6-Week Session

College Intensive programs offer rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit by engaging in challenging undergraduate level courses. Grades earned establish an official academic record at GW and may be transferable, depending on the policies of the receiving institution.

Students enroll in up to two 6-week summer courses taken alongside GW undergraduates. Courses are introductory level and are offered across a variety of disciplines. Classes meet for 1½ to 2 hours, 3 to 4 days per week. Students can expect significant reading, writing, and research assignments. Students also participate in an additional 10 - 20 hours/week of co-curricular, college preparatory and cultural enrichment programs.

Students who wish to engage in credit-bearing online courses may apply for the 6-week online option. Online courses are rigorous and best suited for self-motivated students with advanced study skills.

For dates and times, please consult the GW schedule of classes

Below are Course Offerings from Summer 2019. 6-week College Intensive courses for Summer 2020 will be released in Spring 2020.  If you wish to take a course outside of those listed below, please contact our office for verificationAll course offerings are subject to cancellation.

Business

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Major economic principles, institutions, and problems in contemporary life. The focus of the class is on Microeconomics—supply and demand, the price system and how it works, competitive and monopolistic markets.

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Ethical theories and basic concepts for analysis of moral issues arising in business and in professional practice.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Frequency distributions, descriptive measures, probability, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, tests of hypotheses, regression and correlation, with applications to business.

The course includes a Lecture (3 hours) and laboratory (1 hour).

 


 

Communications & Arts

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Development of naturalness, correctness, and clarity in conversation through the study of phonetics, rate, volume, pitch, and quality in preparation for performance. Laboratory fee.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

An exploration of genres of creative writing (fiction, poetry, and/or playwriting). Basic problems and techniques; examples of modern approaches; weekly writing assignments; workshop and/or conference discussion of student writing.

 


 

History & Humanities

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

An introduction to world history over the past half millennium, stressing themes of exchange and integration, tracing the ways various peoples of the world became bound together in a common system.

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Major thinkers and themes in the field of peace studies and conflict resolution. Focus on philosophical and religious foundations of peace and justice movements in the twentieth century. Examination of peace and conflict through an interdisciplinary lens and on personal, local, and international levels.

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Fundamental principles underlying human behavior.

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Introduction to the major religions of the world: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism. Examination of the central aspects of these religions including the doctrinal, ethical, ritual, experiential, and social dimensions. Exploration of similarities and differences between these religious traditions.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

An exploration of genres of creative writing (fiction, poetry, and/or playwriting). Basic problems and techniques; examples of modern approaches; weekly writing assignments; workshop and/or conference discussion of student writing.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

A systematic survey of human geography; spatial perspectives on demographic, social, cultural, economic, and political changes around the world.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

Patterns of world population; factors contributing to population pressures, growth, and migrations.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

The political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States. From the earliest settlements to 1876.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

The political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States. From 1876 to present.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

American foreign relations in the twentieth century.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

Introduction to informal logic, scientific argument, and formal logic. The informal logic component focuses on the fallacies of reasoning and practical applications of logic. The formal logic component focuses on translation from English into propositional logic, truth tables, and proofs in propositional logic.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

Examination of leading ethical theories (e.g., utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics), and methodology in ethics. Engagement with contemporary problems.

 


 

Law & Politics

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Analysis of world politics, focusing on the role of nation-states and international organizations and on selected foreign policy issues.

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Nature of political inquiry, approaches to the study of politics and government, empirical methods of research.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

The increasing role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as providers of service and care for vulnerable individuals and communities in need; development of NGOs, the place they hold in international interventions, and the types of services they provide.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

An introduction to the study of criminal justice. The historical development of criminal justice and its evolution into modern legal systems. The impact of different forms of criminal justice on society and the individual.

 


 

Leadership

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Major thinkers and themes in the field of peace studies and conflict resolution. Focus on philosophical and religious foundations of peace and justice movements in the twentieth century. Examination of peace and conflict through an interdisciplinary lens and on personal, local, and international levels.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

The political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States. From the earliest settlements to 1876.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

The political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States. From 1876 to present.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

American foreign relations in the twentieth century.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

The increasing role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as providers of service and care for vulnerable individuals and communities in need; development of NGOs, the place they hold in international interventions, and the types of services they provide.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

Introduction to informal logic, scientific argument, and formal logic. The informal logic component focuses on the fallacies of reasoning and practical applications of logic. The formal logic component focuses on translation from English into propositional logic, truth tables, and proofs in propositional logic.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

Examination of leading ethical theories (e.g., utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics), and methodology in ethics. Engagement with contemporary problems.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

An introduction to the study of criminal justice. The historical development of criminal justice and its evolution into modern legal systems. The impact of different forms of criminal justice on society and the individual.

 


 

STEM

Four credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Survey of human evolution, genetics and physical variation, and primatology. Includes Regular laboratory exercises and Laboratory fee.

Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable; applications to business and economics.

Prerequisites: Qualifying results on the GW Mathematics placement examination or a score of 720 or above on the SAT II in mathematics. Applicants must submit proof of completion of prerequisites. Faculty review and approval is required. Please contact us for more information.

 Three credits

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calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Limits and continuity; differentiation and integration of algebraic and trigonometric functions with applications.

Prerequisites: Qualifying results on the GW Mathematics placement examination or a score of 720 or above on the SAT II. Applicants must submit proof of completion of prerequisites. Faculty review and approval is required. Please contact us for more information.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Frequency distributions, descriptive measures, probability, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, tests of hypotheses, regression and correlation, with applications to business.

The course includes a Lecture (3 hours) and laboratory (1 hour).

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: May 20—August 24, 2019

Introduction to the solution of problems on a digital computer using the Java language. Object-oriented programming concepts; documentation techniques; design of test data. Writing, debugging, and running programs in an interactive computing environment.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: July 1—August 10, 2019

Lecture (3 hours), laboratory (1 hour). Frequency distributions, descriptive measures, probability, sampling, estimation, tests of hypotheses, regression and correlation, with applications to social sciences.