Summer Online Courses


Undergraduate Summer Session 2019

SESSION I: Tuesday, May 28 - Monday, July 8

SESSION II: Tuesday, July 9 - Monday, August 19


All courses are 4 credits.



  • Priority registration, March 11- April 19: $1,800 per 4-credit course
  • Regular registration, April 19 and later: $2,060 per 4-credit course

Interested in signing up with a friend? Contact Sheila Deane and you will both receive a $100 rebate!



Summer session registration for all McDaniel students (including degree and non-degree seeking) is completed online via Colleague Self-Service and at the Registrar’s Office.  For newly admitted students or members of the community, please contact the Registrar's Office, 410-857-2755, to complete your registration.



AHY 1113: History of Western Art I     

Session I | 6 Week Session | Gretchen McKay

A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture from 15,000 B.C. to 1400 A.D. Included are Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Medieval Art.

McDaniel Plan: Creative Expression

BUA 1T02 Introduction to Excel     

Session I | 6 Week Session | Julie Routzahn

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 3501 Communication and Interactive Media

Session I | 6 Week Session | Robert Trader

Communication and Interactive Media examines how information and communication technology affect the nature and the quality of human communication. The course specifically addresses how use of technology influences the free flow of information, access to and construction of information, online relational development, and online community development. The course is theory- and research-based and students will be expected to reflect and draw upon their own experiences with technology. 

McDaniel Plan: Social, Cultural, and Historical Understanding

ENG 1122 Food in Children’s Literature  

Session I | 6 Week Session | Vanessa Flora-Nakoski

In this course, students will apply a variety of literary theories to the analysis of children’s and young adult literature, specifically those texts that emphasize food imagery and symbolism.

 McDaniel Plan: Textual Analysis

GSC 1106 Understanding the Universe     

Session I | 6 Week Session | Apollo Mian

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 Laboratory

HIS 2220 Twentieth Century Europe

Session I | 6 Week Session | Jakub Zejmis

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 Western; Social, Cultural, and Historical Understanding

REL 1102 Religion and Culture     

Session I | 6 Week Session | Greg Alles

 An introduction to religious studies that examines the various ways religion is implicated in human culture. General topics include culture as a vehicle for religious expression, religion as a critique of culture, and the place of religion in American public life. The course presents case studies drawn from the world's major religions as well as major, contrasting theoretical perspectives. 

McDaniel Plan: International Non-Western; Social, Cultural, and Historical Understanding



BUA 1T01 Personal Finance     

Session II | 6 Week Session | Kerry Duvall

This course would provide students with the skills necessary to make good financial decisions that contribute to overall personal well-being. The course will focus on topics such as budgeting, payroll and income taxes, retirement planning (including time value of money), credit cards, loans, insurance, and investments.

ENG 1104 Writing from the Underground

Session II | 6 Week Session | Vanessa Flora-Nakoski

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

GEO 2200 Cultures of the Non-Western World     

Session II | 6 Week Session | Ochieng’ K’Olewe

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 peoples’ 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 peoples’ cultures impacted the western world and vice versa? Geographic areas and regions studied include Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. 

McDaniel Plan: International Non-Western

MUS 1127 Making Rap     

Session II | 6 Week Session | Robin Armstrong

How are rap music and texts created? What are the creative processes of making rap songs? How has the music business impacted the artistry of rap? How have technological and digital developments impacted the creation of rap through time? Students in this class will learn about rap from the inside out by analyzing, interpreting, and creating songs. 

McDaniel Plan: Creative Expression; Multicultural

PSI 2212 Terrorism and Counterterrorism                 

Session II | 6 Week Session | Anouar Boukhars

This course provides us with the opportunity to examine the phenomenon of terrorism: what is it, what is the logic behind it, and what factors could motivate groups and individuals that engage in it? What are the conditions that make some individuals more susceptible to radicalization and recruitment by terrorist groups? Why do individuals with similar experiences, levels of distress, and grievances opt not to join such movements? We will start with examining the main themes and  debates in the academic literature on terrorism; then we will compare different theories and approaches that look into the behavior and motivation of terrorist groups and individuals. The goal is to familiarize students with different perspectives and tools to better understand the alternative narratives about terrorism, and the possible motives and behavior of terrorist groups.

McDaniel Plan: International Non-Western; Social, Cultural, and Historical Understanding



For questions, contact the Registrar's office at 410-857-2755.

Special Opportunities

Independent Study courses provide opportunity for individual study under the direction of a faculty member. Independent Study is arranged by the sponsoring faculty member and the student, and by completing a form available in the Registrar’s Office.

Student Internships are available through cooperative programs with government, business, industry, institutions, and individuals. Internships are coordinated through the Center for Experience and Opportunity and may be arranged directly through the academic departments or programs of the College. For more information, contact the CEO Office:

Common Ground on the Hill (June 23–28, June 30–July 5 and July 7 - 12), now celebrating its 25th year, is built around an international community of musicians, artists, dancers, poets, and scholars that assemble each year during Common Ground’s Tradition Weeks. Students of all ages may enroll, whether for credit or non-credit. Common Ground courses are academically rigorous, while allowing students to acquire new skills and perspectives in a friendly, encouraging environment.

For information on tuition and fees for Common Ground and to enroll, visit or contact 410-857-2771 or