Have you ever watched a TV detective show and said, “Where do they come up with this stuff?” School, that’s where.

This summer at Brandeis you can brush up on your investigation skills by taking a course on bones or practice your reasoning with a class in logic. In fact, you can even take a shot at writing yout own screenplay and perhaps show those TV detective writers a thing or two…no moustache needed.

 In Anthropology 116a, Human Osteology, not only will you learn about the scientific study of bones, but you’ll also gain hands-on experience in the lab with sessions focused on estimating age at the time of death, determining sex, assessing skeletal variability, detecting instances of bone remodeling, and identifying cultural and natural modifications to bone tissue.

 If you thought The Da Vinci Code was a page-turner, you should definitely consider registering for an Introduction to Symbolic Logic (Philosophy 6a). This type of logic provides concepts and formal techniques that help with deductive reasoning (incredibly useful if you’re taking the LSATs in the future). Topics in this course will include truth-functional connectives, quantifiers, validity, truth, and proof, sharpening those critical thinking skills.

 Last but not least, if you think you have what it takes to tell a better story to the masses, make sure to sign up for English 79a, Directed Writing: Beginning Screenwriting. This course will help you understand about structure, plot, conflict, character, and dialog while students read screenwriting theory, scripts, analyze files, and produce an outline and the first act of an original screenplay!

Visit the Brandeis Summer Registration site to enroll now!