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Summer Session

Summer Session runs from June 11 to July 13, 2018. Current students and non-matriculated students may take one or two courses with an HWS faculty member for two hours, five days a week. Classes are scheduled in the mornings, with afternoons and evenings for class preparation, projects and assignments.

The tuition for courses is $3,000 per course for current HWS students, including graduating seniors, and non-matriculated students. Room and board are extra, and campus housing and facilities will be available.

HWS matriculated students can register through their HWS PeopleSoft account. Non-matriculated students should fill out a non-matriculated student application form and send it to Interim Provost and Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas at


The following classes meet Monday – Friday, 8:30-10:26 a.m.

AFS 208 Growing Up Black, James McCorkle
This course focuses on the development of racial consciousness and identity in adolescence in African and African Diaspora literature and film. This course substantially addresses the Social Inequality and the Cultural Differences Goals.

EDUC 306 Technology and Children with Disabilities, Mary Kelly
This course will actively explore the user of assistive technology (AT) and universal design (UD) for children with disabilities. We will focus on social, legal, and ecological factors relating to the use of AT and UD in education and community settings. Participants will explore various technologies from non-electronic “low-tech” to “high-tech” devices, and learn strategies to assess AT and the strengths and needs of children with disabilities. We will examine issues of mobility, speech communication, independent living and self-determination, along with Universal Design principles. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to use AT. This course substantially addresses the Social Inequality Goal and partially addresses the Ethical Judgment Goal.

MATH 114 Mathematics for Informed Citizenship, John Lasseter
This course explores the uses and abuses of numbers in a wide variety of areas. The modern world is built of numbers. In science, medicine, business, politics, and even culture, numbers are used to bolster claims and debunk conventional wisdom. A deeper understanding of the mathematics behind these arguments can help us determine what to trust and when to doubt, teach us how to weigh the risks versus rewards, and allow us to come to group with the vast scale of the universe and the national debt.

Mathematical topics will include randomness, basic statistics, linear regression, inference and nonlinearity. An emphasis is placed on critical engagement with numerical evidence and mathematical thinking as deployed in the culture at large. The course has significant writing component. This course substantially addresses the Quantitative Reasoning goal.

POL 110 Introduction to American Politics, Justin Rose
This course examines the capability of the American political system to respond to the needs of all its citizens. It looks at historical origins, basic institutions, distribution of power, popular influence, political parties, social movements, the relationship of capitalism to democracy, and inequalities based on class, race, and gender. This course partially addresses the Social Inequality and the Ethical Judgment Goals.

PSY 220 Introduction to Personality, Sara Branch
Major theoretical approaches and contemporary research are evaluated to assess the current state of knowledge about intrapsychic, dispositional, biological, cognitive, and sociocultural domains of personality functioning. The personal, historical, and cultural contexts of theory development are emphasized. Application of personality concepts to individual lives is encouraged to enhance understanding of self and others. Prerequisite: PSY 100. This course partially addresses the Scientific Inquiry Goal.

WRRH 311 Introduction to Publishing, Cheryl Forbes
This course focuses on the principles and practices of magazine and book publishing. It explores the way rhetoric functions in publishing and how "gatekeeping" functions in this industry of ideas and cultural influence: who decides what and who gets heard. The issues of gender, race, and class are central. Students study general interest and special interest magazine publishing; general trade book, academic or special interest book publishing; and the history of American publishing from the colonial era. Participants keep a reading journal; write several critical essays about the major issues in magazine and book publishing today; and complete a major semester-long project, individually or in teams (for instance, editing a book-length manuscript or producing a magazine).

The following classes meet Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. -12:56 p.m.

CPSC 124 Introduction to Programming, John Lasseter
An introduction to the theory and practice of computer programming, the emphasis of this course is on techniques of program development within the object-oriented paradigm. Topics include control structures, objects, classes, inheritance, simple data structures, and basic concepts of software development. Currently, Java is the programming language used in the course. No previous programming experience is required. This course is intended for prospective majors or minors and those interested in a rigorous introduction to programming. This course has a required lab component, and is required for the major and minor in computer science.

ENG 233 Medieval Drama, Laurence Erussard
This course offers a panorama of Medieval dramatic genres. It surveys works from the tenth to the fifteenth centuries. The stylistic diversity includes the sadomasochistic plays of the Saxon canoness Hrotsvit of Gandersheim, the proto-opera form of Hildegard of Bingan, some English mystery plays from different cycles and a selection of French sexual farce. The study is based on both historicist and formalist critical analysis and on occasional classroom performance. This course partially addresses the Social Inequality, the Cultural Differences, and the Ethical Judgment Goals.

ENTR 101 Entrepreneurial Leadership, Kevin Renshler
As technology and globalization continue to spur interconnectedness, leaders must navigate tumultuous environments where change is rapid, discontinuous and unpredictable. Innovation, ingenuity and an ability to add value by solving problems are necessary. This course will examine the attributes required of successful entrepreneurs in contemporary leadership roles. Students will learn how to take an idea to impact. They will consider important concepts, such as ethics, sustainability, economic Darwinism, and managing uncertainty. They will discuss product invention, service implementation, economic choice, risk and return, scale and scope, value creation, and small business generation. As a significant course assignment, students will develop a strategic plan for a product, service or startup or organization that is worthy of implementation.

POL 326 Urban Politics, Justin Rose
This course interrogates how American political and economic commitments have informed the urban experience. Specifically, the course examines the organization of urban governments, the relationship between local, state, and federal governments, and the concentration of power in urban settings, including the politics of segregation, suburbanization, and urban renewal. More specifically, this course considers these topics in terms of the challenges posed by American democratic commitments and gives special attention to "public" space (both material and figurative) as a necessary requirement for democratic practice. This is one of the core courses in the urban studies program. Prerequisite: a 100- or 200-level POL course or by permission of instructor. This course substantially addresses the Social Inequality Goal.

Additional Financial Information

Refund Policy
Notification of withdrawal and requests for refunds must be made in writing and addressed to the appropriate Dean with copies to the Student Accounts Office. A full refund will be given to students who withdraw after tuition, room, and board have been paid, but who withdraw prior to registration and the second day of classes. After the second day of classes, the refund of tuition, room, board, and return of federal and education loans and other sources of payments, are prorated based upon the percentage of the Summer term that the student is enrolled. If the student is enrolled past 60% of the Summer term, there is no refund of costs of attendance, and no loans will be returned to the grantors. The official withdrawal date used by the appropriate Deans Office will be used to determine the prorated refund.

Loan Information
Students taking one class in the summer can apply for a private alternative loan to assist with the costs. Students taking two classes in the summer can have a parent apply for a federal parent loan or a private alternative loan to assist with the costs.

For more information regarding summer aid options, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 315-781-3315.


DeWayne Lucas
Interim Provost and Associate Professor of Political Science

Phone: 315-781-3304

Important Dates

Registration Period: March 26 – May 4. For more information, click here.

First day of classes: June 12

Last day to drop/add a course: June 14

Last day to withdraw from a course: July 6

Last day to change grade status (graded to CR/DCR/NC): July 6

Last day of classes: July 13

Last day to change incomplete grades: September 7

Estimated Costs

(Estimated costs are for current students for five weeks of services)

Campus housing and food for five weeks: $1,504


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