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Senior Level Courses
Finish high school strong. Enter college prepared.
The focus of this course will be the effects of drugs of abuse on brain function and behavior. Several drugs will be discussed including marijuana, opiates, alcohol, and caffeine. Specifically, you will learn about the drugs’ site of action, mechanism of action, effects on brain chemistry, and effects on behavior. Through these discussions, you will come to learn about the normal function and structure of the brain and the long-term effects of drug abuse on this important organ. In addition, the course will include a short laboratory experiment demonstrating some of the principles discussed in the lecture. In short, this course will provide you with a basic understanding of addiction, drugs of abuse, and the effects of the drugs on the brain.
Contemporary Black History
Beginning with Emancipation, the course traces the evolution of black culture and identity and the continuing struggle for freedom and equality. Topics include the tragedies and triumphs of Reconstruction,interracial violence, black political and institutional responses to racism and violence, the Harlem Renaissance, jazz, blues, and the civil rights and black power movements. You will write and edit essays based on key themes in the films and readings.
Twice a week in the evenings, you and your fellow Camp 4 Scholars will take studio art classes. In the past, these sessions have created sculptures in metal and stone, large public art installations, and pottery. Our instructors aim to incorporate what you are learning in your academic classes to experience an interdisciplinary approach to creativity.