You may already have some ideas about what you’d like to study in college. What if you could take courses now to see if your interests are a fit? Brandeis Precollege Online offers a number of courses, designed for high school students (ages 13 and up) to help you do just that.
Explore your passions in depth — each course offers a combination of video lessons by Brandeis faculty and access to mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format lets you study anywhere, anytime, while working at your own pace. Complete a Capstone project to show what you’ve learned and earn a Certificate of Completion from Brandeis University.
Do you see challenges in your own neighborhood where the environment is being harmed? Would you like to know how to make a scientifically informed argument for change? Want to determine your own household’s carbon footprint? If you’re interested in STEM, ecology, or future study and careers involving the sciences, this course is a great place to start.
Taught through virtual lessons by Professor Colleen Hitchcock, associate professor of Ecology, and Professor Sabine von Mehring, professor of German and Women's Studies.
Learn more about Climate Change.
How does the particular biology of women relate to their health? What diseases affect women more than men? How does the social standing of women impact their wellness and their access to treatment? You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the genetics, anatomy and physiology of women, including hormones and reproductive health. We’ll take an in-depth look into select diseases such as endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). If you are thinking about taking pre-med in college or are considering a future in women’s health, this course is for you.
Taught through virtual lessons by Professor Melissa Kosinski-Collins, PhD, Professor of Biology.
Learn more about Women’s Health.
What happens when someone gets sued? What’s the difference between civil and criminal law? What does an attorney have to know to prepare a civil law case? In this course, you’ll get an idea of what it’s like to work for a law firm. You’ll help prepare a case, interview the client, and argue the merits of a dispute based on previous legal rulings. If you are thinking about a future in the law, this course is for you.
Taught through virtual lessons by Rosalind Kabrhel, JD, Legal Studies Program.
Learn more about Civil Litigation.
How do infectious diseases start? How do they spread? What is their effect on public policy, the economy, and our rights as human beings? Get a multi-faceted look at pandemics, focusing on tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. You will also learn how you can lobby for change through persuasive writing techniques. This course is a must if you’re thinking about a future in pre-med, STEM, government or not-for-profit.
Taught through virtual lessons by Professor Cynthia Tschampl, PhD.
Learn more about Global Health.
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