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Summer Courses

Each online course is easily transferable (particularly among Christian colleges). If you choose to enroll at Gordon, these options fulfill a Core Curriculum requirement, giving you a jump on credits before you enroll. 


Summer Term 1: Starting May 15th


ART 152 American Art History as Cultural Encounter
Credits: 4
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Schedule: May 15–June 24 (Online Asynchronous)
Investigates conversations between many cultures and styles that have taken American art from its emergence in the Americas about five thousand years ago to its position in the European art world during colonial and post-colonial times to the final recognition of America as a modern global art leader.

ART152 Syllabus


BCM 103 Introduction to New Testament
Credits: 4
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Schedule: May 15–June 17 (Online Asynchronous)
Examines history and teachings of the New Testament in political, social and religious contexts. Highlights important theological themes such as sin, grace, justification by faith, and the Kingdom of God.

BCM103 Syllabus


BIO 105 Cell Structure and Function (with lab)      
Credits: 2
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Schedule: May 15–May 27; MWF 9 AM-12:20 PM; LAB TR 9 AM-12 PM (In-person)

Course Description
Concepts of cell structure and function. Cellular processes include respiration and photosynthesis, mitosis and meiosis. Weekly laboratory. Lab fee.

BIO105 Syllabus


BIO 106 Genetics and Development (with lab)      
Credits: 2
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Schedule: May 30–June 10; MWF 9 AM-12:20 PM; LAB TR 9 AM-12 PM (In-person)

Course Description
Explores Mendelian, molecular and developmental genetics. Weekly laboratory. Lab fee.

BIO106 Syllabus


ENG 141 Western Literature  
Credits: 4
Instructor:  [email protected]
Schedule: May 15 - June 24 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Studies selected literary works in European cultural tradition from ancient Greece through the modern period.

 ENG141 Syllabus


HIS 121 Historical Perspectives (Christianity and Western Civilizations)
Credits: 4
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Schedule: May 15–June 10 (Online Asynchronous)
Examines culture-building, development and change, and interaction of diverse peoples across a broad swath of history. Explores Christianity from its Middle Eastern roots through Renaissance/Reformation to global cultures of the contemporary world in political, technological, social and cultural contexts. Investigates Christian traditions, missionary endeavors, reform movements and relationships between adherents of different world religions. Introduces critical evaluation of historical evidence. Does not count toward a history major.

HIS121 Syllabus


LAT 101S Beginning Latin I
Credits: 4
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Schedule: May 15–June 24 (Online Asynchronous)
Introduction to classical Latin language and aspects of Roman culture and history. Covers fundamentals of grammar, morphology and syntax, along with readings from Latin prose literature (e.g., Caesar, Sallust, Cicero and Livy). Emphasis on developing facility in reading Latin texts including reading aloud.

LAT101 Syllabus


MUS 241 Western Musical Masterworks
Credits: 4
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Schedule: May 15–June 24 (Online Asynchronous)
Surveys great musical master-works, their composers, historical development, musical form and style; listening skills, music vocabulary, and recognition of historical style traits.

MUS241 Syllabus 


PHI 118 The Examined Life (Introduction to Philosophy)
Credits: 4
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Schedule: May 15–June 24 (Online Asynchronous)
Introduces students to important historical and thematic issues about what it means to be human: Who are we? What is our place in the cosmos and how do we relate to the natural world around us? What does it mean to find an object or work of art beautiful? What does it mean to live well as opposed to just living? What is the best way to live well together as a society of persons? How can we know what is true? And how, given that we are made in God’s image, are we to understand our relationship to God?

PHI118 Syllabus


PSY180 Person in Psychological Context
Credits: 4
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Schedule: May 15–June 10 (Online Asynchronous)

Explores psychological perspectives on the nature of persons in a cross-cultural context. Focuses on research and theory, and introduces the discipline of psychology. Topics addressed include learning, development, social behavior, physiology, personality, memory, emotion, thinking, and diagnosis and treatment of disorders.

PSY180 Syllabus


Summer Term 2: Starting July 3rd


ENG 141 Western Literature  
Credits: 4
Instructor:  [email protected]
Schedule: July 3–Aug 12 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Studies selected literary works in European cultural tradition from ancient Greece through the modern period.

 ENG141 Syllabus


LAT 102S Beginning Latin II
Credits: 4
Instructor:
Schedule: July 3–Aug 12 (Online Asynchronous)
Introduction to classical Latin language and aspects of Roman culture and history. Covers fundamentals of grammar, morphology and syntax, along with readings from Latin prose literature (e.g., Caesar, Sallust, Cicero and Livy). Emphasis on developing facility in reading Latin texts including reading aloud. Prerequisite: LAT 101

LAT102 Syllabus


POL 104 American National Politics
Credits: 4
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Schedule: July 3–Aug 13 (Online Asynchronous)
Critically examines basic commitments, institutions and processes of American politics; engages contemporary political debate; focuses on Constitution, political culture, interest groups, parties, Congress, Presidency and Supreme Court.

POL104 Syllabus

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