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College Preparation Program

College Credit Courses

One of the best ways to prepare for college is to get a taste of college life and academics. Take this opportunity to explore different subjects or get a head start on the major of your dreams. The College Prep Program offers undergraduate courses for college credit taught by Northwestern faculty and instructors who assume the same level of commitment and involvement from you that they do from college students. The expectations are high, the rewards are long-lasting.

  • Courses are flexibly scheduled, ranging from three-week intensive courses in the sciences or languages, and four to eight weeks for most other offerings. You must receive permission from the Summer Session director to enroll in three-week intensive science courses. Also, students may be able to enroll in upper-level courses, subject to prerequisites and permission.
  • As a College Prep student in the credit study option, you will take undergraduate courses with students from Northwestern and other universities. The course credit you earn can be transferred to undergraduate programs at many other universities. Your grades will be available on an official Northwestern transcript, a strong beginning to your academic career.

Please Note: College Credit Courses are subject to change without notice


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2017 College Preparation Program Dates

College Credit Course option

The program begins on Sunday, June 18, 2017 with an orientation. Program length is determined by the length of the courses you choose.

Course Length

Program Ends

Three-week undergraduate courses  

Saturday, July 8

Four-week undergraduate courses  

Saturday, July 15

Six-week undergraduate courses  

Saturday, July 29

*Eight-week undergraduate courses  

Saturday, August 12

*Three three-week intensive course sequences  

Saturday, August 19



*Please note that the College Prep Program can provide housing for Residential Students up to six weeks, only. Students must be commuters for the eight-week undergraduate courses and three three-week intensive course sequences. 

2017 College Preparation Program Costs

Tuition

Tuition (1 course): $4202
Program Fee: $900
Total cost for one course:

$5102

2017 College Preparation Program Costs

On-Campus Housing

Three Weeks $1410
Four Weeks

$1893

Five Weeks $2376
Six Weeks $2859

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Completion of sophomore or junior year of high school by the commencement of program

US Residents

Application Requirements

  • Online Application for US Residents — application deadline passed!
  • Personal Statement
  • List of Extracurricular Activities
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Recommendation Form and/or Letter
  • $60 nonrefundable application fee

International Students

Application Requirements

  • Online Application for International Studentsapplication deadline passed!
  • Personal Statement
  • List of Extracurricular Activities
  • Official High School Transcript (one copy in English and one in the language of origin)
  • Recommendation Form and/or Letter
  • TOEFL score report showing a minimum score of 100 (internet-based test)
  • $60 nonrefundable application fee

Application Deadline: April 15

Application Deadline: April 1

Official transcripts are required to be submitted as part of the application. E-transcripts submitted via secure electronic providers are accepted. Please consult with your school to see if they are part of a secure e-delivery network. Transcripts are not accepted by fax or personal email.
 
Official transcripts may be sent via email to: spsadmissions@northwestern.edu.

Official hard copy transcripts or documents may be sent to the address below:

Admissions Office
Attn:  College Preparation Program
Northwestern University School of Professional Studies
Wieboldt Hall, Sixth Floor
339 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

 
Materials submitted to the admissions office are integrated into an applicant's admissions file and will not be returned.

Admission Decisions

The application review period begins January 20, 2017. After this date, you can expect to receive an admissions decision by email approximately two weeks after your complete application is submitted online and all application materials are received in the College Prep Program office. Admissions is on a rolling basis. Once admitted students secure their space in the program by submitting their program deposit fee. Please note that admission to the program does not guarantee enrollment.

International Applicants

The College Preparation Program welcomes applications from international students. International students enrolling in the college credit study option must enter the US on a student visa and enroll as a full-time student (three courses).


International students with a valid I-20 issued from a U.S. high school, may enroll in less than 3 courses. You must submit a copy of your current I-20.


To allow sufficient time for processing visa requests, international students must apply by April 1, 2017. Upon acceptance to the program you will receive specific instructions on how to obtain a visa. Please do not include any official documents with you application beyond your TOEFL, letter of recommendation, and official transcript.




Summer Session Courses - College Prep Courses

African Studies
AFST 276-0 African Literature in Translation

AFST 276-0-20 "African Literature in Translation ", Richard Lepine The course is primarily a survey of African oral verbal arts traditions, with an additional focus on the links between these traditions and African films. The original works of art, the objects of study in the course, are not literature in the strict sense of the term--written verbal art--but rather take form in oral performance or electronic media like film, TV, radio, recorded disks, and web-based digital media. However, in print and in English translation, the course examples from various genres of African oral verbal arts performances (riddles, poetry, proverbs, panegyric, folktales, trickster tales, hero tales, epics) are all experienced as literature for purposes of analysis and interpretation. Four African films will also serve as primary course "texts": Wend Kuuni (1982; Gaston Kaboré, dir.; Burkina Faso), Keita: Heritage of the Griot (1995; Dani Kouyaté, dir.; Burkina Faso); La vie est belle/Life Is Rosy (1987; Ngangura Mweze and Bernard Lamy, dirs.; Zaïre [Democratic Republic of Congo]), and Yeelen (Souleymane Cissé, Mali, 1987, 105 min.). A major goal of the course is to explore the analytic approaches employed by scholars Harold Scheub and Robert Cancel, specialists in African oral traditions and their relationships with other arts media.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MW 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Anthropology
ANTHRO 105-0 Evolution & Social Behavior: The Basics

This course addresses the question of how evolution has shaped social behavior. Basic theory concerning how evolution shaped social behavior in animals and human beings is presented. Ethnographic and other anthropological evidence supporting the use of this theory to explain human social behavior is then presented. Some of the views presented are controversial.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 TuTh 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
ANTHRO 211-0 Culture and Society

This course is a basic introduction to cultural anthropology, and especially to ethnography: the core research tool of the qualitative social sciences. Ethnographies are long-term, intimate studies of a community or a group – at their best, they are as gripping as a good novel or a movie, but based in fact, not fiction. This methodology was developed by cultural anthropologists and is used widely today in consumer research, education, sociology, and medicine. In this course, we will read some good ethnographies, watch classic documentaries and even listen to music on a wide variety of interesting topics including race, sex, and gender; food, family, illness and wellness; and whatever else ethnographers are looking at these days. The case studies will include examples from the U.S. as well as Latin America and the world. Grading will be based on class participation and two essay exams.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MW 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
ANTHRO 213-0 Human Origins

Anthropology is a holistic analysis of the human condition. The study of human origins, or paleoanthropology, is a subfield of physical anthropology that focuses on the biological history of the human species including their evolution, emergence and radiation. We will explore the scientific method and how theories like evolution have come about and expanded over time. We will learn about our closest living relatives – primates – and how an appreciation of their life history and behavior reflect the modern human condition. Many of the principles and concepts that comprise our understanding of how humans have evolved and adapted over time involve an appreciation of ecology, genetics, physiology, adaptation and cultural development that will also be explored. Lastly we will look at modern human diversity and discuss how we are continuing to evolve today.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 TuTh 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
ANTHRO 214-0 Archaeology: Unearthing History

The Pyramids, Stonehenge, Cahokia, and Great Zimbabwe: who built these monuments, and why? They are often associated with buried treasure, lost civilizations, and a forgotten past. But archaeologists look beyond a Romantic view and ask questions about why they were built, and what they tell us about humankind. By learning about past cultures, what made them different and what made them similar, we gain a better understanding of human history and the state of the world today. People in the past were very different, but they shared one thing In common—they left behind stones and bones, pottery fragments, great monuments, and burial offerings. These vestiges of the past are used by archaeologists to build an understanding of what it means to be human. In this class, you will be introduced to the questions, theories, and methods of archaeology. You will learn about how archaeologists locate, survey, and excavate the great monuments of the past; how they study artifacts in the lab; and how they use the stuff they find to piece together stories about the past, and test those stories against the evidence. You will learn about the diversity of ancient and modern peoples, their cultures, and the past they inhabited. You will also learn about the place of archaeology in the modern world—how archaeologists engage with questions such as long-term climate change and human response, sustainability, and inequality.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MW 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Arabic
ARABIC 111-1 Arabic I

This first segment of the three-quarter first-year course facilitates students' learning of the alphabet and sound system, and helps them develop basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. It also introduces students to the diglossic sociolinguistic environment of the Arab World, and provides exposure to basic, high frequency regional spoken variety elements. This course is designed for true beginners with no previous background in the language. Students with any background must take a placement test and consult with the Coordinator before enrolling.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
ARABIC 111-2 Arabic I

This second course builds upon the material presented in the first term, introducing additional fundamental sentence structures, expanding vocabulary, and providing students an opportunity to further practice and expand the basic skills acquired in the first segment. As with 111-1, students should plan on significant homework outside of class, in addition to the daily class meeting.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
07/10/17 - 07/30/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
ARABIC 111-3 Arabic I

This is the third part of our year-long elementary course which constitutes an introduction to Arabic. The main focus of the class is Modern Standard Arabic, used for reading and writing. Considerable exposure to spoken Arabic varieties is included to help prepare students for spoken interactions in Arabic speaking countries. The main emphasis will continue to be on learning the basic structures of the language, reading & writing simple texts and developing oral communication skills. Although students will begin to develop a useful knowledge of Arabic over the first year, the second year of Arabic is strongly recommended to those students desiring to acquire effective use of the language, and to students who need to fulfill the WCAS foreign language requirement.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
07/31/17 - 08/20/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
ARABIC 121-1 Arabic II

This first segment of the three-quarter course (121) is a continuation of Arabic I (111), and moves students forward in all modes of language use, including additional exposure to representative regional spoken varieties, work on more sophisticated written expression and reading abilities for higher level/more abstract types of texts.

Summer 2017 Sec #1
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MTuWThF 1 – 4 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
ARABIC 121-2 Arabic II

This is the second part of a three-quarter course (121) which continues the path of Arabic I (111-1,2,3). This course deals with the next level of essential topics for daily and literary use of the Arabic language. The emphasis of this course will be on training students to read and understand a wider variety of Arabic texts and to work toward more efficient reading, to discuss orally text content and to write short paragraphs and translation (English/Arabic/English). In addition to the textbook used for instruction, there will be other selections for outside reading, predominantly taken from news sources, and use of audio-visual materials.

Summer 2017 Sec #2
07/10/17 - 07/30/17 MTuWThF 1 – 4 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
ARABIC 121-3 Arabic ll

This is the third segment of a three-quarter course (121) which follows Arabic I (111-1,2,3). This course deals with the next level of essential topics and structures for daily and literary use of the Arabic language. The emphasis of this course will be on training students to read and understand Arabic texts and to work toward more efficient reading, to orally discuss text content, to write short paragraphs and sentences, understand basic spoken formal and less-formal speech in Arabic and engage in conversation on specific topics. In addition to the textbook used for instructions, there will be other selections for outside reading, predominately taken from news sources, and use of audio-visual materials, including sound files available through password protected websites.

Summer 2017 Sec #3
07/31/17 - 08/20/17 MTuWThF 1 – 4 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Art
ART 150-0 Introduction to Photography

This course is an introduction to photographic equipment, materials, and processes that includes extensive darkroom instruction in black-and-white printing and creative darkroom control. The aesthetics of camera vision are explored through classroom discussion and lectures. This is an intensive workshop-style class consisting of two six-hour sessions each week with 30-minute lunch breaks. Attendance at the first class meeting is required, and students must come equipped with a 35mm film camera that can be operated with all automatic settings off. Bring one roll of Kodak TriX film to the first class. No previous studio experience required. Enrollment is limited to 12. Students must bring a 35mm camera that can be operated manually and a roll of Tri-x 400 b&w, 36 exp. film to first class.

Summer 2017 Sec #24
06/19/17 - 07/16/17 MW 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Astronomy
ASTRON 101-0 Modern Cosmology

The modern Big Bang perspective on the origin, structure, evolution, and fate of the universe. Topics to be discussed include the extragalactic distance scale, the Hubble expansion, the large-scale clustering of galaxies, cosmic inflation and the early universe, Big Bang nucleosynthesis, the cosmic microwave background radiation, dark matter, dark energy, and the recent evidence for acceleration in the expansion of the universe. This course counts toward the Weinberg College Natural Sciences distribution requirement, Area I. This distribution course is designed for nonscience majors.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MTuWThF 2 – 3:50 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
ASTRON 120-0 Highlights of Astronomy

This course will explore our modern ideas about the solar system, stars, galaxies, and the universe. Topics to be discussed include extrasolar planets, supernovae, black holes, dark matter, the big bang theory and the search for life in the universe.

Learning Objectives:

  • Correlate understanding of basic physical principles to astrophysical applications in order to explain how we know what we know about the universe
  • Explain the development of fundamental theories such as the Nebular Hypothesis of solar system formation and the Big Bang theory of the universe\'s origin and evolution.
  • Analyze levels of certainty in the fundamental theories (Nebular Hypothesis, Big Bang theory, etc.) compared to alternative ideas.
  • Apply fundamental concepts in astronomy to current research results.
  • Analyze a scientific theory to determine whether it is a good theory.

Natural Sciences Distro Area


Additional Information:

Class Materials (Required):  Universe, 10th Edition: Freedman & Kauffman, ISBN: 9781464124921.

Class Notes:

This class is intended for non-science majors and no previous background in physics or astronomy is needed. Although equations are introduced in class, no mathematical problem solving is required. We will cover foundational principles of gravity, light and motion that are needed to understand astronomy phenomena and astronomical theories.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MW 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Biological Sciences
BIOL_SCI 170-CN Concepts of Biology

Fundamentals of biology. Chemical composition and organization of living material, cellular organization, energy conversion by organisms, genetics and reproduction, ecology, evolution, and other topics. Student-designed project work. Northwestern day-school students must obtain their dean's consent to enroll in this course.

Summer 2017 Sec #25
06/19/17 - 07/23/17 MW 6:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
BIOL_SCI 219-0 Cell Biology

This course is part of the four-course introductory biology sequence. The cell biology course covers mechanisms the cell uses to compartmentalize and transport proteins, to move, to regulate growth and death, and to communicate with their environments.

Prequisties: Chem 102 or 171

 

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MWF 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Chemistry
CHEM 101-0 General Chemistry

The first in a three-course sequence in college-level chemistry for science majors, serving as preparation for more advanced chemistry courses such as organic chemistry and physical chemistry and as the general chemistry preparation required for professional schools. Because of the intensive nature of these courses, it is recommended that students not register concurrently for other courses. Descriptive chemistry, elements and compounds; basic chemical calculations, mole problems, stoichiometry, and solution concentrations; gas laws; thermochemistry; quantum theory and electronic structure of atoms; periodic properties of the elements; nuclear chemistry; chemical bonding. Must be taken concurrently with Chem 121.


Chemistry 101-0 students MUST also enroll in the laboratory class (CHEM 121-0.) on Monday/Wednesday, 1-5pm. The Chemistry lab is worth .34 units of credit and has a lab fee of $250.


Prerequisite: one year of high school chemistry and algebra or consent of instructor.

This course counts toward the Weinberg College natural sciences distribution requirement, Area I. Due to limited space in chemistry courses during Summer Session, priority is given to visiting, degree-seeking, and certificate (Professional Health Careers) students. SPS students-at-large may register starting on June 10 if space is available.

Summer 2017 Sec #23
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
CHEM 102-0 General Inorganic Chemistry

The second in a three-course sequence in college-level chemistry for science majors, serving as preparation for more advanced chemistry courses such as organic chemistry and physical chemistry and as the general chemistry preparation required for professional schools. Because of the intensive nature of these courses, it is recommended that students not register concurrently for other courses. Descriptive chemistry, inorganic reactions; chemical bonding; condensed phases; introduction to chemical equilibria; phase equilibria; solutions and colligative properties; metal complexes. Must be taken concurrently with Chem 122. AP credit for Chem 101 does not allow registration for Chem 102. Prerequisite: Chem 101 and Chem 121 (C– or better).

Chemistry 102-0 students MUST also enroll in the laboratory class (CHEM 122-0.) on Monday/Wednesday, 1-5pm. The Chemistry lab is worth .34 units of credit and has a lab fee of $250.


Prerequisite: Completion of Chemistry 101-0 or course deemed equivalent by department/instructor with a grade of C- or better.

This course counts toward the Weinberg College natural sciences distribution requirement, Area I. Due to limited space in chemistry courses during Summer Session, priority is given to visiting, degree-seeking, and certificate (Professional Health Careers) students. SPS students-at-large may register starting on June 10 if space is available.

Summer 2017 Sec #23
07/10/17 - 07/30/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
CHEM 103-0 General Physical Chemistry

The third in a three-course sequence in college-level chemistry for science majors, serving as preparation for more advanced chemistry courses such as organic chemistry and physical chemistry and as the general chemistry preparation required for professional schools. Because of the intensive nature of these courses, it is recommended that students not register concurrently for other courses. Chemical equilibrium; equilibria in aqueous solution; thermodynamics; chemical kinetics; electrochemistry and oxidation-reduction reactions; solid-state chemistry; industrial chemical processes. Must be taken with Chem 123. A grade of C– or better in Chem 103 required to enroll for any higher-level chemistry course. Prerequisites: Chem 102 (C– or better), Chem 122 (C– or better),  and MATH 220 or equivalent.

 

Chemistry 103-0 students MUST also enroll in the laboratory class (CHEM 123-0.) on Monday/Wednesday, 1-5pm.  The Chemistry lab is worth .34 units of credit and has an a lab fee of $250.


Prerequisite: Completion of Chemistry 102-0 or course deemed equivalent by department/instructor with a grade of C- or better.

This course counts toward the Weinberg College natural sciences distribution requirement. Due to limited space in chemistry courses during Summer Session, priority is given to visiting, degree-seeking, and certificate (Professional Health Careers) students. SPS students-at-large may register starting on June 10 if space is available.

Summer 2017 Sec #23
07/31/17 - 08/20/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
CHEM 121-0 General Chemistry Lab

Chemical analysis of real samples using basic laboratory techniques, including titration, colorimetric analysis, density measurements, and atomic spectroscopy. Planning, data collection, interpretation, and reporting on these experiments. Must be taken concurrently with Chem 101.

General Chemistry Lab. Students enrolled in Chem 101-0 must also register for Lab 121-0 section 33. The Chemistry lab is worth .34 units of credit and has a lab fee of $250.

Summer 2017 Sec #33
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MW 1 – 5 p.m. Tech Institute HG10
Evanston Campus Open
CHEM 122-0 General Inorganic Chemistry Lab

Chemistry laboratory techniques applied to materials science and nanotechnology. Planning, data collection, interpretation, and reporting on experiments. Must be taken concurrently with Chem 102. Prerequisite: Chem 101 and Chem 121 (C– or better).

General Inorganic Chemistry Lab. Students enrolled in Chem 102-0 must also register for Lab 122-0 section 33. The Chemistry lab is worth .34 units of credit and has a lab fee of $250.

Summer 2017 Sec #33
07/10/17 - 07/30/17 MW 1 – 5 p.m. Tech Institute HG10
Evanston Campus Open
CHEM 123-0 General Physical Chemistry Lab

Chemistry laboratory techniques applied to biosensor technology using concepts of acid-base chemistry, kinetics, and the like. Design of a biosensor. Planning, data collection, interpretation, and reporting on experiments. Must be taken concurrently with Chem 103. Prerequisite: Chem 102 and Chem 122 (C– or better).

General Physical Chemistry Lab. Students enrolled in Chem 103-0 must also register for Lab 123-0 section 33. The Chemistry lab is worth .34 units of credit and has an additional lab fee of $250.

Summer 2017 Sec #33
07/31/17 - 08/20/17 MW 1 – 5 p.m. Tech Institute HG10
Evanston Campus Open
Chinese

Introduction to the Summer Course

This three-course sequence (111-1, 2, 3) presents the material of the first year of the beginning Chinese curriculum in an intensive format over nine weeks, introducing the Pinyin system, grammar, and about 500-600 characters. The 150-minute-class meets 5 times per week, and provides a practical learner-centered curriculum, with the aim to help true beginners develop their communicative competence in the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, while gaining competence in Chinese culture, making connections to their daily life, and building links among communities.

Students who successfully complete Summer Elementary Chinese 111-3 with the final course grade of C- or above may continue with the second-year Chinese (CHINESE 121-1) at Northwestern University.

CHINESE 111-1 Elementary Chinese

The first course in the Elementary Chinese sequence introduces the standard Chinese phonetics system-Pinyin, the Chinese writing system, basic grammar, and simple sentence structures. Speaking, listening, character, grammar, and communicative exercises are included throughout the course.

Summer 2017 Sec #23
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
CHINESE 111-2 Elementary Chinese

The second course in the Elementary Chinese sequence focuses on the sound and writing of Chinese characters, expands vocabulary, introduces additional fundamental grammar and sentence structures, and encourages students to practice the basic skills of the language. Speaking, listening, character, grammar, and communicative exercises are included throughout the course. Chinese calligraphy and other forms of Chinese arts will be introduced.
Prerequisite: Chinese 111-1 with C- or above.

Summer 2017 Sec #23
07/10/17 - 07/30/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
CHINESE 111-3 Elementary Chinese

The third course in Elementary Chinese aims to help students obtain an adequate grasp of basic language skills in both spoken and written Chinese and lay a good foundation for further study of this language. Speaking, listening, character, grammar, and communicative exercises are included throughout the course. Prerequisite: Chinese 111-1, 2.

 

Summer 2017 Sec #23
07/31/17 - 08/20/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
Information Systems
CIS 212-CN Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

This course focuses on developing complex programs using the Java object-oriented language. The course is the first of two courses in object-oriented programming for the School of Professional Studies Information Systems major. The course begins with a quick introduction to the basics of the Java language: variables, conditionals, looping and user-defined methods. Students write programs that utilize methods, arrays and array lists and exception handling for solving problems. Information hiding, inheritance, polymorphism, aggregation and interfaces as principles of object-oriented programming will be introduced. This course includes interactive lectures and labs. Students will be required to complete multiple computer programs and quizzes. A final assignment is required for students to illustrate their understanding of all programming topics covered in the course. May not be audited or taken P/N. SPS Information Systems majors or students with previous programming experience should enroll in this introductory 212 course. Non-majors or students with no previous programming experience should enroll in CIS 110-CN Introduction to Computer Programming. Northwestern day school students must obtain their dean's consent to enroll in this course.

Summer 2017 Sec #28
06/19/17 - 08/13/17 M 6 – 9:15 p.m.
Chicago Campus Open
Communication Studies
COMM_ST 102-0 Public Speaking

Overview of class SPCH GEN_CMN 102-0 Public Speaking. Theory, composition, delivery, and criticism of public speeches. Learning Objectives Public Speaking is a course designed for Communication Studies and Engineering majors but is open to all students at the university. The course has five goals. First, students should learn to participate in public deliberation by analyzing and crafting speeches to persuade fellow citizens regarding matters of policy. Second, the course provides students with an opportunity to develop competencies in research, argumentation, and writing. Third, the course provides students the opportunity to gain confidence and delivery skills as public speakers. Fourth, the course teaches some elements of basic communication theory. Finally, the course incorporates civic engagement through its content and context in an effort to encourage community awareness. Together, these goals will help students to become more adept at public speaking and better prepared for civic participation and leadership 1. Students will become confident, articulate communicators by gaining theoretical and practical knowledge of public speaking with a focus on civic persuasion. 2. Students will learn to research and organize ideas to create a clear, concise, and engaging presentation. 3. Students will learn to analyze and adapt speech content and delivery for different audiences. 4. Students will improve their individual speaking style by studying public speaking skills as both a speaker and an observer. 5. Students will develop their critical thinking skills through the exploration of issues of civic importance and the development compelling arguments. Evaluation Method Students will each deliver a variety of speeches, with a minimum of three (3) major speeches during the quarter with additional minor speeches. Students will be assessed with written feedback for each major speech.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MW 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Summer 2017 Sec #21
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 TuTh 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
COMM_ST 205-0 Theories of Persuasion

This course is designed to make the student aware of major theoretical perspectives of persuasion. The student will be expected to exhibit understanding and retention of key concepts and theories. As such, the primary course content will come from social scientific theory and research. We will explore general perspectives of persuasion as well as those focused on particular contexts (e.g., advertising, bargaining and negotiation). The primary method of teaching will be lecture and students are encouraged to ask questions and offer examples.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MW 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Comparative Literature
For related classes, please see the departments of English, French, Italian, and Slavic Languages and Literature.
COMP_LIT 211-0 She-Monsters: Gender and Monstrosity in Greco-Roman Mythology

Many of the most well-known monsters from Classical antiquity are female: Medusa, the Sphinx, Sirens, Harpies, Furies, and Scylla. In this class, we will trace the “careers” of these monsters, from their earliest visual and textual attestations to their continuing fascination in modernity. We will explore when these figures achieved their forms and characteristics–for example Medusa her snake hair, the Sphinx her riddle–and discuss how modern texts and art works have shaped our idea of the ancient figures. Guiding us through the class will be the question of what precisely their monstrosity consists of–what makes them scary? Further, what is the relation between gender and monstrosity, does their scariness have a female quality to it?

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 TuTh 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Economics
ECON 201-0 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Scarcity and choice; elements of demand and supply, determinants of aggregate output, employment, inflation, growth, and international balance of payments. Prerequisite: basic algebra and graphing. This course counts toward the Weinberg College social and behavioral sciences distribution requirement, Area III.

Summer 2017 Sec #25
06/19/17 - 07/23/17 MWF 1 – 2:50 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
ECON 202-0 Introduction to Microeconomics

Consumers' and producers' influences on structure of output and prices and distribution of income. Social efficiency in resource allocation. Government impact on allocative efficiency and distributive equity. Prerequisite: ECON 201. This course counts toward the Weinberg College social and behavioral sciences distribution requirement, Area III.

Summer 2017 Sec #25
06/19/17 - 07/23/17 MWF 11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
ECON 281-0 Introduction to Applied Econometrics

Estimation and analysis of a variety of empirical econometric models. Descriptive statistics, univariate regression, multiple regression, simultaneous equations, and forecasting. Prerequisite: ECON 201, 202; MATH 220; STAT 210; or equivalent.

Summer 2017 Sec #25
06/19/17 - 07/23/17 MWF 1 – 2:50 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
English

Composition courses ENGLISH 110 and ENGLISH 111 are only open to School of Professional Studies students and Visiting students. Please see English Requirements for information about prerequisites and placement exam procedures for these courses.

ENGLISH 105-0 Expository Writing

Expository Writing is designed for any student who wants a strong introductory course in college-level writing. Students write three essays, developing each through a process of planning, drafting, revising, and editing. Through this process, students learn techniques for writing essays that are clear, concise, interesting, and well-supported. Class meetings are conducted as seminar discussions and workshops.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 TuTh 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
ENGLISH 113-CN Introduction to Literature

Introduction to the vocabulary, techniques, and pleasures of literature through close study and discussion of poems, plays, short stories, and novels. Short critical papers develop ability to analyze and interpret literature. Prerequisite: ENGLISH 111 or equivalent writing skills highly recommended. Northwestern day-school students must obtain their dean's consent to enroll in this course.

Summer 2017 Sec #28
06/19/17 - 08/13/17 Th 6 – 9:15 p.m.
Chicago Campus Open
French
FRENCH 111-1 Elementary French

This course is for students who wish to complete all or part of the first year of college French. Any one of the three courses may be taken separately. The three-course sequence aims to build skills in speaking, understanding, writing, and reading French through study, practice, and class activities. Classes include a variety of activities designed to help students acquire knowledge of basic French vocabulary and structures along with the ability to use what they have learned in situations of communication. Classes are conducted in French except when explanation of grammar or other material may necessitate the use of English.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
FRENCH 111-2 Elementary French

French 111-2 is the second quarter of Elementary French. Class meets four days a week. The aim of the course is to build skills in speaking, listening, writing and reading French through study, practice, and class activities.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
07/10/17 - 07/30/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
FRENCH 111-3 Elementary French

This course is for students who wish to complete all or part of the first year of college French. Any one of the three courses may be taken separately. The three-course sequence aims to build skills in speaking, understanding, writing, and reading French through study, practice, and class activities. Classes include a variety of activities designed to help students acquire knowledge of basic French vocabulary and structures along with the ability to use what they have learned in situations of communication. Classes are conducted in French except when explanation of grammar or other material may necessitate the use of English.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
07/31/17 - 08/20/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
FRENCH 121-1 Intermediate French

For students who wish to complete all or part of the second year of college French. Any one of the three courses in this sequence may be taken separately. Using Le Français Internautique, an interactive online program, students review and practice basic grammar and improve their listening comprehension while exploring contemporary French culture. This first course in the sequence stresses oral communication and requires a minimum of two hours of work per day outside of class in the Multimedia Learning Center computer lab or on a computer with high-speed Internet access and a current browser. Classes are conducted in French. Prerequisite: first-year college French or equivalent.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
FRENCH 121-2 Intermediate French

For students who wish to complete all or part of the second year of college French. Any one of the three courses in this sequence may be taken separately. Using Le Français Internautique, an interactive online program, students review and practice basic grammar and improve their listening comprehension while exploring contemporary French culture. This first course in the sequence stresses oral communication and requires a minimum of two hours of work per day outside of class in the Multimedia Learning Center computer lab or on a computer with high-speed Internet access and a current browser. Classes are conducted in French. Prerequisite: first-year college French or equivalent.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
07/10/17 - 07/30/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
FRENCH 121-3 Intermediate French

French 121-3 is the third quarter of a three-quarter course for students who have completed French 121-2 or have been placed in that course by the French department. The aim of the course is to develop students' communication skills and cultural knowledge. Class meets four times a week. No P/N allowed.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
07/31/17 - 08/20/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
Music: Courses for Nonmajors
GEN_MUS 170-0 Introduction to Music

In this course, students will examine Western "art music," also referred to as "classical music." During the quarter, by exploring the history of the Western canon from the Medieval period to the present, and defining and discussing musical form and compositional techniques, students will acquire basic musical literacy and skills for critical listening. Furthermore, we will situate and dissect musical genres in their historical, political, and philosophical contexts in order to gather an understanding of history through music. Students should expect to prepare readings and listening assignments for discussion and to turn in two concert reports; there will also be listening quizzes and comprehensive midterm and final exams.

(VI. Literature and Fine Arts)

 

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MW 1 – 3:30 p.m. RCMA 1-160
Evanston Campus Open
GEN_MUS 175-0 Topics in Music: Music Festivals from Woodstock to Lollapalooza

Examining the social and musical place of historical and contemporary music festivals, this course asks questions about cultural place and musical performance. Beginning with historical festivals, such as Woodstock, Altamont, and the Newport Jazz/Folk Festivals, we will build on these events with a look toward the Chicago music festival scene - ranging from large paid festivals (e.g., Lollapolooza) to free neighborhood festivals (e.g., Grant Park Music Festival, Jazz Fest, or even Evanston's Summer Dance). How do we participate in the festival as a temporal music experience? How have increased costs and capital ventures changed the dialogue surrounding music festivals in the last 50 years? How do musicians and audiences experience festivals differently? The class will comprise lectures, readings, and discussion, as well as actual attendance, observation, and participation at local music festvals during the class term.

(VI. Literature and Fine Arts)

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 TuTh 1 – 3:30 p.m. RCMA 1-160
Evanston Campus Open
GEN_MUS 176-0 Selected Topics in Applied Music: Pop Songwriting and Analysis

This class is divided into two main frameworks: analysis and songwriting. Students will learn compositional strategies by studying a variety of pop-influenced traditions. We will look in detail at songs by George Gershwin, Marvin Gaye, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Radiohead, among other influential artists. The acquisition of such analytical tools will enhance the students' songwriting abilities. Students will have the chance to present their compositions in class as a means to receive feedback from both the instructor and their colleagues. Projects include the composition of two songs as well as a short analytical presentation. Basic music background is welcomed but not required

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MW 1 – 3:30 p.m. RCMA 1-168
Evanston Campus Open
GEN_MUS 252-0 Harmony

An introduction to musicianship designed for the non-music major, this course explores the vocabulary and elements of tonal music through composition, performance, and analysis activities. While emphasis will be placed on harmonic structure and function, we will also discuss other factors that contribute to our enjoyment and understanding of a broad range of music, such as rhythm, meter, and melodic construction.

(II. Formal Studies)

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 TuTh 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. RCMA 1-160
Evanston Campus Open
German
GERMAN 101-1 Beginning German

This is the intensive Summer Session Beginning German sequence. The class will meet 3 hours per day for five days a week. Each summer session comprises one full quarter of work. Students will receive a systematic introduction to basic German. All four language skills--speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing--are stressed to insure that students acquire a basic command of German. Classes are conducted in German, except when explanations of grammar or other material require the use of English. The language lab will be used to focus on pronunciation skills. Teaching Method: Class participation, group work, lab, lecture, listening exercises, readings and writing assignments Course Requirements and Evaluation Attendance, class participation, exams, group work, homework, lab, listening exercises, quizzes, readings, writing assignments

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MTuWThF 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
GERMAN 101-2 Beginning German

This is the intensive Summer Session Beginning German sequence. The class will meet 3 hours per day for five days a week. Each summer session comprises one full quarter of work. Students will receive a systematic introduction to basic German. All four language skills--speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing--are stressed to insure that students acquire a basic command of German. Classes are conducted in German, except when explanations of grammar or other material require the use of English. The language lab will be used to focus on pronunciation skills.

Summer 2017 Sec #21
07/10/17 - 07/30/17 MTuWThF 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
GERMAN 101-3 Beginning German

This is the intensive Summer Session Beginning German sequence. The class will meet 3 hours per day for five days a week. Each summer session comprises one full quarter of work. Students will receive a systematic introduction to basic German. All four language skills--speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing--are stressed to insure that students acquire a basic command of German. Classes are conducted in German, except when explanations of grammar or other material require the use of English. The language lab will be used to focus on pronunciation skills.

Summer 2017 Sec #22
07/31/17 - 08/20/17 MTuWThF 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
GERMAN 105-0 German for Research

This course is designed for graduate students who wish to acquire competent reading skills in the German language, as well as the ability to translate from German to English. The course aims to provide participants with the basis for working with both primary and secondary literature. This course will revisit the elementary forms and constructions of German, reinforced and solidified with exercises, reading and translation assignments from literature, philosophy, history, as well as current events. Over the course of the summer, we will work with shorter works and selections from Kafka, Nietzsche, Brecht, Marx, Freud, and Heidegger, amongst others. Teaching Method Class participation, group work, lecture, readings, writing assignments Course Requirements and Evaluation Attendance, class participation, group work, homework, readings, writing assignments NB: This is a non-graded course and evaluations are used solely to indicate individual progress. In addition to regular translation assignments there will be a final project consisting of the translation of an article or a chapter of a book in the participant’s field.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 TuTh 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
History
HISTORY 200-0 Latina/o Migration Politics in the United States

This course explores Latinas/os’ contributions to social and political movements by focusing on migration experiences of Latino immigrant groups and their struggles for equality and inclusion. The main goals of this course are to introduce students to the history of Latina/o’s civic and political activism and to trace the development of immigrant rights activism in the twentieth century. This course analyzes Latina/o stories ranging from immigrant workers to the experiences of temporary guest workers, such as Braceros; it evaluates various Latino interest and civil groups, as well as new forms of activism like the Dreamers’ campaigns. It also places immigrant rights activism in the context of other social and civil rights movements in the United States. To this purpose, it considers, Latinas/os’ struggles for inclusion, such as bilingual education, fair labor practices for immigrant workers, equal opportunities, and immigration reform. While focused on the migration stories, these often overlap with legal and political history in the United States. By exploring this interplay between the law and migration we can relate local and regional stories to national policies and federal immigration legislation, which have shaped Latino migration politics. Ultimately, this course charts Latino/a fights and setbacks for inclusion and equality in the United States

Summer 2017 Sec #28
06/19/17 - 08/13/17 TuTh 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
HISTORY 201-1 European Civilization: High Medieval thru mid-18th C

This course is a survey of the major events and developments in pre-industrial European history. It takes students from the age of the Crusades to the eve of the French Revolution, a period of tremendous transformation which set the stage for modernity. We will look at the major themes of European history during the period—high medieval culture, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the emergence of modern science, colonies and commerce, changes in political and military structures, and the Enlightenment. There will be a heavy emphasis on primary sources and the how historical narratives are constructed to help us understand the evolution of ideas and institutions in European history. We will pay particular attention to how Europeans forged a common culture, how that culture survived religious and political divisions, and how interactions with the rest of the world shaped Europe’s own history.

This course counts toward the Weinberg College historical studies distribution requirement, Area IV.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 TuTh 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
HISTORY 210-2 History of the United States: Reconstruction to the Present

This course will explore major themes of U.S. history since the end of the Civil War by looking backwards from the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Students will critically engage the intersection between politics and culture through primary sources and secondary readings. We will examine the history of the issues that the U.S. grappled with during the 2016 election and the first months of the Trump administration, such as: white supremacy, populism, immigration, blackness, multiculturalism, feminism and anti-feminism, anti-black violence and mass incarceration, wealth and capital in the U.S., and sexuality and LGBTQ rights. Students will learn how these forces continue to shape U.S. society and to analyze how media and politicians utilize historical narratives to explain current politics.


Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 TuTh 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Italian
ITALIAN 101-1 Elementary Italian

This three-course sequence in elementary Italian covers a full year of the language. At the end of the sequence, students are able to ask and answer simple questions in Italian, write a grammatically correct sentence, and follow the drift of a simple conversation. The emphasis is on person-to-person communication. Students build grammar skills by working on simple situations - greetings, introductions, asking directions - that grow in complexity as the course proceeds. Classes are conducted entirely in Italian and include a wide range of exercises, small-group projects, video, and Internet sites. Students also gain knowledge of fundamental aspects of Italian culture, history, and geography. Weinberg students with some experience in Italian may take an exam to place out of any or all of the first-year sequence. Courses may be taken individually (subject to prerequisites) or in sequence.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
ITALIAN 101-2 Elementary Italian

This three-course sequence in elementary Italian covers a full year of the language. At the end of the sequence, students are able to ask and answer simple questions in Italian, write a grammatically correct sentence, and follow the drift of a simple conversation. The emphasis is on person-to-person communication. Students build grammar skills by working on simple situations - greetings, introductions, asking directions - that grow in complexity as the course proceeds. Classes are conducted entirely in Italian and include a wide range of exercises, small-group projects, video, and Internet sites. Students also gain knowledge of fundamental aspects of Italian culture, history, and geography. Weinberg students with some experience in Italian may take an exam to place out of any or all of the first-year sequence. Courses may be taken individually (subject to prerequisites) or in sequence.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
07/10/17 - 07/30/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
ITALIAN 101-3 Elementary Italian

A beginning course in Italian language and culture, Elementary Italian develops the four basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) while introducing students to Italy and its people. At the end of full-year Italian 101 sequence, students will be able to ask and answer simple questions in Italian, write grammatically correct sentences, and follow the drift of simple conversations. Students will gain knowledge of fundamental aspects of Italian culture, history, and geography. This course is the first in a three-part sequence for beginning students of Italian. Italian 101-1 will be offered at the beginning of the academic year (fall), followed by 101-2 (winter) and 101-3 (spring). Classes are conducted entirely in Italian and are very lively, with lots of give-and-take among participants. Students with some experience in Italian may take the online placement test to place out of any or all of the first-year sequence.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
07/31/17 - 08/20/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
Japanese
JAPANESE 111-1 Japanese l

In Japanese I (JAPANESE 111-1 ) students will develop the four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing and learn many aspects of Japanese culture and society through various in-class activities, written assignments, and video viewing. Careful and thorough review and preparation for each class session are required. Upon the satisfactory completion of the course, the students will be able to greet, introduce themselves, describe their families and friends, discuss their daily routines and experiences, and write letters to teachers and friends. This course is conducted mostly in Japanese, and class hours are spent mainly on oral development. Written assignments are given for reading and writing development. Students are expected to spend at least 3 hours on studying for this course outside of the classroom everyday. Pre-Requisite: High School students can register for the course if their status is rising seniors.

Summer 2017 Sec #20
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MTuWThF 10 – 11:50 a.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Journalism
Journalism courses are open to all students; however, Northwestern day school students must obtain their dean's approval to enroll in these courses. Journalism laboratory courses JRN WRIT 201-A and JRN WRIT 380 may not be audited.
JRN_WRIT 201-A Writing for Media

This course focuses on fundamental journalistic writing techniques -- skills that work well in any academic or vocational setting and result in clear, crisp, concise writing. By blending in-class meetings with remote-site interactive instruction (online sessions), students develop capability to compose quickly and meet real-world deadlines. Office hours will be online and available during week. They are also available prior to each class meeting and by appointment. Northwestern day-school students must obtain their dean's consent to enroll in this course.

Summer 2017 Sec #25
06/19/17 - 07/23/17 M 6 – 9 p.m.
Chicago Campus Open
Linguistics
LING 260-0 Formal Analysis of Words and Sentences

In this course we will examine the formal structure of sentences in natural language. We will analyze data from a variety of languages (but especially English) in order to construct a theory of syntax. The goal will be to build a (partial) model of the (speaker's internal) grammar and at the same time to determine what aspects of that grammar might be universal (true of all languages). The primary focus of this class is on learning how to do syntax. You will learn terminology, facts, and a particular theory of syntax, but more importantly, the aim is for you to learn the basic concepts, skills, methodology, and analytical and abstract thinking that are necessary to do formal linguistics.

Summer 2017 Sec #25
07/24/17 - 08/27/17 MW 2 – 5 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Mathematics
MATH 220-0 Differential Calculus of One-Variable Functions

Elements of differential and integral calculus. Definition of a function; trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse functions; graphs, limits, continuity, derivative of a function, product, quotient and chain rule, implicit differentiation, linear approximation and differentials, related rates, mean value theorems, curve plotting, optimization problems, Newton's method, and antiderivatives. Taken consecutively, 220 and 224 are equivalent to two-thirds of a year in calculus. Prerequisite: three years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry. This course counts toward the Weinberg College formal studies distribution requirement, Area II.

Summer 2017 Sec #28
06/19/17 - 08/13/17 MW 1 – 3 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
MATH 224-0 Integral Calculus of One-Variable Functions

Elements of differential and integral calculus. Integral calculus in one variable. Definite integrals and the fundamental theorems of calculus. Techniques of integration, including integration by parts, trigonometric integrals, trigonometric substitutions, partial fractions, numerical integration, and improper integrals. Applications of integration; computation of volumes, arc length, average value of functions. The mean value theorem for integration, work, and probability. Sequences and series; the integral and comparison tests, power series, ratio test, introduction to Taylor's formula, Taylor series, and using the series to solve differential equations. Taken consecutively, MATH 220 and 224 are equivalent to two-thirds of an academic year in calculus. Prerequisite: MATH 220 or equivalent. This course counts toward the Weinberg College formal studies distribution requirement, Area II.

Summer 2017 Sec #28
06/19/17 - 08/13/17 TuTh 1 – 3 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
MATH 230-0 Differential Calculus of Multivariable Functions

Vectors, dot and cross products, equations of lines and planes; polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates; differentiation of vector functions; velocity and acceleration, arc length, parametric surfaces, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, tangent plane and linear approximations, chain rule for partial derivatives, directional derivative and gradient, max-min problems for functions of several variables, Lagrange multipliers. Prerequisite: MATH 224-0 or equivalent. This course counts toward the Weinberg College formal studies distribution requirement, Area II.

Summer 2017 Sec #28
06/19/17 - 08/13/17 MW 3 – 5 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
MATH 234-0 Multiple Integration and Vector Calculus

Cylindrical and spherical coordinates, double and triple integrals, line and surface integrals. Change of variables in multiple integrals; gradient, divergence, and curl. Theorems of Green, Gauss, and Stokes. Prerequisite: 230. Students may not receive credit for both 234 and 281-1, 285-3, 290-3, or 291-3. This course counts toward the Weinberg College formal studies distribution requirement, Area II.

Summer 2017 Sec #28
06/19/17 - 08/13/17 TuTh 3 – 5 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
MATH 240-0 Linear Algebra

Basic concepts of linear algebra. Solutions of systems of linear equations; vectors and matrices; subspaces, linear independence, and bases; determinants; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; other topics and applications as time permits. Math 230-0 or its equivalent is prerequisite for Math 240-0. This course counts toward the Weinberg College formal studies distribution requirement, Area II.

Summer 2017 Sec #28
06/19/17 - 08/13/17 MW 10 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
Performance Studies
PERF_ST 103-0 Analysis & Performance of Literature

The course studies the performance of poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction. It explores how performance helps the performer and audience to understand a text; it considers in what ways a performance can "match" a written text; and it examines the techniques of performance. Students write three critical papers and give three live, graded performances. There are some quizzes and workshops. The class is neither an acting class nor an English class, but it draws on practices fundamental to both. Much of class time will be devoted to performance of texts and rigorous critical discussion of the performances and the works on which they are based. Consequently, attendance is mandatory. It examines the role of the audience in the critical reception of the text. The course is designed for both students with little prior performance experience and those with considerable theatrical experience. It is an excellent course for students to take who want to become excellent communicators; it hones your professional skills and gives you the poise and confidence to excel in the "real world."

Summer 2017 Sec #20
07/17/17 - 08/13/17 TuTh 9 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
PERF_ST 203-0 Performance Culture and Communication

The course asks the question: How are stories and storytelling central to our lives and to human communication? We will explore how storytelling performances reflect our families, communities, culture, and nation. To engage the power and significance of storytelling performance we will focus on three units: (1) Oral Narrative. Students will learn how to conduct in-depth interviews, on a particular topic, to gather oral narratives and their meanings from specific family, friends, or community members. (2) Myth. Students will read and discuss ancient and contemporary myths to unravel deeper questions about local and global experiences. (3) News Reports. Through guided instruction students will select a current news story, from electronic or newspaper journalism, they feel reveals an urgent issue they are compelled to share. Each of the three units will culminate in a performance: a solo performance of an oral narrative, a group performance of a myth and, finally, a multi-media group performance of a news story. The course is highly interactive and performance based. The unifying thread and overarching question for the course is: How does storytelling performance and creative communication help us better engage and illuminate our world and the world of others, e.g., identity, family, community, nation, social relations, political institutions and economic orders?

Summer 2017 Sec #20
07/31/17 - 08/20/17 MWF 9 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Philosophy
PHIL 110-0 Introduction to Philosophy

This course serves as a historical introduction to philosophy, focusing on the topic of philosophical doubt or skepticism. Over the course of the history of philosophy, some philosophers have relied on skepticism – the questioning of our most closely held beliefs – as a means for arriving at philosophical positions that are not susceptible to skeptical concerns. Others have embraced skepticism wholeheartedly, arguing that we can never justify some of our most closely held beliefs. We will consider two varieties of skepticism: First, skepticism that our understanding of the external world accurately reflects the world around us. Second, skepticism that there is an objective moral code that applies to humans, and that such a code is worth following. In taking this focus, the course introduces students to two principal areas of philosophical inquiry: theoretical philosophy (considering questions about the contents of the world and what we can know about them) and practical philosophy (considering moral questions).

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 TuTh noon – 2:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
PHIL 225-0 Minds and Machines

This course is about the nature of the mind, and in particular the nature of emotions. We will focus on questions about computational approaches to understanding the human mind, and the possibility of fully minded artificial intelligence. Throughout the course our focus will be on problems that arise when we think about emotions and the ways in which a better understanding of emotions can help us grasp what it is to have a mind and what that might mean for the future of artificial intelligence.

Summer 2017 Sec #25
06/19/17 - 07/23/17 MW noon – 3 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
PHIL 240-0 Freedom and Responsibility

It is customary for us to hold each other responsible for our actions. Moreover, this seems to be an indispensible aspect of everyday human interaction, without which we could hardly make sense of our lives. Upon closer inspection, however, this ordinary practice leads to a puzzle. It seems that we are responsible for our actions only if we have the freedom to do otherwise. On the one hand, if our current choices are determined by the past together with the laws of nature, it seems that we never have the freedom to do otherwise. On the other hand, if our current choices are not determined by the past, it seems that they are not subject to our control and are not free in any meaningful sense. Hence, it appears that having the freedom necessary for responsibility is impossible. In this class we will try to make progress on diffusing this puzzle. Along the way we will be asking questions like: What is moral responsibility? What kind of freedom is necessary for responsibility? Is determinism compatible with this kind of freedom? What is the relationship between rationality and responsibility? Can we make sense of our lives if there is no responsibility? Are metaphysical questions about freedom and determinism relevant to understanding responsibility?

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MW 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
PHIL 269-0 Bioethics

An analysis of the ethical issues that arise as a result of developments in medicine and biotechnology. Topics considered will include cloning and stem cell transplantation, human and animal research, new reproductive technologies, the definition of death, abortion, euthanasia, and the allocation of resources.

This course counts toward the Weinberg College Ethics and Values distribution requirement, Area V.

Summer 2017 Sec #25
06/19/17 - 07/23/17 MW 4 – 7 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Physics
PHYSICS 130-1 College Physics: Mechanics

Overview of class:  Mechanics. Algebra-based physics primarily for biology majors and premedical students who do not need to take calculus-based physics. Concurrent registration in PHYSICS 136 laboratory is required. 

Topics:
Motion in One Dimension
Vectors, Motion in a Plane
Motion in a Plane
Particle Dynamics
Work and Energy
Conservation of Energy
Conservation of Linear Momentum
Collisions
Rotational Kinematics
Rotational Dynamics and Conservation of Angular Momentum
Oscillations
Gravitation
Fluids

Laboratory Excercises:
Kinematics I: Uniform Acceleration. The study of an object sliding down a frictionless incline.
Kinematics II: Acceleration-deceleration. The study of the interrelation between displacement, velocity, and acceleration for an object with changing acceleration.
Newton\'s 2nd Law. Study of the relationship of mass and acceleration
Conservation of Energy. Study of the transformation of energy from one form to another.
Conservation of Momentum. Conservation of momentum and energy is verified for an elastic collision.

Conservation of Momentum in 2-D. Conservation of momentum and energy is verified for an elastic collision in a plane. Rotation of a Rigid Body around a Fixed Axis I. Study of the relationship between torque, force, and moment of inertia.
The Pendulum. The simple pendulum and the physical pendulum are compared.

 

 This course counts toward the Weinberg College natural sciences distribution requirement, Area I.


Additional Information:

Registration Requirements:  Algebra and trigonometry.

Teaching Method:  Five 2 hour lectures, five discussion, and 2- 3 two-hour laboratories per week. Turning Point Classroom Clickers will be used.

Evaluation Method:  Daily quizzes, one midterm examination, lab grade, and a final examination.

Class Materials (Required):

Physics by Giancoli, 7th ed, publisher- Pearson
1st quarter lab manual by Stipes (available at Norris)
scientific calculator
.pdf viewer (Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent)
Laboratory Notebook (Quadrille ruled and permanent binding)
Blackboard Course Management: https://courses.northwestern.edu/webapps/login/

 

Class Materials (Suggested):  Turningpoint clickers

Summer 2017 Sec #23
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MTuWThF
Lab must be scheduled
9 a.m. – noon Tech. Institute L211
Evanston Campus Open
PHYSICS 130-2 College Physics: Electricity and Magnetism

Overview of class:

Algebra-based physics primarily for premedical students who do not need to
take calculus-based physics. Topics covered are similar to those of 135-2. Concurrent registration in PHYSICS 136 laboratory is required.

1. Static electricity
2. Electric fields
3. Electrical potentials
4. D.C. Circuits
5. Capacitors
6. Magnetic fields
7. Inductance
8. Inductors
9. A.C. Circuits

This course counts toward the Weinberg College natural sciences distribution requirement, Area I.


Additional Information:

Registration Requirements:

High-school algebra
Preferred Physics 130-1

Teaching Method:

Daily 2-hour lectures with demonstrations, daily discussion section, two-hour laboratory 3 times per week.

Evaluation Method:

1 midterm, a final exam, daily quizzes, and a lab grade.

Class Materials (Required):

Physics by Giancoli, 7th ed, publisher- Pearson
2nd quarter lab manual by Stipes (available at Norris)
scientific calculator
.pdf viewer (Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent)
Laboratory Notebook (Quadrille ruled and permanent binding)
Blackboard Course Management: https://courses.northwestern.edu/webapps/login/

 

Class Materials (Suggested):

 

Turningpoint clickers

 

Summer 2017 Sec #23
07/10/17 - 07/30/17 MTuWThF
Lab must be scheduled
9 a.m. – noon Tech. Institute L211
Evanston Campus Open
PHYSICS 130-3 College Physics: Wave Phenomena and Modern Physics

Overview of class:

Wave phenomena, optics, quantum physics and special topics. Credit 1 quarter -course. Algebra-based physics primarily for Biology majors and premedical students who do not need to take calculus-based physics. Prerequisites: algebra and trigonometry. Concurrent registration in PHYSICS 136 laboratory is required.

Topics:

1. Waves in Elastic Medium
2. Sound Waves
3. Electromagnetic Waves
4. The Nature and Propagation of Light
5. Reflection and Refraction - Plane Waves and Plane Surfaces
6. Reflection and Refraction - Spherical Waves and Spherical Surfaces
7. Interference8. Diffraction
9. Gratings and Spectra
10. Polarization
11. Light and Quantum Physics
12. Waves and Particles
13. Special Relativity
14. Nuclear Physics

Laboratory Exercises:

1. Sound - Speed of sound is measured and standing wave patterns observed.
2. Snell\\\'s Law - the law of refraction is verified, and applications in optical fibers studied.
3. Geometric Optics - real and virtual objects and images are studied for convergent and divergent lenses.
4. Double Slit Diffraction - study of the diffraction and interference patterns for various double slits and grating.
5. Single Slit Diffraction - the study of the diffraction and interference patterns for various single slits and round apertures.
6. Intensity Distribution in a Diffraction Pattern - the intensity distribution of a single slit diffraction pattern is observed using a photo sensor array.
7. Intensity of polarized light.
8. Spectral Nature of Light- a grating spectrometer is used to study the light spectra from an incandescent source as well as the line spectra of several gases.

 

 This course counts toward the Weinberg College natural sciences distribution requirement, Area I.


Additional Information:

Learning Objectives:

We intend to teach the physical models of several natural phenomena at the level that students familiar with algebra and trigonometry can solve some of the simpler problems associated with the phenomena. We will demonstrate detailed strategies for solving these problems, point out how each strategy satisfies the assumptions of the models, and why other strategies might fail to satisfy some of these assumptions.

Teaching Method:

Each lecture will detail the physical phenomenon under consideration and its mathematical model will be presented. Example problems will be presented for these phenomena along with relevant classroom demonstrations. Additional examples are provided in the textbook. During the daily discussion period, the TA will demonstrate solutions to problems, answer questions about subject matter, and proctor a quiz.

Evaluation Method:

Quizzes (best 9 out of 10)=1/5
Midterm: 1/5
Final Exam=2/5
Laboratory=1/5

Class Materials (Required):

Physics by Giancoli, 7th ed, publisher- Pearson
3rd quarter lab manual by Stipes (available at Norris)
scientific calculator
.pdf viewer (Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent)
Laboratory Notebook (Quadrille ruled and permanent binding)
Blackboard Course Management: https://courses.northwestern.edu/webapps/login/

 

Class Notes:

Class supporting material will be posted to Blackboard and students are expected to make use of this resource. Lecture slides, solutions to selected homework problems along with exam and quiz keys will be made available.

 

Summer 2017 Sec #23
07/31/17 - 08/20/17 MTuWThF
Lab must be scheduled
9 a.m. – noon Tech. Institute L211
Evanston Campus Open
PHYSICS 135-1 General Physics: Mechanics

Particle kinematics, Newtonian dynamics, work and energy, collisions and momentum, torque and angular momentum, rigid-body statics and dynamics, harmonic oscillations, gravitation. Concurrent registration in PHYSICS 136 laboratory is required. Prerequisites: differential and integral calculus. This course counts toward the Weinberg College natural sciences distribution requirement, Area I.


Additional Information:

Class Materials (Required):

Fundamentals of Physics 10th edition extended by Jearl Walker
Physics Laboratory Manual, 1st Quarter (available at Norris)
scientific calculator
Quality laboratory notebook with permanent binding and Quadrille ruled for recording data in lab.

Class Materials (Suggested):

Fundamentals of Physics 10th edition extended-Student Solutions Manual and Student Study Guide, by Jearl Walker

 

Summer 2017 Sec #23
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MTuWThF
Lab must be scheduled
9 a.m. – noon Tech. Institute L221
Evanston Campus Open
PHYSICS 135-2 General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism

Electrostatics, magnetostatics, DC and AC circuits, time-varying fields, Ampere's Law, Gauss's Law. Concurrent registration in PHYSICS 136 laboratory is required. Prerequisites: differential and integral calculus and PHYSICS 135-1 or equivalent. This course counts toward the Weinberg College natural sciences distribution requirement, Area I.


Additional Information:

Class Materials (Required):

Fundamentals of Physics 10th edition extended by Jearl Walker
Physics Laboratory Manual, 2nd Quarter (available at Norris)
scientific calculator
Quality laboratory notebook with permanent binding and Quadrille ruled for recording data in lab.

Class Materials (Suggested):

Fundamentals of Physics 10th edition extended -Student Solutions Manual and Guide, by Jearl Walker

 

Summer 2017 Sec #23
07/10/17 - 07/30/17 MTuWThF
Lab must be scheduled
9 a.m. – noon Tech. Institute L221
Evanston Campus Open
PHYSICS 135-3 General Physics: Wave Phenomena and Modern Physics

Mechanical waves, sound waves, geometric optics, interference and diffraction, the quantum nature of particles and light, atomic and nuclear phenomena. Concurrent registration in PHYSICS 136 laboratory is required. Prerequisites: differential and integral calculus and PHYSICS 135-2 or equivalent. This course counts toward the Weinberg College natural sciences distribution requirement, Area I.


Additional Information:

Class Materials (Required):

Fundamentals of Physics 10th edition extended by Jearl Walker
Physics Laboratory Manual, 3rd Quarter (available at Norris)
scientific calculator
Quality laboratory notebook with permanent binding and Quadrille ruled for recording data in lab.

Class Materials (Suggested):

Fundamentals of Physics 10th edition extended -Student Solutions Manual and Guide, by Jearl Walker

 

Summer 2017 Sec #23
07/31/17 - 08/20/17 MTuWThF
Lab must be scheduled
9 a.m. – noon Tech. Institute L221
Evanston Campus Open
PHYSICS 136-0 Physics Laboratory

This is the required physics laboratory for both the PHYSICS 130-1,2,3 and the PHYSICS 135-1,2,3 sequences. This is a .34 credit earning lab. There is a $250 lab fee attached to this lab. It may not be waived or taken separately. Students must register separately for each course of the laboratory (136-1, 136-2, 136-3) if they are taking more than one course in either physics sequence. The enrollment in each laboratory section is strictly limited to 20 students. Students must not assume that they are able to take a section at a specific time. Part-time work or other commitments must be arranged so that students can be in alternate laboratory sections should their first choice be closed. The nine-week sequence comprises a total of 24 laboratories, 8 for each course. Laboratories meet on a rotating schedule, meaning that they meet on MTWThF, but not every M, not every T, etc. There are an average of three labs per week. At the start of classes, students receive a syllabus showing the exact days on which laboratories meet. The times for each section are as follows and are the same for each session of the sequence:136-1, 2, 3 Sec. 38: 7-9 am; 136-1, 2, 3 Sec. 48: 1-3 pm; 136-1, 2, 3 Sec. 58: 3-5 pm

Summer 2017 Sec #38, 48, 58
06/19/17 - 08/20/17 MTuWThF Time: TBA Tech. Institute
Evanston Campus Open
Political Science
POLI_SCI 210-0 Introduction Empirical Methods Political Science

This course provides an introduction to the empirical methods political scientists use to answer questions about politics, and the reasons why such methods matter. After exploring how hard it is to make good descriptive and causal inferences about politics, we will examine three basic strategies for overcoming the obstacles to reliable knowledge about the political world: experimentation, large N or quantitative studies (AKA statistics), and small N studies that use qualitative reasoning. This class fulfills the political science department methods requirement.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 TuTh 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
POLI_SCI 220-0 American Government and Politics

This course introduces students to topics related to the development and maintenance of the U.S. system of government. It surveys the nature of American political institutions, behavior, and ideas while understanding the importance of these features for sustaining American democracy. Topics include the Constitution, federalism, civil rights, civil liberties, Congress, the Presidency, the Courts, political parties, interest groups, public opinion, the media, and campaigns and elections. Contemporary issues and debates in American politics and elections are discussed throughout. (This course counts toward WCAS Distribution Requirements, Division III; fulfills Major and Minor requirements in Political Science; and satisfies requirements in other majors and schools as well, e.g., Medill distribution requirement.)

Summer 2017 Sec #24
06/19/17 - 07/16/17 TuWTh 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Psychology
PSYCH 110-0 Introduction to Psychology

The purpose of Introduction to Psychology is to do just that - give an overview of the field of psychology. Class lectures, demonstrations, and readings will give you a sense of the scientific study of psychology across many areas of inquiry. Among the topics that we will cover are: biological bases of behavior; perception; memory; learning; emotion and motivation; social psychology; and psychological disorders. Ultimately, the goal is to provide you with an enhanced understanding of the fundamentals of behavior, thought, and human nature. Grades will be based on weekly quizzes and a cumulative final exam. Required Text: Gazzaniga, M., Heatherton, T., & Halpern, D. (2015). Psychological Science, 5th edition. W.W. Norton, Publisher. ISBN: 9780393937497. Students must use the 5th edition of the textbook.

Summer 2017 Sec #25
06/19/17 - 07/23/17 TuTh 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
PSYCH 201-0 Statistical Methods in Psychology

An introduction to basic descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in psychological research. Topics will include measures of central tendency and variability, z-scores, normal distribution, hypothesis testing, t-tests, ANOVA, chi-square tests, and correlation.

Prerequisite: High school algebra and PSYCH 110 or equivalent.

This course counts toward the Weinberg College formal studies distribution requirement. Teaching Method: Lecture, in-class team problem sets.

Evaluation Method: Grades will be based on weekly quizzes, two exams, in-class team problem sets, individual problem sets, and a short paper. Textbook: Glenberg, A. & Andrzejewski, M. (2008). Learning from Data: An Introduction to Statistical Reasoning (3rd Edition) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. ISBN: 9780805849219


Summer 2017 Sec #25
06/19/17 - 07/23/17 MW 2 – 5 p.m. Swift Hall 210
Evanston Campus Open
PSYCH 205-0 Research Methods in Psychology

Students will learn how to conceive of behavioral research ideas, how to translate them into testable hypotheses, how to design experiments to test those hypotheses, how to analyze and interpret the data, and how to write up the results in APA journal format. Students will be evaluated based on class participation, research projects, and write-ups. All course materials will be provided through Canvas. Students are encouraged to download R into their laptop computers and bring them to class. Pre-requisites: Psych 110, Psych 201 or department-approved equivalent.

Summer 2017 Sec #24
06/19/17 - 07/16/17 TuWTh 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
PSYCH 228-0 Cognitive Psychology

This course is an introduction to cognitive psychology, covering topics such as perception, attention, memory, knowledge representation, language, reasoning and problem solving, judgment and decision-making, and consciousness. Classes will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and discussion. Students will be required to think critically about the assumptions and methods underlying research on class topics. Grades will be based on weekly quizzes and a cumulative final exam.

Required Text: Reisberg, D. (2016). Cognition: Exploring the Science of the Mind, 6th edition. New York: W.W. Norton. ISBN: 978-0-393-29328-9. You do need to use the 6th edition of the text.

Prerequisite: PSYCH 110 or equivalent. This course counts toward the Weinberg College social and behavioral sciences distribution requirement, Area III.

Summer 2017 Sec #25
06/19/17 - 07/23/17 TuTh 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Religion
RELIGION 170-0 Introduction to Religion

Religion is a global phenomenon, affecting people, societies, and cultures across the world, but what is “religion” and how do we study it? In this course, students will consider basic questions about religions from a variety of perspectives employed in the contemporary study of religion. Materials for this course will examine multiple traditions, geographical locations, and historical periods. This course will critically examine religious texts, beliefs, histories, theologies, practices, rituals, spaces, and places within larger social, political, cultural, and media contexts. One goal of the course is to critically explore and understand various ways of being “religious” in the contemporary world. Students will leave this course better informed and able to discuss the variety of religious experiences and expressions.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 TuTh 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
RELIGION 210-0 Introduction to Buddhism

This course will be an introduction, suitable for beginners and others, to Buddhism, the philosophy and religion that began in India some 2500 years ago and now exists in almost all parts of the world. Buddhism has shaped the thought and culture of Asia and has also influenced Western thought and culture in significant ways. In this class we will examine some of the forms of this diverse tradition. One emphasis will be on investigating the philosophical and religious teachings of Gautama the Buddha in India as well as the history and thought of later Buddhists in other parts of Asia. We will explore Buddhism’s system of values, its interpretation of existence, and its several systems of meditation and practices that the Buddhists have employed to find meaning in life.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MW 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
RELIGION 230-0 Introduction to Judaism

This course attempts to answer the questions "What is Judaism?" and "Who is a Jew?" by surveying the broad arc of Jewish history, reviewing the practices and beliefs that have defined and continue to define Judaism as a religion, sampling the vast treasure of Jewish literatures, and analyzing the unique social conditions that have made the cultural experience of Jewishness so significant. The class will employ a historical structure to trace the evolutions of Jewish literature, religion, and culture through the ages.

 This course counts toward the Weinberg College ethics and values distribution requirement, Area V.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/16/17 MW 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Radio/ Television/ Film
RTVF 298-0 Media Topics: Summer at the Movies

" "Summer at the Movies" is an introductory course that takes students through the basics of film language, including, narrative structure, editing techniques, cinematography, moving camera, art design, sound and new technology. Through weekly screenings of film clips taken from Hollywood movies, American independent film and foreign language cinema, both European and Asian, students are exposed to a wide variety of works that utilize the above techniques in traditional and innovative ways. This background provides students with the necessary tools to analyze feature length works which will be shown in class or at local commercial cinemas. Films will include the great classics of film history as well as the latest works by contemporary directors. Students are expected to write weekly critiques based on these screenings. By the end of the semester, participants should be fully conversant in all aspects of filmmaking and able to appreciate and critique movies on their own, if not become the next Roger Ebert.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 TuTh 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Chicago Campus Open
Sociology
SOCIOL 207-0 Cities in Society

Cities have long been a key lens into the social, political, and
economic forces of the modern world. It was in the industrializing
cities of Western Europe and North America that the founding
sociologists grappled with social and economic changes such as the
emergence of capitalism, racial domination, and modern culture.
Contemporary scholars have added analyses of how cities are shaped
by gender, sexuality, globalization, policing, and consumption. This
course offers a survey of the empirical and theoretical traditions of
urban sociology, from the turn of the twentieth century to today. We
will examine classical literature and contemporary scholarship,
highlighting a diverse set of theoretical and methodological
approaches. Chicago will serve as a frequent muse for this course,
providing the setting for many of our readings and inspiring our
discussions and assignments. As a final paper, students will write a
research report on a Chicago community. This course assumes some
familiarity with sociological theory and methods.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MW 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
SOCIOL 232-0 Sexuality and Society

Sexuality is fundamental to the social, cultural, political, and economic organization of our society. The sociological study of sexuality explores these linkages and uses a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to analyze sexual identities, meanings, behaviors, practices, morality, politics, and power. This course will introduce students to these different perspectives and ask the basic question: what does it mean to think of sexuality sociologically? We will explore topics including sexual identity, sexual rights, sex work, sex crime, sexual cultures, and more.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MW 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Spanish
SPANISH 101-1 Elementary Spanish

Communicative method. Development of speaking, listening, conversation, and grammar skills, as well as knowledge of Hispanic culture, through context. Five class meetings a week. Prerequisite: For students who have studied Spanish less than two years

Summer 2017 Sec #23
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
SPANISH 101-2 Elementary Spanish

For students who have studied Spanish less than two years. Communicative method. Development of speaking, listening, conversation, and grammar skills, as well as knowledge of Hispanic culture, through context. Five class meetings a week. Prerequisite: NU Spanish 101-1

Summer 2017 Sec #23
07/10/17 - 07/30/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
SPANISH 101-3 Elementary Spanish

For students who have studied Spanish less than two years. Communicative method. Development of speaking, listening, conversation, and grammar skills, as well as knowledge of Hispanic culture, through context. Five class meetings a week. Prerequisite: NU Spanish 101-2

Summer 2017 Sec #23
07/31/17 - 08/20/17 MTuWThF 9 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
SPANISH 121-1 Intermediate Spanish

Communicative method. Further development of grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and writing skills through emphasis on cultural content and functional use of Spanish language. Five class meetings a week. Prerequisite: NU Spanish 101-3, 115-2, or Spanish Language Placement Exam

Summer 2017 Sec #23
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MTuWThF noon – 3 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
SPANISH 121-2 Intermediate Spanish

Communicative method. Further development of grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and writing skills through emphasis on cultural content and functional use of Spanish language. Five class meetings a week. Prerequisite: NU Spanish 121-1

Summer 2017 Sec #23
07/10/17 - 07/30/17 MTuWThF noon – 3 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
SPANISH 121-3 Intermediate Spanish

Communicative method. Further development of grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and writing skills through emphasis on cultural content and functional use of Spanish language. Five class meetings a week. Prerequisite: NU Spanish 121-2

Summer 2017 Sec #23
07/31/17 - 08/20/17 MTuWThF noon – 3 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
Statistics
STAT 202-0 Introduction to Statistics

Data collection, summarization, correlation, regression, probability, sampling, estimation, tests of significance. Does not require calculus and makes minimal use of mathematics. This course counts toward the Weinberg College formal studies distribution requirement, Area II.

Summer 2017 Sec #24
06/19/17 - 07/16/17 MWF 10 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open
STAT 202-CN Introduction to Statistics

This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of statistics. Throughout the course, students will learn to: summarize data using graphs and tables; explain/calculate descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, correlation, regression, and probability; and explain tests of significance and data-production including sampling and experiments. Basic knowledge of algebra is recommended. Northwestern day school students must obtain their dean's consent to enroll in this course.

Summer 2017 Sec #26
06/19/17 - 07/30/17 MW 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Evanston Campus Open
STAT 210-0 Introduction to Statistics for The Social Sciences

This introduction to statistics covers elementary probability theory, descriptive statistics, sampling, point estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing--all frequently used in many social science, physical science, and engineering disciplines. This course counts toward the Weinberg College formal studies distribution requirement, Area II.

Summer 2017 Sec #23
06/19/17 - 07/09/17 MTuWTh 10 a.m. – noon
Evanston Campus Open