Hip-Hop: Beats, Rhymes and Life
One of the most celebrated originators of hip hop culture and a Cornell visiting scholar, Afrika Bambaataa, will visit “Hip-Hop: Beats, Rhymes and Life” to talk about MCing, DJing, B-boying, and graffiti writing. Jorge “Popmaster Fabel” Fabon will also present to the class. Learn more
History of Exploration: Land, Sea, and Space
History of Exploration: Land, Sea, and Space professor Steve Squyres gives regular updates from the Mars Rover Opportunity, complete with images that have come down from Mars in the last 12-24 hours. This fall he will include updates from the Mars rover Curiosity which will be landing in August 2012. Learn more
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 thirteen courses supported by the program in 2012-13 are taught by twenty-four faculty members from twenty departments. The courses themselves are listed in the following departments and programs:
|Biology and Society||Cognitive Studies|
|Computer Science||Design and Environmental Analysis|
|Earth and Atmospheric Science||Ecology and Evolutionary Biology|
|Human Development||Industrial and Labor Relations|
|Information Science||Molecular Biology and Genetics|
|Music||Neurobiology and Behavior|
|Science and Technology Studies||Sociology|
Faculty interested in proposing a University Course should consult the Call for Proposals.
Six Pretty Good Books (Fall 2012)
"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
In the News
Cornell Chronicle articles describe University Courses during the 2011-12 pilot year.