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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

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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

 

 

Organic Chemistry

CHEM S221 (CRN: 30027)

Online Course. The fundamental principles of organic chemistry. Aldehydes and ketones, strategies in organic synthesis, carboxylic acid derivatives, carbonyl condensation reactions, sulfur and phosphorus compounds, bifunctional molecules, carbohydrates, organic nitrogen compounds, amino acids and proteins. The organic chemistry courses (CHEM S220/S221) with laboratories (CHEM S222/S223), satisfy departmental requirements for the major, and are appropriate for students seeking to fulfill medical school requirements. For college students and beyond. Prerequisite: CHEM S220. Students with questions about pre-requisites should contact the Director of Summer Sciences. 1 Credit.  Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Autism and Related Disorders

CHLD S350E (CRN: 30167)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Survey of current understandings and treatment of autism from infancy through adulthood. Topics include etiology, diagnosis and assessment, treatment and advocacy, and social neuroscience methods. Focus on ways in which research findings are integrated into diagnosis and treatment practices. For college students and beyond. 1 Credit. Technology fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Classical Mythologies

CLCV S115 (CRN: 30030)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. A study of the mythological stories of Greek and Roman gods and heroes. The literary forms and historical contexts of classical mythologies will be studied, along with the reception of these myths in various media (including painting, music, and film). Emphasis will be placed on the uses and meanings of myth in culture. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Ancient Empires

CLCV S419 (CRN: 30101)

Online Course. Introduction to the history and cultures of the ancient empires of the Near East (Middle East), focusing on the period from the Assyrian and Persian Empires to the establishment of Islam (ca 900 BCE–ca 750 CE). Use of ancient primary sources critically to create a historical narrative and to understand the modern appropriation of ancient history for political and other purposes. An introduction to the geography of southwestern Asia and a survey of languages, Iranian and other religions, and some ancient literature from a variety of cultures. Events covered in this course contributed decisively to the demography of the present-day Near East and the social characteristics of its people, from the distribution of language communities to the variety of Near Eastern religions. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Introduction to Computing and Programming

CPSC S100 (CRN: 30261)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and to the art of programming. Students learn how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, Python, SQL, and JavaScript, plus CSS and HTML. Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Human Osteology

E&EB S464 (CRN: 30008)

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)

Chinese Cinema Survey: 1980–Present

EALL S258 (CRN: 30289)

Online Course. Surveys key figures, movements, and trends in Sinophone cinema since 1980. Sessions will be structured around ten films, each an entry point into a broader topic, such as the Fifth and Sixth Generation directors; the Hong Kong New Wave; New Taiwan Cinema; martial arts film; commercial blockbuster; and independent documentary. Directors of interest include Jia Zhangke, Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-Wai, Ann Hui, Tsui Hark, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Tsai Ming-Liang, and Wang Bing. We will examine their films formally, through shot-by-shot analysis, as well as in relation to major social, political, and economic developments in recent Chinese history. We will also consider pertinent questions of propaganda and censorship; aesthetics and politics; history and memory; transnational networks and audiences; and what constitutes "Chineseness" in a globalized world. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Introduction to Microeconomics

ECON S115E (CRN: 30130)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Introduction to the principles of microeconomics, supply and demand, consumer theory, and competitive markets. Applications to contemporary policy issues such as rent control, minimum wage, antitrust policy, pollution, and income inequality. For college students and beyond. May not be taken after ECON 108 or 110.  1 Credit. Technology fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Offered in Session A: May 25 – June 26 and Session B: June 29 - July 31.  (View syllabus)

Introduction to Microeconomics

ECON S115E (CRN: 30131)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Introduction to the principles of microeconomics, supply and demand, consumer theory, and competitive markets. Applications to contemporary policy issues such as rent control, minimum wage, antitrust policy, pollution, and income inequality. For college students and beyond. May not be taken after ECON 108 or 110.  1 Credit. Technology fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Offered in Session A: May 25 – June 26 and Session B: June 29 - July 31.  (View syllabus)

Introduction to Macroeconomics

ECON S116E (CRN: 30132)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. An introduction to basic macroeconomic concepts and theories, such as national income accounting, theories of growth, inflation, unemployment, business cycles, fiscal and monetary policy, banking, finance, and economic crises, with special emphasis on the recent financial crisis. Prerequisite: ECON 108, 110, 115 or equivalent. For college students and beyond. 1 Credit. Technology fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Offered in Session A: May 25 – June 26 and Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Introduction to Macroeconomics

ECON S116E (CRN: 30133)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. An introduction to basic macroeconomic concepts and theories, such as national income accounting, theories of growth, inflation, unemployment, business cycles, fiscal and monetary policy, banking, finance, and economic crises, with special emphasis on the recent financial crisis. Prerequisite: ECON 108, 110, 115 or equivalent. For college students and beyond. 1 Credit. Technology fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Offered in Session A: May 25 – June 26 and Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Game Theory

ECON S159 (CRN: 30041)

Online Course. An introduction to the theory of multiperson decision problems and its application in economic analysis. Discussion of static and dynamic noncooperative games with particular attention to the notions of Nash equilibrium and sub-game perfect equilibrium. Prerequisite: Two terms of introductory economics (ECON 115 and 116 or the equivalent). 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Causes and Consequences of Corruption

ECON S281E (CRN: 30134)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Corruption, a manifestation of the principal-agent problem, is an obstacle to economic efficiency. Corruption occurs where fundamental institutions are weak or poorly designed, while situation-specific incentives make corruption tempting, and personal ethics are malleable. This course examines the economic, cultural, and political causes and consequences of corruption; cross-country comparisons of corruption levels; and examples of successful reforms and policies to combat corruption in bureaucracy and business. For college students and beyond. Prerequisite: ECON 110, or 115, or equivalent. 1 Credit. Tuition: $4,350. Technology fee: $85. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Race, Inequality, and Urban Education and Housing Policy

EDST S255 (CRN: 30251)

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)

Science of Modern Technology and Public Policy

ENAS S100 (CRN: 30011)

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

ENAS S120 (CRN: 30014)

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

ENAS S151 (CRN: 30044)

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

ENAS S194 (CRN: 30046)

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)

Writing Seminars I

ENGL S114 (CRN: 30048)

30049 is closed to further enrollment. Online Course. An introduction to academic argument and well-reasoned analysis, using a broad spectrum of nonfiction prose. Intensive instruction and practice in writing argumentative essays. Enrollment limited to 12. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Writing Seminars I

ENGL S114 (CRN: 30049)

30049 is closed to further enrollment. Online Course. An introduction to academic argument and well-reasoned analysis, using a broad spectrum of nonfiction prose. Intensive instruction and practice in writing argumentative essays. Enrollment limited to 12. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

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