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The following course listings show Summer 2016 courses. This list is not yet complete and new course offerings will be added throughout December and January.


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 27 - July 8

Instructor: Larissa Diaz

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Credits: 2

Days & Times:






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 5 - July 15

Instructor: Sarah Nash & Minal Patel

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 9-10:30AM

T - 9-10:30AM

W - 9-10:30AM

R - 9-10:30AM

F - 9-10:30AM

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 18 - July 29

Instructor: Shirley Bluethmann

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 9-10:30AM

T - 9-10:30AM

W - 9-10:30AM

R - 9-10:30AM

F - 9-10:30AM



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.XX

Term: TBD

Dates: July 18 - July 29

Instructor: Marina Ruben

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 9:30-11:30AM

T - 9:30-11:30AM

W - 9:30-11:30AM

R - 9:30-11:30AM

F - 9:30-11:30AM



Race, Gender, and Sexuality from Novels to Film

This class investigates representations of race, gender, and sexual identity in 20th Century novels and those novelsí adaptations into cinematic form. We focus on how the different mediums interrogate social categories and how, historically, they contributed to an evolving dialogue that both questioned and reinforced dominant discourses of identity. We also explore the relationship of filmmakers and authors to large-scale, contemporaneous political movements for social change.

Course Number: AS.191.360.21

Term: Term II

Dates: June 27 - July 29

Instructor: Katherine Goktepe

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 6-8:10PM

T - 6-8:10PM

W - 6-8:10PM

R - 6-8:10PM


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