Student Courses

Learning Studios

  • Summer

    June 17 - Aug 2, 2019 For All Students Register
  • Semester 1

    Sept 5 - Dec 21, 2018 For Members Registration closed
  • Semester 2

    Jan 16 - May 4, 2019 For Members Register
  • Yearlong

    Sept 5, 2018 - May 4, 2019 For Members Registration closed
  • Flex Courses

    Offered Year-round For All Students Register

Advanced Topics in Economics

Semester 1

What is the economic impact of professional sports teams on their local community? How does pollution in China affect vineyards in Italy? Why did the US financial market collapse in 2008 and how can we use this experience to predict our next global business cycle? In this course, students will choose current events to explore through an economic lens.

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Advocacy

Semester 2

This skills-based course will explore the creativity, effort, and diversity of techniques required to change people's minds and motivate them to act.

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Climate Change and Global Inequality

Semester 2

Nowhere is the face of global inequality more obvious than in climate change, where stories of climate-driven tragedies and the populations hit hardest by these disasters surface in every news cycle. In this course students will interrogate the causes and effects of climate change, and the public policy debates surrounding it.

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Entrepreneurship in a Global Context

Semester 2

In this experiential course students develop an understanding of entrepreneurship in today’s global market; employ innovation, design, and creative solutions for building a viable business model; and learn to develop, refine, and pitch a new start-up.

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Positive Psychology

Semester 1, Semester 2

What is a meaningful, happy, and fulfilling life? In this course, we’ll dive into what positive psychology research tells us about the formula for a meaningful life, the ingredients of fulfilling relationships, and changes that occur in the brain when inspired by music, visual art, physical activity, and more.

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Social Psychology

Semester 1

Social psychology examines how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of a person are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.

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