Summer Session Course Information

Last updated on May 24, 2022.

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Summer Session 2022 Information

2022 Announcements

ACIP 370 reopened and MATH 136 added (MATH 135 is not being offered).

2022 Quick Facts

  •  Summer Session runs six weeks: June 6 - July 15, 2022.

  • Class sizes of 24 or less.

  • Courses taught, with office hours, by Holy Cross faculty.

  • Courses have the same standards/expectations as seen during the academic year.

  • Tuition: $2,495 per 1.0-unit course (plus additional lab or art fees, where appropriate).

  • Financial aid will be available to eligible current Holy Cross students with demonstrated need or extenuating circumstances. All HC students unable to pay the full tuition are encouraged to apply, starting on March 16, 2022 (Financial Aid Application Form).

  • Permission to take two courses requires the approval of a class dean.

  • Courses can be taken Pass/No Pass at same cost (but do not count toward 32 course requirement unless grade is uncovered before graduation).

  • Course grade factors into Holy Cross GPA if taken for letter grade.

  • Each course must have a minimum number of students enrolled to run. If enrollment does not reach the necessary minimum by mid-May, the course will be canceled and all payments will be refunded.

2022 Enrollment

Enrollment opens on March 16, 2022 and remains open until June 6, 2022. All students need to submit an Enrollment Form ( Enrollment Intent and Agreement Form) to be term-activated. You will then be notified when you are cleared to self-enroll in an open summer course through STAR. 

Accepted Holy Cross students in the Class of 2026 with a compelling academic reason to take one of our online courses through fully remote access from off campus in summer 2022 need to first contact their class dean ( Other current high school seniors should first contact the Director ( if interested in taking one of our online courses through fully remote access from off campus in summer 2022.

In addition to the Enrollment Form (Enrollment Intent and Agreement Form), students from other Colleges/Universities will also need to submit a completed Authorization Form from their home institution; this form will need to be approved by Holy Cross before enrollment is permitted. Full tuition payment of $2495 is due at time of enrollment (see Guest Payment Instructions).

Enrollment by applicants who are not currently matriculated students at Holy Cross is subject to acceptance by the College, available seating in courses, and approval by the individual professors. 

2022 Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for eligible current Holy Cross students.  Eligibility levels are established in part by the student's Holy Cross demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Additional aid is available for students with extenuating circumstances. All HC students unable to pay the full tuition are encouraged to apply.  Financial Aid Application Form.

2022 Important Dates and Deadlines

2022 Tuition

Payment of tuition charges ($2495, plus art fee where applicable, less any awarded financial aid) is due when course enrollment is billed to your account (usually within two business days of course enrollment) - see Holy Cross Student Payment Instructions or Guest Payment Instructions.  As of May 3, 2022, students showing a summer tuition balance due for two days will be dropped from the course (and charged a processing fee).

2022 Tuition Refunds

If the College cancels a course, you will receive 100% of the tuition at time of cancellation, if you do not wish to enroll in a different open course.

Withdrawals by May 2, 2022 will not incur any fees.

PLEASE NOTE: The College will charge you a processing fee equal to 10% of tuition if you withdraw from May 3 - June 7, 2022, 50% of tuition if you withdraw on June 8, 2022, and 100% of tuition if you withdraw after June 8, 2022. This schedule applies in lieu of the College's Refund Policy.

2022 Costs/Fees

Tuition - $2,495 per 1.0-unit course (plus additional lab or art fees, where appropriate)

2022 Courses

The following courses are planned for Summer Session 2022:

ACIP 199, now ACIP 370 "Leadership in The Sports World" (1.0 units) 

Instructor: Robert Prior

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: None

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: None

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: Instructor Permission Required

Mode of Teaching: Both Remote Access (Online) students and In-Person students will attend class together (designated as OT in STAR)

Meeting Times: MR 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., T 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

This course examines the qualities and skills necessary to lead a successful sport organization.  Students will research the sports industry and identify current and past leaders of sport organizations who have made a lasting impact on the industry with their respective leadership philosophies.  Strategic planning, goal setting, motivation, creative problem solving, effective communication and teamwork will be examined and practically applied through sports industry focused projects and activities.  Students will participate in an internship for 8-10 hours per week; 30% of the final grade for the course will be based on internship evaluations.

BIOL 114 "Vaccines and Their Targets: History, Science, and Ethics of Vaccines" (1.0 units)

stacked graphs of vaccine skepticism red and yellow colors with percentages

Instructor: Julia Khodor

Common Area Requirement(s) Fulfilled: Natural Science 

Program Requirement(s) Fulfilled: None

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None

Mode of Teaching: Remote Access (Online) only

Meeting Times: MTRF 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m

Vaccines are a big part of our modern society—pediatricians have vaccine schedules for newborns and children, and you undoubtedly had to present documentation of your shots being up to date as part of residential planning. In this course, we will look at different kinds of infectious diseases and at some treatment and prevention measures available to us. We will understand the basics of the immune system and the principles that govern vaccine development and regulation. We will consider some of the key events in the history of human subject experimentation as well as public health repercussions of the past and present day injustices. We will also learn about what has worked to improve outcomes in the communities that have experienced and/or are experiencing these injustices. We will trace the history and popularity of vaccines and consider infectious diseases that have proven challenging or elusive targets for vaccine development. We will end the course by examining the latest available data on a variety of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

CHEM 142 "Chemistry of Food" (1.0 units) Cancelled

Graph showing levels of sugar in foods as well as chemical structures

Instructor: Bianca Sculimbrene

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Natural Science

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: None

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None. Students can NOT have previously completed CHEM 181 (Atoms and Molecules)

Mode of Teaching: In-Person only

Meeting Times: TWR 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This course addresses the chemical components of food and the chemical processes involved in cooking. Have you ever wondered why Julia Child whips egg whites in copper bowls, why certain foods expand during cooking, or why different recipes require different oven temperatures? We will look into the science that explains these food wisdoms by a combination of lecture, discussions, and food-chemistry experiments. We will also discuss the nutrients in food, how they are enhanced or altered by cooking, and the role this plays in human nutrition. This class is suited for non-science majors. Students may not enroll in this course if they have previously taken Chemistry 181.

CHIN 299 "Chinese Food Odyssey" (1.0 units)

Shelves with food in front of sign in Chinese

Instructor: Ji Hao

Common Area Requirement(s) Fulfilled: Cross-Cultural, Literature 

Program Requirement(s) Fulfilled: Asian Studies, Chinese Studies

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None

Mode of Teaching: Both Remote Access (Online) students and In-Person students will attend class together (designated as OT in STAR)

Meeting Times: MTRF 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

“Have you eaten?” As one of the most common greetings among people in China, it suggests the important role food plays in Chinese culture and society. This course examines the Chinese culinary tradition and practice from antiquity to the present and explores diverse representations of food in historical accounts, literature, traditional arts, and the modern media. In this journey to Chinese culture’s heart through its stomach, we will savor every bite: both food for thought and food for stomach. While digging into our food, we will also discuss a variety of topics related to the subject of Chinese food, such as food and culture values, food and identity, food and hunger, and Chinese food in the West. Students will develop critical “eating” skills and will further embrace cultural diversity through food. This course is taught in English.

CLAS 120 "Mythology" (1.0 units)

Flying horse among pink clouds

Instructor: Nancy E. Andrews

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Literature 

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Classics major; Health Professions

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None

Mode of Teaching:  Remote Access (Online) only

Meeting Times: MW 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., R 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of fundamental myths concerning gods, giants, and heroes, succession myths, creation myths, and myths about death and the underworld. We will discuss narrative context and structures of myths. Students will develop and strengthen visual skills, as well as analytical reading and writing skills in this course. Visits to local museums might be possibilities for some students.

DFTS 201 "Intermediate American Sign Language 1" (1.0 units)

sign language image purple background with yellow hand fist closed thumb up, fist closed thumb in front of index and middle fingers, index finger pointing up thumb out to the side and remaining fingers bent into palm

InstructorYing Li

Common Area Requirement(s) FulfilledLanguage 

Program Requirement(s) Fulfilled: Deaf Studies Minor

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: DFST 102, Instructor Permission Required

Mode of TeachingRemote Access (Online) only

Meeting TimesMTWR 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

The course reviews and expands students' sign production and comprehension abilities in ASL. Lessons are designed around recognition and demonstration of more sophisticated grammatical features of ASL with focus on increasing fluency and accuracy. Students continue the growth of their cultural awareness of the diverse Deaf communities and ASL linguistics. 

ECON 149 "Statistical Analysis" (1.0 units)

Instructor: Robert Baumann

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Mathematical Science

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Statistics requirement for Economics & Accounting majors, Anthropology & Sociology majors, Psychology majors; Statistics minors; Health Professions

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None

Mode of Teaching: Both Remote Access (Online) students and In-Person students will attend class together (designated as OT in STAR)

Meeting Times: MTRF 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

This course introduces probability and statistics. After covering the basic summary statistics, the course transitions into the construction and the rules of probability, such as the permutations and combinations, addition law, multiplication law, conditional probabilities, and Bayes's Theorem. This knowledge is necessary for the study of random variables, which is the focus of the remainder of the course. Within random variables, topics include discrete random variables, continuous random variables, probability distribution functions, cumulative probability distribution functions, expected values, variances, sampling, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and the Central Limit Theorem. The course concludes with an introduction of least squares estimation that focuses on interpretation of the estimates and goodness-of-fit.

ECON 210 "Economics of the European Union" (1.0 units) Cancelled

Three European Union flags flying outside building

Instructor: Olena Staveley-O'Carroll

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Social Science

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Economics, International Studies

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: Principles of Economics (ECON 110)

Mode of Teaching:Remote Access (Online) only

Meeting Times: MT 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., R 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

This course applies basic economic theory (e.g., market equilibrium, externalities, optimal exchange rate arrangements, and welfare effects of free trade) to understand multiple facets of the process of the EU integration. The topics covered include the history of European integration (with the emphasis on political motivations of different national and political leaders); free mobility of goods, services, capital, and labor; regional income inequality; trade and environmental issues related to Common Agricultural and Common Fisheries Policies; the Euro; labor market policies and unemployment; sustainability of the government-provided pension systems; and the EU as a political player on the world stage.

ENGL 299, now ENGL 260 "Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S. (1.0 units)

Stack of books with yellow flowers on top

Instructor: Hayley Stefan

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Literature, Cross-Cultural 

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Health Professions

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None. Non-Majors only.

Mode of Teaching: Both Remote Access (Online) students and In-Person students will attend class together (designated as OT in STAR)

Meeting Times:MW 10:30am-1:30pm, R 11:30am-1:30pm

This course centers literature by writers whose identities have marked them as historically “other” to a predominantly white European body of works, including African American, Asian American, Indigenous, and Latinx authors, among others. Through our reading, discussion, and student research, our class will consider how literature influences and responds to complex conversations about race, ethnicity, nationality, and identity. Together we will ask what brings together “multi-ethnic literature” as a field, as well as how variations across authors, content, and form resist easy categorization. Alongside discussion of major and lesser-known works of multi-ethnic literature, we will contextualize our reading with the crucial role of activism in the development of this field and of ethnic studies programs. Our class will bridge the field’s history and contemporary moment through multi-ethnic U.S. writers’ reflections of their roles in education and publishing today via trends like #OwnVoices and the We Need Diverse Books organization. We will examine these concepts through and with attention to various forms, including but not limited to comics, creative nonfiction, novels, poetry,  and short stories, from multiple genres.  

ENGL 399 "Beyond the Human" (1.0 units) Cancelled

Medieval illustration of fight

Instructor: Jennifer Reed

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Literature, Arts

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Group D (Theories and Methodologies) of English major; Health Professions

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None. Suitable for Majors and Non-Majors.

Mode of Teaching: Both Remote Access (Online) students and In-Person students will attend class together (designated as OT in STAR)

Meeting Times:MTWR 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This course will examine fictional explorations of the relationship between humans and non-humans in literature and in film. We will focus on texts that address human relationships with non-human characters, including animals, monsters, aliens, and robots. In doing so, we will explore topics including gender, sexuality, race, class, science, and culture. We’ll look at narratives in which monsters test humanity’s virtue and courage in the chivalric romance poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and its 2021 film adaptation The Green Knight, as well asColson Whitehead’s zombie apocalypse novel, Zone One. We’ll consider science fiction narratives in which aliens save humanity from itself in Octavia Butler’s novel Dawn and the 2016 film Arrival. And we’ll think about our relationship to the animal world in Adam Roberts’s speculative novel Bête, in which domestic animals are injected with artificial intelligence, and the 2021 folk horror film Lamb, in which a bereaved couple take in an animal-human hybrid. Together, our texts will help us better understand the power of fictional narrative in shaping and changing our attitude to the non-human world. 

HIST 122 "Food, Power, Environment" (1.0 units)

Instructor: Christopher Staysniak

Common Area Requirement(s) Fulfilled: Historical Studies

Program(s) Requirement(s) Fulfilled: History Major, Environmental Studies Major/Minor

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None

Mode of Teaching: Both Remote Access (Online) students and In-Person students will attend class together (designated as OT in STAR)

Meeting Times: MWF 9:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This class covers the history of American food from farm to fork with breaks from the past to explore a present snapshot of greater Worcester's food system, including the challenges and changes presented by our current extraordinary moment. Mealtime will never be the same!

MATH 136 "Calculus 2"

calculus math equations on graph paper
 Instructor: Aleksandra Maalaoui 
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Mathematical Science
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilledmajors in mathematics, the social or physical sciences
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: MATH 135 or equivalent/placement into calculus II/ a year of calculus in high school. 
Mode of Teaching: Online only
Meeting Times: MWF 9:00-11:40 a.m. 
This course considers the calculus of real-valued functions of one variable. It is appropriate for students who are already comfortable with derivatives from an earlier calculus class. After a brief review of derivatives, this course includes the theory, techniques, and applications of integration. It also studies ordinary differential equations and sequences and series, including Taylor polynomials and Taylor series. This course is the prerequisite for MATH 241. MATH 136 is the first course that counts toward the minimum required for the major in mathematics. We recommend students try MATH 136 if they had a solid year of calculus in high school. 

MUSC 238 "Musical Cultures of Brazil" (1.0 units)

Parade in Brazil

Instructor: Schuyler Whelden

Common Area Requirement(s) Fulfilled: Arts, Cross-Cultural

Program(s) Requirement(s) Fulfilled: Music Major; Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies; Africana Studies

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of the Instructor: None

Mode of Teaching: Both Remote Access (Online) students and In-Person students will attend class together (designated as OT in STAR)

Meeting Times: TW 2 p.m.- 5 p.m., R 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Brazil, the world’s fifth largest nation, is home to a wide variety of musical traditions. In addition to being a rich and complex medium of artistic expression, Brazilian musical practice has been tied to the formation and expression of national and local identities, accompanied religious ceremonies and rites, and served as an important vehicle for political participation. In this course, we will examine many of the country’s major musical styles and practices, both in terms of their specific musical qualities as well as for their social and cultural uses and meanings. In particular, we will focus on how musical practice is bound up with issues of race, racism, and anti-racism. Topics to be covered include indigenous music, candomblé, capoeira, samba, Bossa Nova, MPB, tropicália, forró, funk carioca, and Brazilian rap. We will also study Brazilian history and culture in order to appropriately situate musical practices and their meanings. Students will develop critical listening and music interpretation skills, learn to play rhythms associated with some Brazilian music traditions, and complete a final project on a Brazilian music topic. The class is suitable both for students who possess previous musical training or language skills and those who do not.

PHIL 299, now PHIL 223 "Troubled Minds:  Ethics of Trauma" (1.0 units)

Instructor: MaryCatherine McDonald

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Philosophical Studies

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled:Philosophy major/minor, Peace and Conflict Studies 

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None

Mode of Teaching:Remote Access (Online) only

Meeting Times: MTWR 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 

After trauma, we can find traces of the past in the way we see the world, in our behavior as we relate to others, and even in our genes. But what, exactly, is trauma? And what does it mean to be traumatized? This course examines the very nature of trauma from the perspectives of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. While looking critically at the history of the study of trauma, we will turn our focus on the ethical dimensions of understanding and treating trauma. What can we - and what ought we - to do about trauma and our troubled minds?

POLS 103 "Intro to International Relations" (1.0 units) Cancelled

International flags flying outside building

Instructor: Clayton Cleveland

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Social Science

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Political Science Major; Peace and Conflict Studies; International Studies (Area:  International Relations)

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None

Mode of Teaching: Remote Access (Online) only

Meeting Times: MTWR 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Introduces students to major theories and concepts in international politics and examines the evolution of the international system during the modern era. Principal topics include: the causes of war and peace, the dynamics of imperialism and post-colonialism, the emergence of global environmental issues, the nature and functioning of international institutions, the legal and ethical obligations of states, and the international sources of wealth and poverty. International Relations.

POLS 219 "State and Local Politics" (1.0 units)

Drawing of United States with states filled in by respective state flag

Instructor: Samuel Stoddard

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Social Science

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Political Science upper-level course in American Politics subfield

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None

Mode of Teaching: Both Remote Access (Online) students and In-Person students will attend class together (designated as OT in STAR)

Meeting Times: MTWR 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

State and local governments are the most visible and impactful forms of government for most Americans. The course introduces students to the functions of state government, the roles of important actors, and the details of important policy issues. Throughout the course, students will engage in class discussions of important issues, observe state and local policymaking in action, analyze state policies in small groups, and conduct research on an assigned state.

PSYC 100 "Introduction to Psychology" (1.0 units) Cancelled

Word map with psychology terms in shape of brain

Instructor: Daniel Bitran

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Social Science

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Psychology Major, Health Professions

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None

Mode of Teaching: In-Person OR Remote Access (Online) - whichever one is more popular

Meeting Times: MTWR 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Psychology is a hybrid discipline with roots in philosophy on the one hand, and biology on the other. At first glance, the diverse fields discussed in Introduction to Psychology may leave you with a disconcerting impression of discontinuity. This course, however, will emphasize the common threads that bind the heterogeneous fabric of psychological investigation. One overriding theme will be to develop an appreciation for the science of psychology – including the formation of hypotheses, collection of data, and their interpretation. Introduction to Psychology is a general survey course. We will cover various topics, including research designs, the biological bases of behavior, sleep and other altered states of consciousness, learning and memory, cognitive development, motivation, emotions and health, social psychology, clinical and abnormal psychology. We will discuss various psychological principles that affect our actions, thoughts, and emotions.

PSYC 314 "Science, Medicine, and the Holocaust" (1.0 units)

multiple images of concentration camps

Instructor: Daniel Bitran

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: None

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Psychology Major, International Studies Major, Peace and Conflict Studies Concentration

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None

Mode of Teaching: Remote Access (Online) only

Meeting Times: MTR 10:00 a.m.-12:40 p.m.

How did a healing profession justify its murderous actions? Were physicians and scientists pawns of a totalitarian regime? Were they indifferent or ignorant of the oppressive Nazi policies? Or were they active contributors to the racial Nazi ideology? Is the study of genetics susceptible to the same political forces that corrupted the field of eugenics? How did the Holocaust come to shape our code of ethics in human experimentation? What can be learned of biomedical ethics from a study of the Holocaust? This seminar will seek answers to these and related questions from contributions of historians, biomedical ethicists, philosophers, theologians, and journalists. Ideological forces will be shown to be at the core of scientific inquiry.

RELS 107 "Islam" (1.0 units) Cancelled

Islamic prayer

Instructor: Caner Dagli

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Cross-Cultural Studies, Studies in Religion

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Africana Studies, Middle East Studies

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None

Preferred Mode of Teaching: Remote Access (Online) only

Meeting Times: MTWR 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Examination of Islamic religious beliefs and practices from the origins of Islam to the present. Particular stress is placed on Islamic religious ideals, institutions and personalities. Central topics include: Islamic scripture and traditions, prophecy, law, rituals, theology and philosophy, sectarianism, mysticism, aesthetic ideals, art and architecture, pedagogy, and modern reinterpretations of the tradition.

RELS 120 “Comparative Religions” (1.0 units)

Man with hands over person in prayer

Instructor: Mathew N. Schmalz

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Religious Studies

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Asian Studies

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None

Mode of Teaching:Remote Access (Online) only

Meeting Times: TW 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., R 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This course examines Hinduism, Islam and Christianity within the perspective of the comparative study of religion.  The course will initially introduce students to basic themes within the worldview of each of these three traditions.  As the course progresses, we will integrate themes from the comparative study of religion to provide “interpretative frames” for understanding diverse religious worldviews. This course is introductory in nature and requires no previous knowledge of Hinduism, Islam, or Christianity.

SOCL 101 “The Sociological Perspective” (1.0 units) Cancelled

Game pieces on game board

Instructor: Samantha Eddy

Common Area Requirement(s) Fulfilled: Social Science

Program(s) Requirement(s) Fulfilled: Sociology Major, Health Professions

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of the Instructor: None

Mode of Teaching: In-Person

Meeting Times: TR 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., W 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

An introduction to the principles of sociological analysis. Through a critical examination of selected topics and themes, this course develops a sociological perspective for the interpretation and understanding of cultural differences, age and sex roles, discrimination, the family and the workplace, bureaucracies, stratification, and the problems of poverty.

SOCL 263 “Medical Sociology” (1.0 units)

Instructor: Renee Beard

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Social Science

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Sociology Major Elective

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: SOCL-101 preferred

Mode of Teaching: Remote Access (Online) only

Meeting Times: MTWF 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

This class is designed to introduce students to the Sociology of Health & Illness at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. How do individuals experience and narrate illness? How do social interactions and roles shape perceptions and subjective accounts of various ailments? How do social structures, such as modern medicine, the pharmaceutical industry or health insurance, influence understandings and approaches to health and illness? Through engagement with the social determinants of health, the Immigrant Paradox, and the health-wealth gradient, this course asks students to interrogate our deeply held assumptions about health in America. The impact of mass media and the Covid-19 pandemic will also be examined to understand the social construction of health and illness, stigma, and disparities across social variables such as race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, age, nationality, and sexual orientation.

SPAN 100 “Elements of Spanish” (1.0 units)

Castle illuminated at night in Spain

Instructor: Elizabeth O’Connell-Inman

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Language

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: None

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: 0-2 years of previous high school Spanish or permission by instructor. If students have previous experience with the language, a placement score must be on record. Spanish Background Questionnaire required.

Mode of Teaching: Remote Access (Online)

Meeting Times: MTWR 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Elements of Spanish begins a comprehensive presentation of the basic structures and vocabulary of Spanish fully integrated within a cultural framework. This is a communication–oriented course.  Activities are designed to practice all language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing.  Class time will be devoted to oral communication as well as acquiring the learning techniques necessary to improve your language skills. This course counts as the equivalent of SPAN 101 and serves as a prerequisite for SPAN 102.

SPAN 201 “Intermediate Spanish 1” (1.0 units)

Village in Spain during daytime

Instructor: Carolina Blázquez 

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Language

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: None

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: Students must complete a language placement exam or SPAN 102 or SPAN 103 or SPAN 108. Students who have taken or placed into any higher level SPAN course may not earn language credit for SPAN 201.

Mode of Teaching: Remote Access (Online)

Meeting Times: MTWR 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This third-semester Spanish course provides a review of grammar as well as oral and written practice in the language, and an exploration of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

STAT - see ECON 149 "Statistical Analysis" which satisfies all programs except biology major

VAST 105 “Digital Art Studio 1” (1.0 units)

Instructor: Rachelle Beaudoin

Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Arts

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Visual Arts Studio Major/ Minor, Visual Arts History Major, Rhetoric elective

Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None

Mode of Teaching: Remote Access (Online) only

Meeting Times: MTWR 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

A hands-on introduction to digital imaging using Adobe Creative Cloud.  Generate and manipulate images and files within an artistic context.  Think creatively, work digitally and examine the potential of digital art making as a new form of art.  In addition to class projects and critiques, students discuss contemporary artists who use the computer in their work. Note: in place of obtaining textbooks, an additional $50 fee will be charged for provided access to Adobe Creative Cloud.