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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

History-related courses

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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!

Austria and Hungary: After the Habsburgs--Authoritarianism and DemocracyEurope
Belgium: A Feast of Flemish Art and Culture
Ecuador: Galapagos and the Andean Highlands--A Family-Friendly ExpeditionLatin America
India: Vast, Various, and VibrantAsia (south)
Israel and the Palestinian Territory: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Up CloseMiddle East
New Paltz, NY: The 2018 Midterm Elections--A Weekend Seminar
South Africa: Nature and Human NatureAfrica
Washington, DC: Inside the Smithsonian with Curators and ConservatorsU.S. (east)Washington D.C.

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.

BSOC 2071 Introduction to the History of Medicine
BSOC 2821 Science in Western Civilization: Newton to Darwin, Darwin to Einstein
GOVT 2623 History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle EastIthaca
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
NES 2619 History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle EastIthaca
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.

ARTH 3600 Contemporary Art: 1960-PresentIthaca
CAPS 3434 Chinese Empire and the Cambodian ExperienceAsia (southeast)
GOVT 3434 Chinese Empire & the Cambodian ExperienceAsia (southeast)
HIST 2007 Global Capitalism in One Community
HIST 3662 Women, War, and Peace in Europe, 1900-1955

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Location: Africa, Asia (south), Europe, Latin America, Middle East, U.S. (east), Washington D.C.