Summer Online Courses

Summer 2021 Online Classes

Academic Credit from your home or anywhere else

Berkeley Summer Sessions offers several online classes. Our learning environment allows you flexibility with your study schedule while you experience the quality and excellence of UC Berkeley classes from the convenience of your own home. Even if you can't physically come to Berkeley, you can still experience the best that UC Berkeley has to offer. Regular Summer Session fees are applicable to online classes.

Berkeley Summer Sessions is excited to offer the following online classes for Summer 2021:


In response to COVID-19, departments will be making accommodations for final exams because we understand students will likely not be able to come to campus or travel to a proctoring site. Rather than a final exam, you may be assigned a paper, final project, or an exam that can be completed remotely from home.


Classes offered through Digital Learning Services (DLS):

After you enroll, your Online Learning Support Specialist at DLS will contact you to ensure that you have the tools you need to access the class and participate fully in the interactive online learning environment. Full 24/7 technical support is available to you throughout your class.

You can contact your Online Learning Support Specialist with any questions at

African American Studies W111:
Race, Class, and Gender – Session: C
Arts and Humanities W101:
Research Bootcamp: How to Research the Humanities – Session: C
* African American Studies 125AC:
The History of the Modern Civil Rights Movement – Session: D
Letters & Sciences W1:
Exploring the Liberal Arts – Session: C
Art W23AC:
Data Arts - Session A
Letters & Sciences C12: 
The Berkeley Changemaker – Session: E
Asian American Studies W20AC:
Asian American Communities and Race Relations – Session: C
Media Studies W10:
Introduction to Media Studies W10 (4 units) – Session: C
Astronomy W12/Earth & Planetary Science W12:
The Planets – Session: C
Math W53:
Multivariable Calculus – Session: C
Comparative Literature W60AC:
Boroughs & Barrios: Moving in & through NYC and Los Angeles – Session: C
Molecular and Cell Biology W61:
Brain, Mind, and Behavior – Session: A
Comparative Literature 156AC:
Fiction and Culture of the Americas – Session: C
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology W104:
Food, Culture, and the Environment AC - Session C
Civil and Environmental Engineering W30/ Mechanical Engineering W85:
Introduction to Solid Mechanics – Session C
Philosophy W12A:
Introduction to Logic - Session C
Computer Science W169A:
Software Engineering – Session: C
Political Science W135:
Game Theory in Social Sciences – Session: C
Education W140A:
The Art of Making Meaning: Education Perspectives on Literacy – Session D
Political Science W164A
Political Psychology and Involvement - Session C
Education W141:
Exploring Digital Pedagogy – Session C
Political Science W145A:
Understanding Political Developments in India – Session: C
† Education W142:
Education in a Global World – Session: A
Political Science W3:
Introduction to Empirical Analysis and Quantitative Methods – Session: C
Education W144:
Practicum in Education – Session A and D
Psychology W1:
General Psychology – Session: C
Education W153:
Research in Education:  Studying Educational Inequality and Possibility – Session D
Statistics W21:
Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business – Session: C
† Education W190:
Critical Studies in Education – Session: C
Theater 118AC:
Performance, Television, and Social Media – Session: C
‡ ENERES W174:
Water and Sanitation Justice – Session: C
Financial Accounting - Session A
‡ Energy and Resources Group W100/Public Policy W184:
Energy and Society – Session: C
UGBA C155/UGIS C151 :
Leadership: Purpose, Authority, and Empowerment – Session: B
Gender and Women's Studies 130AC:
Gender, Race, Nation, and Health - Session C



* This course counts toward a Race and the Law Summer Minor or Certificate.
† These courses count towards an Online Education Minor.
‡ These courses count towards a Sustainability Minor or Certificate.

Other summer online classes:

English as a Second Language Online Series:
July 6 - August 14, 2020
2 units - Pass-No Pass grade only

Col Writ W143: Foundations of English Language Education – Session A

Col Writ W145: Creating Materials for English Language Education – Session D

Info W18 – Python Fundamentals for Data Science: A fast-paced introduction to the Python programming language geared toward students of data science. The class introduces a range of Python objects and control structures, then builds on these with classes on object-oriented programming.

Social Welfare W232 - Social Work and Education Policy
This graduate-level class partially fulfills requirements for the Pupil Personnel Service Credentials in Social Work and Child Welfare and Attendance issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. It examines the intersection between the social work profession and the educational system. To learn more, visit Experience Summer @ Berkeley Social Welfare.

Online Courses In Development for Summer 2021:

  • Physics: Introduction to Mathematical Physics
  • Math: Numerical Analysis
  • ESPM: International Environmental Politics
  • Ethnic Studies: Introduction to Ethnic Studies
  • Linguistics: Introduction to Linguistic Science
  • Math: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • Music: Music in American Culture