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Students study in the ISE Lab during Winter Session 2018.

Winter Session offers countless options

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Condensed term ideal time to get ahead, catch up, explore

Winter Session at the University of Delaware provides students the ideal time to catch up, get ahead or explore new interests. Hundreds of courses are offered on campus, with some available online, during the condensed term, giving students the opportunity to gain credits over a short period of time.

Below is just a sampling of the many Winter Session offerings that still have open seats, including options that fulfill University breadth requirements or electives, or classes that are important foundational needs for staying on track and succeeding. Internships are also still available.

UD Winter Session classes are open to anyone, including students from other colleges and universities. UD Associate in Arts Program (AAP) students may choose to study on the Newark campus or take classes at any of the AAP campuses.

The five-week term begins Jan. 7, with four-week classes also available, starting Jan. 14. Registration closes Jan. 10 for five-week classes and Jan. 17 for four-week courses.

For more detailed course descriptions, prerequisites, restrictions, a complete listing of all courses and additional information on Winter Session, visit the Winter Session web page.

Most popular winter courses

ENGL110: Critical Reading & Writing (3 credits) introduces the process of academic writing that centers on the composition of analytical, research-based essays.  

ECON103: Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits) analyzes the causes of unemployment, inflation, national income and related policy issues.

ECON101: Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits) introduces supply and demand concepts with basic economic graphs. It covers microeconomic issues such as the effect of government regulation and environmental problems.

THEA102: Introduction to Performance (3 credits) studies performance training techniques for the nonminor. Topics may include elements of voice, improvisation, movement, dance and character analysis and portrayal.

COMM212: Oral Communication in Business (3 credits) includes an analysis of the types and principles of communication in the business and professional setting, how to develop presentational skills and an opportunity to develop and present materials within pairs, small groups and public contexts.

BUAD301: Introduction to Marketing (3 credits) introduces management of marketing functions, marketing research, product planning, distribution channels, pricing, personal selling and advertising.

Professional Skill Building

ENTR155194: Start Up of the Professional You (1 credit) focuses on the development of practical professional skills, building meaningful relationships and fostering an entrepreneurial mindset. Students will learn how to brand themselves through the use of social media; acquire communication, social influence and networking skills; and develop an understanding of how to succeed in any workplace.

History and Cultural Change

MUSC107194: History of Rock (3 credits) studies various styles of rock music including an introduction to folk, country, blues and jazz as predecessors to rock. An online course intended for the nonmusic major. No music reading skills are required.

ANTH101194: Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (3 credits) studies major ideas and areas of study in social and cultural anthropology. It uses ethnographic data and film to illustrate the anthropologist's view of societies in their sociocultural and ecological dimensions. Online course.

Creative Arts and Humanities

DANC101010: Introduction to the Art of Dance (3 credits) provides the basis for understanding, appreciating and participating in dance as an art form, cultivated through lectures, films, live performances and/or studio experiences.

ART280010: Introduction to Photo and Video (3 credits) introduces students to digital photography, video and sound art. It explores lens-based and time-based uses of the camera and computer and media culture and relationships to digital technology in an image-saturated society.

Math, Natural Sciences and Technology

GEOL108: Volcanoes and Earthquakes (3 credits) studies violent geologic activity as illustrated by volcanoes and earthquakes. It looks at the nature, causes and origins of volcanic and earthquake activity, their interactions with humans and their potential control. This course is online.

CHEM101: General Chemistry (4 credits) introduces fundamental laws of chemical action and the properties, uses and methods of preparation of the more important elements and their compounds. It includes 42 hours of laboratory work that introduces basic experiments in general chemistry.

BISC207: Introductory Biology (4 credits) introduces molecular basis of life including the structure and function of cells and energy transformations. The laboratory focuses on the testing of hypotheses, data analysis and scientific writing.

STAT200: Basic Statistical Practice (3 credits) uses real data from a variety of disciplines to explore topics in data analysis, estimation and inference such as graphical displays, estimation of and hypothesis tests on means and proportions, sampling distributions and more.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

HDFS230: Families and their Communities (3 credits) discusses the community context of family life and the interface of family with school, community and work settings.


EDUC230: Introduction to Exceptional Children (3 credits) gives students an overview of emerging educational practices needed when working with children with special needs. This class is open to several majors and students minoring in disabilities studies.   

Business and Economics

MISY262: Fundamentals of Business Analytics (3 credits) introduces students to the basic tools and methods of data analytics for business. Topics include inferential statistics, predictive models, business processes and methods of presenting results. Includes light programming.

ECON308: Banking and Monetary Policy (3 credits) discusses the nature and economic significance of money, credit and the banking system; the origin and management of the money supply; and effects of monetary changes on price levels, output and employment.

Health Sciences

BHAN155011: Personal Health Management -- An Approach for a Lifetime (3 credits) utilizes group problem-solving techniques and online resources to help students develop a comprehensive approach to managing their own health.

BHAN130010: Health Topics -- Personal Relationships (1 credit) examines how students can take responsibility for their behaviors and have healthy relationships.

NTDT200510: Nutrition Concepts (3 credits) studies the functions and sources of nutrients, dietary adequacy, energy balance and metabolism with emphasis on health promotion. It includes weight control, evaluation of popular diets, vegetarianism, eating disorders, alcohol, other current issues and concerns in nutrition.

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