2018-2019 Course Catalog – Interdisciplinary Studies: Colloquium

◄ Interdisciplinary Studies: Business

Interdisciplinary Studies: Colloquium

CL College Level

CP College Prep

DC Dual Credit

XC Exploratory Course

Junior Colloquium (CL)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: .5 credit in Junior Colloquium
Offered: Fall

This is a discussion-oriented seminar and is required for all juniors (residential, international, & NECP). Students participate in a variety of experiences: small group seminars, large group lectures, large group outings, and medium group simulations as a part of this interdisciplinary series. All students will do a variety of readings on many different content areas as part of this experience.

Senior Colloquium: Topics and Perspective in Economics (CL)

Prerequisite: Junior Colloquium (COL3900)
Credit: 1 credit in Social Studies (Economics) as well as completion of the Academy Senior Colloquium graduation requirement
Offered: Spring

Senior Colloquium introduces students to important topics in economics from the perspective of the citizen, the consumer, and the worker as well as that of the entrepreneur, the investor, and the state.

Topics will include markets and market-based economic principles, such as supply and demand, prices, and profits, but also exposure to cutting-edge research in behavioral economic and other emerging subfields.

This is a blended class experience combining weekly classroom discussion sessions with individual online exercises and group activities including guest presentations, film showings, simulation exercises and more.

AP Seminar I: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Biomedical Sciences (CL)

Prerequisite: One year of laboratory Biology and permission of the Science Division Chair
Credit: 1 credit in Colloquium
Offered: Fall

AP Seminar I is a foundational course for the Institute for Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Biomedical Sciences that engages students in conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles and research studies. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in research-based written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team.

AP Seminar II: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Biomedical Sciences (CL)

Prerequisite: AP Seminar I
Credit: 1 credit in Colloquium
Offered: Spring

AP Seminar II is a foundational course for the Institute for Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Biomedical Sciences and continuation of the AP Seminar I course. Students identify a research question of their own based on the source material provided by the College Board in order to develop a logical, well-reasoned argument. In addition, this course focuses on honing the skills learned in Seminar I in preparation for the end-of-course examination administered by the College Board.

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