Cursos en el extranjero

Internacionalmente reconocida por su gran reputación, Harvard University es una universidad privada, situada en una zona de Boston llamada Cambridge, a las orillas del Charles River. Durante el verano, Harvard University ofrece la oportunidad de realizar Summer Sessions (cursos de verano) a escoger entre más de 200 materias diferentes. La prestigiosa Universidad de Harvard ofrece un ambiente ideal para estudiar en Estados Unidos. Las Summer Session en Harvard Unviersity ofrecen cursos de 7 semanas de duración y en cada sesión se imparten cursos distintos.

Recomendamos:
1.- Ver si las fechas y duración encajan con tu disponibilidad.
2.- Ver los cursos que se imparten en cada área clicando en cada una de ellas. (Ver información de los Cursos)
3.- Cuando sepas los cursos que más te interesan comprueba el horario para que no se solapen entre ellos.

DURACIÓN – FECHAS – FECHA LÍMITE DE INSCRIPCIÓN
7 semanas: Junio 19 – Agosto 4 (9 Mayo)
3 semanas: Junio 19 – Julio 6 (9 Mayo)
3 semanas: Julio 10 – Julio 27 (9 Mayo)

REQUISITOS: Nivel de idioma avanzado. TOEFL 100 iBT, IELTS 7.0
NIVEL: el nivel de la materia depende del programa escogido
VISADO: Turismo o Estudiante

Más abajo puedes ver los cursos que se imparten de cada una de estas áreas, así como su descripción y contenido.

 

Alojamiento en Harvard University

En campus P.C.: Habitación compartida. Pensión Completa. Ver información del Alojamiento
Opción de contratar el curso sin alojamiento. Pedir presupuesto.

Características


Acceso a instalaciones del campus

Biblioteca

Cafetería

Curso acreditado

Espacio lounge

Instalaciones deportivas

Jardín / Terrazza

Restaurante

Sala con ordenadores

WiFi

Precios y fechas

Haz clic en cualquiera de los precios de la tabla para rellenar la calculadora de presupuestos.

Elije la duración: de 3 a 7 semanas

Semanas
3
7

Summer Sessions

4 créditos

En Campus P.C
7.050 €
Fechas de inicio: 19 de Junio. 10 de Julio.

Summer Sessions

4 creditos

En Campus P.C
10.100 €
Fechas de inicio: 19 de Junio.

Suplemento por crédito adicional del 830 € por crédito

Los precios incluyen

  • Matrícula e impuestos
  • Clases (número de horas según programa)
  • Test de nivel en destino
  • Certificado acreditativo del curso
  • Alojamiento (comidas según programa)
  • Gestión de visado

Los precios no incluyen

  • Billete de avión
  • Seguro médico y de accidentes (opcional):
    Europa: 50 € /mes. Resto países: 70 € /mes.
    En el caso de las Universidades de EEUU es obligatorio adquirir su seguro médico
  • Tarifa de visado

Contenido
Elección de 1 o 2 cursos entre las siguientes áreas.
Consultar el área que más interesa para ver los distintos cursos que se imparten en cada sesión.

– Applied Mathematics
– Astronomy
– Biological Science
– Chemistry
– Creative writing
– Computer Science
– Dramatic Arts
– Economics
– Education
– Engineering Science
– English
– Enviromental Sciences
– Expository writing
– Government
– History
– History of Art and Architecture
– History of Science
– Journalism
– Literature
– Management
– Mathematics
– Museum studies
– Philosophy
– Psychology
– Social Sciences
– Sociology
– Statistics
– Visual and Environmental Studies

El mapa muestra la zona, no la ubicación exacta.

En Campus, Pensión Completa, habitación compartida

Las habitaciones son compartidas con estudiantes americanos o internacionales para practicar el idioma y conocer otras culturas. Además los estudiantes disponen de una zona común compartida con otras dos o tres habitaciones.

Las habitaciones de Harvard University están totalmente equipadas, pero los estudiantes al llegar a la universidad deben comprar o alquilar las sábanas ya que tienen medidas especiales. El baño es compartido y se encuentra en la zona común de cada una de las habitaciones. En el campus también hay lavadoras en la zona de lavandería y se pueden alquilar ventiladores. Los estudiantes comen en el campus, en el comedor universitario llamado Annenberg Hall en régimen de pensión completa.

El mapa muestra la zona, no la ubicación exacta.

Áreas de estudio

Summer Sessions, Harvard University

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  • Contenido: elección de 1 o 2 cursos entre las siguientes áreas. Consultar el área que más interesa para ver los distintos cursos que se imparten en cada sesión.

    • Applied Mathematics
    • Astronomy
    • Biological Science
    • Chemistry
    • Creative writing
    • Computer Science
    • Dramatic Arts
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Engineering Science
    • English
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Expository writing
    • Government
    • History
    • History of Art and Architecture
    • History of Science
    • Journalism
    • Literature
    • Management
    • Mathematics
    • Museum Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Social Sciences
    • Sociology
    • Statistics
    • Visual and Environmental Studies

Applied Mathematics

APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Introduction to Scientific Computing

Many problems ranging from weather prediction to economic forecasting cannot be solved analytically. Scientific computing can help provide insight. The emphasis of this course is on understanding and using numerical methods for the following types of problems: nonlinear root finding, solutions of linear equations, curve fitting, integration, differentiation, and the solution of ordinary differential equations. The course introduces and uses Matlab. Prerequisite: MATH S-21a or the equivalent.
TTH 8.30-11.30 am

Astronomy

ASTRONOMY

Space Exploration and Astrobiology: Planets, Moons, Stars, and the Search for Life in the Cosmos

This course is an introduction to the cutting-edge methods astronomers and planetary scientists use to explore the solar system and other stellar systems in our galaxy, with the ultimate goal of finding life elsewhere in the cosmos. Topics include the exploration of planets done by telescopes, orbiters, and rovers; origins of life on Earth and current attempts at creating synthetic life in the lab; the discovery of planets around other stars; new observational and theoretical developments about the origin and evolution of stars and their planets. Students are introduced to the astronomical techniques used in current and planned telescopic space missions, and learn how to interpret the data from several ongoing robotic missions, such as the Mars rovers. Even more importantly, students find out about lives as scientists, learn some of the reasons why astronomers choose their career paths, and how astronomers approach and solve specific scientific problems.
TTH noon-3.00 pm

Fundamentals of Contemporary Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

The fundamentals of astronomy are covered in the context of contemporary research. We study five areas that are being actively investigated by astronomers today. Topics include stars, galaxies, and the large scale structure of the Universe; the history of the Universe; the nature of dark matter and dark energy; and new observational instruments and techniques. The course is designed to help students explore the frontiers of research in astronomy, and to get a feeling for what it is like to be an astronomer, using the new generation of ground- and space-based telescopes, combined with sophisticated theoretical techniques and computational facilities. As we study each aspect of the Universe, we ask how we came to know what we know today, what the open questions are, and how astronomers are searching for the answers to these questions.
TTH 6.30-9.30 pm

Biological Science

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Introductory Biology

The principles of biology are covered in this course, with special reference to the structural, functional, and molecular mechanisms and organization of cells; genetics; development; evolution; anatomy; and physiology. Emphasis is on cells as evolved systems for the capture and transformation of energy and the processing of information, the evolution of multicellularity, and the continued interplay of structure and function at the organ level. This course fulfills the requirement of two semesters of biology needed for admission to medical school. Prerequisites: secondary school introductory courses in biology and chemistry.
M-F 9.45-11.45 am

Principles of Biochemistry

This course is an integrated introduction to the structure of macromolecules and a biochemical approach to protein function. The organization of macromolecules is addressed through a discussion of their hierarchical structure, and a study of their assembly into complexes responsible for specific biological processes. Topics addressing protein function include enzyme kinetics, the characterization of major metabolic pathways and their interconnection into tightly regulated networks. Current laboratory techniques are discussed during lecture, and examples showing the organization of protein networks and disease-linked protein profiles are drawn from proteomic studies. The laboratory portion of the course exposes students to a broad range of experimental approaches, including affinity purification, enzyme kinetics, analysis of protein folding, and stability. The laboratory exercises are designed to give students a direct experience of research conducted in a modern laboratory.
TTH 6.30-9.30

Principles and Techniques of Molecular Biology

The course addresses both the fundamental principles and techniques of molecular biology. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of nucleic acid structure, molecular genetics, and the biochemistry of transcription and protein synthesis. Other topics include how mechanisms of gene regulation play a role in retroviral pathogenesis, embryonic development, and the generation of immune diversity. Each lecture directly relates molecular biology to current laboratory techniques. The laboratory portion of the course represents a complete experimental project. A combination of experiments gives students a broad exposure to several important techniques in molecular biology, together with the direct experience of an intensive research project. Experiments include current approaches to mutation analysis, protein interaction assays, and recombinant cDNA cloning by PCR.
MW 6.30-9.30 pm

Principles of Genetics

This course focuses on transmission and molecular genetics. Topics include chromosome structure and replication, genetic linkage and mapping, regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, epigenetics, genetic mutation, genetics of cancer, and the principles of genetic engineering. The course makes use of bioinformatics to explore gene function, and pertinent applications of bioinformatics and genetics to modern biological problems are discussed.
MW noon – 3 pm

Neurobiology

This course is an introduction to the organization and function of the nervous system. Topics to be covered include cell biology of neurons, physiology of excitable membranes and electrical signaling, neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, sensory systems, motor systems, developmental neurobiology, simple circuits, and behavior. We discuss the molecular basis of neurodegenerative and neuropsychological disease. Prerequisite: introductory biology course or permission of instructor.
MW 6.30 – 9.30 pm

Genome and Systems Biology

This is an introduction to the topic, aimed at providing an understanding of biological networks from a genome-wide and systemic level. We discuss the structure, function, and evolution of regulatory networks that operate within biological cells and unravel their basic design principles.
TTH noon-3.00 pm

Marine Life and Ecosystems of the Sea

This course explores the life history and adaptations of marine life and the ecosystems of the sea. Emphasis is placed on understanding the fragility and resilience of marine systems in the face of anthropogenically driven perturbations such as habitat fragmentation, elevated sea surface temperature, alien species, nonsustainable fishing practices, and increased global tourism. Prerequisite: one year of secondary school biology.
TTH 3.15-6.15 pm

What Darwin Did Not Know: Darwin’s Legacy and Advances in Modern Biology

The origin of diversity of life on Earth has long fascinated mankind. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection remains the best-known explanation since 1859 when his book, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life, was published. Darwin’s theory, however, is now in the middle of a transformation, due to the tremendous advances in molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics over the past 50 years. This course introduces students to new discoveries in biological sciences and how “survival of the fittest” is understood today. A variety of topics are touched upon, including the latest ideas on the generation of the fundamentals of modern animal diversity during the “Cambrian Explosion” (the Big Bang of biology), to the missing transitional forms, to the origin of evolutionary novelties, and more. Is Darwin’s theory still relevant in the age of genomics? Prerequisite: a basic knowledge of biology, and ideally a background in cell and molecular biology, or permission of instructor.
MW 3.15-6.15 pm

Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

We are entering a new era in which a fundamental understanding of developmental biology and regeneration will play a critical role. In this course, embryonic and adult stem cells in different organisms are examined in terms of their molecular, cellular, and potential therapeutic properties. Genetic reprogramming and cloning of animals are critically evaluated. Ethical and political considerations are also considered.
TTH 6.30-9.30 pm

Imaging in Biology

From the basic microscopes used by Robert Hooke when he coined the phrase “cell” to Rosalind Franklin’s X-ray diffraction images used to explain the DNA double helix structure, imaging technologies have enabled scientists to make amazing biological discoveries. This course explores the historical development of various modern optical imaging techniques, their underlying mechanisms based in physics, their applications in biomedical research, and the advantages and limitations of each technique. Students learn to apply various forms of optical imaging to different biological samples and use computer-based image analysis software to extract relevant information from images. Prerequisites: high school math and sciences (physics, trigonometry, geometry, biology, and chemistry); good computer skills.
MW 6.30-9.30 pm

Advanced Systems Biology

This advanced seminar covers key modern aspects of systems biology and genome research. The concept of regulatory biological networks stands at the heart of the course. We study the structure, function, and evolution of networks that control transcription, translation, and post-transcription regulation of RNA. Most of the focus is on design principles of biological networks with many insightful analogies to man-made engineered systems. Among the design principles covered are efficiency and optimality, redundancy, robustness to perturbations, responsiveness to environmental changes, ability to predict future changes, recurrent utilization of simple building blocks, and coordination between different levels of regulation.
MW noon-3.00 pm

Chemistry

CHEMISTRY

General Chemistry

This is a comprehensive survey of chemistry for the general student that emphasizes the principles underlying the formation and interaction of chemical substances: stoichiometry, states of matter, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure, intermolecular forces, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, and environmental chemistry. This course fulfills the requirement of two semesters of inorganic chemistry for entrance to medical school.
M-F 9.00-noon pm. Three required two-hour laboratories, two hour and a half discussion sections, and two two-hour review sessions per week to be arranged.

Organic Chemistry

This course is an intensive, comprehensive introduction to the chemistry of carbon and its importance to biological molecules. Topics include current ideas of bonding and structure, major reaction mechanisms and pathways, a discussion of the analytical tools used to determine the structure and stereochemistry of organic compounds (such as infrared and NMR spectroscopy), and some of the chemistry of amino acids, peptides, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. This course fulfills the requirement of two semesters of organic chemistry for entrance to medical school.
Mondays, Fridays, 8:30-11:30 am and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 8:30-10:45 am. Required sections Mondays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm or 1-2 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 10:45 am-12:30 pm or 1-2:45 pm, Fridays, 11:30 am-1 pm or 1:30-3 pm. One laboratory section 1-6 pm and one laboratory section 6-11 pm on different days (except Fridays). Required weekly review sessions Fridays, 3-5 pm.

Experimental Chemistry

This is a laboratory course where students carry out chemistry research. Projects are drawn directly from Harvard faculty covering a range of methodologies in chemistry. Students discuss their progress and write formal reports. The course is suitable for students with or without extensive laboratory experience..
Mondays, 1-2 pm. Three weekly individual laboratory sessions, noon to 5 pm.

Creative writing

Computer Science

Dramatic Arts

Economics

ECONOMICS

Principles of Economics

This course covers both micro- and macroeconomics. The microeconomic subjects studied include the workings of the market mechanisms—how supply and demand determine the quantities and prices of goods and factors of production and international trade, and how quantities and prices are affected by government intervention. The macroeconomic subjects include the determinants of economic growth, financial institutions, short-run fluctuations in output and employment, inflation, macroeconomics of the open economy, and the role of government policy. Prerequisites: elementary algebra and geometry.
M-F noon-3.00 pm

Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

This course offers an introduction to the market system, emphasizing economic interactions among individuals, business firms, and government. Topics include supply and demand, economic decision making, social efficiency, perfect and imperfect competition, labor markets, capital markets, and market failures. Issues such as the environment, taxation, and income distribution are addressed.
Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

This introduction to macroeconomic theory and policy emphasizes the overall performance of the national economy. Topics include economic growth, financial markets, and the causes and consequences of short-term movements in gross domestic product, unemployment, interest rates, inflation, the budget deficit, and the trade deficit. The course also covers key policy-making institutions, such as the Federal Reserve, and controversies over the proper role of government in stabilizing the economy.
TTH 3.15-6.15 pm

Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business

This course covers the main mathematical tools used in modern economics and business studies. Topics include elementary set theory, introductory linear algebra including matrices, limits and sequences, and multivariate calculus with emphasis on unconstrained and constrained optimization. Applications and examples are drawn from practical problems in economics and business. This course is particularly recommended for students intending to study advanced economics, finance theory, and graduate business courses.
TTH noon – 3 pm

Introduction to Managerial Finance

Students examine the practices and perspectives of financial management, with reference to the foundations of modern finance: economics, managerial organization, and accounting. This course builds analytical and quantitative skills in several topic areas: financial condition and performance, financial planning and control, working capital management, long-term asset decisions, and financial and capital structure. It introduces the processes of financial engineering, innovation, and restructuring. The roles of economic value added and the balanced scorecard in developing managerial strategies and incentive structures are also discussed.
MW 6.30 – 9.30 pm

Introduction to Capital Markets and Investments
Students are introduced to investment analysis, including the functioning of capital markets, changes in markets, and analysis and tests of the efficient market hypothesis; portfolio theory; risk/return paradigms; and valuation theory applied to the aggregate market, industries, and firms. Topics covered include the analysis of currency markets, and an introduction to options, futures, and derivative securities.
TTH noon-13.00 pm

Microeconomic Theory

The focus of this course is on the optimizing behavior of individual consumers and firms and the coordination of these individual decisions through markets. Topics include the theory of the consumer, the theory of the firm, decisions involving time and risk, perfect competition, imperfect competition, general equilibrium, and welfare economics.
MW 6.30-9.30 pm

Macroeconomic Theory
In this course we build models of national income determination, unemployment, inflation, and economic growth. In addition to looking at the domestic economy, we develop models of the macroeconomic effects of international trade. These models are used to analyze US fiscal and monetary policies and to sort out the controversies among the Monetarists, the New Keynesians, and the New Classicals. Students learn advanced concepts which can be applied to the economic analysis of business and policy situations.
TTH 8.30-11.30 am

Introduction to Econometrics

This course is an introduction to multiple regression methods for analyzing data in economics and related fields. Students learn how to conduct empirical studies, as well as how to analyze and interpret results from other empirical works. The emphasis is on gaining an intuitive understanding of the principles of econometric analysis and applying them to actual data. We start with the basics of statistics, including some probability theory and basic concepts in sampling, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Topics such as multiple regression techniques as well as issues related to departures from the standard assumptions on the error structure comprise the main subjects to be discussed. Aside from specification and data problems and the procedures to correct for measurement errors, the use of instrumental variables, probit/logit, panel data models, and basic time series methods are also part of the course agenda.
MW 8.30-11.30 am

Economic Development in India and East Asia

This course covers the modern economic development and reforms of the Indian economy, comparing it to East Asian economies, with emphasis on China. The course reviews the quantitative performance of these economies, their respective strengths and weaknesses, the anticipated course of future reforms, and the likely scenarios in these countries in the next two decades. It identifies prerequisites of infrastructure for economic development in the context of globalization. Topics covered also include financial architecture, GATT and WTO rules, the impact of information technology, the concept of governance, and the consequences of population growth. The course includes an analysis of why the Soviet-style command economy failed in India and China, and the causes of the 1997 East Asian crisis and its continued impact.
MW 3.15-6.15 pm

Money, Financial Institutions, and Markets

This course presents a moderately advanced overview of concepts and techniques in the fields of money, banking, and finance. It examines the agents, instruments, and institutions that make up the financial system of the modern economy, such as bonds, the stock market, derivatives, and the money market, including the role of banks in deposit and credit creation. Along the way, standard concepts and tools of financial analysis are covered, including the risk-return tradeoff (Sharpe ratio), the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), option pricing theory, and the efficient market hypothesis (EMH) and its alternatives.
MW 6.30-9.30 pm

International Corporate Governance

This course examines international corporate governance topics that collectively are termed agency theory in modern finance, as applied to the corporation, with focus on the separation of ownership and control and related issues. The formal and informal contracts that bind together shareholders, bondholders, directors, managers, employees, suppliers, customers, and communities are explored. The collaborative efforts as well as the potential conflicts of interest of these various constituencies are analyzed in the context of a changing legislative and regulatory environment. This enables us to evaluate the effectiveness of how corporate objectives are determined and achieved in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and Japan. Selected cases and readings illustrate research findings and highlight key issues in international corporate governance. The issues raised by recent scandals are integrated into class discussions.
MW 3.15-6.15 pm

International Monetary Economics

This course covers the institutions, historical context, and other topics that are essential for understanding the current international monetary system. We focus on the evolving interactions, currently in flux, between multinational corporations and banks, central banks, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. The interactions among these institutions define the different regimes that have characterized international monetary organization, from the pre-World War I gold standard, the post-World War II Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates, and the regime of more or less market-determined exchange rates that superseded it in the 1970s. Students study how foreign exchange markets interact with markets for goods and services and with capital markets. This is tested by examining the relation between spot and forward exchange rates, interest rates, and inflation rates. Balance of payments accounts and net asset positions of countries are analyzed, as well as the relative effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policy under fixed and floating regimes. We also consider other timely topics, such as the recent worldwide financial crisis, the microstructure of foreign exchange markets, and globalization. The conceptual framework and the analytical techniques required for insight into these issues require a strong emphasis on scientific method and empirical evidence. The course is useful preparation for graduate work in international economics and finance.
MW noon – 3 pm

Organizations, Management Behavior, and Economics

This course examines topics that can be collectively termed contracts and business organization. The problem of economic organization and the problem of social cost are considered along with efficient incentives (contracts and ownership), design and dynamics of organizations, motivation (contracts, information, and incentives), and employment incentives (contracts, compensation, and careers). Economic theories of organizations and management are explored using selected cases and readings to illustrate research findings and highlight key issues, including international dimensions. The evolution of corporate structure is considered as a basis for development of a model for the future relationship of economics, organizations, and management behavior. This includes consideration of nontraditional organization and management models to address current and future effectiveness and efficiency of organizations.
MW noon – 3 pm

Financial Accounting

This course is an introduction to financial accounting, its concepts, and the techniques of recording, summarizing, and reporting the flow of financial information through the entity concerned. It offers an understanding of the information flow process and the necessary techniques for analysis and evaluation of the firm’s potential in light of historical data.
Section 1: MW 6.30-9.30 pm
Section 2: TTH 3.15-6.15 pm

Managerial Accounting

This course introduces the principles and methods of data collection and presentation for planning and control, performance evaluation, and management decision making. It emphasizes product costing (both traditional and activity-based), cost-volume-profit analysis, operating and capital budgeting, evaluation of business operating segments, transfer pricing, and relevant costs for decision making.
TTH 6.30-9.30 pm

Financial Strategy and Behavioral Finance

This is an advanced course in corporate finance that is designed to provide an understanding of financial strategies and how they are influenced by behavioral finance. Traditional financial management topics such as valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure, and dividend decisions are discussed in reference to behavioral aspects. More advanced strategic corporate finance issues such as corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management are also revisited from a behavioral perspective. The objective of this course is to develop a framework for behavioral analysis of financial strategies and to highlight the behavioral pitfalls affecting financial decision making. Students are taught analytical tools to avoid biases leading to faulty decisions in a financial context.
TTH noon-3.00 pm

Capital Markets and Investments

This course examines capital markets and fundamental quantitative models used in securities analysis and portfolio management. Focus is on capital markets and instruments, modern portfolio theory, statistical concepts, asset pricing models, active versus passive investing, equity and fixed income styles, traditional and modern approaches to securities analysis, fixed income analytics including duration and convexity, performance measurement, and the role of derivative securities in investment management. Alternative investments and methods applicable to hedge funds and other long/short investors are also covered. Course activities include team-based projects analyzing securities and constructing investment portfolios. The above topics are applicable to equity and fixed income securities analysis, portfolio management, and investment modeling/research positions.
MW noon-3.00 pm

Derivatives and Risk Management: Analytics and Applications

This is a course on the analytics of financial derivatives and risk management that also covers a range of topics in contemporary finance. Specifically, the course examines the pricing and use of financial derivatives, including options, forwards, futures, and swaps, as well as credit derivatives in risk management. The course focuses extensively on the analytical aspects of derivative products and the practical applications of risk management tools in various contexts.
TTH 6.30-9.30 pm

The Global Financial Crisis

This course examines the literature on the most severe global financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression. It begins with a review of the institutional and regulatory framework—for example, governmental institutions like finance ministries, central banks, and regulatory agencies, and financial institutions such as banks, stock exchanges, and hedge funds—and a brief history of financial crises. The class discusses the recent critiques of the conceptual framework of macroeconomics and financial economics that focus on self-regulating and efficient markets and the implications for policy, particularly the role of monetary, fiscal, and regulatory policies and proposals for promoting transparency. The implications for managing investments and corporate investment as well as other topical areas of interest are also discussed.
MW 6.30-9.30 pm

Education

Engineering Science

English

Environmental Sciences

Expository writing

Government

History

History of Art and Architecture

History of Science

Journalism

Literature

LITERATURE
Summer Seminar—Love, Medieval Style

This course explores the medieval obsession with love in all its diverse forms, reading (in translation) from the Latin, French, and English medieval literatures. Broad themes include the interplay between the secular and sacred idea of love, medieval sexualities, lovesickness as a literary theme, and the growing connection of love and marriage.
MW noon-3.00 pm

Reality, Desire, and the Epic Form: Homer, Dante, and Joyce

The relation of desire and reality has been a constant topic in literature. The most comprehensive and influential treatments of that relation have come in the epic, which presents the real and the longed for as the poles organizing civilization and individual experience. This course is a close reading of Homer’s Odyssey, Dante’s Commedia, and Joyce’s Ulysses, to see how the epic presentation of human love and knowledge, especially metaphoric depiction of these as journeys, has changed and stayed the same from the ancient to the modern world
MW 3.15-6.15

Dante’s Afterworld and Afterlives

This course introduces students to the world and work of Dante Alighieri, and explores why his Divine Comedy remains one of the most influential works in the history of literature. We consider such issues as poetic inspiration, medieval theories of gender, Dante’s relationship with literary ghosts like Virgil and Augustine, the sources and shapes of the human soul, and how the weight of love (pondus amoris) can save this same soul. We also examine the afterlives of Dante’s work in a range of historical traditions, artistic media, and cultural contexts, including illustrations of the Inferno in artists ranging from Botticelli to Blake; the Americanization of Dante in Longfellow’s Harvard circle; the metaphor of the female Italian body politic in Dante, Petrarch, and Machiavelli; the rebirth of interest in Dante in romantic authors like Byron and the Shelleys; and the ongoing fascination with Dante in popular culture today.
TTH noon – 3.00 pm

Management

MANAGEMENT

Accounting, Auditing, and Ethical Standards

In today’s accounting climate, it is vital that managers understand the auditing process—the theory, philosophy, and practice of it—as well as the ethical implications of auditing decisions. This course helps students develop an understanding of the philosophy of auditing, and provides the skills necessary to make effective decisions regarding auditing, financial reporting, and ethical issues organizations encounter. The course covers the standards, concepts, and principles related to auditing theory and practice. It also considers the concepts of risk and control, and evidence and documentation. Prerequisite: a course on financial accounting, or equivalent experience.
TTh 6.30-9.30 pm

Principles of Finance

This course provides an introductory survey of the field of finance. It examines the agents, instruments and institutions that make up the financial system of the modern economy, such as bonds, the stock market, derivatives, and the money market. Along the way, standard concepts and tools of financial analysis are introduced: present discounted value, option value, and the efficient markets hypothesis. Recent developments in the field—in particular, the application of psychology to financial markets (called behavioral finance)—are also discussed. The course is designed to equip students with the tools they need to make their own financial decisions with greater skill and confidence. Specifically, we see how insights from academic finance can inform and improve students’ own investing decisions. The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Extension School course MGMT E-2000. Prerequisite: high school algebratrips.

The International Economy and Business

The course focuses on the changing international trading and financial systems and their impact on the conduct of international business. The course includes analyses of countries, integration of regions, the World Trade Organization, currency systems and crises, and international financial markets. Effects of changes in the international financial and trading systems on the strategies and available resources for international business are also discussed. The course emphasizes case analyses and active class discussion.
MW 8.30-11.30 am

Financial Statement Analysis

Financial statement analysis is about financial information: how it is derived, how it is used, how it can be appropriately altered to get a better view of the current performance and future prospects of for-profit companies. Financial statement analysis is one important step in business analysis. Business analysis is the process of evaluating a company’s economic prospects and risks. This includes analyzing a company’s business environment, its strategies, and its financial position and performance. Business analysis is useful in a wide range of business decisions such as investing in equity or debt securities, extending credit through short or long term loans, valuing a business in an initial public offering (IPO), and evaluating restructurings including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Financial statement analysis is the application of analytical tools and techniques to general-purpose financial statements and related data to derive estimates and inferences useful in business analysis.
TTH noon – 3 pm

Business Analysis and Valuation

Financial statements are essential documents, filed by every public company doing business. They represent management’s view of the value and health of their company. But just how accurate are these reports? Is management’s view trustworthy or biased? Neutral or overly optimistic? This class introduces a framework that helps to fully analyze any company’s financial statements and reveal its true condition and value. We examine the financials of such companies as AOL and Home Depot. An important part of the course is a discussion on corporate social responsibility and its effects on sustainable profitability. Throughout the semester, we make extensive use of the valuation software that accompanies the textbook, so that students can gain hands-on experience with valuation.
MW 6.30 – 9.30 pm

International Corporate Finance

This course focuses on problems of financial management of multinational corporations in an environment of fluctuating exchange rates. Structure and operation of foreign exchange markets, international money, and capital markets are discussed before moving into the financial management issues of multinational corporations including currency exposure management, international project financing, capital budgeting, and international taxation. Prerequisite: familiarity with basic financial concepts and calculations, either through previous study or work experience.
TTH 8.30-11.30 am

Organizational Behavior

This course deals with human behavior in a variety of organizations. Conceptual frameworks, case discussions, and skill-oriented activities are applied to each topic. Topics include communications, motivation, group dynamics, leadership, power, the influence of technology, and organizational design and development. Class sessions and assignments are intended to help participants acquire the skills managers need to improve organizational relationships and performance.
MW 6.30-9.30 pm

Principles and Lessons on Leadership

How does one become a leader? Are leaders born or are they made? Do all leaders employ the same leadership style? What is the proper relationship between leaders and those they lead? Drawing on classic texts from history, literature, ethics, and the modern business experience, we explore these questions to determine what makes for successful leadership in a variety of contexts. The course is highly interactive, and students are expected to debate these questions in class, in small sections, and on group blogs. Readings are drawn from classic works by Shakespeare, Adam Smith, Benjamin Franklin, and Max Weber as well as from modern sources, including Michael Lewis’s Liar’s Poker and Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed.
TTH 6.30-9.30 pm

Strategic Management

To succeed in the future, managers must develop the resources and capabilities needed to gain and sustain advantage in competitive markets—traditional and emerging. The way in which organizations attempt to develop such competitive advantage constitutes the essence of their strategy. This course introduces the concept of strategic management through case analyses, and considers the basic direction and goals of an organization, the environment (social, political, technological, economic and global factors), industry and market structure, and organizational strengths and weaknesses. The emphasis is on the development and successful implementation of strategy in different types of firms across industries. Prerequisites: course work in accounting and two other functional areas recommended.
Sections 1: MW 8.30-11.30 am
Section 2: TTH 6.30-9.30 pm

Corporate Strategy

Corporate strategy is becoming increasingly important in the business world. It considers the following questions: In which businesses should a company compete? Which activities should be outsourced and which should be done in-house? How does the institutional context affect a company’s diversification and organization? What are the most appropriate mechanisms for growth in different settings (for example, mergers, acquisitions, equity joint-ventures, alliances, and franchising)? How are platform and multi-sided businesses changing the corporate scope of an organization? The objective of this course is to impart the analytical skills necessary to answer these questions, and to discuss the factors that affect a company’s strategy, scope, and organization, whether it be a global market leader or a startup.
TTH noon – 3 pm

Electronic Commerce Strategies

This course examines the strategic opportunities and challenges of exchanging goods and services over networks. Students learn how companies plan electronic commerce initiatives and harness networked hardware and software capabilities to improve their relationships with customers, suppliers, and other business partners. Case studies and exercises help students learn how to analyze e-commerce opportunities and risks, and to plan and implement effective e-commerce strategies for both established firms and start-ups in a variety of industries. Consideration is given to regulatory, ethical, and societal implications of specific strategic choices.
TTH 6.30-9.30 pm

Systems Thinking

How we explore the challenges we face is often framed by the approaches and strategies we use to examine them. This course in systems thinking assesses system behaviors by examining the entire system – including human, political, community, resource, environmental, and social processes – to get a holistic view into how organizations and individuals often look at the world, assess problems, and invent solutions. And since the way systems are designed determines outcomes, we also look at the intended and unintended consequences of various actions. Using nonlinear thinking to complement our typical linear way of thinking can lead to deeper insight into problems and potential solutions, which is the focus of this course.
MW 6.30-9.30 pm

Emerging Markets in the Global Economy

This course examines the position of the emerging and developing countries in the new global economy. Globalization offers these countries the opportunity for economic development. By participating in the international marketplace, emerging countries increase their chances of raising wages and incomes, accumulating wealth, and reducing poverty. These countries also provide opportunities for companies, mostly from developed countries, to extend their markets. Unfortunately, most emerging countries lack the necessary and sufficient resources, capacities, and institutions to manage globalization effectively. In this course, students study the institutions of emerging markets that are relevant for managers; explore the differences in the contexts and roles of various actors (such as the government and NGOs); analyze opportunities and risks presented by emerging markets; and analyze the strategies of firms dealing with emerging markets.
MW noon – 3 pm

Cross-Border Innovation

In today’s global economy, competitive advantage goes to those firms that are able to out-innovate the competition. Companies face a stark choice: they can continually innovate, finding new ways of doing what they do today and new things to do tomorrow, or they can watch as their companies are attacked and trampled by more aggressive and innovative companies. This course examines the actions that managers and their companies can take to effectively foster growth through innovation. The focus is on helping students understand what it takes to make an organization and its employees innovative. It discusses companies’ and managers’ experiences to gain insight into the problems they’ve faced, the solutions they’ve come up with, and the lessons they’ve learned about making their organizations more innovative. Students are actively engaged in experiential exercises in class to learn what levers need to be pulled to effect innovation and how to pull them. The course approaches innovation from a cross-cultural perspective and thus views innovation as a global strategy that companies can use to gain competitive advantage.
TTH 6.30-9.30 pm

Quantitative Methods for Operations Management

In today’s global economy, competitive advantage goes to those firms that are able to out-innovate the competition. Companies face a stark choice: they can continually innovate, finding new ways of doing what they do today and new things to do tomorrow, or they can watch as their companies are attacked and trampled by more aggressive and innovative companies. This course examines the actions that managers and their companies can take to effectively foster growth through innovation. The focus is on helping students understand what it takes to make an organization and its employees innovative. It discusses companies’ and managers’ experiences to gain insight into the problems they’ve faced, the solutions they’ve come up with, and the lessons they’ve learned about making their organizations more innovative. Students are actively engaged in experiential exercises in class to learn what levers need to be pulled to effect innovation and how to pull them. The course approaches innovation from a cross-cultural perspective and thus views innovation as a global strategy that companies can use to gain competitive advantage.
MW 6.30-9.30 pm

International Business

This course focuses on the environment of international business. It considers the activities of multinational firms and government policies toward them, drawing policy implications for the management of these enterprises. The course surveys theories and practices of international trade, foreign direct investment, international financial institutions, differences in political economy and culture, barriers to trade, foreign exchange, business-government relations, and the strategic alternatives available to companies operating in the global economy. It goes on to consider strategic options for the major functions of marketing, manufacturing, materials management, research and development, human resources, and finance, relating them to the firm’s overall global strategy.
MW 6.30-9.30 pm

Marketing Management

This course is an introduction to managing the marketing activities of an organization: marketing information systems and research, the marketing organizational system, and the marketing planning and control system. Topics include customer and client analysis, market research, product and service planning, pricing, communications, advertising and sales promotion, distribution management, and the development of strategies. The use of marketing concepts and tools by nonprofit organizations is also discussed. Prerequisite: introductory accounting course, or the equivalent.
TTH 6.30-9.30 pm

International Marketing

This course explores the development of international marketing programs from the determination of objectives and methods of organization through the execution of research, advertising, distribution, and production activities. Students examine the international similarities and differences in marketing functions as related to the cultural, economic, political, social, and physical dimensions of the environment. Students also consider the changes in marketing systems and the adoption of marketing philosophies and practices to fill conditions in different countries.
MW 6.30-9.30 pm

Mathematics

MATHEMATICS

Mathematical Models and Expressions

The course explores basic mathematical models as they arise in real-world situations with the goal of understanding the meaning behind mathematical expressions and functional relationships. The course encourages independent thinking while rigorously reviewing basic algebraic and statistical techniques and notation as needed. This course provides preparation for statistics courses as well as for quantitative reasoning components of standardized tests at the secondary school level. Prerequisites: arithmetic and some algebra.
TTH noon-2.00 pm

Precalculus Mathematics

A review of algebra is integrated into the study of rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Taught in small sections, the course emphasizes applications and problem solving and provides preparation for calculus and basic science. Graphing calculators are used, though no previous calculator experience is required. Prerequisite: a good working knowledge of algebra, as demonstrated by a satisfactory score on the placement test. Students without the prerequisite placement test score are withdrawn from the course.
Section 1: M-F 1.30-2.45
Section 2: M-TH 6.30-8.00

Calculus I

This course covers differential and integral calculus in one variable, with applications. We aim to develop conceptual understanding, computational skills, and the students’ ability to apply the material to science. The topics covered overlap with the advanced placement calculus curriculum to a large extent. A graphing calculator can occasionally be useful. Students enrolling for graduate credit participate in weekly pedagogical seminars investigating current research in mathematics education. Prerequisites: a good working knowledge of algebra, functions, logarithms, trigonometry, and analytic geometry.
Section 1: M-F 9.00-10.15
Section 2: M-TH 10.30-11.45

Calculus II

Galileo wrote that “the book of the universe is written in the language of mathematics.” Speaking the language of modern mathematics requires fluency with the topics of this course: infinite series, integration, and differential equations. The course aims to balance applications and theoretical understanding. Graphing calculators can help with understanding certain concepts and are recommended, but exams do not require them. The topics covered are not identical to those of a BC advanced placement class, but do overlap with the advanced placement calculus curriculum to a large extent. Students enrolling for graduate credit participate in weekly pedagogical seminars investigating current research in mathematics education.
MWF 9.30 – 11.30 am and TTH 10.30-11.30 am

Calculus I and II

This is a very intensive course covering differential and integral calculus in one variable, including series and some differential equations. We aim to develop theoretical understanding and practical skills. Some students leave prepared for multivariable calculus; others leave having previewed one-variable calculus. Graphing calculators are recommended but are not used in exams. The topics covered are not identical to those of a BC advanced placement class but do overlap to a large extent. Prerequisite: a strong interest in mathematics plus an excellent facility with geometry, algebra, and analytic geometry, including functions, graphs, exponentials and logarithms, and trigonometric functions.
M-F 8.45-11.45 am

Multivariable Calculus

To see how calculus applies in situations described by more than one variable, we study vectors, lines, planes, and parameterization of curves and surfaces; partial derivatives, directional derivatives, and gradients; optimization and critical point analysis, including the method of Lagrange multipliers; integration over curves, surfaces, and solid regions using Cartesian, polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates; vector fields, and line and surface integrals for work and flux; and the divergence and curl of vector fields together with applications. Prerequisite: two semesters of calculus.
TTH 8.30-11.30 am

Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

Topics to be covered include Gauss-Jordan reduction and systems of linear equations; matrices and linear transformations; linear independence; subspaces; matrices and coordinates relative to different bases; general linear spaces; orthogonality and least-squares approximation; inner product spaces; determinants; eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and the spectral theorem; discrete and continuous dynamical systems; phase-plane analysis of linear and nonlinear systems of ordinary differential equations; and function spaces and differential operators.
MWF 9.30-11.30

Spaces, Mappings, and Mathematical Reasoning: An Introduction to Proof

There is more to mathematics than formulas and procedures. Ever wonder where a theorem comes from or why you should believe it? In this course, we start from some basic assumptions (no calculus necessary) and reason our way together until we convince ourselves of some surprising and sophisticated conclusions, including beautiful results from number theory, topology, analysis, and group theory. Prerequisites: imagination, a solid mastery of precalculus, as well as a serious interest in making and critiquing arguments.
TWTH noon-2.00

Museum Studies

MUSEUM STUDIES
Introduction to Museum Studies

This course provides a behind-the-scenes view of museums from the people who are actively involved in their operations. Students learn about the history and objectives of various types of museums (art, natural history, science, historical, zoological) through panel discussions that involve museum directors, curators, conservators, collection managers, and exhibit designers. The focus is the rich and diverse resources of Harvard University’s museums, but there also are guest lecturers from other local museums. During the required weekly on-campus section, we hear from guest speakers and visit local museums, meeting with curators and other museum staff.
W 6.30-9.00 pm

Graduate Research Methods and Scholarly Writing in Museum Studies

This proseminar explores the special research requirements of the museum professional, including tools needed for identifying and documenting collections, preparing background context for exhibits, and assembling information for grant proposals. We look at the preparation of bibliographies in a number of museum subject fields, including anthropology, art, history, and science. At the first class meeting, students must complete a writing assignment that demonstrates their graduate-level reading comprehension and capacity for coherent logical argument.
MW 6.30-9.30

Philosophy

PHILOSOPHY

Introduction to Philosophy

This course seeks to answer several central questions in philosophy through the writings of contemporary and major Western philosophers and the close study of several fundamental issues that have arisen in the history of Western philosophy. The main focus is on the following questions: Why be good? What is consciousness? Do persons have rights? If so, in virtue of what do they have them? What is knowledge and do persons have any? Is there a God? Topics include the value of religious belief and faith, the problem of evil, the nature of scientific explanation, perception and illusion, minds, brains and programs, personal identity, freedom versus determinism, moral truth versus moral relativity, liberty, equality, and justice, and what makes life worth living.
TTH noon-3.00 pm

Philosophy of Mind and the Brain Sciences
How should we understand the mind? What is the relationship between the mind and brain? Can there be a science of consciousness? This course is an introduction to philosophical questions about the mind, taking into account our current scientific understanding of the brain.
TTH noon-3.00 pm

Introduction to Biomedical Ethics

This course introduces the basic concepts and theories of ethics and applies them to some of the most widely discussed issues of the day. Students examine ethical issues that arise in a biomedical context, such as euthanasia, eugenics, reproductive control, lying to patients, and the right to health care.
TTH 3.15-6.15 pm

Psychology

Social Sciences

Sociology

Statistics

Visual and Environmental Studies

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