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Summer Session

Summer Session runs from June 17 to July 19, 2019. 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 Provost and Dean of Faculty DeWayne Lucas at


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

Laurence Erussard

EUST 101 Foundations of European Studies I, Laurence Erussard
Arising from the conjunction, over time, of ancient Mediterranean peoples with other indigenous groups, the set of cultures known as "European" continues to influence us. Drawing on art, history, literature, music, and philosophy from Greece Roman antiquity to the Renaissance, this course explores, both historically and critically, some of the core ideas which characterize these European cultures. This course substantially addresses the Cultural Differences Goal and partially addresses the Social Inequality Goal.

Nan Crystal Arens

GEO 107 Statistics for Informed Citizens, Nan Crystal Arens
Statistics surround us: Politicians tell us that..."half of all Americans earn less than the median income..." The weather forecaster says there's a 30% chance of rain This course will explore the path from data to inference using basic descriptive statistics, data visualization and inferential tests such as t-tests, ANOVA, correlation and linear regression. Students will experience these ideas through a series of hands-on experimental and observational projects. They will visualize and analyze data in the R statistical computing environment. This course substantially addresses Quantitative Reasoning Goal and partially addresses the Scientific Inquiry Goal.

Jessica Hayes-Conroy

WMST 305 Food, Feminism, & Health, Jessica Hayes-Conroy
This class uses a feminist lens to explore a variety of topics arising at the intersection of food, health, and the body. The class addresses key material, epistemological, and methodological issues associated with food activism and intervention, and builds towards the enactment of student-led research projects. Class work includes both seminar discussion and participation in a lab section that is dedicated specifically to learning and practicing social science research methods aimed at food-based research and intervention. The seminar portion of the class will serve as a launching point for developing and carrying out individual, student-led research projects. Topics for the class include debates from both the production and consumption sides of the food chain, and take the health of both bodies and landscapes as a focal point. Among the list are: agricultural sustainability, genetically modified foods, local food activism, food security and hunger, nutrition and health policy, disordered eating, cooking as care work, and gender-based food marketing. Within these topics, issues of race and racism, class-based and cultural difference, and gendered food practices will be foregrounded. This course substantially addresses Ethical Judgment Goal and the Social Inequality Goal.

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

Chris Hatch

AMST 207 Baseball and America, Chris Hatch
This class focuses on baseball and its relationship to American culture. For a long time, baseball has been the quintessential American game. In this class, we will examine the role (s) of technology, media, culture and nationalism in explaining the unique role of baseball to the American identify. This course partially addresses the Social Inequality and the Cultural Differences Goals. The course also includes field trips in the afternoon and early evening.

Khuram Hussain

EDUC 201 Schooling and Social Equality, Khuram Hussain
This course traces a social and political history of American schooling. Beginning with the meteoric rise of formal schooling in the 19th century, the course examines how the common schooling movement radically transformed the economic and political significance of education in America. Next the course follows the schooling experiences of groups systemically targeted by policy makers: European immigrant, working class, Indigenous, Chicano/a, Black, new immigrant and women of each group. We shall seek to understand the significance of schooling for various communities as well as the reforms produced from resistance and contestation. This course substantially addresses the Social Inequality Goal and partially addresses the Cultural Differences Goal and 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 Quantitative Reasoning Goal.

Jessica Hayes-Conroy

WMST 100 Introduction to Women’s Studies, Jessica Hayes-Conroy
This course introduces the vast, complex, changing field of women's studies. Students will be asked to become conversant with the history of feminism and women's movements (nationally and transnationally), to understand and theorize women and gender as categories of analysis, to think through differences that divide and unite, to reflect and move beyond individual experience and to connect feminism to everyday life. Students will be encouraged to raise their own questions about women, gender, feminism (s), modes of women's organizing, and the production of knowledge. While it is impossible to cover all pertinent topics in one semester, this course introduces various specific issues and histories that, taken together, highlight the complexity of Women's Studies as both scholarly endeavor and activist field. This course substantially addresses Social Inequality Goal and partially addresses the Ethical Judgment Goal and the Cultural Difference Goal.


DeWayne Lucas
Provost and Dean of Faculty

Phone: 315-781-3304

Important Dates

Registration Period: March 25 – May 3. For more information, click here.

First day of classes: June 17

Last day to drop/add a course: June 18

Last day to withdraw from a course: July 19

Last day to change grade status (graded to CR/DCR/NC): July 19

Last day of classes: July 19

Last day to submit incomplete grades: September 6

Estimated Costs

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

Summer session campus housing and food: $1,500**


Summer Session lodging: $450

Summer Session meal plan: $1,050

Summer Session grand total for lodging and meals: $1,500

Questions can be directed to Erica Cooney-Connor, Director, Conferences and Events at (315) 781-3103 or

Additional Financial Info

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.


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