Summer Courses

Summer Courses

get closer to graduationNeed a reason to get down to work for the summer season? Taking summer courses at Brandywine could bring you a little closer to your graduation deadline.

For a complete listing of summer courses offered at Penn State Brandywine, go to the University Registrar's course search page.

With day and evening, face-to-face and online courses available during both summer sessions, general education and core requirements can be earned over the summer.

For more information, contact Penn State Brandywine's Registrar's office.

Summer I: May 14-June 22

ACCTG 211 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (4) Introduction to the role of accounting numbers in the process of managing a business and in investor decision making.

ANTH 45 Cultural Anthropology (3) (GS;US;IL) (H) Cultural anthropology is the study of human cultural variation across time and space. This course will be a survey of basic issues, concepts and methods in cultural anthropology.

ART 50 Introduction to Painting (3) ART 050 is intended as a general survey of the art of painting for non-majors.

ASTRO 001 Astronomical Universe (3) (GN)(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements and is an introductory course for non-science majors. It provides a broad introduction to Astronomy including the historical development of the subject, basic physics of gravity, light, and atoms; telescopes; planets, moons, and other objects in our solar system; exosolar planets; the Sun and other stars; the evolution of stars; the Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies; distant quasars and other active galaxies; the expanding universe; cosmology based on the Big Bang theory; and life in the universe. The goal of this course is to cover most of the areas of modern astronomy at a level which requires only basic mathematics.

B A 243 Social, Legal, and Ethical Environment of Business (4) Explores the ethical, political, social, legal and regulatory, technological, and demographic diversity environment of business.

B A 321 Contemporary Skills for Business Professionals (3) Emphasizes the development of individual, group, critical thinking, and presentation skills, through the application of modern method and business technology.

BB H 143 Drugs, Behavior, and Health (3) (GHA) This course is designed for non-BB H majors who want a fundamental understanding of health and social issues relating to drug and alcohol use and abuse. This course should help students in the biological and behavioral sciences better understand practical applications of theoretical knowledge relating to drug physiology, drug-related health effects, health promotion and disease prevention, issues related to social and psychological effects of drug use and abuse, and drug control policies.

BIOL 120 Plants, Places, and People (3) (IL,US,GH)  Students learn about plants from the perspective of sustainability, agriculture, food, genetics, textiles, and medicine, across history and around the globe, after spending a few weeks learning about basic plant biology. Students engage with a group project in collaboration with other students to deepen their understanding and appreciation of plant biological and historical connections with human civilization.

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech (3) Introduction to speech communication: formal speaking, group discussion, analysis, and evaluation of messages.

CHEM 110 (GN) Chemical Principles I (3) Basic concepts and quantitative relations.

CHEM 111 (GN) Experimental Chemistry I (1) Introduction to quantitative experimentation in chemistry.

CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I (3) Bonding theories for organic molecules; stereochemistry and conformational analysis; reactions (and mechanisms) of alkyl halides, alkenes, alkynes, aromatics, and alcohols.

CMPSC 101 Introduction to C++ Programming (3) (GQ) Properties of algorithms, languages, and notations for describing algorithms, applications of a procedure-oriented language to problem solving.

CMPSC 200 (GQ) Programming for Engineers with MATLAB (3) Development and implementation of algorithms in a procedure-oriented language, with emphasis on numerical methods for engineering problems.

COMM  241Graphic Design for Communications (3) Introduction to basic design principles, critical analysis of visual material, and solving graphics problems utilizing traditional and digital production tools. 

ECON 102 (GS) Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (3) Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.

ENGL 202A (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences (3) Instruction in writing persuasive arguments about significant issues in the social sciences.

GAME 160 - Introduction to Video Game Culture (3) (IL, US, GH) Introduction to Video Game Culture (3) This course is a comparative introduction to the nature and history of video games as cultural artifacts, from Pong to online role-playing. It introduces students to academic discussion on and creative work in new digital forms including hypertexts, video games, cell phone novels, machinima, and more.

IST  210 - Organization of Data (3) As the database management software becomes one of the critical components in modern IT applications and systems, a solid understanding of the fundamental knowledge on the design and management is required for virtually any IT professionals. In a business setting, such IT professionals should be able to talk to the clients to derive right requirements for database applications, ask the right questions about the nature of their entities and in-between relationships in their business scenarios, analyze and develop an effective and robust design toaddress business constraints, and react to the existing database designs as new needs arise.

KINES 061Fitness Theory and Practice (3)( GHA) Fitness Theory and Practice is a course designed to give the Penn State student a complete understanding of the fundamental principles of physical fitness and the skills necessary to implement a personalized fitness program. This course will provide all the information and skill needed for the student to organize, plan, and implement a complete physical fitness program.

LING 001 - The Study of Language (3) (GS;US;IL)(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements. LING 001 examines the nature of human language and its links to human culture. A major focus of this course is on examining how languages are structured, how all languages are similare, how they differ, and how a language affects and is affected by the culture of its speakers and the sociopolitical context in which it is situated.

MATH 021 (GQ) College Algebra I (3) Quadratic equations; equations in quadratic form; word problems; graphing; algebraic fractions; negative and rational exponents; radicals.

MATH 026 (GQ) Plane Trigonometry (3) Trigonometric functions; solutions of triangles; trigonometric equations; identities.

MGMT 301 Basic Management Concepts (3) Study of fundamental principles and processes available to the understanding of management.

MIS 204 Introduction to Business Information Systems (3) Introduction to the use of information systems in business organizations.

MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing (3) Focuses on customer behavior, product, channels of distribution, promotion, and pricing with emphasis on a culturally diverse environment.

MUSIC 009 (GA;IL) Introduction to World Musics (3) An overview of the music of India, China, Japan, Indonesia, Africa, and the Middle East.

PL SC 001 Introduction to American National Government (3) (GS)(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements. This course takes a broad look at American national government and American politics. It begins with a discussion of founding principles and documents and concludes by looking at how government uses its power. Readings and discussions cover the governing institutions-Congress, Executive, and Courts-and the institutions that link the American people to these-political parties, interest groups, and the media.

PSYCH 270 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3) Overview of assessment, causes, and treatments of psychological disorders.

PSYCH 301W Basic Research Methods in Psychology (4) Introduction to methods of psychological research, with special attention to hypothesis formation and testing, threats to validity, and data presentation.

SOC 005 (GS) Social Problems (3) Current social problems such as economic, racial, and gender inequalities; social deviance and crime; population, environmental, energy, and health problems.

SPAN 020 Intensive Spanish (6) Basic and intermediate Spanish grammar, oral, aural, and writing skills.

SRA 221 Overview of Information Security (3) SRA 221 focuses onan overview of information security. Students will learn the principles of information security, security architectures and models, aspects and methods of information security such as physical security control, operations security, access control, hacks/attacks/defense, systems and programs security, cryptography, network and web security, worms and viruses, and other Internet secure applications.

Summer II: June 27-August 8

AM ST 105 (GH;US) (ENGL 105) American Popular Culture and Folklife (3) Survey of popular culture, folklife, and ethnicity, synthesizing material from such areas as literature, media, entertainment, print, music, and film.

ART 020 (GA) Introduction to Drawing (3) Introductory experience in making of art through drawing media; designed for non-majors seeking general overview of studio practice.

B A 322 Negotiation Skills for Business Professionals (3) Emphasizes the preparation and conduct of business negotiations in a range of situations.

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech (3) Introduction to speech communication: formal speaking, group discussion, analysis and evaluation of messages.

CAS 201- Rhetorical Theory – (3) (GH) History and theory of public advocacy and civic discourse.

CAS 252 Business and Professional Communication (3) Interviewing, briefing, conferring, and decision making; analyzing and evaluating formal and informal patterns of communication in organizations.

CHEM 112 (GN) Chemical Principles II (3) Continuation of CHEM 110, including an introduction to the chemistry of the elements.

CHEM 113 (GN) Experimental Chemistry II (1) Continuation of CHEM 111, with emphasis on topics related to CHEM 112.

CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II (3) Continuation of CHEM 210. Emphasis is placed on the role of organic reactions in biological chemistry.

ECON 104 (GS) Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (3) National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.

ENGL 15Rhetoric and Composition (3) (GWS) Instruction and practice in writing expository prose that shows sensitivity to audience and purpose.

ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical Writing (3) Writing for students in scientific and technical disciplines.

ENT 202 (GN) The Insect Connection (3) An introduction to the diversity of insects and the ways in which they interact with humans and impact our world.

KINES 82Action Methods for Stress Management (3) (GHA) Achieving wellness by studying the effects of stressors on systems of the body and effectiveness of activity to relieve stress.

MATH 022 (GQ) College Algebra II and Analytic Geometry (3) Relations, functions, graphs; polynomial, rational functions, graphs; word problems; nonlinear inequalities; inverse functions; exponential, logarithmic functions; conic sections; simultaneous equations.

MATH 26Plane Trigonometry (3) (GQ) Trigonometric functions; solutions of triangles; trigonometric equations; identities.

PSYCH 100 (GS) Introductory Psychology (3) Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.

PSYCH 231 (GS;US) Introduction to the Psychology of Gender (3) Psychological study of gender in historical and contemporary perspective. Role of gender in development, self-concept, social relations, and mental health.

PSYCH 422 Human Sexuality (3) Human Sexuality, is intended to examine the influence of psychological factors on human sexual behavior. Information on male & female anatomy, on the roles/influences of hormones, and on conception/pregnancy will be covered as well as information on gender, sexual orientation, communication, love, sexual harassment, paraphilias, sexually explicit material, and sexual dysfunction.

SRA 221 Overview of Information Security (3) SRA 221 focuses on an overview of information security. Students will learn the principles of information security, security architectures and models, aspects and methods of information security such as physical security control, operations security, access control, hacks/attacks/defense, systems and programs security, cryptography, network and web security, worms and viruses, and other Internet secure applications.