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Courses

Students who qualify for the Center for Summer Studies represent the highest-scoring students in Duke TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search. The courses offered at the Center for Summer Studies are some of the most challenging and rigorous available to academically gifted students in the country.

At the Center for Summer Studies, students qualify for specific courses based on their scores on subsections of the ACT or SAT. For example, students with excellent math scores are eligible for math courses, while students who excelled in writing can choose humanities courses. Click here for more information about score requirements.

Fine Arts

Architecture
Explore the history and process of designing spaces and structures through a comprehensive examination of the rich world of architecture. Study drafting techniques and buildings of great historical significance and learn the language of architecture, including typology, plan, section, elevation, perspective, axonometric, scale, and program. Work collaboratively and independently on creating and building your own projects for various purposes. Explore the macro and micro scales of architecture as you juxtapose the idea that "no building is an island" with the alternative viewpoint that "architecture is in the details." Offered: Grades 7-8, Davidson College (Terms 1 and 2)

Art and Technology
From canvas to marble to steel, artists have used a variety of media for their work since the start of human society. As technology has grown and improved, artists have adapted and explored new ways to produce, disseminate, and evaluate art. Explore the way that computers can be used to animate a film, 3-D printers can be used to sculpt, and robotics can be used to make art interactive. Discuss and debate the role that new technology plays in the current production of art and how it could change art in the future. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Term 2)

From Bach to Rock: A History of 20th Century Music
How has culture shaped the history of music and contributed to the music we listen to today? This course, an introduction to the major trends and techniques in 20th century music, draws connections between the rapidly changing classical tradition, the emerging style of jazz, and modern mainstream music such as rock. Gain an understanding of how the history and development of music relate to historical, political, and social contexts throughout the 20th century by listening to, discussing, debating, and researching various styles. Explore the basics of music theory and music technology to construct musical works in various styles. No prior musical experience required. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Terms 1 and 2)

Humanities (Writing Intensive)

All the World's a Stage: Shakespeare in Performance
Shakespeare's plays demand an audience. From the first lines of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" to the last lines of "Henry VII," the works of the Bard of Avon were not meant merely to be read aloud in English class. Think like Shakespeare and the directors of his plays by grappling with such challenges as how to represent flying fairies onstage on a budget, how to portray Denmark's fabled ghost king, or how to ensure that audiences can see and hear actors without electronic amplification or lighting. Engage in a deeper form of literary analysis as you consider the meaning of words and their emotional resonance. Create an enthralling live performance that takes into account the contextual history of Shakespeare's time, the various language forms within the play, and an analysis of its themes. Experiment with all aspects of Shakespearean performance by reading, writing, staging, and performing the bard's works, for as Polonious exclaims in "Hamlet," "though this be madness, yet there is method in it." Offered: Grades 7-8, Davidson College (Term 2)

Beyond Baker Street: The Detective as Scientist in Literature and Film

"I never guess. It is a shocking habit-destructive to the logical faculty." So said Sherlock Holmes, the quintessential fictional detective. Since then, scores of literary sleuths have followed in his footsteps, relying on investigation, scientific analysis, and deduction to pierce the veil of mystery. Join this deductive tradition and learn to spot and interpret clues that elude the less observant. Dissect detective fiction and master current trends in crime scene investigation as you learn to interpret evidence and construct compelling arguments for your case. Conduct your own investigations and reach your own conclusions-elementary or otherwise. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Term 2), Wake Forest University (Terms 1 and 2)


Big Screen, Little Screen: Writing for the Camera
Many of us believe we have the next great movie idea that will take Hollywood by storm, do away with recycled story lines and tired plots, and return us to the golden era of cinema with films that are both challenging and entertaining. Delve into your imagination and explore the outside world to express your creative ideas. Develop a habit of taking notes on anything and everything, learn from and appreciate the writing of talented screenwriters, and fine-tune your knowledge of the written word. Apply these skills to the art of screenwriting - idea development, outlining, treatments, story, character, setting, dialogue, theme, and subplots - and explore new storylines to captivate your audience. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 2)

Celluloid Visions: A Critical Study of Film
This course is an introduction to film as a form of art and entertainment. Explore the basic history, concepts, and terms associated with the study of film, and apply these concepts to the production of short videos through on-campus video production exercises. Through the focus on film studies and production, examine how films are constructed through the interplay of narrative, technological, and aesthetic systems. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 1)

Creative Writing: Express Yourself
Discover your artistic voice through an in-depth look at examples of great literature and the elements that form the foundation of such writing-plot, character, setting, and style. With particular emphasis on fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, use the writing process to create short and long literary works of your own. Work collaboratively with the instructor and your classmates to refine editing and revision skills. Analyze a range of literary pieces to improve your own creative writing. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Term 1), Wake Forest University (Term 1), Davidson College (Terms 1 and 2)

Laboratories of the Mind: Thought Experiments
What if? This question teems with possibility, challenges the status quo, and catapults the thinker beyond the limits of the real world. It is also a slippery slope that can derail even the most focused thinker. Dive into the fascinating analytical world of thought experiments, where careful design and recursive reflection allow philosophy, social sciences, mathematics, and science to come together to investigate the nature of the universe. Grapple with Zeno's paradoxes, Einstein's elevator, and Schrödinger's cat, all while working through thought experiments that cannot be replicated in any known space. Develop your own responses and gain insight into multidisciplinary concepts across society, technology, and politics via your own thought experiments. Offered: Grades 8-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Term 2)

Literary License without Limits
Experienced writers apply here. No matter your preferred genre, go beyond your writing limits by exploring countless creative ways of crafting and structuring language. Examine various techniques such as chronology, argument, evolving revelation, juxtaposition, and retrospective. Critique works from prominent authors to lesser-known masters. Become a more emboldened writer through the critical peer review process. Novelists, memoirists, poets, and authors of all other genres will be supported and challenged in this course. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 2)

Myths and Legends
Storytelling is an integral part of many cultures around the world, a practice that defines who we are and what our societies value. In ancient storytelling, two important groupings emerge: creation myths and heroic tales. Together, they make up a vital part of many cultures' traditions, as well as the central subject matter of this course. Acquire a cross-cultural understanding of the hero's journey and creation stories through reading, creative writing, drama, and research. Undergo your own hero's journey as you relate your own life experiences to ancient archetypes and heroic templates. Studies include Greek and Roman mythology, Native American narratives, Arthurian legends, and the emergence of the contemporary legend. Offered: Grades 7-8, Wake Forest University (Term 2)

Philosophy in Literature and Film
In subtle and overt ways, philosophical concepts ranging from nihilism to existentialism shape novels, plays, comic books, pop music, and documentaries. Through critical literary and film analysis, explore the ways in which authors and filmmakers express various philosophical ideas through their media. Investigate the relationship between philosophy and art and develop an understanding of the way in which literature and film present a unique approach to philosophical quandaries regarding self, morality, epistemology, and perception. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 1)

Philosophy of Time
What is time? How have different cultures throughout history understood and represented it? Does it unfold in a straight line, or is it best represented by a circle of eternal recurrence? Examine how a wide range of thinkers have dealt with the issue of time and temporality. Discuss the phenomenology of Martin Heidegger and the space-time theory of Albert Einstein alongside Native American mythology, Romantic poetry, Buddhist philosophy, and Christian theology. Analyze how television and movies create new visions of the past when depicting historical periods. Consider the theories of dimensions of time to tackle a proposition that has obsessed modern culture: time travel. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 2)

Speculative Fiction: Reading and Writing about Alternate Worlds
What do J.R.R. Tolkien's Gollum, Shakespeare's fairies, Stephen King's Cujo, Suzanne Collins' Katniss Everdeen, and Ray Bradbury's Martians all have in common? They each inhabit the highly imaginative world of speculative fiction - a genre that includes science fiction, fantasy, horror, utopian, and dystopian fiction. Authors of speculative fiction often wrestle with complex social and psychological issues ranging from genetic engineering to predestination and personal freedom to forms of government, often in far-reaching and fantastical settings. Experiment with storytelling techniques in your writing and receive peer feedback in a course that challenges you to imagine and create original worlds of your own. Read and analyze a variety of authors within the genre with a critical eye towards enhancing your own writing. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Terms 1 and 2), Wake Forest University (Term 1)

Symbols and Structure: Uncovering the Unconscious in Literature, Film, and Art
We operate in a world of symbols every day, not only desktop icons, company logos, and team mascots but every printed word we read, even the sounds we use in speech. What does this say about who we are and how our minds function? Touching upon linguistics, sociology, and psychology, explore the structures that form both our inner and outer worlds. Develop tools to analyze the ways we express to others who we are. Uncover masked meanings underlying artistic works of all ages, and unlock the interplay of associations within your own dreams. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 1)

That's Debatable
State your case! Learn the art of argument used in presidential debates, courtroom showdowns, and forensics tournaments. Explore the spoken word by examining influential speeches and using research as a central tool in formulating persuasive speeches. Study the logic of argument and the use of words to create an elegant discourse. Learn to develop effective spoken and written arguments by making and supporting claims with evidence, and by paying attention to what constitutes evidence with a particular audience. Offered: Grades 7-8, Wake Forest University (Term 2), Davidson College (Terms 1 and 2)

The Prime Directive & Beyond: Ethics in Science Fiction
From "Frankenstein" and "Metropolis" to "Ready Player One" and "Guardians of the Galaxy," the best science fiction provides case studies for the ethical issues facing modern society. Debate the moral implications of self-enhancement, concepts of the alien "other" and how we treat those different from ourselves. Explore the benefits and dangers of science and its impact on mankind. Reconcile societal responsibilities versus human rights and the clash between fact and belief. Weigh the benefits and dangers of technological developments through the works of science fiction masters as well as selected films, TV series, and talks by leading scientists, from classics that now seem prescient to the current modern day dreamers. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University West Campus (Term 1)

Through the Wormhole: The Past, Present, and Future of Science Fiction
Does technology allow us to improve ourselves, or does it only make it easier to propagate our problems on a wider scale? Science fiction allows us to explore our world and the universe in a time when technology makes the once impossible commonplace. It all sounds so tantalizingly close, as these stories reference and manipulate the familiar . But when we move beyond our own planet, star system, or time period, we often find characters grappling with familiar and unresolved issues: poverty, injustice, exploitation, conflicting political systems, hostile peoples or aliens. Even in worlds where everyday problems like sexism or cancer are solved, we discover imperfect realities, or perhaps, just representations of our imperfect selves. Read and analyze a variety of authors and research in the extensive archive at Georgia Tech's Bud Foote Science Fiction Collection. Offered: Grades 8-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Term 2)

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: The Rhetoric of Critique

"Like, Comment, Share." These verbs you see every day are at the heart of critique, but is the best way to express your approval just a thumbs up? If you do not "like" what is being presented, how do you express your dislike diplomatically and logically? Explore the classic rhetorical strategies that form the basis of criticism, and become more adept at reading, analyzing, and evaluating ancient, classic, and contemporary critical writings. Then join your peers in writing your own critiques of music, art, film, food, and more. Offered: Grades 7-8, Wake Forest University (Terms 1 and 2)


Words that Matter: Rhetoric and Persuasion
Delve into an advanced exploration of the power of the spoken word. Examine influential speeches and debates, study the logic and structure of effective arguments, and research the reasoning behind deliberate word choices. Create your own persuasive style, hone your skills of analysis and focus your writing to articulate your message. Refine your speaking skills and debate delivery to illustrate points of divergence instead of mere disagreement. After practicing these skills, apply them by preparing and presenting in-class debates. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 2)

Writing to Change the World
Driven by a desire to see a more peaceful world come to fruition, leaders and visionaries like John Muir, Elie Wiesel, and Tawakkol Karman have used their writing talents to make visions of social change a reality. Ideas and dreams of global reconciliation can spring up in the most unexpected places. From the lush meadows of California, to the dark despondency of Auschwitz, to the frenetic commotion of the Arab Spring, writers have harnessed the power of the written word to highlight social concerns and rally the global community toward change. Explore how writers, intellectuals, and dreamers have addressed challenging issues using various media ranging from speeches to documentary films to social media. Examine the role of humor, irony, sentimentality, and hyperbole in writers' attempts to capture public attention in order to change opinion. Consider which social campaigns have been wildly successful and which have failed as you identify your own important social issues and create a meaningful and impactful campaign. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 1)

Writing with Power
Writing is a complex process drawing on a number of skills from analysis and invention to revision and style. Read, gather information, hone arguments, and produce essays and other shorter assignments. Discuss texts and current events, engaging in issues related to your own values and perspectives on the larger world. Craft writing that considers audience, purpose, and occasion to articulate arguments, communicate, and persuade others. Effectively utilize library resources to conduct research and analyze writing models to express ideas with clarity, awareness, and engagement. This course is an introduction to college-level writing. Offered: Grades 8-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Term 1), Duke University East Campus (Term 2)

Mathematics

Algebra II
Complete a highly accelerated year of high school math. See the syllabus and course content at www.tip.duke.edu/math. A graphing calculator is required. Note: The North Carolina End-of-Course test will not be administered. An instructor-created exam will be the final assessment in the course. Prerequisite: Algebra I or its equivalent. You must mail a school transcript, a copy of a grade report, or a letter from your school to document your successful completion of Algebra I or its equivalent. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 2)

Cryptography, Codebreaking, and the Mathematics of Spying
Throughout history, human societies have devoted significant resources to the protection of domestic secrets and the detection of foreign intelligence. Explore the techniques of cryptography and code breaking; delve into the complex mathematical theories behind modern cryptography; and learn to translate these theories into working computer code. Brainstorm solutions to problems involving cipher development and Internet security by producing an independent project on a topic of your choice. Completion of Algebra I or its equivalent is preferred, but not required. Offered: Grades 7-8, Wake Forest University (Terms 1 and 2), Davidson College (Terms 1 and 2)

Game Theory: Economics
Using complex mathematical concepts, analyze situations in which two or more parties are competing, determine the best course of action for each party, predict the outcome, and then apply these concepts to circumstances across all disciplines. Investigate the foundations of Game Theory, or Formal Decision Theory, and its use as a tool to help people conceptualize and navigate complex decision-making processes in ways that produce optimum benefit. Explore applications in economics that inform mergers, negotiations, marketing and pricing strategies, and contract formation, as well as applications in strategic conflict and warfare, evolutionary systems, psychology, and sociology. *This course is open to current ninth and tenth graders only. Offered: Grades 9-10, Duke University East Campus (Terms 1 and 2)

Mathematical Problem Solving
Apply mathematical knowledge and methods in new ways to solve interesting and complicated problems and proofs. Prepare for high school mathematics and beyond by developing critical mathematical thinking. This course also covers common mathematics contest topics and encourages students to delve into more difficult problems using knowledge of these topics. Develop structural knowledge of mathematical proofs, the foundation for all higher-level mathematics. A diagnostic test given at the beginning of the term will ensure you are challenged with new mathematical concepts. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Terms 1 and 2), Davidson College (Terms 1 and 2)

Mobius Strips, Klein Bottles, and Fractals: The Mathematics of Distortion
Explore topology, the mathematical study of twisting, bending, and stretching objects. Learn how industrial design, engineering, and theoretical physics employ applications of Mobius strips. Discover mathematical distortion techniques that work on highly complex systems, such as roving sensor networks for security systems. Examine the continuity between shapes and the ways in which seemingly different objects are topologically the same. Study fractals, knots, and manifolds using concepts of points, lines and curves. Offered: Grades 8-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Term 1), Duke University East Campus (Term 2)

Pure Math: Elements of Number Theory
How do we know that the square root of two is irrational? Many people learn math without ever considering the ideas and theories behind the processes and concepts involved. One of the oldest branches of mathematics, number theory, is an examination of different approaches to the ways we use numbers and the alternatives to our common numerical understanding, such as modular arithmetic and alternate base numbers. Work not just to solve problems, but develop an understanding of the power behind numbers and different approaches to math. Offered: Grades 7-8, Wake Forest University (Term 1)

Spy 101: Cryptology and Number Theory
The history of cryptology, the art of enciphering and deciphering, is one of the most exciting stories of applied mathematics. It is a story of conspiracies and intrigue, secret societies and intelligence services, war and peace, power and money. Governments and big corporations have been paralyzed by code breakers, and outcomes of wars have been influenced by cryptologists. The ongoing race between encrypters and attackers has led to ingenious and elaborate coding algorithms that make heavy use of classical results from number theory. Approach the subject from a historical point of view, emphasizing the elementary theoretical aspects of number theory, abstract algebra, and cryptology. Study monoalphabetic and polyalphabetic substitution ciphers as well as modular arithmetic and mathematical induction, basic probability theory, and elementary matrix theory. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 1)

Statistically Speaking
It is commonly said that numbers don't lie, but do they tell the whole truth? Politicians, advertisers, and anyone else with an agenda are often accused of manipulating numbers to meet their needs. Explore the world of statistics by learning about sample bias and deceiving graphs. Investigate and report on personalized topics, analyze data, survey peers, dig into databases, and conduct experiments. Understand the mathematics of statistics and how people use it to their advantage on a daily basis. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Term 1), Wake Forest University (Term 2)

Statistically Speaking
It is commonly said that numbers don't lie, but do they tell the whole truth? Politicians, advertisers, and anyone else with an agenda are often accused of manipulating numbers to meet their needs. Explore the world of statistics by learning about sample bias and deceiving graphs. Investigate and report on personalized topics, analyze data, survey peers, dig into databases, and conduct experiments. Understand the mathematics of statistics and how people use it to their advantage on a daily basis. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Term 1), Wake Forest University (Term 2)

The Mathematics of Big Data
We often hear about websites like Facebook and Twitter collecting data on its users, but most people don't understand how that data is collected and what can be done with it. Explore the value of data, statistics, visualization, and data exploration techniques. Delve into the math of data analysis and learn how companies are able to make meaningful predictions from the information they collect. Offered: Grades 7-8, Davidson College (Term 1)

Science

Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Ethics
Learn the tools to view the human body as a complex and intricate structure. Explore the connection between structure (anatomy) and function (physiology), and analyze this relationship in cells, organs, and organisms as a whole. Examine the different functional systems such as digestive, circulatory, and skeletal and the various building blocks of the body. Participate in hands-on laboratory exercises to visualize and practice principles and ideas. Discuss established medical ethics, and debate circumstances, technologies, and advances that challenge and/or justify ethical standards. Offered: Grades 8-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Terms 1 and 2), Duke University West Campus (Terms 1 and 2)

Biological & Chemical Sciences
Science moves forward by generating theories consistent with laboratory observation. Interact directly with natural phenomena and data collected by others as you design investigations, manipulate equipment, and analyze results. Engage in scientific reasoning through laboratory exercises, class discussions and field trips, using the same biology and chemistry procedures scientists use in the field. With experiments in classical and modern genetics, bacteria sampling, anatomy, and chemical reaction, work collaboratively to analyze data, connect outcomes with theory, and draw conclusions from experiments. Explore current scientific research and discuss the societal implications of advancing scientific knowledge. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Terms 1 and 2), Davidson College (Terms 1 and 2)

Biology of Cancer
In the United States, 1.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Given the prevalence of this disease, much attention and research has been focused on identifying causes and designing treatments to combat it. Examine the historical perspective on the biology of cancer and explore the molecular biology and genetic changes that occur during cancer, including the six "hallmarks of cancer" as defined by Robert Weinberg. Discuss the role of genetics, oncogenes, and tumor suppressor genes in the development of the disease. Debate the ethics surrounding genetic testing and cancer treatment. Conduct research using current articles and primary literature on cancer at Duke's Perkins Library and participate in laboratory activities to illustrate concepts. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University West Campus (Terms 1 and 2)

Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineering applies fundamental science and math principles to improve human health beyond the limits of traditional medicine. Learn the engineering design process used by biomedical engineers and investigate how they create new diagnosis and treatment methods in tissue engineering, genetic engineering, drug delivery, and biomedical instrumentation. Explore principles such as density, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems, Newton's laws of motion, genetics, and electromagnetism. Perform gel electrophoresis, gene expression analysis, circuitry design, and cell staining, techniques routinely used by biomedical engineers to advance the field of medicine. Offered: Grades 8-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Terms 1 and 2)

DNA: Unlocking the Genetic Code
Inside most human cells is a six foot long molecule that contains millions of pieces of information. Take a hands-on approach to understanding this molecule, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), and the way the information within it creates a roadmap for a person's growth, development, physical features, risk of disease, and more. Explore the genetic basis for the traits that make each person unique and study how leading scientists are tackling cures for diseases. Through lab experiments, simulations, discussions and presentations, learn about the mechanics of DNA and why it is arguably the most important molecule to all life on Earth. Offered: Grades 7-8, Wake Forest University (Terms 1 and 2), Davidson College (Terms 1 and 2)

Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineers are key creators behind many high-tech innovations such as global positioning systems that can pinpoint a car's location, giant generators that can power entire cities, or a new design for an airplane's electrical system. Explore the physical basis and mathematical models of electrical components and circuits. Work in teams to design and build electronic circuits and investigate voltage, resistance, amperes, watts, and circuit theorems. Analyze linear circuits, semiconductors, frequency representation, and sequential logic. Determine applications for electrical engineering concepts in other scientific fields and everyday life. *This course is open to current ninth and tenth graders only. Offered: Grades 9-10, Duke University West Campus (Terms 1 and 2)

Energy, Conservation, and Green Technology
Scientists in the cutting-edge field of green technology continuously analyze new methods, materials, and techniques to create innovative products and systems that will conserve natural resources and curb the negative impact of humans on the environment. Through laboratory and discussion-based activities, explore how environmental science, chemistry, physics, and materials science all contribute to the goal of building a greener future. Study the latest products and materials in the lab. Evaluate the costs and benefits associated with different methods of energy and fuel production. Analyze the politics and policies behind various green technologies, including why some new products and systems are more widely used than others, while also examining their wider societal impact. Offered: Grades 8-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Term 1)

Engineering Problem Solving
Explore the various fields of engineering and their interactions in an intensively hands-on way. Engineers apply science and mathematics to meet social and commercial needs such as constructing a dam, building efficient aircraft, designing safe patterns for the flow of traffic, or concocting an environmentally friendly plastic on a commercial scale. Build structures and test their ability to withstand various forces, design circuits, analyze the effects of different resistors, and participate in other interactive labs. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Terms 1 and 2), Wake Forest University (Terms 1 and 2), Davidson College (Terms 1 and 2)

Evolutionary Biology
There are an estimated 8.7 million species on Earth. But, what really determines a species, and how are all of these species connected to each other? Examine how scientists understand the sequence of events that led to our current diversity of life through phylogenetic systematics. Research the difference in organisms using modern software, exploring differences between species based on morphology and genetics. From the underlying theory of evolution, including systematics, common ancestry and parsimony, to advanced computer simulations, take a hands-on approach to the field of biology devoted to studying the evolutionary history of life on Earth. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University West Campus (Term 2)

Forensic Anthropology
Forensic anthropologists are often called "bone detectives" and are featured on many crime-solving television shows. From the fictional Temperance Brennan of "Bones" to George Dorsey, the first forensic anthropologist to receive a doctoral degree at Harvard, these scientists help solve crimes and resolve mysteries based on the human skeleton. Explore the application of physical anthropology, archaeology, human osteology (skeletal studies), and crime-solving techniques in police investigations. Learn techniques commonly used to identify victims, as well as the anatomical, entomological, and environmental effects of decomposition and burial. Identify, plot, and excavate a mock crime scene, and learn how forensic anthropologists determine age, sex, ancestry, diseases, and pathologies found in human remains. Research and practice the role of an expert witness, and learn about the laws associated with forensic studies. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University West Campus (Term 1)

Forensic Science
Forensic science is the scientific analysis of physical evidence. Examine some types of evidence encountered in criminal investigations and the techniques used to analyze that evidence. Analyze fingerprint and trace evidence such as hairs, fibers, glass, and paint. Engage in laboratory exercises simulating real-life methods of evidence analysis, and then participate in a mock crime scene, examining the many roles of crime scene investigators. Round out the course with discussion and debate cases and the portrayal of forensic science in popular culture. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University West Campus (Terms 1 and 2)

Genetics
With the human genome sequenced, it is more pressing than ever to develop a foundational knowledge of the molecular nature, historical significance, and mechanistic underpinnings of the stuff that is life. Venture into the biology of heredity, gene regulation, and molecular genetics. Using visual presentations, journal writing, videos, group activities, lab experiments, in-class readings, and individual problem sets, explore not only the science, but the ethics, philosophy, and politics that accompany the science. Debate relevant current topics concerning the impact of genetic discoveries, including genetically modified foods, stem cell research, gene therapy, genetic diseases, and cloning. *This course is open to current ninth and tenth graders only. Offered: Grades 9-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Term 1), Duke University West Campus (Term 2)

Marine Biology: Estuaries and Marshes
Survey and explore the structure, function, ecology, and development of marine life found in estuarine and coastal habitats. The unusual nature of these habitats that exist between the land and the open ocean create unique relationships among the plants and animals that live there. Use classroom presentations, laboratory experiments, and field trips to gain hands-on experience with the marine life that exists in coastal habitats. Offered: Grades 9-10, Duke University Marine Laboratory (Term 1)

Marine Biology: Near Shore & Oceans
Perform an in-depth examination of the biology of marine life in ocean and inlet habitats. The Duke University Marine Lab provides access to these large bodies of water and the organisms that inhabit them. Examine how life has adapted to the features of these ocean habitats and how that adaptation influences the relationships within the ecological communities. Along with work in the classroom, engage in hands-on fieldwork through dredging, trawling, and towing trips on Duke University's research vessels at various marine and geological sites. Offered: Grades 9-10, Duke University Marine Laboratory (Term 1)

Modern Medicine: Disease and Immunology
Disease can change the course of a single life or the course of human history. Today's medical professionals work in an age rich with options for alleviating suffering, but diseases continue to spread and have significant impact on individuals and societies. Examine the anatomy of cells, tissues, and organ systems to better understand how disease inhibits their functions. Engage in surveys of hematology, serology, immunity, and genetics. Simulate the work of a doctor by conducting research, employing hands-on investigation, and developing skills to write formal laboratory reports. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Terms 1 and 2), Wake Forest University (Terms 1 and 2), Davidson College (Terms 1 and 2)

Neuroscience
Humans everywhere are turning to the brain for answers to questions that have plagued our species for centuries: Why do people do evil things? What is love? Why do we dream? How do we remember? What is consciousness? Address these questions from the perspectives of physiology, pharmacology, pathology, psychology, and philosophy. After becoming acquainted with the methods and tools that researchers employ in their studies, explore puzzling questions by examining evolving theories and contemporary methodologies in science and philosophy. Examine the basic structural and organizational aspects of neuroanatomy and physiology, study current research regarding sleeping/dreaming, consciousness, behavioral disorders, neuropathology, memory, and artificial intelligence. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University West Campus (Terms 1 and 2)

Nuclear Science
Nuclear science plays a vital role in the lives of Americans, providing approximately one-fifth of our energy and diagnosing and healing millions of patients with nuclear medical procedures. Nuclear science is used to enhance the food we eat, control pests, track materials flow in industry, date archeological artifacts, and identify chemical compositions. Through hands-on activities, computer simulations, and discussions, learn the science within the atom, study the history of key discoveries in the field, and debate the ethics of nuclear weaponry. Apply Einstein's famous formula E=mc2, and learn about atomic structure, isotopes, half-life, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, fission, and fusion. Offered: Grades 8-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Term 2), Duke University West Campus (Term 1)

Oceanography
Delve into the fundamental components of studying the global oceans. Investigate the physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes that govern microscopic to macroscopic patterns in the ocean system. Explore general issues on the nature of science, the role of scientific rationalism in modern society, and the development of practical problem-solving skills. Examine oceanography's relationship to social and political issues. Study biotic and abiotic components of the global oceans through engaged discussion, laboratory experiments, and field research. Design and complete a research project to present to your peers. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University Marine Laboratory (Term 1)

Physics of Energy
The study of energy is a central component of advanced study in physics and engineering. Investigate the fundamental principles of energy such as conservation of energy, efficiency, and thermodynamics. Explore these principles in Duke University's physics laboratories, and apply these physics concepts to the study of varying means of energy generation, as well as the scientific exploration of alternative energy sources. *This course is open to current ninth and tenth graders only. Offered: Grades 9-10, Duke University West Campus (Term 2)

Physics of Propulsion
The investigation of Newton's Laws of Motion, principally Newton's third law of action and reaction, will provide the basis for study of propulsion systems that produce thrust. The four principal propulsion systems-the propeller, the turbine, the ramjet, and the rocket-will serve as the foundation of discussion. The course will focus on four divisions of propulsion: ground propulsion, marine propulsion, air propulsion, and spacecraft propulsion. Investigate the laws of physics that define propulsion, which are the cornerstone of inquiry into understanding not only the basics of propulsion, but future possibilities for propulsion of all types. Participate in labs involving various propulsion engines and construct and launch rockets. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Term 2)

Primate Biology: Lemurs, Lorises, and Bushbabies
The study of our closest biological relatives helps us understand where we fit into the animal kingdom and why we are so unique. Learn about the immense diversity of this order, which includes over 200 species living on five continents. Examine common characteristics of primates, and explore current primate taxonomy, the evolution of the group, and trends and variation in primate subsistence, physiology, locomotion, social structures, and cognition. Consider the impact of a changing society on these creatures. Utilize the Duke University Lemur Center, which holds the largest collection of living prosimians in the world, for daily observation, data collection, behavior analysis, and research. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University West Campus (Term 1)

Spacecraft Mission Design
Go where only a few men, women, and spacecraft have gone before. Discover the history of spaceflight, from Isaac Newton and Johannes Kepler to NASA's Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions to the Mars Rover and current interstellar research. Explore how gravity defines the motion of interstellar bodies through orbital mechanics and apply the underlying physics to solve planetary and spacecraft orbits. Study the concepts and systems that would be required for a spacecraft and quantify how the size and performance of those systems ties into the overall mission. Learn how an entire mission is designed, from launch to orbit to re-entry into an atmosphere and the physics behind each stage of flight. Georgia Tech's top-ranked Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering and its Space Systems Design Lab, where researchers are working to identify and assess new technologies and approaches for human and robotic planetary exploration, create a perfect backdrop for this dynamic course. *This course is open to current ninth and tenth graders only. Offered: Grades 9-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Terms 1 and 2)

The Brain, Intelligence, and Creativity
Examine the intersection of neuroscience and psychology as you investigate the most complex organ in the human body. Through the framework of brain physiology and development, examine intelligence, creativity, and the way people experience the world. In addition to classroom activities, discussions, and debate, participate in hands-on laboratory work, brain imaging, and academic research. Offered: Grades 7-8, Davidson College (Terms 1 and 2)

Social Science

Abnormal Psychology
What makes a behavior abnormal? What are the major psychological disorders and how do mental health professionals diagnose them? What causes abnormal behavior and what treatment strategies have proven to be effective? Investigate a wide array of psychological disorders and related theoretical concepts. Review diagnostic criteria, possible causes, treatment modalities, and the ways in which our perception of what constitutes acceptable behavior has changed over time. Examine the impact psychological disorders have on society, and analyze current controversies associated with disorders and the broader field in general. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University West Campus (Terms 1 and 2)

Archaeology and Anthropology: Stones and Bones
Delve into a college-level introduction to anthropology, the holistic study of humans and human societies, both in the classroom and in the field. Explore anthropology's traditional four fields: archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and biological (or physical) anthropology. Study some of the major discoveries and theoretical precepts of these disciplines, emphasizing the application of anthropological methods. Identify, plot, and excavate an archaeological site, classify and analyze the fossilized remains of human ancestors, and conduct ethnographic research. Offered: Grades 7-8, Wake Forest University (Terms 1 and 2)

Business Strategy: Beyond the Lemonade Stand
Study and practice business planning, decision analysis, and management strategies as they relate to the development and implementation of successful companies. Examine the leadership principles and strategies of highly successful entrepreneurs and analyze how a trend becomes firmly entrenched in the marketplace. Identify the microeconomic principles behind decision-making with regard to resources, price, and marketing as you develop and present your own successful business plan. Offered: Grades 7-8, Wake Forest University (Terms 1 and 2)

By Fire, By Combat, By Jury: A History of Guilt
The basic desire to keep order and dole out punishment for wrongdoers has been with us since before we built our first cities. But what is order, and who are the wrongdoers? Trace the existence of right and wrong in legal systems across human history and examine the cultural context for the socially constructed concepts of innocence and guilt. Juxtapose Eastern investigative magistrates and Western folk-right and common law. Find the commonalities between ancient laws based on faith and modern faith in natural law. Evaluate current legal practices as the most recent step in the ever-evolving quest for the unattainable perfect system. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Term 1), Davidson College (Term 2)

Criminal Minds: Psychology and the Law
Psychology and law overlap in a variety of crucial ways. Within the courtroom, psychologists provide opinions on issues ranging from jury selection and eyewitness testimony to memory and the insanity plea. Gain a broad-based introduction to both psychology and the legal system and evaluate the ways in which these professions intersect. Focus on the sociological factors that have been marked as potential flags for high criminality rates as well as the process of apprehending and prosecuting notorious criminals. Review ground-breaking legal rulings and examine the ways in which the Supreme Court addresses complex cases involving mental illness, civil rights, and criminal acts. Offered: Grades 8-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Term 2), Duke University East Campus (Terms 1 and 2)

Criminal Trial Advocacy
This course is modeled after law school curriculum. Delve into black-letter law and litigation techniques used by trial lawyers through a series of workshop activities and the analysis of criminal procedure cases. Apply legal principles through a series of structured oral arguments and mock trials. Explore the nuances of arrest, indictment, and pretrial discovery from the perspective of both the prosecution and the defense. Work through hypothetical problems in groups, engage in Socratic-style dialogues, and participate in class-wide discussions. Write legal briefs, apply previous court decisions to current controversies, and develop and present a case. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Terms 1 and 2)

Crunching the Numbers: Global Finance
In an age when global financial transactions involve millions, billions, and even trillions of dollars, the question arises: Where does all of the money go? Examine finance principles such as the time value of money and the risk-return relationship. Analyze financial instruments both from investors' and companies' perspectives. Assess the financial rewards and challenges faced by firms and individuals in a global economy. Consider the role of technology in global finance. Examine the various methods used for financial forecasting. Use "money math" to perform quantitative stock evaluations, data measurement, product costing, and corporate budgeting. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University West Campus (Term 2)

Dictators, Kings, and CEOs: The Evolution of Empire
Empires are perhaps the single most formative phenomenon in history. Survey influential empires through the ages and learn how they impacted the development of the world politically, culturally, socially, and militarily. Follow Augustus as his legions spread the glory of Rome across Europe. Ride with Genghis Khan as he shakes the foundations of the civilized world with terror. Examine the spread of American culture and beliefs across the globe, from McDonald's to democracy. Engage in literary analysis and historical research at Duke University's libraries. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 1)

Historical Epidemiology: Pathogens, Plagues, and Patient Zero
From the Black Death to smallpox to HIV/AIDS to the Ebola virus, disease continues to profoundly impact human history and the progress of societies. Study modern epidemiological techniques for tracking and analyzing disease impact on human society and apply those techniques to historical epidemics to better understand them. Evaluate diseases throughout the ages and their impact on society. Use the lessons of the past to develop modeling techniques for fighting modern disease. Grasp the responsibilities of organizations like the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control and the role of consumer and social media in the quest to fight current and future epidemics. Offered: Grades 8-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Term 1)

History of the Future
Study the origins of futurism and examine how societies attempt to predict the future despite uncertainty. Draw upon the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, and information technology to investigate current trends in these fields and discover the possible contours of tomorrow's global society. Trace the cultural assumptions that underlie failed predictions such as flying cars, household nuclear power, lunar colonies, and the eradication of poverty. Investigate the social, political, and scientific limitations that prevented their emergence. Examine current predictions about climate change, developing nations, international resource conflicts, overpopulation, debt, and the future of democracy. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 2)

International Relations: Global Conflicts
Why do people go to war, engage in trade, or defend human rights? How do these issues affect the individual, and what difference can one person make? Analyze and debate these theoretical, practical, and ethical questions as they relate to terrorism, the media, Marxism, globalization, weapons of mass destruction, ethnic conflict, nationalism, sovereignty, genocide, and international law. Study current and historical conflicts to analyze and predict outcomes and their ramifications. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 2)

Macroeconomics
Complete an intensive course equivalent to an introductory or principles level college course in macroeconomics. Develop a basic understanding of the theory and practice of macroeconomics, including an understanding of the determinants of the levels of income, output, and employment. Analyze the determinants of consumption, investment, government spending, and net exports, and study the model of international trade that determines exchange rates and the balance of trade. Discuss the economic impact of the federal deficit and debt and the effectiveness of discretionary fiscal and monetary policies under a number of models, and analyze macroeconomic debates to effectively participate in the political process. This course is taught by longtime Duke TIP instructor, professor John Kane. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 2)

Microeconomics
Complete an intensive course, roughly equivalent to an introductory or principles level college course in microeconomic theory. Use microeconomics as a model to understand and analyze human behavior. Apply an analytical approach to the study of how individuals and societies deal with the fundamental problem of scarce resources. Understand how these principles affect individuals trying to maximize their utility, businesses trying to maximize their profits, and societies trying to manage resources. Analyze controversial issues such as minimum wage laws, farm subsidies, rent controls, protectionism, pollution, welfare programs, and the tradeoff occurring between equity and efficiency that result from various microeconomic policies. This course is taught by longtime Duke TIP instructor, professor John Kane. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 1)

Mock Trial
Examine fundamental topics of law, including the criminal and civil justice system, rules of evidence, eyewitness testimony, civil rights, and challenges to constitutional law. Apply the principles and practices of courtroom trials, experiment with the art of litigation as prosecutors and defenders, and consider challenges inherent in seeking justice. Read and understand precedent-setting decisions made by the Supreme Court and discuss the Court's role in interpreting constitutional law. Practice using the case method while enhancing research and public speaking skills. This course is writing intensive. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Terms 1 and 2), Wake Forest University (Terms 1 and 2), Davidson College (Term 1)

Mock Trial
Examine fundamental topics of law, including the criminal and civil justice system, rules of evidence, eyewitness testimony, civil rights, and challenges to constitutional law. Apply the principles and practices of courtroom trials, experiment with the art of litigation as prosecutors and defenders, and consider challenges inherent in seeking justice. Read and understand precedent-setting decisions made by the Supreme Court and discuss the Court's role in interpreting constitutional law. Practice using the case method while enhancing research and public speaking skills. This course is writing intensive. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Terms 1 and 2), Wake Forest University (Terms 1 and 2), Davidson College (Term 1)

Political Cultures and Countercultures: The Battle for Public Opinion
Since the beginning of recorded history, politics has been a struggle between two opposing forces: elite and popular power. While elite history is recorded in the actions of kings and the growth of empires, the politics of the lower classes is expressed in an era's popular culture. Examine grassroots movements and their efforts to subvert political regimes throughout history. Analyze Greek tragedy, Shakespeare's Elizabethan propaganda, Whitman's Democratic Romanticism, Beat poetry, 1960s protest music, and the current blogosphere in conversation with political theorists such as Plato, Rousseau, Emerson, Marx, and Harvey. Follow the transformation of political cultures from the ancient to the modern world by analyzing the development of popular culture from Dionysian festivals to the modern blogosphere. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 1)

Psychology
The field of psychology is remarkably diverse and includes countless areas of interdisciplinary study and practical applications. Survey the realm of psychology and examine the field from its historical roots to the neuroscientific discoveries being made by researchers around the world. Discuss a wide range of topics, including the human brain, sense and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, cognition, emotions, personality, intelligence, creativity, abnormalities, and mental health. Participate in group activities, classroom discussions, debates, mini-experiments, and projects. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Terms 1 and 2), Davidson College (Terms 1 and 2)

Psychology
The field of psychology is remarkably diverse and includes countless areas of interdisciplinary study and practical applications. Survey the realm of psychology and examine the field from its historical roots to the neuroscientific discoveries being made by researchers around the world. Discuss a wide range of topics, including the human brain, sense and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, cognition, emotions, personality, intelligence, creativity, abnormalities, and mental health. Participate in group activities, classroom discussions, debates, mini-experiments, and projects. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Terms 1 and 2), Davidson College (Terms 1 and 2)

Psychology of Decision Making
Integrate insights from cognitive psychology, social psychology, and behavioral economics to understand why people make the choices they make. Examine how cognitive processes that help people make sense of complex information can also logically lead them astray in decision making. Investigate how emotion, motivation, and information-processing shortcuts interact with careful, rational weighing of information. As you study the surprising ways that individuals actually make decisions, gain insights about decision making in fields such as healthcare, finance, education, and government. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University West Campus (Terms 1 and 2)

Revolution and Terror: Controversial Politics
Violence and fear have always been instruments of politics. Rulers and rebels alike have resorted to force (or the threat of it) to try to advance their ends. Since the late 18th century, revolutionaries have self-consciously turned to violence and fear as instruments-not just for advancing their own factions, but for refashioning the political system itself. Explore the historical development of modern revolutionaries and terrorist groups ranging from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Josef Stalin to Al Qaeda to modern day pirates off the coast of Somalia. Analyze the ways in which society attempts to address such violence. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 1)

Social Psychology
Social psychology is the formal study of the ways in which individuals affect one another. Examine how people's attitudes, biases, and behaviors are influenced by other people and how these influences affect society as a whole. Explore the ways social psychologists use the scientific method to study people's thoughts and behaviors in social situations and how ethical principles govern their research. Discuss and debate topics such as the self, prejudice, gender, race, conformity, obedience, aggression, group influence, and pro-social behavior. Drawing from examples in the media, law, politics, history, culture, and our own lives, examine how we are affected by social relationships and what a difference these relationships make in the way we live. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University West Campus (Terms 1 and 2)

The Human Dimensions of Biotechnologies
Biotechnology is a technological application that uses biological systems or living organisms to make or modify products or processes for specific uses. It is used everywhere, from the food we eat to the life support systems that keep patients alive in critical moments. Biotechnology seeks to constantly improve the world around us and stretch the limits of what is possible-but at the same time, there are often unintended consequences. Explore the social dimensions of biotechnology and analyze complex issues such as human cloning, stem cell research, and genetically modified organisms. Examine biotechnology case studies and see how scientific and technological developments have changed the global community, for better or for worse.Read and discuss academic and literary texts, and view news stories, films, and documentaries on the latest developments in this crucial field. Understand the implications of biotechnology as it relates to problems of food shortages and production, medical care and pharmaceutical interventions, and the rise of personalized medicine. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University West Campus (Terms 1 and 2)

Where Great Minds and Big Money Meet
As today's technology sector has proven time and again, entrepreneurship is both a science and an art. But how do you move from inspiration to investor? How do you turn a start-up into a company that lasts? Study the success stories of Silicon Valley and learn how to differentiate ideas from opportunities. Examine the fundamentals of e-entrepreneurship as a template for success in other key sectors like information, energy, medical and consumer technologies. Develop the critical thinking skills and processes vital to business success. Learn how to assemble a team and the resources you need. Through research, collaboration, and simulations, develop a plan for a company built on positive impact, sustainable performance, and longevity. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 1)

Technology

Applications, Algorithms, Computers: Modern Programming
How does Google instantly find the relevant websites when you type a word into the search bar? How does a city know the most efficient route that their trash collectors should take? Explore the ways that computer scientists develop algorithms, processes, and programs that allow complicated problems to be addressed in meaningful ways. Go beyond simply understanding how to create computer programs and understand the mathematics that drive the adaptation of these programs to many fields of study, including medical sciences, aerospace, business and physical sciences. Some computer programming experience would be beneficial. Offered: Grades 8-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Term 2)

Artificial Intelligence
While science fiction has a long history of intelligent machines, we now live in a world in which these machines are reality. We can hold conversations with Siri on our iPhones, watch computers defeat the world's greatest chess players, and maybe someday ride around in driverless cars. Artificial intelligence is the study and development of technology that can reason, deduct and, basically, act human. Explore the origins of AI, starting with Alan Turing in the 1950s, as well as modern areas of research, including language processing, perception, motion, and manipulation. Offered: Grades 8-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Terms 1 and 2)

Computer Skills for Today's Scientists and Engineers
Physicists use supercomputers to analyze massive collisions in underground particle accelerators. Neuroscientists use artificial neural networks to probe the inner workings of the brain's neurons. Engineers write computer code to control complicated circuitry and robotics. Scientists and engineers in a wide range of disciplines use modern computing technologies to make discoveries, design and develop new technologies and methods, analyze the results of experiments, and solve complex problems. Learn how to program using techniques scientists and engineers employ for data processing, laboratory equipment control, computation, and graphical analysis. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 1)

Information Security: Privacy and Secrets from Turing to Snowden
Dr. Eugene Spafford, Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University, once famously said, "The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards-and even then I have my doubts." Governments, corporations, and individuals have always attempted to balance their need for secrecy with their need to share and exchange information-and finding this balance is the fascinating science of information security. Analyze major security breaches and incidents of the past hundred years and discover what lessons information security experts have learned from them. Learn the technical and social aspects of information security problems ranging from sophisticated network intrusion to inadequately trained users then apply what you have learned to design and implement your own secure systems. Offered: Grades 8-10, Duke University East Campus (Term 2)

Programming Robotics
The future of robotics is closely connected to computer engineering. More and more, cutting-edge robotics is focused on programming robots to perform tasks. Examine the principles of robotics, including sensors and actuators. Learn how robots gather sensory information and use that information to make decisions allowing them to accomplish a task. Gain interactive, hands-on experience with robots and produce projects in which robotics accomplish challenging tasks. Some experience with computer programming is helpful but not required. Offered: Grades 8-10, Georgia Institute Of Technology (Terms 1 and 2), Duke University West Campus (Term 2)

Programming for Video Games
Learn to program with examples geared toward developing video games. Concepts will be applicable toward computer programming in any language and across a variety of applications not limited to video games. Learn about structured and object-oriented program design, event-driven programming, simulations, debugging, documentation, and using online resources and tutorials. Identify the different programming platforms that can be used by game programmers and debate the advantages and drawbacks of each. *This course is open to current ninth and tenth graders only. Offered: Grades 9-10, Duke University West Campus (Term 1)

Web Applications Development
As developers like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft move common applications off the hard drive and onto the Internet, Web application programming is increasingly important. Analyze websites and learn the importance of effective programming habits. Practice designing and managing small and large scale projects. Explore various design models and practice expressing creativity in design. Learn the programming principles and languages in commonly used Web applications, and employ cutting-edge software development methodologies to develop new applications. Offered: Grades 7-8, Trinity University (Terms 1 and 2)