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    Jumpstart your learning this summer

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    We invite you to spend the summer with us! Get a Jumpstart on your future and register today.
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  • Capital will offer our first-year students the option to enroll in online Signature Learning classes this summer to jumpstart your college experience! These select courses, taught by some of our most dynamic professors, will give you the opportunity to start your education with classes that are required for all Capital students. Make the most of your summer to allow more time to explore other class and learning options during the academic year.

    Entire Summer 
    May 10 - August 21
    Summer Session I
    May 17-July 2
    Summer Session II
    July 5-August 21
    PSYCH 121-01 (3) - General Psychology ENGL 204-01M1 (4) - Creative Writing ART 210-01M2 (3) - Visual Art
      FMP 210-01M1 (3) - The Art of Cinema ENGL 111-01M2 (4) - Academic Composition
      UC 120-01M1 (3) - Oral Communication ENGL 204-02M2 (4) - Creative Writing
      UC 170-01M1 (3) - Introduction to Ethics FMP 210-01M2 (3) - The Art of Cinema
      UC 270-01M1 (3) - Cultural Pluralism UC 170-02M2 (3) - Introduction to Ethics
      UC 270-02M1 (3) - Cultural Pluralism  

    Jumpstart calloutCapital University would like to offer accepted undergraduate students the opportunity to study with some of our most dynamic professors. This course work will jumpstart your college career as you complete required Signature Learning (General Education) courses. Starting in the summer and continuing through your Capital career, you will be provided with wraparound services; virtual learning communities, academic coaching and tutoring, early academic advising at the start of your academic career at Capital, and early engagement with Capital’s outstanding leadership development and career exploration team. All classes will be delivered remotely and we use a Learning Management System, Zoom, and other online tools to help with the delivery of these courses so you will need appropriate technology to participant. Our Information Technology staff will help make sure you are ready to learn on the first day of class. 

    Why Signature Learning Courses? 

    All undergraduate students, no matter what major, achieve the Signature Learning outcomes during their time at Capital and we are offering these summer courses that satisfies many of these learning outcomes.  We focus these courses on Signature Learning because these foundational courses will assist you in all aspects of learning from intellectual skill development, exploring modes of inquiry, and challenges fundamental cultural and ethical assumptions. It enables students to think critically and reflectively on vocation, citizenship, service, and religious and ethical commitments. 

    As your CapFam, we want to extend our congratulations to you for the academic and personal accomplishments that have brought you this far. You are resilient, innovative, and courageous and you belong at Capital University. Take a look at the Signature Learning classes we are offering. We think you’ll see the great benefits of Summer Jumpstart!

    » Questions? We're here to help. Email advising@capital.edu anytime and we will advise you on what classes to take and the process to register for them.


    What are the benefits of Summer Jumpstart?

    Lower Tuition. Summer is a great time to study at Capital. You receive individual attention and you can complete a semester course in a short seven weeks. And tuition is reduced in the summer to $514 per credit hour which is normally $1,298 per credit hour during the academic year. Unfortunately, financial aid is limited during the summer. We can connect you to a financial aid counselor to explore what is best for you.

    Seven Week Terms. Capital offers two term options: Summer Session I runs from May 17 – July 2 and Summer Session II runs from July 5 – August 21. A variety of courses are offered, which fulfill requirements for graduation in any major. A full description of classes and schedule are listed below

    Priority Advising for Fall. As a Jumpstart student you will also get a jumpstart on academic advising for fall classes. Our Master Advisors will work one on one with you to ensure you take the appropriate classes this summer and sets you up for success in the academic year. 

    Make Your Load Lighter. Taking classes this summer gives you the flexibility to manage your course load down the road. Completing Signature Learning courses now provides you with greater options to free up your schedule in a future semester and takes you a few steps closer to pursuing your college degree. It may also allow you to explore other courses or even an academic minor later in your college career. 

    Connect Sooner. Virtually meet new friends and peers while also building relationships with advisors and faculty before fall semester starts! Campus support and resources are open and available to you, including academic tutoring, career exploration, and leadership development training.

    Register Now. Flexible Drop Options. As a Summer Jumpstart student, you have the flexibility to register for classes now, and if life changes between now and the first day of classes, you can drop classes without a financial worry. Tuition is fully refundable through the start of the course. If you have not yet deposited, your deposit fee will also be waived if you select to join the Summer Jumpstart program. 

    We invite you to spend the summer with us!

    » Complete the Summer Jumpstart Interest Form 


    How Will This Work?

    Q: What technology needs are necessary to complete these online classes as part of the Summer Jumpstart program?
    A: Our Information Technology Department provides guidance on the type of technology you need. You can find more information here

    Q: How do I purchase books and course supplies?
    A: Information about books and course supplies are provided at our Barnes and Noble Capital University Bookstore. See the summer class required materials.

    Q: How do I know which class(es) I should take?
    A: Reach out to our academic advisors to discuss how Jumpstart classes can affect your program, CCP transfer credits, registering for classes, or if you need general academic guidance, we encourage you to email us at advising@capital.edu and we will connect with you. 

    Q. I am a transfer or CCP student and would like to know what credits will transfer and meet Signature Learning requirements.
    A. Please visit our Transferology page where you can check course equivalencies and calculate transfer credits. You can also reach out to our academic advisors to discuss how transfer credit will work within your program by emailing us at advising@capital.edu.


    Jumpstart Course Offerings 

    All of the following course offerings fulfill one of the required goals for all Capital University students. More details about Signature Learning can be found in the Undergraduate Course Bulletin.

    Signature Learning

     

    ENGL 111-01M2
    Academic Composition

    4 Credit Hours
    Online Delivery
    07/05/2021-08/21/2021

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Fulfills Signature Learning Reading and Writing Requirement. A study of written communication conventions aimed at developing students’ abilities to form, express, organize, and support their ideas clearly and effectively in writing. The skills in focus are those of reading, writing, research, and critical thinking. Students produce at least four projects totaling about twenty-five pages of writing and culminating in an argumentative research paper of ten plus pages.

    Instructor: Sergey Rybas


    Signature LearningUC 120-01M1
    Oral Communication

    3 Credit Hours
    Online Delivery
    05/17/2021-07/02/2021

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Fulfills Signature Learning Communication Requirement. Fosters the competencies necessary for effective speaking and listening in both interpersonal and intra-personal forms. The student develops insight and skill sending and receiving factual, expressive, persuasive and problem-solving messages in small and large group settings with a focus on public speaking. 

    Instructor: Dan Heaton


    Signature LearningUC 170-01M1
    Introduction of Ethics

    3 Credit Hours
    Online Delivery
    05/17/2021-07/02/2021

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Fulfills Signature Learning Ethic Requirement. Students learn and apply classical and modern approaches to morality, including questions concerning what makes an action right, a character good, and a society just. These theories will be discussed in conjunction with a variable set of contemporary issues.

    Instructor: Nate Jackson


    Signature LearningUC 170-02M2
    Introduction of Ethics

    3 Credit Hours
    Online Delivery
    07/05/2021-08/21/2021

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Fulfills Signature Learning Ethic Requirement. Students learn and apply classical and modern approaches to morality, including questions concerning what makes an action right, a character good, and a society just. These theories will be discussed in conjunction with a variable set of contemporary issues.

    Instructor: Nate Jackson


    Signature LearningUC-270-01M1
    Cultural Pluralism

    3 Credit Hours
    Online Delivery
    05/17/2020-07/02/2021

    Prerequisite(s): None however suggested previous English or social science course at the college level.
    Fulfills Signature Learning Cultural Pluralism Requirement. Students analyze the history, patterns, contemporary social costs of, and moral questions posed by prejudice and discrimination in the United States against racial and ethnic minorities as well as women.

    Instructor: Andy Carlson


    Signature LearningUC-270-02M1
    Cultural Pluralism

    3 Credit Hours
    Online Delivery
    05/17/2020-07/02/2021

    Prerequisite(s): None however suggested previous English or social science course at the college level.
    Fulfills Signature Learning Cultural Pluralism Requirement. Students analyze the history, patterns, contemporary social costs of, and moral questions posed by prejudice and discrimination in the United States against racial and ethnic minorities as well as women.

    Instructor: Andy Carlson


    Signature LearningENGL 204-01M1
    Creative Writing

    4 Credit Hours
    Online Delivery
    05/17/2021-07/02/2021

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Fulfills Signature Learning Fine Arts Requirement. A disciplined workshop in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.

    Instructor: Kevin Griffith


    Signature LearningENGL 204-02M2
    Creative Writing

    4 Credit Hours
    Online Delivery
    07/05/2021-08/21/2021

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Fulfills Signature Learning Fine Arts Requirement. A disciplined workshop in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.

    Instructor: Kevin Griffith


    Signature LearningFMP 210-01M1
    The Art of Cinema

    3 Credit Hours
    Online Delivery
    05/17/2021-07/02/2021

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Fulfills Signature Learning Fine Arts Requirement. This course will introduce the art and technology of cinema, exploring the varieties of the film experience and the ways of viewing. Students will learn about the basic cinematic techniques and structures, including mise-en-scene, use of cinematography, editing, sound, story, and the distinct language that film uses. Students will also create a micro-short using techniques learned in this course. Film examples from prominent directors, such as Spielberg, Hitchcock, Tarantino, Fincher, etc. will be screened in class.

    Instructor: James Higgins


    Signature LearningFMP 210-01M2
    The Art of Cinema

    3 Credit Hours
    Online Delivery
    07/05/2021-08/21/2021

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Fulfills Signature Learning Fine Arts Requirement. This course will introduce the art and technology of cinema, exploring the varieties of the film experience and the ways of viewing. Students will learn about the basic cinematic techniques and structures, including mise-en-scene, use of cinematography, editing, sound, story, and the distinct language that film uses. Students will also create a micro-short using techniques learned in this course. Film examples from prominent directors, such as Spielberg, Hitchcock, Tarantino, Fincher, etc. will be screened in class.

    Instructor: James Higgins


    Signature LearningART-210-01M2
    Visual Art

    3 Credit Hours
    Online Delivery
    07/05/2021-08/21/2021

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Fulfills Fine Arts Signature Learning requirement. Course will focus on creation of art with smart phones. Provides students with learning experiences focusing on art as a form of organization and communication. The course includes historical aspects of art forms along with a major emphasis on practice in art.

    Instructor:  Ramya Ravisankar


    Signature LearningPSYCH-121-01
    General Psychology

    3 Credit Hours
    Online Delivery
    05/10/2021-08/21/2021

    Prerequisite(s): None
    Fulfills Social Sciences Requirement. An introduction to psychology: biopsychology, sensation/perception, learning, memory, language, thought, motivation, personality, emotion, stress, development, and social psychology and psychological disorders and therapies. This course is specifically designed for non-majors.

    Instructor: Sherri Quinones

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