Session 4

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

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 29—August 10, 2018

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.

A student in the Newseum sitting at a mock news desk.

Fake News... or Not? Politics in the Press

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 29—August 10, 2018

Given how technology has transformed the world’s media outlet and dominated our newsfeed, “fake news” has become a prevalent concept that questions journalistic standards, codes and ethics. Being centered in Washington, D.C. allows students to study the interplay of media, public affairs and politics which is at the forefront of this phenomenon. In this course, students will critically investigate this controversial topic, and explore the role media plays in civic and political life. They will also focus on understanding communication, news production, media law, history and ethics.

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Introduction to Business

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 29—August 10, 2018

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 to understand consumer behavior and strategic organizational processes.

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Making History: Transformative Leaders

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 29—August 10, 2018

Were you born a leader or do you transform into one? In this course, students will engage in a series of lectures, guided interaction, and experiential learning to explore the principles of global leadership. Using their learned skills in individual and group leadership, students will be able to hone in their decision-making, strategic and management skills, thus influencing and affecting change in their communities.

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National Security: The Intelligence Community & Counter-Terrorism

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 29—August 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. is the hub of U.S. national security. This course introduces students to the relationship between national security and policymaking. It will highlight 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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Leadership in Action (for English Language Learners)

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 29—August 10, 2018

This course will introduce international students to concepts of global leadership and provide an opportunity for them to engage with policy makers and practitioners across multiple disciplines such as social sciences, humanities and STEM fields. They will also gain global perspectives and develop problem-solving techniques that cultivate organization, teamwork and presentation skills to help them navigate the world.

 

A student participating in a mock trial.

Pre-Law: Trial & Advocacy

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 29—August 10, 2018

This course will introduce international students to concepts of global leadership and provide an opportunity for them to engage with policy makers and practitioners across multiple disciplines such as social sciences, humanities and STEM fields. They will also gain global perspectives and develop problem-solving techniques that cultivate organization, teamwork and presentation skills to help them navigate the world.