American University (AU) offers high school students the opportunity to pursue their interests in greater depth by enrolling in 1-credit online courses covering a range of topics, from international diplomacy and law to biotechnology and forensic science. By enrolling in an AU Summer Scholars course, you will enjoy a stimulating, rigorous, and personalized college-level learning experience especially tailored to high school students.
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 own schedule. 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 Canvas or office hours conducted via Zoom or Skype. Courses are four weeks in length.
Academic Expectations: Students will be assigned reading and written assignments appropriate for a 1-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, participation 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 $875 per course, a significant discount from AU’s standard undergraduate tuition rate.
Summer 2022 Topics Offered:
- Contemporary Issues in Asia
- Data Science
- Forensic Science Fundamentals of Law
- Global Public Health
- Intelligence and Security Within a Global Framework
- International Business and the Global Economy
- International Diplomacy and Cross-Cultural Negotiation
- Political Action and Public Policy
- Psychology and Neuroscience
- Public Speaking
- Sustainable Development and Design
Tuition: Tuition is $919 per course, a significant discount from AU’s standard undergraduate tuition rate.
Course Dates: Course dates vary based upon individual class offerings. Courses are four weeks in length, and meet in an asynchronous format.