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Advanced Topics in Physics: Special Relativity
If a woman travels to a nearby star system at close to the speed of light, she will return much younger than her twin sister, who stayed home. This is just one of the discoveries revealed by Albert ...
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Baltimore, MD

Grade 9+

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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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Haverford, PA
Saratoga Springs, NY

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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Collegeville, PA
Saratoga Springs, NY
Virginia State University, VA

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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Carlisle, PA
Haverford, PA
Virginia State University, VA

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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Haverford, PA
Lancaster, PA
Seattle, WA
Virginia State University, VA

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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Carlisle, PA
Santa Cruz, CA
Saratoga Springs, NY

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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Baltimore, MD

Grade 9+

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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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Haverford, PA
Lancaster, PA

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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Bristol, RI
Haverford, PA
Los Angeles, CA
Saratoga Springs, NY
Seattle, WA

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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Collegeville, PA
Los Angeles, CA

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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Bristol, RI
Los Angeles, CA
Santa Cruz, CA

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 ...
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Carlisle, PA
Lancaster, PA
Santa Cruz, CA
Virginia State University, VA

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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Baltimore, MD

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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Bristol, RI
Santa Cruz, CA

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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Carlisle, PA
Santa Cruz, CA

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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Baltimore, MD

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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Carlisle, PA
Collegeville, PA
Lancaster, PA

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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Carlisle, PA
Lancaster, PA
Santa Cruz, CA
Seattle, WA

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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Lancaster, PA
Los Angeles, CA
Santa Cruz, CA

Grades 7-11

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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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Baltimore, MD

Grade 9+

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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 ...
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Bristol, RI
Haverford, PA
Lancaster, PA
Santa Cruz, CA
Seattle, WA
Virginia State University, VA

Grades 7-11

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Race and Politics
Throughout history, race has played a central role in who receives and who is denied access to political processes and decisions. This course investigates this intersection of race and politics by ...
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Baltimore, MD

Grade 9+

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