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Astrophysics
When the sun runs out of fuel, will it explode in a giant supernova or fade into a white dwarf? Does every galaxy revolve around a supermassive black hole? Will the universe keep expanding or ...
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Grades 7-11

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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 ...
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Grades 7-11

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Combinatorics and Graph Theory
If you’ve ever wanted to know how to turn tedious counting problems into simple solutions—like how to figure out the total number of games played in the March Madness tournament without needing to ...
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Grades 7-11

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Cryptology
Cryptology is the study of the codes and ciphers used to create secret writing. This math course explores many early techniques in cryptology, such as cipher wheels, the Caesar shift, polyalphabetic ...
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Grades 7-11

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Electrical Engineering
The first transistor, created at Bell Laboratories in 1947, was about 4 centimeters in size. Today, millions of transistors fit on a single computer processor chip—about the size of a postage stamp ...
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Grades 7-11

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Existentialism: On Being Human
When attempting to define existentialism, French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre said, “A simple formula would be to say that life taught me la force des choses—the power of circumstances.” This course ...
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Grades 7-11

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Exploring Ethics
We all face ethical choices. How do we know what is “good” or “bad,” or “right” or “wrong”? Are there standards of ethics by which we can judge people or their actions? In this course, you and your ...
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Grades 7-11

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Fast-Paced High School Biology
This course covers material ordinarily included in a year-long introductory course in high school biology, typically a prerequisite for AP® or IB Biology. You’ll begin with the smallest unit, the atom ...
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Grades 7-11

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Fast-Paced High School Chemistry
This course covers material normally included in a year-long introductory course in high school chemistry, which is usually a prerequisite for AP® or IB Chemistry. It explores physical and chemical ...
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Grades 7-11

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Fast-Paced High School Physics
This course covers material typically included in a year-long, algebra-based introductory course in high school physics, a usual prerequisite for advanced physics courses like AP® Physics 1, or IB ...
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Grades 7-11

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Fundamentals of Microeconomics
How much are you willing to pay for ice cream on a hot summer day? Who is responsible for the cost of pollution? Is there such a thing as a perfectly competitive market? Microeconomics provides ...
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Grades 7-11

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International Politics
Why do states fight, and what makes them cooperate? World affairs in the 21st century have raised new questions about international politics and revisited complicated old ones. Where the field once ...
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Grades 7-11

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Law and Politics in US History
This history course considers the law and the judiciary who apply it while examining such questions as: Should the law serve the interests of the majority or protect vulnerable minorities? To what ...
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Grades 7-11

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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 ...
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Grades 7-11

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Macroeconomics and the Global Economy
What are the key indicators of an economy’s performance? How do governments craft policies that promote economic growth? What does it mean for a country to have a trade deficit? Analyzing economies at ...
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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 ...
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Grades 7-11

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Neuroscience
Where are memories stored, and why do patients with Alzheimer’s have trouble making new ones? Why was Phineas Gage able to talk, walk, and be free of pain just minutes after a 3-foot metal rod pierced ...
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Grades 7-11

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Number Theory
Called "The Queen of Mathematics" by the great mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, number theory is the study of the natural number system from which all others are derived. Despite the simplicity of ...
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Grades 7-11

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Paleobiology
Ninety-nine percent of all species that ever lived on Earth are now extinct. What types of life forms have existed throughout history? How have mass extinction events shaped our planet? What types of ...
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Grades 7-11

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Persuasion and Propaganda
Comic book heroes punching dictators in the face and aircrafts papering the ground with pamphlets—these types of propaganda are easy to recognize, but what about contemporary ones, like bot-generated ...
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Grades 7-11

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Philosophy of Mind
What is the nature of mind? What is consciousness? Is artificial intelligence possible? This course explores questions such as these as it analyzes both historical and contemporary philosophical ...
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Grades 7-11

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