Mini-courses are designed to give you a sense of continuity of a college course. Between classes, you may have a short assignment to complete as you would regularly in college courses.
The single classes and talks are designed either to introduce academic fields that you may not have encountered in high school or to give you a sense of how a familiar field is taught differently at a college level. Some of the class topics are the professors’ research specialties; others are the focus of courses they will be teaching during the next academic year.
As part of its undergraduate education, Drew emphasizes experiential learning, learning that connects the knowledge you acquire in the classroom with concrete problems that involve hands-on activities. Several of the classes in the weeks program are designed to give you a taste of this kind of learning both in the sciences and in the arts.
Students may spend their free time and meals talking with Drew undergraduate mentors about their college experiences and college choices. The mentors, who have been especially selected to work with you in
their program, come from many different backgrounds, interests, and majors and are eager to help you think about your future as a college student.
Student life on a residential campus like Drew’s is more than about going to class. Evenings are filled with club meetings, lectures, concerts, performances, and time spent hanging out in The Other End, our student-run coffee house. The evening activities planned for the Summer College Program will allow you to sample, hear about, and participate in some of these activities. there will also be time to swim in the pool, play Frisbee on the lawn, or go read in the library.