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Summer Courses

Make the most of your summer by studying on campus or online this summer. 

Do you want to graduate faster? Pursue a minor? Knock out a challenging course?

Summer classes are a great way to reach your academic goals and even out your course load.

Summer courses are a great way to graduate earlier by earning more credits in a shorter period of time. It’s also a convenient way to complete a minor and access courses that fill up quickly in fall and spring. Summer courses can also help students successfully complete tougher classes by providing a focused, accelerated format that  immerses students in rigorous subjects. With the flexibility of online study, you can complete a class around your summer work and vacation schedule.

Open to all USC students, courses may be used for major, minor, cognate or elective credits. More information about HRSM’s summer courses can be found at the College of HRSM bulletin.


2020 summer course information will be posted at the beginning of the spring 2020 semester.

Below is information from summer 2019 to give you an idea of the many great courses and schedule opportunities available. 

2019 Summer Sessions Schedule

Session Dates
Full Summer Session (3S0) May 13 - August 1
Exams August 2 and 3
6-Week Session I (3S1) May 13 - June 20
Exams June 21 and 22 
6-Week Session II (3S2) June 24 - August 1
Exams August 2 and 3
3-Week Session I (3S3) May 13 - May 30
Exams May 31
3-Week Session II (3S4) June 3 - June 19
Exams June 21
3-Week Session III (3S5) June 24 – July 11
Exams July 12
9-Week Session (3S6) June 3 - August 1
Exams August 2 and 3

2019 Summer Courses

For an explanation of session schedules, please visit the University Registrar's summer schedule page.

Please note: Session 3AH is a special term granted by the Registrar that will run from July 15 to August 1, 2019.

Are you interested in registering for one of the courses below? Please visit HRSM Advisement and Student Services

Session CBN Course Title Credits Description Format Keywords
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3S4 71032 SPTE 240 Business Law 3 Formation of contracts and their operation as they apply to business; promissory notes and checks; agency and employment. Face-to-Face  
3S0 71033 SPTE 295 Practicum 6 Supervised work experience in a sport or entertainment management area selected by the student with approval of advisor. Contract approved by advisor or department chair is required for undergraduate students. Prerequisites: SPTE 195, 201 and 274 Face-to-Face  
3S0 71034 SPTE 295 Practicum 6 Supervised work experience in a sport or entertainment management area selected by the student with approval of advisor. Contract approved by advisor or department chair is required for undergraduate students. Prerequisites: SPTE 195, 201 and 274 Face-to-Face  
3S0 71035 SPTE 295 Practicum 6 Supervised work experience in a sport or entertainment management area selected by the student with approval of advisor. Contract approved by advisor or department chair is required for undergraduate students. Prerequisites: SPTE 195, 201 and 274 Face-to-Face  
3S0 71036 SPTE 399 Independent Study 1 to 6 Students will have an opportunity to explore a specific area of sport and entertainment management. Individual students will identify an area of study related to sport and entertainment management and complete a research paper on this topic under the guidance of the instructor. Face-to-Face  
3AH 73900 SPTE 440 SPTE Business and Finance 3 Economic and finance theories applied to the management of sport and entertainment organizations. Prerequisites: FINA 333 or 363 Face-to-Face  
3S5 72412 SPTE 440 SPTE Business and Finance 3 Economic and finance theories applied to the management of sport and entertainment organizations. Prerequisites: FINA 333 or 363 Face-to-Face  
3S3 71037 SPTE 444 SPTE Event Management 3 Application of management principles to sports and entertainment events. Prerequisites: SPTE 380, SPTE 440, and upper division status Face-to-Face  
3S3 73522 SPTE 444 SPTE Event Management 3 Application of management principles to sports and entertainment events. Prerequisites: SPTE 380, SPTE 440, and upper division status Face-to-Face  
3S4 71038 SPTE 490 Special Topics in SPTE 3 Current topics and trends in sport, live entertainment, and venue management. Content varies by suffix and title. May be repeated once. Face-to-Face  
3S2 71039 SPTE 490 Special Topics in SPTE 3 Current topics and trends in sport, live entertainment, and venue management. Content varies by suffix and title. May be repeated once. Face-to-Face  
3S0 71040 SPTE 495 Internship in SPTE Management 6 Placement with a sport or entertainment organization for a supervised learning experience in the student’s career specialization area. Prerequisites: 114 credit hours; SPTE 440 and 444; departmental permission Face-to-Face  
3S0 71041 SPTE 495 Internship in SPTE Management 6 Placement with a sport or entertainment organization for a supervised learning experience in the student’s career specialization area. Prerequisites: 114 credit hours; SPTE 440 and 444; departmental permission Face-to-Face  
3S0 72228 SPTE 495 Internship in SPTE Management 6 Placement with a sport or entertainment organization for a supervised learning experience in the student’s career specialization area. Prerequisites: 114 credit hours; SPTE 440 and 444; departmental permission Face-to-Face  
3S3 73901 SPTE 570 Special Topics in Global Sport 3 This course examines a variety of global sport and entertainment management issues. The emphasis will be on an understanding of the concepts related to the sport and entertainment management in an international setting. Content varies by suffix and title. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: 60 credits or graduate status Face-to-Face  
3S3 73902 SPTE 570 Special Topics in Global Sport 3 This course examines a variety of global sport and entertainment management issues. The emphasis will be on an understanding of the concepts related to the sport and entertainment management in an international setting. Content varies by suffix and title. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: 60 credits or graduate status Face-to-Face  
3S3 73903 SPTE 570 Special Topics in Global Sport 3 This course examines a variety of global sport and entertainment management issues. The emphasis will be on an understanding of the concepts related to the sport and entertainment management in an international setting. Content varies by suffix and title. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: 60 credits or graduate status Face-to-Face  
3S3 71043 SPTE 701 Management: Sport and Entertainment Industry 3 Management principles in the sport and entertainment industry. Face-to-Face  
3S0 71044 SPTE 798 Dir Study in SPTE 3 Independent study for advanced students under faculty supervision. May be taken twice for degree credit. Face-to-Face  
3S0 72205 SPTE 798 Dir Study in SPTE 3 Independent study for advanced students under faculty supervision. May be taken twice for degree credit. Face-to-Face  
3S0 72320 SPTE 798 Dir Study in SPTE 3 Independent study for advanced students under faculty supervision. May be taken twice for degree credit. Face-to-Face  
3S1 71402 SPTE 110 Sport and Entertainment in American Life 3 The American sport and entertainment enterprise: background, influences, and trends; collegiate and professional sport organizations; ownership and unionization; media portrayals. Online  
3S2 71403 SPTE 110 Sport and Entertainment in American Life 3 The American sport and entertainment enterprise: background, influences, and trends; collegiate and professional sport organizations; ownership and unionization; media portrayals. Online  
3S1 73279 SPTE 201 Intro to Sport Management 3 Introduction to sport management industry career fields. Online  
3S2 73280 SPTE 201 Intro to Sport Management 3 Introduction to sport management industry career fields. Online  
3S1 71405 SPTE 202 Intro to Live Entertainment Management 3 The study of underlying themes in entertainment management and its application to music, family shows, and other live entertainment business venues. Online  
3S2 71406 SPTE 202 Intro to Live Entertainment Management 3 The study of underlying themes in entertainment management and its application to music, family shows, and other live entertainment business venues. Online  
3S1 73898 SPTE 203 Intro to Event and Venue Management 3 An overview of the history, impact, types, and trends of events and venues, the principles of event planning, the role of venues, and career options in each field. Online  
3S2 73899 SPTE 203 Intro to Event and Venue Management 3 An overview of the history, impact, types, and trends of events and venues, the principles of event planning, the role of venues, and career options in each field. Online  
3S1 71831 SPTE 274 Computer Applications in HRSM 3 Administrative tasks for computer usage, including software and hardware selection, applications, and solutions. Online  
3S2 71832 SPTE 274 Computer Applications in HRSM 3 Administrative tasks for computer usage, including software and hardware selection, applications, and solutions. Online  
3S4 71407 SPTE 320 Sport and the Law 3 Laws and regulatory bodies affecting the management of sport personnel, facilities, and events. Prerequisites: SPTE 240 or equivalent Online  
3S2 73908 SPTE 320 Sport and the Law 3 Laws and regulatory bodies affecting the management of sport personnel, facilities, and events. Prerequisites: SPTE 240 or equivalent Online  
3S1 73281 SPTE 380 Sport and Entertainment Marketing 3 Marketing theory and practice and how it relates and applies to sport and entertainment. Prerequisites: MKTG 350 Online  
3S2 73909 SPTE 380 Sport and Entertainment Marketing 3 Marketing theory and practice and how it relates and applies to sport and entertainment. Prerequisites: MKTG 350 Online  
3S1 73282 SPTE 385 Ethics in the Sport and Entertainment Business 3 The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the ethical issues that exist in sport and entertainment business. Students will learn various theories of ethics and how they relate to issues faced by managers in the sport and entertainment industry. Online  
3S2 73283 SPTE 385 Ethics in the Sport and Entertainment Business 3 The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the ethical issues that exist in sport and entertainment business. Students will learn various theories of ethics and how they relate to issues faced by managers in the sport and entertainment industry. Online  
3S1 71409 SPTE 410 Sport and Entertainment in Pop Culture 3 Investigation of sport and entertainment as critical facets of American society. Online  
3S2 71410 SPTE 410 Sport and Entertainment in Pop Culture 3 Investigation of sport and entertainment as critical facets of American society. Online  
3S1 73146 SPTE 655 Social Media in SPTE 3 In-depth investigation of social networks, digital platforms, and online marketing for the live entertainment and sport industries. Online  
3S2 73147 SPTE 655 Social Media in SPTE 3 In-depth investigation of social networks, digital platforms, and online marketing for the live entertainment and sport industries. Online  
3S1 71600 HRTM 110 Intro to the Hospitality Industry 3 History, growth, developments, and future opportunities in the hospitality industry. Online  
3S2 71601 HRTM 228 Purchasing and Controls 3 A study of the major foods, beverages, and supplies that are purchased in hotels, motels, and food-service establishments as well as techniques on how to control their distribution within the operation. Online  
3S1 71790 HRTM 260 Hotel Management 3 Management of the lodging phase of the hospitality industry to include front desk, housekeeping, and maintenance areas. Online  
3S3 71071 HRTM 270 Quantity Food Production 3 The basics of food production from storeroom to consumer. Various techniques of storage, preparation, merchandising, and menu-planning, as well as the many aspects of service Face-to-Face  
3S3 71072 HRTM 270 Quantity Food Production 3 The basics of food production from storeroom to consumer. Various techniques of storage, preparation, merchandising, and menu-planning, as well as the many aspects of service Face-to-Face  
3S2 71602 HRTM 280 Foundations of Tourism 3 Basic introduction to the social science of tourism in the US and the world, including definitional issues, motivations for travel, factors influencing demand-side and supply-side growth, the tourism product, market segmentation and marketing, socioeconomic, and ecological impacts, and destination life cycle dynamics. Online  
3S0 71067 HRTM 290 Hospitalilty and Tourism Practicum 6 Supervised full-time work experience in an area of the hospitality and tourism industry, selected by the student and approved by the practicum coordinator. 400 hours required. Online  
3S1 71603 HRTM 340 Nutrition 3 The utilization of food by the body; menu planning and food production for institutions in relation to regular and modified diets. Online  
3S1 73049 HRTM 344 Personnel Organization and Supervision 3 Recruitment, selection, utilization, and development of human resources; role of supervisors in management and personnel administration. Online  
3S2 74199 HRTM 428 Sustainable Foodservice System 3 Factors affecting the food supply in the United States and world. The class will explore the economic, political, legal, and societal forces affecting the distribution system of our food supply. Online  
3S1 74200 HRTM 450 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing 3 Application of marketing principles and promotional techniques to the hospitality and travel industry. Online  
3S0 71069 HRTM 495 Hospitality and Tourism Internship 6 Structured industry practical experience in a hospitality or tourism company. 400 hours required. Online  
3S3 74216 HRTM 565 International Lodging Management 3 *Study Abroad in Czech Republic*
Analysis of the structure of international lodging companies, challenges of marketing U.S. lodging companies abroad, and cultural differences in international management.
Study Away  
3S1 71791 HRTM 590 Special Topic: Wine, Beverage and Culture 3 Provides a broad base of knowledge, covering all commercially relevant beverages including origins, tradition and culture. Online  
3S3 73367 HRTM 590 Special Topic: Theme Park and Attractions Management 3 Overview of the theme park and attractions industry. We will explore each of the areas of this industry including: history, venues, resources, ride operations, merchandising, food service and design. Study Away  
3S3 71613 RETL 116 Fashion Through the Ages: 1800 A.D. to Present 3 Introduction to the history of fashion from 1800 A.D. to the present. Online  
3S3 74075 RETL 242 Business Communications 3 Theory, processes, and applications of professional communications. Face-to-Face  
3S3 73046 RETL 242 Business Communications 3 Theory, processes, and applications of professional communications. Online  
3S3 73047 RETL 242 Business Communications 3 Theory, processes, and applications of professional communications. Online  
3S3 74076 RETL 265 Principles of Retailing 3 Management methods, location analysis, store organization, personnel, planning, buying and pricing techniques, and customer service policies for retail firms. Face-to-Face  
3S3 74077 RETL 369 Retail Promotion 3 Planning and executing retail promotion strategies. Face-to-Face  
3S4 71612 RETL 115 Fashion throough the Ages: 3000 B.C. to 1800 A.D. 3 Introduction to the history of fashion from 3000 B.C. to 1800 A.D. Online  
3S4 71615 RETL 237 The Changing Consumer Marketplace 3 The economic problems of everyday life presented within a business framework, promoting the student’s well-being as a consumer. Online  
3S4 72531 RETL 350 Sales Strategies 3 Theories, principles, and techniques of personal selling with application to different buyer-seller situations. Online  
3S4   RETL 425 Retail Shopper Analysis 3 Analysis of in-store retail shopper behavior to impact retailer performance. Online  
3S5 71614 RETL 216 History of Designers 3 Survey of influential fashion designers since 1857, examining their design influences and their contributions to fashion. Online  
3S5 71620 RETL 485 Multi-National Retailing 3 Retail operations within foreign environments. Online  
3S1 72461 RETL 261 Principles of Accounting I 3 A study of the accounting cycle with emphasis on preparation and analysis of financial statements. Face-to-Face  
3S1 71616 RETL 261 Principles of Accounting I 3 A study of the accounting cycle with emphasis on preparation and analysis of financial statements. Online  
3S1 74074 RETL 262 Principles of Accounting II 3 A study of the preparation and interpretation of corporate financial statements with an emphasis on analysis and decision making techniques. Face-to-Face  
3S1 71617 RETL 262 Principles of Accounting II 3 A study of the preparation and interpretation of corporate financial statements with an emphasis on analysis and decision making techniques. Online  
3S1 71618 RETL 268 Principles of Fashion Merchandising 3 The place of fashion in buying, selling, and promoting merchandise. Meets the needs of individuals in retail organizations from entry level to buyer. Online  
3S1 71785 RETL 366 Retail Buying 3 Planning, purchasing, and controlling inventories. Online  
3S2 72528 RETL 261 Principles of Accounting I 3 A study of the accounting cycle with emphasis on preparation and analysis of financial statements. Online  
3S2 72529 RETL 262 Principles of Accounting II 3 A study of the preparation and interpretation of corporate financial statements with an emphasis on analysis and decision making techniques. Online  
3S2   RETL 330 Asset Protection for Retailers 3 Examination of asset protection and risk management issues which affect the retailing industry, such as retail risk assessment and response, loss prevention, employee-related risks, facility security, crisis management, and intellectual property protection. Online  
3S2   RETL 351 Small Business Organization and Operation 3 Concepts and philosophies of ownership for the small retailing operation. Online  
3S2 71619 RETL 365 Visual Merchandising and Store Design 3 Displays and visual merchandising strategies. Online  
3S2 72532 RETL 530 Fashion and the Law 3 Examination of domestic and international laws which affect the fashion industry, such as intellectual property protection, licensing agreements, operational and marketing issues, and international trade. Online  
3S0 71470 RETL 295 Retailing Practicum 1 to 6 Supervised work experience in an area of the retail industry, selected by the student and approved by the instructor. Face-to-Face  
3S0 71472 RETL 495 Retailing Internship 6 Supervised work experience within the retail industry that links classroom learning and student interest with the acquisition of knowledge in an applied work setting. Face-to-Face  
3S4 71788 HRSM 001 HRSM Professional Development Seminar 3 Strategies, tactics, and requisite skills for career success in the hospitality, retail, sport, entertainment, and technology industries. Face-to-Face  
3S1 71605 HRTM J10 Services Management for Hospitality and Tourism 3 Management issues pertinent to quality service delivery in hospitality and tourism organizations. Online  
3S4 72500 HRTM 001 Hospitality Management Strategies 3 Contemporary management strategies applied to the hospitality industry. Face-to-Face  

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