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Summer Courses, Credits, and Grades

2024 CourseS

Sexuality and the Law

  • PUBPOL 3260/5260; FGSS 3260/5260 (counts for LGBT Studies minor; Law & Society minor)
  • 4 credits
  • Frank Bewkes

Examination of the relationship between sexuality and the law, focusing primarily on the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the areas of constitutional law, criminal law, family law, and employment law. Topics include how the legal system regulates and affects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender relationships and sexual behaviors; open expressions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identity; workplace and school effects; and other issues related to LGBTQ identity.

Enduring Global and American Issues

  • PUBPOL 3071; GOVT 3071; AMST 3071
  • 4 credits
  • David Silbey

The US and the global community face a number of complex, interconnected and enduring issues that pose challenges for our political and policy governance institutions and society at large. These include sustainability, social justice, technology, public health, security and conflict, and globalization, among others. Students will investigate these issues, and the challenges they pose, through weekly case studies, class discussions, lectures and guest speakers, guided by a number of robust and generalizable analytical frameworks.


All Cornell in Washington classes are regular Cornell University courses and grant academic credit.

You must be enrolled in a course to remain in the program.

You do not have to petition for your credits to transfer onto your transcript.

Grades & symbols

Approximately 10 days after the end of your class you may log into the Cornell Student Center to view your grades. Your Cornell NetID and password are required.

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  • If you’re unable to access your grade(s), contact the IT Service Desk.
  • If you withdraw from a course on or after the withdrawal deadline, the symbol “W” appears on your transcript for the dropped course.

For more information, visit the Cornell University Courses of Study website.


Your enrollment in courses, your grades, and the number of credits you earn will be recorded on your official Cornell University transcript and will be a part of your permanent and complete academic record at the university.

Approximately 10 days after the end of the class, you may log into the Cornell Student Center or the Office of the University Registrar website to order your transcript.

For more information, visit the Office of the University Registrar.


The Cornell in Washington summer term is open to Cornell students that have completed their freshman year.

You must be in good academic standing and have the demonstrated intellectual interest and personal maturity to participate in the program.

Enrollment is on a space available, first-come, first-served basis.