Get a head start on your college experience while you are still in high school.
B4USoar introduces high school students to high-quality education while illustrating how they can thrive in higher learning institutions. This program provides high school students with the tools, support and confidence to succeed in college while earning college credits that are fully paid and transferrable.
Recognize your potential. Be confident.
High school students who enroll in one of the courses are paired with current college students in the class who offer encouragement and support, technology assistance and tips for planning and transitioning to college. Community professionals mentor in areas such as time management, financial planning, career and professional development, and other relevant topics.
What are the benefits?
- Earn transferable academic credits fully funded by the Fox School of Business and Management
- Experience the academic and campus culture of Temple University
- Access to the Charles Library
- Access to the Howard Gittis Student Center
- Access Temple’s Bookstores
When and where do the classes meet?
Fall & Spring Semesters
Temple Main Campus, 1800 North Broad Street
The spring 2021 semester runs from January 11, 2021 through April 26, 2021 on Temple University’s Main Campus in Philadelphia. B4USoar applications open on October 12, 2020.
What courses can I choose from?
Spring 2021 B4USoar Courses
Explore the complexity and diversity of American society through the study of sport and leisure. To what extent does the way we play or spectate sports, the way we plan or experience leisure time, reflect American values? As we trace a brief history of the United States through the lens of sport and leisure, we will observe how concepts of freedom, democracy and equality are tested through time. Issues of race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and socio-economic class will be prominent, as we observe American ideals both upheld and contradicted in the context of the way Americans recreate.
Being creative is about solving problems or approaching opportunities in novel and valuable ways. This course is designed to help ALL students better harness their full creative potential – whether you think: “I am not creative” or “I already have more ideas than I can handle”, this class will help you come up with more creative ideas that offer more value and have greater impact on the world. Although creativity has been studied by nearly every professional domain, this course focuses on creativity as a driver of organizational innovation – from non-profits to small businesses and large corporations to students’ own entrepreneurial startups, creativity and innovation are critical to providing value and ensuring long-term survival. Throughout this course students will develop important life skills while learning to creatively solve problems through a number of real-world innovation challenges. No matter what career or profession you are going into, being more creative and appreciating how and why modern organizations function the way that they do will help you to be more valuable, more employable, more innovative, and more entrepreneurial.
Do you listen to hip hop, spend all your time in TikToc, dress up like a cartoon character and go to anime fairs, or go skateboarding every day with your friends? Then you are part of the phenomenon called youth culture. Often related to gender, race, class and socio-economic circumstances, youth cultures enable young people to try on identities as they work their way to a clearer sense of self. Empowered by new technology tools and with the luxury of infinite virtual space, young people today can explore identities in ways not available to previous generations. Students in this class will investigate several youth cultures, looking closely at what it means to belong. They will also come to appreciate how the media and marketing construct youth identities and define youth cultures around the world.
Learn about the experience of African Americans through the lens of the U.S. legal system. U.S. law, which first defined African Americans as less than human, eventually declared discrimination illegal, and remains both an expression and an instrument of change at the intersection of race and equality. As you study this evolution, you will reflect on relevant current events, and explore your own responses to the kind of everyday encounters that continually arise in our pluralistic society. Can race be used as a factor in hiring, in college admissions? Is race a factor for you in dating, marriage, adoption? We explore issues like these on both broad social and personal dimensions.
An intruder rushes into class, hits the professor in the face with a pie, and runs out. You are asked to provide a description of the assailant–and now you realize this was a demonstration of the faultiness of human memory in making eyewitness identification. Develop your understanding of the historical, socio-political and ethical context of the U.S. legal system as you follow the misadventures of a fictional family that gets caught up in various legal problems. Current events inform every assignment; you might analyze, for example, the case against McDonalds brought on behalf of obese children, and then research legislation known as the “Cheeseburger Bill,” prohibiting such lawsuits. An exciting, multimedia environment makes learning vivid.