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 25 – August 3
  • Session C: August 6 – September 14

NOTE: Some Session A courses will end after August 3 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 availabilities 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
  • Lecture and discussion

Ancient Near East

AN N EA 10W: Jerusalem: Holy City*
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture Format

Anthropology

ANTHRO 8: Archaeology: Introduction
  • Not Offered Summer 2018
ANTHRO 9: Culture and Society
  • Not Offered Summer 2018

Applied Linguistics

APPLING 30W: Language and Social Interaction*
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture and Discussion
APPLING 40W: Language and Gender: Introduction to Gender and Stereotypes*
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture Format

Arabic

ARABIC 8: Elementary Standard Arabic
  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course
  • Lecture Format

Asian American Studies

ASIA AM 10: History of Asian Americans
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format

Astronomy

ASTR 5: Life in Universe
  • Lecture and Discussion
  • Offered Session A and Session C

Chemistry and Biochemistry

CHEM 14A: Atomic and Molecular Structure, Equilibria, Acids, and Bases
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
CHEM 14B: Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Kinetics, and Organic Chemistry
  • Session C Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
CHEM 17: Chemical Principles
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
CHEM 20A: Chemical Structure
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
CHEM 30A: Organic Chemistry I: Structure and Reactivity*
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion

Chicana and Chicano Studies

CHICANO 10A: Introduction to Chicana/Chicano Studies, History and Culture
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
CHICANO 10B: Introduction to Chicana/Chicano Studies, Social Structure and Contemporary Conditions
  • Session C Only
  • Lecture and Discussion

Chinese

CHIN 8: Elementary Chinese: Intensive
  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course (Ends on August 24)
  • Lecture and Discussion
CHIN 10: Intermediate Modern Chinese: Intensive
  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course (Ends on August 24)
  • Lecture and Discussion
CHIN 70: Classics of Chinese Literature
  • Not offered Summer 2018

Communication

COMM 1: Principles of Oral Communication
  • Session A only
  • Lecture Format
COMM 1A: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture Format
COMM 1B: Learning American English and Culture from Movies
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture Format
COMM 10: Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
COMM 114: Understanding Relationships
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format
COMM ST 188A: Media and the Mind
  • Not offered in summer 2018

Community Health Sciences

COMM HLT 100: Introduction to Community Health Sciences
  • Session A ONLY
  • Lecture Format
COMM HLT 130: Nutrition and Health
  • Not Offered Summer 2018

Computer Science

COM SCI 31: Introduction to Computer Science I
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 17)
  • Lecture and Discussion
COM SCI M51A: Logic Design of Digital Systems
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 17)
  • Lecture and Discussion

Dance

Dance 6: Beginning World Arts Practices in Sub-Saharan Africa and Diaspora
  • Not offered summer 2018
Dance 8: Beginning World Arts Practices in Latin America and Diaspora
  • Not offered summer 2018

Design Media Arts

DESMA 9 - Art, Science, and Technology
  • Not Offered Summer 2018

Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

EPS SCI 9: Solar System and Planets
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
EPS SCI 15: Blue Planet: Introduction to Oceanography
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and Discussion
EPS SCI 17: Dinosaurs and Their Relatives
  • Not offered summer 2018

Economics

ECON 1: Principles of Economics
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture Format
ECON 2: Principles of Economics
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture Format

Engineering

ENGR 10A: Introduction to Complex Systems Science
  • Not offered summer 2018

English

ENGL 4W: Critical Reading and Writing*
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture Format
ENGL 20W: Introduction to Creative Writing*
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture Format
ENGL 90: Shakespeare*
    Session A only
  • Both an on-campus version and online version of course offered

 

 

 

 

English Composition

ENGCOMP 2: Approaches to University Writing

  • Session C Only
  • Lecture Format

Environment

ENVIRON 12: Sustainability and Environment

  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion

Ethnomusicology

ETHNOMU 50A: Jazz in American Culture: Late 19th Century Through 1940s
  • Session A only
  • Lecture Format

Film and Television

FILM TV 4: Introduction to the Art and Technique of Filmmaking
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • On-campus course
  • Lecture and Discussion
FILM TV 6A: History of American Motion Picture
  • Session A only
  • On-campus course
  • Lecture and Discussion
FILM TV 33: In-Depth Introduction to Fundamentals of Screenwriting
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Both an on-campus version and online version of course offered
  • Lecture and Discussion
FILM TV 84A: Overview of the Contemporary Film Industry
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Both an on-campus version and online version of course offered
  • Lecture format
FILM TV 122E: Digital Cinema
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Both an on-campus version and online version of course offered
  • Lecture and Discussion
FILM TV C132: Fundamentals of Screenwriting
  • Online course only
  • Offered Session A and Session C
FILM TV 146: Art and Practice of Motion Picture Producing
  • Session A Only
  • Online course only

Geography

GEOG 2: Biodiversity in A Changing World
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format
GEOG 5: People and The Earth's Ecosystems
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture Format
GEOG 7: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online Course

Gender Studies

GENDER 10: Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format

Global Studies

GLBL ST 1: Globalization Markets

  • Not offered summer 2018

Greek

GREEK 16: Intensive First-Year Greek
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 17)
  • Lecture Format

Hebrew

HEBREW 8: Elementary Hebrew: Intensive
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 17)
  • Lecture Format

History

HIST 1B: Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa A.D. 843 to Circa 1715
  • Session A only
  • Online course only
HIST 1C: Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present
  • Session C only
  • Online course only
HIST 13C: History of the US and its Colonial Origins
  • Session C only
  • Online course only

International and Area Studies

I A STD 1: Introduction to International and Area Studies
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format
I A STD 31: Introduction to Southeast Asia
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format
I A STD 33: Introduction to East Asia
  • Session C only
  • Lecture Format
I A STD 50: Introduction to Latin America
  • Session C only
  • Lecture Format

Japanese

JAPAN 8: Elementary Japanese: Intensive
  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course (Ends on August 24)
  • Lecture and discussion
JAPAN 10: Intermediate Modern Japanese: Intensive
  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course (Ends on August 24)
  • Lecture and discussion

Korean

KOREA 8: Elementary Korean: Intensive
  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course (Ends on August 24)
  • Lecture and discussion
KOREA 10: Intermediate Modern Korean: Intensive
  • Session A Only
  • 9-week course (Ends on August 24)
  • Lecture and discussion
KOREA 40: Korean Pop Culture
  • Not offered summer 2018
KOREA 50: Korean Civilization
  • Not offered summer 2018

Latin

LATIN 16: Intensive First Year Latin
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 17)
  • Lecture Format

Life Sciences

LIFESCI 7A: Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture and Discussion

Linguistics

LING 1: Introduction to Study of Language
  • Session C only
  • Online course
  • Lecture Format

Management

MGMT 1A: Principles of Accounting
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format

Math

MATH 1: Pre Calculus
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion
MATH 3A: Calculus for Life Sciences Students
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion
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
  • Session C Only
  • Lecture and discussion
MATH 3C: Probability for Life Sciences Students
  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion
MATH 31A: Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion
MATH 31B: Integration and Infinite Series
  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Session C Only
  • Lecture and discussion
MATH 32A: Calculus of Several Variables
  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion
MATH 33A: Linear Algebra and Applications
  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion
MATH 61: Introduction to Discrete Structures
  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MECH&AE 94: Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 17)
  • Lecture and discussion

 

 

 

 

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
  • Lecture and Discussion

Music

MUSIC 7: Understanding Movie Music
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format
MUSIC 15: Art of Listening
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format
MUSIC 80A: Beginning Keyboard
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Laboratory Format
MUSIC 80F: Beginning Guitar Class
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Laboratory Format
MUSIC 80V: Beginning Vocal Technique
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Laboratory Format

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
  • Lecture and discussions
PHILOS 22: Introduction to Ethical Theory
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture and discussions

Physics

PHYSICS 10: Physics
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and discussion

Physiological Science

PHY SCI 3: Introduction to Human Physiology
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture and laboratory

Political Science

POL SCI 10: Introduction to Political Theory
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture format
POL SCI 20: World Politics
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture format
POL SCI 40: Introduction to American Politics
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture format

Portuguese

PORTGSE 11A: Intensive Portuguese
  • Not offered summer 2018
PORTGSE 11B: Intensive Portuguese
  • Not offered summer 2018

Psychology

PSYCH 10: Introductory Psychology
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture format
PSYCH 15: Introductory Psychobiology
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture format
PSYCH 85: Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • Session C Only
  • Lecture format

Romanian

ROMAN 103: Intensive Elementary Romanian
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture format

Russian

RUSSIAN 10: Intensive Elementary Russian
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 18)
  • Lecture format
RUSSIAN 20: Intensive Intermediate Russian
  • Session A Only
  • 8-week course (Ends on August 18)
  • Lecture format

Serbian/Croatian

SER CRO 103: Intensive Elementary Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian
  • Session A Only
  • Lecture Format

Sociology

SOCIOL 1: Introductory Sociology
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Session A offers both on-campus version and online version
  • Session C online only

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
  • Lecture format

Statistics

STATS 10: Introduction To Statistical Reasoning*
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture and discussion

Theater

THEATER 10: Introduction to Theater
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Online Course
THEATER 15: Introduction to Direction
  • Course not offered in summer 2018
THEATER 20: Acting Fundamentals
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Studio Format
THEATER 21: Acting for Camera
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Lecture Format
THEATER 30: Dramatic Writing
  • Offered Session A and Session C
  • Studio Format
THEATER 106: History of American Plays and Drama
  • Course not offered in summer 2018
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

Urban Planning

URBN PL 120: Cities and Planning
  • Session A only
  • Lecture format

Vietnamese

VIETMSE 8: Intensive Elementary Vietnamese
  • Course not offered in summer 2018