Summer Term 2022

Dates: June 20 - August 15, 2022 (Eight Weeks)

Cost: $425 per unit/$1,700 per course 

Discounts: 20% - UOR alumni and high school students, and 50% for life-long learners (65 and older)

Scholarships: Five scholarships will be available to cover the full cost of one summer school class. Applications are due February 28th. Decisions will be given the following week via email.

2022 Summer Term Scholarship Application

Housing: Students have the opportunity to request housing for the Summer Term at the Redlands & Marin Campuses. 

2022 Summer Term Housing Application


CAS Students - Once registered, CAS students can pay online through Self-Service via ACH.  Students eligible for Federal Pell Grant or Federal Direct Loans may be eligible for funding during the summer term.  Once registered, all eligible students will be sent an updated financial aid award letter by Student Financial Services.  For questions about financial aid eligibility and payment options, please contact Student Financial Services at or 909-748-8047.

Class of 2026 (In-coming Freshman) - You will pay at the time of registration. You may enroll in any of the courses at the bottom of this webpage.

Visiting Students – payments will be accepted below. You may enroll in any of the courses at the bottom of this webpage.

SB & SE Students – SB & SE students can pay online through Self-Service via ACH or Credit Card.  Financial Aid eligibility will be reviewed to include the additional summer registration.  For questions about financial aid eligibility and payment options, please contact your Student Financial Services Coordinator.

Who can enroll:

University of Redlands College of Arts and Sciences Students: All current, entering, or outgoing College of Arts and Science students are eligible to enroll in Summer School.

Class of 2026 (In-coming Freshman) - You are eligible for any of the courses listed at the bottom of this webpage. 

Visiting Students: Visiting students such as high school students, Lifelong Learners, School of Business & Society, and others are welcome to join some of our courses. Please note that visitors will only be eligible to join those courses listed at the bottom of this page in the instant enrollment section. 

How to register:

CAS Students - register through self-service beginning on March 14.

Visiting Students - register through this site beginning in March, contact us at for discount codes.

School of Business & Society/Prep Year Students/School of Education - register through your enrollment counselor or contact Camille Houston at for assistance. 


Please note that additional courses may be added before the registration period in March. All courses will be visible in student planning/self-service by January 10, 2022.

Each of the courses below will be 4 units and will allow students to earn LAI/LAFs.

* Please note that all science courses (except for Lab Skills) will have an additional lab fee.


Housing will be available in Redlands and in Marin. More information will be available soon on applying for housing. 

ART 140 - Introduction to Ceramics - Raúl Acero - T/Th 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST (In-person - Redlands)

Introduction to the shaping of clay with hand-building techniques and on the potter's wheel. A variety of surface design and firing techniques are also taught.

ART 159 - Digital Imaging - Jeffrey Wilson - T/Th - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm PST (Online)

Introduction to using the computer as a creative tool. Development of digital imaging techniques and photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop.

Required technology for the course:

  • PC or Mac computer running MacOS or Windows (not Chromebook or Linux)
  • webcam and microphone
  • high-speed internet connection
  • web browser
  • backup solution (Time Machine, OneDrive, Google Drive, DropBox, Backblaze, Carbonite, etc)
  • Adobe® Photoshop® CC Classroom in a Book® (2021 release)
  • digital camera (camera phone, SLR, mirrorless)
  • 1 TB of storage medium (for applications and projects)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud subscription ($19.99 a month for students) 

See syllabus for more information.

LAIs for ART159: C and CP

AST 120 - Chinese/Japanese Calligraphy - Hongwei Lu - T/W - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST (In-person - Redlands)

Chinese and Japanese characters as an art form, from basic strokes to more complex characters and various styles. Students learn traditional methods of writing calligraphy using brush and ink. Emphasis on Japanese or Chinese styles depends on the instructor. No prior knowledge of the Chinese or Japanese language is required.

BIOL 101 - Mother Earth Science - Candy Glendening - T/TH - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST (Online)

The “Science of Self Reliance” studies the scientific principles behind: fermentation (including beer brewing, yogurt & cheese making), sourdough culture and baking, cloth dyeing, and other methods of food preservation. With an emphasis on learning by doing, no background in science is required, and this is recommended for non-science majors.

This completely online course utilizes a combination of synchronous (the scheduled 6 hours of class time each week) and asynchronous lab time (another 2-4 hours each week in your kitchen lab). It will satisfy the Natural Science (LAI) or MS1 (LAF) requirements for the UoR undergraduate degree. All labs can be completed in a minimal kitchen setup, and your patio/backyard/garage with tools and supplies found in a typical home kitchen when supplemented with the University supplied “lab care package” you need to pick up on campus before leaving for home in April/May.

BIOL 107 - Concepts of Biology - Melissa Romero – M/W, 9:00a to 12:00p PST (Hybrid)

Exploration of various concepts selected from evolution, ecology, genetics, physiology, morphology, development, and behavior.

BIOL 111 - Intro to Marine Bio - Lei Lani Stelle M/W/F 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST (Online)

An introduction to the marine environment. Emphasis will be on the geologic history, inhabitants, and ecology of marine ecosystems. The evolutionary history and adaptations of various groups of marine organisms will be addressed. 

Note: there will be a $40 lab fee for this course

This completely online course utilizes a combination of synchronous (the scheduled 9 hours of class time each week for discussions, activities, and labs) and asynchronous (recorded lectures, readings, and quizzes) time. It will satisfy the Natural Science (LAI) or MS1 (LAF) requirements for the U of R undergraduate degree. Note: there will be a $40 lab fee for a University supplied “lab care package” you need to pick up on campus before leaving for home in April/May.

* This course begins on July 11 and ends on August 15.

BIO 317 - Human Anatomy - Kendra Nelson - T/Th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (In-person - Redlands)

In-depth study of the structure of the human body through lecture/ discussions and laboratory exercises. Laboratories will involve examination of anatomical models and dissection of preserved specimens. Six hours lecture/ laboratory. Offered in alternate years. Students may not earn credit in both BIOL 317 and BIOL 337. Numeric grade only.

Note: there will be a $40 lab fee for this course

CSAC 363A - Community & Urban Gardens - Erin Sanborn - M/T/W/Th - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PST (Marin - In Person)

Students will explore the benefits and challenges of farming and landscaping in city environments. Duties will include planting, weeding, harvesting, composting, irrigation systems, vermiculture, and watering. All requisite training will be provided on-site either by the garden coordinator or student employees. Students will also participate in off-campus outreach events. 

ECON 101 - Principles of Economics - Nathaniel Cline - M/W/F - 1:00pm to 3:00pm (In-person - Redlands)

Introduction to the study of economic systems from a micro and macro perspective. The course includes economic principles underlying the process of consumption, production, and distribution in a market-oriented economy (microeconomics), and the structure, operation, measures, and major theoretical models of the whole economy (macroeconomics). 

ENGL 102 - Academic Writing Seminar - Kathryn Tucker - M/W 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST (Online)

Seminar in critical reading and analytical writing from sources, emphasizing writing as decision-making throughout the writing process. Students will construct several claim-driven writing projects through repeated practice in generating, focusing, and refining ideas. Instruction in basic research strategies and citation conventions for arguments grounded in reference to other texts. 

GLB 240 - U.S. Business Law - Walter Hutchens - T/Th 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm PST (In-person - Redlands)

An introduction to the American legal system, our constitutional framework, the role of judicial decisions, and statutory law. Special emphasis is placed on business torts and contract law, along with other concepts important in the business world. 

HIST 101 - World History to 1450 - Patrick Wing - M/W - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST (Online)

Welcome to World History! This course is an introduction to some of the big questions that historians have raised and attempted to answer about human societies from the earliest days of our species until the fifteenth century. This is not a class about everything that has happened everywhere since the beginning of time. Instead, we will be concerned with understanding large-scale patterns, generating good questions, and thinking critically about people in the past, and how their experiences and ideas continue to shape our lives today.


HIST 282 - Modern Middle East - Patrick Wing - T/Th - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST (Online)

Welcome to the History of the Modern Middle East. This course is an introduction to the history of the Middle East, from the early 19th century to the present. We will explore several themes over the course of the semester, including: 

  • The social and political transformations resulting from European influence in the nineteenth century; 
  • The changing lives of women in the modern era, including questions around the harem, the veil, and feminism; 
  • The origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and its historical course up until the present day; 
  • The role of the United States in the Middle East since World War I; 
  • The roots of contemporary developments in the Middle East since the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011. 

LAIs for HIST 282: H and TG

MATH 101 - Finite Math - M/W - 1:00pm-4:00pm (Online)

Introduction to modern ideas in finite mathematics. Topics may include probability, logic, combinatorics, functions, matrix algebra, linear programming, and graph theory. MATH 101 is not a prerequisite to calculus.

Prerequisite: MATH 001L or placement at MATH 100/101 level.

OLCS 100 - Outdoor Leadership - Breann Lindsey - M/T/W/TH 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PST (In-person - Marin)

Outdoor Leadership is a three-week experiential learning course offered to any student seeking to improve their leadership and interpersonal skills in the unique and challenging environment of the outdoors. Students will have the opportunity to become confident, competent, and passionate outdoor leaders by learning technical skills pertinent to wilderness leadership programs (environmental stewardship, orienteering/navigation, backcountry living skills, etc.) and practice interpersonal skills (assessing group dynamics, risk management, facilitating difficult conversations, etc.) that are necessary to become an outdoor leader. This course includes introductory day and overnight field experiences, culminating in a peer-led, student-facilitated wilderness trip. The course will be held in San Anselmo, CA in Marin County. Students will three units toward graduation.  

M/T/W/Th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (In-person – Marin)

June 27 – July 14, 2022

PHIL 260 - Truth and Experience - Sean Winkler - M/W - 9:00a to 12:00p (Online)

Study of selected topics, movements, authors, or works in philosophy, chosen to reflect student and instructor interest.

PLCY-100-01 - Intro Public Policy Analysis - Greg Thorson - M/W - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST (Redlands/Hybrid)

Introduction to both the theoretical foundations and processes of public policy-making. Case studies of educational policy, health care policy, economic policy, and/or tax policies.


"Both of Professor Thorson’s courses (PLCY 100 and POLI 202) are offered in a hybrid format. Both courses are taught live in Redlands. Students may attend class either in person or online, but must attend synchronously."

POLI 150 - Foundations of Political Theory: Meaningful Survival with Others - Althea Sircar - M/W - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST (Online)

Foundations of Political Theory provides an introduction to fundamental questions and conversations about politics. Our starting point is the question: what are the origins of politics? Our approach to politics takes the human being and its relationship to others--in pairs, in families, in groups--as the starting point for what we call today “Politics.” This class aims to find a happy medium between the study of historically dominant and widely-read texts and other approaches to politics that are enormously important for understanding the motivations, needs, and actions behind political realities. By supplementing older  texts with recent scholarship in political theory, students will end the course acquainted with multiple approaches to theorizing human political life from the ancients to the present. This 100-level course assumes no prior formal study of politics. Through critical, close reading and creative, generative writing, students will develop and grow their existing abilities to understand each thinker's content and context, bringing them into conversation with contemporary political problems.

POLI 202 - Statistical Analysis and Mapping of Social Science Data - Greg Thorson - T/Th - 9:00 am - noon PST (Redlands/Hybrid)

Principles of statistics and statistical inference. Taught conceptually rather than through mathematical proofs. Hands on learning of Stata statistical software using large data sets. Learn to map descriptive statistics (U.S. state-level data). Test interesting social hypotheses. Learn how to properly interpret polls and statistical studies.

Major Requirements

Meets Statistics Major Requirements for Political Science, Public Policy, International Relations, Economics (BA and BS), Financial Economics, Business Administration (BS), Global Business, Health, Medicine, and Society, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, and Sustainable Business.

Course Requirements

  • Books
  • Course fee for software (Stata) – approximately $48
  • PC or Mac computer running MacOS or Windows (not Chromebook or Linux)



"Both of Professor Thorson’s courses (PLCY 100 and POLI 202) are offered in a hybrid format. Both courses are taught live in Redlands. Students may attend class either in person or online, but must attend synchronously."

POLI 317 - Feminist Political Theory: Shaping Political Life & Belonging from the Margins - Althea Sircar - M/W - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST (Online)

Can the political subject evade oppression? People who lack power have long sought liberation in the public sphere; their words are the object of study for this course. We shall answer the question "what is feminist theory?" repeatedly to flesh out a picture of how academics and activists have grappled with political questions from the margins of academe and society. Course readings will include important voices from the past four centuries, including interventions from feminist, queer, and intersectional texts. We’ll also be asking whether academic spaces foster or inhibit social liberation by studying the work of contemporary thinkers whose political practices unite writing, acting, and theorizing. Students will keep a journal throughout the course. Our efforts will be directed toward analyzing the readings concerning lived experiences, contemporary questions, and social interests that course participants choose to bring into the conversation. 

REL 199 - Cults & Sects: The History - Julius Bailey - M/W - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST (Online)

Offers an introduction to the variety of new religious movements. Examines the multiple ways these communities have been understood and what those constructions tell us about religion and identity. 

REL 299 - Research Methods - Julius Bailey - M/W - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST (Online)

This course examines varied research methods in the study of religion such as interviewing, feminist methodologies, historical approaches, field research, spatial methods, documentaries, and visual and popular culture. 

It meets the APW, IMLA, and WD requirements

SOAN 200 - Principles of Sociology – Amy Moff Hudec – M/W - 6:00p – 9:00p PST (Online)

This course is intended to introduce majors and potential majors to the ideas, methods and debates in the study of Sociology. The class will provide crucial information about the sociological perspective, how it is developed and examined through various forms of research methods, and how the ideas can be applied to understand or intervene in the ongoing society.

Prerequisite: ONE SOAN 100-LEVEL COURSE OR BY PERMISSION - Must be completed prior to taking this course.

SPCL 137 - Financial Literacy Essentials – Daniel Otter – T/Th - 6:00p - 8:00p PST (Online)

Special offering through the School of Continuing Studies. Explore key financial literacy topics including consumerism, budgeting, debt, risk management, and savings strategies.

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