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CLOSED

Food Chemistry


Dates: June 21 - July 9, 2021

Course Description: Have you ever wondered what makes our food taste so good? What foods are healthy and what makes us crave certain things to eat? This class dives into the chemistry behind some of our favorite foods and teaches us how to kick some of the old standbys up a notch. We will dive into the science behind making bread, pizza, and cookies, eggs, cheese, ice cream, and other foods by student request. The course will be designed by students who wish to learn more about their favorite foods. A list of kitchen equipment will be provided at the beginning of class and students will be expected to have access to their home kitchens for the duration of the course.

Teacher:  Leslie A. Barr

Class meeting time:
June 21 - July 9, 2021
Monday- Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT

  • Synchronous:
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Asynchronous:
    recordings available for viewing at any time

    Office Hours (by request)

CLOSED

Biology of Disease


Dates: July 12-July 30
NCAA approved

Course Description: This course will explore human infectious diseases, including their causation, transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and cure, if known, within a historical context. The course will open with an examination of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, viewed through a social justice lens. Other historical infectious disease case studies will include: the bubonic plague of the Late Middle Ages, the influenza pandemic of 1918, the U.S. polio epidemic of 1952, the emergence of the human immunodeficiency virus in the early 1980s, and the current coronavirus outbreak. COVID-19 will also be used to study the spread of infectious disease, public health mitigation strategies, and vaccine development in real time. This course will also examine the immune system and the history of the fields of public health and epidemiology. Asynchronous work will include individual and group presentations, the viewing of documentary and motion pictures, online readings about infectious diseases, and written and oral responses and reflections.

Prerequisites:  A full year of high school biology

Teacher:  Celeste Payne

Class meeting time:
Monday-Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT

  • Synchronous:
    8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EDT
  • Asynchronous:
    10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. EDT

Office Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT