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Tulane Pre-College will only offer online only courses for summer 2021. Please see our  COVID-19 Information page for updates .

Courses

What will you study this summer? Select course options by course type, grade level or subject area. Start building your summer today!

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Zebras grazing
Dates:
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Biology
6th 7th 8th
Enrichment

Animal Behavior (Online)

Ever wonder why zoo habitats and wildlife preserves look the way they do? Students will explore how animal behavior influences the design of these habitats and why different species may be grouped together. Through studies in the classroom and the field, students will collaboratively design their own habitats.

Applied Mathematics
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Mathematics
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Applied Mathematics (Online)

Students will explore encryption/decryption techniques and methods of mathematical modeling through hands-on experience with codes, biological systems and financial markets. Math areas covered include logic and set theory, number theory, and linear modeling. Note: This course is geared for upper high school students. Suggested course pairings: Sports Analytics, Introduction to Video Game Development and Python, Climate Change, Biomedical Engineering – Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injuries, Neuroscience, Infectious Disease 

Architecture: Digital Design
Dates:
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $1,795.00

Architecture
11th 12th
College Credit

Architecture: Digital Design (Online)

Explore the realms of digital design, representation, and production using the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) as well as 3d modeling software. In this two-week course, students will focus on visual and spatial communication through digital media and express their design ideas in the digital laboratory using laser cutters, 3d printers, a CNC router, and 3d scanner. Work with innovative digital tools to compile a portfolio of work that is lively, relevant and professional.

tactile design
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $1,795.00

Architecture
11th 12th
College Credit

Architecture: Tactile Design (Online)

At the root of the architecture discipline is the study of design. In this two-week course, students will focus on analog techniques of design utilizing hand drawing, mixed media exploration, and physical model making. The course will allow students to embrace the tactile facets of the creative process as a foundation of Architecture and its allied fields. You will explore the city of New Orleans with your sketchbook, experiencing the spatial, environmental, and cultural context of New Orleans, while creating beautiful work that will be digitally archived for your professional portfolio.

Basic Neuroscience with Laboratory
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

3-Week Online Session: $1,795.00

Biology, Health Science
11th 12th
College Credit

Basic Neuroscience with Laboratory (Online)

Neuroscientists study everything from the electrical activity of individual brain cells to the behavior of animals and people. In the course, students will learn how to measure human brain waves, interpret data through statistical analysis, and read, write and think like a scientist. Activities include learning basic brain anatomy by studying actual human brain specimens, testing the effects of drugs on the behavior of rats, and preparing brain tissue for study under a microscope.

Biomedical Engineering - Prosthetic Limbs
Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Engineering, Health Science
6th 7th 8th
Enrichment

Biomedical Engineering - Prosthetic Limbs (Online)

Students will explore the field of biomedical engineering, focusing on how engineers utilize knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and innovative technology to create prosthetics that mimic human limbs. In collaboration with local prosthetists and orthotists, students will learn how technology plays a role in the design and manufacturing of prosthetics. Students will use their explorations to collaboratively design, create, and test their own prosthetic limbs. (Suggested course pairings: Are You a Maker?, Electrical Engineering: Exploring Clean Energy Solutions, Animal Behavior)

Climate Change
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Environmental Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Climate Change (Online)

Can you predict the future? Students will expand their understanding of climate change and the impact that factors such as rising global sea-surface temperatures have on our communities. They will be tasked with proposing solutions on how humans can counteract climate change and develop safeguards for their own future.

Computers and Musical Creativity
Dates:
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 30, 2021
Cost:

3-Week Online Session: $1,795.00

Computer Science, Humanities, Music
11th 12th
College Credit

Computers and Musical Creativity (Online)

This course introduces an array of tools, techniques and motivations associated with Contemporary Computer Music Composition and Programming. Students will gain familiarity with the Digital Music Studio and Audio Workstation environments as they prepare frequent short composition assignments. Compositional paradigms to be explored in the course include MIDI Arranging, Sampling and Audio Editing, Sound Spatialization, Sonification Techniques and Process Music. We will also explore basic sound synthesis techniques including: FM synthesis, ring modulation, granular synthesis, additive and subtractive synthesis.

Exploration in Experimental Mathematics
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

3-Week Online Session: $1,795.00

Mathematics
11th 12th
College Credit

Exploration in Experimental Mathematics (Online)

This course will introduce students to combinatorial games and their analysis. Combinatorial games are two-player sequential games with perfect information and no random chance. Students will experiment with different strategies and learn mathematical techniques to develop and justify winning strategies. Students will learn advanced mathematical thinking, explore different strategies to win games, learn techniques to analyze the games, and develop their intuitions about game strategies into precise mathematical conjectures and claims that they can test.

Exploring Psychology
Dates:
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 30, 2021
Cost:

3-Week Online Session: $1,795.00

Biology
11th 12th
College Credit

Exploring Psychology (Online)

*Limited Space Available*

This course covers topics from the nervous system and the brain, to learning and memory, to disorders and treatment, to social psychology. Through class lectures and a hands-on laboratory component, we will examine real human brain specimens, understand why we sleep and what dreams are for, see childhood development in action, explore how psychological disorders are treated, and examine how prejudice plays out in the courtroom. Students in this course will learn to read, write, and think like a psychologist and understand how psychologists ask their research questions.

Infectious Diseases
Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 26, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Biology, Health Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Infectious Disease (Online)

From an outbreak of cholera in Haiti after an earthquake to the rise in acute respiratory infections of hurricane evacuees, natural disasters have an impact on the spread of diseases. As a leader in public health for over a century, Tulane University recognizes the importance of community outreach and action. Students will examine the factors leading to outbreaks of disease after natural disasters. Empowered with this information, they will design public health campaigns to mitigate post disaster risk. (Note: This course is geared for upper high school students.)

Biomedical Engineering
Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Engineering, Health Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (Online)

Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary field at the interface of engineering, medicine, and living systems. Through design challenges, case studies, and guest speakers, students will explore this diverse field and develop a better understanding of how engineering design is applied solve problems associated with healthcare and human activity. For their culminating project, students will select a real-world healthcare challenge that their community faces and design innovative solutions.

Microchip
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

3-Week Online Session: $1,795.00

Engineering
11th 12th
College Credit

Introduction to Electronics (Online)

This course will introduce students to the basic principles of electronics with a focus on real-world applications. The course will begin with the fundamentals of electricity and electrical circuits before moving on to the behavior of various electronic components. We will then explore the concept of programmable circuits, where a circuit can be designed and then programmed via computer to make measurements or perform specific tasks. Using the Arduino framework, students will learn to use basic computer programming to measure and interact with the physical world around us using electronics.

Introduction to Engineering Design
Dates:
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 30, 2021
Cost:

3-Week Online Session: $1,795.00

Engineering
11th 12th
College Credit

Introduction to Engineering Design with Lab (Online)

This course will introduce students to the engineering design process and apply design process methodology to the development of a solution to a “real-world” problem. Through team projects, students will be challenged to begin thinking critically and apply physical fundamentals to complex systems. Daily lectures will highlight phases of the design process, including problem identification, conceptual design, and early prototyping. Additionally, students will develop skills in using Solidworks, a 3-D computer aided design software package, and gain experience with rapid prototyping techniques, including 3-D printing and laser cutting.

Introduction to Plants and Human Affairs
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

3-week Online Course Session: $1,795.00

Biology, Environmental Science
11th 12th
College Credit

Introduction to Plants and Human Affairs (Online)

Plants are considered chemical factories on our planet earth and have profoundly influenced human cultures. This course is designed to introduce students to plants and how different plants and plant products have shaped human existence. We will explore plant history, plant domestication, and plant products through lecture, readings, discussions, and field trips. By the end of this course, successful students will be familiar with some of the plants that have influenced human civilization.

Materials Science and Engineering
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Cost:

3-Week Online Session: $1,795.00

Engineering
11th 12th
College Credit

Materials Science and Engineering (Online)

The focus of this course in on the field of Materials, an interdisciplinary field applying the properties of matter to various areas of science and engineering. Students will rotate between six materials science research laboratories, combining lectures with hands-on laboratory activities to excite and introduce students to contemporary methods in superconductivity, optics and lasers, biomaterials, nanotechnology, and energy harvesting technologies. Students will be introduced to contemporary methods of biomaterials engineering from stem cells and regenerative medicine to cancer therapy.

Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Biology, Health Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Mysteries of Medicine (Online)

“I am going to be a doctor” … Ok, what type? From diagnosis to treatment, students will explore the complexity of modern medicine and the different medical specialties that intricately work together to solve each patient’s medical mystery. Through case studies, guest speakers, and field observations, students will develop a better understanding about what it means to “be a doctor”. They will be challenged to use their knowledge to diagnosis and prescribe treatments to their own medical mystery. (Note: This course is geared for early high school students.)

NASA’s ASTRO CAMP® - Living on the Moon
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Engineering
6th 7th 8th
Enrichment

NASA’s ASTRO CAMP® - Living on the Moon (Online)

Ever dream of living on the moon? In this course, students will explore what humans needs to live and work on the moon. They will use their explorations to collaboratively design and create models of lunar habitats suitable to sustain human life.

Neuroscience
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Biology, Health Science
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Neuroscience (Online)

Imagine a world in which in a moment you went from being able to smell and taste your favorite food to losing your ability to process those senses. Students will examine the varying impacts of traumatic brain injuries on the body’s ability to function normally. In consultation with experts, students will propose solutions to assist survivors of traumatic brain injuries. (Note: This course is geared for upper high school students.)

intersectional feminism
Dates:
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Gender Studies
10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Newcomb Summer Session: Decolonizing Feminisms (Online)

This seminar explores the histories and issues surrounding the women’s rights and feminists movements, especially those of Indigenous, Latina, and Black women, using frameworks of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Through films, media, and key texts, students will be encouraged to develop critical reading and analytical skills as they explore arguments for including Intersectional feminism, Native feminisms, and trans-national feminisms into contemporary mainstream discourse. Seminar discussions will include cases where colonialism, capitalism, heteropatriarchal power, and racialized systems were used to position the issues important to some groups of women over the needs of other women. Students will examine specific calls to action for using various forms of feminisms to empower and address the issues that affect marginalized groups.

Newcomb Summer Session: Dismantling Rape Culture
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Gender Studies
10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Newcomb Summer Session: Dismantling Rape Culture (Online)

This course models a “think-tank” approach to addressing an urgent social issue: ending sexual assault. Although #MeToo has shed new light on the issue, there is much work left to do in order to dismantle a culture that normalizes, excuses, and enables gender-based violence. Students will learn about the scope, causes, and consequences of rape culture, and they will develop evidence-based strategies for peer education, prevention, and intervention.

Newcomb Summer Session: Reproductive Rights in the Media
Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Gender Studies
10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Newcomb Summer Session: Media and Reproductive Rights (Online)

How have television, film, and new media technologies shaped public opinion and policy around reproductive issues? This course focuses on relationships among reproductive politics, popular media, social media, and movements for reproductive rights and justice in the United States. By analyzing a range of today’s media – from Jane the Virgin and Teen Mom to sex ed and fertility apps – students will gain an understanding of key issues within reproductive politics, including the effects of social inequalities on reproductive freedom and outcomes.

feminist_discussion
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Gender Studies
10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Newcomb Summer Session: Reconstructing Civility (Online)

Do critical conversations have to be civil? What does it look like to have difficult conversations about race with people you love? The COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed a movement toward racial justice. People are uniting to challenge the status quo and lift the veil off the systemic oppression that is woven into the fabric of our nation. In this course, we will examine how to have critical conversations through the lens of transformative justice and racial healing, while also examining how intersecting identities influence and guide our approach to these conversations. Students will receive tools to lead courageous dialogues and begin to explore the foundations of racial allyship through small group discussions, reflections, and readings centering Black feminist thought. 

Newcomb Summer Session: Women’s Advocacy
Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Gender Studies
10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Newcomb Summer Session: Women’s Advocacy (Online)

Students are passionate about social issues in their communities. But how can they get the word out and effect change? In this course, students will learn the tactics of persuasive communications necessary to advocate for causes they believe in. Students will practice these methods, from effective public speaking to strategic social media, to create effective communications. Seminar discussions will focus on contemporary issues of gender, politics, and advocacy work.

Sports Analytics: Moneyball for All - How Analytics have Revolutionized the Sports World
Dates:
  • Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Sports Science, Business
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Sports Analytics: Moneyball for All - How Analytics have Revolutionized the Sports World (Online)

Should a football team punt on 4th down or go for it? Does home-court advantage really matter? These questions were once answered by a coach’s gut-instinct, player’s skill, or perhaps even team tradition. The sports industry is now turning to statistical analysis and number-based reasoning for answers. In this course, students will focus on how analytics is utilized to guide different aspects of sports teams from game strategy to team operations and management. (Note: This course is geared for upper high school students.)

Sports Marketing
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Sports Science, Marketing
9th 10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Sports Marketing: Competition Beyond the Game (Online)

Are you sports consumer savvy? Sports Marketing is comprised of a wide range of products such as the sporting event itself, the athletes, teams, facilities, equipment and merchandise as well as nutrition and personal training. In this course, students will have the opportunity to gain insight and develop skills related to the business side of the ever-changing sports industry. Using the knowledge and skills learned, students will collaboratively work together to develop a marketing strategy to promote the mentioned products to the consumer population and develop decision-making skills in advertising, public relations, event marketing and sponsoring as they relate to the sports industry.

mass incarceration
Dates:
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Social Justice
10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Young Public Scholars: Punishment and Redemption from the Prison Industrial Complex (Online)

Louisiana leads the world historically in incarceration rates and now in criminal justice reform. Learn about the broad social impacts of a justice system rooted in inequalities and the struggles to reverse them. Students meet with formerly incarcerated activists (via Zoom) while studying the structures for incarceration through film, video, and reportage and learn interview techniques in producing a profile for ViaNolaVie.

Vaccine Needles
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395

Social Justice
10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Young Public Scholars: Pandemics Past and Present (Online)

The bubonic plague, yellow fever, influenza, AIDS, SARS… the coronavirus is not the first contagion to destabilize entire societies. From the 14th century to the present day, students will be able to contextualize the current crisis. Digging into archival materials will reveal how systemic inequities make some communities more vulnerable to disease and economic hardships. Students will contribute to the national research archive A Journal of the Plague Year and publish an opinion piece on ViaNolaVie.

Street Protest
Dates:
  • Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395

Social Justice
10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Young Public Scholars: The Politics of Naming (Online)

What’s in a name? That question has resounded nationally as citizens are re-examining those memorialized in through the names of streets, mascots, schools, and monuments. This seminar focuses on the historical lenses through which we see those representations and the contemporary protests for changing them. Learning the basics of spoken word and poetry, students learn how to raise their voices to analyze, interpret, respond to a vibrant discussion in the public sphere. Students' spoken-poems will be shared on ViaNolaVie.

Environmental Justice
Dates:
  • Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 09, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Social Justice, Environmental Science
10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Young Public Scholars: The Right to Environmental Justice (Online)

Many layers of American history are written in the geographies of New Orleans and its surroundings. Students will learn how slavery is embedded in the scenery of public spaces and the construction of zones of exclusion, visit significant landscapes of environmental struggles, and learn first-person non-fiction techniques to write an op-ed to publish on ViaNolaVie. Readings include John McPhee, Rachel Carson, and other environmental essayists.