Summer School Information

Centenary College is excited to offer several summer school options for students this year!

Summer Terms
Summer 1: June 5-June 23
Summer 2: June 26-July 14
Summer Long Term June 5-July 14
Summer Tuition
Centenary summer tuition is competitive at $480 per credit hour.
Students may register for summer courses through their faculty advisor or through the Registrar’s Office. Classes will be posted and students can begin registering March 20, 2023.

Summer 1 (June) Courses 2023

ART 250: Global Art & Design Appreciation

Term: Summer 1
Instructor: Rietveld, K
Format: Online
Days and Times: MTWTF: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In this course, we examine art and design from a global perspective in order to equip ourselves with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage critically with the artistic and cultural landscape of the United States today. Questions about art and identity, design and community, and the influence of museums are central to this course. Through a variety of themes, we will discuss canonical artworks and design forms from many of the world’s artistic traditions, helping us appreciate how artists, both inside and outside of the United States, have engaged with art’s global histories to make works and designs that reflects the rich diversity of the American experience.

ECON 211: Principles of Microeconomics

Term: Summer 1
Instructor: Chakraborty, P
Format: Online
Days and Times: M T W R 9:00 a.m - 1:10 p.m.

Microeconomics is the study of the behavior of various economic agents, particularly consumers and producers. The course focuses upon the allocation of resources and distribution of income within competitive markets. The course provides an introduction to applied microeconomic fields such as environmental economics, international economics, labor economics, public sector economics, and industrial organization. Every semester. SOCIAL SCIENCES

ENGL 101: Seminar in Rhetoric & Culture

GEN 101: Intro to Women's & Gender Studies

Term: Summer 1
Instructor: Augustin-Billy, A
Location: Jackson 304
Format: Online and in person
Days and Time: M T W R 9:15 a.m-1:00 p.m

This discussion course provides an introduction to some of the major topics and concepts in the interdisciplinary field of Women and Gender Studies. We will explore the historical, social, cultural and legal conditions under which women in America have lived and continue to live. While the focus is on sex and gender in the United States, we will also look at the lives and status of women in other countries. SOCIAL SCIENCES EXPLORATIONS

GLG 101: The Dynamic Earth

Term: Summer 1 
Instructor: Vetter, S
Format: In person
Location: CSQ 203
Days and Times: MTWHF 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m

This course is an opportunity to study our planet! By exploring plate tectonics, rock forming processes, and the role these play in local geology, you’ll strengthen your knowledge of Earth’s composition and uncover the physical processes that produce its characteristic features. In the lab, you’ll get hands-on experience studying minerals, maps, and scientific data as you hone your interpretative skills of geologic phenomena. (For transfer purposes considered equivalent to Physical Geology) NATURAL SCIENCES EXPLORATION

PSY 304: Statistics for Behavorial Science

Term: Summer 1
Instructor: Jessica Alexander
Format: Online
Days and Times: M T W R F - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Prerequisite: MATH 102 or higher.

Statistical analysis is a fundamental tool that scientists use to make sense of the world. In this course, students will learn to work with data, use it to make reasoned inferences, and communicate results in a professional style. The course will explore descriptive statistics, statistical inference, correlation and regression, t-tests, analysis of variance, chi-square, and nonparametric techniques. The laboratory will provide practical experience using computer applications to obtain statistics and report research findings.

SOC 112: Social Problems

Term: Summer 1
Instructor: Wolkomir, M
Format: online
Days and Times: M, T, W, H, 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

This course surveys several contemporary social problems, focusing on how such problems emerged, why they are so persistent, and the consequences of these varied problems for individuals and the larger society. Using a variety of sociological perspectives to examine these problems, we will work to identify the large scale patterns of social activity that help to create and sustain social problems, emphasizing the power dynamics at the intersection of race and social class. We will also analyze how individual and group action can reproduce or change the social world.

THEA 112A: Analysis and Criticism

Term: Summer 1
Instructor: Sledge, M
Format: Online
Days and times: M T W R F - 9: 00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Corequisite: THEA 100. An introductory study of form and technique of dramatic literature. Spring term or immersive term. HUMANITIES EXPLORATIONS

Summer 2 (July) Courses 2023

COMM 180: Public Communication in the Digital Age

Term: Summer 1
Instructor: Hawkins
Location: TAC 105
Time: M T W R F  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This course explores the rhetorical challenges posed by new digital communication technologies. Students will investigate how these technologies have altered audience expectations for public presentations and learn when and how to use these technologies to enhance their public communication efforts. The course will require students to deliver a substantial number of oral presentations and use digital tools and communication forums to enhance these presentations when appropriate. HUMANITIES EXPLORATIONS

ECON 212: Principles of Macroeconomics

GLG 102: Environmental Science

Term: Summer 2
Instructor: Mohamed
Location: CSQ 203D
Date and Time: M T W R F: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

An introductory geology course with an emphasis on interactions between humans and the earth’s various systems. Topics Include natural hazards, energy and mineral resources, and issues concerning pollution and health. Course includes a Required laboratory. NATURAL SCIENCES EXPLORATIONS

MUSM 216: Intro Museum Studies

Term: Summer 2
Instructor: Rietveld, K
Format: Online
Days and Times: MTWTF: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This course combines ancient mythology with museum practices. We will examine myth through ancient and modern contexts, including source material, criticism, literature, art, and popular culture. We will not only encounter the major mythological figures of the ancient world —Medusa, Athena, Zeus—and their stories, but also the cultural and historical background that shaped Graeco-Roman mythology. Because this rich tradition is visual as well as literary, we will include ancient forms (vase painting, sculpture) and contemporary media (film, graphic novel). At the heart of the course is a semester long museum project: we will design a fake exhibition at the Meadows Museum of art, using mythological works. We will dive into the ins-and outs of the museum world and explore how all the factors that come into play when curating a show, influence its meaning and purpose.

PSY 250: Human Growth and Development

Term: Summer 2
Instructor: Hammond, A
Location: CSQ 210
Days and Times: M T W R F 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

A study of the aspects of human behavior that change from conception through adulthood and the processes that account for these changes. A review of the major theories set forth to explain different aspects of human development is included. Social Science CORE course for Centenary students. TREK CO 151 (service learning) corequisite (with transportation provided). 

SOC 396: Spec Top: Sociology of Sport

Term: Summer 2
Instructor: Wolkomir
Dates and Times: M, T, W, H, 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Format: Online

American culture is enamored with sports.  Millions participate in sports at some point in their lives, watch sports religiously on television, host parties for big sporting events, and create “fantasy” teams to wager on.  Sports are also big business and pervade the media, advertising and retail industries.  This course is designed to examine how sports reflect and influence our culture at the level of individual social interaction and large scale social institutions.  We will analyze how sports intersect with class, racial, gender and sexual inequalities that exist in society and discuss the implications and potential of sports for sustaining or challenging these cultural power dynamics. 

Summer Long Term Courses 2023

BIOL 400 : Medical Scholars Program

Term: May 26th-June 30th
Instructor: Chirhart, S
Location: Willis Knighton Health Care Systems
Days and Time: TBA

This course will:

  • Introduce students to career paths in the medical field
  • Prepare students for medical school or other allied health programs
  • Give students an opportunity to shadow medical professionals
  • Expose students to the Willis Knighton health system
  • Help students think critically and collaboratively about medical practices and procedures

MATH 104: College Algebra

Term: Long Summer
Instructor: Schoen, C.
Format: In-Person
Days and Times: MTWTF: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Explore symbolic logic through the study of algebra. This course will fulfill the requirements for College Algebra, a 100-level math course taught at many colleges throughout the region. In this class, students will use collaborative, active learning to develop hands-on experience working with colleagues in the field of mathematics. In addition, patterns will be explored using technology the professor will provide for the student to use in the classroom setting. 

Contact Info

Dr. Karen Soul

Provost and Dean of the College

Hamilton Hall, 217

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