Important Announcements

Due to the uncertainties of the pandemic and concerns with students returning from holiday break, Johns Hopkins University will offer all Intersession courses in the virtual environment from January 4–15, 2021.

Intersession Time Conflicts Policy:

Students registering for two or more classes that meet simultaneously or overlapping times are not permitted. Students must take immediate action once a time conflict occurs. Your conflict(s) can be resolved by dropping one of the courses. If you have questions regarding the availability of additional seats or sections, we advise you to contact the instructor(s) or department(s) offering the relevant course(s).

Intersession Courses

Each January, academic departments representing the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering sponsor a diverse set of 1, 2, or 3-week courses that are not typically offered during the academic year. Students may take one or two intersession courses, which are graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

There is no additional tuition for current degree-seeking undergraduates who were registered full time for the preceeding Fall semester. Students who do not meet these criteria are charged tuition on a per-credit basis.


Intersession 2021 marks the fourteenth year of B’More, a one-week program designed to introduce freshmen to Baltimore and help them establish a relationship that transcends their time at Johns Hopkins. B’More’s online programming allows students to explore the ways in which the city’s civic and cultural resources can enhance a Johns Hopkins education.

B’More 2021 – More Than a Single Story

Baltimore, a city of neighborhoods, is shaped by a strong cultural and artistic landscape. The B’More courses, listed below, give you the opportunity to explore this landscape through stories of empowerment, creativity, community organizing, diversity and inclusion, education and nutrition. You will partner with Baltimore City community organizations to explore diverse topics and perspectives.

  • Nutrition and Community – AS.020.116
  • “My Baltimore” Podcast Series – AS.230.144
  • Public Health, Community, and You – AS.280.247
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness & Action in Baltimore – AS.280.219
  • Social Change and Baltimore City Street Art – AS.362.114
  • Breaking in Baltimore: Urban Education – AS.362.116
  • Stories of Race and Intersectionality – From Me to We – AS.362.117
  • Art in Baltimore’s Museums – AS.389.179

2021 Intersession Timeline

November 16, 2020 View Intersession 2021 courses on SIS
December 1, 2020 Registration begins on SIS
January 4-15, 2021 Intersession Program Dates
January 11-15, 2021 B’More Program Dates

Faculty and Graduate Students

If you are a faculty member or graduate student interested in teaching a course for Intersession, please review our guidelines.

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