4-Week Residential Program

July 9 - August 4, 2023

Our 4-week residential program offers the opportunity to get a more in-depth college-like experience. Students will enroll in a traditional Purdue course, live in an on-campus residence hall with one high school roommate, eat in one of our dining courts, and have the opportunity to make new friends from across the country. 

There will be four course options for students to select from for the 4-week program: Fundamentals of Speech Communication (COM 11400), The Planets (EAPS 10500), Social Problems (SOC 22000), and Design Thinking in Technology (TECH 12000). 


Fundamentals of Speech Communications (COM 11400)

Credit Hours: 3

A study of communication theories as applied to speech; practical communicative experiences ranging from interpersonal communication and small group process through problem identification and solution in discussion to informative and persuasive speaking in standard speaker-audience situations. NOTE: Concurrent registration is not permitted for ENGL 10600 and COM 11400.


The Planets (EAPS 10500)

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed for science and non-science majors alike to learn about the origin and characteristics of the bodies in our Solar System, including planets, moons, asteroids, comets, exoplanets beyond, and the search for extraterrestrial life. We'll discuss how solar systems form and die, the origin of the terrestrial versus giant planets and their orbits, the evolution of planetary surfaces due to asteroid impacts and volcanism, the development of atmospheres, the formation of planetary rings, the origin of moons, the hazards of space travel, and why Pluto IS a planet.


Social Problems (SOC 22000)

Credit Hours: 3

Contemporary problems at the community, society, and international levels, focusing on patterns of social organization and social change in American society, with concentration on such topics as technological militarism and war, poverty, racism, political protest, and cybernation.


Design Thinking in Technology (TECH 12000)

Credit Hours: 3

Students will engage in critical analysis of real-world problems and global challenges. They will demonstrate the ability to recognize opportunity and to take initiative in developing solutions applying the principles of human centered design. Students will be able to communicate effectively and to work well on teams. Problems and solutions will be examined from societal, cultural, and ethical perspectives.