2021 Course Offerings

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Black Panthers, Brown Berets: Radical Social Movements of the Late-20th Century

Celebrity in Modern America

Law and Social Movements

More Than A Game: Leadership and Social Change in Sports

Race, Gender & Horror: Reading Psychoanalysis in American Film & Fiction

Reimagining Leadership: Art and Social Change

Care in Critical Times

Gender, Sexuality, and Queerness: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Girl Power Through the Ages: An Introduction to Feminist Theory and Practice

Global Health: Inequality, Culture, and Human Well-being Around the World

Illness and Health: An Exploration through Anthropology

A Molecular Toolbox for Research & Medicine

Anatomy, Behavior, and Evolution: Fishy Solutions to Life Underwater

Antibiotic Drug Discovery: Identifying Novel Soil Microbes to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Behind the Breakthroughs: Using Laboratory Organisms in Biomedical Research

Black Lives Matter Less: How Structural Racism Affects Health

Breakthroughs: An Exploration of Laboratory Organisms in Biomedical Research

Cancer Biology: An Evolving Puzzle

Characterizing C. elegans Using Reverse Genetics

Combating Disease in the Modern Age: Virus Evolution

Creating an Athlete: The Science of Training

DNA Science: Forensics, Food, and Medicine

Experimental Pathology: Understanding the Molecular Basis of Human Disease

Explaining the Mysteries of Common Events: Acid/Base Chemistry

Forensic Science - CSI Providence

Genetics Beyond Mendel

Genomes: A Surprising Unique Fusion of Subjects. Exploration, Myths and Truths

Laboratory Research in Biomedicine

Leadership and Global Health

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

The Great Diseases: Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Epidemics

Animal Minds: Comparative Neuroanatomy and Animal Behavior

Blood and Brains: Comparative Physiology of the Neurovasculature

Feeding the Brain: How Diet Affects Brain Health and Metabolism

Free Will and the Brain: Neuroeconomics and the Science of Decision-Making

How Our Experiences Shape Our Brains: An Experimental Approach

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Neuroscience in Health and Disease

Psychoactive Drugs: Brain, Body, Society

Psychopathology: Investigating the Biology and Psychology of Mental Illness

Biochemistry, The Magic that Keeps Us Alive

Factory to Faucet: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry: From DNA to Enzymes

Nanotechnology: Mystery Science or Small Materials Doing Big Things?

Organic and Biochemistry: Key Pathways to Success for the Pre-Med Student


Playing with Death: Games in the Ancient World

Artificial Intelligence: Modeling Human Intelligence with Networks

Behind the Machine: Data Science Through Python

Ethical Questions in Cybersecurity

Hiding in Plain Sight: An Introduction to the Art of Cryptography

Introduction to Computational Mathematics and Big Data Visualization

Introduction to Statistical Programming

An Introduction to Game Theory

Behavioral Game Theory: Experiments in Strategic Interaction

Econometrics: Statistical Tools to Understand Economic Data

I Heart Startups: An Entrepreneurship Incubator

Introduction to Behavioral Finance

Introduction to Economic Growth: Why are Some Countries Richer than Others?

Introduction to Microeconomics

Making Informed Financial Decisions in Today's World Economy

Technology and Its Effect on Business and World Economies

Egyptology 101

Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs and Language

Alternative Energy Engineering: An Introduction

Biomedical Engineering: The Smart Design of Medical Implants and Devices

Engineering Biomedical Systems

Fluid Mechanics Through Hovercraft Physics

Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing

Introduction to Engineering and Design

Leadership and the Future of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Learning Matlab by Digital Simulation of a 4-Rover Game

Materials Engineering: A Revolution in the Making

Materials Science and Engineering: Designing for Society's Needs

Mechatronic Design for Game-playing Rovers

Renewable Energy Engineering: Wind and Solar Power

"All of them Witches!": Race, Gender, and Witchcraft in Popular Culture

Apocalypse Now

Classic Fairy Tales Reconsidered

Comedy and Cruelty

Creative Coding: Reading and Writing Web-based Literature

Experimental Writing

Introduction to Fiction Writing

Law and Literature

Literature, Culture, and American Identities

Monstrosities: The Meaning of Monsters in the Modern World

Putting Your Ideas Into Words

Reading, Writing, Traveling: An Exploration in Creative Nonfiction

The College Application Essay: Telling Your Unique Story in 650 Words

Writing Flash Fiction

Writing for College Admissions

Writing for College and Beyond

Writing Speculative Fiction

Applying Environmental Leadership To The Global Climate Crisis

Global Leadership for Environmental Justice

Marine Ecology: Studying and Safeguarding Our Most Vulnerable Ecosystems

Marine Life in the Balance: Protecting a Changing Estuary Environment

Nature as Our Teacher: Learning Skills to Shape Change

Research Methods in Marine Science

Use Your Voice: Addressing Climate Change Through Science Communication

You Can’t Spell “Earth” Without “Art”: Art & Environmental Leadership

Spanish through Social Justice

Habitable Worlds: Possible Places for Life in the Solar System and Beyond

Ancient Warfare

Medicine in the Ancient World

Power and the Production of History

U.S. Politics, Public Policy and Social Justice

Trends in Modern Art

A Closer Look at Infinity

Introduction to Applied Geometry

Logic & Paradox

Mathematical Modeling of Finance: An Introduction to Quantitative Analysis

Number Theory: An Introduction to Higher Mathematics

Statistics in the Real World

The Math of Rubik's Cubes and Related Puzzles

"Here's Looking at You, Hollywood": An Introduction to American Film

From Mayberry to Netflix: Topics in Television Studies, Race, Gender, and Class

Hard Medical Choices: An Introductory Approach to Medical Ethics

Medicine in Action: A View into the Life of a Medical Student

Contemporary Moral Issues

Equity and Justice: The Meaning of Equality in a Time of Systemic Oppression

Implicit Bias - Its Nature and Moral Blameworthiness

Issues in Moral Philosophy: Trust in the Face of Lies, Deception, and Conspiracy

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Current Issues in Feminist Philosophy

Philosophy of Resistance: Protest, Violence, and Revolution

Computational Physics

Dynamics of Solar System Formation and Change

Introduction to Nanotechnology

Physics: What Does It Take to Discover a Particle?

Quantum Mechanics and the Nature of Reality

Constitutional Law & Political Theory

Debating Democracy: Threats and Prospects

Ethics and International Affairs

Great Trials That Changed History: A Judge's Perspective

Introduction to U.S. Law and The Way Lawyers Think

Law, Ethics, and Democracy

Leadership and Conflict Resolution

Leadership for Human Rights

Leadership in Law: Social Change and the Supreme Court

Posting Power - Digital Media and the Transformation of Politics

Terrorism in the United States

The Economics of Racial (In)Justice

The Idea of Socialism: Radical Political Theory from Paine to Marx

The Politics of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

U.S. Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future

Abnormal Adolescent Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Becoming You: Human Development Across the Lifespan

Critical Thinking About Human Behavior

Culture and Psychology

Existential Psychology and the Search for Meaning

Freud: Psychoanalysis and Its Legacies

Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Media and Mental Health

Personality Psychology: What Makes Us Who We Are?

Psychology and Health: Emotions, Behaviors, and Disease

Psychology of Willpower and Motivation

Stranger than Fiction: Debunking Popular Myths in Psychology

The Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Food For Thought: Personal to Global Perspectives on Nutrition

From Idea to Publication: Building Your Own Research Project

Tobacco, Disease and the Industry: cigs, e-cigs and more

A Hip-Hop Introduction to Race and Ethnicity

Informed Leadership: Science, Technology and Society

Leadership and Social Change

Leadership for Educational Access and Equity

Leadership in Changing Business: Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Impact of Natural and Manmade Disasters

Women and Leadership

Effective Communication: Presenting to the Public

Introduction to Greek Tragedy: From Past to Present

Presenting to the Public

Writing for Performance/Designing Creative Inquiry

Drawing Intensive