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ANTH 5a - Human Origins

4 credit hours
Instructor: Javier Urcid
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M,TTh 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
Studies major evolutionary transformations of humanity from early hominins to anatomically modern humans, and offers an introduction to the theoretical frameworks and biological processes that explain these transformations. Fossilized remains and archaeological evidence serve to highlight the origins of bipedalism, expanded encephalization, increased reliance on material culture and technology, and the development of symbolic practices like language and art. Usually offered every year.
Sage class number: 2058
Course Tuition: $2,620 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,TTh 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
Surveys the history of archaeological study, highlight 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: 2096
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ANTH 116A - Human Osteology

4 credit hours
Instructor: Javier Urcid
Requirements Fulfilled: sn, ss
M,TTh 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
Studies human skeletal anatomy for the proper identification of the bones in the body, their biomechanical articulations and their relationship with the muscular system.  Also covers forensic techniques for the estimation of age at the time of death, determination of chromosomal sex, assessment of bone remodeling, and of the impact of cultural and environmental factors on bony tissue.   Hands-on laboratory sessions involve team analysis of human remains from the comparative collection in the Archaeology Laboratory at Brandeis.  
Sage class number: 2059
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ANTH 163B- Production, Consumption, and Exchange

4 credit hours
Instructor: Mengqi Wang
Requirements Fulfilled: nw, ss
M,TTh 1:30pm-4:00pm

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
Prerequisite: ANTH 1a, ECON 2a, ECON 10a, or permission of the instructor. We read in newspapers and books and hear in everyday discussion about "the economy," an identifiably separate sphere of human life with its own rules and principles and its own scholarly discipline (economics). The class starts with the premise that this "common sense" idea of the economy is only one among a number of possible perspectives on the ways people use resources to meet their basic and not-so-basic human needs. In the course, we draw on cross-cultural examples, and take a look at the cultural aspects of finance, corporations, and markets. 
Sage class number: 2097
Course Tuition: $2,620 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,TTh 1:00PM-3:00PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
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: 2060
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

BIOL 15B - Cells and Organisms

4 credit hours
Instructor: Kene Piasta
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M,TWTh 9:00am-11:00am

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
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: 2061
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

BIOL 51A - Biostatistics

4 credit hours
Instructor: Daoyuan Han
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M,TWTh 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
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: 2062
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

BIOL 101a - Molecular Biotechnology

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

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
Prerequisite: BIOL 14A. Develops knowledge and skills to research, choose and interpret the bext experimental approaches for answering research questions in molecular biology. Studies molecular biology techniques such as PCR, DNA sequencing, genomics, cloning, microarrays, and CRISPR, and their research applications.
Sage class number: 2098
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable, once per summer $50 registration fee.

CHEM 11A - General Chemistry I

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

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
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: 2063
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

CHEM 11B - General Chemistry II

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

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016

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 11A to all science majors during the academic year.


Sage class number: 2099
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

CHEM 18A- General Chemistry Laboratory I

2 credit hours
Instructor: Claudia Novack
Requirements Fulfilled:
M,Th 1:00 - 5:30 PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
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: 2064
Course Tuition: $1,740 plus a $100 laboratory materials course fee and a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

CHEM 18B- General Chemistry Laboratory II

2 credit hours
Instructor: Claudia Novack
Requirements Fulfilled:
M,Th 1:00 - 5:30 PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016

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: 2100
Course Tuition: $1,740 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,TThF 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016

Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade (C- or better) in CHEM 10B, 11B, 15B or the equivalent. The corresponding lab for this course is CHEM 29A. 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: 2065
Course Tuition: $2,620 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,TThF 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade (C- or better) in CHEM 25A or its equivalent. The corresponding lab for this course is CHEM 29B. 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: 2101
Course Tuition: $2,620 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 - 5:30 PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
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 course affords practical experience in the purification, isolation, and analysis of organic compounds. Various techniques are introduced, including extraction, distillation, chromatography, and crystallization.
Sage class number: 2066
Course Tuition: $1,740 plus a $125 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 11 to August 12, 2016
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: 2102
Course Tuition: $1,740 plus a $125 laboratory materials course fee and a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

CHSC 4B- Understanding the Chemistry of Sustainability

4 credit hours
Instructor: Dwight G Peavey
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M,TW 6:30PM-9:00PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016

Prerequisites: High school-level chemistry or environmental science/studies is required. Students missing this background may petition the instructor for permission to enroll. Does NOT meet requirements for the major in chemistry. An exploration of the role of green chemistry, nanotechnology, bioengineering, innovative design, and greater reliance on renewable resources in achieving environmental sustainability. Topics include sustainable energy, recognized green sector industries, green chemicals, environmentally preferable products, and sustainable manufacturing. Usually offered every second year.


Sage class number: 2067
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus 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,TTh 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
The course is an introduction to the art and science of computer programming and related computer science principles. Through programming students will develop fundamental skills such as abstract reasoning and problem solving. Students will master programming techniques using the Java programming language, and will develop good program design methodology resulting in correct, robust, and maintainable programs.
Sage class number: 2068
Course Tuition: $2,620 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,TTh 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
Prerequisite: COSI 11a or programming facility in Java.
This course focuses on the design and analysis of algorithms and the use of data structures through the introduction of the most widely used data structures employed in solving commonly encountered problems (e.g. lists, trees, and graphs), students will learn different ways to organize data for easy access and efficient manipulation. Algorithms to solve classic problems (e.g. searching, sorting, hashing, graph algorithms, etc.) will be presented, as well as classic algorithm design strategies (e.g. divide-and-conquer and greedy algorithms). Computational complexity theory will be introduced for studying the efficiency of the algorithms covered in the course.
Sage class number: 2069
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ECON 10A - Introduction to Microeconomics

4 credit hours
Instructor: Abdullah Al Mahmud
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, ss
M,TTh 1:30PM-4:00PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
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: 2103
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ECON 20A - Introduction to Macroeconomics

4 credit hours
Instructor: Andrew Tsai
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M,TTh 11:00 AM- 1:30 PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
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: 2105
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ECON 80A - Microeconomic Theory

4 credit hours
Instructor: Raffi Garcia
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M,TTh 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
Prerequisite: Econ 10A. Students must earn C- or higher in MATH 10A, otherwise satisfy the calculus requirement, to enroll in this course. Analysis of the behavior of economic units within a market economy. Emphasis 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. Usually offered every semester.
Sage class number: 2070
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ECON 82B - Macroeconomic Theory

4 credit hours
Instructor: Seongeun Kim
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M,TTh 8:30AM- 10:50AM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
Prerequisite: Econ 20A. Students must earn C- or higher in MATH 10A, or otherwise satisfy the calculus requirement, to enroll in this course. 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 examined. Usually offered every semester.
Sage class number: 2071
Course Tuition: $2,620 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,TTh 1:30 - 4:00PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
Prerequisite: ECON 2a or 10A. Students must earn C- or higher in MATH 10A, or otherwise satisfy the calculus requirement, to enroll in this course. 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. Usually offered every semester.
Sage class number: 2072
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ECON 172B- Money and Banking

4 credit hours
Instructor: Scott Redenius
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M,TTh 1:30PM-4:00PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
Prerequisites: ECON 82b and ECON 83a or permission of the instructor. 

Examines the relationship of the financial system to real economic activity, focusing especially on banks and central banks. Topics include the monetary and payments systems; financial instruments and their pricing; the structure, management, and regulation of bank and nonbank financial intermediaries and the design and operations of central banks in a modern economy. Usually offered every year.


Sage class number: 2104
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ENG 149A- Writing for Television

4 credit hours
Instructor: Marc Weinberg
Requirements Fulfilled: hum, wi
M,TTh 11:00AM-1:30PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016

Offered exclusively on a credit/no credit basis.

In this five-week course, students will be introduced to writing for television in a variety of formats, including situation comedy, drama, late night, and PSAs. Participants will analyze each form, learn story structure, present pitches, and develop outlines, as they are challenged to find their own voice within established formats. By the course’s completion, each student will write a first-draft script of an existing sitcom or drama.


Sage class number: 2326
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ENG 21a - Adolescent Literature

4 credit hours
Instructor: William Flesch
Requirements Fulfilled: hum
M,TTh 11:00AM-1:30PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016

Literature for adolescents can't afford any self-indulgences: its audience is too impatient. So it's a great place to see what's essential to storytelling. Authors may include Shelley, Twain, Salinger, Pullman, and Rowling, whom we'll use to test basic narrative theory.


Sage class number: 2073
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ENG 10B - Poetry: A Basic Course

4 credit hours
Instructor: William Flesch
Requirements Fulfilled: hum, wi
M,TTh 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
Designed as a first course for all persons interested in the subject. It is intended to be basic without being elementary. The subject matter will consist of poems of short and middle length in English from the earliest period to the present.
Sage class number: 2106
Course Tuition: $2,620 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,TTh 1:30PM- 4:00PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016

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: 2074
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ENG 129A - Directed Writing: Creative Nonfiction

4 credit hours
Instructor: Colin Channer
Requirements Fulfilled: hum, wi
M,TTh 1:30PM-4:00PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016

Offered exclusively on a credit/no credit basis.

This exciting writing workshop offers inspiration and guidance as you write interesting narratives about YOUR interests and YOUR life. Topics will include the personal essay, the memoir, the dramatic monologue, literary journalism and nonfiction film. Readings will cover aspects of the writing craft, especially the aspects of fiction writing that have influenced creative nonfiction the most. Discussions will include the psychological challenges of self-exposure, the discovery and ownership of your genuine voice, the value of connecting the personal experience to timeless universal themes, and the personal essay's value as a mode of thought. 

Enrollment is limited. 


Sage class number: 2076
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ENG 119A- Directed Writing: Fiction

4 credit hours
Instructor: Colin Channer
Requirements Fulfilled: hum, wi
M,TTh 6:30PM-9:00PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016

Offered exclusively on a credit/no credit basis. 

Do you love writing? Would you like to try your hand at it? This workshop is designed to give you a writer’s sense of how fiction works. You'll be encouraged to explore the range of your voice and the depth of your interests. This exploration is going to be fun. But it's also going to be a challenge. We're going to push ourselves toward assimilating some of the most important values, perspectives and techniques of the storytelling craft.  We're going to assume the role of apprentices. In this mode we're going to learn collectively by reading and discussing on a regular basis work generated by members of our group. We're also going to read and discuss the published work of professional writers. On top of this, we're going to discuss and analyze readings on the craft of fiction. Topics covered by these readings will include character, structure, description and point of view. Goals At the end of this course you should be able to: — understand the process of generating and developing complex characters  — see below the surface of a story to its underlying structure  — draft a story with a clear dramatic premise and a developed dramatic arc — revise a story using the metaphors of wide shot, middle shot and close up.

Enrollment is limited. 


Sage class number: 2075
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

ENG 147A - Film Noir

4 credit hours
Instructor: William Flesch
Requirements Fulfilled: hum, wi
M,TTh 1:30PM-4:00PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
A study of classics of the genre (The Killers, The Maltese Falcon, Touch of Evil) as well as more recent variations (Chinatown, Bladerunner). Readings include source fiction (Hemingway, Hammett) and essays in criticism and theory. Usually offered every third year.
Sage class number: 2077
Course Tuition: $2,620 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,TTh 8:30 - 11:00AM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
Close study of American short-fiction masterworks. Students read as writers write, discussing solutions to narrative obstacles, examining the consequences of alternate points of view. Studies words and syntax to understand and articulate how technical decisions have moral and emotional weight. Usually offered every third year.
Sage class number: 2107
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

FA 3a - Introduction to Drawing I

4 credit hours
Instructor: Sean Downey
Requirements Fulfilled: ca
M,TTh 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
An introduction to the materials and methods of drawing with wet media, intended for both studio majors and non-majors. This course will introduce students to traditional and contemporary approaches to using ink, watercolor, collage, and mixed media. Focusing on drawing as a basis for seeing and sharpening perception, students will learn a wide variety of approaches and techniques for creating convincing and accurate drawings from observation. Subject matter will include still-life, landscape, portraiture, and the figure.
Sage class number: 2108
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a $75 Studio Art Fee and 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,TTh 6:30 PM - 8:50 PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016

Beginning-level course. No previous drawing experience necessary. Preference to first-year students and sophomores. May be repeated once for credit if taught by different instructors. Studio fee: $75 per semester. A studio class that introduces a range of drawing materials and methods, intended for both studio majors and non-majors. Students will draw from direct observation of still-life, landscape, and the human figure. Drawing media may include graphite, charcoal, ink, and collage, as well as watercolor and pastel. The drawings of great artists throughout history will be studied to provide examples of what is possible within this broad and expressive visual language.

Enrollment is limited. 


Sage class number: 2078
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a $75 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,TTh 8:30 - 11:00 AM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016

Prerequisite: One Brandeis studio art course. May be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor. 

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. 


Sage class number: 2080
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a $75 studio art fee and a nonrefundable, once per summer $50 registration fee.

FA 4a - Sculpture Foundation: 3D Design I

4 credit hours
Instructor: Christopher Frost
Requirements Fulfilled: ca
M,TTh 11:00am-1:30pm

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
Beginning-level course. Preference to first-year students and sophomores. May be repeated once for credit if taught by different instructors. Studio fee: $75 per semester.

 Exploration of three-dimensional aspects of form, space, and composition utilizing a variety of materials and sculptural techniques. Emphasizes students' inventing of images through the use of modern materials and contemporary ideas about sculpture. Assignments are based on abstract thought and problem solving. The intent of this course is to give students a rich studio experience and promote a fresh and meaningful approach to visual concepts. Usually offered every semester.


Sage class number: 2079
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a $75 studio art fee and a nonrefundable, once per summer $50 registration fee.

FA 30b - History of Art II: From the Renaissance to the Modern Age

4 credit hours
Instructor: Paula Carabell
Requirements Fulfilled: ca
M,TTh 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016

Open to all students; first-year students and sophomores are encouraged to enroll. May not be taken for credit by students who took FA 18b in prior years.

This course is a study of the major styles in painting, sculpture and architecture of the West from the Renaissance to the middle of the twentieth century and will take into account the artistic, philosophical, cultural and political concepts that helped to form artistic production. The course will begin with a study of the Renaissance in Italy by examining the interplay between classical and Christian ideas and forms and will move chronologically through the successive periods of the 17th century Baroque in Italy and the Netherlands, the Enlightenment, 19 century Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in France, 20 century innovations in art such as Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Dada Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop and finally on to such characteristic Postmodernist forms as Appropriation and Performance.


Sage class number: 2109
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

FILM 110A - Film Production I

4 credit hours
Instructor: Daniel Mooney
Requirements Fulfilled: ca, ss
M,TTh 6:30pm- 9:00pm

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
Preference given to Film,Television and Interactive Media majors and minors.

An introduction to the basic principles and techniques of fictional narrative motion picture production. Each student will produce three short films. The films will emphasize dramatic development and creative storytelling through image composition, camera movement, editing, and sound. Usually offered every year.


Sage class number: 2325
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

GER 30A- Intermediate German

4 credit hours
Instructor: Kathrin Seidl-Gomez
Requirements Fulfilled: fl
M,TWTh 10:20 AM - 1:00 PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in GER 20b or the equivalent. Four class hours per week. In concluding the development of the four language speaking skills--comprehending, writing, reading, and speaking--this course focuses on finishing up the solid grammar foundation that was laid in GER 10a and GER 20b. It also presents additional audio and video material, films, radio plays, and newspaper and magazine articles, as well as a variety of extensive interactive classroom activities.


Sage class number: 2110
Course Tuition: $2,620 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 6 to August 12, 2016
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.

Students interested in taking an online course must receive a consent code from Summer School Director Gwenn Smaxwill. To schedule a call with Gwenn, please email summersc@brandeis.edu


Sage class number: 2053
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

HISP 20B- Continuing Spanish

4 credit hours
Instructor: Mary Nasielskier Burstin
Requirements Fulfilled:
M,TWTh 8:50 AM- 11:30 AM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
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 should refer to www.brandeis.edu/registrar/newstudent/testing.html#spantest. 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 with focus on all five language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and sociocultural awareness. Usually offered every semester.

Sage class number: 2081
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

HISP 32A- Intermediate Spanish Conversation

4 credit hours
Instructor: Azlin Perdomo
Requirements Fulfilled: fl
M,TWTh 8:50AM- 11:30AM

Summer Session I: July 11 to August 12, 2016

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in HISP 20b or the equivalent. Students enrolling for the first time in a Hispanic Studies course at Brandeis should refer to www.brandeis.edu/registrar/newstudent/testing.html#spantest.

HISP32 is a course designed to help students progress in their language acquisition process and achieve a higher proficiency level –mid to high intermediate. Class work will provide ample opportunities for students to further develop the four skills –speaking, writing, listening and reading. In-class activities will require the use of Spanish in meaningful contexts to communicate specific language functions such as narration, description, comparison, expressing preferences, talking about the future, reacting and giving opinions, recommendations, commands, etc. A review of the grammar previously learned in elementary courses will enhance the students’ accuracy when using the language. The culture of various Spanish speaking countries as well as that of Hispanic communities in the United States will be explored through cultural and literary readings, videos, music, art and movies.


Sage class number: 2111
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

HIST 56B- World History to 1960

4 credit hours
Instructor: Marlyn L Miller
Requirements Fulfilled: nw, ss
Online,MTTh

Extended Summer Session: June 6 to August 12, 2016

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.


Sage class number: 2053
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

INT 92g - Summer Internship

1 credit hours
Instructor: Staff
Requirements Fulfilled:
Online TBA

Extended Summer Session: May 13 and August 24

Enrollment is limited. Credit or Non-Credit grading status only. This class is open to Brandeis Undergraduate students who have completed two consecutive academic terms and would like to earn one credit hour for their chosen summer internship.

Students interested in this course must meet with Alyssa Canelli in the Office of Experiential Learning and Teaching before enrolling in the course.  When ready to enroll, student will follow the “Enrolling in INT 92g” instructions in the right-hand sidebar. 

All students must submit the Online Learning Agreement. Once the internship is approved for the course, the student will receive an add code to enroll through the summer registration process.

International students must first enroll in the INT 92g and then obtain the appropriate internship authorization (CPT) from the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) prior to beginning the internship experience. International students wishing to withdraw from INT 92g must first obtain approval from ISSO before terminating the internship. Not doing so may cause a violation of student visa status.

Enrollment details can be found here


Sage class number: 2323
Course Tuition: $400 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MATH 8A - Introduction to Probability and Statistics

4 credit hours
Instructor: Yan Zhuang
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, sn
M,TWTh 11:00AM-1:00PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016

Discrete probability spaces, random variables, expectation, variance, approximation by the normal curve, sample mean and variance, and confidence intervals. Does not require calculus; only high school algebra and graphing of functions. Usually offered every year.
Sage class number: 2113
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MATH 10A - Techniques of Calculus (a)

4 credit hours
Instructor: Biji Wong
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M,TWTh 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
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.

Introduction to differential (and some integral) calculus of one variable, with emphasis on techniques and applications. Usually offered every semester in multiple sections.


Sage class number: 2083
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MATH 10B - Techniques of Calculus (b)

4 credit hours
Instructor: Katherine Raoux
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M,TWTh 9:00AM-11:00AM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
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.Introduction to integral calculus of one variable with emphasis on techniques and applications. Usually offered every semester in multiple sections.


Sage class number: 2114
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MATH 15A - Applied Linear Algebra

4 credit hours
Instructor: Yiting Li
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M,TWTh 11:00AM-1:00PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
Prerequisites: MATH 5a and permission of the instructor, placement by examination, or any mathematics course numbered 10 or above. Students may take MATH 15a or 22a for credit, but not both. 

Matrices, determinants, linear equations, vector spaces, eigenvalues, quadratic forms, linear programming. Emphasis on techniques and applications. 


Sage class number: 2084
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

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

4 credit hours
Instructor: Angelica Rae Deibel
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M,TWTh 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
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. 


Sage class number: 2115
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MUS 1A - Exploring Western Music

4 credit hours
Instructor: Marc McAneny
Requirements Fulfilled: ca
M,TTh 11:00AM-1:30PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016

A general introduction to the materials and forms of music, and a study of western musical literature. Training in analytical listening, based on selected listening assignments. Open to non-majors who are assumed to have little or no previous knowledge of music. Does not meet requirements for the major or minor in music.
Sage class number: 2116
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MUS 21A - History and Practice of Electronic Dance Music: A Global Perspective

4 credit hours
Instructor: Charles Hamilton Stratford
Requirements Fulfilled: ca
M,TTh 1:30PM-4;00PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016

This course examines the stylistic evolution, cultural significance, and technological dimensions of electronic dance music (“EDM”) from the late 1970s to the present day.  Some questions will be posed: what are the origins of electronic dance music and how does this genre affect other types of popular music?  How does one’s cultural sensibility influence the way that one creates and experiences music?  How have advancements in technology shaped the development of this genre?  We shall address the origins of EDM as a new creative movement emerging from Detroit, Germany and the UK, leading into its prominence in mainstream culture worldwide.  Particular attention will be devoted to how the cultural dynamics of race, class, and identity influence the creation and reception of this music.  Designed as listening intensive, this course aims at developing listening skills and the ability to reflect on the music through short weekly writing assignments, with the goal of being able to discuss and think about EDM intelligently.  While some musical knowledge is beneficial, this course is intended for non music-majors with any level of experience in playing, writing, or studying music.


Sage class number: 2327
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

NEJS 185B - The Making of the Modern Middle East

4 credit hours
Instructor: Randall Geller
Requirements Fulfilled: hum, nw, ss, wi
M,TTh 11:00AM-1:30PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
One hundred years ago, the borders of modern Middle Eastern states did not exist; conquering European countries carved up the former Ottoman Empire and created new states – and new problems. In this class we will explore the development of each Middle Eastern country’s unique identity and history and the domestic and foreign problems, policies, and issues each country faces today.  In this context we will explore the role of the Great Powers after World War I, the role of the United States in the promotion of regime change in the Arab and broader Muslim world and its effects on the region today, as well as more recent Russian intervention in Syria.  We will explore tensions between Arab nationalism and political Islam and the after-effects of the Arab Spring.  We will learn about the war and the mass refugee crisis in Syria and how the region, Europe, and the United States intend to manage it.  We will explore the role of ISIS and other militant groups, the Shii Islamic theocracy in Iran, as well as tensions between a legacy of secularism after World War I and a return to Islamism in Turkey.   Finally, we will explore how ethnic and sectarian differences impact and define each Middle Eastern country’s social and political development.  The class will be discussion-based with lecture; relevant video footage will be used to illuminate the region’s unique history and political style.
Sage class number: 2088
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

NEJS 189A - Arab-Israeli Conflict

4 credit hours
Instructor: Randall Geller
Requirements Fulfilled: hum, ss
M,TTh 11:00AM-1:30PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016

With violence between Israelis and Palestinians threatening to spiral out of control and with a Middle East in tremendous turmoil just beyond Israel’s borders, studying the roots, development, and present-day issues that define the Arab-Israeli Conflict will help us better understand one of the most enduring conflicts of our time.  In this course, we will learn about the birth of Israel in 1948, the origins of the Palestinian refugee problem, the multiple wars between Israel and the Arab states, the rise of the PLO, Hamas, and Hizballah as well as efforts to achieve peace.  The role of oil and the status of the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem will be explored in this course through a combination of lecture, video, and discussion; current events will play a major role too.  By the conclusion of the course students should have a far better grasp of the core issues of a conflict that has dominated the headlines for more than half a century and likely will continue to for decades to come.
Sage class number: 2117
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

PHIL 6A - Introduction to Symbolic Logic

4 credit hours
Instructor: Nelson James Hosley
Requirements Fulfilled: hum
M,TTh 8:00AM-11:00AM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
Symbolic logic provides concepts and formal techniques that elucidate deductive reasoning. Topics include truth functions and quantifiers, validity, and formal systems.
Sage class number: 2118
Course Tuition: $2,620 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,TWTh 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
Prequisite or Corequisite: MATH 10a or equivalent. The corresponding lab for this course is PHYS 18a, Sage class number: 2090. 

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: 2089
Course Tuition: $2,620 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,TWTh 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
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: 2119
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

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

2 credit hours
Instructor: Hermann Wellenstein
Requirements Fulfilled:
M,TWTh 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
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: 2090
Course Tuition: $1,740 plus a $35 laboratory materials course fee and a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

PHYS 18B Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II Laboratory

2 credit hours
Instructor: Hermann Wellenstein
Requirements Fulfilled:
M,TWTh 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
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: 2120
Course Tuition: $1,740 plus a $35 laboratory materials course fee and a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

POL 14B- Introduction to American Government

4 credit hours
Instructor: Daniel Kryder
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
Online

Extended Summer Session: June 6 to August 12, 2016
This course offers an overview of U.S. politics and an introduction to its institutional foundation as embodied in the three branches of government: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. We will study political socialization and political parties with a particular focus on the election campaigns and party conventions occurring in the summer of 2016.  While the online platform allows for a flexible weekly schedule, there will be three required online discussions during the semester—dates and times determined at the beginning of the course to accommodate students’ schedules. This is an accelerated 10-week course. Students should expect to work 8-10 hours a week reviewing course materials and preparing assignments. There will be one position paper of 12-15 pages, focusing on the election cycle, that students will draft in four structured segments over the course of the semester.

Students interested in taking an online course must receive a consent code from Summer School Director Gwenn Smaxwill. To schedule a call with Gwenn, please email summersc@brandeis.edu


Sage class number: 2055
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus 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,MTh 6:30PM-8:00PM

Extended Summer Session: June 6 to August 12, 2016
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.

Students interested in taking an online course must receive a consent code from Summer School Director Gwenn Smaxwill. To schedule a call with Gwenn, please email summersc@brandeis.edu


Sage class number: 2056
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

PSYC 10a - Introduction to Psychology

4 credit hours
Instructor: Michael Polito
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M,TTh 11:00AM-1:30PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
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: 2121
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

PSYC 51A - Statistics

4 credit hours
Instructor: Hasmik (Jasmine) Boshyan
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, ss
M,TTh 11:00AM-1:30PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016

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: 2091
Course Tuition: $2,620 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,TTh 1:30 - 4:00 PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
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: 2122
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

PSYC 148A-Applied Statistical Computing in R

4 credit hours
Instructor: Xiaodong Liu
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, ss
M,TTh 8:30AM-10:50AM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
Prerequisite: PSYC 51a or equivalent.

Designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates who like to learn the R statistical programming package, further their understanding of statistical modeling and its application in applied and academic research, use R to make the connection between statistical concepts, modeling, and their implementation, and use R to document their research process and enhance its reproducibility. Usually offered every second year.


Sage class number: 2324
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

SAS 150B- Indian Film: The Three Hour Dream - Narratives of the Nation

4 credit hours
Instructor: Avinash Singh
Requirements Fulfilled: hum, oc
M,TTh 1:30PM-4:00PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016

A study of Hindi films made in India since 1947 with a few notable exceptions from regional film, as well as some recent films made in English. Students will read Hindi films as texts/narratives of the nation to probe the occurrence of cultural, religious, historical, political, and social themes.

Enrollment is limited. 


Sage class number: 2123
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

SOC 117A - Sociology of Work and Gender

4 credit hours
Instructor: Kimberly Lucas
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M,TTh 11:00 AM-1:30 PM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016
While we may not recognize it, gender plays a profound role in the way in which we all experience everyday life. Work, a major facet of society, is deeply affected by gender. While the wage gap between men and women has decreased over the past several decades, it persists nonetheless. This course examines gender disparities in both unpaid and paid work and how these disparities affect everyone’s lives (regardless of gender) and society at large, and by using a sociological lens, this course begins to uncover the societal mechanisms through which phenomena like the wage gap, traditional gender roles, and gendered jobs persist.
Sage class number: 2092
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

SOC 129a - Sociology of Religion

4 credit hours
Instructor: Margaret Anne Clendenen
Requirements Fulfilled: ss, wi
M,TTh 11:00AM-1:30PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
An introduction to the sociological study of religion. Investigates what religion is, how it is influential in contemporary American life, and how the boundaries of public and private religion are constructed and contested. Usually offered every year.
Sage class number: 2124
Course Tuition: $2,620 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,TTh 8:30 - 11:00 AM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016

Despite sustained efforts at reducing health inequity, disparities still exist in the onset, courses, and outcomes of illness in the US. To better understand the social conditions that create these inequalities, this course will focus on the relationships between society, health, and disease to uncover the social causes of illness. Topics that will be covered include: the social construction of illness, the experience of illness, social epidemiology, and neighborhood effects on health. Emphasis will be placed on how social categories such as race, gender, social class, and education affect health outcomes.


Sage class number: 2093
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

THA 15B- Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication

4 credit hours
Instructor: Jennifer Clearly
Requirements Fulfilled: fl, hum
M,TTh 1:30pm-4:00pm

Summer Session 1: June 6 to July 8, 2016

Does not meet the requirements for the major or minor in theater arts.

Introduces the basic concepts and techniques of making presentations to groups of people. Students explore the principles of human communication and apply them to various situations and forms of spoken discourse. Students develop a process for analyzing the audience and situation; for choosing, limiting, and researching a subject; for developing effective habits of vocal delivery; and for writing their own speeches. Usually offered every year.


Sage class number: 2095
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

THA 15B- Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication

4 credit hours
Instructor: Jennifer Cleary
Requirements Fulfilled: ca, oc
M,TTh 8:30AM- 11:00AM

Summer Session I: June 6 to July 8, 2016


Does not meet the requirements for the major or minor in theater arts.

Introduces the basic concepts and techniques of making presentations to groups of people. Students explore the principles of human communication and apply them to various situations and forms of spoken discourse. Students develop a process for analyzing the audience and situation; for choosing, limiting, and researching a subject; for developing effective habits of vocal delivery; and for writing their own speeches. Usually offered every year.


Sage class number: 2094
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

THA 15B-Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication

4 credit hours
Instructor: Alexander Jacobs
Requirements Fulfilled: ca, oc
M,TTh 8:30AM-11:00AM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016


Does not meet the requirements for the major or minor in theater arts.

Introduces the basic concepts and techniques of making presentations to groups of people. Students explore the principles of human communication and apply them to various situations and forms of spoken discourse. Students develop a process for analyzing the audience and situation; for choosing, limiting, and researching a subject; for developing effective habits of vocal delivery; and for writing their own speeches. Usually offered every year.


Sage class number: 2126
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

THA 21b - Acting: Language in Action

4 credit hours
Instructor: Alexander Jacobs
Requirements Fulfilled: ca
M,TTh 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session I: June 2 to July 3, 2014
May not be taken for credit by students who took THA 4b in prior years.
An introduction to the art and craft of acting. This course focuses on analysis and performance techniques including the use of actions, objectives, obstacles, engaging with the "other," dramatic conflict, and physical and emotional give and take of playing scenes from dramatic literature
Sage class number: 2095
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

THA 15B - Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication Section II

4 credit hours
Instructor: Alexander Jacobs
Requirements Fulfilled: ca, oc
M,TTh 11:00AM-1:30PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016

Does not meet the requirements for the major or minor in theater arts.

Introduces the basic concepts and techniques of making presentations to groups of people. Students explore the principles of human communication and apply them to various situations and forms of spoken discourse. Students develop a process for analyzing the audience and situation; for choosing, limiting, and researching a subject; for developing effective habits of vocal delivery; and for writing their own speeches. Usually offered every year.


Sage class number: 2127
Course Tuition: $2,620 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 6 to August 12, 2016

Prerequisite: THA 10a or permission of the instructor. May not be taken for credit by students who took THA 104a in prior years. 

In this Online Scriptwriting Workshop, students develop short plays or screenplays.  The workshop is asynchronous (we do not meet in real time) so members submit writing exercises and scenes according to their own time zones.  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), participants have the option to create one-man/woman shows; performance art; or multimedia experiments employing other art forms, e.g., music, photography, or video.  As models for writing, we will consider several short plays and films by great dramatists.  However, the focus will be on students' original work.  While creative projects may be arranged individually, workshop members typically write one ten-minute piece and one one-act piece.

Students interested in taking an online course must receive a consent code from Summer School Director Gwenn Smaxwill. To schedule a call with Gwenn, please email summersc@brandeis.edu


Sage class number: 2057
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

THA 130A - Suzuki

4 credit hours
Instructor: Brandon Green
Requirements Fulfilled: ca, pe-1
M,TTh 1:30 - 4:00 PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016

Counts as one activity course toward the physical education requirement. Undergraduates may repeat this course twice for credit, once with each instructor. 

Developed by the Japanese theater artist Tadashi Suzuki, the Suzuki method of acting training develops physical strength, stamina, and agility while engaging the imagination and will of the actor. Through a series of walks, statues, and marches, students are taught to breathe and move from the core of their bodies. This training allows students to act from physical impulse, resulting in a deep and personal experience of language and the world of play.

Enrollment is limited. 


Sage class number: 2128
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

UWS 26A - Comedy and Sympathy

4 credit hours
Instructor: Steven Plunkett
Requirements Fulfilled: uws
M,TTh 1:30 - 4:00 PM

Summer Session II: July 11 to August 12, 2016
What does it mean to find something funny?  When we laugh, must we laugh at something or someone?  Why do I sometimes feel such keen discomfort when watching reruns of I Love Lucy or The Office?  Such notorious killjoys as Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, and Immanuel Kant have given their attention to humor, and their evaluations haven't always been positive.  Some claim that laughter must necessarily be an expression of contempt for another, that enjoyment of comedy encourages coarseness of feeling and deadens our sympathy for others.  These thinkers say that comedy transforms our neighbors' pain and humiliation into entertainment.  Certainly, racist or sexist humor seems to operate on this principle, and as the saying goes –– most often attributed to Mel Brooks –– "Tragedy is when I cut my finger; comedy is when you fall down an open manhole and die."  However, there are also those who claim that laughter encourages human sympathy and community.  Comedy, they claim, can both unite us in common understanding and help us get outside of our petty jealousies and prejudices by giving us a new perspective on the world.  Humor, it turns out, may make us more able to care about each other and to understand our world.  It may even be one of the more valuable forms of intellectual inquiry available to curious and sympathetic thinkers. This course sets out to investigate the relationship between our capacity to enjoy comedy and our ability to appreciate the experiences of others, and seeks to provide interested students the opportunity to sharpen their academic skills and to deepen their analytic habits of mind.  We will examine the real and supposed tensions between comedy and sympathy by carefully considering key ideas from a variety of disciplines and by closely examining examples of humor from literature, the visual arts, and performances in television or film.  The question of what we find funny and how we ought to regard that feeling offers ample opportunity to rigorously investigate examples of humor, to engage critically the often contentious scholarship that considers that question, and to produce original research suggesting some kind of answer to it over the course of three substantive essay assignments.  Students will leave the course with experience in applying essential strategies for framing and working through analytic questions in writing, amply prepared to begin with confidence their scholastic careers at Brandeis.
Sage class number: 2130
Course Tuition: $2,620 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee