Harvard Summer School
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (November 2011)|
|Dean||Donald H. Pfister|
|Location||Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA|
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (November 2011)|
Harvard Summer School was founded in 1871. It is the first academic summer session established and the oldest summer school present in the United States. The Summer School is part of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences and is one of the principal programs within the Harvard Division of Continuing Education.
Each summer more than 5000 students arrive from across the U.S. and more than 100 foreign countries. Approximately 20 percent of students who study at the summer school are Harvard undergraduate or graduate students studying to fulfill degree requirements. Also students from other major American and foreign universities enroll in the summer program to study for seven weeks with Harvard faculty and visiting faculty members and scholars from other institutions.
The Summer School offers approximately 300 daytime and evening classes in more than forty disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, writing, economics, computer science, and more than a dozen foreign languages. The summer school also consists of an Institute for English Language Programs (IEL), the Ukrainian Summer Institute, and an extensive study abroad program.
The Summer School does not offer any degrees but grants college and graduate credits. All liberal-arts courses at the summer school are vetted by departments to ensure they meet the standards for Harvard College credit.
- Pier, Arthur Stanwood The Pedagogues: A Story Of The Harvard Summer School, Nabu Press, 2012, ISBN 978-1276697934