2013 Summer Focus Recommended Courses List
This course list constitutes the list of courses offered at UC Berkeley during Summer 2013 that are recommended to Summer Focus students by Education Unlimited. For more information about Summer Focus, please visit the Summer Focus program page.
~ Denotes Intermediate Difficulty or Higher
- Introduction to Visual Thinking: Practice Of Art (ART) 8 [4 units]
Description: A first course in the language, processes, and media of visual art. Course work will be organized around weekly lectures and studio problems that will introduce students to the nature of art making and visual thinking.
- Reading and Writing about Visual Experience: History Of Art (HISTART) R1B [4 units]
Description: How do mechanisms of perception structure responses to visual art? What is at stake when words describe images? By means of intensive looking, thinking, speaking, and writing, this course introduces the student to a series of problems and issues in the description and analysis of works of art. Because the course is also an introduction to the historical study of art, it is intended for students with no previous course work in the field. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement.
- Introduction to Greek Civilization ~: Classics (CLASSIC) 10A [4 units]
Description: Study of the major developments, achievements, and contradictions in Greek culture from the Bronze Age to the 4th century BCE. Key works of literature, history, and philosophy (read in English translation) will be examined in their political and social context, and in relation both to other ancient Mediterranean cultures and to subsequent developments in Western civilization.
- A Comparative Survey of Racial and Ethnic Groups in the U.S ~: Ethnic Studies (ETH STD) 21AC [4 units]
Description: This survey course will examine the historical experiences of European immigrants, African Americans, and Latinos, emphasizing the themes of migration and economic change since the late 19th century. Though the class will focus on the three groups, the course will also address salient features of the experiences of Asian Americans, Native Americans, and recently arrived immigrants in light of the themes of the course. Intragroup differences such as class and gender will be discussed. Staff
- The History of Film: Film (FILM) 25A [4 units]
Description: From the beginnings through the conversion to sound. In addition to the development of the silent film, the course will conclude with an examination of the technology of sound conversion and examples of early sound experiments. Staff
- The United States from Civil War to Present ~: History (HISTORY) 7B [4 units]
Description: What does it mean to be American? Whatever your answer is to this question, chances are it is deeply connected to the themes and events we will discuss in this class. Herewe will track America's rise to global power, the fate of freedom in a post-Emancipation political setting, and the changing boundaries of nation, citizenship, and community. We will use landmark events to sharpen our themes, but we will also take care to analyze the equally important (and shifting) patterns of where and how Americans lived, worked, and played.
- Language and Linguistics: Linguistics (LINGUIS) 5 [4 units]
Description: A general survey of the field of linguistics. Students are introduced to a wide range of data from diverse languages to basic principles of linguistic analysis.
- Introduction to Functional Neuroanatomy: Molecular And Cell Biology (MCELLBI) 63 [3 units]
Description: This course emphasizes beginning anatomy of the brain and spinal cord to individuals interested in understanding the dynamics of motor and sensory functions in the human body. Students in the Departments of Education, Psychology, and Integrative Biology, as well as students interested in medicine and the life sciences, are especially encouraged to attend.
- Music in American Culture: Music (MUSIC) 26AC [4 units]
Description: Two perspectives are developed:
- Diverse music of groups in America, and
- American music as a unique phenomenon.
Groups considered are African, Asian, European, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American. Lectures and musical examples are organized by topics such as music of socio-economic subgroups within large groups, survival of culture, pan-ethnicity, religious and concert music, and the folk-popular music continuum.
- Introduction to Human Nutrition: Nutritional Science And Toxicology (NUSCTX) 10 [3 units]
Description: This course provides an overview of digestion and metabolism of nutrients. Foods are discussed as a source of nutrients, and the evidence is reviewed as to the effects of nutrition on health. The emphasis of the course is on issues of current interest and on worldwide problems of food and nutrition. Students are required to record their own diet, calculate its composition, and evaluate its nutrient content in light of their particular needs.
- Ancient Philosophy ~: Philosophy (PHILOS) 25A [4 units]
Description: The history of ancient philosophy with special emphasis on the resocratics, Plato, and Aristotle.
~ Denotes Intermediate Difficulty or Higher
* Tentative and Subject to Change
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