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Summer Online

UCHICAGO SUMMER ONLINE PROGRAMS FOR PRE-COLLEGE STUDENTS

This summer, take an undergraduate-level course with high school students from all over the world, from wherever you are! Summer Online allows students to explore subjects like biochemistry, art, quantitative finance, and more through five-week courses involving real-time interaction, engaging class discussions, and group projects. Each course has been especially designed to make the most of online resources and activities, and deliver the academically rigorous experience synonymous with UChicago.

DETAILS

UCHICAGO SUMMER ONLINE WILL BE TAUGHT REMOTELY ONLINE. THERE IS NO HYBRID OR IN-PERSON OPTION FOR THESE COURSES. STUDENTS CANNOT LIVE IN RESIDENCE ON CAMPUS IF THEY ENROLL FOR A SUMMER ONLINE COURSE.

Dates: July 5 – August 4

Students are in class Monday through Friday for 2 hours of synchronous class.

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

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

Each summer course is the equivalent of a full, quarter-long (10 week) course.

Once you choose the course for which you would like to apply, make a note of the department code and course number (ex. ANTH 21501).

See individual course descriptions for prerequisites, if any.

Summer Online

COLLEGIATE WRITING: THE MEANING OF FANTASY (Session 2)

*Taught OnlineFantasy has often been regarded as a somehow inferior genre because it supposedly leads us to “escape” from reality.

Data Science in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

*Taught Online* Have you started or are about to start your investment journey? Do you want to know more about terms like “recession” and “volatility,” and how they might affect your own bank account?

Evolution: From Science to Science Fiction

*Taught Online*  Evolution, as it is understood by biologists and other scientists, refers to the process of generational change in the inherited characteristics of life forms.

Freedom of Expression and the Politics of Social Media (Session 1)

*Taught Online*  Social media presents a variety of current case studies in which to examine the tensions between freedom expression, private industry, and government regulation.

Introduction to Metabolism and Nutrition

*Taught Online*  The University of Chicago has long been a leader in research on human nutrition and metabolism.

Making Art in the Age of the Internet

*Taught OnlineThrough your everyday use of conventional technology--taking photos on your phone or controlling avatars in a gaming platform--you have already laid the foundation for creating cutting

Talking to Others: The Psychology of Communication

*Taught Online*  Talking to people is seemingly easy—we do it all the time.

The Global Political Economy: Power, Inequality, and Globalization

*Taught Online*  Since the 1970s, economic inequality has been on the rise. Today, the world’s richest 1% own 44% of the world’s total stock of wealth.

The State: Its Origins, Justification(s), and Destiny

*Taught Online*  For thousands of years, humans have organized themselves in political communities we refer to broadly as ‘states.’ In the contemporary world, nearly all humans are organized in states,