Online Courses

Taking an online course in the summer is similar to any summer course in time, effort and quality. The obvious difference is that you will interact with your professor and fellow students online instead of in the classroom.
People who are successful online learners are:

  • Self-motivated and self-disciplined

  • Comfortable communicating through written online correspondence and discussions

  • Unafraid to seek assistance and ask questions when needed

  • Able to stay on a schedule and meet deadlines

Summer 2019 Online Courses

CHEM W 142A Biochemistry
Session B

DANCE W 36 History of Modern Dance
Session B

EARTH W 20 Geological Catastrophes
Session B
Earth 20 is designed to provide you with knowledge of geologic catastrophes that adversely impact human populations, including: earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, large landslides, and climate change. We will examine the processes that cause these catastrophes to occur, where and how frequently we expect them to happen, how they affect the population as well as the planet, and what we can do about their occurrence. After taking this course you will be capable of assessing the natural hazards not only in Santa Barbara, but the rest of the world.

ED 125 Schooling in the U.S.
Session A

EEMB W 22 Concepts and Controversies in the Biological Sciences
Session A

ENGR W 3 Introduction to Programming
Session B

ESS W 3 Nutrition For Health
Session A & B

FEMST W20 Gender and Power: Introduction to Feminist Studies
Session A & B

FEMST W 150 Sex, Love, and Romance
Session A & B

GEOG W 8 Living with Global Warming
Session B

GEOG W 12 Maps and Spatial Reasoning
Session A

HIST W 2A World History
Session B

HIST W 80 Chinese Civilization
Session A & B

INT W20: Introduction to the Research University
Session B

INT W188C Transfer Exploration Seminar: Ways of Thinking and Practicing in Communication
Session B

INT W 188E Transfer Start Seminar: Economics
Session B

MCDB W 108A General Biochemistry
Session A

Course Description
This course is desinged to introduce students to the structures and functions of proteins, including enzymes, with emphasis on some basic methods used for characterizing proteins in terms of their basic structural architecture, biological mechanisms of action, and biological regulation.
 
Course Prerequities
Students are expected to have completed one full academic year of each the following three courses (or thier equivalents) earning grades of "C" or higher for these courses.
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introductory Biology

MCDB W 138 Medical Immunology
Session B

PSTAT W 120A Probability and Statistics
Session B

PSTAT W 182T Probability and Statistics
Session B

SPAN W 1 Elementary Spanish
Session B
Span W1 is the first of the three Elementary Spanish courses offered in a fully online format. Its online format combines technology-based language instruction with virtual class meetings and live guided conversation sessions. The course materials and activities focus on consolidating the same array of skills promoted in the regular Elementary Spanish I course. You will learn to use Spanish for communication in real, meaningful situations, develop an understanding of basic grammatical concepts and an appreciation of the various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Each week, you will attend one online class session and one conversation session. Throughout the week you will be working individually with the textbook online materials and other web-based activities on GauchoSpace.

THTR W 19 Design Fundamentals for Dance and Theater
Session B

Writing W 107WC Writing for Web Content
Session A & B

Technical Requirements

Generally, you will need:

  • A broadband Internet connection

  • A personal computer that is:

    • a Windows XP or later PC with the most current version of the free Firefox Browser, the most current version of the free Adobe Flash Player, a recent version of an office suite (e.g. Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Star Office).

    • an OS X 10.5 or later MAC with the most current version of the free Firefox Browser, the most current version of the free Adobe Flash Player, a recent version of an office suite (e.g. iWork, Microsoft Office, NeoOffice).

Exams in Online Courses

Some online courses may require proctored exams, either online or in person. Most summer online courses at UCSB have online exams. For proctored exams online, your course instructor will guide you to an online proctoring service. If you are able to come to campus for in-person exams, you will take this proctored exam in a room arranged by your instructor.

If you are not able to come to campus for an exam, it is your responsibility to let your online course instructor know and to locate and arrange for a proctoring service in your area. You will be responsible for the cost of using a proctoring center or online proctoring service (the range is typically $20-30). You must make arrangements for a remote testing location at least 2 weeks prior to your exam date. Acceptable private proctors normally include, but are not limited to, faculty, other university or college testing centers, ministers, military education officers, non-direct superiors and corporate executive officers, and public librarians. Community colleges often offer proctoring services for a minimal fee.

Technical Support

You will have technical support from two sources: