MAKE YOUR SUMMER COUNT.
WELCOME! Adults can register for day, evening, or online courses, or attend a
specialized summer institute. Credit earned can be applied to certificates and degrees in University College. Institutes, pp. 2-3; courses, pp. 4-8
Middle and High School Students can attend residential or commuter summer programs. Summer Experiences, p. 9 Visiting undergraduates can join students from WUSTL and around the world in day, evening, or online courses, or attend unique summer institutes. Institutes, pp. 2-3; courses, pp. 4-8 WUSTL students can accelerate their degree program or
participate in summer-only institutes. Institutes, pp. 2-3; courses, pp. 4-8
SUMMER SCHOOL IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY AT ONE OF THE NATION'S BEST UNIVERSITIES. Come to WUSTLâ€™s campus and sample one of the many courses or programs we offer for everyone from talented middle and high school students to visiting undergraduates and motivated adults. Weâ€™ll help you accelerate your degree program, satisfy your intellectual curiosity, or enhance your professional skills.
SESSION DATES May
I: May 18–June 5 II: June 8–July 10
IV: July 13–August 13
III: June 8–July 31
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JOIN THE GLOBAL CONVERSATION WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Language Institutes June 22–August 7 • Learn from master professors. • Benefit from one-on-one tutoring with native speakers. • Experience international culture. • Earn 4 units of academic credit. • Designed for undergraduate and adult beginning language learners; talented high school students may enroll through our High School College Access Program.
This is a great program that I recommend to any person who is willing to be committed and persistent to learn Chinese. I especially enjoyed the friendships and connections I made with the other students and teachers, from all over the world and nation, with whom I hope to keep in touch from now on. — Lillian, Chinese language student
McDonnell Academy International Leadership Institute July 13–August 14 • Develop leadership skills. • Network with global leaders and scholars. • Earn 3-6 units of credit. • Live on campus with international participants or commute from home. • Designed for current American and international undergraduate students.
Enrolling in the MAILI program was the best decision I made the summer before my junior year. The classes I took were some of the most interesting I’ve taken at Washington U, where discussion was encouraged and everyone participated. It was an honor to live, study, and explore St. Louis with the Fudan students and to compare American and Chinese culture.
— Erin Amato, MAILI student
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ENGAGE IN A PASSION. ADVANCE YOUR CAREER. Summer Writers Institute
Institute in Biology for Science Teachers
• Choose from fiction, personal narrative, modern humor, literary journalism, flash fiction, and poetry. • Participate in workshops, readings, and individual conferences with instructors. • Learn from published authors and exceptional teachers in a supportive, noncompetitive format that allows for personalized attention and constructive feedback. • Accommodate a work schedule with evening and weekend sessions. • Designed for adults and current undergraduate students.
• Combine two summer institute sessions with online courses to earn an MS in Biology. • Parsons Blewett funding is available for St. Louis Public School District teachers. • Earn 6 credits in our hands-on, three-week institute. • Learn from experts in the field. • Engage in lab intensives you can take back to your classroom.
“For me, the Summer Writers Institute is an urban summer camp for grownups—two invigorating weeks to read and write, yet keep my day job. By session end, I left with a fiction portfolio, a show-and-tell presentation of my literary influences, a recommended reading list, and a sense of optimism. If campers can learn to kayak, they can also learn to write better, read better—be better literary citizens.”
“Since my involvement with the Institute for School Partnership, I have received teaching awards at the local and state level, earned National Board Certification, and created innovative programs that have made a positive impact. All of this was made possible through the support and guidance of individuals at Washington University. They are truly wonderful, passionate people who cared about a teacher in a small district, with perhaps an unremarkable beginning, but a future that would impact others.”
— Travis Plume, MS in Biology graduate
— Monica Groth Farrar, 2014 Fiction Workshop
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PROFESSIONAL STUDIES • Test the waters in a course for one of our many degree or certificate programs in University College. • Enhance professional knowledge and skills in Beginning Spanish for Health Care Professionals or Social Media for Public Relations courses. • Learn the basics of geographic information systems in GIS Bootcamp, or advance to work with LIDAR data.
Business Clinical Research Management Communications Education Geographic Information Systems Global Leadership & Management Health Care Human Resources Management Journalism Liberal Arts Nonprofit Management Statistics Sustainability
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Sample Courses Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Aspiring and current human resource professionals learn how to understand and increase diversity in their organizations and develop a business case for diversity and inclusion.
American Film Noir A product of highly diverse influences and traditions, film noir is known for its stylized visual aesthetic, crackling dialogue, moral ambivalence, and existential paranoia. This seminar positions the aesthetic shapes and traumatic narratives of film noir within the context of American culture and film history during the war and post-war years. As importantly, it explores film noir as a test case in order to probe notions of film history, genre, and authorship, of cultural and intermedial transfer and the popular.
Professional Writing, Speaking, and Presentation Explore organizational communications drawing upon the “means of persuasion” from classical rhetoric to PowerPoint. Practice writing, speaking, and listening in the various formats: paper, oral presentations, and Internet. Analyze what works best with varying topics, situations, audiences, and purposes.
ONLINE AND HYBRID COURSES Traveling this summer? Stay on track with one of our online or hybrid classes. • Small class sizes actively engage you with faculty. • Flexible format allows you to access course material at any time. • Hybrid courses blend online learning with selected on-ground course meetings.
Anthropology Biology Business Communications English History Human Resources Management International Affairs Mathematics Nonprofit Management Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Spanish Statistics
Sample Courses Introduction to Human Evolution Study the fossil evidence for human evolution. Explore the genetics of human variation and evolution, the study of living nonhuman primates, and the fossil record and its interpretation. Use an evolutionary perspective to better understand modern humans from the naturalistic point of view.
Applied Statistics Learn about key topics and statistical methods that can be applied to areas such as economics, mathematics, psychology, business, and health sciences. Develop a foundation in descriptive and inferential statistics and in probability. Study hypothesis testing, confidence-interval estimation, correlation, regression, analysis of variance, contingency tables, quality control, and nonparametric statistics.
Italian Food, Italian Culture Explore Italian culture through one of Italy’s most appreciated aspects: its food. Examine the relationship between Italian food and Italian culture through readings, films, tasting experiences, and interactions with the local Italian food scene. Texts will include excerpts from literary works (Dante, Boccaccio, Collodi, Camilleri), academic articles, food magazines, cookbooks, and blogs. No knowledge of Italian is required, but students with prior knowledge of Italian will have multiple opportunities to improve their linguistic skills. SummerSchool.wustl.edu | 5
MATH AND SCIENCES • Choose from a full range of premedical requirements. • Complete a year of lab science in 10 weeks. • Preview our post-bac premed program with a course in biology. • Prepare for a master’s in statistics. • Focus on calculus I, II, or III.
Sample Courses Natural Disasters in Hollywood and the Media Media coverage and movies of natural disasters are optimized for spectacular special effects. But, how closely do these representations resemble reality? Examine the science behind many natural disasters, including earthquakes, tornados, asteroid impacts, global warming, volcanic eruptions, and tsunami—and compare it to popular movies and news coverage.
The Science of Brewing and Beer Biology Chemistry Earth & Planetary Sciences Statistics Mathematics Physics 6 | Washington University in St. Louis
Join Schlafly brewmaster Jim Ottolini for a course introducing students to the art and science of beer as an international beverage. Study the traditional and artisanal aspects of brewing as well as the innovative and technical aspects of brewing science. From the agronomic aspects of raw materials to the chemistry and physics of conversion of barley and hops into beer, follow the steps taken by brewers all the way from grain to the pint glass.
Photo: Genevieve Hay
SOCIAL SCIENCES • Try out a course leading to a master’s in international affairs. • Choose from a range of psychology courses offered in four different sessions. • Learn about current environmental policy or debate issues in environmental ethics. • Increase your political savvy in Congressional Elections, Israeli Politics, or Public Policy courses.
Introduction to Archaeological Field Techniques
Learn a variety of techniques employed by archaeologists and the manner in which they are used to explore past societies. Experience field mapping and testing onsite near Cahokia Mounds.
Evolution of the Human Diet Many researchers and health enthusiasts believe that the abandonment of our “Paleolithic” diet and lifestyle with the onset of agriculture has led to a rapid decline in health and perpetuated “diseases of civilization.” What is a “Paleo diet”? We will examine the diets of extinct hominins, our extant primate relatives, ethnohistoric and contemporary foraging peoples, and even our own dietary habits. Key questions include: How do we know what our ancestors ate? How have dietary hypotheses been used to explain processes in human evolution? When and how did the gendered division of labor come about in human dietary evolution? How bad is agriculture for global health? What role did certain foods play in shaping our modern physiology? Are we maladapted to our contemporary diets? What does it mean to eat “Paleo”?
Economics International Affairs International Studies Linguistic Studies Political Science Psychology
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HUMANITIES • Rediscover your creative imagination in Fiction Writing, Improvisation, Photojournalism, or Design courses. • Improve your abilities in critical analysis, research, writing, and problem-solving in Present Moral Problems or Civil Liberties in Wartime courses. • Explore religion in the modern world with Religion & Technology and Soldiers of God courses.
American Culture Studies
Youth Culture and Visual Media
Examine the development of American youth culture and its unique relationship to visual media, including cinema, television, graphic novels, and the Internet. From the 1920s flapper to the mid-century greaser, and from the “Brat Pack” of the 1980s to the Millennials of today, youth culture has alternately been viewed as counter culture, popular culture, and participatory culture. We consider such films as IT (1927), Blackboard Jungle (1955), and Twilight (2008); television shows ranging from Gidget to Freaks and Geeks, and Daniel Clowes’s graphic novel Ghost World (1997).
Dance Drama East Asian Languages & Cultures English Film and Media Studies German French History Music Philosophy Religious Studies Spanish Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
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Public Speaking: Embodied Communication Develop the communication skills of a team leader, a public speaker, and a presenter. Utilize the traditional approaches to public speaking and applicable techniques from the world of theater. Like a performer, learn to use a strong voice for a convincing delivery of the material and an expressive physicality willing to fully embody and serve the message.
The Politics of Place: From Ferguson to the Gateway Arch Uncover how political power manifests itself in the form of places by examining public policy, social history, official commemoration, architectural practice, and historic preservation. Meet onsite to explore the political tactics and achievements of official, state-sanctioned urban renewal practice (the Gateway Arch/Downtown St. Louis); the rise of the American suburb (O’Fallon Park/Ferguson/New Town); and the politics of unofficial urban renewal through grassroots revitalization strategies (Cherokee Street, Marine Villa, and Gravois Park/Old North St. Louis and St. Louis Place).
This is one of the greatest experiences a high school student can have before going off to college. It prepared me so much for the dorm life and the academics of college classes. I've learned a lot about myself as a person outside my everyday environment, and I am grateful to have had such an incredible experience. — Eimi, High School Summer Scholar
SUMMER EXPERIENCES PREPARE FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS High School Summer Scholars
High School Summer Institutes
• Enroll in two undergraduate courses for credit, choosing from foreign languages, math, science, humanities, and social sciences. • E xplore majors, develop academic skills, and learn more about college admissions in seminars designed for college success. • L ive on campus or commute from home while bonding with students from across the country and around the world.
• Delve into areas such as medicine, writing, engineering, research, and leadership through a hands-on, noncredit curriculum. • Learn about career options from professionals in your field of choice. • Experience the independence of college life while living on campus.
High School College Access • Academically advanced students may enroll in individual courses throughout the year. • Online courses available.
Middle School Summer Challenge • Combine advanced coursework with leadership development. • E xpand your critical thinking skills in an exciting and innovating environment with hands-on learning, field trips, and more. • Live on campus or commute from home. SummerSchool.wustl.edu | 9
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Summer School Campus Box 1064 One Brookings Drive St. Louis, Missouri 63130-4899
REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 25 NEW! Middle School Summer Challenge, p. 9
SUMMER 2015 Courses and programs for youth, undergraduates, and adults