College Credit
Students who enroll in any of the seven courses will earn three (3) college credits and meet for four and a half hours each day. Credits earned during the summer college program are accepted at Elmira College and are normally transferable to other colleges; each institution, however, has its own credit transfer policies. Contact Elmira College’s Office of the Registrar for a copy of your official Elmira College transcript (free of charge). Should you choose to attend Elmira College as a full-time freshman, this process will be automatic.

Course Descriptions

Enhance all of your performance skills to better communicate your thoughts, hopes, and dreams to an audience. The performance of vocal music, dance, and acting – taught in daily sessions led by caring professionals – is enhanced by one-on-one coaching in your chosen area(s) of performance leading to a public debut. The ultimate goal is not just to “teach you the basics” but to have you employ all you’ve learned in a complete, clear communication of thought and feeling.

Chemistry: Forensics
Students will learn how to use the scientific approach to the study of physical evidence in matters of law. Emphasis on scientific analysis and measurement, design of physical, chemical and biological testing, deductive reasoning, legal and ethical issues as they pertain to the collection and study of physical evidence. Laboratory exercises and experiments will emphasize accurate observations and measurements, experimental design, and analysis of results and observations. Case studies will be used to illustrate the integral role of physical evidence in the criminal justice system.

Mathematics: Chaos and Fractals
Description coming soon.

Interactive Medicine: Cells Alive!
Students will have the opportunity to grow and work with live cells and experimentally determine what factors can affect them and how. Working in teams with faculty and undergraduate scientists, you will learn the techniques of how to culture cells and how to use biotechnology to identify and characterize cell structures and functions.

Video Art Production: Video Magic
Description coming soon.

Ink, Paper, Fabric: Traditional and Modern Printmaking Techniques
Description coming soon.

Literature: Comic Books and American Culture
Develop college-level writing skills while studying how comic books reflect and comment on American culture. Students will also develop their critical reading and thinking skills as they learn about significant events and issues in American culture, past and present, that have influenced the increasingly sophisticated medium of comic books. Special emphasis is given to the superhero genre and Marvel Comics (a one-month digital subscription to Marvel Comics Unlimited is required).