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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.

Government-related courses

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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!

"Free Enterprise": The Use and Abuse of a Key American ConceptIthaca
Austria and Hungary: After the Habsburgs--Authoritarianism and DemocracyEurope
Behind Bars: Mass Incarceration and the Carceral StateIthaca
Cuba: Havana and Washington - Renewed RelationsLatin America
Freedom and Justice in the Western TraditionIthaca
From Democracy to Authoritarianism: The Death of the Roman Republic
From the Puritans to the Panthers: The American Political Tradition
Israel and the Palestinian Territory: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Up CloseMiddle East
New Paltz, New York The 2016 Presidential Election: A Weekend SeminarU.S. (east)
Putin's Russia: The Soviet Past, the Democratic Experiment, and the Return of DictatorshipIthaca
The U.S. and the Israeli-Palestinian ConflictIthaca

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)
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
Foundations in American LawIthaca
Freedom and JusticeIthaca
International Relations

Summer Session

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

AEM 3070 Risk Management in Emerging Marketsonline
AMST 1115: Introduction to American Government and PoliticsIthaca
AMST 3128 America's Changing FacesWashington D.C.
AMST 3171 Campaigns and ElectionsIthaca
ASIAN 2225: Literature, Politics, and Genocide in Cambodiaonline
Cornell in Washington Summer ProgramWashington D.C.
CRP 4080 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Ithaca
GOVT 1111: Introduction to American Government and PoliticsIthaca
GOVT 1615: Introduction to Modern Political TheoryIthacaonline
GOVT 1817: Introduction to International RelationsIthacaonline
GOVT 2623: History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle EastIthaca
GOVT 3052 Intro to the Structure & System of American Law
GOVT 3071: Introduction to Public PolicyIthaca
GOVT 3128 America's Changing FacesWashington D.C.
GOVT 3150: The American Legal SystemNew York City
GOVT 3171 Campaigns and ElectionsIthaca
GOVT 3314 Israeli PoliticsIthaca
GOVT 3887: International Human Rights in Theory and PracticeIthaca
ILRLE 2400 Economics of Wages and EmploymentIthaca
LAW 3887 International Human Rights in Theory & Practice
NBA 5911: Risk Management in Emerging Marketsonline
NES 2619: History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle EastIthaca
NES 2694 The United States and Middle Eastern WarsIthaca
NES 3514 Israeli PoliticsIthaca
NTRES 4940: Special Topics in Natural ResourcesIthaca
PADM 1734: Disasters
PAM 2110 Views on the News: Perspectives on Public Policy in AmericaIthaca
PHIL 1920: Introduction to Modern Political Theory
Summer Program in TurinEurope

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 3434 Chinese Empire & the Cambodian ExperienceAsia (southeast)
HIST 2007 Global Capitalism in One Community


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Location: Asia (southeast), Ithaca, online

Season: winter