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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
Art, Protest, and Politics Philosophy and Society, The Arts
Digital Media, Inequality, and Cyber-Civil Rights Computer Science
Education & Inequality Philosophy and Society
Genomics and Bioinformatics Philosophy and Society, Science
Introduction to Economics Mathematics
Riddles, Ruins, and Rhyme: Intro to Early English Literature English and Writing, 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
Art and Politics of the AIDS Epidemic Philosophy and Society, Science
COVID19 – 101 Philosophy and Society, Science
Creative Launchpad: Thinking Things Up and Writing Them Down English and Writing
Environmental Justice Philosophy and Society, Science
Fantastic Politics: Modern Political Issues Illustrated through Fantasy Worlds Philosophy and Society
Fine Art Photography The Arts
Intro to Middle Eastern Culture, History, and Literature Philosophy and Society
Myths of Human Nature Philosophy and Society
The Epidemiology of Lead Poisoning Philosophy and Society, Science
You Are What You Eat: A Global History Food & Drink Philosophy and Society, Science
Module Name Subject Area
Ancient Monsters English and Writing, Philosophy and Society
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

Afternoon modules

Module Name Subject Area
Introduction into Health Disparities Philosophy and Society, Science
The Epidemiology of Lead Poisoning Philosophy and Society, Science