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Last Call for 2015 Brandeis Summer Courses

Online registration is no longer available, however, you may still add or drop a class by emailing summerschool@brandeis.edu until Tuesday July 7th.

See more details about important upcoming dates here.

These great summer classes may still have room:

ANTH 7a – Great Discoveries in Archaeology
BIOL 14a – Genetics and Genomics
CHEM 11b-1 – General Chemistry II – Section 1
CHEM 18b-1 – General Chemistry Laboratory II – Section 1
CHEM 25b – Organic Chemistry II, Lectures
CHEM 29b – Organic Chemistry II, Laboratory
ECON 20a – Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 82b – Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 171a – Financial Economics
ENG 180a – The Modern American Short Story
HISP 32a – Intermediate Spanish: Conversation
MATH 8a – Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MATH 10b – Techniques of Calculus (b)
MUS 35a – History of Rock
MUS 55a – Music in Film
PHYS 10b – Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II
PHYS 18b – Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II Lab
PSYC 52a – Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology
THA 15b-2 – Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication (Section 2)
THA 15b-3 – Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication (Section 3)

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 amjacobs@brandeis.edu.

We hope to see you this summer!

SUMMER CLASSES ARE STILL AVAILABLE. GET THEM WHILE THEY’RE HOT! ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY

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:

CREATIVE ARTS:

FA 30b – History of Art II: From the Renaissance to the Modern Age
MUS 35a – History of Rock
MUS 55a – Music in Film

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:

HISP 32a – Intermediate Spanish: Conversation

HUMANITIES:

ENG 180a – The Modern American Short Story

QUANTITATIVE REASONING:

MATH 8a – Introduction to Probability and Statistics
PHYS 10b – Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II

SCIENCE:

BIOL 14a – Genetics and Genomics
BIOL 101a – Molecular Biotechnology
CHEM 11a-2 – General Chemistry I – Section 2 (Summer Ses. 2)
CHEM 11b-1 – General Chemistry II – Section 1 (Summer Ses. 2)
CHEM 25b – Organic Chemistry II, Lectures

SOCIAL SCIENCES:

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

WRITING INTENSIVE:

PSYC 52a – Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology

These classes start July 6th but online registration ends this Friday.

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Summer School helps Transfer Students Catch up with Brandeis University Requirements

Nyah Macklin comes to Brandeis from New Haven, CT to study African and African American Studies.  As a transfer student, she took advantage of summer school so she can graduate in a timely fashion. For Nyah, it came down to a choice between taking calculus or organic chemistry over the summer session last year. She chose to learn organic chemistry. Although the class is the largest in the Summer School, Nyah felt at many times like she was getting one on one attention. The class was structured and taught in a way that took advantage of the ability to focus in depth on a single subject.

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During the academic year, Nyah is very active in her college community serving as undergraduate student union president. She is also heavily involved in theatre activities at Brandeis with the Undergraduate Theater Collective, Brandeis Ensemble Theater, and Company B Acapella.

This summer Brandeis welcomes a new lecturer in Organic Chemistry, Kristen Mascall, who will be teaching the following courses in Organic Chemistry that Nyah took last year:

CHEM 25a – Organic Chemistry, Lectures

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade (C- or better) in CHEM 10b, 11b, 15b or the equivalent. The corresponding lab for this course is CHEM 29a, Sage class number: 2159. This course meets the first half of the organic chemistry, biology, premedical, and pre-dental majors when taken in conjunction with the laboratory course CHEM 29a. It is also useful for individuals in the physical and life science fields who wish to gain a working knowledge of organic chemistry. The course will examine the important classes of organic compounds of chemical, biological, and medicinal interest. Attention is focused on the relationship between structure and reactivity. Current theoretical concepts of structure, bonding, and mechanism form a basis for the interpretation of the properties and interactions as well as the synthesis and transformation of a wide range of organic compounds.

CHEM 25b – Organic Chemistry, Lectures

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade (C- or better) in CHEM 25a or its equivalent. The corresponding lab for this course is CHEM 29b, Sage class number: 2160. As a continuation of CHEM 25a, this course meets the second half of the organic chemistry requirement for chemistry, biology, premedical, and pre-dental majors when taken in conjunction with the laboratory course, CHEM 29b.

CHEM 29a – Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade (C- or better) in CHEM 18b or 19b or the equivalent. Corequisite: CHEM 25a. Dropping CHEM 25a necessitates written permission from the lab instructor to continue with the lab. May yield half-course credit toward rate of work and graduation. Two semester hour credits. The laboratory affords practical experience in the purification, isolation, and analysis of organic compounds. Various techniques include extraction, distillation, chromatography, and crystallization.

CHEM 29b – Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade (C- or better) in CHEM 29a or the equivalent. Corequisite: CHEM 25b. Dropping CHEM 25b necessitates written permission from the lab instructor to continue with the lab. May yield half-course credit toward rate of work and graduation. Two semester hour credits. A continuation of CHEM 29a. This course is designed to give experience in the important techniques of organic synthesis. It includes synthesis of typical organic compounds and characterization using analytic and instrumental procedures.

Picture Yourself in a Digital Photography class this summer with Scott Patrick Wiener

Summer is a great time to get your digital camera out and improve your photography skills, learning in a small group with an acclaimed professional. Professor Scott Patrick Wiener is offering an introductory course in digital photography at Brandeis this summer that fulfills the general University requirement in Creative Arts. Students will spend time discussing form and technique before shifting into conceptual content, the moment where the students photographic ‘voices’ become most pronounced and articulate.

“The photograph is a 2-dimensional surface that references the past as an object in the present.” – Scott Wiener

scott-wiener-brandeis-summer2015-faculty-digital-photographyScott earned his BFA at the Massachusetts College of Art, and went on to earn his Masters at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he developed a more critical position toward the medium of photography and fell in love with teaching while working as a TA for his mentor, Claire Pentecost. He has been teaching at Brandeis for 5 years.

When Scott is not teaching he enjoys staying active in the Boston art community, and is looking forward to participating in a show at the Institute of Contemporary Art this June. His work has been profiled and reviewed in The Boston Globe, Temporary Land Bridge, Hyperallergic, Big Red & Shiny, ARTnews, TimeOut Chicago, and Paper & Carriage. Some of Scott’s work can be seen on his website.

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Grand Canyon, Arizona in Violet (circa 1985-86) *detail Year: 2014 Medium: Sunlight, Inkjet Transparency, Construction Paper Dimensions: 9” x 12”
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Northeast United States in Forest Green (circa 1975) *detail Year: 2013 Dimensions: 9” x 12” Medium: Sunlight, Inkjet Transparency, Construction Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this terrific opportunity to learn more about photography as an art form while developing your skills. Enroll today!

FA 9a – Introduction to Digital Photography

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015

This is an experiential learning course. This course may be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor.

This course is an introduction to the visual forms and concepts of the photographic image. A range of digital techniques are covered along with aspects of the history of photography. Students must provide their own digital camera. Field trips and image presentations also supplement the studio aspect of the course.

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Italy in Blue (circa 1989) *detail Year: 2012 Dimensions: 9” x 24” Medium: Sunlight, Inkjet Transparency, Construction Paper

 

Still Need to Complete Quantitative Reasoning Requirement?

General university requirements at Brandeis are intended to improve students’ abilities to integrate knowledge from different fields; provide opportunities for the acquisition and development of writing, oral communication, analytical, linguistic and quantitative skills.

Students outside of the sciences are often intimidated by the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement. If you have been putting this off, summer is a great time to consider tackling a QR course without the usual full semester course load.

These great summer classes fulfill QR:
BIOL 14a – Genetics and Genomics
CHEM 11a-1 – General Chemistry I – Section 1 (Summer Ses. 1)
CHEM 11a-2 – General Chemistry I – Section 2 (Summer Ses. 2) CHEM 11b-1 – General Chemistry II – Section 1 (Summer Ses. 2)
ECON 10a – Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 83a – Statistics for Economic Analysis
MATH 8a – Introduction to Probability and Statistics
PHYS 10a – Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena I
PHYS 10b – Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II
PSYC 51a – Statistics
PSYC 52a – Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology
PSYC 140a – Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) Applications

Talk to an advisor today to see how Brandeis summer school can help bring you closer to completing your degree.

Enroll now.