Summer with YU

Spend your summer with Yeshiva University!

High school students can choose from a wide selection of online summer programs at Yeshiva University: Learn Torah with us. Expand your skillset with interactive bootcamps. And students entering grade 12 and recent graduates can enroll in our academic summer courses. 

Torah Studies

Academic Courses

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TORAH STUDIES

Continue your Torah learning with Yeshiva University's virtual Beit Midrash: live online courses taught by our esteemed Roshei Yeshiva, Rebbeim and faculty. 

Torah Studies courses are offered in the following online formats:  

  • Asynchronous: classes have a set start and end date as well as deadlines along the way to keep you on track, but you do not have to be online at a specific time.
  • Synchronous: classes have a schedule of regular live meetings that take place online.
  • Semi-synchronous: classes have a schedule of regular live (synchronous) meetings that take place online, as well as asynchronous course content that you complete by certain deadlines. 

Specific formats are noted under each course, below. 

Please note: Students entering 10th or 11th grade may enroll in no more than three (3) credits. If you would like to audit an additional course, please contact summer@yu.edu for more information. See additional registration policies

Men's Torah Courses

Women's Torah Courses

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Men's Torah Programs

July 6 - August 7

For students entering grades 10–12, recent high school graduates, and current college students. Class times subject to change. 

Rabbi Tanchum Cohen 

Cohen
JUD 4931 Selected Topics: Halacha (2 credits)

Tying Your Beliefs to Your Body: Learning the Practical Sugyos of Tefillin, Beis Midrash-Style
Format: Synchronous online
Meeting Schedule: Mornings, Monday-Thursday, 10am-12:15pm 

Be paired with a chavrusa to learn the gemara and rishonim in a dynamic virtual beis midrash under your rebbi's guidance, and grow and explore the sugya further with a warm and dynamic group in shiur.  We will learn the sugyos of tefillin in Masseches Menachos, one of the ultimate triple-crown combinations of exciting lomdus, practical halacha and inspiring machshava.
*Open to men only.

Night Seder

Talmud Bekiyus [guided study] and Weekly Sichot Mussar (Monday-Thursday, 8-10pm).
For more information and to register for Night seder, contact Rabbi Yaakov Taubes.

Tuition:
  • To audit a course: $564 per course
  • For credit: $564 per credit, plus summer fees (click here for tuition details)

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Two femaile students studying Torah

Women's Torah Courses

July 6 - August 7

For students entering grades 10–12, recent high school graduates, and current college students. Class times subject to change. 

BIBL 4932 Villains in Tanakh (2 credits) 

Faculty: Professor Nechama Price 
Format: Synchronous Online 
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 10am-12pm 

This course will examine the stories and personalities of the Torah’s greatest villains: Kayin, Lot, Hagar/Yishmael, Esav, Lavan, Bilaam, Datan and Aviram, Orpa, and Vashti. Are these figures really as evil as we have been led to believe or do their stories contain nuance and complexity? We will compare the pshat reading of text of the Torah t to that of Chazal and the Mefarshim to uncover new layers of understanding their stories.
*Open to women only. 

BIBL 1211 Topics in Bereishit: The Stories You Never Learned (2 credits) 

Faculty: Dr. Deena Rabinovich 
Format: Semi-Synchronous Online
Meeting Schedule: Monday, 1-2pm (otherwise asynchronous online) 

This course will examine the stories of Noach and his sons, Lot and his daughters, Shechem and Dinah, Yehuda and Tamar, and Yosef and Eshet Potifar. Why are these part of Tanakh, and are seen as essential to Sefer Bereishit? How do these stories lay the foundation for the values and mores of the future Am Yisrael? Focus will be on close reading and intertextuality and how the midrash fills in the gaps in the stories.
*Open to women only. 

Night Seder

Nightly programming including chaburas with Madrichot, guest shiurim and trivia nights (M-Th, 8-10pm). For more information and to register for Night seder, contact summer@yu.edu.

Tuition
  • For credit: $564 per credit, plus summer fees (click here for tuition details)
  • To audit a course: $564 per course

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ACADEMIC COURSES

Jumpstart your college degree with YU summer classes. Courses meet from July 6 - August 7.

For students entering 12th grade, recent high school graduates, and current college students.

Academic courses are offered in two online formats:

  • Asynchronous: classes have a set start and end date as well as deadlines along the way to keep you on track, but you do not have to be online at a specific time.
  • Semi-synchronous: classes have a schedule of regular live (synchronous) meetings that take place online, as well as asynchronous course content that you complete by certain deadlines.
Click here for Application and Tuition Information.
 
Course Offerings - Summer Session II: July 6 - August 7

See the Summer 2020 Academic Calendar for holidays and other important dates. Academic courses are co-ed unless otherwise noted. Class times are subject to change. 

ACC 1001 Accounting Principles I with Professor Constance Crawford (3 credits)
Introduction to financial accounting: the accounting cycle, preparation of financial statements, accounting for cash and temporary investments, receivables, inventories, and long-lived assets.
Format: Asynchronous online 
(NOTE: Pre-requisite: Business Algebra)

ARTS 3009 Intro to Computer Design with Professor ST Schwartz (3 credits)
Students acquire a basic proficiency in the software programs essential to graphic design and visual communication: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Format: Asynchronous online

CHEM 1010C Essentials of Chemistry with Professor Lora Danley (4 credits)
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule:
- Lecture: Monday-Thursday, 1-3pm and Friday, 12-2pm
- Labs: Monday-Wednesday, 3:30-5:10pm

ENG 1023 Authorship: Plato to Wikipedia with Professor Lauren Fitzgerald (3 credits)
This course explores how writers write—that is, authorship. From a historical perspective, we’ll consider where authors get their ideas, because descriptions of this process have changed significantly over the centuries: Is it divine inspiration? Imitation of the world around us? An expression of who we are? Collaborations with others? We’ll also address who gets to be called an author: For instance, why is there a debate about whether Shakespeare authored his works? Are women writers part of the authorial tradition? What about college students? Most important, we’ll look at why this topic matters to you, right now.
Format: Asynchronous online

HIS 4930 Migrants in America with Professor David Sugarman (3 credits)
Surveying American history, from the first foreigners to arrive on the East Coast to the current debates around immigration from Central and South America, this course considers the complex status of the migrant and analyzes the literature, films, myths and laws related to this foundational figure in the American story.
Format: Asynchronous online
*SCW - Register under HIST 4930. Contemporary US & Global Perspectives. YC - Cultures over Time. SSSB – Humanities.

HIS 4931 How Pandemics Shape the World with Professor Jeremy Brown (3 credits)
The goals of this course are to provide an understanding of epidemics from three different angles: the medical, the social and the religious. We will explore the Black Death, smallpox, cholera, influenza, HIV and the current COVID pandemic, using eyewitness accounts, historic and contemporary scientific papers, literary depictions, and public health perspectives. We will also compare Jewish accounts of the plagues and their reactions with those of other religious traditions.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some live meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Tuesday, 7:30-8:30pm 

IDS 1001 Business Algebra with Professor Manachanallur Ravi (3 credits)
This course provides a review of computational and problem-solving skills. Included is a presentation of a broad scope of fundamental mathematical concepts in applied mathematics relevant to accounting, finance, management, and marketing, with examples drawn from different business disciplines.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Wednesday, 1-2:15pm

JHI 1340 Jews in Medieval Spain with Professor Ronnie Perelis (3 credits)
This course will investigate the cultural history of Spanish Jews (the Sephardim), from the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula in 711 until the Expulsion of 1492. With convivencia as our lens, we will examine the possibilities and limitations of multi-cultural tolerance by studying the socio-political and cultural trajectory of the Sephardim and their Christian and Muslim neighbors.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 1-3pm

JUD 1490 Interpersonal Relationships with Professor Daniel Feldman (3 credits)
This course addresses fundamental questions and overarching themes in Halaka and Human Relations. Through text, rich discussion, and reflection, students learn about the obligations Jewish law places upon the relationships between people. Similarly, the course covers how the Torah regulates our interpersonal behavior through prohibitions, how we understand the prohibition of loshon hara in the contemporary culture, and how we understand and apply the definition of tzedaka.
Format: Semi-synchronous (online course with some scheduled meetings)
Meeting Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 1-3pm; Friday 12-2pm

MAR 1001 Principles of Marketing with Professor Travis Oh (3 credits)
Also offered in Session I. An introduction to the basic concepts of market definition, consumer behavior, and the principal marketing functions: product line development, pricing, distribution, promotion, sales-force management, advertising, research, and planning. Cases and examples are utilized to develop problem-solving abilities and provide students with a glimpse into the Marketing world. 
Format: Asynchronous online
(NOTE: Pre-requisite: Business Algebra)

POLI 2330 The Life and Death of Terrorism with Professor Yoav Fromer (3 credits)
How is it possible that an idea such as terrorism, rooted in death and destruction, still remains so potent and attractive around the world at the dawn of the twenty-first century? The course will pursue an array of avenues in order to address this ominous geopolitical threat and the political, legal and moral challenges that it continues to raise.
Format: Asynchronous online

PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology with Professor Eliezer Schnall (3 credits)
One-semester survey of topics in experimental methodology, biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, cognition, development, personality, assessment, and abnormal and social psychology. This course is a prerequisite for all upper level psychology courses.
Format: Asynchronous online

See additional courses at www.yu.edu/summer/undergrad-courses.


APPLICATION & TUITION INFORMATION

Tuition & Fees

Tuition
  • Academic Courses and Torah Studies: $564 per credit plus summer fees
  • Data Analytics, Cybercrime, and Software Engineering Bootcamp Courses: $1692 per course plus summer fees
  • Jewish Communal Leadership Bootcamp Course: $1128 per course plus summer fees
  • To Audit a Course: $564 per course
    (Please note: Bootcamp courses may not be audited.)
Summer Fees (one-time)
  • Application Fee: $65
  • University Fee: $110
  • Registration Fee: $100

Priority Application Deadlines

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, space permitting.

  • Torah Studies and Bootcamp Courses: Apply by June 15, 2020
  • Academic Courses - Session I: Apply by May 26, 2020
  • Academic Courses - Session II: Apply by June 30, 2020

Registration Policies

  • High School students entering grades 10 - 11: Can enroll in up to 3 credits of Torah Studies and Bootcamp courses for the summer. Not eligible to enroll in academic courses. 
  • High School students entering grade 12: Can enroll in up to 6 credits per summer session and up to 10 credits maximum for the summer, including Torah Studies, Bootcamp courses, and academic courses. 
  • Recent High School graduates (graduating 2020) and current YU college students: Can enroll in up to 7 credits per summer session and 10 credits maximum for the summer, including Torah Studies, Bootcamp courses, and academic courses. 
  • Visiting college students: Please check with your home institution for relevant policies. 
  • Auditing a course: Students may audit up to 1 course in the summer. Students will be charged the cost of 1 credit to audit a course. Students who wish to audit a course should complete the Visiting Student Application and contact summer@yu.edu for the Request to Audit a Course form.

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Current YU undergraduate students, including those entering in Fall 2020 or on the YU Joint Israel Program: Follow the registration instructions for Current YU Students at www.yu.edu/summer/registration.

Visiting high school students, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to https://www.yu.edu/myyu and click on "Apply for Admission."
  2.  Select "First time user account creation” and follow the guidelines to create an application Login ID and PIN, and then select Login. PLEASE NOTE: Your PIN must be 6 numerical characters (only numbers). 
  3. On the drop-down menu, select “Undergraduate Summer Program” and then Continue.
  4. Select Summer 2020 under Admission Term, fill in your name, and select Fill Out Application.
  5. Follow the directions to complete the application. (Please note: there are six short sections; you can complete them in any order.)
  6. Once you’ve completed all sections of the application, select Application is Complete.
  7. You will be asked to accept terms and then proceed to payment. The application fee is $65, payable online by credit or debit card.
  8. Once you’ve submitted your payment, you’ll be directed to a “Thank You” screen that contains important information. Please keep a copy of this information for your records.
  9. Send your current college or high school transcript (official or unofficial) to summer@yu.edu.  

Your application will not be considered complete until we have received your transcript. If your transcript is not received prior to the start of the summer session, we may decline your registration.

High School Student Eligibility

High school students must present a high school transcript and a minimum GPA of 80 (or 2.7 out of 4.0). If your average is below this and you feel that you are a good candidate for YU’s summer programming, please submit a written statement to summer@yu.edu explaining what you hope to get out of the summer program, the supports you have in place to be successful, and any other information that may help us understand your preparedness to succeed. 

High school students should be mindful that a grade in a credit-bearing college course will remain on their permanent academic record and that grade might influence college admissions decisions in the future.