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Summer Session

Undergraduate Summer Quarter

Join us this summer from wherever you are to explore new subjects, delve into a current interest with intense focus, get ahead on credits, and broaden your powers of perception when you earn college credit with undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago.  

Visiting students can enroll in undergraduate courses drawn from the regular curriculum of the College at the University of Chicago, and will have access to the same exceptional educational resources that are available to all College students during the regular academic year. All of our classes are taught by distinguished professors and experienced lecturers. In these smaller class settings you will be able to receive personal attention from your professors and get to know other students in your class well.

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Summer Quarter Essentials

Three-Week Sessions Five-Week Sessions
June 21–July 9, 2021 June 21–July 23, 2021
July 12–July 30, 2021 July 26–August 27, 2021
August 2–August 20, 2021  

Some three-course sequences have slightly different start and end date, so check Course Search for exact dates. 

Please note that course offerings may change - Course Search will always have the most up-to-date information. Current College students should self-register no later than May 31, 2021. Courses with insufficient enrollments will be canceled. To register after May 31, submit the Enrollment Request form

  • Most courses are three or five weeks long. 
  • All courses will be taught via remote instruction unless otherwise indicated. Those tagged as "in-person" are subject to cancellation or will shift to remote instruction pending COVID-19 protocols at the start of summer. 
  • Each summer course, regardless of length, is the equivalent of a full quarter-long (10 week) course, and meets for at least 30 contact hours.
  • The most up-to-date information on all courses, including individual course descriptions and prerequisites (if any), can be found at summer.uchicago.edu/undergraduate-students or at coursesearch.UChicago.edu (filter for Summer 2021 once courses post).
  • Courses marked with (SISRM) are part of the Summer Institute for Social Research Methods.
  • To search Summer 2021 courses by date or subject, visit our Course Finder once enrollment opens in early March 2021. 

Classes Starting the Week of June 21

Course

Length

End Date

Days

Times

Labs

ARTH 14402 91 - Introduction to the Arts of the Italian Renaissance

5 weeks

7/23

TR

9:00 am- 12:30 pm

 

ARTH 24190 91 - Imagining Chicago's Common Buildings (IN-PERSON)

5 weeks

7/23

MWF

3:00-6:00 pm

 

ARTV 10100 91 - Visual Language: On Images (IN-PERSON)

5 weeks

7/23

TR

1:30pm - 4:30pm

 

ARTV 10100 92 - Visual Language: On Images

3 weeks

7/9

MWF

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

ARTV 23813 91 - Experimental Animation: Handmade Motion

3 weeks

7/9

MWF

1:00-4:00 pm

 

ASTR 12700 91 - Stars

3 weeks

7/9

MWF

9:00 am- 12:30 pm

 

BIOS 12114 91 - Nutritional Science

3 weeks

7/9

MTWRF

11:00am - 12:30pm

 

BIOS 12122 91 - Gourmet Biology: Exploring Relationships
between Human Nutrition, Food & Biodiversity

3 weeks

7/9

MWF

1:30-5:00 pm

 

BIOS 20200 91 - Introduction to Biochemistry

5 weeks

7/23

MTWRF

9:00am - 10:30am

Lab W or Th 10:45am - 3:15pm
(choose one)

CMSC 10500 91 - Fundamentals of Computer Programming I:
Swift and iOS Application Development

5 weeks

7/23

MWF

10:00am - 12:00pm

Lab R 10:00am - 12:00pm

CMSC 15100 91 - Introduction to Computer Science 1

5 weeks

7/23

MWF

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Lab W 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CMST 14400 91 - Film and the Moving Image

3 weeks

7/9

MWRF

1:00-4:00 pm

 

CMST 28203 91 - Models and Methods in Contemporary
Documentary Film

5 weeks

7/23

TR

9:00 am-12:00 pm

 

CRWR 10306 91 - Beginning Poetry Workshop: Composition

3 weeks

7/9

MWF

9:00 am-12:30 pm

 

ECON 10000 91 - Principles of Microeconomics

5 weeks

7/23

MW

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

ECON 10200 91 - Principles of Macroeconomics

5 weeks

7/23

TR

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

ECON 20000 91 - Elements of Economic Analysis 1

5 weeks

7/23

TR

10:00am - 1:00pm

 

ECON 20200 91 - Elements of Economic Analysis 3

5 weeks

7/23

TR

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

ECON 20700 91 - Game Theory

5 weeks

7/23

MW

1:30pm - 4:30pm

 

ECON 21020 91 - Econometrics (SISRM)

5 weeks

7/23

MWF

9:30am - 11:30am

 

ECON 23950 91 - Economic Policy Analysis

5 weeks

7/23

TR

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

ENGL 10709 91 - Genre Fundamentals: Fiction

3 weeks

7/9

MWF

9:00 am-12:30 pm

 

ENGL 13000 91 - Academic and Professional Writing

6 weeks

7/30

TR

9:30am - 12:00pm

 

ENGL 13651 91 - A Brief History of Doom: Ragnarok &
Other Apocalypses

3 weeks

7/9

MTWRF

2:30pm - 4:30pm

 

GEOG 28702 91 - Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis (SISRM)

5 weeks

7/23

MTWR

10:00-11:30 am

 

HIST 13100 91 - History of Western Civilization 1

3 weeks

7/9

MWF

9:00am - 12:30pm

 

HIST 13600 91 - America in World Civilization II

3 weeks

7/9

TWR

12:00-3:30 pm

 

HIST 15100 91 - Introduction to the Civilizations of East Asia (China)

3 weeks

7/9

MWF

9:00am - 12:30pm

 

HLTH 17001 91 - Introduction to Health and Society II

3 weeks

7/9

MTWR

9:00-11:30 am

 

MACS 20500 91 - Computing for the Social Sciences (SISRM)

5 weeks

7/23

MTWR

10:00 am-12:00 pm

 

MATH 19520 91 - Mathematical Methods for Social Sciences

5 weeks

7/23

MWF

10:00am - 12:00pm

 

MATH 19620 91 - Linear Algebra

5 weeks

7/23

MWF

1:30-3:30 pm

 

PHIL 20100 91 - Elementary Logic

5 weeks

7/23

MWF

1:30pm - 3:30pm

 

PHSC 13410 91 - Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast

5 weeks

7/23

MTWRF

1:30-3:00 pm

 

PHYS 13100 91 - Mechanics

4 weeks

7/14

MTRF

10:00am - 12:30pm

Lab MR 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Discussion TF 2:30pm – 4:00pm

PLSC 29102 91 - Game Theory I

3 weeks

7/9

MWF

9:00 am- 12:30 pm

 

PSYC 20200 91 - Psychological Research Methods (SISRM)

5 weeks

7/23

MTRF

9:30-11:30 am

 

SOSC 12400 91 - Self, Culture and Society 1

3 weeks

7/9

TWR

9:00am - 12:30pm

 

SOSC 15100 91 - Classics of Social and Political Thought I

3 weeks

7/9

MWF

1:30pm - 4:30pm

 

SOSC 20112 91 - Introductory Statistical Methods and
Applications for the Social Sciences (SISRM)

3 weeks

7/9

MTWR

9:30-11:30 am

F 9:30-11:30 am

SOSC 20224 91 - Virtual Ethnographic Field
Research Methods (SISRM)

5 weeks

7/23

MWF

9:30-11:30 am

 

SOSC 26031 91 - Survey Data Analysis

5 weeks

7/23

TWR

10:00 am-12:00 pm

 

STAT 22000 91 - Statistical Methods and Applications

5 weeks

7/23

MWF

1:30pm - 3:30pm

 

TAPS 10100 91 - Drama: Embodiment & Transformation

3 weeks

7/9

MTW

1:00-4:30 pm

 

TAPS 10200 91 - Acting Fundamentals

3 weeks

7/9

MWF

9:00am - 12:30pm

 

TAPS 10800 91 - Contemporary Dance Practices

3 weeks

7/9

MWF

1:00-4:30 pm

 

Classes Starting the Week of July 12

Course

Length

End Date

Days

Times

Labs

ARTV 10100 93 - Visual Language: On Images

3 weeks

7/30

MWF

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

ASTR 12610 91 - Black Holes

3 weeks

7/30

MWF

9:00 am- 12:30 pm

 

BIOS 10130 91 - Core Biology

3 weeks

7/30

MTWRF

8:30am - 12:30pm

 

BIOS 10130 92 - Core Biology

3 weeks

7/30

MTWRF

8:30am - 12:30pm

 

BIOS 13140 91 - The Public and Private Lives of Insects

3 weeks

7/30

MWF

1:30pm - 5:00pm

 

BIOS 14112 91 - The Workings of the Human Brain:
From Brain to Behavior

3 weeks

7/30

MTWRF

1:30pm - 3:30pm

 

BIOS 20151 91 - Introduction to Quantitative Modeling in Biology

3 weeks

7/30

MTWRF

1:30-4:30 pm

 

ENGL 10703 91 - 20th Century American Short Fiction

3 weeks

7/30

MTWR

1:30pm - 4:00pm

 

HIST 13200 91 - History of Western Civilization 2

3 weeks

7/30

MWF

9:00am - 12:30pm

 

HIST 13700 91 - America in World Civilization III

3 weeks

7/30

MWR

1:00-4:30 pm

 

HIST 15200 91 - Introduction to the Civilizations of
East Asia (Japan)

3 weeks

7/30

MWF

9:00am - 12:30pm

 

PHYS 13200 91 - Electricity & Magnetism (BEGINS 7/15)

4 weeks

8/4

MTRF

10:00am - 12:30pm

Lab MR 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Discussion TF 2:30pm - 4:00pm

PSYC 20300 91 - Introduction to Biological Psychology

3 weeks

7/30

MTWR

9:00-11:30 am

 

SOSC 12500 91 - Self, Culture and Society 2

3 weeks

7/30

TWR

9:00am - 12:30pm

 

SOSC 15200 91 - Classics of Social and Political Thought II

3 weeks

7/30

MWF

1:30pm - 4:30pm

 

TAPS 10200 92 - Acting Fundamentals

3 weeks

7/30

MWF

1:30-5:00 pm

 

Classes Starting the Week of July 26

Course

Length

End Date

Days

Times

Labs

CMSC 15200 91 - Introduction to Computer Science 2

5 weeks

8/27

MWF

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Lab W 4:00pm - 6:00pm

ECON 18010 91 - Introduction to Managerial Microeconomics

5 weeks

8/27

TR

9:00 am-12:00 pm

 

ECON 20100 91 - Elements of Economic Analysis 2

5 weeks

8/27

TR

1:30 - 4:30pm

 

Classes Starting the Week of August 5

Course

Length

End Date

Days

Times

Labs

HIST 13300 91 - History of Western Civilization 3

3 weeks

8/20

MWF

9:00am - 12:30pm

 

PHYS 13300 91 - Waves, Optics & Heat

4 weeks

8/25

MTRF

10:00am - 12:30pm

Lab MR 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Discussion TF 2:30pm – 4:00pm

SOSC 12600 91 - Self, Culture and Society 3

3 weeks

8/20

TWR

9:00am - 12:30pm

 

SOSC 15300 91 - Classics of Social and Political Thought III

3 weeks

8/20

MWF

1:30pm - 4:30pm

 

The University of Chicago’s Summer Institute in Social Research Methods (SISRM) combines classroom instruction, workshops, and hands-on research experience for undergraduate and early-career graduate students. This five-week session offers accelerated training in theoretically-grounded research methodologies to better understand and develop more informed policy and program solutions to real-world problems, including challenges in public health, criminal justice, economics, human development and other areas.

Courses: Participants must enroll in at least one Summer Quarter course that is part of the SISRM to be part of the program. Visit the SISRM website for more information about course offerings. 

Research Opportunities: Undergraduates enrolled in the SISRM are eligible to participate in the research assistant grant program which provides a faculty-mentored research experience in summer. Awardees will work as paid part-time research assistants on an ongoing research project of a Social Sciences faculty member. Go here to learn more.

Current UChicago Students

Self-registration for Summer Quarter will begin March 1, 2021. 

Visiting Undergraduate Students

The application for Summer 2021 programs will open in early 2021. 

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2021 Visiting Student Application Deadlines:

  • Regular Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Extended Deadline: April 30, 2021
  • Rolling Admissions: May 1 - May 15, 2021

 

Summer 2021 Rates

  • Tuition: $4,250 per course
  • Student Life Fee: $470 (estimated)
  • Housing & Dining: Not available for Summer 2021. 

Billing

  • Visiting students must pay a $1000 deposit within one week of acceptance. 
  • Bills for remaining charges will be sent to all students in June; payment in full will be due in late July. 

Financial Aid

Financial aid varies depending on your student status. For more information, visit the Current UChicago Student or Visiting Undergraduate Student page. 

Refund Schedules and Drop Dates

Visit the FAQ or Current UChicago Student pages for detailed refund schedules (will be posted in March). 

No residential options are available for Summer 2021.