Summer 2021 Courses
(M) = Offered by AU Madrid | (N) = Offered by AU Nairobi
All courses are taught asynchronously, with the exception of Biostatistics.
Courses Offered in Summer Session A (5/10-6/26)
(M) ARTH-256-001 – Mediterranean Art History (3): This course examines the European and Spanish Art from the Middle Ages until the beginnings of the 20th century. Main trends and individual styles will be made clear by analyzing the art pieces and masters of the different periods under study. Classroom teaching combines lectures with virtual visits to important museums in Madrid such as the Prado Museum and the Thyssem-Bornemisza Museum. AU Core Habits of Mind: Creative - Aesthetic Inquiry.
(M) ARTH-257-001 - Spanish & European Art History (3): This course examines the European and Spanish Art from the Middle Ages until the beginnings of the 20th century. Main trends and individual styles will be made clear by analyzing the art pieces and masters of the different periods under study. Classroom teaching combines lectures with virtual visits to important museums in Madrid such as the Prado Museum and the Thyssem-Bornemisza Museum. AU Core Habits of Mind: Creative-Aesthetic Inquiry.
Courses Offered in Summer Session B (5/17-6/25)
(N, Live class sessions T/Th, 9am-12pm EST) STAT-320-001 - Biostatistics (3): This course introduces statistical methods used within the fields of biology, medicine, and public health. Students develop and use methods for data collected from designed experiments and observational studies. Statistical models covered include ANOVA, multiple regression, analysis of covariance, and nonparametric methods. Emphasis is placed on determining the appropriate statistical model, understanding the assumptions of the model, assessing whether the assumptions are reasonable for a given study design and data, improving the model if necessary, and communicating the results of an analysis. Statistical software is integrated into the course for exploration, analysis, and demonstration of concepts. AU Core Foundation: Quantitative Literacy I. AU Core Integrative Requirement: Quantitative Literacy II.
(N) WGSS-350-001 – Geographies of Gender in Development (3): This course investigates a number of competing conceptions of development within the African context from a gendered perspective. The underlying political, economic, social, and gender dynamics that make development a continuing global problem are explored by looking at issues such as health and reproductive rights, livelihoods and land rights, human security, and political participation. It examines women's contributions to, challenges to, and revisions of the terms of key conceptual and political debates in development.
Courses Offered in Summer D (6/28-8/7) Session
(N) ENVS-324-001 - Environmental Health (3): Environmental health is concerned with the influence of biological, chemical, and physical agents on human health and potential solutions associated with major environmental problems. This course introduces key terms and concepts used in the field of environmental health, focusing on environmental exposures, human health effects, and appropriate interventions on the local, national, and global scale. Prerequisite: BIO-110 or ENVS-150 or ENVS-160 or PUBH-110 or SISU-250. Recommendation: BIO-210 or ENVS-260.
(N) HLTH-296-001 – Dynamics of Tropical Diseases in Africa (3): Overview of tropical infectious and zoonotic diseases common in Africa. Using East Africa as a case study, this class will examine how epidemics of malaria, Ebola, tuberculosis, Coronavirus, and other diseases have shaped countries’ short-term responses, and long-term policies. Public health, social, cultural, economic, political, technological, and systemic perspectives will be incorporated.