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BIOLOGY

Introduction to Laboratory Research

This class will meet from June 29 - July 10. This is an exciting time to work in biotechnology research. The Human Genome Project is generating fundamental genetic information at a breathtaking rate. Basic research findings are being applied to medicine, agriculture, and the environment; and a variety of new biotechnology products are moving into production. Behind each of these accomplishments lies extensive laboratory research. In this class, students will explore a variety of experimental techniques and evaluate their roles in modern biotechnology research.

Course Number: AS.020.120.79

Term: Non-Homewood 2-week, Special Term

Dates: June 29 - July 10

Instructor: Larissa Diaz

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Credits: 2

Days & Times:

M - 10:45am-1:45pm

T - 10:45am-1:45pm

W - 10:45am-1:45pm

R - 10:45am-1:45pm

F - 10:45am-1:45pm

MCC: Concepts in Cancer Research I: Pre-Diagnosis

This course will introduce current topics in cancer research with a focus on the current state of knowledge regarding pre-diagnosis concepts in cancer research. We will first provide students with the context in which to interpret the latest findings in cancer research by giving a brief overview of cancer biology and descriptive epidemiology of the most common cancers in the United States. We will then discuss the current state of knowledge regarding cancer etiology and primary prevention strategies, providing specific examples from research currently being conducted at the National Cancer Institute along with other emerging research in the field of cancer prevention. Finally, we will introduce students to concepts and research in cancer screening. We will employ multiple formats to promote student learning and to introduce different tools for research. These may include lectures, case studies, in-class discussions, online discussions, and select film and internet resources. Active p

Course Number: AS.020.127.77

Term: Non-Homewood 2-week, Term 2

Dates: July 6 - July 17

Instructor: Sarah Nash & Minal Patel

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 9:00-10:30am

T - 9:00-10:30am

W - 9:00-10:30am

R - 9:00-10:30am

F - 9:00-10:30am

MCC: Concepts Cancer Research II:Diagnosis through Recovery

This course will introduce current topics in cancer research with a focus on "life after cancer," including research questions about medical and psychosocial issues at diagnosis, during treatment and throughout recovery for patients that have been diagnosed with cancer. Health recommendations for cancer survivors will be discussed. Throughout the course, we will hear from researchers at the National Cancer Institute (and other research entities) who represent a variety of disciplines, applied in many settings (e.g., laboratory, clinics and communities). We will also use multi-media to promote active learning and to introduce tools for research. These may include lectures, case studies, in-class discussion, online discussion, and select film (including clips from the recent PBS documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies") and internet resources. Active participation and peer learning will enhance the value of this course for students.

Course Number: AS.020.128.78

Term: Non-Homewood 2-week, Term 3

Dates: July 20 - July 31

Instructor: Shirley Bluethmann

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 9:00-10:30am

T - 9:00-10:30am

W - 9:00-10:30am

R - 9:00-10:30am

F - 9:00-10:30am

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INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MCC: College Writing Workshop

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of expository writing in order to prepare students for college-level assignments. This will not be a lecture course; rather, students will engage in writing and editing exercises that will allow them to accumulate hands-on practice in each of the writing skills discussed. Students will learn to develop argumentative thesis statements that align with strong topic sentences, incorporate quotes and evidence smoothly and with sophistication, and engage in a thorough outlining process that will eliminate "writer's block." We will work through a "Top Ten" editing checklist for final drafts (e.g., cut repetition), practicing each skill. Students will leave the workshop with a new understanding of the practical, step-by-step process that can be used to write any college-level expository essay--and to make writing a manageable, enjoyable experience!

Course Number: AS.360.190.78

Term: Non-Homewood 2-week, Term 3

Dates: July 20 - July 31

Instructor: Marina Ruben

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 9:30 - 11:30 AM

T - 9:30 - 11:30 AM

W - 9:30 - 11:30 AM

R - 9:30 - 11:30 AM

F - 9:30 - 11:30 AM

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POLITICAL SCIENCE

MCC: Politics and Genre

This course will take place in Rockville, MD. When President Bush used the term "axis of evil" to describe enemies of the U.S., or when President Clinton famously said "I feel your pain" when confronted by AIDS activist Bob Rafsky, both men drew on the pathos and good-versus-evil moral categorization characteristic of melodrama. This class asks: What are the different genres of political speech and debate? Genres considered include melodrama, tragedy, and parody. We read political theoristsí accounts alongside fiction, film, and plays.

Course Number: AS.191.360.75

Term: Non-Homewood 5-week, Term 2

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Instructor: Katherine Goktepe

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Syllabus: Download (.doc)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 12 - 2:30 PM

W - 12 - 2:30 PM

R - 12 - 2:30 PM

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WRITING SEMINARS

MCC: Rap as a Contemporary Poetic Form

This course will take place in Rockville, MD. In his essay "Disappearing Ink," Dana Gioia describes rap music as "the new oral poetry." As a course, Rap as a Contemporary Poetric Form will attempt to question Gioia's assertion. Initially, students will study traditional rhetoric, poetic sources and forms, including the Skeltonic, Free Verse, the Lyric, the Cento, and the Elegy. Students will critically examine a wide variety of authors including Lewis Carol, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsburg, Langston Hughes, Kevin Young, Dora Malech, Eminem, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and Nas. Creative assignments will include the composition of traditional poetic forms, spoken word poetry, and original rap or hip-hop lyrics.

Course Number: AS.220.164.75

Term: Non-Homewood 5-week, Term 2

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Instructor: John Grasser

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 3 - 5:30 PM

W - 3 - 5:30 PM

R - 3 - 5:30 PM

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