Three-Week Online Courses

Session II: June 28 – July 16, 2021

Session III: July 19 – August 6, 2021

Discover courses that meet your academic interests and fuel your passion! Duke Pre-College’s 3-Week Online Program invites you to choose from a selection of online, enrichment courses from across the curriculum. This year courses will incorporate the theme of “resilience in evolving times” and how academic communities at Duke and beyond embrace resilience through innovative ideas, research, and practices. 

Each course includes a series of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, Monday – Friday, with meeting times to fit your schedule. Join an active online learning community and participate in discussions, projects, and demonstrations that will enrich your summer. Connect with Duke University faculty, staff, and resources and do a deep dive into fascinating subject area content. Experience the academic rigor and legacy of Duke through our 3-Week Online Program!

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Pre-requisite: Algebra II or its equivalent Have you ever watched the news, read a story that popped up on your phone, or seen a tweet with tables,... read more about Analyzing Big Data »

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Social media is filled with competing and opposing claims concerning whether a college degree pays off, whether immigration hurts or benefits... read more about Applied Econometrics »

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Did you know that surgery differs throughout the world? From cultural differences related to health and well-being to disparities in resources and... read more about Bioethics in Global Surgery »

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How do police enforce laws? How does a defendant’s access to lawyers and legal counsel determine outcomes and justice? Now more than ever, we are... read more about Criminal Law at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Power »

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Why do engineering interventions often fail? How can we improve the engineering design process to address points of failure? What does human-centered... read more about Engineering Solutions for Global Health: The Human Centered Design Process »

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How do we detect COVID-19 from patient samples? How do we design and develop new medicines? How does toothpaste or soap work? How can we recycle... read more about Molecules of Life: From Everyday Chemistry to Modern Medicine »

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Are Dr. Fauci and other health experts convincing the public to take precautions against COVID-19?  Are climate scientists reaching policy-makers... read more about Scientific Research and Communication »