Secondary Division Online 2021 Course Catalog

The 2021 summer program runs Monday, June 21st through Friday, July 30th. 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 2021.

 

Course Listings

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The course information below is for the session finishing in 2021. Check back later for updated catalog information!

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SDR0200The Writing Process
691011
18TuF650Full

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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.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650
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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Class format will vary. Students will spend 2-3 hours per session together with substantial breaks throughout. Class meetings will have a highly interactive, interdependent, and collaborative structure which may include whole-group meetings, small group discussions and writing critique sessions, self-directed writing lab time, short film viewings, and partnered work, depending on the session.

Schedules

SDR0200.1
MTWTF
TuF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMLisa Griffin
Full
SDR0200.2
MTWTF
TuF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMTyleen Kelly
Full
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SDR0201Reading for Creative Writing
67891011
18TuTh650Full

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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.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650

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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
The class format will vary. Students will often spend 2-3 hours per class in interactive lecture and discussion over Zoom. Occasionally the class plan may shift to include longer segments of self-directed writing assignments with live help available or to incorporate short film viewings. We will take substantial breaks throughout.

Schedules

SDR0201.1
MTWTF
TuTh
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMTyleen Kelly
Full
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SDR0203Crafting Effective Essays
671011
20MTh650Full

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For students developing high school reading and writing skills. Focuses on essay development and revision.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650

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.

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

Schedules

SDR0203.1
MTWTF
MTh
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMGabriella Wyatt
Full
SDR0203.2
MTWTF
MTh
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMGabriella Wyatt
Full
SDR0203.3
MTWTF
MTh
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMJacob Winkelman
Full
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SDR0204Analytical WritingClick for details20MTh650Full

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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.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650

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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will spend two to three hours of class time engaged in synchronous, interactive lecture over Zoom, including participation in structured, task-oriented break-out rooms. Students will be afforded generous breaks as well as offered multiple opportunities to seek feedback and support from the instructor and TA interns.

Schedules

SDR0204.2
MTWTF
MTh
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMElizabeth Scherman
Full
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SDR0206Advanced Creative Writing: Forms of Expression
67891011
16TuTh650Full

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For high school students with a keen interest in fiction and creative writing.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650

Full course description

In this course we’ll go beyond the idea of “beginning, middle, and end” and unlock our creativity as writers by exploring many different forms of fiction and narrative. We’ll take inspiration from innovative and uniquely structured novels, stories, and essays, and we’ll look at the vital relationships between creative writing and other art forms. In addition to fiction, short nonfiction, and poetry, we’ll study a graphic novel and hybrid works, and together we’ll try out new forms in our own creative writing. Through writing experiments, discussions, film viewings, listening exercises, and virtual field trips, we’ll broaden the ways we think about voice, narrative time, point-of-view, and plot, all with the aim of writing more freely and creatively. Students will leave this course aware of new possibilities and with several pieces of creative writing in progress.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will spend 1-2 hours per class over Zoom in discussion, interactive activities, and explorative writing. We will take substantial breaks throughout.

Schedules

SDR0206.1
MTWTF
TuTh
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMMark Cunningham
Full
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SDR0207Advanced Creative Writing: Beyond the Fourth Wall
67891011
16TuTh650Full

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For high school students with a keen interest in fiction and creative writing.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650

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.

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

Schedules

SDR0207.2
MTWTF
TuTh
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMAlex Franklin
Full
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SDR0208Advanced Literary Analysis
67891011
16MWF650Full

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For advanced high school students eager to engage in AP- and college-level English coursework.
Course load:Half year equivalent
Self-study and homework required: 2-5 hours per class meetingTime commitment per week:Up to 16 hours
Grade requirement:For students completing Grade 10 or 11.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:English (B) ‑ UC Honors designated
Tuition:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650
This course has a four-week schedule. It starts July 6 and ends July 30. Due to the holiday weekend, the first class meets on Tuesday instead of Monday.

Full course description

This is a course for people who enjoy literature and analytic discussion so much that they want to become superb at these activities. Students will be expected to tackle complex works of literature with relish—texts will include prose, poetry, and drama. Students will work not only at their analytic essay writing, but also at leading discussion. We will emphasize close reading and precise writing, and from this students’ own writing will emerge more fluidly with greater clarity and impact. The course is both preparation for reading literature in college and for doing well in AP English literature courses.

CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will spend 2-3 hours per class in interactive lecture and discussion over Zoom. Classes will involve frequent student-led discussion, presentations of work to the class, small group work in virtual breakout rooms, short periods of independent writing (a.k.a. “fast writes”), and breaks.

Schedules

SDR0208.2
MTWTF
MWF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMJonathan Shelley
Full
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SDR0210Public Speaking on the Digital Frontier
67891011
18TuF650Full

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For students who want to develop writing and speaking skills. Covers a variety of speaking styles, oratory, and debate.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650
Exceptionally well-prepared returning Sixth Graders may apply for this course.

Students will need the ability to film presentations digitally for projects in between live class sessions.

Full course description

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

SDR0210.1
MTWTF
TuF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMStaff
Canceled
SDR0210.2
MTWTF
TuF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMLaura Shefler
Full
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SDR0211Fundamentals of Art
67891011
16TuTh700Full

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Complete multiple projects in this hands-on studio art class using a variety of media.
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:Open to all qualified SD students.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:Visual & Performing Arts (F)
Tuition:$570 Program fee: $130 Tuition Total: $700
This course includes a supply list. Students will need a work surface at home.

Full course description

This course is a comprehensive survey of the fundamentals of visual art and design. Together, we will learn how to fuse technique and concept to realize our creative vision and develop our unique artistic voices. Through drawing, painting, sculpture and photography, we will learn how to select the best medium for our message. Through peer review we will present our art for our peers to analyze, discuss, and give constructive criticism. The class will involve both group and individual instruction and feedback, and is suitable for a range of ages and levels.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will have live (synchronous) meetings at the beginning of class for 60 minutes or less, followed by time for self-directed work and small group projects off-line. The instructor will schedule individual check-ins with each student during class time as needed. All sessions will end with a live group shareback of progress and learning.

List of course topics

  • Drawing in graphite
  • Colored pencil drawing
  • Color theory through painting
  • Watercolor techniques
  • Sketching in ink with natural objects

Schedules

SDR0211.1
MTWTF
TuTh
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMLiam O'Connor
Full
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SDR0215Architectural Design
67891011
33MWF1000Full

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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.
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:$850 Program fee: $150 Tuition Total: $1000
This course includes a supply list. Students will need a work surface at home.

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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students are expected to be available via Zoom MWF from 8:30 to 12 pm. This will be considered the class time in which the instructor will be accessible to everyone. Every class will be composed of both synchronous instruction (mostly group presentations and activities) and asynchronous assignments in breakout rooms, these could be individual or in small groups. The schedule of daily activities may vary significantly from class to class. However, synchronous instruction will be reduced as much as possible and asynchronous work in groups will be encouraged. We will also take substantial breaks throughout.

Schedules

SDR0215.1
MTWTF
MWF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMTania Osorio Harp
Full
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First-Year Chinese - Canceled

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Mandarin, Simplified Characters, and Chinese culture

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Learn Mandarin in conjunction with Chinese culture. Complete the full year of Mandarin 1 in eight weeks, requiring significant self-study and coursework in the two weeks prior to the start of class.
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 students.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:In process for (E) approval
Tuition:$850 Program fee: $100 Tuition Total: $950

Full course description

This course gives students who are academically prepared and interested in Chinese language and culture an opportunity to develop foundational Chinese communication skills through participation in a culturally immersive and linguistically intensive program. The course is based on six language and culture themes recommended by AP Chinese that help students learn language, content and culture inclusively through a series of extensive activities at appropriate levels. Within each lesson, extended projects and research engage students, guide their classroom investigations, and promote the use of language among themselves. Throughout the course, students will be engaged and demonstrate their language abilities in the interpretive mode by written, print, visual, audio texts; in the interpersonal mode by speaking with and writing for others; and in the presentational mode by speaking to and writing for an audience. This program is for students who want to challenge and explore language and culture, and develop their intellectual curiosity. Students will see, hear and experience Chinese culture more authentically than any other channels. It’s the right program for students who are committed to language learning and feeling ready to take on challenges that will make them feel proud of learning one of the hardest languages in the world.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will have synchronous classes over Zoom, each class consists of two parts. The first part will focus on interactive lectures with interpersonal activities. The second part includes project-based activities in small groups with clear guidance.

Schedules

SDR0221.2
MTWTF
MWF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMStaff
Canceled
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SDR0223First-Year Japanese
67891011
33MWF950Full

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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.
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:$850 Program fee: $100 Tuition Total: $950

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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will participate in live (synchronous) Zoom sessions for the first half of most classes.
Then they will work on practice assignments independently for about an hour with live help available from the instructor. Finally, we will end class sessions coming back to Zoom to work together. We will take substantial breaks throughout.

Schedules

SDR0223.1
MTWTF
MWF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMJunko Hosoi
Full
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SDR0224Second-Year JapaneseClick for details33MWF950Full

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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.
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:$850 Program fee: $100 Tuition Total: $950

Full course description

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

SDR0224.2
MTWTF
MWF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMMaryam Atashi Golestan
Full
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SDR0230Introduction to Programming
67891011
18TuTh800Full

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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.
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:$600 Program fee: $200 Tuition Total: $800

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

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

SDR0230.1
MTWTF
TuTh
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMFlint Christensen
Full
SDR0230.2
MTWTF
TuTh
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMFlint Christensen
Full
SDR0230.4
MTWTF
TuTh
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMOrshi Kozek
Full
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SDR0233Elements of Web Design
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25MWF1100Full

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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.
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:$900 Program fee: $200 Tuition Total: $1100
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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Zoom meetings will typically begin with 30 minutes of interactive demos and Q&A. The remaining two hours (or so) of synchronous time will sometimes include varied lectures or class-wide activities but will mostly be spent working collaboratively in pairs or small groups. We will break for 30 minutes in the middle of class, and wrap up each day in small discussion groups. Students will have the option to access the course Discord server for all-hours collaboration, assistance, and community building.

Schedules

SDR0233.1
MTWTF
MWF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMSamuel Pierce
Full
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SDR0234Computer Science Principles (AP-aligned)
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30MWF1100Full

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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.
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:$900 Program fee: $200 Tuition Total: $1100
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

SDR0234.1
MTWTF
MWF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMFlint Christensen
Full
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SDR0235Programming in Java (AP-aligned)Click for details30MWF1100Full

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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.
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:$900 Program fee: $200 Tuition Total: $1100
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.

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This course will introduce students to object-oriented programming in Java. Programming experience is helpful but not necessary; 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. Toward the end of the course, students will demonstrate their creative skills through various projects that explore advanced applications, such as graphical user interfaces, as well as their ability to write formal documentation.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Class time is spent on an assessment and two lessons, with a half-hour break in the middle. Each lesson is an interactive lecture followed by self-directed group work, with live help available from instructors and teaching interns.

Schedules

SDR0235.1
MTWTF
MWF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMIrfan Ortak
Full
SDR0235.2
MTWTF
MWF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMIrfan Ortak
Full
SDR0235.3
MTWTF
MWF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMAndy Doolittle
Full
SDR0235.4
MTWTF
MWF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMAndy Doolittle
Full
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SDR0237Web DevelopmentClick for details20TuTh800Full

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The Advanced Internet Classroom

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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.
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:$600 Program fee: $200 Tuition Total: $800

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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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will be responsible for watching video lectures outside of class. Zoom meetings will begin with brief Q&A, but the vast majority of time will be spent working through exercises together, either coding individually, in pairs, or in small groups. We will break for 30 minutes in the middle of class. Students will have the option to access the course Discord server for all-hours collaboration, assistance, and community building.

Schedules

SDR0237.1
MTWTF
TuTh
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMSamuel Pierce
Full
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SDR0238Algorithms and Data StructuresClick for details20MW800Full

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For advanced students who wish to extend their programming knowledge into second-year college-level computer science topics.
Prerequisite: Completion of Programming in Java or AP Computer Science, or a passing score on a placement test, or permission of the Director.
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:In process for A‑G approval
Tuition:$600 Program fee: $200 Tuition Total: $800

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This advanced programming course will introduce students to algorithms and their relationship to data structures, touching on several of the concepts covered in a second-year collegiate computer science curriculum. Students should already be familiar with control structures like conditionals, loops, and functions. We will develop a sense for designing algorithms and analyzing how fast they will run. We will start with one-dimensional structures and sorting algorithms, then move to more involved data structures like trees and graphs and their associated problems, such as shortest-path-finding and traversal. By focusing on creating fully-featured projects, we will combine our code with graphical user interfaces to create more powerful, efficient, and useful programs.

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

Schedules

SDR0238.1
MTWTF
MW
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMKevin Yang
Full
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SDR0240Foundations of Algebra
691011
18TuTh650Full

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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.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650
Exceptionally well-prepared Sixth Graders may apply for this course.

Full course description

This course is designed to strengthen and develop skills that are essential for students who will be entering an Algebra I course in the fall. We will study strategies for problem solving, patterns, graphing, equations, properties, and exponents, with a focus on explaining and justifying our thinking. During the six-week course, we will identify individual student curricular needs and then design instruction to challenge all students in the class. Students will approach problem-solving to be more in tune with their original way of thinking: defining the problem, making predictions and hypotheses, testing assertions, using algebra to generalize from specifics, making conclusions and supporting them with logical arguments. Working with the Common Core Curriculum, student work will entail writing the process of the solution in complete form, thus demonstrating students’ mastery of the curriculum. Community building through mathematical problem-solving will also be a focus of this class with students working in small groups/pairs on problems. This class is for students who have not taken Algebra I.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will meet as a whole class for the first 30-60 minutes (synchronous). Following that, students will be self-directed, participating in project-based learning as pairs or small groups with live help available and structured breaks, before returning for the last 30-60 minutes of class to showcase their work with a full class discussion.

Schedules

SDR0240.1
MTWTF
TuTh
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMStaff
Canceled
SDR0240.2
MTWTF
TuTh
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMElizabeth Dutton
Full
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SDR0242Algebra IClick for details36MWF1000Full

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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 Recommendation Form completed by current math instructor, and passing score on placement test. See math application & placement.
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:$850 Program fee: $150 Tuition Total: $1000
Accelerated

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This six-week course covers a full year of Algebra I and is aligned with Common Core standards for high school Algebra classes. Topics to be covered include patterns and graphs; writing and solving equations; numeric, geometric, and algebraic ratios; slopes and rates of change; linear functions and graphing; factoring quadratics and other polynomials; systems of linear equations and inequalities; radicals and exponents; rational and irrational numbers; and graphing quadratic functions and finding roots. Students frequently spend eight hours outside of class preparing for each class session. The atmosphere of the class is cooperative; the emphasis is on working together.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will have 2.5-3 hours of interactive lecture and small group work over Zoom. Students will be required to complete independent work on non-instructional days.

Schedules

SDR0242.1
MTWTF
MWF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMMonique Duncan-Harris
Full
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SDR0243Introduction to Geometric ThinkingClick for details16TuTh650Full

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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.
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:Open to all qualified students.
Counts toward UC/CSU A–G requirement:Mathematics (C)
Tuition:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650

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This course is designed for students who want to tackle selected topics from high school Geometry. The approach is informal, with hands-on activities that will allow students to explore geometric concepts. Through a variety of techniques such as cooperative learning, the discovery method, and model-making, students will dive into the major concepts of Euclidean geometry. Students will work together on a number of conceptual and applied tasks such as creating tessellation art. This course will give students the confidence and background to engage at a high level with the coursework in the regular or honors Geometry courses at their schools in the fall.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Meetings will alternate between 20-30 minutes of whole-class discussion and small group activities. We will take breaks between each set.

Schedules

SDR0243.1
MTWTF
TuTh
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMVicky Laina
Full
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SDR0244GeometryClick for details40MWF1000Full

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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 Recommendation Form completed by current math instructor, and passing score on placement test. See math application & placement.
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:$850 Program fee: $150 Tuition Total: $1000
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

SDR0244.1
MTWTF
MWF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMKelly Schindler
Full
SDR0244.2
MTWTF
MWF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMKelly Schindler
Full
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SDR0246Algebra II/TrigonometryClick for details40MWF1000Full

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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 Recommendation Form completed by current math instructor, and passing score on placement test. See math application & placement.
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:$850 Program fee: $150 Tuition Total: $1000
Accelerated

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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

SDR0246.1
MTWTF
MWF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMTerence Rollerson
Full
SDR0246.2
MTWTF
MWF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMStaff
Canceled
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SDR0248PrecalculusClick for details36MWF1000Full

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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 Recommendation Form completed by current math instructor, and passing score on placement test. See math application & placement.
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:$850 Program fee: $150 Tuition Total: $1000
Accelerated

Students will need to turn in photos of completed coursework; a decent phone camera is fine.

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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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will have short live (synchronous) meetings at the beginning of class and the middle of the class. Following these, students will be self-directed, working collaboratively in small groups with live help available from the instructor and the teaching assistants. The class will conclude with a brief discussion and presentation of problems by students.

Schedules

SDR0248.2
MTWTF
MWF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMKaushik Basu
Full
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SDR0251Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship
67891011
21MW650Full

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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.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650

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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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will have 1 hour per class of interactive lecture over Zoom. Following that, students will be broken into small groups where they will work on real world mini projects to help navigate the day's lesson.

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

SDR0251.1
MTWTF
MW
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMMadison Alexander
Full
SDR0251.2
MTWTF
MW
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMMadison Alexander
Full
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SDR0252Social Psychology
67891011
16TuTh650Full

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Introduces topics, research methods, and findings in the field of social psychology. College-level texts are used.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650

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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

SDR0252.1
MTWTF
TuTh
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMElaine Luo
Full
SDR0252.2
MTWTF
TuTh
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMElaine Luo
Full
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SDR0254Introduction to Data Science using R and RStudio
67891011
21MW650Full

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For high schoolers who want to explore the intersections of social science, computer science, and statistics.
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:In process for A‑G approval
Tuition:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650
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Data science is the practice of extracting knowledge from data in a reproducible fashion and then effectively communicating the results. This introductory course in data science is designed to combine three perspectives: (1) inferential thinking, (2) computational thinking and (3) real-world relevance. Given data arising from some real-world phenomenon, how do you analyze that data so as to understand that phenomenon? The course teaches critical concepts and skills in computer programming and statistical inference, in conjunction with hands-on analysis of real-world datasets, including economic data, healthcare data, manufacturing data and geographical data. The course will also explore social issues surrounding data analysis such as privacy and bias. The course will combine case studies with hands-on coding using the R language and the RStudio environment. No programming experience is required other than a deep curiosity in gaining insights into the available data.

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).

Schedules

SDR0254.2
MTWTF
MW
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMDavid Powell
Full
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SDR0256AI in the Economy
67891011
21TuTh650Full

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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.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650

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Insightful thinkers are saying that 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 GDP 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. The course will close with a capstone project of the student’s choice allowing a dive into questions 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? What will the role of AI be in the creation and detection of "deepfakes?" How and when will AI become "explainable?"

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

SDR0256.2
MTWTF
TuTh
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMDavid Powell
Full
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SDR0258The Practice of Law
67891011
18MTh650Full

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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.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650

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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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Because of the advanced nature of the curriculum, the majority of our class time will be synchronous—engaging in roundtable discussions of lecture and reading material, debates, forensic inquiry, friendly competitions, problem-solving, and simulated trials. Breakout sessions will allow for private team meetings, strategy sessions, and pre-trial planning.

Schedules

SDR0258.2
MTWTF
MTh
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMGary Kitajo
Full
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SDR0260Philosophy & Critical Thinking
67891011
18TuF650Full

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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.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650

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

SDR0260.2
MTWTF
TuF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMAlexander James
Full
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SDR0262Clinical Psychology
67891011
16MW, TuTh650Full

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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.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650
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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

SDR0262.1
MTWTF
TuTh
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMJi Yun Lee
Full
SDR0262.2
MTWTF
MW
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMJi Yun Lee
Full
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SDR0267Psychology (AP-aligned)
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30MWF950Full

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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.
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:$850 Program fee: $100 Tuition Total: $950
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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will spend 2-3 hours per class in interactive lecture and discussion over Zoom. Students should be prepared to discuss the assigned reading material for the day during class. We will take substantial breaks throughout.

Schedules

SDR0267.2
MTWTF
MWF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMAstha Agarwal
Full
SDR0267.4
MTWTF
MWF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMMeg Stomski
Full
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SDR0270Introduction to Neuroscience
67891011
20TuTh800Full

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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.
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:$580 Program fee: $220 Tuition Total: $800
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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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will spend 1 hour per class in an interactive lecture over Zoom (with breaks provided). Following this, students will learn as pairs or small groups through self-directed projects and activities, with the teacher available for live help. During the final half hour the class will reconvene for shared review and collaboration.

Schedules

SDR0270.2
MTWTF
TuTh
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMDavid House
Full
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SDR0272Introduction to Engineering
67891011
18MWF800Full

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For current middle school students. Introduces topics in various engineering disciplines, including civil and robotic engineering, through concepts, calculations, and projects.
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:$580 Program fee: $220 Tuition Total: $800
Students will receive a supply list for build-at-home kits, to be ordered online.

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The course is designed to give students practice in engineering skills and exposure to physical and mathematical concepts underlying engineering practice. Students will see the difference between science as the discovery of new knowledge and engineering as the use of that knowledge in new environments. The course is a combination of hands-on projects, illustration, and mathematical calculations using algebra and trigonometry. The course will emphasize creative and analytical problem solving, design, and teamwork.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will spend 1-2 hours per class on Zoom, with at least one break per session. Our time will be divided between lectures, individual practice, and at-home projects that we will work on synchronously.

Schedules

SDR0272.2
MTWTF
MWF
1:00 PM - 3:30 PMSean Ward
Full
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SDR0273Exploring Chemistry
67891011
25MWF800Full

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For middle schoolers who want a preview of chemistry topics and labs.
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:$580 Program fee: $220 Tuition Total: $800
This course has a four-week schedule. It starts July 5 and ends July 30. Students will need to be able to run Adobe Flash Player simulations in a desktop computer browser.

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In this online 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 claims that are based on evidence and backed up with chemical principles. Students will develop their observation and analytical skills by conducting virtual 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. To accommodate this class for online learning, we will use computer simulations (i.e. PeET, Gismos, etc.) to replicate hands on laboratory work. Students will perform at least one investigations that can be done at home. They will leave this course with laboratory chemistry skills and a greater understanding of how chemistry is at work in the world around them.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
A typical class will open with an hour discussing a principle of chemistry. This is followed by one asynchronous hour where students will independently do virtual exploration and collect data. The last hour is synchronous, where the data and observations are discussed in small breakout rooms, leading to the formation of evidence-based claims.

Schedules

SDR0273.2
MTWTF
MWF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMFatemeh Mizbani
Full
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SDR0274Electronics LabClick for details25MWF1100Full

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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
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:$900 Program fee: $200 Tuition Total: $1100
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Students will need to set up either their computer camera or a separate phone camera so their work in the circuit boards is visible to the instructor and other students for the purposes of troubleshooting.

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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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
We will meet as a group from 9:00 - 11:30 each scheduled class day. The class is primarily hands-on circuit design, experimentation an troubleshooting. After an introduction to the tasks for the day (about 10-15 minutes) students will be working collaboratively rigging up circuits, asking questions, helping each other and sharing successes and challenges. We will have two 10-minute breaks, at 10:00 and 10:50. Faculty and teaching assistants will be on hand to answer questions. The period from 11:00 – 11:30 will be to share student work, discuss problems, and outline the plans for the next stages. Assigned homework will primarily be reading from the text to familiarize ideas that we will be discussing. On some occasions, it will require students to finish up projects they began in class. There will be no in-class quizzes, but students will be required to submit weekly videos of their working circuits with explanations.

Schedules

SDR0274.1
MTWTF
MWF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMKaushik Basu
Full
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SDR0276Chemistry: Theory and PracticeClick for details25TuTh800Full

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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.
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:$580 Program fee: $220 Tuition Total: $800
Students will receive a supply list for consumables and equipment. These will be household items that can be purchased from grocery stores or pharmacies.

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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

SDR0276.1
MTWTF
TuTh
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMKaty Kuei
Full
SDR0276.2
MTWTF
TuTh
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMStaff
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SDR0278Advanced BiotechnologyClick for details32MWF800Full

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For advanced high school students with a keen interest in biology and research.
Prerequisite: Completion of high school Biology AND Algebra I or Integrated Math 1. Background in Chemistry recommended.
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:$580 Program fee: $220 Tuition Total: $800
This course has a four-week schedule. It starts June 21 and ends July 16.

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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, 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

SDR0278.1
MTWTF
MWF
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMJay Chugh
Full
SDR0278.2
MTWTF
MWF
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMJay Chugh
Full
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SDR0281Cognitive NeuroscienceClick for details25TuTh650Full

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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.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650
Students may need craft paper supplies, and will need to turn in photos of completed coursework; a decent phone camera is fine.

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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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Typically for collaborative activities students will have short live (synchronous) meetings at the beginning of class. Following that, students will be self-directed, participating in project-based learning as pairs or small groups with live help available. On other days students will spend 2-3 hours per class in interactive lectures over Zoom. We will take substantial breaks throughout.

Schedules

SDR0281.2
MTWTF
TuTh
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMAnu Murthy
Full
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SDR0283Introduction to Cancer ResearchClick for details25MW650Full

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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.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650
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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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Typically for collaborative activities students will have short live (synchronous) meetings at the beginning of class. Following that, students will be self-directed, participating in project-based learning as pairs or small groups with live help available. On other days students will spend 2-3 hours per class in interactive lectures over Zoom. We will take substantial breaks throughout.

Schedules

SDR0283.2
MTWTF
MW
1:00 PM - 4:30 PMAnu Murthy
Full
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SDR0284Functional NeuroanatomyClick for details25TuTh650Full

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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.
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:$570 Program fee: $80 Tuition Total: $650

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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 and digital 3D rotations of the brain. 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.

ONLINE CLASS STRUCTURE
Students will spend 1-2 hours per class in interactive lectures over Zoom. We will take breaks throughout. We will spend 1-1.5 hours drawing and coloring brain structures in pairs or small groups with live help available

Schedules

SDR0284.1
MTWTF
TuTh
8:30 AM - 12:00 PMLilliann Zamora
Full
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