Due to the continuing complications associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, UC Berkeley has made the decision to move forward with remote delivery of instruction for Summer Sessions 2021.
Visiting students wanting to attend UC Berkeley Summer Sessions are eligible to take online or remote offerings:
ONLINE (web-based): Courses that have been specifically designed to be taught in an online setting using asynchronous instruction. These classes have undergone months of development to ensure consistent teaching pedagogy to provide a full learning experience.
REMOTE (temporarily web-based): Courses that have been traditionally taught in an in-person setting but will be delivered in a virtual setting due to COVID-19 safety concerns. These courses may be taught using either synchronous (real-time) or asynchronous (non-real-time) instruction. So while taught remotely, any class times outlined in the class schedule would still apply to classes with synchronous instruction. Visiting students hoping to take a synchronous course should take scheduling into consideration especially if they intend to access the course outside of the Pacific Standard time zone.
You can view course offerings and modes of instruction on the course catalog.
If you are seeking information regarding a specific course, you may want to reach out to that department, or the instructor of the course, directly to see how they are handling their remote summer offerings to get a better idea if you would be able to participate effectively. A full list of departments information can be found here.
Attached below is also a helpful tech guide with resources and tips on navigating remote learning.