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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  • ART104 Introduction to 3D Design

    Professor: Ivan Albreht
    Day/Time: M-F 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Course Description: A background in the elements of three-dimensional aesthetics that will broaden students' understanding and creativity in making sculptural objects. This course is the foundation for further study in sculpture, glass, and ceramics courses.

  • BUS202 Introduction to the Legal Environment of Business

    Professor: Joan Martinez Evora
    Day/Time: M-F 6:00 - 9:00pm; Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Course Description: The course provides an overview of legal principles impacting business. Students will explore fundamental features of the U.S. judicial system, conflict resolution, the domestic system of property rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the regulatory process, as they relate to the business firm or business as a societal actor. Topical areas may include business ethics, consumer protection, employment discrimination laws, privacy concerns, the law of competition, and environmental regulation.

  • CLA325 The Vampire in Folklore, Fiction and Film

    Professor: John Kirby
    Day/Time: M-F 1:15 - 3:30 pm; Additional Online Requirements

    Course Description: 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.

  • EPS351 Introduction to Statistics and Research Design

    Professor: Soyeon Ahn
    Day/Time: TBA

    Course Description: The course will cover basic statistics relevant to the social sciences (e.g., central tendency, variation, t-tests, correlations), with emphasis on real world applications employing commonly used research designs. Students will acquire the tools necessary to interpret elementary statistical analyses and a foundation in the basic analytic methods used in conducting quantitative research in the behavioral sciences.

  • FIN300 Fundamentals of Finance for Non Finance Majors

    Professor: Tie Su
    Day/Time: M-F 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Course Description: This course provides an overview of modern finance for non-business majors. Top ics include: how financial markets work, understanding financial pages in newspapers and the Internet, how stock and bond prices are determined, how investment t portfolios are structured, concepts of risk and return, how companies manage their cash and investments and international finance. Not for credit for business students.
    Requisite: Non Business Majors.

  • FIN456 Behavioral Finance

    Professor: Alok Kumar
    Day/Time: M-F 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Sat 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Course Description: The goal of this course is to expose you to selected topics from the upcoming field of behavioral finance. This will include a discussion of prospect theory and different types of behavioral biases such as representativeness, disposition effect, overconfidence, narrow framing, familiarity bias, and the house-money effect. In addition, the course will cover the implications of behavioral biases for asset pricing, corporate finance, and the overall macro-economy. Simple experiments will be conducted in class to illustrate some key behavioral concepts.
    Prerequisites: FIN 302FIN 303FIN 320.

  • JMM402 Strategic Management

    Professor: Winston Warrior
    Day/Time: TBA 

    Course Description: This course focuses on strategy analysis, formulation, implementation, and evaluation in managing media enterprises. Media cases are used to apply and discuss strategies.
    Pre-requisite: JMM 102.

  • KIN150 General Nutrition for Health and Performance

    Professor: Ajaya Williams
    Day/Time: TBA 

    Course Description: Fundamentals and theories of nutrition with a specific focus on nutrition for both sports and fitness.

  • KIN235 Personal and Community Health

    Professor: Magda Aldousany
    Day/Time: TBA 

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

  • MCY124 Evolution of Jazz

    Professor: Charles Bergeron
    Day/Time: TBA 

    Course Description: A study of the origin, development, and styles of jazz music and its exponents. This course is not for music majors. Music majors should enroll in MSJ 113 and MSJ 213.
    Requisite: Must not be in School of Music.

  • MGT253 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    Professor: Susana Alvarez
    Day/Time: M-F 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Course Description: Focuses on the process of identifying entrepreneurial opportunities and the operations of a small business. Topics include organization, location, financial planning, record-keeping, unit costs, merchandising, credit, and recruitment of personnel. This course is open to SBA students, ENT minors, or MGT minors.
    Requisite: Business School or MGMT minor or ENTR minor.

  • MGT401 Strategic Management

    Professor: Yadong Luo
    Day/Time: M-F 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Course Description: 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.

  • PHI353/553/653 Philosophy of Film

    Professor: Otavio Bueno
    Day/Time: M-F 5:00 pm - 10:40 pm

    Course Description: Philosophical questions concerning the ontology and aesthetics of film.

  • TAL107 American Sign Language I

    Professor: Kirsten Schwarz
    Day/Time: TBA

    Course Description: This course is designed to allow participants to learn about Deaf Culture and be able to sign with sufficient fluency to discuss work, social, and family topics using two to four sentence responses.