COURSES at EXPLO Chicago

3 WEEKS · 2 COURSES · 2 ELECTIVES

 

COURSES are introductory explorations into topics in a
variety of subjects for students interested in pursuing
strengths and interests in a variety of subject areas. You’ll
take two courses over the three week session, plus
electives, trips, and activities.

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CONCENTRATIONS 2 WEEKS · 1 COURSE

Looking for a deeper dive? CONCENTRATIONS are two-week courses in a single subject for students who have a strong sense of what they’re interested in for a career or future study. Students who enroll in a Concentration take just the single course (no electives), and participate in some evening activities and weekend trips.

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COURSE LIST

<p>Learn to create the exciting graphics, detailed characters, and seamless animations necessary to bring your gaming vision to life.</p>

3D Animation for Game Design

Learn to create the exciting graphics, detailed characters, and seamless animations necessary to bring your gaming vision to life.

Animation, Character Development, Gaming, Graphic Software
<p>Learn to create the exciting graphics, detailed characters, and seamless animations necessary to bring your gaming vision to life.</p>

3D Animation for Game Design

Learn to create the exciting graphics, detailed characters, and seamless animations necessary to bring your gaming vision to life.

Animation, Character Development, Gaming, Graphic Software
<p>As part of a dramatic team, create affecting scenes by collaborating as performers and directors.</p>

Acting + Directing

As part of a dramatic team, create affecting scenes by collaborating as performers and directors.

Communication, Performing Arts, Scene-Building, Teamwork
<p>As part of a dramatic team, create affecting scenes by collaborating as performers and directors.</p>

Acting + Directing

As part of a dramatic team, create affecting scenes by collaborating as performers and directors.

Communication, Performing Arts, Scene-Building, Teamwork
<p>Investigate matters of psychology – perception, learning, emotion – at their biological core.</p>

Behavioral Neuroscience

Investigate matters of psychology – perception, learning, emotion – at their biological core.

Laboratory, Neurology, Physiology, Sensory Perception
<p>Investigate matters of psychology – perception, learning, emotion – at their biological core.</p>

Behavioral Neuroscience

Investigate matters of psychology – perception, learning, emotion – at their biological core.

Laboratory, Neurology, Physiology, Sensory Perception
<p>Build a foundation in coding using the language of Processing — a visual, Java-based coding language that makes it easy to experiment, test ideas, and create visuals.</p>

Computer Programming + Processing

Build a foundation in coding using the language of Processing — a visual, Java-based coding language that makes it easy to experiment, test ideas, and create visuals.

Computational Thinking, Digital Art, IT, Programming, Visual Processing
<p>Build a foundation in coding using the language of Processing — a visual, Java-based coding language that makes it easy to experiment, test ideas, and create visuals.</p>

Computer Programming + Processing

Build a foundation in coding using the language of Processing — a visual, Java-based coding language that makes it easy to experiment, test ideas, and create visuals.

Computational Thinking, Digital Art, IT, Programming, Visual Processing
<p>Get hands-on with engineering principles and apply them to the design, development, and testing of functional models.</p>

Engineering

Get hands-on with engineering principles and apply them to the design, development, and testing of functional models.

Collaboration, Design, Engineering, Innovation, Science
<p>Get hands-on with engineering principles and apply them to the design, development, and testing of functional models.</p>

Engineering

Get hands-on with engineering principles and apply them to the design, development, and testing of functional models.

Collaboration, Design, Engineering, Innovation, Science
<p>Explore the structure, function, and interdependence of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and other body systems.</p>

Human Anatomy + Physiology

Explore the structure, function, and interdependence of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and other body systems.

Diagnostics, Dissection, Laboratory, Medicine
<p>Explore the structure, function, and interdependence of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and other body systems.</p>

Human Anatomy + Physiology

Explore the structure, function, and interdependence of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and other body systems.

Diagnostics, Dissection, Laboratory, Medicine
<p>Dive into finance and master the skills to design, execute, and assess investment options that meet a client’s financial objectives.</p>

Investment + Portfolio Management

Dive into finance and master the skills to design, execute, and assess investment options that meet a client’s financial objectives.

Accounting, Finance, Investment, Portfolio Management, Stock Market
<p>Dive into finance and master the skills to design, execute, and assess investment options that meet a client’s financial objectives.</p>

Investment + Portfolio Management

Dive into finance and master the skills to design, execute, and assess investment options that meet a client’s financial objectives.

Accounting, Finance, Investment, Portfolio Management, Stock Market
<p>Identify and diagnose diseased and injured bodily structures like bones and ligaments, then design and implement surgical solutions. using simulated surgery.</p>

Surgical Interventions

Identify and diagnose diseased and injured bodily structures like bones and ligaments, then design and implement surgical solutions. using simulated surgery.

Dissection, Innovation, Medicine, Physiology, Surgery
<p>Identify and diagnose diseased and injured bodily structures like bones and ligaments, then design and implement surgical solutions. using simulated surgery.</p>

Surgical Interventions

Identify and diagnose diseased and injured bodily structures like bones and ligaments, then design and implement surgical solutions. using simulated surgery.

Dissection, Innovation, Medicine, Physiology, Surgery

CONCENTRATIONS

2 WEEKS · 1 COURSE

CONCENTRATIONS are two-week courses in a single subject for students who have a strong sense of what they’re interested in for a career or future study. Students who enroll in an Intensive take just the single course, and participate in some evening activities and weekend trips.

Medical Rotations

Medical Rotations

Grades 10-12 • 2 Weeks

Welcome to life as a third year medical student. Working side-by-side with physicians and residents, you’ll rotate through specialties including internal medicine, oncology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, obstetrics, and surgery. Learn clinical skills while wrestling with c...

<p>Welcome to life as a third year medical student. Working side-by-side with physicians and residents, you’ll rotate through specialties including internal medicine, oncology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, obstetrics, and surgery. Learn clinical skills while wrestling with case studies and simulations knowing that the wrong decision could have dire consequences; receive updates on patients during rounds and determine the best course of treatment; check vital signs, patient charts, and electronic health records; and field questions from supervising doctors about a patient’s particular symptoms or condition.</p>

Medical Rotations

Grades 10-12 • Weeks

Welcome to life as a third year medical student. Working side-by-side with physicians and residents, you’ll rotate through specialties including internal medicine, oncology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, obstetrics, and surgery. Learn clinical skills while wrestling with case studies and simulations knowing that the wrong decision could have dire consequences; receive updates on patients during rounds and determine the best course of treatment; check vital signs, patient charts, and electronic health records; and field questions from supervising doctors about a patient’s particular symptoms or condition.

Psychology + Neuroscience

Psychology + Neuroscience

Grades 10-12 • 2 Weeks

From avatar therapy to building business brands to refining pharmacological treatment of mental health through genetic markers, the applications of psychology and neuroscience far exceed the traditional counseling track. Connect with professionals in a range of careers that ut...

<p>From avatar therapy to building business brands to refining pharmacological treatment of mental health through genetic markers, the applications of psychology and neuroscience far exceed the traditional counseling track. Connect with professionals in a range of careers that utilize a background in psychology and neuroscience. Diagnose neurological anomalies in an MRI Lab; design an intervention for children with autism; develop pre-game strategies for a star athlete with performance anxiety. The human mind holds many mysteries — EXPLO hands you the keys to unlock them.</p>

Psychology + Neuroscience

Grades 10-12 • Weeks

From avatar therapy to building business brands to refining pharmacological treatment of mental health through genetic markers, the applications of psychology and neuroscience far exceed the traditional counseling track. Connect with professionals in a range of careers that utilize a background in psychology and neuroscience. Diagnose neurological anomalies in an MRI Lab; design an intervention for children with autism; develop pre-game strategies for a star athlete with performance anxiety. The human mind holds many mysteries — EXPLO hands you the keys to unlock them.

Sports Management

Sports Management

Grades 10-12 • 2 Weeks

Get insider access to the fields that make sports a multi-billion dollar industry. Team up with agents and news producers, sabermetrics specialists, media reps, and marketing executives to solve problems and make key management decisions from negotiations and sales strategy to...

<p>Get insider access to the fields that make sports a multi-billion dollar industry. Team up with agents and news producers, sabermetrics specialists, media reps, and marketing executives to solve problems and make key management decisions from negotiations and sales strategy to public relations and analytics. You’ll bring the vision, innovation, and the awareness of what the sports industry looks like now — and what you want it to look like once you’re the one calling the shots.</p>

Sports Management

Grades 10-12 • Weeks

Get insider access to the fields that make sports a multi-billion dollar industry. Team up with agents and news producers, sabermetrics specialists, media reps, and marketing executives to solve problems and make key management decisions from negotiations and sales strategy to public relations and analytics. You’ll bring the vision, innovation, and the awareness of what the sports industry looks like now — and what you want it to look like once you’re the one calling the shots.

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