First Summer Courses

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Courses, Descriptions, Bundles

Students participating in UConn First Summer will take two General Education courses during the 5-week program. We have pre-bundled the courses into every combination possible given course meeting times.

The courses comprising the bundles were carefully selected by the advising community because they best meet requirements for the broadest range of incoming students.  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 http://catalog.uconn.edu/academic-regulations for a full description of Content Area requirements at UConn.)

Your choice of bundle will depend on your major, as not all bundles are appropriate for every School, College or Program.   Please choose a bundle from those appropriate to your major.  You will be asked to select your top bundle choice as well as a backup choice when you register, so please review course options before you register online.  

Bundle recommendations below are by School/College and in some cases (if particular restrictions apply) by pre-major.  Honors students will take a General Education course that also serves as an "honors core" course in addition to another course.  See the Honors First Summer page for more details!

Weekly View of First Summer Courses
This shows how First Summer courses are scheduled. Use this along with your bundle options below to select the courses and schedule that will work best for you.

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

PSYC 1100

PHIL 1104
SOCI 1501

PSYC 1100

PHIL 1104
SOCI 1501

No Classes (hold for First Summer activities)
1:30 PM –
5:00 PM
ANTH 1000
COMM 1000
ECON 1202
ANTH 1000
COMM 1000
ECON 1202
6:00 PM –
8:30 PM
MUSI 1003 MUSI 1003

For full course details, including instructor and location, see below!
Honors students should see the Honors First Summer page for course information!

Course Details
ANTH 1000 - 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.  Mon/Wed 1:30-5:00 p.m.

COMM 1000 - 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. Tues/Thurs 1:30-5:00 p.m.

ECON 1202 - 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. Tues/Thurs 1:30-5 p.m.

MUSI 1003 - 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. Tues/Thurs 6:00-8:30 p.m.  [Honors students may take this course for honors credit.]

PHIL 1104 - 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. Tues/Thurs 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

PSYC 1100 – 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. Mon/Wed 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

SOCI 1501 - Race, Class, and Gender (3 credits). Race, class, and gender, as they structure identities, opportunities, and social outcomes. CA 2. CA 4. Tues/Thurs 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

UConn First Summer 2018 Course Bundles
The following 2-course bundles were pre-approved by advisors for all schools, colleges, programs, and pre-majors. If you have any questions about your class choices, be sure to bring those to Orientation and discuss them with an advisor!
ACES-Exploratory Majors
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS)
School of Business
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) Majors
School of Engineering Majors
School of Fine Arts Majors
School of Nursing Majors
ACES Pre-Pharmacy
ACES Pre-Sports Management
ACES Pre-Teaching

ACES-Exploratory Majors
Students admitted into the Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) as Exploratory majors may take any of the UConn First Summer bundles. (If you have been admitted to Pre-Sports Management, Pre-Pharmacy, or Pre-Teaching, please see below for your bundle options!)
Course 1 Course 2
ANTH 1000 COMM 1000
ANTH 1000 ECON 1202
ANTH 1000 MUSI 1003
ANTH 1000 PHIL 1104
ANTH 1000 SOCI 1501
COMM 1000 MUSI 1003
ECON 1202 MUSI 1003
PHIL 1104 COMM 1000
PHIL 1104 ECON 1202
PHIL 1104 MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 ANTH 1000
PSYC 1100 COMM 1000
PSYC 1100 ECON 1202
PSYC 1100 MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 PHIL 1104
SOCI 1501 COMM 1000
SOCI 1501 ECON 1202
SOCI 1501 MUSI 1003
SOCI 1501 PSYC 1100

 

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) Majors
Students admitted to any major in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) may choose from the full list of possible course bundles.
Course 1 Course 2
ANTH 1000 COMM 1000
ANTH 1000 ECON 1202
ANTH 1000 MUSI 1003
ANTH 1000 PHIL 1104
ANTH 1000 SOCI 1501
COMM 1000 MUSI 1003
ECON 1202 MUSI 1003
PHIL 1104 COMM 1000
PHIL 1104 ECON 1202
PHIL 1104 MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 ANTH 1000
PSYC 1100 COMM 1000
PSYC 1100 ECON 1202
PSYC 1100 MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 PHIL 1104
SOCI 1501 COMM 1000
SOCI 1501 ECON 1202
SOCI 1501 MUSI 1003
SOCI 1501 PSYC 1100

 

Business Majors
Students admitted to any major in the School of Business (BUSN) should choose from the following First Summer Course Bundles
Course 1 Course 2
ANTH 1000 COMM 1000
ANTH 1000 ECON 1202
ANTH 1000 PHIL 1104
ANTH 1000 SOCI 1501
PHIL 1104 COMM 1000
PHIL 1104 ECON 1202
PSYC 1100 ANTH 1000
PSYC 1100 COMM 1000
PSYC 1100 ECON 1202
PSYC 1100 PHIL 1104
SOCI 1501 COMM 1000
SOCI 1501 ECON 1202
SOCI 1501 PSYC 1100

Engineering Majors
Students admitted to any major in the School of Engineering (ENGR) should choose from the following First Summer Course Bundles.
Course 1 Course 2
ANTH 1000 COMM 1000
ANTH 1000 ECON 1202
ANTH 1000 MUSI 1003
ANTH 1000 PHIL 1104
ANTH 1000 SOCI 1501
COMM 1000 MUSI 1003
ECON 1202 MUSI 1003
PHIL 1104 COMM 1000
PHIL 1104 ECON 1202
SOCI 1501 COMM 1000
SOCI 1501 ECON 1202
SOCI 1501 MUSI 1003

College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) Majors
Students admitted to any major in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) may choose from the full list of possible course bundles.
Course 1 Course 2
ANTH 1000 COMM 1000
ANTH 1000 ECON 1202
ANTH 1000 MUSI 1003
ANTH 1000 PHIL 1104
ANTH 1000 SOCI 1501
COMM 1000 MUSI 1003
ECON 1202 MUSI 1003
PHIL 1104 COMM 1000
PHIL 1104 ECON 1202
PHIL 1104 MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 ANTH 1000
PSYC 1100 COMM 1000
PSYC 1100 ECON 1202
PSYC 1100 MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 PHIL 1104
PSYC 1100
SOCI 1501
SOCI 1501 COMM 1000
SOCI 1501 ECON 1202
SOCI 1501 MUSI 1003

School of Fine Arts Majors
Students admitted to any major in the School of Fine Arts (FINE ARTS) may choose from the full list of possible course bundles.
Course 1 Course 2
ANTH 1000 COMM 1000
ANTH 1000 ECON 1202
ANTH 1000 MUSI 1003
ANTH 1000 PHIL 1104
ANTH 1000 SOCI 1501
COMM 1000 MUSI 1003
ECON 1202 MUSI 1003
PHIL 1104 COMM 1000
PHIL 1104 ECON 1202
PHIL 1104 MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 ANTH 1000
PSYC 1100 COMM 1000
PSYC 1100 ECON 1202
PSYC 1100 MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 PHIL 1104
PSYC 1100 SOCI 1501
SOCI 1501 COMM 1000
SOCI 1501 ECON 1202
SOCI 1501 MUSI 1003

 

School of Nursing Majors
Students admitted to any major in the School of Nursing (NURS) should choose from the following First Summer Course Bundles.
Course 1 Course 2
ANTH 1000
COMM 1000
ANTH 1000
ECON 1202
ANTH 1000 PHIL 1104
COMM 1000
MUSI 1003
ECON 1202
MUSI 1003
PHIL 1104 COMM 1000
PHIL 1104 MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 ANTH 1000
PSYC 1100 COMM 1000
PSYC 1100 MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 PHIL 1104
PSYC 1100
SOCI 1501
SOCI 1501 COMM 1000
SOCI 1501
ECON 1202

ACES Pre-Majors

If you have been admitted to one of the ACES Pre-Majors (Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Sports Management, or Pre-Teaching), you will find advisor-approved course bundle options below.

 

Pre-Sports Management Majors
Students admitted to Pre-Sports Management (ACES Pre-Sports Mgmt) should choose from the following First Summer Course Bundles
Course 1 Course 2
ANTH 1000 ECON 1202
ANTH 1000 SOCI 1501
ECON 1202 MUSI 1003
PHIL 1104 ECON 1202
PSYC 1100 ANTH 1000
PSYC 1100 ECON 1202
PSYC 1100 MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 PHIL 1104
PSYC 1100
SOCI 1501
SOCI 1501 ECON 1202
SOCI 1501 MUSI 1003

 

Pre-Pharmacy Majors
Students admitted to Pre-Pharmacy (ACES Pre-Pharm) should choose one of the following First Summer course bundles.
Course 1 Course 2
ANTH 1000 COMM 1000
ANTH 1000 MUSI 1003
ANTH 1000 PHIL 1104
ANTH 1000 SOCI 1501
COMM 1000 MUSI 1003
PHIL 1104 COMM 1000
PHIL 1104 MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 ANTH 1000
PSYC 1100 COMM 1000
PSYC 1100 MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 PHIL 1104
PSYC 1100
SOCI 1501
SOCI 1501 COMM 1000
SOCI 1501
ECON 1202
SOCI 1501 MUSI 1003

 

Pre-Teaching Majors
Students admitted to Pre-Teaching (ACES Pre-Teach) should choose from the following First Summer Course Bundles.
Course 1 Course 2
ANTH 1000 ECON 1202
ANTH 1000 MUSI 1003
ANTH 1000 PHIL 1104
ANTH 1000 SOCI 1501
COMM 1000 MUSI 1003
ECON 1202 MUSI 1003
PHIL 1104
COMM 1000
PHIL 1104 ECON 1202
PHIL 1104
MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 ANTH 1000
PSYC 1100
COMM 1000
PSYC 1100 ECON 1202
PSYC 1100 MUSI 1003
PSYC 1100 PHIL 1104
SOCI 1501 ECON 1202
SOCI 1501 MUSI 1003
SOCI 1501 PSYC 1100

Course Details for UConn First Summer Courses

SUBJ CatNo Sec Class Description Faculty Days Start Time End Time Bldg Rm
ANTH 1000 20 Anthropology 1000: Other People's Worlds L. PROCTOR MW 1:30 5:00 PM  OAK 117
COMM 1000 20 Communication 1000: The Process of Communication R. MCGLOIN TTH 1:30 PM 5:00 PM  LH  309
ECON 1202 20 Economics 1202: Principles of Macroeconomics D. ALBINO
TTH 1:30 PM 5:00 PM OAK 104
MUSI 1003 20 Music 1003: Popular Music&Diver Amer Scty (may earn Honors credit as conversion) A. FROGLEY TTH 6:00 PM 8:30PM  OAK 101
PHIL 1104 20 Philosophy 1104: Philosophy and Social Ethics E. PIERCE TTh 9:00 AM 12:30 PM MCHU 309
PSYC 1100 20 General Psychology I J. CHROBAK MW 9:00 AM 12:30 PM BOUS A106
SOCI 1501 20 Race, Class, and Gender P. GODFREY TTh 9:00 AM 12:30 PM OAK 268