Summer Programs
Online Courses

Online Courses

  • Hybrid Courses:

    CRJS 4810-01/UCOR 1620-01:  Murder, Movies and Copycat Crimes 

    ECON 3100-01:  Quantitative Methods and Applications

    PSYC 3910-01:  Adult Development 

    Online Courses: 

    BLAW 3700: Business and International Law

    This course is designed to provide students with a basic overview and understanding of U.S. and international law with a focus on major legal areas that affect business. Cases, text material, articles and class discussion highlight judicial process, alternative dispute resolution, constitutional law, international human rights, agency, corporate law, torts, products liability and contracts. Students will develop their critical thinking skills while examining business opportunity and strategy within the current global business and legal environment. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between law, justice and corporate citizenship, including corporate social responsibility and sustainable business practices. This is an integrative course, meaning it is an opportunity to integrate all of your business classes within the context and through the lens of business law.

    CMJR 3500: Persuasion

    This course is designed to enhance students’ ability to use classical and contemporary theories of persuasion and propaganda in order to (1) improve their understanding of the role, operation, and function of persuasion in society, (2) critically and insightfully analyze and deconstruct persuasive messages, and (3) improve their abilities to effectively act as both persuaders and persuadees in academic and civic life. Students will learn about the role of persuasion in different social events and cultural phenomena, including advertising, political campaigns, social movements, cults, government propaganda, and other venues and will apply social scientific and rhetorical theories of persuasion to different case studies.

    CRJS 2000-01/UCOR 1610-01:  Deviance and Social Control 

    This class will explore psychological and sociological approaches to deviance and social control in contemporary society. The topics to be considered include: the origins and functions of deviance in society; the institutional production and categorization of deviance; the impact of deviance on personal and social identity; deviant careers; and deviance and social change. We will explore the literature on deviance and examine portrayals of deviance and social control in literature, film, and popular culture. 

    CRJS 4500-01: The Psychopath

    Study of psychopathy and its relevance to crime, violence, and the criminal justice system. Exploration of the origin and dynamics of psychopathy with focus on forensic assessment, prediction of dangerousness, and how scientific and popular conceptions of psychopathy shape criminal justice policy and practice.

    MATH 1130-02:  Elements of Calculus Business

    MKTG 3500-02:  Introduction to Marketing 

    Introduction to Marketing is an introductory course in marketing for students who have not had a previous course or extensive marketing practical experience.  The course has several objectives, in addition to the obvious one of introducing the basic terms and concepts of the field.  It will also provide opportunities to apply the marketing concept to business strategy and to develop a strategic marketing plan within an integrated business framework.  The course will include significant team activities.

    PSYC 2150-01:  Abnormal Psychology 

    This course is focused on understanding concepts of mental illness and health, and how the experience of disturbance is shaped by culture and history. Case examples are used to illustrate and examine the individual experience of ‘abnormality’, and the personal experience of disturbance. This course also aims to identify the differences between social and cultural uses of abnormal terminology, and the clinical use of terms and diagnostic descriptions. The impact of diagnostic language, self-labeling and the perception of ‘progress’ in the field of patient care are examined. DSM diagnostic categories are considered through the dimensions of biological, psychological and social influences, and historical and developmental contexts. Critical evaluation of psychological data and research in the context of mental illness / mental health in the news and current events is emphasized.  Treatment for mental illness is considered relative to diagnosis, theoretical orientation of the provider, frequently used approaches, measurable outcomes, major theories, and the applications / limitations of several contemporary schools of thought.    

    UCOR 3430-01:  Travel Writing: Near and Far

     Foreign lands and faraway places have captured the minds of readers and writers for centuries. In the long and varied history of travel writing, authors have written narratives in order to report on newly discovered places, transmit information, document self-discovery, and tantalize readers to travel to certain places themselves. Recent travel writing stand-outs include publishers like the Lonely Planet series of guidebooks and Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling story of self-discovery, Eat, Pray, Love. Alongside these commercial successes, other people are using public writing such as blogging and social media to spur social movements like the Arab Spring and political critique in Cuba. In this class, we will explore the histories, methods, styles, and ethical dimensions of writing about people and places around the world. For instance, cultural critics caution writers—particularly those from countries with relatively more economic and political power—about the potential dangers of typecasting or misrepresenting the people and practices that they encounter abroad. This critique remains significant, as access to public discourse—whether for political or material reasons—remains uneven throughout the world. How, then, can those of us who do have reliable access to education, travel, technology, and public discourse communicate thoughtfully and responsibly about our own experiences and our observations of others? And how might we use our resources to highlight the needs and conditions of other people who are less able to speak publicly for themselves? In response, we will consider related ethical questions from fields as diverse as literature, journalism, and anthropology, and we will practice our own writing about places near and far. Your work in this class will combine analytic responses to scholarly criticism and sample travel narratives with writing assignment designed to help you reflect on your own experiences with and previous learning about diverse communities. The final course project will get you involved in a field work project that will introduce you to both the methods, ethics, and craft of reporting about other people and places.

     

    UCOR 3630-01:  Global Law  

    'Global law' is an ambiguous phrase that is used to refer to different things, such as: (1) law in the era of globalization; (2) putative forms of law, such as the lex mercatoria , lex digitalis and lex sportiva ; or (3) an ideal for international governance. This class will focus on each of these areas with a primary focus on international public law, generally understood as the set of rules binding the international conduct of states and nonstate actors. Until the twentieth century, international law was largely the law of nations, but today it also encompasses the rights and duties of transnational organizations and individuals. The goal of this course is to give students an understanding of the sources, effects, functions, compliance with, and evolution of 'global law'. 

    UCOR 3630-01:  U.S. - China Relations

    As the world's two most powerful and important players, the U.S. and the People's Republic of China hold the key to collectively solving many of the global challenges we face in the 21st century.  Indeed, understanding and managing well U.S.-China relations is one of the greatest global challenges today.  Against the backdrop of dramatic transformations in both countries and in the international system, this course explores this most important and complex strategic relationship through the complex interactions between the U.S. and China from their initial encounter to the present, an examination of the basic dynamics of strategic thinking and policy making in the U.S. and China, and a theory-informed analysis of key contemporary issues in the bilateral relations, including security, arms control, trade, human rights, energy, and the environment, from a variety of perspectives of International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis.

    UCOR 3840-01/02:  Natural Hazards 

    Natural hazards are global in scope and cross political borders.  In this class students will learn the science behind the most common natural hazards (earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, flooding, and coastal erosion).  We will discuss why areas are prone to different types of hazards based on geography (the effects of ocean currents on coastal erosion), geologic setting (plate boundary or rock type), or land management (human-induced landslides or floods).  By the end of the course students will be able to 1) articulate how human impacts affect environmental issues 2) make educated decisions about natural and human impacts on the environment and 3) assess hazard mitigation strategies.