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* Courses with an asterisk following the title are not open to Pre-College students.

 

AFRICANA STUDIES

Race and Power in American Cinema

Explore the dynamics of race and power in American film as we look at the history of African Americans behind and in front of the camera. After a brief overview of race relations in cinema over the past forty years, the course will focus on a new generation of black directors whose films—from Fruitvale Station to 12 Years a Slave to Selma—challenge Hollywood’s view of race in America.

Course Number: AS.362.125.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Linda DeLibero

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1pm-3:30pm

W - 1pm-3:30pm

R - 1pm-3:30pm

The Civil Rights Movement

This course explores the history of the American civil rights movement. Over topics ranging from voting rights to consumer rights, students will learn about the fight against legalized racial segregation in the United States.

Course Number: AS.362.126.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Nathan Connolly

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9:30 - 11:30 AM

T - 9:30 - 11:30 AM

W - 9:30 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

Digitally Mining the AFRO Archive: Africa

This course introduces students to the relationship between the discipline of history and open-source digital tools through a combination of theoretical and hands-on activities focusing on the history of African American cultural and social movements in the Baltimore Afro-American (AFRO). Accordingly, the course has three main objectives: to develop an understanding of the history of the AFRO and African American newspapers in general, to explore the history of African Americans in relationship to the newspaper, and to learn methods of digital history. The assigned readings and required course work reflect these main objectives. During the first part of the course students will read Hayward Farrar’s book, The Baltimore Afro-American, 1892-1950 as well as read and respond to a number of print and digital materials on African American cultural and social movements posted to the course Blackboard site. Students will also read selections from Daniel J. Cohen’s Digital History.

Course Number: AS.362.223.21

Distribution: S

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Kim Gallon

Syllabus: Download (.doc)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

T - 1 - 5 PM

R - 1 - 5 PM

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ANTHROPOLOGY

Thinking through Pain

Despite being a common experience, pain remains a mystery for both medicine and the humanities. Can it be described? Measured? Eliminated? Is it the same for everyone? This course explores some of the ways in which pain is represented, interpreted and addressed in contemporary clinical and social settings, combining ethnographic and testimonial literature with fiction and film to illuminate key ethical and political issues at stake in defining and treating pain.

Course Number: AS.070.138.11

Distribution: H S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Patricia Madariaga Villegas

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1:00 - 3:30PM

T - 1:00 - 3:30PM

R - 1:00 - 3:30PM

Capitalism and Crisis

This course will explore how theorists of capitalism have understood the causes, effects and role of crisis. We will cover foundational texts of 19th century political economy, 20th century liberal and neoliberal economic theory as well as contemporary theorizations of crisis from anthropologists and geographers. The goals of this course are: 1) to introduce students to foundational sources (Smith, Marx, Keynes, Schumpeter and Hayek); 2) to explore these texts through the lens of crisis; 3) to examine how social theorists (Ho, Harvey, Krippner, Arrighi, Roitman) analyze capitalism and crises in relation to these texts.

Course Number: AS.070.149.11

Distribution: H S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Paul Kohlbry

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3 PM

T - 1 - 3 PM

W - 1 - 3 PM

R - 1 - 3 PM

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APPLIED MATH AND STATISTICS

Statistical Analysis I*

First semester of a general survey of statistical methodology. Topics include descriptive statistics, introductory probability, conditional probability, random variables, expectation, sampling, the central limit theorem, classical and robust estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Case studies from psychology, epidemiology, economics and other fields serve to illustrate the underlying theory. Some use of Minitab, Excel or R, but no prior computing experience is necessary. Recommended Course Background: four years of high school mathematics. Students who may wish to undertake more than two semesters of probability and statistics should consider EN.550.420-EN.550.430. * Prerequisites: 4 years of high school mathematics. * Prerequisites: 4 years of high school mathematics

Course Number: EN.550.111.11

Distribution: Q E

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 3-5:30 PM

T - 3-5:30 PM

W - 3-5:30 PM

R - 3-5:30 PM

Statistical Analysis II*

Second semester of a general survey of statistical methodology. Topics include least squares, regression and analysis of variance, correlation, nonparametric methods, analysis of categorical data, contingency tables and chi-square tests, the likelihood concept, and Bayesian inference. * Prerequisites: EN.550.111 or EN.550.113 or AS.230.205 or AS.280.345 or credit for AP Statistics * Prerequisites: EN.550.111 or EN.550.113 or AS.230.205 or AS.280.345 or credit for AP Statistics

Course Number: EN.550.112.21

Distribution: Q E

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

T - 9 - 11:30 AM

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

Discrete Mathematics

Introduction to the mathematics of finite systems. Logic; Boolean algebra; induction and recursion; sets, functions, relations, equivalence, and partially ordered sets; elementary combinatorics; modular arithmetic and the Euclidean algorithm; group theory; permutations and symmetry groups; graph theory. Selected applications. The concept of a proof and development of the ability to recognize and construct proofs are part of the course. * Prerequisites: 4 years of high school mathematics. * Prerequisites: 4 years of high school mathematics

Course Number: EN.550.171.21

Distribution: Q

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

Introduction to Biostatistics

A self-contained course covering various data analysis methods used in the life sciences. Topics include types of experimental data, numerical and graphical descriptive statistics, concepts of (and distinctions between) population and sample, basic probability, fitting curves to experimental data (regression analysis), comparing groups in populations (analysis of variance), methods of modeling probability (contingency tables and logistic regression). * Prerequisites: Three years of high school mathematics. * Prerequisites: 3 years of high school mathematics

Course Number: EN.550.230.21

Distribution: Q E

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

T - 9 - 11:30 AM

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

Probability and Statistics*

An introduction to probability and statistics at the calculus level, intended for engineering and science students planning to take only one course on the topics. Combinatorial probability, independence, conditional probability, random variables, expectation and moments, limit theory, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, tests of means and variances, goodness-of-fit. Recommended co-requisite: multivariable calculus. Students cannot receive credit for both 550.310 and 550.311. Students cannot receive credit for 550.310 after having received credit for 550.420 or 550.430. * Prerequisites: Calculus I and II * Prerequisites: Calculus I and Calculus II

Course Number: EN.550.310.11

Distribution: Q E

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

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ART

Introduction to Oil Painting

This course introduces the beginning student to the fundamental techniques of oil painting through still life, portrait and landscape exercises. Topics covered include light, color, tonality and composition. No prior painting experience necessary, but basic perceptual drawing skills are required. * Prerequisites: Basic drawing skills

Course Number: AS.371.127.21

Distribution:

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Andrew Karnes

Credits: 2

Days & Times:

M - 2 - 4:30 PM

W - 2 - 4:30 PM

R - 2 - 4:30 PM

Design Studies: Art of Architecture

In this course, students will learn to design, draw, and see like an architect. A series of progressive design exercises will teach the practical capacities and habits of mind that lead not merely to competence but success and advancement in the field. We will look at what architecture has been, discuss what it is becoming, and explore both formal and narrative methodologies for design. The class will use the built environment of the city - and the Homewood campus - as a classroom and a site for interpretive drawing and creative design work. Essential in the architect's education is the sketchbook, which functions not merely as a place to 'store' what has been witnessed, but a place to interpret and explore implications of design in the world, whether close to home or traveling in exotic locales.

Course Number: AS.371.147.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus:

Instructor: Charles Phinney

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 5:30 - 8:30 PM

W - 5:30 - 8:30 PM

R - 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Landscape Photography

Class begins: Monday, July 6th. In this course students will experience the drama and beauty of the urban and rural landscape. On numerous field trips they will hone their camera technique as well as learn elements of composition and develop a personal style. Students will learn the fundamentals of Photoshop and they will also be introduced to the beauty of black and white in Silver Efex software.

Course Number: AS.371.166.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Phyllis Berger

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9:20AM-12:30PM

W - 9:20AM-12:30PM

R - 9:20AM-12:30PM

Color Explorations & Theory

Course begins on June 30th. We will explore the physical characteristics, psychological effects and basic physics of color through exercises in various applications. Primary mediums include: Paint, Color-Aid Paper & Photoshop. Emphasis is placed on the investigation of color effects used in applied and fine arts.

Course Number: AS.371.171.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Clarissa Gregory

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM-12:30 PM

T - 10AM-12:30 PM

R - 10AM-12:30 PM

Drawing Outside the Box

We will explore essential principles, tools, terminology & media, while pushing the boundaries of "traditional drawing" by adopting alternatives such as drawing with wire, inking with grass, and animating gesture in Photoshop. Not only will we draw from observation, which builds the perceptual platform and skills for spatial understanding and rendering, we will draw from intuition, movement, and outdoor stimuli. Subject matter may include: still life, interiors, landscape, architecture, the human figure and personal narrative. * Prerequisites: None

Course Number: AS.371.201.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus:

Instructor: Clarissa Gregory

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10 AM- 12:30 PM

T - 10AM - 12:30 PM

R - 10AM-12:30 PM

Documentary Photography

Course will begin on Monday, July 6th. In this hands-on course, we will explore different genres of documentary photography, including the fine art document, photojournalism, social documentary photography, the photo essay and photography of propaganda. Students will work on a semester-long photo-documentary project on a subject of their choice. Digital SLRs will be provided. First class is mandatory.

Course Number: AS.371.303.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Phyllis Berger

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 2 - 5:30 PM

W - 2 - 5:30 PM

R - 2 - 5:30 PM

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BIOLOGY

Introduction to Laboratory Research

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.020.120.77

Distribution: N

Term: Non-Homewood 2-week, Term 2

Dates: July 6 - July 17

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 2

Days & Times:

Introduction to Biological Molecules

Prerequisite: High school level Chemistry and Biology (both with a grade of A). This course presents an overview to biochemistry and molecular biology, especially focusing on biotechnology and medicine. Students will have classroom and laboratory experience and group presentations. * Prerequisites: High School Biology and Chemistry (Both with a grade of A ).

Course Number: AS.020.205.21

Distribution: N

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Richard Shingles

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

T - 9AM - 12PM LAB

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

Introduction to Biological Molecules

Prerequisite: High school level Chemistry and Biology (both with a grade of A). This course presents an overview to biochemistry and molecular biology, especially focusing on biotechnology and medicine. Students will have classroom and laboratory experience and group presentations. * Prerequisites: High School Biology and Chemistry (Both with a grade of A ).

Course Number: AS.020.205.22

Distribution: N

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Richard Shingles

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM LAB

F - 1 - 3:30 PM

Introduction to Immunology

This course is designed to introduce students to the cells, major receptors and signals critical for understanding more advanced concepts in immunology. They should leave with a basic understanding of the players and events leading to an effective immune defense against pathogens. They should also begin to recognize disease consequences of certain immune malfunctions. * Prerequisites: Biology

Course Number: AS.020.229.21

Distribution: N

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Abby Geis

Credits: 2

Days & Times:

M - 10 - 11:45 AM

W - 10 - 11:45 AM

R - 10 - 11:45 AM

Biochemistry*

The molecules responsible for the life processes of animals, plants and microbes will be examined. The structures, biosynthesis, degradation and interconversion of the major cellular constituents including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids will illustrate the similarity of the biomolecules and metabolic processes involved in diverse forms of life. * Prerequisites: AS.020.205-206 Introductory Organic Chemistry I & II, or AS.020.212 Honors Organic Chemistry.

Course Number: AS.020.305.11

Distribution: N

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus:

Instructor: Robert Horner

Syllabus: Download (.doc)

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:15 AM

T - 9 - 11:15 AM

W - 9 - 11:15 AM

R - 9 - 11:15 AM

F - 9 - 11:15 AM

Biochemistry Laboratory*

The lab course reinforces topics presented in Biochemistry through experiments which quantitatively measure cellular components and processes. Topics include pH, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and enzymes. Lab lecture is 12 noon to 1:00pm, and lab is 1:30-4:30pm, MWF. * Prerequisites: 020.305 Biochemistry

Course Number: AS.020.315.21

Distribution: N

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Robert Horner

Syllabus: Download (.doc)

Credits: 2

Days & Times:

M - 12 - 4:30 PM

W - 12 - 4:30 PM

F - 12 - 4:30 PM

Developmental Biology*

This class will explore the development of animals from a single fertilized egg into a fully formed organism. We will emphasize experimental methods to understand the molecular mechanisms controlling development. This class is acceptable as the required core class in Developmental Biology required for Biology majors and Molecular and Cellular Biology majors. * Prerequisites: Cell Biology

Course Number: AS.020.363.11

Distribution: N

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Mark Van Doren

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11 AM

T - 9 - 11 AM

W - 9 - 11 AM

R - 9 - 11 AM

Anatomy & Physiology

An introduction to the human gross anatomy. It will seek to give students enough background in anatomical knowledge and vocabulary to help them in their initial training in medical school; however, it will not be a substitute for anatomy courses in medical school. It will focus on normal adult anatomy, and it will cover each of the main regions of the body - i.e., thorax, abdomen and pelvis, back and limbs, and head and neck. Lectures will cover descriptive and functional anatomy, ultimately leaving students with a better understanding of anatomical terminology and 3D relationships of structures within the human body, and better problem-solving skills as they begin to relate symptoms to causes, again at the gross anatomical level. * Prerequisites: AS.020.151-152, Juniors and Seniors Only

Course Number: AS.020.375.11

Distribution: N

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Dorhyun Johng

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9-11:30AM

W - 9-11:30AM

F - 9-11:30AM

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CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Lab*

Students will have additional meeting times outside of class. Students are challenged with laboratory projects that are not well-defined and learn to develop an effective framework for approaching experimental work by identifying the important operating variables, deciding how best to obtain them, and using measured or calculated values of these operating variables to predict, carryout, analyze and improve upon experiments. Each student analyzes various biomolecular engineering projects. In addition to technical objectives, this course stresses oral and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively in groups. * Prerequisites: 540.301, 540.304, 540.306, 540.490

Course Number: EN.540.313.11

Distribution: E W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Lise Dahuron

Credits: 6

Days & Times:

T - 1 - 6 PM

F - 1 - 6 PM

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CHEMISTRY

Introductory Chemistry I

The fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, bonding, elementary thermodynamics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, kinetics, and transition metal chemistry are introduced in this course. To be taken with Introductory Chemistry Laboratory unless lab has been previously completed. Note: Students taking this course and the laboratory 030.105-106 may not take any other course in the summer sessions and should devote full time to these subjects. High school physics and calculus are strongly recommended as prerequisites. First and second terms must be taken in sequence. * Prerequisites: Pre-College requires instructor permission.

Course Number: AS.030.101.11

Distribution: N

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Sunita Thyagarajan

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11 AM

T - 9 - 11 AM

R - 9 - 11 AM

F - 9 - 11 AM

Introductory Chemistry II*

The fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, bonding, elementary thermodynamics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, kinetics, and transition metal chemistry are introduced in this course. To be taken with Introductory Chemistry Laboratory unless lab has been previously completed. Note: Students taking this course and the laboratory 030.105-106 may not take any other course in the summer sessions and should devote full time to these subjects. High school physics and calculus are strongly recommended as prerequisites. First and second terms must be taken in sequence. * Prerequisites: AS 030.101 or equivalent

Course Number: AS.030.102.21

Distribution: N

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Jane Greco

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11 AM

T - 9 - 11 AM

R - 9 - 11 AM

F - 9 - 11 AM

Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I

Laboratory work includes some quantitative analysis and the measurement of physical properties. Open only to those who are registered for or have successfully completed Introductory Chemistry 030.101. * Prerequisites: Pre-College requires instructor permission, 030.101 co-requisite or prerequisite

Course Number: AS.030.105.11

Distribution: N

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Louise Pasternack

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 4 PM

T - 1 - 4 PM

R - 1 - 4 PM

F - 1 - 4 PM

Introductory Chemistry Laboratory II*

Laboratory work includes some quantitative analysis and the measurement of physical properties. Open only to those who are concurrently registered for or have completed Introductory Chemistry Lecture II. Recommended Course Background: AS.030.105 or equivalent. * Prerequisites: AS 030.105 or equivalent

Course Number: AS.030.106.21

Distribution: N

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Louise Pasternack

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 4 PM

T - 1 - 4 PM

R - 1 - 4 PM

F - 1 - 4 PM

Introductory Organic Chemistry I*

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental chemistry of carbon compounds. Topics include interrelationships of structure, physical properties, synthesis, and reactions and their mechanisms as well as a brief overview of bio-organic chemistry. Note: Students taking this course and the laboratory 030.105-106 may not take any other course in the summer sessions and should devote full time to these subjects. First and second terms must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: Introductory Chemistry or the equivalent.

Course Number: AS.030.205.11

Distribution: N

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Christopher Falzone & Eric Hill

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

T - 9 - 11:30 AM

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

F - 9 - 11:30 AM

Introductory Organic Chemistry II*

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental chemistry of carbon compounds. Topics include interrelationships of structure, physical properties, synthesis, and reactions and their mechanisms as well as a brief overview of bio-organic chemistry. Note: Students taking this course and the laboratory 030.105-106 may not take any other course in the summer sessions and should devote full time to these subjects. First and second terms must be taken in sequence. * Prerequisites: Introductory Chemistry or the equivalent.

Course Number: AS.030.206.21

Distribution: N

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Christopher Falzone & Eric Hill

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

T - 9 - 11:30 AM

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

F - 9 - 11:30 AM

Problem Solving Methodology in Organic Chemistry I*

This course will focus on the skills and strategies often utilized for solving problems in organic chemistry. In a seminar-style format, we will focus on a variety of strategies and techniques that students are otherwise expected to discover independently. This optional course is designed to help students succeed in Organic Chemistry I. The course is graded on a pass/fail basis, and is designed to be fun (believe it or not). Students work together in groups to solve challenging problems, focusing on the strategies necessary to solve each problem. This course is not required in order to succeed in Organic Chemistry I, but students in the past have found it to be helpful in guiding their study efforts for Organic Chemistry I. * Prerequisites: Enrollment restricted to students registered in current Organic Chemistry term.

Course Number: AS.030.207.11

Distribution: N

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus:

Instructor: Eric Hill

Credits: 2

Days & Times:

Problem Solving Methodology in Organic Chemistry II*

This course will focus on the skills and strategies often utilized for solving problems in organic chemistry. In a seminar-style format, we will focus on a variety of strategies and techniques that students are otherwise expected to discover independently. This optional course is designed to help students succeed in Organic Chemistry II. The course is graded on a pass/fail basis, and is designed to be fun (believe it or not). Students work together in groups to solve challenging problems, focusing on the strategies necessary to solve each problem. This course is not required in order to succeed in Organic Chemistry II, but students in the past have found it to be helpful in guiding their study efforts for Organic Chemistry II. * Prerequisites: Enrollment restricted to students registered in current Organic Chemistry term.

Course Number: AS.030.208.21

Distribution: N

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus:

Instructor: Eric Hill

Credits: 2

Days & Times:

Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory*

Laboratory work includes fundamental laboratory techniques and preparation of representative organic compounds. Open only to those who are registered for or have completed Introductory Organic Chemistry. Note: This one-semester course is offered each term. Introductory Organic Chemistry I/II requires one semester of the laboratory.

Course Number: AS.030.225.11

Distribution: N

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 12:30 - 4 PM

T - 12:30 - 4 PM

W - 12:30 - 4 PM

R - 12:30 - 4 PM

F - 12:30 - 4 PM

Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory*

Laboratory work includes fundamental laboratory techniques and preparation of representative organic compounds. Open only to those who are registered for or have completed Introductory Organic Chemistry. Note: This one-semester course is offered each term. Introductory Organic Chemistry I/II requires one semester of the laboratory.

Course Number: AS.030.225.12

Distribution: N

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 4 - 7:30 PM

T - 4 - 7:30 PM

W - 4 - 7:30 PM

R - 4 - 7:30 PM

F - 4 - 7:30 PM

Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory*

Laboratory work includes fundamental laboratory techniques and preparation of representative organic compounds. Open only to those who are registered for or have completed Introductory Organic Chemistry. Note: This one-semester course is offered each term. Introductory Organic Chemistry I/II requires one semester of the laboratory.

Course Number: AS.030.225.21

Distribution: N

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 12:30 - 4 PM

T - 12:30 - 4 PM

W - 12:30 - 4 PM

R - 12:30 - 4 PM

F - 12:30 - 4 PM

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CLASSICS

Love, War and Glory: The Gods and Heroes of Greek Mythology

Greek myths fascinate us as adventurous narratives, yet they always sound enigmatic and require interpretation. This course will combine the pleasure of reading stories and the concern for their understanding. Readings in ancient and modern texts. The course may not be taken S/U. This course meets Hopkins’ requirements for a major in classics.

Course Number: AS.040.134.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 2 - 4:30 PM

W - 2 - 4:30 PM

F - 2 - 4:30 PM

The Grandeur That Was Rome

At the peak of its power, the Roman empire extended from Scotland to Syria, incorporating numerous cultures, attitudes, and lifestyles. This course examines Roman social practices, political institutions, and religion from the empire's humble beginnings through its final period, using a wide variety of materials including drama, poetry, history, and oratory. This course may not be taken S/U and meets the Hopkins requirements for a major in classics.

Course Number: AS.040.135.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus:

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 2 - 4:30 PM

W - 2 - 4:30 PM

F - 2 - 4:30 PM

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COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Mini-Term I: Theory of Mind and the Development of Language

The course offers an overview of recent research on language and social cognition. It focuses on Theory of Mind (ToM) and the development of language. Theory of Mind is the ability to attribute mental states to oneself and others and to understand that others have beliefs, desires, and intentions that are different from one's own. The development of human language is closely related to the development of Theory of Mind.

Course Number: AS.050.235.71

Distribution: N S

Term: Mini-Term I

Dates: June 22 - July 2

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Anne Tamm

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 12:30-2:30PM

T - 12:30-2:30PM

W - 12:30-2:30PM

R - 12:30-2:30PM

F - 12:30-2:30PM

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Introduction to Programming in Java

This course introduces the fundamental programming concepts and techniques in Java and is intended for all who plan to use computer programming in their studies and careers. Topics covered include control structures, arrays, functions, recursion, dynamic memory allocation, simple data structures, files, and structured program design. Elements of object-oriented design and programming are also introduced. Course homework involves significant programming. Attendance and participation are expected. * Prerequisites: Familiarity using computers.

Course Number: EN.600.107.21

Distribution: E

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Sara More

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9:30AM-12PM

T - 9:30AM-12PM

R - 9:30AM-12PM

F - 9:30AM-12PM

Intro Programming for Science & Engr

An introductory "learning by doing" programming course for scientists, engineers, and everybody else who will need basic programming skills in their studies and careers. We cover the fundamentals of structured, modular, and (to some extent) object-oriented programming as well as important design principles and software development techniques. We will apply our shiny new programming skills by developing computational solutions in the Python programming language to a number of real-world problems from a variety of disciplines. This course may not be used for the CS major or minor requirements, except as a substitute for 600.107. Students will be expected to do significant programming (15-20 hours/wk). Attendance and participation is required. * Prerequisites: Familiarity with using computers.

Course Number: EN.600.112.11

Distribution: E

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Joanne Selinski

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9:30am-12pm

T - 9:30am-12pm

R - 9:30am-12pm

F - 9:30am-12pm

Intermediate Programming

This course teaches intermediate to advanced programming, using C and C++. (Prior knowledge of these languages is not expected.) We will cover low-level programming techniques, as well as object-oriented class design, and the use of class libraries. Specific topics include pointers, dynamic memory allocation, polymorphism, overloading, inheritance, templates, collections, exceptions, and others as time permits. Students are expected to learn syntax and some language specific features independently. Course work involves significant programming projects in both languages. * Prerequisites: 600.107 or 600.112 or AP Computer Science.

Course Number: EN.600.120.11

Distribution: E

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Peter Froehlich

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

F - 1 - 3:30 PM

Mini-Term III: Intro to Computer Integrated Surgery

This course will give an introduction to the concepts and major elements of computer-integrated surgery (CIS) through clinical applications. Students will learn to ask questions and look for answers the way clinical engineers build and analyze CIS systems. Major topics will include medical imaging, image processing, surgical planning, surgical robotics, robot navigation, systems integration, and clinical validation. No computer programming will be necessary to complete the assignments. * Prerequisites: Prerequisites: pre-calc required; knowledge of linear algebra helpful.

Course Number: EN.600.145.73

Distribution: E

Term: Mini-Term III

Dates: July 20 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 3 - 5 PM

T - 3 - 5 PM

W - 3 - 5 PM

R - 3 - 5 PM

F - 3 - 5 PM

Data Structures

This course covers the design and implementation of data structures including arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, binary trees, heaps, balanced trees (e.g. 2-3 trees, AVL-trees) and graphs. Other topics include sorting, hashing, memory allocation, and garbage collection. Course work involves both written homework and Java programming assignments. * Prerequisites: 600.107: Intro to Programming, AP CS or equivalent; Discrete Math recommended

Course Number: EN.600.226.21

Distribution: Q E

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 1-3:30pm

T - 1-3:30pm

R - 1-3:30pm

F - 1-3:30pm

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ECONOMICS

Elements of Macroeconomics

This course introduces the basic tools of macroeconomics and teaches how they are applied to real world economic policy. Throughout the course, the main goals will be to a) study economic aggregates such as the overall price level; the unemployment rate and the GDP b)understand how they relate to each other. Attention will be given to fiscal and monetary policies. We will also analyze the recent financial crisis and its impact on the economic activity.

Course Number: AS.180.101.11

Distribution: S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Sevcan Yesiltas

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

F - 9 - 11:30 AM

Elements of Macroeconomics

This course introduces the basic tools of macroeconomics and teaches how they are applied to real world economic policy. Throughout the course, the main goals will be to a) study economic aggregates such as the overall price level; the unemployment rate and the GDP b)understand how they relate to each other. Attention will be given to fiscal and monetary policies. We will also analyze the recent financial crisis and its impact on the economic activity.

Course Number: AS.180.101.21

Distribution: S

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Burcin Kisacikoglu

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

Elements of Microeconomics

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis with emphasis on demand and supply, relative prices, the allocation of resources, and the distribution of goods and services, theory of consumer behavior, theory of the firm, and competition and monopoly, including the application of microeconomic analysis to contemporary problems. * Prerequisites: Basic algebra and ability to read and draw graphs.

Course Number: AS.180.102.11

Distribution: S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Mingjian Wang

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

Elements of Microeconomics

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis with emphasis on demand and supply, relative prices, the allocation of resources, and the distribution of goods and services, theory of consumer behavior, theory of the firm, and competition and monopoly, including the application of microeconomic analysis to contemporary problems.  * Prerequisites: Student should be comfortable with basic algebra & graphs

Course Number: AS.180.102.21

Distribution: S

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus:

Instructor: Daniel Garcia Molina

Syllabus: Download (.doc)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

International Trade*

This course presents international trade theory and applies it to policy analysis and empirical studies.The theory covers both the classical theory of comparative advantage as well as recent advances of new trade theory. A broad range of real-world topics, including trade flows, factor mobility, trade policy and institutions will be discussed. * Prerequisites: Elements of Microeconomics (180.102)

Course Number: AS.180.241.11

Distribution: S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Jong Jae Lee

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 4 - 6:30 PM

W - 4 - 6:30 PM

R - 4 - 6:30 PM

International Monetary Economics*

This course presents International Monetary Economics theory and applies it towards gaining an understanding of recent events and current policy issues. The theory presented in this course covers a broad range of topics including exchange rate determination, monetary and fiscal policy in an open economy, balance of payments crises, the choice of exchange rate systems, and international debt. The insights provided by these theoretical frameworks will enable us to discuss topics such as the current global financial crisis, global financial imbalances, the Chinese exchange rate regime, and proposed changes in the international financial architecture.

Course Number: AS.180.242.21

Distribution: S

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Chang Ma

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 4 - 6:30 PM

T - 4 - 6:30 PM

R - 4 - 6:30 PM

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ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Circuits*

An introductory course on electric circuit analysis. Topics include time domain and frequency domain analysis techniques, transient and steady-state response, and operational amplifiers. * Prerequisites: 110.108 and 110.109.

Course Number: EN.520.213.11

Distribution: E

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Howard Weinert

Syllabus: Download (.doc)

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:45 AM

T - 9 - 11:45 AM

W - 9 - 11:45 AM

R - 9 - 11:45 AM

Signals and Systems I*

An introductory class covering signal and system representation in continuous-time and discrete-time, Fourier transforms, Laplace transforms, and z-transforms. * Prerequisites: 110.108-109; 520.213.

Course Number: EN.520.214.21

Distribution: Q E

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus:

Instructor: Howard Weinert

Syllabus: Download (.doc)

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:45 AM

T - 9 - 11:45 AM

W - 9 - 11:45 AM

R - 9 - 11:45 AM

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ENGLISH

James Joyce's Ulysses

Ulysses is often described as impossible to read (it isn't) and as the greatest novel in the English language (it just might be). A monumental book set in a single day, Ulysses seems to have it all: a panoply of literary styles, religions, philosophies, histories, emotions, and even a wide variety of bodily functions. In addition to offering an up-close look at the novel itself, this course examines the novel's use of mythology, meditations on Irishness, reflections on capitalism, and its place in "modernism." By the end of the course, not only will you have read the famously difficult and important Ulysses; you will have understood it, too.

Course Number: AS.060.159.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Robert Day

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

Spontaneous Compositions

"Spontaneous Compositions: The Literature of Angels, Ouija Boards, and the Unconscious": This course will examine literary works written spontaneously by authors who claimed to be mediators for angels, the dead, or the unconscious. We will read works by spiritualist poets, religious prophets, and schizophrenic clairvoyants, among others. While we will consider the aesthetic features of each of these texts individually, the course will also raise broader questions about what constitutes authorship and what literary value means when an author not only doesn’t revise a work, but doesn’t claim to have written it.

Course Number: AS.060.203.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Grant Shreve

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

Friends and Enemies in Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s novels are often treated as forms of escape from our complicated world to a simpler, more rational time. Arguably, however, her novels originally helped readers navigate profound social problems, particularly the difficulty of knowing friends from enemies. In this course, we will consider depictions of friendship and enmity in four of Austen’s major novels. We will compare these novels to four recent films inspired by her works.

Course Number: AS.060.206.21

Distribution: H W

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: William Miller

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM- 12:30 PM

W - 10AM - 12:30 PM

R - 10AM-12:30 PM

Understanding Modernist Poetry

Uninitiated readers are often hesitant to approach and quick to dismiss modernist poems as either highly allusive – and thus elusive – puzzles that require an extensive knowledge of mythology and literary history to solve or, less generously, as incoherent gibberish unworthy of careful scrutiny. Structured as a survey of some of modernism’s major figures, this course aims to challenge these presuppositions, making innovative poetry approachable and engaging for English majors and non-English majors alike. We will attend to the ways in which American and British avant-garde poetry from the first half of the 20th Century was both an extension of and a radical break from earlier poetic traditions and forms, and will also consider the relationship between aesthetic practices and social practices. Students will write short (1-2 pages) weekly response papers along with two 5-7 page papers, and will be asked to make use of our Special Collections as well as digital resources.

Course Number: AS.060.210.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Amanda Zecca

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 4 - 6:30 PM

W - 4 - 6:30 PM

F - 4 - 6:30 PM

The Antihero: Heathcliff to Walter White

Although it’s common to think of literature a source of ethical wisdom, literary history is actually full of proud, often cynical, figures who lack respect for conventional norms and compel attention by their sheer force of will. This course constructs an abbreviated history of the anti-hero by exploring works of art that both privilege and criticize anti-heroic villains—including Heathcliff (from Wuthering Heights), Mr. Hyde (from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), and Walter White (from Breaking Bad).

Course Number: AS.060.229.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Matthew Flaherty

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 4 - 6:30 PM

W - 4 - 6:30 PM

F - 4 - 6:30 PM

Blasphemy Now: Language, Law, Religion

While blasphemy is often seen as the relic of a hyper-religious past, accusations of blasphemy have led to public outcries, riots, and even assassinations in the past quarter century. This course intends to introduce students to the religious and legal meanings of blasphemy and to examine its influence on literary and artistic representations from the Renaissance to the present. Marlowe, Milton, Blake, Steinbeck, Salinger, Serrano, Rushdie, and Stone & Parker, among others, will be considered.

Course Number: AS.060.230.21

Distribution: H S

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Jacob Chilton

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 2 - 4:30 PM

W - 2 - 4:30 PM

R - 2 - 4:30 PM

Literature and Knowledge

Can poems, plays, and imaginary narratives teach us something about the real world? Or does their fictional status make them unreliable as sources of knowledge? This course explores these questions by examining classical and contemporary discussions of the topic in conjunction with major works of literature. Primary sources include works by Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and William Golding, while the criticism will be represented among others by Aristotle, Dr. Johnson, and Martha Nussbaum.

Course Number: AS.060.262.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Roger Maioli

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

F - 1 - 3:30 PM

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP & MANAGEMENT

Introduction to Business

This course is designed as an introduction to the terms, concepts, and values of business and management. The course comprises three broad categories: the economic, financial, and corporate context of business activities; the organization and management of business enterprises; and, the marketing and production of goods and services. Topic specific readings, short case studies and financial exercises all focus on the bases for managerial decisions as well as the long and short-term implications of those decisions in a global environment. No audits.

Course Number: EN.660.105.21

Distribution: S W

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Lawrence Aronhime

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:45 AM

T - 9 - 11:45 AM

W - 9 - 11:45 AM

R - 9 - 11:45 AM

Financial Accounting

The course in Financial Accounting is designed for anyone who could be called upon to analyze and/or communicate financial results and/or make effective financial decisions in a for-profit business setting. No prior accounting knowledge or skill is required for successful completion of this course. Because accounting is described as the language of business, this course emphasizes the vocabulary, methods, and processes by which all business transactions are communicated. The accounting cycle, basic business transactions, internal controls, and preparation and understanding of financial statements including balance sheets, statements of income and cash flows are covered. No audits.

Course Number: EN.660.203.11

Distribution:

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Lawrence Aronhime

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:45 AM

W - 9 - 11:45 AM

R - 9 - 11:45 AM

Principles of Marketing

This course explores the role of marketing in society and within the organization. It examines the process of developing, pricing, promoting and distributing products to consumer and business markets and shows how marketing managers use the elements of the marketing mix to gain a competitive advantage. Through interactive, application-oriented exercises, case videotapes, a guest speaker (local marketer), and a group project, students will have ample opportunity to observe key marketing concepts in action. The group project requires each team to research the marketing plan for an existing product of its choice. Teams will analyze what is currently being done by the organization, choose one of the strategic growth alternatives studied, and recommend why this alternative should be adopted. The recommendations will include how the current marketing plan will need to be modified in order to implement this strategy.

Course Number: EN.660.250.21

Distribution:

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Leslie Kendrick

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

Leadership Theory

Students will be introduced to the history of Leadership Theory from the “Great Man” theory of born leaders to Transformational Leadership theory of non-positional learned leadership. Transformational Leadership theory postulates that leadership can be learned and enhanced. The course will explore the knowledge base and skills necessary to be an effective leader in a variety of settings. Students will assess their personal leadership qualities and develop a plan to enhance their leadership potential.

Course Number: EN.660.332.11

Distribution: W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: William Smedick

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 2-4:30PM

W - 2-4:30PM

R - 2-4:30PM

Social Media & Marketing*

This online course explores strategies for monitoring and engaging consumers in digital media. Students will gain practical knowledge about developing, implementing and measuring social media marketing campaigns. They will learn how to analyze what consumers are saying and connect with them by leveraging word of mouth, viral and buzz marketing through sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. A series of assignments build upon each other toward a final social media marketing plan for a selected consumer product or service. No on-campus components required. No audits. * Prerequisites: EN.660.250 Principles of Marketing

Course Number: EN.660.453.11

Distribution: W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Keith Quesenberry

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Culture of the Engineering Profession*

This course focuses on building understanding of the culture of engineering while preparing students to communicate effectively with the various audiences with whom engineers interact. Working from a base of contemporary science writing (monographs, non-fiction, popular literature and fiction), students will engage in discussion, argument, case study and project work to investigate: the engineering culture and challenges to that culture, the impacts of engineering solutions on society, the ethical guidelines for the profession, and the ways engineering information is conveyed to the range of audiences for whom the information is critical. Additionally, students will master many of the techniques critical to successful communication within the engineering culture through a series of short papers and presentations associated with analysis of the writings and cases. No audits. WSE sophomores, juniors, and seniors or by instructor approval

Course Number: EN.661.315.11

Distribution:

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Eric Rice

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM- 12:30 PM

W - 10AM - 12:30 PM

R - 10AM-12:30 PM

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FILM & MEDIA STUDIES

Introduction to Short Filmmaking

In this course, students will write and direct short films using digital camera equipment, sound recording devices and film editing software programs. We will watch a variety of films in class; hold readings and discussions based on assigned text, take technical workshops on sound, lighting and hold a short workshop on 16mm film. We will study the history of filmmaking, with a strong focus on the avant-garde and experimental genres. We will also learn about current movements and trends that have developed throughout the world and have the opportunity to to meet with Baltimore filmmakers in class. Students will finish the course with a greater understanding of the lineage of cinema and will have learned a range of techniques to create, discover and develop their own language of visual storytelling. We will discuss, engage, explore and most of all have fun! No prior experience with film or video required. * Prerequisites: None

Course Number: AS.061.161.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Margaret Rorison

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

American Contemporary Classics

An introduction to the basics of film analysis through the close examination of notable American films from 1980 to the present, including works by Woody Allen, the Coen Brothers, Courtney Hunt, Spike Lee, and Martin Scorsese. No prior experience in film studies required. In-class screenings and emphasis on discussion over lecture. Each student will write regular film responses, give an oral presentation, and write a short essay, 8-10pp., with a revision.

Course Number: AS.061.203.11

Distribution: H W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Lucy Bucknell

Syllabus: Download (.doc)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 4 - 6:30 PM

W - 4 - 6:30 PM

R - 4 - 6:30 PM

Analyzing Popular Culture

This course provides an introduction to the critical analysis of popular culture through the major theoretical paradigms of media and cultural theory. The teaching method uses a combination of media studies and sociology to explore popular culture and is designed to encourage students to become more active critics. The course presents a range of media from contemporary popular music to film and television. Smaller subjects include the teen "pop" love song, the politics of representation, and the forming of subcultures.

Course Number: AS.061.222.11

Distribution: H W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Meredith Ward

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Almost Grown

An introduction to the basics of film analysis through a survey of American coming of age films from the mid 20th century to the present. Attention to questions of race, class, and gender. A variety of genres considered. No prior experience in film studies required. In-class screenings and emphasis on discussion over lecture. Each student will write regular film responses, give an oral presentation, and write a short essay, 8-10pp., with a revision.

Course Number: AS.061.228.21

Distribution: H W

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Lucy Bucknell

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 4 - 6:30 PM

W - 4 - 6:30 PM

R - 4 - 6:30 PM

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GERMAN AND ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

Online Spanish Elements I

Development of the four basic language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and a midterm and final exam. In order to receive credit for Spanish 111 (if you are a JHU undergraduate), Spanish 112 must also be completed with a passing grade. May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

Course Number: AS.210.111.11

Distribution:

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Arancha Moreno

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Online Spanish Elements I

Development of the four basic language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and a midterm and final exam. In order to receive credit for Spanish 111 (if you are a JHU undergraduate), Spanish 112 must also be completed with a passing grade. May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

Course Number: AS.210.111.21

Distribution:

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Michelle Tracy

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Online Spanish Elements II

Continues building on the four essential skills for communication presented in Spanish Elements courses. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and two hourly exams (no midterm and no final). Two textbooks are needed for the course, plus an access code to enter MySpanishLab from Pearson publishers. May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. * Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 210.112 or appropriate Placement Exam (S-Cape) score.

Course Number: AS.210.112.11

Distribution:

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Arancha Moreno

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Online Spanish Elements II

Continues building on the four essential skills for communication presented in Spanish Elements courses. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and two hourly exams (no midterm and no final). Two textbooks are needed for the course, plus an access code to enter MySpanishLab from Pearson publishers. May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. * Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 210.112 or appropriate Placement Exam (S-Cape) score.

Course Number: AS.210.112.21

Distribution:

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Michelle Tracy

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Italian Elements I Online

The aim of the course is to provide students with basic listening, reading, writing, speaking and interactional skills in the language. The course will be taught entirely online, and presence on campus is not required. Students should have access to a computer, high-speed internet connection, and a microphone.

Course Number: AS.210.151.11

Distribution:

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Alessandro Zannirato

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Italian Elements II Online

This is a continuation of the Italian Elements I course (AS210.151).The aim of the course is to provide students with basic listening, reading, writing, speaking and interactional skills in the language. The course will be taught entirely online, and presence on campus is not required. Students should have access to a computer, high-speed internet connection, and a microphone. * Prerequisites: 151 or Placement exam - Part I

Course Number: AS.210.152.21

Distribution:

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Alessandro Zannirato

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Intermediate French II Through Acting

This 5-week intensive course will cover the material of Intermediate French II. Through examining excerpts of popular French theater plays (by Camus, Sartre, Feydeau, Ionesco, and others), this class proposes to 1) improve French speaking and writing skills (pronunciation, intonation, vocabulary, syntax, argumentative reasoning, creative writing) 2) understand the linguistic nuances and socio-cultural practices expressed in the texts 3) learn the basic tools of acting (body language, vocal projection, physical expressivity, emotional expression, stage direction, improvisation, etc.). The course will include watching filmed representations of plays, as well as a performance at the end of the term. The daily hour overlapping with the Advanced class will focus on personalized, interactive, and level-based exercises. * Prerequisites: 210.201 or 210.205 or appropriate placement

Course Number: AS.210.208.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Kathryn Haklin

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM - 12PM

T - 10AM - 12PM

W - 10AM - 12PM

R - 10AM - 12PM

Intermediate French I Through Cinema

This 5-week intensive course will cover the material of Intermediate French I with an emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking: an attractive selection of classic and contemporary French movies (Les Intouchables, Manon des Sources, La Vie en rose, Sugar Cane Alley, among others) will enhance students’ acquisition of the language and will deepen their understanding of French and francophone cultures. The daily hour overlapping with the Advanced class will focus on personalized, interactive, and level-based grammar followed by group discussion on the movies. Creative role-play activities will develop students’ fluency. * Prerequisites: 210.102 or appropriate placement; placement exam link available at grll.jhu.edu

Course Number: AS.210.210.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Claude Guillemard

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM - 12PM

T - 10AM - 12PM

W - 10AM - 12PM

R - 10AM - 12PM

Online Intermediate Spanish I

Continues building on the four essential skills for communication presented in Spanish Elements courses. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and three hourly exams (no midterm and no final). May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. * Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 210.112 or appropriate Placement Exam (S-Cape) score.

Course Number: AS.210.211.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Barry Weingarten

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Online Intermediate Spanish I

Continues building on the four essential skills for communication presented in Spanish Elements courses. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and three hourly exams (no midterm and no final). May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. * Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 210.112 or appropriate Placement Exam (S-Cape) score.

Course Number: AS.210.211.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Rosario Ramos

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Online Intermediate Spanish II

Continues building on the four essential skills for communication presented in Spanish Elements courses. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and three hourly exams (no midterm and no final). May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. * Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 210.112 or appropriate Placement Exam (S-Cape) score.

Course Number: AS.210.212.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Barry Weingarten

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Online Intermediate Spanish II

Continues building on the four essential skills for communication presented in Spanish Elements courses. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and three hourly exams (no midterm and no final). May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. * Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 210.112 or appropriate Placement Exam (S-Cape) score.

Course Number: AS.210.212.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Rosario Ramos

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Intermediate Italian I - Online

Taught in Italian. Course continues building on the four essential skills for communication presented in Italian Elements courses (listening, speaking, reading, writing) on topics of increasing complexity. Course adopts a continuous assessment system. May not be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. * Prerequisites: AS210.152, or appropriate Placement exam score - Part 1

Course Number: AS.210.251.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Alessandro Zannirato

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Intermediate Italian II - Online

Taught in Italian. Course continues building on the four essential skills for communication presented in Intermediate Italian I (listening, speaking, reading, writing) on topics of increasing complexity. Course adopts a continuous assessment system. May not be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. * Prerequisites: AS210.251, or appropriate Placement exam score - Parts I and II

Course Number: AS.210.252.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Alessandro Zannirato

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Advanced French II Through Acting

This 5-week intensive course will cover the material of Advanced Writing and Speaking in French II. Through examining excerpts of popular French theater plays (by Camus, Sartre, Feydeau, Ionesco, and others), this class proposes to 1) improve French speaking and writing skills (pronunciation, intonation, vocabulary, syntax, argumentative reasoning, creative writing) 2) understand the linguistic nuances and socio-cultural practices expressed in the texts 3) learn the basic tools of acting (body language, vocal projection, physical expressivity, emotional expression, stage direction, improvisation, etc.). The course will include watching filmed representations of plays, as well as a performance at the end of the term. The daily hour overlapping with the Intermediate class will focus on personalized, interactive, and level-based exercises. * Prerequisites: 210.202 or 210.305 or appropriate placement

Course Number: AS.210.308.21

Distribution: H W

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Kristin Cook-Gailloud

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11 AM

T - 9 - 11 AM

W - 9 - 11 AM

R - 9 - 11 AM

Advanced French I Through Cinema

This 5-week intensive course will cover the material of Advanced Writing and Speaking in French I. An attractive selection of classic and contemporary French movies (Les Intouchables, Manon des Sources, La Vie en rose, Sugar Cane Alley, among others) will enhance students’ vocabulary, as well as their listening and speaking proficiency. Creative role-playing will develop their fluency. A writing intensive course, it will also emphasize reading (fictional and non fictional texts) through the French explication de textes approach. The daily hour overlapping with the Intermediate class will focus on personalized, interactive, and level-based grammar followed by group discussion on the movies. * Prerequisites: 210.102 or appropriate placement; placement exam link available at grll.jhu.edu

Course Number: AS.210.310.11

Distribution: H W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Claude Guillemard

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11 AM

T - 9 - 11 AM

W - 9 - 11 AM

R - 9 - 11 AM

Online Advanced Spanish I

Advanced Spanish I is designed to improve the four skills: Reading, writing, listening and speaking, essential for communication. This third-year course aims to improve the students' reading and writing skills by focusing on various types of texts. Students will also engage in more formal levels of written communication. This course also focuses on refinement of grammar. Students are exposed to a deeper understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and three hourly exams (no midterm and no final). May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. * Prerequisites: 210.212 or appropriate S-Cape score

Course Number: AS.210.311.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus:

Instructor: Loreto Sanchez

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Online Advanced Spanish I

Advanced Spanish I is designed to improve the four skills: Reading, writing, listening and speaking, essential for communication. This third-year course aims to improve the students' reading and writing skills by focusing on various types of texts. Students will also engage in more formal levels of written communication. This course also focuses on refinement of grammar. Students are exposed to a deeper understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and three hourly exams (no midterm and no final). May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. * Prerequisites: 210.212 or appropriate S-Cape score

Course Number: AS.210.311.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Loreto Sanchez

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Online Advanced Spanish II

This third-year course aims at improving the students' oral skills by focusing on the use of standard, spoken Spanish with an emphasis on colloquial and idiomatic expressions. Students will also engage in more formal levels of communication by discussing assigned literary and non-literary topics. They will increase their listening skills through movies and other listening comprehension exercises. The course will also focus on vocabulary acquisition. May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. * Prerequisites: 210.311 (Advanced Spanish) or appropriate placement exam score

Course Number: AS.210.312.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Loreto Sanchez

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Online Advanced Spanish II

This third-year course aims at improving the students' oral skills by focusing on the use of standard, spoken Spanish with an emphasis on colloquial and idiomatic expressions. Students will also engage in more formal levels of communication by discussing assigned literary and non-literary topics. They will increase their listening skills through movies and other listening comprehension exercises. The course will also focus on vocabulary acquisition. May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. * Prerequisites: 210.311 (Advanced Spanish) or appropriate placement exam score

Course Number: AS.210.312.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Loreto Sanchez

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Spanish Language Practicum Online*

Prerequisites - AS 210.411 The Spanish Language Practicum involves a specially designed project, taking place some time within the summer period of 5/26-7/31, related to student's minor concentration. Provides an opportunity to use Spanish language in real world contexts. May be related to current employment context or developed in agencies or organizations that complement student's research and experimental background while contributing to the improvement of language proficiency. May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Please see Dr. Sanchez in advance of registering for this course to discuss your project and timeline.

Course Number: AS.210.412.11

Distribution: H W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Loreto Sanchez

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Spanish Language Practicum Online*

Prerequisites - AS 210.411 The Spanish Language Practicum involves a specially designed project, taking place some time within the summer period of 5/26-7/31, related to student's minor concentration. Provides an opportunity to use Spanish language in real world contexts. May be related to current employment context or developed in agencies or organizations that complement student's research and experimental background while contributing to the improvement of language proficiency. May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Please see Dr. Sanchez in advance of registering for this course to discuss your project and timeline.

Course Number: AS.210.412.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Loreto Sanchez

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Madness & Trauma in Italian Literature

Illness – whether psychological or physiological – is a common trope in Italian literature. In this course, we will examine the fictional and nonfictional works of modern Italian authors who narrate emotional trauma, mental illness, and abnormal psychology. How do these authors confront illness in their protagonists and in themselves? How do external factors (such as war or wide-spread epidemic) change the way in which a narrator or character sees the world? * Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: AS.214.208.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Alyssa Falcone

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM- 12:30 PM

T - 10AM-12:30 PM

R - 10AM-12:30 PM

Love, Italian Style

The topic of Love will guide us across Italian History, Literature, Music, Cinema and Art. We will analyze historical Loves and Lovers from the Roman times, through the Middle Ages up to the present. We will examine how Love was talked about and portrayed, what Love was and what it has become. Love will help us to better understand Italy and Italy will (hopefully) help us to better understand Love.

Course Number: AS.214.383.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Lorenzo Bacchini

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 2 - 4:30 PM

T - 2 - 4:30 PM

R - 2 - 4:30 PM

Cinema in Spain and Latin America

We will study and discuss a selection of recent films from Spain, Argentina, Peru, Mexico and Cuba. We will concentrate on hot political and social issues in these countries as reflected in each film. Issues under discussion will be:the formal study and vocabulary of film and cinema in Spanish; gender and sexuality; national memory and trauma; trends in commercial film-making at the local and global levels; the imprint of social media networks. Taught in Spanish. Advanced Spanish is a prerequisite. The course counts as credit for the Major and Minor in Spanish and may apply as the equivalent to Intro to Literature In Spanish AS. 215. 231 * Prerequisites: Advanced Spanish.

Course Number: AS.215.375.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Eduardo Gonzalez

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 2 - 4:30 PM

W - 2 - 4:30 PM

R - 2 - 4:30 PM

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HISTORY

History of Brazil

This course is an introduction to the history of Brazil from the 16th century to the present, from the early phases of colonization to the 2014 World Cup.

Course Number: AS.100.117.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Gabriel Paquette

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 11:30AM-2PM

T - 11:30AM-2PM

R - 11:30AM-2PM

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HISTORY OF ART

Splendor in Miniature

Before print, books—particularly illuminated manuscripts—were precious commodities. Apart from their function as text, these objects, painstakingly decorated using costly materials, symbolized wealth and status for European elites. This course traces the sumptuous art of manuscript illumination from its birth in Late Antiquity to its heyday in the High Middle Ages and afterlife in the Renaissance after print’s arrival. Students will read widely and experience these objects first-hand in our outstanding local collections.

Course Number: AS.010.217.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Rebecca Teresi

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM- 12:30 PM

W - 10AM - 12:30 PM

F - 10AM- 12:30 PM

The Art of Bollywood

This course examines Hindi cinema produced in Mumbai since the 1950s, focusing on key examples from each decade, from early narratives of navigating the big city to song-and-dance extravaganzas incorporating Indian-Americans. We will look at art represented in film, from modernist sculpture to ancient architecture. The course will also explore the billboards, cinema cards, and other ephemera associated with Bollywood, alongside contemporary artists' appropriations of Hindi cinema. No knowledge of Hindi is required.

Course Number: AS.010.224.11

Distribution: H W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Rebecca Brown

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 4 - 6:30 PM

W - 4 - 6:30 PM

R - 4 - 6:30 PM

Impressionism and the Cone Collection

This course offers an introduction to the Baltimore Museum of Art's Cone Collection;a world-class selection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings collected by two remarkable women. We will explore the world of Etta and Claribel Cone and the cultural history of collecting and display of which they were a part in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. We will use the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Sheridan Rare Book Collection as case studies. Through the examination of their vastly different holdings, we will begin to think about the development not only of a new modern aesthetic, but also of a radical shift in subject matter and display practice during a period of vast cultural change both in Paris and in Baltimore. Artists to be studied include Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Pissarro, Van Gogh, and Matisse. * Prerequisites: None

Course Number: AS.010.231.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Katharine Johnson

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

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HUMANITIES CENTER

Life and Form in Modern Thought

The idea of form-giving and law-giving is essential to modern thought, so is the conflict between forms and individual and collective lives.The course is a philosophical treatment of the concept of form in four spheres: aesthetics, morality, politics, history. We will read and discuss texts by, among others, Kant, Nietzsche, Lukacs, Benjamin, Schmitt, Adorno and interpret certain art- and literary works by Balzac, Malevich, Stevens, Kafka.

Course Number: AS.300.202.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Omid Mehrgan

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 3-5:30 PM

W - 3-5:30 PM

R - 3-5:30 PM

Mini-Term I: Astrofuturism at the Final Frontier

From Sputnik to Sun Ra to Star Wars, the middle of the twentieth century was consumed by an enthusiasm for all things outer space. This course will examine Space Age popular culture - primarily from the astrofuturism movement, which believed in the endless utopian possibilities of space. We will work with a diverse constellation of materials, from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Star Trek, and beyond.

Course Number: AS.300.220.71

Distribution: H

Term: Mini-Term I

Dates: June 22 - July 2

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Katherine Boyce-Jacino

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

Existentialism

We will critically examine texts by some of the most important thinkers in the existentialist tradition. We will discuss themes such as Kierkegaard’s existential anxiety, Nietzsche’s eternal return, Heidegger’s “being-in-the-world” and “being-towards-death,” Sartre’s “nausea” and humanistic existentialism, Camus and the problem of suicide, and more.

Course Number: AS.300.232.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Avraham Rot

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 4 - 6:30 PM

W - 4 - 6:30 PM

F - 4 - 6:30 PM

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INTERDEPARTMENTAL

Mini Term: Mind, Brain and Beauty

What underlies our aesthetic response to visual art and music? Do identifiable properties of objects and events evoke consistent aesthetic responses, or is beauty mostly in the eye of the beholder? Examining such questions from cognitive science, neuroscience, and philosophical perspectives, this course explores relevant research and theory in the visual and auditory domains. Several researchers will discuss their ongoing studies with the class, and students will also have the opportunity to participate in demonstration experiments that illustrate phenomena under discussion.

Course Number: AS.360.116.72

Distribution: S

Term: Mini-Term II

Dates: July 6 - July 17

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Monica Lopez-Gonzalez

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 2 - 3:30PM

T - 2 - 3:30PM

W - 2 - 3:30PM

R - 2 - 3:30PM

F - 2 - 3:30PM

Mini Term: Mind, Brain and Beauty

What underlies our aesthetic response to visual art and music? Do identifiable properties of objects and events evoke consistent aesthetic responses, or is beauty mostly in the eye of the beholder? Examining such questions from cognitive science, neuroscience, and philosophical perspectives, this course explores relevant research and theory in the visual and auditory domains. Several researchers will discuss their ongoing studies with the class, and students will also have the opportunity to participate in demonstration experiments that illustrate phenomena under discussion.

Course Number: AS.360.116.73

Distribution: S

Term: Mini-Term III

Dates: July 20 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Monica Lopez-Gonzalez

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 10AM - 12PM

T - 10AM - 12PM

W - 10AM - 12PM

R - 10AM - 12PM

F - 10AM - 12PM

Applying Yourself: External Fellowships*

In this writing-based course students will learn to craft competitive applications for the prestigious external fellowships overseen by the National Fellowships Program (fellowships.jhu.edu/list-of-fellowships). While learning skills to produce this specific type of writing—including concision, cohesion, narrative arc, peer editing, and revising—by the end of the class, students will compose a completed fellowship application and be mock interviewed by classmates and outside guests. Applying Yourself will also feature class visits from previous JHU fellowship winners. Open to undergraduate students in all fields. * Prerequisites: None

Course Number: AS.360.124.11

Distribution: S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Jeannette Miller

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 4 - 5:30 PM

R - 4- 5:30 PM

Mini-Term: Inspiring Change in Health Care

Given the crisis in health care, it is a good time to recapture the holism and lyricism found in medicine of the ancient cultures. Currently, we treat the human body as a machine to be fixed and our medical professionals as repairmen. Changing our health care into a wellness model considers the vitality of our soul and spirit as important as our mitochondrial function. We will explore a broader vision of medicine focused on the flourishing of human possibility.

Course Number: AS.360.139.73

Distribution:

Term: Mini-Term III

Dates: July 20 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Georganne Giordano

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 1:00 - 2:30PM

T - 1:00 - 2:30PM

W - 1:00 - 2:30PM

R - 1:00 - 2:30PM

F - 1:00 - 2:30PM

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

Distribution: H

Term: Non-Homewood 2-week, Term 3

Dates: July 20 - July 31

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Instructor: Marina Ruben

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

DCC: 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.360.190.93

Distribution: H

Term: Non-Homewood 2-week, Term 1

Dates: June 22 - July 2

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Instructor: Marina Ruben

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

Mini-Term I: Crisis and Migration: Europe Then and Now

In this course, students will explore the phenomenon of human migration with regard to developments in Europe, both past and present. First, we will look into current immigration to Germany and the crises that are, in part, causing it. Second, we will investigate the history of crises that drove Germans to the U.S.A. in the 19th and 20th centuries. We will connect the present with the past, while also discovering Baltimore and Washington, D.C., through immigration-related hands-on activities. The course intends to broaden students’ global perspective, to strengthen their ability to reflect on and discuss complex geo-political matters, and to introduce them to the Johns Hopkins University.

Course Number: AS.360.248.71

Distribution:

Term: Mini-Term I

Dates: June 22 - July 2

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Luise Lampe

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 12:45-2:45PM

T - 12:45-2:45PM

W - 12:45-2:45PM

R - 12:45-2:45PM

F - 12:45-2:45PM

Phage Research



Course Number: AS.360.999.87

Distribution:

Term: Term I Terms I and II

Dates: Dependant on term

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Joel Schildbach

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

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MATHEMATICS

Introduction to Calculus

This course starts from scratch and provides students with all the background necessary for the study of calculus. It includes a review of algebra, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, coordinates and graphs. Each of these tools will be introduced in its cultural and historical context. The concept of the rate of change of a function will be introduced. Not open to students who have studied calculus in high school.

Course Number: AS.110.105.21

Distribution: Q

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9:30AM-12PM

T - 9:30AM-12PM

W - 9:30AM-12PM

R - 9:30AM-12PM

Calculus I (Biology & Social Sciences)

Differential and integral calculus. Includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, integrals and derivatives, introduction to differential equations, functions of several variables, linear systems, applications for systems of linear differential equations, probability distributions. Many applications to the biological and social sciences will be discussed.

Course Number: AS.110.106.11

Distribution: Q

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

Calculus II (Biology & Social Sciences)

Differential and integral Calculus. Includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, integrals and derivatives, introduction to differential equations, functions of several variables, linear systems, applications for systems of linear differential equations, probability distributions. Applications to the biological and social sciences will be discussed, and the courses are designed to meet the needs of students in these disciplines.

Course Number: AS.110.107.21

Distribution: Q

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

Calculus I (Physical Sciences & Engineering)

Differential and integral calculus. Includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, integrals and derivatives, polar coordinates, parametric equations, Taylor's theorem and applications, infinite sequences and series. Some applications to the physical sciences and engineering will be discussed, and the courses are designed to meet the needs of students in these disciplines.

Course Number: AS.110.108.11

Distribution: Q

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus:

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

T - 9 - 11:30 AM

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

Calculus I (Physical Sciences & Engineering)

Differential and integral calculus. Includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, integrals and derivatives, polar coordinates, parametric equations, Taylor's theorem and applications, infinite sequences and series. Some applications to the physical sciences and engineering will be discussed, and the courses are designed to meet the needs of students in these disciplines.

Course Number: AS.110.108.22

Distribution: Q

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

Calculus II (Physical Sciences & Engineering)

Differential and integral calculus. Includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, integrals and derivatives, polar coordinates, parametric equations, Taylor's theorem and applications, infinite sequences and series. Some applications to the physical sciences and engineering will be discussed, and the courses are designed to meet the needs of students in these disciplines.

Course Number: AS.110.109.21

Distribution: Q

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

T - 9 - 11:30 AM

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

Online Calculus II (6/15-7/31)

Course Dates: 6/15-7/31. Non-JHU students must be fully registered by June 8 in order to participate in the course. Differential and integral calculus. Includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, integrals and derivatives, polar coordinates, parametric equations, Taylor's theorem and applications, infinite sequences and series. Some applications to the physical sciences and engineering will be discussed, and the courses are designed to meet the needs of students in these disciplines.

Course Number: AS.110.109.88

Distribution: Q

Term: Term I Terms I and II

Dates: Dependant on term

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Linear Algebra

Vector spaces, matrices, and linear transformations. Solutions of systems of linear equations. Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization of matrices. Applications to differential equations. * Prerequisites: Calculus I. Recommended: Calculus II.

Course Number: AS.110.201.11

Distribution: Q

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

T - 9 - 11:30 AM

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

Online Linear Algebra (6/15-7/31)

Course Dates: 6/15-7/31. Non-JHU students must register by June 8 in order to participate in the course. Vector spaces, matrices, and linear transformations. Solutions of systems of linear equations. Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization of matrices. Applications to differential equations. * Prerequisites: Calculus I, recommended Calculus II.

Course Number: AS.110.201.88

Distribution: Q

Term: Term I Terms I and II

Dates: Dependant on term

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Calculus III

Calculus of functions of more than one variable: partial derivatives, and applications; multiple integrals, line and surface integrals; Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, and Gauss' Divergence Theorem. * Prerequisites: Calc II (110.107 or 110.109); or Honors One Variable Calculus (110.113)

Course Number: AS.110.202.21

Distribution: Q

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

Online Calculus III (6/15-7/31)

Course Dates: 6/15-7/31. Non-JHU students must register by June 8 in order to participate in the course. Calculus of Several Variables. Calculus of functions of more than one variable: partial derivatives, and applications; multiple integrals, line and surface integrals; Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, and Gauss' Divergence Theorem. * Prerequisites: Calc I and Calc II or Honors One Variable Calculus

Course Number: AS.110.202.88

Distribution: Q

Term: Term I Terms I and II

Dates: Dependant on term

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Differential Equations with Applications

This is an applied course in ordinary differential equations, which is primarily for students in the biological, physical and social sciences, and engineering. The purpose of the course is to familiarize the student with the techniques of solving ordinary differential equations. The specific subjects to be covered include first order differential equations, second order linear differential equations, applications to electric circuits, oscillation of solutions, power series solutions, systems of linear differential equations, autonomous systems, Laplace transforms and linear differential equations, mathematical models (e.g., in the sciences or economics). * Prerequisites: Calculus II

Course Number: AS.110.302.11

Distribution: Q

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

Online Differential Equations with Apps (6/15-7/31)

Course Dates: June 16 - August 1. Non-JHU students must register by June 6 in order to participate in the course. This is an applied course in ordinary differential equations, which is primarily for students in the biological, physical and social sciences, and engineering. Techniques for solving ordinary differential equations are studied. Topics covered include first order differential equations, second order linear differential equations, applications to electric circuits, oscillation of solutions, power series solutions, systems of linear differential equations, autonomous systems, Laplace transforms and linear differential equations, mathematical models (e.g., in the sciences or economics). * Prerequisites: Calculus II.

Course Number: AS.110.302.88

Distribution: Q

Term: Term I Terms I and II

Dates: Dependant on term

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Staff

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Energy and Environment*

This course focuses on topics of current and developing energy sources and their impact on the environment. It is an upper-level multidisciplinary course that draws on science and engineering topics from the core curriculum related to dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, electrical and environmental engineering, and requires integration of understanding achieved in core studies. After the general introduction, the course will begin with a review of energy, energy conversion and thermodynamics related topics to provide a framework for the understanding of current and modern future technologies. After the discussion of fossil fuels and related energy and environmental topics, special attention will be devoted to modern trends in nuclear energy generation (generation IV nuclear reactors), renewable energy with emphasis on solar energy and hydrogen as energy carrier. Topics of sustainability and the environmental impact of energy consumption will be addressed. * Prerequisites: Physics.

Course Number: EN.530.437.21

Distribution: N E

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Cila Herman

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

T - 3:00-7:00PM

R - 3:00-7:00PM

Computer Aided Fluid Mechanics and Heat*

Computer simulation has become an essential part of science and engineering - this course introduces the student to the use of computer simulation in the disciplines of heat transfer and fluid mechanics. The commercial software COMSOL is used to solve a wide variety of problems, ranging from simple models for which analytical solutions are available, to complex, unsteady, multiphysics real-life problems. Problems will be solved by identifying proper governing equations and boundary conditions first, and then implementing these in the COMSOL environment. Applications will include heat conduction, convection and radiation, internal and external flows, with applications ranging from mechanical to biomedical and aerospace engineering. Students should have a laptop suitable for running the COMSOL software available for this class. * Prerequisites: Knowledge of calculus, differential equations, physics.

Course Number: EN.530.444.11

Distribution: N E

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Cila Herman

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

T - 3-7 PM

R - 3 - 7 PM

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MUSIC

Western Classical Music

This course is an introduction to the rich tradition of Western "Classical" music. We will examine this music from a variety of perspectives, including: 1) its historical, intellectual, and cultural background; 2) the biographical background of its composers; 3) its stylistic context; and 4) analysis of the music itself. We will approach these perspectives through a variety of activities, such as lectures, readings, writing, exams and in-class discussion.

Course Number: AS.376.231.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Kip Wile

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

F - 9 - 11:30 AM

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NEUROSCIENCE

An Introduction to Neuroscience

Our knowledge of brain function from the level of single molecules to human behavior continues to expand at something approaching light speed. That knowledge invades our lives every day. And decisions are made based on that knowledge from every corner of life…from physician to politician and every stop in between. This course is meant to provide a fundamental understanding of how the cells and molecules as well as the regions and systems of the brain work to have you see and hear and move and remember. The course is divided into four sections that progress from the cells of the brain and spinal cord to circuits then systems and finally behaviors. Introduction to Neuroscience is designed for any college student who has an interest in the range of disciplines we call neuroscience.

Course Number: AS.080.105.21

Distribution: N

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Stewart Hendry

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9:30 - 11:10 AM

T - 9:30 - 11:10 AM

W - 9:30 - 11:10 AM

R - 9:30 - 11:10 AM

F - 9:30 - 11:10 AM

Neuroscience Lab*

This course will give students the "hands-on" experience of the inter-disciplinary nature of neuroscience. Students will use anatomical and neuro-physiological techniques to understand the basic underlying principles of neuroscience. There will be a total of 13 class meetings during the summer session. * Prerequisites: AS.080.305, AS.080.306 or AS.200.141

Course Number: AS.080.250.11

Distribution: N S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Jason Trageser

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 12 - 2:45 PM

W - 12 - 2:45 PM

R - 12 - 2:45 PM

Nervous System I*

The Nervous System is a fully integrated, two-semester course that surveys the cellular and molecular biology of neurons as well as the structure and function of the nervous system. Students must register for Nervous System II offered in the second term. * Prerequisites: AS 080.203 or AS 200.141 or Permission.

Course Number: AS.080.305.11

Distribution: N

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Stewart Hendry

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 2:45 PM

T - 1 - 2:45 PM

W - 1 - 2:45 PM

R - 1 - 2:45 PM

F - 1 - 2:45 PM

Nervous System II*

The course uses the functional organization of the somatosensory system as a means to examine mechanisms of neutral development. Generation and maturation of neurons, guidance of axons, formation of synapses and the regressive events that shape the adult nervous system will be examined. At the same time we will explore the structure and function of brain regions that allow us to feel pain and temperature, detect vibration, recognize shape and perceive where we are in space. Finally, the single-neuron events that lead to adaptive changes in function will be explored in the context of central nervous system control of movement and of higher order functions of speech and memory. Students who do not register for Nervous System I offered during the first term should not register for this class. * Prerequisites: AS.080.305 and AS.080.203

Course Number: AS.080.306.21

Distribution: N

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Stewart Hendry

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 2:45 PM

T - 1 - 2:45 PM

W - 1 - 2:45 PM

R - 1 - 2:45 PM

F - 1 - 2:45 PM

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PHILOSOPHY

Introduction to Philosophy of Science

In this course we will consider some of the basic questions discussed within general philosophy of science. In particular, we will discuss the problem of theory change, with a particular attention to the historicist account and the critics of that account; the realism/anti-realism debate; and the status of scientific laws.

Course Number: AS.150.213.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Anton Kabeshkin

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM- 12:30 PM

W - 10AM - 12:30 PM

R - 10AM- 12:30 PM

Minds and Machines

The course is a philosophical introduction to the topic of artificial intelligence. We will examine such questions as whether machines can think and whether we can build robots that have emotions, personalities and a sense of self. In doing so, we will touch upon a closely connected question: is the human mind itself a machine?

Course Number: AS.150.216.11

Distribution: H N

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Nikola Andonovski

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 3-5:30 PM

W - 3-5:30 PM

R - 3-5:30 PM

Contemporary Moral Issues

In this course, we will discuss ethical controversies related to some of the issues currently debated in the public sphere: homosexuality, sexism, racism, immigration, abortion, cloning, genetic enhancement, war, terrorism, torture, and others. Our goal will be to explore how major philosophical theories in ethics approach these controversies, and how they can help us understand and resolve these controversies. * Prerequisites: None

Course Number: AS.150.236.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Pavle Stojanovic

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 12:30 - 3 PM

T - 12:30 - 3 PM

R - 12:30 - 3 PM

20th Century Feminisms

This course introduces students to the multifarious feminist movements of the 20th century: early writings by Simone de Beauvoir and Betty Friedan, second wave feminism, critiques by women of color, third wave feminism, and contemporary internet feminism. Stress will be placed on the philosophical underpinnings and commitments of these movements, and the implications of these movements for how we think about ourselves and the structure of our shared social/political world. * Prerequisites: None

Course Number: AS.150.250.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: David Jacobs

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

Introduction to Philosophy of Psychology

Psychology is the study of mind and behavior, and philosophy of psychology is the study of the foundations of psychology. Foundational issues in psychology addressed by philosophy of psychology come in the form of the following questions. What is the nature of mental representation? What is the basic architecture of the mind, and is it innate? Can psychological theories proceed in abstraction from the environment? The purpose of this course is to introduce students to these and related questions and the various answers they’ve been given.

Course Number: AS.150.253.11

Distribution: S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: David Lindeman

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 4 - 6:30 PM

W - 4 - 6:30 PM

R - 4 - 6:30 PM

Introduction to Philosophy of Physics

This course aims at introducing the student to the basic philosophical issues that lie at the heart of the modern physicist’s conception of nature. To this end, we will look carefully at the foundations of two modern theories of physics, namely, the special theory of relativity and quantum theory. Relativity revolutionized our understanding of space and time, whereas quantum physics shattered our established beliefs about causality and determinism in nature. In the special relativity section of this class, we will cover topics such as the speed of light postulate, conventionality of simultaneity thesis, and the twin paradox . In the foundations of quantum physics, we will probe the measurement problem, Schrodinger's cat paradox and the uncertainty principle.

Course Number: AS.150.309.11

Distribution: H N

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Genco Guralp

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10:30AM-1PM

W - 10:30AM-1PM

F - 10:30AM-1PM

DCC: Philosophy of Human Rights

This course will take place at 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW, our DC Campus. From domestic debates about abortion and health care to international dialogue about women’s rights, genital mutilation and genocide, human rights claims have become increasingly common, and we’ve come to rely on the discourse of human rights to assess the way human beings are treated by one another and by states. But what are human rights? How are human rights claims justified? Are human rights really objective and universal or are they contingent and relative to particular cultures? Where did the human rights culture begin, and how has it become so important? This course aims to explore these questions by examining foundational human rights documents, historical works on human rights and contemporary philosophical inquiry into their foundations (or lack thereof).

Course Number: AS.150.315.92

Distribution: H W

Term: Non-Homewood 5-week, Term 2

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Thomas Wilk

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM- 12:30 PM

W - 10AM - 12:30 PM

R - 10AM-12:30 PM

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PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY

General Physics: Physical Science Major I*

Lectures on general principles illustrated by experiments provide a thorough introductory study of physics. Conference periods, assigned in the first class, offer more detailed discussion of principles and the solution of problems. Students are required to take General Physics Laboratory concurrently with the course. The first term covers mechanics and thermodynamics. The second term addresses electricity and magnetism, optics, and selected topics in modern physics. Note: Students taking this course and the laboratory 173.111-112 may not take any other course in the summer session and should devote full time to these subjects. First and second terms must be taken in sequence. * Prerequisites: 110.106 or 110.108

Course Number: AS.171.101.11

Distribution: N E

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Marek Cieplak

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

T - 9 - 11:30 AM

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

F - 9 - 11:30 AM

General Physics: Physical Science Major II*

Lectures on general principles illustrated by experiments provide a thorough introductory study of physics. Conference periods, assigned in the first class, offer more detailed discussion of principles and the solution of problems. Students are required to take General Physics Laboratory concurrently with the course. The first term covers mechanics and thermodynamics. The second term addresses electricity and magnetism, optics, and selected topics in modern physics. Note: Students taking this course and the laboratory 173.111-112 may not take any other course in the summer session and should devote full time to these subjects. First and second terms must be taken in sequence. * Prerequisites: 110.107 or 110.109

Course Number: AS.171.102.21

Distribution: N E

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Marek Cieplak

Credits: 4

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

T - 9 - 11:30 AM

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

F - 9 - 11:30 AM

Subatomic World

Introduction to the concepts of physics of the subatomic world: symmetries, relativity, quanta, neutrinos, particles and fields. The course traces the history of our description of the physical world from the Greeks through Faraday and Maxwell to quantum mechanics in the early 20th century and on through nuclear physics and particle physics. The emphasis is on the ideas of modern physics, not on the mathematics. Intended for non-science majors.

Course Number: AS.171.113.21

Distribution: N

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Barry Blumenfeld

Syllabus: Download (.doc)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

F - 1 - 3:30 PM

Stars & the Universe: Cosmic Evolution

This course looks at the evolution of the universe from its origin in a cosmic explosion to emergence of life on Earth and possibly other planets throughout the universe. Topics include big-bang cosmology; origin and evolution of galaxies, stars, planets, life, and intelligence; black holes; quasars; and relativity theory. The material is largely descriptive, based on insights from physics, astronomy, geology, chemistry, biology, and anthropology. Course website: http://henry.pha.jhu.edu/stars.html. * Prerequisites: High school algebra, geometry, trigonometry

Course Number: AS.171.118.21

Distribution: N

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus:

Instructor: Wei Zheng

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

W - 9 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

Mini-Term I: Now I See! Optical Phenomena Explained

Could you explain why rainbows form an arc or how it is possible to bend light to make an object invisible? This course aims to clearly explain some of the most beautiful optical phenomena encountered in nature or in a lab by teaching simple physics principles and using in-class demonstrations. The course is not math intensive and, rather, seeks to help the student gain an appreciation for the basic principles behind these optical effects without becoming lost in complex mathematics. An emphasis will be placed on current research that directly makes use of the physics underlying the phenomena. The ultimate goal of this course is to show students that physics is powerfully beautiful and to build their appreciation for it.

Course Number: AS.171.132.71

Distribution: N

Term: Mini-Term I

Dates: June 22 - July 2

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Grace Bosse

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 3 - 5 PM

T - 3 - 5 PM

W - 3 - 5 PM

R - 3 - 5 PM

F - 3 - 5 PM

General Physics Laboratory I*

Experiments performed in the lab provide further illustration of the principles discussed in General Physics. Students are required to take this course concurrently with General Physics unless they already have received credit for the lab. Note: First and second terms must be taken in sequence. * Prerequisites: Co-requisite 171.101

Course Number: AS.173.111.11

Distribution: N

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Marek Cieplak

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 4 PM

T - 1 - 4 PM

R - 1 - 4 PM

F - 1 - 4 PM

General Physics Laboratory II*

Experiments performed in the lab provide further illustration of the principles discussed in General Physics. Students are required to take this course concurrently with General Physics unless they already have received credit for the lab. Note: First and second terms must be taken in sequence. * Prerequisites: Co-requisite 171.102

Course Number: AS.173.112.21

Distribution: N

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus:

Instructor: Marek Cieplak

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 4 PM

T - 1 - 4 PM

R - 1 - 4 PM

F - 1 - 4 PM

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POLITICAL SCIENCE

Politics of East Asia

This course examines some of the central ideas and institutions that have transformed politics in the contemporary world through the lens of East Asia, focusing on Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China. We analyze two enduring themes of classic and contemporary scholarship in comparative politics: development and democracy. The purpose is to introduce students to the various schools of thought within comparative politics as well as to the central debates concerning East Asian politics.

Course Number: AS.190.109.21

Distribution: S

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Erin Chung

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

T - 10AM - 12:45 PM

W - 10AM - 12:45 PM

F - 10AM - 12:45 PM

American Politics in Film

This class uses film to explore a central question in American politics: what is the relationship between the public and those who endeavor to represent them? Over the course of several weeks, we will address this question by viewing Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, A Face in the Crowd, The Candidate, Wag the Dog, and The Ides of March. We will use these films to discuss how political institutions, the media, and money shape our politics. We will also consider how the representation of politics in film has changed over time.

Course Number: AS.190.110.21

Distribution: S

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Adam Sheingate

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

Capital: The Best Seller

When Thomas Piketty published _Capital in the Twenty-First Century_ last spring, he made the rounds on talk shows just like a movie star with a new film out, or a rock star with an album about to drop. How is such an “event” possible, and what does it tell us about the book’s subject, capital? This class explores the questions Piketty’s book raises: What is capital? How does it come about, how does it function, and what are its effects? * Prerequisites: None

Course Number: AS.190.205.11

Distribution: H S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Samuel Chambers

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 4 - 6:30 PM

W - 4 - 6:30 PM

R - 4 - 6:30 PM

The Politics of Music

This course will provide a critical examination of the role of music in political and social change. We will be especially concerned with the correspondences between musical innovations and their capacities to inspire and shape social movements as their capacity to address to the politics of race and sexuality, radical democratic resistance, etc. We will also explore how music is utilized to advance agendas that are anti-democratic, such as the transnational spread of white supremacist groups, the glorification of violence, and exclusionary nationalism.

Course Number: AS.190.208.21

Distribution: H S

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Philip Brendese

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 2 - 4:30 PM

T - 2 - 4:30 PM

R - 2 - 4:30 PM

Slavery: Race, Sex and Power

This course examines practices of slavery through history with a focus on the relays between sexuality, race and economic status. We will situate slavery historically to examine how practices of bondage and resistance have evolved to the present day. The course will investigate scholarly claims that an estimated 30 million people are in slavery today. * Prerequisites: None

Course Number: AS.190.212.11

Distribution: H S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Philip Brendese

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

Rebels, Radicals, and Revolutionaries

This course will explore different Anarchist and Marxist theories of enacting social change. Theories of collective action, including those from Marx, Angela Davis, Rosa Luxemburg, Georges Sorel, and Murray Bookchin will be put into dialogue with theories of radical individualism from thinkers like Emma Goldman, Albert Camus, and Henry David Thoreau. Students will assess the strengths and weakness of these theories while considering and revising their own views on social change.

Course Number: AS.191.205.21

Distribution: H S W

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Katie Glanz

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 5 - 7:30 PM

W - 5 - 7:30 PM

R - 5 - 7:30 PM

Introduction to International Relations through Comics

This course will present an overview of the different theories in the discipline of International Relations as exhibited in a number of comics. The course will be organized around the question of the causes of conflict between and within states. A special emphasis will be given on reading primary literature. By the end of the course students should be well versed in the main approaches in the discipline.

Course Number: AS.191.325.11

Distribution: S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Tarek Tutunji

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM - 12PM

T - 10AM - 12PM

W - 10AM - 12PM

R - 10AM - 12PM

American Constitutionalism & War-Making

This course explores the issue of security in the United States beginning with the 1787 constitutional founding and moving into the modern era. We will examine the role of the United States in world politics with a special emphasis on how the United States, as well as the international system changed in the 20th century, as well as the domestic constitutional challenges this presented.

Course Number: AS.191.352.11

Distribution: S W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Ryan Fried

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM- 12:30 PM

W - 10AM - 12:30 PM

F - 10AM- 12:30 PM

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 theorists’ accounts alongside fiction, film, and plays.

Course Number: AS.191.360.75

Distribution: H S

Term: Non-Homewood 5-week, Term 2

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Instructor: Katherine Goktepe

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 12 - 2:30 PM

W - 12 - 2:30 PM

R - 12 - 2:30 PM

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PRINCIPLES OF STRUCTURE

The Civil Rights Movement

This course explores the history of the American civil rights movement. Over topics ranging from voting rights to consumer rights, students will learn about the fight against legalized racial segregation in the United States. * Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: AS.362.126.11

Distribution: S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: NATHAN CONNOLLY

Credits: 3

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

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PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

Professional Writing & Communication

This course teaches students to communicate effectively with a wide variety of specialized and non-specialized audiences. Projects include production of resumes, cover letters, proposals, instructions, reports, and other relevant documents. Class emphasizes writing clearly and persuasively, creating appropriate visuals, developing oral presentation skills, working in collaborative groups, giving and receiving feedback, and simulating the real world environment in which most communication occurs. No audits.

Course Number: EN.661.110.11

Distribution: W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Robert Graham

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM- 12:30 PM

T - 10AM-12:30 PM

R - 10AM-12:30 PM

Professional Writing & Communication

This course teaches students to communicate effectively with a wide variety of specialized and non-specialized audiences. Projects include production of resumes, cover letters, proposals, instructions, reports, and other relevant documents. Class emphasizes writing clearly and persuasively, creating appropriate visuals, developing oral presentation skills, working in collaborative groups, giving and receiving feedback, and simulating the real world environment in which most communication occurs. No audits.

Course Number: EN.661.110.21

Distribution: W

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Robert Graham

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM- 12:30 PM

T - 10AM-12:30 PM

R - 10AM-12:30 PM

Oral Presentations

This course is designed to help students push through any anxieties about public speaking by immersing them in a practice-intensive environment. They learn how to speak with confidence in a variety of formats and venues - Including extemporaneous speaking, job interviewing, leading a discussion, presenting a technical speech, and other relevant scenarios. Students learn how to develop effective slides that capture the main point with ease and clarity, hone their message, improve their delivery skills, and write thought-provoking, well-organized speeches that hold an audience's attention. No audits.

Course Number: EN.661.150.11

Distribution: W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Julie Reiser

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

Oral Presentations

This course is designed to help students push through any anxieties about public speaking by immersing them in a practice-intensive environment. They learn how to speak with confidence in a variety of formats and venues - Including extemporaneous speaking, job interviewing, leading a discussion, presenting a technical speech, and other relevant scenarios.

Course Number: EN.661.150.21

Distribution: W

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Julie Reiser

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

Blogging & Digital Copywriting*

Learn how to develop, write and manage content for marketing communication on the Web and build an online presence through search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM). Each student will learn copywriting for various digital formats including Email marketing, website copy and social media while gaining an understanding of web analytics, conversion optimization, writing for keywords and mobile marketing. No audits. Recommended Course Background: one writing course in any discipline (professional communication, expository writing, or writing seminars). * Prerequisites: EN.660.250 Principles of Marketing

Course Number: EN.661.454.21

Distribution: W

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Keith Quesenberry

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

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PSYCHOLOGICAL & BRAIN SCIENCES

Childhood Disorders/Treatments: Online

This is an online course. The class will meet for ten weeks from May 26 through July 31 and will follow the deadlines for Term I for add/drop/withdraw and grade changes. This course examines the psychological disorders that are usually first diagnosed prior to adulthood. Some of the specific disorders that will be discussed are Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Learning Disorders and Mental Retardation. Students will become familiar with various diagnoses, etiologies, and methods of treatment.

Course Number: AS.200.162.87

Distribution: S

Term: Term I Terms I and II

Dates: Dependant on term

Campus: Online Course

Instructor: Ann Jarema

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - ONLINE CLASS

T - ONLINE CLASS

W - ONLINE CLASS

R - ONLINE CLASS

F - ONLINE CLASS

Research Seminar in Clinical Psychology*

A small group exploration of current issues in clinical psychology, aimed at developing students’ empirical research skills. Following critical analysis of the empirical literature, students develop research proposals for novel research and/or conduct research and author research reports. Topics vary by semester. In the current offering, the topic will be stress, coping, emotion-regulation, peer relationships, and psychopathology among adolescents and emerging adults. * Prerequisites: AS.200.212

Course Number: AS.200.379.21

Distribution: S

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Alison Papadakis

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM- 12:30 PM

W - 10AM - 12:30 PM

R - 10AM-12:30 PM

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PUBLIC HEALTH STUDIES

Evidence in Epidemiology and Popular Culture

In the past year, we have witnessed a broad range of controversial issues: from Ebola to anti-vaxers; protests in Ferguson and New York; the legalization of marijuana and Obamacare. Often the theories of health that experts develop and promote don't resonate with the public they are intended to serve. Often times, different people interpret the same piece of evidence in very different ways. This course will teach students how to think critically about theories of health and disease and to develop communication skills to talk about public health in everyday conversation.

Course Number: AS.280.110.21

Distribution: H S

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Amelia Buttress

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1:30-4:00pm

T - 1:30-4:00pm

R - 1:30-4:00pm

Health, Homelessness and Social Justice

Homelessness is bad for one’s health, and its existence, persistence, and growth demonstrate deep policy failures and social ills. This course examines issues fundamental to the modern phenomena of homelessness in the U.S. – and the connection between disparate health and desperate inequality. There are ethical values and dimensions to the decisions we make about health policy – and public policy generally. Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, equality, justice, community, democracy, human rights, and human flourishing; there are many values that we might prioritize – both individually and collectively – as we develop and assess programs, policies, and systems. In this course, we will consider these and other values together with issues of health and homelessness. We will also examine tools of policy analysis and political action, and how those committed to changing the world can use those tools to engage that system critically.

Course Number: AS.280.224.21

Distribution: S

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Adam Schneider

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 5:30 - 8 PM

T - 5:30 - 8 PM

R - 5:30 - 8 PM

GIS as a Public Health Tool

This course provides an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and presents its utility in the various fields of public health such as Epidemiology, Environmental Health and International Health. Provides exposure to GIS as a tool for describing the magnitude of health problems and for supporting health decision making. Course topics include a historical overview of the intersection between geography and public health; current epidemiological use of GIS; and, GIS applications in identifying public health problems such as the current Ebola outbreak. This course is ideal for students who desire exposure to the vast utility of GIS as it applies to public health.

Course Number: AS.280.302.11

Distribution: Q S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Jackie Ferguson

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 5 - 7:30 PM

T - 5 - 7:30 PM

R - 5 - 7:30 PM

Responding to Disasters:Earthquakes to Ebola

Responding to Disasters: from Earthquakes to Ebola introduces students to the fundamentals of humanitarian and disaster response. The course is divided into four topic areas: (1) fundamentals of humanitarian emergencies, (2) methods in humanitarian emergency settings, (3) refugee health, and (4) emerging issues in humanitarian response.

Course Number: AS.280.303.11

Distribution: S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Jeffrey Freeman

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 5 - 7:30 PM

T - 5 - 7:30 PM

R - 5 - 7:30 PM

Disease Detectives and the History of Epidemiology

Social and behavioral theories of health can often seem abstract, irrelevant, and even useless when taken out of context. Yet, theory always guides both the evidence we collect and the interpretations of that evidence (whether we know it or not). Through a series of case studies from the field of epidemiology, now emblematic of public health, this course will explore the changing ideas and assumptions that have shaped our struggles to understand and improve health in the United States over the 20th century.

Course Number: AS.280.410.11

Distribution: H S

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Amelia Buttress

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1:30-4PM

T - 1:30-4PM

R - 1:30-4PM

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SOCIOLOGY

Sociology and Film

Do films merely mirror society, or do they in fact shape societal experience? This class will investigate these questions through a filmic analysis of sociological issues. We will consider both narrative and documentary films and use them to engage in sociological questions of class, race, and gender. We will discuss what the historical and current trends in film making and film subject say about society, and how these trends may in turn influence society. * Prerequisites: None

Course Number: AS.230.237.21

Distribution: H S

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Elizabeth Talbert

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1:30 - 4 PM

T - 1:30 - 4 PM

R - 1:30 - 4 PM

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WRITING SEMINARS

Mini-Term: Narrative Medicine

The course will introduce students to the role of storytelling in medicine through a variety of essays, short stories and documentaries, from Susan Sontag's Illness as Metaphor to Atul Gawande's Complications to Terry Wrong's Hopkins. In addition to studying these narratives, students will produce their own written works and meet guest writers from the local medical community. Throughout, the course will provide students with valuable practice in critical analysis and reasoning, skills that are tested on entrance exams such as the MCAT.

Course Number: AS.220.101.72

Distribution: H W

Term: Mini-Term II

Dates: July 6 - July 17

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Emily Parker

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 10AM- 11:30AM

T - 10AM- 11:30AM

W - 10AM- 11:30AM

R - 10AM- 11:30AM

F - 10AM- 11:30AM

You Can't Make this Stuff Up

Our topics for this course will be autobiographical in nature. We will be considering personal experiences and trying to articulate how those experiences relate to the larger world. The work will be both creative and analytical, as we look closely at examples of the personal essay, and carefully revise and reconsider our own methods of autobiography.

Course Number: AS.220.137.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Nathan McNamara

Syllabus: Download (.doc)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM- 12:30 PM

W - 10AM- 12:30 PM

F - 10AM- 12:30 PM

War Poetry

A study of the war poetry and fiction born of many recent global conflicts. Students will examine different poetic voices, beginning with the Vietnam War and ending with the Iraq & Afghan Wars. We will examine a wide variety of poets and authors including Yusef Komunyakaa, James Dickey, Ciaron Carson, Seamus Heaney, and Michael Longley. To finish the semester, we will examine an assortment of Landays, a traditional form composed by Afghan women. Fiction texts will include The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien and Refresh, Refresh, by Benjamin Percy, among others.

Course Number: AS.220.139.11

Distribution: W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: John Grasser

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10 - 12:30 PM

W - 10 - 12:30 PM

R - 10 - 12:30 PM

Seriously Funny: Writing Humor Poetry

This course will examine both light verse and how humor can enrich serious subjects in poetry. We will explore many subjects, from bad love to aesthetic experiences. Principal readings will range from classic exemplars such as Shakespeare, Dryden, and Eliot to selections from American poets since 1950, as represented in the anthology "Seriously Funny: Poems about Love, Death, Religion, Art, Politics, Sex, and Everything Else." Students will be required to write several seriously funny poems of their own. Fun is mandatory. * Prerequisites: None.

Course Number: AS.220.142.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Songmuang Greer

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 12 - 2:30 PM

W - 12 - 2:30 PM

R - 12 - 2:30 PM

Next Week On...History and Evolution

This course will explore the development of serialized narratives across several mediums including the novel, the graphic novel, and television. Authors may include Henry James, Sherwood Anderson, Alan Moore and Art Spiegelman. Students will write in-class sketches and three stories.

Course Number: AS.220.163.11

Distribution: H

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Daniel Stintzi

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

T - 1 - 3:30 PM

R - 1 - 3:30 PM

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

Distribution: H W

Term: Non-Homewood 5-week, Term 2

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Instructor: John Grasser

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 3 - 5:30 PM

W - 3 - 5:30 PM

R - 3 - 5:30 PM

Writing Unreality: Fantastical Fiction

While fiction is by definition not “real,” some modes of fiction present deliberate departures from the world as we know it. This class will examine fantastical and non-realist writing, including surrealist and magic realist stories, as well as works with fairy-tale and folklore influences, and stories with elements of the uncanny or supernatural. Students will read and discuss representative fiction, complete weekly creative assignments, and participate in workshop of a final, full-length piece. * Prerequisites: IFP I preferred, but not required

Course Number: AS.220.165.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Shannon Robinson

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 9 - 11:30 AM

T - 9 - 11:30 AM

R - 9 - 11:30 AM

Surrealism and American Poetry

A study of Surrealism's influence on American poetry. Students will read essays by Andre Breton and Robert Bly, and poetry by John Ashbery, John Berryman, Louise Gluck, Sylvia Plath, Mark Strand, James Wright, and Dean Young, among many others. This course will include a weekly workshop, for which students will write poems inspired by the readings.

Course Number: AS.220.166.21

Distribution: H

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Matthew Morton

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 10AM - 12PM

T - 10AM - 12PM

W - 10AM - 12PM

R - 10AM - 12PM

Mini-Term II: Serious Nonsense: Light & Comic Poetry

This course will provide a guided tour of some of the funniest poems ever written in English. Genres covered will include light verse, satire, parody, absurdism (“nonsense”), and others. We’ll explore the serious side of comic poetry and vice versa. Students will have the opportunity to write their own comic verse in the genres discussed.

Course Number: AS.220.167.72

Distribution: H

Term: Mini-Term II

Dates: July 6 - July 17

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Austin Allen

Syllabus: Download (.doc)

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 10:30AM-12PM

T - 10:30AM-12PM

W - 10:30AM-12PM

R - 10:30AM-12PM

F - 10:30AM-12PM

Fitzgerald's Short Stories

An examination of F. Scott Fitzgerald's major short stories in the 1920s and 1930s. We'll analyze Fitzgerald's commitment to exploring the tension between two opposing intellectual movements: literary naturalism (which championed the primacy of environmental determinism) and literary realism (which championed the primacy of free will). We'll trace Fitzgerald's mercurial loyalty to each movement: his abandonment of one school of thought for the other, from one year to the next. In "May Day" he even embraced both movements equally—testimony to his belief that "the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function". Did Fitzgerald ultimately advocate one school of thought over the other? Or, did he intend simply to stage the debate between them?

Course Number: AS.220.195.11

Distribution: H W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: John Rockefeller V

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 6 - 8:30 PM

W - 6 - 8:30 PM

F - 6 - 8:30 PM

Introduction to Dramatic Writing: Film

Screenwriting workshop. This course will look at the screenplay as both a literary text and blue-print for production. Several classic screenplays will be analyzed. Students will then embark on their own scripts. We will intensively focus on character development, creating "believable" cinematic dialogue, plot development, conflict, pacing, dramatic foreshadowing, the element of surprise, text and subtext, and visual story-telling. Several classic films will be analyzed and discussed (PSYCHO, CHINATOWN, BLADE RUNNER). Students will learn professional screenplay format and write an 8-12 page screenplay that will be read in class and critiqued.

Course Number: AS.220.204.11

Distribution: H W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Marc Lapadula

Syllabus: Download (.doc)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1:30 - 5:15 PM

W - 1:30 - 5:15 PM

Intermediate Poetry: Poetic Forms I*

Poetic Forms I fulfills one of the Intermediate requirements for The Writing Seminars Major. It deals with rhyme, meter, traditional forms, and ad hoc forms of students' own making. Whether you are a poet, novelist, song writer, science writer, or dramatist, this course will help you master lines and sentences even better.

Course Number: AS.220.377.11

Distribution: H W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Greg Williamson

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

T - 12 - 2:30 PM

W - 12 - 2:30 PM

F - 12 - 2:30 PM

Intermediate Poetry: Poetic Forms II*

Students will read ten books of contemporary poetry, several by recent, award-winning JHU alumni. The writing assignments will be based on those collections.

Course Number: AS.220.378.21

Distribution:

Term: Term II

Dates: June 29 - July 31

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: Greg Williamson

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 12 - 2:30 PM

W - 12 - 2:30 PM

R - 12 - 2:30 PM

Performing Fiction and Poetry*

Performing Fiction & Poetry: An Acting Workshop for Writers. This hands-on performance workshop, combining literary and theatrical practice, will look closely at what makes a performance or reading compelling, clear, and resonant. Through textual analysis, vocal technique, and group discussion, students will create a pliant and powerful reading style to best serve their work. The course includes regular writing assignments in poetry and fiction and weekly performance and group discussion.

Course Number: AS.220.391.11

Distribution: W

Term: Term I

Dates: May 26 - June 26

Campus: Homewood Campus

Instructor: David Yezzi

Syllabus: Download (.doc)

Credits: 3

Days & Times:

M - 1 - 3:30 PM

W - 1 - 3:30 PM

F - 1 - 3:30 PM

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