At Summer Academy, academically motivated high-schoolers earn college credit while studying the ideas that shape the world. Students can choose to attend July 14-19 or July 28-August 2.
NEW YORK, NY, March 15, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — For the fifth year running, The King’s College will host its week-long Summer Academy for academically motivated high-schoolers to study the ideas that shape the world while earning college credit. This year, Summer Academy will run as two separate weeks, each featuring three tracks led by top tier instructors: week one is July 14-19, and week two is July 28-August 2.
Within six tracks, covering topics like journalism, leadership, philosophy and economics, professors intersperse engaging lectures with visits to New York’s cultural and historic landmarks, where students see course concepts at work in the real world. Track-specific destinations include the Tenement Museum, Madison Square Garden and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students also enjoy New York City sightseeing staples, including a Broadway play, the Staten Island ferry and Chelsea’s High Line park.
During the first week, students in the Economics of Foreign Aid track led by Dr. Paul Mueller will study the principles of foreign aid by learning the history of development aid, weighing the positives and negatives of foreign aid, and considering how a biblical worldview could improve upon the status quo. The Christian Leadership and the American Founding track, led by President Tim Gibson, will examine the decisions of political and military leaders during the sequence of events that led to the Revolutionary War in America, with a focus on the role of the Battle of Brooklyn. In the Philosophy and the Good Life track, Dr. David Talcott will guide students’ exploration of questions surrounding the human condition, the concept of human flourishing and what the Good Life looks like, all with a foundation on the basic ontological structure of the universe.
In week two, Wall Street Journal veteran Prof. Paul Glader will lead the Arts & Culture Reporting track, introducing students to the current landscape of the world’s cultural headquarters and teaching them what it takes to be an influencer in a such a competitive field. In the Sports Journalism track, experienced editor and sportswriter Prof. Clemente Lisi will teach students the craft of sports journalism with on-the-ground writing experiences like covering a ball game. In Visual Storytelling and Design, broadcast journalist Melissa Harrison will introduce students to experts in photojournalism and video journalism while teaching about the leading movements within film, photography and other forms of storytelling.
On alum of the program has called Summer Academy “the learning experience of a lifetime.” Another student commented, “I met friends within five days that I will hopefully know for years to come.”
All meals, lodging, site visits, NYC travel, lectures and one hour academic credit are covered in the cost of one week at Summer Academy ($1950). Commuting students pay the reduced rate of $1000 for the week. For more information, visit www.tkc.edu/summer-academy or email [email protected].
Since 1938, The King’s College has educated young leaders to integrate their faith, ethics, and morality seamlessly into their lives and careers. The only traditional Christian liberal arts college or university located in the heart of New York City, King’s prepares students for principled leadership around the world. Visit tkc.edu for more information or request a personalized visit by calling 888-969-7200.
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