About the Course

Rethinking Economic and Social Justice in the Time of COVID-19

  • Grades 7-10
  • CTY-Level
  • Problem-Based

During the economic downturn sparked by the global pandemic in 2020, governments all over the world enacted a variety of emergency measures to sustain their people and economies. Unfortunately, equity received less attention than market performance and efficiency.

Explore issues of economic justice and develop an increased understanding of social norms about wealth distribution, income, and status, while examining economic responses to COVID-19 and other crises through the lens of social justice. How can we ensure equal opportunity for employment, and what moral and ethical models should be considered to address income inequality by gender and race?

How can governments ensure that relief during a crisis does not exacerbate existing injustices? As you delve into theories such as utilitarianism, libertarianism, and egalitarianism; competing principles of distribution; and tax policy, you and your peers will develop an economic model that can better serve all members of global society.

Fall, Winter, and Spring Time Commitment: 6-7 hours per week (2 hours class time, 4-5 hours independent work).
Summer Time Commitment: 18-21 hours per week (6 hours class time, 12-15 hours independent work).

Important Dates
Apply by August 30 to start:

Apply by August 30 to start:

Classes


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Synchronous class meetings typically last about an hour.

 

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Testing and Prerequisites

  Math Verbal
Required Level CTY-Level or CTY-Level
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Course Prerequisites

Rethinking Economic and Social Justice in the Time of COVID-19 requires:

1 prerequisite

Algebra I

Cost and Financial Aid

  • Tuition
    • Varies
  • Application fee
    • Nonrefundable Application Fee - $15 (Waived for financial aid applicants)
    • Nonrefundable International Fee - $20 (outside US only)

Financial Aid is available

We are committed to serving all talented youth regardless of financial circumstances. Financial assistance is available based on need.

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Course Materials

Please acquire all course materials by the course start date. If you have questions about these materials or difficulty locating them, please contact ctyinfo@jhu.edu.
 

Students will be notified by email of any required course materials 2-3 weeks prior to the course start date.

Technical Requirements

This course requires a computer with high-speed Internet access and an up-to-date web browser such as Chrome or Firefox. You must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.

This course uses a virtual classroom for instructor-student communication. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client, and on tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Recorded meetings can only be viewed on a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both free to download.

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