Winter Session 2023 Courses

The Winter Session 2023 schedule is as follows:
January 10 - 23; reading day January 24, finals day January 25. Course schedules are listed in Eastern Time.

Students may take a maximum of 1 credit in Winter Session. Courses will meet for all 40 class hours. Auditing is not permitted in Winter Session courses.

Winter enrollments are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The request, payment and any approvals must be fully complete before enrollments are processed.

Students are encouraged to contact faculty directly with any questions about courses. All information is subject to change without notice.

WINTER SESSION 2023 COURSES – January 10-25, 2023

DIVISION I Arts and Humanities

In person

  • COL227Z / ENGL228Z /WRCT227Z: Life Writing: Writing about the Self and from Experience // Charles Barber 
  • FILM 448Z Directing Actors for the Camera // David Kendall  
    • MTWRF 10am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
    • Pre-Requisite required: FILM307
    • Syllabus


  • CEAS207Z: Foundations of East Asian Cultures // Allison Bernard  
  • MUSC278Z Survey of Jazz Styles // Noah Baerman - CANCELLED
    • 4:30-6:40pm on January 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, with final project presentations on January 25
    • Syllabus
  • THEA222Z Neo-Futurist Radio: Experiments in Audio // Anthony Dean - CANCELLED  
    • 10am-12pm + 1pm-3pm (1/10-1/11, 1/13, 1/16, 1/18, 1/20); 1pm-5pm (1/12, 1/17, 1/19, 1/23)
    • Syllabus
  • THEA235Z / ENGL278Z Writing On & As Performance // Katherine Brewer Ball - CANCELLED  
    • 11AM – 4PM January 10-13, 16-19.
    • Syllabus


DIVISION II Social and Behavioral Sciences

In person

  • CSPL135Z / CIS135Z Introduction to Mindfulness // David Leipziger-Teva (.5 credit)  
  •  GOVT298Z Terrorism and Film // Emy Matesan - CANCELLED 
  • HIST399Z / SISP 399Z / CEAS 214Z / ENVS 399Z History and Geography: Global Cartography and Visual Studies of Science // Ying Jia Tan 
  • QAC201Z / GOVT201Z / PSYC280Z / NS&B280Z Applied Data Analysis // Valerie Nazzaro - FULLY ENROLLED


  • AMST353Z / SISP353Z Health, Illness and Power in America // Megan Glick  
  • EDST221Z Decolonizing Education // Demetrius Colvin - CANCELLED  
  •  GOVT157Z Democracy and Dictatorship // Peter Rutland - CANCELLED
  • HIST171Z Introduction to History: History of U.S. Social Movements // Kevin Vrevich  
    • MTWRF 2pm-4pm with additional, asynchronous pre-recorded lectures
    • Syllabus
  • GOVT279Z State and Society // Basak Kus - CANCELLED  
    • January 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 10:00am - 12:30pm and 3:30pm-6:00pm
    • Syllabus

DIVISION III Natural Sciences and Mathematics

In person

  • IDEA185Z / CIS 185Z Form + Code // Christopher Chenier
  • PSYC105Z: Foundations of Contemporary Psychology // Steven Stemler


  • COMP112Z Introduction to Programming // Kelly Thayer (2 sections)
  • PSYC295Z: The Science of Happiness // Jennifer D’Andrea - FULLY ENROLLED  
    • MTWRF 10:00am-noon, 1:00pm-3pm
    • Syllabus

All courses above are 1.0 credit except where marked. Courses are subject to change without notice.

Students taking Wesleyan courses for credit online in a U.S. state outside of Connecticut may use this form to submit questions or concerns.

Visit the Winter Session Course Archive to see a list of courses that have previously been offered.

Mango Languages

Wesleyan students may enroll in 0.25-credit, on-line language courses using Mango Languages over Winter Break (at no cost). Courses are available for many languages such as Danish, Farsi, Romanian, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish and many more. Note that students may not use this option to study a language offered through regular classroom instruction. For more information visit and click on the “Mango Language for a 1/4 Credit” drop-down, or contact Emmanuel Paris-Bouvret, Director of Language Resources and Technology, at

Online German 101 Superintensive with the Goethe-Institut

  • January 2-9: Preparatory asynchronous modules to be completed
  • January 10-23: Mondays-Saturdays 10am-11:30am (Eastern Time)
  • January 25: Final Exam

This 3-week superintensive online course allows students who were not able to attend GRST 101 this fall, to enroll in GRST 102 this spring. German 101 Superintensive is an introduction to German and leads to communicative competence in German by building on the four primary skills--speaking, listening, reading, and writing--while developing participants' awareness of life and culture of German-speaking countries. 

The German language opens vistas into a world of ideas that is as complex as it is elemental. It provides access to many fields, from philosophy to the natural sciences and many disciplines between: history, musicology, art history, and environmental studies. The course sequence 101/102/211 prepares students to study abroad in Germany, on one of the two Wesleyan-approved programs in Berlin and Hamburg or continue with GRST212 here at Wesleyan.

The cost of this non-credit course, offered by the Goethe-Institut - worldwide leader in German Language education - is $1350 but offered to all members of the Wesleyan community at a 20% discount. Registration is open through December 23 by emailing Learn more about the Goethe-Institut online. Students with additional questions are welcome to contact Professor Bork-Goldfield in Wesleyan's German Studies Department.