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Summer Session

Undergraduate Summer Quarter

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all Summer Quarter courses for Summer 2020 will be taught via remote instruction. 

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 22–July 10, 2020 June 22–July 24, 2020
July 13–July 31, 2020 July 27–August 28, 2020
August 3–August 21, 2020  

Please note that course offerings may change. Self-register no later than May 31, 2020. Courses with insufficient enrollments will be canceled. To register after May 31, contact summersession@uchicago.edu 

Classes Starting the Week of June 22

Course Length End Date Days Times Labs
ARTH 14200 91 - Introduction to Medieval Art 3 weeks 7/10 MTWRF 1:30-3:30 pm  
ARTV 10100 92 - Visual Language: On Images 3 weeks 7/10 MWF 9:00am - 12:30pm  
ARTV 23813 91 - Experimental Animation: Handmade Motion 3 weeks 7/10 MWF 1:00 - 4:00pm  
BIOS 12114 91 - Nutritional Science 3 weeks 7/10 MTWRF 1:30pm - 3:30pm  
CMSC 10500 91 - Fundamentals of Computer Programming I: Swift and iOS Application Development 5 weeks 7/24 MWF 10:00am - 12:00pm Lab R 10:00am - 12:00pm
CMSC 15100 91 - Introduction to Computer Science 1 5 weeks 7/24 MWF 1:30pm - 3:30pm Lab W 4:00pm - 6:00pm
CRWR 10306 91 - Beginning Poetry Workshop: Composition 3 weeks 7/10 MWF 9:00 am-12:30 pm  
ECON 10000 91 - Principles of Microeconomics 5 weeks 7/24 MW 9:00am - 12:00pm  
ECON 10200 91 - Principles of Macroeconomics 5 weeks 7/24 TR 9:00am - 12:00pm  
ECON 20000 91 - Elements of Economic Analysis 1 5 weeks 7/24 TR 10:00am - 1:00pm  
ECON 20200 91 - Elements of Economic Analysis 3 5 weeks 7/24 TR 9:00am - 12:00pm  
ECON 20700 91 - Game Theory 5 weeks 7/24 MW 1:30pm - 4:30pm  
ECON 21020 91 - Econometrics (SISRM) 5 weeks 7/24 MWF 9:30am - 11:30am  
ECON 23950 91 - Economic Policy Analysis 5 weeks 7/24 TR 9:00am - 12:00pm  
ECON 24000 91 - Labor Economics 5 weeks 7/24 TR 2:00pm - 5:00pm  
ENGL 10709 91 - Genre Fundamentals: Fiction 3 weeks 7/10 MWF 9:00 am-12:30 pm  
ENGL 13000 91 - Academic and Professional Writing 6 weeks 7/31 TR 9:30am - 12:00pm  
ENGL 13651 91 - A Brief History of Doom: Ragnarok & Other Apocalypses 3 weeks 7/10 MTWRF 2:30pm - 4:30pm  
GEOG 28702 91 - Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Social Scientists (SISRM) 5 weeks 7/24 MTWR 1:30 -3:00pm  
HIST 13100 91 - History of Western Civilization 1 3 weeks 7/10 MWF 9:00am - 12:30pm  
HIST 15100 91 - Introduction to the Civilizations of East Asia (China) 3 weeks 7/10 MWF 9:00am - 12:30pm  
HLTH 17001 91 - Introduction to Health and Society II 3 weeks 7/10 MTWR 9:00-11:30 am  
MACS 20500 91 - Computing for the Social Sciences (SISRM) 5 weeks 7/24 MTWR 9:30-11:30am  
MATH 19520 91 - Mathematical Methods for Social Sciences 5 weeks 7/24 MWF 10:00am - 12:00pm  
MATH 19620 91 - Linear Algebra 5 weeks 7/24 MWF 1:30-3:30 pm  
PHIL 20100 91 - Elementary Logic 5 weeks 7/24 MWF 1:30pm - 3:30pm  
PHSC 12700 91 - Stars 3 weeks 7/10 MWF 1:00-4:30 pm  
PHSC 13410 91 - Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast 5 weeks 7/24 MTWRF 1:30-3:00 pm  
PHYS 13100 91 - Mechanics 4 weeks 7/15 MTRF 9:30am - 12:00pm Lab MR 2:30pm - 5:30pm, Discussion TF 2:30pm – 4:00pm
SOSC 12400 91 - Self, Culture and Society 1 3 weeks 7/10 TWR 9:00am - 12:30pm  
SOSC 15100 91 - Classics of Social and Political Thought I 3 weeks 7/10 MWF 1:30pm - 4:30pm  
SOSC 20112 91 - Introductory Statistical Methods and Applications for the Social Sciences (SISRM) 3 weeks 7/10 MTWR 9:30-11:30 am F 9:30-11:30 am
SOSC 20223 91 - Ethnographic Research Methods (SISRM) 5 weeks 7/24 MWF 9:30am-11:30pm  
STAT 22000 91 - Statistical Methods and Applications 5 weeks 7/24 MWF 1:30pm - 3:30pm  
TAPS 10100 91 - Drama: Embodiment & Transformation 3 weeks 7/10 MTW 1:00-4:30 pm  
TAPS 10200 91 - Acting Fundamentals 3 weeks 7/10 MWF 9:00am - 12:30pm  

Classes Starting the Week of July 13

Course Length End Date Days Times Labs
ARTV 10100 93 - Visual Language: On Images 3 weeks 7/31 MWF 9:00am - 12:00pm  
BIOS 10130 91 - Core Biology 3 weeks 7/31 MTWRF 8:30am - 12:30pm  
BIOS 13140 91 - Public and Private Lives of Insects 3 weeks 7/31 MWF 1:30pm - 5:00pm  
BIOS 14112 91 - The Workings of the Human Brain: From Brain to Behavior 3 weeks 7/31 MTWRF 1:30pm - 3:30pm  
BIOS 20151 91 - Introduction to Quantitative Modeling in Biology 3 weeks 7/31 MTWRF 1:30-4:30 pm  
ENGL 10703 91 - 20th Century American Short Fiction 3 weeks 7/31 MTWR 1:30pm - 4:00pm  
HIST 13200 91 - History of Western Civilization 2 3 weeks 7/31 MWF 9:00am - 12:30pm  
PHSC 12610 91 - Black Holes 3 weeks 7/31 MWF 1:00-4:30 pm  
PHYS 13200 91 - Electricity & Magnetism 4 weeks 8/5 MTRF 9:30am - 12:00pm Lab MR 2:30pm - 5:30pm, Discussion TF 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SOSC 12500 91 - Self, Culture and Society 2 3 weeks 7/31 TWR 9:00am - 12:30pm  
SOSC 15200 91 - Classics of Social and Political Thought II 3 weeks 7/31 MWF 1:30pm - 4:30pm  
TAPS 10200 92 - Acting Fundamentals 3 weeks 7/31 MWF 1:30-5:00 pm  

Classes Starting the Week of July 27

Course Length End Date Days Times Labs
CMSC 15200 91 - Introduction to Computer Science 2 5 weeks 8/28 MWF 1:30pm - 3:30pm Lab W 4:00pm - 6:00pm
ECON 20100 91 - Elements of Economic Analysis 2 5 weeks 8/28 TR 1:30 - 4:30pm  

Classes Starting the Week of August 3 or Later

Course Length End Date Days Times Labs
HIST 13300 91 - History of Western Civilization 3 3 weeks 8/21 MWF 9:00am - 12:30pm  
PHYS 13300 91 - Waves, Optics & Heat 4 weeks 8/26 MTRF 9:30am - 12:00pm Lab MR 2:30pm - 5:30pm, Discussion TF 2:30pm – 4:00pm
SOSC 12600 91 - Self, Culture and Society 3 3 weeks 8/21 TWR 9:00am - 12:30pm  
SOSC 15300 91 - Classics of Social and Political Thought III 3 weeks 8/21 MWF 1:30pm - 4:30pm  
NEAA 20091 91 - Field Archaeology 4 weeks 9/25 arrangement    

 

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 2020 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. Applications for the SISRM Research Grants are due February 14, 2020. Go here to learn more and apply.

Current UChicago Students

Current UChicago students may begin registering for Summer Quarter 2020 courses February 3, 2020 through My.UChicago. UChicago students can register themselves until May 31. After May 31, they must email summersession@uchicago.edu to register. 

Visiting Undergraduate Students

Visiting students must apply for admission through our Visiting Student application, which is now open.  Click below to:

START a new Visiting Student application

RETURN to an open or submitted Visiting Student application

Deadlines:

  • Round 1: February 26, 2020
  • Round 2: March 18, 2020
  • Round 3: April 8, 2020
  • Round 4: April 29, 2020
  • Rolling Admissions: After May 1 until all spots are full.  

 

Summer 2020 Rates

  • Tuition: $4,150 per course
  • Student Services Fee: $125
  • Housing & Dining: Not available for Summer 2020. 

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. 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there will be no residential options (housing and dining) offered for Summer 2020.