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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

 

 

Mental Lives of Babies and Animals

PSYC S139E (CRN: 30152)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Interdisciplinary exploration of the cognitive, social, and emotional capacities of creatures lacking language and culture. The extent to which our complex psychology is unique to mature humans; the relative richness of a mental life without language or culture. Some attention to particular human populations such as children with autism and adults with language disorders. 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)

Mental Lives of Babies and Animals

PSYC S139E (CRN: 30154)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. Interdisciplinary exploration of the cognitive, social, and emotional capacities of creatures lacking language and culture. The extent to which our complex psychology is unique to mature humans; the relative richness of a mental life without language or culture. Some attention to particular human populations such as children with autism and adults with language disorders. 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)

Moralities of Everyday Life

PSYC S152E (CRN: 30157)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. The modern science of moral thought and moral action explored through disciplines such as cognitive science, social and developmental psychology, neuroscience, behavioral economics, and analytic philosophy. Empathy and compassion in babies and young children; emotional reactions to family, friends, and strangers; the origins of prejudice and bigotry; sexuality, disgust, and purity; punishment, revenge, and forgiveness; the relationship between morality and religion. 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)

Moralities of Everyday Life

PSYC S152E (CRN: 30160)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. The modern science of moral thought and moral action explored through disciplines such as cognitive science, social and developmental psychology, neuroscience, behavioral economics, and analytic philosophy. Empathy and compassion in babies and young children; emotional reactions to family, friends, and strangers; the origins of prejudice and bigotry; sexuality, disgust, and purity; punishment, revenge, and forgiveness; the relationship between morality and religion. 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)

Thinking

PSYC S179E (CRN: 30163)

Course closed to further enrollment in both sessions. Online Course. A survey of psychological studies on thinking and reasoning, with discussion of ways to improve thinking skills. Topics include judgments and decision making, causal learning, logical reasoning, problem solving, creativity, intelligence, moral reasoning, and language and thought. 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)

Thinking

PSYC S179E (CRN: 30164)

Course closed to further enrollment in both sessions. Online Course. A survey of psychological studies on thinking and reasoning, with discussion of ways to improve thinking skills. Topics include judgments and decision making, causal learning, logical reasoning, problem solving, creativity, intelligence, moral reasoning, and language and thought. 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)

Abnormal Psychology

PSYC S180E (CRN: 30165)

Course closed to further enrollments. Online Course. Study of the major forms of psychopathology that appear in childhood and adult life. Topics include the symptoms of mental disorders; the etiology of disorders from a variety of perspectives (psychological, biological, and sociocultural); and issues pertaining to diagnosis and treatment. 1 Credit. Technology fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Autism and Related Disorders

PSYC S350E (CRN: 30166)

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)

Second-Year Russian I

RUSS S130 (CRN: 30380)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online accelerated first course for second-year language students, the course is a sequel to Live from Russia entitled Welcome Back! It is also built around a contextualized video story of Kevin, Misha, Tanya, Olya et al. and uses a four-skill approach –reading, writing, listening, and speaking with the emphasis on grammatical structure and communication practice. Prerequisite: RUSS 120 (First-Year Russian II) or equivalent proficiency. 1.5 Credits. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Second-Year Russian II

RUSS S140 (CRN: 30381)

Online accelerated second course for second-year language students, the course is a sequel to Live from Russia entitled Welcome Back! It is also built around a contextualized video story of Kevin, Misha, Tanya, Olya et al. and uses a four-skill approach –reading, writing, listening, and speaking with the emphasis on grammatical structure and communication practice. Prerequisite: RUSS 130 (Second-Year Russian I) or equivalent proficiency. 1.5 Credits. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Third-Year Russian I

RUSS S150 (CRN: 30382)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online accelerated first course for students at the third-year level of Russian. Thematically, the course centers on Russian Imperial history from the murder of Paul I in 1801 to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. It involves a comprehensive review of the essential aspects of Russian grammar, extensive vocabulary building for social sciences and history, as well as practical vocabulary necessary for everyday conversations and activities in contemporary Russia. Readings in Russian literature and Russian media supplement the basic course materials. Prerequisite: RUSS 140 (Second-Year Russian II) or equivalent proficiency. 1.5 Credits. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session A: May 25 - June 26. (View syllabus)

Third-Year Russian II

RUSS S151 (CRN: 30383)

Online accelerated seond course for students at the third-year level of Russian. Thematically, the course centers on Russian Imperial history from the murder of Paul I in 1801 to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. It involves a comprehensive review of the essential aspects of Russian grammar, extensive vocabulary building for social sciences and history, as well as practical vocabulary necessary for everyday conversations and activities in contemporary Russia. Readings in Russian literature and Russian media supplement the basic course materials. Prerequisite: RUSS 150 (Third-Year Russian II) or equivalent proficiency. 1.5 Credits. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Russian Culture: The Art of Transformation

RUSS S241 (CRN: 30399)

Online Course. An interdisciplinary exploration of Russian cultural history in its transformations from the early 18th Century to the present through literature, visual arts and architecture, religion, social and political thought. Topics include conceptions pf Russian nationhood; the myths of Moscow and St.Petersburg; dissent and persecution; elites, intelligentsia and attitudes toward the common people (narod);conflicting appeals of rationality, spirituality, and idealism. Lecture and discussion format is complimented by multi-media presentation sessions designed and conducted by the instructor. Prerequisite: None. 1 Credits Technology Fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Introduction to Statistics

S&DS S107E (CRN: 30247)

Online Course. An introduction to statistical reasoning. Topics include controlled experiments and observational studies; histograms and scatterplots, averages and standard deviations; measurement error, the normal approximation; correlation and regression; probability and chance variation; sampling, the Gallup Poll and Current Population Survey; tests of significance. Focus on understanding concepts rather than mathematical manipulation. No formal mathematical prerequisite. 1 Credit. Technology fee: $85. Tuition $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Data Exploration and Analysis

S&DS S230E (CRN: 30416)

Survey of statistical methods: plots, data cleaning and web scraping, transformations, regression, analysis of variance, generalized linear models, and logistic regression. The R computing language and Web data sources are used.  Equivalent to S&DS 230, Data Exploration and Analysis. (View syllabus)

Scientific Research: Process and Presentation

SCIE S101 (CRN: 30274)

Course closed to further enrollment. Online Course. This course is intended to provide comprehensive training and support to STARS students engaged in scientific research. Students will be introduced to the scientific process, including hypothesis testing, experimental design and data interpretation, through lectures, reading and discussions of the primary scientific literature. Skills development will emphasize the process of discussions of preparing written scientific reports and oral presentations highlighting effectual communication skills and the ability to interpret and display quantitative and qualitative information. For STARS students only. Course may not be repeated for credit. 1 Credit. Tuition $4,350. Course Dates: May 25 - July 24. (View syllabus)

Sociology of Crime and Deviance

SOCY S141 (CRN: 30122)

Online Course. An introduction to sociological approaches to crime and deviance. Review of the patterns of criminal and deviant activity within society; exploration of major theoretical accounts. Topics include drug use, violence, and white-collar crime. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition: $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Social Movements

SOCY S216 (CRN: 30124)

Online Course. As an introduction to sociological perspectives on social movements, this course is about how people act collectively to challenge the status quo of powerful political, economic, and cultural systems that resist change. Social movements that challenge such systems vary widely in terms of their group identities, social locations, strategies for action, particular demands, and tactics. In this course, we will consider a range of historical and contemporary case studies like the U.S. civil rights movement, the labor movement, “new” social movements in the 1960s (like the feminist and gay rights movements), the Tea Party and its challengers, and the Movement for Black Lives. We will approach these movements through concepts like: Solidarity, Organization, Mobilization, Identity, Resources, Framing, Collective Memory, Narrative, Networks and Organizations, Forms of Protest, and Performance. Though our case studies are mainly American, we will pay close attention to the ways that collective behavior and protest in the U.S. matters globally. And we will also consider how the internet and social media have changed social movements by investigating the roots and future prospects of movements represented by hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo. 1 Credit. Technology Fee: $85. Tuition: $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Political Sociology

SOCY S233 (CRN: 30125)

Online Course. An overview of perspectives, issues, and arguments in political sociology. The nature of power and the state, the rise of the modern state, and democracy, authoritarianism, and revolutions. Additional topics include social movements, citizenship, nationalism, gender, and globalization. Classical and contemporary readings. Technology Fee: $85. 1 Credit. Tuition: $4,350. Session B: June 29 - July 31. (View syllabus)

Society and Politics of North Africa

SOCY S235 (CRN: 30390)

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)

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