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.

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: June 24 – August 2
  • Session C: August 5 – September 13

NOTE: Some Session A courses will end after August 2 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 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.

African American Studies

AF AMER 1: Introduction to Black Studies

  • Session A only
  • 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*

  • Offered Session A and Session C

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

Anthropology

ANTHRO 2: Archaeology: Introduction

  • Not offered Summer 2019

ANTHRO 3: Culture and Society

  • Session A only

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

Applied Linguistics

APPLING 30W: Language and Social Interaction*

  • Offered Session A and Session C

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

  • Offered Session A and Session C

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

Arabic

ARABIC 8: Elementary Standard Arabic

  • Session A only
  • 9-week course
  • Lecture format

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 only

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

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

  • Session A Only

CHEM 14B: Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Kinetics, and Organic Chemistry

  • Session C Only

CHEM 17: Chemical Principles

  • Session A Only

CHEM 20A: Chemical Structure

  • Session A Only

CHEM 30A: Organic Chemistry I: Structure and Reactivity*

  • Session A Only

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 Only

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

  • Session C Only

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

Chinese

CHIN 8: Elementary Chinese: Intensive

  • Not offered Summer 2019

CHIN 10: Intermediate Modern Chinese: Intensive

  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course (Ends on August 24)

CHIN 70: Classics of Chinese Literature

  • Not offered Summer 2019

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

Communication

COMM 1: Principles of Oral Communication

  • Offered Session A and Session C

COMM 1A: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers

  • Offered Session A and Session C

COMM 1B: Learning American English and Culture from Movies

  • Offered Session A and Session C

COMM 10: Introduction to Communication Studies

  • Session A Only

COMM 114: Understanding Relationships

  • Session A Only

COMM ST 188A: Media and the Mind

  • Not offered in summer 2019

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

Community Health Sciences

COMM HLT 100: Introduction to Community Health Sciences

  • Session A only

COMM HLT 130: Nutrition and Health

  • Not offered Summer 2019

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

Computer Science

COM SCI 31: Introduction to Computer Science I

  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course

COM SCI M51A: Logic Design of Digital Systems

  • Session A Only
  • 8-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 2019

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

  • Not offered summer 2019

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 2019

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 Only

EPS SCI 15: Blue Planet: Introduction to Oceanography

  • Session A Only

EPS SCI 17: Dinosaurs and Their Relatives

  • Not offered summer 2019

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

Economics

ECON 1: Principles of Economics

  • Offered Session A and Session C

ECON 2: Principles of Economics

  • Offered Session A and Session C

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

Engineering

ENGR 10A: Introduction to Complex Systems Science

  • Not offered Summer 2019

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

English

ENGL 4W: Critical Reading and Writing*

  • Offered Session A and Session C

ENGL 20W: Introduction to Creative Writing*

  • Offered Session A and Session C

ENGL 90: Shakespeare*

    Session A only
  • Online course

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

 

 

 

 

English Composition

ENGCOMP 2: Approaches to University Writing

  • Session C only

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

Environment

ENVIRON 12: Sustainability and Environment

  • Not offered Summer 2019

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 only

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

FILM TV 6A: History of American Motion Picture

  • Session A only

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

  • Session A only

FILM TV 84A: Overview of the Contemporary Film Industry

  • Session A only
  • Online course

FILM TV 122E: Digital Cinema

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

FILM TV C132: Fundamentals of Screenwriting

  • Not offered Summer 2019

FILM TV 146: Art and Practice of Motion Picture Producing

  • Session A only
  • Online course

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

Geography

GEOG 2: Biodiversity in A Changing World

  • Not offered Summer 2019

GEOG 5: People and The Earth's Ecosystems

  • Offered Session A and Session C

GEOG 7: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online course

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

Gender Studies

GENDER 10: Introduction to Gender Studies

  • Session A only

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

Global Studies

GLBL ST 1: Globalization Markets

  • Session C only
  • Online course

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

Greek

GREEK 16: Intensive First-Year Greek

  • Session A only
  • 8-week course

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

Hebrew

HEBREW 8: Elementary Hebrew: Intensive

  • Session A only
  • 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 only
  • Online course

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

  • Session C only
  • Online course

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

  • Session C only
  • 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 only

I A STD 31: Introduction to Southeast Asia

  • Session A only

I A STD 33: Introduction to East Asia

  • Session C only

I A STD 50: Introduction to Latin America

  • Not offered Summer 2019

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

Japanese

JAPAN 8: Elementary Japanese: Intensive

  • Session A only
  • 9-week course

JAPAN 10: Intermediate Modern Japanese: Intensive

  • Session A only
  • 9-week course

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

Korean

KOREA 8: Elementary Korean: Intensive

  • Session A only
  • 9-week course

KOREA 10: Intermediate Modern Korean: Intensive

  • Session A only
  • 9-week course

KOREA 40: Korean Pop Culture

  • Session C only

KOREA 50: Korean Civilization

  • Not offered summer 2019

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

Latin

LATIN 16: Intensive First Year Latin

  • Session A only
  • 8-week course

Life Sciences

LIFESCI 7A: Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Offered Session A and Session C

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

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

Management

MGMT 1A: Principles of Accounting

  • Session A Only

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

Math

MATH 1: Pre Calculus

  • Session A only

MATH 3A: Calculus for Life Sciences Students

  • Not offered Summer 2019

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 2019

MATH 3C: Probability for Life Sciences Students

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

MATH 31A: Differential and Integral Calculus

  • Session A only

MATH 31B: Integration and Infinite Series

  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Session C only

MATH 32A: Calculus of Several Variables

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

MATH 33A: Linear Algebra and Applications

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

MATH 61: Introduction to Discrete Structures

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

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

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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

  • Session A only
  • 8-week course

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

Music

MUSIC 7: Understanding Movie Music

  • Session A only

MUSIC 15: Art of Listening

  • Not offered Summer 2019

MUSIC 80A: Beginning Keyboard

  • Session A only

MUSIC 80F: Beginning Guitar Class

  • Session A only

MUSIC 80V: Beginning Vocal Technique

  • Offered Session A and Session C

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

Philosophy

PHILOS 3: Historical Introduction to Philosophy

  • Session C Only
  • Online Course Only

PHILOS 7: Introduction to Philosophy of the Mind

  • Offered Session A and Session C

PHILOS 22: Introduction to Ethical Theory

  • Session A only

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

Physics

PHYSICS 10: Physics

  • Session A only

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

Physiological Science

PHY SCI 3: Introduction to Human Physiology

  • Session A only

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

Political Science

POL SCI 10: Introduction to Political Theory

  • Offered Session A and Session C

POL SCI 20: World Politics

  • Session C only

POL SCI 40: Introduction to American Politics

  • Offered Session A and Session C

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

Portuguese

PORTGSE 11A: Intensive Portuguese

  • Not offered Summer 2019

PORTGSE 11B: Intensive Portuguese

  • Not offered Summer 2019

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

Psychology

PSYCH 10: Introductory Psychology

  • Offered Session A and Session C

PSYCH 15: Introductory Psychobiology

  • Session A only

PSYCH 85: Introduction to Cognitive Science

  • Session C only

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

Romanian

ROMAN 103: Intensive Elementary Romanian

  • Session A only

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

Russian

RUSSIAN 10: Intensive Elementary Russian

  • Session A only
  • 8-week course

RUSSIAN 20: Intensive Intermediate Russian

  • Session A only
  • 8-week course

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

Serbian/Croatian

SER CRO 103: Intensive Elementary Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian

  • Session A only

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

Sociology

SOCIOL 1: Introductory Sociology

  • Session A offers both on-campus version and online version
  • Session C on-campus only

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

SPAN 2: Elementary Spanish

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online

SPAN 3: Elementary Spanish

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online

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

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

Statistics

STATS 10: Introduction To Statistical Reasoning*

  • Offered Session A and Session C

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

THEATER 15: Introduction to Direction

  • Not offered Summer 2019

THEATER 20: Acting Fundamentals

  • Offered Session A and Session C

THEATER 21: Acting for Camera

  • Session A only

THEATER 30: Dramatic Writing

  • Offered Session A and Session C

THEATER 106: History of American Plays and Drama

  • Not offered Summer 2019

THEATER 107: Drama of Diversity

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online Course

THEATER 110: History of American Musical Theater

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online course

THEATER 120A: Acting and Performance in Film I

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online course

THEATER 120B: Acting and Performance in Film II

  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online course

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

Urban Planning

URBN PL 120: Cities and Planning

  • Session A only

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

Vietnamese

VIETMSE 8: Intensive Elementary Vietnamese

  • Not offered Summer 2019