Achieve Your Goals This Summer
by Grace Martin
Focused on self-improvement? Now is a great time to start planning for a productive and enriching summer.
These courses for college students and professionals offer a great opportunity to learn something new, stretch your academic muscles, and explore new perspectives—shorts and sandals welcome.
Goal: Decrease screen time and increase green time.
These courses help students not only appreciate nature, but find out what they can do to preserve it for future generations.
Introduction to Environmental Problems and Solutions offers a broad overview of the critical environmental problems for both scientists and policymakers. The course explores climate change, industrial pollution, waste management, and species decline. Learn the key disciplines of environmental science, as well as their methodologies and approaches to knowledge production.
Marine Policy and Ocean Resource Management investigates the biology of the sea, focusing on the transformations and adaptations of marine systems as a result of fishing practices, elevated sea temperatures, and increased tourism.
Design of Renewable Energy Projects teaches students the skills to design, fund, and implement renewable energy projects on a local or global level. Gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between energy and the environment, and best practices for engaging local communities on projects.
Goal: Take your career in a new direction.
Afraid to take the big leap? These course will give you a taste of what to expect in a new field of study.
Intensive Introduction to Computer Science Using Java will kick start your knowledge of computer science by surveying elements of foundational programming concepts and data structures. You will gain a strong foundation for advanced study in the field.
Branding Strategy investigates the principles of brand management, focusing on planning, strategies, and tactics used by marketers. You will gain a strong understanding of successful global brands.
Financial Accounting Principles is a collaboration with Harvard Business School Online, offering a rigorous overview of concepts including profit and revenue; assets and liabilities; and preparing and analyzing financial statements.
Goal: Expand your worldview.
These courses will help you step out of your bubble, and broaden your perspective on local and global issues.
Introduction to Social Anthropology explores society, culture, history, and current events on a global scale. Explore diverse themes including ideology, land use, religion, social organization, and interrelations between local and international populations.
Introduction to African Languages and Culture through Social Engagement explores how Sub-Saharan Africans use language to communicate, with the intention of bridging academic theories with everyday practices. As a social engagement course, you will combine reading and lectures with personal involvement with the Boston-area African community.
Summer will be here before you know it! Browse our course options to find one that will work best with your schedule this summer:
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