To help students complete their degrees and reach graduation faster, Cal Poly Pomona has substantially increased its summer course offerings. Earlier this year, the university announced lower summer tuition fees and more financial aid to make summer term more accessible.
“Our goal was to offer more classes in a range of times that would help students advance towards their degree. We’re paying particular attention to bottleneck courses, and the colleges are stepping up to the challenge,” says Dan Lewis, interim associate vice president for academic quality and assessment.
For example, the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences has more than doubled its offerings. “We’ve focused on GE courses and more on the bottleneck courses this summer,” says Sara Garver, interim associate dean for CLASS. “We have a lot of great courses including upper and lower division synthesis courses for students’ majors.”
In the College of Business Administration, accounting and computer information systems have each expanded summer classes by 25 percent, and the international business and marketing department increased its offering by 10 percent. The college is monitoring enrollments so that additional sections can be added to meet demand.
In Engineering, the biggest change will be the addition of evening classes to accommodate student work and internship schedules. The college also expects to offer a broader summer selection this year.
Science anticipates an 8 percent expansion in the number of courses and has moved a number of courses to better accommodate student schedule preferences.
The College of Agriculture has 17 more classes than last year, including a 30 percent increase in GEs.
Meanwhile, Environmental Design, which in recent years has only offered summer courses in connection with its summer program in Beijing, has added several courses as well as a new study abroad program in Japan for graphic design students.
The summer class schedule is now online. Priority registration for summer 2016 is April 13 and 14. General registration for summer term is April 18 through May 6. Students may also add classes June 13 through 23.
For more information, current Cal Poly Pomona students can view the course schedule at https://www.cpp.edu/~broncodirect/. Non-Cal Poly Pomona students may view the course schedule at https://schedule.cpp.edu/.
A SAMPLE OF SUMMER 2016 COURSES
COM 100 Public Speaking
COM 204 Advocacy and Argument
ENG 105 (A3) Freshman English II
GEO 351 (B5 or C4) Geology of California
HST 202 (D1a) United States History
HST 370 History of California
HST 408 (C4 or D4) History of American Science and Technology
MU 310 (B5) History of Technology in Music
PHL 481 (C4 or D4) Race and Racism in Western Thought
PLS 201 (D1b) Introduction to American Government
PLS 205/205A Introduction to Research Methods and Activity
PSY 307/307A Statistics for the Social Sciences and Activity
SOC 201 (D3) Principles of Sociology
SOC 205 Research Methods in Sociology
ACC 207/207A Financial Accounting and Decision-Making
ACC 208/208A Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
ACC 419 Auditing Theory
ACC 426 Government Accounting
BUS 495 Strategic Management
CIS 466 Systems Development Project
ECC 201 Principles of Economics
FRL 301 Managerial Finance II
FRL 404 Financial Modeling
FRL 440 Evaluation of Financial Policy
IBM 300 Principles of Global Business
IBM 421 Marketing Problems
TOM 302 Managerial Statistics
CHM E01/250L Elements of Organic Chemistry and Lab
CHM 321/321L Elements of Biochemistry and Lab
CS 408 Programming Languages
MAT 106 Trigonometry
MAT 125 Introductory Calculus for Business
MAT 370 Graph Theory
MAT 470 Combinatorics
PHY 102 Fundamentals of Physics
PHY 303 The Universe in Ten Weeks
HRT 201 – Tourism Concepts
HRT 255 – Healthy American Cuisine (GE Area E)
HRT 276 – Food, Beverage, and Labor Cost Control
HRT 281/281L – Professional Cooking I (Lecture and Lab)
HRT 302 – Hospitality Marketing Management
HRT 350 – Management of Human Resources in Hospitality
HRT 374 – Hospitality Industry Managerial Accounting
HRT 410 – Strategic Leadership in the Hospitality Environment
HRT 415 – International Travel and Tourism
HRT 425 – Hotel/Resort Operations Seminar
HRT 474 – Hospitality Industry Finance
HRT 476 – Hospitality Operations Analysis Seminar
AG 101 Agriculture and the Modern World
AG 401 Ethical Issues in Food, Agricultural and Apparel Industries
AMM 108 Culture, People and Dress
AMM 120 American Demographics and Lifestyles
AMM 245 Consumerism: Impact and Issues
FN 203 Health Nutrition and the Integrated Being
FN 228 Food and Culture
FN 305 Nutrition, Science and Health
PLT 214 History of Garden Art
PLT 300 Insects and Civilization
URP 104 Evolution of Cities
URP 489 Transportation Methods and Analysis
URP 499 Public Finance
ENV 499 on the impact of colonization on the people of Hawaii
A new study-abroad program in Japan for Graphic Design students
ECE 220 Electronic Devices and Circuits
ECE 231/231L Elements of Electrical Engineering and Lab
ME 218 Strength of Materials 1
ME 435/435L Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurement and Lab
The Collins College has added 17 lab and lecture classes. Food and Beverage Operations II Laboratory class, HRT 383L, will operate The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch will be open for lunch from June 27 through July 21, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, during the university’s 4/10 work weeks.