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Allentown, PA 18104

Classes for Summer 2022

May 16, 2022– August 16, 2022

Take charge of your future this summer!

Courses offered online and in person.

Cedar Crest College offers a full slate of classes for current, visiting and prospective students who want to continue their education over the summer. Taking a summer course is a great way to stay on track, get ahead or learn more about the College or a program.

Choose from a large selection of courses in disciplines such as art, business, chemistry and psychology. Our small class sizes allow for an individualized experience with our faculty experts.

How to Register for Classes as a Visiting Student

search the full summer course listings here

A Selection of the Many Courses We Offer

Summer I – Dates 5/16/2022 – 6/27/2022

CRJ 101: The Legal System

The course introduces students to the concept of crime; explaining and defining the legal system from the point when a crime is committed through to the deposition or sentencing. It examines how the individual components of the system; law enforcement; the courts; and corrections, influence society’s overall response to crime. An understanding of the legal process is one of the building blocks of developing an understanding of the social causes, consequences, and responses to dysfunctional behavior.

NTR 130: Food and Culture

This online course investigates the roles of culture, religion, history, economics, and geography on food customs and attitudes of various cultural/ethnic groups. Social awareness of selected food patterns and customs is illustrated. Cultural competency is introduced. This course is open to all students.

COM 244: Documentary Film  

This course acquaints students with the critical and analytic tools and language used in the analysis and criticism of film. Various films from different national traditions and time periods are viewed. Topics may include a historical study of film practices and theory as they evolved over time. Selected themes within film criticism, such as Women in Film or Alternative Cinema; or a consideration of the cultural impact of film and media.

Summer II – Dates 7/06/2022 – 8/16/2022

FSC 101: Survey of Forensic Science

Students will develop a fundamental appreciation of biology, chemistry and physics and how each of these disciplines impacts forensic science and criminal investigation. Students will discuss case studies. The course fulfills the Natural Science requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. This course is intended to engage students in the use of the scientific method, techniques and technologies involved in forensic science to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

ENG 223: Superheroes: An American Fantasy

Since the creation of Superman in 1939, Americans have had an enduring fascination with caped crusaders. In the last 15 years, superheroes have soared in popularity, reaching a wider and more diverse audience through a variety of media. But what does this persistent obsession mean? Why have we loved, and why do we continue to love fantasies about super-powered individuals? This course will follow a broad approach to studying the complex meaning of American superheroes and their stories. Students will look at the history of the comic book and explore the meaning and politics of superheroes through a variety of discourses. The class will examine superheroes in a range of media--film, television, serial comic books, graphic novels and the superhero novel.

PSY 332: Animal Cognition

Have you ever wondered what your cat is thinking as she watches birds outside the window? Or why that persistent bee always seems to find its way over to you while you’re outside on a nice day eating lunch? Doesn’t it seem, at times, like your dog totally gets you in every way? While scientists are careful to avoid anthropomorphism (the attribution of human motivation to animal behavior), researchers have learned much about the way animals find cognitive solutions to problems, sometimes in ways that are remarkably similar to humans. Experimental evidence and real-world observation reveal that some animals understand the passage of time, can reason, and use concepts. We are even beginning to closely examine the cognitive components of associative conditioning. In this course, we will discuss the evolution of cognitive abilities as an adaptation, the ways animals remember, use time and number, reason, form concepts, navigate, and understand cause and effect, to survive and thrive in a complex, ever-changing world. Pre-requisites: PSY211/213, junior standing. Recommended: BIO 224 Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach

How to Register for Classes as a Visiting Student

You do not have to be enrolled in a degree program to take advantage of the summer classes at Cedar Crest College. Steps to register:

Select a Course

Above is a sampling of the classes or

search the full summer course listings here

  • Select the term for 2021 – 2022 Acad Yr Summer
    If you know you only want a class for Summer II (July 6 to August 16), then select 2021 – 2022 Acad Yr Summer II
  • Select the department/major of your course option
  • Scroll to the bottom and click Search to view all course offerings

Register for your desired class using the Visiting Application

Visiting Application

  • Click start here
  • Page 1 is demographic information, then click Continue in the lower right corner
  • Page 2 is your high school information
  • Page 3 is where you select the year and term of summer and your courses by clicking on the drop down arrow. 
  • Page 4 is a verification page

After you submit your application, you will be contacted by an Academic Advisor who will register you for classes.

If you have questions about the application, contact The School of Adult and Graduate Education at 610-740-3770 or sage@cedarcrest.edu.

If you have questions about classes or class changes after you apply, contact Academic Services at 610-606-4628 or advising@cedarcrest.edu.

Fall and winter registration are now open!