Highlights

Six Pretty Good Books: Explorations in Social Science

The living authors whose books are featured in “Six Pretty Good Books” will visit the class—either in person or through video-conference—to discuss their work and respond to student questions. Learn more

Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine

The course will feature the faculty produced documentary "The Anthrax Diaries" and a set of video interviews collected as part of a research project on bio-weapons and the ethics of research. Learn more

Welcome

University Courses at Cornell are designed to teach students to think from the perspectives of multiple disciplines, across departments and among diverse fields of study. University Courses foster intellectual discovery, promote debate, and address complex issues. Students taking University Courses enroll alongside students from across the university and examine engaging subjects through new and different lenses.

Most University Courses are team taught, many by faculty from different departments. The twenty-two courses supported by the program in 2014-15 are taught by fourty faculty members from twenty-eight departments. The courses themselves are listed in the following departments and programs:

American Studies

Africana Studies

Art History

Astronomy

Biology and Society

Cognitive Studies

Communications

Comparative Literature

Computer Science

Design and Environmental Analysis

Earth and Atmospheric Science

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Economics

English

Entomology

German Studies

Global Health

History

Horticulture

Human Development

Industrial and Labor Relations

Information Science

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Music

Neurobiology and Behavior

Nutritional Sciences

Performing and Media Arts

Philosophy

Plant Biology

Plant Breeding

Psychology

Science and Technology Studies

Sociology

Visual Studies

 

See Courses offered for more information about University Courses offerings in 2014-15, and Faculty for more information about the Faculty who will teach these courses.

Faculty interested in proposing a University Course should consult the Call for Proposals.

Student Perspectives

Six Pretty Good Books

"I liked the ability to ask many questions and to engage with the professors. It was like a conversation." Learn more

Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine (Spring 2013)

"The emphasis on application was great. You had to work through how to solve the problem in a direct way." Learn more

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