Summer Scholars Program Offers College Credit to High School Students
Teaneck, NJ (March 13, 2008) – Is your teen interested in forensics, global studies or computer game design? High school students can explore these creative outlets and earn college credit during courses offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Summer Scholars Program in Teaneck, N.J., this summer.
Artistic and computer-savvy teens will learn the fundamentals of interactive design for the Web in “Multimedia on the Internet,” taught by Yelena Aronson. Each student will design landscapes and scenery and develop their own concept for a computer game or animated tale using Adobe PhotoShop and Flash.
Richard Castellana will lead young global citizens through an investigation of both the nature of globalization and its impact upon people around the world in “Globalization: Nature, Causes and Consequences.” Students will employ the methods of the historian, artist, economist, sociologist and natural scientist to further understand these issues.
Students who enjoy the show CSI or have considered being a crime-scene technician will receive a first-hand account of the step-by-step criminal investigation procedures during the course “Computers, Crime and Forensics: Today’s Criminal Investigation.” Taught by Eamon Doherty, this course will cover topics ranging from fraud to homicide and includes advice from professionals who have conducted these investigations in real life.
Teens interested in crime investigation also have the opportunity to take “Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technology and Crime Mapping,” a noncredit course offered through FDU’s Computer Teens Summer Program. This course examines the evolution of crime analysis and how computerized mapping software revolutionized the industry. Students will learn to use, create, and layout maps that illustrate where to find resources and where crime rate is high.
The Summer Scholars Program will be held on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 14 – 25, 2008, and activities such as excursions to New York City are scheduled for afternoons. The GIS Technology and Crime Mapping course runs from 9:30 – 2 p.m., Monday, July 21 – Friday, July 25, 2008.
To be qualified for the Summer Scholars Program, applicants must be high school juniors (rising seniors) with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 or high school sophomores (rising juniors) with a minimum GPA of 3.50. Applications must be accompanied by a high school transcript, standardized test scores (if applicable) and a letter of reference from a teacher or school official.
The $40 application fee will be waived for students who submit their application before the priority deadline of April 15, 2008. The last day to apply is June 15, 2008. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per course, so students are encouraged to apply early.
Tuition for the Summer Scholars Program is $1,350 for each 3-credit course. An additional $275 fee covers lunch, field trips, an FDU email account and full access to all University instructional and recreational facilities such as libraries, computer labs and the fitness center. Students wishing to enjoy the complete college experience can stay in FDU residence halls. An additional $800 fee will cover the cost of full room and board for two weeks, along with weekend activities. The cost of the noncredit GIS Technology and Crime Mapping course is $500.
To more information or to register for any of FDU’s summer programs, call 1-800-338-3887 or visit www.fdu.edu/summerteens.