Secondary Division Online 2022 Course Catalog

The 2022 summer program runs Tuesday, June 21st through Friday, July 29th. Morning classes are from 8:30 AM to noon, and afternoon classes are from 1:00 to 4:30 PM, unless otherwise noted. Classes meet online either two or three days a week.

Grades listed always refer to the grade a student will have completed in June 2022.

Course offerings may be updated throughout the 2022 application season. Check our news page for any changes!

 

Course Listings

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SD4100The Writing Process
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For students mastering middle school writing skills and transitioning to high school. Explores various methods of analysis and the stages of writing persuasively.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 2-5 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 18 hours
This course is recommended for students completing Grades 7 and 8.
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210
Exceptionally well-prepared Sixth Graders may apply for this course.

Full course description

This course is meant for students who are mastering their middle school writing skills and transitioning to high school. Students will engage in the full process of writing, including pre-writing, drafting, editing and revising. Emphasis will be on drawing evidence and insight from close reading of model writing, literary works, and multimedia texts (e.g., film, scripts, podcasts, interviews). Students will investigate the many purposes for which authors write and will become purposeful readers and writers. They will also study qualities of good writing, consider how to share their writing with different audiences, and become thoughtful readers and reviewers of their classmates’ work. Students will end the course with a portfolio of their numerous writing assignments.

Schedules

SD4100.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMTyleen KellyOpen
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SD4101Reading for Creative Writing
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For middle school students with a keen interest in fiction and creative writing. Critical reading and varied activities inspire student work.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 2-5 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 18 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 7 or 8.
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210

Full course description

This class will focus on reading critically and passionately while fostering creative writing skills. Students will read poetry, short stories, and other works of literature, and write responses to the readings. They will visualize the imagery and explore the themes of literature in relation to their own lives. For more inspiration, class activities may include drawing and art, film, and simple nature explorations. Students will share their insights into the mind of the author and seek to understand their own writing processes. Through improvisation, class discussion, and writing exercises, students will learn to identify and experiment with various narrative techniques. They will develop a portfolio of their own creative writing and may also write one analytic essay that will reflect their growing expertise as readers and writers.

Schedules

SD4101.1
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMTyleen KellyOpen
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SD4103Crafting Effective Essays
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For students developing high school reading and writing skills. Focuses on essay development and revision.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-6 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 20 hours
This course is recommended for students completing Grades 8 and 9.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:English (B)
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210

Full course description

This class will provide a vehicle for students to sharpen their high school level reading and writing skills. Students will mold facts, speculations, beliefs, and opinions into cogent, powerful statements. Through readings, class discussions, and group work, students will learn how to develop arguments to answer complex questions and then support their original claims with sufficient and significant evidence. From carefully constructed paragraphs to complete essays, successive assignments will allow students to investigate different approaches to their writing. Emphasis will be on learning to refine thinking and on improving writing through outlining, editing and rewriting.

Schedules

SD4103.1
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMGabriella WyattOpen
SD4103.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMGabriella WyattOpen
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SD4104Analytical WritingClick for details20TuF710Open

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For students mastering high school writing skills and transitioning to college-level textual analysis.
Prerequisite: Completion of 1 year of high school English, or permission of the Director.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-6 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 20 hours
This course is recommended for students completing Grades 9 and 10.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:English (B) ‑ In process for UC Honors designation
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210

Full course description

This course, taught at the advanced high school level, will allow students to strengthen their analytical reading and writing skills. Students will practice reading with care and will hold meaningful discussions about the texts they study, which may include visual texts as well as written texts. They will learn to incorporate critical thought and deep textual analysis to produce well-organized, well-written, well-developed, and intellectually complex essays. They will perform the stages of writing from clarification of the assignment to final revision, working on grammar, composition, and editing.

Schedules

SD4104.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMElizabeth SchermanOpen
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SD4107Advanced Creative Writing
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For high school students with a keen interest in fiction and creative writing.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 2-4 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 16 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 9 and up.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:English (B)
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210

Full course description

This course will focus on purposeful reading and developing advanced creative writing skills. Students will read short stories, poems, and a novel, discuss the form and purpose of meta-fiction, and revise their writing through class workshops before presenting their finished work. Students will revise and craft tone so that they can assure a reader, “This narrative came from a living, breathing, thinking being.” In their clever meta-narratives, students will also learn to be mindful not to trample on the purpose, message, or content of their stories.

Schedules

SD4107.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMAlex FranklinOpen
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SD4110Introduction to Public Speaking
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14TuTh710Open

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On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 2-4 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 14 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 6, 7, 8 or 9; completion of Grade 7 recommended.
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210
Exceptionally well-prepared returning sixth graders may apply for this course.

Full course description

Students in this course will develop the writing and performance skills needed to become clear, compelling, confident, and persuasive public speakers. We will practice a variety of speaking styles, including impromptu (speaking “off the cuff” with minimum preparation time), dramatic interpretation (of monologues from novels, plays, and films), debate (defending a position on a controversial issue), and oratory (a formal speech that seeks to inform, inspire, or persuade on a topic of your choice). We will also study, view, and analyze the performances of some of the most powerful orators of the past century. If you are seeking to reduce your anxiety about public speaking, this course provides a friendly, nonthreatening environment in which to increase your confidence. If you already enjoy public speaking, you will have an opportunity to enhance and practice your skills.

Schedules

SD4110.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMLaura SheflerOpen
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SD4111Fundamentals of Art

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Complete multiple projects in this hands-on studio art class using a variety of media.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)

This course is not currently open for applications. Its availability will depend on teacher recruitment, which is an ongoing challenge for all educational institutions this year, including ATDP. If this course becomes available, we will post an update on our news page.

SD4115Architectural Design
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For students who want to develop their creative skills and eye for detail, from planning and designing projects to building and presenting finished models. No technical background is needed.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Full year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 4-8 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 33 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 8 and up.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G)
Tuition:$930 Program fee: $150 Tuition Total: $1080 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$340
This course includes a supply list.

Full course description

This course will introduce students to multiple forms of approaching the discipline of architecture. They will learn about the causes and consequences of architectural design through contemporary and historical examples. They will develop critical skills of observation that will allow them to see the built environment as the materialization of design, but also as the representation of societal constructions that respond to specific cultural ideas. By learning to analyze and design the space critically, they will understand the power of architectural design in building human relations, from the scale of the house to that of the city. They will learn the basic drawing and drafting skills necessary for architectural representation, in order to design and re-imagine spaces. The overall purpose of this course is to offer students the necessary knowledge to understand architecture as a means to their creativity and their possible future professional development.

Schedules

SD4115.1
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMTania Osorio HarpOpen
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SD4123First-Year Japanese
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33MWF1030Open

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Learn Japanese through varied activities like movement, storytelling, and conversation. Complete the full year of Japanese 1 in eight weeks, requiring significant self-study and coursework in the two weeks prior to the start of class.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Full year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 4-8 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 33 hours
Grade requirement:Open to all qualified SD students.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:Language Other than English (E)
Tuition:$930 Program fee: $100 Tuition Total: $1030 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$290

Full course description

This course is based on a fun, playful, and effective approach to learning Japanese. This method is a synthesis of many innovative teaching techniques developed to help accelerate students' language learning. The two major components of this course are: (1) acquisition of basic communication skills of elementary Japanese and (2) learning hiragana and katakana syllabaries as well as some kanji characters. The language is taught through multiple mediums including pictures, graphics, and conversation practices. Students also learn about modern Japanese life. This course is equivalent to one year of high school Japanese.

Schedules

SD4123.1
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMJunko HosoiOpen
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SD4130Introduction to Programming
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Solving Problems with Python

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For students new to coding with no computer science experience. Covers fundamental concepts in a semester-equivalent programming course.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 2-5 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 18 hours
Grade requirement:Open to all qualified SD students.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G)
Tuition:$670 Program fee: $200 Tuition Total: $870 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$335

Full course description

This course is designed for complete beginners with no previous background in computer science. The course is highly visual, dynamic, and interactive, making it engaging for new coders. This course teaches the foundations of computer science and basic programming, with an emphasis on students developing logical thinking and problem solving skills. In this course students will learn material equivalent to a semester high school introductory course in Computer Science and be able to program in Python. Conditionals, looping, functions and data structures are all covered extensively. The course utilizes a blended classroom approach. The content is fully web-based, with students writing and running code in the browser. Teachers utilize tools and resources to give focused one-on-one attention to students.

Schedules

SD4130.1
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMFlint ChristensenOpen
SD4130.2
MTWTF
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMFlint ChristensenOpen
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SD4133Elements of Web Design
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25MWF1190Open

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The Internet Classroom

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For students with a keen interest in coding, visual design, and the sociocultural impacts of the Internet. No programming experience required.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 2-5 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 25 hours
Grade requirement:Open to all qualified SD students.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G)
Tuition:$990 Program fee: $200 Tuition Total: $1190 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$400
Exceptionally well-prepared Sixth Graders may apply for this course.

Full course description

In this course, students will learn to combine computer code with graphic design to create their own websites. No programming experience is necessary; students begin with the concept of syntax and character encoding. They will become familiar with computer networks and file systems as they build standards-based web pages from the ground up using HTML and CSS. Students should be prepared to flex their creative muscles: coding topics will be balanced with a discussion of good visual design and layout, including digital graphics production and manipulation. They will also explore non-technical topics such as viral misinformation, the role of Big Tech, intellectual property & copyright, internet history & law, the digital divide, and yes: memes. This course provides the necessary foundation for students who want to continue on to contemporary web/mobile app development.

Schedules

SD4133.1
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMSamuel PierceOpen
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SD4134Computer Science Principles (AP-aligned)
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30MWF1190Open

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For students new to coding with no computer science experience. Covers the majority of topics in AP Computer Science Principles in six weeks. With additional self-study and review, students will be prepared to take the AP exam in May.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Full year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-6 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 30 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 8 and up; completion of Grade 9 recommended.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G)
Tuition:$990 Program fee: $200 Tuition Total: $1190 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$400
ATDP does not provide AP testing. Students who want to register for the AP CSP test will need to check with high schools in their area.

Full course description

This course is accessible for beginning programmers, but covers all of the content included in the AP Computer Science Principles course and will prepare students to independently take that exam in May 2022. In this course, students will develop computational thinking skills vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. The course engages students in the creative aspects of the field by allowing them to develop computational artifacts based on their interests. Students will also develop effective communication and collaboration skills by working individually and collaboratively to solve problems, and will discuss and write about the impacts these solutions could have on their community, society, and the world. Students cultivate their understanding of computer science through working with data, collaborating to solve problems, and developing computer programs as they explore concepts like creativity, abstraction, data and information, algorithms, programming, the Internet, and the global impact of computing.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will spend 2-3 hours per class in interactive coding exercises over Zoom. We will take substantial breaks throughout. Additionally, fun and engaging activities are interspersed to foster community and provide the opportunity for social connections to be formed during the course.

Schedules

SD4134.1
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMFlint ChristensenOpen
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SD4135Programming in Java (AP-aligned)

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For students who want to master object-oriented programming. Coding experience recommended but not required. Covers the majority of topics in AP Computer Science A in six weeks. With additional self-study and review, students will be prepared to take the AP exam in May.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I or Integrated Math 1 required. Completion of an introductory computer science course recommended.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)

This course is not currently open for applications. Its availability will depend on teacher recruitment, which is an ongoing challenge for all educational institutions this year, including ATDP. If this course becomes available, we will post an update on our news page.

SD4137Web DevelopmentClick for details20TuTh870Open

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For students who have mastered basic web design and programming concepts, and who want to build independent web development skills. Covers "full stack" coding on front-end and back-end, including database design.
Prerequisite: Completion of Elements of Web Design and an introductory programming class (such as Programming in Java), or a passing score on a placement test, or permission of the Director.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-6 hrs. per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 20 hours
Grade requirement:Open to all qualified students.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G) ‑ UC Honors designated
Tuition:$670 Program fee: $200 Tuition Total: $870 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$335

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Want to build your own online store, mobile-friendly chatroom, or even your own Facebook? This project-based course will teach students how to build complex, dynamic websites using PHP and Javascript. This course expands on the concepts in Elements of Web Design and computer programming classes. Students will become familiar with several new languages and the basics of database programming & relational data design. As the complexity of coursework increases, students will be introduced to topics in programming ethics, examining how these capabilities impact modern societies and culture, such as through AI and "Big Data." Particular attention will be paid to the reading and comprehension of programming APIs, allowing students to continue to grow as independent computer scientists.

Schedules

SD4137.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMSamuel PierceOpen
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SD4145Introduction to Higher AlgebraClick for details20TuTh710Open

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Introduces selected topics from advanced algebra, including number systems and proofs, that are outside the traditional high school math sequence. Recommended for students interested in deepening their mathematical thinking.
Prerequisite: Completion of Geometry or Integrated Math 2.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-6 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 20 hours
Grade requirement:Open to all qualified students.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:Mathematics (C)
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210

Full course description

Can you solve a geometry problem more easily if there is a square root of -1? Are "proofs" just for Geometry or can they apply to Algebra as well? This course covers algebra topics outside of what is usually taught in high school, including topics that are more advanced as well as topics that are just different than usual. Besides gaining a deeper understanding of algebra, students will learn problem-solving skills and how to think about mathematics. Students will justify facts of algebra by writing informal proofs. The atmosphere of the class is cooperative. The emphasis is on understanding why something is true and explaining it, not merely on obtaining answers. Topics include familiar algebraic properties (such as the distributive property) and unfamiliar properties of other operations (such as anticommutativity); number systems, the square root of -1, and complex numbers; and modular arithmetic ("clock arithmetic"). We explore these topics both because they are interesting and to help students become more conscious of operations and their algebraic properties. That is intended to help them in future classes, to help them to have deeper conceptual understanding and to avoid common mistakes. Thus, although this course mostly covers different topics from Algebra II/Integrated Math 3, it will provide additional preparation to students entering those classes.

Schedules

SD4145.1
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMEli LebowOpen
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SD4148PrecalculusClick for details36MWF1080Open

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For students planning to enter AP Calculus in the fall. Complete the full year of Precalculus in six weeks. Recommended only for students who are seeking credit or acceleration at their school.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II or Integrated Math III, grade of A in current math class, Teacher Referral Form completed by current math instructor, and passing score on placement test. See math application & placement.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Full year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 6-10 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 36 hours
Grade requirement:Open to all qualified students.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:Mathematics (C)
Tuition:$930 Program fee: $150 Tuition Total: $1080 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$340
Accelerated

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This course guides you through the fundamental ideas that build a foundation for calculus: topics include elementary functions including inverses and transformations; polynomial and rational functions and their graphs; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions and their inverses, identities and equations. We will introduce polar coordinates, parametric equations, and complex numbers, including polar and exponential form of complex numbers as well as vectors, including the dot product and linear independence. Some optional topics: conic sections; arithmetic and geometric series, which will depend on student preparation and interest. The course will conclude with rates of change of functions, and using limits. The course emphasizes collaborative problem-solving, conceptual understanding, and using mathematics to model the real world.

Schedules

SD4148.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMKaushik BasuOpen
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SD4150Understanding Climate ChangeClick for details21TuWF710Open

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For students interested in an interdisciplinary exploration of climate change, ecological issues, and environmental science. A strong natural science and math background is recommended.
Prerequisite: None; fundamentals in biology, chemistry, and algebra recommended.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-6 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 21 hours
Grade requirement:Open to all qualified students.
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210
New course!
This course has a four-week schedule. It starts June 21 and ends July 15.

Full course description

Students in this course will develop a deeper understanding of the scientific dynamics of past, present, and future climate change, as well as the socio-economic and psychological effects of the ecological crisis. Students will be encouraged to use critical and creative thinking to analyze how this problem developed and what can be done, while also exploring their personal questions, frustrations, and ideas. We will cover research and viewpoints from a variety of disciplines in order to gain more clarity around this complex and urgent issue. Through reading, writing, group discussion and creative projects, students will be given the space and tools to explore their place in the bigger picture.

List of course topics

  • Climatology
  • History of civilizations
  • Recent history (Industrial revolution onward)
  • Philosophical arguments related to human's relationship with nature
  • Current events and directions
  • Eco-psychology

Schedules

SD4150.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMStaffOpen
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SD4151Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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For students who want to develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact. Students will work in teams to practice market research and develop their business strategy.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-6 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 21 hours
Grade requirement:Open to all qualified students.
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210

Full course description

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of innovation and entrepreneurship, providing you a blueprint for the ideas and strategies to build a successful venture. Students will launch their own venture with collaboration from classmates and with mentorship from the instructor and other Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. This course explores the fundamentals and principles of entrepreneurship for the modern day, and provides real-world, hands-on learning on "what-ifs" to successfully transfer knowledge into products, processes and services that benefit society. Student teams will engage with industry, talking to customers, partners and competitors, as they encounter the chaos and uncertainty of transferring knowledge into products and processes for a successful launch.

List of course topics

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sources of innovation
  • Leadership fundamentals for innovation
  • Strategy as simple rules
  • Demand creation
  • The role of marketing in your business

Schedules

SD4151.1
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMMadison AlexanderOpen
SD4151.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMMadison AlexanderOpen
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SD4152Social Psychology
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Introduces topics, research methods, and findings in the field of social psychology. College-level texts are used.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 2-4 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 16 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 8 and up.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G)
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210

Full course description

Social psychology is the scientific study of the way people think about, feel, and behave in social situations. It involves understanding how people influence, and are influenced by, others around them. A primary goal of this course is to introduce you to the perspectives, research methods, and empirical findings of social psychology. We will use a college-level textbook along with supplementary readings to cover topics including: impression formation, conformity, pro-social behavior, interpersonal attraction, persuasion, stereotyping and prejudice. Equally important is the goal of cultivating your skills for analyzing the social situations and events that you encounter in your everyday lives. Finally, throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on developing critical and integrative ways of thinking about theory and research in social psychology.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
For the first half of each class, students will participate in synchronous discussion-based lecture. For the second half of each class, students will work in small groups to collaborate on learning projects with live help from the instructor. We will also take 3-4 scheduled breaks throughout.

Schedules

SD4152.1
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMElaine LuoOpen
SD4152.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMElaine LuoOpen
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SD4156AI in the Economy
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The Business and Financial Impacts of Artificial Intelligence

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Analyzes the impact of Artificial Intelligence technology on the USA and global economies. Course work involves significant research, writing and analysis on both an individual and team basis.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-6 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 21 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 8 and up.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G)
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210

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Insightful thinkers believe that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is “the new electricity” or “driving a fourth industrial revolution.” We will explore the history and evolution of AI including several downturns known as “AI Winters.” We will determine the potential impact of AI on economic growth and jobs, and analyze the role of AI in national-level industrial policy and global competitiveness. We will examine how AI leads to transformations of existing industries and creation of new ones. We will analyze potential pitfalls of AI such as accountability and privacy. We will use a weekly algorithmic sandbox to explore the most recent innovations such as GPT3 (Natural Language) and Generative Adversarial Networks (Deepfakes). Finally, we will examine the impact of venture capital on AI startups including the emergence of “Unicorns.” The course will close with a capstone project allowing a deep dive into questions of the student’s choice such as: Will AI digital twins lead to a manufacturing renaissance? What will the role of AI chat-bots be in consumer interactions? Will AI robotics help drive economic growth? How do AI-powered medical imaging algorithms compare with human radiologists?

List of course topics

  • 1. The Big Picture – Why is AI so important anyway?
  • 2. History and Definitions of AI – the long and winding road
  • 3. Impact on our Economy (Jobs and GDP) and on our larger Society
  • 4. AI-enabled Global Competitiveness and Technology Policy
  • 5. Applications/Business Transformation for Existing & New Organizations
  • 6. AI Funding – Venture Funding, Corporate Funding, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 7. Potential Pitfalls - What Could Go Wrong? Who is Responsible?
  • 8. Update - the COVID19 Emergency – how is it related?

Schedules

SD4156.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMDavid PowellOpen
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SD4158The Practice of Law
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An Overview of Law School

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Introduces students to the core curriculum of law school, including torts, criminal law, trial procedure, constitutional law, evidence, contract law, and legal research & drafting. Culminates in a mock trial.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 2-5 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 18 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 8 and up.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G)
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
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This course will provide an overview of the social institutions and functions addressed in the practice of law. Students will participate in each of the lawyer’s roles: investigation, research, factual analysis, advocacy, trial preparation, and dispute resolution. In the process, students will examine the nature and history of law, interrogate parties, argue hypothetical cases, present evidence, and draft legal pleadings and documents. This class will encourage open participation in lively classroom activities and projects, including roundtable debates and discussions, oral argument, evidentiary inquiry, and forensic analysis, with a premium placed on the robust exchange of diverse ideas and opinions. Substantive areas covered will embrace the core curriculum of American law schools, including torts, criminal law, trial practice and procedure, constitutional law, evidence, contract law, and legal research and drafting. The course will feature a whole-class mock trial.

Schedules

SD4158.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMGary KitajoOpen
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SD4162Clinical Psychology
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Mental Health Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research

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This course is for high school students who are interested in delving deep into the topic of clinical psychology. It is appropriate both for students who are new to psychology and for students who are preparing for or have already taken a general psychology or AP psychology course.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 2-4 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 16 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 9 and up.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:In process for A‑G approval
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210

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Clinical psychology is the scientific study of mental illness, abnormal behavior, and psychiatric problems. It involves understanding how to assess, treat, and even prevent psychological distress and promote an individual’s well-being and development. The primary goal of this course is to introduce you to major perspectives, diagnostic criteria, treatments, and empirical findings of clinical psychology. We will use a college-level textbook along with supplementary readings to cover various topics: definitions of abnormality, types of disorders (mood disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder etc.), types of psychotherapies, and resilience. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on developing critical and integrative ways of thinking about the positive and negative consequences of diagnostic labels and the role of culture/social environment on mental health.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will spend the first 1-1.5 hour in interactive lecture over Zoom. There will be a break throughout the lecture and most classes will end with either a small group discussion or project-based learning with live help available.

Schedules

SD4162.1
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMStaffOpen
SD4162.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMStaffOpen
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SD4167Psychology (AP-aligned)
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Covers material equivalent to the full year of AP Psychology in six weeks. College-level texts are used. With additional self-study and review, students will be prepared to take the AP exam in May.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Full year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-6 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 30 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 9 and up; completion of Grade 10 recommended.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G) ‑ UC Honors designated
Tuition:$930 Program fee: $100 Tuition Total: $1030 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$290
ATDP does not provide AP testing. Students who want to register for the AP Psychology test will need to check with high schools in their area.

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This course provides a rigorous introduction to the fundamental concepts in psychology and prepares students for the May 2022 AP examination in psychology. Topics include the neurological processes that lead to thought and behavior, the processes that allow people to sense and perceive information from the environment, sleep and dreams, behavior, sources of the motivation to act, emotional experiences, language, memory, human development across the lifespan, personality, psychological disorders, types of therapies, bias and discrimination, research methods, and statistics. The course uses a college textbook and requires that students do a significant amount of independent reading. Students come to class prepared to engage in interactive work, such as the analysis of case studies and current or historical events. Students also design and carry out an independent research project. In order to fully prepare students for the AP examination, students get ample practice answering AP-style questions.

Schedules

SD4167.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMAstha AgarwalOpen
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SD4170Introduction to Neuroscience
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Understanding Your Brain

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For current middle school students with an interest in functional neuroanatomy and cognitive science. This course takes place in a campus lab and requires strict adherence to safety procedures.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-6 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 20 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 7 or 8.
Tuition:$650 Program fee: $220 Tuition Total: $870 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$350

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"We use our brains at every moment of our lives, and yet few of us have the first idea how they work." -Aamodt & Wang, Welcome to your Brain

This course is an introduction to brain basics and a chance to answer everyday questions about how we think and act: Can you trust your brain? Is the brain like a computer? Do we only use 10% of our brain? Why are yawns contagious? Through readings, demonstrations, activities, and short lectures we will study neurons, neurotransmitters, and the parts of the brain responsible for memory, sensation, and emotions. Students will be required to participate in projects and short presentations as we cover various topics, including perception, amnesia, sleep and dreams, anxiety, brain misconceptions, and famous neuroscience discoveries and techniques. By the end of the course you should have a better understanding of your own brain, mind, and behavior.

Schedules

SD4170.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMDavid HouseOpen
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SD4173Exploring Chemistry
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For middle schoolers who want a preview of high school chemistry topics and labs. This course takes place in a campus lab and requires strict adherence to safety procedures.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 2-5 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 25 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 7 or 8.
Tuition:$650 Program fee: $220 Tuition Total: $870 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$350
This course has a four-week schedule. It starts July 5 and ends July 29.

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In this exploratory chemistry course, we will focus on developing analytical skills to observe chemical and physical changes, examine the properties of substances, and understand how to use data to make explicit claims that are based on evidence and backed up with chemical principles. To achieve this goal, each class session will include lecture and homework review, with the bulk of the time dedicated to an inquiry-based laboratory experiment. Students will develop their observation and analytical skills by conducting experiments and recording their results. Through the analysis of their results, they will learn about some of the fundamental concepts in chemistry, such as atomic structure, the periodic table, reaction types and the natural tendencies and forces that make chemicals react with one another. They will leave this course with laboratory chemistry skills and a greater understanding of how chemistry is at work in the world around them.

Schedules

SD4173.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMFatemeh MizbaniOpen
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SD4174Electronics LabClick for details25MWF1190Open

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A project based approach to electronics engineering and circuitry

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Students who are interested in learning the guiding principles of electronics and designing circuits from basic components and microchips would enjoy and learn from this course.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 2-5 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 25 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 8 and up.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:In process for A‑G approval
Tuition:$990 Program fee: $200 Tuition Total: $1190 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$400

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This course is an invitation to discovering electronics by creating successively complex projects, through the iterative process of refining, troubleshooting, and modifying circuit designs and creating meaningful extensions. The course emphasizes group work among students and promoting modular design principles, where students create barebones circuits with limited functionality and then add features based on user-friendliness, interface requirements, and practical and economic considerations, and then learn to integrate modules. This lies at the heart of engineering design. In the process, they arrive at an operational understanding of currents and voltages as it relates to passive components like resistors and capacitors as well as the semiconductor behavior underlying transistors, diodes and microchips. Students will learn about the basics of electrical engineering principles through a visceral understanding about how body resistance affects current by shorting batteries, intentionally destroying some components to understand the reasons behind their failure, and then graduate to understanding the basics of analog circuits through the switching operations of electromechanical relays. They will then connect and extend their the ideas about timing circuits controlled by capacitors and explore the electrical equivalent of a spring by building oscillators. The principles underlying this behavior is then extended to solid state devices like the transistor, where students will explore and learn about the advantages of using it as a switching device. The first project will be to build a light and sound modulator, the principle behind the operation of a radio. Finally, we will explore the operation of integrated circuits using the versatile 555 timer and put it to work in interesting projects like an intrusion alarm and a reflex tester. Time permitting, we will delve into the world of digital electronics by understanding the operation of logic gates and building project using digital logic and interface it with the analog electronics we have learnt.

Schedules

SD4174.1
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMStaffOpen
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SD4177Advanced Robotic EngineeringClick for details24MWF1190Open

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For advanced high school students with a keen interest in programming and robotics.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I or Integrated Math I.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 2-4 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 24 hours
Grade requirement:Open to all qualified students.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:In process for A‑G approval
Tuition:$990 Program fee: $200 Tuition Total: $1190 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$400

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This hands-on, project-based robotics class is designed to develop students’ creativity and technological savvy, and engineering skills through the process of building, programming and operating robots designed to perform specific tasks/challenges. The course begins with simple experiments involving sensors and motors. More-complicated tasks involve building integrated prototype devices that collect data using sensors, process this data using computer-language code (Robot C), and execute tasks via computer-controlled motorized manipulation of simple machines follow. Students are responsible for developing devices in teams and communicating the reasons why they chose a particular method for achieving their team’s goals. This will be done in various ways, including maintaining an engineering notebook, designing websites/blogs/posters and making presentations. The course fosters cooperative interaction and emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of robotics and the social and real-world application of technical enterprise.

Schedules

SD4177.1
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMDirk WrightOpen
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SD4181Cognitive NeuroscienceClick for details25TuTh710Open

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For advanced high school students with a strong science background and a keen interest in the human brain. Students study college-level primary source material.
Prerequisite: Completion of high school Chemistry, or Biology, or AP Psychology.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 4-8 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 25 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 9 and up.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G) ‑ UC Honors designated
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210

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Cognitive neuroscientists aim to answer one of the last remaining fundamental questions of science: how does a three-pound lump of organic material—the brain—support such a wide array of functions, such as perception, thinking and reasoning, emotion, movement, and consciousness? In this class we will explore modern theories and applications of adult and developmental neuroscience, along with the research methodologies used (e.g., single unit recording, fMRI, EEG, psychophysics). We will use diverse college-level reading materials to introduce key topic areas of Cognitive Neuroscience, including cells and systems, sensation and perception, attention, learning and memory, emotion, and development. An end-of-year project will provide the opportunity to learn how to read and evaluate primary research articles directly from the scientists in the field and propose an experiment on a brain topic of special interest. This online class will use a combinatorial approach for student learning including days with interactive live synchronous lectures, instruction time that includes demonstrations, collaborative activities, and self-directed project based learning with live help to provide students with a rich engaging experience.

Schedules

SD4181.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMAnu MurthyOpen
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SD4183Introduction to Cancer ResearchClick for details25MW710Open

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For advanced high school students with a keen interest in medical research and oncology. Covers both cancer biology fundamentals and recent developments.
Prerequisite: Completion of high school Biology.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 4-8 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 25 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 9 and up.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G) ‑ UC Honors designated
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210

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Researchers are working harder than ever to understand the mystery behind the unregulated growth of cells, otherwise known as cancer. They strive daily to develop novel ways to detect and stop the growth of these rogue cells in the body. Key topics of study include the regulation of cell division, including how cell regulation goes awry in organisms, the metabolic needs of cancer cells, the molecular basis of metastasis or spread of cancer, and how cancer cells escape detection by the immune system. In addition to to understanding the basic cell division processes, higher level analytical case studies, experimental data analysis drawn from primary research articles, and genetic pedigree analysis will also be used to augment understanding. An end-of-class project will allow students to explore treatment strategies in use, such as CAR T-cell immunotherapy, and other innovations under development. Students will showcase their understanding of the research methodologies by presenting on a topic of their choice in the field of oncology. This online class will use a combinatorial approach for student learning including days with interactive live synchronous lectures, instruction time that includes demonstrations, collaborative activities, and self-directed project based learning with live help to provide students with a rich engaging experience.

Schedules

SD4183.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMAnu MurthyOpen
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SD4184Functional NeuroanatomyClick for details25TuF710Open

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For advanced high school students with a strong science background and a keen interest in the anatomy of the brain.
Prerequisite: Completion of high school Chemistry or Biology.
On site(UC Berkeley campus)
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 4-8 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 25 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 9 and up.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:In process for A‑G approval
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210

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Neural cells in the billions allow us an extensive array of physical and mental capabilities including to think, remember, learn, and dream. Where does this happen in the brain? In this course, we will learn which brain regions give rise to human abilities by exploring anatomical structures, major divisions, pathways and organization of the brain. We will navigate the brain using pictures of human brains, sketch figures from textbooks, digital 3D rotations of the brain and wet lab videos. We will also examine clinical examples and primary case histories that were at the forefront of anatomical brain research, as well as recent case histories that further illuminate our understanding of the powerhouse organ in our bodies. To elucidate the integrity of living brain structure and function, this course will also include an introduction to neuroimaging techniques currently used such as functional MRI, PET and CT scans, as well as EEG to detect brain activity. Our end goal is to navigate areas of the brain just as well as we can traverse our own neighborhoods.

Schedules

SD4184.1
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMLilliann ZamoraOpen
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SDR0300The Writing Process

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For students mastering middle school writing skills and transitioning to high school. Explores various methods of analysis and the stages of writing persuasively. Also offered on-site (UC Berkeley campus).
Online

This course is not currently open for applications. Its availability will depend on teacher recruitment, which is an ongoing challenge for all educational institutions this year, including ATDP. If this course becomes available, we will post an update on our news page.

SDR0303Crafting Effective Essays

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For students developing high school reading and writing skills. Focuses on essay development and revision. Also offered on site (UC Berkeley campus).
Online

This course is not currently open for applications. Its availability will depend on teacher recruitment, which is an ongoing challenge for all educational institutions this year, including ATDP. If this course becomes available, we will post an update on our news page.

SDR0307Advanced Creative Writing

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For high school students with a keen interest in fiction and creative writing. Also offered on-site (UC Berkeley campus).
Online

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SDR0310Public Speaking on the Digital Frontier
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For students who want to develop writing and speaking skills. Covers a variety of speaking styles, oratory, and debate.
Online
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-5 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 18 hours
Grade requirement:Open to all qualified students.
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210
Students will need the ability to film presentations digitally for projects in between live class sessions.

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Students in this course will develop the writing, performance, and technical skills to become clear, confident, and persuasive communicators online. As we practice a variety of speaking styles, including dramatic interpretation (of monologues from novels, plays, and films), debate (defending a position on a controversial issue), and oratory (a formal speech that seeks to inform, inspire, or persuade on a topic of your choice), we will also master a range of online tools for connecting with an audience. We will also study, view, and analyze the performances of some of the most powerful orators of the past century. If you are seeking to reduce your anxiety about speaking to an online audience, this course will provide a friendly, flexible, yet challenging environment. If you already enjoy public speaking, you will have an opportunity to enhance and practice your skills.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students must be available for the entire 3.5 hours of the class session. We will typically spend about 2 hours on Zoom per class meeting, in whole-class activities or in breakout rooms for small-group work.

Schedules

SDR0310.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMLaura SheflerOpen
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SDR0324Second-Year JapaneseClick for details33MWF1030Open

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Continue where First-Year Japanese left off, focusing on conversation, listening, and additional kanji. Complete the full year of Japanese 2 in six weeks.
Prerequisite: Completion of First-Year Japanese, or permission of the Director.
Online
Course load:Full year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 4-8 hrs. per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 33 hours
Grade requirement:Open to all qualified students.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:Language Other than English (E)
Tuition:$930 Program fee: $100 Tuition Total: $1030 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$290

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Using a multi-modal approach, the class will begin where First-Year Japanese left off. The course will include a comprehensive review of katakana and kanji that students have already learned, and the introduction of much more kanji. Emphasis will be placed on consolidation of listening and speaking skills; the additional grammar and constructions will advance students’ understanding even further. In addition to our focus on learning the language, students will learn about culture and customs in contemporary Japanese life. This course covers the full content of second-year high school Japanese.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will spend the first half of class in live (synchronous) lessons with substantial breaks throughout. The rest of class time will be split between self-practice with the instructor available for questions and ending with a final live class meeting.

Sample Zoom Schedule:
30 mins warm up: sing a Japanese song, check homework, etc.
30 mins lecture
10 mins break
50 mins lecture
10 mins break
50 mins self-practice on topics discussed (this is a good time for Q&A)
30 mins review of the day's material

Schedules

SDR0324.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMMaryam Atashi GolestanOpen
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SDR0330Introduction to Programming

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Solving Problems with Python

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For students new to coding with no computer science experience. Covers fundamental concepts in a semester-equivalent programming course. Also offered on-site (UC Berkeley campus).
Online

This course is not currently open for applications. Its availability will depend on teacher recruitment, which is an ongoing challenge for all educational institutions this year, including ATDP. If this course becomes available, we will post an update on our news page.

SDR0335Programming in Java (AP-aligned)Click for details30TuWF1190Open

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For students who want to master object-oriented programming. Coding experience recommended but not required. Covers the majority of topics in AP Computer Science A in six weeks. With additional self-study and review, students will be prepared to take the AP exam in May.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I or Integrated Math 1 required. Completion of an introductory computer science course recommended.
Online
Course load:Full year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-6 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 30 hours
Grade requirement:Open to all qualified students.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G)
Tuition:$990 Program fee: $200 Tuition Total: $1190 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$400
ATDP does not provide AP testing. Students who want to register for the AP CS A test will need to check with high schools in their area.

Full course description

This course will introduce students to object-oriented programming in Java. Programming experience is highly recommended; students applying for this course must already feel comfortable with file systems, rules of syntax, and mathematical thinking, particularly the ideas of variables and functions. Students learn about object-oriented structures like classes very early in the course, along with basic Java syntax and graphics. Students will also learn how to process data structures like arrays and lists. Students will use searching and sorting algorithms to create powerful programs. Throughout the course, students will demonstrate their creative skills through various labs and projects that explore advanced applications, such as graphical user interfaces, as well as their ability to write formal documentation.


ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Online classes will be synchronous but students will watch the lecture videos on their own (to allow self-pacing and minimize the effects of remote teaching). However a brief introduction/overview will be provided by the instructor. Following lectures, some lesson exercises will be done individually and some in groups of two. The instructor may provide live solutions to some of the exercises as necessary. Plenty of help will be available from the instructor and teaching interns.

Schedules

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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMIrfan OrtakOpen
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SDR0340Foundations of Algebra

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For students planning to enter Algebra I or Integrated Math 1 in the fall. Develop problem-solving skills for algebra based on the Common Core approach.
Online

This course is not currently open for applications. Its availability will depend on teacher recruitment, which is an ongoing challenge for all educational institutions this year, including ATDP. If this course becomes available, we will post an update on our news page.

SDR0342Algebra I

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For students planning to enter Geometry in the fall. Complete the full year of Algebra I in six weeks, aligned with Common Core high school standards. Recommended only for students who are seeking acceleration at their school.
Prerequisite: Completion of Pre-Algebra, grade of A in current math class, Teacher Referral Form completed by current math instructor, and passing score on placement test. See math application & placement.
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This course is not currently open for applications. Its availability will depend on teacher recruitment, which is an ongoing challenge for all educational institutions this year, including ATDP. If this course becomes available, we will post an update on our news page.

SDR0343Introduction to Geometric Thinking

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Introduces selected topics in geometry through activities and projects. Recommended for students planning to enter regular or honors-level Geometry in the fall.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I or Integrated Math I.
Online

This course is not currently open for applications. Its availability will depend on teacher recruitment, which is an ongoing challenge for all educational institutions this year, including ATDP. If this course becomes available, we will post an update on our news page.

SDR0344GeometryClick for details40MWF1080Open

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For students planning to enter Algebra II/Trigonometry in the fall. Complete the full year of Geometry in six weeks. Recommended only for students who are seeking credit or acceleration at their school.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I, grade of A in current math class, Teacher Referral Form completed by current math instructor, and passing score on placement test. See math application & placement.
Online
Course load:Full year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 6-10 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 40 hours
Grade requirement:Open to all qualified students.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:Mathematics (C)
Tuition:$930 Program fee: $150 Tuition Total: $1080 Total with full aid award (estimated):
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Accelerated

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This fast-paced course completes all topics of first-year Geometry: points, lines, planes, and angles; deductive reasoning; parallel lines and planes; congruent triangles; quadrilaterals; inequalities in geometry; similar polygons; right triangles; circles; constructions and loci; areas of plane figures; areas and volumes of solids; coordinate geometry; transformations; and an introduction to trigonometry. Because the course covers a full year of Geometry, students spend at least eight hours outside of class preparing for each class session.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will spend 2-3 hours per class in interactive lecture and group work time over Zoom. We will take substantial breaks throughout.

Schedules

SDR0344.2
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMTerence RollersonOpen
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SDR0346Algebra II/TrigonometryClick for details40MWF1080Open

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For students planning to enter Precalculus in the fall. Complete the full year of Algebra II/Trigonometry in six weeks. Recommended only for students who are seeking credit or acceleration at their school.
Prerequisite: Completion of Geometry, grade of A in current math class, Teacher Referral Form completed by current math instructor, and passing score on placement test. See math application & placement.
Online
Course load:Full year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 6-10 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 40 hours
Grade requirement:Open to all qualified students.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:Mathematics (C)
Tuition:$930 Program fee: $150 Tuition Total: $1080 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$340
Accelerated

Full course description

This extremely fast-paced course completes all topics of second-year Algebra with trigonometry: linear functions and relations; systems of linear equations and inequalities; quadratic functions and complex numbers; exponential and logarithmic functions; rational and irrational algebraic functions; quadratic relations and systems; higher degree functions and polynomials; sequences and series; graphing techniques; circular and trigonometric functions; and use of mathematical models for applications and problem solving. Because the course covers a full year of material, students spend a great deal of time outside class preparing for each class session.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will spend 2-3 hours per class in interactive lecture and group work time over Zoom. We will take substantial breaks throughout.

Schedules

SDR0346.1
MTWTF
MWF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMTerence RollersonOpen
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SDR0356AI in the Economy
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21WF710Open

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The Business and Financial Impacts of Artificial Intelligence

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Analyzes the impact of Artificial Intelligence technology on the USA and global economies. Course work involves significant research, writing and analysis on both an individual and team basis.
Online
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-6 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 21 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 8 and up.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G)
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210

Full course description

Insightful thinkers believe that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is “the new electricity” or “driving a fourth industrial revolution.” We will explore the history and evolution of AI including several downturns known as “AI Winters.” We will determine the potential impact of AI on economic growth and jobs, and analyze the role of AI in national-level industrial policy and global competitiveness. We will examine how AI leads to transformations of existing industries and creation of new ones. We will analyze potential pitfalls of AI such as accountability and privacy. We will use a weekly algorithmic sandbox to explore the most recent innovations such as GPT3 (Natural Language) and Generative Adversarial Networks (Deepfakes). Finally, we will examine the impact of venture capital on AI startups including the emergence of “Unicorns.” The course will close with a capstone project allowing a deep dive into questions of the student’s choice such as: Will AI digital twins lead to a manufacturing renaissance? What will the role of AI chat-bots be in consumer interactions? Will AI robotics help drive economic growth? How do AI-powered medical imaging algorithms compare with human radiologists?

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
The course meets twice per week for a scheduled time of 3.5 hours. That time is split between synchronous lecture—typically 1.5 hours—and asynchronous activities that may be individual (e.g. writing responses to questions posed about key papers) or groups working on team projects (e.g. the capstone project).

List of course topics

  • 1. The Big Picture – Why is AI so important anyway?
  • 2. History and Definitions of AI – the long and winding road
  • 3. Impact on our Economy (Jobs and GDP) and on our larger Society
  • 4. AI-enabled Global Competitiveness and Technology Policy
  • 5. Applications/Business Transformation for Existing & New Organizations
  • 6. AI Funding – Venture Funding, Corporate Funding, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 7. Potential Pitfalls - What Could Go Wrong? Who is Responsible?
  • 8. Update - the COVID19 Emergency – how is it related?

Schedules

SDR0356.1
MTWTF
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMDavid PowellOpen
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SDR0360Philosophy & Critical Thinking
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For students with a keen interest in philosophy and ethics. Covers introductory topics of philosophy, while exploring the intersection of critical thinking, analytical writing, and logic.
Online
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 2-5 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 18 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 8 and up.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G)
Tuition:$630 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $710 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$210

Full course description

This course is an introduction to the interrelated fields of philosophy and critical thinking. Philosophy is the exploration of the fundamental questions of existence, life, and reality, aiming to reconcile our understanding of things from various domains of inquiry. Philosophers seek to address philosophical problems, such as the problem of free will or the problem of consciousness, and construct philosophical systems that enable us meaningfully to organize our knowledge. Critical thinking is the activity of taking a critical look at our beliefs, and at the method by which we form and justify these beliefs and convey them—in writing, speech and debate—within a community of knowers and inquirers. Critical thinking offers guidance in logic and reasoning, and helps us gain awareness of the ways in which we can be led astray in the search for truth. The study of philosophy and critical thinking provides students with the resources and experience to become deeper and clearer thinkers and more capable writers, learners and researchers.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will collaborate in groups in project-based learning, attend interactive lectures, and participate in guided seminar discussions.

Schedules

SDR0360.2
MTWTF
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PMAlexander JamesOpen
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SDR0367Psychology (AP-aligned)
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30MWF1030Open

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Covers material equivalent to the full year of AP Psychology in six weeks. College-level texts are used. With additional self-study and review, students will be prepared to take the AP exam in May.
Online
Course load:Full year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-6 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 30 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 9 and up; completion of Grade 10 recommended.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:College‑Preparatory Elective (G) ‑ UC Honors designated
Tuition:$930 Program fee: $100 Tuition Total: $1030 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$290
ATDP does not provide AP testing. Students who want to register for the AP Psychology test will need to check with high schools in their area.

Full course description

This course provides a rigorous introduction to the fundamental concepts in psychology and prepares students for the May 2022 AP examination in psychology. Topics include the neurological processes that lead to thought and behavior, the processes that allow people to sense and perceive information from the environment, sleep and dreams, behavior, sources of the motivation to act, emotional experiences, language, memory, human development across the lifespan, personality, psychological disorders, types of therapies, bias and discrimination, research methods, and statistics. The course uses a college textbook and requires that students do a significant amount of independent reading. Students come to class prepared to engage in interactive work, such as the analysis of case studies and current or historical events. Students also design and carry out an independent research project. In order to fully prepare students for the AP examination, students get ample practice answering AP-style questions.

Schedules

SDR0367.1
MTWTF
MWF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMAstha AgarwalOpen
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SDR0376Chemistry: Theory and PracticeClick for details25TuTh870Open

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For students who want to learn how to read and understand primary science research literature, and to perform quantitative and qualitative lab procedures for high school chemistry. The course will cover a semester's worth of a traditional chemistry course, and will require homework and pre-reading.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I or Integrated Math 1.
Online
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-6 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 25 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 8 and up.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:Science (D)
Tuition:$650 Program fee: $220 Tuition Total: $870 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$350
Students will receive a supply list for consumables and equipment. These will be household items that can be purchased from grocery stores or pharmacies.

Full course description

Through daily lectures, labs, and discussions, we will investigate how chemists describe matter and its changes. Students will develop their writing skills, reading comprehension, and critical thinking through labs, daily news readings, and formative assessments. Lab work will require the application of algebra to solve problems; a strong math background is highly recommended. This course provides a grounding in scientific principles equivalent to the first-semester high school chemistry curriculum which include measurements, significant figures, dimensional analysis, atomic structure, electron configuration, quantum numbers, the periodic table, trends, chemical bonding, chemical compounds, chemical equations, and reactions, and stoichiometry.

ONLINE CLASS FORMAT
A typical day will consist of the following activities conducted in Google Meet:
- One minute flash talk by student presentation over their choice of daily science news.
- One hour presentation covering the material for today’s topic
- Fifteen-minute break
- One hour daily lab exploring today’s topic
- Fifteen-minute break
- One hour discussion of the day’s presentation and lab.

List of course topics

  • Primary Literature
  • Precision and Accuracy
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Atomic Structure
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Electron Configuration
  • Quantum Numbers
  • Periodic Table and Trends
  • Chemical Compounds and Nomenclature
  • Empirical Formula
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Stoichiometry

Schedules

SDR0376.1
MTWTF
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8:30 AM - 12:00 PMKaty KueiOpen
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SDR0378Advanced BiotechnologyClick for details32MWF870Open

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For advanced high school students with a keen interest in cutting-edge life science.
Prerequisite: Completion of high school Biology AND Algebra I or Integrated Math 1. Background in Chemistry recommended.
Online
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 3-7 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 32 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 9 and up.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:Science (D)
Tuition:$650 Program fee: $220 Tuition Total: $870 Total with full aid award (estimated):
$350
This course has a four-week schedule. It starts June 21 and ends July 15.

Full course description

In this relevant and engaging course, we will explore the essential principles and techniques of molecular biology, which are used to study and manipulate living material. Applications reach far and wide: research, medicine, forensics, and agriculture, to name a few. Students will conduct authentic experiments, involving DNA extraction, PCR, bacterial transformation, gel electrophoresis, antibody testing, and so much more! Also, students will design their own inquiry-driven experiments with the option of conducting them at home as a science fair project. Finally, because the topics from our class are so interdisciplinary in nature, we will engage in several whole class and small group conversations to discuss the social, ethical and political implications of biotechnology practices (for example, genetically modified organisms, COVID-19 vaccine development, stem cell research, and CRISPR gene editing). After taking this class, students will feel exceptionally prepared to pursue advanced life science courses in college and beyond.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will have 60-75 minutes of synchronous lessons via Zoom each day. This time will be an even mix of whole class instruction and group collaborations via breakout rooms to discuss case studies and application problems. The asynchronous time will be spent on readings, virtual labs, and guided inquiry.

Schedules

SDR0378.1
MTWTF
MWF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMJay ChughOpen
SDR0378.2
MTWTF
MWF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMJay ChughOpen
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