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Online Undergraduate Courses at JHU

Summer Online Courses at Johns Hopkins University

Behold the power of increased flexibility!

You are busy in the summer. You want it all. You want to work, have some fun, and make progress in your degree program. Let us help.

With summer online courses, you can have your summer and Johns Hopkins, too. You can work, or take that internship opportunity, and continue to pace yourself on the path to graduation. The flexibility you need to fit coursework and your summer together.

Summer online courses at Johns Hopkins are for just about everyone. JHU undergraduates and visiting undergraduate students can put credit earned in an online course to work right away in their degrees. Pre-college students can start college early by earning credit in the summers before college, for potential transfer later at the university they attend. Adult students looking to advance in their career, test the waters after a period away from the classroom, or just looking for intellectual engagement, can enroll in a summer online course and make the most of their summer.

Key to Who Can Take the Selected Course:

Use this guide when browsing courses to determine eligibility for enrollment.

JHU = Johns Hopkins Undergraduates
VC = Visiting College Students, Adults, and others with at least a high school diploma
PC = Pre-College (high school) students, ages 16 – 18

Grading

Unless otherwise indicating, Summer 2020 courses will be graded using regular letter grades.  Click here for more information about the University’s undergraduate grading policy.

Courses


Applied Mathematics & Statistics

Introduction to the mathematics of finite systems. Logic; Boolean algebra; induction and recursion; sets, functions, relations, equivalence, and partially ordered sets; elementary combinatorics; modular arithmetic and the Euclidean algorithm; group theory; permutations and symmetry groups; graph theory. Selected applications. The concept of a proof and development of the ability to recognize and construct proofs are part of the course.

Recommended Course Background: Four years of high school mathematics.

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Two Sections

Section 81 Meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
Course Delivery: Online
Synchronous Meetings: MTWTh, 12:00 - 3:15 p.m. (EST)
Instructor: Fishkind, Donniell
Credits: 4

Section 21 Meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
Course Delivery: Online
Synchronous Meetings: MTWTh, 12:00 - 3:15 p.m. (EST)
Instructor: Fishkind, Donniell
Credits: 4

Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC*

*By permission

May 20, 2020 - Section 21 has reached enrollment capacity. A wait list exists. Space is available in section 81, which meets May 26 - June, 26, 2020.
This is an introduction to statistics aimed at students in the life sciences. The course will provide the necessary background in probability with treatment of independence, Bayes theorem, discrete and continuous random variables and their distributions. The statistical topics covered will include sampling and sampling distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for means, comparison of populations, analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation. Analysis of data will be done using Excel.

Prerequisites: Calculus I

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Course Meets: May 26 - July 3, 2020
Instructor: Micheli, Mario
Credits: 4
Tuition: $4,060
Course Delivery: Online
Synchronous Meetings: MTWTh, 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (EST)

Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC*

*By permission
An introduction to probability and statistics at the calculus level, intended for engineering and science students planning to take only one course on the topics. Combinatorial probability, independence, conditional probability, random variables, expectation and moments, limit theory, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, tests of means and variances, goodness-of-fit.

Prerequisites: Calculus I & Calculus II

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Course Meets: May 26 - July 3, 2020
Instructor: Loprinzo, Vittorio
Credits: 4
Tuition: $4,060

Course Delivery: Online
Synchronous Meetings: MTWTh, 1:00 - 4:15 p.m. (EST)

Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC

May 20, 2020 - This course has reached enrollment capacity. A wait list exists. Space is available in EN.553.211 Probability & Statistics for the Life Sciences
An introductory survey of optimization methods, supporting mathematical theory and concepts, and application to problems of planning, design, prediction, estimation, and control in engineering, management, and science. Study of varied optimization techniques including linear programming, network-problem methods, dynamic programming, integer programming, and nonlinear programming. Students should be familiar with computing and linear algebra.

Recommended Course Background: one year of calculus

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Course Meets: May 26 - July 3, 2020
Instructor: Lubberts, Zachary
Credits: 4
Tuition: $4,060
Course Delivery: Online
Synchronous Meetings: MTWTh, 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (EST)

Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC

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Chemistry

The fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, bonding, elementary thermodynamics, equilibrium and acids and bases, are introduced in this course. Can be taken with Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I, unless lab has been previously completed.

Note: Students taking this course and the lab course, AS.030.105 Introductory Chemistry I Lab, may not take any other course in the summer sessions and should devote full time to these subjects.

Prerequisites: High school physics and calculus are strongly recommended as prerequisites.

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Course Meets: May 26 - July 3, 2020

Instructor: Thyagarajan, Sunita
Credits: 3
Tuition: $3,045

Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

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Continuation of AS.030.101 Introductory Chemistry I, emphasizing chemical kinetics, chemical bonding. Topics: energy levels and wave functions for particle-in-a-box and hydrogen atom and approximate wave functions for molecules including introduction to hybrid orbitals.

Prerequisites: Assumes completion of AS.030.101 Introductory Chemistry I, or similar course.

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Course Meets: July 6 - August 14, 2020
Instructor: Young, Jaime
Credits: 3
Tuition: $3,045

Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

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Laboratory work includes quantitative analysis and the measurement of physical properties.

Prerequisites: Assumes current enrollment in or completion of AS.030.101 Introductory Chemistry I, or similar course.

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Course Meets: May 26 - July 3, 2020
Instructor: Thyagarajan, Sunita
Credits: 1
Tuition: $1,015

Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

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Laboratory work includes some quantitative analysis and the measurement of physical properties.

Prerequisites: Assumes current enrollment in or completion of AS.030.102 Introductory Chemistry II, or similar course.

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Permission required for pre-college students.

Course Meets: July 6 - August 14, 2020
Instructor: Young, Jaime
Credits: 1
Tuition: $1,015

Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

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The fundamental chemistry of the compounds of carbon. Methods of structure determination and synthesis. The mechanisms of typical organic reactions and the relations between physical and chemical properties and structures.

Prerequisites:
  • AS.030.102 Introductory Chemistry II
  • AS.030.103 Applied Chemical Equilibrium and Reactivity (w/Lab)
  • AS.030.204 Chemical Structure and Bonding (w/Lab)
  • EN.510.101 Introduction to Materials Chemistry
  • or similar course
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Course Meets: May 26 - July 3, 2020
Instructor: Falzone, Christopher
Credits: 4
Tuition: $4,060

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Continuation of AS.030.205 Organic Chemistry I with special emphasis on organic synthesis and related synthetic methods.

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Course Meets: July 6 - August 14, 2020
Instructor: Hill, Eric
Credits: 4
Tuition: $4,060

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Center for Leadership Education

This course is designed as an introduction to the terms, concepts, and values of business and management. The course comprises three broad categories: the economic, financial, and corporate context of business activities; the organization and management of business enterprises; and, the marketing and production of goods and services. Topic specific readings, short case studies and financial exercises all focus on the bases for managerial decisions as well as the long and short-term implications of those decisions in a global environment.

Meets: May 26 - July 31,2020
Instructor: Aronhime, Lawrence
Credits: 4
Tuition: $4,060

Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC
This course is designed for the non-accountant manager who will be called upon to demonstrate a practical working knowledge of financial accounting practices in order to analyze financial statement information and make effective management decisions for an organization. No prior accounting knowledge or skill is required for successful completion of this course. Because accounting is described as the language of business, this course emphasizes the vocabulary, methods, and processes by which all business transactions are communicated. The accounting cycle, basic business transactions, internal controls, and preparation and understanding of financial statements including balance sheets, statements of income and cash flows are covered.

Course Meets: May 26 - July 31, 2020
Instructor: Aronhime, Lawrence
Credits: 3
Tuition: $3,045
Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

In this course, students will learn how to identify individual and organizational market needs through entrepreneurial thinking. Exposure to a broad range of organizations—from startups to more established businesses, and a variety of industry sectors, including information technology, healthcare, biomedical engineering, transportation, mass media and energy—will provide students with insight into the role that marketing plays in an organization’s ability to identify, capture and grow these markets.

Two Sessions:
Section 85 meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
Section 86 meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
Instructor: Kendrick, Leslie
Credits: 3
Tuition: $3,045
5/11/2020 - Please note this course has been cancelled.

Sometimes called “Cyber law,” this course uses the case study method to examine some of the most significant and compelling legal aspects, issues, and concerns involved with operating a business enterprise in an Internet environment. Some of the issues likely to be covered include jurisdiction, resolution of online disputes, trademarks, copyright, licenses, privacy, defamation, obscenity, the application of traditional concepts of tort liability to an Internet context, computer crime, information security, taxation, international considerations, and an analysis of other recent litigation and/or statutes.

Course Prerequisite:
  • EN.660.205 Identifying and Capturing Markets, or
  • EN.660.308 Business Law I, or
  • By permission of instructor.
Meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
Instructor: Franceschini, Mark & Sandhaus, Douglas
Credits: 3
Tuition: $3,045
Course Delivery: Online
Synchronous Meetings: MWF, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC
Students will be introduced to the history of Leadership Theory from the "Great Man" theory of born leaders to Transformational Leadership theory of non-positional learned leadership. Transformational Leadership theory postulates that leadership can be learned and enhanced. The course will explore the knowledge base and skills necessary to be an effective leader in a variety of settings. Students will assess their personal leadership qualities and develop a plan to enhance their leadership potential.

Two Sessions:
Section 85 meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
Instructors (Session 1): Smedick, William & Coghlan, Mary Clare
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $3,045
  • Course Delivery: Online
  • Synchronous Meetings: Mondays, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Section 86 meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
  • Instructor (Session 2): Smedick, William & Coghlan, Mary Clare
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $3,045
  • Course Delivery: Online
  • Synchronous Meetings: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.


    • Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC
5/11/2020 - Please note this course has been cancelled.

This course will allow students to develop the analytical skills needed to effectively lead and work in teams. Students will learn tools and techniques for problem solving, decision-making, conflict resolution, task management, communications, and goal alignment in team settings. They will also learn how to measure team dynamics and performance, and assess methods for building and sustaining high-performance teams. Students will also explore their own leadership, personality and cognitive styles and learn how these may affect their performance in a team. The course will focus on team-based experiential projects and exercises as well as provide opportunities to individually reflect and write about the concepts explored and skills gained throughout the course.

Meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
Instructor: Smedick, William & Coghlan, Mary Clare
Credits: 3
Tuition: $3,045
Course Delivery: Online
Synchronous Meetings: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC
5/11/2020 - Please note this course has been cancelled.

This course introduces the student to the management process. The course takes an integrated approach to management by examining the role of the manager from a traditional and contemporary perspective while applying decision-making and critical-thinking skills to the challenges facing managers in today’s globally diverse environment. The course examines the techniques for controlling, planning, organizing resources and leading the workforce.

Course Prerequisite: Introduction to Business

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Meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
Instructor: Izenberg, Illysa
Credits: 3
Tuition: $3,045
  • Course Delivery: Online
  • Synchronous Meetings: MTWTh, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


  • Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC
    5/11/2020 - Please note this course has been cancelled.

    This course focuses on focuses on operations process re-design and management and prepares students to play a significant role in the management of a world-class company which serves satisfied customers through empowered employees, leading to increased revenues and decreased costs. The material combines managerial issues with both technical and quantitative aspects. Practical applications to business organizations are emphasized. Recommended Course Background: EN.660.105 Introduction to Business.

    Meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
    Instructor: Reiter, Joshua
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC
    This course teaches students to communicate effectively with a wide variety of specialized and non-specialized audiences. Projects include production of resumes, cover letters, proposals, instructions, reports, and other relevant documents. Class emphasizes writing clearly and persuasively, creating appropriate visuals, developing oral presentation skills, working in collaborative groups, giving and receiving feedback, and simulating the real world environment in which most communication occurs.

    Two Sessions:
    Section 85 meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
    Instructor (Session 1):Harrison Smith, Sarah
    • Credits: 3
    • Tuition: $3,045
    • Course Delivery: Online
    • Synchronous Meetings: MWTh, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST)

    Section 21 meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    • Instructor (Session 2):
      Mackesey, Trevor
    • Credits: 3
    • Tuition: $3,045
    • Course Delivery: Online
    • Synchronous Meetings: MWTh, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST)
      • Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

        Special note for JHU students only: Not open to students who have taken EN.661.110 as Technical Communication or Professional Communication for Science, Business and Industry or EN.661.120 Business Communication.
    Have you ever botched a job interview? Do you suffer from socially-induced shyness at networking receptions? This class can help! Using techniques rooted in the principles of improvisation and acting, this course can help you learn how to increase your self-confidence, interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and personal effectiveness in a wide variety of social settings—both academic and professional. Using scenarios that encourage creative problem solving, collaboration, imaginative movement, radical acceptance, and deep play, this course can help you be more effective in whatever it is you want to do. This course is appropriate for students in any discipline or major.

    Two Sessions:
    Section 11  This section has been cancelled (5/11/2020)
    Instructor (Session 1): Forsyth, Tavish
    • Credits: 3
    • Tuition: $3,045
    • Course Delivery: Online
    • Synchronous Meetings: MWF, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    Section 86 meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
      Instructor (Session 1): Forsyth, Tavish
      • Credits: 3
      • Tuition: $3,045
      • Course Delivery: Online
      • Synchronous Meetings: MTWTh, 1:00 - 2:55 p.m.



      Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC
    This course is designed to help students push through any anxieties about public speaking by immersing them in a practice-intensive environment. They learn how to speak with confidence in a variety of formats and venues - Including extemporaneous speaking, job interviewing, leading a discussion, presenting a technical speech, and other relevant scenarios. Students learn how to develop effective slides that capture the main point with ease and clarity, hone their message, improve their delivery skills, and write thought-provoking, well-organized speeches that hold an audience's attention.

    Meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Reiser, Julie
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC
    This course explores how to effectively communicate technical subjects to diverse audiences. Students will engage scientific and engineering communications from multiple genres, including popular articles, long form journalism, fiction, technical reports, and TED Talks, to analyze what makes technical communication successful. In addition to honing their communication skills through writing assignments, response papers, and brief presentations, students will apply what they've learned by writing a scientific or engineering article and delivering a technical presentation based on their area of study.

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    Meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Mackesey, Trevor
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045
    Course Delivery: Online
    Synchronous Meetings: MWTh, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.


    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC
    This course focuses on building understanding of the culture of engineering while preparing students to communicate effectively with the various audiences with whom engineers interact. Working from a base of contemporary science writing (monographs, non-fiction, popular literature and fiction), students will engage in discussion, argument, case study and project work to investigate: the engineering culture and challenges to that culture, the impacts of engineering solutions on society, the ethical guidelines for the profession, and the ways engineering information is conveyed to the range of audiences for whom the information is critical. Additionally, students will master many of the techniques critical to successful communication within the engineering culture through a series of short papers and presentations associated with analysis of the writings and cases.

    Course Meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Shimano, Melanie
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045
    Course Delivery: Online
    Synchronous Meetings: MTWTh, 1:30 - 4:45 p.m.


    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC
    It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. In competitive STEM and industrial fields communication is essential. Effectively disseminating and receiving information not only affects the fields themselves, but each professional in those respective fields. In this class students will expound upon improv techniques to strengthen their ability to share scientific and technical information fluently and spontaneously without confusion or ambiguity. Additionally, this class will build upon students’ oratory and collaborative skills using theatrical exercises and improv comedy to cultivate powerful, thoughtful and authentic voices.

    Course Prerequisites:
    • EN.661.128. Improvisational Techniques for Communication or
    • EN.661.129. Improv for Entrepreneurs and Leaders or
    • Permission of Instructor


    Meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Forsyth, Tavish
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045
    Course Delivery: Online
    Synchronous Meetings: MWF, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.


    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC
    In this course students learn the procedures and processes that researchers use to determine answers to questions such as how to price a product, how to differentiate one product from another, and how to evaluate customer response to an offering. The materials combine fundamentals of research design with statistics procedures to answer the questions that entrepreneurs and marketing managers must answer as they write business plans, develop their product mix, set prices, create advertising and test products. The course combines case study, simulated situations, lecture, discussion and real-time projects to produce answers using the techniques, tools and procedures typically used in North American enterprises.

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    Meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Shimano, Melanie
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045
    Course Delivery: Online
    Synchronous Meetings: MWF, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.


    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC

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    Computer Science

    This course introduces fundamental programming concepts and techniques, and is intended for all who plan to develop computational artifacts or intelligently deploy computational tools in their studies and careers. Topics covered include the design and implementation of algorithms using variables, control structures, arrays, functions, files, testing, debugging, and structured program design. Elements of object-oriented programming. algorithmic efficiency and data visualization are also introduced. Students deploy programming to develop working solutions that address problems in engineering, science and other areas of contemporary interest that vary from section to section. Course homework involves significant programming. Attendance and participation in class sessions are expected.

    Course Meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Sekyonda, Ivan
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3.045
    Course Delivery: Online
    Synchronous Meetings: MWF, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST)

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

    This course introduces fundamental programming concepts and techniques, and is intended for all who plan to develop computational artifacts or intelligently deploy computational tools in their studies and careers. Topics covered include the design and implementation of algorithms using variables, control structures, arrays, functions, files, testing, debugging, and structured program design. Elements of object-oriented programming. algorithmic efficiency and data visualization are also introduced. Students deploy programming to develop working solutions that address problems in engineering, science and other areas of contemporary interest that vary from section to section. Course homework involves significant programming. Attendance and participation in class sessions are expected.

    Course Meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Kutten, Kwame
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045
    Course Delivery: Online
    Synchronous Meetings: MWF, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST)

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

    This online course provides students who have already achieved a basic understanding of programming and computational thinking in one programming language with an opportunity to apply these skills in another programming language. Students will be expected to complete projects to demonstrate proficiency in the new language. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

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    Course Meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
    Instructor: J. Selinski
    Credits: 1
    Tuition: $1,015


    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

    Pre-requisites: Introduction to Programming equivalent, please check with the department of General Engineering.

    May 13, 2020. This course has been cancelled.

    This online course provides students who have already achieved a basic understanding of programming and computational thinking in one programming language with an opportunity to apply these skills in another programming language. Students will be expected to complete projects to demonstrate proficiency in the new language. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

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    Course Meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
    Instructor: TBD
    Credits: 1
    Tuition: $1,015
    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

    Pre-requisite: Introduction to Programming equivalent, please check with the department of General Engineering.
    This online course provides students who have already achieved a basic understanding of programming and computational thinking in one programming language with an opportunity to apply these skills in another programming language. Students will be expected to complete projects to demonstrate proficiency in the new language. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

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    Course Meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor:TBD
    Credits: 1
    Tuition: $1,015
    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

    Pre-requisite: Introduction to Programming equivalent, please check with the department of General Engineering.
    This course teaches intermediate to advanced programming, using C and C++. (Prior knowledge of these languages is not expected.) We will cover low-level programming techniques, as well as object-oriented class design, and the use of class libraries. Specific topics include pointers, dynamic memory allocation, polymorphism, overloading, inheritance, templates, collections, exceptions, and others as time permits. Students are expected to learn syntax and some language specific features independently. Course work involves significant programming projects in both languages.

    Prerequisites:
    • AP Computer Science, or
    • C+ or better in EN.600.107/EN.601.107 Introduction to Programming in Java, or
    • EN.580.200 Introduction to Scientific Computing using Python, Matlab, and R, or
    • EN.500.112 Gateway Computing: JAVA, or
    • EN.500.113 Gateway Computing: Python, or
    • EN.500.114 Gateway Computing: Matlab
    • Permission of Instructor
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    Course Meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
    Instructor: Darab, Darvish M.
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC*

    *By permission

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    Economics

    An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions.

    Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

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    Course Meets: May 26 - July 3, 2020
    Instructor: Dasgupta, Somasree
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

    Textbook Information: Click Here
    An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis with emphasis on demand and supply, relative prices, the allocation of resources, and the distribution of goods and services; theory of consumer behavior, theory of the firm, and competition and monopoly, including the application of microeconomic analysis to contemporary problems.

    Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

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    Course Meets: May 26 - July 3, 2020
    Instructor: Husain, Muhammad
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

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    Film & Media Studies

    For many, the entertainment business is alluring. For all, it's pretty confusing. Demystifying the Entertainment Business is a two-week online course that offers students insight into: behind-the-camera careers in the field (specifically writing, directing, producing, and developing); how to best prepare for those careers; and how to break into the industry once graduation finally comes. Students should be prepared to write and read scripts, offer feedback to their fellow students, shoot and edit videos, and create career goal maps and resumes. (Note: some level of basic shooting and video editing acumen will be necessary, as a short film deliverable will be required for successful course completion.) By the end of the course students will understated the basic mechanics of the entertainment industry and where they might like to fall within it, and they will walk away with a complete short film they've written and directed.

    Special Notes Note: some level of basic shooting and video editing acumen will be necessary, as a short film deliverable will be required for successful course completion. Students should have access to a basic digital video recording device and editing software (iPhone and iMove will suffice).

    Course Meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Kelly-Clyne, Lucas
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

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    History

    This course examines the history of Western Europe from the French Revolution through to the end of the Cold War. It examines such themes as revolutions and democratization, the origins of egalitarianism, the spread of secularism, the post-war reshaping and modernization of Western culture and political policies (European and otherwise), Europe’s role in the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and decolonization. Films depicting key periods and events will be used to complement readings.

    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Stewart, Simone
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

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    Mathematics

    This course starts from scratch and provides students with all the background necessary for the study of calculus. It includes a review of algebra, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, coordinates and graphs. Each of these tools will be introduced in its cultural and historical context. The concept of the rate of change of a function will be introduced. Not open to students who have studied calculus in high school.

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    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Gaines, Alexa
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC
    Differential and integral calculus. Includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, integrals and derivatives, polar coordinates, parametric equations, Taylor's theorem and applications, infinite sequences and series. Some applications to the physical sciences and engineering will be discussed, and the courses are designed to meet the needs of students in these disciplines.

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    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: vanBlargan, Caroline
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC
    Differential and integral Calculus. Includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, integrals and derivatives, introduction to differential equations, functions of several variables, linear systems, applications for systems of linear differential equations, probability distributions. Applications to the biological and social sciences will be discussed, and the courses are designed to meet the needs of students in these disciplines.

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    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Bridgeman, Terry
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC
    Differential and integral Calculus. Includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, integrals and derivatives, introduction to differential equations, functions of several variables, linear systems, applications for systems of linear differential equations, probability distributions. Applications to the biological and social sciences will be discussed, and the courses are designed to meet the needs of students in these disciplines.

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    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Clayton, Amanda
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC
    Differential and integral calculus. Includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, integrals and derivatives, polar coordinates, parametric equations, Taylor's theorem and applications, infinite sequences and series. Some applications to the physical sciences and engineering will be discussed, and the courses are designed to meet the needs of students in these disciplines.

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    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Cutrone, Joseph
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC
    Vector spaces, matrices, and linear transformations. Solutions of systems of linear equations. Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization of matrices. Applications to differential equations.

    Prerequisites: Calculus I, recommended Calculus II.

    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Specter, Joel
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060


    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC
    Calculus of functions of more than one variable: partial derivatives, and applications; multiple integrals, line and surface integrals; Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, and Gauss' Divergence Theorem.

    Prerequisites: Calculus II

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    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Christiansen, Teri
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060


    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC*

    *Pre-college (high school) students can enroll with permission of the Department of Mathematics. Contact Joseph Cutrone for details.
    This course will provide a practical introduction to mathematical proofs with the aim of developing fluency in the language of mathematics, which itself is often described as "the language of the universe." Along with a library of proof techniques, we shall tour propositional logic, set theory, cardinal arithmetic, and metric topology and explore proof relevant mathematics by interacting with a computer proof assistant. This course on the construction of mathematical proof will conclude with a deconstruction of mathematical proof, interrogating the extent to which proof serves as a means to discover universal truths and assessing the mechanisms by which the mathematical community achieves consensus regarding whether a claimed result has been proven.

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    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Goldstein, Erich
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC*

    *Pre-college (high school) students can enroll with permission of the Department of Mathematics. Contact Joseph Cutrone for details.
    This is a course in ordinary differential equations (ODEs), equations involving an unknown function of one independent variable and some of its derivatives, and is primarily a course in the study of the structure of and techniques for solving ODEs as mathematical models. Specific topics include first and second ODEs of various types, systems of linear differential equations, autonomous systems, and the qualitative and quantitative analysis of nonlinear systems of first-order ODEs. Laplace transforms, series solutions and the basics of numerical solutions are included as extra topics.

    Prerequisites include: Grade of C- or better in Calculus II or a FIVE on the AP BC Exam.

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    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Marshburn, Nicholas
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060


    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC*

    Pre-college (high school) students can enroll if your score on the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam is FIVE. For details, contact Joseph Cutrone in the JHU Department of Mathematics.
    The student is provided with many historical examples of topics, each of which serves as an illustration of and provides a background for many years of current research in number theory. Primes and prime factorization, congruences, Euler's function, quadratic reciprocity, primitive roots, solutions to polynomial congruences (Chevalley's theorem), Diophantine equations including the Pythagorean and Pell equations, Gaussian integers, Dirichlet's theorem on primes.

    Prerequisites: Linear Algebra

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    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Mramor, Alexander
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060


    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC*

    *Pre-college (high school) students can enroll with permission of the Department of Mathematics. Contact Joseph Cutrone for details.

    May 26, 2020. This course has been cancelled.

    This course is an introduction to the theory of functions of one complex variable. Its emphasis is on techniques and applications, and it serves as a basis for more advanced courses. Topics include functions of a complex variable and their derivatives; power series and Laurent expansions; the Cauchy integral theorem and formula; calculus of residues and contour integrals; harmonic functions.

    Prerequisites: Calculus III or Honors Multivariable Calculus.

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    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Department Staff
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC*

    *Pre-college (high school) students can enroll with permission of the Department of Mathematics. Contact Joseph Cutrone for details.
    Cryptology introduces students to the exciting practice of making and breaking secret codes. Students begin with simple Caesar Ciphers, learning to encrypt and decrypt messages as well as the history behind the cipher. They will move through history and more advanced mathematical concepts to learn substitution ciphers, Vigenre ciphers, and multiplicative and affine ciphers. Students will need to put all their newly acquired knowledge to the test by finishing with public key cryptography and the modern day RSA cryptosystem.

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    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Ross, Lauren
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC*

    *Pre-college (high school) students can enroll with permission of the Department of Mathematics. Contact Joseph Cutrone for details.
    May 26, 2020. This course has been cancelled.
    An introduction to the basic notions of modern abstract algebra and can serve as as Introduction to Proofs (IP) course. This course is an introduction to group theory, with an emphasis on concrete examples, and especially on geometric symmetry groups. The course will introduce basic notions (groups, subgroups, homomorphisms, quotients) and prove foundational results (Lagrange's theorem, Cauchy's theorem, orbit-counting techniques, the classification of finite abelian groups). Examples to be discussed include permutation groups, dihedral groups, matrix groups, and finite rotation groups, culminating in the classification of the wallpaper groups.

    Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better Linear Algebra JHU Students: Learn more about this course.

    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Marshburn, Nicholas
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC| PC*

    *Pre-college (high school) students can enroll with permission of the Department of Mathematics. Contact Joseph Cutrone for details.
    This course is designed to give a firm grounding in the basic tools of analysis. It is recommended as preparation (but may not be a prerequisite) for other advanced analysis courses. Real and complex number systems, topology of metric spaces, limits, continuity, infinite sequences and series, differentiation, Riemann-Stieltjes integration.

    Prerequisites: Calculus III, Linear Algebra

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    Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Marion, Jeffrey
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC| PC*

    *Pre-college (high school) students can enroll with permission of the Department of Mathematics. Contact Joseph Cutrone for details.

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    Music

    Music defines the Star Trek experience. Through their continued reuse and repetition, Star Trek’s many musical themes go beyond their original audiovisual frameworks to operate as learned musical-cultural texts. As Star Trek has expanded its content into a myriad of installments and media platforms, this musical symbolism has proved vital in articulating both these differences and “sameness.” This online, asynchronous course uses Star Trek’s music as a tool to investigate musical branding and the creation of meaning in the media we consume every day. Through close viewings—and listenings—of film, television episodes, video games, computer games, commercials, and other media, we will explore the meaning(s) these media construct and acquire as they are re-used and re-purposed in audiovisual contexts. Your work will include studying media clips, television episodes, and some feature-length films; short readings in which we interact with both current and classic scholarly literature; regular discussion posts and responses to our content; a weekly reflection journal of short posts; and a final paper/project on a Star Trek music topic of your choice (1500 words). In so doing, we will hone your analytical skills by learning to critically evaluate filmic media and craft arguments about the roles of music/sound in film.

    Meets: May 26 - June 26,2020
    Instructor: Sommerfeld, Paul
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045


    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

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    Physics & Astronomy

    This course is part of a two-part sequence in general physics, and is identical in subject matter to the AS.171.101/102 General Physics: Physical Science Major sequence. Active Learning (AL) is used in this course to maximize student participation in teaching and learning. This course -- part 1 -- covers kinematics, Newton's Laws, conservation laws, rotation, oscillations, waves, and fluids

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    Course Meets: May 26 - July 3, 2020
    Instructor: Mumford, Reid
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

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    This course is part of a two-part sequence in general physics, and is identical in subject matter to the AS.171.101/102 General Physics: Physical Science Major sequence. Active Learning (AL) is used in this course to maximize student participation in teaching and learning. This course -- part 2 -- covers electric charge, fields, potential, circuits, magnetism, light, optics, and interference.

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    Course Meets: July 6 - August 14, 2020
    Instructor: Collinge, Matthew
    Credits: 4
    Tuition: $4,060

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    Psychological & Brain Sciences

    This course examines the psychological disorders that are usually first diagnosed prior to adulthood. Some of the specific disorders that will be discussed are Emotional and Behavior Disorders, Neuro-developmental Disorders, Learning Disorders and Intellectual Disability. Students will become familiar with various diagnoses, etiologies, and methods of treatment.

    Course Meets: May 26 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Jarema, Catherine Anne
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

    Note: This course will follow the administrative course deadlines for Session I for adds, drops, withdrawals, and grade changes.
    This course explores modern-day social media use (e.g., Facebook, Match.com) through multiple theoretical lenses within psychology. Through student-led discussions and readings, it will accomplish 3 aims:
    1. Applying psychology of identity, motivation, and communication to social media (e.g., self-presentation, intergroup dynamics),
    2. Investigating clinical/health implications of social media use (e.g., addiction, loneliness), and
    3. Exploring social media as data-gathering environments (e.g., user experience research from already committed guest-speakers who work in social media industries).


    Course Meets: May 26 - July 3, 2020
    Instructor: Bowen, Jeffrey
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

    Note: This course will follow the administrative course deadlines for Session I for adds, drops, withdrawals, and grade changes.

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    Sociology

    Introduces students to basic sociological concepts and perspectives, and applies them to a variety of topics including family, work, and the dynamics of class, gender, and racial/ethnic inequalities in the United States and globally.

    Course Meets: May 26 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Reese, Michael
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

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    Spanish

    Development of the four basic language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and a midterm and final exam.

    AS.210.111.85 Spanish Elements I meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
    Instructor: Sanchez, Loreto
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

    May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.
    Pre-Requisite(s): None
    Continues building on the four essential skills for communication presented in Spanish Elements courses. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and two hourly exams (no midterm and no final). Two textbooks are needed for the course, plus an access code to enter MySpanishLab from Pearson publishers.

    AS.210.112.85 Spanish Elements II meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
    AS.210.112.86 Spanish Elements II meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Sanchez, Loreto
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

    May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.
    Pre-Requisite(s): None
    Development of the four basic language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and a midterm and final exam.

    AS.210.111.85 Spanish Elements I meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
    AS.210.111.86 Spanish Elements I meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Sanchez, Loreto
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

    May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.
    Pre-Requisite(s): None
    Continues building on the four essential skills for communication presented in Spanish Elements courses. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and three hourly exams (no midterm and no final).

    AS.210.212.85 Intermediate Spanish II meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
    AS.210.212.86 Intermediate Spanish II meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Sanchez, Loreto
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC

    May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.
    Pre-Requisite(s): Elementary Spanish I, II, & Intermediate Spanish I, or permission of instructor.
    Continues building on the four essential skills for communication presented in Spanish Elements courses. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and three hourly exams (no midterm and no final).

    AS.210.311.85 Advanced Spanish I meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
    Instructor: Sanchez, Loreto
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC

    May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.
    Pre-Requisite(s): Elementary Spanish I, II, & Intermediate Spanish I, II, or permission of instructor.
    Continues building on the four essential skills for communication presented in Spanish Elements courses. Extensive use of an online component delivered via Blackboard, sustained class participation, and three hourly exams (no midterm and no final).

    AS.210.312.86 Advanced Spanish II meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Sanchez, Loreto
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC

    May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.
    Pre-Requisite(s): Elementary Spanish I, II, & Intermediate Spanish I, II, & Advanced Spanish I, or permission of instructor.
    The Spanish Language Practicum involves a specially designed project, taking place some time within the summer period, related to student's minor concentration. Provides an opportunity to use Spanish language in real world contexts. May be related to current employment context or developed in agencies or organizations that complement student's research and experimental background while contributing to the improvement of language proficiency. May not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Please contact Dr. Loreto Sanchez in advance of registering for this course to discuss your project and timeline.

    Course Meets: June 29 - July 31, 2020
    Instructor: Sanchez, Loreto
    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $3,045

    Who Can Take This Course: JHU

    Prerequisites - AS.210.411 Translation for the Professions

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