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Furman University

Furman Summer Programs

Leadership Quest (Summer Scholars)

www.furman.edu/summerscholars/leadership01.htm
Leadership Quest is a fun-filled, action-packed, five-day program for high school students who wish to learn, experience, and model effective group behavior.  Through discussions, demonstrations, games, simulations, and exercises, you'll learn about various leadership styles and be able to identify your own leadership style.  You'll learn to differentiate among the various individual roles of group members and you'll understand the important elements of group problem-solving.  You'll be able to compare and contrast the various results of decision-making by consensus building and to demonstrate the knowledge and benefits of trust building in small groups by using such skills as self-disclosure and risk-taking.  You'll learn the importance of cooperation in small groups and you'll find out how to provide motivation, feedback, and delegation
Program Cost:

Contact: Anne.Chubb@furman.edu
Phone: 864-294-2155

Deadline: 07/07/04

Theatre Arts (Summer Scholars)

www.furman.edu/summerscholars/theatre01.htm
This two-week workshop will have a triple focus: 1) theatre games as a means to more expressive acting 2) the development of stage lighting skills 3) the synthesis of these seemingly unrelated skills into a public performance.  The morning sessions will explore acting through theatre games including sensory awareness activities, character physicalization, truthful improvisation, and using theatre games as a rehearsal tool for scripted work.  In the afternoon sessions, students will work on the basic materials and processes of stage lighting, hanging, focusing, and computer programming of light cues and more advanced stage lighting projects.  Both sessions will culminate in a final showcase where students will perform their acting scenes in the actual lighting plots they have developed. 


Program Cost:

Contact: Anne.Chubb@furman.edu
Phone: 864-294-2155

Deadline:

French Today! (Summer Scholars)

www.furman.edu/summerscholars/france01.htm
Curious about the French education system?  Want to hear the latest in French music?  Or would you just like to build up your French language skills?  In La France Aujourd'hui, students explore contemporary French civilization in a linguistic immersion environment.  Topics may include geography, a historical overview, government and politics, the arts, education and media.  Learning activities will include extensive use of electronic media for research and presentations of cultural topics and current events.  A variety of engaged learning approaches will seek to strengthen proficiency in five language areas: spoken, written, listening, reading and cultural.  Classroom learning will be supplemented by time in Furman's state-of-the-art Language Resource Center while out-of-class activities such as films, games and conversation will broaden learning opportunities.  Students will be actively engaged in information-gathering activities on the World Wide Web, reading news articles, listening to live media reports and preparing presentations for classmates. 
Program Cost:

Contact: Anne.Chubb@furman.edu
Phone: 864-294-2155

Deadline:

Writing About Film: Creative and Critical Eyes (Summer Scholars)

www.furman.edu/summerscholars/film01.htm
Writing About Film will seek to develop the student's writing skills by focusing on the compelling ways in which films work to engage audiences.  As a visual medium, film can often resist easy translation into written expression; yet film's condensed and complex forms of expression also solicit a particular appreciation and understanding that only careful writing (descriptive, interpretive and argumentative modes) can yield.  The class will explore how many important filmmakers themselves began or continued to work as creative writers of scripts and/or critical interpreters of film. 
Program Cost:

Contact: Anne.Chubb@furman.edu
Phone: 864-294-2155

Deadline:

Flash It! Automations of the Mind (Summer Scholars)

www.furman.edu/summerscholars/graphic01.htm
Students will integrate video, text, audio, and graphics into immersive, rich experiences, and stunning animations.  Macromedia’s Flash MX is the industry standard tool for creating rich Internet applications and video experiences.  This one-week course will provide both novices and experienced users with opportunities to develop interactive animations.  Other applications topic areas covered: web design, graphic arts, digital video and sound.  This course would be ideal for students interested in graphic arts or animation technologies.


Program Cost:

Contact: Anne.Chubb@furman.edu
Phone: 864-294-2155

Deadline:

Psychology: Understanding Ourselves and Others (Summer Scholars)

www.furman.edu/summerscholars/psychology.htm
Why do you do something a certain way?  Why do others react like they do?  How do you control your behavior?  Or, the behavior of others?  How do you form opinions of others?  How do others view you?

As a rising high school junior or senior, you're in the process of becoming an independent adult, rather than simply being someone's child or sibling.  The goal of this course is to help you understand your own choices, feelings and actions as well as the basic motives behind others' behavior.  You will explore the origin and impact of cognitive attitudes and beliefs, consider the adaptive important of your emotional expressions, and identify the useful purpose of your behavioral habits.  The course will involve some basic instructor presentation, group reading and discussion, field observation, film discussion, a field trip to a local mental health facility and exercises dseigned to prompt personal insights and a greater sense of social connection.


Program Cost:

Contact: Anne.Chubb@furman.edu
Phone: 864-294-2155

Deadline:

A Mock Trial (Summer Scholars)

www.furman.edu/summerscholars/trial01.htm
Thinking of a career in law?  Curious about the American judicial system, courtroom procedures, and the components of a trial?  If you answered yes, this Summer Scholars Program is for you.  The program educates high school students by introducing them to trial practice techniques utilized by the American Mock Trial Association.  Students will focus on the hypothetical criminal case, State of Midlands v.  Michael Harmon.  Using this case, the course will teach participants proper courtroom etiquette, direct and cross examination tactics, the structure of opening and closing statements, the federal rules of evidence, and other matters related to trial advocacy in a criminal matter.  Students will be divided into prosecution and defense trial teams; at the end of the week the case will be tried in the federal courthouse.  After classroom instruction, students will be responsible for developing case themes, preparing direct and cross-examination questions for witnesses, and drafting opening statements and closing arguments.  Students from Furman's mock trial team will assist practicing attorneys who coach the Furman team.. 
Program Cost:

Contact: Anne.Chubb@furman.edu
Phone: 864-294-2155

Deadline:

Fit for Life: Introduction to Health and Human Performance (Summer Scholars)

www.furman.edu/summerscholars/health01.htm
Interested in health, fitness, exercise or nutrition?  This week long Summer Scholars program, sponsored by the Health and Exercise Science department, is designed to inform students about the critical components of active and healthy living and the various career opportunities in the field of health and human performance.  Participants will study the topics vital to good health and fitness and experience activities which they might not otherwise try.  Practicing what they preach, program directors will lead participants in daily physical activity.  Each student will craft a personal fitness and wellness plan, and activities related to that plan will be included in the daily programs.  The Furman Fitness Center and the spacious walkways, roadways and playing fields of our campus will be enjoyed every day.  Students will also experience the opportunity of physiological assessments of human fitness in our Molnar Human Performance Laboratory, a teaching and research facility equipped for the study of anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and motor learning.  Fitness assessments (body composition and aerobic capacity) will be available for all interested students


Program Cost:

Contact: Anne.Chubb@furman.edu
Phone: 864-294-2155

Deadline:

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