- Listing Type: After School Enrichment
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Session Start: September, October, November, December
- Session Length: Two Weeks, Four Weeks
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: Business, Economics, Law, Pre-Med, Politics and Diplomacy, STEM, Bio Technology, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Biology, Mentoring, Career Exploration
- Minimum Cost: > $1,000
- Gender: Coed
The Georgetown Pre-College Online Program offers flexible, online courses in law and medical research for students ages 13 and older. You will learn through dynamic video featuring Georgetown instructors, be guided by a mentor well-versed in your course subject, and earn a Certificate of Completion.
At Georgetown, we believe that you're more than a mind. You're an individual with unique talents, dreams, and passions. Our long-held Jesuit tradition of cura personalis means "care for the whole person," and our goal in creating these new online courses is to provide a holistic experience for you. As an individual with unique talents, dreams and passions, you deserve the opportunity to develop and refine what makes you you. If you are intrigued by a certain subject and would like to explore it in-depth before college, here is your chance.
Georgetown University now offers pre-college online courses for students ages 13 and older. Each features dynamic video lessons by renowned Georgetown faculty and support from mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format enables you to study anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.
The four courses currently offered are:
- International Relations: How the World Works
- Law: How to Think Like an Attorney
- Medical Research: Evidence-Based Practices Behind Medical Discoveries
- Entrepreneurship: An Inside Look at Innovation
International Relations: How the World Works. The subject of international relations is more relevant than ever. We are living through a time of disruption and promise. On one hand, technology offers more people a voice—on the other, populist movements threaten democracy. The world economy is more connected than ever, yet threats like pandemics shut down supply chains and cause shortages. Industry is more productive, but causes environmental ills. How do these problems and potentials interact? Who are the new movers and shakers? What will your role be in the future? If you are interested in international relations, politics, law, economics or just curious about how our world works, this course is a must.
Law: How to Think Like an Attorney How do trial lawyers make decisions? What skills do lawyers draw on to gather information? How do they use evidence to make decisions, while avoiding the pull of emotions? In this course, you will learn how to think like a trial lawyer. You will discover a disciplined way of asking questions. You will be encouraged to look beyond the obvious and make decisions based on evidence and analysis of the information you must consider. You’ll separate fact from opinion and exercise the skills you need to be a lawyer and a critical thinker. Want to explore a future in law? This course is for you.
Medical Research: Evidence-Based Practices Behind Medical Discoveries Every vaccine, drug, and treatment used in medicine is the result of evidence-based research. For a cancer therapy to succeed, medical researchers have to ask a question. Will it work? In this course you will learn the process researchers use to formulate, conduct, and evaluate the evidence they gather. You will be tasked with developing your own study using professional methods. For any high schooler thinking about a future in STEM, medical research, pharmaceuticals or medical school, this course is for you. Entrepreneurship: An Inside Look at Innovation It is said that entrepreneurs can see a need before people even have it on their radar.
Entrepreneurship: The story of success and failure. In this course, you will learn what goes into launching a business. You will identify your target customer, create a story for your product, write a business model, and practice leadership behaviors that can inspire a team, prove out ideas, and test your brand concept. If you want to know how to take an idea all the way through to an on-the-shelf product or service, this course is for you.