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    On-Campus Courses

    Summer 2021 Courses

    Registration for Summer 2021 opens Monday, November 30th 

    Summer Session courses give Colorado College undergraduates the opportunity to catch up, get ahead, or explore a new topic! CC students are given one wild card usage, which will cover the tuition of 1 CC Unit on campus or abroad. 

    CC students can register themselves in Banner, through the Drop/Add function. Course enrollment is first come, first served, so secure your summer registration today!

    Summer
    Half Block

    Block A

    Block B

    Block C 

    June 2-June 11
    June 2-June 25
    June 28-July 21
    July 26-August 13
    three weeks
    15-day Block

     

    Summer Half Block: June 2 - June 11, 2021

    ED 250: Topics in Education: Environmental Teaching Practicum - Howard Drossman

     Students who have prior coursework in curriculum development will teach their curriculum in a five-day intensive outdoor experience with K-12 students. Our intent is to provide student contact for those who have missed it during the pandemic or for those who have already taught but would benefit from practice.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A                                         Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites:  N/A                                                   Units: 0.5

    EN 280: Topics in Literature: Superheroes and Comics - Jared Richman
    The superhero has variously embodied the political idealism, social exclusion, and cultural anxieties of a volatile American century. Tracing the formation of such icons as Batman and Superman through the fraught figuration of so-called feminist idols like Wonder Woman to the emergence of complex figures such as the X-Men, the Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther, and Daredevil, this class will examine the cultural impact of superheroes as media productions reflecting shifting attitudes towards all aspects of human identity (especially in terms of race, class, gender, ability, and ethnicity). We will use the superhero figure and the medium of comics to consider the nature of power, justice, identity, heroism, freedom, authority, resistance, and modernity. We will examine works from the Golden and Silver Ages of American superhero comics alongside later productions such as Alan Moore’s Watchmen, Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, and Mark Millar’s Superman: Red Son.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A                                         Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                                                    Units: 0.5

    GS 222: Special Topics: Interspersed Arts Collective - Ryan Banagale (Remote Only)
    This online interdisciplinary performance-art course invites all participants to transform their environments into virtual sonic, theatrical spaces by developing their listening and technological skills. As a collaboration between UCCS and Colorado College, this course explores the creation of ritual through a redefined sense of virtual and institutional space, as well as demonstrates the creative possibilities of being an at-a-distance performance collective. Students will learn about other similarly designed genre-bending online interdisciplinary arts collectives from around the world as they work to create their own surprising and engaging collaborative pieces. Members of the course will be composers, visual artists, actors, video artists, and observers of our ultimate online theatrical-band-filmed-installation exhibit.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A                                         Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                                                    Units: 0.5

    PC 210: Investigations in Engineering - Rois Langer
    Project-based course taught by a visiting engineer to introduce students to a particular field of engineering. Content will vary substantially between offerings.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A                                         Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                                                    Units: 0.5


    Block A: June 2 - June 25, 2021

    AS 201: Printmaking- Kate Aitchison

      Introduction to historic printmaking processes as well as contemporary computer-based techniques. A variety of techniques including etching,    lithography, woodcuts, and monotype may be covered. Digital manipulation of imagery in Photoshop for use in photolithography and polymer    plate letterpress may also be considered. Although technical processes are introduced, the primary focus is conceptual; emphasis placed on      thinking as a graphic artist and printmaker (in reverse, in multiple, etc.)

    Critical Perspectives: N/A                                         Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: Art Studio 102,103 or 115                    Units: 1

    CH 250: Structures of Organic Molecules- Amy Dounay & Jared Harris
    Basic concepts necessary for understanding chemical reactions. Nomenclature, structure, physical properties and spectroscopy of simple organic molecules. Fundamentals of thermodynamics and reaction kinetics. Laboratory included.

    Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World       Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: Chemistry & Biochemistry 108                                     Units: 1

    BU/EC 205: Principles of Financial Accounting- John Mann
    An introduction to the fundamentals of the financial statements of corporations, including statement interpretation and analysis. Exposes students to economic decisions and their consequences as they relate to business activities, including operating, investing, and financing activities

    Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning                                        Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: Economics 100 or Economics 101 and Economics 102        Units: 1

    EN 381/RM 300 : The Phenomenology of Toni Morrison: Ramifications of Ramifications -  Michael Sawyer
    This course will pursue a close reading of 4 novels by Toni Morrison to trace the philosophical import of her literary art practice. We will pursue a reading practice that traces four clear themes in Morrison's work: Beauty, Self-Definition, Sovereignty, and Death. The course will require a great deal of effort and daily preparation to include a final project that will require critical thinking across the multiple dimensions of this literature.

    Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality and Equity & Power                  Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                    Units: 1

    EV 128: Introduction to Global Climate Change-  Mike Taber
    Introduction to the contemporary Earth climate system that focuses on the roles of the atmosphere, oceans, cryosphere, and land surface, and an overview of how this system has changed in the past and is predicted to change in the future. Includes the use of mathematical models to describe complex systems and the role of policy, economics, and ethics in mitigating human impact.

    Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World & Quantitative Reasoning         Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                    Units: 1

    FR 101: Elementary French 1- Alistaire Talent
    This course is designed as an introduction to the language and cultures of French-speaking (Francophone) regions of the world. In a simulated immersive environment enhanced with texts, audio-visual and internet resources, students will begin to develop competencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing about self-generated information related to their daily lives and to life in different foreign cultural settings. Emphasis on the acquisition of basic communicative skills, i.e. naming and describing people, places, and objects in Francophone and non-Francophone cultural settings.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A         Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                    Units: 1

    HK 125: Human Nutrition- Eryn Murphy
    Investigation of the structure, digestion, storage, utilization, and bioenergetics of macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, fat). Suggested intake, and sources of macronutrients, micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), and water in maintaining normal physiological function are examined. Topics related to energy balance and nutrition for physical activity and recovery are also discussed.

    Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World         Program Fee: N/A               

    Prerequisites: N/A                                                                             Units: 1

    HK 204: Introduction to Anatomy- Dan Miska

     A lecture and cadaver based laboratory course designed to help students gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts of human         anatomy. Include the examination of skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive structures. Does not involve dissection.

    Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World            Program Fee: N/A         Units: 1

    Prerequisites: 1 unit of Organismal Biology and Ecology 105, 106, or 107, or Molecular Biology 131, or Human Biology and Kinesiology 130, or Psychology 296 or 299, or consent of instructor. Sophomore Standing or higher.                  

    MA 126: Calculus I- Stefan Erickson
    Differential and integral calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions and applications. Students normally begin the calculus sequence with this course.

    Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World & Quantitative Reasoning      Program Fee: N/A               

    Prerequisites: N/A                        Units: 1

    MB 131: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology- Olivia Hatton
    Structures and functions of biomacromolecules, organelles, and cells and the flow of energy and information within and among them. Provides an introduction to molecular and cellular biology, with emphasis on how to address questions experimentally.

    Critical Perspectives:Scientific Investigation of the Natural World & Quantitative Reasoning                 Program Fee: N/A 

    Prerequisites: Chemistry & Biochemistry 107, or AP/IB equivalent, or consent of instructor.                   Units:1

    PC 133: Astronomy- Juan Burciaga
    Our solar system, our galaxy, the expanding universe of galaxies. Methods for obtaining astronomical data; fundamental properties of planets, stars, interstellar matter and galaxies; their origin and evolution; unusual objects like pulsars, quasars and black holes; life in the universe.

    Critical Perspectives:Scientific Investigation of the Natural World, Quantitative Reasoning                  Program Fee: N/A  

    Prerequisites: N/A                                                   Units: 1

    PC 141: Physics for the Life Sciences- Evelyn Schumer
    This is the first block of a two-block sequence in introductory physics tailored to students majoring in one of the life sciences. This course       covers mechanics, thermodynamics, and fluids.

    Critical Perspectives:Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement & Quantitative Reasoning   Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites:  Mathematics 125 or 126 or equivalent or consent of instructor.                                                          Units: 1

    PS 225: Conduct of U.S. Foreign Policy- John Gould

      Ideas and Institutions which condition the formulation and execution of the nation's foreign policy.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A                                                                                                                          Program Fee: N/A              

    Prerequisites: Either 209 or 225 can be counted towards the PS and IPE majors, but not both.                          Units: 1

    PY 100: Introduction to Psychology- Tomi-Ann Roberts
    Examination of psychological phenomena from biobehavioral and socio behavioral perspectives. Contemporary issues in psychology such as  intelligence, development, perception, learning, abnormal behavior, language, and social behavior are explored. Scientific methodology and its application to psychological phenomena are stressed.

    Critical Perspectives: laboratory/field requirement for natural sciences or Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement     

    Program Fee: N/A              Prerequisites: N/A                   Units: 1

    PY 296: Functional Neuroscience- Jordyn Wilcox (Remote Only)
    An introduction to the neural bases of behavior, cognition, and emotion. Focus is on neurofunctional systems involved in information processing, plasticity, endocrine regulation, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation, and motor systems. Cannot be taken after PY299.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A         Program Fee: N/A             Units: 1

    Prerequisites:  Psychology 100 or Psychology 101 or Psychology 111, or Molecular Biology 131 or Consent of Instructor. Cannot be taken after Psychology 299.                

    TH 220/MB 100: Biohacking 101: Kitchen Sink- Ryan Platte & Sara Hanson (Remote Only)
    Team-taught remotely by CC professors Sara Hanson (Molecular Biology), Ryan Platt (Theatre/Dance), and artist Kathryn Hamilton, the course engages students in a journey to explore the possibilities for creative thinking that might emerge by swapping, mixing, and sometimes just ignoring disciplinary practices. What if we reframed a science experiment as a studio problem, or thought about what happens in a lab as if it were performance? Practicing ‘kitchen sink’ biology, students will learn the fundamentals of molecular biology to grow bacterial cultures sourced from their homes and using easily-found equipment and supplies. The cultures become living maps of students’ personal environments that then become elements in art and performance works that students will create in order to tell stories about biological processes and how the often-invisible microscopic co-inhabitants of our world shape our lives. Course readings and discussions will explore the ways in which art and science influence each other, and throughout the course, students will be challenged to consider critically how social, political, and cultural conditions dictate the trajectory of scientific research, as well as how the languages of science shape social norms and expectations.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A                   Program Fee: N/A             

    Prerequisites:> N/A                             Units: 1

    Block B: June 22 - July 15, 2021

    AN 212: Language of Racism- Christina Leza

    Critical Perspectives: N/A          Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                      Units: 1

    BE 202/SW 202: Field Botany

    A field course involving collection, identification, and preservation of vascular plants, emphasizing evolution, ecology and biogeography. Takes advantage of the major ecosystems of the Pikes Peak region. (Meets the laboratory/field requirement for natural sciences.)

    Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement           Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: Biology 105                                                                                                       Units: 1

    CH 107: General Chemistry I- Peggy Daughtery
    107 emphasizes the basic principles of atomic structure, periodic properties, molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, and stoichiometry. Laboratory included.

    Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement & Quantitative Reasoning         Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: COI or 2yrs HS Algebra & 1yr HS Chemistry.       Units: 1

    CH 251: Reactions of Organic Structure- Habiba Vaghoo
    Introduction to the encoding of information as data and the automation of quantitative reasoning with computer programs. This course covers the basics of the Python programming language with examples drawn from many fields (e.g. chemistry, biology, linguistics, art, music). This is the first course for those interested in computer science.

    Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning            Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                                                   Units: 1

    CP 115: Computational Thinking - Matthew Whitehead (Remote Only)
    Characteristic reactions of common organic functional groups. Mechanisms, rates and equilibria. The course depends heavily on concepts developed in 250. Laboratory included.

    Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World            Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: Chemistry & Biochemistry 250                                          Units: 1

    EC 101: Principles of Microeconomics- Oguzhan Batmaz
    An introduction to the principles of microeconomics with emphasis on decision-making by households and firms, the way in which individual markets work, the distribution of income, and governmental impact on specific markets.

    Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning                      Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                                                             Units: 1

    FM 102: Basic Filmmaking- TBD

    Examines the fundamentals of filmmaking – planning, shooting, and editing – via numerous short projects that culminate in a final public screening. Topics include framing and composition; cinematography, lighting, and sound; storyboards and shot diagrams; editing tools and techniques; digital workflow; and the process of analysis, evaluation, and revision.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A         Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                    Units: 1

    FR 102: Elementary French II- TBD (Remote Only)

    This course is designed to build on skills acquired in FR101. In a simulated immersive environment enhanced with texts, audio-visual and internet resources, students will continue to develop competencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing about self-generated information related to their daily lives and to life in different foreign cultural settings. Students will use language to complete simple tasks in specified Francophone as well as non-Francophone contexts.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A                             Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: French 101 or COI                   Units: 1

    HK 306: Advanced Joint Anatomy- Dan Miska
    A laboratory based human cadaver dissection course designed to help students gain an advanced understanding of selected joints of the human body and to develop the skills of human cadaver dissection.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A                                                Program Fee: N/A     

    Prerequisites: Human Biology and Kinesiology 204             Units: 1

    HK 321: Human Physiology- Eryn Murphy
    Provides an integrative approach to understanding normal physiological relationships of major organ systems in the human body through lectures and laboratory experiences. Information is presented from the cellular to the organismal level. Designed to meet the needs of students interested in pre and allied health fields when taken in conjunction with HK204.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A                                                         Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites:  Human Biology and Kinesiology 204                     Units: 1

    HY 212/EV 273: American Environmental History- Amy Kohout
    A survey of American history from the perspective of the environment, beginning with the biological and cultural invasion of the New World in 1492 and ending with current environmental problems and their historical roots. Topics include Native American vs. Euro-American views of nature, the impact of changing economic systems on the environment, and the impact of the landscape on various American cultures.

    Critical Perspectives: Foreign Language   Program Fee: N/A                    

    Prerequisites: N/A               Units: 1

    MA 129: Calculus II- Molly Moran (Remote Only)
    Techniques of integration, applications of the definite integral, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, vectors in two and three dimensions, differential calculus of functions of several variables.

    Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World & Quantitative Reasoning            Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: Mathematics 125 or 126. No credit after Mathematics 128.                                        Units: 1

    MB 201: Molecular Biology- Olivia Hatton
    Laboratory techniques common in contemporary research in genetics, cell biology, and molecular biology. Introduction to research ethics.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A                                                                        Program Fee: N/A     

    Prerequisites: Molecular Biology 131 or Molecular Biology 111 or COI           Units: 1

    PC 142: Physics for the Life Sciences- Evelyn Schumer
    This is the second block of a two-block sequence in introductory physics tailored to students majoring in one of the life sciences. This course covers electricity, magnetism, basic electrical circuits, waves, optics, and quantum physics.

    Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement & Quantitative Reasoning         Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: Physics 141 or equivalent or COI.                                        Units: 1

    PY 374: Lifespan Development- Tricia Waters

    A research-based analysis of perspectives, issues, and influences on human development from conception to death. Content areas to be examined include aspects of cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development. Course combines lecture, discussion and laboratory work.

    Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures & Social Inequality                     Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: Psychology 202                                                             Units: 1

    Block C: July 26-August 13
    (three weeks - 15-day Block)

    GY 140: Physical Geology-Paul Myrow

    The fundamentals of physical geology: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks; basic mineralogy; structural geology; mapping; and examination of local stratigraphic units. (Meets the laboratory/field requirement for the natural sciences.)

    Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement           Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                                                                                                       Units: 1

    FM 101: Introduction to Film Studies-Scott Krzych (Remote Only)

    Critical Perspectives:  &          Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A       Units: 1

    CO 300/RM 312/EN 306: Calling for Change; Literary Activism and Social movements in the Global Present-Ammar Naji
    Consideration of literature in a comparative context. Comparisons may take place across, languages, cultures, periods, genres or disciplines.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A            Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                                          Units: 1

    EC 102: Principles of Microeconomics- Oguzhan Batmaz (Remote Only)
    An introduction to the principles of macroeconomics with emphasis on the behavior of economic aggregates such as total output, total employment, the price level, and the rate of economic growth; and government policies which affect them .

    Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning                      Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                                                             Units: 1

    EC 110: Intro Topics: Business Communication-Mike Edmonds

    Business Communications is a survey course of communications skills needed in the business environment. Course content includes writing executive summaries, resumes, online profiles and electronic messages; delivering oral presentations, both prepared and impromptu; and developing interpersonal skills. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are emphasized. Development of these skills are integrated with the use of technology.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A         Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                    Units: 1

    FG 212/RM 200/FM 205: Critical Media Studies- Heidi Lewis

    Studies the competencies necessary for analyzing mass media codes and conventions and interpreting the meanings and ideologies generated by texts in TV, film, radio, internet, and other industries, especially regarding how race, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, citizenship, and other social, cultural, and political markers are constructed. Examines the impetuses for and implications of these constructions, including the ways in which they are revised, resisted, and reproduced.

    Critical Perspectives:  Diverse Cultures and Critiques & Social Inequality                              Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites:                     Units: 1

    HK 204: Introduction to Anatomy- Dan Miska (Remote Only)
    A lecture and cadaver based laboratory course designed to help students gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts of human anatomy. Include the examination of skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive structures. Does not involve dissection.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A                                                Program Fee: N/A     

    Prerequisites: 1 unit of Organismal Biology and Ecology 105, 106, or 107, or Molecular Biology 131, or Human Biology and Kinesiology 130, or Psychology 296 or 299, or consent of instructor              Units: 1

    HK 321: Human Physiology- Eryn Murphy
    Provides an integrative approach to understanding normal physiological relationships of major organ systems in the human body through lectures and laboratory experiences. Information is presented from the cellular to the organismal level. Designed to meet the needs of students interested in pre and allied health fields when taken in conjunction with HK204.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A                                                         Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites:  Human Biology and Kinesiology 204                     Units: 1

    HY 200: Human Rights: Histories, Theories, and Debates- Purvi Mehta (Remote Only)
    An introduction to history through the study of a special subject in depth. Emphasis on the ways in which historians find and interpret the materials of the past. For students who do not complete the West in Time requirement in the History Department, a gateway to the History major. Topics designated according to the specialties of the faculty.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A   Program Fee: N/A                    

    Prerequisites: N/A               Units: 1

    HY 200: American History, American Film- Bryan Rommel-Ruiz
    Selected topics in the study of history. Specific content and emphasis to be determined by the instructor.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A& N/A            Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                                        Units: 1

    PH 101: Greek Philosophy- Rick Furtak (Remote Only)
    An examination of the origins of Western philosophy as it arose in ancient Greece. The course begins with the Pre-Socratic philosophers, centers on the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, and closes with the important Hellenistic traditions of Stoicism, Skepticism, Epicureanism, Cynicism, and Neoplatonism.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A                                                                        Program Fee: N/A     

    Prerequisites: N/A           Units: 1

    PS 270: Liberty and Equality- Eve Grace & John Grace
    Explores the question whether there is a fundamental justification for democratic rule by analyzing diverse defenses and critiques of the claims that democracy is founded on the truth of human equality and best provides for individual liberty.

    Critical Perspectives: N/A & N/A         Program Fee: N/A

    Prerequisites: N/A                                        Units: 1

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