Registration is now open for Cornell's Winter Session 2022. Students can choose from a wide range of online courses taught by Cornell faculty during the three-week period from Jan. 3-21. Enrollment is open to anyone interested in taking a class—from undergrads and high school students to alumni and any motivated adult.
Cornell students who’ve taken online Winter Session courses appreciate the ability to get ahead, explore a new field of study or meet a requirement.
“I valued the interactive nature of studying with other students and the asynchronous aspect of the class. Our TA would get back to us within minutes,” said Cornell neurobiology student Chidiebere Nechi, who took AEM 1200: Introduction to Business Management. Nechi enrolled in a Winter Session course so he could “reduce my workload before spring.”
Jennifer Peaslee, the communications and activities coordinator for the Wildlife Health Lab at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell, is working on a degree in entomology and took COMM 4860: Risk Communications last Winter Session. “I missed this class in the fall due to a scheduling conflict and was very interested in taking it regardless of when it was offered again,” she said. “It was my first Winter session class and it was an excellent experience.”
Winter Session is also a way for motivated high school students to earn up to four credits and a Cornell transcript. “My high school didn’t provide AP Economics. I found that Cornell's Winter Session would be great for me,” said Juhyung Han, who took ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics. “It was a great opportunity to engage in an area of study I was curious about. Lectures were awesome, help was always there when needed and the materials helped me understand the topic.”
Offerings this year include courses in Africana studies, American studies, animal science, anthropology, biology, business, classics, communication, economics, gender studies, global politics, government, history, human development, information science, music, psychology and statistics.
Courses will be added throughout the fall; students are encouraged to check the Winter Session online course roster frequently.
Winter Session is an offering of the School of Continuing Education.
Shelley Preston is the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions’ communications and marketing specialist.