Summer is quickly approaching, and taking some summer classes at UNO is a great way to stay on track for graduation or get ahead of the fall semester in a short amount of time. Whether you'd like to check off some general education requirements or courses specific to your major, opportunities can be found across the five summer sessions.
This summer, courses will be delivered in a virtual format, both online and remote.
Remote courses are ones that do not physically meet on campus, but delivers content in a manner that is similar to face-to-face format, either through live classes via Zoom or prerecorded lessons. This is in contrast to "totally online" courses which were designed to be online prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and may be structured differently. You may see both types of courses in the summer class search.
ANTH 4240 | Medical Anthropology
Medical anthropology is the cross-cultural study of human culture, health and illness. Using multiple theoretical perspectives, this course examines how cultural, social, environmental, and biological factors interact to produce patterns of health and illness in past and present human societies. This course is cross-listed with ANTH 8246.
CHEM 1010 | Chemistry in Environment and Society
This course is a study of modern society's impact on our environment and the chemistry needed to understand it. The primary focus is the underlying chemistry of the effects of energy production and properties of fuels while including social, political and economic connections. Impacts on air and water quality, climate change, and fossil fuels are discussed. Additional course topics may also include the ozone layer, plastics, medicine and nutrition.
HIST 4910 | Men and Women of Mad Men
This class uses the critically acclaimed AMC series Mad Men to explore the study of race, class, gender, and consumer culture in postwar America.
LLS 1020 | Intro to Chicano/Latino Studies: Humanities
The course introduces students to intellectual, artistic, literary, musical, and other cultural traditions and contributions of Chicanos Latinos in the U.S. and in their historical crossing of real and imaginary borders. The unique contributions of different racial, ethnic, gender, and other social groups within the Latino population are discussed.
MEDH 1000 | Intro to Medical Humanities
This is an interdisciplinary survey course in Medical Humanities. It focuses on the contributions and perspectives of arts and humanities in providing a broad and culturally diverse understanding of health, illness, healing, and medicine.
NAMS 4920 | Special Topics in Native American Studies
This course examines the various ways Native Americans integrated into American society as the public imagined and constructed Native identities throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This course is cross-listed with HIST 4910 and SOC 4800.
NSCI 1050 | Science and Critical Thinking
Add some science to your summer and learn how to use critical thinking to distinguish scientific fact from fiction.
This course provides an introduction to the fundamental laws and principles of science and practice using the scientific method in everyday life to distinguish between scientific evidence and pseudoscientific thinking. Students will examine the science underlying popular pseudoscientific subjects such as ghosts, psychics, Bigfoot and other monsters, and space aliens.
PSCI 2210 | Introduction to International Relations
This course introduces students to historical and contemporary questions and major theoretical approaches to world affairs through examination of the international system in terms of the economic, military, and political forces between states, international organizations, and transnational actors.
PSCI 4710/8716 | Comparative International Development and Innovation
Comparative International Development and Innovation will analyze the rise and fall of civilizations from a historical and theoretical perspective in a comparative manner. The course will address issues concerning political, social, economic, and environmental change in national, and international contexts. Among its major emphases are state institutions, economic growth, entrepreneurship, and the transformation of social structure and culture. This course is cross-listed with ENTR 4710/8716.
SOC 1010 | Introductory Sociology
In this course, learn about human behavior and human social conditions; better understand why humans do what they do; learn about how our cultures shape us. Learn about being human!
This course is an introduction to the study of human societies. The course presents fundamental concepts and theories that make up the sociological perspective. These serve as tools for the analysis of social inequality, social institutions and social change.
SOC 2120-850 | Sociological Theory
Have you ever found yourself wondering WHY our world is the way it is? Well, so did sociological theorists! Come find out what answers they’ve discovered and what new questions their discoveries uncovered!
This course is an intellectual history of sociology as an academic discipline surveying outstanding contributions to its body of theory. The social contexts in which a variety of classical and contemporary theoretical traditions have arisen will be considered. Stress is placed on understanding and applying different approaches to sociological analysis through detailed textual interpretation of theoretical writings.
SUST 1000 | Intro to Sustainability
Sustainability is more than a modern-day buzzword—it's a vital part of maintaining a healthy and thriving world for current and future generations, and environmental protection, social development and economic development all play a role.
This course explores from multiple perspectives the interconnectedness of earth's physical, ecological, and human systems, and how to maintain and improve earth's resources and systems for current and future generations.
WGST 2010 | Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
This survey course explores social science perspectives on women, men, and gender, including the biological contribution to human behavior and the impact of science as an institution. Students will examine challenges to traditional definitions of women's place and movements for change.