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Summer with The Cooper Union

Get a jump on getting to know some of your future classmates and faculty members. 

The School of Engineering is offering two (required for first-year but open to all students) courses in July and August.

CH-110 GENERAL CHEMISTRY
An introduction to the general scientific principles associated with chemistry. This course will deal with fundamental ideas such as the concept of the atom, the molecule, the mole and their applications to chemical problems. The classical topics include: dimensional analysis and significant figures; atomic weights; periodic properties; chemical reactions and stoichiometry; redox reactions; ideal gas law and real gas equations of state; the liquid state and intermolecular forces; solution concentrations; chemical equilibrium and equilibrium constants; acids and bases; solubility equilibria; nomenclature of inorganic and organic compounds. The topics for atomic and molecular properties include atomic structure and the quantum theory; electronic structure of atoms; the covalent bond and bond properties; molecular geometries and hybridization; molecular orbital theory. (3 credits, required for all Engineering students, and serves as a pre-requisite for all subsequent chemistry courses)

  • CH-110 begins Monday, July 6 and ends Wednesday, July 29
  • Classes will be Monday through Thursday until July 29
  • Classes will be online from 1 – 3:50 pm EST 
  • Last day to drop the course and receive a full refund is Wednesday, July 8
  • Last day to withdraw from the course is Thursday, July 16

MA-111 CALCULUS I
Functions; limit of functions, continuity. The derivative and its applications: curve sketching, maxima and minima, related rates, velocity and acceleration in one dimension; trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic and hyperbolic functions. Definite and indefinite integrals; area, the fundamental theorem, techniques of integration. (4 credits, required for all Engineering students, and serves as a pre-requisite for all subsequent mathematics courses except MA-110)

  • MA-111 begins Monday, July 6 and ends Monday, August 17
  • Classes will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday until August 17
  • Classes will be online from 9 – 11:50 am EST 
  • Last day to drop the course and receive a full refund is Friday, July 10
  • Last day to withdraw from the course is Friday, July 24

Both courses are pass/no credit (you will not receive a grade of A, B, C, D or F). The tuition is $1390/credit, but you are eligible for the same level of financial aid that you will receive in the academic year (i.e. if you are to receive a 50% scholarship, you will still receive that 50% scholarship for the Summer course). We encourage you to take either MA111 or CH110 but not both given the compressed Summer schedule and the intensity of the courses.

Please note, there will be no math placement exam conducted this year due to our closed campus. Therefore all students will be required to take MA-111 Calculus 1 either during the summer of fall semester. 

To register, please email Professor Ruben Savizky, Acting Associate Dean at ruben.savizky@cooper.edu by Monday, June 8, 2020.

In addition, we are offering two Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) online courses this June and July. These courses are frequently taking sequentially, and we invite you to take both or just HTA 101 this Summer. 

This two-semester art history core course is organized around a set of themes running through the history of modernity from the 18th century to the present. Within specific themes, significant works, figures and movements in art/design will be presented chronologically. Students will be able to identify and critically evaluate significant works, figures and movements in art/design in the modern period; be able to describe the main social and political contexts for the changes in art/design over the last two hundred years; and engage, in writing and class discussion, with theoretical perspectives on art/design production.

  • HTA 101 Modern to Contemporary, an Introduction to Art History I from Monday, June 1 – Thursday, June 25 (2 credits, required for all Art students)
  • HTA 102 Modern to Contemporary, an Introduction to Art History II from Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 30 (2 credits, required for all Art students)

To learn more and to register, please email Anne Griffin, Acting Dean at anne.griffin@cooper.edu by May 15, 2020. 

Hope to see you this Summer!

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.