Summer Scholars Program Courses (Summer 2013)
Students in the Summer Scholars Program will take one 3-credit course during the two-week period that will meet Monday through Friday for three hours a day. Students in this program will take classes alongside current college students.
Students will be expected to complete approximately 5 hours of pre-work through an online communication website prior to the beginning of class. This may include discussion boards, papers, or another way that students can demonstrate their knowledge.
*Courses offerings are subject to change. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Biology: Identity and the Human Genome (Professor Olivia Harriott)
This course introduces scientific and social aspects of human genetics. Topics of discussion include the structure and function of genes, human genetic diversity, Mendelian inheritance, and the ethical and legal issues related to emerging genetic technologies.
- Economics: Introduction to Microeconomics (Professor Phil Lane)
This course analyzes the behavior of individual consumers and producers as they deal with the economic problem of allocating scarce resources. The course examines how markets function to establish prices and quantities through supply and demand, how resource costs influence firm supply, and how variations in competition levels affect economic efficiency. Topics may include antitrust policy, the distribution of income, the role of government, and environmental problems. The course includes computer applications.
- Communication: Family Communication (Professor Maggie Wills)
In this course students come to understand how families are constituted through symbolic processes and interaction; explore the verbal and non-verbal communication behaviors that are developed and preferred in different kinds of families; learn various theories for understanding family interactions at the individual, dyadic, group, and systems levels; analyze family communication patterns using established theories and methods; connect family dynamics to social trends and processes including the roles of the mass media and popular culture; and explore ways culture, class, gender, and sexuality affect and are affected by family structures, roles, and communication patterns.
- English: Creative Writing (Professor TBA)
This course fosters creativity and critical acumen through extensive exercises in the composition of poetry and fiction.
- Film: American Films of the 90's (Professor Elizabeth Haas)
Whatever is happening in the country culturally and historically, one way or another finds its way into the popular media. This course examines how the films of a given 10-year period consciously and unconsciously reflect the era in which they were made.
- Sociology: Race, Gender, and Ethnic Relations (Professor Margo Ramlal-Nankoe)
This course analyzes sociological and social psychological dimensions of race relations, ethnic interaction, and the changing role and status of women. It focuses on the American scene but also examines problems of women and minorities in other parts of the world and their importance for world politics. It also considers what sociologists and social psychologists have learned about improving dominant/ minority relations.
- Studio Art: Painting (Professor TBA)
This course introduces the methods, techniques, and language of oil painting. Students explore principles of color, construction, paint handling, delineation of form and space, light and shadow, surface, texture, and composition. Students paint primarily from observation and employ representational and abstract modes. Materials and historical concerns are integral parts of directed and individual investigations.
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