Session 3

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.

 

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Biomedical Engineering

The letter "A" with a slash through it Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 28—August 9, 2019

The combination of engineering and medicine has profoundly changed the quality of life for our society. In this course, students will investigate topics such as electrophysiology, medical imaging, therapeutic ultrasound, computer-aided diagnosis, biomedical sensor technology and nanotechnology, in order to conceptualize the future of biomedical advancements.

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Fundamentals of Law

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 28—August 9, 2019

In this course, students will learn what it takes to prepare cases; interview clients; negotiate out of court settlements; act as an advocate at trial and argue cases on appeal. Being in Washington, D.C., students will benefit from a vibrant and engaging legal community, exploring the settings where lawyers practice and how these individuals ensure fairness in the justice system. Students will also have an opportunity to explore legal ethics and the role lawyers play through engaging site visits to prominent legal entities like the American Bar Association and the United States Supreme Court.

 

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Introduction to Business

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 28—August 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. is a nexus for the world’s political and economic powers. In this course, students will investigate management disciplines such as corporate leadership, finance, innovation and sustainability within a variety of business contexts. Students will also visit major business entities, like the World Bank, the IMF, and smaller organizations like Union Kitchen to understand consumer behavior and strategic organizational processes.

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Introduction to Public Health

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 28—August 9, 2019

The next epidemic could wipe out millions in days. Public health scientists are at the frontline to prevent and curtail effects of negative health on populations. This course will serve as an introduction to aspects of public health and health services. Students will delve into topics of health services administration while critically analyzing applications of public health in historical and modern trends in public health nationally and internationally.

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National Security: The U.S. Intelligence Community & Counterterrorism

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 28—August 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. is the hub of U.S. national security. This course introduces students to the relationship between national security and policymaking. Students will visit the country's top intelligence organizations and learn about the complexities of the U.S. national security agenda from perspectives of the legislative, executive and judicial branches, and the impact of national security practices by the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, and Pentagon agencies.

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Psychology: Cognition, Social, and Research Methods

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 28—August 9, 2019

The study of the mind, this course seeks to introduce students to the study of cognition through a review of data and theories on the topics of perception, attention, memory, language, reasoning, and decision making. Emphasizing working with diverse populations and developing strategies to promoting social, emotional, psychological, and physical health students will be challenged to explore how these realms of health impact individuals and families and work through solutions