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 $281 per unit.
  • The Campus Fee will be removed from your account if you are only taking online classes.

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    Introduction to Drawing and Painting (online)

  • ART 20L

    Session 1

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

    Introduces the material practices of painting in combination with the formal vocabulary of the visual arts. A discussion of values, form, color, and figure/ground relationships enters into each class. Students are billed for a materials fee. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)


  • Digital Tools for Contemporary Art Practice (online)

  • ART 80T

    Session 1

    Online only class. 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.) 


  • Introduction to Animation (online)

  • ART 106O

    Session 2

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

    Introduces animation techniques, practices, history, and theories. Students learn techniques and process in 2D, stop-motion, and digital animation. Projects teach students the workflow of animating including script development, storyboarding, frame-by-frame animation, animatic, digital, and post-production. Students are required to research artists, both historical and contemporary, working in the field of animation and to be able to discuss the work. The course teaches theoretical and historical perspectives on animation and requires students to develop a critical analysis and vocabulary. May be repeated for credit.


  • Forensic Anthropology (online)

  • ANTH 103I

    Session 1

    Online only class. Prerequisites lifted in summer for most students, contact instructor. 

    Covers basic analysis of human skeletal remains for the medicolegal profession. Assessment of age, sex, ancestry, and general physical characteristics, trauma, and disease are discussed. Addresses legal responsibilities of the anthropologist.


  • Cultures Of Sustainability And Social Justice (online)

  • ANTH 110I

    Session 1

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

    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.)


  • Ecosystems of California (online)

  • BIOE 125

    8-Week

    Online only class.

    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. Cross-listed with ENVS 125. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.) 


  • STEM - TBA Title (online)

  • CRSN 15

    Session 2

    Online only class.


  • Title TBA (online)

  • CMPE 107

    Session TBA

    Online only class. 


  • Geology of National Parks (online)

  • EART 3

    Session 1

    Online only class.

    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.) 

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  • Economics of Accounting (online)

  • 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. 


  • Economics of Accounting (online)

  • ECON 10B

    Session 2

    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. 


  • Security Markets and Financial Institutions (online)

  • ECON 133

    Session 2

    Online only class.

    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 class.

    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

    8-Week

    Online only class.

    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. Cross-listed with BIOE 125. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.) 


  • Perpetually Foreign Americans: Asian American Art and Visual Culture 1850 to the Present (online)

  • HAVC 127F

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

     


  • Scientific Vocabulary and the Roots of the European Scientific Tradition (online)

  • HIS 60

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    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.) 


  • Topics In The World History Of Science (online)

  • HIS 101D

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    Detailed consideration of some specific topic or period in the history of science and technology with significant global implication. Topic varies from year to year. Examples include: Copernicanism, Darwinism, climate change, and military technology. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): SI.)


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

  • 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.


  • Comparative Law (online)

  • LGST 116

    Session 2

    Online only class.

    Explores legal systems and legal rules around the world, for a better understanding of the factors that have shaped both legal growth and legal change. Particular attention given to differences between common and civil law systems, changes brought about by the European Union, and expansion of legal norms around the globe.


  • Invented Languages, From Elvish to Esperanto (online)

  • 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. (General Education Code(s): TA.) 


  • Introduction to Speculative Fiction (online)

  • LIT 61U

    Session 1

    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)


  • Calculus for Science, Math, Engineering (online)

  • MATH 19A-01

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    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-02

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    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-01

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    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-02

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    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-01

    Session 1

    Online only class.

    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-02

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    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.)


  • Microbiology (online)

  • METX 119-02

    Session 1

    Online Only Class. ]

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

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


  • Introduction to Philosophy (online)

  • PHIL 11

    Session 2

    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, IH.)


  • European Politics (online)

  • 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. 


  • Water and Sanitation Justice (online)

  • 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.)


  • Service Learning (online) (2 credits)

  • STEV 27

    10-Weeks

    Online only class. 

    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.)