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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2019 will run from December 26, 2018 to January 19, 2019, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2019. 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 site to get an idea of what we offer.

Ecology/nature-related courses

Currently showing current/upcoming courses. View all courses (past three years and current).

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!

Latin America
Ecuador: Galapagos and the Andean Highlands--A Family-Friendly Expedition
New Zealand: From Auckland to Milford Sound by SeaOceania
Tanzania: A Great Migration Safari

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.

Veterinary Medicine: Conservation MedicineIthaca

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
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 2800: Sustainable FisheriesU.S. (east)
BIOSM 3740: Field Ornithology
BIOSM 4450: Forensic Science WildlifeU.S. (east)
COGST 1500: Introduction to Environmental PsychologyIthaca
DEA 1500: Introduction to Environmental PsychologyIthaca
EAS 1108: Earth in the NewsIthaca
EAS 1150: Severe Weather PhenomenaIthaca
Marine Science - Shoals Marine LaboratoryU.S. (east)
NTRES 2470: Green Cities: Creating the Living CityIthaca
NTRES 4940: Special Topics in Natural ResourcesIthaca
PADM 1734: Disasters
PLBIO 2400: Green World/Blue PlanetIthacaonline
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.

PLBIO 2400 Green World/Blue Planet


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Subject: anthropology, Asian studies, biology, communication, culture, ecology/nature, economics, engineering, geology, government, history, law/policy, literature, mythology, paleontology, politics, psychology, sociology, sustainability

Location: Asia (southeast), Ithaca, online

Season: winter