Dean College is pleased to provide incoming Bulldogs the opportunity to experience The Dean Difference a little early.

Online Summer Course 

New first-year students may register now for a FREE online summer course.  Classes start July 6, 2020 and end on August 13, 2020. There are no additional fees for the course, however if you do not enroll for the fall 2020 semester you will forfeit your enrollment deposit that you previously paid.  


Register for a free online summer course at Dean College. Deadline to register: July 1, 2020. 

Choose a course from the list below. Please note, seats are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with further details and instructions. 

For more information, please contact Denise Watson in the School of Continuing Studies.


Below is a list of courses with course descriptions offered this summer online for our incoming students. 

ART 230 – Basic Drawing, 3 credits 

This course meets online Wednesdays from 6:00-9:30 pm

This course develops the basic skills and techniques of drawing, and introduces materials and concepts such as composition, proportion tone, space, and perspective as applied to still life, landscape and the figure.

BIO 190 – Introduction to Forensics:  The Science Behind the Crime, 3 credits

This course will examine the diverse field of forensic science allowing students to explore current techniques in forensic science and develop skills that are applicable in a variety of scientific fields  Labs will be conducted in order to encourage the use of critical-thinking and problem solving skills.  In order to develop an understanding of forensics, students need a foundation in many fields of science such as pathology, DNA, serology, dactyloscopy, and toxicology. This is designed as a lab-based course recommended for Criminal Justice, Communications, Psychology and Science majors.

COM/SMGT 190 – Sports Writing for Multimedia, 3 credits

This course is an introduction and provides the basic concepts in developing the students own Sports Blog.  The primary focal area of this class will be to prepare the student to create their own Sports Blog platform. This course will also lead into phase two of the course, where the student will work on creating original content for their own Sports Blog and how it related to Sports Writing in Multimedia.

COM 199 – News Literacy: 2020, 3 credits

How can you distinguish between credible information and “fake news?” Reliable information is at the heart of what makes an effective democracy, yet many people find it harder to differentiate trustworthy journalism from propaganda. Increasingly, inaccurate information is shared on social networks and amplified by a growing number of explicitly partisan news outlets. This course will examine the processes that generate both accurate and inaccurate news stories and the factors that lead people to believe those stories. Participants will gain skills help them to distinguish fact from fiction, real news from "fake news".

HIS 112-United States History – 1865 to Present, 3 credits

This course surveys the social, economic and political developments in American history from Reconstruction to the Cold War and beyond. Students will engage the United States’ economic, political and military rise as a world power, as well as the far-reaching social developments that came with American ascendancy. Students will encounter primary historical materials as well as scholarly accounts of the past. Lecture and discussion.