2023 Courses

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  • Implicit Bias

    Catalog Number
    ANTHRO 145S
    Course Cost
    $3846.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate
    Summary

    This class explores the psychology and sociology of prejudice, asking a deceptively simple question: what is race? From here follows a second question: what is racism? We'll explore implicit bias, and equip students to understand it, recognize it, and critically evaluate it. We'll start by outlining early colonial theories of scientific racism and the ongoing myths around race and intelligence, including phrenology, eugenics, and discussions of stereotype threat and IQ. We will question how race can be at once not based in any evolutionary, demographic, or biological reality and yet be a driving force in many social and political arenas. We will then examine stereotypes more widely, and how they can persist in society despite the decline of overt prejudice, through mechanisms of implicit bias, microaggression, and institutional racism. Students will take from this course a much deeper understanding of how prejudice shaped the contemporary world and how different approaches to understanding our own and others' implicit bias have implications for social policy and social justice.

    Details

    Units
    3
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Dates
    -
  • Intro to Cultural and Social Anthropology

    Catalog Number
    ANTHRO 1S
    Course Cost
    $3846.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate
    Summary

    This course introduces basic anthropological concepts and presents the discipline's distinctive perspective on society and culture. The power of this perspective is illustrated by exploring vividly-written ethnographic cases that show how anthropological approaches illuminate contemporary social and political issues in a range of different cultural sites.

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    Details

    Units
    3
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Dates
    -
    Cross Listings
    ANTHRO 201S
  • Cell Phone Photography

    Catalog Number
    ARTSTUDI 173S
    Course Cost
    $3846.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate
    Summary

    The course combines the critical analysis of cell phone photography with the creation of photographic art works that explore this specific medium's experimental, social and documentary potential. The increasing ubiquity of cell phone photography has had a widespread impact on the practice of photography as an art form. We will consider and discuss the ways in which the platforms of cell phone photography (Instagram, Snapchat) are democratizing image-making and transforming notions of authorship and subjectivity to an unprecedented extent, but also how the use of new technological tools help expand notions of creativity and aesthetic standards.

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    Details

    Units
    3
    Interest Area
    Creativity and Design
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Yunfei Ren, Joanna Keane Lopez
    Dates
    -
  • Printing Without a Press

    Catalog Number
    ARTSTUDI XX
    Course Cost
    $3846.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate
    Summary

    In this introductory class, we explore printmaking through different techniques and approaches without using a press. This approach allows students to learn techniques to make prints anywhere. Class projects will focus on relief, monotypes, rubbings, and collage prints. This process will allow students to experiment with different forms of accessible tools such as spoons, doorknobs, cardboard, styrofoam, etc.

    Details

    Units
    3
    Interest Area
    Creativity and Design
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Wendy Liu
    Dates
    -
  • Painting and Collage

    Catalog Number
    ARTSTUDI XX
    Course Cost
    $3846.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate
    Summary

    In this introductory class painting and collage techniques are explored and combined in order to expand visual language. Paint as a traditional medium will be unified with the prefabricated nature of collage in order to create aesthetic harmony and produce sensations of volume, space, movement, and light on a flat surface. Various collage materials will be pulled from magazines, newspapers, old books, cloth and found materials that interplay with acrylic paint applications

    Details

    Units
    3
    Interest Area
    Creativity and Design
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Jessica Monette
    Dates
    -
  • Microbiology: Human health & society

    Catalog Number
    BIO 11S
    Course Cost
    $6410.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate
    Summary

    This course covers the fundamentals of microbiology and encompasses the tiny world of microbes (bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses, and more). How have microbes impacted human health and society? It turns out that we cannot live without microbes, but we also have first=hand experience over the last few years of just how deadly and life-altering microbes can be! In exploring microbiology, we will take a multi-disciplinary approach combining molecular genetics (how gene expression is regulated in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes), biochemistry, and immunology. We will also explore key advances in biotechnology that have been made possible through our discovery of microbes and how they work including cloning, PCR, and CRISPR. This course will offer a laboratory component to allow students hands-on experience observing and working with bacteria and small eukaryotes and experimental design.

    Details

    Units
    5
    Interest Area
    Natural Sciences
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Shizuki Yamada-Hunter
    Dates
    -
    Prerequisites

    None; high school or undergraduate-level introductory Biology & Chemistry is recommended but not required

  • Introduction to Biotechnology: Detecting and Treating Disease

    Catalog Number
    BIO 32S
    Course Cost
    $5128.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
    Summary

    This course will examine the basic concepts of biotechnology and the instrumentation and techniques used in the manipulation of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA). Students will learn how biotechnology's tools and techniques are being used to help identify and fight disease, with a special emphasis on tools that help detect viral infections such as COVID-19. This course will also examine the ethical and privacy issues associated with biotechnology such as genetic testing, vaccine distributions and gene therapy.

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    Details

    Units
    4
    Interest Area
    Natural Sciences
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Jae Chung
    Dates
    -
    Prerequisites

    General biology and chemistry.

  • Introduction to Cancer Biology

    Catalog Number
    BIO 50S
    Course Cost
    $3846.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
    Summary

    Introduction to the molecular basis of cancer. This course will examine the biological processes that are disrupted in cancer, such as DNA repair, cell cycle control and signaling pathways, as well as the science behind some current treatments.

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    Details

    Units
    3
    Interest Area
    Natural Sciences
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Jae Chung
    Dates
    -
    Prerequisites

    Any general biology course

  • Introduction to Human Physiology

    Catalog Number
    BIO 8S
    Course Cost
    $5128.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate
    Summary

    Normal functioning and pathophysiology of major organ systems: nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, digestive, and endocrine. Additional topics include integrative physiology, clinical case studies, and applications in genomics-based personalized medicine.

    Details

    Units
    4
    Interest Area
    Natural Sciences
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Christina Goeders
    Dates
    -
    Prerequisites

    High School Biology; AP or IB Biology recommended

  • Do I Sound...?: Identity, Technology, and Voice in Performance and Media

    Catalog Number
    CCSRE XX
    Course Cost
    $6410.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
    Summary

    Do I sound...Black? American? Feminine? Queer? Human? In this course we will explore the relationship between identity and technology through the voice—spoken, sung, screamed, and written. We will examine case studies spanning genres (film, popular music, opera, and social media performance) and the globe (France, India, Italy, Japan, and the United States.) Grounding these case studies, we will also read theory from the fields of Performance Studies, Film Studies, Critical Musicology, Technology Studies, and Linguistics. Unit range because of variable final project.

    Details

    Units
    5
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Westley J. Montgomery
    Dates
    -

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