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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Communication & Negotiation in a Global Context

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 15—27, 2018

This course introduces students to principles and theories of communication in organizational and professional environments. Students will learn communication strategies essential to thriving in today’s interconnected world, focusing on cross-cultural communication, leadership, diplomacy and public speaking skills.

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Crime Scene Investigation: D.C.

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 15—27, 2018

In this course, students focus on the fundamentals of investigating elaborate crime scenes and apply state-of-the-art forensic science principles in simulated experiences. Students will be introduced to the critical skills and abilities necessary for future careers such as: investigators, detectives, lawyers, special agents, medico-legal death investigators, crime scene technicians and forensic pathologists.

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Entrepreneurship: Startups & Incubators

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 15—27, 2018

Being situated in D.C., students are in the heart of the nation’s capital, where the worlds of politics, business, and technology converge and new, innovative ideas are being brought to life. In this course, students will explore topics such as technology innovations, social entrepreneurship and leading the business development process as they formulate an idea and pitch it to prospective investors.

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Interior Architecture & Design

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 15—27, 2018

The art and science of designing and constructing building interiors continues to expand as society demands more dynamic spaces for working and living. In this course, students will begin to conceptualize and design three-dimensional spaces through developing an understanding of architectural and design concepts, history and techniques. Students will learn about the growing importance of sustainable design practices. With GW’s close proximity to institutions important to the industry such as the American Society of Interior Designers, the United States Green Building Council, and the Washington Design Center, students will be exposed to a creative sector that is a major asset to the city’s economy and which provides a wide variety of career options. 

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Neuroscience & Cognitive Disorders

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 15—27, 2018

This course introduces students to the science of the brain, including areas of perception, attention and memory, with an emphasis on the role of health and behavior. Students will explore psychiatric disorders and research methods among patient-based testing, psychophysical scaling and animal modeling.

U.S. Capitol Building

Public Policy on Capitol Hill

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 15—27, 2018

Public policy is the way in which public issues are addressed through modifying existing laws and regulations or creating new ones altogether. In this course, students will think strategically, creatively and critically about current issues shaping the public debate, and learn to analyze and evaluate policies and programs in pursuit of public interest.

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Principles of International Law

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 15—27, 2018

What do killer robots, lethal drones, and acts of global terrorism have in common with disappearing polar regions, space exploration and nuclear war? These issues--and many others of increasing importance--are all governed by, and thus must adhere to, multinational agreements that form the foundation of international law. In this course, students will employ an interactive, hands-on methodology to think critically about the various topics, raise questions about how the different structures work and make individual contributions within a cooperative framework.

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There's an App for That: Coding & Programming

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 15—27, 2018

At the touch of a fingertip, mobile applications provide us with unprecedented access to information and tools that cater to our daily lives. Basic computer programming and coding remain the foundation on which these software applications are built. This course introduces students to programming languages, coding software and the elements of designing functional mobile applications for future smartphones and tablets.