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
Letters & Sciences W1:
Exploring the Liberal Arts – Session: C
* African American Studies 125AC:
The History of the Modern Civil Rights Movement – Session: D
Letters & Sciences C12: 
The Berkeley Changemaker – Session: D
Art W23AC:
Data Arts - Session A
Linguistics W100:
Introduction to Linguistic Science - Session: C
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
Math W54:
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations - Session: C
Comparative Literature 156AC:
Fiction and Culture of the Americas – Session: C
Math W128A:
Numerical Analysis - Session: C
Civil and Environmental Engineering W30/ Mechanical Engineering W85:
Introduction to Solid Mechanics – Session C
Molecular and Cell Biology W61:
Brain, Mind, and Behavior – Session: A
Computer Science W169A:
Software Engineering – Session: C
Music W26AC:
Music in American Cultures – Session C  
Education W141:
Exploring Digital Pedagogy – Session C
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology W104:
Food, Culture, and the Environment AC - Session C
† Education W142:
Education in a Global World – Session: A
Philosophy W12A:
Introduction to Logic - Session C
Education W144:
Practicum in Education – Session A and D
Physics W89:
Introduction to Mathematical Physics - Session: B
Education W153:
Research in Education:  Studying Educational Inequality and Possibility – Session D
Political Science W135:
Game Theory in Social Sciences – Session: C
† Education W190:
Critical Studies in Education – Session: C
Political Science W145A:
Understanding Political Developments in India – Session: C
‡ ENERES W174:
Water and Sanitation Justice – Session: C
Political Science W164A
Political Psychology and Involvement - Session C
‡ Energy and Resources Group W100/Public Policy W184:
Energy and Society – Session: C
Political Science W3:
Introduction to Empirical Analysis and Quantitative Methods – Session: C
ESPM W169:
International Environmental Politics -Session: D
Psychology W1:
General Psychology – Session: C
Ethnic Studies W11AC:
Introduction to Ethnic Studies Session D
Statistics W21:
Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business – Session: C
Gender and Women's Studies 130AC:
Gender, Race, Nation, and Health - Session C
Theater 118AC:
Performance, Television, and Social Media – Session: C
Arts and Humanities W101:
Research Bootcamp: How to Research the Humanities
- Postponed to Summer 2022
Financial Accounting - Session A




* 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 Courses:

W200. Writing for Academic Publication - Session: B
W3B. Business English: Oral Communication - Session: D
W3E. Legal English: Listening and Speaking - Session: D
W3G. Grammar and Vocabulary - Session: D

College Writing W143 - Foundations of English Language Education: Session: A

College Writing W145 - Creating Materials for English Language Education: Session: D

Info W18 – Python Fundamentals for Data Science: Session: B
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: Session: A
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