Summer Course Examples
Please note that the summer 2020 College Now courses have been cancelled - we look forward to providing summer 2021 information in February.
An interdisciplinary study of the environment investigating how nature works and how things are interconnected. Based on an understanding of ecological concepts and principles, students examine lifestyle issues and critically analyze the relationship among population, natural resources, land use, agriculture, biodiversity, industrialization and pollution. Environmental problems are examined from scientific, ethical, economic and sociological perspectives to enable students to understand the relevance of biology to contemporary issues in human society. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)
Introduces the student, through the study of knowledge, reality and human conduct, to the discipline that inquires into human nature and the world. Designed to increase the student's self-awareness and ability to think. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)
Introduces key concepts in rhetoric and writing, including situation and context, audience, genre, purpose, and persuasion. Students apply these concepts in writing projects that demonstrate how reading and writing are embedded in multi-faceted academic, personal, social, political, and/or professional purposes. These writing projects unfold through a deliberate process of inquiry, feedback, and revision. Prerequisite: English 0492 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or English 0493 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or English Language Studies 0553 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent, or appropriate score on the writing placement test(s); or co-requisite of English 0493 (must be enrolled in linked section taught by the same instructor - these are defined pairs). Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)
Analysis of the dynamics and processes of the evolving American constitutional democracy: its origins, structure and problems. Areas of study include an in-depth discussion of the U.S. Constitution, federalism, civil liberties, interest groups, political parties, campaigns, elections, mass media, Congress, the courts and the presidency. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)
Continues to develop the ability to speak, understand, read, and write Spanish in a cultural context. Includes reading and discussion of modern texts, conversation, composition, grammar review, and cultural activities. For students who have successfully completed Spanish 1102 or equivalent or two years of high school Spanish. (4 lecture hours)
This course offers a variety of experiences that develop basic concepts of the oral communication process. The class includes communication theory as well as speech preparation and delivery. Highly recommended: Prior to enrollment, student should have A) a satisfactory score, as determined by the English faculty, on an English Composition entrance test, and B) evidence of having met the Reading Competency Requirement. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)