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Registration is open now for summer classes.

 

MassBay Summer Schedule - 2nd 6-week session
July 11 - August 19, 2022

Supplement your high school studies and get a jumpstart on college with these classes. Earn easy-to-transfer college credits and possibly find a career path that interests you. Courses listed as "exclusively for high school students" are open to high school students of any grade who meet the criteria for Commonwealth Dual Enrollment support. Courses listed as “attendance combined with general college student population “ require that students be 16 or older. For information about MassBay’s online and remote course instruction formats Remote and Online Instruction Infographic (PDF) →

Courses are listed by MassTransfer General Education → category: credits earned (except where noted) will transfer to any Massachusetts state college, university or UMass campus as the category they are listed under.

High school students pay MassBay’s standard rates for tuition and fees, and follow MassBay’s  Summer Academic Calendar

Registration closes July 15, 2022.  Click here for our Course Offering List where you can check course availability.

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Humanities & Fine Arts — MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 9 credits

Communication

6072 CO100-701 Introduction to Communication Attendance combined with general college student population. This course provides an introduction to the history and principles of human communication. The course will cover the development of communication from signals, to speech, to writing, and to the mass communication technologies of print, broadcast media, and computers. Contemporary models and theories of human communication will be emphasized. Finally, the course will consider the growing field of communication as both an academic discipline and a career focus. This will enable students to make informed choices about their future study and job options. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

Arts & Humanities

6151 HU110-702 Myth, Magic and Mystery Attendance combined with general college student population. This course investigates how diverse cultures have explained life's mysteries in order to understand common human problems, values, and achievements. Students read the myths, legends, folk tales and holy books of diverse ethnic and cultural groups. Goals for the course include: learning about the traditional values and wisdom of others in the human continuum, and achieving a better understanding of our place within that continuum. Students work in teams and choose stories and cultures to research. They observe from cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives, and produce written and audiovisual presentations of their findings. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

6130 AR121-052 Drawing I Attendance combined with general college student population. This in-depth drawing studio introduces and builds upon fundamental drawing concepts that apply across disciplines. Line, value, shape, form, space, intent and other elements are included using direct observation. This comprehensive course reviews those basics of drawing using the portrait, still life, geometric shapes, landscape, interiors, and other disciplines. A series of problems designed to acquaint the students with perceptual and inventive skills in drawing. Students will work with erasers, charcoals, pencils, pen and ink, black and white colored pencils and conte crayons. Students will learn how to render shadows, highlights, perspective, space, depth and gradation. Students will draw thumbnails, a midterm, a final composition and drawing ideas. Students will participate in critiques. Students will finish the course with a portfolio of drawings. Students are expected to purchase their own materials. Drawing I is a foundation course in drawing media and techniques; focusing on the study of objects and natural forms in problems of analysis and composition.  This course is appropriate for experienced students and beginners. Meets on the Wellesley Hills campus, Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm - 9:30pm.  COVID19 vaccination required. 3 credits. Cost: $732 in-state, $1,350 out-of-state.

 

Behavioral & Social Sciences — MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 9 credits

Law & Society

6131  LA230-701 Law & Society Attendance combined with general college student population. This course introduces students to the institutions and participants of the American legal system. Topics covered include court procedures, civil and criminal law, constitutional law, and public policy. Students also read and analyze case law and statutes, and participate in class activities. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1290 out-of-state.

Criminal Justice

 6281 CJ141-700 Introduction to Corrections Attendance combined with general college student population. This course provides an overview and critical analysis of contemporary correctional theory and practice. Controversial issues in contemporary corrections, including prisoner rights, victimization, the death penalty, and unionization are addressed. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

6084 CJ221-700 Introduction to Criminology Attendance combined with general college student population. Topics covered include criminal and delinquent behavior in the United States, including the variations, ramifications, and measures of prevention; control, and treatment. Crime and delinquency as social problems and study of methods that bring about more expedient amelioration and control are explored. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning).3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

Government

 1670 GV230-700 Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Attendance combined with general college student population. This course analyzes the politics of civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. How have the president, Congress, state governments and courts responded to political pressures and social controversy over the right to dissent, freedom of speech and press, privacy, and civil rights? What are the political and social consequences of these governmental decisions and actions? Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

Social Sciences

 6015 PS101-050 Introduction to Psychology Attendance combined with general college student population. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of human behavior. General topics will include the history of psychology, research, human growth and development, biological processes of behavior, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, motivation, intelligence, and personality development. In addition, the course explores a brief introduction to abnormal behavior and current therapies. Meets on the Wellesley Hills campus, Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm - 9:30pm. COVID19 vaccination required. 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

6049 PS118-701 Human Growth & Development Attendance combined with general college student population. Examines regularly predicted physical, psychological, and emotional changes from conception through aging. Theories and concepts of the psychology of the life span are integrated. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

6123 SO101-701 Introduction to Sociology Attendance combined with general college student population. Introduces students to the major concepts and theoretical approaches in the discipline of sociology. Emphasizes social institutions, stratification, community, power, and social change. Provides a foundation for understanding social scientific theory and methods; and fosters the development of critical thought, analytic reading, scholarly writing, and civic engagement. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

 

Natural or Physical Science — MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 7 credits

Biology

6051 BI101-706/BI101-706L General Biology I with lab Attendance combined with general college student population. General Biology I is a pre-requisite for upper level biology courses required for admission to Nursing and other selective Health Sciences programs.  It is a course on the facts and principles of biology at the introductory level (no previous background in biology is assumed). The course has a mandatory lab that complements the lecture: students must register for both BI101-700 and BI101-700L. This course is designed to meet the needs of non-STEM major programs including Nursing. Topics include biological principles common to all organisms. An in-depth study of the cell is presented including the chemistry, structure and function of cell organelles, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cell reproduction, Mendelian genetics, patterns of inheritance, protein synthesis, molecular genetics, and DNA technology. continuation of the study of ecology. Lecture: 3 hours each week. Lab: 3 hours each week. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 4 credits. Cost: $1016 in-state, $1840 out-of-state.

Chemistry

 6258 CH101-700/CH101-700L College Chemistry I with lab. Attendance combined with general college student population. College Chemistry I is the first semester of a two-semester college course on the facts and principles of chemistry at the introductory level, (no previous background in Chemistry is assumed). The course has a mandatory lab that complements the lecture. This course is designed to meet the needs of non-STEM major programs. Typical majors taking this course include liberal arts and nursing: it is an admissions requirement for the Associate Degree in Nursing. Topics include lab safety; metric system and density; scientific method; classification of matter; basic atomic structure; nuclear chemistry; nomenclature; chemical equations; patterns of chemical reactions; mole concept; compound stoichiometry; acids, bases and salts; gas laws; solutions; concentration units; pH scale. Basic math skills, including introductory algebra, are suggested for success in this course. Lecture: 3 hours per week Lab: 3 hours per week. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 4 credits. Cost: $1016 in-state, $1840 out-of-state.

 

Mathematics — MassTransfer GenEd Foundation requires 3 credits

There is a placement requirement for math coursework. Attendance combined with general college student population. Summer offerings include Quantitative Reasoning, Statistics and Calculus I. To submit placement documentation or schedule an Accuplacer math placement test (free) please contact the Admissions Office at 781-239-2500.

 

Electives — Typcially transfer, but not as GenEd Foundation requirements

Elective — Health Science

6182 NS101-702 Contemporary Nutrition Attendance combined with general college student population. Contemporary Nutrition examines nutritional principles. A study of the main nutrients, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins and minerals is made. Dietary recommendations for optimal health for different age groups are covered and used to design diet plans. Modern society’s afflictions due to nutritional excesses or deficiencies are covered, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia. Emphasis is given to the use of sound dietary practices as the means for preventing disease. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $762 in-state, $1380 out-of-state.

Elective — Computer Science

6047 CS104-701 Microcomputer Applications Attendance combined with general college student population. This course deals with computer/technological literacy with an emphasis on business applications using the microcomputer. It is required for Business and Computer Information Systems majors. The basics of microcomputer operations including: hardware, windows, operating system software, and application software, will be introduced. Students will complete projects in the areas of word processing, in-depth spreadsheeting, e-mail, the Internet, databasing and some presentation graphics software. A look at the future of computers, including the legal and ethical impact on society will be covered. The labs will be structured toward practical day-to-day business problems. Lecture/Lab: 3 hours per week. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $762 in-state, $1,380 out-of-state.

Elective — Business

6234 MG101-701 Principles of Management Attendance mixed with general college student population. Integrates traditional and behavioral approaches to management. Managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling. Apply decision-making, leadership, communication, coordination, delegation, and authority-responsibility relationships. Appreciation of the technical and conceptual aspects of organizational thinking. Selected case studies and contemporary examples used to illustrate the application of management principles. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

 6081 MG102-701 Small Business Management Attendance mixed with general college student population. Overview of small business and its environment, including suggested approaches and techniques for effective decision making and for the solution of small business management problems. Opportunities for obtaining sources of information on the starting and management of specific types of businesses based on individual student interest and selection. Fully online using the Blackboard platform, with no set meeting date or time (this is asynchronous learning). 3 credits. Cost: $672 in-state, $1,290 out-of-state.

 

Students 16 or over may also register for any other MassBay class that does not have pre-requisites. Explore the full schedule on the Course Offerings.

 

 

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