May 16th, 2011 | Uncategorized

University offers online summer courses for credit

The University will offer three courses online for credit toward a Yale College degree this summer, according to the Yale Summer Session website.

The three courses — “HUMS S-212E: Brains of Genius: Mozart and Friends,” “ECON S-253E: Computational Finance” and “PLSC S-394E: Introduction to Middle East Politics” — are intended “for students who cannot travel to New Haven for our residential program,” the website says. All three courses will meet during scheduled times and are “not exclusively self-study.”

Yale faculty members will teach all three courses, which are each capped at 25 students. Professor Donald Brown’s “Computational Finance” and associate professor Ellen Lust’s “Introduction to Middle East Politics” will be taught only online, but professor Craig Wright’s “Brains of Genius” will be taught simultaneously both online and in New Haven.

Tuition for each of the three courses is $3,000, the same as standard tuition for other 1-credit Yale Summer Session courses.