COURSES APPROVED FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS


2021 Session Schedule For Summer Courses

UCLA Summer Sessions offers students the chance to select between nine different session dates, each full of academic opportunities for you to earn college credit. Each Session has a letter and a number. The letter indicates the start date: A (June 21), B (July 12), C (August 2), and D (August 23). The number indicates the length of the course in weeks.

Below are the 2021 session dates.

SESSION A
A3: June 21 - July 9    |    A6: June 21 - July 30 |    A8: June 21 - August 13    |    A9: June 21 - August 20    |    A10: June 21 - August 27

SESSION B
B3: July 12 - July 30

SESSION C
C3: August 2 - August 20    |    C6: August 2 - September 10

SESSION D
D3: August 23 - September 10

 

COURSES APPROVED FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Please find a list of UCLA courses below 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.

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 would 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 availability will vary year to year and all courses are subject to change without prior notice.

Click on the course to see detailed course descriptions.

Summer Sessions courses and programs are subject to change, including, but not limited to, program dates, schedules, and mode of delivery, by action of the academic department offering the course/program or by the University. UCLA is currently offering remote instruction through June 2021 with limited in-person activities, monitoring changes to public health directives. In the event that remote instruction is extended to Summer 2021, the details of UCLA’s decision will be made available via UCLA Summer Sessions COVID-19 updates.

African American Studies

AF AMER 1: Introduction to Black Studies

  • Session A6
  • Online course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Ancient Near East

AN N EA 10W: Jerusalem: Holy City*

  • Recommended only for students with a 4 or higher on the AP English Language or Literature exam
  • Session A6 and Session C6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Anthropology

ANTHRO 2: Archaeology: Introduction

  • Not offered Summer 2021

ANTHRO 3: Culture and Society

  • Session A6
  • Online Course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Arabic

Elementary Standard Arabic is not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Arabic to qualify for more advanced courses.

NOTE: Taking Arabic 1A, 1B, and 1C is equivalent to one year of Arabic.

ARABIC 1A: Elementary Standard Arabic

  • Session A3

ARABIC 1B: Elementary Standard Arabic

  • Session B3

ARABIC 1C: Elementary Standard Arabic

  • Session C3

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Asian American Studies

ASIA AM 10: History of Asian Americans

  • Session A6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Astronomy

ASTR 5: Life in Universe

  • Session A6 and Session C6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

A&O SCI 1: Climate Change: From Puzzles to Policy

  • Session C6

A&O SCI 2: Air Pollution 

  • Session A6
  • Online course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

CHEM 14A: Atomic and Molecular Structure, Equilibria, Acids, and Bases

  • Recommended only for students who have taken high school chemistry (or equivalent background) and has 3.5+ years of high school leveled mathematics
  • Session A6
  • Online Course

CHEM 17: Chemical Principles

  • Session A6
  • Online Course

CHEM 20A: Chemical Structure

  • Recommended only for students who have taken high school chemistry (or equivalent background) and has 3.5+ years of high school leveled mathematics
  • Session A6
  • Online Course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Chicana and Chicano Studies

CHICANO 10A: Introduction to Chicana/Chicano Studies, History and Culture

  • Session A6

CHICANO 10B: Introduction to Chicana/Chicano Studies, Social Structure and Contemporary Conditions

  • Session C6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Chinese

NOTE: Taking Chinese 1, 2, and 3 is equivalent to one year of Elementary Modern Chinese and is not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Chinese to qualify for more advanced courses

CHIN 1: Elementary Chinese: Intensive

  • Session 3A

CHIN 2: Elementary Chinese: Intensive

  • Session 3B

CHIN 3: Elementary Chinese: Intensive

  • Session 3C

CHIN 10: Intermediate Modern Chinese: Intensive

  • Recommended only for students with experience equivalent to elementary-level Chinese
  • Session 9A

CHIN 70: Classics of Chinese Literature

  • Not offered Summer 2021

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Communication

COMM 1: Principles of Oral Communication

  • Recommended only for students with a 3 or higher in AP English Language or Literature
  • Session A6 and Session C6
  • Online Course

COMM 1A: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers

  • Not offered Summer 2021

COMM 1B: Learning American English and Culture from Movies

  • Not offered Summer 2021

COMM 10: Introduction to Communication Studies

  • Session A6
  • Online Course

COMM 114: Understanding Relationships

  • Session A6
  • Online Course

COMM ST 188A: Variable Topics in Mass Communication and Media Institutions

  • Session A6
  • Online Course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Community Health Sciences

COMM HLT 100: Introduction to Community Health Sciences

  • Not offered Summer 2021

COMM HLT 130: Nutrition and Health

  • Not offered Summer 2021

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Computer Science

COM SCI 31: Introduction to Computer Science I

  • Session 8A

COM SCI M51A: Logic Design of Digital Systems

  • Session A9

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Dance

Dance 6: Beginning World Arts Practices in Sub-Saharan Africa and Diaspora

  • Not offered summer 2021

Dance 8: Beginning World Arts Practices in Latin America and Diaspora

  • Not offered summer 2021

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Design Media Arts

DESMA 9 - Art, Science, and Technology

  • Not offered Summer 2021

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

EPS SCI 9: Solar System and Planets

  • Session A6

EPS SCI 15: Blue Planet: Introduction to Oceanography

  • Session A6

EPS SCI 17: Dinosaurs and Their Relatives

  • Not offered summer 2021

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Economics

ECON 1: Principles of Economics

  • Session A6 and Session C6

ECON 2: Principles of Economics

  • Session A6 and Session C6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

 

 

 

 

Engineering (General)

ENGR 10A: Introduction to Complex Systems Science

  • Not offered Summer 2021

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Engineering (Mechanical and Aerospace)

MECH&AE 94: Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Drafting

  • Session A8

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

English

ENGL 4W: Critical Reading and Writing*

  • Recommended only for students with a 4 or higher on the AP English Language or Literature exam
  • Session A6 and Session C6

ENGL 20W: Introduction to Creative Writing*

  • Recommended only for students with a 4 or higher on the AP English Language or Literature exam
  • Session A6 and Session C6

ENGL 90: Shakespeare

  • Recommended only for students with a 4 or higher on the AP English Language or Literature exam
  • Not offered summer 2021

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

English Composition

ENGCOMP 2: Approaches to University Writing

  • Session A6 and Session C6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Environment

ENVIRON 12: Sustainability and Environment

  • Not offered Summer 2021

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Ethnomusicology

ETHNOMU 50A: Jazz in American Culture: Late 19th Century Through 1940s

  • Session A6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Film and Television

Film Courses (Session)

  • FILM TV 4: Introduction to the Art and Technique of Filmmaking (A6 & C6)
  • FILM TV 33: In-Depth Introduction to Fundamentals of Screenwriting (A6 & C6)
  • FILM TV 84A: Overview of the Contemporary Film Industry (A6 & C6)
  • FILM TV 106C: History of African, Asian, and Latin American Film (6A)
  • FILM TV M111: Women and Film (A6)
  • FILM TV 112: Film and Social Change (A6)
  • FILM TV 114: Film Genres (C6)
  • FILM TV M117: Chicanos in Film/Video (C6)
  • FILM TV 122D: Film Editing: Overview of History, Technique, and Practice (A6 & C6)
  • FILM TV 122E: Digital Cinematography (A6 & C6)
  • FILM TV 122J: Disney Feature: Then and Now (A6 & C6)
  • FILM TV 122M: Film and Television Directing (A6 & C6)
  • FILM TV 146: Art and Practice of Motion Picture Producing (A6)
  • FILM TV 183A: Producing I: Film and Television Development (A6 & C3)
  • FILM TV 183B: Producing II: Entertainment Economics (B3)
  • FILM TV 183C: Producing III: Marketing, Distribution, and Exhibition (C6)

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Geography

GEOG 2: Biodiversity in A Changing World

  • Not offered Summer 2021

GEOG 5: People and The Earth's Ecosystems

  • Session A6 and Session C6
  • Online course

GEOG 7: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • Session A6 and Session C6
  • Online course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Gender Studies

GENDER 10: Introduction to Gender Studies

  • Session A6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Global Studies

GLBL ST 1: Globalization Markets

  • Session A6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Greek

GREEK 16: Intensive First-Year Greek

  • Session A8

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Hebrew

HEBREW 8: Elementary Hebrew: Intensive

  • Session A8

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

History

HIST 1B: Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa A.D. 843 to Circa 1715

  • Session C6
  • Online course

HIST 1C: Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present

  • Session A6
  • Online course

HIST 13C: History of the US and its Colonial Origins

  • Session C6
  • Online course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

International and Area Studies

I A STD 1: Introduction to International and Area Studies

  • Session C6

I A STD 31: Introduction to Southeast Asia

  • Session A6

I A STD 33: Introduction to East Asia

  • Session C6

I A STD 50: Introduction to Latin America

  • Not offered Summer 2021

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Japanese

NOTE: Taking Japanese 1, 2, and 3 is equivalent to one year of Elementary Modern Japanese and is not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Japanese to qualify for more advanced courses.

JAPAN 1: Elementary Japanese: Intensive

  • Session A3

JAPAN 2: Elementary Japanese: Intensive

  • Session B3

JAPAN 3: Elementary Japanese: Intensive

  • Session C3

JAPAN 10: Intermediate Modern Japanese: Intensive

  • Recommended only for students with experience equivalent to elementary-level Japanese
  • Session A9

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Korean

NOTE: Taking Korean 1, 2, and 3 is equivalent to one year of Elementary Modern Korean and is not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses.

KOREA 1: Elementary Korean: Intensive

  • Session A3

KOREA 2: Elementary Korean: Intensive

  • Session B3

KOREA 3: Elementary Korean: Intensive

  • Session C3

KOREA 10: Intermediate Modern Korean: Intensive

  • Recommended only for students with experience equivalent to elementary-level Korean
  • Session A9

KOREA 40: Korean Pop Culture

  • Session C6
  • Knowledge of Korean not required

KOREA 50: Korean Civilization

  • Session A6
  • Knowledge of Korean not required

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Latin

LATIN 16: Intensive First Year Latin

  • Session A8

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Life Sciences

LIFESCI 7A: Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Session A3, A6 & C6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Linguistics

LING 1: Introduction to Study of Language

  • Session A6 and Session C6
  • Online course

LING 40W: Language and Gender: Introduction to Gender and Stereotypes*

  • Recommended only for students with a 4 or higher on the AP English Language or Literature exam
  • Session A6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

 

 

 

 

Middle Eastern Studies

M E STD 177: Variable Topics in Middle Eastern Studies

  • Not Offered Summer 2021

Math

NOTE: The lowest level of Math UCLA offers is Precalculus (Math 1) which requires past experience equivalent to Algebra 2 or higher.

MATH 1: Pre Calculus

  • Must pass Math Diagnostic Test* with score of 30% or higher
  • Session C6
  • Online course

MATH 3A: Calculus for Life Sciences Students

  • Must pass Math Diagnostic Test* with score of 80% or higher
  • Not offered Summer 2021

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
  • Not offered Summer 2021

MATH 3C: Probability for Life Sciences Students

  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Session A6

MATH 31A: Differential and Integral Calculus

  • Must pass Math Diagnostic Test* with score of 80% or higher
  • Session A6
  • Online course

MATH 31B: Integration and Infinite Series

  • 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 C6
  • Online course

MATH 32A: Calculus of Several Variables

  • 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 A6-
  • Online course

MATH 33A: Linear Algebra and Applications

  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Session A6
  • Online course

MATH 61: Introduction to Discrete Structures

  • Recommended only for students with a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam
  • Session A6
  • Online course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

*Instructions on how to take the Math Diagnostic Test will be provided after enrolling in the course.

Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

MCD BIO 50: Stem Cell Biology, Politics, and Ethics: Teasing Apart Issues

  • Session A6
  • Online course

MCD BIO 60: Biomedical Ethics

  • Session A6
  • Online course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Music

MUSIC 7: Understanding Movie Music

  • Musical experience helpful, but not required
  • Session A6

MUSIC 15: Art of Listening

  • Not offered Summer 2021

MUSIC 80A: Beginning Keyboard

  • Session A6 and Session C6

MUSIC 80F: Beginning Guitar Class

  • Session A6 and Session C6

MUSIC 80V: Beginning Vocal Technique

  • Session A6 and Session C6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Philosophy

PHILOS 3: Historical Introduction to Philosophy
  • Session C6
  • Online Course Only
PHILOS 7: Introduction to Philosophy of the Mind
  • Session A6 and Session C6
  • Online course
PHILOS 22: Introduction to Ethical Theory
  • Session C6
  • Online course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Physics

PHYSICS 10: Physics
  • Session A6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Political Science

POL SCI 10: Introduction to Political Theory
  • Session C6
POL SCI 20: World Politics
  • Session C6
POL SCI 40: Introduction to American Politics
  • Session A3 (online) and Session C6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Portuguese

PORTGSE 11A: Intensive Portuguese
  • Not offered summer 2021
PORTGSE 11B: Intensive Portuguese
  • Not offered summer 2021

Psychology

PSYCH 10: Introductory Psychology
  • Session A6 and Session C6
PSYCH 15: Introductory Psychobiology
  • Session A6
PSYCH 85: Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • Session C6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Romanian

ROMANIA 103: Intensive Elementary Romanian
  • Session A6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Russian

RUSSIAN 10: Intensive Elementary Russian
  • Session A8
RUSSIAN 20: Intensive Intermediate Russian
  • Recommended only for students with experience equivalent to elementary-level Russian
  • Session A8

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Serbian/Croatian

SRB CRO 103: Intensive Elementary Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian
  • Session A6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Sociology

SOCIOL 1: Introductory Sociology
  • Session A6 and Session C6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Spanish

SPAN 1: Elementary Spanish
  • Session A6 and Session C6
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
SPAN 2: Elementary Spanish
  • Session A6 and Session C6
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
SPAN 3: Elementary Spanish
  • Session A6 and Session C6
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
SPAN 4: Intermediate Spanish
  • Session A6
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
SPAN 10: Intensive Elementary Spanish
  • Session A8
  • Lecture taught on-campus, discussion taught online
SPAN 25: Advanced Conversation and Composition
  • Recommended only for students with a score of 5 on the AP Spanish Language exam (or equivalent)
  • Session A6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Statistics

STATS 10: Introduction To Statistical Reasoning*
  • Recommended only for students with 3+ years of high school mathematics
  • Session A6 and Session C6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Theater

THEATER 10: Introduction to Theater
  • Session A6 and Session C6
  • Online Course
THEATER 15: Introduction to Direction
  • Course not offered in summer 2021
THEATER 20: Acting Fundamentals
  • Session A6 and Session C6
THEATER 21: Acting for Camera
  • Session C6
THEATER 30: Dramatic Writing
  • Session A6 and Session C6
THEATER 106: History of American Plays and Drama
  • Session A6
THEATER 107: Drama of Diversity
  • Session A6 and Session C6
  • Online Course
THEATER 110: History of American Musical Theater
  • Session A6 and Session C6
  • Online Course
THEATER 120A: Acting and Performance in Film I
  • Session A6 and Session C6
  • Online Course
THEATER 120B: Acting and Performance in Film II
  • Session A6 and Session C6
  • Online Course

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Urban Planning

URBN PL M120: Introduction to Cities and Planning
  • Session A6

To view the course meeting days and times, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Vietnamese

VIETMSE 8: Intensive Elementary Vietnamese
  • Course not offered in summer 2021

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