Course Catalog: Summer 2019

Summer 2019 course details are now being finalized.

Those listed below reflect courses offered in 2018 that are expected to run in Summer 2019, as well as new courses we're reviewing. Schedules for all classes will be updated as they are confirmed, so please check back. Admitted students can begin registering in courses on the following dates, when we expect most courses to be confirmed:

December 18, 2018: Leadership Institute, BELL, and On-Location
January 15, 2019: Pre-Baccalaureate, STEM for Rising 9th & 10th Graders, Summer@Brown, Summer@Brown ELL and Summer@Brown Online

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Black Panthers, Brown Berets: Radical Social Movements of the Late-20th Century

Dyin’ Dixie?: Literature and Culture of the Southern U.S.

Law and Social Change

Leadership For Immigration and Refugee Policy

Race, Gender & Horror: Reading Psychoanalysis in American Film & Fiction

Anthropology of Religion

Fashion and Clothing in the Ancient World

Girl Power Through the Ages: An Introduction to Feminist Theory and Practice

Global Health: Inequality, Culture, and Human Well Being Around the World

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Language, Power, and Social Justice

Live Like It's 3000 BC: Introduction to Experimental Archaeology

Protecting and Serving What?: U.S. Policing and Racism Through an Anthropological Lens

The Origin of Everything: Creation Myths Around the World

Acid/Base Chemistry: From Food to Everyday Phenomena

Applied Research Strategies in Pharm/Tox.

At the Scene: Crime Solving in the 21st Century

Athlete 101: The Science of Training

Bacteriology: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly

Behind the Breakthroughs: Using Laboratory Organisms in Biomedical Research

Biochemistry, The Magic that Keeps Us Alive

Biomedical Informatics and Data Science for Biomedicine and Health Care

Black Lives Matter Less: How Structural Racism Affects the Health of Black Lives and Communities

Cancer Biology: An Evolving Puzzle

Cell and Molecular Biology

Disease in America: Investigation and Response to Outbreaks

DNA Science and Biotechnology

DNA Science: Forensics, Food, and Medicine

Drug Discovery: Treating Human Disease Through Medicine

Drugs, Alcohol & Behavior

Emerging Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Engineering Selfcare - The Science of Cosmetics

Explaining the Mysteries of Common Events: Acid/Base Chemistry

Forensic Science - CSI Providence

Hands-On Medicine: A Week in the Life of a Medical Student

Infectious and Epidemic Disease

Innovation Inspired by Nature: A Biomimicry Challenge

Introduction to Medicine: Do You Want to Be a Doctor?

Introduction to Parasites

Laboratory Research in Biomedicine

Leadership and Global Health

Marine Invertebrates: Exploring Rhode Island's Rocky Coast

Me, Myself and My Microbiome: Meet the Trillions of Microbes You've Unknowingly Been Living With

Modeling Living Systems: The Principles of Life

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry: From DNA to Enzymes

Moral Medicine: Questions in Bioethics at the Cutting Edge

Organic and Biochemistry: Key Pathways to Success for the Pre-Med Student

Principles of Physiology

Research Techniques in Biomedical Fields

Scholar-Athlete: Sport Physiology

Science of Running and Secrets of Elite Performance

Science of Sport Injury & Rehabilitation

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Techniques in DNA-Based Biotechnology

The Great Diseases: Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Infections

Topics in LGBTQ+ Health

Tropical Marine Biology

Unravel the Mysteries of Human Diseases in a Worm!

Virus Evolution: Combating Disease in the Modern Age

Brain Basics: From Biology to Behavior

Computer Modeling of the Brain

Experimental Neurobiology

From Sensation to Perception: Discovering the Brain

How Our Experiences Shape Our Brains: An Experimental Approach

Introduction to Biopsychology and Neuroscience

Mysteries of Sleep

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Neuroeconomics: The Science of Decision Making

Neuroscience in Action: Understanding Our Brains and Nervous Systems

Neuroscience in Health and Disease

Psychoactive Drugs: Brain, Body, Society

The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience

The Neurobiology of Sensation and Perception

Think About It! An Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

Ancient Greek Theater Production

Making of an Eternal City

Playing with Death: Games in the Ancient World

A Data-Centric Introduction to Programming

Build Your Own LED Matrix Light Display with Arduino

Crash Course in R Programming

Cybersecurity Ethics

Hiding in Plain Sight: An Introduction to the Art of Cryptography

Introduction to Statistical Programming in R

Introduction to Systems Thinking: Game Design and Learning

Learn to Program in Five Days

An Introduction to Game Theory

Behavioral Economics in Medicine & Public Health

Behavioral Game Theory: Experiments in Strategic Interaction


Econometrics: Statistical Tools to Understand Economic Data

Economics of Everyday Life for Everyday Life

Financial Accounting

Follow the Money: Capital and Finance in American Life

How a Nation's Economy Works: An Introduction to Macroeconomics

I Heart Startups: An Entrepreneurship Incubator

Intermediate Microeconomics

Intro to Microeconomics

Introduction to Behavioral Finance

Introduction to the Global Business Environment

Making Informed Financial Decisions in Today's World Economy

Principles of Economics

Technology and Its Effect on Business and World Economies

The Entrepreneurial Process: Turning Ideas into Commercial Realities

The Theory and Practice of Sustainable Investing

An Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs

From Museums to Computers: Ancient Material Culture and Digital Epigraphy

Alternative Energy Engineering: An Introduction

Biomedical Engineering and Device Design

Biomedical Engineering: The Smart Design of Medical Implants and Devices

Engineering Biomedical Systems

Engineering Design Studio Learning by Making in the Brown Design Workshop

Engineering Your Own Smart Home: Custom Home Automation with Arduino

Fluid Mechanics Through Hovercraft Physics

Flying Robots: How to Build and Program Small UAV's Using the Robot Operating System

Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing

Introduction to Engineering and Design

Leadership and the Future of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Materials Engineering: A Revolution in the Making

Materials Science and Engineering: Designing for Society's Needs

Mechanical Engineering How Lizards Run on Water and Other Incredible Feats of Fluids

Mechatronic Design for Game-playing Rovers

Renewable Energy Engineering: Wind and Solar Power

The Creative Process: Making Your Ideas Come Alive

The Final Frontier of the Electromagnetic Spectrum: the Terahertz Gap

Classic Short Stories

Coming of Age in African Literature

Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction

Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry

Experimental Writing

Fiction I

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Introduction to Fiction Writing

Introduction to Language and Linguistics

Literature, Culture, and American Identities

Medical Diagnostics: Observation, Interpretation, the Art of Being a Better MD

Narratives of Revolution and (post)Colonialism: Race, Gender, and Human Rights

Party Girls: Feminist Fiction Up Till Dawn, 1815 - 2015

Public Speaking for the American University Experience

Putting Your Ideas Into Words

Read, Think, Write - Approaching the College Essay

Reading and Writing Workshop I: Utopia and Dystopia

Reading and Writing Workshop II: Reflection and Reaction

Reading, Writing, Traveling: An Exploration in Creative Nonfiction

Very Contemporary Poetry

Who Are You To Judge? Modernist Fiction and Judgment

Writing Flash Fiction

Writing for College and Beyond

Writing Seminar: Composing the Academic Essay

Writing Seminar: Putting Yourself into Words

Writing Seminar: Writing the Expository Essay

Writing Speculative Fiction

Writing the College Admissions Essay

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Alaska

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Florida Keys

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Rhode Island

Marine Ecosystems in the Balance: Protecting a Changing Estuary

Studying the Ocean from Blackboard to Drones

The Cloud Forest: Costa Rica

Tiny Solutions for Big Problems: Introduction to Environmental Nanotechnology

When Disaster Strikes

Immersive Italian

Intermediate Spanish in Segovia

Read, Write, Reflect: Creative Writing Workshop

Reading French in the Arts and Sciences

Habitable Worlds: Possible Places for Life in the Solar System and Beyond

A People's History of War in America from Independence to Iraq

Ancient Warfare


History and Memory in America's Revolutions

Humanities Seminar: Disruptive Thinkers, Ideological Conflict, and Social Revolution

Political Imprisonment and Captivity in the Modern World: From Revolution to Conscience

Power and the Production of History

Spanish Life and Culture

Ancient Art in the Flesh: Discovering ancient art at the RISD Museum

Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Architecture

Seeking Truth: Fakes, Forgeries, and Fraud in Art History

Trends in Modern Art

Applied Ordinary Differential Equations

Applied Statistics

Bridging the Gap Between Math Class and the Real World

Introduction to Applied Geometry

Linear Algebra

Logic & Paradox

Million Dollar Mathematics

Number Theory: An Introduction to Higher Mathematics

Probability and Its Applications

The Mathematical Proof: Origins, Importance, and Construction

Advertising and the End of the World: An Introduction to Media Studies

Cinema and Revolution: A Global Perspective

Elevator Pitch for the New Media Age: Short-Form Writing and Speaking

Fiction for Social Change: Building a Shared Analysis of Justice and Community

Introduction to Film Analysis

Media Psychology: The Psychological Basis of the Media's Power of Persuasion

The *@#%* Media: Pulling Back the Curtain on Fake News

Work and Its Discontents: Theory, History and Media of Work and Its Refusal

Introduction to Music Production

Contemporary Moral Issues

Contemporary Moral Issues: Bioethics and the Ethics of Technology

Critical Reasoning


Happiness: Philosophy and Psychology

How to Live: Ethical Perspectives from Buddhism, Islam, and Native Americans

Lying, Cheating and Stealing: A Philosophical Introduction to Vice

Moral Philosophy

Science, Perception and Reality

Themes from Existentialism

An Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism

An Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics and Electromagnetism

Basic Physics (3)

Basic Physics (4)

From Newton to Nanotechnology: History and Applications of Physics

From the Solar System to the Universe: An Introduction to Astrophysics and Cosmology

Introduction to Nanotechnology

Quantum Mechanics and the Nature of Reality

Smartphone Physics

The Grand Tour: Our Solar System up Close and Personal

The Quantum Revolution in Technology

Biotechnology, Genetics, and the Human Future

Brothers in Arms: War, States, and Human Rights

Creating Change Through Public Policy

Debating Democracy: Reform and Revolution

Ethics and International Affairs

Ethics and Law in Democracy

Ethics, Technology, and Violence

How the Judicial System Works: Trials and the Law

Human Rights

International Relations: Enduring Questions and Contemporary Debates

Introduction to the Politics of Global Poverty and Inequality

Introduction to U.S. Law and The Way Lawyers Think

Leadership and Conflict Resolution

Leadership and Global Engagement

Making Sense of the World

Order, Corruption and Populism: Political Theory of Democracy

Political Science Fiction

Political Theory and the Law

Taking Life to Save Life: War, Media and Humanitarianism

Terrorism in the United States

The End of Politics as We Know It? Theories of Control & Resistance in the Digital Age

The Idea of Socialism: Radical Political Theory from Paine to Marx

The Power of Political Ideas

The U.S. In World Politics

U.S. History and Politics Since 1945: Personalities, Power, and Politics

Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Adolescent Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Clinical Research and Practice

Becoming You: Human Development Across the Lifespan

Conducting Research at the Forefront of Science: Mental Health, Policy, and Social Implications of Cannabis Use in the U.S.

Critical Thinking About Human Behavior

Culture and Psychology

Current Controversies in Mood Disorders

Freud: Psychoanalysis and Its Legacies

Genetics, Epigenetics and Human Behavior

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Organizational Behavior

Personality Disorders Through the Lifespan: Phenomenology, Treatment, and Controversies

Personality Psychology: What Makes Us Who We Are?

Positive Psychology: The Key to Happiness

Psychology and Culture

Psychology and Health: Emotions, Behaviors, and Disease

Psychology and the Media

Psychology of Stress and Trauma

Psychology of Willpower and Motivation

Scholar-Athlete: Introduction to Sport Psychology

So You Want to Be a Counselor?

Social Psychology

Sustainable Leadership: Self-Care, Community and Activism

The Mind, Brain, and Behavior

An Introduction to Contemplative Studies

From Muhammad to Malcolm: Islam, Race, and Empire

Meditation, Creativity, and Performance

Engaging the Sociological Imagination: An Introduction to Sociology

Finance for the Poor: Microcredit, Poverty, and Development

Gender, Race and Class in Medical Research and Practice

Identity, Diversity, and Leadership

Informed Leadership: Combating Human Trafficking Globally

Informed Leadership: The Politics of Science and Society

Leadership and Social Justice

Leadership in Changing Business: Social Entrepreneurship

The Global Prison: Leadership for Changing Punishment and Justice

The Science of Social Justice: A Public Health Approach

Thinking Globally: Colonialism and the Making of the Modern World

Women and Leadership

Creative Entrepreneurship: From Prototype to Presentation

Creativity and Social Change

Persuasive Communication

Presenting to the Public

Writing for Performance/Designing Creative Inquiry

3-D Foundation

Digital Video Production

Drawing Intensive

Studio Foundation

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