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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

 

 

Intermediate and Advanced French I

FREN S130 (CRN: 30361)

Course closed to further enrollments. Online accelerated first course for second-year language students designed to perfect students' skills in understanding spoken and written French and in speaking and writing. Prepares students for further work in literary, language, and cultural studies as well as for nonacademic use of French. Prerequisite: FREN 120 (Elementary and Intermediate French II) or equivalent proficiency. 1.5 Credits. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Intermediate and Advanced French II

FREN S140 (CRN: 30362)

Online accelerated seond course for second-year language students designed to perfect students' skills in understanding spoken and written French and in speaking and writing. Prepares students for further work in literary, language, and cultural studies as well as for nonacademic use of French. Prerequisite: FREN 130 (Intermediate and Advanced French I) or equivalent proficiency. 1.5 Credits. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Advanced Language Practice

FREN S150 (CRN: 30363)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online advanced language course intended to improve comprehension of spoken and written French and speaking and writing skills through the study of films, modern fiction and non-fiction texts. Prerequisite: FREN 140 (Intermediate and Advanced French II), FREN 145 (Intensive Intermediate and Advanced French), or equivalent proficiency. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Age of Cathedrals

FREN S304 (CRN: 30393)

Online coures which is a study of the culture and monuments of the High Middle Ages in France, with visits to Saint Denis, Chartres, Sainte-Chapelle, Amiens, Bayeux, Reims, the Cité de l'Architecture, Cluny Museum,  and discussion of accompanying historical, literary, and philosophical works by Peter Abelard, Abbot Suger, Rutebeuf, Saint Bernard, Joinville, Thibaut de Champagne, Pseudo-Dionysius, Marie de France, Jacques de Voragine, Guibert de Nogent, and the anonymous Song of Roland, Quest for the Holy Grail, fabliaux, and courtly lyric. Core consideration of the Norman Conquest of 1066, gothic architecture, urban and economic renewal, and intellectual, social, and religious life of twelfth- and thirteenth-century France. Applicants choose FREN, HUMS, or LITR credit. Prerequisite: None. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Belle Epoque France

FREN S367 (CRN: 30396)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online course that is a study of important works of literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and the decorative arts in turn-of-the-century France (1870-1914). This course will acquaint students with the principal literary and artistic forms, social trends, political movements, scientific theories, and technological innovations of the Belle Époque. Principle authors: Zola, Gide, Proust, Apollinaire, Huysmans, Maupassant, Mallarmé, Colette, Alain-Fournier, Barbey d’Aurevilly, Jarry, and Feydeau. Applicants choose FREN, HUMS, or LITR credit. Prerequisite: None. 1 Credits Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

French for Reading

FREN S999E (CRN: 30169)

Course Closed. Online Course. Students acquire skills for reading French-language texts of any difficulty with some fluency. Study of syntax and grammar; practice in close reading and translation of texts in different genres in the humanities. Yale doctoral student tuition is funded by GSAS. Visiting student tuition: $850. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Energy, Technology and Society

G&G S120 (CRN: 30282)

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)

Global Climate Change and the Carbon Cycle

G&G S130 (CRN: 30264)

Online Course. An introductory science course for the general student interested in better understanding Earth's climate system, covering mechanisms of the carbon cycle, greenhouse gases, insolation, and weathering. Measurements of ancient climate cycles, ice age cycles, and post-industrial climate trends and causes will be discussed.  Prerequisite of high school algebra. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 27 - June 28. (View syllabus)

Intro International Relations

GLBL S268E (CRN: 30325)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Survey of key debates and concepts in international relations. Exploration of historical and contemporary issues using Western and non-Western cases and evidence. Topics include the rise of states; causes, conduct, and outcomes of wars; the emergence of new actors and forms of conflict; and evolution of global economy. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

The Balance of Power: Theory and Practice

GLBL S287 (CRN: 30112)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Explores the evolution of the international balance of power since the outset of the twentieth century. The causes and conduct of World Wars I and II and the Cold War, as well as the evolution of international politics since the demise of the Soviet Union. Emphasis is both analytical and historical. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Disinformation and Democracy

GLBL S343E (CRN: 30141)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. This course explores the evolution of information warfare as a national security threat to the United States. Beginning with the KGB’s use of “active measures” during the Cold War, the course looks at how propaganda and disinformation campaigns became central to the Putin regime and how social media has facilitated their expansion and impact. Using Russia’s efforts in the 2016 election as an example, students will examine how the First Amendment places limitations on the U.S.’s ability to counter such operations in the United States and explore how strengthening critical thinking and American social capital might be effective prophylactics against these efforts. 1 Credit. Technology fee: $85. Tuition: $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26.  (View syllabus)

Intermediate German I

GMAN S130 (CRN: 30364)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online accelerated first course for second-year language students that teaches linguistic skills through a variety of texts and media, with special emphasis on the culture and history of 12 German, Austrian and Swiss cities. Prerequisite: GMAN 120 (Elementary German II) or equivalent proficiency. 1.5 Credits. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Intermediate German II

GMAN S140 (CRN: 30365)

Online accelerated second course for second-year language students that teaches linguistic skills through a variety of texts and media, with special emphasis on the culture and history of 12 German, Austrian and Swiss cities. Prerequisite: GMAN 130 (Intermediate German I) or equivalent proficiency. 1.5 Credits. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

The Logic of Dreams

GMAN S190 (CRN: 30088)

Online Course. The nature, history, and possible meanings of dream experience, with reference to Sigmund Freud's Interpretation of Dreams. Works from film and literature about dreams and dreaming, as well as major texts in dream theory. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85.  Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

German for Reading

GMAN S999E (CRN: 30168)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Students acquire skills for reading German-language texts of any difficulty with some fluency. Study of syntax and grammar; practice in close reading and translation of texts in different genres in the humanities. Yale doctoral student tuition is funded by GSAS. Visiting student tuition: $850. Session B: June 29 - July 31.

Film, Video, and American History

HIST S187 (CRN: 30075)

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)

Society and Politics of North Africa

HIST S235 (CRN: 30419)

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)

Empires of East Asia

HIST S306 (CRN: 30079)

Online Course. Survey of the history of China, Japan, and Korea from the seventh century to the present. Focus on two separate empires: the Tang and Japanese. Attention to interactions among East Asian regions in the past and today. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition: $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Making of the Modern Middle East

HIST S344 (CRN: 30173)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. The course will provide a survey for students so that at the end they will understand the major themes and developments in the history of the Middle East starting from the end of the 18th century to the last decades of the 20th century. The course will specifically track the development of the modern state in the Middle East through the reforms of the late Ottoman Empire in the 19th century, to the creation of the mandate system after WWI, and to the rise of the Arab nationalist states and Gulf monarchies during the cold war. Throughout the course students will encounter the entangled histories of state-making in the Middle East and the various areas in which these histories intersect with discussions about Islam, orientalism, colonialism, imperialism, oil, and gender. All this aims to provide students with a comprehensive basis for understanding the modern Middle East. This course will combine various mediums for online learning including synchronous teaching and live lectures, small group discussions, walk-throughs of digital archives, and documentary films related to the making of the modern Middle East. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition: $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Introduction to the History of Art: Prehistory to Renaissance

HSAR S114 (CRN: 30081)

Online Course. Form as meaning in architecture, sculpture, and painting. Selected studies in these arts from prehistory to the Renaissance. Source readings in translation. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

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