First Summer Intersession Classes

Each school and college offer a variety of courses during Intersessions. These short-term classes span between 2-to-5-week intervals. Courses and course descriptions are listed within the respective school and college. All class will be held through remote and online modalities. For specific information about course details and prerequisites, visit Canelink and search for Intersession within the additional search criteria option.

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  • CLA325 The Vampire in Folklore, Fiction and Film

    By pondering the role of vampires and other such monsters, in folklore, fiction, and film, this course attempts to ponder such fundamental questions as "What does it mean to be human?" and "What are the implications of death?" The tradition will be traced from its earliest antecedents in the ancient world to its latest manifestations in current fiction and screen media.

  • COS311 Advanced Oral Advocacy

    Advanced presentational speaking to persuade including theory and extensive practice.

  • FIN412 Financial Planning and Wealth Management

    This course examines the investment and financial issues arising from financial planing and personal wealth management activities. It covers various topics required for the construction of a comprehensive financial plan including the identifications of client financial status and goals, asset allocation, securities trading, managed funds, tax planning, risk management and insurance, and estate planning.

  • GEG348/648 Climate Change and Public Health

    The mechanism by which climate change adversely affects human health, and the policy options for mitigating our exposure.

  • INS321 International Development

    A synthesis of major theories of international development, institutional architecture, and practice of international development. Focuses on key international development policies such as trade, macroeconomic finance, and equity. Considers narrow conceptions of modernity, growth, progress, wellbeing, and culture toward broader conceptions of freedom and/or sustainable development in both the Global North and Global South.

  • KIN235 Personal and Community Health

    Overview of current strategies and practices for healthy living, including health maintenance and disease prevention. 

  • KIN301 Athletic Injuries and Sport First Aid.

    Course will help coaches, camp counselors, teachers, personal trainers, and athletes of all levels to fulfill the role of being a competent first responder to athletic and illnesses. Upon completion of this course, students will have knowledge of basic sport first aid skills, anatomy and sport injury terminology, and knowledge of specific athletic injuries and illnesses. These will include head injuries, sudden illnesses, weather-related problems, upper and lower body musculoskeletal injuries, respiratory emergencies and illnesses, and internal injuries. Students will also learn basic hands-on skills such as splinting, taping, and bracing as ir relates to preventing and treating athletic injuries.

  • MCY121 Hip-Hop History, Culture, and Globalization

    A critical history and analysis of the hip-hop culture in the U.S. and beyond. The course will cover major historical periods hip-hop in the U.S. beginning in the 1970's through its global impact in the 21st century. the course will also include analysis of technology, gender, race, sexuality, religion and politics related to hip-hop culture.

  • MCY131 Understanding Music

    A general introduction to the musical elements and the history of music from antiquity to the present. Primarily focuses on classical music, but also include exposure to pop, jazz, and music traditions. This course is not for music majors. Music majors should enroll in MCY140, and MCY141.

  • MGT401 Strategic Management

    An integrative approach to strategy formulation and implementation, from a domestic and international perspective, is the focus of this core capstone course. All the primary areas of business are emphasized using cases and readings. Course is required of all graduating seniors in Business.
    Requisite: Business School and Senior Standing.

  • POL 547 Congressional Representation

    This course examines how and when citizens influence legislators' behavior. More specifically, we examine how legislators' floor behavior reflects citizens's preferences and how these preferences influence the manner in which legislators build electoral coalitions.

  • PHI353 Philosophy of Film

    Philosophical questions concerning the ontology and aesthetics of film.

  • PHI553/653 Philosophy and Film

    Combining readings in philosophy and film theory and criticism with close analysis of selected films, this course is premised on a conviction in the potential fruitfulness, both for film studies and philosophy, of thinking philosophically about the ontology of the medium, the history and the art of film.  the ways we experience movies, and their impact on our lives. A main focus will be on the writings of Stanley Cavell the most important author in the Anglo/American philosophical tradition to make writing about film a substantial part of his philosophical project and philosophical responses by to his work.