"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." - Socrates
INTRO TO FINANCE
Using contemporary articles and current events, this course introduces students to the dynamic world of Finance. In addition to covering investing and the overall stock market, this course dives into the details of: Equity, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Economics, Corporate Finance, Financial Statements, Central Banks, and the role of Government in managing the economy. With March 2020 involving the fastest market correction and the best day on Wall Street since 1933, it's never been a better time to start learning about the market.
ECONOMIC HISTORY & THOUGHT
This course introduces students to Economics by walking through the evolution of the discipline historically. By understanding the worlds of Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and Ronald Reagan, students will come to learn how Economics fundamentally shapes and determines the society in which we live. Topics covered include: the Free Market & the Invisible Hand; Industrialization (its benefits and shortcomings); Capitalism, Communism, and Socialism; Income Inequality; the Stock Market; Fiscal & Monetary Policy; Technology, Growth, & the current Global Market.
PSYCHOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Sensations, behaviors, memories, motives, emotions, thoughts, personality. Ever wonder how the brain connects and controls all these varied and vibrant foundations of the human experience?
This course offers students (9th grade & up) an introduction to the rich world of Psychology and Neuroscience. With an eye towards the AP Psychology curriculum, tutorials will cover: the Brain (neuroanatomy, communication, neurotransmitters); Consciousness; Sensation & Perception; Learning (classical & operant conditioning); Cognition (memory, language, problem solving); Development (physical and mental child development); Motivation, Desire, Emotion; Disorders, Treatment; Social Psychology (identity, group dynamics, social institutions, cultural influence, attitude, personality.)
"That by desiring what is perfectly good, even when we don't quite know what it is and cannot do what we would, we are part of the divine power against evil - widening the skirts of light and making the struggle with darkness narrower." - George Eliot, Middlemarch.
This course walks students through the aesthetic, historical, and philosophical contours of great english literature from the past 200 years: nineteenth-century Realism; WWI & Modernism; WWII & Postwar Cultural Revolutions; Cold-War Era Postmodernism; and twenty-first century Globalization.
Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Fydor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Marcel Proust, William Faulkner, T.S. Eliot., Gertrude Stein, Vladimir Nabokov, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, Tennessee Williams, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Wolfe, Italo Calvino, Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Roberto Bolano, Arundhati Roy, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, & more...