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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Politics-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!

"Free Enterprise": The Use and Abuse of a Key American ConceptIthaca
Austria and Hungary: After the Habsburgs--Authoritarianism and DemocracyEurope
Behind Bars: Mass Incarceration and the Carceral StateIthaca
Cuba: Havana and Washington - Renewed RelationsLatin America
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
India: Vast, Various, and VibrantAsia (south)
Israel and the Palestinian Territory: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Up CloseMiddle East
New Paltz, New York The 2016 Presidential Election: A Weekend SeminarU.S. (east)
New Paltz, NY: The 2018 Midterm Elections--A Weekend Seminar
Not Just a Game: Sports and Politics in American HistoryIthaca
Putin's Russia: The Soviet Past, the Democratic Experiment, and the Return of DictatorshipIthaca
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.

Freedom and JusticeIthaca
History and Politics of the Modern Middle EastIthaca
International Relations
Social Entrepreneurship: Transforming Lives, Resolving ProblemsIthaca
Views on the News: Public Policy in America

Summer Session

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

AEM 1300 Macroeconomic Policy and the 2016 Election: Introduction to the Issues and How to Analyze ThemIthaca
AEM 3070 Risk Management in Emerging Marketsonline
AMST 1572 America's Wars from Alexander Hamilton to Barack Obama and beyond, 1776- futureIthaca
Cornell in Washington Summer ProgramWashington D.C.
ENGL 3930 Literature and Human Rights
GOVT 3052 Intro to the Structure & System of American Law
HIST 1572 America's Wars from Alexander Hamilton to Barack Obama and beyond, 1776- futureWashington D.C.
NBA 5911: Risk Management in Emerging Markets
NES 2694 The United States and Middle Eastern WarsIthaca
NS 4997: Experiential Learning in Global and Public Health in Washington, DC
PHIL 1920: Introduction to Modern Political Theory
Summer Program in TurinEurope

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.

AMST 3141: Prisons
GOVT 3141: Prisons
HIST 2007 Global Capitalism in One Community
HIST 2007 Global Capitalism in One Community


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