This fun-filled learning experience is unique to Clemson University. You’ll share class time with students from Japan, who are here to sharpen their English language skills and learn more about the communication trends of the American teen. Scholars will chose two half-day courses from three exciting offerings: Intercultural Communications, Introduction to Biology or Intro to Civil Engineering. This exciting program offers students a chance to learn about a college subject and participate in social and cultural events on and off campus with students from Toho Academy.
Students will pick one AM class and one PM class.: Intercultural Communication, Biology, or Biotechnology.
1) Intercultural Communication
Learn the various communication styles of people of other cultures—not only languages, but differences in communication codes such as gestures and facial expressions. You’ll share class time with students from Japan, who are here to sharpen their English language skills and learn more about the communication trends of the American teen. Learn about Asian foods, cartoons and comic books and teach them about high school prom and class rings. This fun-filled learning experience is unique to Clemson University.
Discover microscopy, including the study of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Examine different prokaryotic cell shapes and perform a bacterial Gram stain. Culture bacteria, observe colonies and perform an antibiotic sensitivity test. Examine DNA separation and quantification via agarose gel electrophoresis. Animal dissection and the anatomy and physiology of various specimens are also covered. Collect samples during a field trip, and then observe and identify them microscopically. Study blood typing, essential in crime scene investigations and paternity cases. The last day is dedicated botany.
3) Biotechnology, Health, and Society
-Analyze your DNA and correlate the results with how you taste certain foods.
-Learn how DNA evidence is used to identify criminals and to exonerate the falsely accused.
-Genetically modify bacteria to make them glow in the dark! Explore how genetically-modified organisms are used to make pharmaceuticals and other products.
-Probe DNA databases to identify normal and defective genes.
-Explore the nervous system and discover how injury and disease can wreak havoc on our brains.
This course is offered during Session 7 (July 23, 2017 — July 29th, 2017). Click here to view the schedule.
Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000.
Tuition for BOTH Academy of Science & Intercultural Communication and STEM Academy is $2,000 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $2,100. This price includes a weekend stay.
To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.