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The following is a list of program-approved courses available to Online Summer Scholars and Summer Scholars participants. You can click on each course to view course descriptions, available sections, course dates, meeting days/times, and other relevant course information. Please make sure to check the course meeting dates prior to applying. Some courses may require a placement test.

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African American History To 1877 (01:512:262)Expand

African-American history from origins in Atlantic Africa to the end of the Civil War. Focal points include the Atlantic African background, the Atlantic slave trade, Antebellum slavery, slave culture, and the Civil War. Explores forces which have converged to create African-American peoples and shape their lives, communities, and cultures in early North America. (3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section E6, Meeting Dates: 06/27/2022-08/05/2022, Format: Synchronous Remote Instruction, Meeting Days/Times: MW 6:00pm-10:00pm, Index: 04766



Tags: History
American Government (01:790:104)Expand

Comprehensive analysis of American political institutions. Issues and problems faced by federal, state, and local governments under the impact of modern conditions. The leading political, economic, and social influences affecting democratic government. (3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section B1, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022-07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 03810
Section H1, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022-08/17/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01633



Tags: Political Science, Politics
Art Appreciation Online (07:080:131)Expand

The online course in Art Appreciation is an opportunity to look at many pieces of artwork and to learn “art talk.” Travel around the world on your computer to look at all kinds of fine art. This is not an Art History course. The emphasis is on looking and understanding what you see. (3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section B1, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022 - 07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01138
Section B2, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022 - 07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01151
Section H1, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022 - 08/17/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01152



Tags: Art
Comparative Politics (01:790:103)Expand

Comparative politics is sometimes seen as an amorphous area of study within political science. American politics, as the adjective "American" clearly indicates, answers questions about political science in the American context. In contrast, deciphering what, for political scientists, the adjective "comparative" means is a less straightforward task. Saying that comparative politics scholars compare things may be the painfully obvious answer but it still leaves unanswered just what is meant when we say "comparative politics." This course is designed as an introduction to the key topics and debates within comparative politics. (3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section H1, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022-08/17/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01114



Tags: Political Science, Politics
Dance Appreciation Online (07:203:131)Expand

Dance Appreciation Online is an introduction to dance as an art form, wherein students study the historical, cultural, social and performative contexts of diverse dance forms. Students engage with aesthetic, theoretical, and scholarly discourses aimed at illuminating how dance functions as a form of communication and personal, aesthetic expression. In addition, students explore the ways in which dance both reflects and comments upon contemporary society. Students develop fundamental dance literacy through critical analysis of dance in live and recorded formats; identify aesthetic concepts and ideas through written and visual media; demonstrate comprehension in their utilization of dance vocabulary and terminology; discuss influential choreographers and genres of dance; and articulate critical conclusions about the reciprocal relationship between dance, the arts and societal concerns. (3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section T1, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022 - 08/17/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 05052



Tags: dance, Art
Digital Photo Image Online (07:080:331)Expand

Explore the technical and the creative principles of beginning digital photography. Students will develop their own analytical eye for framing and composing photographs as well as working with their digital camera and basic Photoshop to develop a personal workflow. In addition to readings, audio and visual lessons and feedback will be provided for both the technical and creative components of this class. (3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section T1, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022 - 08/17/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01139*

*Technical Requirements:
•    A DSLR camera or a camera capable of changing the F-Stop, ISO and Shutter speed
•    Access to Photoshop CS4 or above



Tags: Art, Photography
Drawing Fundamentals (07:081:121)Expand

Examination of the techniques, materials, and ideas of drawing, with emphasis on discovery, experimentation, and personal expression in relation to concepts and images in art. (4 credits)

In-person Sections:
Section H1, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022 - 08/17/2022, Format: In-person Instruction, Location: CSB-404, Meeting Days/Times: MTWTh 11:00am - 1:50pm, Index: 01153*
*Not available to Online Summer Scholars applicants



Tags: Art, Drawing
Earth Systems (01:450:101)Expand

Systematic introduction to physical processes on earth; including earth-sun relations, weather and climate, the hydrologic cycle, earth materials, and landforms. Emphasis on interrelationships among these phenomena. (3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section: B6, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022 - 07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 00271
Section: E6, Meeting Dates: 06/27/2022 - 08/05/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01635
Section: H1, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022 - 08/17/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 02049



Tags: Geography
Experiments with Green Fluorescent Protein (11:115:110 )Expand

An introduction to protein biochemistry and protein purification using green fluorescent protein (GFP) as a teaching tool. (3 Credits)

In-person Sections:*
Section G1, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022 - 07/28/2022, Format: In-Person Instruction, Meeting Days/Times: MTWTh 10:00am-2:00pm, Location: LH-207, Index: 05569
*not available to Online Summer Scholars applicants.

Requires special permission number (SPN) for registration. To request an SPN, email a letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or science teacher to Nalini Kaul (nk353@sebs.rutgers.edu). 
 

 


Feminist Practices (01:988:201)Expand

Examines development of women's and gender studies as interdisciplinary field of study; explores relationship of feminist scholarship to activism; introduces students to basic research techniques.(3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section B1, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022-06/24/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01976

 



Tags: Women's & Gender Studies, Women's studies
Foundations of Kinesiology and Health ( 01:377:140)Expand

Historical, philosophical, and scientific foundations of the discipline. (1.5 credits)

Online Sections:
Section A6, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022 - 06/24/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 00695
Section G6, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022 - 08/05/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 00951



Tags: Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health
General Psychology ( 01:830:101)Expand

Survey of main areas of contemporary psychology. (3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section B1, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022 - 07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction*, Index: 02129
Section H5, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022 - 08/17/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction*, Index: 01629
*exams and quizzes will occur during scheduled times

In-person Sections:*
Section B4, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022 - 07/08/2022, Format: In-Person Instruction, Meeting Days/Times: MW 1:00pm-5:25pm, Location: TIL-258, Index: 02922
*not available to Online Summer Scholars applicants
 



Tags: Psychology
Global Awareness (01:558:101)Expand

Introduces the field of international and global studies using analytical tools from a variety of social science and humanities traditions. (3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section B6, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022-07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 03372
Section E1, Meeting Dates: 06/27/2022-08/05/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 03415
Section H1, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022-08/17/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 02141



Tags: Geography
Human Geography: Space, Place, & Location (01:450:103)Expand

This introductory geography course explores human geography, a discipline that studies people and places. Specifically, students will learn how people organize space and society, how we interact with each other in places and across space, and how we make sense of others and ourselves in our local areas, regions, and the world. In this course we will cover a range of topics such as language, religion, development, migration, and the unequal distribution of power. We will pay particular attention to key geographic approaches to contemporary globalization,specifically, how global processes are unevenly distributed and differently manifested across the world.(3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section B6, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022-07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01638
Section E1, Meeting Dates: 06/27/2022-08/05/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 02040



Tags: Geography
Introduction To Business (33:011:100) Expand

Introduction to business functions, methods of business operation, types of business ownership, and the role of business organizations in society. (3 credits)

In-person Sections:*
Section G1, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022 - 08/05/2022, Format: In-person Instruction, Meeting Days/Times MTWTh 2:00pm-4:45pm, Location: BRR-3038, Index: 01044
*not available to Online Summer Scholars applicants



Tags: Business
Introduction To Communication And Information Processes ( 04:189:101)Expand

Theory and practice in communication studies with emphasis on receiving, processing, and transmitting information. Particular attention to interpersonal, organizational, and intercultural contexts. (3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section B6, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022 - 07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01300

In-person Sections:*
Section H1, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022 - 08/17/2022, Format: In-person Instruction, Meeting Days/Times MW 1:00pm-5:25pm, Location: CI-101, Index: 01516
*not available to Online Summer Scholars applicants



Tags: Communication, Communications
Introduction to Environmental Studies (01:381:101)Expand

The Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa, hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, and droughts and fires in California are a few examples of recent, high-profile events that demonstrate fundamental connections and interdependencies between human and natural systems. Human choices and actions fundamentally transform, and are transformed by, environmental processes, with critical implications for ecosystem and human health, prospects for maintaining secure livelihoods, the equitable distribution of resources, and long-term sustainability. In this introductory environmental studies course, students will gain a foundation in the constitutive fields of environmental studies through a review of biophysical, social science, and humanities-based understandings of the environment. (3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section B6, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022-07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 03627
Section E1, Meeting Dates: 06/27/2022-08/05/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 02139

 



Tags: Geography
Introduction To Ethics (01:730:107) Expand

Exploration of basic issues in ethical theory and metaethics. Topics may include consequentialism, deontology, virtue theory, constructivism, value relativism, the objectivity of values, value skepticism, free will, and the nature of the values and practical reasons. (3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section B1, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022-07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01303
Section H2, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022-08/17/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01439



Tags: Philosophy
Introduction to Gender, Race, and Sexuality (01:988:101) Expand

Introductory survey examining key concepts and themes in women's and gender studies, including these twelve: body image and media; class; feminisms; gender/sex; globalization and neoliberalism; intersectionality; patriarchy and privilege; race; reproductive justice; sexuality and queer theory; social justice and human rights; and violence, conflict, and terrorism. (3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section B1, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022-07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 00761
Section B2, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022-07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01975
Section B3, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022-07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 02131
Section B4, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022-07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 02132
Section B5, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022-07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 02522
Section E2, Meeting Dates: 06/27/2022-08/05/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01587
Section E3, Meeting Dates: 06/27/2022-08/05/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01468
Section E5, Meeting Dates: 06/27/2022-08/05/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 03878
Section E6, Meeting Dates: 06/27/2022-08/05/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 05110
Section H1, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022-08/17/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01327
Section H2, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022-08/17/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 05676
Section H3, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022-08/17/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 01469
Section H4, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022-08/17/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 03879



Tags: Women's & Gender Studies
Introduction To International Relations (01:790:102) Expand

Explanations of patterns of behavior in international systems. Topics include the state, sovereignty, war, power, nationalism, imperialism, security dilemmas, interdependence, international regimes, and ethical issues. (3 credits)

Online Sections:
Section B6, Meeting Dates: 05/31/2022-07/08/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 05001
Section H1, Meeting Dates: 07/11/2022-08/17/2022, Format: Asynchronous Remote Instruction, Index: 02044



Tags: Political Science, Politics