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Modules

The Penn Summer Prep Program offers the challenge of college-level academics within an exploratory, non-credit environment. Students enroll in two immersive modules from across disciplines while benefiting from the rich educational resources of the University.

Summer 2021 modules

To keep our students safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Penn Arts and Sciences staff is dedicated to making our high-quality programs available this summer—completely online.

Explore the exciting modules that were delivered online during the summer of 2021:

Module Name Subject Area
American Bodies Philosophy and Society, Science
An Introduction to Latin American Poetry English and Writing, Philosophy and Society
Art, Protest, and Politics Philosophy and Society, The Arts
Digging the Past: Introduction to Archaeology Philosophy and Society, Science
Digital Media, Inequality, and Cyber-Civil Rights Computer Science
Education & Inequality Philosophy and Society
Genetic Anthropology: Decoding People and the Genome Philosophy and Society
Genomics and Bioinformatics Philosophy and Society, Science
Introduction to Economics Mathematics
Machiavellian Politics: The Origins of Modern Political Thought Philosophy and Society
Riddles, Ruins, and Rhyme: Intro to Early English Literature English and Writing, Philosophy and Society
Seeing America with the Amazing “Anthroman” Philosophy and Society
The Ancient Roman Everyday Life Philosophy and Society
The College Admissions Essay & Beyond College Prep, English and Writing
The Neuroscience and Philosophy of Depression Philosophy and Society, Science
Module Name Subject Area
American Bodies Philosophy and Society, Science
Ancient Monsters English and Writing, Philosophy and Society
Digital Media, Inequality, and Cyber-Civil Rights Computer Science
Introduction to Economics Mathematics
Introduction to International Relations English and Writing, Philosophy and Society
Otherworldly Creative Writing English and Writing
Philosophies of Anxiety Philosophy and Society, Science
The College Admissions Essay & Beyond College Prep, English and Writing
Think Like a Scientist: Genetics, the Scientific Method, and Science Communication Philosophy and Society, Science
Thinking Like an Anthropologist: Understanding Culture and Society with Social Science Philosophy and Society, Science
Witchcraft and Possession in Early America English and Writing, Philosophy and Society
Youth and Politics in Modern French and Francophone Cinema English and Writing, Philosophy and Society
Module Name Subject Area
An Introduction to Voting Theory Philosophy and Society
Ancient Monsters English and Writing, Philosophy and Society
Introduction to International Relations English and Writing, Philosophy and Society
Introduction to Network Analysis Mathematics
Think Like a Scientist: Genetics, the Scientific Method, and Science Communication Philosophy and Society, Science
Thought Experiments: The Case of Hayy Ibn Yaqzan Philosophy and Society
Witchcraft and Possession in Early America English and Writing, Philosophy and Society

Afternoon modules

Module Name Subject Area
Art and Politics of the AIDS Epidemic Philosophy and Society
Fine Art Photography The Arts
Homer’s Odyssey and the Art of the Story English and Writing
Introduction into Health Disparities Philosophy and Society, Science