The 2023 Pre-College Programs are available during these two-week sessions:
• Session 1 (June 26-July 7)
• Session 2 (July 10-July 21)
• Session 3 (July 24-August 4)

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Anatomy, Physiology, & Disease: Core Systems - AS.020.131

Pre-College students June 26 - July 7 Homewood Campus
1 Credit Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

An understanding of physiology is an invaluable part of any budding physician’s or scientist’s repertoire. This course introduces classical physiology in the human body, and how it functions in both health and disease. This, the first of a two-part course (Anatomy, Physiology & Disease: Guts, Hormones and Reproduction is optional but should be a consideration), will cover core topics including nervous system, muscular, and cardiopulmonary physiology and disease. Additionally, students will be working outside the classroom to consolidate and reinforce their new understanding of the subject. Ultimately, knowledge of basic physiology should impact future research and serve as a foundation for all future scientific and biomedical endeavors.

Prerequisite: Background in Biology is strongly recommended.

Required Text: There is a required textbook. Details about the materials you need are available within your course syllabus and the Summer at Hopkins organization Canvas site.

Duration
2 weeks
Areas of Study
Foundations of Medicine and Health,STEM
Department
Biology
Class Schedule
Monday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM

Anatomy, Physiology, & Disease: Guts, Hormones & Reproduction - AS.020.131

Pre-College students July 10 - July 21 Homewood Campus
1 Credit Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

An understanding of physiology is an invaluable part of any budding physician’s or scientist’s repertoire. In this, the second of a two-part course introducing classical physiology in the human body, and how it functions in both health and disease, we will cover guts (renal, digestive, and immune systems), as well as hormones (basic endocrinology) and sex/reproductive physiology. In addition to classroom study, students will be challenged to synthesize their newfound knowledge by taking part in immersive afternoon activities. While this represents a wholly separate course that may be taken independently, students should also consider taking the first part of this series (Anatomy, Physiology, & Disease: Core Systems) to bolster their understanding (offered in Summer Sessions 1 and 3). Ultimately, knowledge of basic physiological processes should impact the student's future research and serve as a foundation for all future scientific and biomedical endeavors.

Prerequisite: Background in Biology is strongly recommended.

Required Text: There is a required textbook. Details about the materials you need are available within your course syllabus and the Summer at Hopkins organization Canvas site.

Duration
2 weeks
Areas of Study
Foundations of Medicine and Health,STEM
Department
Biology
Class Schedule
Monday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM

Anatomy, Physiology, & Disease:Core Systems - AS.020.131

Pre-College students July 24 - August 4 Homewood Campus
1 Credit Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

An understanding of physiology is an invaluable part of any budding physician’s or scientist’s repertoire. This course introduces classical physiology in the human body, and how it functions in both health and disease. This, the first of a two-part course (Anatomy, Physiology & Disease: Guts, Hormones and Reproduction is optional but should be a consideration), will cover core topics including nervous system, muscular, and cardiopulmonary physiology and disease. Additionally, students will be working outside the classroom to consolidate and reinforce their new understanding of the subject. Ultimately, knowledge of basic physiology should impact future research and serve as a foundation for all future scientific and biomedical endeavors.

Prerequisite: Background in Biology is strongly recommended
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Required Text: There is a required textbook. Details about the materials you need are available within your course syllabus and the Summer at Hopkins organization Canvas site.

Duration
2 weeks
Areas of Study
Foundations of Medicine and Health,STEM
Department
Biology
Class Schedule
Monday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM

Calculus I (Physical Sciences & Engineering) - AS.110.108

Pre-College students & Undergraduate students May 30 - June 30 Homewood Campus
4 Credits Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

Differential and integral calculus. Includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, integrals and derivatives, polar coordinates, parametric equations, Taylor's theorem and applications, infinite sequences and series. Some applications to the physical sciences and engineering will be discussed, and the courses are designed to meet the needs of students in these disciplines

Duration
5 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
Mathematics
Class Schedule
Monday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Calculus I (Physical Sciences & Engineering) - AS.110.108

Pre-College students & Undergraduate students July 3 - August 4 Homewood Campus
4 Credits Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

Differential and integral calculus. Includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, integrals and derivatives, polar coordinates, parametric equations, Taylor's theorem and applications, infinite sequences and series. Some applications to the physical sciences and engineering will be discussed, and the courses are designed to meet the needs of students in these disciplines.

Duration
5 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
Mathematics
Class Schedule
Monday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Calculus II (Physical Sciences & Engineering) - AS.110.109

Pre-College students & Undergraduate students July 3 - August 4 Homewood Campus
4 Credits Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

Differential and integral calculus. Includes analytic geometry, functions, limits, integrals and derivatives, polar coordinates, parametric equations, Taylor's theorem and applications, infinite sequences and series. Some applications to the physical sciences and engineering will be discussed, and the courses are designed to meet the needs of students in these disciplines.

Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in AS.110.106 (Calculus I: Biology and Social Sciences) or AS110.108 (Calculus I For Physical Sciences and Engineering), or a 5 on the AP AB exam.

Duration
5 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
Mathematics
Class Schedule
Monday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Calculus III - AS.110.202

Pre-College students & Undergraduate students May 30 - June 30 Homewood Campus
4 Credits Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

Calculus of Several Variables. Calculus of functions of more than one variable: partial derivatives, and applications; multiple integrals, line and surface integrals; Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, and Gauss' Divergence Theorem.

Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in AS.110.107 (Calculus II For Biological and Social Science) or AS.110.109 (Calculus II For Physical Sciences and Engineering) or AS.110.113 (Honors Single Variable Calculus) or AS.110.201 (Linear Algebra) or AS.110.212 (Honors Linear Algebra) or AS.110.302 (Differential Equaitions and Applications), or a 5 on the AP BC exam.

Duration
5 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
Mathematics
Instructor
Huang, Fan
Class Schedule
Monday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Calculus III - AS.110.202

Pre-College students & Undergraduate students July 3 - August 4 Homewood Campus
4 Credits Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

Calculus of Several Variables. Calculus of functions of more than one variable: partial derivatives, and applications; multiple integrals, line and surface integrals; Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, and Gauss' Divergence Theorem.

Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in AS.110.107 (Calculus II For Biological and Social Science) or AS.110.109 (Calculus II For Physical Sciences and Engineering) or AS.110.113 (Honors Single Variable Calculus) or AS.110.201 (Linear Algebra) or AS.110.212 (Honors Linear Algebra) or AS.110.302 (Differential Equaitions and Applications), or a 5 on the AP BC exam.

Duration
5 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
Mathematics
Instructor
Shumakovitch, Alex
Class Schedule
Monday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Differential Equations with Applications - AS.110.302

Pre-College students & Undergraduate students July 3 - August 4 Homewood Campus
4 Credits Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

This is a course in ordinary differential equations (ODEs), equations involving an unknown function of one independent variable and some of its derivatives, and is primarily a course in the study of the structure of and techniques for solving ODEs as mathematical models. Specific topics include first and second ODEs of various types, systems of linear differential equations, autonomous systems, and the qualitative and quantitative analysis of nonlinear systems of first-order ODEs. Laplace transforms, series solutions and the basics of numerical solutions are included as extra topics.

Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in AS.110.107 (Calculus II For Biological and Social Science) or AS.110.109 (Calculus II For Physical Sciences and Engineering) or AS.110.113 (Honors Single Variable Calculus), or a 5 on the AP BC exam.

Duration
5 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
Mathematics
Class Schedule
Monday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Exploring the Universe with Space Telescopes - AS.171.135

Pre-College students June 26 - July 7 Homewood Campus
1 Credit Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

Through a mix of lectures and hands-on activities, you will learn how astronomers study objects in space using different types of light, observatories, and instrumental techniques. You will also hear from active researchers about the big, open questions in astronomy and how we use space telescopes such as Hubble and Webb to answer those questions. Building on this knowledge, you will work with a small group to design your own space telescope and present that design to your peers. No prior knowledge of astronomy, physics, or mathematics is assumed.

Duration
2 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
Physics & Astronomy
Class Schedule
Monday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM

Exploring the Universe with Space Telescopes - AS.171.135

Pre-College students July 10 - July 21 Homewood Campus
1 Credit Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

Through a mix of lectures and hands-on activities, you will learn how astronomers study objects in space using different types of light, observatories, and instrumental techniques. You will also hear from active researchers about the big, open questions in astronomy and how we use space telescopes such as Hubble and Webb to answer those questions. Building on this knowledge, you will work with a small group to design your own space telescope and present that design to your peers. No prior knowledge of astronomy, physics, or mathematics is assumed.

Duration
2 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
Physics & Astronomy
Class Schedule
Monday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM

Exploring the Universe with Space Telescopes - AS.171.135

Pre-College students July 24 - August 4 Homewood Campus
1 Credit Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

Through a mix of lectures and hands-on activities, you will learn how astronomers study objects in space using different types of light, observatories, and instrumental techniques. You will also hear from active researchers about the big, open questions in astronomy and how we use space telescopes such as Hubble and Webb to answer those questions. Building on this knowledge, you will work with a small group to design your own space telescope and present that design to your peers. No prior knowledge of astronomy, physics, or mathematics is assumed.

Duration
2 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
Physics & Astronomy
Class Schedule
Monday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM

Gateway Computing: JAVA - EN.500.112

Pre-College students & Undergraduate students July 3 - August 4 Homewood Campus
3 Credits Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

This course introduces fundamental programming concepts and techniques, and is intended for all who plan to develop computational artifacts or intelligently deploy computational tools in their studies and careers. Topics covered include the design and implementation of algorithms using variables, control structures, arrays, functions, files, testing, debugging, and structured program design. Elements of object-oriented programming. algorithmic efficiency and data visualization are also introduced. Students deploy programming to develop working solutions that address problems in engineering, science and other areas of contemporary interest that vary from section to section. Course homework involves significant programming. Attendance and participation in class sessions are expected.

Prerequiste: Students may not have earned credit in the followiings courses: EN.500.113 (Gateway Computing: Python), EN.500.114 (Gateway Computing: Matlab), EN.500.202 (Computation and Programming for Materials Scientists and Engineerings), EN.500.132 (Bootcamp: JAVA), EN.500.133 (Bootcamp: Python), or EN.500.134 (Bootcamp: Matlab).

Duration
5 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
EN General Engineering
Class Schedule
Monday
TBA
Tuesday
TBA
Wednesday
TBA
Thursday
TBA
Friday
TBA

Gateway Computing: Python - EN.500.113

Pre-College students & Undergraduate students May 30 - June 30 Homewood Campus
3 Credits Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

This course introduces fundamental programming concepts and techniques, and is intended for all who plan to develop computational artifacts or intelligently deploy computational tools in their studies and careers. Topics covered include the design and implementation of algorithms using variables, control structures, arrays, functions, files, testing, debugging, and structured program design. Elements of object-oriented programming. algorithmic efficiency and data visualization are also introduced. Students deploy programming to develop working solutions that address problems in engineering, science and other areas of contemporary interest that vary from section to section. Course homework involves significant programming. Attendance and participation in class sessions are expected.

Prerequiste: Students may not have earned credit in the followiings courses: EN.500.112 (Gateway Computing: JAVA), EN.500.114 (Gateway Computing: Matlab), EN.500.202 (Computation and Programming for Materials Scientists and Engineerings), EN.500.132 (Bootcamp: JAVA), EN.500.132 (Bootcamp: JAVA), or EN.500.134 (Bootcamp: Matlab).

Duration
5 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
EN General Engineering
Class Schedule
Monday
TBA
Tuesday
TBA
Wednesday
TBA
Thursday
TBA
Friday
TBA

Introduction to Laboratory Research - AS.020.120

Pre-College students June 26 - July 7 Homewood Campus
1 Credit Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

In this program you will be introduced to a variety of biochemical and molecular biological laboratory techniques. These will include DNA analysis by restriction enzyme mapping, amplification of DNA segments by PCR, lipid analysis by chromatography. Additionally, you will visit a variety of biological laboratories to observe actual research projects.

Prerequisite: Background in Chemistry and Biology is strongly recommended.

Required Text: There are no required textbooks for this program; all readings and resources will be made available to you throughout the program.

Duration
2 weeks
Areas of Study
Foundations of Medicine and Health,STEM
Department
Biology
Class Schedule
Monday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM

Introduction to Laboratory Research - AS.020.120

Pre-College students July 10 - July 21 Homewood Campus
1 Credit Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

In this program you will be introduced to a variety of biochemical and molecular biological laboratory techniques. These will include DNA analysis by restriction enzyme mapping, amplification of DNA segments by PCR, lipid analysis by chromatography. Additionally, you will visit a variety of biological laboratories to observe actual research projects.

Prerequisite: Background in Chemistry and Biology is strongly recommended.

Required Text: There are no required textbooks for this program; all readings and resources will be made available to you throughout the program.

Duration
2 weeks
Areas of Study
Foundations of Medicine and Health,STEM
Department
Biology
Class Schedule
Monday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM

Introduction to Laboratory Research - AS.020.120

Pre-College students July 24 - August 4 Homewood Campus
1 Credit Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

In this program you will be introduced to a variety of biochemical and molecular biological laboratory techniques. These will include DNA analysis by restriction enzyme mapping, amplification of DNA segments by PCR, lipid analysis by chromatography. Additionally, you will visit a variety of biological laboratories to observe actual research projects.

Prerequisite: Background in Chemistry and Biology is strongly recommended.

Required Text: There are no required textbooks for this program; all readings and resources will be made available to you throughout the program.

Duration
2 weeks
Areas of Study
Foundations of Medicine and Health,STEM
Department
Biology
Class Schedule
Monday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM-4:00 PM

Introductory Chemistry I - AS.030.101

Pre-College students & Undergraduate students May 30 - June 30 Homewood Campus
3 Credits Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

The fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, bonding, elementary thermodynamics, equilibrium and acids and bases, are introduced in this course. Can be taken with Introductory Chemistry Laboratory – I unless lab has been previously completed. Note: Students taking this course and the laboratory 030.105 may not take any other courses in the summer sessions at that the same time, and should devote full time to these subjects. High school physics and calculus are strongly recommended as prerequisites. First and second terms must be taken in sequence. Students not enrolled in college (unless they are rising freshmen) may not take this course.

Duration
5 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
Chemistry
Class Schedule
Monday
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I - AS.030.105

Pre-College students & Undergraduate students May 30 - June 30 Homewood Campus
1 Credit Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

Laboratory work includes quantitative analysis and the measurement of physical properties. Open only to those who are registered for or have successfully completed Introductory Chemistry 030.101.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed or be enrolled in AS.030.101 (Introductory Chemistry I) or EN.510.101 (Introduction to Materials Chemistry) in order to register for AS.030.105. Students must have completed Lab Safety training prior to registering for this class. To access the tutorial, login to myLearning and enter 458083 in the Search box to locate the appropriate module.

Duration
5 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
Chemistry
Class Schedule
Monday
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Linear Algebra - AS.110.201

Pre-College students & Undergraduate students May 30 - June 30 Homewood Campus
4 Credits Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

Vector spaces, matrices, and linear transformations. Solutions of systems of linear equations. Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization of matrices. Applications to differential equations.

Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in AS.110.107 (Calculus II For Biological and Social Science) or AS.110.109 (Calculus II For Physical Sciences and Engineering) or AS.110.113 (Honors Single Variable Calculus) or AS.110.202 (Calculus II) or AS.110.302 (Differential Equaitions and Applications), or a 5 on the AP BC exam.

Duration
5 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
Mathematics
Instructor
Cutrone, Joseph
Class Schedule
Monday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Minds and Machines - AS.140.316

Pre-College students & Undergraduate students July 3 - August 4 Homewood Campus
3 Credits Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

Is the mind identical to the brain? Is the mind (or brain) a computer? Could a computer reason, have emotions, or be ethically culpable? How have computers changed our minds? This course examines such questions philosophically and historically. Topics include early AI research, computationalism, connectionism, 4EA cognitive science, simulation theory, and the Singularity.

Duration
5 weeks
Areas of Study
STEM,Psychology and Brain Sciences,Humanities
Department
History of Science and Technology
Instructor
Honenberger, Phillip
Class Schedule
Tuesday
1:00 PM-4:45 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM-4:45 PM

Precalculus - AS.110.105

Pre-College students & Undergraduate students May 30 - June 30 Homewood Campus
4 Credits Status: Open Save this Course View Saved Courses

This course provides students with the background necessary for the study of calculus. It begins with a review of the coordinate plane, linear equations, and inequalities, and moves purposefully into the study of functions. Students will explore the nature of graphs and deepen their understanding of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and will be introduced to complex numbers, parametric equations, and the difference quotient.

Duration
5 weeks
Area of Study
STEM
Department
Mathematics
Class Schedule
Monday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM-3:30 PM

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