Clemson University Summer Scholars

Academy of Science and Intercultural Communication

This course is offered to rising 7th — 10th graders.

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 Chemistry. 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 Chemistry.

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.

2) Biology

Discover microscopy, including the study of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Examine different prokaryotic cell shapes and do a bacterial Gram stain. Culture bacteria, observe colonies and perform an antibiotic sensitivity test. 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 to the Human Genome Project, karyotyping and genetics in general.

3) Chemistry

This broad laboratory study features common chemicals and concepts and their application in making and testing products. Specific experiments will interest those with little or no science experience and challenge those who have taken a physical science course. Although strict safety rules are enforced, this course offers a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to explore chemical reactivity. Learn about the mole, percent composition, polymers and acid/base titration. Enjoy activities such as acid-etching glass, preparing and testing aspirin, making organic lip balm and the paint required to paint a Clemson Tiger Paw.

This course is offered during Session 7 (July 26th, 2015 — August 1st, 2015) and Session 8 (August 2nd, 2015 — August 8th, 2015). Click here to view the schedule.

Tuition for ONE session is $875 before April 1st. After April 1st, tuition increases to $975. Tuition for BOTH sessions is $1975 before April 1st. After April 1st, tuition increases to $2075.

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