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For an up-to-the-minute course listing, including class size and available space, see Registration Status.

Summer I:

4-week (May 21–June 16)
6-week (May 21–June 30)

Summer II:

4-week (July 2–July 28)
6-week (July 2–August 11)

*Please see course-specific start and end dates below.

Online Course Terms:

  1. Synchronous courses include specified days and times, during which the instructor and all students actively engage in an online conversation (chat) or other online experience together. Synchronous sessions are an essential and required component of the course, so please note these days and times as you register.
  2. Asynchronous courses require all students to participate in an online exchange (e.g., discussion board) on the days indicated, but permit a flexible schedule within that time.
  3. Hybrid courses employ a combination of traditional and online teaching methods. Portions of the course take place in a physical classroom, but online methods are also used to present course content, to help students explore and engage with course materials and ideas, and to cultivate academic dialogue.

Core Credit: Pre-2016 / Current Core


ART 152 American Art History: Cultural Encounter  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Deborah Stanton
ScheduleMay 21–June 30 (Online Asynchronous)
Core Credit: Aesthetic Sensibilities / Fine Arts

Course Description
The study of American visual arts as they articulate cross-cultural encounters, from the times of diverse Native groups, through later engagement with European colonizers, African slaves, and immigrants. Rather than defining a national identity within American arts, this study investigates the conversation between the many cultures and styles that have taken American art from a second-rate status in the European art world to recognition of America as a modern, global art leader. The student should complete this course with a general understanding of the progression of American art, including Native works and later works in European, African and Asian traditions; the students will also gain the ability to analyze a work of art using basic visual and critical criteria.

ART152 Syllabus



BCM 101 Old Testament History, Literature & Theology   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Ted Hildebrandt
Schedule: May 21–June 16 (Online Asynchronous: Exams on Saturdays)

Core Credit: Common Core Old Testament

Course Description
This course will introduce you to the content, background history and theological implications of much of the Old Testament—mediated through a series of online interactive videos (lecture-quiz), interactive quizzes and introductory texts. The text of the Old Testament will be available in full text and audio formats. There will be quizzes every other day on the contents of the assigned Old Testament text and exams on Saturdays on the video-quiz assignments. There will also be group interaction via blogging and other social media connections, where discussions will be facilitated.

BCM101 Syllabus



BCM 103 New Testament History, Literature, and Theology  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Steve Hunt
Schedule: May 21–June 30; MR 7–8 p.m. (Online Synchronous)

Core Credit: Common Core New Testament

Course Description
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



BCM 308A Christian Theology     
Credits: 4
Instructor: Mark Cannister
Schedule: May 21–June 16; MTWRF 9–10:30 a.m. EDT (Online Synchronous)   

BCM 308B Christian Theology       
Credits: 4
Instructor: Mark Cannister
Schedule: May 21–June 16; MTWRF 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. EDT (Online Synchronous)   

BCM 308C Christian Theology      
Credits: 4
Instructor: Amy Hughes
Schedule: May 21–June 16; MTWRF 9–10:30 a.m. EDT (Online Synchronous) 

BCM 308D Christian Theology       
Credits: 4
Instructor: Amy Hughes 
Schedule: May 21–June 16; MTWRF 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. EDT (Online Synchronous) 

BCM 308E Christian Theology     
Credits: 4
Instructor: Sharon Ketcham
Schedule: July 2–July 28; MTWRF 8:30–10 a.m. EDT (Online Synchronous)

Core Credit: Common Core Theology

Course Description
This course introduces students to the key ideas, traditions, and people who have shaped the development of Christian theology from antiquity to the present. Students are invited to the study and reflection on theology as a foundation for Christian thought, as a guide to the Church, and as a primary resource for living reflective lives in response to the gospel. Prerequisites: COR/BCM 101, COR/BCM103

Please note that students need dependable, high-speed internet access multiple times each day MTWRF. The course includes a daily rhythm of posting blogs, reviewing lectures, reading study materials, and participating in a discussion board. 

BCM308 Syllabus



BCM 345 Effective Juvenile Justice Aftercare Models
Credits: 3
Instructor: Scott Larson
Schedule: May 21–May 25; MTWRF 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Lynn

Course Description
Explores theoretical aftercare models after experiencing several active programs in the context of community outreach, and court and family advocacy. Analyzes effective case management and evaluation models useful for data collections, funding proposals, and enhancing ministry effectiveness. Models of residential aftercare, discipleship homes, community-based aftercare, and collaboration analyzed in detail. Prerequisite(s): BCM 101, BCM 103

BCM345 Syllabus



BIO 150 Biology I: Cells and Genetics (with lab)
Credits: 4
Instructor: Ming Zheng
Schedule: May 21–June 16 Lecture: MWF 9 a.m.–12:20 p.m.; Lab: TR 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Lecture: KOS 128; Lab: KOS 307
Lab Fee: $150

Core Credit: Natural Sciences

Course Description
Introduces fundamental concepts in biology including an overview of cell structure and metabolism, photosynthesis and respiration. Cellular macromolecules and flow of information in the cell from DNA to protein covered as well as examples of physiological integration up to the organism level.

BIO150 Syllabus



CHE 111 Chemistry I (with Lab) 
Credits: 4
Instructor: Otonye Braide-Moncoeur
Schedule: May 21-June 30 (Online Hybrid); Lecture: TR 4–6 p.m. KOS 202; Lab: MW 6–9 p.m. KOS 213; Online: 2-3 hours/week
Lab Fee: $150

Course Description
Presents fundamental principles and concepts of chemistry: stoichiometry; atomic structure; thermochemistry; elementary quantum theory; chemical periodicity; chemical bonding; molecular structure and geometry; properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions; kinetic theory; and phase equilibria. Laboratory emphasizes quantitative measurement and develops investigative techniques and ability to interpret results. Previous high school or introductory college chemistry course strongly recommended. Lab fee.

CHE111 Syllabus



CHE 112 Chemistry II (with Lab) 
Credits: 4
Instructor: Verna Curfman
Schedule: July 2–August 11 (In-person); Lecture: MWR 6–9 p.m. KOS 214; Lab: TF 1–4 p.m. KOS 213
Lab Fee: $150

Course Description
Continues presentation of fundamental principles and concepts of chemistry: chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, elementary thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Laboratory emphasizes quantitative measurement and develops investigative techniques and ability to interpret results. Lab fee.

CHE112 Syllabus



COM 271 Filmmaking for Social Justice
Credits: 2
Instructor: Arielle Swarr
ScheduleMay 21-July 2; F 6–9 p.m. BCA 228; S 8 a.m.–5 p.m. BCA 228

Course Description
This class focuses on giving students the skills and frameworks they need to create short documentary videos for organizations. Learn to plan, shoot, and edit great video stories that generate empathy and motivate action. Spend four weeks of your summer in this crash-course, learning effective practices in short form documentary filmmaking and working with organizations involved in social justice. We will learn from and collaborate with non-profit programs and production companies, giving students real-world experience. Some of the key skills and themes of this class will be how to use DSLR cameras and edit video, how to find and structure stories that motivate action, how to give dignity and respect to story subjects, and how to work with clients.

COM271 Syllabus



CSD 371 Speech and Hearing Science  
Credits: 3
Instructor: Amanda Warren
ScheduleMay 21–June 16 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
This course builds upon its prerequisites within the speech-language pathology minor program. Prior to this course, you have already learned the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology as well as phonetics and phonology. We will begin to link these two concepts together by studying the interplay between acoustics (physics), neuroscience, anatomy, and physiology. While speech and hearing disorders will be discussed, the emphasis in this class will be on the principles of normal production. You will also study how these principles relate to the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology.

CSD371 Syllabus



ECB 101 Principles of Microeconomics 
Credits: 4
Instructor: Henry Hao
Schedule: July 2–August 11 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Social Sciences

Course Description
Introduces the discipline; scarcity and comparative economic systems; pricing system within a market economy; output and input markets; efficiency and equity of resource allocation in the context of Christian teaching.

ECB101 Syllabus



ECB 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 
Credits: 4
Instructor: Henry Hao 
Schedule: July 2–August 11 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Introduces economics of inflation, recession, unemployment, economic growth. Includes role of Federal Reserve, consequences of budget deficits, effects of international trade on U.S. economy, assessment of current policy. 

ECB102 Syllabus



ECB 117 Principles of Accounting 
Credits: 4
Instructor: Andy Moore
Schedule: May 21–August 11 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Considers underlying theory and analytical aspects of accounting as a control device and management tool; construction and interpretation of basic financial statements. Prerequisite(s): ECB118.



ECB 371 Excel: Business Applications and Analysis   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Alice Tsang
Schedule: July 2–August 17 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Introduces basic and enhanced spreadsheet skills in the context of classic business problems encountered in accounting, finance, manufacturing, and human resources. Provides insights into analyzing problems and structuring solutions using spreadsheets to understand and communicate data more effectively.

Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program and is used so widely because of its power, but not necessarily its simplicity. By the end of the term, students will be able to use the basic and intermediate features of Excel to analyze and communicate data more effectively.

ECB371 Syllabus



ECB 211 Statistics in Business and Economics  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Margaret Niehaus
Schedule: May 21–August 11 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Explores basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics; applies probability theory, estimation, hypothesis testing and regression techniques to business and economic analysis.

ECB211 Syllabus



ECB 245 Principles of Management  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Kent Seibert
Schedule: May 21–June 30 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Studies fundamental concepts of planning, organizing, leading and controlling in the context of individual and organizational behavior, productive and efficient management of human and material resources; considers the role of faith in informing business decision making and practice.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

ECB245 Syllabus



ECB 277 Principles of Marketing 
Credits: 4
Instructor: Grace Chiou
Schedule: May 21–June 16; MTWR 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Location: BCA 126

Course Description
Studies modern marketing principles and practices, focusing on basic components of marketing such as consumer behavior, marketing research, product distribution, promotion, and pricing. Examines strategic marketing planning, international marketing, service and nonprofit marketing. 

ECB277 Syllabus



ECB 361 Forensic Accounting 
Credits: 4
Instructor: Andy Moore
Schedule: May 21–June 30 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Covers important topics associated with modern forensic and investigative accounting, using students’ accounting and analytical skills. Topics include fraud auditing, litigation support, valuation, and other key forensic topics. The objectives include understanding the principles and practices used by public accountants, internal auditors, and others to examine financial and related information. 

Prerequisite(s): ECB 443 or permission of instructor



ENG 140 A Core Sem. in Lit: Literature of Exile and Displacement   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Jonathan Bennett
Schedule: May 21–June 30 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Literature

Course Description
This course will explore the historical and contemporary experience of exile through close readings which address and represent displacement.

ENG140 Syllabus



ENG 140 B Core Sem. in Lit: Climate Fictions - Literature in a Time of Climate Change   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Andrew Logemann
Schedule: May 21–June 30 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Natural World (Lit) / Literature

Course Description
Climate fiction (or “cli-fi”) is a growing genre of literature that imagines the present and future impacts of climate change on the earth and its inhabitants. Many (but not all) works of climate fiction grow out of the wider genres of science fiction and speculative fiction, which also consider alternate worlds and narrate possible futures for humanity. In this course, we will read works of fiction and scientific writing that engage with climate change in various ways, seeking to understand the relationship between human culture and the earth’s climate. As we examine this diverse, interdisciplinary group of texts, you will be encouraged to consider the relationships between scientific and literary communities, appreciate the creativity and imagination involved in science, and reflect on literature’s ability to critique and assess the role of science in culture. In this course, our central questions will be: How can literature represent climate change (something so gradual, and yet so huge, that can feel like it is beyond our ability to understand or respond to it)? Can literature shape our conceptions of the earth and our role in caring for it?

ENG140 Syllabus



ENG 140 C Core Sem. in Lit: Magical Realism   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Andrew Logemann 
Schedule: May 21–June 30 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Global Understanding (Lit) / Literature

Course Description
Magical realism is a global genre of fiction that uses experimental narrative techniques to tell stories in striking and unsettling ways. According to critic Roger Holland, magical realist texts “re-imagin[e] ‘reality’ in ways that challenge readers to deconstruct both text and the contexts in which they live. A ‘book’ classified as magic realism tells its stories from the perspective of people who live in our world and experience a different reality from the one we call reality” (2002). In magical realism, the supernatural becomes an unremarkable, unquestioned part of reality, while aspects of ordinary life are rendered strange and extraordinary. We will read novels and shorts stories from different cultural contexts – primarily South America, North America, South Asia -- to compare the ways these writers use magical realist techniques and the effects they have for us as part of their global (but not always the original) audience.

ENG140 Syllabus



ENG 140 D Nobel Literature  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Chad Stutz
Schedule: May 21–June 30 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Global Understanding (Lit) / Literature

Course Description
Established in 1901, the Nobel Prize in Literature is given each year by the Swedish Academy to an author who, in the words of Alfred Nobel, has “produced the most outstanding work of an idealistic tendency” and whose body of writings has “conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.” Hailing from numerous countries around the globe, Nobel recipients have formulated diverse answers to the “big” questions that most interest us as members of the human race, including questions about God, community, art, oppression, identity, and suffering. In this course, we will explore the works of Nobel novelists, poets, and dramatists as we grapple together with what unites and divides us as human beings from different backgrounds and cultures, and as we consider how, if at all, literature may foster greater understanding between people.

ENG140 Syllabus



HIS 115 American History Survey  
Credits: 2
Instructor: David Goss
Schedule: May 21–June 16 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Introduces main political, constitutional, social and economic developments in American history from the time of discovery to present. Does not count towards the History major.



HIS 121 Historical Perspectives  
Credits: 4 Instructor: Beverly Armstrong
Schedule: May 21–June 16 (Online Asynchronous)
Core Credit: Common Core

Course Description
Examines the human activity of culture building, development and change within societies, and the interaction of diverse people groups across a broad swathe of history. Explores the story of Christianity from its roots in the ancient Middle East through the early modern European Renaissance and Reformations to more recent flourishing in the global cultures of the contemporary world, in the context of political, technological, social, and cultural developments. Explores Christian traditions, missionary endeavors, reform movements, and relationships between historic adherents of different world religions. Particular attention is paid to worldviews and the interface of religious belief, systems of thought, and actions taken by individuals and groups. Introduces students to the critical evaluation of historical evidence found in primary source documents, oral tradition, and material culture.

HIS121 Syllabus



KIN/BIO 213 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Sean Clark
Schedule: May 21–June 30 (Online Asynchronous)
Lab Fee: $150    

Core Credit: Human Person OR Natural World / Natural Sciences 

Course Description
Human anatomy and physiology comprise two complementary branches of science that describe the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body. To the first-time student, the study of anatomy may seem very concrete as it traditionally involves considerable memorization of the many structures of the human body. However, anatomy is not just the memorization of a large number of body structures, rather, it is a systematic examination and recognition of the relationship of structure to function and provides the foundation for understanding physiology. Likewise, the study of physiology may seem somewhat more abstract than anatomy, since it appears more integrative and often begins by asking the question, “how does this system (or organ or cell) work?” and continues as one seeks to find some cause-and-effect explanation to the “how” question. This course employs a systems approach wherein the study of anatomy is integrated with the study of physiology as we cover some cell physiology and histology, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.

KIN213 Syllabus



KIN/BIO 214 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Sean Clark 
Schedule: May 21–June 30 (Online Asynchronous)
Lab Fee: $150    

Core Credit: Natural World

Course Description
Examines structure and function of human body. Emphasizes organ systems: skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive.

KIN214 Syllabus


KIN 250 Animating Human Movement      
Credits: 4
Instructor: Jessica Ventura
Schedule: July 2–August 11 (Online Asynchronous)    

Core Credit: Aesthetic Sensibilities

Course Description
Three-dimensional computer animation combines the skills of artistry and technology, of creativity and quantitative analysis. The objective of this course is to introduce students to the complexity and beauty of human movement as they recreate it through 3D animation. The art of presenting quantitative concepts through visual narrative will be explored as students learn to demonstrate elements of movement through digital animation.

KIN250 Syllabus



LAT 101 Beginning Latin I 
Credits: 4
Instructor: Ian Drummond
Schedule: May 21–June 30 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Common Core

Course Description
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: Students must have completed 48 credit hours prior to registering for this course.

LAT101 Syllabus



LAT 102 Beginning Latin II  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Ian Drummond 
Schedule: July 2–August 11 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Common Core

Course Description
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 and students must have completed 48 credit hours prior to registering for this course.

LAT102 Syllabus



NSM 202 The Scientific Enterprise
Credits: 4
Instructor: Jennifer Noseworthy
Schedule: May 21–June 16; MTWR 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: KOSC 214

Core Credit:  Common Core Science

Course Description
Explores characteristics of natural science, studies theories related to fundamental concepts such as matter and energy to help understand patterns and processes.

NSM202 Syllabus



PHI 118 The Examined Life   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Mark Gedney
Schedule: May 21–June 30 (Online Asynchronous)

Core: Common Core Philosophy

Course Description
Introduces students to important historical and thematic issues about what it means to be human:  Who are we? What is your 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? And how, given that we are made in God's image, are we to understand our relationship to God?

PHI118 Syllabus



POL 104 American National Politics   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Timothy Sherratt
Schedule: May 21–June 16 (Online Asynchronous)    

Core Credit: Civic Responsibility / Social Sciences

Course Description
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.

ST 2017 Syllabus - POL 104 - American National Politics - Sherratt (DOCX)



PSY 180 Person in Psychological Context   
Credits: 4
Instructor: Jonathan Gerber
Schedule: May 21–June 16 (Online Asynchronous)  

Core Credit: Human Person / Social Sciences

Course Description
Formerly PSY 220. Explores psychological perspectives on the nature of the person in cross-cultural context. Focuses on research and theory as well as an introduction to the discipline. Topics addressed include development, social behavior, physiology, personality, memory, diagnosis, and treatment. This course covers the basic topics in psychology, including psychoanalysis, rat learning, principles of attraction, and motivation. PSY 180 is a prerequisite for upper-level psychology courses.

PSY180 Syllabus



PSY 245 Life Span Development Psychology  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Kaye Cook
Schedule: May 21–June 16; R 8–9 p.m. (Online Synchronous)

Course Description
Surveys social, intellectual and vocational issues predominant during adolescence, adulthood and aging. Discussion format.

PSY245 Syllabus



SOC 333 Sociology of Gender  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Diana Marginean
Schedule: May 21–June 30 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Explores way femininity and masculinity have been informed by cultural practices throughout American history. Utilizes research from journalism, social science, women’s studies, and psychoanalysis to explore how certain behaviors and attitudes assumed to be naturally feminine or masculine are actually result of socialization. Grapples with implications of Christian faith for gender identity in contemporary American society. Also discusses gendered implications for marriage, child rearing, and reconciling family needs with work responsibilities.

SOC333 Syllabus



SPN 102 Beginning Spanish II: Learning Spanish through Novellas
Credits: 4
Instructor: Rebecca Ruiz Hanlin
ScheduleMay 21–June 30; MWF 6–9 p.m.

Core Credit: Language

Course Description
Introduction to Spanish language and Hispanic cultures will be conducted as a six-week module as a hybrid course. Three novellas will be read throughout the six weeks. Week one of each novella will be conducted on campus as 2-3 evening classes. Week two will be entirely online where you will have the opportunity to self-direct your learning in Spanish. By the end of each novella you will have completed the following assessments in Spanish: journaled about the novellas, practiced pronunciation through recitations of tongue-twisters, written a one-page essay on the cultural focus of the novels and participated in class discussions. The final assessment will be a one-on-one conversation with the professor online or on-campus in Spanish. 

SPN102 Syllabus

 

See Short-Term and Summer Programs through Global Education for additional summer options.