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Summer 2020 Classes

 Young Scholars Robot

“The Young Scholars Program helped me quite a bit. The class provided me the college student experience and hands on experience with engineering . . . I had a fun time building the robots with my classmates.”  
- 2016 Young Scholar

Courses Offered In:

Art ▪ Communication ▪ Computer Science ▪ Computer Science and Engineering ▪ General Engineering ▪ Mathematics ▪ Religious Studies  ▪  Spanish

Click on the links below to view the list of classes.

NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, high school courses do not fulfill a prerequisite. All information is subject to change without notice or obligation.
M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday
ARTS 74 Basic Digital Imaging (4 units)
MTR  1:00 – 3:10 p.m.
     Hands-on introduction to computer imaging for the beginning level student. Fundamental instruction in raster- and vector-based imaging software to manipulate photographs and create original imagery. Exploration of both fine art and commercial uses of digital media. Recommended as a foundation course to be taken prior to other computer art courses.
COMM 12 Technology and Communication (4 units)
MWR  1:00 – 3:10 p.m.
     Examination of the relationship between communication technology and society, in the past, present, and future. Hands-on introduction to the basic functions of the computer and Internet as tools for research and communication.
Computer Science
CSCI 10 Introduction to Computer Science (5 units)
MTWR   3:20 - 5:30 p.m.
     Introduction to computer programming and computer science. Basic programming structures, conditionals, loops, functions, arrays. Topics relating to the applications of and social impact of computing, including privacy, artificial intelligence, computation in physics, psychology, and biology. Discussion of cryptography, computation through history, networks, hardware. Includes weekly lab. CSCI 10 may not be taken for credit if the student has received credit for COEN 10 or a similar introductory programming course.  Note: This class will have a field trip to the Computer History Museum on Saturday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Students are responsible for their transportation to and from the museum.
MATH 8 Introduction to Statistics (4 units)
MTR    1:00 – 3:10 p.m. 
     Elementary topics in statistics, including descriptive statistics, regression, probability, random variables and distributions, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for one population and for two populations, goodness of fit, and contingency tables.
MATH 11 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 units)
MTR    10:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
     Limits and differentiation. Methods and applications of differentiation. Ordinarily, only one of MATH 11 or 30 may be taken for credit. Note: MATH 11 is not a suitable prerequisite for MATH 31 without additional preparation. Prerequisite: High school trigonometry and either Calculus Readiness Exam or MATH 9. If MATH 9 is taken, a grade of C- or higher is strongly recommended before taking MATH 11.
MATH 13 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (4 units)
MTR    10:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
     Taylor series, vectors, quadric surfaces, and partial derivatives, including optimization of functions with multiple variables. Prerequisite: MATH 12 or equivalent. A grade of C- or higher in MATH 12 is strongly recommended before taking MATH 13.
Modern Languages
SPAN 2 Elementary Spanish II (4 units)
MTR 10:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
     Designed for those who have had some exposure to Spanish studies in high school, and/or SPAN 1. A proficiency-based course dedicated to expanding students' communicative and intercultural competence. Emphasis is on interaction (speaking, viewing/listening, reading, writing) in authentic contexts related to tasks of daily life, entertainment, customs and traditions, and 2) engagement with Hispanic cultures and perspectives. Conducted in level-appropriate Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 1 OR Placement Test survey and test recommendation. [Please contact Summer Sessions for information about the Placement Test survey and test recommendation].
Religious Studies
RSOC 9 Ways of Understanding Religion (4 units)
MW     3:20-6:20 p.m.
     Introduces the categories by which religion is formally studied. Explores distinct perspectives or ways of thinking about religion (e.g., psychological, phenomenological, anthropological, theological, and sociological); also considers a variety of religious data (e.g., symbols, myths, rituals, theologies, and modern communities).
Note: Unless otherwise stated, high school courses do not fulfill a prerequisite. All information is subject to change without notice or obligation.
M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday
Computer Science and Engineering
COEN 11 Advanced Programming (4 units)
MTWR     10:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
     The C Language: structure and style. Types, operators, and expressions. Control flow. Functions. Pointers, arrays, and strings. Structures and dynamic memory allocation. I/O and file processing. Special operators. Recursion and threads. The Unix environment. Prerequisites: Previous programming experience and/or a grade of C- or better in an introductory computer programming course such as COEN 10, CSCI 10, or OMIS 30. Corequisite: COEN 11L. 

COEN 11L Advanced Programming Laboratory (1 Unit)
TR     1:00 – 3:45 p.m.
    Laboratory for COEN 11. Corequisite: COEN 11.
General Engineering
ENGR 1 Introduction to Engineering (1 unit)
MR      1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    This course provides an introduction to engineering, including fundamentals of engineering study, different engineering disciplines, and interdisciplinary aspects of engineering. This course investigates the connection between science, technology and society and also illustrates the extent to which engineering impacts the world. The course also exposes students to entrepreneurship, engineering professionalism, the growth mindset, emerging markets, ethics, and civic engagement. ENGR 1 and ENGR 1L together fulfill the Science, Technology & Society core requirement.
ENGR 1L Introduction to Engineering Laboratory (1 unit)
MR      2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
     The laboratory will provide students with hands-on experience of engineering design and open-ended problem solving. The lab focuses on introducing aspects of the different engineering disciplines and allows students to gain experience with each of the engineering disciplines and reflect on learning gains with teamwork, communication, and engineering skills. Engineering designs will be framed to include the impact of design solutions/technologies on society and will be developed in a team-based environment utilizing visuals, written text, and oral presentation. ENGR 1 and ENGR 1L together fulfill the Science, Technology & Society core requirement.