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College Course Number Title Credits
SCB ACCT-210-01
Management Accounting
3

Course Description: Introduction to the use of accounting information by managers within a business. Explores the value of accounting information for the planning and controlling of operations, assessing the cost of a product/service, evaluating the performance of managers, and strategic decision making.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

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COS BIOG-101-01
Explo in Cellular Bio and evol
3

Course Description: This course serves as an introduction to cellular, molecular, and evolutionary biology. Topics will include: a study of the basic principles of modern cellular biology, including cell structure and function; the chemical basis and functions of life, including enzyme systems and gene expression; and the origin of life and evolutionary patterns of organism development on Earth.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

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COS BIOG-103-01
Exp in Cell Biology & Evolutio
1

Course Description: Virtual laboratory work to complement the online course Explorations in Cell Biology & Evolution (BIOG101). The experiments are designed to illustrate concepts of basic cellular and molecular biology, microscopy, microevolution, and to develop basic scientific techniques, all in a virtual setting. Co-requisite: BIOG101: Explorations in Cell Biology & Evolution Lecture.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

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COS BIOL-189-01
Introductory Special Topics
3

Course Description: This is an introductory course on a topic that is not part of the formal curriculum. This course is structured as an ordinary course and has specific prerequisites, contact hours, and examination procedures. (Permission of instructor)

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

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COS BIOL-265-01
Evolutionary Biology
4

Course Description: This course investigates the historical framework of evolutionary biology and the meaning/nature of evidence pertinent to biological evolution. Topics will include: earth history, the evolution of proteins and the genetic code, molecular evolution, neutral theory vs. selection, genetic variation, natural selection, migration, mutation, genetic drift, fitness, population dynamics and genetics, speciation, systematics and classification systems, molecular phylogenetics, the evolution of eukaryotic organisms, behavioral evolution, historical biogeography, and human evolution and variation.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

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COS CHEM-130-01
Chemistry Connections
1

Course Description: This course introduces first-year chemistry and biochemistry majors to the topics of chemical safety, ethics, database searching, citation protocol, presentation development and execution as well as the career options in the field and opportunities at RIT and beyond. These topics will be covered in the context of developing a product that the student will accomplish during the lab component of the course.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

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COS CHEM-189-01
Introductory Special Topics
3

Course Description: This is an introductory course on a topic that is not part of the formal curriculum. This course is structured as an ordinary course and has specific prerequisites, contact hours, and examination procedures.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

For prerequisites, availability, other details and to register, go to http://sis.rit.edu/.

COS CHEM-201-01
Clean Energy: Hydrogen Fuel
3

Course Description: This course focuses on clean energy sources, theories of different fuel cell operations, hydrogen infrastructure, and the introduction of devices that employ hydrogen. Principles of energy utilization as they relate to the issues of global warming are presented. The fundamentals of electrochemistry, acid-base reactions, organic chemistry, polymers, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, photochemistry, and plasma chemistry will be covered to develop a foundation for an understanding of renewable energy and hydrogen technology. Topics in the course include technical aspects of hydrogen utilization for power generation and transportation. Disposal schemes for by-products are also discussed.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

For prerequisites, availability, other details and to register, go to http://sis.rit.edu/.

COS CHMG-131-01
Gen Chem for Engineers
3

Course Description: This rigorous course is primarily for, but not limited to, engineering students. Topics include an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry, stoichiometry, First Law of Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, electronic theory of composition and structure, and chemical bonding. The lecture is supported by workshop-style problem sessions. Offered in traditional and online format.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

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COS CHMG-142-01
Gen & Analytical Chemistry II
3

Course Description: The course covers the thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions. The relationship between energy and entropy change as the driving force of chemical processes is emphasized through the study of aqueous solutions. Specifically, the course takes a quantitative look at: 1) solubility equilibrium, 2) acid-base equilibrium, 3) oxidation-reduction reactions and 4) chemical kinetics.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

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COS CHMG-146-01
Gen & Analy Chem Lab II
1

Course Description: The course combines hands-on laboratory exercises with workshop-style problem sessions to complement the CHMG-142 lecture material. The course emphasizes the use of experiments as a tool for chemical analysis and the reporting of results in formal lab reports. Topics include the quantitative analysis of a multicomponent mixture using complexation and double endpoint titration, pH measurement, buffers and pH indicators, the kinetic study of a redox reaction, and the electrochemical analysis of oxidation reduction reactions.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

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COS CHMI-351-01
Descriptive Inorganic Chem
3

Course Description: This course covers descriptive inorganic reactions in terms of periodic trends. Topics will include nucleosynthesis and the birth of the universe, applications used in large-scale industrial processes and their environmental impacts, nanostructured materials, and bonding theory will also be discussed. A detailed study of solid-state chemistry and structure will also be addressed.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

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COS CHMO-231-02
Organic Chemistry I
3

Course Description: This course is a study of the structure, nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of the following functional groups: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes. This course also introduces chemical bonding, IR and NMR spectroscopy, acid and base reactions, stereochemistry, nucleophilic substitution reactions, and alkene and alkyne reactions. In addition, the course provides an introduction to the use of mechanisms in describing and predicting organic reactions.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

For prerequisites, availability, other details and to register, go to http://sis.rit.edu/.

COS CHMO-232-01
Organic Chemistry II
3

Course Description: This course is a continuation of the study of the structure, nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of the following functional groups: aromatic systems, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, and carbonyls. This course will introduce the use of mechanisms in describing and predicting organic reactions.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

For prerequisites, availability, other details and to register, go to http://sis.rit.edu/.

COS CHMO-331-02
Comp Org Chem I
3

Course Description: This course is a rigorous study of the structure, nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of the following functional groups: alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes. The course will also provide an introduction to chemical bonding, IR and NMR spectroscopy, acid and base reactions, stereochemistry, nucleophilic substitution reactions, alkene, and alkyne reactions. This course will require the use of mechanisms in describing and predicting organic reactions.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

For prerequisites, availability, other details and to register, go to http://sis.rit.edu/.

COS CHMO-332-01
Comp Organic Chem II
3

Course Description: This course is a comprehensive study of the structure, reactions and synthesis of the following functional groups: aromatic rings, ketones, aldehydes, and carboxylic acids and their derivatives. Students will apply their knowledge from CHMO-331 to predict products and derive mechanisms that describe various organic reactions.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

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GCCIS CINT-118-01
Themes in Computing
1

Course Description: A one credit-hour course for incoming computing students, featuring lectures and discussion of important themes in computing. A different theme is presented during each session. Example topics might include: history of the field, developments in research, and societal changes caused by computing. Students will meet current faculty who will provide lectures and discussion of a variety of themes. This course will help provide orientation to the breadth of the modern computing field.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

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CLA COMM-142-02
Intro Technical Communication
3

Course Description: This course introduces students to current best practices in written and visual technical communication including writing effective email, short and long technical reports and presentations, developing instructional material, and learning the principles and practices of ethical technical communication. Course activities focus on engineering and scientific technical documents.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

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CLA COMM-202-02
Mass Communications
3

Course Description: The history and development of U.S. media, theoretical aspects of mass communications, the composition of media audiences, law and regulation of mass communications and how the media affect and are affected by society are presented.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

For prerequisites, availability, other details and to register, go to http://sis.rit.edu/.

CLA COMM-211-01
Principles of Advertising
3

Course Description: An introduction to principles and practices of advertising. Topics include advertising theories, ethics, regulation, consumer research, media planning, message strategy, and campaign planning strategy.

Session: 6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)

For prerequisites, availability, other details and to register, go to http://sis.rit.edu/.