This January, Winter at Wesleyan will offer students an opportunity to get a jump-start on the new year by taking a short, intensive course for credit or participating in programs at the Career Center.
The Winter Session courses may be of particular interest to students seeking a lighter course load in a future term, or those working to graduate in three years. The faculty has approved four immersion-style courses, to begin Jan. 8: “Introduction to Computer Programming” (taught by Associate Professor of Computer Science James Lipton); “Sex, Drugs and Shopping: Decadence and Desire in Post-War American Fiction” (by Associate Professor of English Sally Bachner); “U.S. Foreign Policy” (by Associate Professor of Government Douglas Foyle); and “Applied Data Analysis” (by Professor of Psychology Lisa Dierker). The small classes—permitting for close interaction between faculty and students—will meet for five hours each day over the course of eight days, allowing students to complete a full-semester course in only two weeks.
Each course is offered for full credit at a cost of $2,900, and students may live in residence halls at no additional cost. An optional meal plan is available. Limited financial aid is available to students who are U.S. citizens and who receive aid during the academic year. Registration is now open here.
Non-Wesleyan undergraduates may also sign up for Winter Session courses by contacting the Continuing Studies Office at (860) 685-2005 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I’m pleased that Wesleyan is offering students these new options for Winter Break,” said Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth. “We are moving forward with this small pilot program (more…)