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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!

"Only Connect': Forester's Howards End and A Passage to India Ithaca
150 Years of Collecting at Cornell: An Insider's View
1968
Arizona: Eyes to the Sky over Flagstaff: Then and NowU.S. (west)
Atlantic Ocean: Bilbao to Paris - European History CruiseEurope
Austria and Hungary: After the Habsburgs--Authoritarianism and DemocracyEurope
Behind Bars: Mass Incarceration and the Carceral StateIthaca
Croatia, Montenegro, Albania & the Ionian Shores of Italy and GreeceEurope
Cuba: Havana and Washington - Renewed RelationsLatin America
D. H. Lawrence and the Great War: The Rainbow and Women in LoveIthaca
England: Jane Austen Country and Beyond Europe
Freedom and Justice in the Western TraditionIthaca
From Democracy to Authoritarianism: The Death of the Roman Republic
From the Puritans to the Panthers: The American Political Tradition
Grand Transatlantic Passage: In the Wake of Columbus from the Caribbean to SpainOceania
Greece: Circumnavigating the PeloponneseEurope
Hip Hop: It's History, Music, and CultureIthaca
Hip Hop: Music, Culture, and RaceIthaca
How Modern Architecture Shapes Our World
India: Vast, Various, and VibrantAsia (south)
Inside the Smithsonian with Curators and ConservatorsU.S. (east)
Islamic CivilizationIthaca
Israel and the Palestinian Territory: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Up CloseMiddle East
Italy: Puglia and Matera - Their History, Art, Architecture, and CuisineEurope
James Joyce: Daedalus in Dublin
Moscow and St. Petersburg - Strange, Alluring, EnthrallingRussia
New Paltz, NY: The 2018 Midterm Elections--A Weekend Seminar
New Zealand: From Auckland to Milford Sound by SeaOceania
Not Just a Game: Sports and Politics in American HistoryIthaca
Putin's Russia: The Soviet Past, the Democratic Experiment, and the Return of DictatorshipIthaca
Sharia: The Origins and Workings of Islamic LawIthaca
South Africa: Nature and Human NatureAfrica
Ten Astronomical Discoveries That Shook Our UniverseIthaca
Ten Great American TrialsIthaca
The Arts and Crafts Movement in Upstate New York
The Jewish American ExperienceIthaca
The Mythical Dominion: A History of BrooklynIthaca
The Trial of SocratesIthaca
The U.S. and the Israeli-Palestinian ConflictIthaca
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.
Washington, DC: Inside the Smithsonian with Secretary David SkortonU.S. (east)
When American Culture Popped: A Story of Leisure, Consumption, and the MoviesIthaca
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.

DisastersIthaca
Foundations in American LawIthaca
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
AMST 1572 America's Wars from Alexander Hamilton to Barack Obama and beyond, 1776- futureIthaca
AMST 4412 Playing out Difference: History and Identity in Sports Film
ARTH 2600 Introduction to Art History: The Modern EraIthaca
ARTH 4696 The Art Marketonline
ASIAN 2225: Literature, Politics, and Genocide in Cambodiaonline
ASIAN 2274 Mughal India and the Early Modern World, c. 1500-1800Ithaca
BSOC 2071: Introduction to the History of Medicine
BSOC 2821: Science in Western Civilization: Newton to Darwin, Darwin to Einstein
ENGL 3930 Literature and Human Rights
FGSS 4412 Playing out Difference: History and Identity in Sports Film
GOVT 1615: Introduction to Modern Political TheoryIthacaonline
GOVT 2623: History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle EastIthaca
GOVT 3314 Israeli PoliticsIthaca
GOVT 3887: International Human Rights in Theory and PracticeIthaca
HIST 1510: Introduction to Western CivilizationIthaca
HIST 1511 The Making of Modern Europe, from 1500 to the PresentIthaca
HIST 1571 American Military History from the World Wars to 9/11, Iraq and Afghanistan, 1900-2014Washington D.C.
HIST 1572 America's Wars from Alexander Hamilton to Barack Obama and beyond, 1776- futureWashington D.C.
HIST 1591: A Global Approach to Modern Chinese HistoryIthaca
HIST 2591 A Global Approach to Modern Chinese HistoryIthaca
HIST 2710: Introduction to the History of Medicine
HIST 2749 Mughal India and the Early Modern World, c. 1500-1800Ithaca
HIST 2820: Science in Western Civilization
HIST 3232 Sports History in the United StatesIthaca
ILRLR 1100: Introduction to U.S. Labor HistoryIthaca
NES 2619: History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle EastIthaca
NES 2694 The United States and Middle Eastern WarsIthaca
NES 3514 Israeli PoliticsIthaca
PHIL 1920: Introduction to Modern Political Theory
PMA 4372 Performativity in ParisEurope
PMA 4412 Playing out Difference: History and Identity in Sports Film
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
VISST 4412 Playing out Difference: History and Identity in Sports Film

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.

ANTHR 2496 The Anthropology and History of the Food You Eatonline
ANTHR 4496 The Anthropology and History of the Food You Eatonline
ARTH 3600 Contemporary Art: 1960-PresentIthaca
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)
HIST 2007 Global Capitalism in One Community
HIST 2007 Global Capitalism in One Community
HIST 3662 Women, War, and Peace in Europe, 1900-1955


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