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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Near/Middle East-related courses

Cornell's Adult University

Adult and youth programs--travel around the world or have an education vacation on the beautiful Cornell campus--led by some of our most distinguished faculty!

Israel and the Palestinian Territory: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Up CloseMiddle East
The U.S. and the Israeli-Palestinian ConflictIthaca

Summer College for High School Students

Offers talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to experience the excitement of college life, take university courses, work with renowned faculty, earn college credit, explore majors and careers, and make friends from around the world.

History and Politics of the Modern Middle EastIthaca

Summer Session

Study with renowned faculty, earn credits, gain valuable skills, and complete requirements--on campus, online, or around the world.

ARKEO 2662: Daily Life in the Biblical World
ASRC 1201 Elementary Arabic IIthaca
ASRC 1202 Elementary Arabic IIIthaca
GOVT 2623: History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle East
JWST 2662: Daily Life in the Biblical World
NES 2619: History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle East
NES 2662: Daily Life in the Biblical World
RELST 2662: Daily Life in the Biblical World

Winter Session

Earn up to four credits in just three weeks--either on campus or online, reduce your course load, benefit from small classes, and immerse yourself in a subject. You can also work closely with your professor and receive more individualized attention.

ARKEO 2666: Jerusalem the Holy
JWST 2666: Jerusalem the Holy
NES 2666: Jerusalem the Holy
RELST 2666: Jerusalem the Holy


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Season: summer