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For everyone’s health and safety, Summer Session will not host students on campus for residential programs this summer. Many of our courses will be taught remotely online so that you can still explore your intellectual interests, gain insight into college life, and be a part of our distinctive learning community. We hope you will join us online this summer! Our Summer Session team is here to help via email at summersession@uchicago.edu.

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Pathways

Learn what makes UChicago one of the most innovative and impactful universities in the world through the Pathway programs. Explore different facets of a subject area, in order to learn more about the approaches and issues involved, and to determine which facet they want to study further.

Learn what makes UChicago one of the most innovative and impactful universities in the world through the Pathways program. Students will explore different facets of a subject area, in order to learn more about the approaches and issues involved, and to determine which facet they want to study further.

Each three-week program provides a broad overview of how scholars at the University of Chicago articulate problems and apply solutions in a particular field of study—Economics, Human Rights, Data Science, and World Politics. Through a series of lectures led by faculty members and research associates, students delve into a variety of perspectives and topics. University of Chicago students serve as Teaching Assistants, regularly meeting remotely with participants to discuss what they have heard, read, and seen, and work with faculty to provide special opportunities for further learning.

This undergraduate-level program is ideal for high school students who want to explore an area of study and gain an appreciation for some of the approaches central to the discipline and some of the most pressing issues or questions that scholars and practitioners in the field are currently addressing.

Eligibility: Current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, who are at least 14 years old.

  Session I Session II
Course Dates June 22 - July 09 July 14 - July 30
     

To search for courses based on your grade level and academic interest, check out the course finder.

Courses in Program

Pathways in City Planning and Politics

Canceled for Summer 2020

Session(s)

Session I

Pathways in Data Science

*Taught Online for Summer 2020*  Learn how to glean insights and meaning from complex sets of data in this overview of a field with growing importance in business, government, and scientific research. Students will learn to use the transformational tools of data science and see how researchers are applying them in the service of social good. Working with faculty from the Department of Statistics, students will study how data is collected and stored and then how it is explored, visualized, and communicated.

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Session II

Pathways in Economics

*Taught Online for Summer 2020*  This program introduces students to the approaches to economic research and experimentation that make UChicago a world leader in the field. Full-time lecturers in the Department of Economics teach classes on topics in macroeconomics, microeconomics, game theory, and field experiments, which are supplemented by guest lectures delivered by preeminent UChicago faculty in economics and other departments whose research applies the tools and insights of the field in new and exciting ways.

Session(s)

Session I

Pathways in Economics (Calculus-Based)

*Taught Online for Summer 2020*  This program introduces students to the approaches to economic research and experimentation that make UChicago a world leader in the field. Full-time lecturers in the Department of Economics teach classes on topics in macroeconomics, microeconomics, game theory, and field experiments, which are supplemented by guest lectures delivered by preeminent UChicago faculty in economics and other departments whose research applies the tools and insights of the field in new and exciting ways.

Session(s)

Session II

Pathways in Human Rights

*Taught Online for Summer 2020*  What are the philosophical and historical approaches to contemporary justice issues? How do laws, treaties, and norms work in practice to protect rights? Through lectures and discussions with affiliated faculty, researchers, and advocates associated with the University of Chicago’s Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, participants will explore these questions through the lens of particular issues in the field.

Session(s)

Session I

Pathways in Law

Canceled for Summer 2020

Session(s)

Session I

Pathways in Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Canceled for Summer 2020

Session(s)

Session II

Pathways in Molecular Engineering (Session 1)

Canceled for Summer 2020

Session(s)

Session I

Pathways in Molecular Engineering (Session 2)

Canceled for Summer 2020

Session(s)

Session II

Pathways in World Politics

This course is currently at capacity. We are admitting students to the waitlist only.

Session(s)

Session II