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Winter Session 2020 Courses

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

Course information subject to change without notice.

Winter Session begins on Tuesday, January 7 (please note: a few courses may begin a day or two later - please refer to the schedule for each individual course). The last day of classes is Monday, January 20; there will be a one-day reading period on Tuesday, January 21 and any exams will be scheduled for Wednesday, January 22. Courses will meet for all 40 class hours in this limited time. Students may only enroll in one Winter Session course. 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.

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

Division I Arts and Humanities

Instructor: Christopher Chenier
Schedule: Jan. 7-10, 13-17, 21, 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Grading Mode: Graded

CANCELLED - CCIV 220Z: Homer's Iliad and the Tragedies of Troy: War and its Aftermath | SYLLABUS
Instructor: Elizabeth Bobrick
Schedule: Jan. 7-10, 13-17, 20 (M-F); 10:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Grading Mode: Graded

ENGL 214Z: Reading and Writing Memoir | SYLLABUS
Instructor: Jeanne Bonner
Schedule: Jan. 7-10, 14-17, 21, 22; 9:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Grading Mode: Graded

Division II Social and Behavioral Sciences

GOVT 311Z: United States Foreign Policy | SYLLABUS
Instructor: Douglas Foyle
Schedule: Jan. 7-10, 14-17; 9:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-3:30pm
Grading Mode: Graded

Instructor: Peter Rutland
Schedule: Jan. 8-11, 15-18; 9:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-3:30pm
Grading Mode: Graded

CANCELLED - HIST 239Z: The Long 19th CenturySYLLABUS
Instructor: Kevin Vrevich
Schedule: Jan. 7-20 (M-F); 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Grading Mode: Graded

FULLY ENROLLED - QAC 201Z/GOVT 201Z/PSYC 280Z/NS&B 280Z: Applied Data Analysis| SYLLABUS
Instructor: Valerie Nazzaro
Schedule: Jan. 7-20 (M-F), 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Grading Mode: Graded

Division III Natural Sciences and Mathematics

ASTR 111Z: The Dark Side of the Universe | SYLLABUS
Instructor: Edward Moran
Schedule: Jan. 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21; 5:00pm-10:00pm
Grading Mode: Graded

FULLY ENROLLED - COMP 112Z: Introduction to Programming | SYLLABUS
Instructor: James Lipton
Schedule: Jan. 7-20 (M-F), 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grading Mode: Student Option

CANCELLED - E&ES 102Z: Natural History of the Connecticut River Valley | SYLLABUS
Instructor: Dana Royer
Schedule: Jan. 7, 10am-5pm; Jan. 9, 10:00am-4:00pm; Jan. 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 10am-3pm; Jan. 21, 10am-2pm
Grading Mode: Graded

FULLY ENROLLED - PSYC 230Z: Developmental Psychology | SYLLABUS
Instructor: Anna Shusterman
Schedule: Jan. 7-11, 18-20, 9:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:30pm
Grading Mode: Student Option

PSYC 316Z/NS&B 316Z: Schizophrenia & Its Treatment | SYLLABUS
Instructor: Matthew Kurtz
Schedule: Jan. 7-20 (M-F), 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Grading Mode: Student Option

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

Wesleyan students may enroll in Mango Language's Danish language course over Winter Break (at no cost). For more information visit or contact Kia Lor, Assistant Director of Language and Intercultural Learning at or (860) 685-3686.