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Experience a Course with Yale in the Summer

Pin: In 2020, Yale Summer Session will convert many New Haven and YSS Programs Abroad courses to remote courses. YSS will continue to offer Yale Summer Online courses. Please use the search tool below to view course offerings. All course times are EDT.

YSS admits students on a rolling basis. As soon as courses are filled, they are closed to further enrollments. For a complete list of closed or canceled courses, please check here.

Studying at Yale gives students a new found appreciation for their academics and forges friendships that will last a lifetime.  Students come to Yale Summer Session to:

  • earn credit toward their major and fulfill requirements for their degree
  • explore a new field or topic
  • focus intensely on one particular subject
  • study with Yale faculty
  • prepare for the challenges of highly selective colleges

Tip: Choosing a Yale Summer Session Course

  • Some courses have pre-requisites.  To enroll, your transcript must show that you have the met the pre-requisite(s).
  • Course numbers do not necessarily indicate the level of the course. If a course has no pre-requisites, it is open to any student.
  • Some courses are not open to high school students. Check course descriptions.
  • There is a two course limit per session

Pin: Course Syllabi

Please note that 2020 syllabi are being uploaded as they become available. 

Use the link below to reference available syllabi, please do not use the links in the course descriptions. 

2020 Course Syllabi

Auditing

Auditing is permitted in select online courses only. Please refer to the course descriptions to see in which courses auditing is permitted.

Summer 2020 Courses

Use the search function below to view courses offered online this summer. 

Please review important information about online courses.

Summer 2020 Dates

Date: Session A:
May 25 - June 26, 2020

Session B:
June 29 - July 31, 2020

 

 

Plantation, Prison, and Ghetto in the United States

AFAM S385 (CRN: 30001)

Online Course. Survey of the plantation, ghetto, and prison. Three spatial forms as foundations for the American project, aligned with colonialism and domination. Theoretical and historical considerations of how production of space and racial differences have been articulated together in United States. Topics include political economy of slavery, ghetto origins, and prison abolition. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Society and Politics of North Africa

AFST S235 (CRN: 30420)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. The Maghrib – Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya – has historically been a critical frontier zone linking Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. This crossroads remains strategically important with issues such as sub-Saharan and North African migration, political Islam, Arab-Berber identities, terrorism and counter-terrorism, the Sahara question, and Mediterranean trade relationships current international concerns. This course provides a thorough overview of North African history, the legacies of colonialism and nationalism, political systems and opposition, Islam in North Africa, and the foremost policy questions the Maghrib faces in the 21st century. Prerequisite: None. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Food, Race, and Migration in United States Society

AMST S372 (CRN: 30071)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Exploration of the relationship between food, race, and migration in historical and contemporary United States contexts. Organized thematically and anchored in selected case studies, this course is comparative in scope and draws from contemporary work in the fields of food studies, ethnic studies, migration studies, American studies, anthropology, and history. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Film, Video, and American History

AMST S483 (CRN: 30076)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. This course will examine the representation of American history in film and digital video through the close analysis of fiction and nonfiction features. Topics will include: the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, World War II, the Civil Rights Era, the Cold War, Vietnam, and September 11th. Emphasis will be placed on the manner in which the past is depicted in individual films and what the choice of subjects reveals about the directors' sociopolitical moment. This course seeks to expand students' knowledge of the history of American film, culture, and society. In-class screenings will include films such as The Birth of a Nation, The Jazz Singer, Foreign Correspondent, Zero Dark Thirty, and Inglourious Basterds. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Human Evolutionary Biology and Life History

ANTH S242 (CRN: 30005)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. The range of human physiological adaptability across environments and ecologies. Effects of energetic constraints on growth, reproduction, and behavior within the context of evolution and life history theory, with special emphasis on traditional non-Western societies. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition: $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Men, Manhood, and Masculinity

ANTH S250 (CRN: 30128)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Cultural and historic constructions of masculinity explored through an investigation of male bodies, sexualities, and social interactions. Multiple masculinities; the relationship between hegemonic, non-hegemonic, and subordinate masculinities. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Race, Inequality, and Urban Education and Housing Policy

ANTH S324 (CRN: 30250)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Blends urban history with educational and housing policy to explore how spatial relationships have shaped opportunity since the groundbreaking supreme court decision, Brown V. Board of Education. Investigates a range of historical, legal, and contemporary issues relevant to both the segregation and desegregation of American cities and their public schools in the twentieth century. Uses Atlanta, GA as a case study in how race, cities, schools and space have been differently understood in the South as compared to the North, and to Atlanta as compared to other “Deep South” cities. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 – July 31. (View syllabus)

The Anthropology of Possible Worlds

ANTH S423 (CRN: 30252)

Online Course. This course focuses on the nature of possible worlds: literary worlds (Narnia), ideological worlds (the world according to a particular political stance), psychological worlds (what someone remembers to be the case, wishes to be the case, or believes to be the case), environmental worlds (possible environmental futures), virtual worlds (the World of Warcraft), and—most of all—ethnographic works in which the actual and possible worlds of others are represented (the world according to the ancient Maya). We don’t focus on the contents of such worlds per se, but rather on the range of resources people have for representing, regimenting, and residing in such worlds; and the roles such resources play in mediating social relations and cultural values. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition: $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Ethnographic Perspectives on Global Health

ANTH S462 (CRN: 30006)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Study of anthropological ethnographies on serious health problems facing populations in resource-poor societies. Poverty and structural violence; struggles with infectious disease; the health of women and children; human rights and medical humanitarianism. Focus on sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, and the Middle East. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition: $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Human Osteology

ANTH S464 (CRN: 30007)

Online Course. A lecture and laboratory course focusing on the characteristics of the human skeleton and its use in studies of functional morphology, paleodemography, and paleopathology. Laboratories familiarize students with skeletal parts; lectures focus on the nature of bone tissue, its biomechanical modification, sexing, aging, and interpretation of lesions. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition: $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Climate Change, Societal Collapse and Resilience

ANTH S473 (CRN: 30066)

Online Course. The coincidence of societal collapses throughout history with decadal and century-scale abrupt climate change events. Challenges to anthropological and historical paradigms of cultural adaptation and resilience. Examination of archaeological and historical records and high-resolution sets of paleoclimate proxies. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition: $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Science of Modern Technology and Public Policy

APHY S100 (CRN: 30010)

Course closed to further enrollments. Online Course. Examination of the science behind selected advances in modern technology and implications for public policy, with focus on the scientific and contextual basis of each advance. Topics are developed by the participants with the instructor and with guest lecturers, and may include nanotechnology, quantum computation and cryptography, renewable energy technologies, optical systems for communication and medical diagnostics, transistors, satellite imaging and global positioning systems, large-scale immunization, and DNA made to order. Intended for non-science majors. Enrollment limited to 18 students. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Energy, Technology and Society

APHY S120 (CRN: 30013)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Seminar that covers the technology, use, and impact of energy on the environment, climate, security, and the economy. Emphasis on what drives people's choices and the effects of those choices. Tours of energy facilities on the Yale campus. Prerequisite: a strong background in high school physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Enrollment limited to 24 students. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Multivariable Calculus for Engineers

APHY S151 (CRN: 30045)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. The course will introduce the engineering and applied science student to multivariable calculus for use in solving problems of physical interest. The course will focus on topics including three-dimensional spaces and vectors, vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and vector calculus including Greens', Stokes' and the divergence theorems. Prerequisite: MATH 115 or equivalent. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations with Applications

APHY S194 (CRN: 30047)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Basic theory of ordinary and partial differential equations useful in applications. First- and second-order equations, separation of variables, power series solutions, Fourier series, Laplace transforms. Prerequisites: ENAS 151 or equivalent and knowledge of matrix-based operations. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I

ARBC S130 (CRN: 30357)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online accelerated first course for second-year language students involving all four language skills; designed to improve students’ proficiency in aural and reading comprehension as well as in speaking and writing. Aims to develop a strong understanding of the linguistic features of the Arabic language with emphasis on comprehensive communication skills. Prerequisite: ARBC 120 (Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II) or equivalent proficiency. 1.5 Credits. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II

ARBC S140 (CRN: 30358)

Online accelerated second course for second-year language students involving all four language skills; designed to improve students’ proficiency in aural and reading comprehension as well as in speaking and writing. Aims to develop a strong understanding of the linguistic features of the Arabic language with emphasis on comprehensive communication skills. Prerequisite: ARBC 130 (Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I) or equivalent proficiency. 1.5 Credits. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I

ARBC S150 (CRN: 30359)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online accelerated first course for third-year language students  which includes readings, composition exercises, review of Arabic grammar, listening skills, and conversation practice in standard Arabic. Concentration is placed on idiomatic expressions, vocabulary acquisition, in addition to focusing on reading and listening to extended passages. Prerequisite: ARBC 140 (Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II) or equivalent proficiency. 1 Credits Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II

ARBC S151 (CRN: 30360)

Online accelerated second course for third-year language students  which includes readings, composition exercises, review of Arabic grammar, listening skills, and conversation practice in standard Arabic. Concentration is placed on idiomatic expressions, vocabulary acquisition, in addition to focusing on reading and listening to extended passages.Prerequisite: ARBC 150 (Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I) or equivalent proficiency. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Human Osteology

ARCG S464 (CRN: 30009)

Online Course. A lecture and laboratory course focusing on the characteristics of the human skeleton and its use in studies of functional morphology, paleodemography, and paleopathology. Laboratories familiarize students with skeletal parts; lectures focus on the nature of bone tissue, its biomechanical modification, sexing, aging, and interpretation of lesions. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition: $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

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