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

The letter "A" with a slash through it 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.

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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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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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Pre-Law: Trial & Advocacy

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 29—August 10, 2018

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. Given the university’s location in Washington, D.C., students will benefit from a vibrant and engaging legal community and learn about different settings in which lawyers practice. Students will also have an opportunity to explore legal ethics and the role lawyers play in helping to ensure fairness in the justice system.