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ANTH 5a - Human Origins

4 credit hours
Instructor: Javier Urcid
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M, T, Th 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
This course studies major evolutionary transformations of humanity from early hominins to fully modern Homo sapiens, and offers an introduction the theoretical frameworks and biological processes that explain these transformations. Fossils and archaeological evidence serve to highlight the origins of bipedalism, and symbolic practices including art and language, and the shift from foraging to agricultural and pastoral societies.
Sage class number: 2145
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ANTH 7a - Great Discoveries in Archaeology

4 credit hours
Instructor: Travis Parno
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M, T, Th 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Surveys the history of archaeological study, highlighting the most significant discoveries from cultures across the world. Examines and compares archaeological case studies from the breadth of human history, including sites occupied by ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, Maya, Inca, Chinese, and Romans.
Sage class number: 2146
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ANTH 116a - Human Osteology

4 credit hours
Instructor: Javier Urcid
Requirements Fulfilled: sn, ss
M, T, Th 1:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
This is an experiential learning course. This course also counts toward the HSSP Major or Minor.
In this course we will study skeletal anatomy and the application of forensic techniques to archaeological problems. Hands-on laboratory sessions focus on methods of estimating age at the time of death, determining sex, assessing skeletal variability, detecting instances of bone remodeling, and identifying cultural and natural modifications to bony tissue. Case studies will be used to exemplify bioarchaeological approaches.
Sage class number: 2144
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

BIOL 15b - Cells and Organisms

4 credit hours
Instructor: Kene Piasta
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M, T, Th 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
May not be taken for credit by students who took BIOL 22b in prior years.
This course introduces contemporary biology with an emphasis on cells, organs, and organ systems. Topics include the forms and functions of macromolecules, organelles, and cells, the integration of cells into tissues, and the physiology of fundamental life processes. The course is intended to prepare students to understand the biology of everyday life, and to provide a strong foundation for those who continue to study the life sciences.
Sage class number: 2150
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

BIOL 14a - Genetics and Genomics

4 credit hours
Instructor: Inna Nechipurenko
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, sn
M, T, Th 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
May not be taken for credit by students who took BIOL 22a in prior years. 
This course studies the fundamentals of genetics, genomics, molecular biology and biological problem-solving. Topics include heredity, meiosis, molecular basis of phenotypic variations in individuals and populations, as well as an introduction to the tools and techniques used by past and current researchers in genetics and genomics.
Sage class number: 2147
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

BIOL 51a - Biostatistics

4 credit hours
Instructor: Tynan Kelly
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M, T, Th 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prerequisite: MATH 10a
This course is a basic introduction to the methods of statistics and the mathematical analysis applied to problems in the life sciences. Topics include statistical analysis of experimental data, mathematical description of chemical reactions, and mathematical models in neuroscience, population biology, and epidemiology.
Sage class number: TBA
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

BIOL 101a - Molecular Biotechnology

4 credit hours
Instructor: Kene Piasta
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M, T, Th 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Prerequisites: BIOL 22a.
This course studies molecular biology techniques such as PCR, DNA sequencing, genomics, cloning, microarrays, and siRNA, and their relation to human disease research applications.
Sage class number: 2149
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable, once per summer $50 registration fee.

CHEM 11a-1 - General Chemistry I - Section 1 (Summer Ses. 1)

4 credit hours
Instructor: Claudia Novack
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, sn
M, T, Th, F 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
This course may not be taken for credit by students who have passed CHEM 10a or 15a in previous years. The corresponding lab is CHEM 18a-Section 1, Sage class number: TBA. The small summer class size will allow the instructor to set the pace of the course in accord with the needs of students who have had varying previous exposure to chemistry. Along with CHEM 11b, this course will cover the subject matter of a conventional full-year chemistry course, providing the student with an understanding of the principles and concepts underlying the molecular processes and macroscopic chemical changes of matter. Following an introduction to stoichiometry, a background of quantum theory and atomic structure will lead to an understanding of molecular bonding and structure, and states of matter and phase changes. The study of reaction energetics and kinetics will be followed by solution equilibria, electrochemistry and acid-base reactions. The course will conclude with applications to organic and inorganic chemistry. This course will provide students with the full range of chemical topics desired when only a single semester of chemistry is adequate for their needs.
Sage class number: 2151
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

CHEM 11b-1 - General Chemistry II - Section 1 (Summer Ses. 2)

4 credit hours
Instructor: Claudia Novack
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, sn
M, T, Th, F 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade (C- or better) in CHEM 11a or the equivalent. This course may not be taken for credit by students who have passed CHEM 10b or 15b in previous years. The corresponding lab is CHEM 18b-Section 1, Sage class number: TBA.
This course is an extension of material presented in CHEM 11a. When taken in conjunction with CHEM 11a and associated laboratory courses CHEM 18a and b, it meets the general, analytic, and inorganic chemistry requirements of medical and dental schools. This course covers basic chemical principles, with examples drawn from the chemistry of living systems as well as from environmental chemistry and materials science. Topics covered include chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, radioactivity and nuclear chemistry, and coordination chemistry. The combination of the two summer sessions covers the same material presented in CHEM 11a and CHEM 11b to all science majors during the academic year.
Sage class number: 2153
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

CHEM 18a-1 - General Chemistry Laboratory I - Section 1 (Summer Ses. 1)

2 credit hours
Instructor: Claudia Novack
Requirements Fulfilled:
M, Th 1:00 - 5:20 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Corequisite: CHEM 11a-Section 1. Dropping CHEM 11a necessitates written permission from the lab instructor to continue with this course. May yield half-course credit toward rate of work and graduation. Two semester hour credits. This course may not be taken by students who have passed CHEM 19a in previous years.
The enrollment in this class is limited, allowing close supervision of each student's performance. Experiments are designed to illustrate the topics discussed in CHEM 11a, including atomic spectra, stoichiometry, gas laws, and chemical reactions. This course will include gravimetric, volumetric, and synthesis and spectrometric analysis of an inorganic complex. Techniques of measurement and the assessment of errors will be stressed.
Sage class number: 2154
Course Tuition: $1,675 plus a $100 laboratory materials course fee and a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

CHEM 18b-1 - General Chemistry Laboratory II - Section 1 (Summer Ses. 2)

2 credit hours
Instructor: Claudia Novack
Requirements Fulfilled:
M, Th 1:00 - 5:20 PM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Prerequisites: A satisfactory grade (C- or better) in CHEM 18a and CHEM 10a or CHEM 11a. Corequisite: CHEM 11b. Dropping CHEM 11b necessitates written permission from the lab instructor to continue with this course. May yield half-course credit toward rate of work and graduation. Two semester hour credits. This course may not be taken by students who have passed CHEM 19b in previous years.
This course is a continuation of the CHEM 18a laboratory and complementary to CHEM 11b lectures. The experiments will complement the material and utilize the quantitative skills from CHEM 11b. This course will include qualitative and quantitative analysis using instrumental and wet chemistry techniques. Experiments will include colligative properties, kinetics, and equilibria involving acid-base, electron transfer and solubility reactions. Titration, cell potentials and spectrophotometry will be used to evaluate equilibrium parameters. An organic compound will also be synthesized and analyzed.
Sage class number: 2156
Course Tuition: $1,675 plus a $100 laboratory materials course fee and a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

CHEM 25a - Organic Chemistry I, Lectures

4 credit hours
Instructor: Kristen Mascall
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M, T, Th, F 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade (C- or better) in CHEM 10b, 11b, 15b or the equivalent. The corresponding lab for this course is CHEM 29a, Sage class number: 2159. This course meets the first half of the organic chemistry, biology, premedical, and pre-dental majors when taken in conjunction with the laboratory course CHEM 29a. It is also useful for individuals in the physical and life science fields who wish to gain a working knowledge of organic chemistry. The course will examine the important classes of organic compounds of chemical, biological, and medicinal interest. Attention is focused on the relationship between structure and reactivity. Current theoretical concepts of structure, bonding, and mechanism form a basis for the interpretation of the properties and interactions as well as the synthesis and transformation of a wide range of organic compounds.
Sage class number: 2157
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

CHEM 25b - Organic Chemistry II, Lectures

4 credit hours
Instructor: Kristen Mascall
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M, T, Th, F 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade (C- or better) in CHEM 25a or its equivalent. The corresponding lab for this course is CHEM 29b, Sage class number: 2160.
As a continuation of CHEM 25a, this course meets the second half of the organic chemistry requirement for chemistry, biology, premedical, and pre-dental majors when taken in conjunction with the laboratory course, CHEM 29b.
Sage class number: 2158
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

CHEM 29a - Organic Chemistry I, Laboratory

2 credit hours
Instructor: Kristen Mascall
Requirements Fulfilled:
T, Th 1:00 - 5:20 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade (C- or better) in CHEM 18b or 19b or the equivalent. Corequisite: CHEM 25a. Dropping CHEM 25a necessitates written permission from the lab instructor to continue with the lab. May yield half-course credit toward rate of work and graduation. Two semester hour credits. The laboratory affords practical experience in the purification, isolation, and analysis of organic compounds. Various techniques include extraction, distillation, chromatography, and crystallization.
Sage class number: 2159
Course Tuition: $1,675 plus a $100 laboratory materials course fee and a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee.

CHEM 29b - Organic Chemistry II, Laboratory

2 credit hours
Instructor: Kristen Mascall
Requirements Fulfilled:
T, Th 1:00 - 5:20 PM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade (C- or better) in CHEM 29a or the equivalent. Corequisite: CHEM 25b. Dropping CHEM 25b necessitates written permission from the lab instructor to continue with the lab. May yield half-course credit toward rate of work and graduation. Two semester hour credits.
A continuation of CHEM 29a. This course is designed to give experience in the important techniques of organic synthesis. It includes synthesis of typical organic compounds and characterization using analytic and instrumental procedures.
Sage class number: 2160
Course Tuition: $1,675 plus a $100 laboratory materials course fee and a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

COSI 11a - Programming in Java and C

4 credit hours
Instructor: Antonella DiLillo
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M, T, Th 8:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
This is an experiential learning course. Open only to students with no previous programing background.
This course serves as a general introduction to structured programming and problem solving using C and Java in the context of the Internet. Students also learn GUI programming and advanced HTML authoring.
Sage class number: 2406
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

COSI 21a - Data Structures and the Fundamentals of Computing

4 credit hours
Instructor: Antonella DiLillo
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M, T, Th 1:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prerequisite: COSI 11a or programming facility in C.

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of computation including: discrete structures (sets, relations, functions, sequences, graphs), the fundamental data structures and algorithms for sorting and searching (lists, queues, dequeues, heaps, hashing, binary trees, tries), and the analysis of algorithms (predicate logic, termination and correctness proofs, computational complexity).
Sage class number: 2407
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ECON 10a - Introduction to Microeconomics

4 credit hours
Instructor: Donna Howe
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, ss
M, T, Th 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Intended for Economics majors and minors or students who intend to take more than one Economics course. Students who have taken Econ 2a and received a B+ or better cannot receive credit for this course. May not be taken for credit by students after they have taken ECON 80a.
This course introduces students to the field of microeconomics, which is the study of how individuals and firms make decisions and how these decisions interact.
Sage class number: 2161
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ECON 20a - Introduction to Macroeconomics

4 credit hours
Instructor: Andrew Tsai
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M, T, Th 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Prerequisite: Econ 2a with a B+ or higher or ECON 10a. May not be taken for credit by students after they have taken ECON 82b. May not be taken concurrently with ECON 82b.
This course introduces students to the field of macroeconomics. Macroeconomics is the study of the overall or aggregate economic performance of national economies.
Sage class number: 2163
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ECON 28b - The Global Economy

4 credit hours
Instructor: Seongeun Kim
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M, T, Th 6:30 - 8:50 PM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Prerequisites: ECON 2a or ECON 10a and ECON 20a. May not be taken for credit by students who took ECON 8b in prior years.
This course applies the basic tools and models of economic analysis to a wide range of topics in micro-, macro-, and international economics.
Sage class number: 2164
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ECON 80a - Microeconomic Theory

4 credit hours
Instructor: Kathleen McQueeney
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M, T, Th 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prerequisite: Econ 10a or Econ 28b (formerly Econ 8b). Students must earn C- or higher in MATH 10a, otherwise satisfy the math requirement, to enroll in this course. See "Special Notes Relating to Undergraduates" in the economics section of the Bulletin for more information.
This course serves as an analysis of the behavior of economic units within a market economy. Emphasis will be placed upon individuals' decisions as demanders of goods and suppliers of resources, and firms' decisions as suppliers of goods and demanders of resources under various market structures.

Please note: For ECON 80a, 82b, and 83a, Brandeis Students receiving less than a C- for any of these courses must retake the course and earn a C- or better before enrolling in any upper-level elective. Students receiving less than a C- in ECON 83a must retake the course and earn a C- or better before enrolling in an Econometrics course. Students must receive a C- or higher in Math 10a or the equivalent course prior to enrolling in any of these courses. If it is found that a student has not successfully completed this prerequisite at any time during the semester, the student will be dropped from the course.
Sage class number: 2167
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ECON 82b - Macroeconomic Theory

4 credit hours
Instructor: Miao Ouyang
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M, T, Th 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Prerequisite: ECON 20a or ECON 28b (formerly ECON 8b). Students must earn C- or higher in MATH 10a, or otherwise satisfy the math requirement, to enroll in this course. See "Special Notes Relating to Undergraduates" in the economics section of the Bulletin for more information.
This course studies models of the determination of economic aggregates, such as national income, consumption, investment, government spending, exports, imports, and international capital flows, and economy-wide variables, such as the interest rate, the exchange rate, the price level and inflation, and the unemployment rate. The influence of fiscal and monetary policies on these aggregates and variables is also examined.

Please note: For ECON 80a, 82b, and 83a, Brandeis Students receiving less than a C- for any of these courses must retake the course and earn a C- or better before enrolling in any upper-level elective. Students receiving less than a C- in ECON 83a must retake the course and earn a C- or better before enrolling in an Econometrics course. Students must receive a C- or higher in Math 10a or the equivalent course prior to enrolling in any of these courses. If it is found that a student has not successfully completed this prerequisite at any time during the semester, the student will be dropped from the course.
Sage class number: 2165
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ECON 83a - Statistics for Economic Analysis

4 credit hours
Instructor: Francis Georges
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, ss
M, T, Th 1:30 - 3:50 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prerequisite: ECON 2a or 10a. Students must earn C- or higher in MATH 10a, or the equivalent, to enroll in this course. See "Special Notes Relating to Undergraduates" in the economics section of the Bulletin for more information.
This is a first course in statistical inference. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, normal and binomial distributions, sampling distributions, point and interval estimation, properties of estimators, hypothesis testing, regression, and analysis of variance.

Please note: For ECON 80a, 82b, and 83a, Brandeis Students receiving less than a C- for any of these courses must retake the course and earn a C- or better before enrolling in any upper-level elective. Students receiving less than a C- in ECON 83a must retake the course and earn a C- or better before enrolling in an Econometrics course. Students must receive a C- or higher in Math 10a or the equivalent course prior to enrolling in any of these courses. If it is found that a student has not successfully completed this prerequisite at any time during the semester, the student will be dropped from the course.
Sage class number: 2166
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ECON 171a - Financial Economics

4 credit hours
Instructor: Abdullah Al Mahmud
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M, T, Th 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Prerequisites: ECON 80a and ECON 83a, or permission of the instructor. May not be taken for credit by students who have previously taken IEF 205a.
This course is an introduction to financial economics. Topics include the selection of assets, portfolio choice under uncertainty, equilibrium asset pricing models, the efficient markets hypothesis, futures, and options markets.  This course is available for Undergraduate Credit only in Summer 2015.
Sage class number: 2162
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ENG 79a - Directed Writing: Beginning Screenwriting

4 credit hours
Instructor: Marc Weinberg
Requirements Fulfilled: hum, wi
M, T, Th 6:30 - 8:50 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
This course may not be repeated by students who have taken ENG 129b in previous years. Offered exclusively on a credit/no credit basis. This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of screenwriting: structure, plot, conflict, character, and dialog. Students read screenwriting theory, scripts, analyze films, and produce an outline and the first act of an original screenplay.
Sage class number: 2172
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ENG 177a - Hitchcock's Movies

4 credit hours
Instructor: William Flesch
Requirements Fulfilled: hum
M, T, Th 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
A study of films covering the whole trajectory of Hitchcock's career, as well as interviews and critical responses.
Sage class number: 2169
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ENG 180a - The Modern American Short Story

4 credit hours
Instructor: William Flesch
Requirements Fulfilled: hum
M, T, Th 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
This course presents a close study of masterworks of American short fiction masterworks. Students read as writers write, discussing solutions to narrative obstacles and examining the consequences of alternate points of view. This course studies words and syntax to understand and articulate how technical decisions have moral and emotional weight.
Sage class number: 2170
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

FA 3b - Introduction to Drawing II: Wet Media

4 credit hours
Instructor: Alfredo Gisholt
Requirements Fulfilled: ca
M, T, Th 6:30 - 8:50 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 2, 2015
This is a art course for beginners. This course may be repeated once for credit if offered by different instructors.
This art course is an introduction to the materials and methods of drawing. A topic based course, this section of FA 3b will offer basic drawing instruction through focus on a particular theme: drawing with the "wet media" of ink and watercolor. Students will work from still life, the figure and landscape, and will consider how pens and brushes can be used in expressive and inventive ways.
Sage class number: 2429
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a $40 Studio Art Fee and a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

FA 9a - Introduction to Digital Photography

4 credit hours
Instructor: Scott Wiener
Requirements Fulfilled: ca
M, T, Th 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
This is an experiential learning course. This course may be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor.
An introduction to the visual forms and concepts of the photographic image. A range of digital techniques is covered along with aspects of the history of photography. Students must provide their own digital camera. Field trips and image presentations supplement the studio aspect of the course.
Enrollment is limited - early registration is highly recommended.
Sage class number: 2174
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a $75 studio art fee and a nonrefundable, once per summer $50 registration fee.

HIST 50b - American Transformations: Perspectives on United States History, Origins to the Present

4 credit hours
Instructor: Winston Bowman
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M, T, Th 1:30 - 3:50 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Investigates U.S. history in a wider world, from its origins to the present, starting with the premise that American History itself is a construct of modern empire. Only by investigating the roots of power and resistance can we understand the forces that deeply influence our world as we live it today.
Sage class number: 2138
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

HIST 56b - World History to 1960

4 credit hours
Instructor: Marlynn Miller
Requirements Fulfilled: nw, ss
Online

Extended Summer Session: June 1 to August 7, 2015
Survey of world history from 1450 to 1960. Topics include development of worldwide networks of economic and cultural exchange; the rise of modern political and industrial systems; colonialism, imperialism, and resistance; transformation of religious/philosophical systems and constructions of race and gender; environmental change.

Please note:Taking an online class differs greatly from taking a face-to-face class on campus. In order to receive the consent code necessary to enroll in an on-line class, students must arrange a conversation with the Summer School Director, Gwenn Smaxwill (781-736-3424), to discuss the differences between online course and face-to-face courses. At the conclusion of that conversation, students will receive a "Permission number" that will allow them to enroll in the course using the detailed registration steps found here. The "Permission Nbr" is used in Step #7 of the registration process.

Before your online class begins, students will be required to complete a self-paced LATTE tutorial to online learning. A student must have a UNET account and must be enrolled to access this tutorial which includes an overview of LATTE, the Brandeis course management website.
Enrollment is limited - early registration is highly recommended.
Sage class number: 2177
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

HISP 20b - Continuing Spanish

4 credit hours
Instructor: Jorge Arteta
Requirements Fulfilled:
M, T, W, Th 8:10 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in HISP 10a or the equivalent. Students enrolling for the first time in a Hispanic Studies course at Brandeis must take the online placement exam (see below). Students must earn a C- or higher in this course in order to enroll in a 30-level Hispanic Studies course. For students with some previous study of Spanish. Continuing presentation of the basic grammar and vocabulary of the language within the context of Hispanic culture and practice of the four language skills. Special attention to reading and writing skills, as well as guided conversation.

If you are uncertain whether your previous language study has prepared you for this course level, you can take the University's Spanish Language Placement Exam. The exam is designed to be taken and graded by the student using this Spanish Placement Exam Answer Key.
Enrollment is limited - early registration is highly recommended.
Sage class number: 2175
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

HISP 32a - Intermediate Spanish: Conversation

4 credit hours
Instructor: Raysa Mederos
Requirements Fulfilled: fl
M, T, W, Th 8:50 - 11:30 AM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in HISP 20b or the equivalent. Brandeis students enrolling for the first time in a Hispanic Studies course must take the online placement exam (see below). Brandeis students must earn a C- or higher in this course in order to enroll in a 100-level Hispanic Studies course. This course focuses on the development of oral expression and conversational skills in the context of continuing development of linguistic competence in Spanish.

If you are uncertain whether your previous language study has prepared you for this course level, you can take the University's Spanish Language Placement Exam. The exam is designed to be taken and graded by the student using this Spanish Placement Exam Answer Key. Enrollment is limited - early registration is highly recommended.
Sage class number: 2176
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MATH 8a - Introduction to Probability and Statistics

4 credit hours
Instructor: Shahriar Mirzade
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, sn
M, T, W, Th 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
This course will cover the following topics in mathematics: discrete probability spaces; random variables; expectation; variance; approximation by the normal curve; sample mean and variance; and confidence intervals. No calculus is required, but students are expected to be proficient in high school algebra and the graphing of functions.

If you are uncertain whether your previous mathematics study will prepare you for the courses you see listed here, please visit the Registrar's website at: Mathematics Calculus Placement Testing and scroll down to "Mathematics" for a copy of the University's Math placement exam. The exam is designed to be taken and graded by the student.
Sage class number: 2182
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MATH 10a - Techniques of Calculus (a)

4 credit hours
Instructor: Daoyuan Han
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M, T, W, Th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade of C- or higher in MATH 5a or placement by examination. Students may not take MATH 10a if they have received a satisfactory grade in MATH 10b or MATH 20a. MATH 10a is an introduction to differential (and some integral) calculus of one variable, with emphasis on techniques and applications. 

If you are uncertain whether your previous mathematics study will prepare you for the courses you see listed here, please visit the Registrar's website at: Mathematics Calculus Placement Testing and scroll down to "Mathematics" for a copy of the University's Math placement exam. The exam is designed to be taken and graded by the student.
Sage class number: 2180
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MATH 10b - Techniques of Calculus (b)

4 credit hours
Instructor: Moses Kim
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M, T, W, Th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Summer Session II: July67 to August 7, 2015
Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade of C- or higher in MATH 10a or placement by examination. Continuation of 10a. Students may not take MATH 10a and MATH 10b simultaneously. Students may not take MATH 10b if they have received a satisfactory grade in MATH 20a. This course introduces integral calculus of one variable with emphasis on techniques and applications. Topics include indefinite and definite integration, introductory differential equations, applications, such as finding areas and volumes, and techniques of integration, and sequences and series.

If you are uncertain whether your previous mathematics study will prepare you for the courses you see listed here, please visit the Registrar's website at: Mathematics Calculus Placement Testing and scroll down to "Mathematics" for a copy of the University's Math placement exam. The exam is designed to be taken and graded by the student.
Sage class number: 2183
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MATH 15a - Applied Linear Algebra

4 credit hours
Instructor: Aaron Berkowitz
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M, T, W, Th 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prerequisites: MATH 5a or placement by exam (see below), or any mathematics course numbered 10 or above. PLEASE NOTE: Students may take MATH 15a OR MATH 22a for credit, but not both. Students in MATH 15a will learn about matrices, determinants, linear equations, vector spaces, eigenvalues, quadratic forms, and linear programming. Emphasis will be placed on techniques and applications.

If you are uncertain whether your previous mathematics study will prepare you for the courses you see listed here, please visit the Registrar's website at: Mathematics Calculus Placement Testing and scroll down to "Mathematics" for a copy of the University's Math placement exam. The exam is designed to be taken and graded by the student.
Sage class number: 2181
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MATH 20a - Techniques of Calculus: Calculus of Several Variables

4 credit hours
Instructor: Cristobal Lemus
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M, T, W, Th 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prerequisites: MATH 10a and b or placement by examination. Students may take MATH 20a or 22b for credit, but not both. Students may not take MATH 10a or 10b concurrently with MATH 20a.

Among the topics treated are vectors and vector-valued functions, partial derivatives and multiple integrals, extremum problems, line and surface integrals, Green's and Stokes's theorems. Emphasis on techniques and applications.

If you are uncertain whether your previous mathematics study will prepare you for the courses you see listed here, please visit the Registrar's website at: Mathematics Calculus Placement Testing and scroll down to "Mathematics" for a copy of the University's Math placement exam. The exam is designed to be taken and graded by the student.
Sage class number: 2425
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MUS 35a - History of Rock

4 credit hours
Instructor: Charles Stratford
Requirements Fulfilled: ca
M, T, Th 1:30 - 3:50 PM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
This undergraduate survey course examines the historical context, stylistic development, and cultural significance of rock and roll from the early twentieth century to the present.  Some questions shall be posed: what are the origins of this art form, and how did the styles, technology, and business strategies of early rock and roll artists like Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and others pave the way for more contemporary forms of popular music such as indie rock and electronic dance music?  This course also addresses how instruments, technology, mainstream media, and popular culture affect how rock music is created, marketed, and celebrated worldwide.  Designed as listening intensive, this course aims at developing listening skills and the ability to reflect on the music through weekly writing assignments, with the goal of being able to discuss and think about rock intelligently.  While some musical knowledge is beneficial, this course is intended for non music-majors with any level of experience in playing or studying music.
Sage class number: 2365
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MUS 36a - Introduction to Musical Technology

4 credit hours
Instructor: Michele Zaccagnini
Requirements Fulfilled: ca
M, T, Th 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
This course is designed for students with little or no musical background who wish to learn how to record, edit and produce small musical productions of any kind. This course will use a hands-on approach. The tools used will vary from user-friendly software like Garage Band (Mac users), Audacity (Mac and PC), to more advanced software like Logic Audio.

Students will learn how to:
1) Record real instruments and voice
2) Edit audio
3) Record virtual instruments
4) Mix live and virtual instruments
5) Import and synchronize video in Garage Band and Logic Audio.

By the end of the course students will be able to produce homestudio-quality recordings of music and soundtracks. Students are required to bring their own laptop (Mac or PC) to class.
Sage class number: 2184
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MUS 55a - Music in Film

4 credit hours
Instructor: Marc McAneny
Requirements Fulfilled: ca
M, T, Th 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Music in Film considers the confluence of music and image as an intentional communication shaped by cooperative creative visions, traditional musical and dramatic forms, and reinforced cultural codes and subtexts. The course is a genre survey emphasizing common practices in the creation of narrative film and film music and traces how these practices and technologies developed historically,  determining the parameters of audio-visual forms from the silent film era through Dada, Soviet montage, and the American 'Golden Age' up to the present. Comparison of American and European narrative approaches to cinema will reveal overlapping artistic goals through often seemingly contradictory aesthetic stances and technical approaches. Eisenstein’s montage theories will inform the central theme of how combined sonic and visual elements effect meaning-producing counterpoints.
Sage class number: 2364
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

PHYS 10a - Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena I

4 credit hours
Instructor: Edward Martens
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, sn
M, T, W, Th 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prequisite or Corequisite: MATH 10a or equivalent. The corresponding lab for this course is PHYS 18a, Sage class number: 2188. This course will introduce students in the life sciences to those phenomena and concepts of physics basic to their professional work. It is designed to meet the first half of the physics requirement of medical and dental schools when taken in conjunction with the laboratory course, PHYS 18a. It does not require facility in differential and integral calculus, but does presuppose a working knowledge of algebra and some familiarity with trigonometry. The laws and concepts of mechanics and thermodynamics are the main topics of the course.
Sage class number: 2186
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

PHYS 10b - Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II

4 credit hours
Instructor: Edward Martens
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, sn
M, T, W, Th 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Prerequisite: PHYS 10a. The corresponding lab for this course is PHYS 18b, Sage class number: 2189. This course concludes the introduction of students in the life sciences to those phenomena and concepts of physics basic to their professional work. It is designed to meet the second half of the physics requirement of medical and dental schools when taken in conjunction with the laboratory course, PHYS 18b. PHYS 10b does not require facility in differential and integral calculus, but does presuppose a working knowledge of algebra and some familiarity with trigonometry. The main topics of the course are acoustics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics.
Sage class number: 2187
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

PHYS 18a - Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena I Laboratory

2 credit hours
Instructor: Staff
Requirements Fulfilled:
M, T, W, Th 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Corequisitie: PHYS 10a. May yield half-course credit toward rate-of-work and graduation. This laboratory course consists of basic physics experiments designed to accompany PHYS 10a.
Sage class number: 2188
Course Tuition: $1,675 plus a $35 laboratory materials course fee and a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

PHYS 18b-1 - Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II Laboratory

2 credit hours
Instructor: Staff
Requirements Fulfilled:
M, T, W, Th 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Corequisitie: PHYS 10b. May yield half-course credit toward rate-of-work and graduation. This laboratory course consists of basic physics experiments designed to accompany PHYS 10b.
Sage class number: 2189
Course Tuition: $1,675 plus a $35 laboratory materials course fee and a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

PSYC 2a - Psychological and Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Health

4 credit hours
Instructor: Michael Polito
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
Online, M, Th 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Extended Summer Session: June 1 to August 7, 2015
Does not meet the requirements for the major in psychology.
Surveys topics in psychology, sociology, and anthropology, with the aims of offering pre-health and pre-clinical psychology students topical knowledge and analytic competencies required for broad, liberal arts problem-solving, modern medical school and clinical psychology curricula and entrance exams.

Please note: This course meets online via webcam and microphone every Monday and Thursday from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Taking an online class differs greatly from taking a face-to-face class on campus. In order to receive the consent code necessary to enroll in an on-line class, students must arrange a conversation with the Summer School Director, Gwenn Smaxwill (781-736-3424), to discuss the differences between online course and face-to-face courses. At the conclusion of that conversation, students will receive a "Permission number" that will allow them to enroll in the course using the detailed registration steps found here. The "Permission Nbr" is used in Step #7 of the registration process.

Before your online class begins, students will be required to complete a self-paced LATTE tutorial to online learning. A student must have a UNET account and must be enrolled to access this tutorial which includes an overview of LATTE, the Brandeis course management website.
Enrollment is limited - early registration is highly recommended.
Sage class number: 2190
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

PSYC 10a - Introduction to Psychology

4 credit hours
Instructor: Michael Polito
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M, T, Th 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Formerly offered as PSYC 1a. PSYC 10a is the introductory course for Psychology majors and is a prerequisite for most other courses in the major. May not be taken for credit by students who took PSYC 1a in prior years.

A survey of contemporary psychology. Topics include brain and behavior, perception, memory, learning, cognitive processes, plasticity, intelligence, child and adult development, personality, social behavior, and the relationship between normal and abnormal behavior.
Sage class number: 2193
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

PSYC 51a - Statistics

4 credit hours
Instructor: Hasmik Boshyan
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, ss
M, T, Th 1:30 - 3:50 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prerequisite: PSYC 1a.
This course covers the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics. The various techniques useful in the behavioral sciences will be emphasized. Students learn the theory of statistical decisions, practical application of statistical software, and how to analyze journal articles.
Sage class number: 2191
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

PSYC 52a - Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology

4 credit hours
Instructor: Yoona Lee
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, ss, wi
M, T, Th 1:30 - 3:50 PM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
This is an experiential learning course. Prerequisites: PSYC 1a and 51a. This course may not be repeated for credit by students who have taken PSYC 152a in previous years.
In this course, you will learn how to conduct research in psychology. Through an intensive hands-on projects, you will learn about correlational and experimental design, have the opportunity to analyze data, and write comprehensive research reports in the style accepted by the American Psychological Association. The course offers supervised practice in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, and formal presentation of experimental results.
Enrollment is limited - early registration is highly recommended.
Sage class number: 2192
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

PSYC 140a - Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) Applications

4 credit hours
Instructor: Xiaodong Liu
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, ss
M, T, Th 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prerequisite: PSYC 51a. Some introductory statistics experience will be helpful but not required. No prior SAS experience is required.
This course is designed for those who are interested in learning to use SAS. By using actual examples (data), students will have a hands-on experience using SAS for data management, data report, descriptive statistics, graphics, and some inferential statistics.
Sage class number: 2194
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

SOC 129a - Sociology of Religion

4 credit hours
Instructor: Margaret Clendenen
Requirements Fulfilled: ss, wi
M, T, Th 1:30 - 3:50 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
This course offers an introduction to the sociological study of religion. In the course students investigate what religion is, how it is influential in contemporary American life, and how the boundaries of public and private religion are constructed and contested. This course is available for Undergraduate Credit only in Summer 2015.
Sage class number: 2196
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

SOC 191a - Health, Community, and Society

4 credit hours
Instructor: Thomas Bertorelli
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M, T, Th 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session I: Julne 1 to July 3, 2015
This is an experiential learning course. This is a Core course for the HSSP program and counts toward a HSSP Major or Minor. This course will explore the interrelationships among society, health, and disease, emphasizing the social causes and experience of illness. This course is available for Undergraduate Credit only in Summer 2015.
Sage class number: 2199
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

THA 15b-1 - Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication (Section 1)

4 credit hours
Instructor: Jennifer Cleary
Requirements Fulfilled: ca, oc
M, T, Th 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
This is an experiential learning course.
This is an introductory course designed to present the basic concepts and techniques of making presentations to groups of people. Students will explore the principles of human communication and apply them to various situations and forms of spoken discourse. Students will develop a process for analyzing the audience, developing effective habits of vocal delivery, and for writing their own speeches. Content, research, personal style, and storytelling will also be examined.
Enrollment is limited to 10 students - early registration is highly recommended.
Sage class number: 2200
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

THA 71a - Playwriting

4 credit hours
Instructor: Joseph Coroniti
Requirements Fulfilled: ca, wi
Online

Extended Summer Session: June 1 to August 7, 2015
This is an experiential learning course. This course may not be taken for credit by students who took THA 104a in prior years. Please Note: This course does not count toward a Major or Minor in Creative Writing, but does fulfill the Writing Intensive Requirement for Degree Requirements.

In this Online Scriptwriting Workshop, students develop short plays or screenplays. Members give and receive written feedback according to their own schedules (and time zones). We also meet live online to share ideas and scenes.

Sample Topics: creating compelling action, three-dimensional characters in conflict, engaging dialogue, and stories that grab the audience's attention. In addition to stage plays or screenplays (drama or comedy) members may choose to create one-man/woman shows; performance art; or multimedia options employing additional art forms, e.g., music, video, or photography.

As models for writing, we will consider several plays and films by great dramatists. However, the focus will be on students' original scripts. Participants will write one ten-minute piece and one one-act piece.

Scripts will be considered for publication in FUSION: Global Art, Words, and Music: http://www.fusionmagazine.org/

Please note:Taking an online class differs greatly from taking a face-to-face class on campus. In order to receive the consent code necessary to enroll in an on-line class, students must arrange a conversation with the Summer School Director, Gwenn Smaxwill (781-736-3424), to discuss the differences between online course and face-to-face courses. At the conclusion of that conversation, students will receive a "Permission number" that will allow them to enroll in the course using the detailed registration steps found here. The "Permission Nbr" is used in Step #7 of the registration process.

Before your online class begins, students will be required to complete a self-paced LATTE tutorial to online learning. A student must have a UNET account and must be enrolled to access this tutorial which includes an overview of LATTE, the Brandeis course management website.
Enrollment is limited - early registration is highly recommended.
Sage class number: 2202
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee