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Cognitive Psychology
While you read this sentence, your eyes alone are transmitting approximately 10 million pieces of data per second to your brain. Nevertheless, your attention remains focused on these words, you ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19
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Jul 21-Aug 09

Skidmore College:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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Crafting the Essay
This immersive and collaborative course will introduce you to great essayists including Annie Dillard, Charles Simic, and Richard Rodriguez, and help you find your own distinctive narrative voice. You ...
Sessions:

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Skidmore College:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19

Loyola Marymount University:

Jul 14-Aug 02

Ursinus College:

Jul 14-Aug 02

Grades 7-11

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Fiction and Poetry
Saul Bellow said, "A writer is a reader moved to emulation.” This course draws inspiration from the published works, journals, and drafts of writers such as Alice Munro, John Updike, Rita Dove, and Li ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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Great Cases: American Legal History
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes stated that the law is both a mirror and a motor for society. The most notorious trials frequently go well beyond a specific case to reflect deeper truths ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
Reasoning, logic, and critical thinking are the building blocks of intellectual inquiry. This course will help develop your skills in these areas through problem-solving and exposure to a wide range ...
Sessions:

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
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Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

The Speyer School:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 5-6

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Introduction to Astronomy
In the 17th century, Galileo looked into the sky with a simple pair of lenses and saw the moons of Jupiter. Modern times have had similarly profound discoveries. This course investigates light, optics ...
Sessions:

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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Introduction to Robotics
In the field of robotics, computer science and engineering interface to create interdependent systems that can perform a variety of tasks, from manufacturing microchips to exploring Mars. In this ...
Sessions:

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Ursinus College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

The Gilman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

The Speyer School:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 5-6

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Logic: Principles of Reasoning
Lawyers, doctors, and mathematicians use logic while building arguments, diagnosing diseases, and proving theorems. This course explores the techniques of logic while developing your analytical ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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Mathematical Logic
Have you ever wondered what real mathematicians spend their time doing? This course will teach you the art of proving and disproving conjectures, and techniques for writing formal proofs and ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19

Grades 7-11

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Paradoxes and Infinities
This course explores conundrums and analyzes a range of mathematical and philosophical paradoxes. You’ll consider Zeno’s paradoxes of space and time, such as The Racecourse, in which Achilles ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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Philosophy
Do we have free will, or do our brains automatically respond to stimuli? What, if anything, distinguishes right from wrong? Philosophers relentlessly pursue fundamental questions of life, and their ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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Principles of Engineering Design
Humanity’s unending quest to find the most efficient and cost-effective means to make life better has created engineering marvels—from the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, to the ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Ursinus College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Johns Hopkins University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Skidmore College:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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The Mathematics of Money
Why are round-trip fares from Orlando to Kansas City higher than those from Kansas City to Orlando? How do interest-rate adjustments affect the real estate market? How does one calculate the price-to ...
Sessions:

Dickinson College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Ursinus College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Skidmore College:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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The Physics of Engineering
Can a concrete boat float? How do you build the strongest bridge with the lightest materials? Physics—the science of matter and its motion—provides answers to questions like these. In this course, we ...
Sessions:

Quest Academy:

Jun 23-Jul 12

Ursinus College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

The Gilman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Roger Williams University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Mirman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

The Speyer School:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 5-6

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Writing and Imagination
Writing is an act of imagination built from the raw materials of life and language. In this course, you’ll learn to approach writing as a craft and discover processes and techniques that writers in ...
Sessions:

The Gilman School:

Jun 23-Jul 12

Loyola Marymount University:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

Ursinus College:

Jun 23-Jul 12
,
Jul 14-Aug 02

The Speyer School:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jun 30-Jul 19
,
Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 5-6

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Writing Your World
The best nonfiction is vivid, informative, and gripping. It can startle readers with new perspectives on society, reveal mysteries in medicine, bring life and character to history, and build suspense ...
Sessions:

Loyola Marymount University:

Jul 14-Aug 02

UC-Santa Cruz:

Jul 21-Aug 09

Grades 7-11

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