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Yale - Smithsonian 

As part of a collaboration between Yale University and the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex, Yale Summer Session is offering two courses that take you into the Smithsonian collections in Washington, D.C. 

Point: Expenses for the trip to Washington D.C. (including travel, lodging, and meals) will be covered by the Yale-Smithsonian Partnership.

Yale-Smithsonian courses are open to Yale College students and visiting college students. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per course.

Date: 2019 Course Dates: Session A, May 27 - June 28, 2019

Trip to Washington D.C.: Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, June 23, 2019

Application: The application for summer 2019 will open in January. Sign up for email notifications from Yale Summer Session to hear first when the application opens.

Tuition: $4400. Yale College students who receive financial aid during the regular academic year will receive financial assistance to attend a Yale-Smithsonian course. Financial assistance covers 50% of the tuition.

Courses Offered in 2019

The Science of Sex, Love, and Reproduction

Course description coming soon. 1 Credit.

American History in National Museums (AMST S313/ER&M S322/HISTS125)

An introduction to select topics in U.S. history that encourages critical, informed analysis of how those topics are currently represented by the Smithsonian. This course will focus on the 20th-century United States, on the development of the Smithsonian as an institution, and on research and interpretive practices used by museum curators. Participants will visit and analyze how museums in Washington D.C. present national history to a diverse public. 1 Credit.

Note: Students will depart for Washington D.C. on Thursday, June 20 at 5pm. If students are taking a second course in Yale Summer Session, they should choose one that does not meet on Thursday evenings or on Fridays in order to participate in the trip.