2020 Online Summer Courses

Below is a list of online courses planned for Summer 2020. Please note that this list is subject to change.

ANTH 101 – World Cultures: Introduction to Social Anthropology
8-week session
3 hours. Concepts and methods in the study of world cultures from a comparative anthropological perspective, emphasizing selected non-U.S. societies, cultures, and ethnographic regions. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture. Individual and Society course, and World Cultures course.

COMM 101 – Introduction to Communication
4-week session
3 hours. Introduction to central concepts in communication, including key terms and theories, specific contexts and key debates. Course Information: Some sections may be offered fully online or in a blended-online and classroom course setting. Use of computer and internet access is required for all online and blended sections. A high speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Individual and Society course.

COMM 102 – Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
8-week session
3 hours. Effective communication in human relationships; verbal and nonverbal messages; reflective listening, disclosure, showing affection, empathy, assertiveness; handling interpersonal conflict; cultural and gender differences. Individual and Society course.

COMM 103 – Introduction to Media
4-week session; 8-week session
3 hours. Conceptualizing mass communication. Internal and external controls. Media and minorities. Individual and societal functions of the media. Individual and societal effects of the media. Individual and Society course.

COMM 200/MOVI 200 – Communication Technologies
8-week session
3 hours. History, development, and social impact of communication technology: print, broadcast, cable, satellite, computer, internet. Issues related to infrastructure, regulation, access, globalization, conveyance, and change. Prerequisite(s): Credit in COMM 103. Credit in COMM 101 or concurrent registration. Credit in COMM 102 or concurrent registration. Moving Image Arts minors must obtain approval of the Department of Communication.

COMM 250 – Social Media and Society
8-week session
3 hours. Social media platforms as they affect crucial social, political, and economic aspects of society. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ENGL 160 and ENGL 161.

COMM 394 – Special Topics in Communication: Games as Social Technology
4-week session
3 hours. Analysis of contemporary or historical issues in media and communication. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours if topic is different for each registration. Prerequisite(s): COMM 101 and COMM 103; and Credit or concurrent registration in COMM 102; and Credit or concurrent registration in COMM 200.

COMM 394 – Special Topics in Communication: Race, Media, And Culture
8-week session
3 hours. Analysis of contemporary or historical issues in media and communication. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours if topic is different for each registration. Prerequisite(s): COMM 101 and COMM 103; and Credit or concurrent registration in COMM 102; and Credit or concurrent registration in COMM 200.

GER 217 – German Cinema
8-week session
4 hours. German cinema as communication and art; its production, reception and ideological perspectives. Course Information: Taught in English. No knowledge of German required. Area literature/culture. Creative Arts course, and World Cultures course.

HIST 101 – Western Civilization Since 1648
8-week session
3 hours. Introduction to the development of Western civilization in the early modern and modern world. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture. Past course, and World Cultures course.  

HIST 104 – Modern America: From Industrialization to Globalization
4-week session
3 hours. Introduction to the political, cultural, and social developments in American society since the end of the Civil War. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture. Past course, and US Society course. 

HIST 105/INST 105 – Global Transformations and the Rise of the West Since 1000
8-week session
3 hours. Overview of historical transformations that led to the rise of Europe and the wider West to global preeminence. Emphasizes contributions of other world cultures to this development. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Lecture. Past course, and World Cultures course.  

HIST 177/RELS 177 – Middle Eastern Civilization
8-week session
3 hours. Introduction to the culture and society of the Middle East, with special attention to the development of Islam and the consequences of westernization. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Lecture. Past course, and World Cultures course. 

ITAL 280/MOVI 280 – Italian and Italian American Cinema
8-week session
3 hours. Italian and Italian American films and cinematic movements presented within the context of Italian culture and its diaspora. Taught in English. No knowledge of Italian required. Films screened with English subtitles. Recommended Background: Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 102; or Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 120; or Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 121. Creative Arts course, and World Cultures course. 

KN 335 – Exercise Psychology
4-week session
3 hours. Presents the psychological basis for exercise motivation, behavior and outcomes. Focus on application of theoretical models of exercise adherence and psychological strategies to improve participation in regular exercise. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100.

KN 337 – Psychology of Injury and Recovery
8-week session
3 hours. Introduces the psychological, social, and emotional experiences associated with the acquisition and experience of physical injuries. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100.

LALS 269 – Latin American Environmental Studies
8-week session
3 hours. Overview of environmental challenges in Latin America caused by mining, export agriculture, petroleum exploration, urbanization, and climate change. Social and political responses to environmental change and conservation regulation. Course Information: Recommended background: EAES 101. Individual and Society course, and World Cultures course.

PSCH 100 – Introduction to Psychology
8-week session
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. Course Information: 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. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture. Individual and Society course.

SOC 105 – Social Problems
8-week session
3 hours. Contemporary social problems examined from the perspectives of social institutions, culture, inequality, organizations and groups, political and economic structure, social change, and social policy. Course Information: May be substituted for SOC 100 as a prerequisite for other sociology courses. Individual and Society course, and US Society course.