Summer 10 (5 week course) | Albright College

Summer 10 (5 week course)

Dates: May 26, 2020 – June 25, 2020
Note: The word new refers to credit type awarded for SPS students enrolled after June 2016. The word old refers to credit type awarded for those ADP students who enrolled prior to June 2016.

All classes NOT online are from 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.


CourseTitleInstructorLocationNew/Old
CHE 100Chemistry & SocietyLudwigOnlineLab Science – new and old
SOC 100Intro to SociologyJensen-SellersReadingnew Foundations-SS; old SS; Elective
Art 220Watercolor Painting: Global ImageryHamwiReadingnew Connections-Global or FL-CU; old Fine Arts
PHI 216Contemporary PhilosophyWernickiReadingnew Foundations-Humanities; old Humanities or Elective
REL 286Women and ReligionVinskieLancasternew Connections-Humanities or FL-CU; old Humanities or FL-CU

Course Descriptions

CHE100/Lecture/DL01 – Chemistry & Society/Lab
An introduction to chemistry through the study of relevant issues set in their political, economic, social, international, and ethical context. The chemical content is presented as needed to provide a basis for the understanding of such topics as the air we breathe, the ozone layer, global warning, energy, water, acid rain, environmental pollutants, drug design, and genetic engineering. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

SOC101/Lecture/RD01 – Introduction to Sociology
A general study, emphasizing the concepts and methodologies through which the sociologist investigates the nature of the social structure and the social processes related to individual behavior. Satisfies General Studies Foundation-Social Science requirement.

ART220/Lecture/RD01 – Watercolor Painting: Global Imagery
An investigation into the historical evolution of style and techniques in watercolor painting with the intent of establishing a broad base of understanding of diverse cultural values as reflected in visual art throughout history. Stress is placed on the understanding and use of watercolor throughout the history of art for solving various problems of representation and abstraction. A main objective of the course is to increase understanding of the role of imagery in communicating and representing universal concepts and ideas through the history of art and civilization. Class lectures, discussions, research and studio assignments will include the role of painting in the history of civilization and the diverse ways in which it reflects and affects culture.

PHI216/Lecture/RD01 – Contemporary Philosophy
This course aims to inquire about some of the fundamental characteristics of the human experience through reading and discussing philosophical texts from the late 19th century to the present. The course offers students an opportunity to explore some of the following questions: Is it possible to live an authentic life? Is it possible to reconcile religion, science, and reason? Can art and literature inform about what is moral? What is empathy and is it possible to actually know another person? Is life meaningful? What do we mean when we talk about consciousness? The course explores readings from philosophy, theology, literature, theater, and psychology. Major figures may include: Soren Kierkegaard, Albert Camus, Martha Nussbaum, Jean-Paul Sartre, Hannah Arendt, Paul Tillich, Karl Jaspers and Heinz Kohut.

REL286/Lecture/LC01 – Women and Religion
No religion could survive, much less thrive, without the contributions of women. Yet among religious leadership, women are grossly underrepresented. Moreover, religions still lag behind society in general in protecting and advancing women’s rights. In this course, students will examine and appreciate the religious lives and contributions of women, as read through their spiritual and life writings and artistic expressions. We will consider representatives from Western religions, Eastern religions, and new religious movements.