Summer 2021 Remote Program

Summer 2021 Remote Program

We are committed to providing our precollege students with an engaging and interactive remote learning experience. The remote experience will provide our high school students the opportunity to explore their academic interests, while maintaining the academic quality standards of the University. The program will continue to present our students with opportunities to engage with the University community through student panels, undergraduate admission workshops, study breaks, and social activities.

Find our remote course offerings* below for the Summer Scholars Three-Week Credit Program and the UM Academies Two-Week Non-Credit Program.

*Please note, courses are subject to change. UM reserves the right to limit enrollment, and/or cancel any course. 

Summer Scholars Remote | Three-Week Credit Program

As one of the nation's most active research universities, the University of Miami specializes in innovative thinking and great teaching – a combination that is showcased in the Summer Scholars Program. Learn remotely from distinguished University of Miami faculty in your field of interest, and study in classes that connect classroom ideas and interactive learning in one of our exciting summer college programs. This three-week, credit program is open to students completing grades 10 or 11. 

Academic Specialties
Students select one academic specialty from UM's schools and colleges. Each academic specialty consists of two courses for a total of 6 credit hours. Courses are structured around lectures, open discussion, lab work and guest lecturers. Classes are held daily, Monday through Friday. Morning class is from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m EST and afternoon class is from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. EST.

Program Dates
Sunday, July 4 - Friday, July 23, 2021

Architecture, Engineering and Technology

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  • Explorations in Architecture and Design – 6 Credit Hours

    The Explorations in Architecture program is an intensive studio-based three-week experience that introduces students to ideas, principles and methods of exploring architectural and urban problems. By using the School of Architecture curriculum as a model, specially designed courses include instruction in design, drawing, history, theory and representation. Interrelated aspects of architecture, including sustainability, landscape architecture, historic preservation, digital representation and urban design, will assist the student in combining learned information with actual hands-on experience.

    The curriculum consists of two courses; Introduction to Architecture (ARC 109) and Visual Studies (ARC 110) and is taught by the UM School of Architecture’s distinguished faculty. Local professionals are invited to expose the students to the art and business of practice.

    Students will work on a graduated sequence of exercises culminating in a project during each week of the program and a final digital portfolio/book. Resources made available through the School of Architecture will include drafting supplies and equipment, computer aided design software and research resources. Students dedicate time outside of class (evenings and weekends) to complete assignments in the virtual 'studio.' Students enroll in ARC 109 and ARC 110.

    ARC 109. Introduction to Architecture. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction. 
    (Includes Design & Design History) Introduction to architectural ideas and principles including composition, space, form, function, history and methods of exploring architectural and urban design problems. Students will learn the relationship between two dimensional and 3 dimensional spaces through analytical drawing and model making. Course pedagogy includes weekly lectures in history and theory to better inform the design process. This course will encourage intuitive action, rapid visual analysis and interpretation.

    School of Architecture | Instructor(s): TBD

    ARC 110. Visual Studies. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    Concurrent with the ARC 109 course, the visual studies course explores Architectural drawing as a means of discovery, exploration, analysis and representation. Coursework begins with freehand drawing, in which students explore and refine their observation and representational skills, followed by an introduction to digital drawing and 3-d fabrication used in the profession today. The students will develop a portfolio in digital format that illustrates the body of work produced during the three-week program.

    School of Architecture | Instructor(s): TBD

    Maximum enrollment: 12
    Prerequisites(s): 9th and 10th grade English

  • Engineering Track A: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering – 6 Credit Hours

    Explore topics in engineering and gain an introductory understanding of the various disciplines. Students enroll in MAE 100 and CAE 100.

    CAE 100. Introduction to Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course exposes students to the study and practice of engineering and gives an overview of three disciplines divided into five sections: Civil, Architectural, Environmental, Structural Engineering and Research in Engineering. The course has a unique configuration that allows students to experience both the breadth of engineering as a profession and the depth of particular disciplines through problem solving, group design projects, field trips and engineering ethics discussions. The course is designed to simulate a real world engineering environment where teamwork, communication and creativity are the keys to success.

    College of Engineering | Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering Department | Instructor(s): Dr. Esber Andiroglu

    MAE 100. Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course presents of the basic concepts of mechanical and aerospace engineering. It covers three broad areas – mechanical design and manufacturing, materials science and renewable energy technology, and aerospace engineering, including airplanes and rockets. In the design and manufacturing area, the process of new product development, including the aspects of creativity, patents, computer-aided design, reliability of products, mechanism design and manufacturing aspects of tolerances and fits will be presented. The topic of materials science and renewable energy technology introduces fuel cell, hydrogen production, solar cell, biomass utilization, wind energy, and geothermal power. The topic will stress on the problems of depletion of fossil energy resources and impact to the environment. It provides an overview of the principles of highly efficient and clean electrochemical power systems. The topic of aerospace engineering presents fundamentals of aerospace vehicles, aerodynamics and wind tunnels. The discussion on airframe and propulsion systems includes airfoils, wings, nozzles, propeller and jet engines. 

    College of Engineering | Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department| Instructor(s): Dr. Singiresu RaoDr. GeCheng ZhaDr. Xiangyang Zhou

    Maximum enrollment: 20
    Prerequisites(s): Precalculus and physics are recommended

  • Engineering Track B: Biomedical Engineering with Electrical and Computer Engineering – 6 Credit Hours

    Explore topics in biomedical, electrical and computer engineering and gain an introductory understanding of the various disciplines. Students enroll in BME 100 and ECE 100.

    BME 100. Introduction to Biomedical Engineering. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Course.
    This course is designed to expose high school students to the main biomedical engineering topics along with its professional development options. The students are provided with lectures, visits, and hands-on experiences aimed to provide an introductory understanding of the discipline. The course includes topics on optics, medical imaging, biomaterials, microscopy, cellular engineering, tissue engineering, bioelectricity, and biomechanics. The course also includes a final design project in which the students design, fabricate and test a microcontroller based biomedical device.

    College of Engineering | Biomedical Engineering Department | Instructor(s): Dr. Jorge Bohorquez, Dr. C. Y. Charles Huang, Dr. Weizhao Zhao, Dr. Noel Ziebarth, Dr. Abishek Prasad

    ECE 100. Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Course.
    This course is an introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering and it covers three thematic units of the discipline: Electronics, Digital Systems and Signal Processing. Emphasis is on hands-on experience and the end of the course the student will learn how to construct and test electronics circuits, a digital voting machine and software for processing audio signals.

    College of Engineering | Electrical & Computer Engineering Department | Instructor(s): Dr. Sung Jin Kim, Dr. Nigel John

    Maximum enrollment: 20
    Prerequisites(s): Precalculus and physics are recommended but not required

  • Engineering Track C: Mobile App Development and Engineering – 6 Credit Hours

    Discover mobile application development and gain an introduction to electrical and computer engineering. Students enroll in ECE 101 and ECE 100.

    ECE 101. Introduction to Mobile Computing. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    The goal of this course is to provide an introduction for mobile applications development. This will help students learn how to design and build mobile apps – applications that are aware of their location, send and receive text messages, and give advice and directions. The apps will be developed on Flutter®, an open-source UI software development kit created by Google, to develop applications for Android, iOS, and the web.

    College of Engineering | Electrical & Computer Engineering Department | Instructor(s): Prof. Lokesh Ramamoorthi 

    ECE 100. Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course is an introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering and it covers three thematic units of the discipline: Electronics, Digital Systems and Signal Processing. Emphasis is on hands-on experience and the end of the course the student will learn how to construct and test electronics circuits, a digital voting machine and software for processing audio signals.

    College of Engineering | Electrical & Computer Engineering Department | Instructor(s): Dr. Sung Jin Kim, Dr. Nigel John

    Maximum enrollment: 20
    Prerequisites(s): Precalculus and physics are recommended but not required

  • Cyber Security and Business Technology with Python Programming – 6 Credit Hours

    Explore cyber security and learn to program in python. Students enroll in CSC 116 and BTE 120.

    CSC 116. Cyber Security  An Introduction to Security in Cyber Space. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    An introduction to cyber security, for all students. Topics covered include: recent incidents, the Internet, and defending against cyber attacks. Students are introduced to tools to protect individual users and computer networks. Legal, moral, and social aspects of cyber security.

    College of Arts & Sciences | Dept. of Computer Science | Instructor(s): Prof. Lokesh Ramamoorthi

    BTE 120. Introduction to Business Technology and Programming. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This Course covers the fundamentals of technology focusing on programming logic and structured programming principles including problem solving, algorithm design, and program development using Python. The course introduces the student to object-oriented programming through a study of the concepts of program specification and design, algorithm development, and coding and testing using a modern software development environment. Students learn how to write programs in an object-oriented high-level programming language (Python). Topics covered include fundamentals of algorithms, flowcharts, problem solving, programming concepts, classes and methods, control structures, arrays, and strings, data structures and object oriented programming.

    Miami Herbert Business School | Dept. of Business Technology | Instructor(s): Prof. Tarek Sayed

    Maximum enrollment: 15
    Prerequisites(s): 

Business, Law and Global Studies

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  • Business, Ethics and Leadership – 6 Credit Hours

    Business, Ethics and Leadership  6 Credit Hours

    Study business, ethics and law principles. In this academic track students enroll in GBM 101 and GBM 100.

    GBM 101. Fundamentals in Business. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to the various fields of business knowledge and that are essential for successful decision making in the global marketplace. Students will be exposed to lectures in the functional areas of business: economics, accounting, finance, and management. In addition to lectures and discussions about some of the core principles in these areas, the curriculum will require students to engage in hands-on activities that will help to familiarize them with the different business fields and decide if a career in business is right for them.

    Miami Herbert Business School | Instructor(s): Dr. Joan Martinez Evora

    GBM 100. Fundamentals of Ethics and Leadership in Business and Law. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This is a comprehensive course specifically designed to assist high school students focus on building a proper foundation to prepare for college and then law school or graduate school in the future. The course creates opportunities for students to hone their ethical, logical and analytical ways of thinking and become knowledgeable of the workings of the business and legal communities. GBM 100 is a blend of academics, leadership, networking and teamwork that are at the core of a successful transition from high school to college to graduate school.

    Miami Herbert Business School | Instructor(s): Dr. Elisah Lewis

    Maximum enrollment: 20
    Prerequisites(s): Algebra

  • Business of Real Estate – 6 Credit Hours

    Gain exposure to commercial real estate markets and the various fields of business. Students enroll in GBM 101 and FIN 144.

    GBM 101. Fundamentals in Business. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to the various fields of business knowledge and that are essential for successful decision making in the global marketplace. Students will be exposed to lectures in the functional areas of business: economics, accounting, finance, and management. In addition to lectures and discussions about some of the core principles in these areas, the curriculum will require students to engage in hands-on activities that will help to familiarize them with the different business fields and decide if a career in business is right for them.

    Miami Herbert Business School | Instructor(s): Dr. Joan Martinez Evora

    FIN 144. Real Estate Investment Analysis. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course covers the fundamentals of commercial real estate. The aim of the course is to give you broad exposure to the landscape of commercial real estate markets. After a discussion of the relation between property prices and rents, the first part of the course is focused on property-level analysis of real estate equity as an investment, especially property valuation. This portion will culminate in a valuation case, based on a proposed development project in downtown Miami. After this, we will look at the fundamentals of real estate debt (mortgages) and equity markets (REITs). 

    Miami Herbert Business School | Instructor(s): Dr. Andrea Heuson

    Maximum enrollment: 20
    Prerequisites(s): Algebra

  • Cyber Security and Business Technology with Python Programming – 6 Credit Hours

    Explore cyber security and learn to program in python. Students enroll in CSC 116 and BTE 120.

    CSC 116. Cyber Security  An Introduction to Security in Cyber Space. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    An introduction to cyber security, for all students. Topics covered include: recent incidents, the Internet, and defending against cyber attacks. Students are introduced to tools to protect individual users and computer networks. Legal, moral, and social aspects of cyber security.

    College of Arts & Sciences | Dept. of Computer Science | Instructor(s): Prof. Lokesh Ramamoorthi

    BTE 120. Introduction to Business Technology and Programming. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This Course covers the fundamentals of technology focusing on programming logic and structured programming principles including problem solving, algorithm design, and program development using Python. Students will be introduced to object-oriented programming through a study of the concepts of program specification and design, algorithm development, and coding and testing using a modern software development environment. Students learn how to write programs in an object-oriented high-level programming language (Python). Topics covered include fundamentals of algorithms, flowcharts, problem solving, programming concepts, classes and methods, control structures, arrays, and strings, data structures and object oriented programming.

    Miami Herbert Business School | Dept. of Business Technology | Instructor(s): Prof. Tarek Sayed

    Maximum enrollment: 15
    Prerequisites(s): Algebra

  • Exploring Sports Communication, Culture and the Fundamentals of Business – 6 Credit Hour

    Explore the role of communication within sports and how it shapes our communities and societies, and gain a foundation in business. Students enroll in COS 120 and GBM 101

    COS 120. Exploring Human Communication: Sports, Communication and Culture. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course is an exploration of how communication within sports, about sports, and by sports participants impacts us, our communities and society. Students will focus on the intersection of sports and social issues and engage in discourse about the role of sports in shaping identities and promoting progressive social change.  

    Topics will include the role of athletes in shaping public debate and social movements with special focus on controversies including: compensation for student athletes, safety of athletes, gender equity, and Social justice and Black Lives Matter.

    This course is part of our Summer Bridge Program to include pre-freshman students.

    School of Communication | Instructor(s): Dr. David Steinberg

    GBM 101. Fundamentals in Business. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to the various fields of business knowledge and that are essential for successful decision making in the global marketplace. Students will be exposed to lectures in the functional areas of business: economics, accounting, finance, and management. In addition to lectures and discussions about some of the core principles in these areas, the curriculum will require students to engage in hands-on activities that will help to familiarize them with the different business fields and decide if a career in business is right for them.

    Miami Herbert Business School | Instructor(s): Dr. Joan Martinez Evora

     

    Maximum enrollment: 30
    Prerequisites(s): 9th and 10th grade English

  • Global Business and International Relations – 6 Credit Hours

    Explore global business, leadership and the practice of international relations. Students enroll in GBM 102 and POL 203. 

    GBM 102. Global Business. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    Miami's strategic location at the crossroads of the Americas provides an exciting setting to explore global business and leadership. Gain an overview of practices followed by organizations and individuals doing business in a global environment. Explore the recent globalization phenomenon – why has it flourished as such? Learn key differences that characterize the various countries involved in the global economy. Review trends, including the rewards and challenges, that affect global trade and the investment environment. Investigate critical concepts – the common strategy and structure of international business and the traits that define a global leader. 

    Miami Herbert Business School | Instructor(s): Prof. Manuel Sicre

    POL 203. Introduction to International Relations. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    Introduction to the theory and practice of international relations. Areas covered include: diplomacy, conflict resolution, international institutions and law; great power politics, international political economy, environmental politics, political integration, the evolving state system, and new global challenges.

    College of Arts and Sciences | Dept. of Political Science | Instructor(s): Dr. June Teufel Dreyer

    Maximum enrollment: 20
    Prerequisites(s): History

  • Law - Litigation and the Legal Profession – 6 Credit Hours

    Study litigation and the practice of law. Students enroll in LWU 101 and LWU 102.

    LWU 101. Courtroom 101: Litigation Basics. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    “People of the jury, have you reached a verdict?” Persuading a jury or a judge does not begin in closing argument. Asking for a verdict depends upon all of the evidence, the lawyer’s persuasive ability, and a clear development of the theory of the case. This course will enhance the student’s abilities to participate in mock trials, by incorporating techniques of witness direct and cross examination, exhibits, objections, opening statements and closing arguments. It will incorporate technology in the courtroom, as well as for preparation. The skills acquired will be helpful in almost any persuasion presentation, including lobbying, debate and negotiation.

    School of Law | Instructor(s): Prof. Jessi Tamayo

    Maximum enrollment: 20
    Prerequisites(s): 9th and 10th grade English

    LWU 102. Introduction to the Legal Profession: Law, Ethics and Society. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course introduces students to the practice of law in the United States from the perspective of the law as a profession that draws heavily on philosophy, sociology and ethics. The course will focus on the basics of attorney client formation, duties and responsibilities of lawyers, regulation of lawyer conduct, basic elements of law practice, managing relationships and many other facets of the attorney’s duties as an officer of the court. The course will be based around the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct and will use excerpts from a problem based casebook. (3 credits) 

    School of Law | Instructor(s): Prof. Jessi Tamayo

    Maximum enrollment: 20
    Prerequisites(s): 9th and 10th grade English

  • Money and Marketing – Succeeding in Business – 6 Credit Hours

    Learn marketing and financial wellness strategies for business success. Courses are taught by UM's Miami Herbert Business School Faculty. In this academic track students enroll in MKT 101 and Bus 201.

    MKT 101. Marketing in the 21st Century. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course will introduce you to the new age of Marketing. In a modular format: three modules spread over a period of three weeks, the students will get introduced to the fundamentals of marketing and the exciting world of digital marketing and marketing analytics. Marketing is a vital link between a firm’s consumers and its other stakeholders. During the first module, students will develop an understanding of issues such as the evolution of modern marketing, segmentation, targeting and positioning, marketing research, and consumer behavior. The students will be introduced to some global marketing examples connected to these topics. The second module focuses on digital marketing and branding. Since the digital age has redefined marketing the content will focus on marketing principles in digital and social media marketing. The third module will focus on marketing analytics. Big data, fast computing and clever algorithms have converged to allow managers to convert data into one of their key strategic assets. In response, managers are collecting large volumes of data from diverse sources. To convert data to insights managers must develop the capability to transform data into knowledge through analytics. This has made analytics an important subject for marketing. 

    This course will serve to allow students to understand marketing practices in the real world. Methods of instruction will include lectures, discussion, analytical problem solving, experiential (involvement) learning, readings and case analysis. 

    Miami Herbert Business School | Dept. of Marketing | Instructor(s): Prof. Amy AgramonteDr. Smita Kulkarni

    BUS 201. Money. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course is about money and YOU, regardless of your age. How to earn it, borrow it, and save it. How to make it grow, protect it from liability, defer it from income taxation and invest it. You will also learn how to use it in relation to your own business and how to manage it to meet your personal and business financial independence goals.

    This course is for students seeking a practical education on the subject of money and financial wellness. Students will gain a greater sense of proficiency in highly important matters, both from a professional and personal level.

    Miami Herbert Business School | Instructor(s): Prof. Manuel Sicre

    Maximum enrollment: 20
    Prerequisites(s): Algebra

  • Music Industry – 6 Credit Hours

    Gain an introduction into the music industry and the fundamentals of business. In this academic track students enroll in MMI 101 and  GMB 101.

    MMI 101. Music Industry. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course provides students with an overview of the music business and related entrepreneurial fundamentals. Music business topics explored include copyright, publishing, the record business, licensing, the live music industry and arts administration. Entrepreneurial topics explored involve starting a business, accounting & marketing basics.

    Frost School of Music | Dept. of Music Business | Instructor(s): Prof. Guillermo Page

    GBM 101. Fundamentals in Business. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to the various fields of business knowledge and that are essential for successful decision making in the global marketplace. Students will be exposed to lectures in the functional areas of business: economics, accounting, finance, and management. In addition to lectures and discussions about some of the core principles in these areas, the curriculum will require students to engage in hands-on activities that will help to familiarize them with the different business fields and decide if a career in business is right for them.

    Miami Herbert Business School | Instructor(s): Dr. Joan Martinez Evora

     

  • Sport Administration – The Business of Sport – 6 Credit Hours

    Study laws, regulations and management of intercollegiate and professional sports. Students enroll in KIN 100 and KIN 200. 

    KIN 100. Leadership and Ethics in Sport. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course introduces students to the concepts of leadership, motivation, communication, and ethics in the field of sport administration. The course will include and combine theoretical foundations, exercises, activities, and projects designed for practical application of the leadership concepts. In addition, students will be exposed to industry leaders and networking opportunities through a variety of guest speakers.

    School of Education and Human Development | Dept. of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences | Instructor(s): Dr. Susan Mullane

    KIN 200. Sport Marketing and Finance. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to sport management as a professional endeavor. The class provides a broad overview of sport management by presenting extensive discussions of the foundational aspects of the profession and current topics from the sport industry. Students will have an introduction to the following components of the sport industry: professional development, interscholastic athletics, intercollegiate athletics, professional sports, marketing, sponsorship, event management & finance/economics.

    In both KIN 100 and KIN 200, students will be exposed to industry leaders and networking opportunities virtually through a variety of guest speakers. Organizations that have provided executive speakers to the students have included: NASCAR, Miami Dolphins, Miami Marlins, Florida Panthers, Miami Heat, and UM Athletics.

    School of Education and Human Development | Dept. of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences | Instructor(s): Prof. Paul Resnick

    Maximum enrollment: 25
    Prerequisites(s): 9th and 10th grade English

Communication and Media

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  • Digital Media, Podcast Production and Electronic Media for the Future – 6 Credit Hours

    Students in this track will learn the fundamentals of conceptualizing, gathering, verifying, and presenting content appropriate for a variety of media enterprises, including journalism, public relations, and advertising. Central to this program is student interaction with social and mobile media technologies and engaging in storytelling appropriate for today’s complex and evolving media landscape. Students enroll in JMM 102 and JMM 206.

    JMM 206. Podcast Storytelling. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course will focus on giving students the skill-set and knowledge required of the journalist podcaster. Students will act as talent, writers, producers, and reporters. This course will involve hands-on work with appropriate technology. During the course, students produce several podcasts and publish them on a blog/website that they have created. 

    You do not have to have any production experience to take this class. Students only need access to a computer and cellphone to be able to produce a podcast. As of 2019, 51% of Americans ages 12 or older have listened to a podcast (Edison Research and Triton Digital survey data). With each passing year, podcasts will become more important. The course provides an excellent opportunity to get ahead of the curve and be a podcast journalist and/or story teller that will fit anyone’s needs. 

    School of Communication | Dept. of Journalism | Instructor(s): Prof. Trevor Green

    JMM 102. Understanding Media and Content in the Digital Age. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course examines how traditional and new media industries are economically structured and how various media content influences audiences and culture. Historical, technological, and regulatory issues related to the different media platforms will also be discussed from a comparative perspective.

    School of Communication | Dept. of Journalism | Instructor(s): Dr. Paul Driscoll

    Maximum enrollment: 12
    Prerequisites(s): 9th and 10th grade English

  • Filmmaking and Storytelling – 6 Credit Hours

    Create a movie by taking on the role of a screenwriter, director, actor and editor. Students enroll in CCA 294 and CCA 151.

    CCA 294. Introduction to 3D Character Design, Motion Capture and Augmented Reality. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course introduces the skills real game and interactive artists use daily to create 3D characters and environments. This would help students master the skills and techniques they need to excel in the competitive games and augmented reality industry which would include how to create a 3D game model using a concept design as a guide, prepare the 3D model for texture mapping, master the character rigging process, from setting up a skeleton to preparing blend shapes. This course would also cover motion capture, the technique of isolating the movement of a real person and applying it to a computer-generated character. Finally, students will add their designed and animated 3D characters to real-time video recordings of their surroundings using Augmented Reality apps on their mobile devices.

    School of Communication | Dept. of Cinema & Interactive Media | Instructor(s): Prof. Ali Habashi

    CCA 151. Introduction to Digital Production and Mobile Filmmaking. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    Students will learn the fundamental principles of cinematography, lighting, editing, audio recording, and story development through lecture, discussion, screenings, online workshops, and cinematic projects. We will focus on both technical aspects and aesthetic principles of filmmaking using a variety of professional applications on smartphones. Throughout the class, students will critique shared work to develop analytical skills and enhance the quality of class film projects. Students will learn the visual language of film, and how to tell stories visually.

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    School of Communication | Dept. of Cinema & Interactive Media | Instructor(s): Prof. Ali Habashi

    Maximum enrollment: 15
    Prerequisites(s): 9th and 10th grade English

  • Exploring Sports Communication, Culture and the Fundamentals of Business – 6 Credit Hours

    Explore the role of communication within sports and how it shapes our communities and societies, and gain a foundation in business. Students enroll in COS 120 and GBM 101

    COS 120. Exploring Human Communication: Sports, Communication and Culture. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course is an exploration of how communication within sports, about sports, and by sports participants impacts us, our communities and society. Students will focus on the intersection of sports and social issues and engage in discourse about the role of sports in shaping identities and promoting progressive social change.  

    Topics will include the role of athletes in shaping public debate and social movements with special focus on controversies including: compensation for student athletes, safety of athletes, gender equity, and Social justice and Black Lives Matter.

    This course is part of our Summer Bridge Program to include pre-freshman students.

    School of Communication | Instructor(s): Dr. David Steinberg

    GBM 101. Fundamentals in Business. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to the various fields of business knowledge and that are essential for successful decision making in the global marketplace. Students will be exposed to lectures in the functional areas of business: economics, accounting, finance, and management. In addition to lectures and discussions about some of the core principles in these areas, the curriculum will require students to engage in hands-on activities that will help to familiarize them with the different business fields and decide if a career in business is right for them.

    Miami Herbert Business School | Instructor(s): Dr. Joan Martinez Evora

     

    Maximum enrollment: 30
    Prerequisites(s): 9th and 10th grade English

Exploration Sciences

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  • Forensic Investigation, Crime Scene and Intelligence Analysis – 6 Credit Hours

    Discover life as a forensic anthropologist, crime specialist and analyst. Interact with law enforcement special agents, forensic anthropologists and forensic specialists to learn the method and process for answering the hidden reasons behind an individual's unnatural death. Meet professional intelligence analysts and discover careers paths in this exciting field. Students enroll in APY 100 and APY 200.

    APY 100. Introduction to Forensic Investigation. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    Students will go into a virtual field platform to gain an introductory understanding about forensic investigation of a crime scene. Forensic investigation is the process of examination and identification surrounding a death from unnatural causes by law enforcement. Forensic investigation is accomplished through the knowledge of approaching a crime scene, gathering evidence, and analyzing all aspects of a crime scene. Join forensic firearm and fingerprint specialists to analyze “instruments of death and destruction” that caused the demise of the individual and uncover latent prints left at the crime scene establishing the identity of the perpetrator. Search the hidden secrets employed by forensic behavioral analysts who assist criminal investigations to provide behavioral assessments of unknown offenders, threat analyses, interviews, prosecutorial and trial strategies and ultimately expert testimony. Participate in the investigative technology available to law enforcement such as digital and cyber forensics by extracting information and data from computers, the Internet and following an individual’s digital footprint for the evidence essential in prosecuting cyber-crime. As our society has grown more complex, it has become more dependent on rules of law to regulate investigative activities. You will observe this first hand as we enter a virtual criminal courtroom. This course will take you from a crime scene to the courtroom. 

    College of Arts and Sciences | Dept. of Anthropology | Instructor(s): Prof. Monica Faraldo

    APY 200. Introduction to Forensic Anthropology. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    Students will learn the basics of the identification and analyses of the structure and function of the human skeleton and how it relates to Forensic Anthropology. Forensic Anthropology is the study of the recovery, identification, investigation, and analysis in a medicolegal context of human skeletal remains.  The class will include all 206 bones of the human skeleton, assessment for sex, age, stature, ancestry, and identity, demonstration of skeletal measurements, and determination of bone pathology and trauma. This exciting program will introduce you to the human skeleton, its features and characteristics necessary to determine sex, age, ancestry, time of death, and in the end, provide scientific evidence needed to assist law enforcement in their investigation of death and the identity of human remains. Follow the footsteps of the forensic archaeologist, discover and recover human skeletal remains. We will also look into some of the newest fields enlisting forensic science, which applies science to law and prepare you with the necessary skills to provide your results in a court of law. 

    College of Arts and Sciences | Dept. of Anthropology | Instructor(s): Prof. Monica Faraldo

    Maximum enrollment: 20
    Prerequisites(s): Biology and one other lab science

  • Marine Mammal Biology, Evolution and Conservation – 6 Credit Hours

    Explore marine mammal biology, evolution and conservation. Students enroll in MSC 106 and GSC 102.

    MSC 106. Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the biology, taxonomy, physiology, natural history, behavior, and conservation and management of marine mammals. Students will be introduced to various foundations in basic biology (e.g., form and function, evolution, ecology, and life historyas they relate to marine mammals, including but not limited to: taxonomy, evolution, zoogeography, anatomy, physiology, behavior, medicine, applied behavior analysis, health and disease, historic and current threats, and conservation and management. Students will be exposed to contemporary marine mammal management strategies and applications, and will gain a more holistic understanding of marine mammal managed care and the intersection between animal care, welfare, management, and science. This class will be dynamic, involving lectures, discussions, review of primary literature, career guidance, guest lectures, and videos.

    Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science | Dept. of Marine Biology & Ecology | Instructor(s): Dr. Julia Zaias

    GSC 102. Evolution of the Biosphere. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    Welcome to Evolution of the Biosphere! This course will review the major biological and geological changes that have occurred over the 4.5 billion years of Earth’s history. Following a brief examination of the relevant science and a discussion on the formation of our solar system, this course will provide a detailed overview of the proliferation of life on our planet, from the simplest prokaryotes through the evolution and spread of complex lifeforms across our oceans and continents. Along the way we will explore what current science tells us about how life got started nearly 4 billion years ago, why we have oxygen in our atmosphere, how life evolved from single to multicellular forms, and when and how life evolved from the oceans to the land (and sometimes back again). In the end, students will develop a deeper understanding of how marine and terrestrial organisms, today, are the current chapter in a long and continuing saga unfolding on a rocky planet with a dynamic geologic and climatic past.

    Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science | Dept. of Marine Geosciences | Instructor(s): Prof. Alexander Humphreys

    Maximum enrollment: 20
    Prerequisites(s): Biology and one other lab science

  • Tropical Marine Biology with Shark Ecology and Conservation – 6 Credit Hours

    Explore the oceans, shark biology and marine conservation. Students enroll in MSC 107 and MSC 115.

    MSC 107. Life in the Sea. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    Introduction to the oceans and their significance to mankind, encompassing geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes; man’s role in and on the sea, including fisheries, pollution, and ocean management.

    Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science | Dept. of Marine Biology & Ecology | Instructor(s): Dr. Chris Langdon

    MSC 105. Shark Behavioral Ecology and Conservation. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    Students will learn core concepts of shark behavioral ecology and key aspects of shark biology needed for the holistic understanding and study of shark behavioral ecology, including shark sensory, reproductive, physiological, movement and foraging ecology. These concepts will be used to link shark behavioral ecology to its consequences for conservation and management. 

    Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science | Dept. of Marine Biology & Ecology | Instructor(s): Dr. Neil Hammerschlag

    Maximum enrollment: 20
    Prerequisites(s): Biology and one other lab science.

Healthcare and Medicine

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  • Infectious Diseases and Public Health – 6 Credit Hours

    Study public health principles and discover how our immune system works. Students enroll in BPH 200 and MIC 100.

    BPH 200. Introductory Public Health. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course is a survey of the basic principles of public health. Topics that will be covered include an overview of the public health field and population health approach, evidence-based practice, health policy and ethics, communicable and non-communicable disease concepts and trends, the healthcare system and public health institutions, the physical and built environment, and various other topics that influence the health of populations.

    School of Nursing and Health Studies | Instructor(s): Dr. Ashley Falcon

    MIC 100. Introduction to Microbiology. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This is an introductory microbiology course for the summer scholars program. Microorganisms are in every facet of our lives and make up a microscopic world. Right now, your body is inhabited by over 40 trillion bacteria. Due to the evolution of our immune systems, we have been able to coexist with this world. It is when our immune systems weaken or when our otherwise healthy immune system encounters a particularly nasty pathogen that we become vulnerable. This course will cover the topics of how our immune system works, how microbial pathogens cause disease, how beneficial microbes protect us from disease, and some of the other activities perform that impact our world. The laboratory aspect of the course will provide you with invaluable knowledge in growing, staining, viewing and identifying microorganisms through the use of practical techniques and procedures. A Zoom presentation of your “unknown organism” will culminate what you have learned.

    College of Arts and Sciences | Dept. of Microbiology | Instructor(s): Prof. Roger WilliamsDr. Kurt Schesser

    Maximum enrollment: 30
    Prerequisites(s): Biology and one other lab science

  • Music Therapy and the Brain – 6 Credit Hours

    Students enroll in MED 159 and NEU 100

    MED 159. Introduction to Music Therapy. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    An overview of the field of music therapy, including history, theory, and clinical practice. Students will observe clinical music therapy through video-recordings and in-class simulations. Students will understand the psychological and physiological basis of music as therapy; describe characteristics associated with various clinical populations and settings, such as developmental disabilities, older adults, psychiatric disorders, and medical settings; and students will learn how music therapy can help children and adults in different areas of practice, such as developmental, educational, medical, rehabilitative, behavioral health, and wellness care. Students will learn about the status and growth of the profession, as well as obtain basic knowledge about music therapy research.

    Frost School of Music | Dept. of Music Therapy | Instructor(s): Professor Hilary Yip

    NEU 100. Introduction to Neuroscience – From Molecules to Behavior. 3 Remote Instruction.
    This course is designed to introduce students to fundamentals of neuroscience through lectures, interactive learning, and group projects. We will cover molecular mechanisms of basic neuroscience principles as they relate to health and disease. Students will gain an understanding of how nerve cells communicate with each other and form a network that controls our body. We will also discuss how scientific research is conduced and we will train students on how to design experiments.

    College of Arts and Sciences | Dept. of Neuroscience | Instructor(s): Dr. Laura Bianchi

    Maximum enrollment: 20
    Prerequisites(s): 9th and 10th grade English

  • Neuroscience and Public Health – 6 Credit Hours

    Study public health principles and the fundamentals of neuroscience. Students enroll in HCS 200 and NEU 100.

    BPH 200. Introductory Public Health. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course is a survey of the basic principles of public health. Topics that will be covered include an overview of the public health field and population health approach, evidence-based practice, health policy and ethics, communicable and non-communicable disease concepts and trends, the healthcare system and public health institutions, the physical and built environment, and various other topics that influence the health of populations.

    School of Nursing and Health Studies | Instructor(s): Dr. Diego DeLeon

    NEU 100. Introduction to Neuroscience – From Molecules to Behavior. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course is designed to introduce students to fundamentals of neuroscience through lectures, interactive learning, and group projects. We will cover molecular mechanisms of basic neuroscience principles as they relate to health and disease. Students will gain an understanding of how nerve cells communicate with each other and form a network that controls our body. We will also discuss how scientific research is conduced and we will train students on how to design experiments.

    College of Arts and Sciences | Dept. of Neuroscience | Instructor(s): Dr. Laura Bianchi

    Maximum enrollment: 20
    Prerequisites(s): Biology and one other lab science 

  • Oncology and Healthcare – 6 Credit Hours

    Students enroll in NUR 200 and BIL 194.

    NUR 200. Process of Health Promotion. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This course is designed to introduce the physical, social and behavioral alterations encountered through-out the healthcare continuum including: health promotion, maintenance, rehabilitation and diseases prevention. The impact upon the individual, family and society at large of both health and illness will be explored. Strategies for the maintenance of optimal health will be presented through a variety of classroom and community experiences. Scientific and technological advancements utilized to restore health will be discussed.

    School of Nursing and Health Studies | Instructor(s): Dr. Carmen Presti

    BIL 110. Cancer Biology. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    The course will cover basic aspects of oncology and the impact of research findings on the management and treatment of cancer. Concepts in cancer biology, tumor cell proliferation, prevention and therapy (chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy) will be addressed. Discussions will include topics in lab diagnostic techniques such as DNA cell cycle and proliferation analysis and hormone and tumor marker receptor expression. 

    College of Arts and Sciences | Dept. of Biology | Instructor(s): Dr. Sophia George, Dr. Elizabeth Smith

    Maximum enrollment: 18
    Prerequisites(s): Biology and one other lab science

  • Sports Medicine – Athletic Performance and Injury Management – 6 Credit Hours

    Learn principles of Sports Medicine and Exercise Science. Students enroll in KIN 105 and KIN 110.

    KIN 105. Introduction to Athletic Training. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction. 
    Students will learn to identify basic sport injuries that afflict the major joints of the body, and review basic methods to treat these injuries. The student will also learn how nutrition, improper biomechanics, and poor training can all impact sport performance. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to learn techniques or procedures (virtually) that may be useful in minimizing the incidence of injury.

    School of Education and Human Development | Dept. of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences | Instructor(s): Dr. Magda Aldousany

    KIN 110. Foundations in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Science. 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.
    This class will consist of an introduction to the field of Sports Medicine and Exercise Science. Basic information relevant to appropriate exercise prescription, proper nutritional habits, implications on health, longevity and performance will be addressed. 

    School of Education and Human Development | Dept. of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences | Instructor(s): Dr. Arlette Perry

    Maximum enrollment: 25
    Prerequisites(s): 9th and 10th grade English

UM Academies Remote | Two-Week Non-Credit Program

The UM Academies provide immersive academic programs open to students who are currently in grade 9, 10, or 11 (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors). Students select one course (non-credit) to study over the two-week session. Courses meet both morning and afternoon in an engaging, experiential academic setting.  Classes are held daily, Monday through Friday. Morning class is from 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EST and afternoon class is from 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. EST.

Program Dates
Sunday, July 4 - Friday, July 16, 2021 

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  • Hurricane Academy – An Introduction to Atmospheric Science and Research. Non-Credit. 

    SSA 106. Hurricane Academy – An Introduction to Atmospheric Science and Research. Non-Credit. Remote Instruction.
    In partnership with the University of Miami’s Department of Atmospheric Science, the Hurricane Academy is an interactive program that takes an in-depth look at some of the most powerful storms on this planet – hurricanes.  

    This program will explore the fundamentals of Earth’s weather and climate system and how it impacts communities across the globe. Topics will include the basics of weather, weather forecasting, and extreme weather events. Participants will learn about the connections between weather and Earth’s changing climate system, and what these changes may mean for future weather patterns. The program will culminate with an application of these principles to hurricanes. Students will leave the program with an understanding of how hurricanes form and intensify, how meteorologists predict a hurricane’s behavior, and the research horizons that remain for these devastating systems.

    This course will be taught by atmospheric scientists at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and students will interact with hurricane scientists affiliated with a number of federal agencies and private companies. High-impact learning activities are built into the program, including hands-on lab and research experiences. Students will also have the opportunity to virtually explore a number of world-class hurricane research facilities located in Miami. Ultimately, the Hurricane Academy will serve as a comprehensive introduction to atmospheric science and research.

    Instructor(s): Dr. Lisa Murphy Goes; Quinton Lawton

    Maximum enrollment: 15 

  • Business Academy – An Entrepreneurship Crash Course – Non-Credit

    SSA 103. Business Academy – An Entrepreneurship Crash Course. Non-Credit. Remote Instruction.
    This course is designed to expose students to the world of entrepreneurship, understand the fundamentals of business, and explore the ideas around startups.

    Students will learn the core concepts of design thinking, problem identification, innovation, customer development and best practices for problem solving. Guided by in-house and community experts, students will engage in project-based, experiential learning. 

    Students will also be trained on project management and exposed to cutting-edge digital tools to help students organize their ventures, prototype solutions and market their ideas. Students will be able to walk away with a skillset and mindset that will benefit their critical thinking in any professional area or career.

    Instructor(s): Peter Martinez

    Maximum enrollment: 25

Please check back for the latest Summer 2021 remote course offerings.

Students and Parents Share their Experiences with the Summer Scholars Remote Program!

"It was an amazing experience! I was truly able to see what college life is like even though we had to go remote. I have met lifelong friends and for that I am forever thankful."
Polina L. | Neuroscience & Public Health | Student | New Jersey | 2020 Remote Program

"The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program lived up to its reputation and provided an incredible experience for my rising senior to understand college life and to have a foundational understanding of a career in architecture. I strongly endorse this program and will recommend it to others."
Adam G. | Explorations in Architecture 
| Parent | New Jersey | 2020 Remote Program 

"The Summer Scholars Program gave me the opportunity to see first hand what college life is like at UM. I learned how to manage my time, develop good relationships with professors, take any opportunity that came my way, and so much more. It gave me a look into what my future would look like in the marine biology field during and after college. Because of the program, I fell in love with what the University of Miami has to offer."
Julia B. | Tropical Marine Biology with Shark Ecology & Conservation 
| Student | Illinois | 2020 Remote Program  

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