Immerse yourself in the liberal arts. Conquer your high school curriculum.
This course focuses on the rise of industrialization, spanning 1877-1945. You will discover connections between industrialization, the birth of organized labor, immigration, urbanization, and the impact of war on the period. Three books will serve as the springboard for discussion each day, such as: Zora Neale Hurston’s "Their Eyes Were Watching God," "Bread Givers" by Anzia Yezeirska and "Coming of Age in Mississippi" by Anne Moody. In addition to class discussions and lectures, you will read primary sources, while thinking critically and historically about their meaning. Statistical data will round out your study, which is integrated into class activities.
In the afternoons, you will focus on the writing process, using the books introduced in the American history class. You will brainstorm, develop a thesis, create an outline, perform research and write. The writing session also features how to incorporate visual tools and public speaking as you learn to create a powerpoint presentation on immigration’s impact on the country.
Twice a week in the evenings, you and your fellow Camp 4 scholars will take studio art classes. In the past, these sessions have created sculptures in metal and stone, large public art installations, and pottery. Our instructors aim to incorporate what you are learning in your academic classes to experience an interdisciplinary approach to creativity.