Rutgers University-New Brunswick Summer Session offers more than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate courses in over 250 fields. Convenient schedules are available in the morning, afternoon and evening. Courses can be taken on the New Brunswick campus, online, or at an off-campus location throughout the state.
Instructor(s): Emma BurstonExpand
This course offers students the opportunity to truly hone in on their French speaking skills, with a reduced emphasis on reading and writing. It is perfect for any student excited to perfect their French conversation skills. In addition to working on linguistic skills, this course will allow students to develop a cultural proficiency through a variety of relevant cultural content that leads to more meaningful conversations in French. Exploring topics from around the French and Francophone world, from politics, to sport, to film, to cultural events, this course certainly has something for everyone.
Despite being a conversation course, and requiring students to be present to interact with one another, the hybrid format allows students with busy schedules to reduce their trips to campus (one per week). The remainder of the course sessions will be online (synchronous).
The instructor has previous experience teaching French in a university setting, from New Jersey to Aix-en-Provence. In addition, her experience growing up in Brittany (France) provides students with access to a mentor with 100% cultural and linguistic bilingualism.
Instructor(s): Debby MillerExpand
This course introduces students to the fundamental academic concepts and practical skills of SCUBA diving as described by PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) standards.
The course provides students with the entry-level knowledge and skills necessary to safely participate in SCUBA dives to a depth of 60 feet (18 meters), or shallower.
Instructor(s): Lisa Sanon-JulesExpand
If leadership is about "human communication that modifies the attitudes and behaviors of others in order to meet shared…goals" (Hackman & Johnson, p 11, 2013), then effective leadership is not possible without effective communication. In this course, students explore leadership and communication from a theoretical, as well as a practical, hands-on perspective. Students apply leadership theories and principles to personal leadership experiences, think critically to evaluate the subjects of leadership and communication, evaluate traits and characteristics of effective leaders by focusing on communication skills, assess organizational culture, and conclude how strong communication can create a mutually beneficial environment. Students strengthen their own communication skills through varied portals including journaling, discussions, video posts, and papers.
Students will explore leadership and communication from a theoretical, as well as a practical, hands-on perspective. Students will apply leadership theories and principles to personal leadership experiences, think critically about reading assignments, share leadership triumphs and challenges through online journaling and papers, as well as participate in weekly threaded discussions on topics related to course readings. The course is designed so that students will move through a series of assignments week by week as a group, logging on several times per week to participate in threaded discussion and to post assignments.
Instructor(s): Amir AzizExpand
Offered for only the second time, this course examines how feminist, queer and anti-racist social movements theorize and put into practice prison abolition. Abolishing prisons have become a key part of a social justice platform, and students will have the opportunity to understand why that is. Throughout the course, they will examine important topics, such as mass incarceration, police violence, surveillance, and carceral oppressions that disproportionately affect women, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, undocumented people, trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals, Muslims, and migrants in a global context.
This special topics course allows students to develop critical thinking skills by investigating a current hot-button political issue. The course is offered asynchronously on Canvas to accommodate students’ busy summer schedules.
Amir Aziz's research analyzes queer/anti-racist abolitionist activisms in France and the U.S., with a focus on prisons, police violence, border migration, and queer abolitionist futures from a migrant and trans/queer of color perspective. They bring a wealth of knowledge about social justice and radical social movements to the course.
Instructor(s): Ramsey Nubani Expand
This course is a 3-credit course, held in person, on the greenhouse cultivation of a CBD-hemp crop. Students will grow hemp (Cannabis sativa) from seed to dried flower. During this course, they will learn: seed germination, vegetative growth such as topping and low-stress training, nutrient and lighting techniques for the transition to flowering, identification of optimum harvest times to maximize CBD content, analysis of cannabinoids, drying of flower buds and much more.
The lecture content will complement the greenhouse and laboratory activities by providing background knowledge, so you will understand the basis for cultural practices and analytics techniques. The Cannabis Industry is growing exponentially in NJ with legal personal-use cannabis products within weeks of being legally sold in the state. Opportunities for our students to enter this growing business could not be more apparent. This is a perfect learning experience for those interested in the Cannabis business!
Rutgers is the first to offer an in-person course in Hemp Cultivation within the state of New Jersey and joins a select group of exclusive programs nationally. The course will be taught by two instructors with commercial grow and university Cannabis analytical lab experience. Ramsey Nubani has extensive experience in the Cannabis industry as a cultivator and crop advisor. He is the co-founder of Kannabis Trading Company now in Estell Manor, NJ, where he grows high-quality greenhouse CBD-Hemp. He has a mission to provide high-quality CBD-hemp to his customers and to train others in the cultivation of safe, high-quality hemp products. A second instructor from the RU Hemp Chemical Analysis group will teach a small part of the course on cannabinoid analysis.
Instructor(s): Kathleen LopezExpand
This course provides an overview of the history of the Caribbean region since the formation of the U.S. sphere of influence in 1898. Situated at the historical crossroads of Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the United States, the Caribbean has played a pivotal role in global transformations since 1492. The Spanish-Cuban-American War of 1898 marks an important historical milestone in the region. After this war, the United States occupied Cuba and Puerto Rico, setting the stage for later interventions in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Central America. We will learn about the region’s past and the U.S. role in it to shed light on issues today: legacies of slavery and colonialism, inequalities, revolution, intra-Caribbean and transnational migrations of people, and participation in world economies.
Students will have flexibility with their schedules in this asynchronous fully online course. There will be ample opportunity for engaging with course content, other students, and the professor through video/audio posts and interactive materials, including music, literature, art, and film.
Professor Lopez has taught courses on Caribbean history and migration at Rutgers for over a decade. She also brings her area of specialization on Asians in the Caribbean to the classroom.
This course fulfills the SAS Core Requirement in Historical Analysis [HST] and Social Analysis [SCL]. It also counts toward the Certificate in Latino and Caribbean Studies, earned with any three (3) courses in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies (LCS). For information on the certificate, see: https://latcar.rutgers.edu/undergraduate/certificate-in-lcs
Instructor(s): Anna Hausmann Expand
This course focuses on topics in cellular and molecular physiology and challenges students to problem-solve to understand the integration of bodily functions. Students are given the opportunity to relate the material to real-world scenarios by applying the information learned in lectures and labs to relate it to case studies.
This course is synchronous, so that students can work together through the cases in groups, which aids the learning of material. It is a 300-level course that focuses on what happens on a cellular level in a healthy organism, and is perfect for students that plan to have careers in the medical field (human or veterinary), research, nutrition, physiology, etc.
The instructor is a veterinary medical doctor, who practiced mixed animal veterinary medicine prior to Rutgers. With this background, she uses real life stories, examples, and cases to better explain the information to students.
Instructor(s): Keri SansevereExpand
This 4-credit course is designed to orient students with archaeological techniques, concepts, and principles. The course’s learning materials include access to the instructor’s podcast (Cultural Corner with Dr. Keri) episodes which explain how archaeologists think and look at the past and the kinds of conclusions archaeologists draw from material evidence. Examples of archaeological work will be presented from a local and global perspective throughout time. The course also offers a point of entry into the specialties of artifact conservation, ethnoarchaeology, experimental archaeology, floral and faunal analysis, bioarchaeology, historical archaeology, and heritage management. This course is recommended for anyone interested in archaeology and may be particularly useful to students planning careers in anthropology, historic preservation, cultural resource management, museum work, or earth sciences.
This class operates in an asynchronous format, meaning there are no live meeting times. This affords students the flexibility to get their work done throughout the week. Weekly learning guides are released to outline your learning path for the week with work generally due on Fridays and/or Sundays. No prerequisite is required. Meets intro requirement for anthropology and evolutionary anthropology majors/minors; Meets Core Curriculum Requirement: HST.
The asynchronous course is offered during two sections this summer:
- E2 runs 6/27/22 - 8/5/22
- H2 runs 7/11/22 - 8/17/22
Instructor, Keri Sansevere, holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Temple University and Sansevere’s research operates at the intellectual borderland between cultural anthropology and archaeology. My dissertation examined colonoware, a kind of pottery traditionally found on archaeological sites in the American Southeast and Caribbean associated with enslaved laborers. Through ethnographic interviewing, oral history, and participant-observation, my research discovered that the pottery is present in the American Northeast, but knowledge of it resides in places that are difficult to access: the memories of archaeologists, inaccessible storage facilities, and obscure literature. Though the field of anthropology traditionally uses analytics like class, gender, and race to reveal hidden structures of power among so-called “ethnographic others,” my research discovered there is much to learn when the same analytics are applied to the industry of North American archaeology.
Instructor(s): Gary MinkoffExpand
Entrepreneurship skills add value to any career path. While learning how ventures (startups, corporate, social impact and non-profit) are developed and launched, students will learn how to be identify opportunities, and become a more insightful, creative and resourceful problem solver, improve your presentation, storytelling and communication skills, gain, enhance your capabilities as a team member/collaborator and get to apply what you learn in real time to real world problems/situations. By the end of this course, students will learn how successful entrepreneurs became successful and learn how to turn setbacks into opportunities. They will also have opportunities to improve networking skills and even expand their professional network.
This course fulfills a requirement for both Rutgers Business School (RBS) Students in Entrepreneurship Concentration and Non-RBS Students in their Entrepreneurship Minor. This course is offered as an online course during Session III.
In addition to his work as a faculty member at the Rutgers Business School, Professor Minkoff has four decades of professional experience as a successful serial entrepreneur, innovator and leader in business, non-profits, and government. He has also been an advisor/mentor and consultant to start-up founders and leaders of organization of all sizes in various industries. He also is the Chair of the Advisory Board of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers.
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Instructor(s): Hyacinth MillerExpand
The Caribbean is more than an exotic tropical paradise, with a long history of multi-cultural and multi-ethnic peoples. Expand your knowledge beyond American borders with the history of the Caribbean. This unique, asynchronous course allows students to research the Caribbean, past and present. Students will discuss different topics, such as globalization and inequality; migration and diaspora; the legacies of slavery and colonialism; race and racism; gender and sexuality; and tourism. Leave the course with a greater appreciation of the region that is the crossroads of the world and largely responsible for the riches of many European powers.
This course satisfies the following SAS Core Learning Goal in Contemporary Challenges: Our Common Future [CCO]: Analyze a contemporary global issue from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Professor Miller is a political scientist and a Caribbean-ist. As a Caribbean-American, Miller is passionate about this topic and has been teaching this course since 2013.
In this course, students with less than two years of French will develop and learn communication skills in modern French. This course promotes cultural competence and global literacy by introducing students to French-speaking cultures around the world. The course is offered in a hybrid combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction to offer the optimal setting for exposure to the French language at the introductory level.
*This course is not open to those who have had more than two years of secondary education of French.
For those interested in higher levels of French, Intermediate French I (01:420:131:B6) and Intermediate French II (01:420:132:H6) are also being offered this summer.
- Intermediate French I requires the prerequisite 01:420:102 OR 01:420:121 or placement test.
- Intermediate French II requires completion of 01:420:131 or equivalent (third semester college-level French) is required. Students who placed at the Intermediate level (131) may require permission to take 132 if they took four years of HS French.
- The Intermediate language sequence fulfills the language requirements for the Honors College, the SAS Honors Program, and other programs that require intermediate-level language skills.
- The Intermediate language sequence fulfills the language requirements for the Honors College, the SAS Honors Program, and other programs that require intermediate-level language skills.
Instructor(s): Gary Minkoff Expand
In this online course, students will explore the various marketing challenges faced by entrepreneurs and innovators—who are constrained by time, information, and resources. Students will get the “best of both worlds” through learning about fundamental marketing concepts, tools, and frameworks, then applying them to entrepreneurial/innovative organizations (ranging from start-ups, global corporations, non-profits, and more) to help you understand how the concepts and tools work in entrepreneurial settings. This course will add value to any career path, since entrepreneurs are strong communicators and creative, resourceful, and resilient problem-solvers— all traits highly-valued in the professional world.
A signature aspect of this course is that students will have the opportunity to work with an entrepreneur to create a marketing strategy for their organization. Students will have the benefits of:
- Interacting with an entrepreneur to distinguish oneself as a future intern or employee with their organization, as numerous students have in past years directly from this project
- Obtaining a real-world, hands-on experience
- Creating a “demonstration project” to present to your client, and to use on your resume for future professional opportunities
In addition to his work as a full-time faculty member at Rutgers Business School, Professor Minkoff has four decades of concurrent professional experience, as a successful serial entrepreneur, innovator and leader in business, non-profits, and government. In addition to founding and owning several of his own businesses during the past 25 years, he has also been an advisor/mentor and consultant to startup founders and leaders of organizations of all sizes in a wide variety of industries. In addition, he chairs the Advisory Board of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers—New Brunswick.
Instructor(s): Eri KitadaExpand
While many may associate immigrants and migrants with certain groups of people, such as people from Europe, Asia, and Latin America, this course will explore more diverse communities moving throughout and to what is today the United States of America, including Indigenous and African American communities. First-gen, international, and all students are welcomed!
One of the exciting elements of this course is that students will pay close attention to the voices of ordinary people, especially those who were/are discriminated, problematized, and oppressed in American society. Learning U.S. history and history in general from the perspective of such marginalized people may new experience for some students but will offer an important and unique perspective to U.S. migration history. The value of dialogue cannot be overstated as history students, as we listen to each other and express our thoughts in clear, engaging, and inclusive manners.
The instructor of this course has scholarly interests in gender/sexuality, race, and colonialism in the United States and Asia Pacific region. In addition, she is an international student from Japan and is herself a migrant! By engaging her specialty and personal background, she can offer a unique and comparative perspective to U.S. migration history.
This course fulfills the requirements of Historical Analysis (HST), Contemporary Challenges (CCD), and History major and minor. All are for the School of Arts and Sciences. This course will be offered synchronously online, which enables students to learn U.S. migration history through live discussion.
If you have any specific questions regarding the course, please email Eri Kitada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructor(s): Dr. Lisa Rossman MurphyExpand
In this unique course, students will examine contemporary and cultural issues that affect the health of children today. Many factors impact the health of a developing child, including nutrition, use of technology, risk behavior, substance use, physical activity, and cultural differences. This course will explore these factors and their impact on the whole child. This asynchronous online course is the first of its kind, and a great fit for students that are interested in working with children in a medical, healthcare, social work, sports training/coaching, or education role.
Dr. Rossman Murphy has over 20 years of experience as a pediatric physical therapist working with other practitioners in an integrative approach toward pediatric wellness. She works with the NJ Healthy Kids Initiative to improve physical literacy among grade school children.
Instructor(s): Andrew ParkerExpand
This course surveys the singular career of Roland Barthes (1915-1980), whose writing spanned literary criticism and theory, semiotics, sociology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, photography, autobiography, travelogue, and the writing of fiction. More than 40 years after his death, Barthes continues to influence contemporary French culture and, more generally, humanists and creative writers across the globe. What made Barthes' writing so compelling for so long?
This course is a master's level course, though advanced undergraduate students are also welcome. It will be synchronous/remote, with class meetings conducted on Zoom. The discussion will build on frequent meetings over a six-week period to take advantage of the Summer Session structure.
The instructor is a Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Rutgers-New Brunswick, whose work centers on the legacy of Barthes and other postwar "French theorists."
Instructor(s): Georgette MitchellExpand
The course examines the history and trends of cinema in Francophone regions across the globe. Students will explore the art of the spectacle by studying French films, series, graphics novels, and lyrical performances. By the end of the course, students will be able to answer critical questions about filmmaking and its various avatars throughout the Francophone world. They can then integrate this knowledge into their own research or instruction of French.
The course will be held online (synchronously) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The class will meet in-person on Wednesdays; however, virtual accommodation can be made for the two in-person sessions. This course fulfills requirements for the M.A.T program in French and major requirements for undergraduate studies in French.
A chapter of the instructor's dissertation is on classic French cinema and its connection to modern filmmaking in the French Caribbean. She will incorporate some of her research into the course material and guide students on their areas of interest in cinema studies.