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Summer University Programs

The Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus partners with other divisions of the university to offer summer programs for high school and college students. More information will be available in the coming months. 

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During this four-week summer program for high school students, participants learn engineering basics such as conducting experiments, solving design challenges, interpreting data and applying technology. Lessons focus on chemical, electrical, mechanical and civil engineering, as well materials science and robotics. Students with an A or B grade earn three Johns Hopkins University credits. Tuition is $2,400. Apply. Read a Hopkins Happenings story about the 2014 course.

  • Introduction to Laboratory Research

DSCN1465.JPGThis is an exciting time to work in biotechnology research. The Human Genome Project is generating fundamental genetic information at a breathtaking rate. Basic research findings are being applied to medicine, agriculture, and the environment; and a variety of new biotechnology products are moving into production. Behind each of these accomplishments lies extensive laboratory research. In this class, students will explore a variety of experimental techniques and evaluate their roles in modern biotechnology research. This is a two-credit course. Apply. Read a Hopkins Happenings story about the 2013 course.

  • Politics and Genre

When President Bush used the term "axis of evil" to describe enemies of the U.S., or when President Clinton famously said "I feel your pain" when confronted by AIDS activist Bob Rafsky, both men drew on the pathos and good-versus-evil moral categorization characteristic of melodrama. This class asks: What are the different genres of political speech and debate? Genres considered include melodrama, tragedy and parody. We read political theorists’ accounts alongside fiction, film and plays. This is a three-credit course. Apply.

  • Rap as a Contemporary Poetic Form

In his essay "Disappearing Ink," Dana Gioia describes rap music as "the new oral poetry." As a course, Rap as a Contemporary Poetric Form will attempt to question Gioia's assertion. Initially, students will study traditional rhetoric, poetic sources and forms, including the Skeltonic, Free Verse, the Lyric, the Cento and the Elegy. Students will critically examine a wide variety of authors including Lewis Carol, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsburg, Langston Hughes, Kevin Young, Dora Malech, Eminem, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Nas. Creative assignments will include the composition of traditional poetic forms, spoken word poetry and original rap or hip-hop lyrics. This is a three-credit course. Apply.