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Anatomy and Physiology
One look at classic anatomical sketches such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, created from the artist’s meticulous observations of dissected cadavers, can inspire a deep interest in the body and ...
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Grades 7-8

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Bioethics
Throughout history, scientists and lawmakers have turned to principles of philosophy to work through complex ethical issues surrounding the various uses of scientific technology, including abortion ...
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Grades 7-11

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Biotechnology
The Human Genome Project has sequenced all of the approximately 20,000 genes in human DNA. How did scientists gather this information? Can it help cure congenital diseases or cancer? What ethical ...
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Grades 7-11

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Chemistry in Society
From artificial sweeteners in diet soft drinks to batteries in electric cars, chemistry is integral to our everyday lives. This course investigates chemistry as a means to solving real-world problems ...
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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 ...
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Grades 7-11

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Epidemiology
From Covid-19 to HIV to malaria, infectious diseases remain one of the world’s leading causes of death. How do scientists compile and use statistics to combat outbreaks? In this course, you and your ...
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Grade 9+

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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 ...
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Grades 7-11

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Foundations of Programming
This course explores methods of computer programming—the algorithmic aspects of computer science and the theoretical constructs common to all high-level programming languages. You and your classmates ...
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Grades 7-11

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Foundations of Psychology
Psychology, the science of behavior and mental processes, systematically explores phenomena as diverse as phantom limbs, sleep paralysis, false memories, and the bystander effect. This course explores ...
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Grades 7-11

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Game Theory and Economics
IBM founder Thomas J. Watson once said, “Business is a game—the greatest game in the world if you know how to play it.” In today’s global marketplace, understanding game theory—the branch of ...
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Grades 7-11

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Geometry Through Art
Connections between mathematics and art can be found in every culture. This introductory course explores shapes, properties, and constructions of modern geometry, and analyzes works of art ranging ...
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Grades 7-11

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Human Nature and Technology
This philosophy course explores questions of human nature in light of recent technological breakthroughs in communication, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and modern warfare. You will consider ...
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Grade 9+

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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 ...
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Grades 7-11

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Introduction to Logic
Society often values majority opinion and personal attacks over solid argumentation. This course explores logic, the science of reasoning, and will teach you how to evaluate arguments using informal ...
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Grades 7-11

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Investigations in Engineering
Engineering is an art that requires ingenuity, the ability to understand the components of a problem, facility in design, and the capacity to find creative solutions. This course introduces you to the ...
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Grade 9+

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Mathematical Modeling
Mathematics can be found in nature, social behavior, and even in the way a population grows. It can be used to determine whether a meteor will impact Earth, predict the spread of infectious disease ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Grades 7-11

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Poetry Workshop
From haiku to spoken word, slams to open mics, poetry is an important and versatile medium for creative expression. Today we find poetry not only on The New York Times Best Seller list but also ...
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Grade 9+

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Politics and Film
Early masterworks like Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis illustrate that film has always been key to exploring and confronting global political and social concerns ...
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Grade 9+

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