This course is a one-(summer) session course covering macroeconomic facts, theory, and policy. It covers the determinants of economic growth, business cycles, inflation, and unemployment along with a discussion of the international economy.
The learning goals of this course are for students to leave with an understanding of:
how the availability of capital and labor affect a country’s standard of living;
how technological progress results in economic growth and higher living standards;
the relationship between the domestic economy and the international economic environment, as reflected in the behavior of the balance of payments; and
how fiscal and monetary policies affect unemployment and inflation in the short run.
In general, you will learn how to use rigorous, mathematical models to appraise critically the issues underlying important contemporary policy debates in the United States and elsewhere.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions about the course material and expectations.
This summer students will have the opportunity to write a One-Act Play or Short Film in our Online THA 71a Playwriting workshop.
You will learn how to write compelling action, three-dimensional characters, engaging dialogue, and use the power of myth (think Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones) to create stories that grab the audience’s attention.
As models for writing, members interested in writing for the stage will look at 1-2 plays by such dramatists as Pinter, Albee, Mamet, Anna Deavere Smith, or Tony Kushner.
Those interested in writing for the screen will look at short films or 1-2 films by such directors as Scorsese, the Coen brothers, Wes Anderson, David Lynch, or Iñárritu,
However, the focus will be on students’ original work.
The JBS programs are engaging, immersive academic programs in which small groups of students explore a topic in depth while working closely with faculty. In addition to a strong, connected classroom component, students participate in field trips, innovative project work, and engage with guest speakers. Students earn 12 credits toward graduation while building their professional resume. Most students also earn a semester of residency toward graduation (With enough credits, this allows a student to potentially graduate early – students should consult their Academic Advisor if attempting to graduate early).
Each JBS is tailored to a specific area of interest and is an immersive, hands-on learning experience. Summer 2017 programs include:
A “Bio-Inspired Design” JBS program where students study the natural world and then use nature’s example to create innovative products using the resources of the Brandeis MakerLab.
A “Psychology Research into School Bullying” JBS where students take two core PSYC classes (Statistics and Research Methods) while learning about, and developing solutions to, the school bullying epidemic.
A “Health, Law, and Justice” JBS where students explore the legal, ethical, and policy issues facing American health care. Also, given the recent presidential election, students will consider “What comes next for American health care?”
In addition to getting ahead with academic requirements and unique learning experiences, Brandeis Summer School students have priority access to all of the exciting summer activities on and off campus this summer. Activities include BBQs, trips into Boston, Cambridge, and Newport, ice cream socials, movie nights, and more. All of the activities are sponsored by the Summer School and are 100% free. But sign up fast, there are a limited number of spaces for some of these events.
For more information on how to join in the summer fun contact our summer activities director Alex Jacobs at email@example.com.
Still need plans for the summer? We’ve got you covered with great classes to help you satisfy academic requirements and strengthen your skills. The accelerated summer curriculum offers a great way to get ahead in a short amount of time. See how you can still meet university requirements in these Summer Session II courses:
ANTH 7a – Great Discoveries in Archaeology
ECON 28b – The Global Economy
ECON 82b – Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 171a – Financial Economics
SOC 117a – Sociology of Work and Gender
SOC 130a – Families and Kinship
SOC 155b – Protest, Politics, and Change: Social Movements