Summer Session 2013
Live and study on the Oregon Coast this summer!
Take classes through the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. Summer Session 2013 includes many marine science courses taught by experts in the field.
Unearthing history at the Cooper's Ferry site
ANTH 438/538 Archeology Field School, held at the lower Salmon River canyon of western Idaho. Learn modern field methods including excavation, survey, mapping, artifact identification, and analytical techniques while helping to excavate some of the earliest evidence of humans in the Pacific Northwest. See our Archaeology Field Schools page for further details. (06/17 - 08/09)
Discover Life in the Sea!
BI 150 Introduction to Marine Biology, this 9-week hybrid course combines online course material and a required one weekend field trip at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). This class is designed to introduce students to the fascinating creatures that live in the sea, from plankton to whales. You will discover their unique adaptations, the functionality of their morphology, their incredible diversity and the importance of their ecological roles. The required weekend at HMSC will include observations of marine organisms in their natural environments, exploring the fascinating unseen world of plankton, hiking into tidepools to discover which animals live in each zone and mudflat grubbing in the estuary to learn about clams, shrimp and worms. (06/24-08/23)
Don’t just learn to read poetry – enjoy it!
ENG 106 Introduction to Poetry, takes you from the Renaissance to present day and introduces students to the study and appreciation of poetry. Learn about poetic form, meter, and diction while exploring and interpreting some of the greatest works of literature in the English language. (07/22 - 08/16)
Study black popular culture through film and music: Jazz to Hip Hop!
ES 399 Jazz to Hip Hop: Black Popular Culture, an exciting 1-week course where students look at film, listen to music and hear from special guest speakers to examine the role popular music and culture play in society’s major cultural and political debates. (06/17 - 06/21)
Need to take a foreign language class? Planning a trip or studying abroad?
Complete a full series of first-year language courses during the 11-week summer term. Choose from classes in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish or continue your German/Spanish/French studies with Second- or Third-Year classes.
Discover Oregon’s geologic wonders!
GEO 101 The Solid Earth and GEO 305 Living with Active Cascade Volcanoes. From the range of volcanoes in our backyard to the sediment from one of the largest floods the world has ever seen in the soil beneath the OSU campus, learn about these and other fascinating geologic processes in two courses. (101:06/24 - 07/19) (305:07/22 - 08/16)
Spending too much time at your computer? Are you ready to explore something new? Well get moving and meet new friends while participating in fun activities!
Enroll in a Physical Activity Course! Golf, Basketball, Tennis, Badminton, Scuba, Salsa or Ballroom dance, Yoga, Pilates, Softball, Cardio-kickboxing, Body sculpting, Step aerobics, or even Rock climbing. Check it out!
What’s in the water?
MB 230 Introduction to Microbiology, designed for non-science majors to explore microbiology in our everyday lives…understand the roles of microorganisms in nature, disease, and as useful tools, and MB 302 General Microbiology, for science majors. (06/24 - 07/19)
Rock out while working on your bacc core!
MUS 102 Music Appreciation: The History of Rock and Roll, traces rock-n-roll music from its pre-1950s roots to the different genres it developed through the 1970s. Discover the influences and motivations of some of our most influential rock artists including Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones. (06/24 - 07/19 or 07/22 - 08/16)
Hot summer nights . . . cool choral music!
MUS 199/399/599 University Chorale, conducted by OSU choral conducting students and open to all non-/experienced singers who want to sing for the joy of singing. Both students and the University community are welcomed. (07/22 - 08/16)
An introduction to moral philosophy!
PHL 205 Ethics, examine the three or four major ways that all human beings make moral evaluations, either of themselves or others, prior to acting or after the fact. Learn these theories as well as the critiques of each, and have opportunities to examine moral dilemmas in our society today using these theories. (06/24 - 07/19)
Get psyched this summer!
Have you been shut out of a psychology course this past year? Take advantage of what summer session offers: smaller classes, convenient times. Get in to Psychology!
Why do we do the things we do?
SOC 204 Introduction to Sociology, gain insight in this thought-provoking class! Discover how processes, institutions, and social trends shape human behavior in today’s society. Learn more about the ways in which we interact with others in everyday life and relationships. Examine a wide variety of topics such as cults, body art, military life, group power, cultural images of women in advertising and music videos, “McDonaldization” of society, attraction/romantic love/marriage, and social class/racial-ethnic/gender inequality. (06/24 - 07/19 or 08/19 - 09/06)
Poverty, Unemployment, Crime, and Drug Abuse…why won’t they just go away?
SOC 206 Social Problems & Issues, examine a number of issues and why they are considered social problems. Investigate who is most affected, what is the most likely cause, how widespread the problems are, and what is being done to address these issues. (06/24 - 07/19, 06/24-08/16, or 07/22 - 08/16)
What does it take to make an intimate relationship work?
SOC 312 Sociology of the Family, discover how to achieve stable and meaningful intimate relationships in a provocative course that takes an in-depth and applied approach to family/marital relationships. Explore a wide range of topics and issues such as gender issues, emotion issues, power/control issues, work/family issues, attraction/dating/courtship, love and intimacy, marital satisfaction, and marital relationships in the context of topics such as communication, conflict, and infidelity. (07/22 - 08/16)
Ever wonder why our society is obsessed with sports?
Why are athletes viewed as heroes? Do sports really build character? Do athletes work as hard on their intimate relationships as they do on their sports? What are careers in professional sports really like? Why do some athletes rely on performance-enhancing substances? Examine a wide range of topics such as organized youth sport programs, gender inequality, racial/ethnic inequality, deviance, violence on/off the field, sport marriages/scandals, and intercollegiate sports. SOC 453/553 Sociology of Sport, a 1-week class that explores topics like these, and examines debates among parents, fans, and community members in today’s society. (06/17 - 06/21)
Jump into Latin American culture while practicing your Spanish!
SPAN 338 Latin American Culture, learn the about the culture while hearing & using Spanish on a daily basis. All materials, lectures, discussions and assignments are done in Spanish. (06/24 - 07/11)
Learn about cloning, reproductive technologies, global warming and more!
WS 340 Gender & Science, explores a range of fascinating contemporary issues about science and society, while integrating focus on the history, politics & roles of women in science. (06/24 - 07/19)
Preparing for a medical field?
Z 451 Functional Anatomy of the Human Muscular System, learn orientation, innervations, and functional significance of muscles and muscle groups, including muscular dissection in human cadavers. (06/24 - 09/06)
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