Virtual Summer

Salve Regina will offer seven undergraduate courses in an online interactive format during the summer of 2015. Salve Regina students, along with students from other universities, are invited to register for these "Virtual Summer" courses.

Sessions will begin May 11 and run through Aug. 14.

Registration and Tuition

Registration is available online for current students, and through the Office of the Registrar at (401) 341-2943 or for others. Tuition is $475 per credit, or $1,425 per three-credit course. Check the schedule of classes for more information about courses and books.

Schedule of Classes

Summer Session I: May 11 to June 26

  • ENG205: Contemporary Global Literature (3 credits)
  • PHL220: Philosophy and Responsibility (3 credits)
  • RTS210: Christianity in Dialogue with World Religions (3 credits)

Summer Session II: June 29 to Aug. 14

  • GST450: The Capstone Experience (3 credits)
  • MGT300: Business Ethics (3 credits)
  • STA201: Statistical Methods (3 credits)

Full Summer Session: May 11 to Aug. 14

  • MGT491: Professional Internship in Business (3 credits)


Information about required books is available in the schedule of classes, or by contacting the Salve Regina bookstore at (401) 341-2933 or online.

Tuition Refund Policy

Refunds for seven-week online courses are as follows:

  • Withdrawal before 5 p.m. on or before the first day the class begins - 100 percent
  • Withdrawal before the 10th calendar day from start of course - 80 percent
  • Withdrawal before the 16th calendar day from start of course - 60 percent
  • Withdrawal after the 15th calendar day from start of course - No refund

Tuition refunds are calculated based on the date the Office of the Registrar receives the withdrawal form. All fees are nonrefundable after the start of classes. The University reserves the right to charge an administrative fee for refunds of this nature.

Course Descriptions

ENG205: Contemporary Global Literature

In this course, students explore the literary and rhetorical qualities of various contemporary texts. Readings are chosen for their relevance to both local and global perspectives. To fully appreciate the literature, students will develop a basic familiarity with the historical and cultural factors at play in each text. This course will improve students’ close reading skills as well as engage them in some of the major debates in today’s increasingly globalized world. This course does not fulfill requirements for the English literature major or minor.

PHL220: Philosophy and Responsibility

Prerequisites: GST150 and ENG150

Reading and discussing some of the greatest writings in philosophy, students examine issues in social ethics that are central to understanding and improving human life in society and the world. Topics examined include, but are not restricted to, responsibility, community and justice.

RTS210: Christianity in Dialogue with World Religions

Responsible citizens of the world need to understand religious viewpoints since religious faith is the source of most world views, which both shape and are shaped by culture. This course explores the dialogue between Christianity and the other great religions of the world. Emphasis will be placed on how the adherents of religious traditions understand themselves and address certain issues in our contemporary world, such as justice, reconciliation and peace, poverty, and ecological concerns.

GST450: The Capstone Experience

Prerequisite: PHL220 and RST210, senior standing

As the capstone of the University’s Core Curriculum, this course encourages students to integrate their undergraduate experience and look toward their future with thoughtfulness, sensitivity and openness. Using the liberal arts skills of critical reading, discussion, analysis and writing, this course will challenge students to address issues of personal development as well as social concerns in ways that reflect the mission of the University. Required readings will engage personal, social, philosophical and religious themes.

MGT300: Business Ethics

Prerequisite: MGT120 or permission of instructor

This course explores the influence of personal ethics and social values on the decision-making process of business professionals. Participants develop and use a matrix based on the frameworks of justice, rights, duty, utility and normative ethics to evaluate the consequences of business decisions on a variety of stakeholders. The attempts to curb the unethical actions of business through legal constraints are examined in depth. Emphasis is placed on research, case study analysis, critical thinking and the strengthening of individual accountability and responsibility for maintaining ethical standards based on justice, respect for the rights of others and honesty in the global business environment.

STA201: Statistical Methods

This course addresses a broad spectrum of fundamental statistics concepts. The topics include exploratory data analysis, basic probability distributions, sampling distributions, interval estimations, hypothesis testing, and significance testing (P-Values) with single, paired and two-sample problems.

MGT491: Professional Internship in Business

Prerequisite: Junior/senior standing. The second internship (if approved) is applied as an elective.

The internship program provides students with the opportunity to gain practical work experience in a responsible position in a business or government agency. Interns are provided with meaningful work assignments and assigned research projects related to their work experience. Opportunities are developed in consultation with the course instructor and department chair and require approval of both. A second internship is allowed (a total of 6 credits) provided the second internship is completed at a different organization.