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New Summer Classes Added to Summer 2012!

3 new classes have been added to Summer 2012!

BIOL 172b – Growth Control and Cancer with Justin Dore
M, T, W, Th 9:00 – 10:50 AM
Summer Session I: May 29 to June 29, 2012
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
This course covers the fundamental rules of behavior of cells in multicellular organisms. We will examine cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern cell growth, and differentiation and survival in normal cells, as well as how this regulation is disrupted in cancer.

JOUR 89a – Contemporary Media: Internship and Analysis with Maura Jane Farrelly
Extended Summer Session: May 29 to August 3, 2012
Prerequisite: AMST 15a, 137b, or 138b
This course brings together students who are independently engaged in various media internships and provides an opportunity for them to exchange their experiences w

ith other students and to discuss and analyze related readings. Students will receive career guidance in the various communication fields and they will have an opportunity to practice job-hunting skills, such as resume and cover letter writing. Students who choose to satisfy the journalism minor’s internship option must take this course. Students should first contact Prof. Maura Jane Farrelly to discuss their proposed Internship, or for advice in finding an internship site.

HISP 104b – Peoples, Ideas, and Language of the Hispanic World with Jorge Arteta

M, T, Th 8:30 – 10:50 AM
Summer Session I: May 29 to June 29, 2012
Requirements Fulfilled: hum, fl
Prerequisite: 30-level Spanish course or equivalent.
This course offers an opportunity to expand the participants’ linguistic skills in Spanish while simultaneously deepening their understanding of Hispanic culture. The main theme of the course is the history and ideas that shape the Spanish-speaking world, from its peninsular origins to the realities of Spanish-speakers in the Americas, including the United States.

The following topics will be studied throughout the course:

  • Concepts of identity and culture
  • Religion and mythology in the course of history
  • Dynamics of nation formation
  • Hispanic peoples, ideas and languages in the USA

Pertinent vocabulary and complex grammar not mastered in previous courses will be studied, contextualized and applied during the course as appropriate. Please note that most of the study of grammar will be assigned to be done outside of class, as well as the course manual’s activities. Students will improve their listening skills, as well as develop new strategies to acquire new vocabulary and carry out the following functions in Spanish: narrating, describing, giving out advice and recommendations, comparing and contrasting, expressing opinions and providing valid arguments.

Registration is now open!

Check out all the summer course offerings at:

http://www.brandeis.edu/summer/courses/index.html

 

Brandeis Summer Students Studying on Campus

Benefits: Science

If you are familiar with the pre-med students that enroll in Brandeis, then you are aware of the rigorous courses and structure that is set out for them.  Nearly every semester has one or two courses dedicated to completing a Major requirement in Life Sciences in order to graduate on time.

As a part of the Brandeis community, I am extremely proud of the Medical School Statistics that we are able to provide on our pamphlets every year, and these intensive Life Science Programs are what provide for these statistics.  If you find yourself in that group of people that consider Gerstenzang, or the G-Zang, as your second home then you understand that the structure that is provided for on the Biology Website is needed in order to receive the best possible grades possible for this degree.

If you are considering going abroad, then this can also put a stress on the full-proof plan.  And if you are considering an additional major or minor, which many Brandeis students do choose, then the burden is going to only get more burdensome.  To relieve some stress and some structure-overload, the Brandeis Summer Program offers many courses that go towards your science major.

General Chemistry and its Laboratory supplement are both available.  Unfortunately, Biology Lab is not available any given summer because the experiments require more time than is provided for within a summer module, or even the extended program.  Either way, there are a handful of courses that will stimulate your learning experience as well as facilitate any other interests that you might have outside of the sciences.

Enrollment Opening

Have you already decided on which courses you will be taking this summer?   If so, then hold on just a bit more until enrollment opens up!

Advisor Perspective: How to get the most out of summer

Without a doubt, it can be difficult, at times, to listen to someone telling you to do something.  In this case, it is important to know and understand that anything and everything that your advisor tells you is really for your best interest.  Professors here want all of their students and advisees to succeed.

When mapping out your schedule for the duration of your time here at Brandeis, it is imperative that you keep in mind the vast availability of summer courses.  This can help you reach your goals faster and in a more efficient manner.  Each semester should be used to its fullest potential.  And why not maximize the degree of education that you can receive?  The work that you put in will be beneficial in years to come.

To get the most out of summer, meet with your academic advisor to discuss your options and your hypothetical paths that will ultimately lead to your graduation.  Summer is really the perfect opportunity to catch up, get ahead, or to experience new and unique courses.

However, it is important to keep in mind that since the summer modules are much shorter, there needs to be a high level of dedication from you, the student.  The professors will be teaching at a relatively faster speed, but it will definitely be manageable if your priorities are set in the right place.

Overall, pick subjects that you are interested in because there will be a lot of time devoted to learning the material and acing papers, exams, and assignments.

Browse Summer 2012 Courses Today!

Just a reminder that most of the Summer Courses for 2012 have syllabi posted!  Be sure to take a look at the many courses available and plan out your Summer!

http://www.brandeis.edu/summer/courses/index.html

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