Choose from four different Summer Start courses in English, psychology, music, and geography. Whatever course you choose, it’s guaranteed to count towards your Hunter College undergraduate degree.
Expository Writing (English)
Most Popular! Required of all students unless exempt, the English 12000 course trains students to analyze, develop and evaluate ideas, and to express themselves clearly and effectively. Introduction to documented research.
- June 28 – August 16, Monday and Wednesday, 9:50am – 1pm, or
- June 28 – August 16, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11:40am – 1:15pm
Introduction to Psychology
An introduction to the problems, methods and concepts of psychology. The course covers a range of topics that characterize the discipline, including history; methodology and professional ethics; biological foundations; perception, motivation and emotion; learning, memory and thinking; individual differences; intelligence; personality; behavior disorders and their treatment; and group processes.
- July 14 – August 17, Tuesday and Thursday, 12pm – 3:50pm
People and their Environment (Geography)
A broad overview of subjects and ideas in geography, possibly the most internally diverse of the social sciences. This course covers the geographical aspects of topics including weather and climate, landforms, religions, food, cities, economics, culture, politics and much more. While students will be expected to understand the basics of each topic covered, the overarching emphasis will be on understanding the relationships among them. As such, the course builds from one topic to the next, ultimately stressing the sheer geographical complexity and wonder of modern life. Contemporary economic, political and social patterns and problems will be discussed.
- July 14 – August 17, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm – 1:50pm
A Thousand Years of Listening (Music)
This course covers selected compositions primarily from the European tradition studied with an aim to develop perceptive listening.
- July 14 – August 17, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6pm – 7:50pm