COVID-19 Information: Brown University continues to closely monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic locally, nationally and around the world. After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all residential on-campus and off-campus Pre-College Programs for Summer 2020. We will continue to offer online courses. Please visit the Pre-College COVID-19 web page for additional information.

Course Catalog: Summer 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related cancellation of all residential on-campus and off-campus Pre-College Programs for Summer 2020, only online courses are being offered and only in the following programs: Summer@Brown Online, Summer@Brown for English Language Learners, and Pre-Baccalaureate.
Most of Brown’s online courses are asynchronous, allowing students to access the course at any time. Some courses will also have synchronous meeting times. Synchronous sessions will also be recorded so students who are unable to meet at a scheduled time can view the meeting.

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Black Panthers, Brown Berets: Radical Social Movements (New Online)

Law and Social Movements (New Online)

Humanities Seminar: Death and Burial in the Ancient World

A Molecular Toolbox for Research & Medicine (New Online)

Antibiotic Drug Discovery: Identifying Novel Soil Microbes to Combat Antibiotic Resistance (New Online)

Black Lives Matter Less: How Structural Racism Affects Health (New Online)

Body at Work: Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease

In this course students will study the major organ systems of the body, investigate normal and pathologic anatomy and physiology, and examine common diseases and injuries that affect the body’s organ systems.
Students considering a career in the health professions will find this course provides a solid foundation in the study of human form and function, and emphasizes the perspective of the practicing medical professional.
This course will also teach students to become better stewards of their own health, and learn to interact more effectively with their own doctors.

Students study the normal anatomy and physiology of these organ systems:
• Skeletal system
• Muscular system
• Cardiovascular system
• Respiratory system
• Nervous system
• Digestive system

Students will learn about the normal and pathologic anatomy and physiology of the selected systems, and will consider effects of disease and injury within each system, including:
• how the normal anatomy and physiology is changed by disease
• the most common causes of disease
• steps one may take to decrease the risk of disease
• how the injury or disease process affects the patient’s life
• the epidemiology of the disease
• common, emerging, and alternative treatments
• outcomes of treatments

Students complete online learning modules, conduct their own web-based research, participate in on-line discussions, writing assignments, and quizzes, and attend virtual anatomy lab visits, radiology sessions, and surgeries.
• Explore human anatomy and physiology through diagnostic imaging, self-paced learning modules, and case studies
• Visit the virtual human anatomy lab for an up-close view of the brain, lungs, liver, and other anatomical structures
• Perform virtual interviews with specialists in each of the areas studied
• Explore disease processes and how they impact normal human anatomy
• Test, diagnose and treat virtual patients with anatomical and physiological abnormalities
• Utilizing knowledge gained during the course, create a patient case study including disease description, treatment options and recommendations

As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:
• Understand the normal anatomy and function of some of the major organ systems of the body.
• Describe the effects of common pathologies/disease states on the anatomy and function of those organ systems.
• Understand how those pathologies present (what their symptoms are), clinical tests that are used to aid/confirm diagnosis of those pathologies, treatments of those pathologies, and the long-term effects of those treatments.
• Write clearly and succinctly, using proper medical terminology.
• Identify legitimate sources of medical information on the internet.

Prerequisites: One year of high school biology.

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Cancer Biology: An Evolving Puzzle (New Online)

Characterizing C. elegans Using Reverse Genetics (New Online)

Creating an Athlete: The Science of Training (New Online)

DNA Science: Forensics, Food, and Medicine

Innovation Inspired by Nature: A Biomimicry Challenge (New Online)

Investigational Pathology: Understanding the Molecular Basis of Human Disease (New Online)

Psychopathology (New Online)

The Great Diseases: Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Epidemics (New Online)

Virus Evolution: Combating Disease in the Modern Age (New Online)

Animal Minds: Comparative Neuroanatomy and Animal Behavior (New Online)

Brain Basics: From Biology to Behavior (New Online)

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (New Online)

Neuroscience in Action: Understanding Our Brains and Nervous Systems

Neuroscience in Health and Disease (New Online)

Ethical Questions in Cybersecurity

Introduction to Statistical Programming in R (New Online)

Learn to Program in Two Weeks (New Online)

An Introduction to Game Theory (New Online)

Behavioral Game Theory: Experiments in Strategic Interaction (New Online)

How a Nation's Economy Works: An Introduction to Macroeconomics (New Online)

Egyptology: The Pyramids in Context: Between Ancient Mysteries and Modern Myths

Humanities Seminar: Egyptology 101

Biomedical Engineering: The Smart Design of Medical Implants and Devices

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

Introduction to Engineering and Design

Materials Science and Engineering: Designing for Society's Needs

Renewable Energy Engineering: Wind and Solar Power

Creative Coding: Reading and Writing Web-based Literature Online

Experimental Writing (New Online)

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (New Online)

Reading, Writing, Traveling: An Exploration in Creative Nonfiction

Writing Flash Fiction (New Online)

Writing for College Admissions (New Online)

Writing for College and Beyond

Writing Speculative Fiction (New Online)

Applying Environmental Leadership To The Global Climate Crisis (New Online)

Studying the Ocean: Past, Present, and Future (New Online)

Habitable Worlds: Possible Places for Life in the Universe (New Online)

A People's History of War in America (New Online)

Ancient Warfare (New Online)

Diplomacy (New Online)

Humanities Seminar: Disruptive Thinkers, Ideological Conflict, and Social Revolution

Humanities Seminar: Mythology

Popular Politics in the Middle East and North Africa (New Online)

A Closer Look at Infinity (New Online)

Mathematical Modeling of Finance: An Intro to Quantitative Analysis (New Online)

Statistics in the Real World (New Online)

Medicine in Action: A view into the Life of a Medical Student (New Online)

Implicit Bias - Its Nature and Moral Blameworthiness (New Online)

Issues in Moral Philosophy: Trust, Lies, Deception, and Conspiracy (New Online)

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Current Issues in Feminist Philosophy (New Online)

An Introduction to Quantum Computing (New Online)

Computational Physics (New Online)

Dynamics of Solar System Formation and Change (New Online)

Introduction to U.S. Law and The Way Lawyers Think (New Online)

Law, Ethics and Democracy (New Online)

Leadership and Conflict Resolution (New Online)

Order, Corruption, Populism: Political Theory of Democracy (New Online)

Political Theory and the Law (New Online)

Terrorism in the United States (New Online)

Abnormal Psychology (New Online)

Becoming You: Human Development Across the Lifespan (New Online)

Freud: Psychoanalysis and Its Legacies (New Online)

Introduction to Clinical Psychology (New Online)

Trauma to Recovery: Insights on social-distancing and displacement (New Online)

Disease Detectives: Mechanisms and Management of Human Disease (New Online)

From Idea to Publication: Building Your Own Research Project (New Online)

Leadership and Social Change (New Online)

Science, Technology and Society (New Online)

Social Entrepreneurship and Socially Responsible Business (New Online)

The US and the World: Hip Hop, Academia, and the Media (New Online)

This course seeks to interpret some of the increasing complexity of today’s world through the eyes of hip hop artists and hip hop culture, using mainstream news outlets and academic scholarship to provide added or alternative views. This is a course about hip hop culture and artistry. But it is more than that: It uses hip hop to explore contemporary societies and politics, and how they are interpreted by hip hop artists (who are usually members of a subaltern group of grassroots, engaged, often minority and excluded, agents of social change), and two other sources of opinion-making and knowledge production: media (mainly newspaper) outlets, and academia.

In this survey of contemporary societies and politics, we will study how hip hop artists and activists, as well as academics and mainstream media, have looked at topics key to studies in the social and political sciences: (1) class, race, ethnic and gender inequality; (2) peace, war and international conflict; (3) the global mobility and trafficking of people (migration), “goods” (opioids) and diseases (COVID-19), and its effect for local communities; (4) climate and environmental change; or (5) nationalist and populist politics worldwide, from Brazil to the United States or Europe.

If you are looking for an introduction to foundational topics in the social and political sciences, and to today’s world, through a range of perspectives (academic, artistic, grassroots, media), in a creative and fun way, using sources as varied as newspapers, scholarly texts, and hip-hop lyrics, then this is the course for you.

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Women and Leadership (New Online)

Compassionate Creativity for Health and Well-Being (New Online)

Presenting to the Public (New Online)

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