Summer Core Courses

The mission of MSU’s core curriculum is to enhance students’ use of multiple perspectives in making informed critical and ethical judgments in their personal, public and professional lives through inquiry and research experiences.  Details regarding the core curriculum may be found at

For incoming freshmen and current high school students accepted into the Early Admission Program, Summer Session core courses offer a jump start on a college career as well as an introduction to the level of work that is expected as a student at MSU.  The courses also serve as a catch-up opportunity for continuing students who need to progress toward or complete their core requirements.

Core courses are designated by a letter following the course number, e.g., WRIT 101W.  The following letters are used to specify the core groups:

US University Seminar
W College Writing
Q Quantitative Reasoning
D Diversity
CS Contemporary Issues in Science
IA Arts Inquiry or
RA Arts Research
IH Humanities Inquiry or
RH Humanities Research
IN Natural Science Inquiry or
RN Natural Science Research
IS Social Science Inquiry or
RS Social Science Research
R Additional Research and Creative Experience Courses

The following courses offered for Summer Session 2017 are listed by core groups.  For information regarding dates, times and location of offerings, refer to the Summer Class Schedule online.  For course descriptions, go to

Please note: New courses may have been added to this listing since the time of publishing.  For updates, go to

US - University Seminar
CLS 201US 2*undefined
COMX 111US 1,23
W - College Writing
WRIT 101W 1,1*,2,2*3
Q - Quantitative Reasoning
M 105Q 1,2,2*undefined
M 121Q 1*,2*3
M 151Q 1,1*,24
M 161Q 1,1*,2,2*4
M 171Q 1,24
M 172Q 1,24
M 273Q 1,24
STAT 216Q (on campus or online) 1,1*,2,2*3
STAT 217Q 1,2*3
D - Diversity
AMST 101D 2*3
ANTY 101D 2*3
ANTY 242D 1*undefined
BGEN 242D 1*3
GPHY 141D 1*3
GRMN 102D 23
LIT 285D 1*3
NASX 105D 1*,23
NASX 232D 2*3
PHL 103D 1*3
PSYX 235D 3undefined
RLST 100D 2*3
RLST 203D 1*3
SOCI 150D 1*3
SOCI 318R 1*3
SPNS 102D 23
CS - Contemporary Issues in Sciences
CSCI 215CS 13
HSTR 205CS 1*3
LIT 202CS 1*undefined
NUTR 221CS 3*3
PSYX 263CS 13
TE 250CS 4*3
IA - Arts Inquiry or RA - Arts Research
AMST 202RA 1*3
ARCH 121IA 13
ARCH 151RA 14
ARCH 152IA 2undefined
ARTH 201IA 24
ARTZ 105RA 13
ARTZ 109RA 24
ARTZ 110RA 24
ARTZ 231RA 24
CRWR 240RA (Blended-Online & Onsite) 1undefined
CS 145RA 2,2*3
MART 145RA (on campus or online) 2, 2*3
MUSI 101IA 1*,2*3
MUSI 203IA 1*,2*3
MUSI 307IA 1*3
PHOT 154IA 1*undefined
IH - Humanities Inquiry or RH - Humaniities Research
FILM 101IH 13
GRMN 440IH 1undefined
HSTA 102IH 1*4
HSTR 101IH 1*4
LING 210IH 1*undefined
LIT 110IH 23
LIT 169IH 2*undefined
ML 100IH 1*3
PHL 101IH 1*3
PHL 110IH 1*,2*3
SPNS 335IH 13
WGSS 201IH 1*3
IN - Natural Science Inquiry or RN - Natural Science Research
ASTR 110IN 23
CHMY 121IN 14
ERTH 101IN 14
GEO 111IN 1*undefined
IS - Social Science Inquiry or RS - Social Science Research
ECNS 204IS 23
FCS 101IS 1*3
PSCI 210IS 1*3
PSYX 100IS 14
SOCI 101IS 1*,2*3
SOCI 221IS 1*3
R - Additional Research and Creative Experience Courses
AMST 401R 1*4
EGEN 310R 13
FCS 465R 1*3
GEO 429R 16
KIN 325Rundefined
SFBS 445R 23
SOCI 318R 1*3

 First 6-Week Session


 Second 6-Week Session


 Full 12-Week Session


 Intersession: Please, contact department for exact dates.



Core Courses Offered Online This Summer

AMST 101D 23
AMST 202RA 13
AMST 401R 14
ANTY 101D 23
ANTY 242D 1undefined
BGEN 242D 13
CLS 201US 2undefined
CS 145RA3
FCS 101IS 13
FCS 465R 13
GRMN 440IH 1undefined
HSTA 102IH 14
HSTR 101IH 14
HSTR 205CS 13
LING 210IH 1undefined
LIT 169IH 2undefined
LIT 202CS 1undefined
LIT 285D 13
LS 101US (The Downside of Happiness) 2undefined
LS 101US (Thinking for a New Future) 1undefined
M 105Q 2undefined
M 121Q 1, 23
M 151Q 14
M 161Q 1, 24
MART 145RA 23
ML 100IH 13
MUSI 101IA 1, 23
MUSI 203IA 1, 23
MUSI 307IA 13
NASX 105D 13
NASX 232D 23
NUTR 221CS 33
PHL 101IH 13
PHL 103D 13
PHL 110IH 1,23
PHOT 154IA 1undefined
PSCI 210IS 13
RLST 100D 23
RLST 203D 13
SOCI 101IS 1, 23
SOCI 150D 13
SOCI 221IS 13
SOCI 318R 13
STAT 216Q 1,23
STAT 217Q 23
TE 250CS 33
WGSS 201IH 13
WRIT 101W 1, 23