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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
Chile and ArgentinaLatin America
Croatia, Montenegro, Albania & the Ionian Shores of Italy and GreeceEurope
Cuba: Havana and Washington - Renewed RelationsLatin America
Ecuador: Galapagos and the Andean Highlands--A Family-Friendly Expedition
France: The Rhone Valley: A Wine and Gastronomic AdventureEurope
From the Puritans to the Panthers: The American Political Tradition
Grand Transatlantic Passage: In the Wake of Columbus from the Caribbean to SpainOceania
Hip Hop: It's History, Music, and CultureIthaca
Hip Hop: Its Impact on Music, Art, and CultureIthaca
Hip Hop: Music, Culture, and RaceIthaca
India: Vast, Various, and VibrantAsia (south)
Inside the Smithsonian with Curators and ConservatorsU.S. (east)
Islamic CivilizationIthaca
Italy: From Giotto to Gelato: The Art and Culture of Florence and TuscanyEurope
Italy: Puglia and Matera - Their History, Art, Architecture, and CuisineEurope
Japan: Exploring Japan's Diversity through Its Culture, Religion, and ArtAsia (east)
Morocco: The Edge of the Muslim West: Religion, Culture and LandscapeEuropeMiddle East
Moscow and St. Petersburg - Strange, Alluring, EnthrallingRussia
Not Just a Game: Sports and Politics in American HistoryIthaca
Poland: A Musical and Cultural JourneyEurope
Sharia: The Origins and Workings of Islamic LawIthaca
The Jewish American ExperienceIthaca
The Mediterranean: Cruise from Athens to NiceEurope
The Mythical Dominion: A History of BrooklynIthaca
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

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.

The Fashion StudioIthaca

Summer Session

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

AIS 3100 Haudenosaunee Ecology in the Story of Earth's CreationIthaca
AMST 1572 America's Wars from Alexander Hamilton to Barack Obama and beyond, 1776- futureIthaca
AMST 3128 America's Changing FacesWashington D.C.
AMST 4412 Playing out Difference: History and Identity in Sports Film
ANTHR 3305 Anthropology of Parentingonline
BSOC 2821 Science in Western Civilization: Newton to Darwin, Darwin to Einstein
CLASS 2604 Greek Mythology
COGST 1111 Making a Difference by DesignIthaca
COMM 4300 Ethics in New Media, Technology, and CommunicationIthaca
CS 1305 Computation and Culture in a Digital Age
ENGL 2090 Introduction to Cultural StudiesIthaca
FGSS 4412 Playing out Difference: History and Identity in Sports Film
GERST 2250 Genius and Madness in German LiteratureIthaca
GOVT 3128 America's Changing FacesWashington D.C.
GOVT 3323 Modern European PoliticsEurope
HD 2800 Cultural PsychologyIthaca
HIST 2820 Science in Western Civilization
Imagining Rome: Creative Writing Workshops in ItalyEurope
INFO 1305 Computation and Culture in a Digital AgeIthaca
INFO 2450 Communication and Technology (online course)Ithaca
INFO 3200 New Media and Societyonline
INFO 4301 Ethics in New Media, Technology, and CommunicationIthaca
Intensive Nepali language programIthaca
ITAL 3270 Ancient/Modern Corpo-RealitiesEurope
NES 2619 History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle EastIthaca
PMA 4412 Playing out Difference: History and Identity in Sports Film
PSYCH 1500 Introduction to Human Environmental RelationsIthaca
SOC 3310 Modern European PoliticsEurope
SPAN 2230 Perspectives on SpainEurope
STS 2821 Science in Western Civilization
STS 2871 EvolutionIthaca
Summer Program in MadridEurope
Summer Program in TurinEurope
Tales of Three Cities - Tokyo, Seoul, BeijingAsia (east)
UNIV 3032 English for International Students and ScholarsIthaca
VISST 3210 Ancient/Modern Corpo-RealitiesEurope
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.

ARTH 3600 Contemporary Art: 1960-PresentIthaca
CLASS 2604 Greek MythologyIthaca
COMM 3090 Experiential Writing in the Yucatan: Environmental and Cultural Communication
HIST 2007 Global Capitalism in One Community
PLSCI 3090 Experiential Writing in the Yucatan: Environmental and Cultural Communication
RELST 2250 Introduction to Asian ReligionsIthaca
VISST 3600 Contemporary Art: 1960-Present

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Season: summer