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Preview Columbia Summer Session Courses in Lecture Series

Prospective and enrolled Columbia University students may preview courses available during the 2022 Summer Session by attending the four-part Inside the Classroom lecture series this spring. Columbia instructors will conduct lectures in four subject areas: Social Justice and Public Policy; Arts and Humanities; Economics and Finance; and Pre-Medical Studies and the Sciences. The series kickoff, The UN and Atrocity Prevention - Missteps and Opportunities, begins at 4 p.m. ET on February 22, with Columbia University SIPA faculty member David Marshall, LL.B, LL.M.

Marshall, who will instruct the United Nations and Human Rights summer course, will provide an introduction to the United Nations’ role in addressing and preventing human rights violations across the globe. Attendees will also learn about related programs and courses, including Certifications in United Nations Studies, Human Rights, and Critical Issues in International Relations.

Students who are interested in other areas of study are invited to sign up for additional upcoming events in the series: 

March 15: American Art in a Global Context

Page Knox, PhD, Lecturer in Art History and Archeology

March 24: Introduction to Econometrics

Seyhan Erden, PhD, Lecturer in the Discipline of Economics

April 5: Evolutionary Psychology

Lawrence Ian Reed, PhD, Lecturer in Psychology  

In addition to previewing these lectures, this series will also feature a brief information session where students can learn about Summer Session course offerings, and how they can apply and enroll this summer. RSVP here.

This summer, Columbia University is offering hundreds of courses in more than 50 subject areas. Students may explore subject areas and specific course offerings here.

Applications are open for visiting students who wish to attend the Columbia Summer Session. Course registration begins March 1 for all students. Visit summer.sps.columbia.edu to learn more about the application process, to sign up for information sessions, and to browse courses and co-curricular programming.