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Summer Online Classes at Spelman
Student's can register by logging into BANNER Self-Service and accessing the ADD/DROP Courses Menu.  Students must select Summer 2019 under the TERM drop down.  PINS currently are not required to register for Summer Online courses.

 

Online Courses 2019

INSTRUCTOR
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Angela Farris Watkins

TR
(6:30-8:30 p.m., EST)
6 weeks


Start date: June 3
End date: July 12

SPSY 200 General Psychology for Non-Majors is an introductory online course designed to present an overview of the field of psychology and provide substantive perspective of central concepts, principles, methods, theoretical interpretations, and practical problems. Psychology, as a discipline, enhances critical thinking skills and advances an awareness of the research and tentative conclusions about the nature of behavior and mental processes.

Type of Online Course: Hybrid
Anne Carlson

MWF (6:00 - 7:30 p.m., EST), for 8 weeks

Start date: June 3
End date: July 31


Maximum enrollment: 18 students
SFLF202 SFLF 202 is designed to help students develop proficiency in oral communication, listening, reading, and writing. In SFLF 202, students are guided through pertinent grammar, vocabulary, and related culture.The Interaction iLrn site (e-book and online Student Activities Manual) forms an essential part of the required activities in this course. Enrollment is limited to students who successfully complete SFLF 201 or are placed in the course by examination. Successful completion of SFLF 202 fulfills the Spelman College core requirement for world languages.

Type of Course: Synchronous
Fernando Esquivel-Suarez

TR (6:00-7:30 pm, EST), 6 weeks

Start date: June 3
End date: July 5



SFLS 202

This course provides the student with practice in the fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with emphasis on oral proficiency. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to apply a variety of communicative tasks in social situations. Communication in the target language uses predictable and familiar exchanges necessary for survival in the target culture. These include personal information related to self, family, home, daily activities, interests and personal preferences, as well as physical and social needs, such as food, shopping, travel, and lodging. Students will use the language in each session with a focus on one or more grammar topics and vocabulary necessary to communicate in specific situations. Students will memorize the vocabulary and practice the grammar for every session. To maximize exposure to the target language, the practice section of the course will be exclusively in Spanish. The use of the English language will be for clarification, but will lessen, over the course of the semester, as students develop their skills.
Students who enroll in Spanish 202 must have passed Beginning Spanish 102 or have placed into the course through a departmentally administered placement exam.



Type of Course: Hybrid

Victoria Frost

MWR (9:30-11:00 am, EST), 8 weeks

Start date: June 3
End date: July 23




SMAT 211 An introduction to the basic ideas of calculus, topics include functions and graphs, tangent lines, derivatives, rate of change, maxima-minima problems, exponential and logarithmic functions, integration, applications to the life and social sciences. Emphasis will be placed on applications and problem solving in biology and other life and social sciences.

Type of Course: Hybrid | Maximum Enrollment: 15

Marionette Holmes

TR (6:30 - 8:00pm)
10 weeks

Start date: June 3
End date: August 23



SECO 387 The Economics-Management Practicum is an intensive course in the fluency and practice of business. This course is offered through the College’s partnership with the HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) program, a digital learning initiative of Harvard Business School (HBS). The course consists of content across three separate areas of study: Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting. This course is taught in parallel with the online content delivered through the HBX CORe program. Across each module, the student will learn core economic, accounting and statistical ideas and develop applied understanding of the central role of these three disciplines in business and managerial decision-making.

Type of Course: Synchronous | Maximum Enrollment: 8
Danielle Dickens

Start date: June 3
End date: July 26



SPSY 206 A psychological study of women in the contemporary culture. This course will examine the complex intersections among systems of oppression and privilege using a feminist framework. Special attention is devoted to factors involved in the socialization of the female personality and the diversity of women through culture and ethnicity. Additionally, much of the focus will also be on the female development in the African American context.

Type of Course: Asynchronous | Maximum Enrollment: 15
Andrea Lewis

TR (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
6 weeks

Start date: June 3
End date: July 12



SEDU 206 SEDU 206 Orientation to Education is an introduction to the historical, economic, sociological, philosophical and psychological understandings of schooling and education. It provides professional knowledge pertaining to learning, diversity, technology, professional ethics, legal and policy issues, pedagogy, classroom management, and the roles and responsibilities of the profession of teaching. Observing teachers and students in an actual school setting along with clinical engagement in this field activity provide real contexts for experiencing teaching processes and reflective thinking about teaching. This course will provide literature and assignments that will challenge the student’s thinking about pedagogy and the teaching profession and how they can develop quality education for all students. The course activities include lecture, discussion, field experience, small group participation, collaborative learning, independent study, etc.

Type of Course: Hybrid (Synchronous and Asynchronous)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Jeffery Ehme

MWR (7:30 - 8:45pm, EST), 7 weeks

Start date: June 3


SMAT 205 This course is designed to be an introduction to statistics suitable for liberal arts students. Topics to be covered include descriptive statistics, graphs and charts, introduction to probability and probability distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, and an introduction to data analysis using the computer while stressing a wide variety of applications from real-world situations. Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in Math 107 or 115, 116, 120, or 193.

This course meets three days /week in an online learning space (MWTh 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. EST). Students are expected to attend all live, online class meetings and participate fully. In addition, this course has daily online assignments which students complete independently.

Type of Course: Synchronous with some hybrid components.
Maximum Enrollment: 20

Kiandra Johnson

TR (7:30 - 8:50 pm EST), 8 weeks

Start date: June 3
End date: July 26


SMAT 115 This course covers the real number system, complex numbers, linear and quadratic equations, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions. This course will improve the ability of the students to recognize and graph these special kinds of functions and to interpret information from their graphs. Emphasis will be placed on modeling and solving real-world problems using these functions. Certain topics in algebra and trigonometry are essential for calculus.To be successful in the study of calculus, a student must first have mastered these topics beyond the level generally attained in high school courses. This course provides instruction in the algebra and precalculus topics needed to prepare students for courses in differential and integral calculus and other higher-level mathematics courses.

Type of Course: Synchronous with some hybrid components

Maximum Enrollment: 15
Pilar Valencia

MTWRF (6:00-7:30 p.m., EST), 5 weeks

Start date: June 3
End date: July 5


SFLS 201 The online summer Intermediate Spanish 201 is part of a two-course sequence, which fulfills the foreign language requirement of the college core curriculum. Students who enroll in Spanish 201 must have passed Beginning Spanish 102 or have placed into the course through a departmentally administered Placement Exam. This course sequence provides the student with practice in the fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to apply a variety of communicative tasks in social situations. Communication in the target language uses predictable and familiar exchanges necessary for survival in the target culture. These include personal information related to celebrations, telling stories about the past, talking about careers and employment, expressing hopes and expectations for the future and discussing health situations. Students will use the language in each session with a focus on one or more grammar topics and vocabulary necessary to communicate in specific situations. Students will memorize the vocabulary and practice the grammar for every session. In order to assure maximum exposure to Spanish, and efficiently develop students' skills in the language, this course will be almost exclusively in Spanish. The use of the English language will be for clarification, but will lessen, as students develop their skills.

Type of Course: Hybrid (Synchronous and asynchronous).
Maximum Enrollment: 18

Marilyn Davis

TR (6:30-8:00 pm, EST)

Start date: June 3
End date: July 26




SPSC 201 The SPSC 201 course description is: National Government in the United States encourages and facilitates students' critical thinking about the assumptions and philosophies of American government. Students critically and analytically think about the formal and informal organization of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, the formulation of public policy, and the role of institutions and processes (ideology, public opinion, participation, interest groups, parties, campaigns, and elections) in helping to realize democratic ideals.

Type of Course: Synchronous
Rosetta Ross

R (6:00-8:00 p.m., EST)

Start date: June 3
End date: July 5



SREL 111 This course explores the nature and role of religion as a source of meaning in human life. The course combines academic study of religion with analysis of beliefs, symbols, ideas, and practices of African/African-derived religions, and at least two other religious traditions. Students examine a variety of dimensions and ways of being religious within each tradition. Students also explore contemporary issues in religions and society. Course goals are to acquire new knowledge about the study of religions and about religious traditions, and to engage in critical learning by exploring diverse perspectives within traditions. Methods of study include lectures, reading, small group work, film, critical writing, quizzes e-discussion and field study. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Type of Course: Hybrid | Synchronous
Maximum Enrollment: 10