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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.

Politics-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
India: Vast, Various, and VibrantAsia (south)
Israel and the Palestinian Territory: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Up CloseMiddle East
Morocco: The Edge of the Muslim West: Religion, Culture and LandscapeEuropeMiddle East
New Paltz, New York The 2016 Presidential Election: A Weekend SeminarU.S. (east)
New Paltz, NY: The 2018 Midterm Elections--A Weekend Seminar
Not Just a Game: Sports and Politics in American HistoryIthaca
Putin's Russia: The Soviet Past, the Democratic Experiment, and the Return of DictatorshipIthaca
The Mediterranean: Cruise from Athens to NiceEurope
The U.S. and the Israeli-Palestinian ConflictIthaca

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
History and Politics of the Modern Middle EastIthaca
International RelationsIthaca
Social Entrepreneurship: Transforming Lives, Resolving ProblemsIthaca

Summer Session

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

AEM 1300 Macroeconomic Policy and the 2016 Election: Introduction to the Issues and How to Analyze ThemIthaca
AEM 3070 Risk Management in Emerging Marketsonline
AMST 1115 Introduction to American Government and PoliticsIthaca
AMST 1572 America's Wars from Alexander Hamilton to Barack Obama and beyond, 1776- futureIthaca
AMST 3141 Prisons
AMST 3171 Campaigns and ElectionsIthaca
Cornell in Washington Summer ProgramWashington D.C.
ENGL 3930 Literature and Human Rights
GOVT 1111 Introduction to American Government and PoliticsIthaca
GOVT 1615 Introduction to Political PhilosophyIthacaonline
GOVT 1817 Introduction to International RelationsIthaca
GOVT 2623 History and Politics of the Modern and Contemporary Middle EastIthaca
GOVT 3141 Prisonsonline
GOVT 3171 Campaigns and ElectionsIthaca
GOVT 3314 Israeli PoliticsIthaca
GOVT 3323 Modern European PoliticsEurope
GOVT 3887 Int'l Human Rights in Theory & PracticeIthaca
HIST 1510 Introduction to Western CivilizationIthaca
HIST 1572 America's Wars from Alexander Hamilton to Barack Obama and beyond, 1776- futureWashington D.C.
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
NS 4997 Experiential Learning in Global and Public Health in Washington, DC
PAM 3620 Population Dynamics and Policy Debates in Comparative PerspectiveEurope
PHIL 1920 Introduction to Modern Political Theory
SOC 3310 Modern European PoliticsEurope
SPAN 2230 Perspectives on SpainEurope
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.

AMST 3141 Prisonsonline
ASIAN 3330 Chinese Empire and the Cambodian ExperienceAsia (southeast)
CAPS 3434 Chinese Empire and the Cambodian ExperienceAsia (southeast)
GOVT 3141 Prisonsonline
GOVT 3434 Chinese Empire & the Cambodian ExperienceAsia (southeast)
HIST 2007 Global Capitalism in One Community

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