Summer Session Course Information

Last updated on March 22, 2023.

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Summer Session 2023 Information

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2023 Quick Facts

  •  Summer Session runs six weeks: June 5 - July 14, 2023.

  • Enrollment opens for Holy Cross students on March 15, 2023.

  • 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: $2,550 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 1, 2023 (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.

2023 Enrollment

Enrollment opens on March 15, 2023 and remains open until June 2, 2023. 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 2027 with a compelling academic reason to take one of our online courses through fully remote access from off campus in summer 2023 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 2023.

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 $2550 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. 

2023 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.

2023 Important Dates and Deadlines

2023 Tuition

Payment of tuition charges ($2550, 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 1, 2023, students showing an unpaid summer tuition balance due for two days will be dropped from the course (and charged a processing fee - See 2023 Tuition Refunds).

2023 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 1, 2023 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 2 - June 6, 2023, 50% of tuition if you withdraw on June 7, 2023, and 100% of tuition if you withdraw after June 7, 2023. This schedule applies in lieu of the College's Refund Policy.

2023 Costs/Fees

Tuition - $2,550 per 1.0-unit course (plus additional lab or art fees, where appropriate)

Optional summer housing (and/or meal plans) carry additional charges and requires the completion of a separate application. Summer Session does not award financial aid toward housing/meals. Students with questions about staying on campus during the summer session should contact either Ed Coolbaugh ( or Luke DiCiccio ( in the Residence Life & Housing Office (

2023 Courses

ACIP 380 - The Business of Sport

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Instructor Name:  Robert Prior
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: N/A
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: N/A
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: Permission from ACIP
Mode of Teaching: Mix of online and in-person students meeting together (mode may shift to online only if there is insufficient interest for in-person attendance)
Meeting Times: Monday,Thursday 9 am-12 pm, T 9 am-11 am

Course Description: ACIP 380-The Business of Sport is comprised of two parts: (1) an academic component, in which you will be exposed to critical theories and practices of the multi-billion-dollar sports industry, and (2) a field experience which you will complete under the direction of your internship sponsor, and which is designed to illuminate and enrich your classroom experience.  The academic piece consists of regular classroom sessions involving lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, readings, and written assignments.  

The course provides a comprehensive foundation of the economic, organizational, legal and political components of the business of sport. It will present the dilemmas faced by today’s sports business leaders, and apply concepts to create an understanding of the financial drivers underlying sport business at the collegiate and professional levels.

BIOL 114 - “Biological Principles: Cancer Biology"

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Instructor: Robert Bellin
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Natural Science
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: None
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None
Mode of Teaching: Online Only
Meeting Times: MTRF 10 am - noon 

Brief course description/Notes:  All Biological Principles courses are designed to introduce non-science majors to principles and modes of inquiry underlying the study of living things.  Through a combination of lectures and in-class discussions, this course will focus on exploring our understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of cancer with an emphasis on the formation of tumors and the development of metastatic cancer.  We will also discuss modern treatment approaches, patient experiences of cancer, and new innovations in cancer research that are showing promise in the development of novel therapy methods.

CHIN 299-R02 - Eco China

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Instructor: Ji Hao
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Cross-cultural
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Asian Studies, Chinese Studies; PCON; ENVS (contingent
upon approval); International Studies (contingent upon approval)
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None
Mode of Teaching: Online Only
Meeting Times: MTRF 10am-noon

Course Description:  As the world’s most populated country and the second largest economy, China has occupied an important place in global ecology and environment: it confronts a wide range of ecological and environmental problems and at the same time plays a major role in maintaining the integrity of the global ecological system and promoting environmental sustainability. The long history of China has witnessed the constant interactions between human and nature and various kinds of conflicts associated with such interactions. It also provides us with an opportunity to learn about non-Western views of nature and hence gain a better understanding of environmental conflicts and peacebuilding in the age of globalization.

In this course we will ask humanistic questions regarding the environment and human-nature interactions such as: What is the value of the relationship between human beings and the environment? How do we want to live in relation to nature? Can we live more sustainably and poetically like what Hölderlin once said: “Full of merit, yet poetically, man dwells on this earth”? What conflicts might arise when it comes to environment issues and how to deal with those conflicts? Can we construct and articulate more aesthetic, peaceful, and meaningful relationships with other beings in a world, both real and imagined? Through exploration of those questions, this course aims to offer both a general picture of the changing relationship between human and nature in China across different historical periods and an in-depth examination of major works and events that have reflected and/or shaped such relationship.

CLAS 120-01 Mythology

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Image Courtesy of the Henry Ford Collections for educational purposes

Instructor: Nancy Andrews
Common area fulfilled—Literature (often used for pre-medical requirement in past)
Program Requirement fulfilled—Satisfies requirement for Classics major, sometimes for the English major and Visual Arts major, but it depends on agreement of chair in those departments

Mode of Teaching: Online Only
Meeting Times: Monday and Wednesday 6-9 pm, Thursday 6-8 pm

Brief course description/Notes: This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of fundamental myths concerning gods, giants, monsters and heroes, succession myths, creation myths, and myths about death and the underworld. We will discuss the narrative context and structures of the myths and discuss questions that will arise about masculinity, femininity, sexuality and power when we talk about Zeus, Athene, Demeter, Apollo and Herakles (Hercules), for example. We will also discuss relationships in families, particularly between fathers and their children and mothers and their children. Students will develop and strengthen visual skills, as well as analytical reading and writing skills in this course. Visits to local museums might be a possibility for some students.

ECON 149 - Statistical Analysis

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Instructor Name: Robert Baumann 
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: MATH
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: ECON, PSYC, SOCL, STATS, Health Professions 
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None
Mode of Teaching: Online Only
Meeting Times: MTRF 9:30-11:30am

Brief course description/Notes: This course introduces probability and statistics. After covering the basic summary statistics, the course transitions into the construction and the rules of probability. 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 probability distribution functions, expected values, variances, sampling, and the Central Limit Theorem. The course concludes with introductions of analysis of variance and least squares estimation. 

 ENGL 200-R01 - Beyond the Human

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Instructor name: Jennifer Reed
Common Area Requirements fulfilled: Literature and Arts
Program Requirements fulfilled: Literature Group D
Prerequisites: None.

Mode of Teaching:  Mix of online and in-person students meeting together (mode may shift to online only if there is insufficient interest for in-person attendance)
Meeting times: MTWR 1–3pm

This 200-level course for non-majors will examine fictional explorations of the relationship between humans and non-humans in literature and in film. The course will explore the power of narrative in shaping and changing our relationship to the non-human world. We’ll examine texts and films that think about our relationship to animals, monsters, and aliens, and 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 adaptation The Green Knight, as well as Colson 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.

HIST 122 - Food, Power, & Environment 

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Instructor Name: Chris Staysniak
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Historical Studies
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: History major, ENVS major/minor
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None needed
Mode of Teaching:  Mix of online and in-person students meeting together (mode may shift to online only if there is insufficient interest for in-person attendance)
Meeting Times: M, W, F from 9:15am-12noon

Brief course description/Notes: This class covers the history of American food from farm to fork, with forays into food production, farming, diet culture, fishing, food insecurity, and the ways our food system will be shaped by climate change. Mealtime will never be the same!

MATH 135 - Calculus 1

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Instructor Name: Christopher Benestad
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Mathematical Science
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Majors: ECON, BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, ACCT, health professions
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: high school precalculus or equivalent
Mode of Teaching: Online Only
Meeting Times: TWR 12:30 to 3:10 pm

Brief course description/Notes:  This is the standard version of Calculus at the College. Considers the calculus of real-valued functions of one variable for students who are planning further coursework in mathematics, a major in the social or physical sciences, or a premedical program. Emphasis is placed on a conceptual understanding of calculus, presenting material from symbolic, numerical, and graphical points of view. The concepts of limit, continuity, and derivative are developed and applied to algebraic, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions. Applications of the derivative are explored. 

MATH 136 - Calculus 2

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Instructor: Aleksandra Maalaoui
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Mathematical Science
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: majors in mathematics, the social and physical sciences, health professions
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 9:30 a.m. -12:10 p.m. 
Brief course description/Notes: 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 Mathematics 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. 

PHIL 110 - Philosophical Inquiries

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Instructor Name: Jameliah Inga Shorter-Bourhanou
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled:  Philosophical Studies
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled:  None
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor:  None
Mode of Teaching: Online Only
Meeting Times: MTWR. 9 am-11 am. 
Note: The first day of class will be Thursday, June 8th. We will hold makeup classes on the three following Fridays (June 9th, 16th, and 23rd) from 9 am-11 am.

Brief course description/Notes:  In a certain way, philosophy needs no introduction. Each of us has had moments of wonder: "Why do we exist?" "Why is there so much suffering in the world?" "Why does the world itself exist?" This one-semester course for first-year students helps strengthen that sense of wonder by giving the student insight into what some of the greatest thinkers have had to say about these questions. Readings from Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes and Kant.

PHIL 223 - Trauma & The Troubled Mind: The Ethics of Trauma

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Instructor: MaryCatherine McDonald
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Philosophical Studies
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Philosophy major/minor, PCON concentration 
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None
Mode of Teaching: Online Only
Meeting Times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12-2pm

Brief course description/Notes: 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? Students pursuing all majors are encouraged to take this course.

POLS248 - US Environmental Policy 

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Instructor Name: Samuel VanSant Stoddard
Common Area Requirements fulfilled: Social Sciences
Program Requirements: Upper-level POLS or ENVS 
Prerequisite: none
Mode of Teaching: Mix of online and in-person students meeting together (mode may shift to online only if there is insufficient interest for in-person attendance)
Meeting Times: - M, T, W, R from 10am - 12pm

Brief course description/Notes: This course introduces students to the environmental policies and the politics of environmental issues in the United States.  Students will better understand the theories of environmentalism that inform public opinion and policymaking, the history of the environmental movement, the current state of American environmental law, the details of environmental policies, and the processes used to administer and enforce these policies.  Particular attention will be paid to the roles of actors such as politicians, public officials, industries, interest groups, and citizens in creating environmental policies and influencing public opinion of environmental issues.  

PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology

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Instructor Name: Michael W. Creane
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Social Science
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Psychology Major Requirement, health professions
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: N/A 
Mode of Teaching: Online Only
Meeting Times: Tuesday (3-6pm), Thursday (3-6pm) & Friday (3-5pm)

Brief course description/Notes: An introduction to the principles of psychology as emerging from the areas of physiological, sensation and perception, development, learning, cognition, and memory, social, personality, and abnormal. 

RELS 107 - Islam 

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Instructor: Caner Dagli
Common Area: Cross-Cultural Studies, Studies in Religion
Programs: Africana Studies, Middle East Studies
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: No pre-reqs or permission needed
Mode of Teaching: Online only
Meeting Times: M-T-W-Th 2pm—4pm 

Brief Description: 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 238 - Christian Ethics and Mental Illness

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Instructor Name: Peter K. Fay
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Studies in Religion
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: RELS major/minor requirements
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: none
Mode of Teaching: Online only 
Meeting Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 3:00 - 5:40 PM EST.  

Brief course description/Notes: This reading and writing intensive seminar studies the ways in which the discipline of Christian ethics challenges, is challenged by, enriches, and is enriched by contemporary conversations about mental illness.  Using schizophrenia and bipolar disorder as test cases, this seminar gives special attention to contemporary scientific and empirical studies about mental illness, first-person narratives of people with mental illness, and Roman Catholic and Protestant theological ethics specializing in social ethics, bioethics, fundamental moral theology, and disability ethics. One unit.

SOCL 101 - Sociological Perspectives

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Instructor Name: Daina Cheyenne Havey
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: social science

Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: none
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: no
Mode of Teaching: Mix of online and in-person students meeting together (mode may shift to online only if there is insufficient interest for in-person attendance)
Meeting Times: MTWR 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Brief course description/Notes:  This course is about learning how to think sociologically (which means scientifically). It is not about the field of sociology per se, so rather than covering debates within the field, memorizing vocabulary, or even the history of sociology, we will instead learn how to apply sociological analysis and reasoning to everyday life. As such there is no orienting text book. We will not proceed in a linear manner, chapter one, chapter two, etc. with each piece of information building upon the next. Rather, we will take steps to understand the advantages to thinking sociologically and in doing so read some (hopefully) interesting material and learn a little bit about society and ourselves. I am a sociologist. I love sociology (okay, I really like it, most of the time). But I do not presume that you are going to be a sociologist or love sociology. My hope is that you become comfortable questioning the way that you see and understand social life and that after you leave this course you will be more apt to be not only critical about the world you live in, but reflective about your role in it.

We will begin the course by developing your sociological imagination and looking at how difficult it can be to think sociologically. This will include both cognitive and cultural analyses and involve us looking at everything from how we deal with homelessness to why Steve Jobs was so successful. We will then move on to examining a number of social phenomena that we take for granted, including, but not limited to: break-ups, social control mechanisms, racial categories, the media, holidays, terrorism, the family, even time itself. We will then spend a significant portion of the course reading three recent books in sociology and one classic to understand how one “does” sociology and to become familiar with several contemporary social issues.

SOCL 263 -  Medical Sociology

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Instructor: Renee Beard
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Social Science
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: none
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: SOCL 101 preferred
Mode of Teaching: Online only
Meeting Times and Time of Day:  MTWF 12-2pm

Course description:  This class explores the Sociology of Health & Illness at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. We will examine questions like: How do individuals experience and narrate illness or disability? How do social interactions and roles shape perceptions and subjective accounts of various ailments? How do social structures, such as the medical, pharmaceutical and insurance industries, influence understandings of and approaches to health, illness, difference and disability? 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. Designated “sociology in action” days will be used to investigate current social issues, such as policing/the prison system, the Black Lives Matter or #MeToo movements, the overturn of Roe v. Wade, organ transplantation, health care reform, and “designer babies.” 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

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Instructor Name: 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: Online only
Meeting Times: MTWR 11:00-1:00

Brief course description/Notes: 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

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Image Courtesy of Rosaura Rodríguez (Puerto Rico)

Instructor: Prof. Laurie Garriga 
Common area/ Program requirement/s fulfilled: Language Studies
Prerequisite: Students must complete a language placement exam or SPAN 108 or SPAN 103. Students who have taken or placed into any higher level SPAN course may not earn language credit for SPAN 201.
Mode of Teaching: Online only
Meeting Times and Time of Day: MTWR 10am-noon

Brief course description/Notes: This course is a continuation of the fundamental series (Spanish 108 or 103) in helping students to further develop their Spanish skills (reading, listening, speaking, writing) and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world through a mostly communicative and task supported curriculum. An emphasis will be placed on the exploration of both written and visual cultural artifacts.

By the end of the semester a successful student will be able to narrate in the past, present and future, describe people, places and things, give commands, state opinions and manipulate a rich vocabulary. The class is conducted entirely in Spanish and activities are designed to practice all language skills with the goal of increasing both fluency and cultural awareness.

VAHI 100 - Introduction to Visual Arts

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Photo Credit:  Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington (Robert Seldon Duncanson)
Instructor: Annie Storr
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: Arts
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Required for the Major or Minor in Art History; fulfills an art
history elective required for the Major or Minor in Studio Art.
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: No prerequisites
Mode of Teaching: Online, with optional in-person gathering for select classes and field trips.
Meeting Times: Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri.11:30 am-1:50pm EDT (8:30am CA; 4:30pm UK; 5:30pm EU)

Brief course description/Notes: Fundamental, introductory course in art history and visual culture. Emphasis is on the acquisition of basic visual skills and an understanding of the major periods and approaches in the history of art from prehistoric times to the 19thC. Exposure to works of art through the collections of The Worcester Art Museum, and/or other museums accessible to students, is an integral part of the course. This course is adapted for a summer intensive format, covering the same core material.

VAST 130 - Digital Photography

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Image credit: © Gracie Johnson

Instructor Name: Colleen Fitzgerald
Common Area Requirement(s) fulfilled: ARTS
Program(s) Requirement(s) fulfilled: Major and Minor Electives
Prerequisite(s)/Permission of Instructor: None
Required Material: DSLR or equivalent camera with manual controls
Recommended Material: Tripod
Mode of Teaching: Online Only
Meeting Times: Monday & Thursday 10 AM- 2 PM

Brief course description/Notes: This course is an introduction to digital photography. Teaches exposure controls, camera operation, basic editing, and concept development. Continuous work and advancement are achieved through creative photo assignments, criticism, and artist research. The course culminates in a project driven by student interest. Students are required to supply a DSLR camera with manual controls. There is a $50 fee to cover access to Adobe Creative Suite.