SIG at Yale University: Courses

Once you have chosen your campus, it is time to select your courses and customize your SIG experience. SIG is committed to fostering the recognition of each student’s unique abilities as well as providing opportunities to explore new interests. We encourage students to choose a course schedule that includes areas of passion and strength, but also allows for the exploration of new interests. Students may take four classes in the four-period day. All campus courses are ninety minutes long and run for 15 sessions during the three week program.

Tips on Choosing Courses and Making Your Schedule:

The most important thing to consider when choosing courses is to create a schedule that helps the student develop individual passions and also pursue topics of interest. We suggest that parents with any academic questions or concerns contact the SIG office. Here are guidelines we have found helpful:

  • Choose two courses within an area of strength, such as science or humanities.
  • Try a course in a new area of interest!
  • Choose a course from the arts or fitness offerings.

A computer lab is provided on most campuses for access during available times. While personal computers are not required, they are recommended for many courses.

Students can change courses on the second academic day only, as long as an appropriate course alternate is available. Students may drop a course at any time and have a daytime, self-directed study period instead. The daytime study period is not listed in the schedule, but may be arranged on campus through the Academic Dean.

Evening Study/Tutorial Period

SIG provides a nightly Study/Tutorial period for residential and extended commuter students. This self-directed study period allows additional time to conduct research and to work on individual and group projects.

Please Note: Not all courses run at all campuses. Students must choose alternative courses in case a selected class is at capacity or is not offered due to under-enrollment. We also encourage students to apply early to increase their chances of getting their first choice courses. Our final schedule of courses is reflective of the preferences of students enrolled at that campus. Course schedule adjustments by campus occur in April. Students may transfer to another campus as long as there is space on the alternate campus.

Session I June 27 - July 17
Session II July 19 - August 8

Session I

Humanities
M38Period - 2The Writer’s Word Palette

Build a vibrant vocabulary and learn the secrets to deciphering new words. Explore the fascinating and often humorous world of word and phrase origins. Increase your verbal reasoning skills. At the same time, gain experience and practice writing effectively and creatively by analyzing and editing your own work. Learn how to create a masterpiece of characterization and setting. Discussions about style, the structure of fictional pieces, and reader involvement will help you understand how writing both communicates knowledge and expresses creativity.

M39Period - 1New!Creative Connections

Creative thinking is crucial in a continuously changing world. The ability to find unique solutions is an extremely valued commodity. The good news is that creativity is comprised of skills that all of us can learn. In this course, we help demystify creativity, offering tools and guidelines that you can use to develop your creative capabilities. Explore the lives and work of exceedingly creative individuals, including various elements that led them to become ingenious innovators. Examine how to apply their personal stories of success to your own life, and engage in creative activities from the worlds of science, literature, philosophy, and visual and performing arts.

Math, Science & Technology
M40Period - 1 & 3Engineering in Action

Ever wonder how chemical, mechanical, electrical, aeronautical, and civil engineers solve real world problems? Come learn basic engineering principles regarding stability of structures, buoyancy, heat phenomena, and electricity. Perhaps you will use your interest in scientific and mathematical principles to design towns, factories, airplanes, toys, or other concepts to enhance life in the future! Maybe you will be inspired to pursue one of the many great career opportunities available in engineering! Materials Fee: $25

M41Period - 3 & 4Medical Microbiology

Study of the human body through medical microbiology is one of the last scientific frontiers. This course introduces human biology and the groundbreaking medical sciences that support it. Medical microbiology fuses medicine and microbiology of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, all of which can cause human diseases. In this course, you will examine essential biochemical reactions that occur within the human body. Then, you will delve into the imbalances and resulting diseases that inevitably occur, as well as their treatments. Come and see if you think trailblazing this fascinating frontier is for you! Materials Fee: $25

M42Period - 2Mathematical Masterpieces: Fermi and The Golden Ratio

Discover some of the mysterious concepts of math, such as the golden ratio and Fermi questions. Examine works of architecture to find the “divine proportions” within structures. Dissect the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci to reveal their mathematical mysteries. Construct a golden spiral and find its counterpart in nature and the universe. How many piano tuners are there in New York City? How does one even approach this question? What does the answer to this question depend upon? Explore such Fermi questions, named after the famed mathematician Enrico Fermi, that require us to take multiple directions when solving a problem. Engage in algorithmic and intuitive approaches to solve the most daunting problems that do not have single solutions: collaboration and worldly wisdom are used in conjunction with mathematical and scientific knowledge to arrive at solutions. Look at the magnificent ways that algebra and geometry intersect with art and science!

M44Period - 2 & 4Technology: Complex Problems, Simple Solutions

Our world faces many challenges today such as climate change, widespread poverty, diseases, inadequate health systems, and shortages of energy, water, and food. In developing countries, low-tech solutions can be created that use local knowledge and resources in conjunction with sophisticated technology. Solar-powered appliances provide electricity; treadle pumps bring water up from desert areas; sugar cane charcoal provides energy in Haiti, and wheat and rice straw make a fuel in India that minimizes air pollution and supports the local economy. These ideas are just a few of the solutions that international problem solving has generated for people facing challenging situations. Join in the spirit of innovation, ingenuity, and cooperation. Test your ability to solve a global or local challenge that intrigues you by using your newly gained knowledge of appropriate technology and engineering. Materials Fee: $25

M45Period - 1New!DNA Diagnostics

Genomics is a relatively new field of study, beginning in the past century. Genomics evolved from a series of experimental advances that allowed researchers to decipher the DNA sequence of whole genomes from virtually any organism. In this class you will explore genetics and develop an understanding of animal genomes. With this tool, you will examine the most recent trends in genetic engineering in such areas as foods, agriculture, and human cell research. “Diagnose” the extent to which genomics will affect your life as well as the lives of others.

Multi-Disciplinary
M47Period - 1Theories of Time Travel: Spacetime Physics and Wormholes

If we could unify quantum gravity, quantum mechanics, and general relativity into one theory, physicists argue that time travel would be possible. Journey with us through a study of black holes, negative energy, and cosmic strings as we research current theories of time travel. Study the experiments of physicists around the world and what they have revealed about paradoxes and mutable timelines. Create your own theory of time travel based on your research.

M48Period - 3International Relations: Ordering a New World

Want to make a difference in the world? Then first you should understand the relationships among countries and states, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and multinational corporations. Today’s changes in world politics, economics, and ecological concerns for the planet are creating the need for our nation-based policies to become global in scope. Perhaps you will want to examine such topics as the role of personalities in global decision-making processes, or analyze how science and technology impact global health, business, the environment, technology, and human development. Finally, use your new-found knowledge to create a new or improved policy related to such issues as ecological sustainability, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, global finance, organized crime, human security, or human rights. Work toward making the difference you want to see!

M49Period - 2New!Working the Future

How do we prepare to excel in a future career that may not even exist yet? While we cannot accurately predict what our world will be like 20, 30 or 40 years from now, we can teach ourselves to solve complex problems that can occur in any that may arise. We can also teach ourselves how to be self-directed learners who will become knowledgeable and skilled in any field or discipline that proves important and engaging. In this course, develop problem-solving skills that can help keep you “ahead of the curve” no matter what it looks like, and the power to learn well what you need to know in any field or discipline. Be ready for the mystery job, whatever it may be!

M50Period - 4New!Synaptic Plasticity: The Adaptable Brain

Did you know that you can alter the ways in which your brain is “wired”? In this class you will think like a neuroscientist and explore how the human brain develops. You will examine topics such as neuroplasticity, genetic circuits, and the nervous system, as well as neural changes resulting from bodily injury. Research from these fascinating topics can be applied to the fields of health, medicine, education, and aging. Let your curiosity explore the science behind your curiosity. Design experiments to test your own theories about neuroplasticity.

Humanities
S51Period - 2 & 3Writing Matters

Do you want to move people with your words? This intensive workshop on the varied styles of contemporary authors and in developing your own writing style will challenge and motivate you. You will gain invaluable practice in communicating your thoughts, feelings, and knowledge, vividly and expressively, through the written word.

S52Period - 4College Preparation

Learn what you really need to know about the college application process from test taking, to the essay, to the campus visit, to the interview! Write an essay that will impress readers with its unity and coherence. Gain valuable test-taking strategies. Craft a résumé that describes the real you. Practice answering interview questions and behaviors that will make a lasting impression. Gain the confidence to improve your chances for acceptance into the most highly-regarded colleges.

S53Period - 1 & 4Word Origins for SAT Success

The etymology of words is a fascinating study in unlocking the complexities of linguistic relationships. This class will improve your vocabulary and understanding of word origins. You will practice taking sample tests, learn test-taking tactics, and improve your verbal confidence. You will employ your new vocabulary as you practice writing for the current SAT writing component.

Math, Science & Technology
S55Period - 2 & 3S55 Jump Start Your SAT Math Score

Don’t sweat those math SATs; prepare for them. This class is designed to help improve your math scores on standardized exams. Using sample practice tests, you will gain the confidence and skill you need to score well on standardized tests. Bring your scientific calculators. Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry.

S56Period - 2Cosmic Proportions: The Origin and Structure of the Universe

Cosmologists research the origins and structure of our universe, which they believe began 15 billion years ago. Starting from the simplest components, the universe has self-organized to an astonishing level of complexity. One of the most important discoveries in cosmology is that the expansion rate of the universe is accelerating. In this class you will gain an understanding of theories about the origins of the universe and investigate some of science’s most difficult questions. How did our universe come to be what it is today? What is reality? Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? How credible is the big bang theory? Come research answers to your own questions about the cosmos as well.

S59Period - 2 & 4Bioengineering: Technology for the Future

Bioengineering integrates physical, chemical, and mathematical principles in the study of biology, medicine, behavior, and health. From biomechanics and biomagnetics to genomics, in this course, you will take a look at the brief history of this emerging and exciting field. Investigate a branch of bioengineering that interests you, such as medical engineering, agricultural engineering, bionics, biochemical engineering, human factors engineering, or environmental engineering.

Multi-Disciplinary
S60Period - 1 & 2New!Improvement Science

Learn fast, fail fast, improve quickly. Such is the mantra of Improvement Science where invested participants seek to make quick improvements around a local problem. Improvement research synthesizes the best of what we have learned, rapidly develops and tests potential improvements, implements what is found to work in the system of the problem, and adds to our knowledge to make continuous improvements surrounding the concern. In this class you will learn the core principles of improvement science while identifying and improving a local problem of concern to you and your SIG colleagues.

S61Period - 1The Macroeconomics of Globalization

Globalization--the integration of capital, technology, and information across national borders -- is creating a single global market. Globalization is as old as the human race, but its magnitude is unique to this century. Macroeconomics deals with the performance, structure, behavior, and decision-making of an economy as a whole, rather than individual markets. This course will look at the whole-market approach of our increasingly global economy. If you’re curious about how the changing world economy might impact your future, here is an opportunity for you to understand globalization’s impact on culture, the environment, politics, business, and standards of living around the world.

Visual & Performing Arts
A63Period - 3 & 4Digital Photography

Digital photography has changed the world of image recording. Learn how to enhance your own photographs to express yourself through a captured moment. If you like computers and cameras, this course is for you. You must bring your own digital camera to participate in this class. A 1G flash drive is highly recommended as well. Ages 13-17 at every campus except Bryn Mawr and Vassar which are for ages 9-14.

A66Period - 2 & 3Improv 101: You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry, You’ll Improvise!

This combination of dramatic and comedic improvisation will help you gain confidence in your ability to perform spontaneously, improve your storytelling skills, think on your feet, and improve your teamwork and communication skills. Focus will be given to creating a stage presence, developing scenes, and projecting a character to the audience through coaching, warm-ups, games, and short scene work. Great practice for developing creativity, trust, and cooperation in a fun atmosphere! Ages 13-17 only.

A67Period - 4Broadway Beckons

Sing! Dance! Act! The show will go on! Learn vocal techniques, dance and movement exercises, and character acting skills-all pertaining to a selected production. The class will present a mini-musical performance at the end of the three week session. Some recreation hour rehearsals may be required.

A68Period - 1 & 2The Art of Making a Short Film

Did you know that Tim Burton got his start in short film production? Before Edward Scissorhands and Frankenweenie, Burton wrote and directed short films, such as The Island of Doctor Agor and Stalk of the Celery Monster. In fact, Burton still finds a creative outlet in directing and producing short films. A short film, whether animated or live action, is less than 40 minutes long, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Analyze the various features of short films and evaluate the entertainment value of short, compared to a feature length, films. Come learn the trade of award-winning directors like Martin Scorsese and Wes Anderson and film your own SIG short film. Materials Fee: $25

Fitness & Recreation
R70Period - 1 & 2Fencing: Footwork to Foils

Fencing – the sport of aristocrats and a great way to connect mind and body! For novices, this class will develop basic technique, form, finesse, and balance essential for success as a fencer. Refine your skills as you are paired with others of similar ability. The foil technique will emphasize a strong defense and body attack. Foils and fencing equipment are provided.

R71Period - 3 & 4Self-Defense Sense

Self-defense strategies are important, not only for self-protection, but also for building physical and mental discipline. This class will help you develop a commanding presence as you gain control and confidence through awareness of your surroundings, wrist escapes, defense against body holds, and blocking. A healthy lifestyle is built on self-discipline, fitness, and goal setting-- the foundations of effective self-defense!

Session II

ELL-Level Courses – English Language Learners (Session II only)
Open to all international students

ELL Periods 1, 2, 3, & 4 English Language Learners
Students for whom English is not their first language have the option of taking 1 ELL (English Language Learners) course during one period to improve their English writing and speaking skills to enhance their total SIG experience.

Humanities
M38Period - 2The Writer’s Word Palette

Build a vibrant vocabulary and learn the secrets to deciphering new words. Explore the fascinating and often humorous world of word and phrase origins. Increase your verbal reasoning skills. At the same time, gain experience and practice writing effectively and creatively by analyzing and editing your own work. Learn how to create a masterpiece of characterization and setting. Discussions about style, the structure of fictional pieces, and reader involvement will help you understand how writing both communicates knowledge and expresses creativity.

M39Period - 1New!Creative Connections

Creative thinking is crucial in a continuously changing world. The ability to find unique solutions is an extremely valued commodity. The good news is that creativity is comprised of skills that all of us can learn. In this course, we help demystify creativity, offering tools and guidelines that you can use to develop your creative capabilities. Explore the lives and work of exceedingly creative individuals, including various elements that led them to become ingenious innovators. Examine how to apply their personal stories of success to your own life, and engage in creative activities from the worlds of science, literature, philosophy, and visual and performing arts.

Math, Science & Technology
M40Period - 1 & 3Engineering in Action

Ever wonder how chemical, mechanical, electrical, aeronautical, and civil engineers solve real world problems? Come learn basic engineering principles regarding stability of structures, buoyancy, heat phenomena, and electricity. Perhaps you will use your interest in scientific and mathematical principles to design towns, factories, airplanes, toys, or other concepts to enhance life in the future! Maybe you will be inspired to pursue one of the many great career opportunities available in engineering! Materials Fee: $25

M41Period - 3 & 4Medical Microbiology

Study of the human body through medical microbiology is one of the last scientific frontiers. This course introduces human biology and the groundbreaking medical sciences that support it. Medical microbiology fuses medicine and microbiology of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, all of which can cause human diseases. In this course, you will examine essential biochemical reactions that occur within the human body. Then, you will delve into the imbalances and resulting diseases that inevitably occur, as well as their treatments. Come and see if you think trailblazing this fascinating frontier is for you! Materials Fee: $25

M42Period - 2Mathematical Masterpieces: Fermi and The Golden Ratio

Discover some of the mysterious concepts of math, such as the golden ratio and Fermi questions. Examine works of architecture to find the “divine proportions” within structures. Dissect the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci to reveal their mathematical mysteries. Construct a golden spiral and find its counterpart in nature and the universe. How many piano tuners are there in New York City? How does one even approach this question? What does the answer to this question depend upon? Explore such Fermi questions, named after the famed mathematician Enrico Fermi, that require us to take multiple directions when solving a problem. Engage in algorithmic and intuitive approaches to solve the most daunting problems that do not have single solutions: collaboration and worldly wisdom are used in conjunction with mathematical and scientific knowledge to arrive at solutions. Look at the magnificent ways that algebra and geometry intersect with art and science!

M44Period - 2 & 4Technology: Complex Problems, Simple Solutions

Our world faces many challenges today such as climate change, widespread poverty, diseases, inadequate health systems, and shortages of energy, water, and food. In developing countries, low-tech solutions can be created that use local knowledge and resources in conjunction with sophisticated technology. Solar-powered appliances provide electricity; treadle pumps bring water up from desert areas; sugar cane charcoal provides energy in Haiti, and wheat and rice straw make a fuel in India that minimizes air pollution and supports the local economy. These ideas are just a few of the solutions that international problem solving has generated for people facing challenging situations. Join in the spirit of innovation, ingenuity, and cooperation. Test your ability to solve a global or local challenge that intrigues you by using your newly gained knowledge of appropriate technology and engineering. Materials Fee: $25

M45Period - 1New!DNA Diagnostics

Genomics is a relatively new field of study, beginning in the past century. Genomics evolved from a series of experimental advances that allowed researchers to decipher the DNA sequence of whole genomes from virtually any organism. In this class you will explore genetics and develop an understanding of animal genomes. With this tool, you will examine the most recent trends in genetic engineering in such areas as foods, agriculture, and human cell research. “Diagnose” the extent to which genomics will affect your life as well as the lives of others.

Multi-Disciplinary
M47Period - 1Theories of Time Travel: Spacetime Physics and Wormholes

If we could unify quantum gravity, quantum mechanics, and general relativity into one theory, physicists argue that time travel would be possible. Journey with us through a study of black holes, negative energy, and cosmic strings as we research current theories of time travel. Study the experiments of physicists around the world and what they have revealed about paradoxes and mutable timelines. Create your own theory of time travel based on your research.

M48Period - 3International Relations: Ordering a New World

Want to make a difference in the world? Then first you should understand the relationships among countries and states, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and multinational corporations. Today’s changes in world politics, economics, and ecological concerns for the planet are creating the need for our nation-based policies to become global in scope. Perhaps you will want to examine such topics as the role of personalities in global decision-making processes, or analyze how science and technology impact global health, business, the environment, technology, and human development. Finally, use your new-found knowledge to create a new or improved policy related to such issues as ecological sustainability, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, global finance, organized crime, human security, or human rights. Work toward making the difference you want to see!

M49Period - 2New!Working the Future

How do we prepare to excel in a future career that may not even exist yet? While we cannot accurately predict what our world will be like 20, 30 or 40 years from now, we can teach ourselves to solve complex problems that can occur in any that may arise. We can also teach ourselves how to be self-directed learners who will become knowledgeable and skilled in any field or discipline that proves important and engaging. In this course, develop problem-solving skills that can help keep you “ahead of the curve” no matter what it looks like, and the power to learn well what you need to know in any field or discipline. Be ready for the mystery job, whatever it may be!

M50Period - 4New!Synaptic Plasticity: The Adaptable Brain

Did you know that you can alter the ways in which your brain is “wired”? In this class you will think like a neuroscientist and explore how the human brain develops. You will examine topics such as neuroplasticity, genetic circuits, and the nervous system, as well as neural changes resulting from bodily injury. Research from these fascinating topics can be applied to the fields of health, medicine, education, and aging. Let your curiosity explore the science behind your curiosity. Design experiments to test your own theories about neuroplasticity.

Humanities
S51Period - 2 & 3Writing Matters

Do you want to move people with your words? This intensive workshop on the varied styles of contemporary authors and in developing your own writing style will challenge and motivate you. You will gain invaluable practice in communicating your thoughts, feelings, and knowledge, vividly and expressively, through the written word.

S52Period - 4College Preparation

Learn what you really need to know about the college application process from test taking, to the essay, to the campus visit, to the interview! Write an essay that will impress readers with its unity and coherence. Gain valuable test-taking strategies. Craft a résumé that describes the real you. Practice answering interview questions and behaviors that will make a lasting impression. Gain the confidence to improve your chances for acceptance into the most highly-regarded colleges.

S53Period - 1 & 4Word Origins for SAT Success

The etymology of words is a fascinating study in unlocking the complexities of linguistic relationships. This class will improve your vocabulary and understanding of word origins. You will practice taking sample tests, learn test-taking tactics, and improve your verbal confidence. You will employ your new vocabulary as you practice writing for the current SAT writing component.

Math, Science & Technology
S55Period - 2 & 3S55 Jump Start Your SAT Math Score

Don’t sweat those math SATs; prepare for them. This class is designed to help improve your math scores on standardized exams. Using sample practice tests, you will gain the confidence and skill you need to score well on standardized tests. Bring your scientific calculators. Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry.

S56Period - 2Cosmic Proportions: The Origin and Structure of the Universe

Cosmologists research the origins and structure of our universe, which they believe began 15 billion years ago. Starting from the simplest components, the universe has self-organized to an astonishing level of complexity. One of the most important discoveries in cosmology is that the expansion rate of the universe is accelerating. In this class you will gain an understanding of theories about the origins of the universe and investigate some of science’s most difficult questions. How did our universe come to be what it is today? What is reality? Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? How credible is the big bang theory? Come research answers to your own questions about the cosmos as well.

S59Period - 2 & 4Bioengineering: Technology for the Future

Bioengineering integrates physical, chemical, and mathematical principles in the study of biology, medicine, behavior, and health. From biomechanics and biomagnetics to genomics, in this course, you will take a look at the brief history of this emerging and exciting field. Investigate a branch of bioengineering that interests you, such as medical engineering, agricultural engineering, bionics, biochemical engineering, human factors engineering, or environmental engineering.

Multi-Disciplinary
S60Period - 1 & 2New!Improvement Science

Learn fast, fail fast, improve quickly. Such is the mantra of Improvement Science where invested participants seek to make quick improvements around a local problem. Improvement research synthesizes the best of what we have learned, rapidly develops and tests potential improvements, implements what is found to work in the system of the problem, and adds to our knowledge to make continuous improvements surrounding the concern. In this class you will learn the core principles of improvement science while identifying and improving a local problem of concern to you and your SIG colleagues.

S61Period - 1The Macroeconomics of Globalization

Globalization--the integration of capital, technology, and information across national borders -- is creating a single global market. Globalization is as old as the human race, but its magnitude is unique to this century. Macroeconomics deals with the performance, structure, behavior, and decision-making of an economy as a whole, rather than individual markets. This course will look at the whole-market approach of our increasingly global economy. If you’re curious about how the changing world economy might impact your future, here is an opportunity for you to understand globalization’s impact on culture, the environment, politics, business, and standards of living around the world.

Visual & Performing Arts
A63Period - 3 & 4Digital Photography

Digital photography has changed the world of image recording. Learn how to enhance your own photographs to express yourself through a captured moment. If you like computers and cameras, this course is for you. You must bring your own digital camera to participate in this class. A 1G flash drive is highly recommended as well. Ages 13-17 at every campus except Bryn Mawr and Vassar which are for ages 9-14.

A66Period - 2 & 3Improv 101: You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry, You’ll Improvise!

This combination of dramatic and comedic improvisation will help you gain confidence in your ability to perform spontaneously, improve your storytelling skills, think on your feet, and improve your teamwork and communication skills. Focus will be given to creating a stage presence, developing scenes, and projecting a character to the audience through coaching, warm-ups, games, and short scene work. Great practice for developing creativity, trust, and cooperation in a fun atmosphere! Ages 13-17 only.

A67Period - 4Broadway Beckons

Sing! Dance! Act! The show will go on! Learn vocal techniques, dance and movement exercises, and character acting skills-all pertaining to a selected production. The class will present a mini-musical performance at the end of the three week session. Some recreation hour rehearsals may be required.

A68Period - 1 & 2The Art of Making a Short Film

Did you know that Tim Burton got his start in short film production? Before Edward Scissorhands and Frankenweenie, Burton wrote and directed short films, such as The Island of Doctor Agor and Stalk of the Celery Monster. In fact, Burton still finds a creative outlet in directing and producing short films. A short film, whether animated or live action, is less than 40 minutes long, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Analyze the various features of short films and evaluate the entertainment value of short, compared to a feature length, films. Come learn the trade of award-winning directors like Martin Scorsese and Wes Anderson and film your own SIG short film. Materials Fee: $25

Fitness & Recreation
R70Period - 1 & 2Fencing: Footwork to Foils

Fencing – the sport of aristocrats and a great way to connect mind and body! For novices, this class will develop basic technique, form, finesse, and balance essential for success as a fencer. Refine your skills as you are paired with others of similar ability. The foil technique will emphasize a strong defense and body attack. Foils and fencing equipment are provided.

R71Period - 3 & 4Self-Defense Sense

Self-defense strategies are important, not only for self-protection, but also for building physical and mental discipline. This class will help you develop a commanding presence as you gain control and confidence through awareness of your surroundings, wrist escapes, defense against body holds, and blocking. A healthy lifestyle is built on self-discipline, fitness, and goal setting-- the foundations of effective self-defense!