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Two-week Programs

Summer Immersion is a full-day, rigorous noncredit program for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Participants enroll in programs that integrate lectures with experiential and applied activities. Students expand and deepen their knowledge of a topic through collaborative learning and an exploration of the diverse intellectual and cultural resources of Washington, D.C.

For more information on campus life, commuter options, a sample schedule and resources available to students, see the Student Resources & Activities page.

All course offerings are subject to change or cancellation.

Students with lecturer learning about facial deformities

Bioethics: Medical and Health Ethics

Noncredit

The number "2" Two-week program

calendar icon  June 30— July 12, 2019

Is it ethical to clone a person solely to harvest their organs for the purpose of organ donations? This course explores legal, ethical, and policy issues that arise in the biomedical arena, addressing controversial and challenging questions such as, the definitions of life and death, the nature of personal identity, the requirements of justice, and the boundaries of liberty.

Criminal Justice class listening to a presentation by a bombsquad

Criminal Justice

Noncredit

The number "2" Two-week program

calendar icon  June 30— July 12, 2019

In Washington, D.C., students are in close proximity to the greatest concentration of federal crime labs and investigatory agencies in the world. In this course, students will examine the fields of criminology and criminal justice through the analysis of processes, procedure and ethics as they come to understand the impact of different forms of criminal justice on society and the individual.

Students working on group project

Global Business Perspectives

Noncredit

The number "2" Two-week program

calendar icon  June 30— July 12, 2019

In an increasingly mobile world, major companies are growing globally. Business decisions and processes are influenced by global policies and regulations. This course aims to demonstrate the complexities of building a multinational organization and focuses on the challenges of cross-border commerce by competing interests in international policies and trade agreements. The course will also highlight visits to global business organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Students presenting to classmates

Hospitality Management

Noncredit

The number "2" Two-week program

calendar icon  June 30— July 12, 2019

In a global market, tourism continues to serve as a major market economy. Students in Tourism and Hospitality management engage with the trends of the tourism and hospitality industry. Students will learn the basic principles of planning and managing tourism resources and introduce themselves to the financial monitoring of hospitality and leisure services.

Introduction to Medicine Students at National Institute of Health

Introduction to Medicine

An "A" with a line marked through it Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

icon of a calendar  June 30— July 12, 2019

The world of medicine is complex and profound. This course will introduce students to the didactic rigors of biology, genetics, physiology and anatomy as well teaching them the applications of these topics in clinical research and global health. The course will feature site visits to places such as the National Institute of Health and the Pan American Health Organization.

Two Pre-College students at a computer

Principles of Real-World Economics

Noncredit

the number "two" Two-week program

calendar icon  June 30—July 12, 2019

As the world economy continues to become more globally integrated, understanding the keys to economic efficiency and growth is more important than ever. Students in this course will investigate how economic principles translate into real world processes that affect goods and services, market prices, output, unemployment, inflation and the distribution of resources.

Robotics student building robot in class lab

Robotics: Machines in Motion

An "A" with a line marked through it Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

icon of a calendar  June 30— July 12, 2019

Robotics is an increasingly popular interdisciplinary branch of engineering that integrates mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as computer science technologies to develop machines that transform all sectors of daily life. In this course, students learn computer programming to develop a practical understanding of robotic engineering, and to familiarize themselves with the software, electronics hardware, motors and sensors of behavioral programming concepts.

Photo of students at the Institute of Peace in D.C.

U.S. Foreign Policy: Multilateralism

Noncredit

The number "2" Two-week program

calendar icon  June 30— July 12, 2019

The globalization of economic, political, social and cultural activity has increased society’s need for international understanding and cooperation. This course will expose students to viewpoints and perspectives of foreign policymakers and explore multilateral approaches to international issue.  Students will gain a basic understanding of how to analyze and articulate foreign policy.