Get a head start on your college experience while you are still in high school.
B4USoar introduces Philadelphia Public and Charter 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 fall 2021 semester runs from August 23, 2021 through December 15, 2021 on Temple University’s Main Campus. B4USoar applications open on April 19, 2021.
What courses can I choose from?
Fall 2021 B4USoar Courses (check back for updates).
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.
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.
Tuesday 3:30-4:50/Thursday on line (Hybrid)
Do you listen to hip hop, spend all your time in Second Life, 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.
Expand your knowledge by looking at how various technologies such as electricity, automobiles, airplanes, telephones, bridges, highways, electronics, computers, and information technology have transformed the world around us. What would we do without them? Where do they come from? How do they work? Technology is developed by people who have the ideas, design the machines and processes, and suffer the costs and benefits of technological changes in our society. Learn about science and technology through history of discovery, invention and innovation through lectures. We will also study several promising fields which may lead us to the future of technology.
We are all drowning in data, and so is your future employer. Data pour in from sources as diverse as social media, customer loyalty programs, weather stations, smartphones, and credit card purchases. How can you make sense of it all? Those that can turn raw data into insight will be tomorrow’s decision-makers; those that can solve problems and communicate using data will be tomorrow’s leaders. This course will teach you how to harness the power of data by mastering the ways it is stored, organized, and analyzed to enable better decisions. You will get hands-on experience by solving problems using a variety of powerful, computer-based data tools virtually every organization uses. You will also learn to make more impactful and persuasive presentations by learning the key principles of presenting data visually.
This course provides an overview of the theory, research, and practice of communication and social influence. Students will be introduced to risk, political, and conflict communication techniques and cutting-edge research and how it all applies and/or relates to current events and contemporary culture. Career paths and opportunities for Communication and Social Influence majors are also explored.
Tuesday 3:30-4:50/Thursday on line (Hybrid)
The course provides a forum in which to digest the events related to Coronavirus, apply the scientific method to separate fact from fiction, evaluate how we responded in a global context, and consider what lies ahead. Does not require an in-depth understanding of health or medicine, but rather a curiosity for how our modern society detected and responded to Coronavirus and how we might learn from this experience for future epidemics or pandemics. The course will engage faculty and ideas from across the disciplines of Epidemiology, Health Information Management, Social and Behavioral Health, Health Policy, Social Work and Law. By accessing quantitative data we hope to provide students with interdisciplinary and data driven lenses with which to analyze the case study of coronavirus.