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Science Courses

Listed below are the science courses offered in 2017, and the sites and sessions for each course. 

If you are unfamiliar with our site codes, please see the site key below. The course code links will take you to the appropriate catalog course description and links to sample syllabi for the course.

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Science Course Offerings

Biology Courses

* = day site (no room or board provided)
** = international site (dates vary)

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Grade

Code

Course

Sites and Sessions

3-4

SCOP

Through the Microscope

ALE-2*  HKY-1**  LAJ-1*  NUE-1*  SAN-1&2*  STP-1*

5-6

EXAM

Examining the Evidence

ALE-2*  BRI-1&2  CHS-1&2  LAJ-1*  LOS-1&2  NUE-1*  SAN-1&2*  SPE-2*  STP-1*

5-6

BSEN

The Sensory Brain

ALE-2*  CHS-1&2  HKY-1**  LOS-2  NYC-2*  SAN-1*

7+

INBS

Introduction to Biomedical Sciences

CAR-1&2  HKU-1**  LAN-1&2  LOS-1&2  SUN-1&2

7+

ANPY

Anatomy and Physiology

BRI-1&2  EST-1&2  SUN-1&2

7+

ANSC

Zoology

BRI-1&2  HAV-1&2

7+

BIOT

Biotechnology

BRI-1&2  HAV-1&2  SRF-2

7+

BIOL

Fast-Paced High School Biology

CAR-1&2  JHU-1&2  LAN-1&2  LOS-1&2  SAR-1&2

7+

GENE

Genetics

CAR-1&2  JHU-1&2

7+

NEUR

Neuroscience

CAR-1&2  JHU-1&2  LAN-1&2

10+

EPID

Epidemiology, Re-emerging Infectious Diseases, and Pandemics

PRN-1

10+

SPUB

Science, Technology, and Public Policy

PRN-1

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Chemistry Courses

* = day site (no room or board provided)
** = international site (dates vary)

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Grade

Code

Course

Sites and Sessions

3-4

FOOD

The Edible World

ALE-2*  NUE-1*  SAN-1*  SPE-2*  STP-1*

5-6

CPOL

Crystals and Polymers

ALE-2*  EST-1&2*  LOS-1

7+

CHMS

Chemistry in Society

BRI-1&2  EST-1&2  HAV-1&2  HKU-1**  SUN-1&2

7+

CHEM

Fast-Paced High School Chemistry

CAR-1&2  HKU-1**  LAN-1&2  LOS-1&2  SAR-1&2  SUN-1&2

7+

ORGO

Introduction to Organic Chemistry

LAN-2

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Physics Courses

* = day site (no room or board provided)
** = international site (dates vary)

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Grade

Code

Course

Sites and Sessions

3-4

INVT

Inventions

ALE-2*  HKY-1**  LAJ-1*  NUE-1*  SAN-1&2*  STP-1*

5-6

SCEN

The Physics of Engineering

ALE-2*  BRI-1&2  CHS-1&2  EST-1&2  HKY-1**  LAJ-1*  LOS-1&2  NUE-1*  NYC-1&2*  PAL-1&2  SAN-1&2*  SPE-2*  STP-1*

7+

PHYW

Fast-Paced High School Physics

CAR-2  LAN-1&2  LOS-1&2  SAR-1&2

7+

SREL

Advanced Topics in Physics: Special Relativity

LAN-2

7+

EGRD

Principles of Engineering Design

BRI-1&2  EST-1&2  HAV-1&2  HKU-1**  SCZ-1&2  SUN-1&2

7+

IENG

Investigations in Engineering

JHU-1&2

7+

ENGE

Electrical Engineering

CAR-1&2  LOS-1&2  SAR-1&2

7+

ASTR

Astrophysics

JHU-1&2  LAN-1&2

7+

PHSP

The Physics of Sports

BRI-1&2  SCZ-1&2

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Field Sciences Courses

* = day site (no room or board provided)
** = international site (dates vary)

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Grade

Code

Course

Sites and Sessions

2-3

BSCI

Be a Scientist!

ALE-2*  HKY-1**  LAJ-1*  NUE-1*  SAN-1&2*  SPE-2*

2-3

CWIT

Cloudy with a Chance of Science 

NUE-1*  SAN-2*  STP-1*

3-4

SPAC

Space: To Infinity and Beyond (one week course)

ALE-2  LAJ.1  SAN.2  STP.1

3-4

SPOF

Science Spoilers (one week course)

ALE-2*  LAJ-1*  SAN-2*  STP-1*

5-6

DYNE

Dynamic Earth

PAL-1&2 

5-6

MARE

Marine Ecology

BRI-2  CHS-1&2  LOS-1&2

7+

STAR

Introduction to Astronomy

BRI-1&2  SCZ-1&2

7+

PBIO

Paleobiology

LAN-1&2  LOS-1

7+

CBAY

The Chesapeake Bay

MSC-1

7+

WHLS

Whales and Estuary Systems

BRI-2  MSC-1

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Site Key

CodeSite

ALE

Alexandria, Virginia*

BRI

Bristol, Rhode Island

BRK

Berkeley, California

CAR

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

CHS

Chestertown, Maryland

EST

Easton, Pennsylvania

HAV

Haverford, Pennsylvania

HKU

Hong Kong S.A.R.

HKY

Hong Kong S.A.R.**

JHU

Baltimore, Maryland

LAJ

La Jolla, California*

LAN

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

LOS

Los Angeles, California

MSC

Baltimore, Maryland

NUE

San Mateo, CA*

PAL

Palo Alto, California

PBD

Baltimore, Maryland

PRN

Princeton, New Jersey

SAN

Sandy Spring, Maryland*

SAR

Saratoga Springs, New York

SCZ

Santa Cruz, California

SPE

New York, New York*

STP

Brooklandville, Maryland*

SUN

Seattle, Washington

* = day site (no room or board provided)
** = international site (room and board provided)

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