Student Courses

Science & Health

  • 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

Abnormal Psychology

Summer, Semester 2

This course focuses on psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, character disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and depression. As students examine these and other disorders they will learn about their symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments.

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Bioethics

Semester 1, Semester 2

Ethics is the study of what one should do as an individual and as a member of society. In this course students will evaluate ethical issues related to medicine and the life sciences.

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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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Global Health

Semester 1

What makes people sick? What social and political factors lead to the health disparities we see both within our own community and on a global scale? What are the biggest challenges in global health and how might they be met? Using an interdisciplinary approach to address these questions, this course hopes to improve students' health literacy through an examination of the most significant public-health challenges facing today's global population.

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Introduction to Psychology

Summer, Semester 1, Semester 2

What does it mean to think like a psychologist? With this question anchoring Introduction to Psychology, students explore three central psychological perspectives -- the behavioral, the cognitive, and the sociocultural -- in order to develop a multi-faceted understanding of what thinking like a psychologist encompasses.

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Medical Problem Solving I

Summer, Semester 1, Semester 2

In this course students will collaboratively solve medical mystery cases, similar to the approach used in many medical schools. Students enhance their critical thinking skills as they examine data, draw conclusions, diagnose, and treat patients.

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Medical Problem Solving II

Semester 2

This course is an extension of the problem-based learning done in Medical Problem Solving I. While collaborative examination of medical case studies will remain the core work of the course, students will tackle more complex cases and explore new topics in medical science.

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Neuropsychology

Semester 2

This course is an exploration of the neurological basis of behavior. It will cover basic brain anatomy and function as well as cognitive and behavioral disorders from a neurobiological perspective.

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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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