Pre-College Liberal Arts

 

July 9-August 3

The Constitution, Congress and the Courts

This course will act as an introduction to the American legal system, with a focus on the drafting and interpretation of the United States Constitution; the role and function of Congress; how laws are introduced and passed into law and the structure, as well as the function and role, of the American judicial system. The course will consist of lectures, class discussions and a series of exercises, such as "mock trials" and "mock legislatures," designed to get students engaged in how actual trials play out in court and what it takes to get legislation introduced and passed into law. The course will meet Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm.

Instructor: Wade Lawrence

Humanities Seminar I: Language and the Self **CLOSED**

Humanities Seminar I: Language and the Self is a liberal arts course that emphasizes critical reading, writing, and thinking. The course is designed to engage students in a high level of intellectual discourse and to encourage students to explore ideas freely in a small group setting, as they enhance their critical reading, writing, and thinking. Using the general topic of Language and the Self students will study the ways in which language shapes the life of the individual. Each section of the course may adopt a specific title which reflects a particular aspect of the language and self theme. Students will compile a portfolio of their written work in the course for a final assessment.The course will meet Monday through Friday from 1-4pm. May be taken for college credit by students entering the 11th or 12th grade.

Instructor: Marlo Daniels