Get ahead, catch up or try something new

This summer, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is offering a wide variety of classes in a convenient remote or online format. Summer can be a great time to fulfill a language requirement, complete pre-health prerequisites, or take a deep dive into some of the most relevant issues of our time.

Browse our highlights below to find the right course for you. Most of the courses are open to all students and do not require prerequisites.

RACE, GENDER & TIMELY TOPICS 

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  • BST 299: Race, Class and Gender in the Cinematic Workplace
  • BST 378: Philosophy of Race
  • CR 304U: Participating in Democracy
  • NAS 201: Intro to Native American Studies
  • PSY 410: Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PSY 428: Diversity, Prejudice & Intergroup Relations
  • SOC 337U: Prejudice, Privilege & Power
  • SOC 344U: Gender & Sexualities
  • SOC 399: Health Inequalities & Pandemics
  • SySc 342U: Systems Thinking for Social Change
  • WS 330U: Women of Color in U.S.
  • WS 332U: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in the U.S.
  • WS 375U: Gender and Sexuality of Sport
  • WS 452: Gender & Race in the Media

CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT  

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  • ESM 222 Science & Policy Considerations
  • ESM 355U Understanding Environmental Sustainability I
  • GEOG 210 Physical Geography
  • GEOG 240 Geography of Wine
  • GEOG 310U Climate & Water Resources
  • GEOG 314U Severe Weather
  • GEOG 340U Global Water Issues & Sustainability
  • G 200 Field Studies: Mt Hood
  • G 200 Field Studies: Coast
  • G 200 Field Studies: Gorge
  • G 200 Field Studies: Willamette Valley
  • G 481 Field Geology

 

Your passport may not get much use this summer, but you can still brush up on your language skills. Take an entire year of Spanish, Japanese or Russian this summer.

  • SPAN 101, 102, 103 First-Year Spanish
  • SPAN 201, 202, 203 Second-Year Spanish
  • SPAN 301, 302, 303 Third-Year Spanish
  • JPN 201, 202, 203 Second-Year Japanese
  • RUS 301, 302, 303 Third-Year Russian

If you have your sights set on a career in healthcare, you can satisfy some of your prerequisites with full-year sequences of biology, chemistry, physics or math. Be sure to first consult with your pre-health advisor.

  • BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology
  • BI 234 Elementary Microbiology
  • BI 301, 302, 303 Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry
  • CH 334, 335, 336 Organic Chemistry
  • CH 350 Biochemistry
  • PH 201, 202, 203 General Physics
  • MTH 111, 112 Introductory College Math
  • STAT 243, 244 Introduction to Probability & Statistics

Fulfill your university writing requirement with these composition and technical writing classes.

  • WR 121 College Writing
  • WR 222 Writing Research Papers
  • WR 323 Writing as Critical Inquiry
  • WR 227 Introductory Technical Writing
  • WR 327 Technical Report Writing
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CLAS Coding Bootcamp

WR 410/510 Summer Technology Training

Whether you're in the natural sciences, social sciences or humanities, this 8-week "coding bootcamp" style course will help boost your coding and computer literacies to support your professional development and research activities.