Summer Session Online Courses

Summer Session online classes are completely online. You can be successful from any time zone, and continue to make degree progress and earn valuable, transferable UC credits! At UCSC, online courses are just like their face-to-face equivalents. Students are challenged, encouraged to think deeply, and expected to perform university-level work.

See our online FAQs page for answers to questions about the time commitment, technology requirements, and what to expect after you enroll. 

Regular course fees and add/drop/withdraw policies and deadlines apply.


    History and Theory of Biological Anthropology (online) (5 credits)

  • ANTH 100

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    Provides an historical overview from the 18th century to the present of race, ape-human relationships, and human nature. Emergence of an evolutionary framework and of fossil, genetic, and primate information becomes the basis for reformulating ideas about human biology within anthropology. (General Education Code(s): TA.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Joseph Reti

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Cultures Of Sustainability And Social Justice (online) (5 credits)

  • ANTH 110I

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    Brings together diverse forms of cultural knowledge and complexities of everyday life to illuminate longstanding concerns of sustainability and justice. Investigates multiple theories of sustainable development as well as tools, techniques, and contexts for ecological integrity, economic security, empowerment, responsibility and social well-being characteristic of sustainable communities. Case studies are drawn from around the world highlighting the work of Right Livelihood Award Laureates in tandem with UC faculty. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.)

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    Proposed Instructor: David Shaw

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Feeding California (online) (5 credits)

  • ANTH 110Y

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    Online course introduces students to social practices, political processes, cultural contexts that shape food production and consumption. Considers identity, heritage, choice, power, agency, body practices, belonging, access, safety, security. Prioritizes California case studies, with comparative examples from around the world. (General Education Code(s): PE-H.)

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    Proposed Instructor: Brian Walter

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Introduction to Drawing (online) (5 credits)

  • ART 20L

    Session 1

    Online only course. 

    Traditional handmade drawing course taught in online format through demonstration videos, digital submissions, and small-group discussion forum critiques. Introduces the fundamental basics of observational drawing in a progression designed to develop and build skills in sighting, measuring, value, and rendering. Familiarity with Canvas, access to digital camera, and purchase of art supplies required. Assumes 30 hours per week of coursework. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor: Grant Whipple

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Digital Tools for Contemporary Art Practice (online) (5 credits)

  • ART 80T

    Session 1

    Online only course. 

    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.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Kristen Gillette

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • 2D Animation (online) (5 credits)

  • ART 106-O

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    This project-centered studio course introduces 2D animation concepts, history, techniques and contemporary practices, production strategies, processes and tools from a practical approach rooted in a historical/theoretical context. During each project's development, students research artists working within relevant categories and/or topics of animation, presenting findings to assist in their creative process.

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor: Kristen Gillette

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Introduction to Game Art Production (online) (5 credits)

  • ARTG 91

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    This is a project-centered course that introduces the process of world-building and interaction design from the standpoint of the art director. Each project addresses a milestone in the art direction development pipeline,and demonstrates corresponding entry-level technical and conceptual skills and strategies. Utilizing this split methodology, the “big-picture” game development process is presented in tandem with related fundamental digital art and design skills at an achievable scale for an introductory course. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Kristen Gillette

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • 3D Game Art Production (online) (5 credits)

  • ARTG 131

    10-Week 

    Online only class. 

    Students will learn the highly technical and fundamental skills in the production of 3D art assets for video games. The course will cover the essential steps in the 3D art pipeline, starting with basic 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, the creation of texture maps, and finally, game engine implementation. This course will focus on developing an understanding of the processes and creative thinking necessary to produce industry-level artwork rather than specific software. Students will be provided with video lectures and demos, and can expect to produce weekly assignment to practice basic skills and concepts covered.  

    Proposed Instructor: Marcelo Viana Neto

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • 3D Character Rigging and Animation for Video Games (online) (5 credits)

  • ARTG 132

    10-Week

    Online only class. 

    This course is intended to give students an in depth understanding of the techniques of 3D Character Rigging and Animation for Video Games. Through this course, students will understand and develop the skills necessary to be an effective technical artist and animator with a focus on industry standard methods for animating characters to be implemented into a game engine. The course will provide students with video and written lectures, video demonstrations, assignments and discussion boards aimed at giving them historicalunderstanding of game animation, the evolution of these techniques, hands-on work to become proficient, as well as the ability to communicate online with other students and the instructor. (General Education Code(s): PR-C)

    See in Schedule of Classes 

    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Ecology (online) (5 credits)

  • BIOE 107

    Session 1

    Online only class.

    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. 

    Visiting Students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    Proposed Instructor: Sarah McKay Strobel

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Evolution (online) (5 credits)

  • BIOE 109

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    An examination of the history and mechanisms of evolutionary change. Topics include molecular evolution, natural and sexual selection, adaptation, speciation, biogeography, and macroevolution. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, BIOE 20C, and BIOL 105.

    UCSC students - if you're enrolled in BIOL 105 in Session 1, email summer@ucsc.edu for a permission code for BIOE 109 in Session 2. Visiting Students - prerequisites are lifted in summer. 

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    Proposed Instructor: Shelly Sianta

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Ecosystems of California (online) (5 credits)

  • BIOE 125

    8-Week

    Online only class.

    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. (Also offered as Environmental Studies 125. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): course 20C. Enrollment is restricted to ecology and evolution, marine biology, plant sciences, and biology B.A. majors. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.) 

    Visiting Students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Erika Zavaleta

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Personal Finance and Investing (online) (5 credits)

  • COWL 52

    Session 1

    Online only course.

    Open to ALL students - from any college at UCSC, other universities, high schools, or UCSC Staff. 

    Overview of the financial responsibilities that young adults take on after college. Topics include: taxes, budgeting, student loans, credit, and investing in the stock market. Ubiquitous terms, such as 401(k), are defined, and financial principles are used to develop a framework for personal financial decision-making.

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    Proposed Instructor: Patricia Kelly

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • STEM Essentials (online) (2 credits)

  • CRSN 15A

    Session 2

    Online only class.  

    Open to ALL students - from any college at UCSC, other universities, high schools, or UCSC Staff. 

    Introduces tips and techniques to supplement and expand a student's existing repertoire of science/mathematics problem-solving skills for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classes. The material covered is intended to aid development as a confident learner and future expert in the student's major. 

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor: Stella Hein

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Geology of National Parks (online) (5 credits)

  • EART 3

    Session 1

    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.) 

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    Course Video

    Proposed Instructor: Susan Schwartz

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Earthquakes (online) (5 credits)

  • EART 11

    Session 2

    Online only course.

    Causes and effects of earthquakes. How do we measure, mitigate, and try to predict earthquakes? Plate motion, frictional faulting, earthquake triggering, wave propagation, earthquake damage, related hazards, and other social effects. Hazard reduction through earthquake forecasting and earthquake-resistant design. Advanced algebra and high school geometry recommended. (General Education Code(s): MF.)

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Economics of Accounting (online) (5 credits)

  • ECON 10A

    Session 1

    Online only class.

    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. 

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    After enrolling in 10A, contact summer@ucsc.edu for a permission code to enroll in 10B. Visiting Students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Kevin Jones

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Economics of Accounting (online) (5 credits)

  • ECON 10B

    Session 2

    Online only course.

    Managerial accounting emphasizing analysis and control; accounting for corporations; introduction to taxation, budgeting, and equity/debt financing; management decision making. Courses 10A and 10B satisfy the Accounting 1A-B requirement at UC Berkeley. Prerequisite(s): course 10A. 

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    Visiting Students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    If you need the series, after enrolling in 10A, contact summer@ucsc.edu for an add code to enroll in 10B. 

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor: Kevin Jones

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Security Markets and Financial Institutions (online) (5 credits)

  • ECON 133

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    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. 

    If you enroll in ECON 113 in Session 1, contact summer@ucsc.edu for a permission code if you want to enroll in ECON 133 in Session 2.

    Visiting Students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Kai Pommerenke

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Introduction to Fresh Water: Processes and Policy (online) (5 credits)

  • 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.) 

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor: Kelsey Forbush

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Ecosystems of California (online) (5 credits)

  • ENVS 125

    8-Week

    Online only class.

    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. (Also offered as Biology:Ecology & Evolutionary 125. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): previous or concurrent enrollment in courses ENVS 100 and 100L. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.)

    UCSC students who have not satisfied ENVS 100/L, please use this form to petition for enrollment: https://forms.gle/cfyv1sMy5er8z8uV8

    Visiting students - contact envsadvi@ucsc.edu to petition for enrollment.

    Proposed Instructor: Erika Zavaleta

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • The Politics of Exclusion: Asian American Visual Culture (online) (5 credits)

  • HAVC 127F

    Session 2

    Online only class.

    Examines Asian American artists as well as representations of Asian Americans through American history. This course addresses such themes as migration and dislocation, race and identity, intergenerational relationships, origins and diasporas, and American foreign policies in Asia. (General Education Code(s): ER.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Michelle Yee

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Latin American Art and Visual Culture (online) (5 credits)

  • HAVC 144A

    Session 1

    Online only class.

    Investigates Latin American and Caribbean art and visual culture. Studies decolonial resistances, alternative modernisms, examining the shaping of “race” and ethnicity under global capitalism. Looks at practices by Latin American and Latinx artists, focusing on Afro-Latinx and indigenous knowledges. (General Education Code(s): ER.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Tatiane Santa Rosa

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • History of the English Language (online) (5 credits)

  • HIS 59

    Session 2

    Online only class.

    In this class, students will acquire an understanding of the history of the development of the English language, from its origins to present and will engage critically with the quantitative evidence for that history, using accessible online databases and digital texts. (General Education Code(s): SR.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Charles Hedrick

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Medical and Scientific Terminology (online) (5 credits)

  • HIS 60

    Session 1

    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. (Formerly Scientific Vocabulary and the Roots of the European Scientific Tradition.) (General Education Code(s): PE-T.) 

    Expectations and Course video

    Proposed Instructor: Charles Hedrick

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Topics In The World History Of Science (online) (5 credits)

  • HIS 101D

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    Human curiosity and inquiry changed and varied widely across Eurasia. We will survey and understand how the curiosity and inquiry were framed in three major civilizational settings (China, Islam and Judeo-Christian) from the end of the Mongol conquest of Eurasia to the beginning of industrial capitalism. During this period, most people lived in an agrarian society and political hierarchy of various kinds. It was a different world from our industrial and even post-industrial world we currently reside and it will take quite a lot of imagination and understanding to venture into their world: Why and how did they watch sky, track the movement of the Sun, draw maps, make tools and weapons, heal the sick, preserve and pass on what they had learned? May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): SI.)

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor: Minghui Hu

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Art and Social Change in Latin America: Diego Rivera (online) (5 credits)

  • LALS 75

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

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

    Proposed Instructor: Greg Landau

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Comparative Law (online) (5 credits)

  • LGST 116

    Session 2

    Online only class.

    Explores how countries organize their societies through legal rules. Particular attention is given to constitutional design, differences between common and civil law systems, changes brought about by the European Union, and the convergence of legal norms globally. (Also offered as Politics 116. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): CC.) 

    Satisfies Public Law and Institutions or "additional requirement" to CORE courses

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor: Jacqueline Gehring

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Invented Languages (online) (5 credits)

  • LING 80K

    Session 2

    Online only class.

    Considers invented languages, including Elvish and Klingon, as well as lesser-known ones that tackle ethical, social, or cognitive concerns. Students learn tools from contemporary linguistics to analyze language structures and understand how they relate to creator intentions. Enrollment limited to 70. (General Education Code(s): TA.) 

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor: Pranav Anand

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Introduction to Speculative Fiction (online) (5 credits)

  • LIT 61U

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    Close reading of speculative and science fiction texts (short stories, novels, and films) with the aim of developing critical methods for the analysis and interpretation of SF as a critique of science, technology, and culture. Course will explore themes like encounters across species; novelty and change; expanded concepts of life; and the role of technology in human development. (General Education Codes: PE-T.)

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor: Zac Zimmer

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Calculus for Science, Math, Engineering (online) (5 credits)

  • MATH 19A-01

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    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 mathematics placement (MP) score of 400 or higher; or AP Calculus AB exam score of 3 or higher. (General Education Code(s): MF.) 

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    After enrolling in 19A, contact summer@ucsc.edu if you need an add code for 19B. 

    Visiting students - prerequisites are lifted in summer. It is in your best interest to have passed equivalent prerequisite courses. 

    Proposed Instructor: Anthony Tromba

    See in Schedule of Classes 

    This course will be hosted online at login.uconline.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Calculus for Science, Math, Engineering (online) (5 credits)

  • MATH 19A-02

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    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 mathematics placement (MP) score of 400 or higher; or AP Calculus AB exam score of 3 or higher. (General Education Code(s): MF.) 

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    If you enroll in Math 3 in Session 1, contact summer@ucsc.edu for an add code to 19A in Session 2. 

    Visiting students - prerequisites are lifted in summer. It is in your best interest to have passed equivalent prerequisite courses. 

    Proposed Instructor: Anthony Tromba

    See in Schedule of Classes 

    This course will be hosted online at /login.uconline.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Calculus for Science, Math, Engineering (online) (5 credits)

  • MATH 19B-01

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    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.) 

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    After enrolling in 19B in Session 1, contact summer@ucsc.edu if you need an add code for 23A in Session 2. 

    Visiting students - prerequisites are lifted in summer. It is in your best interest to have passed equivalent prerequisite courses. This course is completely online.

    Proposed Instructor: Frank Bäuerle

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    This course will be hosted online at /login.uconline.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Calculus for Science, Math, Engineering (online) (5 credits)

  • MATH 19B-02

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    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.) 

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    After enrolling in 19A in Session 1, contact summer@ucsc.edu if you need an add code for 19B in Session 2. 

    Visiting students - prerequisites are lifted in summer. It is in your best interest to have passed equivalent prerequisite courses. This course is completely online.

    Proposed Instructor: Frank Bäuerle

    See in Schedule of Classes 

    This course will be hosted online at/login.uconline.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Vector Calculus (online) (5 credits)

  • MATH 23A-01

    Session 1

    Online only class.

    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.)

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    After enrolling in 23A in Session 1, contact summer@ucsc.edu if you need an add code for 23B in Session 2.

    Visiting students - prerequisites are lifted in summer. It is in your best interest to have passed equivalent prerequisite courses. This course is completely online.

    Proposed Instructor: Anthony Tromba

    See in Schedule of Classes 

    This course will be hosted online at /login.uconline.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Vector Calculus (online) (5 credits)

  • MATH 23A-02

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    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.)

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    After enrolling in 19B in Session 1, contact summer@ucsc.edu if you need an add code for 23A in Session 2. 

    Visiting students - prerequisites are lifted in summer. It is in your best interest to have passed equivalent prerequisite courses.

    Proposed Instructor: Frank Bäuerle

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    This course will be hosted online at /login.uconline.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Microbiology (online) (5 credits)

  • METX 119-01

    Session 1

    Online Only Class. 

    Cell and molecular biology of bacteria and their viruses, including applications in medicine, public health, agriculture, and biotechnology. Prerequisite(s): BIOC 100A or BIOL 101 or BIOL 100 or Chemistry 103. 

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    Visiting Students - prerequisites are lifted in summer. 

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor: Karen Ottemann

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Introduction to Logic (online) (5 credits)

  • PHIL 9

    10-Week

    Online only class.

    A first course in symbolic deductive logic. Major topics include (but are not limited to) the study of systems of sentential logic and predicate logic, including formal deduction, semantics, and translation from natural to symbolic languages. (General Education Code(s): MF.)

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    Proposed Instructor: Sean Hunter

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Introduction to Philosophy (online) (5 credits)

  • PHIL 11

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    An introduction to the main areas of philosophy through critical reflection on and analysis of both classical and contemporary texts. Focuses on central and enduring problems in philosophy such as skepticism about the external world, the mind-body problem, and the nature of morality. (General Education Code(s): TA.)

    Course video 

    Proposed Instructor: David Donley

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Comparative Law (online) (5 credits)

  • POLI 116

    Session 2

    Online only class.

    Explores how countries organize their societies through legal rules. Particular attention is given to constitutional design, differences between common and civil law systems, changes brought about by the European Union, and the convergence of legal norms globally. (Also offered as Legal Studies 116. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment is restricted to politics and legal studies majors during first and second pass enrollment. (General Education Code(s): CC.) 

    All students - restrictions waived in summer.

    Satisfies Public Law and Institutions or "additional requirement" to CORE courses

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor: Jacqueline Gehring

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • European Politics (online) (5 credits)

  • POLI 140A

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    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.

    This course is taught completely online. Students watch lectures on their own and meet via videoconference for required scheduled discussion sections: Thursdays 8-9 AM, 12-1 PM or 9-10PM Pacific Standard Time (PST).

    All Students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Eleonara Pasotti

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Social Psychology (online) (5 credits)

  • SOCY 136

    Session 1

    Online only course. 

    Major theories and concepts in sociological study of social psychology. Topics include identity and social interaction, deviance, sociology of emotions, social narratives, and the social construction of reality. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior sociology majors, proposed majors, and minors in sociology, global information and social enterprise, and Latin American studies/sociology combined. Enrollment limited to 218. (General Education Code(s): PE-H.)

    All students - restrictions waived in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Megan McNamara

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Water and Sanitation Justice (online) (5 credits)

  • SOCY 173X

    Session 2

    Online only course. 

    In the global North and South, inequalities in water and sanitation are issues of justice as much as income. One billion people worldwide lack safe water, 2.5 billion lack basic sanitation. Course explores: North-South comparison, water governance, human rights, poverty, climate justice, irrigation, and more. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.) 

    Proposed Instructors: Abby Brown & Kirsten Rudestam

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, July 26. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Service Learning (online) (2 credits)

  • STEV 27

    10-Weeks

    Online only class. 2 credit.

    Open to ALL students - from any college at UCSC, other universities, high schools, or UCSC Staff. 

    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: PR-S.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Geoff Childers

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!


  • Rhetoric and Inquiry (online) (5 credits)

  • WRIT 2-03

    10-Week 

    Online only class.

    Provides declarative knowledge about writing, with a special focus on writing from research, composing in multiple genres, and transferring knowledge about writing to new contexts. Prerequisite(s): College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement. Enrollment is restricted to frosh, sophomore and junior students. Enrollment limited to 25. (General Education Code(s): C.) 

    This course is not intended for high school students or visitors from other colleges.

    Proposed Instructor: Anthony Breakspear

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    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available on or before Friday, June 22. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!