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    American University: High School Summer Scholars (Online)

    American University: High School Summer Scholars (Online)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Business, Law, Politics and Diplomacy, STEM, Bio Technology, Psychology, Environmental Science, Neuroscience, Public Health
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Government and Public Administration, Health Science, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
    • Call: (202) 885-2442
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    Unlock your potential with American University's (AU) High School Summer Scholars program. Dive into an exhilarating world of knowledge by enrolling in one-credit online courses. From international diplomacy to biotechnology and forensic science, AU offers a diverse range of captivating academic subjects. Elevate your understanding, engage with passionate instructors, and fuel your curiosity. Enroll in an AU Summer Scholars course for an unforgettable journey of discovery!

    Asynchronous Format: The AU credit course is taught online in a self-paced, asynchronous format, allowing flexibility in completing reading and written assignments on your schedule over four weeks. Instructional content may include pre-recorded lectures, podcasts, documentaries, and faculty-led discussion boards. AU faculty remain involved and accessible to students during the course via the Canvas platform or during office hours conducted via Zoom or Skype.

    Academic Expectations: Students will be assigned reading and written assignments appropriate for a one-credit college-level course. Although the assignments will vary by instructor and topic, students should understand that each course will require a minimum of five hours per week, inclusive of watching pre-recorded lectures and assigned videos, participating in online discussion boards, and completing course readings and written assignments. Students are expected to observe assignment deadlines and submit their work via AU’s Canvas platform.

    Tuition: Tuition is $965 per course, a significant discount from AU’s standard undergraduate tuition rate.

    Summer Classes May Include:

    • Biotechnology
    • Contemporary Issues in Asia
    • Data Science
    • Forensic Science
    • Fundamentals of Law
    • Global Public Health
    • International Business and the Global Economy
    • International Diplomacy and Cross-Cultural Negotiation
    • Intelligence and Security Within a Global Framework
    • Oceanography
    • Political Action and Public Policy
    • Psychology and Neuroscience
    • Sustainable Development and Design