STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

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GW’s state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Hall (SEH), coupled with GW’s distinguished faculty, provide a unique opportunity to study STEM courses in the nation’s capital.

The new engineering building includes high-tech laboratory space and facilities, such as a biomedical imaging lab. In addition, you will have the chance to interact with Washington, D.C.’s active science and engineering community to create an unforgettable summer learning experience.

All course offerings are subject to cancellation.

College Intensive

Introduction to Engineering

For Credit

3-Week Session: July 2—21, 2017

Course Overview

This course introduces students to the various disciplines within engineering and applied science: such as biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, mechanical and aerospace engineering and systems engineering. The course will consist of two to three modules focused on specific disciplines. Students will be exposed to engineering problem solving methodology enabled by data measurements, data collection, computational modeling and analysis.

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ANTH 1001: Biological Anthropology (4 credits)

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Survey of human evolution, genetics and physical variation and primatology. Regular laboratory exercises.

Additional per credit hour charge and laboratory fee will apply.

CHEM 1004: Contemporary Science for Non-Science Majors

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Contemporary topics in physical, biological and medical science. Laboratory fee will apply.

MATH 1009: Mathematical Ideas I

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Elementary mathematical models of growth and decay, scaling, chaos, and fractals.

MATH 1051: Finite Mathematics for the Social and Management Sciences

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, linear programming, probability theory and mathematics of finance.

Prerequisites: Qualifying results on the GW Mathematics placement examination, a score of 560 or above on the SAT II in mathematics or Calculus with Precalculus I. Applicants must submit proof of completion of prerequisites. Faculty review and approval is required. Please contact us for more information.

MATH 1231: Single-Variable Calculus I

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2August 15, 2017

6-Week Online Session I: May 22—July 1, 2017

Course Overview

An introduction to single-variable calculus (differentiation and integration of algebraic and trigonometric functions with applications), with the concepts and techniques of precalculus developed as needed.

Prerequisites: Qualifying results on the GW Mathematics placement examination or a score of 720 or above on the SAT II. Applicants must submit proof of completion of prerequisites. Faculty review and approval is required. Please contact us for more information.

MATH 1252: Calculus for the Social and Management Sciences

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable; applications to business and economics.

Prerequisites: Qualifying results on the GW Mathematics placement examination or a score of 720 or above on the SAT II in mathematics. Applicants must submit proof of completion of prerequisites. Faculty review and approval is required. Please contact us for more information.

PHYS 1012: General Physics II (4 Credits)

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Classical and modern physics. Electrostatics, electromagnetism, direct and alternating current circuits and electromagnetic radiation; geometrical and physical optics; special relativity; quantum theory; atomic physics; nuclear physics; particle physics; astrophysics and cosmology. Laboratory fee will apply.

Prerequisites: General Physics I (or equivalent) and one year of high school trigonometry. Applicants must submit proof of completion of prerequisites. Faculty review and approval is required. Please contact us for more information.

 

PSYC 1001: General Psychology

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

6-Week Online Session I: May 22—July 1, 2017

Course Overview

Fundamental principles underlying human behavior.

PSYC 2013: Developmental Psychology

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Introduction to the study of human development; theory and research concerning changes in physical, cognitive and social functioning and influences on the developing individual.

SOC 2178: Deviance and Control

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Examination of deviant behavior and its control. Topics include theoretical perspectives, changing societal conceptions of deviance, deviant behavior and identity and the dynamics of control agencies.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Sociology or The Sociological Imagination.

CSCI 1030: Technology and Society

For Credit

6-Week Online Session II: July 5August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Historical, social and ethical issues of the technological age. Ethical principles and skills and social analysis skills needed to evaluate the design and implementation of complex computer systems. Privacy, computer crime, equity, intellectual property, professional ethics. Data collection, analysis and presentation; technical writing and oral communication skills.

GEOG 1001: Introduction to Human Geography

For Credit

6-Week Online Session I: May 22—July 1, 2017

6-Week Online Session II: July 5—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

A systematic survey of human geography; spatial perspectives on demographic, social, cultural, economic and political changes around the world.

GEOG 2104: Introduction to Cartography & GIS

For Credit

6-Week Online Session I: May 22—July 1, 2017

Course Overview

Fundamentals of cartography; geographic data structure and information systems. Laboratory fee will apply.

GEOG 2127: Population Geography

For Credit

6-Week Online Session I: May 22—July 1, 2017

6-Week Online Session II: July 5—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Patterns of world population; factors contributing to population pressures, growth and migrations.

BISC 2333: Evolution and Extinction of Dinosaurs

For Credit

6-Week Online Session II: July 5—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

The 165-million-year history of dinosaurs, examining the different groups and their evolution, the end-Cretaceous extinction event, the origin of birds and the biology of the group.

PSYC 2011: Abnormal Psychology

For Credit

6-Week Online Session II: July 5—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Causes, diagnosis, treatment and theories of various types of maladjustments and mental disorders.

STAT 1053: Introduction to Statistics in Social Science

For Credit

6-Week Online Session II: July 5—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Lecture (3 hours), laboratory (1 hour). Frequency distributions, descriptive measures, probability, sampling, estimation, tests of hypotheses, regression and correlation, with applications to social sciences.

Summer Immersion

Introduction to Medicine

Noncredit

Session I: July 2—14, 2017

Session II: July 16—28, 2017

Course Overview

Preparation for medical school involves shadowing doctors, understanding clinical research and preparing academically for the rigors of studying biology, chemistry and physics. This course is an introduction into patient care and how doctors address global health.

The program offered in both sessions is identical - students looking for a complementary program should see Biomedical Engineering in Sessions II & III.

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Robotics

Noncredit

Session I: July 2—14, 2017

Course Overview

Students develop a practical understanding for fundamental computer science principles by programming behavior for robots. Through examination of the Java programming language, students apply their knowledge to complete exercises using sensors and artificial intelligence techniques.

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Biomedical Engineering: Identifying Medical Problems and Developing Solutions

Noncredit

Session II: July 16—28, 2017

Session III: July 30—August 11, 2017

Course Overview

Students investigate a range of topics, including electrophysiology, medical imaging, therapeutic ultrasound, computer-aided diagnosis (CAD), biomedical sensor technology, nanotechnology in medicine and more.

The program offered in both sessions is identical - students looking for a complementary program should see Introduction to Medicine in Sessions I & II.

Students in a biomedical lab

Crime Scene Investigation: CSI D.C.

Noncredit

Session II: July 16—28, 2017

Course Overview

Students focus on the fundamentals of investigating elaborate crime scenes and apply state-of-the-art forensic science principles in simulated experiences.

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Introduction to Computer Science

Noncredit

Session II: July 16—28, 2017

Course Overview

This course is intended for students with little to no computer programming experience, but want to jump in and learn the basics. You will get a broad view of the many fields of computer science, including subjects like its history, programming languages, building devices, designing communication networks and many more.
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Introduction to Medicine

Noncredit

Session I: July 2—14, 2017

Session II: July 16—28, 2017

Course Overview

Preparation for medical school involves shadowing doctors, understanding clinical research and preparing academically for the rigors of studying biology, chemistry and physics. This course is an introduction into patient care and how doctors address global health.

The program offered in both sessions is identical - students looking for a complementary program should see Biomedical Engineering in Sessions II & III.

Photo of students in a medical lab

Biomedical Engineering: Identifying Medical Problems and Developing Solutions

Noncredit

Session II: July 16—28, 2017

Session III: July 30—August 11, 2017

Course Overview

Students investigate a range of topics, including electrophysiology, medical imaging, therapeutic ultrasound, computer-aided diagnosis (CAD), biomedical sensor technology, nanotechnology in medicine and more.

The program offered in both sessions is identical - students looking for a complementary program should see Introduction to Medicine in Sessions I & II.

Students in a biomedical lab

Introduction to Psychology

Noncredit

Session III: July 30—August 11, 2017

Course Overview

Psychotherapy in popular culture usually reflects a patient on a couch talking through their lives. Talk therapy is one thing that clinicians do, but they also do research and assessment. Where they work also varies. Some work in hospitals and some in private practice. This class introduces students to major groups of psychiatric disorders, and the work of clinicians in a variety of settings.

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