Summer Sessions Enrollment Process for Incoming Fall Rice Undergraduate Students

Rice University is pleased to allow incoming Rice freshman and transfer students the ability to take a course during the Summer Sessions. The schedule of Summer Sessions blocks can be found on the Academic Calendar for Summer 2022. The Academic Calendar for Summer 2022 also includes information regarding add/drop dates, tuition refunds, and withdrawals.

Registration Requirements

Incoming students are eligible to take one for-credit course (up to 4 credit hours) from a selection of approved summer courses (listed below), beginning in Summer Block D1. These approved courses have been listed below. Incoming students will not be able to register for a course that has not been approved. The tuition rate for Rice undergraduates is available on the Cashier’s Office website, and financial aid is available for eligible students.

Blocks Block Dates Registration via ESTHER Deadline
Summer Block D1 May 31-August 5, 2022 (10 weeks) May 29, 2022
Summer Block E1 June 13-July 29, 2022 (7 weeks) June 12, 2022
Summer Block B2 June 27-August 12, 2022 (7 weeks) June 26, 2022
Summer Block C2 July 5-August 12, 2022 (6 weeks) July 3, 2022

Incoming students who would like to take a summer session course must do three things before registering for courses:

  1. Attend one of the virtual Intro to Academics Session listed below. Sign up will be available within the Applicant Portal after clicking on the "Summer at Rice" tab.
    • Session 1: Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from 6:00 - 7:00pm CST
    • Session 2: Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 1:00 - 2:00pm CST
  2. Complete the 2022 Matriculating Class Canvas module, inclusive of the Honor Code Quiz and Rice Policies modules: https://canvas.rice.edu/enroll/HRNG89
  3. Submit to Rice the Health Data Form. More information found here: https://health.rice.edu/new-students/health-data-form

Once these elements are complete, registration holds will be removed from student accounts within two to three business days. All other holds will also need to be cleared before students can login to the ESTHER course registration system and register for their course.

Please check your holds by:

  1. Logging in to ESTHER
  2. Select “Student Services & Account Information”
  3. Select “View Holds”
  4. Confirm that there are no other holds on your account

If you have holds on your account, consult the Holds page at registrar.rice.edu/students/holds.

2022 Summer Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee rates for 2022 Summer Sessions are available on the Cashier’s Office website. Billing and payment information can be reviewed at https://cashier.rice.edu/student-accounts.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have AP credit (or other credit), but ESTHER is not allowing me to register for a higher-level course. Why?

AP credit (and other credit) is not given to Rice by the testing organization until July, and then it takes some time for Rice to process the credit. Until the credit is on your record, you will not be able to register for a higher-level course. Information about course credit for transfer students is available on the Office of the Registrar’s website.

Am I able to use Financial Aid to help cover the cost of a summer course?

Yes. For more information about Financial Aid and summer students, please visit the Financial Aid website.

I’m having trouble logging into Canvas/accessing the 2022 Matriculating Class Canvas module. What do I do?

Contact helpdesk@rice.edu if you are experiencing any issues with Canvas. If you have problems accessing the 2022 Matriculating Class Canvas course or the modules, please contact oweek@rice.edu.

How do I drop a course, and when is the last day I can do so?

For the Summer Semester 2022, Fall matriculants may drop a course up until the last day of classes for the respective class. How you drop a course is dependent upon when you are dropping:

Please note that depending on when you drop the course, you may or may not receive a refund for the course. You should consult the Academic Calendar for Summer 2022 (and Financial Aid, if receiving aid) to determine if you will be issued a refund.

Student Support

We are here to support you over the summer through a range of offices and services that are available to you as a Rice student.

Office of Academic Advising
Email: aadv@rice.edu | Phone: 713-348-4060
Note: If you are a student athlete, please contact Kendal Moore at kendal.moore@rice.edu or 713-348-2810.

Student Success Initiatives - Help with study skills, time management
Email: success@rice.edu

The Honor Council - For questions regarding the Honor System and academic integrity
Email: honor@rice.edu

Center for Academic and Professional Communication - Writing support
Contact CAP-C

Wellbeing and Counseling Center - Mental health and wellbeing support
Contact Center | Phone: 713-348-3311

Center for Career Development
Email: ccd@rice.edu | Phone: 713-348-4055

Disability Resource Center
Email: adarice@rice.edu | Phone: 713-348-5841

Office of Financial Aid
Email: fina@rice.edu | Phone: 713-348-4958

Cashier's Office - Billing and payment
Email: cashier@rice.edu | Phone: 713-348-4946

2022 Summer Courses Eligible for Incoming Matriculants

The Summer 2022 course schedule is posted to Rice's Course Schedule, but not all courses are eligible for incoming matriculants. Approved courses are listed below.


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INTRO TO STUDY OF LANGUAGE (ANTH 200)

Area

Anthropology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

McCleary, Bryce E.

Credits

3

CRN

30821

Overview of the scientific study of the structure and function of language. Introduces the main fields of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics. Highlights the interdisciplinary relationship of linguistics with anthropology, sociology, psychology, and cognitive sciences.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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STARS, GALAXIES & THE UNIVERSE (ASTR 101)

Area

Astronomy

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Johns-Krull, Christopher M.

Credits

3

CRN

30835

An introductory course for students in academic programs. The formation, evolution, and death of stars; the composition and evolution of galaxies; the structure and evolution of the universe.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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RHETORIC AND POPULAR WRITING (COMM 239)

Area

Communication

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Cummins-Munoz, Elizabeth A.

Credits

3

CRN

30909

This course examines the rhetoric of popular writing in outlets such as National Geographic and Sports Illustrated. Through critical reading and writing workshops, students will acquire a nuanced understanding of available stylistic choices as they build the skills they need to develop their own voice with clarity, confidence, and style.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (ECON 100)

Area

Economics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

DeNicco, James P.

Credits

3

CRN

30910

Introduction to the basic concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics component includes analysis of supply and demand, consumer and producer behavior, and competitive and noncompetitive market equilibria, with applications to current policy issues. Macroeconomics component provides an overview of the determination of national output, employment, interest rates, and inflation, and analyzes monetary fiscal policies and international trade. Designed for both non-majors and majors.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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PROBABILITY & STATISTICS (ECON 307)

Area

Economics

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Florez Rozo, Mauro Eder

Credits

3

CRN

30881

Probability and the central concepts and methods of statistics including probability, random variables, distributions of random variables, expectation, sampling distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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INTRO TO HEALTH & WELLNESS (HEAL 119)

Area

Health Sciences

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Bryant, Loren

Credits

3

CRN

30940

Designed to help students develop a greater understanding and appreciation of health and well being, as it relates to themselves and others around them, and for students to apply health and wellness knowledge in their personal life to improve their health.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (HEAL 132)

Area

Health Sciences

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Kabiri, Laura S.

Credits

3

CRN

30815

This course introduces the student interested in medical and health professions to a large vocabulary of medical language which develops skills in understanding and remembering new words. It describes word origins, basic terms in anatomy and terms pertaining to each body system as well as pharmacology and medical equipment, and many frequently used medical terms, abbreviations and symbols.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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FOUNDATIONS OF KINESIOLOGY (KINE 120)

Area

Kinesiology

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Perkins Ball, Amanda M.

Credits

3

CRN

30816

An introduction to studies in the areas of human movement: anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning and control, and psychological aspects of sport and exercise.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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INTRO TO STUDY OF LANGUAGE (LING 200)

Area

Linguistics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

McCleary, Bryce E.

Credits

3

CRN

30819

Overview of the scientific study of the structure and function of language. Introduces the main fields of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics. Highlights the interdisciplinary relationship of linguistics with anthropology, sociology, psychology, and cognitive sciences.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY (LING 205)

Area

Linguistics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

McCleary, Bryce E.

Credits

3

CRN

30818

This course treats language as a social phenomenon to show how language, personal identity and institutions of social control inter-relate. The course focuses on linguistic interaction in daily life and how gender, ethnic, class, activity, and geographic variation affect language use.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS II (MATH 102)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Sell, Connor D.

Credits

3

CRN

30862

Continuation of MATH 101. Includes further techniques of integration, as well as infinite sequences and series, Taylor polynomials and Taylor series, parametric equations, arc length, polar coordinates, complex numbers, and Fourier polynomials. Should not be taken if student already has credit for MATH 211, MATH 212, or MATH 221, without permission.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS (MATH 212)

Area

Mathematics

Session

Summer Block B2 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Ryang, Junmo

Credits

3

CRN

30865

Calculus of multiple variables. Vectors, partial derivatives and gradients, double and triple integrals, vector fields, line and surface integrals, Green's theorem, Stokes's theorem, and Gauss's theorem. May substitute Math 221 and 222.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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ETHICS IN PANDEMICS (PHIL 166)

Area

Philosophy

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Pinto Talero, Daniel E.

Credits

3

CRN

30929

In this course, we will grapple with a wide variety of questions raised by the coronavirus pandemic. What are our duties to others in a time of crisis? On what basis should scarce medical resources be deployed? What is the appropriate role for individuals, and for the government? How do we weigh the values of life and health against other values? And so on. Readings will include both works of professional philosophers and contemporary popular writings on the pandemic.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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ELECTRICITY&MAGNETISM W/LAB (PHYS 102)

Area

Physics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Cone, Michael T.

Credits

4

CRN

30844

A calculus-based introduction to electricity and magnetism. Includes classes and lab exercises on electric and magnetic fields, Maxwell's equations in integral form, and AC and DC circuits. Primarily for physical science and engineering students. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 102, 112, 126, AP Physics 2 (PHYS 142) and AP Physics-C E&M. Students must also register for PHYS 104.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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ELECTRICITY&MAGNETISM W/LAB (PHYS 102)

Area

Physics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Cone, Michael T.

Credits

4

CRN

30836

A calculus-based introduction to electricity and magnetism. Includes classes and lab exercises on electric and magnetic fields, Maxwell's equations in integral form, and AC and DC circuits. Primarily for physical science and engineering students. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 102, 112, 126, AP Physics 2 (PHYS 142) and AP Physics-C E&M. Students must also register for PHYS 104.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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E & M DISCUSSION (PHYS 104)

Area

Physics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Cone, Michael T.

Credits

0

CRN

30837

Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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E & M DISCUSSION (PHYS 104)

Area

Physics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Cone, Michael T.

Credits

0

CRN

30845

Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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GENERAL PHYSICS II (WITH LAB) (PHYS 126)

Area

Physics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Beaird, Robert P.

Credits

4

CRN

30848

A calculus-based survey of E&M and optics primarily intended for bioscience and premedical students. Includes classes and lab exercises on wave and ray optics, electric field and potential, magnetic fields and induction, and DC circuits. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 102, 112, 126, AP Physics 2 (PHYS 142), and AP Physics-C, E&M.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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GENERAL PHYSICS II (WITH LAB) (PHYS 126)

Area

Physics

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Beaird, Robert P.

Credits

4

CRN

30838

A calculus-based survey of E&M and optics primarily intended for bioscience and premedical students. Includes classes and lab exercises on wave and ray optics, electric field and potential, magnetic fields and induction, and DC circuits. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 102, 112, 126, AP Physics 2 (PHYS 142), and AP Physics-C, E&M.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC 101)

Area

Psychology

Session

Summer Block D1 (10 Wk)

Instructor

Dicker, Eva; Phetmisy, Cassandra

Credits

3

CRN

30955

Survey of topics, problems, and approaches in contemporary psychology. Includes the biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, attention, learning and memory, thinking, language, abnormal behavior and therapies, personality, and individual differences. Required for psychology majors.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (SOCI 101)

Area

Sociology

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

Ferguson, Jauhara

Credits

3

CRN

30894

Introduction to the principal concepts, theories and methods of sociology. Required (normally) for sociology majors and minors. Enrollment in section 003 of this course is reserved for new matriculants only.

Method of Instruction: FACE TO FACE

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PROBABILITY & STATISTICS (STAT 310)

Area

Statistics

Session

Summer Block E1 (7 Wk)

Instructor

Florez Rozo, Mauro Eder

Credits

3

CRN

30875

Probability and the central concepts and methods of statistics including probability, random variables, distributions of random variables, expectation, sampling distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY (SWGS 205)

Area

Women, Gender, & Sexuality

Session

Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)

Instructor

McCleary, Bryce E.

Credits

3

CRN

30888

This course treats language as a social phenomenon to show how language, personal identity and institutions of social control inter-relate. The course focuses on linguistic interaction in daily life and how gender, ethnic, class, activity, and geographic variation affect language use.

Method of Instruction: ONLINE

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