Courses for Credit & Audit

Earn college credits or just learn more about a subject that interests you during Antioch College’s summer and mid-winter block terms. Courses are open to high school juniors and seniors, students enrolled at other colleges and universities, and the general public. Courses may be audited or taken for college credit. Special topic courses are taught by visiting faculty who are experts in the field. 

Summer Session 2019

To enroll, apply for admission as a non-degree-seeking student.

Questions about the application? Call 937-319-6082 or write to admission@antiochcollege.edu.

Introduction to American Law

PECO 295 Special Topics in Political Economy
July 8 – August 2, 2019 | 4 Credits

The course will provide students with an introduction to the American legal system and its interrelation with society. Students will learn the structure of the American legal system and the basic analytical framework applied by courts to legal disputes. The course will cover the basic procedures used in litigation, including complaints, discovery and motions, and basic legal research skills. The substantive areas will include subject areas of the common law: torts, contracts and evidence in the state court systems. In the federal system, the students will learn the framework for analysis of constitutional issues such as federal jurisdiction, freedom of speech, protection of religious liberty, due process of law, equal protection, limitations on police use of force, takings of property, zoning, labor and employment law. The course materials will primarily be decisions in specific legal cases which will also demonstrate the impact of the law on major social and political issues. The one or more of the substantive areas may be changed at the time the course is given.

This course will be taught by Michael W.L. McCrory, JD, who has substantial federal and state court experience as a practicing attorney with varied civil and criminal cases, complex litigation, trial and appellate cases. McCrory has represented labor unions, corporations, organizations and a municipality. He practiced law in Arizona and California and was admitted to practice in the 3rd and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court. He earned his law degree at Arizona State University and his BA in political science at Antioch College. 

July 8 – August 2, 2019
MTWRF:
9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Tuition: $300 to audit | $2,000 to earn college credit

Democratic Socialist Alternatives for the 21st Century

PECO 295 Special Topics in Political Economy
July 15 – 19, 2019 | 2 Credits

The slogan “democratic socialism” has been revived in American political rhetoric, but its meaning and implications need clarification. It evokes theories, movements and regimes from the past that provide both inspiration and circumspection for the future. This course reviews democratic socialist theories with an emphasis on the work of H.G. Wells. It reviews nineteenth and twentieth century experiments with intentional communities and reviews the British experience with democratic socialism beginning in 1945. It explores the ways the British experience with democratic socialism beginning in 1945. It explores the ways in which anticipated developments in artificial intelligence may create new possibilities for democratic socialist experimentation.

This course will be taught by Ted George Goertzel, PhD, professor emeritus of sociology at Rutgers University, with research expertise in political sociology, statistical data analysis, psychobiography and other areas. He is the author of several books, including Presidential Leadership in the Americas since Independence, co-authored with Guy Burton (Rowan & Littlefield, 2016). He earned his master’s and PhD at Washington University in St. Louis and his BA in sociology and anthropology at Antioch College.  

July 15 – 19, 2019
MTWR:
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM 
F: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Tuition: $300 to audit | $1,000 to earn college credit

To enroll, please apply for admission as a non-degree-seeking student.