Pre-College Programs

Online Pre-College Courses in Writing and Media

Writing for College and Beyond

Summer 2014

July 9 - August 5, 2014

Eligibility

For students currently in grades 9-12

Fee: $1,395

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Take Your Writing to the Next Level

Are you ready to start writing the way college students write? Challenge yourself intellectually and creatively as you explore writing as a form of inquiry, and a part of social conversation. 

Instructor: Douglas Brown

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Storytelling in the Digital Age

"Is Google Making us Stupid?"

Summer 2014

July 9 - August 5, 2014

Eligibility

For students currently in grades 9-12

Fee: $985

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In 2008, Nicholas Carr asked everyone on the internet, “Is Google making us stupid?” The answer seems to be yes, and no. The immediate availability of boundless stores of information gives us all a crutch to lean on when we need quick answers; if you have a smartphone in your pocket, you are a walking encyclopedia. But only so much information will fit on a smartphone screen, and our collective attention spans have shrunken to the point where I’m lucky if you’re still reading this ;)

Instructor: John Mulligan

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