ACADEMIC COURSES

APPROVED FOR

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS


ACADEMIC COURSES APPROVED FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Please find below a list of UCLA academic courses that are open to high school students.

UCLA Summer Sessions offers two sessions:

  • Session A: June 26 – August 4
  • Session C: August 7 – September 15

NOTE: Some Session A courses will end after August 4 and will be indicated below.

The majority of courses are lower-division, numbered between 1 and 99, and do not have any pre-requisites. Certain upper-division courses (100-199) are also approved for high school students and are listed below. Please contact us at enroll@summer.ucla.edu if the course you’d like to take is not listed and you wish to petition.

High school students can take up to 10 units (approximately two courses) during UCLA Summer Sessions with the exception of intensive foreign language courses. Students wishing to petition the unit cap must send a copy of their transcripts and a letter of recommendation to enroll@summer.ucla.edu.

Please note that the courses marked with * are impacted and subject to different enrollment and refund deadlines. For more information, please refer to ACADEMIC COURSES: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS or ACADEMIC COURSES: INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS if you are an international student.

Course availabilities vary year to year and all courses are subject to change without prior notice.

Click on the course to see detailed course descriptions.

Ancient Near East

AN N EA 10W: Jerusalem: Holy City*
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture Format

Anthropology

ANTHRO 8: Archaeology: Introduction
  • Not Offered Summer 2017
ANTHRO 9: Culture and Society
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format

Applied Linguistics

APPLING 30W: Language and Social Interaction*
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture and Discussion
APPLING 40W: Language and Gender: Introduction to Gender and Stereotypes*
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture Format

Arabic

ARABIC 8: Elementary Standard Arabic
  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course
  • Lecture Format

Asian American Studies

ASIA AM 10: History of Asian Americans
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format

Astronomy

ASTR 5: Life in Universe
  • Lecture and Discussion
  • Offered Session A and Session C

Chemistry and Biochemistry

CHEM 14A: Atomic and Molecular Structure, Equilibria, Acids, and Bases
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
CHEM 14B: Atomic and Molecular Structure, Equilibria, Acids, and Bases
  • Session C Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
CHEM 17: Chemical Principles
  • Lecture and Discussion
  • Offered Session A and Session C
CHEM 20A: Chemical Structure
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
CHEM 30A: Organic Chemistry I: Structure and Reactivity*
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion

Chicana and Chicano Studies

CHICANO 10A: Introduction to Chicana/Chicano Studies, History and Culture
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
CHICANO 10B: Introduction to Chicana/Chicano Studies, Social Structure and Contemporary Conditions
  • Session C Only
  • Lecture and Discussion

Chinese

CHIN 8: Elementary Chinese: Intensive
  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course (Ends on August 25)
  • Lecture and Discussion
CHIN 10: Intermediate Modern Chinese: Intensive
  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course (Ends on August 25)
  • Lecture and Discussion
CHIN 70: Classics of Chinese Literature
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format

Communication Studies

COMM ST 1: Principles of Oral Communication
  • Lecture Format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
COMM ST 1A: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers
  • Lecture Format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
COMM ST 1B: Learning American English and Culture from Movies
  • Lecture Format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
COMM ST 10: Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
COMM ST 114: Understanding Relationships
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format
COMM ST 188A: Media and the Mind
  • Not offered in summer 2017

Community Health Sciences

COMM HLT 100: Introduction to Community Health Sciences
  • Session C ONLY
  • Lecture Format
COMM HLT 130: Nutrition and Health
  • Not Offered Summer 2017

Computer Science

COM SCI 31: Introduction to Computer Science I
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 18)
  • Lecture and Discussion
COM SCI M51A: Logic Design of Digital Systems
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 18)
  • Lecture and Discussion

Dance

Dance 6: Beginning World Arts Practices in Sub-Saharan Africa and Diaspora
  • Not offered summer 2017
Dance 8: Beginning World Arts Practices in Latin America and Diaspora
  • Session A Only
  • Studio Format

Design Media Arts

DESMA 9 - Art, Science, and Technology
  • Not Offered Summer 2017

Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

EPS SCI 9: Solar System and Planets
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
EPS SCI 15: Blue Planet: Introduction to Oceanography
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
EPS SCI 17: Dinosaurs and Their Relatives
  • Not offered in 2017

Economics

ECON 1: Principles of Economics
  • Lecture Format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
ECON 2: Principles of Economics
  • Lecture Format
  • Offered Session A and Session C

Engineering

ENGR 10A: Introduction to Complex Systems Science
  • Not offered summer 2017

English

ENGL 4W: Critical Reading and Writing*
  • Lecture Format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
ENGL 20W: Introduction to Creative Writing*
  • Lecture Format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
ENGL 90: Shakespeare (offered online only)*
    Session A Only
  • Online Course

English Composition

ENGCOMP 2: Approaches to University Writing

  • Session C Only
  • Lecture Format

Environment

ENVIRON 12: Sustainability and Environment

  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion

 

 

 

 

Ethnomusicology

ETHNOMU 50A: Jazz in American Culture: Late 19th Century Through 1940s
  • Session C only
  • Lecture Format

Film and Television

FILM TV 33: In-Depth Introduction to Fundamentals of Screenwriting
  • Both an on-campus version and online version of course offered
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture and Discussion
FILM TV 84A: Overview of the Contemporary Film Industry
  • Online course only
  • Offered Session A and Session C
FILM TV 122B: Introduction to Art and Technique of Filmmaking
  • Both an on-campus version and online version of course offered
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture and Discussion
FILM TV 122E: Digital Cinema
  • Both an on-campus version and online version of course offered
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture and Discussion
FILM TV C132: Fundamentals of Screenwriting
  • Online course only
  • Offered Session A and Session C
FILM TV 135A: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop
  • Course not offered in 2017
FILM TV 146: Art and Practice of Motion Picture Producing
  • Session A Only
  • Online course only

Geography

GEOG 2: Biodiversity in A Changing World
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format
GEOG 5: People and The Earth's Ecosystems
  • Lecture Format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
GEOG 7: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Online Course
  • Offered Session A and Session C

Gender Studies

GENDER 10: Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format

Global Studies

GLBL ST 1: Globalization Markets

  • Session C only
  • Lecture Format

Greek

GREEK 16: Intensive First-Year Greek
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 18)
  • Lecture Format

Hebrew

HEBREW 8: Elementary Hebrew: Intensive
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 18)
  • Lecture Format

History

HIST 1B: Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa A.D. 843 to Circa 1715
  • Session A Only
  • Online Course Only
HIST 1C: Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present
  • Session A Only
  • Online Course Only
HIST 13C: History of the US and its Colonial Origins
  • Online Course Only
  • Session C ONLY
HIST 20: World History to A.D. 600
  • Course not offered in summer 2017

International and Area Studies

I A STD 1: Introduction to International and Area Studies
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format
I A STD 31: Introduction to Southeast Asia
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format
I A STD 33: Introduction to East Asia
  • Session C only
  • Lecture Format
I A STD 50: Introduction to Latin America
  • Session C only
  • Lecture Format

Japanese

JAPAN 8: Elementary Japanese: Intensive
  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course (Ends on August 25)
  • Lecture and discussion
JAPAN 10: Intermediate Modern Japanese: Intensive
  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course (Ends on August 25)
  • Lecture and discussion

Korean

KOREA 8: Elementary Korean: Intensive
  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course (Ends on August 25)
  • Lecture and discussion
KOREA 10: Intermediate Modern Korean: Intensive
  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course (Ends on August 25)
  • Lecture and discussion
KOREA 40: Korean Pop Culture
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format
KOREA 50: Korean Civilization
  • Session C Only
  • Lecture Format

Latin

LATIN 16: Intensive First Year Latin
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 18)
  • Lecture Format

Life Sciences

LIFESCI 1: Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity
  • Lecture and Discussion
  • Offered Session A and Session C

Linguistics

LING 1: Introduction to Study of Language
  • Session A - Online Course
  • Session C - On-campus Course
  • Session C - Lecture Format

Management

MGMT 1A: Principles of Accounting
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format

Math

MATH 1: Pre Calculus
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion
MATH 3A: Calculus for Life Sciences Students
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion
MATH 3C: Probability for Life Sciences Students
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion
MATH 31A: Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion
MATH 32A: Calculus of Several Variables
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion
MATH 33A: Linear Algebra and Applications
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion
MATH 61: Introduction to Discrete Structures
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MECH&AE 94: Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 18)
  • Lecture and discussion

 

 

 

 

Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

MCD BIO 50 : Stem Cell Biology, Politics, and Ethics: Teasing Apart Issues

  • Session A Only
  • Formerly known as the Stem Cell Science Summer Institute

MCD BIO 60: Biomedical Ethics
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion

MOLECULAR, CELL, AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 50
Stem Cell Biology, Politics, and Ethics: Teasing Apart Issues

 

SESSION A – 6 WEEKS, JUNE 26 – AUGUST 4

 

5 Units. P/NP or letter grading. This course presents an overview of the various types of stem cells that exist and the important functional differences between embryonic, hematopoietic, and adult stem cells as well as the differences in their biomedical potentials. Students will delve into the larger debate on human embryonic stem cell research while continually drawing connections to the established fields of bioethics, politics, and philosophy. An exploration of important social, ethical, political, and economic issues and how they arose with respect to the stem cell debate will round out the remainder of the course. Two sections are offered exclusively to advanced high school students.

 

HOW TO REGISTER AND ENROLL

  • Complete and submit the Academic Course Registration Form. For detailed information on academic course registration and more, go to ACADEMIC COURSES.
  • Once registration is complete, an email will be sent to you with your UCLA ID (UID) number. You will use this UID number to create a UCLA logon, if you do not already have one.
  • The course consists of lecture and discussion. Two discussion sections are available. Select the section that fits your schedule and record its SRS number.

LECTURE MW 9:00-10:50 AM
DISCUSSION SECTION A

M 12:30-1:50 PM Class ID (SRS) #: 269151110
DISCUSSION SECTION B

W 12:30-1:50 PM Class ID (SRS) #: 269151210
  • Log into MyUCLA using your UCLA logon and password.
  • On the main menu, select “CLASSES”, then “FIND A CLASS AND ENROLL”.
  • Select the term "2017 Summer" and select "Class ID" as the "Search By" criteria. Enter the Class ID (SRS) number of the discussion section you wish to take (listed above). Click "SEARCH".
  • Finalize the enrollment. Once you complete all the steps, you will be automatically enrolled into the lecture as well as the discussion section of your choice. You can verify your enrollment by selecting "Study List" under the CLASSES drop-down menu on the main menu.

Music

MUSIC 7: Understanding Movie Music
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format
MUSIC 15: Art of Listening
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format
MUSIC 80A: Beginning Keyboard
  • Laboratory Format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
MUSIC 80F: Beginning Guitar Class
  • Laboratory Format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
MUSIC 80V: Beginning Vocal Technique
  • Laboratory Format
  • Offered Session A and Session C

Philosophy

PHILOS 3: Historical Introduction to Philosophy
  • Online Course Only
  • Session C Only
PHILOS 7: Introduction to Philosophy of the Mind
  • Lecture and discussions
  • Offered Session A and Session C
PHILOS 22: Introduction to Ethical Theory
  • Lecture and discussions
  • Offered Session A and Session C

Physics

PHYSICS 10: Physics
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion

Physiological Science

PHY SCI 3: Introduction to Human Physiology
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and laboratory

Political Science

POL SCI 10: Introduction to Political Theory
  • Lecture format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
POL SCI 20: World Politics
  • Lecture format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
POL SCI 40: Introduction to American Politics
  • Lecture format
  • Offered Session A and Session C

Portuguese

PORTGSE 11A: Intensive Portuguese
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format
PORTGSE 11B: Intensive Portuguese
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format

Psychology

PSYCH 10: Introductory Psychology
  • Lecture format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
PSYCH 15: Introductory Psychobiology
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture format
PSYCH 85: Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture format

Romanian

ROMAN 103: Intensive Elementary Romanian
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture format

Russian

RUSSIAN 10: Intensive Elementary Russian
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 18)
  • Lecture format
RUSSIAN 20: Intensive Intermediate Russian
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 18)
  • Lecture format

Serbian/Croatian

SER CRO 103: Intensive Elementary Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format

Sociology

SOCIOL 1: Introductory Sociology
  • Course offers both on-campus version and online version
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Session C - On Campus Only

Spanish

SPAN 1: Elementary Spanish
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
  • Offered Session A and Session C
SPAN 2: Elementary Spanish
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
  • Offered Session A and Session C
SPAN 3: Elementary Spanish
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
  • Offered Session A and Session C
SPAN 4: Intermediate Spanish
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
SPAN 10: Intensive Elementary Spanish
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
SPAN 25: Advanced Conversation and Composition
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture format

Statistics

STATS 10: Introduction To Statistical Reasoning*
  • Lecture and discussion
  • Offered Session A and Session C

Theater

THEATER 10: Introduction to Theater
  • Online Course
  • Offered Session A and Session C
THEATER 15: Introduction to Direction
  • Course not offered in summer 2017
THEATER 20: Acting Fundamentals
  • Studio Format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
THEATER 21: Acting for Camera
  • Lecture Format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
THEATER 30: Dramatic Writing
  • Studio Format
  • Offered Session A and Session C
THEATER 106: History of American Plays and Drama
  • Course not offered in summer 2017
THEATER 107: Drama of Diversity
  • Online Course
  • Session C ONLY
THEATER 110: History of American Musical Theater
  • Session A Only
  • Online Course
THEATER 120A: Acting and Performance in Film I
  • Online Course
  • Offered Session A and Session C
THEATER 120B: Acting and Performance in Film II
  • Online Course
  • Offered Session A and Session C

Urban Planning

URBN PL 120: Cities and Planning
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture format

Vietnamese

VIETMSE 8: Intensive Elementary Vietnamese
  • Course not offered in summer 2017