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Summer Online 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.

Who Can Take a Summer Online Course at JHU

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:

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

Courses

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Center for Leadership Education

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: TBA
Credits: 3
Tuition: $3,045
Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC | PC

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.

Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
Instructor: TBA
Credits: 3
Tuition: $3,045
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.
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: Department Staff
Credits: 3
Tuition: $3,045

Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC

Department of General Engineering (Computer Science)

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

Department of 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

Department of 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.

Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
Instructor: Department Staff
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.

Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
Instructor: Department Staff
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.

Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
Instructor: Department Staff
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.

Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
Instructor: Department Staff
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.

Course Meets: June 8 - July 31, 2020
Instructor: Department Staff
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

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.
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: Department Staff
Credits: 4
Tuition: $4,060


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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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


Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC
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.

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

Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC
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

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

Who Can Take This Course: JHU | VC

Department of 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.

Department of 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

Department of 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 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 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
AS.210.311.86 Advanced Spanish I 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, 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.210.312.85 Advanced Spanish II meets: May 26 - June 26, 2020
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: May 26 - June 26, 2020
Instructor: Sanchez, Loreto
Credits: 3
Tuition: $3,045

Who Can Take This Course: JHU

Prerequisites - AS.210.411 Translation for the Professions