities of accounting are combined with investigative expertise and applied to legal problems. Forensic accountants are often asked to provide litigation support where they are called on to give expert testimony about financial data and accounting activities. In other more proactive engagements, they probe situations using special investigative accounting skills and techniques. Some even see forensic accounting as practiced by skilled accounting specialists becoming part and parcel of most financial audits - an extra quality control step in the auditing process that will help reduce financial statement fraud.
June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Jeffrey Carson

BIOL 130001  Anatomy and Physiology I
Corequisite: BIOL 1310
This course lays the foundation for the understanding of human anatomy and physiology. The first portion of the course covers cellular and molecular aspects of eukaryotic cell function: basic chemistry, macromolecules, cell structure, membrane transport, metabolism, gene expression, cell cycle control, and genetics. The course continues with the study of several organ systems. Beginning with the Integument, which is followed by the Skeletal and Muscular Systems, and ending this first section with the Nervous System. The cellular and molecular basis for the functions of these systems is an integral element of this portion of the course. Does not satisfy Natural Science Core Requirement for BC students. This course is intended for Nursing/Allied Health Professions students. Boston College biology majors/premed students must obtain department approval before
registering for this course.
May 16–June 1, M T W TH, 8:15-11:00 a.m.
No Class on Monday May 22 Commencement Day
Carol Chaia Halpern

BIOL 131001  Anatomy and Physiology Lab I
Corequisite: BIOL 1300
Lab fee required, $345. Laboratory exercises intended to familiarize students with the various structures and principles discussed in BIOL 1300 through the use of anatomical models, physiological experiments, and limited dissection.
Does not satisfy Natural Science Core Requirement for BC students. This course is intended for Nursing/Allied Health Professions students. Boston College biology majors/premed students must obtain department approval before registering for this course.
May 16–June 1, M T W TH, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
No Class on Monday May 22 Commencement Day
Carol Chaia Halpern


BIOL 132001  Anatomy and Physiology II
Corequisite: BIOL 1330
The second portion of this introductory course is a continuation of BIOL 1300/1310, with a primary emphasis on the physiology of the major body systems. Systems studied in this course include the sensory, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. While the physiological functions under normal conditions are emphasized, relevant disease or dysfunctional conditions are also discussed. Does not satisfy Natural Science Core Requirement for BC students. This course is intended for Nursing/Allied Health Professions students. Boston College biology majors/premed students must obtain department approval before registering for this course.
June 5–June 22, M T W TH, 8:15-11:00 a.m.
Carol Chaia Halpern


BIOL 133001  Anatomy and Physiology Lab II
Corequisite: BIOL 1320
Lab fee required, $345. A continuation of BIOL 1310.
Does not satisfy Natural Science Core Requirement for BC students. This course is intended for Nursing/Allied Health Professions students. Boston College biology majors/premed students must obtain department approval before registering for this course.
June 5–June 22, M T W TH, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Carol Chaia Halpern


BIOL 220101  Introductory Biology I
Foundational course that introduces students to living systems at the molecular and cellular level of organization. Topics introduced in this course include basic cellular biochemistry, gene regulation, cellular organization and metabolism, and cell signaling and genetics.
May 17–June 21, M W, 11:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
No Class on Monday May 22 Commencement Day
Rebecca Dun
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BIOL 210001  Introductory Biology Laboratory I
Corequisite: BIOL 2201
Lab fee required, $345. The first part of a two-part introductory biology laboratory course designed for non-biology majors preparing for graduate programs in health professions. This course teaches basic laboratory skills, including microscopy, spectrophotometry, analytical electrophoresis and recombinant DNA technologies.  Students are introduced to the principles of experimental design, data analysis and data interpretation. Inquiry-based activities include experiments in biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology.
May 17–June 21, M W, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
No Class on Monday May 22 Commencement Day
RebeccaDunn

BIOL 220201  Introductory Biolgy II
The second part of a two-part introductory biology course focuses on the evolution, ecology, and resilience of living systems across all levels of spatial scales. Topics introduced include the origin of species, the evolutionary history of life, biodiversity, the biosphere, population ecology, animal behavior, ecosystems, co-evolution, and global change.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 11:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Tony Luo

BIOL 211001  Introductory Biology Laboratory II
Corequisite: BIOL 2202
Lab fee required. $345. Inquiry-based activities will expand upon techniques and experimental questions introduced in BIOL2100.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Tony Luo

 

BIOL 220001  Microbiology for Health Professionals
BIOL220001 Syllabus
Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology I and II.
This course is a study of the basic physiological and biochemical activities of bacteria and viruses. Emphasis will be placed on virulence factors and the mechanism by which a variety of microorganisms and viruses establish an infection. The use of anti-viral drugs and antibiotics, the host immune response to microbial infection, and the effectiveness of various vaccination strategies will also be discussed. Does not satisfy Natural Science Core Requirement for BC students.
June 26–July 13, M T W TH, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Andrea Kirmaie
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BIOL 221001  Microbiology for Health Professionals Laboratory
BIOL221001 Syllabus
Lab fee required, $345. Exercises in this laboratory course deal with aseptic techniques, microbial cultivation and growth characteristics, staining and bacterial isolation techniques, differential biochemical tests, identification of unknown bacterial species, and testing effectiveness of antimicrobial agents.
June 26–July 13, M T W TH, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Holli Hepburn


CHEM 110901  General Chemistry I
CHEM110901 Syllabus
CHEM100901 Schedule
This course is intended for students whose major interest is science or medicine. It offers a rigorous introduction to the principles of chemistry with special emphasis on quantitative relationships and chemical equilibrium and the structures of atoms, molecules, and crystals. The properties of the more common elements and compounds are considered against a background of these principles and the periodic table.
June 19–July 10, M T W TH F, 8:30-11:15 a.m.
William Griffin
* NOTE - MONDAY, JULY 10 CHEM 1109 ends and CHEM 1112 begins *

CHEM 111101  General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM111101 Syllabus
Experiments in these lab courses reflect and apply the principles learned in CHEM 1109 and CHEM 1110. Students will be introduced to techniques and procedures commonly used in chemistry labs and develop skills for acquiring and analyzing data. Lab fee required, $345.
June 19–July 6, M T W TH, 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
William Griffin


CHEM 111001  General Chemistry II
CHEM111001 Syllabus
CHEM111001 Schedule
This course is intended for students whose major interest is science or medicine. It offers a rigorous introduction to the principles of chemistry with special emphasis on quantitative relationships, chemical equilibrium, and the structures of atoms, molecules, and crystals. The properties of the more common elements and compounds are considered against a background of these principles and the periodic table.
July 11–Aug 4, T W F M (no TH), 8:30-11:15 a.m.
William Griffin


CHEM 111201  General Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM111201 Syllabus
Experiments in these lab courses reflect and apply the principles learned in CHEM 1109 and CHEM 1110. Students will be introduced to techniques and procedures commonly used in chemistry labs and develop skills for acquiring and analyzing data. Lab fee required, $345.
July 10–Aug 2, M T W (no TH), 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
William Griffin (* Lab begins one day before lecture)
* NOTE - MONDAY, JULY 10 CHEM 1109 ends and CHEM 1112 begins *

CHEM 223101  Organic Chemistry I
CHEM223101 Syllabus
An introduction to the chemistry, properties, and uses of organic compounds. The correlation of structure with properties, reaction mechanisms, and the modern approach to structural and synthetic problems are stressed throughout. In the laboratory, the aim is acquisition of sound experimental techniques through the synthesis of selected compounds.
June 12–July 7, M T TH F, 9:30-12 noon
Karen Atkinson


CHEM 223301  Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Students will acquire fundamental organic lab techniques in the context of principles learned in CHEM 2231 and CHEM 2232. Reactions that are studied in class will be performed in the laboratory. Lab fee required, $345.
June 12–July 6, M T TH, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Karen Atkinson


CHEM 223201  Organic Chemistry II
CHEM223201 Syllabus
An introduction to the chemistry, properties, and uses of organic compounds. The correlation of structure with properties and reaction mechanisms and the modern approach to structural and synthetic problems are stressed throughout. In the laboratory, the aim is acquisition of sound experimental techniques through the synthesis of selected compounds.
July 10–Aug 4, M T TH F, 9:30-12 noon
Karen Atkinson


CHEM 223401  Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Students will acquire fundamental organic lab techniques in the context of principles learned in CHEM 2231 and CHEM 2232. Reactions that are studied in class will be performed in the laboratory. Lab fee required, $345.
July 10–Aug 3, M T TH, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Karen Atkinson


CHEM 335101  Analytical Chemistry  * 4 Credits *
Corequisite: CHEM 3353
CHEM335101 Syllabus
Designed primarily for sophomore and junior students, this course is an introduction to the principles and practice of analytical chemistry, including the statistical analysis of data and widely-used chemical methods and instrumental approaches such as chromatography, spectrophotometry, and electrochemistry. In the laboratory, the aims are for students to develop good analytical technique and to acquire accurate, precise data.
June 5–June 30, M T W TH F, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Kenneth Metz


CHEM 335301  Analytical Chemistry Laboratory * 0 Credits *
Laboratory required of all students enrolled in CHEM3351.
Lab fee required, $345.
June 5–June 30, M W F, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Kenneth Metz

COMM 1030  Public Speaking
COMM103001 - Prof. Rosenthal
COMM103003 - Prof. Lindmark
This course is an introduction to the theory, composition, delivery, and criticism of speeches. Attention is devoted to the four key elements of the speech situation: message, speaker, audience, and occasion. Emphasis in the course is also given to different modes of speaking and a variety of speech types, such as persuasive, ceremonial, and
expository addresses. This is a performance course.
COMM 1030 01  May 17–June 21, M W 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Rita Rosenthal
CANCELLED - COMM 1030 02  May 16–June 22, T TH
COMM 1030 03  June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Joyce Lindmark
COMM 1030 04  June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Brett Ingram


COMM 227801  Social Media
COMM227801 Syllabus
This course examines the cultural, economic and political aspects of emerging computer-mediated communication technologies known as “social media,” including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and more. Students will critically interrogate the impact of social media on relationships, identity, social/political movements, branding/marketing, and everyday practices. Course will also cover practical social media skills with assignments and activities involving hands-on experience using social media technologies to
create and distribute content.
June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Marcus Breen


COMM 230801  Entertainment Media
Focuses on the study of entertainment media from historical, critical and practical perspectives. Topics include film history, broadcast history, video games, the Internet, screenwriting and sports media. Projects include film reviews, short screenplays and analyses of how television networks make business decisions. In addition to lectures and screenings, the class includes a variety of practical exercises and guest speakers from across the entertainment industries.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Lindsay Hogan


COMM 444901  Crisis Communication
COMM444901 Syllabus
This course is designed to examine events and situations that potentially threaten the viability of an organization. Attention is devoted to developing an effective crisis communication plan, speaking to multiple stakeholders, decision-making under pressure, and resolving–rather than litigating–organizational problems. Among the studies examined are the Tylenol product tampering incident, the Exxon Valdez accident, the Union Carbide gas leak, the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster, the Three Mile Island accident, and the Pepsi syringe hoax.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Donald Fishman

ADSY 114001  Research: Techniques and Processes
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Monday class sessions will be conducted online, Wednesday class sessions will meet in person. Refer to the course syllabus on the Course Information & Schedule page in AGORA and on the Summer Session website for detailed information.
This course examines the logic of research design and explores how data are approached, collected and analyzed in an interactive information age. Practical applications across disciplines introduce both the electronic and traditional tools and techniques necessary to interpret and utilize findings. Cases and presentations prepare students to analyze, evaluate and challenge specific applications and to suggest alternative interpretations. Online databases, the WWW and the internet expand options.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Neal Couture



EESC 114001  Our Mobile Earth
EESC114101 Syllabus
This course will provide you with an introduction to the structure of Earth and the dynamic processes that continuously shape and remodel its surface. During class, we will discuss the formation and evolution of the oceans and continents within the framework of the modern theory of plate tectonics. The locations, causes and effects of earthquakes and volcanoes are presented. The dynamics within Earth which drive the tectonic plates are outlined.
May 17–June 21, M W, 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
No Class on Monday May 22 Commencement Day
Suzanne O'Brien


EESC 116301  Environmental Issues and Resources
EESC116301 Syllabus
Learn about the major processes at work inside and on the surface of the earth. Acquire skills that will promote logical decision-making about evaluating and purchasing land and property. Each class is designed to examine the facts,
historical background, and through homework exercises and virtual labs, provide experience in analyzing and solving real-world problems associated with environmental issues, resources and sustainability. Demonstrations, videos,
readings and a campus field trip underscore important concepts and applications.
June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Kenneth Galli



ENVS 332001  URBAN AGRICULTURE IN DETROIT
"Study Away" course - takes place on-site IN DETROIT and also online before and after the trip.
ENVS332001 Syllabus
With more than 1400 farms and gardens, Detroit has become a global leader in urban agriculture and symbol of urban sustainability. In this course we will investigate the contemporary urban condition through the eyes of Detroit farmers and gardeners who are creating more equitable communities and sustainable relationships with the land. Daily urban agricultural fieldwork, class discussions, environmental media, and workshops with community partners will facilitate our engagement with Detroit as we reflect on our own relationship to food and cities. Course themes include urban planning and racial politics, problems and possibilities of deindustrialization, the environmental justice movement, and community-based strategies for urban transformation.
July 8-18 and online
Mike Cermak and Matt DelSesto


ECON 1131  Principles of Economics I — Micro
ECON113101 Syllabus - Lecture
ECON113102 Syllabus (preliminary) - ONLINE
This course is an analysis of prices, output, and income distribution through the interaction of households and business firms in a modern Western economy. The appropriate role of government intervention is examined, and basic analytical tools are applied to current economic problems.
ECON 1131 01  May 17–June 21, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Solvejg Wewel
ECON 1131 02  ONLINE SECTION  June 26–Aug 4,
Solvejg Wewel
FULLY ONLINE SECTION - Asynchronous - No days or times are specified; students must participate weekly per all instructions and communications from the professor, must adhere to course schedule, and submit all course work on time.

ECON 1132  Principles of Economics II — Macro * NEW SECTION ADDED - see below *
ECON113201 Syllabus - Prof Ali
ECON113202 Syllabus - Prof Kanik
This course is an analysis of national income and employment, economic fluctuations, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, growth, and international aspects of macroeconomic policy.
ECON 1132 01  May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Ratib Ali
ECON 1132 02  June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
ECON 1132 03  June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 1:00-4:15 p.m. - NEW SECTION ADDED
Zafer Kanik


ECON 336101  Monetary Theory and Policy
Prerequisite: Macroeconomic Theory
ECON336101 Syllabus
An analysis of the operation and behavior of financial markets and financial institutions. Emphasis is placed on financial intermediaries, including commercial banks and the central bank. The money supply process and alternative theories of the demand for money are considered, as well as their implications for monetary policy and macroeconomic performance.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:30-9:45 p.m.
Hossein S. Kazemi


ECON 336501  Public Finance
Prerequisite: Microeconomic Theory
ECON336501 Syllabus
This is a course in the microeconomics of the public sector. We will discuss the rationale for the government's role in a market economy, major expenditure programs, and the theory and structure of the tax system. The focus will be
on the federal (as opposed to state and local) government's expenditure and tax programs, with special attention given to topics of current concern.
May 17–June 21, M W, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Mark Kazarosian


WRITING

ENGL 101002  First Year Writing Seminar
ENGL101002 Syllabus - Preliminary
This is a hybrid course which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Please refer to the course syllabus on the Course Information and Schedule page in AGORA and on the Summer Session website for more detailed information.
Designed as a workshop in which each student develops a portfolio of personal and academic writing, the seminar follows a course-long process. Students write and rewrite essays continuously, discuss their works-in-progress in class, and  receive feedback during individual and small group conferences with the instructor. Students read a wide range of texts, including various forms of non-fiction prose. In addition to regular conferences, the class meets twice a week to discuss the writing process, the relationship between reading and writing, conventional and innovative ways of doing research, and evolving drafts of class members.
June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Alison Cotti-Lowell



LITERATURE

ENGL 1080  Literature Core
ENGL108001 Syllabus - Prof. Cotti-Lowell
ENGL108002 Syllabus - Fr. Farrell
In Literature Core, students explore the principal motives which prompt people to read literature: to assemble and assess the shape and values of one's own culture, to discover alternative ways of looking at the world, to gain insight into issues of permanent human importance as well as issues of contemporary urgency, and to enjoy the linguistic and formal satisfactions of literary art. Literature Core will strive to develop the student's capacity to read and write with clarity and engagement, to allow for that dialogue between the past and present we call history, and to provide an introduction to literary genres.
ENGL 1080 01  May 16–June 22, T TH, 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Alison Cotti-Lowell
ENGL 1080 02  June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Robert Farrell, S.J.


ENGL 330701  History of the English Language
ENGL330701 Syllabus
This course reads English language and culture through one another over the 1500-year history of English. We will look at issues of language use, such as the notion of linguistic correctness, the construction of "standard" and "non-standard" English, "literary" language, simplified or plain language, spelling reform, pidgins and creoles, the increasing hegemony of English on a world scale, and the important variations of English around the world. We will begin with some of the basic concepts of language and language change, including semantics (how words mean), phonology (where sounds come from and how they are made), morphology (how words are formed), orthography (spelling), and syntax (how words are put together). From there we will move to the prehistory of English, including the Indo-European language family and where English fits into it. Then we will work chronologically, moving through Old English (before 1100), Middle English (12th-15th centuries), Early Modern English (16th-18th centuries), and Modern English (18th century-present). Along the way, we will read historical events such as invasions, revolutions political and intellectual, immigration, emigration and cultural assimilation as shaping forces in the living entity of the language. Grammatical and linguistic terms and ideas will be explained in as much detail as necessary. No previous background in early English is required, and there will be enough language instruction to allow you to delight in the difference of more youthful Englishes.
May 17–June 21, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Robert Stanto
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ADEN 141301  New World Classics
ADEN141301 Syllabus
Course explores six classics of American fiction and the distinctive American form and style which emerges. Novels include, among others: Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms; London, The Call of the Wild; Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00–9:15 p.m.
Robert Farrell, S.J
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ADFA 220001 Experience Art, Music and Theater in Boston
This five-week, 3-credit course aims to deepen students’ appreciation for art by exposing them to an array of art forms in Boston’s vibrant cultural arts scene. Through a combination of in-person meetings and online activities, students will be introduced to principles of art and design, to the creative process, and to the philosophy of art. And with Boston as a “classroom”, co-curricular activities to exhibited art as well as to live performances and events will expose students to artworks from a range of periods, past to contemporary, and a range of forms, including visual art, theater, film, music, and more.
During the program, students will practice attention and reflection, hallmarks of Jesuit education, to explore art’s capacity to stir, fascinate, and broaden us. The course will immerse students in art and provide them both with the opportunity to increase their self-knowledge and empathy through aesthetic experiences and with the theoretical framework and disciplinary vocabulary to engage with art on a whole new level.
May 30 - June 30 with components online

For more information on the course content and activities, please contact faculty lead Dustin Lee Rutledge at dustin.rutledge@bc.edu

 

FILM 224401  Biography and Autobiography Into Film
FILM224401 Syllabus
The course will be structured around the genres of biography and autobiography and the ways in which the written genre is transformed and reinterpreted through film. Through analysis and close reading of texts, students will have opportunities to reflect upon the effectiveness of understanding personal narratives and connecting the individual experience to a larger cultural/historical context. As society moves to a more visual approach for understanding the challenges in life, studying adaptation from the written word to the visual expression can be useful in increasing awareness of the human condition and learning about the self. In addition to assigned readings and films, students will be provided with an extensive filmography of adaptions as resources for their research papers. The course will cover a selection of classic and contemporary works of literature/film, with a focus on analysis of the genre of autobiography and biography through modern interpretations.
May 17–June 21, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
John Michalczyk and Susan Michalczyk


FILM 228301  History of European Cinema
FILM228301 Syllabus
This  course is designed to give an overview of several European film movements treated chronologically. Films, readings, discussions and critiques/papers will help develop a critical awareness in students of the film process as well as the content of these movements with contemporary parallels. The movements themselves will be situated in their historical and socio-political context. Could count toward ARTS Core for BC students.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
John Michalczyk and Susan Michalczyk  

 

ARTH 110202  Art: Renaissance to Modern Times
ARTH110202 Syllabus
This is the fundamental course for understanding the visual arts: painting, sculpture and architecture. The major monuments in the history of art will be discussed in their historical and cultural context beginning with the Renaissance in Europe down to the art of our own time. The emphasis will be on style and meaning in art. The class meets for two slide lectures per week. Assignments will include museum visits and study of significant works of art in Greater Boston.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Timothy Orwig
 

ARTS 1101  Drawing I: Foundations
ARTS110103 Syllabus - Prof. Austen
ARTS110105 Syllabus - Prof. Reeves
The use of line, plane, and volume is explored to develop the student's comprehension of pictorial space and understanding of the formal properties inherent in picture making. Class work, critiques, and discussions will be used to expand the student's preconceived ideas about art. This course incorporates historical components and writing assignments. Lab fee required, $120.
ARTS 110103  May 16–June 22, T TH, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Hartmut Austen
ARTS 110105  June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Brian Reeves

ARTS 225001  Intro to Digital Design
ARTS225001 Syllabus
This course is an immersive project-based introductory overview of concepts, contexts, tools, and techniques useful in solving a wide range of contemporary design problems, including logos, business cards, propaganda posters, multi-page documents, data visualizations, web page designs, app wireframes, and proposals for site-specific graphics. Beyond the necessary focus on software, including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, the course will incorporate discussion and application of typography, color theory and other 2D design concepts affecting how subject matter is perceived. Students will solve problems on behalf of themselves and choose one or more other clients whom they'll strive to serve.
May 17–June 21, M W, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
No Class on Monday May 22 Commencement Day
Brian Reeves

MFIN 102101  Basic Finance
Prerequisite: Financial Accounting or equivalent.
MFIN102101 Syllabus
This is a course designed to survey the areas of corporate financial management, money and capital markets, and financial institutions. Corporate finance topics include the time value of money, the cost of capital, capital budgeting, financial analysis, and working capital management. Financial markets and institutions cover the role of financial intermediaries and instruments as they function in a complex economic system.
May 17–June 21, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Drew Hession-Kunz

 

HIST 102701  Modern History I
HIST102701 Syllabus
This is the first of two courses that survey the historical development of Europe from the Renaissance to the present, with the intention of explaining how the unique Western society in which we live today came into being. The great expansion of European power and culture since 1500 has made the development of Europe a key to understanding the modern world as a whole. Particular emphasis is placed on political, diplomatic, and cultural factors, but social, economic and religious aspects are also covered. This course will cover the period from the Renaissance through the French Revolution.
ONLINE  May 16–June 22, Martin Menke
FULLY ONLINE COURSE - Asynchronous. No days or times are specified; students must participate weekly per all communications and instructions from the professor, must adhere to course schedule, and submit all course work on time.


HIST 102801  Modern History II
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Monday class sessions will be conducted online, Wednesday class sessions will meet in person. Please refer to the course syllabus on the Course Information and Schedule page in AGORA and on the Summer Session website for more detailed information.
This is the second of two courses that survey the historical development of Europe from the Renaissance to the present, with the intention of explaining how the unique Western society in which we live today came into being. The great expansion of European power and culture since 1500 has made the development of Europe a key to understanding the modern world as a whole. Particular emphasis is placed on political, diplomatic, and cultural factors, but social, economic and religious aspects are also covered. This course will cover the period from the fall of Napoleon to the present.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Peter Moloney


HIST 103901  The West and the World: 1500-1789
HIST103901 Syllabus
The past five hundred years witnessed the rise to power and prosperity of Western societies. This course examines the significance of the beginning of global relationships. Includes issues in early modern European history, as well as early exploration, the colonization of America, the African slave trade and the Atlantic economic dependency.
June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Andrea Wenz


HIST 104001  The West and the World Since 1789
HIST104001 Syllabus
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Tuesday class sessions will meet in person, Thursday class sessions will be conducted online. Refer to the course syllabus on the Course Information & Schedule page in AGORA and on the Summer Session website for detailed information.
This is the second of two courses that survey the historical development of Europe from the Renaissance to the present, with the intention of explaining how the unique Western society in which we live today came into being. The great expansion of European power and culture since 1500 has made the development of Europe a key to understanding the modern world as a whole. Particular emphasis is placed on political, diplomatic, and cultural factors, but social, economic and religious aspects are also covered. This course will cover the period from the fall of Napoleon to the present.
May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Peter Moloney

HIST 108101  Modern History I
This course covers several centuries of time (prior to 1800) and traces the political, social, economic, and cultural changes that created the modern world. Depending on the expertise of the instructor, different parts of the world may serve as focal points for examining the complex historical processes behind modern-day transnational relationships, values, and ideas. As part of the Core Curriculum, this course seeks to broaden students' intellectual horizons by exposing them to new places, periods, and perspectives.
May 16–June 22, T TH, 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Peter Berard


HIST 108201  Modern History II
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Please refer to the course syllabus on the Course Information and Schedule page in AGORA and on the Summer Session website for more detailed information.
This course covers several centuries of time (1800 and after) and traces the political, social, economic, and cultural changes that created the modern world. Depending on the expertise of the instructor, different parts of the world may serve as focal points for examining the complex historical processes behind modern-day transnational relationships, values, and ideas. As part of the Core Curriculum, this course seeks to broaden students' intellectual horizons by exposing them to new places, periods, and perspectives.
June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Peter Berard


HIST 283001  History of Boston’s Neighborhoods
HIST283001 Syllabus
An historical look at Boston explores parts of its “neighborhoods,” including the old West End, the South End, the North End, South Boston, East Boston, Charlestown, Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and West Roxbury. Walking and bus tours are planned during the regular class meetings.
May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Chris Hannan


HIST 283101  Modern America: 1945 to the Present
HIST283101 Syllabus
An investigation of America since World War II. Topics include the Cold War, McCarthyism, Civil Rights, Vietnam, the women’s movement, the Reagan years and life in the 1980’s, 1990’s to the present.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 8:30-11:45 a.m.
Alex Bloom

HIST 285201  Colonial Latin America, 1400-1820s
HIST285201 Syllabus
This class is a survey of three centuries, from the initial encounter on New World soil of Iberian, African, and native cultures, to the birth of independent culturally- and racially-mixed nations. Our emphasis is on the patterns of conquest and cultural encounter, the processes of colonial rule, the nature of interaction between social groups, and on the cultural impact of the colonial experience upon all Latin American peoples. We study the institutions, cultures,
attitudes, and fortunes of Spaniards and Portuguese; African slaves and free blacks; Nahuas and Aztecs, Mayas, and Incas; we discover the roles played in colonial society by a wide variety of peoples, from an African slave on a Brazilian sugar plantation to a Spanish high society woman in Lima to the black and native workers in an Ecuadorian tannery to an Aztec nobleman in Mexico City. The people who lived in colonial Latin America are given a chance to speak for themselves as much as possible; most of the books you will read feature contemporary documents translated from Spanish, Portuguese, and various native languages.
June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Mark Christensen


ADIT 130001  Coding Boot Camp
ADIT130001 Syllabus
During this two-week summer coding boot camp (which is followed by self-paced online exercises to be completed at your own pace, on your own schedule, through the end of July) students are taught the fundamentals of coding using HTML, the markup language that every Web site and many mobile phone apps are built with, and the industry-standard JavaScript programming language. Designed specifically for individuals who have never programmed before (or have very little prior experience), this camp teaches participants how to create their own Web sites from scratch and how to bring them to life with JavaScript.
No auditors.
July 10–July 21, M T W TH F, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Aaron Walsh and Barbara Mikolajczak


ADIT 134101  Social Media: To The Web and Beyond
ADIT134101 Syllabus
This course addresses current and forthcoming Social Media technologies, Web sites, software programs and mobile apps (iPhone and Android apps) with a special focus on privacy and security. Rich and interactive forms of communication, collaboration, and socialization are the heart of Social Media, but come at a price: privacy breaches, identity theft, cyber-stalkers and "online addictions" are among the many issues that we must grapple with. In this unique course students learn how to harness the power of Social Media while protecting themselves and guarding their privacy. Technologies covered in this course include Social Networking (Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Tinder, Snapchat, etc.); video and photo sharing (YouTube, Vimeo, Twitch, Instagram, Imgur, etc.); video games and virtual worlds (Minecraft, World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Second Life, etc.), as well as a forthcoming generation of Social Media technologies.
No auditors.
ONLINE  May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Barbara Mikolajczak
ONLINE COURSE - MEETS ONLINE ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
FULLY ONLINE COURSE - Synchronous - Day and time are specific; students must participate weekly per all communications and instructions from the professor, must adhere to course schedule, and submit all course work on time.


ADIT 137501  Future Tech and Emerging Media
ADIT137501 Syllabus
With an emphasis on critical thinking and analysis, this survey course prepares students for a future shaped by high technology and digital media (including Virtual Worlds and Video Games, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Neuro-technologies, 3D Printing, Personal Robotics, Drones and Driverless, Automobiles/Planes). Students in this course work in teams to compose and present comprehensive reports on emerging technologies that will directly impact their personal and professional lives. Through group discussions and open debates students will closely examine and consider the ethical issues that these technologies raise.
No auditors.
ONLINE  June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Barbara Mikolajczak and Aaron Walsh
ONLINE COURSE - MEETS ONLINE ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
FULLY ONLINE COURSE - Synchronous - Day and time are specific; students must participate weekly per all communications and instructions from the professor, must adhere to course schedule, and submit all course work on time.


CANCELLED - ADJO 223001  Feature Writing: Techniques of Precise Expression
To be a writer requires certain craft skills. This course will seek to equip you with those skills. You will learn how to write feature stories, opinion columns, arts reviews (movies, music, TV, theater), narrative nonfiction, personal essays, trend pieces, advertising copy, and personality profiles. The course is designed to expand your powers of expression, both written and verbal.
Cancelled - May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Don Aucoin


CANCELLED - ADJO 224001  Broadcast Writing
ADJO224001 Syllabus
This course introduces the student to a broad sampling of broadcast writing styles.  Areas of focus include news, public service and non-profit announcements, commercial advertising, educational programming and writing for specialized audiences.  Students will learn the art of interviewing and how to extrapolate the most crucial information from lengthy cases including court proceedings and documents.  This style of storytelling is used across many communication industry platforms and is imperative for internal and external communication professionals.  To tell stories in a clear, concise, conversational and creative manner with extreme precision of facts is the aim of this course.
Cancelled - May 17–June 21, M W 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Christine Caswell


ADJO 334901  Politics and the Media: Power and Influence
ADJO334901 Syllabus
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Please refer to the course syllabus on the Course Information and Schedule page in AGORA and on the Summer Session website for more detailed information.
An analysis of mass media’s impact on the workings of the American system. The media’s interaction and influence on political institutions, on the presidential selection process, on national and international events, on office holders, politicians, heads of state and the treatment of economic upheaval and violence are analyzed. Considers the media’s role in the coverage of war, especially in a terrorist world.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Marie Natoli

 

FOREIGN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH

RLRL 102001  The Drama of Immigration in Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Literature and Film
(All in English)
RLRL102001 Syllabus
The experiences of the displaced, the exile and the immigrant have inspired great literature and cinema in the Spanish speaking world.  This course will delve into a variety of narratives about the perilous journeys of Central Americans and Mexicans making their way to the North, the terrifying voyages of the brave and desperate people crossing to Spain from North Africa, and the struggle to adapt to new social, cultural and linguistic realities.  Students will read, in English translation, short stories, short novellas, and first-hand accounts of immigrant experiences and watch several Spanish-language movies with English subtitles.  
All class discussions and assignments will be in English.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Christopher Wood


RLRL 330201  Racism: French and American Perspectives
RLRL33201 Syllabus
(All in English)
French visitors have been observing and commenting on race relations in the United States since before the Civil War. During the twentieth century Paris became a magnet attracting disillusioned African-American artists, musicians and writers in search of a home and an opportunity to express their talents. And today the French confront a history of colonialism and struggle to combat racism as they interact with immigrants from former colonies. What is racism? What are the influences that shape attitudes towards race relations? We will explore these issues in texts and films and investigate the experiences of African-Americans in France.
June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
James Flagg



SPANISH

SPAN 101501  Elementary Spanish I
SPAN101501 Syllabus
This introductory course is designed for students with no prior Spanish experience as well as those who have had some high school Spanish. Elementary Spanish I provides a strong foundation in speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing as well as exploring the products, practices and perspectives that are unique to Hispanic cultures. This course follows a communicative approach, which springs from the idea that languages are best learned when real-world information becomes the focus of student activities. Students will interact in Spanish with the instructor and with classmates. By the end of this course, students should be able to successfully handle in Spanish a significant number of basic communicative tasks.
June 26–July 13, M T W TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Silvana Falconi


SPAN 101601 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN101601 Syllabus
Elementary Spanish II continues to provide a strong foundation in speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing as well as exploring the products, practices and perspectives that are unique to Hispanic cultures. This course follows a communicative approach, which springs from the idea that languages are best learned when student activities involve critical thinking about real-world information. By the end of this course, students should be able to successfully handle in Spanish a significant number of communicative and writing tasks in different time frames.
July 17–Aug 3, M T W TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Silvana Falconi


SPAN 1115 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN111501 Syllabus - Prof. de Nicolas
SPAN111502 Syllabus - Prof. Lopez-Gonzalez
fIntermediate Spanish I is the first course in the second-year sequence. It continues to develop and strengthen students’ proficiency in the Spanish language as well as to increase their cultural understanding. Emphasis remains on the four skills and on critical thinking. Throughout the course, students will develop fluency and accuracy, and focus on communication. They will expand the vocabulary and enhance their understanding of essential Spanish grammar concepts. Short literary texts, cultural readings and audiovisual materials will provide opportunities to learn to appreciate of cultural differences and impart authentic insight into the Hispanic world.
SPAN 1115 01  June 26–July 13, M T W TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m., Maria Martin de Nicolas
SPAN 1115 02  June 26–July 13, M T W TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m., Mario Lopez-Gonzalez

SPAN 1116 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN111601 Syllabus - Prof. Sargent
SPAN111602 Syllabus - Prof. Cuenca
Intermediate Spanish II is the second course in the second-year sequence with a continued emphasis on the four skills and on critical thinking. This course focuses on vocabulary building, the examination of some of the finer grammar points, and moving students towards a more complex level of comprehension and expression. Students work with short literary texts, cultural readings and audiovisual materials.
SPAN 1116 01  July 17–Aug 3, M T W TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m., Barbara Sargent
SPAN 1116 02  July 17–Aug 3, M T W TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m., Daniel Cuenca

MGMT 102101  Organizational Behavior
MGMT102101 Syllabus
As an introduction to the study of human behavior in organizations, this course aims at increasing an awareness and understanding of individual, interpersonal, group, and organizational events, as well as increasing a student's ability to explain and influence such events. The course deals with concepts that are applicable to institutions of any type; a central thrust of these concepts concerns the way institutions can become more adaptive and effective. The course is designed to help the student understand and influence the groups and organizations to which he/she currently belongs and with which he/she will become involved in a later career.
ONLINE June 26–Aug 3, including online W 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Diletta Masiello
MEETS ONLINE AND INCLUDES A WEEKLY SYNCHRONOUS VIRTUAL MEETING ON WEDNESDAYS
FULLY ONLINE COURSE - Once per week Synchronous  meeting on Wednesdays; otherwise Asynchronous all other days of the week; students must participate weekly per all instructions and communications from the professor, must adhere to course schedule, and submit all course work on time.

(No Marketing offerings for Summer 2017.)

MATH 1004  Finite Probability and Applications
MATH100401 Syllabus - Prof. Hayden
This course is an introduction to finite combinatorics and probability, emphasizing applications. Topics include finite sets and partitions, enumeration, probability, expectation, and random variables.
MATH 1004 01  June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Kyle Hayden
MATH 1004 02  June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Crystal Fantry


MATH 110001  Calculus I
MATH110101 Syllabus - Prof. Cengiz
MATH110002 Syllabus - Prof. Yu
Prerequisite: Trigonometry
MATH 1100 is a first course in the calculus of one variable intended for biology, computer science, economics, management, and premedical students. It is open to others who are qualified and desire a more rigorous mathematics course at the core level. Topics include a brief review of polynomials and trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, followed by discussion of limits, derivatives, and applications of differential calculus to real-world problem areas. The course concludes with an introduction to integration.
MATH 1100 01  May 17–June 22, M W TH, 9:00-11:15 a.m.
No Class on Monday May 22 Commencement Day
Mustafa Cengiz
MATH 1100 02  June 26–Aug 3, M W TH, 9:00-11:15 a.m.
Shucheng Yu

MATH 110101  Calculus II
MATH110101 Syllabus
MATH 1101 is a second course in the calculus of one variable intended for biology, computer science, economics, management, and premedical students. It is open to others who are qualified and desire a more rigorous mathematics course at the core level. Topics include an overview of integration, basic techniques for integration, a variety of applications of integration, and an introduction to (systems of) differential equations.
June 26–Aug 3, M W TH, 9:00-11:15 a.m.
Yuanqing Cai


MATH 221001  Linear Algebra
MATH2251001 Syllabus
This course is an introduction to the techniques of linear algebra in Euclidean space. Topics covered include matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, vectors in n-dimensional space, complex numbers, and eigenvalues. The course is required of mathematics majors and minors, but is also suitable for students in the social sciences, natural sciences, and management.
June 26–Aug 3, M W TH, 4:00-6:15 p.m.
Jamison Wolf


MATH 3353  Statistics
MATH335301 Syllabus - Prof. Clote
Introductory course in inferential statistics covering the description of sample data, probability, the binomial and normal distribution, random sampling, estimation and hypothesis-testing. Designed for students in business, nursing and the social sciences.
MATH 3353 01 May 17–June 21, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Marie Clote
MATH 3353 02 June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Dan Chambers



 

OPER 113501  Business Statistics
OPER113501 Syllabus
This course focuses on the analytical tools of statistics that are applicable to management practice and decision
making. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, random variables, sampling distributions, estimation of parameters, hypothesis testing, and regression.
May 17–June 21, M W, 1:00-4:15 p.m.
No Class Monday, May 22, Commencement Day
Linda Boardman Liu

 

PHIL 1070  Philosophy of the Person I
PHIL107001 Syllabus - Prof. Munoz-Reja
PHIL107002 Syllabus - Prof. Viale
This course introduces students to philosophical reflection and to its history through the presentation and discussion of the writings of major thinkers from ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary periods. The course is designed to show how fundamental and enduring questions about the universe and about human beings recur in different historical contexts. Emphasis is given to ethical themes, such as the nature of the human person, the foundation of human rights and corresponding responsibilities, and the problems of social justice.
PHIL 1070 01, May 17–June 21, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Vicente Munoz-Reja
PHIL 1070 02, May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Tyler Viale


PHIL 107102  Philosophy of the Person II
PHIL107101 Syllabus - Prof. Munoz-Reja
This course introduces students to philosophical reflection and to its history through the presentation and discussion of the writings of major thinkers from ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary periods. The course is designed to show how fundamental and enduring questions about the universe and about human beings recur in different historical contexts. Emphasis is given to ethical themes, such as the nature of the human person, the foundation of human rights and corresponding responsibilities, and the problems of social justice.
PHIL 1071 01, June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Vicente Munoz-Reja
PHIL 1071 02, HYBRID June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Tyler Viale
This is a hybrid section, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Refer to the course
syllabus on the Course Information and Schedule page in AGORA and on the Woods College website for more detailed information.


PHIL 108601  Ethical Identities and Personhood
PHIL108601 Syllabus
This course explores contemporary approaches to personhood, including philosophical, theological, and scientific contributions to concepts such as uniqueness and particularity, subjectivity and desire, relationality and communion; freedom and ethical responsibility. In the second half of this course, we address the implications of our investigations to specific contemporary issues, including the influence of technology (e.g. social media, artificial intelligence), market economies, and consumerism on our self-understanding as persons and ethical beings. Throughout this course, we will continually return to two fundamental questions: 1) Who am I? and 2) Who should I become? Our readings and class discussion will assist in formulating answers to these fundamental questions, helping to uncover some of the hidden assumptions guiding our understanding of ourselves. No special background in philosophy will be assumed for this introductory course.
June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Matthew Clemente


PHIL 125201  Practical Logic
PHIL125201 Syllabus
A course not in the "new logic" (symbolic, or mathematical, logic) but in the "old logic" (ordinary language logic)
invented by Aristotle and used for 2300 years in all the humanities. Includes such topics as definition, contradiction, syllogisms, implied premises, induction, and analogy.  The course includes the commonsensical philosophical bases for this logic and also many practical applications to reading, interpreting, evaluating, and inventing arguments, especially in dialogs. Weekly quizzes, extra credit opportunities, and a take-home final exam.
May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Matthew Clemente


PHIL 151001  Ethics
PHIL151001 Syllabus
This course introduces students to the main schools of ethical thought in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine works by philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Kant, Nietzsche, Rawls, and Martin Luther King, Jr.  We will ask how the ethical issues focused on by these thinkers can help us reflect on the way we live our lives and what are reasonable ethical expectations we can have of others.
May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Deborah DeChiara- Quenzer

PHIL 228701  The Meaning of Work and Leisure
PHIL228701 Syllabus
We spend much of our lives working, or preparing ourselves to work. We spend much of the rest of our time pursuing leisure. But what are our goals in doing so? For example, how important is it for our work to be meaningful? Is leisure simply the absence of work, or should it be something more? And what role do each of these play in a fulfilling life? From Aristotle to Marx, from Genesis to Seneca, from Max Weber to Hannah Arendt, this course will study various accounts of what work and leisure have been, and what their ideal forms might be. The course will conclude by considering the coming age of technologically automated physical and mental labor, and its impact on the future of work and leisure.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Jon Burmeister


PHIL 447001  Philosophy of World Religions
PHIL447001 Syllabus
The purpose of this course is as follows: (1) to familiarize students with the teachings of each of the world's major religions; (2) to understand, empathize with, and appreciate them; (3) to appreciate one's own religion (or lack of one) better by comparison; (4) to philosophize critically and rationally about a subject that is not in itself critical and rational; and (5) to question and search for a universal nature of core of religion, if possible.
May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Peter Kreeft



PHYS 210001  Introduction to Physics I (Calculus)
PHYS210001 Syllabus
Prerequisite: Calculus I; may be taken concurrently.
Corequisite: PHYS 2110

A calculus-based introduction to physics primarily for biology majors and premedical students. The development and application of classical physical principles are covered, and students are introduced to more advanced mathematical techniques to extend these applications. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving to better understand the implications of these principles, as well as to develop analytical skills. Topics include classical mechanics, including Newton's laws, energy, rotational motion, hydrostatics and fluid dynamics, oscillations, waves, and gravitation.
June 5–June 29, M T TH, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Jan Engelbrecht


PHYS 205001  Introductory Physics Laboratory I
PHYS205001 Syllabus
A laboratory course that provides an opportunity to perform experiments on topics in mechanics and acoustics.
Lab fee required $350.
June 5–June 29, M T TH, 4:00-5:50 p.m.
Andrzej Herczynski


PHYS 210101  Introduction to Physics II  (Calculus)
Corequisite: PHYS 2111
PHYS210101 Syllabus
Second session of a calculus-based introduction to physics primarily for biology majors and premedical students. The development and application of classical physical principles are covered, and students are introduced to more advanced mathematical techniques to extend these applications. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving to better understand the implications of these principles, as well as to develop analytical skills. Topics are electrostatics, electrical circuits, magnetism, electromagnetism and electromagnetic waves,  topics in physical optics, and basic concepts of special
relativity and quantum physics.
July 3–July 27, M T TH, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
NO CLASS TUESDAY JULY 4 - MAKEUP CLASS WEDNESDAY JULY 5
Christian Engelbrecht


PHYS 205101  Introductory Physics Laboratory II
PHYS205101 Syllabus
A laboratory course that provides an opportunity to perform experiments on topics in electricity and magnetism and physical optics.
Lab fee required $350.
July 3–July 27, M T TH, 4:00-5:50 p.m.
NO CLASS TUESDAY JULY 4 - MAKEUP CLASS WEDNESDAY JULY 5
Anderzej Herczynski


PHYS 211001  Introduction to Physics I Recitation
Corequisite: PHYS 2100
Problem solving and discussion of topics in a small-class setting. Two meetings per week.
June 6–June 29 T TH, 2:00-2:40 p.m.
Aaron Rose


PHYS 211101  Introduction to Physics II Recitation
Corequisite: PHYS 2101
Problem solving and discussion of topics in a small-class setting. Two meetings per week.
July 6–July 27, T TH, 2:00-2:40 p.m.
Yitzi M. Calm

POLI 104101  Fundamental Concepts of Politics
POLI104101 Syllabus
This is an introduction to the study of politics through a consideration of some of the basic elements associated with governing: the political association, justice, constitutions, equality, liberty, conflict among citizens and between citizens and governments, conflict among governments. Emphasis is on interesting and important readings, discussion, and writing.
May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Peter NeCastro


POLI 106101  Introduction to American Politics
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Please refer to the course syllabus on the Course Information and Schedule page in AGORA and on the Summer Session website for more detailed information.
Introduction to American Politics is, as the name suggests, an introductory course in American government. The overarching aim of the course is to acquaint students with the fundamental features of the American political system. We will focus our attention on both the bedrock ideals and the key institutions that constitute our regime, and our inquiry will be conducted with eyes to the past, present, and future of American politics. Thus, students will be asked to explore questions like: What kind of political order did the Founders create? How has the system of government they fashioned served our nation over time? To what extent do the values and principles at the heart of our political system continue to illuminate our present-day politics? How well are our governing institutions functioning?
June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Peter NeCastro

PSYC 111101  Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science
PSYC111101 Syllabus
This course is one of two introductory courses required for Psychology majors, along with PSYC1110. This course introduces students to the basic questions, perspectives, and methods that characterize the fields of developmental, social, cultural, personality, and clinical psychology.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 8:15-11:30 a.m.
Janice D’Avignon


PSYC 112001  Introduction to Behavioral Statistics and Research I
PSYC112001 Syllabus
This course is intended to provide students with an introduction to statistics used in the behavioral sciences. Students will be introduced to the most common topics and procedures in descriptive and inferential statistics. Throughout the course, the statistical topics will be discussed within the context of behavioral research, providing students with an overview of some common research designs. Topics will include descriptive statistics, data displays, probability, t-tests, and one-way ANOVA.
May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Sean McEvoy


PSYC 2234  Abnormal Psychology
PSYC223401 Syllabus (prelim)
This course provides an introduction to the field of abnormal psychology. Major topics include theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of psychopathology; assessment and diagnosis of abnormality; and psychological, behavioral, biological, and sociocultural characteristics of the major syndromes of psychopathology. Legal and ethical issues and current approaches to the treatment and prevention of psychological disorders will also be discussed.
PSYC 2234 01 May 16–June 22, T TH, 11:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Marilee Ogren
PSYC 2234 02 ONLINE June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 11:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Marilee Ogren
FULLY ONLINE SECTION - Synchronous - Days and times are specific; students must participate weekly per all instructions and communications from the professor, must adhere to course schedule, and submit all course work on time.


PSYC 224201  Personality Theories
This course introduces students to a variety of theoretical approaches to the understanding of character and personality.
June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 8:15-11:30 a.m.
Donnah Canavan

PSYC 2269  Child Development
PSYC226902 Syllabus - Prof. Hamamouche
How do young children learn to speak a language or how to count? How do young children perceive their environment and develop emotional understanding? Course will serve as an introduction to developmental psychology, cover a broad range of topics from prenatal development to language development in childhood, and will discuss developmental theories, past and current findings, and methods used in developmental research. By the end of this course, students will have a broad understanding of child development and the methods used to complete developmental studies.
PSYC 2269 01  May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Stacee Santos
PSYC 2269 02  June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Karina Hamamouche


PSYC 227201  Cognitive Psychology: Mental Processes and their Neural Substrates
PSYC227201 Syllabus
This course introduces the scientific study of mental function from an information processing perspective. The course examines how information is processed and transformed by the mind to control complex human behavior. Specific
topics include the history of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, attention, perception, consciousness, short-term and long-term memory, mental imagery, language, decision-making, and problem solving. Course material will be drawn from work with clinical populations (e.g., people who have sustained brain injury) as well as from work with non-injured populations. Class sessions will be devoted to lecture, discussion, demonstrations, and (if practical)
student presentations.
May 17–June 21, M W, 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  ** NOTE TIME CHANGE **
No Class Monday May 22, Commencement Day
Sean McEvoy


PSYC 227901  Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYC227901 Syllabus
(Section 02 syllabus-in the process of being updated; will be posted ASAP)
What happens in your brain when you are secretly paying attention to a conversation at the next table? How is that conversation recorded into memory? Cognitive neuroscience aims to address such questions by exploring the brain mechanisms that underlie human mental processing. This course will examine the neural basis of core cognitive processes including perception, attention, memory, action, and language (identified using techniques such as functional MRI, event-related potentials, and lesion studies). Other mind-brain topics that will be considered include hemispheric specialization, emotion, frontal lobe function, social cognition, and consciousness.
PSYC 2279 01  May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Brittany Jeye
PSYC 2279 02  June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Brittany Jeye


PSYC 228101  Sports Psychology
This course is a survey of theories and applications of sport and exercise psychology as a science and a practice. The course will examine cognitive, affective, behavioral, and developmental considerations in sport and physical activity. Topics may include: individual aspects such as personality, motivation, and anxiety; social processes such as team cohesion and group dynamics; and mental skills training areas such as confidence, imagery, goal-setting, and concentration.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Kristina Moore

SOCY 1001  Introductory Sociology
SOCY100102 Syllabus- Lecture
SOCY100103 Preliminary Syllabus - ONLINE
This course conveys a sense of the history of sociology and introduces students to the most essential concepts, ideas, theories, and methods of the discipline. Special topics may include interaction in everyday life, sociology of the family, gender roles, race and ethnic relations, and the sociology of work, among others. We will deal with fundamental questions about what it means to be a human being living in a society at a given moment in history.
SOCY 100102, May 16–June 22, T TH, 10:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Mehmet Cansoy
SOCY 100103,  ONLINE  June 26–Aug 3
Mehmet Cansoy
FULLY ONLINE SECTION - Asynchronous - No days or times are specific; students must participate weekly per all communications and instructions from the professor, must adhere to course schedule, and submit all course work on time.


SOCY 102401  Gender and Society
This course explores the formation, experience, and change of women's and men's social lives in history.  Topics include (1) gendered differences in the organization of power, kinship, economic well-being, race, national identity, and ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and culture; (2) socialization into masculine and feminine social roles; (3) the impact of global economic and technological change on social constructions of gender; (4) gender, popular culture, and the mass media; (5) gender equality and social justice.
June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Caliesha Comle
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SOCY 104901  Social Problems
SOCY104901 Syllabus - Prof. Simmons
SOCY104902 Syllabus - Prof. Carroll
This course is an exploration of different sociological approaches to the study of social problems and social trends in contemporary society. It examines the linkages between social structures/institutions, culture and human experience. The course emphasizes theoretical research issues, especially how, and to what degree, the understanding of social problems are a direct result of the processes used to define social problems as well as the research methods and procedures used to investigate them. Students will learn to critique popular discourses from a critical sociological
perspective and will be encouraged to form their own
opinions and critiques.
SOCY104901, May 16–June 22, T TH, 4:30-7:45 p.m.
Cedrick-Michael Simmons
SOCY104902, June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Jaclyn Carroll

SOCY 330701  Race in the Criminal Justice System
SOCY330701 Syllabus
This class will examine the growth of the prison system and its relationship to structural racism in the United States. Students will examine the historical context in which the prison system expanded and privatized, with specific reference to desegregation and changes in the United States’ immigration and national security policies. A heavy emphasis will be placed on differences in how deviance is defined for peoples of different races, genders, classes and sexual orientations.
May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Julia Bates

SOCY 332001  URBAN AGRICULTURE IN DETROIT
"Study Away" course - takes place on-site IN DETROIT and also online before and after the trip.
SOCY332001 Syllabus
With more than 1400 farms and gardens, Detroit has become a global leader in urban agriculture and symbol of urban sustainability. In this course we will investigate the contemporary urban condition through the eyes of Detroit farmers and gardeners who are creating more equitable communities and sustainable relationships with the land. Daily urban agricultural fieldwork, class discussions, environmental media, and workshops with community partners will facilitate our engagement with Detroit as we reflect on our own relationship to food and cities. Course themes include urban planning and racial politics, problems and possibilities of deindustrialization, the environmental justice movement, and community-based strategies for urban transformation.
July 8-18 and online
Mike Cermak and Matt DelSesto

THEO 100101  Biblical Heritage I
THEO100101 Syllabus
The Bible has been an influential and often fundamental source for many modern, Western views of God, nature, human beings, a just society, and the origin and destiny of humanity and the world. An intelligent, serious reading of the Bible raises most of the perennial questions that have traditionally stood at the center of philosophical and theological debate. Thus, a thorough analysis of Biblical texts in terms of the central concerns of the Core curriculum will be the primary goal of the Biblical Heritage course.
May 17–June 21, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Jeffrey Cooley

THEO 100201  Biblical Heritage II
THEO100201 Syllabus
The Bible has been an influential and often fundamental source for many modern, Western views of God, nature, human beings, a just society, and the origin and destiny of humanity and the world. An intelligent, serious reading of the Bible raises most of the perennial questions that have traditionally stood at the center of philosophical and theological debate. Thus, a thorough analysis of Biblical texts in terms of the central concerns of the Core curriculum will be the primary goal of the Biblical Heritage course.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m
Jeffrey Cooley


THEO 101601  Introduction to Christian Theology I
THEO101601 Syllabus - v2
This is the first session of a two-part course; this sequence of courses considers significant questions in conversation with some of the most important writings in the tradition of Western Christian thought. Its purpose is to encourage students by drawing systematically on primary sources of historical significance to uncover the roots of the Christian faith and life and to delineate the values for which this tradition of faith stands.
May 17–June 21, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Jonathan Bailes


THEO 101701  Introduction to Christian Theology II
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Please refer to the course syllabus on the Course Information and Schedule page in AGORA and on the Summer Session website for more detailed information. This is the second session of a two-part course; this sequence of courses considers significant questions in conversation with some of the most important writings in the tradition of Western Christian thought. Its purpose is to encourage students by drawing systematically on primary sources of historical significance to uncover the roots of the Christian faith and life and to delineate the values for which this tradition of faith stands.
June 26–Aug 2, M W, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Jonathan Bailes



THEO 116101  The Religious Quest: Comparative Perspectives I
THEO116101 Syllabus
This is the first session of a two-part course exploring the individual and communal search for wisdom about human nature, the world, ultimate realities and God, secrets of love and death, enduring values to live by, and paths to spiritual maturity. Likely themes include symbols, myths, doctrines, rituals, holy texts, saints, comparisons and contrasts among traditions, relevance of classical religious traditions to issues in today's world, interreligious dialogue today, and religious diversity in the Boston area. Brings the Biblical and Christian tradition into conversation with at least one other religious tradition.
May 16–June 22, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Andrew Massen
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THEO 116201  The Religious Quest: Comparative Perspectives II
THEO116201 Syllabus
This is the second session of a two-part course exploring the individual and communal search for wisdom about human nature, the world, ultimate realities and God, secrets of love and death, as well as enduring values to live by and paths to spiritual maturity. Likely themes include symbols, myths, doctrines, rituals, holy texts, saints, comparisons and contrasts between traditions, relevance of classical religious traditions to issues in today's world, interreligious dialogue today, and religious diversity in the Boston area. Brings the Biblical and Christian tradition into conversation with at least one other religious tradition.
June 27–Aug 3, T TH, 6:00-9:15 p.m.
Andrew Massena