COURSES APPROVED FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS


COURSES APPROVED FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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

These courses are UCLA college courses and will be taken among current college students. Before enrolling, you should feel confident in your ability to successfully complete coursework at a college level.

UCLA Summer Sessions offers two sessions:

  • Session A: Starts June 22
  • Session C: Starts August 3

NOTE: Session A courses will last 3-, 6-, or 8-weeks. Session C courses will last 3- or 6-weeks. Course length will be indicated on the schedule below and in the schedule of classes

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 info@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 info@summer.ucla.edu.

Note: 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 availability will vary year to year and all courses are subject to change without prior notice.

Click on the course to see detailed course descriptions.

Important Note: UCLA has decided to transition all Session A courses, the Summer College Immersion Program, and all Precollege Summer Institutes to remote learning only. For more information, visit our Updates and Alerts page.

African American Studies

AF AMER 1: Introduction to Black Studies

  • Session A, 6-weeks
  • Online course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Ancient Near East

AN N EA 10W: Jerusalem: Holy City*

  • Recommended only for students with a 4 or higher on the AP English Language or Literature exam
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Anthropology

ANTHRO 2: Archaeology: Introduction

  • Not offered Summer 2020

ANTHRO 3: Culture and Society

  • Session A, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Applied Linguistics

APPLING 30W: Language and Social Interaction*

  • Recommended only for students with a 4 or higher on the AP English Language or Literature exam
  • Not offered in Summer 2020

APPLING 40W: Language and Gender: Introduction to Gender and Stereotypes*

  • Recommended only for students with a 4 or higher on the AP English Language or Literature exam
  • Not offered in Summer 2020

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Arabic

Elementary Standard Arabic is not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Arabic to qualify for more advanced courses.

NOTE: Taking Arabic 1A, 1B, and 1C is equivalent to one year of Arabic.

ARABIC 1A: Elementary Standard Arabic

  • June 22 - July 10
  • 3-weeks

ARABIC 1B: Elementary Standard Arabic

  • July 13 - July 31
  • 3-weeks

ARABIC 1C: Elementary Standard Arabic

  • August 3 - August 21
  • 3-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Asian American Studies

ASIA AM 10: History of Asian Americans

  • Session A, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Astronomy

ASTR 5: Life in Universe

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

A&O SCI 1: Climate Change: From Puzzles to Policy

  • Session A and Session C, 6-weeks
  • Remote Instruction

A&O SCI 2: Air Pollution 

  • Session A, 6-weeks
  • Online course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

CHEM 14A: Atomic and Molecular Structure, Equilibria, Acids, and Bases

  • Recommended only for students who have taken high school chemistry (or equivalent background) and has 3.5+ years of high school leveled mathematics
  • 3-week version (June 22 - July 10) and 6-week version (June 22 - July 31)

CHEM 17: Chemical Principles

  • Session A, 6-weeks

CHEM 20A: Chemical Structure

  • Recommended only for students who have taken high school chemistry (or equivalent background) and has 3.5+ years of high school leveled mathematics
  • Session A, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Chicana and Chicano Studies

CHICANO 10A: Introduction to Chicana/Chicano Studies, History and Culture

  • Session A, 6-weeks

CHICANO 10B: Introduction to Chicana/Chicano Studies, Social Structure and Contemporary Conditions

  • Session C, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Chinese

NOTE: Taking Chinese 1, 2, and 3 is equivalent to one year of Elementary Modern Chinese. Chinese 1, 2, and 3 is not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Chinese to qualify for more advanced courses

CHIN 1: Elementary Chinese: Intensive

  • June 22 - July 10
  • 3-weeks

CHIN 2: Elementary Chinese: Intensive

  • July 13 - July 31
  • 3-weeks

CHIN 3: Elementary Chinese: Intensive

  • August 3 - August 21
  • 3-weeks

CHIN 10: Intermediate Modern Chinese: Intensive

  • Recommended only for students with experience equivalent to elementary-level Chinese
  • June 22 - August 21
  • 9-week course

CHIN 70: Classics of Chinese Literature

  • Not offered Summer 2020

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Communication

COMM 1: Principles of Oral Communication

  • Recommended only for students with a 3 or higher in AP English Language or Literature
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks

COMM 1A: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers

  • Designed for nonnative speakers of English
  • Offered Session A and Session C

COMM 1B: Learning American English and Culture from Movies

  • Designed for nonnative speakers of English
  • Offered Session A and Session C

COMM 10: Introduction to Communication Studies

  • Session A, 6-weeks

COMM 114: Understanding Relationships

  • Session A, 6-weeks

COMM ST 188A: Variable Topics in Mass Communication and Media Institutions

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Community Health Sciences

COMM HLT 100: Introduction to Community Health Sciences

  • Upper division course
  • Not offered Summer 2020

COMM HLT 130: Nutrition and Health

  • Recommended only for students with a background of biology and chemistry
  • Not offered Summer 2020

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Computer Science

COM SCI 31: Introduction to Computer Science I

  • June 22 - August 14
  • 8-week course

COM SCI M51A: Logic Design of Digital Systems

  • June 22 - August 21
  • 9-week course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Dance

Dance 6: Beginning World Arts Practices in Sub-Saharan Africa and Diaspora

  • Not offered summer 2020

Dance 8: Beginning World Arts Practices in Latin America and Diaspora

  • Not offered summer 2020

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Design Media Arts

DESMA 9 - Art, Science, and Technology

  • Not offered Summer 2020

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

EPS SCI 9: Solar System and Planets

  • Session A, 6-weeks

EPS SCI 15: Blue Planet: Introduction to Oceanography

  • Session A, 6-weeks

EPS SCI 17: Dinosaurs and Their Relatives

  • Not offered summer 2020

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Economics

ECON 1: Principles of Economics

  • 3-week version (June 22 - July 10) and 6-week version (June 22 - July 31)

ECON 2: Principles of Economics

  • 3-week version (June 22 - July 10) and 6-week version (June 22 - July 31)

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

 

 

 

 

Engineering (General)

ENGR 10A: Introduction to Complex Systems Science

  • Not offered Summer 2020

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Engineering (Mechanical and Aerospace)

MECH&AE 94: Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Drafting

  • June 22 - August 14
  • 8-week course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

English

ENGL 4W: Critical Reading and Writing*

  • Recommended only for students with a 4 or higher on the AP English Language or Literature exam
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks

ENGL 20W: Introduction to Creative Writing*

  • Recommended only for students with a 4 or higher on the AP English Language or Literature exam
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks

ENGL 90: Shakespeare

  • Recommended only for students with a 4 or higher on the AP English Language or Literature exam
  • Session A, 6-weeks
  • Online course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

English Composition

ENGCOMP 2: Approaches to University Writing

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Environment

ENVIRON 12: Sustainability and Environment

  • Not offered Summer 2020

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Ethnomusicology

ETHNOMU 50A: Jazz in American Culture: Late 19th Century Through 1940s

  • Session A, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Film and Television

FILM TV 4: Introduction to the Art and Technique of Filmmaking

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Both an on-campus version and online version offered
  • 6-weeks

FILM TV 6A: History of American Motion Picture

  • Not offered Summer 2020

FILM TV 33: In-Depth Introduction to Fundamentals of Screenwriting

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks

FILM TV 84A: Overview of the Contemporary Film Industry

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online course
  • 6-weeks

FILM TV 122E: Digital Cinema

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Both an on-campus version and online version offered
  • 6-weeks

FILM TV C132: Fundamentals of Screenwriting

  • Not offered Summer 2020

FILM TV 146: Art and Practice of Motion Picture Producing

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Both an on-campus version and online version offered
  • 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Geography

GEOG 2: Biodiversity in A Changing World

  • Not offered Summer 2020

GEOG 5: People and The Earth's Ecosystems

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks

GEOG 7: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online course
  • 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Gender Studies

GENDER 10: Introduction to Gender Studies

  • Session A, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Global Studies

GLBL ST 1: Globalization Markets

  • Session A, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Greek

GREEK 16: Intensive First-Year Greek

  • June 22 - August 14
  • 8-week course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Hebrew

HEBREW 8: Elementary Hebrew: Intensive

  • June 22 - August 14
  • 8-week course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

History

HIST 1B: Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa A.D. 843 to Circa 1715

  • Session A, 6-weeks
  • Online course

HIST 1C: Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present

  • Session C, 6-weeks
  • Online course

HIST 13C: History of the US and its Colonial Origins

  • Session C, 6-weeks
  • Online course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

International and Area Studies

I A STD 1: Introduction to International and Area Studies

  • Session A, 6-weeks

I A STD 31: Introduction to Southeast Asia

  • Session A, 6-weeks

I A STD 33: Introduction to East Asia

  • Session C, 6-weeks

I A STD 50: Introduction to Latin America

  • Not offered Summer 2020

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Japanese

NOTE: Taking Japanese 1, 2, and 3 is equivalent to one year of Elementary Modern Japanese. Japanese 1, 2, and 3 is not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Japanese to qualify for more advanced courses.

JAPAN 1: Elementary Japanese: Intensive

  • June 22 - July 10
  • 3-week course

JAPAN 2: Elementary Japanese: Intensive

  • July 13 - July 31
  • 3-week course

JAPAN 3: Elementary Japanese: Intensive

  • August 3 - August 21
  • 3-week course

JAPAN 10: Intermediate Modern Japanese: Intensive

  • Recommended only for students with experience equivalent to elementary-level Japanese
  • June 22 - August 21
  • 9-week course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Korean

NOTE: Taking Korean 1, 2, and 3 is equivalent to one year of Elementary Modern Korean. Korean 1, 2, and 3 is not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses.

KOREA 1: Elementary Korean: Intensive

  • June 22 - July 10
  • 3-week course

KOREA 2: Elementary Korean: Intensive

  • July 13 - July 31
  • 3-week course

KOREA 3: Elementary Korean: Intensive

  • August 3 - August 21
  • 3-week course

KOREA 10: Intermediate Modern Korean: Intensive

  • Recommended only for students with experience equivalent to elementary-level Korean
  • June 22 - August 21
  • 9-week course

KOREA 40: Korean Pop Culture

  • Session C, 6-weeks
  • Knowledge of Korean not required

KOREA 50: Korean Civilization

  • Session A, 6-weeks
  • Knowledge of Korean not required

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Latin

LATIN 16: Intensive First Year Latin

  • June 22 - August 14
  • 8-week course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Life Sciences

LIFESCI 7A: Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Session A, 6 weeks
  • Session C, 6 weeks
  • The 3 week summer intensive version is not recommended for high school students

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Linguistics

LING 1: Introduction to Study of Language

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online course
  • 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

 

 

 

 

Middle Eastern Studies

M E STD 177: Variable Topics in Middle Eastern Studies

  • 2020 Topic: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • Session A, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Math

NOTE: The lowest level of Math UCLA offers is Precalculus (Math 1) which requires past experience equivalent to Algebra 2 or higher.

MATH 1: Pre Calculus

  • Must pass Math Diagnostic Test* with score of 30% or higher
  • Session A, 6-weeks

MATH 3A: Calculus for Life Sciences Students

  • Must pass Math Diagnostic Test* with score of 80% or higher
  • Not offered Summer 2020

MATH 3B: Calculus for Life Sciences Students

  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam or a score of 4 or higher on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Not offered Summer 2020

MATH 3C: Probability for Life Sciences Students

  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Session A, 6-weeks

MATH 31A: Differential and Integral Calculus

  • Must pass Math Diagnostic Test* with score of 80% or higher
  • Session A, 6-weeks

MATH 31B: Integration and Infinite Series

  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam or a score of 4 or higher on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Session C, 6-weeks

MATH 32A: Calculus of Several Variables

  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam or a score of 4 or higher on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Session A, 6-weeks

MATH 33A: Linear Algebra and Applications

  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Session A, 6-weeks

MATH 61: Introduction to Discrete Structures

  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Session A, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

*Instructions on how to take the Math Diagnostic Test will be provided after enrolling in the course.

Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

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

  • Session A, 6-weeks

MCD BIO 60: Biomedical Ethics

  • Session A, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Music

MUSIC 7: Understanding Movie Music

  • Musical experience helpful, but not required
  • Session A, 6-weeks

MUSIC 15: Art of Listening

  • Not offered Summer 2020

MUSIC 80A: Beginning Keyboard

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks

MUSIC 80F: Beginning Guitar Class

  • Session A, 6-weeks

MUSIC 80V: Beginning Vocal Technique

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Philosophy

PHILOS 3: Historical Introduction to Philosophy
  • Session C, 6-weeks
  • Online Course Only
PHILOS 7: Introduction to Philosophy of the Mind
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks
PHILOS 22: Introduction to Ethical Theory
  • Session C, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Physics

PHYSICS 10: Physics
  • Session A, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Political Science

POL SCI 10: Introduction to Political Theory
  • Session C, 6-weeks
POL SCI 20: World Politics
  • Session C, 6-weeks
POL SCI 40: Introduction to American Politics
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Portuguese

PORTGSE 11A: Intensive Portuguese
  • Not offered summer 2020
PORTGSE 11B: Intensive Portuguese
  • Not offered summer 2020

Psychology

PSYCH 10: Introductory Psychology
  • 3-week version (June 22 - July 10) and 6-week version (June 22 - July 31)
PSYCH 15: Introductory Psychobiology
  • Session A, 6-weeks
PSYCH 85: Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • Session C, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Romanian

ROMANIA 103: Intensive Elementary Romanian
  • Session A, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Russian

RUSSIAN 10: Intensive Elementary Russian
  • June 22 - August 14
  • 8-week course
RUSSIAN 20: Intensive Intermediate Russian
  • Recommended only for students with experience equivalent to elementary-level Russian
  • June 22 - August 14
  • 8-week course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Serbian/Croatian

SRB CRO 103: Intensive Elementary Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian
  • Session A, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Sociology

SOCIOL 1: Introductory Sociology
  • 3-week version (June 22 - July 10) and 6-week version (June 22 - July 31)

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Spanish

SPAN 1: Elementary Spanish
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
  • 6-weeks
SPAN 2: Elementary Spanish
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
  • 6-weeks
SPAN 3: Elementary Spanish
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
  • 6-weeks
SPAN 4: Intermediate Spanish
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
  • 6-weeks
SPAN 10: Intensive Elementary Spanish
  • June 22 - August 14
  • 8-weeks
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
SPAN 25: Advanced Conversation and Composition
  • Recommended only for students with a score of 5 on the AP Spanish Language exam (or equivalent)
  • Session A, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Statistics

STATS 10: Introduction To Statistical Reasoning*
  • Recommended only for students with 3+ years of high school mathematics
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Theater

THEATER 10: Introduction to Theater
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online Course
  • 6-weeks
THEATER 15: Introduction to Direction
  • Course not offered in summer 2020
THEATER 20: Acting Fundamentals
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks
THEATER 21: Acting for Camera
  • Session C, 6-weeks
THEATER 30: Dramatic Writing
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • 6-weeks
THEATER 106: History of American Plays and Drama
  • Session C, 6-weeks
THEATER 107: Drama of Diversity
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online Course
  • 6-weeks
THEATER 110: History of American Musical Theater
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online Course
  • 6-weeks
THEATER 120A: Acting and Performance in Film I
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online Course
  • 6-weeks
THEATER 120B: Acting and Performance in Film II
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online Course
  • 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Urban Planning

URBN PL M120: Introduction to Cities and Planning
  • Session A, 6-weeks

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Vietnamese

VIETMSE 8: Intensive Elementary Vietnamese
  • Course not offered in summer 2019

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