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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Courses

Six-week courses

Please read through the tips below before selecting your six-week course(s):

  • Students who enroll in six-week programs commonly choose two courses for credit from the list below. We suggest you consider enrolling in a First-Year Writing Seminar (English 1131 or English 1132) to build your college writing skills.
  • Take care when choosing science, math, and computer science courses, which require rapid assimilation of difficult concepts. Such courses should not be chosen without carefully weighing the amount of work and the dedication they'll require. If you have any questions about this, please contact us.
  • If your schedule permits, we encourage you to visit an additional course of your choice. With the instructor's approval, you may sit in on lectures and do the reading and assignments, but you won't have to take exams, and you won't receive credit or a grade (this course will not appear on your Cornell transcript); visiting a course allows you to pack as much learning into your Cornell summer as possible and lets you learn for the sheer joy of it. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, not to be missed.

ALS: Agriculture and Life Sciences

ART: Art

ARTH: History of Art

BIOG: BIO: General Courses

BIOMG: Molecular Biology and Genetics

BIOMI: BIO: Microbiology

CHEM: Chemistry and Chemical Biology

CLASS: Classics

COGST: Cognitive Science

CS: Computer Science

DEA: Design and Environmental Analysis

EAS: Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

ECON: Economics

ENGL: English

ENGL 1131: FWS: Mastering College Reading and Writing: FWS: Mastering College Reading and Writing
ENGL 1131: FWS: Mastering College Reading and Writing: Mastering College Reading and Writing

ENGRD: Engineering: Distribution Systems Engineering

ENGRI: Engineering: Introduction

HE: Human Ecology Nondepartmental

HIST: History

ILRLR: ILR: Labor Relations, Law, and History

LING: Linguistics

MATH: Mathematics

MUSIC: Music

PHIL: Philosophy

PHYS: Physics

PLBIO: Plant Biology

PMA: Performing and Media Arts

PSYCH: Psychology

WRIT: Writing Program