Summer Session II | Albright College

Summer Session II

Course NumberTitleInstructorTimeCancelled?
BIO203B*Introduction to GeneticsHersperger, AdamONLINE
ECO233BOLComparative EconomicsWilder, LisaONLINE
ENG135BOLArt of Short StoryTartaglia, JerryONLINE
MUS121BOLBlack Popular MusicLomanno, MarkONLINE


Course Descriptions

BIO203 Introduction to Genetics – An introduction to classical genetics, molecular genetics and evolution. Includes a major writing project designed to explore specific topics in genetics and evolution. There is NO LAB with BIO203A; this course DOES NOT COUNT AS A GENERAL STUDIES FOUNDATIONS-NATURAL SCIENCE.

ECO233 Comparative Economics – An important aspect of the trend toward the globalization of markets is that economic decisions and their outcomes are becoming increasingly intertwined and interdependent. This growing interdependence requires knowledge of the rules and institutional mechanisms by and with which other economies operate. Such knowledge has become a crucial economic resource, the use of which economic policymakers, industrial leaders, and individual firm managers can no longer do without. This course examines the various approaches and methods used to solve economic problems in a number of societies, both past and current, with a special emphasis on todayÆs key European and Asian economies. It analyzes the principles and institutions by which these economies have sought to improve their objectives of better resource allocation, technological progress, income distribution, and growth. ONLINE. GENERAL STUDIES CONNECTIONS-GLOBAL. Prerequisite: ECO105 Economic Principles.

ENG135BOL Art of Short Story – In this online four week writing course, which satisfies the Foundations requirement for General education, students will read, analyze, and write about short fiction. Plot, characterization, theme, and structure are several of the elements that will be examined in the short stories. They will learn to apply the elements of critical analysis, which is a skill that is applicable to most other college level courses. Stories by Science Fiction, Traditional, and Feminist writers are included. Students are expected to devote at least 15 hours per week to the work of this online course. It is not possible to complete the work on week ends only. Mid-week participation is required. The course is open to Accepted Incoming Students, High School Seniors, and matriculated students. ONLINE. GENERAL STUDIES FOUNDATIONS: HUMANITIES.

MUS121 Black Popular Music – This course surveys, investigates, and analyzes black popular music from the 19th century to the present, focusing on the main themes of creativity, technology, and performance. Through critical listening and analytical thinking skills, students will explore black popular culture as means of expression, communication, and collective identity, attending to issues of representation, identity, values, and aesthetics through a wide range of interdisciplinary sources and methodologies. We will cover major figures and genres – including artists in blues, jazz, R&B, funk, and rap – and discuss the impact of the music industry, audience reception, and cultural politics on these musicians and the communities to which they belonged. In addition to critical thinking to synthesize material, students will complete comparative analyses, relate individual lessons to key course themes, and connect the curriculum to their own experiences and musical listening practices. ONLINE. GENERAL STUDIES FOUNDATIONS-HUMANITIES.