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TitleAdult Psychology
DescriptionRates of mental disorders have been rising steadily over the last decade. This has sparked an increased interest in the field of mental health. This interest has been echoed in the content that we see in popular culture and across social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the development, symptoms, and treatment of mental disorders. Topics include depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma. Special focus will be given to sociocultural factors that affect diagnosis, treatment, and implementation. Students that take this course will walk away with an increased understanding of human behavior and the world around them.
Category
  • Social Sciences
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionPre-College Program - Session B
Instructor
  • Sarah Etuk
Schedule
  • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
Formaton-campus

TitleAdvanced Calculus for Data Sciences
Description

This course is a short treatment of MATH 112 and 211 with a lab component. It is not appropriate for students who have taken MATH 211. Topics include: advanced integration, Taylor series; and multivariable differentiation, optimization and integration; and applications to statistics and science.

Notes
Lab

Age requirement for lab (16 years) does not apply.

prerequisite

MATH 111 OR Scores of 4/5 on AP Calculus AB or BC

Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Course NumberMATH 210
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
  • Neha Gupta
Schedule
  • MWF 10:30am - 11:30am
Formatonline

TitleAmerican Crime Fiction
DescriptionThis course is primarily a study of hardboiled crime fiction, with a focus on Hammett, Chandler, and MacDonald. We also will read some Sherlock Holmes stories and Agatha Christie for comparison with the hardboiled tradition. Finally, we will read some crime comics, including some about Batman, the world's greatest detective. The course is discussion-based, seminar style.
Category
  • Humanities
  • Arts
Course NumberENG 389RW
Credits4
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
  • Brad Hawley
Schedule
  • MWF 1:00-2:00pm
Formatonline

TitleBrains in a Dish: Science, Ethics, and Consciousness
Description

Welcome to 'Brains in a Dish: Science, Ethics, and Consciousness,' a pre-college course that delves into the intriguing world of human brain organoids, which are 3D human cell culture models enabling studies of brain development in vitro. Explore the science behind these miniature brain models, learn about the ethical considerations surrounding their development, and engage in discussions about the nature of consciousness.

Led by experts, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the scientific, ethical, and philosophical aspects of brain organoids. This course offers a deep dive into an exciting field of study, where you'll explore the frontiers of neurobiology and ethical inquiry. Students will be equipped with a well-rounded grasp of brain organoids, enabling them to engage in thoughtful discussions, apply critical analysis to complex subjects, and consider the broader ethical and societal implications of this innovative field.

Notes
Prerequisites

High school biology

 

Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionPre-College Program - Session C Online
Instructor
  • Arvin Sarkissian
Schedule
  • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
Formatonline

TitleCalculus I
DescriptionLimits, continuity, derivatives, antiderivatives, the definite integral.
Notes
prerequisite

Strong grades in HS Math through at least Pre-Cal
(Students completing MATH 119 or equivalent cannot enroll for MATH 111)

Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Course NumberMATH 111
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
  • Bree Ettinger
Schedule
  • T/Th 11:30am - 1pm
Formatonline

TitleCalculus I
DescriptionLimits, continuity, derivatives, antiderivatives, the definite integral.
Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Course NumberMATH 111
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
  • Juan Villeta-Garcia
Schedule
  • TuTh 9:45am-11:15 am
Formatonline

StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
  • Bree Ettinger
Schedule
  • TBD
Formatonline

TitleCalculus II
Description
 
 
 
 
Notes
prerequisite

MATH 111 or 119 OR Scores of 4/5 on AP Calculus AB or BC

Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Course NumberMath 112
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
  • Shanshuang Yang
Schedule
  • TuTh 9:45 - 11:15am
Formatonline

TitleChemistry: Structures and Properties
DescriptionThis course will build a strong foundation in atomic and molecular structure. It starts with atomic structure and builds to ionic compounds and molecular structure, including stereochemistry and conformation. Students will interpret experimental data to explain structure, properties relationships.
Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Course NumberCHEM150
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
  • Sean Mo
Schedule
  • M,Th 9:45-11:15am
Formatonline

TitleChinese: How Hast Thou Changed
Description

This course introduces the development of Chinese language from proto Sino-Tibetan roots to modern standard Chinese, and presents the chronological changes in syntax and phonology. We will discuss key historical stages in Chinese developments, and analyze it from the view of linguistics aspects.

Category
  • Languages
Course NumberCHN 232/EAS 232/LING 232
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
  • Cheng Hsu-Te
Schedule
  • TuTh 8:15pm- 9:45pm
Formatonline

TitleComparative Politics
DescriptionPolitical systems of major nations in comparative perspective.
Category
  • Social Sciences
Course NumberPOLS 120
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
  • Holli Semetko
Schedule
  • TuTh 9:45 - 11:15am
Formaton-campus

TitleConcepts in Biology
DescriptionPrinciples of genetics, physiology, ecology, taxonomy, and evolution with special reference to contemporary life situations. Intended for non-science majors. This course does not fulfill requirements for medical and dental schools or for a biology major.
Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Course NumberBIO 120
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
Schedule
  • TuTh 9:45am - 11:15 am
Formatonline

TitleCreative Writing: Poetry
DescriptionAlongside an overview of vital poetry building blocks, you will close read and analyze a diverse range of poems. Embrace your obsessions, value your voice, and learn how to harness your strong feelings using form and constraint. Generate a portfolio of poems, written via play, experimentation, and a collection of odd prompts. Students will leave the course more comfortable with poetry. They will be able to analyze a poem as a reader and as a writer. They will be less scared of the blank page and walk away with the ability to generate work they believe in and care about.
Notes
prerequisites

An English lit class may be helpful

Category
  • Humanities
  • Arts
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionPre-College Program - Session C Online
Instructor
  • Sasha Debevec-McKenney
Schedule
  • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
Formatonline

TitleCreative Writing: Poetry - Writing the Weird
Description

This introductory poetry course is a space for students to form their own poetry writing community based on thoughtful readership, discussion, and experimentation. Over the course of two weeks, they will closely read and analyze a wide range of contemporary poems—specifically the work of writers who engage deeply with the strange, the disarming, and the absurd—in order to develop the skills necessary for generating and workshopping as a class their own original poems. The course will culminate with a poetry reading and the production of a class chapbook featuring the work of every student. Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the basic craft choices that contemporary writers make in their poems
  • Produce original creative writing employing fundamental elements of poetry
  • Clearly communicate notes, comments, and critiques in a workshop setting
  • Understand the importance of writing as a community.

Students will experience freedom for creative exploration, a sense of collaboration, experimentation, and play.

Notes
materials

Creative writing notebook, pens/pencils

Category
  • Humanities
  • Arts
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionPre-College Program - Session B
Instructor
  • Steven Duong
Schedule
  • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
Formaton-campus

TitleDrugs & Behavior
DescriptionA review of the behavioral and neurobiological actions of all the major psychoactive drugs, focusing on how drugs alter behavior by influencing brain mechanisms.
Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Course NumberPSYCH 223
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
  • Jennifer McGee
Schedule
  • TuTh 9:45 - 11:15am
Formatonline

TitleElementary French I
DescriptionThis beginning-level French language course provides students with new perspectives on French and francophone cultures while building writing, reading, speaking and listening skills.
Notes
prerequisite

1-2 years high school French or Placement Test

Category
  • Languages
Course NumberFREN 101
Credits4
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
  • TBA
Schedule
  • M-Th 10:30 - 11:30am
Formatonline

TitleElementary French II
Description

This course is open to students who have had some French (FREN 101 or two years in high school). It is designed to help students build proficiency in French reading, writing, speaking and listening in the context of cultural exploration.

Notes
prerequisite

FREN 101, placement test or two years French in high school

Category
  • Languages
Course NumberFREN 102
Credits4
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
  • TBA
Schedule
  • M-Th 10:30 - 11:30am
Formatonline

TitleElementary Italian I
DescriptionThis introductory course is for students who have no prior study of the Italian language. ITAL101 is designed to help students build basic communication skills in Italian. We emphasize all four language skills:speaking, listening, reading, and writing as well as cross-cultural competency.
Category
  • Languages
Course NumberITAL 101
Credits4
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
  • Angela Porcarelli
Schedule
  • TuTh 10:15am-12:15pm
Formatonline

TitleElementary Italian II
DescriptionThis course focuses on elementary communication skills through a systematic introduction to the basic grammatical patterns and vocabulary of the Italian language. The goal is to widen the fundamental skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing within a cultural context.
Notes
prerequisite

ITAL 101 or placement test

Category
  • Languages
Course NumberITAL 102
Credits4
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
  • Antonietta Di Pietro
Schedule
  • TuTh 10:15am-12:15pm
Formatonline

TitleElementary Portuguese I
DescriptionThis course helps students develop a basic ability to communicate in Portuguese. Class time is dedicated to interactive activities that allow students to acquire skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Through music, videos, and readings of authentic materials, students are also introduced to many aspects of Brazilian culture as well as that of other countries where Portuguese is spoken.
NotesAdditional + 5 hours asynchronous classwork weekly
Category
  • Languages
Course NumberPORT 101
Credits4
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
  • Marilla Ribeiro
Schedule
  • TuTh 2:45 - 4:45pm
Formatonline

TitleElementary Portuguese II
DescriptionThe second half of a yearlong introductory course designed to train students to understand, speak, read, and write Portuguese.
Notes
prerequisite

PORT 101

Includes: Additional + 5 hours asynchronous classwork weekly

Category
  • Languages
Course NumberPORT 102
Credits4
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
  • Ana Teixeira
Schedule
  • TuTh 10:15am - 12:15pm
Formatonline

TitleEnvironmental Sciences
Description

This course is an introduction to the concepts and methods related to the study of environmental sciences. Students will be introduced to relevant theories from physical, ecological and social sciences. This course is intended for majors and minors in Environmental Sciences.

Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Course NumberENVS 130
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
Schedule
  • TuTh 8:00 - 9:30 am
Formatonline

TitleFoundations of Biology I
Description

Major topics include: biomolecules, cell structure and function, energy metabolism, and cell reproduction. Lecture is online.

In LAB, students will design and perform experiments using several important model systems. Lab is in person.

NotesSuccessful completion of HS Biology, strong academic record (the class is very challenging and fast-paced)
Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Course NumberBIOL 141
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
Schedule
  • TuTh 9:45am - 11:15 am
Formatonline

StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
Schedule
  • TuTh 12pm-3pm
Formaton-campus

TitleFoundations of Biology II
Description

Major topics include: molecular genetics, population genetics, genomics, evolution, gene expression regulation, signal transduction, cancer and development. Lecture is online.

Students experience scientific inquiry in the laboratory. Students design, implement, analyze and present authentic research projects. Lab is in person.

NotesSuccessful completion of BIOL 141 OR a 4 or 5 on AP Biology test
Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Course NumberBIOL 142
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
Schedule
  • TuTh 9:45am - 11:15 am
Formatonline

StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
Schedule
  • LAB TuTh 12pm-3pm
Formaton-campus

TitleFundamentals of Computer Programming
DescriptionThis course will give students a hands-on introduction to the world of computer programming through practical (and fun) coding demonstrations in Python. By engaging with, and building fun projects such as games and puzzles through a sequence of lectures and interactive labs, students will learn the basics of how to create a program, interacting with concepts such as loops, conditionals, lists, functions, methods, and objects.
Notes
materials

Students may bring their own computer if they wish to work on their own device, but it is not required

textbook

Please get a copy of the book, Invent your Own Computer Games with Python, 4th edition by Al Sweigart (ISBN: 978-1593277956), which we will read and reference examples from throughout the course.

Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionPre-College Program - Session A
Instructor
  • Steve LaFleur
Schedule
  • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
Formaton-campus

TitleHip Hop Dance and Identity
DescriptionThis course explores hip-hop dance/culture via lectures and movement sessions. It facilitates cultural self-awareness and tools for self-expression by considering race, sexuality, class, authenticity, and gender within hip-hop to delineate how it unifies people across racial and ethnic barriers.
Category
  • Arts
Course NumberDANC 228
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
  • Julio Medina
Schedule
  • TuTh 11:30am-1:00pm
Formatonline

TitleHistory of Religions in America
Description
 
 
 
 
Category
  • Humanities
Course NumberREL 209
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
  • Gary Laderman
Schedule
  • TuTh 3:00 - 4:30pm
Formatonline

TitleHuman Genetic Diseases
DescriptionThe DNA that makes up your genome contains the written code for you. We can understand so much about our bodies and health by looking at our genome. Variations in this genetic code make us unique, but variations also put us at risk for disease. In this course, we will understand how the information written in our DNA is decoded and how changes in this code lead to dysfunctional health. We will look at specific examples of different disorders and the genetic changes that cause them. As well as describe the genetic causes of the disease, outline how the disease was discovered, and the inheritance patterns of the disease.
Notes
prerequisites

Previous experience with biology may be helpful

Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionPre-College Program - Session B
Instructor
  • Lydia Gutema
Schedule
  • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
Formaton-campus

TitleHuman Physiology
DescriptionThis course is an overview of human physiology emphasizing homeostatic mechanisms of integrated body functions. Topics covered in this class include cellular communication, endocrinology, neurophysiology, muscle physiology, circulation, respiration, and renal physiology.
Notes
Prerequisite:

Biology

Category
  • Pre-Health
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionPre-College Program - Session A
Instructor
  • Iain Shepherd
Schedule
  • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
Formaton-campus

TitleHuman Society and Social Behavior
DescriptionThis course will help us become knowledgeable and thoughtful about human society and social behavior. Sociology in general and this course specifically is about the study of human social behavior. This course is especially concerned with the ways that digital technology shapes social interaction today. This course also provides grounding in the sociological approach, including its history, research, theory, and problems, and what sociologists have come to know about values, norms, behavior, beliefs, and outcomes within societies, among social groups, and in social interactions, its theories and research methods. In addition to our daily Topic Talks, we will have the opportunity to read, see, discuss, and participate in a rich variety of material that are sociologically and personally challenging. The main goal of this course is to produce a group research project that looks at social media platforms and their effects on social interaction.
Category
  • Social Sciences
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionPre-College Program - Session C
Instructor
  • Anthony Healy
Schedule
  • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
Formaton-campus

TitleIntensive Latin
Description

An intensive introduction to the fundamentals of classical Latin, equivalent to both Latin 101 and 102.

Category
  • Languages
Course NumberLAT 110-1
Credits6
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
  • Emily Master
Schedule
  • M-F 10:30am - 11:30am
Formatonline

StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
  • Emily Master
Schedule
  • M-Th 1:00 - 2:00pm
Formatonline

TitleIntro To African American Studies
DescriptionThis course introduces students to the multiple disciplines that comprise the field of African American Studies and the most salient themes and topics that continue to guide scholars' research interests.
Category
  • Humanities
Course NumberAAS 100
Credits4
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
  • Meina Yates-Richard
Schedule
  • Tu,Th 3:00-4:30pm
Formatonline

TitleIntro to Astronomy
DescriptionA descriptive overview of astronomy. The celestial coordinate system, time keeping, the planetary system, ancient astronomy, the sun, stellar evolution, galactic astronomy, cosmology, and the origin of the universe.
Notes
Special Note:

Students having taken Physics 116 for credit may not take this course.

Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Course NumberPHYS 115
Credits3
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
Instructor
  • Erin Bonning
Schedule
  • MWF 11:45am - 12:45pm
Formatonline

TitleIntro to Astronomy with Lab
Description

A descriptive astronomy course with laboratory. The celestial coordinate system, ancient astronomy, light and telescopes, the solar system, the sun, stellar evolution, galactic astronomy, and cosmology.

NotesStudents having taken Physics 115 for credit may not take this course.
Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Course NumberPHYS 116/PHYS 116L
Credits4
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
  • Erin Bonning
Schedule
  • MWF 10:30am - 11:30am
Formatonline

StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
  • Merida Batiste
Schedule
  • LAB TuTh 10:30am - 12:00pm
Formatonline

TitleIntro to Biomedical Engineering
DescriptionDive into the dynamic world of biomedical engineering with this course! Unleash your curiosity as we kick things off with a biology refresher, paving the way to explore cutting-edge realms like biomaterials & regenerative medicine, biomedical imaging and instrumentation, robotics, and more. Gear up for an adventure that not only unveils the secrets of the human body but also opens doors to exciting career paths in the ever-evolving field of biomedical engineering. You will get a chance to engage in immersive activities like researching diverse career avenues within biomedical engineering, unlocking the door to their future. Dive deep into topics that spark your interest, and cap off your journey with a project/presentation, showcasing your newfound expertise. Ready to shape the future of healthcare? Join us on this exhilarating journey!
Notes
prerequisites

Biology, chemistry recommended but not required

Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionPre-College Program - Session C Online
Instructor
  • Yohannes Akiel
Schedule
  • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
Formatonline

TitleIntro to Computer Science I
DescriptionAn introduction to Computer Science for students expecting to utilize serious computing in coursework, research, or employment. Emphasis is on computing concepts, programming principles, algorithm development and basic data structures, using the Java programming language and Unix operating system.
Notes
Lab

Age requirement for lab (16 years) does not apply. 

Category
  • STEM / Natural Sciences
Course NumberCS 170 & CS 170L
Credits4
Sections
StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
  • Amin Pouriyeh
Schedule
  • M-F 10:00am - 11:20am
Formatonline

StatusOpen Course
SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
Instructor
    Schedule
    • (Lab) Tu,Th 11:30pm - 12:20pm
    Formatonline

    TitleIntro to Physics 1 w/ Lab
    Description

    Introductory classical mechanics and thermodynamics. The student is expected to be competent in algebra, trigonometry, and plane geometry.

    Physics 141 and 142 are appropriate courses to satisfy a one-year physics requirement for professional schools.

    Category
    • STEM / Natural Sciences
    Course NumberPHYS 141
    Credits4
    Sections
    StatusOpen Course
    SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
    Instructor
    • Thomas Bing
    Schedule
    • MTWThF 11:30am 12:50pm
    Formaton-campus

    StatusOpen Course
    SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
    Instructor
      Schedule
      • LAB TuTh 2:30pm - 5:30pm
      Formaton-campus

      TitleIntro to Physics 2
      Description

      Introduction to electricity, magnetism, optics, and the essentials of quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, and special relativity.

      Physics 141 and 142 are appropriate courses to satisfy a one-year physics requirement for professional schools.

      Notes
      Pre-requisite

      PHYS 141 and/or AP Physics

      Category
      • STEM / Natural Sciences
      Course NumberPHYS 142
      Credits4
      Sections
      StatusOpen Course
      SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
      Instructor
      • Phil Segre
      Schedule
      • MTWThF 11:30am 12:50pm
      Formaton-campus

      StatusOpen Course
      SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
      Instructor
        Schedule
        • LAB TuTh 2:30pm - 5:30pm
        Formaton-campus

        TitleIntro to Psychology I
        DescriptionIntroduction to the biological basis of behavior and the experimental approach to cognition.
        Category
        • STEM / Natural Sciences
        Course NumberPSYCH 110
        Credits3
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
        Instructor
        • Adriana Mendez
        Schedule
        • MWF 9:15 - 10:15pm
        Formatonline

        TitleIntro to Sculpture
        DescriptionA course designed to provide a firm grounding in the rudiments of sculptural practice. Students are exposed to an overview of processes, tools, and materials used in sculpture.
        Category
        • Arts
        Course NumberARTVIS 109
        Credits4
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
        Instructor
        • Dana Haugaard
        Schedule
        • TuTh 1:00 - 4:30pm
        Formaton-campus

        TitleIntro to Stat Inference
        NotesIntro to descriptive and inferential stats with emphasis on practice and implementation. Introduces basic statistical concepts and encourages critical thinking about data. A primary focus of the course is on implementation of appropriate statistical analysis and interpretation of results.
        Category
        • STEM / Natural Sciences
        Course NumberQTM 100
        Credits4
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
        Instructor
        • Davi Cordeiro Moreira
        Schedule
        • TuTh 9:45 - 11:15am
        Formatonline

        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
        Instructor
        • Ho Jin Kim
        Schedule
        • TuTh 11:30am - 1:00pm
        Formatonline

        TitleIntroduction to Branding and Marketing: Strategies & Tactics to Succeed in Business
        Description

        Branding and Marketing are crucial functions in all industries, businesses, and organizations, as well as for professionals in the workforce. Global brands like Apple, BMW, Coca-Cola, Google, Starbucks, etc. drive sustaining value for organizations and shareholders, and marketing of these brands is becoming increasingly crucial to successfully compete in today's world. In addition, we all have a personal brand that can define how we are perceived by others. Understanding and marketing your personal brand well is critical for professional success, regardless of your future career goals.

        This course will examine why brands are important, the essential strategies for successfully marketing brands in today's digital economy, and how to manage and market your personal brand.

        In this highly interactive course, students will learn about all aspects of branding and marketing from Brad Taylor, a 23-year Sales and Marketing veteran of the Coca-Cola Company.

        Specific areas covered will include what a brand is and why it matters, how a brand creates sustainable value, how to develop effective brand positioning statements, essential marketing strategies and tactics to effectively connect all the consumer touch points with a brand, and how to build and manage your personal brand for professional success.

        During this course, all students will engage in

        1. A small team project where each team will conjure up a new brand (real or realistic) and develop a brand positioning statement for that brand, and
        2. An individual project where each student will create a brand positioning statement, LinkedIn profile, and "elevator speech" for their personal brand.
        Category
        • Pre-Professional
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session C
        Instructor
        • Brad Taylor
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleIntroduction to Branding and Marketing: Strategies & Tactics to Succeed in Business
        Description

        Branding and Marketing are crucial functions in all industries, businesses, and organizations, as well as for professionals in the workforce. Global brands like Apple, BMW, Coca-Cola, Google, Starbucks, etc. drive sustaining value for organizations and shareholders, and marketing of these brands is becoming increasingly crucial to successfully compete in today's world. In addition, we all have a personal brand that can define how we are perceived by others. Understanding and marketing your personal brand well is critical for professional success, regardless of your future career goals. This course will examine why brands are important, the essential strategies for successfully marketing brands in today's digital economy, and how to manage and market your personal brand.

        In this highly interactive course, students will learn about all aspects of branding and marketing from Brad Taylor, a 23-year Sales and Marketing veteran of the Coca-Cola Company.

        Specific areas covered will include what a brand is and why it matters, how a brand creates sustainable value, how to develop effective brand positioning statements, essential marketing strategies and tactics to effectively connect all the consumer touch points with a brand, and how to build and manage your personal brand for professional success.

        During this course, all students will engage in

        1. A small team project where each team will conjure up a new brand (real or realistic) and develop a brand positioning statement for that brand, and
        2. An individual project where each student will create a brand positioning statement, LinkedIn profile, and "elevator speech" for their personal brand.
        Category
        • Pre-Professional
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session A
        Instructor
        • Brad Taylor
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session C
        Instructor
        • Brad Taylor
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleIntroduction to Ethics
        Description
        This course is designed to explore prominent themes, questions, and problems pertaining to philosophical ethics, such as, the primary ethical question "what is the good life?". We will explore how this question is variously addressed in Native American philosophy, Chinese philosophy, Greek philosophy, as well as in contemporary contexts. We will touch on the application of ethics to contemporary problems such as environmental or social justice issues. Learning from such a variety of sources will encourage students to cultivate awareness and appreciation for the diverse ways in which human communities have aspired to bring goodness into the world.
        Category
        • Humanities
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session A
        Instructor
        • Jason Cabitac
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleIntroduction to Film
        DescriptionServes as an intro to analyzing film and media. Examines style, form, technology, industry and cultural meaning. Spans 19th to the 21st centuries, national contexts, genres and modes of production. Introduces ways of "reading" film and other visual media, to be a more informed and critical viewer.
        Category
        • Arts
        Course NumberFILM 101
        Credits4
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
        Instructor
        Schedule
        • MWF 10:30 - 11:30am
        Formatonline

        TitleIntroduction to General Sociology
        Description
        Category
        • Social Sciences
        Course NumberSOC 101
        Credits3
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
        Instructor
        • Deric Shannon
        Schedule
        • TuTh 2:15pm- 3:45pm
        Formatonline

        TitleIntroduction to Neuroscience
        DescriptionThis course will introduce students to the fundamentals of neuroscience. Students will learn the building blocks of our nervous system, including neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry. After we get the neurobiological essentials, students will have the opportunity to apply that knowledge and explore neurological phenotypes important to them. Students will be able to describe levels of analysis for neuroscience research, identify major central and peripheral nervous system structures, describe intra- and inter-cellular communication, and explain how the properties of neurons allows us to use specialized neuroscience tools. Students will also develop an in-depth analysis of a neuroscience-related topic, learning strategies for literature research and reputable source identification as well as scientific poster creation.
        Notes
        prerequisites

        High school biology course

        materials

        Closed-toed shoes and long pants for one day of dissection

        Category
        • STEM / Natural Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session C
        Instructor
        • Megan Massa
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleIntroduction to Protein Structures: Understanding Life from a Molecular Perspective
        Description

        Protein is the foundation of life. It forms the basis of all living organisms and enables them to perform diverse functions. The functions of most proteins depend on their three-dimensional structures, which are difficult to determine experimentally or predict computationally.

         However, the field of protein–structure determination has made remarkable progress in the last decade. We are witnessing a golden age of structural biology — one that provides a quantitative and mechanistic understanding of the life sciences, based on solid structural hypotheses. This is an exciting time to study protein!

        This course will explore the chemistry of biological systems, with an emphasis on the molecular mechanisms and interactions that underlie biological phenomena. The course will consist of two parts: the first part will cover the fundamental concepts of protein structure and function, such as amino acid properties, peptide bond formation, protein folding and stability, and protein motifs and domains. The second part will apply these concepts to real-world examples of drug design and biotechnology, using published research papers as case studies. We will analyze how different chemical and physical principles are used to design effective inhibitors for enzymes such as HIV protease, or to engineer novel mini-proteins that can block the interaction between SARS-CoV2 spike protein and ACE2 receptor. We also might have the opportunity to hear from some faculty members about their ongoing research in cutting-edge laboratories.

        Notes
        materials

        A laptop with PDF reader (eg Adobe, Okular) and Word processing software (MS Word, AbiWord) installed might be necessary.

        Category
        • STEM / Natural Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session C
        Instructor
        • Abhinaba Das
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleIntroduction to Psychology II
        DescriptionIntroduction to social behavior, development, and individual differences.
        Category
        • Social Sciences
        Course NumberPSYC 111
        Credits3
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
        Instructor
        • Chaela Nutor
        Schedule
        • MWF 9:15 - 10:15pm
        Formatonline

        TitleIntroduction to Religion
        DescriptionAn exploration of diverse ways of being religious (for example, in thought, action, community, and experience) as they are displayed in several traditions and cultures.
        Category
        • Humanities
        Course NumberREL 100
        Credits3
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
        Instructor
        • Eric Reinders
        Schedule
        • M-F 10:00 - 11:20am
        Formatonline

        TitleIntroduction to Sociology
        DescriptionThis course is designed to introduce students to sociological thinking and evaluation. We will discuss the foundations of sociology in the United States, and what it means to employ a sociological perspective. We will learn how to identify and define social problems and examine how our society is constructed. This course will cover things that directly affect them such as identity, conflict between and within groups, and how society "comes to be."
        Category
        • Social Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session A
        Instructor
        • Olivia Johnson
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleInvestigative Astronomy
        Description

        This course will provide a hands-on exploration of modern astrophysics. After being introduced to key topics from the formation of planetary systems to the accelerated expansion of the universe, students will work with comprehensive databases, telescopic observations, and computer models, to investigate contemporary scientific questions. Class meetings and activities will focus on employing the scientific method, the interpretation of data, the use of evidence-based reasoning, as well as serve as an introduction to a wealth of technical skills that prepare students for success in any field.

        In addition to learning about astronomy, students will be able to:

        • become more comfortable in their ability to process and analyze data;
        • make evidence-based arguments and apply mathematical reasoning;
        • pick up a new skill that will serve them in future studies, whether that is managing data better in excel with macros, applying statistical analyses, using python, or doing quick order of magnitude style calculations to help in their assessment of a solution to a problem.
        Notes
        Materials:

        A laptop or iPad to access websites and Canvas outside of class

        Closed toed shoes for observatory recommended

        Category
        • STEM / Natural Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session C
        Instructor
        • Alissa Bans
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleLearning Probability and Statistics Using R Programming Language
        DescriptionLearning economics at college nowadays requires the use and analysis of economic data, so it is required for high school students who want to major in economics to learn basic statistics with one of statistical computer languages like R. Intro to descriptive and inferential stats with emphasis on practice and implementation. A primary focus of the course is on implementation of appropriate statistical analysis and interpretation of results.
        Notes
        Requirements

        High school algebra

        Category
        • STEM / Natural Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session C Online
        Instructor
        • Jong Kim
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formatonline

        TitleMajor Authors: Flannery O'Connor and the Haunted South
        DescriptionAn introduction to one or more major authors in English literature, with an emphasis on literary merit and its determination, canon formation, literary movements, and reading strategies.
        Category
        • Humanities
        • Arts
        Course NumberENG 210W
        Credits4
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
        Instructor
        • Joona Trapp
        Schedule
        • Tu,Th 9:45-11:15am
        Formatonline

        TitleMajor Authors: Louisa May Alcott and George Eliot
        DescriptionAn introduction to one or more major authors in English literature, with an emphasis on literary merit and its determination, canon formation, literary movements, and reading strategies.
        Category
        • Humanities
        • Arts
        Course NumberENG 210W
        Credits4
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
        Instructor
        • Christian Gallichio
        Schedule
        • Tu,Th 9:45-11:15am
        Formatonline

        TitleMedical Microbiology
        Description

        A patient comes into the clinic with a high fever, shaking chills, heavy sweating, nausea/vomiting, and massive headache. She is looking to you for answers. To give her answers, you must first start asking questions. In this course, we will discuss microbiology from a medical point of view, using case studies as our guide. Topics covered will include a general introduction to microbiology, methods for identifying microbial species, the diversity of microbial species, and microbes that cause infection in the different organ systems. This will be followed by completing a class case study involving diagnosis of bacteria, viral, fungal, or parasitic infection.

        Notes

         

        prerequisite

        Biology

        lab

        Closed toe shoes, comfortable shoes for lab required.

        Category
        • Pre-Health
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session C
        Instructor
        • Jasmine Clark
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleMedical Microbiology
        Description

        A patient comes into the clinic with a high fever, shaking chills, heavy sweating, nausea/vomiting, and massive headache. She is looking to you for answers. To give her answers, you must first start asking questions. In this course, we will discuss microbiology from a medical point of view, using case studies as our guide. Topics covered will include a general introduction to microbiology, methods for identifying microbial species, the diversity of microbial species, and microbes that cause infection in the different organ systems. This will be followed by completing a class case study involving diagnosis of bacteria, viral, fungal, or parasitic infection.

        Notes

         

        prerequisite

        Biology

        lab

        Closed toe shoes, comfortable shoes for lab required.

        Category
        • Pre-Health
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session B
        Instructor
        • Jasmine Clark
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session C
        Instructor
        • Jasmine Clark
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleMental Illness: A Global Perspective
        DescriptionThis course will examine issues surrounding mental illness through a cross-cultural lens. The first half of the course will explore how globalization has impacted societal norms, vulnerabilities, idioms of distress, and treatments. The second half of the course will focus on systemic issues facing US mental health care such as stigma, disproportionate access to care, jails and mental illness, confessions, the insanity defense, and current debates within mental health advocacy space. By the end of the course the students present on how societal attitudes towards mental illness impact not only the community response, but also the idioms of distress themselves. Students should be able to synthesize new information about mental health policies and predict their potential impacts on various populations.
        Category
        • Social Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session B
        Instructor
        • Lauren Lang
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleNeurology and Brain Disease: Think Like a Neurologist
        DescriptionThis course is designed for the student interested in Neuroscience, Neurology, and most importantly, how it all interacts and impacts people with neurological diseases. The course will encourage learners to think like a neurologist while exploring the curiosities of neurology and neuroscience. Most topics for discussion will involve a patient clinical case and symptoms that result from damage to certain parts of the brain and nervous system. We'll learn hands on exam techniques that help identify and diagnose these disorders. Using lectures, group discussions, and group activities, conversations will take us from anatomy to aphasia, from neurons to neuromuscular disease, and from the mind to memory disorders.
        Category
        • Pre-Health
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session B
        Instructor
        • Isaiah Rolle
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleNeurons, Brains and Behavior
        DescriptionThis course will review the basic principles of neuroscience and behavior. It will cover how action potentials are generated and transfer information at the synapse, how neurons function together to form circuits in the brain, and how these circuits take information from the environment, process it, and generate an appropriate behavior or movement. Specifically, we will discuss how each of our five senses are transformed into signals our brain understands. In addition, students will discover how brain circuits are built, what their functions are, and why brains are different across species. Students will learn through a combination of lectures, group discussions, and in-class activities.
        Notes
        prerequisites

        High school biology

        materials
        Closed-toe shoes for a single class
        Category
        • STEM / Natural Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session A
        Instructor
        • Andrea Roeser
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitlePoetry
        DescriptionStudies in poetry and poetic forms. Readings may vary in individual sections, but all sections emphasize critical reading and writing about poetic art. Required for English majors.
        Category
        • Humanities
        • Arts
        Course NumberENG 205W
        Credits4
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
        Instructor
        • James Morey
        Schedule
        • MWF 9:15-10:15am
        Formatonline

        TitlePrinciples of Microeconomics
        DescriptionIntroduction to the theory of markets, including consumer and producer choice and how they interact to determine prices and resource allocations. Applications include price controls, production, market structures, environmental economics, governmental regulation of the economy, labor and capital markets, and international exchange.
        Category
        • Pre-Professional
        Course NumberECON 101
        Credits3
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
        Instructor
        • Teresa Romano
        Schedule
        • Tu,Th 9:45 - 11:15am
        Formatonline

        TitlePsychology and Social Media
        DescriptionHow does social media affect the way we interact with others and ourselves? How do people’s emotions affect the way they use media? And how does media affect users mental health and wellbeing? Psychology and Social media explores the different ways in which we interact with media on the psychological and social level. Everyone uses social media apps such as instagram, snapchat and tiktok. The psychological study of how engage with social media can be used to improve the one's personal and professional life as you enter college and other professional spaces. Objectives of this course include 1) Motivation and adoption of media influences. 2) How social media affects brain functioning. And 3) how social media affects mental health and wellness.
        Category
        • Social Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session C
        Instructor
        • Elaine Johnson
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitlePublic Health vs. The World
        DescriptionThe COVID-19 pandemic has thrown public health into the spotlight, but what really is public health? This course will introduce students to the field of public health and explore the role that public health plays in fields such as law & policy, business & economics, and communications, through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. After this course, students will gain an appreciation for the far-reaching impacts of public health. There is an opportunity to complete an independent project exploring the role of public health in a field of their choosing. By the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of what is public health and an appreciation of the interplay of public health with different fields. Students will also gain skills in using research databases and public speaking through presentations. The course will ultimately demonstrate the far-reaching nature of public health in not only the medical field, but most career fields.
        Notes
        Materials

        Business casual outfit will be appreciated, but not mandatory, when the student is giving their capstone presentation.

        Access to a laptop will be required. If a student does not have access to a personal laptop, the instructor will work with library and/or university to explore available options for the student to access a laptop during the course session.

        Category
        • Pre-Health
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session A
        Instructor
        • Sabrina Chow
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleRacial and Ethnic Relations
        DescriptionRelations between and within groups, and conflict and cooperation in light of a number of models of social interaction. Application of principles to racial, religious, and ethnic minorities.
        Category
        • Social Sciences
        Course NumberSOC 247
        Credits3
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
        Instructor
        • Olivia Johnson
        Schedule
        • MWF 4:45-5:45pm
        Formatonline

        TitleReadings in Popular Literature and Culture: Bram Stoker's Dracula
        DescriptionAn exploration of literary works (fiction, poetry, drama, essays) that have had or have a popular readership, and an examination of the factors governing popular taste and literary production.
        Category
        • Humanities
        • Arts
        Course NumberENG 212W
        Credits4
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
        Instructor
        • Joona Trapp
        Schedule
        • TuTh 9:45-11:15am
        Formatonline

        TitleRome, Interrupted: Reconstructing the Last Days of Pompeii
        Description

        This class introduces students to the methods that archaeologists and historians use to study the ancient world by looking at the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, the two cities have provided an invaluable window into daily life in the early Roman Empire.

        Students will look at everything from graffiti to fine artwork, homes within and outside the city walls, and the ways in archaeological and textual evidence can be used together.

        Notes
        textbook

        Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook, Alison E. Cooley and M.G.L. Cooley (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World, 2nd edition, 2013)

        The Complete Pompeii, Joanne Berry (Thames & Hudson, 2007)

        Category
        • Social Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session B
        Instructor
        • Katrina Knight
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleScience & Comprehensive Wellness
        DescriptionDiscover the connections between scientific principles and holistic well-being by taking a deeper look into how vibrations can aid in healing health issues when integrated with conventional science. Gain valuable insights into the mind-body connection and experience a holistic approach to wellness that will empower you to make informed and balanced choices for your health and future.
        Category
        • STEM / Natural Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session B
        Instructor
        • Noni Keyton
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleSocial Cognition in Children
        DescriptionBy emphasizing the development of cognitive abilities and a repertoire of social abilities during infancy and early childhood, this course seeks to tie together dimensions of both, social and cognitive development to study early social cognition. Early human cognition tackles questions of how children categorize, perceive objects, acquire, and use language, and perform computations and complex calculations. Additionally, children also navigate the social world quite efficiently - understand others have ideas and beliefs, form attachments and groups, reason about right and wrong and follow social norms and rules. How do children engage in these increasingly complex tasks in the first few years of life? Do they come ‘prepared’ into the world or learn these sophisticated skills through experiences in their cultures? The course ‘Social Cognition in children’ is designed to discuss these questions. The course draws upon readings and research from cognitive and social development to provide a fuller picture of social cognition.
        Category
        • Social Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session C
        Instructor
        • Nikita Agarwal
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleSocial Development: How We Come to Understand Ourselves and Others
        DescriptionHow does an infant, who is seemingly immersed in its immediate perceptual world, become an adult with morals, self-esteem, and intimate relationships? To address this question, this psychology course will examine key developmental changes between infancy and adolescence in various social domains, including self and other understanding, moral development, and emotional development. Through lecture, in-class assignments, and lively discussions, we will contemplate how social interactions and environmental factors shape who we are throughout the lifespan. The goal is that by the end of this class, students understand how theories and research in the realm of social development enhance our understanding of human psychology.
        Category
        • Social Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session A
        Instructor
        • Sara Botto
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleSocial Justice and Social Media
        DescriptionThis course takes up the long, rich cultural history of how photographs have a profound impact on American social justice movements. We will address the following questions: can photographs be trusted as evidence? Is the role of the photographer always neutral? We all have an archive of photographs on our phones – how can we use them wisely in recording our lives for the future?
        Category
        • Social Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session B
        Instructor
        • Kimberly Wallace-Sanders
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleThe Biology of How We Sense the World
        DescriptionThrough interactive and engaging activities, embark on an exciting journey into the captivating realm of perception! This course provides a solid foundation in understanding how your senses work from the small molecular details to the bigger picture of how your brain interprets the world. The knowledge you gain isn't just for class; it's the key to unlocking the mysteries of the mind, preparing you for advanced courses in Neurobiology, where you'll delve deep into the workings of the brain in both health and disease.
        Notes
        prerequisite

        High school biology

        textbook

        Sekuler, R., & Blake, R. (2005). Perception 5th ed. McGraw-Hill. New York.

        Category
        • STEM / Natural Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session C Online
        Instructor
        • Trinity Pruitt
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formatonline

        TitleThe Chemistry of Colors
        Description

        This course will look at the chemical origins of color as you learn what it is like to be a chemist.

        How is the development of modern synthetic color related to organic chemistry? What is it that needs to be true for a molecule or atom to be able to absorb or emit light in the visible region? We will synthesize and investigate many different compounds and mechanisms of color production. We will look at atomic emissions, conjugated pi systems, and quantum dots.

        Includes: Hands-on chemistry lab experiments, such as Introductionand Use of Azo Dyes: Tie Dye, Solids State Pigments: Glassblowing, and Atomic Emission Spectroscopy: Sparklers

        Video
        Category
        • STEM / Natural Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session A
        Instructor
        • Douglas Mulford
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleThe Fundamentals of Cancer Biology
        DescriptionCancer is not one single disease, but an umbrella term to describe hundreds of unique ever-changing diseases. This course seeks to help students understand the hallmarks of cancer previously established by Douglas Hanahan and Robert Weinberg. These hallmarks are organizing principles for understanding the complex nature of these diseases. We will look at topics such as invasion/metastasis, cellular immortality, evading cell death, abnormal metabolism, genome instability, avoiding immune destruction, and more.
        Notes
        Prerequisite:

        High school biology

        Materials:

        Bring laptops or tablets to class

        Category
        • Pre-Health
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session B
        Instructor
        • Jordan Silva
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleThe Harry Potter Phenomenon
        DescriptionIn this course, we will study Rowling's Harry Potter series, both in terms of its literary value and because the novels are excellent examples of the ways in which texts in our society are read, reread, interpreted, and used. We will discuss the texts in terms of their rhetorical arguments, their historical context, the literary and philosophical tropes they employ, and readers' responses to them.
        Category
        • Humanities
        • Arts
        Course NumberENG 212W
        Credits4
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 2
        Instructor
        • Adriane Ivey
        Schedule
        • TuTh 1:15-2:45pm
        Formatonline

        TitleThe Science of Disease
        DescriptionThis course is an overview of pathophysiology, the science of disease. In this course, we will look at how changes in our physiology leads to disease. Using a combination of lecture and case studies, we will explore the science of disease and consider factors such as preventive measures, signs and symptoms, and treatments. Topics covered will include multiple body systems, including cardiovascular, nervous, , and immune. Students will have an overview of how changes in physiology can lead to disease. In addition, students will have generated ways to prevent the development and/or progression/worsening of disease. Finally, students will understand how the disease covered in the course are medically evaluated and treated, with consideration for the experience of the person living with a disease.
        Notes
        Prerequisites

        High school biology

        Category
        • Pre-Health
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session A
        Instructor
        • Brittany Butts
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleTools for Biomedical Research: Learn to Be a Biomedical Engineer
        DescriptionBiomedical engineering research has produced some of the most life-changing innovations in history. From growing artificial human organs to building microscopic robots, innovations in biomedical engineering continue to become more and more complex over time. Yet, what tools do these researchers use to create the next generation of biomedical technologies? We will explore the research tools that biomedical engineers use in the lab every day and the amazing discoveries they have made with them. Using these tools, we will design our own devices and better understand how complex the human body really is.
        Notes
        materials

        Clothing requirements for the course include close-toed shoes, long pants, and tied back hair. For certain lessons and instructional plans, PPE will be provided. For class trips to biomedical research facilities, a similar dress code will apply.

        Category
        • STEM / Natural Sciences
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session A
        Instructor
        • Tristan Pepper and Sean Healy
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleToy Stories: Children's Literature and Popular Culture
        DescriptionAn exploration of literary works (fiction, poetry, drama, essays) that have had or have a popular readership, and an examination of the factors governing popular taste and literary production.
        Category
        • Humanities
        • Arts
        Course NumberENG 212W
        Credits4
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionSummer College Program - Session 1
        Instructor
        • Erica Kanesaka
        Schedule
        • TuTh 11:30am - 1:00pm
        Formatonline

        TitleTwenty-first Century Challenges in US Health Care
        DescriptionThe US faces major health challenges – a growing crisis in mental health, rising health care costs, achieving equal access to health care services, preparing for a future pandemic, the aging of the population and increasing prevalence of chronic conditions among younger populations. This course will review the experiences with and repercussions from the pandemic and the rise in mental health issues among their peers and failures in the health care system to address mental health issues manifest through events, such as shootings and an increase in the homeless population with mental illness. In addition, we will discuss health equity issues and why certain populations are not well-served under current arrangements.
        Category
        • Pre-Health
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session C
        Instructor
        • Victoria Phillips
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleVaccinology
        DescriptionThis course aims to further students’ understanding of vaccines, their development, and their impact on public health. The course will aim to educate students on basic cell biology, immunology, and pathogens to help them fully understand vaccine mechanisms. Students will learn about the important processes associated with vaccine development to understand vaccine policy recommendations. The course aims to inform students about ongoing vaccinology research. The course will help prepare students for college level classes by having them write a short paper in addition to designing a brief presentation.
        Notes
        Prerequisites

        High school biology course

        Category
        • Pre-Health
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session C
        Instructor
        • Logan Melot
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleVideo Game Narrative 101
        DescriptionVideo games are the most popular form of entertainment in the world – and not just because they’re so fun to play. As interactive media, video games have a unique way of delivering their stories by immersing the player in the goings-on in these virtual worlds. In this class, we’ll study how the medium of video games creates unique stories, how the player’s role shapes their experience and understanding of these themes, and how to carry this media savvy into all other kinds of narratives, including our own writing. By the end of this course, students will learn how to approach interactive narratives like those found in video games and consider how their mechanics, design, and player interactions influence a game’s larger themes and ideas. Students will leave the course with a better grasp on the role a particular work’s medium plays in its thematic elements, and with a better grasp of how to consider a work’s method of delivery in presenting its ideas. Students will gain better understanding in the fields of media literacy, thematic analysis, and authorial voice.
        Notes
        materials

        Access to a working computer required/ access to some modern video game console (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X) a plus, but not required

        Category
        • Humanities
        • Arts
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session A
        Instructor
        • Ryan Stevens
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus

        TitleViolence and Crime in America through a Public Health and Forensic Lens
        Description

        Violence and crime are a growing public health concern in today’s society. Violence is the second leading cause of death for persons 15 to 24. It affects all facets of society regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic status. This course will explore the critical role health care providers play in violence prevention and treatment through assessment and intervention with victims and perpetrators.

        Students will examine the etiologic and motivational issues and analysis of response patterns to victimization and perpetration. Students will learn about wounds and patterns of injury for a variety of types of violence. Emphasis will be given to crime analysis and motivational intent of the aggressor within the context of the commission of the offense is assessed.

        Myths supporting a victim-blaming belief patterns will be explored within the overall societal response to crime. Services provided to victims and institutions designed to provide assistance will be examined, including counseling and support services, health care services, the police and the court system.

        Category
        • Pre-Health
        Sections
        StatusOpen Course
        SessionPre-College Program - Session B
        Instructor
        • Trisha Sheridan
        Schedule
        • MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:30am
        Formaton-campus