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UConn's Pre-College Summer Sociology: Human Behavior course provides high school students the opportunity to channel our inner detective and figure out why humans act and interact as we do at a nationally ranked public university campus.
Sherlock Holmes: Expert Sociologist
“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles
Have you ever wondered what sociologists and literature's favorite detective would have in common? Offered during Session 2, our Sociology: Human Behavior course investigates the social world as the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, would do. Through what Holmes called the science of deduction, we will investigate why people act and interact, searching for the root causes of human behavior by detecting clues that allow us to solve four key mysteries:
- What causes people to behave in predictable ways—their character or their environment?
- What do our cultural habits and trends tell us about ourselves and our values?
- How does our class status, gender, and race influence our beliefs that something is either natural or normal?
- Why does inequality exist?
We will set out to answer these questions through brief readings, engaging in discussion, watching video-clips, participating in exercises, analyzing data, and forming and testing conclusions. Together, we will combine our clues to uncover hidden patterns in society and why those patterns exist. By the end of the course, students will have a basic sociological understanding of the world.
2020 Pre-College Summer Dates:
Session 1: June 28 – July 4
Session 2: July 5 – July 11
Session 3: July 12 – July 18
Session 4: July 19 – July 25
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Cost and Session Information
Costs and fees are determined by the number of sessions a student enrolls in (one, two, three, or four sessions). Enrolling in a weekly session, includes the selected academic course* taught by UConn faculty or experts in their industry, exploratory workshops, social programming activities, as well as administrative costs, all meals, and housing in an air-conditioned residence hall. Laundry machines located inside of the residence halls are available to participants at no cost. Participants must arrange their own travel to and from the Program, at their own expense.
*Additional Course Fees: Additional fees to select academic courses may apply. These fees help to cover the added cost of supply kits, studio fees, travel, entrance fees, etc. For specific course fee information, visit the course's information page. If applicable, this course fee will be applied at time of course enrollment.
Application: A non-refundable application processing fee of $45.00 must be paid in order to have your application reviewed. The application fee can be paid at the last step of the application process and is separate from enrollment costs. Our application fee is waived for students who apply before January 6th. After this date our standard application fee will be applied.
Enrollment: A $300.00 non-refundable deposit per session that will be collected at the time of enrollment is required to enroll in Pre-College Summer courses. This deposit will be credited to your program fee’s account balance.
Early Bird: Take advantage of a $150 early bird discount when you submit your application by April 1st, 2020
Multiple Sessions: Receive a discount for enrolling in more than one session, as indicated in the pricing table above. Check out our Course Academies for bundling options!
Sibling Discount: If two or more siblings enroll in the Program during the same summer, the subsequent sibling(s) will receive a $100.00 discount off of their total Program fee.