The Early College Program of Concordia University Irvine offers high school students the opportunity to get a jump start on college at a great price. Capable and motivated high school students can take Concordia’s early college courses with partner high schools, online, and on Concordia’s campus.
Summer 2016 Online Courses
This summer Concordia is offering 4 online college courses in economics, writing, arts, and psychology to high schools students. Each course is taught by a Concordia professor. Students can take up to 2 classes at a time. The credit units for these courses are transferable.
Most courses are offered in a condensed, 5-week time frame, starting in late May and ending in late June. Students need to put in a concentrated effort from the first day. The professors will be in regular contact with students by email, discussion threads, video conferences, and the like.
Each course costs just $200 per unit plus a $50 student service fee. Books are additional and should be purchased before each course starts.
Each student must have access to a computer and the internet. Students also need to have a camera, microphone, and speakers connected to the computer, or through another device such as a tablet, in order to participate live in tutorials with the professor or seminar discussions with classmates.
Fill out the Early College Application form now to apply. The application deadline for the summer online courses listed below is May 16, 2016.
Send an electronic copy of the completed application form by email to the Registrar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AART 201: Integrated Art (3 units)
While music, theatre, and visual art have the potential to be appealing to people, they can go much further. At times, their profundity truly moves people to historically significant actions, to personal peace or angst, to community or conflict. Through integrated reading, multimedia presentations, listening, writing, and live and/or online performance attendance, students will engage with the arts as meaning-making elements through history in science, faith, philosophy, and sociology.
Taught by Dr. Jeff Held and Prof. Justin Solis.
- Blanning, Tim. The Triumph of Music: The Rise of Composers, Musicians and Their Art. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. (ISBN 13: 978-0674057098)
- Greenberg, Robert. How to Listen to Great Music: A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart. New York: Plume, 2011. (ISBN 13: 978-0452297081)
AART 101 starts on May 22 and ends on June 25, 2016.
APSY 201: Psychology (3 units)
Concepts and principles pertinent to the psychological processes of social behavior, development, motivation, sensation, perception, thinking and symbolic processes, learning, personality, and psychological disorders will be examined in this course.
Taught by Dr. Jennifer Cosgrove.
- Myers, David and Nathan DeWall. Psychology in Everyday Life. 3rd ed. Worth Publishers, 2014. The LaunchPad version is the one needed for this course.
APSY 201 starts on May 22 and ends on June 25, 2016.
AWRT 104: College Composition (3 units)
Students will practice research methods and a variety of writing strategies such as narration, description, exposition and argumentation. Through research, reading, writing and writers workshops, students will develop as critical thinkers and writers.
Taught by Dr. John Norton.
- Booth, Wayne. The Craft of Research. 3rd ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008. (ISBN-13: 978-0226065663)
AWRT 104 starts on May 22 and ends on June 25, 2016.
ECO 201: Macroeconomics (3 units)
This course will survey the scope and methods of the study of economics; the principles underlying the production, exchange, distribution and consumption of wealth along with various economic problems. The systematic investigation of the market structure of American capitalism, encompassing the production and distribution of income, welfare economics and current domestic problems.
Taught by Dr. Russell Mangum.
- Hubbard, Glenn and Anthony O’Brien. Economics. 5th ed., with access to MyEconLab. Prentice Hall, 2014. (ISBN-13: 978-0133827200)
ECO 201 starts on May 16 and ends July 22, 2016.