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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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Collegeville, PA
Lancaster, PA
Los Angeles, CA
Saratoga Springs, NY

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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Lancaster, PA
Los Angeles, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Saratoga Springs, NY
Seattle, WA

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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Bristol, RI
Lancaster, PA

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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Carlisle, PA
Lancaster, PA
Los Angeles, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Saratoga Springs, NY
Seattle, WA

Grades 7-11

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Data Structures and Algorithms
We know that computers are great problem solvers, but there is human work that must be done before computers can work their magic: first, it is necessary to formalize the problem within a mathematical ...
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Bristol, RI
Lancaster, PA

Grades 7-11

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Dissent
In 1963, “King of Soul” Sam Cooke was arrested for disturbing the peace after a white desk clerk refused to honor his motel reservation. Cooke later penned lyrics that became a civil rights anthem ...
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Haverford, PA
Lancaster, PA

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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Carlisle, PA
Los Angeles, CA
Saratoga Springs, NY

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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Carlisle, PA

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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Carlisle, PA
Santa Cruz, CA
Saratoga Springs, NY

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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Bristol, RI
Collegeville, PA
Haverford, PA
Lancaster, PA
Los Angeles, CA
Saratoga Springs, NY

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

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 C, or IB ...
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Carlisle, PA
Collegeville, PA
Los Angeles, CA

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 ...
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Carlisle, PA
Lancaster, PA
Seattle, WA

Grades 7-11

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Fundamentals of Computer Science
This course introduces students to three major areas of the computer science discipline: theory and algorithms, hardware systems, and software systems. In the theoretical component of the course, you ...
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Bristol, RI
Carlisle, PA
Los Angeles, CA
Saratoga Springs, NY
Seattle, WA

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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Bristol, RI
Collegeville, PA
Haverford, PA
Santa Cruz, CA
Seattle, WA

Grades 7-11

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Genetics
Could a single genetic mutation be the key to eradicating heart disease, or instrumental in developing new ways to treat hypertension? This course explores the principles and methods geneticists use ...
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Bristol, RI
Carlisle, PA
Collegeville, PA
Virginia State University, VA

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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Bristol, RI
Carlisle, PA
Saratoga Springs, NY

Grades 7-11

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Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences
This course is an introduction to human biology and the science of medicine, drawing upon basic biological and chemical concepts to explore the intricate anatomical and physiological mechanisms ...
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Bristol, RI
Carlisle, PA
Haverford, PA
Lancaster, PA
Los Angeles, CA
Seattle, WA

Grades 7-8

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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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Bristol, RI
Collegeville, PA
Los Angeles, CA

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

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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Bristol, RI
Collegeville, PA
Haverford, PA
Santa Cruz, CA
Virginia State University, VA

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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Bristol, RI
Collegeville, PA
Lancaster, PA
Los Angeles, CA

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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Carlisle, PA
Collegeville, PA
Lancaster, PA

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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Lancaster, PA

Grades 7-11

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