Course Catalog: Summer Session 1
Accelerated Summer College students can take up to two of the courses below,. Students should be advised that credits earned at Saint Michael’s College are transferable at the discretion of the receiving institution. All courses meet 100% online (most asynchronously) for all 6 weeks.
AR 214: Digital Animation and Motion Graphics – Professor Gordon Glover
Digital Animation & Motion Graphics moves students with little or no knowledge of digital image creation and manipulation through the steps necessary to create animation, motion graphics, and video composites useful in web, television, gallery, mobile, and cinematic applications.
CORE: Literature & The Arts
Pre-reqs: (BI-151 or BI-152 Minimum Grades C-) and (BI-153 Minimum Grade C).
Despite their tiny size, viruses have a huge impact on life on Earth. In this course, we will explore the different types of viruses, the basic make up and structure of viruses, the ways that they move from one host to another, how they invade and manipulate host cells, and the many potential consequences of viral infection. In addition, we will discuss selected viral diseases, the human immune defenses, and how we can protect ourselves against dangerous viral pathogens.
Pre-reqs: (BI-153; Minimum grade C) and (CH-103 or CH-110)
DMC 209 Introduction to Digital Photography and Visual Storytelling – Professor Jerry Swope
This online course introduces students to the art and craft of digital photography as a means for visual storytelling. Students will learn to create thoughtful digital images using whatever digital camera they have available (camera phone, point and shoot or digital SLR) and learn to edit and manipulate images using Adobe Photoshop or other free professional quality editing software. While assignments will span a range of genres, emphasis will placed on documentary photography.
CORE: Literature and the Arts
Core: Literature & The Arts
ID 498: Internship Practicum – Professor Paul Olsen
This course offers opportunities for supervised work experience. Interns focus on integrating theory and practice while developing skills required for success in a business environment. This course is designed for a student’s first internship experience.
Students must have an internship in place by the second week of the semester. They can contact the instructor for guidelines, or the Career Education Office by making an appointment in Handshake.
Restrictions: 2.0 GPA or higher. Not open to student who’ve already completed an academic internship, ID-498, or BU-498. Students who have completed or are currently enrolled in BU-498/ID-498 should meet with a Career Coach to learn alternatives to receive credit for an additional internship.
PB 101 Introduction to Public Health – Instructor TBA
This course provides an introduction to the field of public health. Students will learn of the connectivity of public health and health care and the roles of personal behavior, social determinants, race, ethnicity, and income. Students will learn about prevention, protection and health promotion, as well as the domestic and global implications of public health.
The course both shows the student the nature and value of philosophical inquiry, using only primary texts such as Plato’s dialogues and other major philosophical writings, and, at the same time, invites the student to become personally philosophical by developing their own way of seeing the meaning and value of things. One way of coming to see how deeply human and profoundly personal the questions of meaning and value examined in philosophy are is by coming to understand how they would remain unanswered even if some day we were able to answer all the questions of the sciences.
CORE: Philosophical Questions
Students may take PH-103 only once.
Investigates the connections between food choices and political and cultural power; considers decisions about production and distribution as economic, environmental, and social, from farms to restaurants, slaughter houses to home kitchens; revealing day-to-day politics as well as alternatives approaches.
This course introduces students to the study of international relations, focusing especially on the interactions between states and non-state actors in the international environment. Emphasis is placed on understanding the major theoretical approaches to international relations, and applying them to consider enduring and contemporary issues and problems in international affairs.
LSC: Global Issues OR Social and Institutional
CORE: History & Society
Note: This course may not be counted towards the psychology major or minor.
This course is focused on contemporary social problems, particularly on how issues come to be “public” issues and eventually defined as problems in need of resolution. Often taught from the “constructionist” perspective, the problems that receive the greatest attention range from year to year and professor to professor. Common problems include, poverty, stratification, prejudice and discrimination, drug and alcohol abuse, gangs, violence, hunger, economic development and many other topics. As with Introduction to Sociology, this course focuses on the basic institutions of society.
CORE: History & Society AND Engaging Diverse Identities
This course explores the interethnic and “racial” dynamics in society and how they came to be characterized in the manner that they are. As a Sociology course, particular emphasis will be placed on the institutional and cultural dimensions.
CORE: Engaging Diverse Identities