Well, we made it through another wonderful season of Brandeis Summer School. Although we’re looking forward to the fall foliage, we’re sad to see summer end.
This year, we had an incredible group of Teaching Assistants, Program Assistants, and Activities Staff – and we’re grateful for their work to make this year a success.
We’ll spend our fall looking ahead to Summer 2019. If you have classes you’d like to see, improvements you’d like to suggest, or questions you’d like answers to, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always happy to hear from our students.
We hope you’ll join us again next summer – and until then, best of luck with your studies!
Brandeis Summer School gladly offers a variety of activities throughout the summer. These events are free to students and are offered throughout the summer sessions.
We do our best to offer these programs on various days, at various times, and to cater to various interests. We design these activities to provide students with an opportunity to interact with their peers as well as the community around them. We realize our summer courses are academically challenging, and these activities are scheduled to help give students a study break.
Earlier this summer, we took a group of students out to Six Flags. Later this season, we’ll head to the beach. We offer regular trips to local grocery stores, host trivia nights, welcome ice cream trucks to Brandeis, and get students off campus and into the city.
If you’re on campus for the summer and interested in participating – whether it be on a kayaking trip or games on the field – email the Brandeis Summer School at email@example.com to learn more.
ECON 10A: Introduction to Microeconomics is intended for all possible economics majors, minors, and for all other students who plan to take Econ 20 (Introduction to Macroeconomics) later in their academic career. This is the first economics course that economics students should take at Brandeis, and anyone contemplating a major or minor should start with this course.
The course will give you an idea of the range of behaviors that economists investigate, introduce you to the basic tools that we use to analyze economic behavior, and apply these tools to public policy issues. Perhaps most important, this course will introduce you to the “economic way of thinking,” an approach to decision making that applies to personal decisions, to the decisions of businesses, labor unions and other organizations, and to the larger choices that society faces.
This course satisfies the School of Social Science (SS) distribution requirement and the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) component of the General University Requirements. It is also the first course for any student considering a concentration or minor in Economics.
This course has two “broad” goals. First, it is hoped that everyone will come out of this course a more educated citizen, being able to use basic economic principles to critically evaluate the arguments for and against public policy proposals (various tax proposals, immigration reform). Second, this course should give students the theoretical tools necessary for success in subsequent economics courses.
Have you ever thought about the overwhelming amount of diversity that surrounds us in our everyday lives? Have you ever considered that most of this macroscopic diversity comes from the Plant Kingdom? Are you interested in taking a Biology elective, but concerned that you are going to be away from campus this summer?
For the first time ever, the Biology department is offering BIOL 26A: Plant Biology – a BIOL elective course completely in an online format. Professor of Biology, Melissa Kosinski-Collins, will be offering this online course over 10 weeks this summer (June 4-Aug. 12). Professor Kosinski-Collins teaches the introductory biology lab courses at Brandeis and specializes her approach to teaching cater to all types of learnings in active learning exercises.
Plant Biology is a mid-level course will build on the foundational knowledge of introductory biology to take students on an adventure through the molecular and cellular basis of plants. Enrolled students will experience at-home labs, readings and exercises to participate in both a hands-on and virtual tour of the plant kingdom from anywhere in the world. This course will pay special attention to agricultural practices and policies central to the U.S. produce farming industry.