Summer Session Online Courses

Summer Session online classes are completely online - no need to come to campus to turn in assignments or take in-class exams. If available, check previous year's syllabi to get an idea of the course workload and material!

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FEES

  • Regular course fees apply: $273 per unit.
  • No Campus Fee for online classes!

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    Digital Tools for Contemporary Art Practice (online)

  • ART 80T

    Session 2 

    Online only course. Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Introduces the digital tools and mediums available to contemporary art practices. Tools are explored from a historical and theoretical context and from a technical perspective through hands-on tutorials. A variety of artworks that use digital mediums are also examined. Covers photo and vector editors, sound and video editing, basic 3D modeling, and images and interactions generated by code. Students should have basic computer literacy. (General Education Code(s): PE-T.) 


  • Ecology (online)

  • BIOE 107

    Session 1

    Online only course. Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    Focuses on physiological, behavioral, and population ecology, and on linking ecological processes to evolution. It includes basic principles, experimental approaches, concepts of modeling, and applications to ecological problems. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C.


  • Geology of National Parks (online)

  • EART 3

    Session 2

    Online only course. 

    Geologic concepts and processes responsible for shaping our national parks including mountain building, volcanic and earthquake activity, sedimentation, weathering, erosion, and glaciation. An understanding of how geology impacts our lives is emphasized. Appropriate for both science and non-science majors who wish to enhance their knowledge, enjoyment, and appreciation of our national parks. (General Education Code(s): SI, IN.) 


  • Economics of Accounting (online)

  • ECON 10A

    Session 1

    Only only course.

    Introduction to accounting principles and practice; preparation and analysis of financial statements; study of internal control procedures. Courses 10A and 10B satisfy the Accounting 1A-B requirement at UC Berkeley. 


  • Economics of Accounting (online)

  • ECON 10B

    Session 2

    Only only course.

    Introduction to accounting principles and practice; preparation and analysis of financial statements; study of internal control procedures. Courses 10A and 10B satisfy the Accounting 1A-B requirement at UC Berkeley. 


  • Security Markets and Financial Institutions (online)

  • ECON 133

    Session 1

    Online only course. Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    An examination of all major financial markets: equities, bonds, options, forwards, and futures. Uses modern financial theory, including asset pricing models such as CAPM and APT. Prerequisite(s): courses 100A or 100M, and 113. 


  • Introduction to Fresh Water: Processes and Policy (online)

  • ENVS 65

    Session 2 

    Online only course. 

    Introduction to freshwater resources from multiple scientific and policy perspectives. After a review of basic concepts, water issues affecting cities, farms, open space, and multiple-use landscapes are studied. Students cannot receive credit for this course if they have previously received credit for course 165. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.) 


  • Ecosystems of California (online)

  • ENVS 125

    Session 2

    Online only course.

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students by instructor's discretion.

    A survey of the diversity, structure, and functioning of California's ecosystems through time and the ways they have influenced and responded to human activities and stewardship. Topics include: ecosystem drivers such as climate, soils, and land-use history; human and ecological prehistory; comparative marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystem dynamics; and managed ecosystems such as range, fisheries, and agriculture. Prerequisite(s): previous or concurrent enrollment in courses 100/100L. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.) 


  • Indigenous Art & Activism (online)

  • HAVC 186l

    Session 1

    Online only course. 

    Examines how Indigenous artists and activists visually respond to issues related to land and sovereignty. Will look at a broad range of media used by Indigenous creative practitioners, including documentary filmmaking, printmaking, photography, and performance. (General Education Code(s): ER) 


  • Scientific Tradition (online)

  • HIS 60

    Session 2

    Online only course. 

    Trains students in the principals that will help them make sense of Greco-Latin scientific and technical vocabulary. Introduces Greco-Roman natural philosophy and its general cultural context, and explains the historical relationship of that tradition to the emergence of modern European experimental science and technology. (General Education Code(s): PE-T.) 


  • The Holocaust: Destruction of European Jewry (online)

  • HIS 71

    8-Week

    Online only course. 

    Focuses on the destruction of the Jews of Europe by Nazi Germany. Issues and themes are historically grounded and include works of literature, social sciences, philosophy, and film. Online course. (General Education Code(s): ER.) 


  • Art and Social Change in Latin America: Diego Rivera (online)

  • LALS 75

    Online only class.

    Session 2

    Explores the works of Diego Rivera, other Mexican muralists, and the Latin American cultural movements that developed to address relevant social and political issues.


  • Calculus for Science, Math, Engineering (online)

  • MATH 19A

    Session 1

    Online only course. Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    The limit of a function, calculating limits, continuity, tangents, velocities, and other instantaneous rates of change. Derivatives, the chain rule, implicit differentiation, higher derivatives. Exponential functions, inverse functions, and their derivatives. The mean value theorem, monotonic functions, concavity, and points of inflection. Applied maximum and minimum problems. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and course 11A or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 11A and 15A,or Economics 11A. Prerequisite(s): course 3 or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 3; or mathematics placement (MP) score of 400 or higher; or AP Calculus AB exam score of 3 or higher. (General Education Code(s): MF, IN, Q.)


  • Calculus for Science, Math, Engineering (online)

  • MATH 19A

    Session 2

    Online only course. Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    The limit of a function, calculating limits, continuity, tangents, velocities, and other instantaneous rates of change. Derivatives, the chain rule, implicit differentiation, higher derivatives. Exponential functions, inverse functions, and their derivatives. The mean value theorem, monotonic functions, concavity, and points of inflection. Applied maximum and minimum problems. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and course 11A or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 11A and 15A,or Economics 11A. Prerequisite(s): course 3 or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 3; or mathematics placement (MP) score of 400 or higher; or AP Calculus AB exam score of 3 or higher. (General Education Code(s): MF, IN, Q.)


  • Calculus for Science, Math, Engineering (online)

  • MATH 19B

    Session 1

    Online only course. Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    The definite integral and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Areas, volumes. Integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, and partial fractions methods. Improper integrals. Sequences, series, absolute convergence and convergence tests. Power series, Taylor and Maclaurin series. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and course 11B, Applied Math and Statistics 11B and 15B, or Economics 11B. Prerequisite(s): course 19A or 20A or AP Calculus AB exam score of 4 or 5, or BC exam score of 3 or higher, or IB Mathematics Higher Level exam score of 5 of higher. (General Education Code(s): MF, IN, Q.)


  • Calculus for Science, Math, Engineering (online)

  • MATH 19B

    Session 2

    Online only course. Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    The definite integral and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Areas, volumes. Integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, and partial fractions methods. Improper integrals. Sequences, series, absolute convergence and convergence tests. Power series, Taylor and Maclaurin series. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and course 11B, Applied Math and Statistics 11B and 15B, or Economics 11B. Prerequisite(s): course 19A or 20A or AP Calculus AB exam score of 4 or 5, or BC exam score of 3 or higher, or IB Mathematics Higher Level exam score of 5 of higher. (General Education Code(s): MF, IN, Q.)


  • Vector Calculus (online)

  • MATH 23A

    Session 1

    Online only course. Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    Vectors in n-dimensional Euclidean space. The inner and cross products. The derivative of functions from n-dimensional to m-dimensional Euclidean space is studied as a linear transformation having matrix representation. Paths in 3-dimensions, arc length, vector differential calculus, Taylor's theorem in several variables, extrema of real-valued functions, constrained extrema and Lagrange multipliers, the implicit function theorem, some applications. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 22. (Formerly Multivariable Calculus.) Prerequisite(s): course 19B or 20B or AP calculus BC exam score of 4 or 5. (General Education Code(s): MF.)


  • Vector Calculus (online)

  • MATH 23A

    Session 2

    Online only course. Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    Vectors in n-dimensional Euclidean space. The inner and cross products. The derivative of functions from n-dimensional to m-dimensional Euclidean space is studied as a linear transformation having matrix representation. Paths in 3-dimensions, arc length, vector differential calculus, Taylor's theorem in several variables, extrema of real-valued functions, constrained extrema and Lagrange multipliers, the implicit function theorem, some applications. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 22. (Formerly Multivariable Calculus.) Prerequisite(s): course 19B or 20B or AP calculus BC exam score of 4 or 5. (General Education Code(s): MF.)


  • European Politics (online)

  • POLI 140A

    Session 1

    Online only course.

    Explores the political and economic systems of advanced industrialized societies. In addition to specific comparisons between the countries of western Europe and the United States, covers important themes and challenges, including immigration, globalization, and the crisis of the welfare state. (Formerly Politics of Advanced Industrialized Societies.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. 


  • Service Learning (online) (2 credits)

  • STEV 27

    10-Week

    Online only course.

    Open to ALL students, from any college during Summer. 

    This online course frames and supports the service-learning experiences of students engaged in field placements both here in Santa Cruz and in their home communities. Students approach social challenges thematically (e.g., homelessness, environmentalism, domestic violence, etc.) and consider how different disciplines might engage these issues. They consider how our community partners conceptualize and address social issues and how these conceptions connect, or fail to connect, with academic approaches. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.)