Savor Summer on Your Own Schedule

This summer, let our class schedules work for you. You can choose from more than six different sessions, finish your classes fast, and still have time to lay back and relax!

Whether you continued your studies or took a break spring semester, summer semester is the perfect time to:

  • Take advantage of flexible summer schedules 
  • Complete your BoKs or general requirements
  • Get ahead in your major
  • Explore interests in current topics: social justice, public health and the environment

Open enrollment means class seats are now first-come, first-serve, so don’t wait!

Get closer to graduation and give yourself peace of mind—register for summer semester today!

Align Your Studies with Your Passions

Interesting in broadening your knowledge in a specific area, learning more about what's going on around the world? A&S has courses for you!

Social Justice

  • HIST 2117: Slavery and Race in American History
    • Examine the origins and development of slavery in the Americas, the Caribbean, and the U.S., and learn about the economies of Europe and the Atlantic World; the migration of peoples with the slave trade; the impact on the cultures of indigenous peoples; the abolitionist movement; and the consequences of slavery and the Civil War. 
    • Class Attributes: DC, DEI, HP
  • POL 1001: Power and Politics: Understanding the Political World
    • Become familiar with various philosophical assumptions about political inquiry, including core themes such as power, violence, identity, elections, representation, institutions, and policy-making. Learn how political scientists conduct research, and discuss the implications of different research designs and how these vary across societies and cultures. 
    • Course Attributes: SCE, SE, SS
  • SOC 2022: Introduction to Social Inequality
    • Probe systems of inequality based on class, gender, race, sexuality, and nationality as major influences on the structure of interaction in society and on access to social opportunity.
    • Class Attributes: DC, SE
  • SOC 2043: Contemporary Social Problems
    • Study selected social issues and problems of current concern in society, from a sociological perspective.
    • Class Attributes: SCE, SE, SS

Public Health

  • COMM 2004: Communicating About Health, Environment and Science
    • Study theoretical and applied dimensions of communication issues pertaining to environmental, health, and science issues facing contemporary society. You will learn about the symbolic and material dimensions of environment and health issues, and about the parameters of scientific argument in various technical and political arenas.
    • Class Attributes: SCE, SE, SS
  • PHIL 2029: Medical Ethics
    • Get your studies started in an introduction to the field of medical ethics, even if you have no background in philosophy. This course teaches students to think for themselves about moral concepts like freedom, autonomy, rights, fairness, equality, honesty, consent, and harm. Topics covered in the course vary, but may include: privacy, informed consent, access to health care, end-of-life care, assisted suicide, abortion, religious objections to medical care, public health issues, global bioethics, race and gender in medicine, and more. 
    • Class Attributes: HU, SCE, SE

Environment and Sustainability

  • EVST 1011: Introduction to Environmental Studies I
    • Learn the fundamentals of environmental studies through an interdisciplinary examination of ecosystem structure and function. The course will examine human populations and societal differences in the production, use, and misuse of resources.
    • Class Attributes: NS, SCE, SE
  • EVST 1043/GEOG 1043: The Endangered Earth
    • In the study of biodiversity conservation, you will be introduced to the theories and practical methods of conservation biogeography, a new scientific frontier that addresses the global problem of biodiversity loss. You will learn where biodiversity and conservation efforts are concentrated, what strategies exist, and why culture and community matter. Case studies will focus on the four most endangered places on Earth: corals reefs; tropical rain forests in Indonesia; wetlands, the Florida Everglades in particular; and the Arctic sea ice. 
    • Class Attributes: NS, SC
  • ENGL 2030/EVST 2030: Literature and the Environment
    • Study depictions of nature and interactions between humans, animals, and the environment in works of literature. How literature shapes and reflects environmental consciousness will be considered, though the focus of the course may vary by section. Issues of race, class, and gender might also be considered. 
    • Class Attributes: HU, SCE
  • EVST 3027/PHIL 3027: Environmental Ethics
    • Learn about topics which may include animal welfare and rights; the value of nature; anthropocentrism; deep ecology; ecofeminism; sustainability; environmental justice; food ethics; and the ethics of climate change. This is an advanced course. 
    • Class Attrubutes: SCE, SE, TI

Gender and Identity

  • COMM 307: Communication, Identity, and Sport
    • Study the ways in which communication processes and practices contribute to the enactment, production, consumption, and organization of sport. In addition, the course examines ways in which sports communication both reflects and shapes personal identity (race, ethnicity, class, sex, religion, ideology, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability), community, culture, politics, and other dimensions of human experience. 
    • Class Attributes: DC, DEI, SS
  • PSYC 2011: Psychology of Gender
    • Explore the interaction of biology, culture and psychology on gender development and related issues such as gender socialization and roles, power and leadership, interpersonal relationships, communications, sexuality, and mental health. Theoretical perspectives and research focused on the psychology of gender will be reviewed and critiqued revealing ways in which psychology is culturally based, how culture influences what is studied and our interpretations of research, and ways these biases can be addressed.
    • Class Attributes: DEI, SE, SS
  • SOC 2021: Sociology of Gender
    • Examine the role that gender plays in everyday life and sociological theories of gender. The course will touch on major themes, such as: the ways in which ideas about bodies are produced through social relations and interaction, gender in the family, gender and work, gender and health, sexuality, the intersection of race/class/gender, and feminism, among others.
    • Class Attributes: DC, SS
  • WGS 2061: Gender in Popular Culture
    • Learn to analyzes popular culture as both a source of anti-feminism and a site of feminist work toward social change. It is designed to introduce students to feminist media analysis, to genre in fiction, non-fiction, and film, as well as to a range of other popular media useful in studying the way gender and sexuality are viewed in popular culture.
    • Class Attributes: DC, DEI, HU

Review Class Options

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  1. Visit this site: http://www.classes.catalystatuc.org/search/
  2. Fill in the search criteria, making sure that you select Arts and Sciences for the "Offering College." See the provided example.
  3. Once you know which classes you want to take, you are ready to register!
    1. Are you a visiting student? All the information visitng students need to be able to sign up for classes can be found on this page.

2021 Summer Schedule

  • Full Semester: 
    • Classes: 5/10 – 8/9
  • Maymester (Session M)
    • Classes: 5/10 – 5/30
  • First Half Term (Session D)
    •  Classes: 5/10 - 6/22
  • Summer A (Session A)
    • Classes: 6/1 – 7/4
  • Second Half Term (Session E)
    • Classes: 6/23-8/9
  • Summer B (Session B)
    • Classes: 7/6 – 8/9