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    Get ahead this summer.

    Summer Session 2023 is open to Saint Mary's students and students from other colleges, universities, community colleges, and high schools.

    We offer four-week and six-week online courses, with lower and upper-division offerings. Most courses are offered for full credit (1.00 SMC credits or 3.5 Carnegie units).

    • Learn at an accelerated pace
    • Choose from lower division and upper division classes
    • Take advantage of the reduced tuition

    Registration for classes is open now!

    • Register by May 30, 2023 for Session 1 (Four-Week and Six-Week Session)
    • Register by July 10, 2023 for Session 2 (Four-Week)

    2023 Summer Session Courses

    4-Week Courses (May 30, 2023 - June 23, 2023)

    ART 070-01: Screen printing for Protest 
    Instructor: 
    Andrew Mount
    When: T/W/Th/F    Time: 9:00AM - 11:45AM
    Location: Online 
    Contact: alm16@stmarys-ca.edu
    An introduction to the medium of printmaking, this class explores the processes of monoprint, linoleum and other, non-traditional techniques. The course examines the use of tools, techniques, and machinery used in printmaking for their application to the students’ images and ideas. This project-based course highlights the relationship between creativity and communication in printing, often using political or social justice themes. Through class presentations, students learn the communicative potential of images and thereby become aware of their own ability to provide creative critique of any issue they choose.

    BUSAD 123-01: Finance
    Instructor: 
    Kevin Okoeguale
    When: T/W/TH/F   Time: 1:00PM - 3:45PM
    Location: Online   
    Contact: ko5@stmarys-ca.edu
    An introduction to the principles of corporate finance and their application in business today, focusing on the measurement and creation of value in a corporation. Topics include: financial markets, present value analysis, the theory of risk and return, portfolio theory, asset pricing models, cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, and value based management. Prerequisites: Lower division common business core courses and the core curriculum math requirement. This course is not available to freshman or sophomores.

    BUSAD 124-01: Marketing 
    Instructor: 
    Eric Kolhede
    When: T/W/TH/F   Time: 9:00AM - 11:45AM
    Location: Online  
    Contact: ekolhede@stmarys-ca.edu
    The study of the major areas of marketing decision-making that confront organizations. Topics include the utilization of marketing information systems as well as the formulation and implementation of the integrated product, pricing, distribution, and promotion strategies. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: Lower-division common business core courses, except Accounting 2, and the core curriculum math requirement. This course is not available to freshmen.

    BUSAD 181-01:Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
    Instructor: Grant Rozeboom
    When: T/W/TH/F   Time: 1:00PM - 3:45PM
    Location: Online  
    Contact: Grant Rozeboom
    The study and application of ethical decision-making, leadership, and social responsibility in business, grounded in personal and company core values. Topics include utilitarian, Kantian, and virtue ethics; creating ethical company cultures; the role of the firm in society and theories of corporate social responsibility, including sustainability (economic, social, ecological); cross-cultural dimensions of multinational business; and social responsibility focused regulation (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley).

    BUSAD 196-01:Strategic Management 
    Instructor: Jeem Sirivar
    When: T/W/TH/F   Time: 9:00AM - 11:45AM
    Location: Online  
    Contact: Jeem Sirivar
    A capstone course which must be taken in the final term of the senior year, it integrates the major functional operating areas of business firms viewed within the broader context of strategic management, i.e., the process of managerial decision making and actions that determine the long-run performance of business organization.

    COMM 125-01: Media Technologies and Culture 
    Instructor: 
    Samantha Joyce
    When: T/W/TH/F   Time: 9:00AM - 11:45AM 
    Location: Online
    Contact: snj@stmarys-ca.edu
    This course, an introduction to media studies, focuses on the critical concepts and technical skills necessary for understanding communication practices in the 21st century. While acknowledging that the media has become digital, this course places communication and media technologies within a broader historical and cultural context. Students will be required to produce media criticism and creative media projects, as well as learn key theories about media and communication in the global, networked digital age. This course satisfies both of the Artistic Understanding (Analysis and Creative Practice) requirements of the Core Curriculum.

    DATA 40-01: Business Statistics
    Instructor: TBD
    When: T/W/TH/F       Time: 1:00PM - 3:45PM
    Location: Online
    Contact:
    An introduction to statistical concepts used to assist in making decisions under conditions of uncertainty. Topics include the collection and analysis of data, probability and probability distributions, hypothesis testing, linear regression, and correlation. A one-hour spreadsheets lab is offered once a week; the lab is required for some majors and optional for others.

    DATA 140-01: Data Visualization
    Instructor: 
    TBD
    When: T/W/TH/F       Time: 9:00AM - 11:45AM
    Location: Online
    Contact:
    This course provides an introduction as well as hands-on experience in building creative and technical skills to transform data into visualized reports for the purpose of effectively conveying a shared understanding with the target audience. Students will learn how to use software to ingest, organize and visualize quantitative and qualitative data, with an emphasis on applying design principles to create neat, elegant, and intuitive graphs and dashboards that capture the essence of an insight, message or recommendation that can facilitate managerial decision making.

    JAN 100-01: The Science of Cooking
    Instructor: 
    TBD
    When: T/W/TH/F      Time: 5:00PM - 8:30PM
    Location: Online
    Contact:
    In this course, we will reflect on past culinary traditions and critically evaluate the ethical, legal, biological, and political ramifications of current agricultural transformations. We then learn about the science of cooking and apply it while we design and create our own meals through inquiry-driven, hands-on experimentation. We will capitalize on our interdisciplinary understanding of culinary science to shape a new vision of cooking and eating, thereby strengthening our present and future roles as nurturing family members, responsible community members, thoughtful consumers, and productive citizens. Course fee $150.00

    JAN 101-01: The Psychology of Becoming Happier
    Instructor: Michal Strahilevitz
    When: W      Time: 2:45PM - 4:30PM
    Location: Online (70% synchronous, 30% asynchronous)
    Contact:Michal Strahilevitz

    Students will learn about research-based tools for becoming happier and will apply those tools to their own lives. 

    The course is divided into 4 one-week segments featuring a weekly meeting that is a mix of and in-class mini lectures, discussions, opportunities to share, and reflections on what you have learned from your weekly happiness assignments. 

    Time outside of class will be spent on applying what is learned in class"happiness homework” that research in psychology has shown to make people happier! Students will share  their experiences with the various happiness tools in class. 

    Students who have completed this course report that the course teaches them techniques that not only make them happier during the term, but also after the course is over. Course Credit: 0.25

    KINES 107-01: Nutrition for Sport and Physical Activity
    Instructor: Marks
    When: T/W/TH/F       Time: 9:00AM - 11:45AM
    Location: Online
    Contact: Marks
    Integrates the scientific foundations of nutrition and exercise. Focus is on the application of nutrition principles in order to achieve optimal health and performance. Special topics include optimizing wellness, physical fitness and performance through diet, the use of ergogenic aids, weight loss and gain techniques, eating disorders and sport-specific nutrition planning.

    PSYCH 140-01: Human Development
    Instructor: 
    TBD
    When: T/W/TH/F       Time: 9:00AM - 11:45AM
    Location: Online
    Contact:
    An examination of the major theories of and influences on human development from conception through death, including the biological, cognitive, emotional, social and cultural dimensions of development.

    SPAN 003-01: Intermediate Spanish
    Instructor: TBD
    When: T/W/TH/F Time: 9:00AM - 11:45AM
    Location: online     
    Contact: 
    For students with two or three years of secondary study of Spanish (or the equivalent). This course continues the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing, fostering confidence in conversation and composition across a variety of subjects.

    TRS 171-01: Gender and Religion in American Culture
    Instructor: Marie Pagliarini
    When: T/W/TH/F       Time: 9:00AM - 11:45AM
    Location: Online
    Contact: Marie Pagliarini
    This course focuses on the relationship between gender and religion in North American history and culture. We will explore gender as a category of analysis for the study of religion and the ways that religions construct and deconstruct gender norms. Religion is lived and practiced, and therefore it cannot be separated from the gendered bodies that people inhabit. We will use historical and contemporary case studies to examine the way that notions of femininity and masculinity have played a role in the religious lives of Americans. Fulfills the Theological Explorations (TE) learning outcome.

    6-Week Courses (May 30, 2023 - July 7, 2023)

    SEM 104-01: The Great Conversation of the 20th & 21st Centuries
    Instructor: 
    TBD
    When: T/W/TH/F       Time: 1:00PM - 3:45PM
    Location: Online
    Contact: 
    The course focuses on issues of significant relevance for a 21st-century student, as well as texts that allow for integrative thinking across the entire Collegiate Seminar sequence.  The last portion of the course will include students reflecting on what they have learned and how they have grown, revisiting the steps of their intellectual development in a capstone experience.

    CHEM10-01: GENERAL CHEMISTRY II &LAB
    Instructor: TBD
    When: T/W/TH/F       Time: 9:00AM - 11:30AM
    Location: Online
    Contact: 
    A continuation of Chem110, including the study of chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry, and some transition metal chemistry, intended for students who are majoring in physical, environmental, or biological sciences. (Please check GaelXpress for more information)

    4-Week Courses 

    ATC 117-01: Art Criticism, 1900-the Present
    Instructor: Peter Freund
    When: T/W/TH/F Time: 9:00AM - 11:45AM
    Location: online     
    Contact:
    This course is an exploration of the history of critical writing about art. A broad sampling of 20th century texts from art historians, critics, philosophers, social scientists and artists are brought together for discussion and reflection.

    SPAN 003-02: Intermediate Spanish
    Instructor: TBD
    When: T/W/TH/F Time: 9:00AM - 11:45AM
    Location: online     
    Contact: 
    For students with two or three years of secondary study of Spanish (or the equivalent). This course continues the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing, fostering confidence in conversation and composition across a variety of subjects.

    TRS 097-01: The Bible & Its Interpretation
    Instructor: Zach Flanagin
    When: T/W/TH/F Time: 9:00AM - 11:45AM
    Location: online     
    Contact: dflanagi@stmarys-ca.edu
    This course focuses on the Bible, the sacred scriptures of the Jewish and Christian peoples. This diverse collection of writings has served as inspiration and catalyst for a great number of central events in human history -- from the movements of liberation led by Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. to the great human tragedies of slavery in the Old South and the medieval Crusades. These texts have also had a profound influence on art, literature, philosophy, and politics for over two thousand years of history, particularly in the West. As such, an understanding of the Bible is essential for a well-informed perspective on the world. This course will introduce students to the most important Biblical events and themes, raising questions of the influence and relevance of this text for the modern world. This course will also teach students to employ critical, scholarly tools for reading and interpretation, such as historical and literary criticism, as well as various lenses for the modern academic study of religion. Co-curricular lectures are an integral part of this class.  This course satisfies the Theological Understanding (Christian Foundations) requirement of the Core Curriculum.

     

    6-Week Courses (July 10, 2023 - August 11, 2023)

    TAKE A COLLEGE CLASS IN HIGH SCHOOL

    Taking in a summer college program demonstrates to colleges that you are serious, driven, and eager to challenge yourself. Even better, the experience provides you with a valuable firsthand glimpse at college academics and living.

    You can select from four different course designs. Summer classes at Saint Mary's College will get you college credit with reduced tuition of $700 per course and with faculty.

    Session I. ART 070 and SPAN 003 

    Session II. SPAN 003 and TRS 097

    Contact us:

    Steve Miller, Dean of the Core @ scmiller@stmarys-ca.edu

    Latifa Popal, Coordinator @ lp6@stmarys-ca.edu

     

    Next Steps

     

    Currently Enrolled Saint Mary’s Student

    Go to GaelXpress > Student Planning

    Take advantage of new Gael Summer pricing: tuition for Gael Summer 2023 is $3,000.00 per full credit course.

    A 50% discount is being offered to Saint Mary's College seniors within two courses of completing graduation requirements.

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    For information regarding payment, please contact the Business Office.