Summer Fast Pass to Completing Your Minor - UCLA Summer Sessions (2024)

Summer Fast Pass to Completing Your Minor - UCLA Summer Sessions (1)

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Your Minor!

Whether you are motivated to enhance your major or want to focus on a second area of study, a minor can help you achieve more during your time at UCLA.
If you don’t think you have time during the academic year to focus on a minor, consider what Summer Sessions can do to help you maintain your path to degree.

Many required and elective courses for campus minors are offered during Summer Sessions. Certain departments offer all required minor courses during the summer, making it possible to complete a minor in just two summers!

Think intentionally about incorporating your summer into your minor plans. Roadmaps detailing how you can chart your minor academic plan are available in each Minor area below.

When enrolling in Summer Fast Pass course pairings, you will also unlock exclusive, free co-curricular programming designed to promote your readiness for the transition to your post-graduate life. For Summer 2024 programming will be offered in partnership with the UCLA Alumni Center and the UCLA Center for Scholarships and Scholar Enrichment.

How to enroll: Enroll in Summer Fast Pass courses through MyUCLA. No additional application is necessary.

How to access Summer Fast Pass co-curriculars: Summer Sessions will notify Summer Fast Pass students with co-curricular details by email.

Summer Fast Pass Minors

Anthropology’s minor requirements allow students to choose from a variety of upper division courses. Luckily, Summer Sessions also offers a wide variety of Anthropology courses, ensuring that at least one topic will catch your interest.

Complete your entire Anthropology upper division minor requirements in just two summers! Or, knock out the required two lower division courses in one summer to start working on your upper division classes in the Fall.

See how Summer can play a role in your academic journey with the Anthropology minor roadmap.

For Summer Sessions 2024, explore the following paired options to make major progress on the Anthropology minor while dedicating just two days per week to class time:

Session A

  • Anthropology 2 (Archaeology) + Anthropology 3 (Culture and Society)
  • Anthropology 137P (Anthropology of Deviance and Abnormality) + Anthropology 145S (Culture, Gender, Sexuality)
  • Anthropology 124Q (Evolutionary Psychology) + Anthropology 154Q (Gender and Language in Society)

Session C

  • Anthropology 1 (Human Evolution) + Anthropology4 ( Culture and Communication)
  • Anthropology M150 (Language in Culture) + Anthropology 126P (Paleopathology)
  • Anthropology 153 (Language and Identity) + Anthropology 163P (Ideology and Social Change in Contemporary China)

Biomedical Research is one of the most popular and intensive minors at UCLA. Complete a key pre-requisite (Biomedical Research 5HA)* as well as required course MCD Biology 60 and a required upper division History of Science or Philosophy of Science course in just one summer.

See how Summer can play an important role in your academic journey with the Biomedical Research minor roadmap.

Get ahead for Fall 2024 by exploring the following course options for your Biomedical Research minor:

Session A

MCD Biology 60 (Biomedical Ethics) + History 179B (History of Medicine: Foundations of Modern Medicine)

MCD Biology 60 (Biomedical Ethics) + Public Health C150 (Fundamentals of Public Health)

Session C

Biomedical Research 5HA (Biomedical Research: Concepts and Strategies)

Across Sessions

MCD Biology 60 (Biomedical Ethics) + Biomedical Research 5HA (Biomedical Research: Concepts and Strategies)

*Please note that admission to the Biomedical Research minor is by competitive application and admission is not guaranteed

Environmental Systems and Society is a popular growing minor at UCLA with over 40 electives courses available for completion. This course requirement flexibility makes it even easier to use Summer to complete your two lower division requirements, or cross two upper division requirements off your list in your path to minor completion.

See how Summer can play a key role in your academic journey with the Environmental Systems and Society minor roadmap.

Prepare for your minor progress this summer by viewing these available options:

Session A

Lower Division Electives: Environment 25 (Good Food for Everyone: Health Sustainability, and Culture) + Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences 15 (Blue Planet: Introduction to Oceanography)

Upper Division Electives: Environment M125 (Environmentalism: Past, Present, and Future) + Environment M167 (Environmental Justice though Multiple Lenses)

For the Film, Television, and Digital Media minor, the wide variety of Film and Television courses offered during the summer allows your choice in topic and mode of delivery. Courses offered online, or scheduled for evening hours, allow flexibility for other commitments in your schedule.

See how Summer can play a key role in your academic journey with the Film, Television, and Digital Media minor roadmap.

Details on how Summer Sessions 2024 can work on your Film, Television, and Digital Media minor progress below:

Session A

Lower Division Electives: Film and Television 4 (Introduction to Art and Technique of Filmmaking) + Film and Television 33 (Introductory Screenwriting)

Upper Division Electives: Film and Television M111 (Women and Film) + Film and Television 112 (Film and Social Change)

Upper Division Electives: Film and Television 122D (Film Editing: Overview of History, Technique, and Practice) + Film and Television 122E (Digital Cinematography)

Session C

Upper Division Electives: Film and Television 114 (Film Genres) + Film and Television 122J (Disney Feature: Then and Now)

Upper Division Electives: Film and Television 122M (Film and Television Directing) +Film and Television 183C (Producing III: Marketing, Distribution, and Exhibition)

Did you know that nearly all of the Global Health minor theme areas are represented by Summer Sessions courses? No matter where you are in your progress towards a minor in Global Health, participating in Summer Sessions can get you closer to your degree completion. Check off the required Global Health 100 course along with another upper division elective. Or, get started on the minor with two lower elective courses.

See how Summer can play an important role in your academic journey with the Global Health minor roadmap.

View details on how you can use this summer to start, complete, or make any progress in between on your Global Health minor below:

Session A

Lower Division Electives: Statistics 10 (Introduction to Statistical Reasoning) + Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 60 (Biomedical Ethics)

Upper Division Requirement and Elective: Global Health 100 (Global Health and Development) + Environment M167 (Environmental Justice through Multiple Lenses)

Upper Division Electives: History 179B (History of Medicine: Foundations of Modern Medicine) + Health Policy 100 (Health Care Systems and Health Policy)

Session C

Lower Division Electives: Global Studies 1 (Introduction to Globalization) + International Development Studies 1 (Introduction to International Development)

Upper Division Electives: Psychology 150 (Introduction to Health Psychology) + Anthropology 126P (Paleopathology)

Work on completing your History minor from anywhere! Many Online courses that count towards a History minor are being offered during Session A and Session C this summer. With several asynchronous offerings, you can plan your summer with the ultimate flexibility.

See how Summer can play an important role in your academic journey with the History minor roadmap.

View options for maximizing this summer for your History minor below:

Session A

Lower Division Electives: History 1B (Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 843 to 1715) + History 5 (Holocaust: History and Memory)

Upper Division Electives: History 111C (Topics in Middle Eastern History: Modern) + History 115 (Topics in Ancient History)

Session C

Lower Division Electives: History 12C (Inequality: Global History of Anti-Colonial Thought and Struggle) + History 13C (History of the U.S. and Its Colonial Origins: 20th Century)

Upper Division Electives: History 132 (Topics in European History) + History 111B ( Topics in Middle Eastern History: Early Modern)

Upper Division Electives: History 140A (20th Century U.S. History: 1900 to 1928) + History 187I (Variable Topics Historiography Proseminar: Science/Technology)

Across Sessions

History 5 (Holocaust: History and Memory) + History 12C (Inequality: Global History of Anti-Colonial Thought and Struggle)

The Music Industry minor’s summer offerings provide ample opportunities to fulfill a required course and multiple elective options. Learn how to use this summer to make significant progress on the minor with the pairings below.

See how Summer can play an important role in your year-round academic journey with the Music Industry minor roadmap.

Session A

Core + Elective: Music Industry 101 (Seminar in Music Industry) + Music Industry 55 (Songwriters on Songwriting)

Electives: Music Industry 107A (Engineering and Production Fundamentals) + Music Industry 112A (Introduction to Songwriting)

Electives: Music Industry 115A (The Art of Music Production I) + Ethnomusicology M25 (Global Pop)

Electives: Music Industry 55 (Songwriters on Songwriting) + Music Industry 111A (Rock/Pop Studio Ensemble I)

Session C

Electives: Music Industry 112B (Advanced Songwriting)

See how Summer can play an important role in your year-round academic journey with the Music Industry minor roadmap (coming soon).

This summer, start making significant progress on a Spanish minor by completing a lower division requirement (Spanish 42) and the only mandatory upper division course within the minor (Spanish 119). Completing Spanish 119 will open up the eight upper division Spanish courses that count 119 as a requisite, allowing you to continue your momentum in Fall Quarter.

See how Summer can play a key role in your academic journey with the Spanish minor roadmap.

Session A

Spanish 42 (Iberian Cultures) + Spanish 119 (Introduction to Literary Analysis)

Across Sessions

Spanish 150 (Topics in Contemporary Studies) + Spanish 170 (Topics in Interdisciplinary and Transhistorical Studies)

All courses required for the Statistics minor are being offered in Summer! Complete your minor prep or take a chunk out of the upper division requirements. Wherever you are in your journey towards a minor in Statistics, Summer courses can help you make significant progress. With planning, you could complete your entire Statistics minor using only Summer.

See how Summer can play an important role in your academic journey with the Statistics minor roadmap.

Plan your summer in Statistics with the course pairing options below:

Session A

Lower Division Prep Courses: Math 33A (Linear Algebra and Applications) + Statistics 10 (Introduction to Statistical Reasoning)

Upper Division Courses: Statistics 100A (Introduction to Probability) + Statistics 101A (Introduction to Data Analysis and Regression)

Session C

Upper Division Courses: Statistics 100B ( Introduction to Mathematical Statistics) + Statistics 101B (Introduction to Design and Analysis of Experiment)

Courses and roadmaps provided are accurate as of January 2024. Departments may change or cancel courses at their discretion. For specific questions about minors please contact the corresponding department.

Summer Fast Pass to Completing Your Minor - UCLA Summer Sessions (2024)
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