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    University of Maryland: Terp Young Scholars | College of Arts and Humanities

    University of Maryland: Terp Young Scholars | College of Arts and Humanities


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Filmmaking and Digital Media, Communications, Writing, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    The College of Arts and Humanities aims to produce creative problem solvers and global visionaries prepared for a wide range of careers and ready to serve their communities and the larger society. Through Terp Young Scholars, students engage in learning about culture, writing, and advances in technology.

    2024 course offerings:

    ARHU 298J: Creative Writing Workshop - Online

    Immerse yourself in the writing of fiction and poetry that encourages creativity while expanding knowledge in this online course. Hone your writing craft in a nurturing, interactive environment while developing skills that help uncover your own distinctive voice. You will read great poems and stories from across cultures, refine your skill through close reading, radical revision, and the delivery of constructive criticism on peer work. Sessions emphasize assigned readings, writing, analysis, and discussions of craft. Students receive careful, detailed responses to their writing from both instructors and peers. Sessions are also devoted to studio time spent reading and writing. You will share your original writing in a supportive workshop setting and discover new approaches to revision. This course is offered through the Jiménez-Porter Writers' House in the College of Arts and Humanities. This course is open to both domestic and international students, and aims to amplify the voice of writers from across the globe.

    PHIL100: Introduction to Philosophy (online)

    Philosophers ask difficult questions about knowledge, existence, and value. In this class, we'll learn how philosophers have addressed questions like the following. Are any of our beliefs so certain that they cannot be reasonably doubted? Where do our beliefs come from in the first place? Is the natural universe the product of intelligent design by a supernatural agent? How does your mind relate to your brain? What determines whether an action is morally right or wrong? Is it wrong to eat animals?