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Fairleigh Dickinson University Offers Exclusive Opportunity for NSHSS High School Members


Monday, December 07, 2015

Fairleigh Dickinson University Offers Exclusive Opportunity for NSHSS High School Members

The 2016 FDU/NSHSS Online Experience

Earn up to six college credits while still in high school through Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) and the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). Advanced Placement courses are great, but nothing impresses admissions committees more than proven academic achievement at the college level.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Asynchronous delivery, so you can participate from anywhere via an Internet connection and at the time of day or night that is most convenient
    Special tuition rate of $1800 per course for NSHSS members, a fifty percent discount over regular FDU tuition
    Choice of six unique courses in communication, literature, history, anthropology, writing, and environmental science
    Small class sizes with exceptional faculty dedicated to your success
    Classmates from around the country and around the world
    Two convenient start dates (January 10 and January 25)

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January 10 – April 2

COMM 3312   Mass Media: The Home Front
Persuasion is the essence of communication. You will experience and analyze authentic examples of mass communication as presented to American audiences on the World War II home front.  Through examples of original broadcasts of newsreels, feature films, short subjects, print media, animation and radio, you will gain an understanding of mass communication and how it was designed to influence, inform and entertain its intended audience, the American public.

ENGL 3141     Travel Writing           
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller,” said explorer Muhammad Ibn Battuta. This course explores the art and practice of travel writing through contemporary travel essays.  You will write and discuss a range of essays from personal essays to commercial reviews.  Write about where you are, have been, or would like to be.

HIST 2115      Revolutionary Nation: US History I
The history of the United States can be classified and described as a record of numerous upheavals and revolutions in ideals and actions. The purpose of "The Revolutionary Nation" is to examine American history in this manner.  You will gain a better understanding of America's past as not merely a chronological chain of events, but as a malleable and active discussion on change and progress.

January 25 – May 14

ANTH 2515    Cyber Technology: Cultural Anthropology for a Global Age
This course is about the relationship between people and technology in the contemporary world.  Topics include the evolution of technology from stone tools to nanotechnologies, the use of social media for the 'Arab Spring,' cyber-bulling, on-line ethics and education, artificial intelligence and moral values, information technology and public dissemination, and the debate on how digital media builds or hinders communities.  The course project will center on the creation of an ethnographic 'digital artifact' for the World Wide Web building upon course themes that involves text, image, and sound.

ENGL 2227    Cyber Voices: Internet Literary Communities          
In Cyber Voices, you will explore and analyze the dynamics of various Internet literary communities, reading and responding to their members' short fiction, poetry, and essays. Through assigned readings, you will begin by learning the fundamentals of each literary genre so that, when reading cyber literary works, you will do so with an adequate level of sophistication and discrimination. 

SCIE 2010       Contemporary Environmental Issues
Water, an essential element for life, covers over two-thirds of the planet. It also links the forest ecosystem with the bays and estuaries as well as carrying nutrients and other biological organisms. This course explores the importance of water in the ecosystems and how these relate to agriculture. Efforts to safeguard the environment, through laws, rules, and regulations, also will be considered.