Maymester courses are shorter than the six-week summer session. You will immerse yourself in the course topic and studies in a three-week format. The shorter session allows students to earn credit and pursue other summer opportunies.
Maymester Dates: May 15 - June 1, 2018
How many courses may I enroll in during Maymester?
You may enroll in one course. The course meets daily for three and a half hours and with additional required work outside the classroom. Maymester courses may have related academic field trips, lectures, or other requirements to fulfill outside of the class meeting time.
Special Travel Course:Course flyer: Language and Symbols of Media - LING 327/SOC 327 (pdf)
Click here to view the Maymester full course list flyer.
EAS 216WR/ANT 217WR/ARTHIST 216WR: East Asian Calligraphy
Crowley/Li | Daily 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | 4 credit hours
GER: HAPW | Writing Requirement
An interdisciplinary study of East Asian calligraphy in its artistic, cultural, and historical contexts. The course combines systematic hands-on practice with guided reading, reflective writing, discussion, and research.
PHYS 234: Digital Electronics/Microprocessors
Brody | Daily 1:00 - 4:30pm | 3 credit hours
Prerequisites: PHYS 142 or PHYS 152 (Open to waiving for summer session)
Psych 351: The Nature of Evidence
Waldman | Daily 1:00 - 4:30pm | 3 credit hours
In this class we will focus on how scientists come to know what we know, with a particular emphasis on the nature of evidence used to answer scientific questions and how this is similar to the kinds of evidence used in some other fields or in everyday life, and how it differs from what constitutes evidence in many other disciplines. We will have a series of distinguished guest speakers throughout the course, comprising top Emory scientists from a variety of disciplines including genetics, psychology, economics, neuroscience, and anthropology, drawn both from Emory College and the Medical School, as well as from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
In addition to the specific topics covered by each speaker, we will have more general discussions regarding science versus pseudoscience, factors involved in the replicability and impact of studies, and methods for judging the impact and contributions of individual scientists. In sum, this seminar should give our students a chance to see, up close and personal, how scientists actually conduct research, how they face and solve problems that come up in their research, and to give them solve flavor for how science is actually done and how evidence is generated and evaluated, and how it can be used to good effect in our professional and personal lives.
Looking to fulfill a GER or Writing Requirement? The majority of the courses for Maymester are indicated with SNT, HAPW, HAP, HSC or SNTL.
What if I enroll and then have to drop the class?
The preferred deadline to drop (through OPUS) the class is May 1, 2018. You will not incur financial or academic penalty if you drop the course (through OPUS) no later than May 15, 2018. Refer to the academic calendar http://summerprograms.emory.edu/academics/calendar.html.
Is financial aid available?
Limited financial aid is available for Maymester. Awards will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis to students who qualify for financial aid during the academic year. Students must have a 2017-18 Profile and FAFSA on file. Students are strongly encouraged to register for the total number of hours they intend to take during Maymester and/or second session so their award is based on the total number of hours of enrollment. Maymester awards may only apply if enrolled in a Maymester course. If the Maymester course is dropped, your award will be reduced. The Maymester award may not apply to second session enrollment.
Will the course count toward my major/minor?
Do Maymester courses have prerequisites?
Can I also take a Session I summer class?
No, because the sessions overlap, you may not take a Session I class in conjuction with a Maymester class. You may enroll in Maymester and Study Abroad if your Study Abroad program begins after June 1, 2018.
Can I also take a Session II summer class?
Is housing available? How much does it cost?
Is a meal plan available? How much does it cost?
Yes. Students enrolled in Summer School regardless of whether they live on or off campus may choose to participate in a summer dining plan. Students have three meal plans to choose from and each plan utilizes Dooley Dollars. The plans range from $360-$1200 depending upon your needs. Dooley Dollars can be used in any retail or dining location on campus. Please verify which locations are open and the hours.Unused Dooley Dollars from spring carry over to summer sessions. Unused Dooley Dollars do not carry over to fall, 2018. Remaining funds are non-refundable and forfeited at the end of second summer session. For further information about summer dining refer to http://www.emory.edu/dining/Summer_plans.php