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Undergraduate Program

Summer 2020 Psychology Courses

We are excited to offer a wide range of psychology courses this summer! Summer courses are open to both University of Rochester students as well as students from other universities.

For more information about the University of Rochester summer sessions, including how to register see the summer sessions website.

Online Format

All courses will be taught online this summer. We plan to offer most courses in a live-streaming format (via Zoom) at their scheduled times. However, all course sessions will be video-recorded and made available for streaming via Blackboard. This will allow students from any time zone to still actively participate in the courses.

Upper Level Writing

All the  summer  courses (with the exception of Psych 101) will also offer students the option of adding a 0.5 credit upper-level writing component. This is something you can arrange with your instructor ahead of time or in the first few days of class.

Courses Offered Summer 2020


Session A (May 18 – June 12, all courses are 4 weeks)

PSY 161: Social Psychology and Individual Differences
Instructor: Jonathan Gordils
Taught asynchronously, with required weekly synchronous meetings (Thurs 2-3 pm)

PSY 171: Social and Emotional Development
Instructor: Hannah Jones-Gordils
Taught asynchronously, with required weekly synchronous meetings (Thurs 10-11 am) 

PSY 209: The Psychology of Human Sexuality
Instructor: Debrielle Jacques
MTWR, 4:30–7:30 p.m.

PSY 278: Adolescent Development
Instructor: Ha Na Yoo
MTWR, 5:45–8:45 p.m.


Session B (June 29 – July 24 for 4-week courses,, or June 29 - Aug. 7 for 6-week course)

PSY 101: Intro to Psychology
Instructor: Lucia Parry
MTWR, 9–11:15 a.m.
Note: PSY 101 is a 6-week course (June 29-Aug. 7)

PSY 181: Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy
Instructor: Jackie Kearns
MTWR, 4:30–7:30 p.m.

PSY 282: Abnormal Psychology
Instructor: AJ Pollard
MTWR, 1–4 p.m.