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Winter Session 2016 will run from December 26, 2015, to January 13, 2016, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 4, 2016. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an e-mail notice when this happens, please join our e-mail list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the 2015 site to get an idea of what we offer.

Ecology/nature-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!

Alaska from Juneau to Ketchikan: The Inlets and Coves of the Inside PassageU.S. (west)
Arctic Svalbard: Expedition to the Land of the Ice BearsEurope
Belize: Exploring Rainforests, Pyramids, and ReefsLatin America
Chile: Wild Lands of Patagonia: A Family-Friendly ExpeditionLatin America
Gorgeous Gorges of the Finger LakesIthaca
Hawaii's Big Island: Destruction and Creation in ParadiseOceania
Second Nature: Protecting and Fostering Native BiodiversityIthaca
Tanzania: A Family-Friendly Safari AdventureAfrica
The Gulf of Maine: The Isles of ShoalsU.S. (east)

Summer Session

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

BEE 3299 Sustainable Development: A Web-Based Courseonline
BIOEE 2070 EvolutionIthaca
BIOMS 1310 Parasites as Literary Protagonists-Mind Control, Emasculation, and Egg Sacksonline
BIOMS 3350 Wildlife ParasitologyIthaca
BIOPL 2400 Green World, Blue PlanetIthaca
BIOPL 2450 Plant BiologyIthaca
BIOSM 1500 Investigative Marine Biology LaboratoryU.S. (east)
BIOSM 1650 Introduction to Marine Mammal BiologyU.S. (east)
BIOSM 1780 Evolution and Marine DiversityU.S. (east)
BIOSM 2770 Introduction to Marine Conservation BiologyU.S. (east)
COGST 1500 Introduction to Human Environmental RelationsIthaca
DEA 1500 Introduction to Human Environment RelationsIthaca
EAS 1108 Earth in the NewsIthaca
EAS 1150 Severe Weather PhenomenaIthaca
EAS 1540 Introductory OceanographyIthaca
EAS 7500 Satellite Remote Sensing in Biological OceanographyIthaca
Marine Science - Shoals Marine LaboratoryU.S. (east)
NTRES 4940 Creating Green Cities and Sustainable FuturesIthaca
VETCS 1200 Conservation Medicine: A Veterinary PerspectiveIthaca

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.

BIOEE 2640 Tropical Field OrnithologyLatin America


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Subject: accounting/finance, anthropology, biology, business, communication, data/statistics, ecology/nature, economics, government, labor, law/policy, mathematics, ornithology, politics, sociology, writing

Location: Ithaca, Latin America, online

Season: winter