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Experience a Course at Yale in the Summer

Yale Summer Session combines the resources of a world-class university with the close-knit community of a liberal arts college. In our small classes, Yale Summer Session students work closely with world-renowned faculty; they also have access to the vast array of resources on campus, including the libraries, galleries, collections, and gymnasium.  Our diverse student body comes from across the U.S. and around the world.

Pin: Over 150 summer session courses are taught by Yale faculty or affiliates, offered in over 50 different disciplines, and located on Yale's historic campus in New Haven, Connecticut.

Living and 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
  • experience residential living on one of the most beautiful campuses in America
  • 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. If you do not find the 2020 syllabus for the course you are interested in, you may find the 2019 version at the link below. While there is no guarantee the information from 2019 will be the same as 2020, you may use the 2019 course syllabus to give you an idea of the general requirements and readings for the 2020 iteration.

2020 Course Syllabi

2019 Course Syllabi

Auditing

Auditing is not allowed in courses taught in New Haven or abroad. Auditing is permitted in select online courses only. Please refer to the Non-Credit Course Option/Audit for online courses.

Summer 2020 Courses

Use the search function below to view courses offered in New Haven and online this summer. 

Summer 2020 Dates

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

Session B:
June 29 - July 31, 2020

Summer 2020 application is now open.

 

 

Elementary Italian II

ITAL S120 (CRN: 30211)

8-week program: based in Siena, Italy. Second course in an intensive language program at the elementary level for first-year language students, while living and studying in the Tuscan city of Siena and engaging in travel and other cultural encounters in Tuscany and Rome. Must be taken in conjunction with ITAL S110 and ITAL S152. Enrollment limited. Application deadline: February 15. Students are responsible for arranging travel to and from Siena and all other program expenses beyond tuition. For further details, such as program costs, exact dates, credits, etc., visit the program page on the Yale Study Abroad website: http://studyabroad.yale.edu/programs/elementary-italian-i-ii.

Intermediate Italian I

ITAL S130 (CRN: 30212)

8-week program: based in Siena, Italy. First course in an intensive language program at the intermediate level for second-year students, which combines exploration of Italian literature, film, and culture, while living and studying in the Tuscan city of Siena and engaging in travel and other cultural encounters in Tuscany and Rome.

Intermediate Italian II

ITAL S140 (CRN: 30213)

8-week program: based in Siena, Italy. Second course in an intensive language program at the intermediate level for second-year students, which combines exploration of Italian literature, film, and culture, while living and studying in the Tuscan city of Siena and engaging in travel and other cultural encounters in Tuscany and Rome. 

History, Culture, and Film in Tuscany

ITAL S152 (CRN: 30214)

8-week program: based in Siena, Italy. Critically examine the cultural identity of Tuscany, as manifested in its history, art, architecture, and folklore, with a special focus on Siena. Literary and historical readings, cinematic representations of Tuscany, in-depth tours of the city's monuments and museums, as well as field trips to Florence, San Gimignano, Pisa, and the Tuscan countryside. Particular attention will be devoted to the defining ritual of Sienese life: Il Palio, the splendid medieval horse race run in the city's central Piazza del Campo.

History, Culture, and Film in Tuscany

ITAL S152 (CRN: 30215)

8-week program: based in Siena, Italy. Critically examine the cultural identity of Tuscany, as manifested in its history, art, architecture, and folklore, with a special focus on Siena. Literary and historical readings, cinematic representations of Tuscany, in-depth tours of the city's monuments and museums, as well as field trips to Florence, San Gimignano, Pisa, and the Tuscan countryside. Particular attention will be devoted to the defining ritual of Sienese life: Il Palio, the splendid medieval horse race run in the city's central Piazza del Campo.

Tuscany between Past and Present: A Literary, Historical, Cultural, and Geographical Journey

ITAL S235 (CRN: 30216)

8-week program: based in Siena, Italy. Critically discuss the Tuscan imagery, as expressed in literature, history, art, architecture, science, and folklore, with a special focus on Siena. The study material will include literary and historical readings, cinematic representations of Tuscany, in-depth tours of the city’s monuments and museums. Through a close analysis of different kinds of genres and authors, from poems to satirical magazines, from Giovanni Boccaccio to Dino Campana, the course will explore the richness of the Tuscan cultural history and its influence on the Italian culture tout court.

Italian for Reading

ITAL S999E (CRN: 30170)

Online Course. Students acquire skills for reading Italian-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. Tuition for Yale doctoral students covered by GSAS. Visiting student tuition: $850. Session A: May 25 - June 26.

Advanced Spanish Language and Andean Culture

LAST S240 (CRN: 30240)

5-week program: based in Quito, Ecuador. This course is a language program that explores the culture and history of the Andean peoples through Ecuadorian and Latin American literature and films. The objective is for the students to understand, from a personal point of view, the complex relationships of the region within the context of today's modernity and rapid globalization of society. The students will practice expressing those ideas in written and oral forms.

Beginning Latin: The Elements of Grammar

LATN S110 (CRN: 30083)

Introduction to Latin. Emphasis on morphology and syntax within a structured program of readings and exercises. Prepares for LATN 120. No prior knowledge of Latin assumed. 1 1/2 Credit. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26.

Beginning Latin: Review of Grammar and Selected Readings

LATN S120 (CRN: 30084)

Continuation of LATN 110. Emphasis on consolidating grammar and on readings from Latin authors. The sequence LATN 110, 120 prepares for 131 or 141. Prerequisite: LATN 110 or equivalent. 1 1/2 Credit. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31.

Introduction to Linguistics

LING S110 (CRN: 30085)

This course is a basic introduction to the scientific study of language as a cognitive and social system. We cover basic concepts in the structure of language, including the way we produce and perceive speech sounds/signs (phonetics), the way those sounds/signs can be combined with one another (phonology), the formation of words (morphology), the construction of sentences (syntax), the meanings of words and sentences (semantics), and the use of language to achieve our conversational goals (pragmatics). We also discuss the relation of language and linguistics to psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, sociology and other disciplines. 1 Credit. Tuition: $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31.

Classical Mythologies

LITR S164 (CRN: 30032)

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. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Age of Cathedrals

LITR S176 (CRN: 30207)

5-week program: based in Paris, France. 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. Students choose FREN, HUMS, or LITR credit. All instruction is in English. Enrollment limited. Application deadline: February 15. Students are responsible for arranging travel to and from Paris and all other program expenses beyond tuition. For further details, such as program costs, exact dates, credits, etc., visit the program page on the Yale Study Abroad website: http://studyabroad.yale.edu/programs/age-cathedrals.

Belle Époque France

LITR S247 (CRN: 30203)

5-week program: based in Paris, France. 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, with visits to museums, architectural monuments, theatre, and art nouveau cafés in Paris. Principle authors: Zola, Gide, Proust, Apollinaire, Huysmans, Maupassant, Mallarmé, Colette, Alain-Fournier, Barbey d’Aurevilly, Jarry, and Feydeau. Students choose FREN, HUMS, or LITR credit. All instruction is in English. Enrollment limited. Application deadline: February 15. Students are responsible for arranging travel to and from Paris and all other program expenses beyond tuition. For further details, such as program costs, exact dates, credits, etc., visit the program page on the Yale Study Abroad website: http://studyabroad.yale.edu/programs/belle-epoque-france.

The Logic of Dreams

LITR S311 (CRN: 30086)

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. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31.

Calculus of Functions of One Variable I

MATH S112E (CRN: 30143)

Online Course. Limits and their properties. Definitions and some techniques of differentiation and the evaluation of definite integrals, with applications. Use of the software package Mathematica to illustrate concepts. No prior acquaintance with calculus or computing assumed. 1 Credit. Technology fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. 

Calculus of Functions of One Variable 2

MATH S115E (CRN: 30144)

Online Course. A continuation of MATH 112. The definite integral, fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques of integration, polar coordinates, Taylor series, applications. Prerequisite: one term of calculus of functions of one variable (MATH 112 or equivalent). 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31.

Introduction to Functions of Several Variables

MATH S118 (CRN: 30089)

Calculus of functions of several variables, with some linear algebra. Intended for students in the social sciences, especially those majoring in Economics. Prerequisite: one term of calculus of functions of one variable (MATH 112 or equivalent). Yale students may not take this course after MATH 120 or 222. 1 Credit. Tuition $4,350.  Session B: June 29 - July 31.

Calculus of Functions of Several Variables

MATH S120 (CRN: 30283)

Analytic geometry in three dimensions, using vectors. Real-valued functions of two and three variables, partial derivatives, gradient and directional derivatives, level curves and surfaces, maxima and minima. Parametrized curves in space, motion in space, line integrals; applications. After MATH 115 or with permission of instructor. May not be taken after MATH 121. 1 Credit. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31.

Topics in Cancer Biology

MB&B S150 (CRN: 30090)

Introduction to cancer as a genetic disease, with a focus on major discoveries in cancer biology that offer mechanistic insights into the disease process. A brief history of cancer; influence of the genomic revolution on cancer diagnostics; molecular defects underlying specific cancers; current and future cancer therapeutics. Patient case studies highlight specific molecular pathways and treatment strategies. 1 Credit. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29  - July 31.

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