Spring 2020 Courses
This is not a traditional classroom experience. Learning at Adjacent mirrors the workplace and is therefore not lecture-based—you will learn by doing alongside your peers, with the support of experienced technologists and educators, and with interaction and feedback from mentors and employees in diverse tech roles.
No computer science experience is required. Students with no background in tech are strongly encouraged to apply.
DIG 245: Critical Web Design
Conceptualize, design, and program websites using HTML/CSS and execute interactive projects that are both culturally-relevant and technically sophisticated.
CSC 108: Explorations in Computer Science
Learn the basics of computer science and structured programming by creating projects such as multi-page websites, browser extensions, interactive games, and more.
ENG 296: Science Fiction & Technology
Debate the relevance of science fiction novels and film to current inventions in AI, surveillance, and datafication.
CIS 125: Independent Study
Engage in project-based experiences that, through critical reflection, connect prior academic content and tech-adjacent skills
Tuition & Admission Requirements
There is no additional cost to tuition to do this program. Your tuition and financial aid cover the full cost of the program, which includes meals, housing, materials. You’ll be responsible for your local transportation and personal expenses during your time in San Francisco.
All students are encouraged to apply and complete the interview process. This program will select for students interested in technology and who will be comfortable in and motivated by an intensive, highly collaborative, and self-motivated learning experience.
Selection into this program is not guaranteed.
- The biggest thing that I got out of Adjacent was the confidence and skillset to learn anything. I feel completely comfortable in the confusion of trying to learn something completely new. It’s amazing!
- I’m pretty much mind blown at how cool this program is. I don’t think a lot of people come out of college with tech skills and therefore have to learn on the job, but having a solid foundation like this without compromising time during the semester is invaluable.
- Adjacent showed me that there are so many possibilities/fields within the tech industry. It was nice learning how the people we met in the industry got to where they are now. It showed me that I don’t have to be a programmer to be there, but that having some experience with programming will definitely be advantageous.
- I’ve never been a mathematics or science person but I realized computer science is for everyone as long as you’re interested and continuously curious you can do anything you want with it.
- As a non-computer science major, I wanted to see what an increasingly tech-centric world looked like. This program gives you a lot of answers of what that does look like in terms of what startups you go to visit what you’re learning in the classroom and the hard and soft skills you can apply outside the program.