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

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

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

An introduction to data and information processing concepts and systems viewed from a contemporary management perspective. Emphasis on uses and applications as well as emerging managerial issues with the potential to reshape the form and function of information systems. Lab required.

Prerequisite Courses: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

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

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

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

 


 

Communications & Arts

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

History and criticism of American films. The course enables the student to recognize and evaluate cinema techniques, to express the evaluation clearly in writing, and to understand the role of films in the context of American Culture.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

Comparison and analysis of how cultures use language to communicate. The relationship of language to issues of human nature, gender, race, class, artistic expression, and power. Laboratory fee.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

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

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

A rotating set of classes; topics may include: American music, a composer, the opera, and musical life in Washington, DC.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

Philosophical problems and theories of perception, meaning, personal identity, and moral agency and their illustration in the context of cinema. Cinema and its derivatives (TV, video) as prime routes to experience of the natural and social worlds in an age of communication. Readings in classical and contemporary philosophy and in film theory; screening of a series of films.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

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

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

A rotating set of classes; topics may include: American music, a composer, the opera, and musical life in Washington, DC. An introduction to music in the film industry.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

Key aspects of the literature on public opinion, with emphasis on the role of media in opinion formation and change. Topics include the meaning of public opinion in a democratic society, a review of methods used to measure opinions, and media effects on opinion.

 


 

History & Humanities

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

Survey of the world’s cultures, illustrating the principles of cultural behavior.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

Comparison and analysis of how cultures use language to communicate. The relationship of language to issues of human nature, gender, race, class, artistic expression, and power. Laboratory fee.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

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

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

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: May 18—June 27, 2020

An introduction to the dynamic relationship between society and the physical environment, with focus on population, natural resources, environmental degradation, pollution, and conservation.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

Fundamentals of cartography; geographic data structure and information systems. Laboratory fee.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

Practical approach to the themes, concepts, and tools appropriate for in-depth examination of the geography of the world’s. Historical and physical regional geographies; contemporary regional issues; and intra- and interregional issues.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

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 Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

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: May 18—June 27, 2020

American foreign relations in the twentieth century.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

Readings from major philosophers and study of their positions on the most basic questions of human life. Topics include such issues as: What is justice? What is knowledge? What is reality? Does God exist? What is the mind? Do humans have free will?

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

Philosophical problems and theories of perception, meaning, personal identity, and moral agency and their illustration in the context of cinema. Cinema and its derivatives (TV, video) as prime routes to experience of the natural and social worlds in an age of communication. Readings in classical and contemporary philosophy and in film theory; screening of a series of films.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

Introduction to informal logic, scientific argument, and formal logic. The informal logic component focuses on 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: May 18—June 27, 2020

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: May 18—June 27, 2020

A broad overview of the "sociological imagination" as a way of understanding social issues and personal experience; sociology’s place among the social sciences; basic elements of sociological perspectives.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

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

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

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

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

An introduction to the dynamic relationship between society and the physical environment, with a focus on population, natural resources, environmental degradation, pollution, and conservation.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

Practical approach to the themes, concepts, and tools appropriate for in-depth examination of the geography of the world’s. Historical and physical regional geographies; contemporary regional issues; and intra- and interregional issues.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

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

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

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: June 29—August 8, 2020

American foreign relations in the twentieth century.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

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: June 29—August 8, 2020

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 Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

Structure, powers, and processes of the American political system and the impact on public policy.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

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

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

The history of science and technology and their role in political and social life from the late 19th century to the present.

Three credits

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calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

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

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

The formal institutions that structure criminal justice systems viewed in a sociological and political context. Contemporary American practices and policies that define crime and responses to it, including criminal law, criminology, policing, and penology.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

Concepts and principles of comparative analysis, with an examination of politics and government in selected countries.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

The history of science and technology and their role in political and social life from the late 19th century to the present.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

Key aspects of the literature on public opinion, with emphasis on the role of media in opinion formation and change. Topics include the meaning of public opinion in a democratic society, a review of methods used to measure opinions, and media effects on opinion.

 


 

Leadership

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

Introduction to informal logic, scientific argument, and formal logic. The informal logic component focuses on 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: June 29—August 8, 2020

American foreign relations in the twentieth century.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

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: June 29—August 8, 2020

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

 


 

STEM

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

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

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

A study of the human body and food-related health issues through the examination of the nutritional needs of the human body, digestion, genetics, and life experiences/exposures. Laboratory fee.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

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