Winter Session 2022 Courses

Winter Session offers both ONLINE and ON-CAMPUS courses.

Registration will open on November 16, 2021. Wesleyan students are encouraged to apply (in WesPortal) for financial aid even if they are unsure about attending Winter Session; an application or award does not obligate a student to take a course. The deadline to apply for financial aid is November 3, 2021.

Below is the list of Winter Session courses to be offered in January 2022. Schedules and additional information will be posted as soon as it is available. All information on this page is subject to change without notice.

                       Syllabi and schedules below or go to WESMAPS.

On-Campus

DIVISION I Arts and Humanities:

  • CLST220Z/ENGL219Z: Homer and the Epic // Andy Szegedy-Maszak
    • Schedule: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, Monday through Friday.
    • Syllabus
  • MUSC279Z: Music and Wellbeing // Suhail Yusuf
    • Schedule: 10am-12pm and 4pm-6pm, Monday through Friday. 
    • Syllabus

DIVISION II Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • CGST319Z: Islamic Spain // Abderrahman Aissa
    • Schedule: Monday through Friday, 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm
    • Syllabus
  • GOVT155Z: International Politics // Giulio Gallarotti
    • Schedule: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, Monday through Friday.
    • Syllabus
  • PSYC354Z/EDST354Z: Intelligence and Creativity // Steven Stemler
    • Schedule: 9:00m-12:30pm. Classes meet Jan 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17.
    • Syllabus
  • QAC201Z/GOVT201Z/PSYC280Z/NS&B280Z: Applied Data Analysis // Valerie Nazzaro
    • Schedule: 10:00am-noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm, Monday through Friday. 
    • Syllabus

DIVISION III Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • QAC201Z/GOVT201Z/PSYC280Z/NS&B280Z: Applied Data Analysis (xlist Division II) // Valerie Nazzaro
    • Schedule: 10:00am-noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm, Monday through Friday. 
    • Syllabus

Online

DIVISION I Arts and Humanities:

  • ENGL296Z: Techniques of Fiction // Michelle Pretorius
    • Schedule: Synchronous class meetings via Zoom 1:00pm-4:30pm, Classes held on Jan 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17.
    • Syllabus
  • MUSC278Z: Survey of Jazz Styles // Noah Baerman
    • Schedule: Synchronous class meetings via Zoom, 4:30pm-6:20pm. Classes held Jan. 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19.
    • Syllabus
  • THEA265Z: Acting for the Camera // Maria-Christina Oliveras
    • Schedule: Synchronous class meetings via Zoom, 6:00pm-10:00pm. Classes held Jan 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.
    • Syllabus
  • THEA114Z: Incarcerated Stories: Documenting In/Justice // Ron Jenkins
    • Schedule: Synchronous class meetings via Zoom. Schedule: Weekend Jan 8 and Jan 9, 1:00pm-4:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm / Monday Jan 10 through Friday Jan 14, 6:00pm-9:15pm / Weekend Jan 15 and 16, 1:00pm-4:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm.
    • Syllabus

DIVISION II Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • CSPL309Z/ENVS268Z: Environmental Justice Advocacy: Assessing Law, Community-Based Engagement, and Other Forms of Activism // Ruhan Nagra
    • Schedule: Synchronous class meetings via Zoom,10am-noon and 2-5pm. Classes held Jan 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18.
    • Syllabus
  • EDST221Z: Decolonizing Education // Demetrius Colvin
    • Schedule: Synchronous class meetings via Zoom, 5:10-9:20pm, Monday through Friday
    • Syllabus
  • IDEA/CIS288Z: Persuasive Images: Information Design and Digital Media // Christopher Chenier
    • Schedule: Synchronous class meetings via Zoom 10:00am-noon, 2:00pm-5:00pm Monday through Friday.
    • Syllabus-TBA

DIVISION III Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • COMP112Z: Introduction to Programming // Jim Lipton
    • Schedule: Synchronous class meetings via Zoom, Monday through Friday 10am-12pm and 1pm 4pm. Classes held Jan 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18.
    • Syllabus-TBA
  • COMP112Z: Introduction to Programming // Kelly Thayer
    • Schedule: 9am-11am, 1pm-3pm, Monday through Friday.
    • Syllabus
  • MB&B108Z: Discutamos la ciencia en Español (Lets discuss science in Spanish) // Teresita Padilla-Benavides
    • Schedule: Synchronous class meetings via Zoom, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, Monday through Friday.
    • Syllabus
  • PSYC295Z: The Science of Happiness // Jennifer D’Andrea
    • Schedule: Synchronous class meetings via Zoom, 10:00am-noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm, Monday through Friday.
    • Syllabus

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. 

The Winter Session 2022 schedule is as follows:
January 4 - 17; reading day January 18, finals day January 19.

Courses will meet for all 40 class hours. Courses may only be taken for credit; auditors are 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.

Course schedules, descriptions and syllabi will be linked and posted as they become available; students are encouraged to contact faculty directly with any questions about courses.

Mango Languages

Wesleyan students may enroll in certain 0.25-credit, on-line language course using Mango Language over Winter Break (at no cost). The language has to be one that is not available via normal classroom instruction; currently, the options include Danish, Farsi, Romanian, and Norwegian. For more information visit https://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/also/independent-language.html 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 eparis@wesleyan.edu.