Course Catalog: 58 Courses

Globalization, Media and Culture

Course Code: AFRI 0500 CRN: 60047

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: T,W,R 12:15P-2:55P

Instructor(s):
Patricia Agupusi

This course is designed to examine the changing global landscape and its impact on society and culture. The course will draw on analytical tools from the social sciences to make sense of the rapidly changing nature of global society. In the past three decades the flows of commodities, ideas, people, norms and resources across international borders has accelerated exponentially....(more »)

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Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Course Code: ANTH 0100 CRN: 60020

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: T,W,R 12:15P-2:55P

Instructor(s):
Michael Berman

This course provides an introduction to cultural anthropology, surveying its defining questions, methods, and findings. We will examine the history and utility of anthropology's hallmark method, ethnography, the long-term immersion of the researcher in the culture under study. We will compare cultural anthropology's findings and comportment in other cultures to its conclusions...(more »)

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Re-Learning Native America: Popular Imagination Versus Diverse Realities

Course Code: ANTH0249 CRN: 60049

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: T,W,TH 3:30P-6:10P

Instructor(s):
Alexandra Peck

In the US, Native individuals are consigned to the past, portrayed as existing in nature, or used to promote Halloween trends. But, what do we actually know about the 562 tribes who call Turtle Island home?This course explores Native America, as represented in popular culture, by comparing fantasy to real 21st century Native experiences. Engaging with subversive literature...(more »)

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Applied Ordinary Differential Equations

Course Code: APMA 0350 CRN: 60050

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: M,W,R 9:00A-11:40A

Instructor(s):
Rebecca Durst

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to ordinary differential equations and their applications. During the course, we will understand how applied mathematicians use ordinary differential equations to solve practical applications, from understanding the underlying problem, creating a differential-equations model, solving the model using analytical, numerical,...(more »)

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Statistical Inference I

Course Code: APMA 1650 CRN: TBD

Status: This course is under review for 2020. Courses will open for registration once they are confirmed.

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

APMA 1650 begins an integrated first course in mathematical statistics. The first half of APMA 1650 covers probability and the last half is statistics, integrated with its probabilistic foundation. Specific topics include probability spaces, discrete and continuous random variables, methods for parameter estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.Prerequisites:...(more »)

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Cell and Molecular Biology

Course Code: BIOL 0500 CRN: 60004

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: M,W,F 9:00A-11:40A

Instructor(s):
Richard Freiman

This course examines the structure and function of the basic unit of an organism, the cell. An experimental approach is used to examine cellular functions, ranging from gene transcription, cell division and protein secretion, to cell motility, and signal transduction. Relevance to health and disease will be considered.

Prerequisites: BIOL 0200 or AP Biology score of 4 or 5.

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Principles of Physiology

Course Code: BIOL 0800 CRN: 60008

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: M-F 9:00A-10:45A

Instructor(s):
Chi-Ming Hai
Andrea Sobieraj

Introduction to the function and integration of organ systems with an emphasis on human physiology. Includes basic concepts in cell and organ system physiology as well as fundamentals of modern trends in physiological science. Emphasizes the application of physical and chemical principles to organ function at both the cellular and systemic levels.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: BIOL 0200 or AP Biology score of 4 or 5.

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Organic Chemistry

Course Code: CHEM 0350 CRN: TBD

Status: This course is under review for 2020. Courses will open for registration once they are confirmed.

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Investigates the constitution and properties of the different classes of organic compounds, with considerable attention to reaction mechanisms. The laboratory work involves an introduction to microscale preparative and analytical techniques of organic chemistry and the preparation of representative organic compounds.

Prerequisites: CHEM 0330

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Horror in the Ancient and Modern World

Course Code: CLAS 0220 CRN: 60013

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: M,W,R 3:30P-6:10P

Instructor(s):
Jeremy Fischer
Fiona Sappenfield

"When are little kids creepy? Why are we afraid of clowns? What makes a story “horror” and how does culture shape what we find scary? In this course we will analyze works of literature from ancient Greece and Rome and compare them with modern horror films and short stories in an attempt to answer these questions. Topics will include monsters, witches, and possession. We...(more »)

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The World of Byzantium (Online)

Course Code: CLAS 0660 CRN: 60032

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: Online

Instructor(s):
Efstratios Papaioannou

Caught between the East and West, the culture of Byzantium inherited the ancient worlds of Greece, Rome, and Jerusalem, nurturing many a modern ideology, conflict, and identity. Byzantium is explored through its history, texts, and art.We examine the foundation and history of Constantinople, Iconoclasm, the Crusades, medieval Christianity and Islam, Byzantine court...(more »)

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Greek Mythology (Online)

Course Code: CLAS 0900 CRN: 60007

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: Online

Instructor(s):
Johanna Hanink

Goddesses, heroes, monsters: it’s time for some Greek Myth. We will cover the stories of creation, Pandora, the Trojan Cycle, the legends of Thebes (Oedipus and co.), the Golden Fleece, Greco-Roman gods, Hercules and other heroes, and many, many more myths. But we will also think about the telling of these myths. What do the tellers need from these stories? How do they change...(more »)

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The American Presidents and the Western Tradition (Online)

Course Code: CLAS 1120U CRN: 60012

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: Online

Instructor(s):
Joseph Pucci

We are accustomed to engaging the American presidency as a public office approached through the prism of government, political science, the history of institutions, constitutional power, and the like. This course studies the ways in which the presidency as an institution, and the presidents in thought and action, are part of a larger continuum of expression and experience...(more »)

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Animal Behavior Laboratory (Online)

Course Code: CLPS 1191 CRN: TBD

Status: This course is under review for 2020. Courses will open for registration once they are confirmed.

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Designed for students with a serious interest in animal behavior research. Topics include methods in lab and field research, enrichment programs for captive species, and conditioning procedures for managing zoo and shelter animals.In this course, you will learn about the standard research methodologies for observing animal behavior and the main formats for presenting...(more »)

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Sleep and Chronobiology Research

Course Code: CLPS 1194 CRN: TBD

Status: This course is under review for 2020. Courses will open for registration once they are confirmed.

Dates: 15 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Part of a summer immersion in behavioral science research in human sleep and chronobiology. Instruction in human sleep and circadian rhythms, research techniques in basic physiology, laboratory skills, ethics of research, and basic CPR. Research seminars explore other techniques and career paths. Enrollment limited to 12.

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Abnormal Psychology (Online)

Course Code: CLPS 1700 CRN: TBD

Status: This course is under review for 2020. Courses will open for registration once they are confirmed.

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

The study of anxiety, stress, and neurotic disorders, psychosomatic disorders, deviant social behavior, affective disorders, and schizophrenia. Considers theories of etiology (causes) and methods of therapeutic treatment, case studies, experimental research, and clinical research.This course is offered fully online. Students need not be on Brown’s campus to take part...(more »)

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Music & Meditation

Course Code: COST 0032 CRN: 60018

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: MWF 12:15 - 2:55P

Instructor(s):
Srinivas Reddy

Music and Meditation explores the contemplative nature of sonic experience from humanistic, artistic and scientific perspectives.By drawing from various traditions across both time and space, and by engaging with a variety of disciplinary methodologies from Contemplative Studies, Music, Ethnomusicology, Religious Studies, Cognitive Science and Performance Studies,...(more »)

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An Introduction to Contemplative Studies

Course Code: COST 0100 CRN: 60021

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: T,R 1:30p-5:20p

Instructor(s):
Larson Difiori

Introduction to the new field of Contemplative Studies focusing on identifying methods human beings have found, across cultures and across time, to concentrate, broaden and deepen conscious awareness. We will study what these methods and experiences entail, how to critically appraise them, how to experience them ourselves, and how they influence the development of empathy,...(more »)

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A Data-Centric Introduction to Programming

Course Code: CSCI 0050 CRN: 60003

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: M,W,R 9:00A-11:40A

Instructor(s):
Linda Clark

An introduction to computer programming with a focus on skills needed for data-intensive applications. Topics include core constructs for processing both tabular and structured data; decomposing problems into programming tasks; data structures; algorithms; and testing programs for correct behavior.

This course is not intended for CS concentrators. In particular, it does...(more »)

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Cybersecurity Ethics

Course Code: CSCI 1870 CRN: 60014

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: T,W,R 3:30P-6:10P

Instructor(s):
Deborah Hurley

Bots, trolls, fake news, privacy, freedom of information, government transparency, liberty, autonomy, artificial intelligence, big data, data analytics, encryption, human rights, intellectual property, open source, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, averting cyberwar, humanitarian law, white, gray, and black hat hacking, fair information practices, behavioral...(more »)

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Principles of Economics

Course Code: ECON 0110 CRN: TBD

Status: This course is under review for 2020. Courses will open for registration once they are confirmed.

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Extensive coverage of economic issues, institutions, and vocabulary, plus an introduction to economic analysis and its application to current social problems. Required for all economics concentrators. Course serves as a prerequisite for ECON 1110, 1130, 1210 and 1620. Serves as a general course for students who will take no other economics courses and want a broad introduction to the discipline.

Prerequisites: None

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Financial Accounting

Course Code: ECON 0710 CRN: TBD

Status: This course is under review for 2020. Courses will open for registration once they are confirmed.

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Basic accounting theory and practice. Accounting procedures for various forms of business organizations.

Prerequisites: None

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Business Fundamentals Bootcamp

Course Code: ECON 0720 CRN: 60041

Dates: 4 weeks. June 29, 2020 - July 24, 2020

Meeting Times: M-F 9:00A-4:30P

Instructor(s):
Rob Anthony
Mona Dhillon
Marithily Erande
Ted Ladd
Larry Louie
Tessa Misiaszek
Lauren Piontkoski
Henrik Totterman

Brown has partnered with Hult International Business School for this program - renowned for its skill-focused approach to education and commitment to learning by doing.The Business Fundamentals Bootcamp enables you to learn and practice the fundamental skills needed for innovation within a business setting. Rapidly evolving labor markets in the Age of AI place a premium...(more »)

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Introduction to Econometrics

Course Code: ECON 1620 CRN: TBD

Status: This course is under review for 2020. Courses will open for registration once they are confirmed.

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Probability and statistical inference. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Simple and multiple regression analysis. Applications emphasized.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: ECON 0110, or AP Microeconomics 4 and AP Macroeconomics 4, or IB HL Economics 6; and ECON 1110 or 1130.

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American Histories, American Novels (Online)

Course Code: ENGL 0100R CRN: 60005

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: Online

Instructor(s):
Daniel Kim

How do novels make readers experience such traumatic American historical events as war, slavery, genocide, race riots and other forms of violent civil conflict? What kind of political or ethical perspective on such divisive and explosive events do literary narratives encourage their readers to take? How can novels function as memorials to such events? What forms of redress...(more »)

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Love Stories (Online)

Course Code: ENGL 0100P CRN: 60002

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: Online

Instructor(s):
James Kuzner

What do we talk about when we talk about love? We will see how writers have addressed this question from Shakespeare's day to the present. Writers may include Shakespeare, Austen, Eliot, Flaubert, Graham Greene, Marilynne Robinson, and/or others.This course is offered fully online. Students need not be on Brown’s campus to take part in this course. Are you ready for...(more »)

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Critical Reading and Writing I: The Academic Essay

Course Code: ENGL 0900 CRN: 60010

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: TWTh 9-11:40 a.m.

Instructor(s):
Jonathan Readey

An introduction to university-level writing. Students produce and revise multiple drafts of essays, practice essential skills of paragraph organization, and develop techniques of critical analysis and research. Readings from a wide range of texts in literature, the media, and academic disciplines. Assignments move from personal response papers to formal academic essays....(more »)

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Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (Online)

Course Code: ENGL 0930-1 CRN: 60029

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: Online

Instructor(s):
Elizabeth Taylor

Creative Nonfiction: Writing the World is for students with a serious interest in writing narrative essays based on fact, research, interviews, and memory. Through assignments and revisions, students will hone their investigative, analytical, and creative skills, inspired by close readings of 20th century nonfiction writers, including Jamaica Kincaid,...(more »)

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Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (Online)

Course Code: ENGL 0930-2 CRN: 60030

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: Online

Instructor(s):
Stephen Foley

Creative Nonfiction: Reading, Writing, and Traveling takes advantage of its online format to enable students to read, reflect, and share their travel experiences from wherever they are this summer. Assignments includes blogging, actively taking part in discussions, op-ed pieces, and a longer travel essay? students are also encouraged to explore visual...(more »)

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Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (Online)

Course Code: ENGL 0930-3 CRN: 60031

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: Online

Instructor(s):
James Egan

Creative Nonfiction: Reading & Writing in a Digital World uses debates over the so-called "death of reading" supposedly brought about by the internet, smartphone and e-reader as a spur for our writing. Have we entered a period when most readers can no longer engage in the "deep" reading that helped usher in the modern world? How and/or should writers...(more »)

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Law and Literature (Online)

Course Code: ENGL 1760Z CRN: 60033

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: Online

Instructor(s):
Ravit Reichman

What is the relationship between law and literature? How do these supposedly separate worlds contribute jointly to our sense of justice, and to our understanding of injustice? We examine these questions through novels, legal writings, legal opinions, and film, in order to discover how law and literature create interrelated narratives that shed light on issues like identity,...(more »)

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Multimedia Storytelling

Course Code: ENGL1050J CRN: 60037

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: M,W,F 12:15-2:55P

Instructor(s):
Michael Stewart

Through a series of short assignments, we will learn what audio, visual, and performative tools are available to us and how these different mediums can affect our stories. The course culminates in a final project where each student will pursue a long-form story of their choice of subject and medium. Enrollment limited to 17. S/NC.

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The Theory and Practice of Sustainable Investing

Course Code: ENVS 1545 CRN: TBD

Status: This course is under review for 2020. Courses will open for registration once they are confirmed.

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

21st century businesses and investors face a broadening and deepening array of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. Climate change, water scarcity, community conflicts, resource depletion, supply chain breakdowns, worker well-being and economic inequality pose present material challenges that make sustainability an imperative for successful...(more »)

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Reading French in the Arts and Sciences

Course Code: FREN 0220 CRN: TBD

Status: This course is under review for 2020. Courses will open for registration once they are confirmed.

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Designed to develop the reading competence in French for graduate students (or advanced undergraduates with permission of the instructor). Fundamentals of grammar and syntax are emphasized as well as reading skills in the fields of individual students. Successful completion should satisfy the foreign language requirement for graduate students in other departments. (Consult...(more »)

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German for Reading (Online)

Course Code: GRMN 0121 CRN: 60034

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: Online

Instructor(s):
Jane Sokolosky

This online course prepares students to read and understand German texts from a variety of disciplines and genres. This intensive study of German grammar and syntax is for students without prior knowledge of German and for students with some background in German who want to review and gain better mastery of grammar. Students who successfully complete this course have the...(more »)

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Screening Social Justice in the Spanish-Speaking World (Online)

Course Code: HISP 0750P CRN: 60038

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: Online

Instructor(s):
Sarah L. Thomas

Studying recent films from Latin America, Spain, and the US, this course engages students with vital issues of social justice in the Spanish-speaking world from a variety of perspectives. Topics covered include: racial, gender/sexuality, and socioeconomic identities and equality; immigration, the border, and displacement; civil conflict and dictatorship; the environment...(more »)

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The American Civil War

Course Code: HIST 0252 CRN: 60001

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: T, W, Th 9:00AM-11:40

Instructor(s):
Michael Vorenberg

This course uses the American Civil War of 1861-1865 to investigate certain issues relevant to current domestic and global affairs: the use of history in popular memory and popular culture (focusing on the Civil War in public art and film); the role of law in the prosecution and resolution of war; international law, especially as it applies to war and human rights. The course...(more »)

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World War II: A Global History

Course Code: HIST 0770C CRN: 60042

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: M,W, F 3:30P-6:10P

Instructor(s):
Harry Merritt
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The largest and deadliest conflict in human history, World War II dramatically transformed the modern world in ways that continue to impact us today. Yet for decades, the focus of many historians has been on generals and battles, or solely on the U.S. and UK, ignoring vast areas of the globe in which millions of people experienced the war and contributed to its outcome.This...(more »)

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How the Bible Became Holy (Online)

Course Code: JUDS 0682 CRN: 60011

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: Online

Instructor(s):
Michael Satlow

Over the past 2,000 years, people have killed and died for the Bible, and it continues to exercise a powerful if contested role in modern politics. Yet how did it achieve this power?This course will trace the development of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) from its origins in ancient Israel to its development about five hundred years later as a foundational text of...(more »)

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Fiction I

Course Code: LITR 0110A CRN: TBD

Status: This course is under review for 2020. Courses will open for registration once they are confirmed.

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

A workshop for students who have little or no previous experience in writing fiction. Enrollment limited to 17 per section. This course is limited to undergraduates. Grade Option: S (Satisfactory) / NC (No Credit) only.

Prerequisites: None

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Classic Short Stories

Course Code: LITR 0900A CRN: 60027

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: MWF 12:15 - 2:55

Instructor(s):
Elisabeth Bell

This course will introduce you to a selection of works by important writers of the short story. We shall explore the richness and diversity of short fiction through close reading and discussion, both of which should give you an appreciation of the short story in general and of our writers' countries and histories in particular. Our focus will be on authorial strategies...(more »)

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Introductory Calculus, Part I

Course Code: MATH 0090 CRN: TBD

Status: This course is under review for 2020. Courses will open for registration once they are confirmed.

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

An intensive course in calculus of one variable including limits, differentiation, maxima and minima, the chain rule, rational functions, trigonometric functions, and exponential functions. Introduction to integration with applications to area and volumes of revolution.

MATH 0090 and 0100, or AP Calculus BC score 4 or 5 are recommended for all students intending to concentrate...(more »)

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Linear Algebra

Course Code: MATH 0520 CRN: 60048

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: M,W,R 9:00A-11:40A

Instructor(s):
Caixia Chen

Vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, systems of linear equations, bases, projections, rotations, determinants, and inner products. Applications may include differential equations, difference equations, least squares approximations, and models in economics and in biological and physical sciences. MATH 0520 or 0540 is a prerequisite for all 1000-level courses in...(more »)

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The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience

Course Code: NEUR 0010 CRN: 60025

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: M,T,W,TH 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Instructor(s):
Alastair Tulloch
Kaitlin Wilcoxen

Introduction to the mammalian nervous system with emphasis on the structure and function of the human brain. Topics include the function of nerve cells, sensory systems, control of movement and speech, learning and memory, emotion, and diseases of the brain.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites, but knowledge of biology and chemistry at the high school level is assumed.

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Experimental Neurobiology

Course Code: NEUR 1600 CRN: 60026

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: M,W 1:00P-5:30P

Instructor(s):
John Stein

Intensive laboratory experience in neuroscience appropriate for students with basic background in Neurobiology. Learn and employ the classical neurophysiological techniques of extracellular recording, intracellular recording and receptive field mapping using a variety of animal species. Experiments will include recording of sensory signals in the cockroach leg; frog sciatic...(more »)

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Critical Reasoning

Course Code: PHIL 0101 CRN: 60028

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: T,W,R 3:30P-6:10P

Instructor(s):
Leonard Feldblyum

The overall goal of this course is to improve students' ability to think clearly and carefully and to enable them to identify and evaluate arguments. This includes enabling them to: understand and apply relevant concepts like truth, validity, and soundness; determine the structure of an argument; work with arguments using basic propositional logic; understand and apply rules...(more »)

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Moral Philosophy

Course Code: PHIL 0500 CRN: 60040

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: M,W,F 12:15P-2:55P

Instructor(s):
Matthew Schrepfer

An introduction to ethics, the part of philosophy that is concerned with right and wrong, good and bad, virtue and vice. We will look at some central issues in the field as well as some of the main theories in it. Is an action good or bad because of its anticipated results or regardless of these results? Is relativism true? Does morality depend on God? Why should we be moral, after all? These would be some of the topics discussed.

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Doctors and Patients- Clinical Communication in Medicine

Course Code: PHP 1010 CRN: 60036

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: M,W,F 4-6:30P

Instructor(s):
Therese Zink

Communication is central to medical practice and interpersonal relationships between patients and physicians can be powerful curative agents. This course reviews theory and research on physician-patient communication. In addition to lectures, readings, and discussions, students will have opportunities to observe physicians in clinical settings. Appropriate for students interested...(more »)

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World of Food: Personal to Global Perspectives on Nutrition, Agriculture, and Policy (Online)

Course Code: PHP 1101 CRN: 60035

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: Online

Instructor(s):
Tayla Ash

This course addresses issues of food and nutrition in America and around the world through the lens of public health, economics, and agriculture. The online setting intentionally requires students to engage in and learn about their own community from perspectives likely not previously noticed. Students will read class from many sources; will review documentary films; and...(more »)

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Basic Physics (3)

Course Code: PHYS 0030 CRN: 60043

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: T,W,R 9:00A-11:40A

Instructor(s):
Miquel Dorca

Survey of mechanics for concentrators in sciences other than physics-including premedical and life science students. Students with more advanced math training are advised to take PHYS 0050, which covers the same topics in physics. PHYS 0030 employs the concepts of elementary calculus but little of the technique. Lectures, conferences, and a laboratory. Six hours of attendance.Prerequisites:...(more »)

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Basic Physics (4)

Course Code: PHYS 0040 CRN: 60045

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: T,W,R 9:00A-11:40A

Instructor(s):
Santanu Banerjee

Survey of mechanics, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics for concentrators in sciences other than physics-including premedical students or students without prior exposure to physics who require a less rigorous course than PHYS 0050, 0060. Employs the concepts of elementary calculus but little of its technique. Lectures, conferences, and a laboratory. Twelve...(more »)

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Music & Meditation

Course Code: RELS 0032 CRN: 60019

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: MWF 12:15 - 2:55P

Instructor(s):
Srinivas Reddy

Music and Meditation explores the contemplative nature of sonic experience from humanistic, artistic and scientific perspectives.By drawing from various traditions across both time and space, and by engaging with a variety of disciplinary methodologies from Contemplative Studies, Music, Ethnomusicology, Religious Studies, Cognitive Science and Performance Studies,...(more »)

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Islamic Sexualities (Online)

Course Code: RELS 0290D CRN: TBD

Status: This course is under review for 2020. Courses will open for registration once they are confirmed.

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

In this course we examine gender and sexuality in Muslim cultures, as well larger issues that shape the ways in which Islam is imagined in relationship to gender and sexuality. In doing so, we will think about how particular constructions of gender and sexuality affect the representation of Islam and Muslims in the US and abroad, especially in films and documentaries, which...(more »)

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How do you feel? Exploring The History of Emotions

Course Code: RELS 0843 CRN: 60017

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: Online

Instructor(s):
Nancy Khalek

How do we feel, and how do we know what we feel? Emotional language appears in everything from medieval treatises on virtue to modern analyses of media and advertising, but human beings did not always express their emotions in the same way.How did concepts like shame, fear, pride, wonder, happiness, or grief change over time? This course is an introduction to the...(more »)

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Persuasive Communication

Course Code: TAPS 0220 CRN: 60039

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: T,W,R 12:15P-2:55P

Instructor(s):
Suzahn Ebrahimian

Provides an introduction to public speaking and helps students develop confidence in public speaking through the presentation of persuasive speeches. Limited to 18.

Prerequisites: None

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Studio Foundation

Course Code: VISA 0100-0 CRN: 60016

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: T,W,R 9:00A-11:40A

Instructor(s):
Daniel Stupar

An introduction to basic visual art concepts, exploring a range of materials with emphasis on experimentation and analysis of visual relationships. Drawing is a vital part of this course.Prerequisites: This course is a prerequisite to any advanced studio course work at Brown or the Rhode Island School of Design. Under certain circumstances a student...(more »)

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3-D Foundation

Course Code: VISA 0130 CRN: 60015

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: T,W,R 3:30P-6:10P

Instructor(s):
Daniel Stupar

This is an extensive study in form and structure to develop spatial understanding and the fundamentals of 3-dimensional design and construction. Students will explore the structural, compositional and conceptual implications of basic materials, such as wood, metal, plaster and found objects. Projects are designed as a means for investigating a variety of sculptural processes....(more »)

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Photography Foundation

Course Code: VISA 0140 CRN: 60024

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020

Meeting Times: T,W,R 12:15P-2:55P

Instructor(s):
Theresa Ganz

This class is a wide-ranging technical and conceptual introduction to photography. Through weekly projects, students will be exposed to 19th-21st-century photo processes. Topics covered include cameras, lenses, software, darkroom overview, scanning, natural and artificial lighting, alternative processes as well as concepts such as selective focus, color temperature, composition....(more »)

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Drawing

Course Code: VISA 1110 CRN: 60006

Dates: 7 weeks. June 22, 2020 - August 07, 2020 Lab: M,F 9:00A-11:00A

Meeting Times: T,W,R 9:00A-11:40A

Instructor(s):
Paul Myoda

"An introduction to various drawing materials and techniques with an emphasis on visual observation, experimentation, and analysis."Aims
Introduce a number of drawing materials and techniques
Introduce select principles of two-dimensional composition
Introduce vector-based (Adobe Illustrator) software
Turn students on to the world of art-making; if already...(more »)

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