Course Catalog: Summer 2019

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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.

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

Anthropology of Religion

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

Acid/Base Chemistry: From Food to Everyday Phenomena

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

Disease in America: Investigation and Response to Outbreaks

DNA Science: Forensics, Food, and Medicine

Drug Discovery: Treating Human Disease Through Medicine

Drugs, Alcohol & Behavior

Engineering Selfcare - The Science of Cosmetics

Forensic Science - CSI Providence

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

Infectious and Epidemic Disease

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

Introduction to Parasites

Laboratory Research in Biomedicine

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

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

Brain Basics: From Biology to Behavior

Computer Modeling of the Brain

How Our Experiences Shape Our Brains: An Experimental Approach

Introduction to Biopsychology and Neuroscience

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

Think About It! An Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

Ancient Greek Theater Production

Playing with Death: Games in the Ancient World

Crash Course in R Programming

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 Game Theory: Experiments in Strategic Interaction


Econometrics: Statistical Tools to Understand Economic Data

Economics of Everyday Life for Everyday Life

Follow the Money: Capital and Finance in American Life

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

Intro to Microeconomics

Introduction to Behavioral Finance

Introduction to the Global Business Environment

Making Informed Financial Decisions in Today's World Economy

Technology and Its Effect on Business and World Economies

The Entrepreneurial Process: Turning Ideas into Commercial Realities

An Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Alternative Energy Engineering: An Introduction

Biomedical Engineering: The Smart Design of Medical Implants and Devices

Engineering Biomedical Systems

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

Materials Engineering: A Revolution in the Making

Materials Science and Engineering: Designing for Society's Needs

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

Coming of Age in African Literature

Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction

Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry

Experimental Writing

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

Reading, Writing, Traveling: An Exploration in Creative Nonfiction

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

Studying the Ocean from Blackboard to Drones

Tiny Solutions for Big Problems: Introduction to Environmental Nanotechnology

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

Power and the Production of History

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 Statistics

Bridging the Gap Between Math Class and the Real World

Introduction to Applied Geometry

Logic & Paradox

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

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

Happiness: Philosophy and Psychology

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

Science, Perception and Reality

Themes from Existentialism

An Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism

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

The Quantum Revolution in Technology

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

How the Judicial System Works: Trials and the Law

Introduction to the Politics of Global Poverty and Inequality

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

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

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 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

The Mind, Brain, and Behavior

From Muhammad to Malcolm: Islam, Race, and Empire

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

Thinking Globally: Colonialism and the Making of the Modern World

Presenting to the Public

Writing for Performance/Designing Creative Inquiry

Digital Video Production

Drawing Intensive

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