April 19, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Summer 2016 | Tier III Online & On Campus

Art Trese is Parks and Requisites

The College of Arts & Sciences offers many summer courses that fill Ohio University Tier III general education requirements.


CHEM 4501  The Principles of Brewing Science

Tier III Synthesis (3)

Class #1456, Lab #1469 | First Summer Session

Description: This course aims to demonstrate fundamental principles and concepts of biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, and plant biology through beer brewing. The practice and study of fermentation first defined the field of biochemistry and combines skills/concepts taken from microbiology (yeast cultivation; inhibition of bacterial growth by hops and ethanol; assay of bacterial contamination), biochemistry (an understanding of aerobic vs non-aerobic respiration and glucose metabolism, lipid oxidation, enzyme kinetics and assay as in starch degradation by amylases and protein degradation by proteases), physiology (the effects of alcohol on the body), and plant biology (barley and hops cultivation, harvesting and malt production; the contribution of plant tannins to beer flavor). This course combines a series of lectures, labs and field trips to the Plant Biology Learning Gardens to demonstrate the concepts invoked in lecture. This course exploits a general public interest in alcohol and its production to demonstrate fundamental scientific concepts using a hands-on approach. As many students seem unaware of how alcohol interacts with the body, this course also informs students about metabolic and nutritional aspects related to alcohol consumption. As such this course outfits students with a wide range of key scientific concepts coupled with practical skills.


T3 4080 Environmentalism in America

Tier III Synthesis (3)

Class #7071 | Second Summer Session

Description: This course is an exploration of environmentalism as a social movement. It traces the origins and history of environmentalism in the United States and examines various factions within the current movement as well as potential future directions. It synthesizes the interplay of environmentalism and religion, economics, politics, and science.


T3 4830 Language, Culture and Sport ONLINE

Tier III Synthesis (3)

Class #5741 | First Summer Session

Description: In this course, we explore the interface of language and culture. Language is a symbolic system through which we communicate our experience of the world to others. Culture is a set of beliefs and actions through which we, in concert with others in a community of practice, enact a common understanding of our experiences of the world as they are now, as we understand them to have been in the past, and how we imagine them to be in the future. The context of culture that this course uses to illustrate the connection between language and culture is that of sport. Sport is a community of practice in which language is used to report on sporting events, express opinions, and express support for a team through chants, etc. We are interested in how language is used in the specific culture of sport and how it expresses both individual, group and national identity. By the end of this course, students will be better able to understand how culture is expressed through language.


PSY 4720 Human Stress

Tier III Synthesis (3)

Class #2834 | Second Summer Sessions

Description: Stress is an inevitable part of human life, and how we think about and respond to stressors can dramatically influence our health and well-being. Human stress is an interdisciplinary topic, and is best understood from multiple perspectives, including social psychological, cognitive, developmental, physiological, environmental, sociological, and medical. As such, this course drawa from material from complementary courses in psychology and related fields to synthesize and integrate ideas and information relating to human stress.

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