Course Descriptions and Faculty

Below is a list of the summer program offerings. A number of these courses may satisfy General Education requirements at CMC, serve as prerequisites for other courses,  or fulfill requirements in some of CMC’s sequences.  See the college catalog for details.

Econ 101: Intermediate Microeconomics - 6-week

May 21 - June 29, 2012
Professor S. Brock Blomberg
MWF 1:30-4:00 pm
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An analysis of the determination of price and output under various market conditions, from competition to monopoly. Theories of economic choice are applied to consumers, producers, and resource owners. Techniques of partial equilibrium analysis are stressed.


Econ 102: Intermediate Macroeconomics - 6-week
May 21 - June 29, 2012
Professor Manfred Keil
MWF 9:30 am -12:00 pm

The theoretical background for understanding macroeconomic problems and policy options. Topics include evolution of macro thought; the IS-LM system and some alternatives; theories of consumption, investment, and money; unemployment; inflation; interest; monetarism; rational expectations; and supply side policies.


Econ 120: Statistics - 6-week
May 21 - June 29, 2012
Professor Manfred Keil
MWF 1:30-4:00 pm

Introduction to probability theory and the logic of statistical inference with applications to economics and business. Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, decision theory, and regression analysis.


Econ 140: The World Economy - 6-week
May 21 - June 29, 2012
Professor Graham Bird
MWF 9:30 am -12:00 pm

A survey of international trade, financial markets, and monetary relations, including their analytical foundations, empirical and institutional manifestations, and policy implications.


Govt 95: Legal Studies: Intro to Law - 3-week intensive
May 21 - June 8, 2012
Professor Ralph Rossum
MTWRF 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course is intended to illuminate law by studying it with ideas and methods from several of the other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. It is also intended to help the students unify their grasp of these disciplines by using them in the study of law considered as a central social phenomenon. Faculty members from several disciplines participate in the course.


Govt 137: Special Topics in Government: Marketing Management in Business, Public, and Social Sectors - 3-week intensive
May 21 - June 8, 2012
Professor Constance Rossum
MTWRF 1:00-4:00 pm

The goal of this introductory course, developed for future leaders and marketing practitioners, is to enhance students’ ability to understand the role of marketing in government, business and the nonprofit sectors. Using case studies and classic articles, students will explore why some marketing strategies are successful and others fail. It will also review widely used research methods, as the foundation of effective marketing, and the use of copy testing methods to gauge the effectiveness of advertising before final production and implementation. Finally, it will focus on the growing importance of social media as a communication vehicle.



Hist 54: Bread and Circuses in Ancient Rome - 3-week intensive

May 21 - June 8, 2012
Professor Shane Bjornlie
MTWRF 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course explores various categories of Roman culture that defined both private lives and the public image of society. Topics include wealth, patronage, gender, slavery, violence, and death. By examining a variety of primary sources - histories, poetry, letter, and urban fabric - we shall better appreciate the ways in which private life in ancient Rome was a public performance.


Lit 124: Literature and War - 6-week
May 21 - June 29, 2012
Professor Nicholas Warner
MWF 1:30-4:00 pm

War pervades literature as thoroughly as it has pervaded human history. This course studies the depiction of war from the American Civil War to the recent past in selected works of literature and film. While the course examines the many-sided nature of war, its main emphasis is on the following three areas: ethics in war; military leadership; and the tension between idealism and disillusionment. Texts to be studied include Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage, Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, Babel’s Red Cavalry, Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia, Jones’s The Thin Red Line, as well as the work of various poets and essayists.


Math 30: Calculus I - 3-week intensive
May 21 - June 8, 2012
Professor Asuman Aksoy
MTWRF 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Single variable calculus. Differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions with applications to the social and physical sciences.


Math 31: Calculus II - 6-week
May 21 - June 29, 2012
Professor Leonid Fukshansky
MWF 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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A continuation of Mathematics 30. Techniques and applications of integration; introduction to differential equations; improper integrals and indeterminate forms; infinite series and power series representation of a function. Applications to problems from the social and physical sciences. Prerequisite: Mathematics 30 or placement.



Psych 037: Organizational Psychology - 3-week intensive
May 21 - June 8, 2012
Professor Ronald Riggio
MTWRF 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Applies psychological theory and research to problems of work and other organizations. Topics include individual motivation and satisfaction, group dynamics and productivity, leadership, organizational structure, and the effects of external environments on internal organizational processes.




RLST 138: American Religious History - 3-week intensive

May 21 - June 8, 2012
Professor Gastón Espinosa
MTWRF 1:00 - 4:00 pm

This seminar analyzes American religious history from colonialism to present through readings, speakers, films, and field trips.  It'll cover the brief history and beliefs of Native American, Catholic, Mainline Protestant, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Occult traditions in the U.S. and analyze how they have brought about social change in religion, politics, gender, and race relations.  Special attention will be paid to the Spanish and English colonization; Founding Fathers, Deism, and Revolution; Scopes Monkey Trial & Fundamentalism; Feminist & Liberation Theology movements; Black and Chicano Civil Rights movements; the Religious Right and New Left; Evangelicalism & Pentecostalism; Church-State Debates, and Barack Obama and the 2008/2012 Elections. The class will also visit a Muslim Mosque, an Evangelical Church - Saddleback Community Church, and Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in the U.S.


Span 33: Intermediate Spanish - 6-week
May 21 - June 29, 2012
Professor Carlos Gonzales
MWF 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Review and reinforcement of basic skills. Emphasis on conversation, reading, and writing. Course includes a tutorial session each week (times arranged). Prerequisite: Spanish 2, 22 or equivalent.