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ONLINE WINTER INTERSESSION

Earn up to 3 credits in 3 weeks!

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Winter Intersession Dates

DECEMBER 17 - JANUARY 3

EARN UP TO 3 CREDITS IN 3 WEEKS

Whether you are looking to fit that extra course into your schedule, boost your GPA, or simply make the most of your winter break, WVU's online Winter Intersession is an opportunity to further your academic goals in a flexible online environment. All Winter Intersession courses are offered 100% online in three intensive weeks. Enrollment is open to current, new, transfer or Guest Pass students. Courses for Winter Intersession are billed separately and are in addition to spring term charges. Cost per credit hour is $369, and grades will post as part of the spring term. Students will need to call WVU Online at 1-800-253-2762 for departmental approval.

Due to the accelerated format, students are not permitted to exceed 3 credit hours. Students who are registered for more than 3 credit hours will be administratively removed.  If a student takes a Winter Intersession course and withdrawals from the Spring Term after March 22nd, he/she will lose the credit earned during Winter Intersession.

Who should participate in the online Winter Intersession?

  • WVU undergraduate students in good academic standing in regards to Satisfactory Academic Performance.
  • WVU undergraduate students who would like to get-ahead, catch-up or fulfill scholarship/financial aid requirements.
  • WVU undergraduate students from the main campus, Potomac State College or the Institute of Technology.
  • Guest students.

Who is eligible to register for the online Winter Intersession?

  • Admitted WVU Undergraduate students and guest students.
  • Students not currently enrolled in or previously enrolled in the course requested.
  • Students with previous enrollment in an online course, is highly encouraged.
  • Students with no outstanding holds or balances due on their accounts.

IMPORTANT DATES

DEC 17

First day of Winter Intersession!

DEC 18

Last day to drop Winter course without a W (withdrawal) and with a refund. Course drops must be processed by 11:59pm.

DEC 24-26

WVU offices closed.

DEC 28

Last day to withdraw from Winter Intersession. Students will not receive a refund and will see a W on their transcript.

DEC 31-JAN 1

WVU offices closed.

JAN 3

Last day of Winter Intersession.

COST

Winter Intersession courses are available to any admitted WVU undergraduate student for $369 per credit hour. A 3-credit hour course will cost $1107.

FINANCIAL AID

Students who register for Winter Intersession will automatically have their financial aid eligibility reviewed as part of their spring term aid package.

COURSES

Registration is now closed.

December 28th is the last day to withdraw from Winter Intersession. Students who withdraw after Tuesday, December 18th will not receive a refund and will see a W on their transcripts. Students who wish to drop can do so via STAR. 

Business Core 360: Supply Chain Management

Course Full

CRN: 18812
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Ed Bernardes
GEF: None
GEC: None

The course acquaints students with a variety of production and operations management concepts and techniques. Productivity, competitiveness, operations strategy, capacity, location, layout, inventory, forecasting, and supply chain management are key concepts covered. * Restricted to only College of Business & Economics students.

Communication Studies 305: Appreciation of Motion Pictures

Course Full

CRN: 18804
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: John Cole
GEF: 6
GEC: 3,5

Evaluation of motion picture and television film as forms of mediated communication and as art forms involving communication and aesthetic principles. Emphasis on the feature length theatrical fiction film.

Engineering 140: Engineering in History

Course Full

CRN: 18801
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Melissa Morris
GEF: 5
GEC: 3,4

An introduction to the impact of engineering on society throughout history.

Film 101: The Art of Film 1

Course Full

CRN: 18802
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Jay Malarcher
GEF: 6
GEC: 3,5

A survey of the history of cinema from its earliest forms and experimentation through the end of the monopoly of the "studio system" (c. 1960).

History 153: Making of Modern America: 1865-Present

Course Full

CRN: 18795
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Karina Esposito
GEF: 5
GEC: 3,7

Examines the basic political, economic, and social forces in the development of the United States since the Civil War.

Human Nutrition and Foods 126: Society and Food

Course Full

CRN: 18798
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Jacek Jaczynski
GEF: 4
GEC: 4,8

Exploration on a global basis of interactions of man and environment as reflected in food production systems. Relation of food supply and use in development or maintenance of social and political institutions.

Human Nutrition and Foods 171: Introduction to Human Nutrition

Course Full

CRN: 18796
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Megan Govindan
GEF: 2A
GEC: 2C,4

Introduction to nutrient structure, metabolism, integrated function and their importance to human well-being during all stages of the life cycle. Current concerns and those of special interest to college students in meeting nutrient needs.

Humanities 101: Introduction to Western Civilization 1

Course Full

CRN: 18805
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Josh Winters
GEF: 6
GEC: 5,8

Presents the high points of Greco-Roman and Medieval European civilizations: their art, architecture, philosophy, religion, literature and music.

LANG 393A: SPTP: Language Matters

Course Full

CRN: 18178
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Heiko Haseborg
GEF: None
GEC: None

Language Matters aims to encompass issues regarding language, culture, and “myths,” including the facts about language learning, cultural dynamics in relation to the use of language, and current cross-cultural issues in the aspect of language as a medium.

Library Instruction 101: Introduction to Library Research

Course Full

CRN: 18177
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor: Kelly Diamond
GEF: None
GEC: None

Focuses on the concepts and logic of information access including using the libraries' online catalog, various databases and the Internet to find quality information. Incorporates hands-on practice with electronic resources for term paper preparation.

Marketing 485: Global Marketing

Course Full

CRN: 18814
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Annie Cui
GEF: None
GEC: None

Evaluation and analysis of marketing strategies in a global environment, examination of the relationship between international buyer behavior and the elements of the marketing mix. *Major Restricted to Marketing Majors, General Business Majors and Management Majors. 

Music 100: Fundamentals of Music Theory

Course Full

CRN: 18817
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor: Charles Perryman
GEF: None
GEC: None

The course focuses on basic musical concepts including notation of pitch and rhythm, intervals, scales and modes, and keys and key signatures.

Music 111: Introduction to Music

Course Full

CRN: 18803
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Rebecca Kreider
GEF: 6
GEC: 4,5

Introductory course designed to develop an appreciation and understanding of the significance of music as a fine art, and to help the student develop intelligent listening habits.

Music 116: Music in World Cultures

Course Full

CRN: 18807
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Adam Osmianski
GEF: 7
GEC: 5,9

Examination of music from various cultures (e.g. Native America, South India, Japan, Africa) within their cultural contexts.

Native American Studies 200: Introduction to Native American Studies

Course Full

CRN: 18810
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Melanie Ribaric
GEF: 7
GEC: 4,9

Overview of the diverse social and cultural institutions of indigenous tribal societies in North America. Historical materials provide the background for understanding the range of issues affecting contemporary tribal groups.

Orientation 151: Choosing a Major and a Career

Course Full

CRN: 18174
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor: Staff
GEF: None
GEC: None

Provides guidance and clarity to students that are unsure about a major and career. Course addresses first time freshman undecided and those students that discover that their initial major or career choice does not match their personal and professional aspirations. Students will be guided through a formal assessment of their personal characteristics, consider possible career choices and identify associated majors.

Philosophy 130: Current Moral Problems

Course Full

CRN: 18800
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Gary Ciocco
GEF: 5
GEC: 4,6

Current moral problems in society.

Physical Education 124: Fitness Walking

Course Full

CRN: 18815
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor: Adam Hansell
GEF: None
GEC: None

This course provides a supervised walking program in a safe, enjoyable environment. Classes meet ACSM guidelines for safe, effective classes. Includes warm-up, cardiovascular segment, cool-down, and stretch.

Physical Education/Teaching 175: Motor Development

Course Full

CRN: 18175
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor: David Robertson
GEF: None
GEC: None

Examines the changes in human movement behavior across the lifespan, the processes that underline these changes, and the factors that contribute to those changes.

Religious Studies 102: Introduction to World Religions

Course Full

CRN: 18811
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Alyssa Beall
GEF: 7
GEC: 3,9

This course introduces students to five of the most widely recognized religions in the world today: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

Sociology and Anthropology 101: Introduction to Sociology

Course Full

CRN: 18799
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Kristi Wood-Turner
GEF: 4
GEC: 4,7

Introductory course intended to individuals develop a perspective about the nature of social processes and the structure of society.

Sociology and Anthropology 221: Families and Society

Course Full

CRN: 18157
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Janet Weeks
GEF: 4
GEC: 4,6

Historical comparative approach to changing structure and functions of the family institution. Effect of economic, demographic, and cultural changes on relationships, gender roles, marriage, childcare; variations by socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation.

Sport and Exercise Psychology 271: Sport in American Society

Course Full

CRN: 18797
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Robert Hilliard
GEF: 4
GEC: 4,7

A comprehensive analysis of sport structures with a close view of who competes and the consequences of such competition.

Wildlife and Fisheries Management 150: Principle-Conservation Ecology

Course Full

CRN: 18808
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Staff
GEF: 7
GEC: 4,7

Overview of the science of conservation ecology with emphasis on the concepts of biological diversity, extension, habitat loss and fragmentation, establishment of protected areas, endangered species, and establishment and preservation of new populations.

Women and Gender Studies 150: Women in Movies

Course Full

CRN: 18806
Enrollment MAX: 25
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Nina Riivald
GEF: 6
GEC: 2C,4

Through viewing popular Hollywood films, students analyze femininity across the life span. Critical thinking and cultural analysis will be practiced as we study heroines, working girls, motherhood, brides, cheerleaders, and old women on screen.

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TESTIMONIALS

Hannah Collinbs, Testimonial. Communication Studies

HANNAH COLLINS

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

"This was a very positive experience. The teacher was very willing to work with me, even though Christmas break is a busy season. Winter Intersession allowed me to complete a class over break that helped me graduate on time."

Ben Panther, Testimonial. Industrial Engineering

BEN PANTHER

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

"This was one of my best class experiences at WVU. I decided to take History 153 to lighten my load for the spring semester and so that I could graduate. The best part was that it was only 3 weeks and there were no exams."

Makailea Hidalgo, Testimonial. Nursing.

MAKAILEA HIDALGO

NURSING

"My Sociology 101 online class helped me learn how to be productive on my own time and stay very organized. Time management is an essential thing in nursing. I also loved that the teacher was so focused on my success."

SUPPORT

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Service Desk Hours

December 17-21: 7:30am-5:00pm, EST

Closed: December 22-26

Open: December 27-28: 7:30am-5:00pm, EST

Closed: December 29-January 1

Open: January 2-3: 7:30am-5:00pm, EST