Summer Course Schedule

Summer Institute

Summer Institute will conduct courses such as Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Information Systems and Computer Applications and Social Sciences during summer . The courses will be primarily targeted for 10th and 11th grade students. 12th grade and college students are also welcome. There will also be a research lab component for qualified students. This would entail an opportunity to work in university labs in chemistry, biology, IT and clinical research.

Duration: 6 Weeks – 6 hours per week for each class.

Fees: $500 per course per student.

Venue: To be decided. Preferences would be for Online Learning or Hindu Temples and Swaminarayan Temple Classrooms. Our present premises would be used if nothing else is available.

Students are expected to register for 2-3 courses. The students who complete the courses successfully will be awarded an HUA transcript.

Moreover, they would be encouraged to take the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam so that they can transfer credits to their university degree program. CLEP provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency in subject areas and bypass undergraduate coursework. Courses will also help them in college preparedness. The courses offered in the summer institute will strictly follow the curriculum prescribed for taking CLEP exams. The test is offered by the College Board. Approximately 2,900 colleges and universities will grant college credits for each test.

Precalculus

The Precalculus focus on providing mastery of skills and concepts required for success in a first-semester calculus course. A large portion of the course will be devoted to understanding of functions and their properties. It will deal with knowledge of specific properties of the following types of functions: linear, quadratic, absolute value, square root, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise-defined. Practice problems will present these types of functions symbolically, graphically, verbally, or in tabular form. A solid understanding of these types of functions is at the core of all precalculus courses, and it is a prerequisite for enrolling in calculus and other college-level mathematics courses.

Instructor: Dr. Sharmistha Chatterjee

Day and Time: TBD

Calculus

The Calculus course covers skills and concepts that are usually taught in a one-semester college course in calculus. The focus will be on limits and differential calculus and integral calculus. Algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and general functions will be included. The course is primarily focused on an intuitive understanding of calculus and experience with its methods and applications. Knowledge of preparatory mathematics, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and analytic geometry is assumed.

Instructor: Dr. Sharmistha Chatterjee

Day and Time: TBD

Information Systems and Computer Applications

Our course will cover:information systems and office application software, hardware and systems technology, information systems software development, and more.

Instructor: Dr. Sharmistha Chatterjee

Day and Time: TBD

American Government

This course is a study of the origins, development, structure, and functions of American national government. Topics include the constitutional framework; federalism; the three branches of government, including the bureaucracy; civil rights and liberties; political participation and behavior; and policy formation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts and participatory processes of the American political system. Basic concepts of state and local government and their relationships with the federal government are also examined. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

Instructor: Bhairavi Pandya

Day and Time: TBD

Western Civilization I

This course introduces western civilization from pre-history to the early modern era. Topics include ancient Greece, Rome, and Christian institutions of the Middle Ages and the emergence of national monarchies in western Europe. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in early western civilization. This course is designed for students who may take other upper-level history courses. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

Instructor: Bhairavi Pandya

Day and Time: TBD

The Principles of Macroeconomics

This aspect of economics deals with principles of economics that apply to an economy as a whole, particular emphasis on the determinants of aggregate demand and aggregate supply, and on monetary and fiscal policy tools that can be used to achieve particular policy objectives. A particular emphasis will be placed on the determinants of aggregate demand and aggregate supply, and on monetary and fiscal policy tools that can be used to achieve particular policy objectives. Within this context, students will be expected to understand basic economic concepts such as scarcity and comparative advantage and measurement concepts such as gross domestic product, consumption, investment, unemployment and inflation. They will also gain knowledge of the institutional structure of the Federal Reserve Bank and the monetary policy tools it uses to stabilize economic fluctuations and promote long-term economic growth, as well as the tools of fiscal policy and their impacts on income, employment, price level, deficits, and interest rate. Basic concepts related to foreign exchange markets, balance of payments, and effects of currency appreciation and depreciation on a country’s imports and exports will be covered.

Instructor: Dr. Rasika Chikte-Gupta

Day and Time: TBD

The Principles of Microeconomics

This aspect of economics deals with the principles of economics that apply to the analysis of the behavior of individual consumers and businesses in the economy. Students will learn about how to apply analytical techniques to hypothetical as well as real-world situations and to analyze and evaluate economic decisions. The course will provide an understanding of how free markets work and allocate resources efficiently. They will learn about how individual consumers make economic decisions to maximize utility, and how individual firms make decisions to maximize profits. They will learn to identify the characteristics of the different market structures and analyze the behavior of firms in terms of price and output decisions. They would also learn to evaluate the outcome in each market structure with respect to economic efficiency, identify cases in which private markets fail to allocate resources efficiently, and explain how government intervention fixes or fails to fix the resource allocation problem. It is also important to understand the determination of wages and other input prices in factor markets, and analyze and evaluate the distribution of income.

Instructor: Dr. Rasika Chikte-Gupta

Day and Time: TBD

Center for Ayurvedic Sciences

YED 5303  Introduction to Ayurveda      3 Credits

An overview of the science and philosophy of Ayurvedic system of wellness and medicine; spiritual and historical background; Vāta, Pitta and Kapha doṣha’s; Ayurvedic pulse reading; Ayurvedic nutrition and diet; herbology.

Instructor: Dr. Archana Kulkarni

Day and Time: TBD

Center for Divinity

HIN 5502 Hindu Temples and Architecture 3 Credits

Study of ancient medieval and contemporary styles: Harappa, Maurya; Ashoka’s times; Persian and Greek influences; under various kings from south to Kashmir, east to west.

Instructor: B. Pandya

Day and Time: TBD

HIN 5503 Hindu Religious Art, Dance, Music   3 Credits

Indus Valley Civilization, divine origins and religious and spiritual significance of arts, concepts of gods and goddesses, art and aesthetics in the Veda’s, other ancient and classical texts, religion in poetry, painting, dance, drama and music, representation of art in temple architecture, symbolism in temple architecture.

Instructor: B. Pandya

Day and Time: TBD

HIN 5505 Hindu Festivals      3 Credits

This course surveys some main Hindu festivals: their origins, developments, celebrations and rationales; discussions include various categories of festivals; seasonal such as Vasant Panchami, Baisakhi, Pongal-Samkranti, Yugadi, Navaratri, Sharad Purnima, Guru Pūrnima; devotional festivals such as Amarnath Yatra (Kashmir), Rath Yatra (Puri), Shivratri, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dussehra-Durga Pūjā, Diwali, Rama Navami, Kriṣhṇa Janamashtami; birthdays of Buddha, Mahavir, and Guru Nanak; social festivals like Holi, Teej, Raksha Bandhan; Kumbha and Kumbhi.

Instructor: B. Pandya

Day and Time: TBD

Center for Linguistic Studies

HUC 5003 Basic Sanskrit 3 Credits

Philosophy of Sanskrit language, order of alphabets, devanāgari character design, Śiva sūtras, Śhikṣhā-Śhāstra, voicing and scripting devanāgari Sanskrit, linguistically and culturally elegant reading, writing and apprehending of devanāgari Sanskrit script in transliteration and digital media.

Instructor: N. Gupta

Day and Time: TBD

LIN 5001 Basic Hindi 3 Credits

Philosophy of Hindi language, order of alphabets, devanāgari character design. Increase proficiency in understanding, speaking and reading, through transliteration and digital media.

Instructor: B. Pandya

Day and Time: TBD

Center for Inspirational Technology

ITS 5001 Computer Organization 3 Credits

Basics of logic design; organization and architecture of computer systems hardware; and introductory examples of compiler, input/output devices, interrupt handling and multi-tasking systems.

Instructor: Dr. S. Chatterjee

Day and Time: TBD

ITS 5002 Data Communication and Networking  3 Credits

Basics of digital data; transmission and exchange of this digital data between two or more computers; and protocols followed by computer networks.

Instructor: Dr. S. Chatterjee

Day and Time: TBD

Center for Performing Arts

Yoga Dance Rhythms

Yoga Dance is the conscious meditative practice of dance, infused with the wisdom of yoga to develop awareness and understanding of body, mind and spirit. This class focuses on blending dancing techniques with devotional music, mantras and songs with controlled movements and statuesque poses. Calmness of mind opens the subtle prana current (breath), thus allowing the body, mind and spirit to surrender with the cosmic flow and merge into a sacred dance form. HUA certification will be awarded to those who complete both terms.

Dance Rhythms of India

Dance Rhythms of India class offers fun and exciting dance workout routines based on popular traditional , regional as well as contemporary songs and music from India. This class is a fun workout for those seeking to lose weight, tone muscles or build stamina. No prior dance experience is required. HUA certification will be awarded to those who complete both terms.

Instructor: Bhairavi Pandya

Dance class duration and schedule:

Class duration – 1 hour; Weekday evenings Day and Time TBD

Locations: West Boca Raton area near US 441 (TBD) and 5340 N Federal Highway, Suite 207, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Summer Term A: May 11-June 19; Summer 2015 Term B: June 29– August 7

Fees: $150.00 per term