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Join Us for Summer Term 2013

Summer term 2013 offered an exceptionally varied menu of courses!

Summer is a great time to take courses at Transylvania University, whether it's to get ahead, catch up, or if you simply have a thirst for learning.

Need more information? Contact the registrar’s office at registrar@transy.edu or (859) 233-8116.

The 2013 summer term classes began June 10 and ended July 12, unless noted otherwise in the following list. (View the full academic calendar.)

Summer term tuition: $1,500 per course unit.

Course
  Course No.   Schedule   Course Units

Field Methods in Archaeology (May 27—June 14)
This course familiarizes students with the techniques and methods utilized by archaeologists through intensive hands-on training at an archaeological site: Fort Boonesborough on the Kentucky River. Students will learn mapping techniques, basic excavation and recording techniques, and basic laboratory techniques. In addition, students will become familiar with the entire process of setting up an archaeological project. Nancy O’Malley, an archaeologist from the W.S. Webb Museum of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky who has done extensive research at this site, will assist with the field school.

 

ANTH-3204-01

 

MTWTHF
8 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

1

Underwater Archaeology
(July 8–23 in Croatia and Montenegro)
Transylvania University, the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, the Montenegrin Ministry of Culture, and RPM Nautical Foundation are offering a field school in underwater sciences for the 2013 field season. Students will gain hands-on experience participating in ongoing underwater research while learning theory and methods in classroom sessions taught by experts in the field from six universities. Day trips and daily dives will expose students to a variety of site types found underwater, as well as the best practices for conducting question-based research, survey, documentation, and site development. Practical experience will include archaeological methods, boat handling, compressor operation, equipment care, and other skills necessary for working on marine projects.
Course fees and requirements:
Open Water Diving certification; tuition plus $2,000.

 

ANTH-3204-02

 

MTWTHF
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

1

Underwater Archaeology
(July 23–August 2 in Albania)
Transylvania University and the Albanian Center for Marine Research are offering a field school in underwater archaeology and coastal ecology for the 2013 field season. Students will gain hands-on experience participating in ongoing underwater research while learning theory and methods in classroom sessions taught by experts in the field from institutions including East Carolina University, Tirana University, Albanian Institute of Archaeology, and RPM Nautical Foundation. Day trips and daily dives will expose students to a variety of site types found underwater, as well as the best practices for conducting question-based research, survey, documentation, and site development. Practical experience will include archaeological methods, boat handling, compressor operation, equipment care, and other skills necessary for working on marine projects.
Course fees and requirements: Open Water Diving certification; tuition plus $2,000.

 

ANTH-3204-03

 

MTWTHF
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

1

Financial Management
Study of valuation procedures for real and financial assets, including risk/return tradeoffs and portfolio effects. Business financial policies derived from valuation theory are applied to capital budgeting, capital structure, and working capital management decisions. Prerequisites: ACCT 2134 and ECON 2104.

 

BA-3134-01

 

MTTHF
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

 

1

Principles of Organic Chemistry
This course will provide students with a robust foundation for the study of organic chemistry. Topics include structure, acids and bases, nucleophiles and electrophiles, and mechanisms. Other topics, such as nomenclature and stereochemistry, will be covered as time permits. Each topic will be introduced by a short lecture followed by extensive problem sessions. Problems will be worked as individuals, as groups, and with the instructor.

 

CHEM-2292-01

 

MTTHF
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

 

0.5

Intro to Greek/Roman Mythology
Presents an introduction to the major figures, myths, and themes in Greek and Roman mythology. We will consider how ancient and modern writers, artists, and thinkers have used this mythology in their works. Attention also will be given to modern theories of myth and to the relation of myth to religion/cult and politics in the ancient world.

 

CLA-1014-01

 

MTTHF
9–11 a.m.

 

1

Principles of Microeconomics (June 10–July 5)
A study of the microeconomic analysis of the individual firm and consumer, price determination, and market structures.

 

ECON-2024-01

 

MTWTHF
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

 

1

Principles of Macroeconomics (June 10–July 5)
A study of the macroeconomic analysis of the economy and its banking system, income determination and its fluctuation, and monetary and fiscal policies.

 

ECON-2034-01

 

MTWTHF
1:30–
3:30 p.m.

 

1

Economics and Business Statistics
Applications of statistical models and techniques to analyze data with specific relevance to economic and business problems. Topics will include probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, analysis of variance, and regression. Prerequisite: MATH 1034 or 1304.

 

ECON-2104-01

 

MTTHF
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

 

1

Intro to the Fine Arts
A survey of basic ideas, guiding principles, and historical and contemporary practices in art, drama, and music. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the creative process, analyzing various works of art, developing critical tools for appreciation, perceiving the relationships among the three art forms, and comprehending fundamental issues in the representation of reality through art. Travel to artistic events will occur as part of the course when available.

 

FA-1004-01

 

MTWTHF
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

 

1

Western Civilization I
A study of the historical development of Western civilization to the seventeenth century, with special emphasis on Greece, Rome, the medieval age, and the Renaissance and Reformation movements. A chronological and political approach with appropriate attention to cultural achievements and economic characteristics of these periods.

 

HIST-1014-01

 

MTTHF
2–4 p.m.

 

1

Lifetime Fitness
A course combining knowledge and activities that will provide a basis for lifetime physical fitness.

 

PE-1113-01

 

MTTHF
3:30–
5:30 p.m.

 

0.75

Positive Psychology
This course explores an emerging movement in psychology called positive psychology, which directs research toward understanding why people flourish rather than the causes of misery and distress. In it, we will examine the social, motivational, cognitive, and applied research on well-being, virtue, and personal growth. Students will participate in semester-long projects to enhance their own psychological well-being.

 

PSY-2294-01

 

MTWTH
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

 

1

Human Sexuality
Explores the psychological and physiological aspects of human sexual behavior. Emphasis is placed on the cultural and biological diversity of sexual expression. Prerequisite: PSY 1004.

 

PSY-2504-01

 

MTWTH
1–3 p.m.

 

1

Public Speaking
A study of the selection, organization, preparation, and presentation of public address. Develops research skills, as well as skills in verbal and non-verbal communication of messages.

 

WRC-1034-01

 

MTTHF
1–3 p.m.

 

1

Cross-Cultural Communication
The study of the ways people in different cultures communicate differently and the ways in which communication across these boundaries can be enhanced. Analysis of both verbal and non-verbal communication styles, with an interest in interpersonal, organizational, and governmental interactions.

 

WRC-2054-01

 

MTTHF
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

 

1

Business Writing
Designed to help students develop skills in writing, especially for business and industry.

 

WRC-2214-01

 

MTTHF
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

 

1


Registration

To register for a 2013 summer term course:

  1. Complete the Application for Non-Degree Admission. Upon receipt of your application, the registrar will contact you to confirm your course selection and make arrangements for payment.
  2. Before June 9, submit the application fee ($30) and your tuition payment.
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