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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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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!

150 Years of Collecting at Cornell: An Insider's View
Austria and Hungary: After the Habsburgs--Authoritarianism and DemocracyEurope
Ecuador: Galapagos and the Andean Highlands--A Family-Friendly Expedition
From the Puritans to the Panthers: The American Political Tradition
Israel and the Palestinian Territory: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Up CloseMiddle East
James Joyce: Daedalus in Dublin
New Paltz, NY: The 2018 Midterm Elections--A Weekend Seminar
Not Just a Game: Sports and Politics in American HistoryIthaca
Ten Astronomical Discoveries That Shook Our UniverseIthaca
The Mythical Dominion: A History of BrooklynIthaca
The Trial of SocratesIthaca
The Uncertain Future of American Higher Education
Treasures of the Ionian and Adriatic Seas: A Voyage from Athens to Venice
Washington, DC: Inside the Smithsonian with Curators and ConservatorsU.S. (east)Washington D.C.
Whistler and the Victorian Art WorldIthaca

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.

Freedom and JusticeIthaca
Genius and Madness in LiteratureIthaca
History and Politics of the Modern Middle EastIthaca
International Relations

Summer Session

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

AMST 1115 Introduction to American Government and PoliticsIthaca
BSOC 2071 Introduction to the History of Medicine
BSOC 2821 Science in Western Civilization: Newton to Darwin, Darwin to Einstein
GOVT 1615 Introduction to Political PhilosophyIthacaonline
GOVT 2623 History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle EastIthaca
GOVT 3887 Int'l Human Rights in Theory & PracticeIthaca
HIST 1510 Introduction to Western CivilizationIthaca
HIST 1591 A Global Approach to Modern Chinese HistoryIthaca
HIST 2710 Introduction to the History of Medicine
HIST 2820 Science in Western Civilization
ILRLR 1100 Introduction to U.S. Labor HistoryIthaca
INFO 1305 Computation and Culture in a Digital AgeIthaca
NES 2619 History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle EastIthaca
PHIL 1920 Introduction to Modern Political Theory
SOC 3310 Modern European PoliticsEurope
STS 2071 Introduction to the History of Medicine
STS 2821 Science in Western Civilization
STS 2871 EvolutionIthaca
Summer Program in TurinEurope
Teaching American History CorningIthaca
Teaching American History FallsburgIthaca

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.

ASIAN 3330 Chinese Empire and the Cambodian ExperienceAsia (southeast)
CAPS 3434 Chinese Empire and the Cambodian ExperienceAsia (southeast)
GOVT 3434 Chinese Empire & the Cambodian ExperienceAsia (southeast)

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