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Catch up on your graduation requirements!

Peabody is offering the following online courses this summer. You can register for them through SIS, as you would register for any class. Summer Session runs June 21 to August 8.

Please note that some of these courses are ā€œremoteā€ classes,Ā consisting primarily of Zoom sessions for lectures, discussions, and other typical classroom activities, with supporting online resources. Other courses areĀ ā€œfully onlineā€ courses, which may consist of Zoom sessions but also a full collection of asynchronous materials including pre-recordedĀ video lectures, listening assignments, readings, and other independent activities.

Undergraduate Courses

Building a Brand and Portfolio

Course Number: PY.123.311
Professor: Dr. Zane Forshee
Credits: 2
Course Type: Fully Online

Building a Brand and Portfolio is a two-credit course which focuses on career development training. Students will develop a digital portfolio, including a website, supporting media, artist bio, and resume. Course also covers key professional skills including networking, negotiating, applying for jobs, and financial management.

Liberal Arts Core 1: What is the Good Life

Course Number: PY.260.115
Professor: Dr. Patrick Roney
Credits: 3
Course Type: Fully Online
Class Meeting: M 9:00-10:20 AM

“What is the Good Life?” is a question that takes on a special relevance in our contemporary world where crisis and a general loss of belief in the future seem to be the rule of the day.Ā  The crises we face are several and include a loss of belief in our political institutions, environmental catastrophe, massive wealth inequality on a global scale, social polarization and the resurgence of various nationalisms along racial (and often racist), ethnic, and religious lines.Ā  In this course we will re-examine our ideas about the good life in four different ways, in relation to art, religion, our relationship to the nature and the environment, and in relation to the realities of a globalized world.Ā  Our approach will be interdisciplinary, which will combine both ethical and philosophical, aesthetic and literary elements as well as critical sociology.Ā  Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to develop both their critical and creative abilities in both written and verbal form.

Liberal Arts Core 2: The US Constitution

Course Number: PY.260.216
Professor: Dr. Andrea Westcot
Credits: 3
Course Type: Fully Online
Class Meeting: T 9:00-10:20 AM

ā€œThe US Constitutionā€ will examine the United States Constitution as both a document and an argument. We will engage in an interdisciplinary study of the Constitution, drawing on history, legal studies, and cultural studies. We will explore the historical origins of the Constitution, as well as the ways the document has changed over time. We will pay careful attention to how the Constitution is viewed and understood by individuals. We will also examine the development of arguments themselves. Students will engage in a guided, but independent, research project to develop their own understandings of the Constitution. They will present their understandings in both written and creative forms. This class has been planned for an all-online environment that still provides for opportunities for community building. The course content will be available online for self-directed study. In addition, we will have weekly class meetings to share ideas, discuss the content, and learn from each other. The course fulfills the Core II requirement for Liberal Arts. Liberal Arts Core II focuses on research: the discovery, evaluation, and synthesis of scholarly and non-scholarly sources in order to assess the state of knowledge on a topic. In their coursework, students assess the trends, critical debates, and key moments of agreement and dispute in the literature.

Katharine the Great: An Everlasting Film Star

Course Number: PY.260.313
Professor: Dr. Suhnne Ahn
Credits: 3
Course Type: Remote
Class Meetings: TTh 7:00-9:20 PM

How does an artist endure? What makes one star last while another fizzles? Katharine Hepburn, 1907-2003, is ranked by the American Film Institute (AFI) as the ā€œgreatest female star in the history of American cinema.ā€ She lived as originally as so many of the film heroines she portrayed. This humanities seminar examines the roles and movies that defined the pioneering Hepburn as an actress, a businesswoman, and progressive thinker in American history. Along the way, we will trace pivotal events and cinematic trends in the 20th century contributing to Hepburnā€™s legacy.

Graduate Courses

Building a Brand and Portfolio

Course Number: PY.123.611
Professor: Dr. Zane Forshee
Credits: 2
Course Type: Fully Online

Building a Brand and Portfolio is a two-credit course which focuses on career development training. Students will develop a digital portfolio, including a website, supporting media, artist bio, and resume. Course also covers key professional skills including networking, negotiating, applying for jobs, and financial management.

Foundations of Music Research

Course Number: PY.610.651
Professor: Dr. Paul Sommerfeld
Credits: 2
Course Type: Remote
Class Meetings: TTh 6:00-7:50 PM

This course introduces research from the roles of consuming and then creating materials with a focus on how research is created, disseminated, and accessed. Scholars analyze and produce a variety research outputs relevant for music researchers and performing professionals. Students engage with secondary and archival research materials, discuss how to publish and disseminate their own research, and explore how information is organized to optimize the use of academic library resources now and post-graduation. Open to MM and undergraduate Musicology minor students only.

Expanding the Canon: Women Composers and Composers of Color

Course Number: PY.610.683
Professor: Dr. Matthew Reese
Credits: 3
Course Type: Fully Online

In this seminar we’ll explore the lives and musicĀ of twelve female or minority composersĀ withĀ special attention to reception history, and the challenges of expanding the classical canon. Artistic ā€œCanonsā€Ā are complex, nebulous, and inherently fraught structures, in which cultural establishments reflect and propagate their values. In this course, we will investigate the histories of these canons, and the rationales for the inclusions and, most importantly, exclusions. Our individual case studies are linked by this broader historiographical narrative.

Tonal Analysis Principles

Course Number: PY.710.663
Professor: Dr. Joel Puckett
Credits: 3
Course Type: Fully Online
Course Meetings: Th 7:00-8:20 PM

A study of techniques for the analysis of common-practice tonal music. A variety of forms, genres, and styles will be explored.

Note for International Students

Please note that, depending on the country you are in for the summer and its government policies, some course material may not be available since external links may be blocked. This should not preclude you from registering for the course, but know that you may run into occasional issues.

Tuition Fees

Since these are summer courses, they will cost the standard per credit tuition fee. Current academic year per-credit fees are listedĀ hereĀ under “Supplementary Study.”Ā You do not need to pay this in advance; you will be billed as usual.

Enrollment Policy

Registration Opens: With Fall Registration
Recommended Register-By Date: June 14
Last Day to Register: June 24
Last Day to Drop with Delete from Transcript: July 2
Last Day to Withdraw with Grade: July 16

Refund Policy

100% – prior to June 21
90% – June 21- 25
50% – June 26- July 2
25% – July 3- 9
0% – on or after July 10