Junior Honors Summer Academy Courses
Select two courses from two different subject areas!
History of the Bible
Dr. Grant Testut. Introduction to the fascinating and complex set of processes and technologies that have led to the various modern translations of the Bible; consider (among other things) how the Bible was written and distributed, the decisions that went into determining which books to include in the Bible, and why there are so many translations.
Introduction to Engineering III
Dr. Kevin Plumlee. This course is designed to introduce you to electrical, computer and mechanical engineering studies through lectures, problem solving, and an applied lab experiences. You will study the various approaches to engineering using the lab as an illustration of how engineers develop and implement solutions in their fields.
The undergraduate Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.
The 3D Coloring Book: Video Game Assets
Professor Skyler Thomas. A spatial and theoretical approach to digitally painting in 3D. This course is designed to allow students an understanding of the principles and concepts of creating textures for assets and characters in video game development internationally. Students will also explore various aesthetics of games including indie and AAA, and others outside the popular norm to gain a more diverse perspective to inform their personal game design decisions. No previous software knowledge required.
Introduction to Tolkien: Sub-creation and Creativity
Dr. Cami Agan. Explore J. R. R. Tolkien’s views of creation, drawn from the material collected in The Silmarillion and other works. Discussion is grounded in Tolkien's own term "sub-creation", or human creativity as a worshipful offering to the Creator. Familiarity with Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit are helpful but not required for this class.
Introduction to Musical Understanding and Creativity
Dr. John Fletcher. A primer of musical understanding and a launching point for each student's musical creativity for music readers and non-readers.
Introduction to Cell Biology
Dr. Eric Phelps. Features lab culturing of HeLa Cells. Explore the significance of how one woman’s cancer and one scientist’s dream revolutionized Cellular Biology. Learn the fundamentals of how normal human cells are transformed into cancer cells; become familiar with laboratory sterile cell culture techniques; be responsible for maintaining proper growth conditions for a plate of human cancer cells.
Introduction to Cyber Security
Professor Curtis Coleman. In this course, you will learn and immediately begin to use some of the tools of digital forensics, data reconnaissance and open source intelligence techniques. Great if you're interested in STEM, law, law enforcement and computer science.
Introduction to Computer Science: Can Computers Think Like a Person?
Professor Don Leftwich. Concepts related to automatic processing of information. The course will examine problems that may or may not be solvable using computer technology. You will learn some of the basic concepts related to the design and programming of a digital computer.