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Keep your education on track by taking summer courses at ODU. We offer undergraduate and graduate courses with flexibility that fits your schedule.
Program Highlights
  • ODU's summer sessions are two, three, four, six or eight weeks long.
  • Choose from on campus and online classes, or independent study.
  • Sessions begin in May, June and July.

How to Apply

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Questions? Contact the Office of Admission at (614) 251-4500.
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Questions? Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (614) 251-4615.
Deadlines
Undergraduate Courses For May start dates: May 16            
For June start dates: June 10
For July start dates: July 5
Graduate Courses Priority: April 27
Rolling: June 1
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Undergraduate Courses 

  • Accounting
    ACT 220 - Accounting for Managerial Decision Making
    3 credits, Undergraduate


    A study of basic concepts and fundamentals underlying the planning, controlling and communicating of managerial accounting information to internal users for decision making and problem solving. Prerequisite: ACT 210 with a minimum grade of C–; or permission of instructor and division chairperson.
    • June 6 - July 25
    • 6 - 9:30 p.m., Monday
    • Main Campus
  • American Sign Language
    ASL 110 - Elementary American Sign Language I
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    An introduction to both the expressive and receptive nature of American Sign Language, a visual language that consists of hand sign, body language and facial expressions as well as a manual alphabet. Topics include the vocabulary and grammatical structure of ASL, deaf culture and the history of sign language.

     

    • June 6 - July 27
    • 9 - 11:50 a.m., Monday & Wednesday
    • Main Campus
  • Art
    ART 156 - Ceramics
    3 credits, Undergraduate

    A general introduction to studio ceramics. Emphasis is placed on acquisition of hand building techniques, ceramic design concepts, development of individual design criteria, glaze experi- mentation, fundamental types of cermamic ware and kiln procedures. Fee. Studio course.
    • June 7 - July 26
    • 6 - 9:30 p.m., Tuesday
    • Main Campus
  • Biology
    Bio 201 - General Biology: Cells, Genetics, and Evolution
    4 Credits, Undergraduate

    An in-depth study of the basic concepts of biology including cellular organization and function, Mendelian and molecular genetics, and Darwinian evolution. This course is designed to provide a foundation for advanced study in the biological sciences; laboratory included. Fee.
    • June 9 - July 23
    • 9 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus

    Bio 203 - General Biology: Anatomy and Physiology
    4 Credits, Undergraduate

    This course provides a basis of the structure and function of all major organ systems and their integration. This course is designed to provide a foundation for advanced study in the biological sciences; laboratory included. Fee.

    • July 5 - July 29  
    • 9 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus

    Bio 247 - Medical Terminology I
    1 Credit, Undergraduate

    A two-class sequence in terminology pertaining to modern medicine, current disease and treatment of disease, and other allied health areas. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and BIO 203.
    • June 6 - July 1
    • Online

    Bio 248 - Medical Terminology II
    1 Credits, Undergraduate

    Second class in a two-class sequence in terminology pertaining to modern medicine, current disease and treatment of disease, and other allied health areas. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and 203.
    • June 6 - July 1
    • Online

    Bio 279B - CORE: Biological Evolution
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    Evolution is the thread that connects all biological communities. In this class we will explore the historical basis of evolution as well as its modern interpretations. Evolution of antibiotic resistant organisms and how this affects the common good of the common good of the human community will be emphasized. We will also explore the diversity of life on earth from an evolutionary perspective. Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer credit. Pre- or Co-requisite: ENG 111.
    • June 9 - July 23
    • 9 a.m. – 1:50 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    • Main Campus

    Bio 330 - Ecology
    4 Credits, Undergraduate

    An introductory course in basic ecology, the study of the flows of matter and energy in nature, and the relationship between living things and the environment. This includes relationships between individuals, populations, and ecosystems, and changes over time. Include laboratory will be field and microcosm explorations. Prerequisites: BIO 202 and CHM 109. Fee.
    • June 6 - June 24
    • 9 a.m. – 2:50 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus
  • Business Administration
    BUS 240 - Management and Organizational Behavior
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    This course focuses on the role of the manager in contemporary business and explores behavioral science concepts and research directed toward understanding human behavior and management within organizations.
    • June 6 - July 29
    • Online


    BUS 250 - Legal Environment of Business
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    This course serves as an introduction to the American legal system, dispute reconciliation, and functions of the law. The emphasis is on understanding the functions of contracts in American business law. The course will examine the history and sources of American law, the legal systems and procedures, agency and employment, sales and other topics. Not open to students with credit in BUS 345.
    • June 6 - July 29
    • Online
  • Chemistry
    CHM 110 - General Chemistry II
    4 Credits, Undergraduate

    Continuation of basic principles of chemistry: solutions, equilibria; acids and bases; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; descriptive inorganic and organic chemistry. Laboratory experiments in conjunction with the theory. Prerequisite: CHM 109 with a minimum grade of C. Fee. 

    • June 6 - July 1  
    • 9 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus

    CHM 229 - Organic Chemistry I
    4 Credits, Undergraduate


    A study of the fundamental theory and laboratory techniques of organic chemistry. Topics include reactions of functional groups, reaction theory, and stereochemistry. Prerequisite: CHM 110. Corequisite: BIO 201. Fee.  
    • July 5 - July 29
    • 9 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus
  • Communication Studies
    COM 105 - Public Speaking
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    A study of the principles and processes of oral communication with emphasis on speech design and delivery. Vocal and linguistic skills will be practiced. Critical thought will be developed through analysis of current and historical speeches.
    • June 7 - July 28
    • 1 - 3:50 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday
    • Main Campus
  • Computer Science
    CIS 107 - Computer Applications
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    This course introduces computer literacy and electronic spreadsheets. Topics include computer systems, the Internet, functions and tools in electronic spreadsheets and their applications in business fields. Not open to students with credit for CIS 106, CIS 180, or CIS 203. Course will not apply to a major in Computer Information Systems. 
    • June 6 - July 29
    • Online
  • Education
    EDU 103 - Introduction to Teaching: Early Childhood
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    This introduction to teaching includes supervised early experience of 60 hours in an early childhood classroom. The exploratory contact with various school activities is designed to help the student clarify the decision to become a member of the teaching profession.
    • June 7 - July 28
    • 9:00 - 11:50 a.m., Tuesday, Thursday
    • Main Campus

    EDU 105 - Introduction to Teaching: Middle Childhood
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    This introduction to teaching includes supervised early experience of 60 hours in a middle childhood classroom. The exploratory contact with various school activities is designed to help the student clarify the decision to become a member of the teaching profession.
    • June 7 - July 28
    • 9:00 - 11:50 a.m., Tuesday, Thursday
    • Main Campus

    EDU 110 - Introduction to Teaching: Intervention Specialist
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    This introduction to teaching includes supervised early experience of 60 hours in a special education classroom. The exploratory contact with various school activities is designed to help the student clarify the decision to become a member of the teaching profession.
    • June 7 - July 28
    • 9:00 - 11:50 a.m., Tuesday, Thursday
    • Main Campus

    EDU 112-01 - Introduction to Teaching: Adolescence to Young Adult
    3 Credits​, Undergraduate

    This introduction to teaching includes supervised early experience of 60 hours in grades 7–12 (AYA) or P–12 (Art) classroom. The exploratory contact with various school activities is designed to help the student clarify the decision to become a member of the teaching profession. Not open to students with credit for EDU 115 and EDU 346A.
    • June 7 - July 28
    • 9:00 - 11:50 a.m., Tuesday, Thursday
    • Main Campus

    EDU 112-BL - Introduction to Teaching: Adolescence to Young Adult
    3 Credits​, Undergraduate

    This introduction to teaching includes supervised early experience of 60 hours in grades 7–12 (AYA) or P–12 (Art) classroom. The exploratory contact with various school activities is designed to help the student clarify the decision to become a member of the teaching profession. Not open to students with credit for EDU 115 and EDU 346A.
    • June 6 - July 29
    • 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday
    • Blended: Main Campus & Online

    EDU 120 - Teaching Reading Through Literature for Children
    and Young Adults
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    The techniques and methods of teaching reading through the use of literature for pre-school age through young adulthood will be explored. Emphasis is on genres; author and illustrator studies; the inter-relationship of reading, writing, listening, and speaking; multicultural and international publications; and historical and contemporary publishing trends. Students should develop an appreciation for children’s literature as they select, interpret, discuss, and formulate strategies for using quality books with children. Includes service-learning hours.
    • June 6 - July 25
    • 8:00 -11:50 a.m., Monday
    • Blended: Main Campus & Online

    EDU 211 - Teaching Phonics and the Structure of Language
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    A study of the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantic and pragmatic underpinnings of English and of the instructional strategies that support language acquisition and literacy. Prerequisite: EDU 103, 105, 110, 112, or equivalent. 
    • May 16 - June 10
    • Online

    EDU 220 - Educational Psychology
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    A research based study of human growth and development as related to teaching and learning. A study of language acquisition, multiple intelligence, learning styles, student diversity and exceptionality, motivation and discipline, learning environments and various forms of assessment/evaluation. Includes field experience of a minimum of 10 hours. Prerequisite: EDU 105 or 112 or equivalent.
    • June 7 - July 1
    • 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday
    • Blended: Main Campus & Online

    EDU 314 Content Area Reading
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    An examination of programs and methods in reading with a focus on theory and current research in comprehension, the writing process, critical thinking and content area reading. Emphasis is placed on reading to learn with meaning-based strategies that help students construct meaning and expand thinking. Informal assessment of educational materials for appropriate content reading levels and
    adaptation of content reading materials is highlighted.
    • June 6 - July 29
    • Online

    EDU 334 - Teaching Mathematics and Science in the Intermediate Grades
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    The purpose of this course is to familiarize early childhood teacher candidates with mathematics and science curricula for children in grades four and five and with instructional techniques appropriate for the delivery of the curricula. Course content is closely aligned with recommendations of authorities and national organizations, with a solid foundation in the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Mathematics and Science. The course is designed to extend the teacher candidate’s understandings of mathematics and science content and methodology so that mathematics and science instruction is seen in terms of active children, making appropriate use of technology in learning mathematics and science as a relevant and coherent bodies of knowledge that relate to diverse cultures. Prerequisite: Admission to the Education Division. (Equivalent to EDU 566).
    • June 6 - July 29
    • Online

    EDU 336 - Teaching and Learning in the Intermediate Grades
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize teacher candidates with the developmental needs of the intermediate age group, the organizational structures of the elementary/middle grades, and standards set by the National Middle School Association. Focus is placed on understanding the diversity of the students and ways of supporting the students through current research and best practices. Prerequisite: Admission to the Education Division.
    • June 6 - July 29
    • Online

    EDU 337 - Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies in the
    Intermediate Grades
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    The focus of this course is to explore the integration of the language arts and social studies particularly the content standards related to 4th and 6th grades. Topics include both the Ohio Content Standards for Language Arts and Social Studies (including topics specific to Ohio) as well as national standards including those from the National Council for the Social Studies and the National Council of Teachers of English. Emphasis will be on effective pedagogy for engaged teaching and learning. Prerequisites: Declared Early Childhood Education major or continuing education student with Early Childhood license. (Equivalent to EDU 567)
    • June 6 - July 29
    • Online

     
     
     
     
  • Economics
    ECN 207 - Principles of Microeconomics
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    A basic study of the decision making behavior of individuals, households, firms, industries, and other economic units regarding resource allocation. Students will explore how markets function to coordinate the economic activities of different economic units. Topics include scarcity, opportunity cost, demand and supply, consumption, production, market structures, and profit maximization.
    • June 7 - July 12
    • 6 - 9:30 p.m., Tuesday
    • Blended: Main Campus & Online
  • English
    ENG 111 - College Writing II
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    Building upon the research skills from ENG 110, this course focuses primarily on academic research writing. Intensive reading and writing will be used to develop knowledge of analytical techniques in the liberal arts. There will be specific emphasis on reading strategies, library research, integrating sources, argumentation, and the MLA method of documentation. Each section will focus on a specific theme. Themes from previous classes have included the following: American identity, family, love, the politics of food, Native American culture, and biography. This course does not fulfill the literature requirement of the Core. Prerequisite: ENG 110. Not open to students with credit for ENG 102. 
    • June 6 - July 27
    • 3 - 5:50 p.m., Monday, Wednesday
    • Main Campus

    ENG 214 - Introduction to Literature
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    This course is an introduction to literature which offers students the opportunity to read and appreciate a wide variety of poetry, fiction, and drama. Students will work on polishing their writing and oral communication skills as they learn about literary genres. Prerequisites: ENG 110-111.
    • June 7 - July 28
    • 6 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday
    • Main Campus

    ENG 310 - Humor in Literature and Media
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    • June 7 - July 28
    • Noon - 2:50 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday
    • Blended: Main Campus & Online

     

  • Environmental Science
    ENV 116 - Food, Water, and Energy
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    This course is a survey of three critical elements of the human environment, food, water and energy. It includes human's search for these necessary quantities and how their exploitation by the human race impacts the environment in general. This class integrates food, water and energy with environmental exploration and describes the natural world and how humans affect it.
    • May 17 - June 21
    • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., Tuesday
    • Main Campus
  • History
    HST 106 - World History I
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    A study of the World history from the dawn of civilization to the early modern period. Areas of focus include the Near East, China, India, Japan, sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.
    • June 6 - July 27
    • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Monday, Wednesday
    • Main Campus
  • Insurance and Risk Management
    IRM 210 - Fundamentals of Insurance and Risk Management
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    This is an introduction to risk management frameworks, standards, and processes. Students will study risk identification and control techniques, and insurable loss exposure. There will be an emphasis on the basic structure of insurance policies and the benefits of insurance in personal and commercial risk reduction
    • June 6 - July 29
    • Online

    IRM 301 - Personal Property-Casualty Insurance and Risk Management
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    A study of personal property and casualty insurance policies and their role in personal risk management and financial planning. It includes analyses of property and liability exposures for individuals and families, provisions of personal auto and homeowners policies, and compensation approaches. Regulation of personal and casualty insurance providers will be discussed. Prerequisite: IRM 210.
    • June 23 - August 4
    • Online
  • Math
    MTH 140 - Introduction to Statistics 
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    An introduction to the basic concepts and computations used in statistical analysis as well as their application to problems in other disciplines, especially biology, business, education, and social sciences. Topics include the description of data graphically and numerically, the collection of data via samples and experiments, and the process of drawing inferences or conclusions from data. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes conceptual understanding, interpretation of statistical quantities, and written/oral communication and will require the use of mathematical software. Prerequisite: MTH 102 or placement. 
    • June 6 - July 29
    • Online

    MTH 241 - Calculus II
    4 Credits, Undergraduate

    Topics include a continuation of Integral Calculus, integration techniques, integration of exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and hyperbolic functions, applications of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, parametric curves, polar coordinates, series and sequences, and applications. The laboratory component of the course 244 emphasizes mathematical modeling, problem solving, and written/oral communication and will require the use of graphing calculators and mathematical software. Prerequisite: MTH 240. 

    • June 6 - July 28
    • 8 a.m. - 9:50 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    • Main Campus

     

  • Philosophy
    PHL 109 - Issues in Philosophy
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    An introductory course that examines the works of representative philosophers through the ages and their responses to some perennial issues. Includes topics such as faith and reason, theories of knowledge, and ethical behavior. Not open to students enrolled in or with credit in PHL 110.
    • May 31 - June 30
    • 6 - 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
    • Blended: Main Campus & Online

    PHL 379 -  CORE: Medieval Moral Dilemmas and Moral Luck
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    This upper-level philosophy course will approach medieval conceptions of justice by examining philosophical texts that concern moral dilemmas and moral luck. Several medieval philosophers considered whether the existence of moral dilemmas or moral luck would be threats to justice. The course's close reading of philosophical texts from a variety of medieval writers will be supplemented with contemporary literature on moral dilemmas and moral luck. Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status; ENG 111.
    • May 16 - 27
    • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus
  • Physics
    PHY 119 - College Physics I 
    4 Credits, Undergraduate


    An algebra-based study of mechanics: translational and rotational motion, the laws of conservation of energy and momentum, hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, and basic thermodynamics; includes laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 160 or equivalent. Not open to Chemistry majors. Fee.
    • June 6 - July 1
    • 1 p.m. – 4:50 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus

    PHY 120 - College Physics II
    4 Credits, Undergraduate

    An algebra-based study of electricity and magnetism, optics, introductory modern physics, and simple harmonic motion and waves; includes laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 160 or equivalent. Not open to Chemistry majors
    • July 5 - July 29
    • 1 p.m. – 4:50 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus

    PHY 219 - General Physics I
    4 Credits, Undergraduate


    A calculus-aided study of mechanics: translational and rotational motion, the laws of conservation of energy and momentum, hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, and basic thermodynamics; includes laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 240 or equivalent. Fee.
    • June 6 - July 1
    • 1 p.m. – 4:50 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus

    PHY 220 - General Physics II
    4 Credits, Undergraduate

    A calculus-aided study of electricity and magnetism, optics, introductory modern physics, and simple harmonic waves; includes laboratory. Co-requisite: MTH 241. Fee. 
    • July 5 - July 29
    • 1 p.m. – 4:50 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus
  • Psychology
    PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    A survey course on the basic principles of psychology and their applications to human behavior and social problems. Multiple perspectives emerging from different philosophical and socio-historical contexts are used to examine domains of human thought and behavior. Topics include research methods, human development, gender differences, learning and cognition, psychobiology, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, methods of treatment, and the impact of social situations and culture on behavior.
    • June 6 - July 27
    • 1 - 3:50 p.m., Monday, Wednesday
    • Main Campus
  • Social Work
    SWK 100 - Social Problems and Social Policies
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    An introduction to social policy of the American welfare state drawing upon historical background and analytical approaches in making the connections between social problems and social policies. Highlights concerns of the social work profession within the social policy process particularly as these relate to issues of social justice regarding vulnerable population groups and the global interconnections of oppression. 
    • June 8 - July 27
    • 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesday
    • Blended: Main Campus & Online
  • Spanish
    SPN 250 - Spanish for Business Professionals
    3 Credits, Undergraduate

    Designed for students with or without previous Spanish study, this pragmatic language program provides task-based modules that use Spanish in applied ways. The content areas focus on easily mastered core expressions for future professionals. Prerequisite: BUS 240. Fulfills Language requirement. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.
    • June 6 - July 29
    • Online
  • Theology
    THL 106 - The Old Testament
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    A study of the historical, prophetic, and sapiential texts in the Old Testament according to their historical, literary, and theological contexts. Not open to students with credit for THL 105.
    • June 6 - July 27
    • 9 - 11:50 a.m., Monday, Wednesday
    • Main Campus

    THL 107 - The New Testament
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    A study of the various texts of the New Testament according to their historical, literary, and theological contexts. Not open to students with credit for THL 105. 
    • June 30 - August 4
    • 6 - 10 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday
    • Main Campus

    THL 225 - Intro to Christian Theology
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    This course introduces students to the academic discipline of Theology. In addition to providing an overview of Christian teachings from a Roman Catholic perspective, it engages students in the processes of theological reflection, discourse, and research. Not open to students with credit in THL 113.
    • May 16 - May 27
    • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Main Campus

    THL 343 - World Religions
    3 Credits, Undergraduate


    An overview of the major religions of the world, their history, and their oral traditions and written scriptures. The course includes the perspective of the Catholic Church on inter-religious dialogue. 
    • June 6 - July 27
    • 3 - 5:50 p.m., Monday, Wednesday
    • Main Campus

Graduate Courses

For information on available Graduate courses being offered in Summer 2016, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (614) 251-4615 or grad@ohiodominican.edu.