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Pop Up Courses Sign Up (Arch Summer 20)

Pop Up Courses

Description: These virtual "short" courses  are designed to build on current Arch summer term offerings. Courses can range from Financial Literacy to Python Programming. All courses are taught by RPI faculty (or guest lecturers). The listing for these courses will continue to populate throughout the summer term. So if you do not see something of interst to you now, check back, as there will be others added. Students can sign up for as many as desired, keeping in mind that faculty plan for a particular number of participants. 

When: The session dates and topics are listed below. You can sign up for one or more.  

Time: Varies

Contact:  Office of Undergraduate Education

*Participants will be contacted prior to the session date and provided with the appropriate log on information. *                    

Instructor Date/Time Title/Course Description  

Thomas Shohfi



July 15th  


The Finance in Film: A Look at Wall Street in Movies

Investments I

Wall Street and high finance have been glorified and scrutinized in a variety of films. This pop-up course examines various films and the (in) accuracy of their portrayal of the financial system. Films examined include The Big Short, Boiler Room, Margin Call, Too Big to Fail, Wall Street, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Sharpe your knowledge of both film and finance in one pop-up course!  

Thomas Shohfi



July 22nd


A Primer on Personal Finance

MGMT 2320, MGMT 4320

Personal financial literacy is essential for the long-term success of every working professional (which RPI students will soon be). This personal finance primer covers basic financial topics such as interest rates (applied to credit cards, student loans, etc.), taxes, budgeting, investing, and insurance and also references practical tools to better manage each of them. Whether you're interested in actively investing in the stock market, planning passive portfolio contributions for retirement, or wisely managing debt, there is something in this course that can help each RPI student make better financial choices. Don't delay! Start thinking about your financial future now!  

Jon Wen


(ECSE) Electrical, Computer, & Systems Engineering

July 8


Python Programming in Robot Operating System

(ROS) and Robot Raconteur



ENGR 2350

ROS (Robot Operating System) is an open source middleware communication software framework that is becoming very popular in the robotics research community and robotics start-up companies.

Robot Raconteur (RR) is an alternative/complementary framework that was developed at RPI. This short course will introduce ROS and RR and cover the basic Python programming to use them for communication and control.  Linux Bionic is recommended.