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2023 Summer Session

Session I: May 22 - June 30 | Session II: July 5 - August 11

Summer Session Classes are 100% Online!

Summer session registration for all McDaniel students is completed online via Self-Service.  For newly admitted students or members of the community, please contact the Registrar's Office to complete your registration.

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  • Priority registration, March 22, 2023- April 20, 2023: $2000 per 4-credit course.
  • Regular registration, April 21, 2023 until the day before class begins: $2270 per 4-credit course.

Summer Session I: May 22 - June 30

All Courses are 4 Credits

AHY-3310 African-American Art (McKay, Gretchen)

This course will focus on two main themes of African-American Art: the art of African-Americans themselves, but also how the discipline of Art History has suppressed and marginalized these artists as well as black subjects in paintings in scholarly discourse. The course will examine art forms that are not traditionally considered "high art," such as pottery from the plantation era and quilts. While we will examine African-American artists of the past, students will also look at contemporary art works by African-American artists who use their art to confront difficult themes of race and to challenge racial stereotypes. Examples of artists we will consider are Edmonia Lewis, Kara Walker, Jacob Lawrence and many others. McDaniel Plan: Multicultural

BUA-1T02 Introduction to Excel (Routzahn, Julie)

This course provides basic training in Microsoft Excel for Windows. Students will learn the essentials of spreadsheet creation, including data entry and editing, formatting, and printing. Emphasis will be placed on creating and using formulas and functions, moving and working with data.

COM-2208 Ad Design (Trader, Robert)

In Ad Design, students will attempt to create, replicate, or improve upon popular graphic or video ads by applying basic design principles. This course does not require prior knowledge of design. Students will need Office 365 (which every student gets freely from the College), and a cell phone that can take good quality photos and videos (which the student will need to supply).  McDaniel Plan: Creative Expression

ENG-1104 Writing from the Underground (Flora-Nakoski, Vanessa)

In this course, students will compare/contrast both mainstream media and underground/alternative media to deconstruct the style, argument, and effectiveness of zines as a tool for subverting political or cultural oppression. McDaniel Plan: Multicultural

IDS-2111 Japan Online (Trader, Robert)

In Japan Online, students learn about different aspects of Japanese soft culture (including gaming, anime, relationships, customs, food, and everyday life) by looking at digital and streaming sources. This course is only offered in the summer.

PHI-2211 Issues of Social Justice (Albrecht, Danielle)

A comparative philosophical and religious exploration of theories of justice and specific moral issues. Issues discussed include gender and racial equality, economic welfare, abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, war, and animal rights. Cross-listed with Religious Studies 2211. McDaniel Plan: Social, Cultural, Historical; Textural Analysis

PHY-1106 Understanding the Universe (Mian, Apollo)

Did you ever want to understand the inner workings of the universe? If so, then this class is for you! This course will introduce students to the fundamental ideas and experiments that scientists rely on to help explain how everything in the universe works. Possible topics include the potential of extraterrestrial life; the mysterious quantum world of matter and light; symmetries in nature; the beginning of the universe; the existence of dark matter and energy and their connection to the universe's final fate; the fundamental importance of energy; the lifecycles of stellar systems and stars; and Einstein's theory of relativity and black holes. McDaniel Plan: Scientific Inquiry with Embedded Lab

PSY-1106 Introduction to Psychology (Phillips DeZalia, Rebekah)

An introduction to the basic theories, principles, and methods of psychology, including a focus on neuroscience, personality, social influences, learning, thinking, memory, emotion, and abnormal processes. Universal principles as well as cultural variations in human behavior will be explored. The course will also examine applications of psychological concepts to challenges encountered in life. McDaniel Plan: Social, Cultural, and Historical Understanding

SOC-1104 Introduction to SOC: Global (Semu, Linda)

This course offers an overview of the discipline of sociology from a global perspective, focusing particularly on cross-cultural comparison of social, economic and political relationships. It explores how social forces impact the structure of society, its social institutions as well as cultural patterns, crimes, groups, personality, and human interactions. NOTE: Students cannot receive credit for BOTH SOC 1103 and 1104. McDaniel Plan: International Nonwestern; Social, Cultural, and Historical Understanding

SPA-1102 Elementary Spanish II (Olivares, Magdalena) **synchronous online class meetings required on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm**

The acquisition of oral/aural skills through intensive exposure to Spanish used both as the medium of communication and the object of study. It enables students to express their daily experiences accurately in spoken and written Spanish, and to understand communications of a moderate level of difficulty. **synchronous online class meetings required on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm**

STA-2215 Intro to Statistics (Rady, Dina)

Basic statistical principles and techniques; summarizing and presenting data, measuring central tendency and dipsersion in data, basic concepts of probability and probability distributions, estimation of parameters and testing of hypotheses through statistical inference, linear regression and simple correlation. Not open to students who have completed Mathematics 3324. McDaniel Plan: Quantitative Reasoning

Summer Session II: July 5 - August 11

One course is 2 credits. All other courses are 4 Credits

ART-1101 Perceptual Drawing (Dovgan, Katya)

A studio course in drawing concentrates on developing an understanding of perceptual drawing technique that emphasize proportion and. spatial conventions. Compositional skills are developed, and different mediums are explored. Students develop creative problem-solving skills by investigating complex still life arrangements. McDaniel Plan: Creative Expression

ECO-1103 Introduction to Economics (Rady, Dina)

The study of the economic foundations of any society: price theory - the market system and allocation of resources; and macroeconomic theory - national income, employment, inflation, business cycles, and international trade. McDaniel Plan: Social, Cultural & Historical Understanding

ENG-2219 Multimedia Writing & Design (Muhlhauser, Paul)

In this design sampler course, students are introduced to multimedia design principles. Students learn to use a number of design softwares to refine their abilities to mix imagery, words, typefaces, sounds, and music to construct persuasive arguments in a variety of genres (e.g., posters, video commercials, and websites). After completing the course, students will have the confidence to use design software and design effective and appealing documents for their audiences. McDaniel Plan: Creative Expression

ENV-1131 Environmental Problem Solving (Chaney, Cheryl)

This course is the introductory course for environmental science. An interdisciplinary study of environmental problems that considers world populations, energy, air and water pollution, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and environmental health. Class discussion will center on solutions including technical and human behavioral modifications that can lead to the sustainable use of our environment. McDaniel Plan: Scientific Inquiry Embedded Lab

GEO-2200 Cultures of the Non-Western World (K'Olewe, Ochieng')

The goal of this course is to explore the cultural geography of non-western developing world. It is based on a multidisciplinary approach, this means thematic topics from subject areas like anthropology, sociology, environmental studies etc. are used to study people’s experiences. The course examines among other major questions: Where are these areas geographically located? What are the common and unique characteristics of the cultural environment that have been created? How have these people’s cultures impacted the western world and vice versa? Geographic areas and regions studied include Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. McDaniel Plan: International Nonwestern

HIS-2220 Twentieth Century Europe (Zejmis, Jakub)

In the early twenty-first century, historians must grapple with how to define the tumultuous and in many ways tragic period that preceded. Worldwide depression, two world wars, Cold War, communism, totalitarianism, Holocaust, collectivization, decolonization? These singular events have greatly altered the image of a prosperous and progressive Europe that took hold in the previous century. In this wide-ranging course, which will consider cultural, social, economic, and political trends in Europe from the First World War to the present, we will attempt to understand the various paths that Europe and individual European nations have taken, their global and human implications, and the place of Europe in the world today. McDaniel Plan: International; Social, Cultural, and Historical Understanding

IDS-1160 The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda (Keubeung, Gerard)

This course analyzes the genocide of Tutsi in Rwanda. More than a study of the genocide itself, this course is considered as a case study for the impact of colonization in people's life. It's also analyzes the process and the narrative of nation-state building in Africa. Reading materials and films will shed light on the mechanism that Belgian colonization use to divide one people in two ethnic groups that will lead to the 1994 genocide. Students will reflect on the role of both the Rwandan politicians and also the role of so called "international community" in the killings of almost a million of people in less that hundred days. Ultimately, this course is a reflection of the following question: Do Black lives really matter? McDaniel Plan: International Non-Western

MAT-1106 Mathematical Excursions (Abrams, Michael)

Explore the way mathematicians approach problem solving through the study of a variety of topics. These topics may include logic, number theory, counting techniques, discrete probability, graph theory, and the mathematics of personal finance. The course is intended for non-Mathematics majors. Students who plan to take Calculus should take MAT-1107. McDaniel Plan: Quantitative Reasoning

PHI-1101 Introduction to Philosophy (Jenkins, Daniel)

A study of selected thinkers dealing with basic epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical questions. The course may include issues such as theories of knowledge and reality, the relationship of philosophy to daily life situations, science, and religion. McDaniel Plan: Social, Cultural, and Historical Understanding, Textual Analysis

PHI-2233 Elementary Logic (Mensah, Shaeeda)

An introduction to formal logic, propositional and predicate. The study of various forms of inference, theorems, derivations, and proofs. McDaniel Plan: Quantitative Reasoning

PSY-2204 Social Psychology (Phillips Dezalia, Rebekah)

This course will introduce students to research and theory in social psychology. Social psychology involves the study of how other people (real, imagined, or implied) influence our thoughts, feelings and behavior. This course will include discussion of research in the areas of the self, social organization, conformity, persuasion, group behavior, stereotyping and prejudice, attraction, aggression, prosocial behavior, and gender and culture. McDaniel Plan: Social, Cultural, and Historical Understanding

SOC-3315 Police, Courts, & Corrections (Dewees, Jim)

A study of the functions of police, courts, and corrections as institutions of social control in American society. This will include a review of the English roots of America's system, the historical development of modern law enforcement and correctional organizations, an analysis of these criminal justice components from an organizational behavior perspective, and an analysis of current challenges facing them. The most effective methods of organization and analysis of these components of the system are emphasized.

Common Ground on the Hill

Common Ground on the Hill offers a broad range of week-long classes including visual arts, singing, instrumental music, recording, dance, yoga, film, and lecture classes taught by nationally and internationally renowned instructors. All skill levels are welcome! Individual workshops available; students seeking McDaniel College credit enroll in 5 classes taking place over a one or two week period.

Traditions Weeks classes run June 26-June 30 (online) and July 2-7 (in person).

Information and registration for Common Ground on the Hill workshops can be found at

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Important Dates

Mar 21

Priority Registration Open

Apr 20

Regular Registration Begins

May 22

Summer Session I Begins

Jul 5

Summer Session II Begins