One of the best ways to gain insight into the intellectual community at the heart of the Wesleyan experience is to observe a class, either in person or online. 

In Person

We invite prospective students to visit any of the classes listed here. Please keep the following in mind as you visit classes:

  • Participation is an essential part of Wesleyan classes and the specific class you are attending is one session in an ongoing dialogue between professor and students. Comments from visitors may be relevant and insightful, but may also be inconsistent with the larger, semester-long context of the discussion.
  • Please arrive five minutes before class starts and introduce yourself to the professor. Explain that you are a prospective student and would like to sit in on the class. Ask the professor if you may participate in class or if they would prefer that you simply observe. Occasionally, the class you have chosen to observe will not be available to visitors due to special circumstances such as examinations and field trips.
  • Stay for the entire class. 
  • Do two things Wesleyan students do every day: learn something new, and have your own perceptions and ideas challenged.
  • Due to various special film projects we ask our visitors to call (860) 685-2220 in advance to request permission before visiting film classes.
  • The usage of cell phones during classes is not permitted. This includes texting as well as calls. Please turn off your phone while in class. You may be asked to leave the classroom if you use your phone while the class is in session.
  • Unfortunately, due to the large volume of visitors, no parents please.

Monday Class List

Tuesday Class List

Wednesday Class List

Thursday Class List

Friday Class List


On Coursera, you can audit a number of Wesleyan courses from the comfort of home!  Below are the courses currently offered.  You can register here.


Class Title Professor(s)
Abnormal Psychology Jen D'Andrea, Jill Morawski, Alexis May
Creative Writing Brando Skyhorse, Amy Bloom, Amity Gaige, Salvatore Scibona
Data Analysis and Interpretation Lisa Dierker, Jen Rose
Memoir and Personal Essay: Write About Yourself Greg Pardlo, Ariel Levy, Amy Bloom, Said Sayrafiezadeh
Writing Stories About Ourselves Said Sayrafiezadeh
Machine Learning for Data Analysis Jen Rose, Lisa Dierker
Memoir and Personal Essay: Managing Your Relationship with the Reader Greg Pardlo
Understanding Memory: Explaining the Psychology of Memory through Movies John Seamon
Creative Writing: The Craft of Character Amy Bloom
Regression Modeling in Practice Jen Rose, Lisa Dierker
How to Change the World Michael S. Roth
Writing in First Person Point of View Ariel Levy
Designing and Building Institutional Anti-Racist Spaces Jonathan Andrew Perez
Schizophrenia Matt Kurtz
Capstone: Your Story Salvatore Scibona
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology Jen D'Andrea
Data Analysis Tools Jen Rose, Lisa Dierker
Creative Writing: The Craft of Setting and Description Amity Gaige
Career Decisions: From Insight to Impact Sharon Belden Castonguay
The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 1) Michael S. Roth
Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot Brando Skyhorse
History of Mental Illness Jill Morawski
Writing a Personal Essay Amy Bloom
Introduction to Complex Analysis Petra Bonfert-Taylor
The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 2) Michael S. Roth
Creating Behavioral Change Alexis May
The Ancient Greeks Andrew Szegedy-Maszak
Data Management and Visualization Lisa Dierker
Take Action: From Protest to Policy Sarah Ryan, Mary Alice Haddad
Data Analysis and Interpretation Capstone Jen Rose, Lisa Dierker
Social Psychology Scott Plous
Property and Liability: An Introduction to Law and Economics Richard Adelstein
Creative Writing: The Craft of Style Salvatore Scibona
Suicide Prevention Alexis May