2017 Featured
Summer Courses

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PHIL 101 – Critical Thinking
4-week session: M,T,R,F  9 am – 11:55 am
8-week session: M,W  5:30 pm – 8 pm
3 hours. Succeed in college and beyond by learning critical thinking! Critical thinking will enable you to better understand, evaluate, and defend the beliefs that make up your worldview, as well as the competing beliefs offered by others. In this course we will learn how to analyze, evaluate, and criticize arguments. We will then apply these skills to various forms of reasoning offered in academic and non-academic contexts. These are the skills you need to do well in college and ace tests like the MCAT and the GRE. This course satisfies the Gen Ed: Individual and Society requirement.




PHIL 102 – Introductory Logic
4-week session: M,T,R,F  1 pm – 3:55 pm
8-week session: M,W  8 am – 9:40 am
3 hours. Logic is the science of correct reasoning. If you enjoy puzzles or want to improve your ability to read, think and write critically, give logic a try! You will learn formal rules of interference which allow you to evaluate and created arguments in English. To apply these rules, you will earn to translate sentences from English into logic and construct proofs like those done in geometry. This course satisfies the Gen Ed: Natural World – No Lab requirement.




PHIL 116 – Medical Ethics
8-week session: M,W,F  8:00 – 9:40 am
3 hours. Who should be the first in line for receiving transplants? Can patients who refuse medical intervention be forced to undergo treatment? In what circumstances can medical research be performed on human subjects? In this course we will examine these and other questions surrounding the ethics of medical practice and research. An ideal course for pre-health, pre-med , and pre-law students. Conveniently scheduled to fit with many 8-week science courses. Prepare yourself for medical school or law school, and ultimately for your work as a healthcare professional.




GWS/GLAS 263 – Arab American Feminism
4-week session: M,T,R,F  1 pm – 3:55 pm
3 hours. This course explores what Arab and Arab American feminisms can teach us about some of the most urgent issues of our time — from racism, colonialism, and war, to immigration and refugees, social movements and revolutions, and the politics of family and community. The course will focus on Arab and Arab American feminist perspectives on topics such as Palestine and the war on terror; Islamophobia and white supremacy; the Syrian refugee crisis; the Arab Spring revolutions; the impact of war and racism on families, women and girls; and strategies for building viable social movements. Students will gain an understanding of feminist and queer theories that have emerged out of Arab and Arab American contexts with an emphasis on decolonization, intersectionality, and transnational solidarity. This is an interdisciplinary course drawing upon film, community-based archives, and social science and humanities based materials. This course satisfies the Gen Ed: Individual and Society, and US Society requirement.



AAST/COMM/MOVI 105 – African Americans in Film, 1900 – Present: Images, Individuals, & Ideas on Screen
4-week session: M,T,R,F  1 pm – 3:55 pm
3 hours. Delve into the history of blacks in American film — looking both at films produced and directed by African Americans, and at the relationship between black filmmakers, performers, and audiences to the Hollywood film industry. Film images of blacks are imaginative, historical, and political documents — all at the same time. Racial representations in the United States have been the outcome of contests over the place of blacks in American political, cultural, and social life. In this course we will explore the changing politics of black imagery in the first century of American film-making, from Birth of a Nation to Moonlight, and situate this examination within the cultural and political contexts that make these images “legible,” enjoyable, or enraging to film audiences. Central to this exploration will be a study of African American visual culture and its participation in the historical and contemporary dialogue about race, gender, class, and sexuality in American society. This course satisfies the Gen Ed: Creative Arts, and US Society requirement.





PSCH 100 – Introduction to Psychology
8-week session: Online
4 hours. Survey of basic concepts of contemporary psychology. Introduction to the nervous system, perception, motivation, learning and memory, social behavior, personality, developmental and clinical psychology. Students under 18 years of age need parental consent to participate in research experiments that are part of the course. Instructions for obtaining parental consent will be provided during class early in the semester. This course satisfies the Gen Ed: Individual and Society requirement.