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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!

Austria and Hungary: After the Habsburgs--Authoritarianism and DemocracyEurope
Cuba: Havana and Washington - Renewed RelationsLatin America
Israel and the Palestinian Territory: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Up CloseMiddle East

Professional Studies

Intensive learning experiences for students, professionals, and executives year-round, all drawing on Cornells renowned resources and faculty.

Institute for Computer Policy and Law (ICPL)Ithaca
Policy Development ProgramIthaca

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.

ECON 1110 Introductory Microeconomicsonline

Summer Session

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

ASIAN 2225 Literature, Politics, and Genocide in Cambodiaonline
Cornell in Washington Summer ProgramWashington D.C.
DSOC 2050 International Developmentonline
GOVT 1111 Introduction to American Government and PoliticsIthaca
GOVT 1615 Introduction to Political PhilosophyIthacaonline
GOVT 1817 Introduction to International RelationsIthaca
GOVT 2623 History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle EastIthaca
GOVT 3128 America's Changing FacesWashington D.C.
GOVT 3150 The American Legal System: Its Nature, Functions, and InstitutionsNew York City
NS 4630 Global Health, Development and Policy Issues in TanzaniaAfrica
NTRES 4940 Creating Green Cities and Sustainable FuturesIthaca
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.

ECON 1110 Introductory MicroeconomicsIthacaonline
ECON 1120 Introductory MacroeconomicsIthacaonline
GOVT 6021 Poverty & Social PolicyIthaca
HIST 2007 Global Capitalism in One Community


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Location: Ithaca, online

Season: summer