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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!

New Paltz, NY: The 2018 Midterm Elections--A Weekend Seminar
New Zealand: From Auckland to Milford Sound by SeaOceania
Washington, DC: Inside the Smithsonian with Curators and ConservatorsU.S. (east)Washington D.C.

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.

Freedom and JusticeIthaca
Genius and Madness in LiteratureIthaca

Summer Session

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

AMST 1115: Introduction to American Government and PoliticsIthaca
ASIAN 2225: Literature, Politics, and Genocide in Cambodiaonline
BSOC 2071: Introduction to the History of Medicine
BSOC 2821: Science in Western Civilization: Newton to Darwin, Darwin to Einstein
GOVT 1615: Introduction to Modern Political TheoryIthacaonline
GOVT 2623: History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle EastIthaca
GOVT 3887: International Human Rights in Theory and PracticeIthaca
HIST 1591: A Global Approach to Modern Chinese HistoryIthaca
HIST 2820: Science in Western Civilization
ILRLR 1100: Introduction to U.S. Labor HistoryIthaca
NES 2619: History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle EastIthaca
PHIL 1920: Introduction to Modern Political Theory
SOC 3310: Modern European PoliticsEurope
STS 2871: EvolutionIthaca
Summer Program in TurinEurope


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