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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!

Week of June 13, 2021

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

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Gender Studies
10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Newcomb Summer Session: Media and Reproductive Rights (Online)

*This course is full. Registration is no longer available.*

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.

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

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Gender Studies
10th 11th 12th
Enrichment

Newcomb Summer Session: Women’s Advocacy (Online)

*This course is full. Registration is no longer available.*

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.

Biomedical Engineering
Dates:
  • June 14, 2021 to June 25, 2021
  • July 12, 2021 to July 23, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

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

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (Online)

*This course is full. Registration is no longer available.*

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.

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

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

Engineering
Health Science
6th 7th 8th
Enrichment

Biomedical Engineering - Prosthetic Limbs (Online)

*This course is full. Registration is no longer available.*

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)

Infectious Diseases
Dates:
  • June 14, 2021 to June 25, 2021
  • July 12, 2021 to July 23, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

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

Infectious Disease (Online)

*This course is full. Registration is no longer available.*

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.)

Dates:
  • June 14, 2021 to June 25, 2021
  • July 12, 2021 to July 23, 2021
Cost:

2-Week Online Session: $395.00

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

Mysteries of Medicine (Online)

*This course is full. Registration is no longer available.*

“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.)

Sports Analytics: Moneyball for All - How Analytics have Revolutionized the Sports World
Dates:
  • June 14, 2021 to June 25, 2021
  • July 12, 2021 to July 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)

*This course is full. Registration is no longer available.*

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.)