Summer Program

Summer Residential Program

Our six-week summer residential program gives participants a glimpse into the college experience by letting them dorm on USC’s campus and take college-level classes for credit. They also participate in social, cultural, and recreational activities.

Courses Available

An introduction to the basics of Algebra.  

Summer 2023 Syllabus

A comprehensive analysis of the entire criminal justice process, from the investigation and arrest of suspects, through the trial and appeal process for defendants. It also delves into the underlying philosophical purpose of criminal laws, and their formulation by the local and federal governments.

Summer 2023 Syllabus

A survey of the social, economic, and political construction of the United States from its colonial origins through the formation of the United States constitutional government and its Civil War period. This course provides a background in the political and social development of the United States with a supplement of focused study on the evolution of the institution of slavery, to gain a better understanding of 17th, 18th, and 19th Century race construction in America. Students will analyze historiographical issues in African American history and how black Americans were active agents in creating their history from Africa to the Civil War. Emphasis is placed on the African background of African Americans (Diaspora), the institution of slavery, the development of African American community institutions, and African American participation in, and impact on, the Civil War. These topics will be considered within the context of resistance, rebellion, and self-determination.

Summer 2023 Syllabus

“Most people would rather be in the coffin than have to give the eulogy.” –Jerry Seinfeld on the fear of public speaking

Students study the theory and techniques of public speaking in a democratic society. Students will apply rhetorical principles to topic selection and audience analysis, research and reasoning of information, speech composition and outlining, presentation aids and delivery, and listening and evaluation of public discourse. Students practice effective communicative strategies for various types of original speeches including informative and persuasive speeches. The focus will be on developing credibility as a speaker and demonstrating confidence before an audience. This course meets AA degree and transfer requirements in oral communication. This course requires at least 9-10 hours of study and interactive time.

Summer 2023 Syllabus

A study of the physical makeup of the Earth. Emphasis is placed on climate, soils, vegetation, landforms, maps, weather systems, oceans, and the atmosphere, and their pattern on earth. The processes such as weather systems, climate, landforms etc. are not “random” as is popularly but mistakenly believed, but rather part of a systematic and orderly system, orchestrated with pinpoint precision and part of a cause and effect relationship. The aim of this course is to give the students a greater appreciation of the world around us as part of the inter-connectedness and unity spanning multiple disciplines of the Earth-atmosphere-people and environment interaction.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will apply basic geography concepts to answer the following questions:

a)Classify rock types according with their geologic origin.

b) Describe the concept of plate
tectonic boundaries and types.

c) Describe the types of waves generated during an

Summer 2021 Syllabus

Students will understand and know how to implement basic guidelines for healthy living, including mental, physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual health.

The goal of this course is to teach students how about the different dimensions of health, and how to lead to a self-directed balanced lifestyle.

Summer 2023 Syllabus
History 12 is designed to acquaint students with the major events, themes and concepts of the United States’ history from the end of the Civil War in1865 to the present. Particular attention will be given to cultural diffusion and cross-cultural interaction as recorded in patterns of trade, politics, religion, warfare, and technological development. Using primary source documents as well as secondary source materials from the textbook and lectures, we will (hopefully) be able to gain a better understanding of why things turned out the way they did, as well as how the United States developed in relation to the rest of the world.

Summer 2023 Syllabus

This course offers an introduction to the Spanish language. It lets students familiarize themselves with the usage of common verbs and pronouns, and teaches them about their origin in Central American and Southern American countries.

Summer 2023 Syllabus

This course explores how film portrayals affect Americans’ views of the working class and unions.

Summer 2023 Syllabus
This course covers a historical survey of rock music from its beginnings in the early 50’s to the present. Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly, the British Invasion, Motown, Soul, Folk Rock, Hard Rock, Punk, Heavy Metal, and various Alternative Rock styles will be discussed. Personalities and musical styles will be related to the sociology of the time period being studied.

Summer 2023 Syllabus
This is a supplementary course that teaches students how to plan and structure their papers. The goal of this course is to teach juniors how to write effectively to prepare them for the college application process.

Summer 2023 Syllabus

Residential Experience

In order to give students the complete college experience, we let them live at USC’s McCarthy Honors Residential College. 

Safety & Support
A team of UB staff and residential advisors(RAs) will live in the dorms and always be available 24/7. In addition, USC’s Department of Public Safety will patrol the university’s campus and its surrounding communities 24/7.

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Summer 2023

June 11 - July 20, 2023

What a typical UB student’s schedule may look like.
UB Student Schedule

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