- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Online
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 11th, 12th, College
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: Archaeology, Architecture, College Courses, Reading, Writing, History, Mentoring
- Selective: No
- Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
- Application Deadline: 06/18/21
- Call: (757) 221-7652
The National Institute of American History & Democracy (NIAHD) offers 2 courses in which students analyze, interpret, and discuss American history and earn 3 hours of college credit. Students develop college-level reading and writing skills and interact with historians, architectural historians, curators, and archaeologists.
History 211: Race and Freedom in Williamsburg, 1699-2021
Established in 1699, Williamsburg is the place where Virginia’s leaders codified the colony’s slave laws in 1705 and decided to declare their independence from Great Britain. Debates and discussions about freedom and race continued in this city after 1776, and students will use historic sites and landscapes in Williamsburg and on the William & Mary campus as part of their analysis about the ways in which race defines and shapes ideas about freedom, citizenship, and democracy.
History 212: Founders and Foundings
Founders - from James Madison to Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton - are people who, through their position in government or leadership in social movements, had significant impacts on American civil rights and forms of government. Using virtual visits to sites around North America, History 212 is intended to help students understand these figures in the context of where they lived and worked, and through comparison to their contemporaries.
Cost and Session Information
NIAHD will offer both History 211 and History 212 during the First Session. We will also offer History 212 during the Second Session. Students choose their class when they apply to the program.
Both courses are open to all rising high school juniors and seniors, as well as rising college freshmen, regardless of the student’s previous experience taking college classes, and there are no prerequisites necessary to take either course.
Session 1: June 20 - July 9, 2021
Session 2: July 11 - July 30, 2021
The total program cost for either History 211 or History 212 is $2,200 for all students. The cost includes tuition for 3 transferrable college credits, all required texts and readings, and all virtual visits to historic sites and museums.
Application Deadline: 6/18/21 for all students, Domestic or Abroad
Scholarships are available. There is no application fee.