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Summer Academic Program

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Summer Academic Program
Sun., July 17 to Sat., July 30, 2016

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Course: "Star Wars, Silentó, and the Super Bowl: Engaging Popular Culture"

Course description: The question isn't whether we will engage in popular culture or how we determine what is popular. Instead, the questions are: how is popular culture affecting us and how should we evaluate it? The potential answers to these questions might surprise you.

Students can earn credit for "Public Speaking (COM1023)" by discussing, writing, and presenting on popular culture.

Offered to high school students graduating in 2017 and 2018 with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more who are 15 years of age or older.

There are 30 spots available.

The course fee is $800 and includes three transferable college credits in public speaking, course text fee, room and board, and meals. A non-refundable $50 deposit is due at the time of registration.

We will do a weekend off-campus activity during the middle of the class.

MVNU's Summer Academic Program (SAP) allows high school students to:

  • Earn college credit
  • Experience college on campus
  • Meet professors
  • Engage in experiential learning opportunities, extracurricular activities, dorm life, and a college class
  • Get a two-week taste of the full college experience


Frequently Asked Questions

How much supervision will they have during the day and in the dorms?
During the day, the students will be supervised by staff and faculty. In the evenings, nights and mornings they will be supervised by a Residential Assistant.

Will weekend activities be planned and supervised?
On some evenings and weekends we will be hosting events for the students on and off campus. All of those events will include transportation and supervision. Some nights the students will have free time to go and play games in our student game room (with pool tables, ping pong, and more). Those free times will not always be directly supervised. Think of it as a church camp type of environment. There is always someone available to students, but they are not always under direct supervision.

What will the living situation be?
Students will live on campus in a dorm with designated sections for males and females. The Residential Assistant will supervise and monitor living arrangements to make sure male and female students remain in their designated living areas.

Will the students be allowed to have cars on campus?
Yes. We understand that it may be most convenient for students to drive themselves to campus for the program, but cars are only to be used for transport to and from the program. Students will not be permitted to drive anywhere for the two-week duration of the program.

Are meals included in to $800 price?
Room and board, meals, course fees, and off-campus excursions are all included in the price of the program.

Will students need spending money?
They will not need to bring additional spending money, but are more than welcome to bring some for the vending machines or to purchase items during off-campus excursions.

Will a transcript be provided upon completion of the course?
Yes. A transcript for college credit will be mailed to you once all coursework has been graded.

Still have questions?
Email us at events@mvnu.edu or call 1-866-462-MVNU, ext. 4551.
Tentative Schedule
Start End Week Days
7:45 a.m. 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Seat-Time/Class Time
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Project/Track
5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Activity or Study Time

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