Course Catalog: Summer Session 2
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.
This course provides an introduction to the nature and structure of human language, as well as the basic methods of its scientific study. The course is framed in terms of four guiding questions: what are the components of the language system; how do we acquire this system; how is this system used in society; and how is this system represented in the brain.
CORE: History & Society
Notes: Optional Applied Language Component
New and existing organizations are implementing initiatives to transform, disrupt, innovate, and build sustainable businesses and enterprises. Students will focus on the role of entrepreneurship as organizations transition towards a more socially and ecologically responsible world. We will discuss and analyze topics such as corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurial leadership and mindset, sustainable practices and decision-making, and assessment of actions to study how organizations are solving problems related to sustainability. In addition to readings, case studies, and assessment, students will develop and present their business plan for a new sustainable venture.
This survey course covers the basic principles and management fundamentals of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Topics covered include leadership, group dynamics, team management, motivation, and communication skills.
Restrictions: AC/BU Majors and Minors and IS Majors Only.
LSC: Scientific Reasoning
CORE: Scientific Inquiry
This course looks at the tension between repressive policies in the US and LGBTQI+ mobilizations. We will consider key moments, including the Lavender Scare, Stonewall, the AIDS Pandemic, Marriage Equality, and the turn to transphobic politics today. The course will draw from a variety of texts and documentaries.
GS-208 can count toward a Political Science major.
The online Internship Practicum is designed to support the internship site experience and assist with the integration of learning from the theoretical to the practical by providing a means of reflection and learning. This course offers students the opportunity to share their internship experiences and concerns in a team setting and includes opportunities to develop personal and professional skills. Assignments and online discussions will be related to the internship experience. This course is open to students of all majors.
This course examines the historical, social, cultural, and musical forces that contributed to the emergence and subsequent development and impact of rock and roll as an enduring form of popular music. Performers, genres, song and style analysis, regional distinctions, and more are addressed with contextual depth and nuance.
LSC: Historical Studies
CORE: Literature & The Arts
LSC: Global Issues
CORE: History & Society
This course focuses on individuals and how their thoughts and behaviors are influenced by the presence, real or imagined, of others. This is a departmental survey course that will include topics such as the self, social cognition, social influence, group dynamics, prejudice, attraction, helping behavior, aggression and conflict.
Pre-reqs: PS 101 or SO 101