6-Week Session

College Intensive programs offer rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit by engaging in challenging undergraduate level courses. Grades earned establish an official academic record at GW and may be transferable, depending on the policies of the receiving institution.

Students enroll in up to two 6-week summer courses taken alongside GW undergraduates. Courses are introductory level and are offered across a variety of disciplines. Classes meet for 1½ to 2 hours, 3 to 4 days per week. Students can expect significant reading, writing, and research assignments. Students also participate in an additional 10 - 20 hours/week of co-curricular, college preparatory and cultural enrichment programs.

Students who wish to engage in credit-bearing online courses may apply for the 6-week online option. Online courses are rigorous and best suited for self-motivated students with advanced study skills.

For dates and times, please consult the GW schedule of classes.

All course offerings are subject to cancellation.

Business

ECON 1011: Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Major economic principles, institutions and problems in contemporary life. The class focuses on microeconomics: supply and demand, the price system and how it works and competitive and monopolistic markets.      

ECON 1012: Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Continuation of Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics. Major economic principles, institutions and problems in contemporary life. Macroeconomics—national income concepts, unemployment and inflation and institutions of monetary control.

Prerequisite: Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics.

PHIL 2135: Ethics in Business & the Professions

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Ethical theories and basic concepts for analysis of moral issues arising in business and in professional practice.

 


 

Communications & Arts

MUS 1104: Popular Music and Hip Hop Culture

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Rotating set of special topics lectures, including topics on American music and musical life in Washington, D.C.

SPHR 1011: Voice and Diction

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Development of naturalness, correctness and clarity in conversation through the study of phonetics, rate, volume, pitch and quality in preparation for performance.

Laboratory fee will apply.

CSCI 1030: Technology & Society

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic Online course

calendar icon July 2—August 11, 2018

Historical, social and ethical issues of the technological age. Ethical principles and skills and social analysis skills needed to evaluate the design and implementation of complex computer systems. Privacy, computer crime, equity, intellectual property, professional ethics. Data collection, analysis and presentation; technical writing and oral communication skills.

ENGL 1411W: Introduction to English Literature

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

Computer graphic Online course

calendar icon July 2—August 11, 2018

Representative works by major British authors studied in their historical context; discussion of recurrent themes and introduction to various types and forms of imaginative literature; 19th and 20th centuries.

ENGL 2470: Poetry Writing

Three credits

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computer icon Online Course: July 2—August 11, 2018

The writing of poetry.

SMPA 2120: Public Opinion

Three credits

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computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  May 21—June 30, 2018

Key aspects of the literature on public opinion, with emphasis on the role of media in opinion formation and change. Topics include the meaning of public opinion in a democratic society, a review of methods used to measure opinions and media effects on opinion.

TRDA 2191W: Dance History

Three credits

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calendar icon July 2—August 11, 2018

The history of Western theatrical dance from the late 18th century to the present. The major choreographers and their dance works through readings, lectures, video and discussion.

 


 

History & Humanities

ARAB 2002: Intermediate Arabic II (4 Credits)

Four credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Continuation of Intermediate Arabic I. Further development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills of Arabic in culturally appropriate and proficiency-oriented contexts.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Arabic I, Intensive Elementary Arabic II or appropriate Foreign Language Placement exam results.

FREN 1002: Basic French II (4 credits)

Four credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Speaking and writing in French about past and future events: telling a story (narrating and describing in the past), promising, predicting and proposing simple hypotheses and conjectures.

Prerequisites: Basic French I or appropriate Foreign Language Placement exam results.

FREN 1004: Intermediate French II

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Consolidation and further expansion of the ability to understand as well as produce a more complex level of oral and written discourse emphasizing subjective expression: issuing indirect commands and requests; giving opinions; making proposals, building arguments; defending and criticizing ideas. Laboratory fee will apply.

Prerequisites: FREN 1003 or appropriate Foreign Language Placement exam results.

FREN 2006: Language, Culture & Society

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Continued expansion of the range and complexity of conversational skills and further development of the writing of effective expository prose on a broad range of contemporary subjects. Short texts serve as the basis for oral discussion, analytical reading, and writing brief critical essays. Laboratory fee. Students must take a French placement exam.

HIST 1011: World History, 1500-Present

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

computer graphic Online Sessions: May 21—June 30, 2018; July 2—August 11, 2018

An introduction to world history over the past half millennium, stressing themes of exchange and integration, tracing the ways various peoples of the world became bound together in a common system.

HIST 1120: European Civilization in Its World Context

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Introduction to the history of Europe, emphasizing primary sources and their interpretation. From the beginning of written culture through 1715.

PSTD 1010: Introduction to Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Major thinkers and themes in the field of peace studies and conflict resolution. Focus on philosophical and religious foundations of peace and justice movements in the twentieth century. Examination of peace and conflict through an interdisciplinary lens and on personal, local and international levels.

REL 1003: Introduction to World Religions

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Introduction to the major religions of the world: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism. Examination of the central aspects of these religions including the doctrinal, ethical, ritual, experiential and social dimensions. Exploration of similarities and differences between these religious traditions.

SOC 2101: Social Research Methods

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Introduction to basic research methods in sociology. Topics include research design, sampling, measurement and analysis of survey data via computer application.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Sociology or The Sociological Imagination.

SPAN 1014: Intermediate Spanish II

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Development of intermediate functional and communicative proficiency in Spanish; listening and speaking skills, reading and writing abilities, and intercultural competence. Students must take a placement exam.

SPAN 2006: Advanced Spanish II

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Development of advanced Spanish proficiency, with a focus on argumentative speaking and writing. Development of cross-cultural competence and analysis of historical, social, and cultural practices and perspectives of Spanish-speaking societies. Students must take a placement exam.

ANTH 1002: Sociocultural Anthropology

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon  July 1—August 10, 2018

Computer graphic Online Session: May 21—June 30, 2018

Survey of the world’s cultures, illustrating the principles of cultural behavior.

ANTH 1004: Language in Culture & Society

the letter "A" with a checkmark Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer icon  Online course

calendar icon  May 21—June 30, 2018

Comparison and analysis of how cultures use language to communicate. The relationship of language to issues of human nature, gender, race, class, artistic expression and power.

CSCI 1030: Technology and Society

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic Online course

calendar icon July 2—August 11, 2018

Historical, social and ethical issues of the technological age. Ethical principles and skills and social analysis skills needed to evaluate the design and implementation of complex computer systems. Privacy, computer crime, equity, intellectual property, professional ethics. Data collection, analysis and presentation; technical writing and oral communication skills.

ENGL 1710W: Introduction to Postcolonial Literature & Film

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  May 21—June 30, 2018

Introduction to postcolonial literature from the perspectives of colonizer and colonized in Great Britain, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Anglophone Africa and the Caribbean region; literature written on the wing, in diaspora.

GEOG 1001: Introduction to Human Geography

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

A systematic survey of human geography; spatial perspectives on demographic, social, cultural, economic and political changes around the world.

GEOG 2127: Population Geography

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer icon  Online course

calendar icon  May 21—June 30, 2018; July 2—August 11, 2018

Patterns of world population; factors contributing to population pressures, growth and migrations.

HIST 1011: World History, 1500-Present

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

computer graphic Online Sessions: May 21—June 30, 2018; July 2—August 11, 2018

An introduction to world history over the past half millennium, stressing themes of exchange and integration, tracing the ways various peoples of the world became bound together in a common system.

HIST 1310: Introduction to American History

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic Online course

calendar icon May 21—June 30, 2018; July 2—August 11, 2018

The political, social, economic and cultural history of the United States. From 1876 to present.

HIST 2340: U.S. Diplomatic History

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

  May 21—June 30, 2018; July 2—August 11, 2018

American foreign relations in the 20th century.

LATN 1001: Beginning Latin I (4 credits)

Four credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  May 21—June 30, 2018

Grammatical essentials of Latin, appropriate reading selections, development of English derivatives, introduction to Roman life and literature.

PHIL 2131: Ethics: Theory and Application

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

Examination of leading ethical theories (e.g., utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics) and methodology in ethics. Engagement with contemporary problems.

PHIL 2132W: Social & Political Philosophy

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

Philosophical theories about how economic, political, legal and cultural institutions should be arranged. Topics include the meaning and significance of liberty, the legitimate functions of government, the nature of rights, the moral significance of social inequality and the meaning of democracy.

LATN 1002: Beginning Latin II (4 credits)

Four credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

Grammatical essentials of Latin, appropriate reading selections, development of English derivatives, introduction to Roman life and literature.

Prerequisites: Beginning Latin I or appropriate Foreign Language Placement exam results.

PHIL 2045: Introduction to Logic

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

Introduction to the philosophy of love, sex and friendship through historical and contemporary texts. The differences between love and friendship, whether love and friendship require an ethical justification, and feminist approaches to sex and sexuality.

PHIL 2140: Philosophy of Love, Sex, and Friendship

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

Introduction to the philosophy of love, sex and friendship through historical and contemporary texts. The differences between love and friendship, whether love and friendship require an ethical justification, and feminist approaches to sex and sexuality.

STAT 1053: Introduction to Statistics in Social Science

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

Lecture (3 hours), laboratory (1 hour). Frequency distributions, descriptive measures, probability, sampling, estimation, tests of hypotheses, regression and correlation, with applications to social sciences.

 


 

Law & Politics

PSC 1001: Introduction to Comparative Politics

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar graphic  July 1—August 10, 2018

computer graphic Online course: May 21—June 30, 2018

Concepts and principles of comparative analysis, with an examination of politics and government in selected countries.

PSC 2106: Major Issues of Western Political Thought

Three credits

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calendar icon  July 1—August 10, 2018

History of political thought from the 16th through the late 19th century, as set forth in the works of representative thinkers.

PSC 2383: Comparative Politics of Latin America

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

The politics of selected countries in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Emphasis on democratization.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Comparative Politics.

PSC 2440: Theories of International Politics

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Exploration of alternative theoretical approaches to understanding world politics in its historical and contemporary dimensions.

GEOG 2127: Population Geography

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer icon  Online course

calendar icon  May 21—June 30, 2018; July 2—August 11, 2018

Patterns of world population; factors contributing to population pressures, growth and migrations.

HIST 2340: U.S. Diplomatic HIstory

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

  May 21—June 30, 2018; July 2—August 11, 2018

American foreign relations in the 20th century.

PHIL 2131: Ethics: Theory & Applications

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

Examination of leading ethical theories (e.g., utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics) and methodology in ethics. Engagement with contemporary problems.

PHIL 2132W: Social & Political Philosophy

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

Philosophical theories about how economic, political, legal and cultural institutions should be arranged. Topics include the meaning and significance of liberty, the legitimate functions of government, the nature of rights, the moral significance of social inequality and the meaning of democracy.

SOC 1003: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

An introduction to the study of criminal justice. The historical development of criminal justice and its evolution into modern legal systems. The impact of different forms of criminal justice on society and the individual.

 


 

Leadership

PSTD 1010: Introduction to Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Major thinkers and themes in the field of peace studies and conflict resolution. Focus on philosophical and religious foundations of peace and justice movements in the twentieth century. Examination of peace and conflict through an interdisciplinary lens and on personal, local and international levels.

PSYC 1001: General Psychology

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Computer graphic Online course: May 21—June 30, 2018

Fundamental principles underlying human behavior.

HSSJ 2160: Role of NGOs in International Humanitarian Assistance

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: July 2—August 11, 2018

The increasing role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as providers of service and care for vulnerable individuals and communities in need, development of NGOs, the place they hold in international interventions and the types of services they provide.

PHIL 2131: Ethics: Theory & Application

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

Examination of leading ethical theories (e.g., utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics) and methodology in ethics. Engagement with contemporary problems.

PHIL 2132W: Social & Political Philosophy

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

Philosophical theories about how economic, political, legal and cultural institutions should be arranged. Topics include the meaning and significance of liberty, the legitimate functions of government, the nature of rights, the moral significance of social inequality and the meaning of democracy.

 


 

STEM

ANTH 1001: Biological Anthropology (4 credits)

Four credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Survey of human evolution, genetics and physical variation and primatology. Regular laboratory exercises.

Additional per credit hour charge and laboratory fee will apply.

BISC 1112: Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms (4 credits)

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Concepts and methods in the study of whole organisms; evolutionary theory; population biology; diversity of plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms; ecology and behavior and animal structure and function.

CSCI 1111: Introduction to Software Development

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Introduction to the solution of problems on a digital computer using the Java language. Object-oriented programming concepts; documentation techniques; design of test data. Writing, debugging, and running programs in an interactive computing environment.

ECON 1011: Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Major economic principles, institutions and problems in contemporary life. The class focuses on microeconomics: supply and demand, the price system and how it works and competitive and monopolistic markets.      

ECON 1012: Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Continuation of Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics. Major economic principles, institutions and problems in contemporary life. Macroeconomics—national income concepts, unemployment and inflation and institutions of monetary control.

Prerequisite: Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics.

MATH 1009: Mathematical Ideas I

Three credits

The number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Elementary mathematical models of growth and decay, scaling, chaos, and fractals.

MATH 1051: Finite Mathematics for the Social and Management Sciences

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, linear programming, probability theory and mathematics of finance.

Prerequisites: Qualifying results on the GW Mathematics placement examination, a score of 560 or above on the SAT II in mathematics or Calculus with Precalculus I. Applicants must submit proof of completion of prerequisites. Faculty review and approval is required. Please contact us for more information.

MATH 1220: Calculus with PreCalculus I

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

An introduction to single-variable calculus (differentiation and integration of algebraic and trigonometric functions with applications), with the concepts and techniques of precalculus developed as needed. Prerequisites: students with a minimum score of 61 on the ALEKS placement examination.

MATH 1231: Single-Variable Calculus I

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

computer graphic Online course: May 21—June 30, 2018

An introduction to single-variable calculus (differentiation and integration of algebraic and trigonometric functions with applications), with the concepts and techniques of precalculus developed as needed.

Prerequisites: Qualifying results on the GW Mathematics placement examination or a score of 720 or above on the SAT II. Applicants must submit proof of completion of prerequisites. Faculty review and approval is required. Please contact us for more information.

MATH 1232: Single-Variable Calculus II

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Limits and continuity; differentiation and integration of algebraic and trigonometric functions with applications. Restricted to students with a minimum score of 76 on the ALEKS placement examination.

MATH 1252: Calculus for the Social and Management Sciences

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable; applications to business and economics.

Prerequisites: Qualifying results on the GW Mathematics placement examination or a score of 720 or above on the SAT II in mathematics. Applicants must submit proof of completion of prerequisites. Faculty review and approval is required. Please contact us for more information.

PHYS 1012: General Physics II (4 Credits)

Four credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar graphic July 1—August 10, 2018

Classical and modern physics. Electrostatics, electromagnetism, direct and alternating current circuits and electromagnetic radiation; geometrical and physical optics; special relativity; quantum theory; atomic physics; nuclear physics; particle physics; astrophysics and cosmology. Laboratory fee will apply.

Prerequisites: General Physics I (or equivalent) and one year of high school trigonometry. Applicants must submit proof of completion of prerequisites. Faculty review and approval is required. Please contact us for more information.

 

PSYC 1001: General Psychology

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Computer graphic Online course: May 21—June 30, 2018

Fundamental principles underlying human behavior.

PSYC 2013: Developmental Psychology

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

July 1—August 10, 2018

Introduction to the study of human development; theory and research concerning changes in physical, cognitive and social functioning and influences on the developing individual.

SOC 2178: Deviance and Control

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Examination of deviant behavior and its control. Topics include theoretical perspectives, changing societal conceptions of deviance, deviant behavior and identity and the dynamics of control agencies.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Sociology or The Sociological Imagination.

BISC 1005: The Biology of Nutrition & Health

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic Online course

calendar icon July 2—August 11, 2018

A study of the human body and its disorders and diseases through examination of the essential molecules of life, nutrition, digestion, genetics, and reproduction.

 

CSCI 1030: Technology & Society

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic Online course

calendar icon July 2—August 11, 2018

Historical, social and ethical issues of the technological age. Ethical principles and skills and social analysis skills needed to evaluate the design and implementation of complex computer systems. Privacy, computer crime, equity, intellectual property, professional ethics. Data collection, analysis and presentation; technical writing and oral communication skills.

GEOG 1001: Introduction to Human Geography

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

A systematic survey of human geography; spatial perspectives on demographic, social, cultural, economic and political changes around the world.

GEOG 2127: Population Geography

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer icon  Online course

calendar icon  May 21—June 30, 2018; July 2—August 11, 2018

Patterns of world population; factors contributing to population pressures, growth and migrations.

HLWL 1106: Drug Awareness

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: July 2—August 11, 2018

Analysis of the complex role that drugs play in contemporary society and the ethical, legal, socioeconomic and health issues that surround their therapeutic and recreational use.

HLWL 1109: Human Sexuality

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: July 2—August 11, 2018

Biological and developmental aspects of human sexuality, psychological and emotional aspects of sexual behavior, sexual identity, social forces affecting sexual issues and research trends in the area of human sexuality.

PSYC 2011: Abnormal Psychology

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

Causes, diagnosis, treatment and theories of various types of maladjustments and mental disorders.

STAT 1053: Introduction to Statistics in Social Science

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic  Online course

calendar icon  July 2—August 11, 2018

Lecture (3 hours), laboratory (1 hour). Frequency distributions, descriptive measures, probability, sampling, estimation, tests of hypotheses, regression and correlation, with applications to social sciences.