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Jun 23, 2020 - Aug 6, 2020 3:15pm - 6:15pm | Ages: 15 - 18
Law has a social life. Actually, it has multiple social lives. First, law is itself the product of social forces. It is shaped by what people fight about, what is taken for granted, and what can and cannot be said. But law is also an institution that makes other social institutions possible. From contracts to borders, citizenship to marriage, law consists of concepts and categories, institutions and processes that enforce the rules of multiple games. As we discuss in this class, law tells us both the history and the perceived future of a social phenomenon. We interrogate the relationship between law and inequality, with particular attention to race and racialization, space and mobility, policing and security in the colonial past and present. Connected empirical examples from North America, the Middle East, South and East Asia and Africa serve as vantage points from which we can learn to identify, analyze, and explain these social phenomena.
Non residential College credit Stem Academic Arts College access
Jun 23, 2020 - Aug 6, 2020 3:15pm - 6:15pm | Ages: 15 - 18
Introduces the fundamental concepts of probability, statistical inference, and statistical computing necessary for a working knowledge of applied statistics. The emphasis is on data analysis and visualization instead of theory. Prior experience with either statistics or computer programming is not necessary. The course material is taught via an active learning approach, with in-class lab exercises specially developed to teach applied statistics with R.
College access College credit Arts Non residential Academic Stem
Jun 23, 2020 - Aug 6, 2020 3:15pm - 6:15pm | Ages: 15 - 18
This course is a survey of the major writers and works of Ukrainian literature from the 1920s to the present, with a special focus on how their reception and evaluation has been reconfigured by Ukraine's independence. The course examines topics including modernism and postmodernism, the "executed renaissance," socialist realism, the literature of dissent and emigration, and underground and post-Soviet literature, as well as addressing problems and misperceptions of Ukrainian writers and works.
Stem College access College credit Arts Academic Non residential
Jun 23, 2020 - Aug 6, 2020 3:15pm - 6:15pm | Ages: 15 - 18
This course emphasizes the chief forces now shaping the American understanding of everyday forms, such as the manipulation of aesthetic standards by advertising and Hollywood imagery; the perfection of powered flight and the aerial view; the importance of snapshot photography in relation to home video; the post-1960s fascination with outdoor privacy; contemporary and potential spatial disorientation resulting from computer-aided electronic media; the post-1920 retreat of well-educated people into wilderness; the shaping of gender roles and self-image through clothing design and fashion shifts; and the long-term impact of national advertising campaigns on American notions of quality, uniqueness, proportion, and pleasure as reflected in ordinary visual realms.
Non residential College credit Academic Arts Stem College access
Jul 27, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020 3:15pm - 6:15pm |
This course involves an interdisciplinary study of life in the universe, beginning with the astrophysics of star and planet formation, before moving into the new and exciting field of exoplanet detection and characteristics. It covers planetary processes, with considerations of various bodies in the solar system in the context of potential habitability, introduces the biology and chemistry of life, and explores the origins and future potential of life on Earth. Students evaluate the possibility of life in the universe based on the state of current studies and expected discoveries. They master new concepts through problem sets as well as qualitative assignments and, for the final project, writing and presenting a scientific paper on a topic of their choosing. Students have the opportunity to learn how telescopes operate and other observational astronomy techniques. They attend a field trip to the Museum of Science, where they can relate topics covered in class to science in a broader context.
College access College credit Arts Non residential Stem Academic
Jul 27, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020 12:00pm - 3:00pm |
Measuring and understanding the stars has been one of the central priorities of astronomers throughout recorded history. The past decade has seen this field undergo a renaissance with new observatories, new data, and new computational methods. In this course, we take a hands-on approach to the latest data and techniques that astrophysicists are using to reveal the properties of our galaxy full of stars. Students learn to use the programming language Python to develop software to analyze cutting-edge data from the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite observatory. We work to understand how the vast differences in observed stellar properties result from the evolution of stars using the MESA software to create theoretical models of evolving stars. Finally, students work in groups to frame their own research question, explore it using the data and the theoretical models, and present their results to their peers. No prior experience with scientific data, programming, or astronomy is required to tackle the challenges of this course.
Non residential College access Stem Arts Academic College credit
Jul 27, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020 12:00pm - 3:00pm |
This course takes students on a journey through cancer biology, exploring the field from a researcher's perspective. The purpose of the course is to give students a unique view of how scientific research is conducted within the walls of a lab, focusing on experiments which unravel the characteristics of cancer cells and cancer. Starting with a broad, general introduction to cancer as a pathology that has had an impact on human life worldwide since prehistoric times, students then cover, step-by-step, each scientific breakthrough that led to the modern view of what entails cancer pathogenesis, each lecture focusing on one hallmark of cancer. Each lecture follows the same blueprint, in the sense that students navigate through each topic by addressing a specific molecular characteristic associated with cancer cells while highlighting the discrepancies with non-cancer cells. One session is a problem-based learning case, during which students play the role of a multidisciplinary care group and try to determine whether the patients present tumorigenic lesions by using notions and tools studied throughout this two-week course. This course, as an attractive combination of lecture and discussion, gives students a strong scientific background on basic cell biology properties such as cell division and DNA replication, but also a solid introduction to oncogenesis with more intricate topics such as oncogenes and the metastasis process.
Arts College credit Academic Stem Non residential College access
Jul 27, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020 12:00pm - 3:00pm |
Microbes surround us—inside and out. This course introduces students to the microbiomes of our bodies and our environment and their influence on human health. We begin by discussing the microbial world, individual microbial sites, and why a healthy dose of skepticism is needed regarding microbiome science. In week two, we focus on the role of the gut microbiome in health and disease. Finally, we discuss the promise and pitfalls of harnessing microbial science to influence human health and whether the hype has gotten ahead of the science. Throughout the course, we discuss the concept of a "healthy" microbiome and the persistent dichotomy of good and bad microbes. Students in this course develop critical thinking and research skills to evaluate claims about microbial science academically and as they relate to their everyday lives. Students learn how to find and identify appropriate academic sources and strengthen their oral and written communication skills through group discussions, presentations, and short papers.
Arts Non residential College credit College access Stem Academic
Jul 27, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020 3:15pm - 6:15pm |
Numerical methods have become ubiquitous and often indispensable in modern scientific research problems. In this course, students develop programming tools and apply them to problems in quantitative fields like mathematics, the physical and life sciences, and economics. Students acquire a basic knowledge of programming concepts, practice formulating scientific problems in terms of algorithmic instructions to the computer, build a starting set of programming tools they can use and expand on throughout their future careers, hear from local scientists about how they use programming as a tool in their research, and, most importantly, learn how to independently continue learning to code. The aim of the course is to give students the building blocks they need to get started on coding, and a big-picture overview of the diverse and exciting topics in scientific programming they can dive into in the future.
Academic Non residential Arts Stem College credit College access
Jun 29, 2020 - Jul 10, 2020 3:15pm - 6:15pm |
This course equips students with the knowledge and skills to think about key economic, political, and social issues related to globalization, and to make coherent and evidence-based arguments. The course highlights major analytical frameworks in the field of international political economy and how these can be applied to empirical questions concerning the structure of the global economy; the sources and implications of globalization; the nature of international economic institutions; and national economic policy choices. This course focuses on urgent problems and enduring questions, including: how can we explain the recent rise of populism—and is there a backlash against globalization? How does international trade affect prosperity and inequality in developed and developing economies? Should capital be able to flow freely across borders? What is the right balance between national sovereignty and international integration? How does the rise of China change the world system, and how should the US-China economic relationship be managed? What will the role of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Belt and Road initiative be in the international system? What is the best solution to tackle climate change at a global level? Who are the winners and losers of the global energy transition? And how should policy makers respond to technological developments in advanced and emerging economies?
Stem Arts Non residential College access College credit Academic
Jul 27, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020 8:30am - 11:30am |
This course provides an introduction to the field of finance, exploring the institutions, instruments, and economics of financial markets. The course starts with an introduction to economic models of the financial system, exploring issues like how it creates value and how it fits into the larger macroeconomy. Next, the course progresses to discuss theories of asset pricing, exploring the efficient markets hypothesis and standard tools of valuation (for example discounting and option value) before turning to specific instruments as applications (stocks, bonds, options). The course concludes with a series of in-class debates on open issues in finance. Assignments stress quantitative applications of the theories and techniques through project-based learning.
College access Stem Arts Non residential College credit Academic
Jun 29, 2020 - Jul 10, 2020 8:30am - 11:30am |
This course examines the personal essays of acclaimed scientific writers such as Oliver Sacks, Atul Gawande, Primo Levi, and Lewis Thomas. Drawing on their unique perspectives as scientists and physicians, these writers use their scientific knowledge (for example, in neurology, chemistry, physics, and biological science) as a critical lens for exploring the world outside of the lab and hospital. As a genre of critical self-reflection, the personal essay offers these award-winning writers a creative medium through which they can use the wonders of the physical world to probe internal questions about the human condition. Students learn college-level critical thinking skills by placing primary sources in conversation with secondary sources and executing formal literary analysis of the personal essays.
Non residential College access Arts Academic College credit Stem
Jun 29, 2020 - Jul 10, 2020 12:00pm - 3:00pm |
In today's interconnected world, what happens in one country has the potential to affect the political, economic, security, and/or social dynamics in many other countries. Diplomacy is the glue that holds the international system together. Tasked with representing their countries' interests abroad, diplomats tackle international challenges and work together to come up with innovative solutions to the world's most pressing issues. This is an integrated course intended to link diplomatic practice to international relations theory. It puts students, as realistically as possible, into the shoes of diplomats. During the course, students learn the nuts and bolts of diplomacy, study contemporary issues in global affairs, and learn how to link these issues to theoretical frameworks in international relations. Students encounter a mixture of academic, policy, and opinion pieces during the period of study. This course demands that students not only read the materials, but engage with them. Assignments lead students to consider the same dilemmas that policymakers face every day. Moreover, a final presentation session and live-action scenario activity requires students to think on their feet and apply all of the knowledge gained throughout the course.
College credit Arts Stem Academic Non residential College access
Jul 27, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020 8:30am - 11:30am |
Geography and politics are deeply intertwined: geography helps to explain why some country's boundaries are where they are, how some countries specialized in and dominated certain industries, and how alliances formed during wars. In history, we have seen geography impact the type of colonies that were established in the American North and South, international trade routes, and even the diffusion of languages across the world. Today, the relationship between geography and politics continues to be complicated: geography plays a salient role in many contentious political debates, such as immigration, ethnic politics, and the boundaries of electoral districts. In this course, we aim to understand the relationship between geography and politics, examining how geography has shaped political decision making, studying the types of political and economic institutions that develop throughout history, and analyzing the role of geography in current political debates. We examine how geography has shaped political institutions in both the United States and other countries, and question many provocative arguments about the role of geography in shaping political and economic life today. Lastly, we learn how to conduct our own research using geographic variables, using the ArcGIS software to produce maps that speak to important political, economic, or social questions.
Stem Arts College access Academic College credit Non residential
Jun 29, 2020 - Jul 10, 2020 3:15pm - 6:15pm |
From the radical to the absurd, from the trickster tale to Twitter, this course examines the role of humor in the Black freedom movement since emancipation. By reading, listening, and watching, we explore how black comedians—as influential, incisive, and imperfect social commentators—have, throughout American history, shaped and been shaped by prevailing ideas of race, class, gender, censorship, and free speech.
College access Arts Academic College credit Non residential Stem

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