Summer Classes

College Unbound is providing a free summer class to adult learners.

These 8-week classes begin the week of June 8. Credits will be awarded upon successful completion.
New & Prospective Students:
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We are featuring 2 summer courses that directly address some of the challenges we all face during this pandemic:
What does COVID-19 mean in the context of our lives, our communities, our histories and our futures? College Unbound brings together community leaders, activists, and experts to consider the current and future implications of COVID-19 for Providence. How does the pandemic reveal and exacerbate already existing injustices? Where do we go from now? In this weekly seminar, discuss how the current moment connects to histories of health crises, racial disparities, public housing, climate change, and economics. Every week, a guest speaker will share the pandemic's relevance through the lens of their expertise. Weekly small group discussion sessions will be scheduled in week one. 
In this weekly seminar with discussion breakouts and personalized supports, meet employers from throughout Rhode Island as you learn about the changing labor market, tips for approaching your job search as well as building your network in this moment, and how your skills can be applied toward jobs of the future. Weekly small group discussion sessions will be scheduled in week one. 

Other 3 Credit Courses Include:
This foundational course will prepare the College Unbound student to use expository writing as a tool for learning and communicating. Students will become adept at using writing to effectively explain, describe, and inform. They will take advantage of the real-world opportunities that surround them to identify and use the expectations of the discourse communities with which they choose to engage—engineering, politics, academia, etc. Understanding the discourse community determines how, when, and where to use which expository style to achieve the desired purpose. Students draft a minimum of four revised essays and complete a course portfolio.

Concerned about the time commitment? Sign up to take a 1-credit class instead! Our Learning In Public (LIP) classes, guided by CU faculty, provide credit for relevant, real-world experiences.
1 credit courses include:
Long-standing social injustices that have been exacerbated by the pandemic are now receiving public attention. What would need to happen to move from awareness to action? Explore problems, solutions and strategies. “It may not feel like it now but out of this crisis there’s a chance to build a better America” (New York Times editorial April 9, 2020)
The fundamentals of the art of improvisation, taught by a graduate of the famed Second City Training Center in Chicago. Learning the fundamentals of Improv, helps with thinking on your feet, being a team player, identifying the problem, knowing who you're dealing with, summing up the situation quickly and using humor as a lubricant in tense situations.
As media choices abound, critical thinkers increasingly face the challenging of ensuring that the information they consume is accurate, truthful, and as unbiased as possible. This course aims to provide students tools and methods to vet information. Using journalism research methodology, students will learn to quickly separate the wheat from the chaff.
It’s no secret that dogs make natural partners for humans. They are man’s best friend, after all. But dogs can serve as much more than just a friend - they can also be an amazing educational tool. In this course, you will reflect on your own experiences with dogs, learn about the science behind the human-dog connection and find opportunity for how dogs can positively impact your life's work. You do not have to have a dog to take this course.
Work with educators to reflect on the homeschooling and learning experience of Spring 2020 and prepare for the uncertainty of what schools for your children may look like in the coming school year.
Current Students:
Please login to campus cafe to view and enroll in your summer courses. A scholarship for current students will be applied to your summer term upon registration.