2020 Courses – Cancelled

While First Summer 2020 is not running, here you can find the courses we planned to offer UCFS students. Students participating in UConn First Summer will take two General Education courses during the 5-week program. Each course fulfills one or more UConn General Education Content Area requirement; the “CA” at the end of each description refers to the specific Content Area(s) they fulfill. (See https://catalog.uconn.edu/general-education/http://catalog.uconn.edu/academic-regulations for a full description of Content Area requirements at UConn.)

Honors students will take a General Education course that serves as an "honors core" course (HDFS 1060) in addition to another course.  See the Honors First Summer page for more details.

Other People’s Worlds (3 credits): A survey of the development, contributions, and contemporary social problems of selected non-Euroamerican peoples and cultures. CA 2. CA 4-INT.  
The Process of Communication (3 credits): A study of modern communication theories and principles useful in understanding how people affect and are affected by others through communication. CA 2. 
 
Macroeconomics (3 credits): The organization and function of the economic system as a total unit. Economic decisions, institutions, and policies that determine levels and rates of growth of production, employment, and prices. Topical subjects (e.g., government budget deficits and current interest-rate policy). CA 2. 
Close Relationships Across the Lifespan (3 Honors credits): This Honors course will fulfill the Honors Core requirement for University Honors Laureate as well as a Content Area 2 (CA 2) general education requirement.
Popular Music and Diversity in American Society (3 credits): Hybrid course (meets in person and online). No prior musical training or knowledge required. An introduction to popular music and diversity in America: jazz, blues, Top-40 pop, rock, hip-hop and other genres. Musicians and their music studied in the context of twentieth-century and contemporary American society, emphasizing issues of race, gender, class, and resistance. CA 1. CA 4.
Philosophy and Social Ethics (3 credits): Topics may include the nature of the good life, the relation between social morality and individual rights, and practical moral dilemmas. CA 1.

General Psychology I (3 credits): Lecture-discussion and demonstrations. Basic principles that underlie mental processes and behavior; research methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, memory and language. CA 3

Race, Class, and Gender (3 credits): Race, class, and gender, as they structure identities, opportunities, and social outcomes. CA 2. CA 4.

Course Schedule:

TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
9:00 AM –
12:30 PM

PSYC 1100

HDFS 1060 (Honors)

PHIL 1104

PSYC 1100

HDFS 1060 (Honors)

PHIL 1104

Workshops (TBD)
1:30 PM –
5:00 PM
ANTH 1000

SOCI 1501

COMM 1000

ECON 1202

ANTH 1000

SOCI 1501

COMM 1000

ECON 1202

6:00 PM –
8:30 PM
MUSI 1003 MUSI 1003


Honors students should see the Honors First Summer page for course information.