Liberal Arts & Sciences Program
Psychology Sociology Philosophy Math Earth Science Economics
We offer them all! Check out our full listing below.
Sat. June 30 & Sun. July 1 mandatory move-in & orientation
Class runs July 2 – August 10, 2018
Summer Course Listing
The Liberal Arts & Sciences summer program for high school students provides participants the opportunity to enroll in two regular undergraduate courses at Syracuse University during Summer Session II. Approximately 25 courses are opened for high school student participation each summer.
Students will select courses from the list below. This is only a guide for your reference. Admitted students will be required to submit a registration form following admission and confirmation of attendance. Course registration is pending student qualification and schedule. All courses are contingent on sufficient enrollment.
*Students must be 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date. Students must be current Juniors(rising seniors).
Please visit our program costs page for more detailed information.
*Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.
*classes are subject to change
AST 104 Stars Galaxies and the Universe (4) MTWTh 9-11:45 a.m.
Historical and modern understanding of the nature of the universe beyond the solar system. Includes laboratory with observations. ($30 fee)
COM 107 Communications and Society (3) MTWTh 10-11:45 a.m.
Mass media and their functions. Contemporary problems of the media; legal, social, economic, and psychological implications of their relationships with society.
EAR 105 Earth Science (3) MTWTh 10-11:45 a.m.
Scientific study of our planet, its history, and the processes that shape it and affect humans. Emphasis includes tectonics, continental surfaces, and climate. Lecture and recitation, no laboratory; no prerequisite. Intended for non-majors. Students may receive credit for either EAR 110 (formerly EAR 101) or 105 but not both.
EAR 117 Oceanography (3) MTWTh 2-3:45 p.m.
A comprehensive introduction to the geology, physics, chemistry, and biology of the world ocean and its impact on global climate and environmental concerns.
FSC 200 Forensic Science Lab (2) TWTh 1-4p.m.
Discover the science behind forensic science. Learn how to conduct CSI lab work utilizing modern criminal detection methods. Gather and interpret evidence from simulated crime scenes.
MAT 284 Business Calculus (4) MTWTh 2-4:25 p.m.
One-variable differential and integral calculus. Applications to business and economics. REQUIRED PLACEMENT EXAM SCORE
MAT 285 Life Sciences Calculus I (3) MTWTh Noon-1:45 p.m.
Functions and their graphs, derivatives and their applications, differentiation techniques, the exponential and logarithm functions, multivariable differential calculus including constrained optimization. MAT 285 may not be taken for credit after successful completion of MAT 284 or MAT 295. REQUIRED PLACEMENT EXAM SCORE
MAT 295 Calculus I (4) MTWTh Noon-2:25 p.m.
Analytic geometry, limits, derivatives, maxima-minima, related rates, graphs, differentials, exponential and logarithmic functions, mean-value theorem, integration. For science majors. MAT 295 may not be taken for credit after successful completion of MAT 286. Prerequisite: MAT 194: Precalculus OR REQUIRED PLACEMENT EXAM SCORE
MAT 296 Calculus II (4) MTWTh 11:45 a.m.- 2:10 p.m.
Integration: the definite integral and applications; trigonometric functions, methods of integration, improper integrals, infinite series, elementary differential equations, parametric equations, polar coordinates. Prerequisite: MAT 194: Precalculus. Prerequisite: MAT 295: Calculus OR REQUIRED PLACEMENT EXAM SCORE
PHI 107 Theories of Knowledge and Reality (3) MTWTh 10-11:45 a.m.
Knowledge versus belief. Skepticism. Necessary truth. Universals. Rationalism versus empiricism. The mind-body problem. Idealism, materialism, and realism.
PHI 192 Introduction to Moral Theory (3) MTWTh Noon-1:45 p.m.
Major philosophical theories about moral rightness, virtue, and the good life, such as utilitarian, Kantian, and Aristotelian theories. Historical and contemporary sources. Credit cannot be received for both PHI 192 and PHI 209.
PHI 197 Human Nature (3) MTWTh 10-11:45 a.m.
Philosophical theories of human nature, their underlying metaphysical claims, and their ethical consequences.
PSC 121 American National Government and Politics (3) MTWTh Noon – 1:45 p.m.
American political institutions. Basic principles embedded in structure and practices of American government. Practical consequences of this political system for the citizen.
PSC 124 International Relations (3) MTWTh 10 – 11:45 a.m.
Foreign policy, decision making, comparative foreign policy, international transactions, and the international system.
PSY 205 Foundations of Human Behavior (3) MTWTh 10- 11:45 a.m. OR 4:00-5:45 p.m.
Fundamental principles of mental life and human behavior. Significance of psychology in human relationships and self-understanding.
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) MTWTh Noon-1:45 p.m.
Principal concepts, methods, and findings in sociology. Societal structures, processes, institutions, and social roles from both macro-and microanalytic human behavior perspectives.
SPM 101 Personal & Social Responsibility (3) MTWTh Noon – 1:45 p.m.
Designed to assist students with the transition and challenges of college, athletic life, and beyond. Course will promote student ownership of their academic, athletic, personal and social responsibility.
WGS 101 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (3) MTWTh 10-11:45 a.m.
Gender as a critical inquiry relating to race, class, and sexuality.
WRT 104 Introduction to College-Level Writing (3) MTWTh various times
College-level reading and writing practices: learning to compose for college audiences, to read challenging text actively, to make interpretations and claims, and to collaborate with others.