Students enroll in two courses from 12 liberal arts class choices. Classes meet for 90 minutes each weekday, with possible additional laboratory sessions in selected courses. Because the college reserves the right to cancel courses without sufficient enrollment, July Experience applicants must list alternate choices. To ensure small class sizes, students may be assigned second or third choices.
Professors develop strong relationships with students and hold daily office hours at the Center for Teaching and Learning at the E.H. Little Library.
July Experience courses carry no secondary school or college credit; however, a powerful summer academic experience can be a valuable addition to a college application and excellent preparation for college.
Coursework is graded on the following system: H (Honors), P (Pass) and F (Failure). Professors will follow-up with a detailed letter to the student, parents/guardians and secondary school officials about student's academic course work results.
The following courses will be offered in 2013. Detailed course descriptions and faculty listings can be found here.
- Three Pounds, One Quadrillion synapses: Discovering the Frontiers of Neuroscience (Biology)
- Bones and Clandestine Graves (Anthropology)
- Let's Communicate in Spanish! (Hispanic Studies)
- Youth and Social Movements (Anthropology)
- Love and Death in Short Fiction (English)
- Economic Policy Debates (Economics)
- Hitler and Nazi Germany (History)
- Listening to Fear: Music and Visual Media (Music)
- Work and Occupations in Modern Society (Sociology)
- Life in the 'Global Village:' Challenges and Comforts of Intercultural Communications (Communications)
- What's Happening in Mathematics? (Mathematics)
- The Family and Justice (Political Science)