Global Online Academy

Students may take courses from Global Online Academy as part of the school program. GOA is a consortium of over 65 leading independent schools in the U.S.and abroad. Faculty members from GOA schools develop and teach the courses, which emphasize contemporary topics, collaborative, project-based learning, and frequent communication with the teacher. Global Online Academy courses allow schools to expand what they offer and help students test their passions in ways typically unavailable on a single campus. Though students complete most work independently, and GOA courses do not have full class meetings, students do collaborate in real time with classmates and meet with their teachers via video call. GOA courses take place during the school year and earn full credit at University Prep. Upper School students may request a GOA course during the course requests process in April.

U Prep GOA site coordinator
Anne Bingham

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Courses 2017-2018

Full course descriptions

Advocacy
Architecture
Citizen Artist's Studio: From Making to Action
Creative Nonfiction
Digital Journalism
Digital Photography
Fiction Writing
Filmmaking
Graphic Design
Music Theory and Digital Composition
Poetry Writing

Computer Science I: Computational Thinking
Computer Science II: Analyzing Data with Python
Computer Science II: Game Design and Development
Computer Science II: Java
Game Theory
iOS App Design
Linear Algebra
Multivariable Calculus
Number Theory

Abnormal Psychology
Bioethics
Global Health
Introduction to Psychology
Medical Problem Solving I
Medical Problem Solving II
Neuropsychology
Organic Chemistry
Positive Psychology
Practical Astronomy
Social Psychology

9/11 in a Global Context
Advanced Topics in Economics
Applying Philosophy to Modern Global Issues
Comparative Politics
Energy
Entrepreneurship In a Global Context
Gender Studies
Genocide & Human Rights
Introduction to Investments
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Power: Redressing Inequity Through Data
Water: from Inquiry to Action

Arabic Language Through Culture I
Arabic Language Through Culture II
Japanese Language Through Culture I
Japanese Language Through Culture II