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Courses

Winter Session 2023 Info

Earn three credits online during Winter Session!

3-week courses: December 16, 2023 – January 07, 2024
6-week courses: November 27, 2023 – January 07, 2024

Questions? Email online@wsu.edu or call 509-335-3557

Winter Session 2023

Winter Session courses are offered completely online, and courses are delivered through Canvas, WSU’s learning management system. You may register for only one Winter Session course, and it cannot be your first course taken at WSU.

Winter Session courses are either three weeks in duration or six weeks in duration—but you will have access to your course several days before the official start date of the course. You should plan to become familiar with the course space and complete any introductory activities before your Winter Session course begins.

Register in myWSU. Select Manage Classes, then Class Search and Enroll. Choose the 2023 Fall Semester term, select Global Campus for the campus, then from the Session menu select Winter Session. Visit the Register page for additional information.  

Three-Week Courses

The 3-week Winter Session courses start on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, and end on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024. Course spaces in Canvas are scheduled to open by the Monday prior to the first day of the session. This will allow you several days to familiarize yourself with the course space and schedule, and to ensure that you have all required materials before your class officially begins. For additional dates and deadlines visit Winter Session Dates and Deadlines.

  • AIS 331 section 2 [SSCI]
    Archaeology of the Americas (crosslisted with ANTH 331)
    3 credits | Class number: 14566
    Cultures and environments of the Americas from the arrival of the earliest hunter-gatherers to the development of complex civilizations.
  • ANTH 268 section 2 [BSCI]
    Sex, Evolution, & Human Nature
    3 credits | Class number: 14567
    Human sexuality, male-female relations, cooperation, violence and parent-child relations examined cross-culturally and in nonhuman primates utilizing evolutionary and biocultural perspectives.
  • ANTH 316 section 3 [DIVR]
    Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective (also offered as WGSS 316)
    3 credits | Class number: 14568
    Cross-cultural examination of the status and roles of women and men, sexuality and marriage, and folk concepts of sexual anatomy in traditional cultures in Western science; concepts of nature and culture are explored through a variety of perspectives.
  • ANTH 331 section 2 [SSCI]
    Archaeology of the Americas (also offered as AIS 331)
    3 credits | Class number: 14569
    Cultures and environments of the Americas from the arrival of the earliest hunter-gatherers to the development of complex civilizations.
  • ART 340 section 1 [ARTS]
    Ceramics (formerly FINE ART 340)
    3 credits | Class number: 15398
    Hand building processes; glazing; firing.
  • COM 101 section 3 [SSCI]
    Media and Society
    3 credits | Class number: 14615
    Mass media’s influence in contemporary society.
  • COM 102 section 7 [COMM]
    Public Speaking in the Digital Age
    3 credits | Class number: 14616
    Face-to-face and mediated communication in group and professional settings.
  • COM 102 section 8 [COMM]
    Public Speaking in the Digital Age
    3 credits | Class number: 14617
    Face-to-face and mediated communication in group and professional settings.
  • COM 102 section 9 [COMM]
    Public Speaking in the Digital Age
    3 credits | Class number: 15754
    Face-to-face and mediated communication in group and professional settings.
  • COM 105 section 3 [HUM]
    Communication in Global Contexts
    3 credits | Class number: 14618
    Communication processes and how they influence human behavior and construction of social reality across global contexts.
  • CRM_ J 101 section 2 [SSCI]
    Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice
    3 credits | Class number: 14570
    Agencies and processes in the administration of criminal justice.
  • CRM_ J 403 section 3 [CAPS]
    Violence Toward Women
    (also offered as WGSS 403)
    3 credits | Class number: 14571
    Violence toward women and its relationship to broader social issues such as sexism and social control. (Also offered as WGSS 403.)
  • DTC 101 section 2 [ARTS]
    Introduction to Digital Technology & Culture
    3 credits | Class number: 14572
    Inquiry into digital media, including origins, theories, forms, applications, and impact with a focus on authoring and critiquing multimodal texts.
  • DTC 206 section 2 [DIVR] — CANCELLED —
    Digital Inclusion
    3 credits | Class number: 14574
    Examination of the global reach of digital environments, structures, and tools with focus on inclusion in terms of access, availability, affordability, adoption, and application across cultures.
  • ECONS 101 section 2 [SSCI]
    Fundamentals of Microeconomics
    3 credits | Class number: 14552
    Theory and policy of human responses to scarcity; how this affects business competition, international trade, industrial organization, investment, and income distribution.
  • ECONS 102 section 2 [SSCI]
    Fundamentals of Macroeconomics
    3 credits | Class number: 14553
    Theory and policy related to unemployment, inflation, foreign trade, government spending, taxation, and banking.
  • ENGLISH 402 section 17 [WRTG] [M]
    Technical and Professional Writing
    3 credits | Class number 14578
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs.
  • ENGLISH 402 section 18 [WRTG] [M]
    Technical and Professional Writing
    3 credits | Class number 14579
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs.
  • ENGLISH 402 section 19 [WRTG] [M]
    Technical and Professional Writing
    3 credits | Class number 14580
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs.
  • ENGLISH 402 section 20 [WRTG] [M]
    Technical and Professional Writing
    3 credits | Class number 14581
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs.
  • ENGLISH 402 section 21 [WRTG] [M]
    Technical and Professional Writing
    3 credits | Class number 14582
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs.
  • ENGLISH 402 section 22 [WRTG] [M]
    Technical and Professional Writing
    3 credits | Class number 14583
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs.
  • ENGLISH 402 section 23 [WRTG] [M]
    Technical and Professional Writing
    3 credits | Class number 14584
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs.
  • ENGLISH 402 section 24 [WRTG] [M]
    Technical and Professional Writing
    3 credits | Class number 14614
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs.
  • FOR_LANG 110 section 1 [DIVR]
    Introduction to Global Film
    3 credits | Class number 14585
    Taught in English. An introduction to the study of global film, situating stories and cinematic features within cultural contexts.
  • HISTORY 110 section 1 [HUM]
    American History to 1877
    3 credits | Class number: 14586
    Social, economic, cultural history of British mainland colonies/United States to 1877.
  • HISTORY 120 section 2 [DIVR]
    World History I
    3 credits | Class number: 14587
    Integrated study of political, social, cultural, economic, environmental and religious systems among peoples and civilization prior to 1500 CE.
  • KINES 496 section 1
    Special Topics: Physical Activity & Health
    1 credit | Class number: 14619
    Special topics in physical education, health, fitness, or sport.
  • MUS 160 section 2 [ARTS] — CANCELLED —
    Survey of Music Literature
    3 credits | Class number: 14590
    Exploration of predominantly western music through demonstrations, performances, lectures, concerts, and discussions.
  • MUS 262 section 4 [ARTS}
    Rock Music: History & Social Analysis
    3 credits | Class number 14591
    History and analysis of rock music related to its African American origins, its societal role, and its diverse development and impact.
  • MUS 362 section 3 [DIVR] — CANCELLED —
    History of Jazz
    3 credits | Class number: 14593
    History of jazz in chronological sequence; social and political contexts of the African-American origins of jazz; stylistic developments.
  • MUS 363 section 2 [DIVR] — CANCELLED —
    Women in Music (also offered as WGSS 363)
    3 credits | Class number: 14594
    Intersections of gender, class, race, and culture with popular and country music.
  • PSYCH 230 section 2
    Human Sexuality
    (also offered as WGSS 230)
    3 credits | Class number: 14596
    Sexuality in personal development; personal, cultural, biological influences on sexual identification and behavior; fertility, reproduction, sexual functioning, sexuality and personality. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.
  • PSYCH 333 section 4
    Fundamentals of Psychological Disorders
    3 credits | Class number: 14599
    An introduction to psychological disorders, their diagnoses, contributing factors, and treatments.
  • PSYCH 350 section 2
    Social Psychology (also offered as SOC 350)
    3 credits | Class number: 14600
    Attitude changes, conformity, interpersonal relations, groups and social influences explored to give a coherent view of social psychology. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105 or SOC 101.
  • SHS 201 section 2
    American Sign Language I
    4 credits | Class number: 14620
    Instruction and practical training in sign language for communication with persons who are deaf; deaf culture; beginning conversation skills.
  • SHS 202 section 1
    American Sign Language II
    4 credits | Class number: 14621
    Sign language systems; vocabulary and skill development in signing and interpreting signs; intermediate conversation skills.
  • SOC 101 section 3 [SSCI]
    Introduction to Sociology
    3 credits | Class number: 14601
    Introduction to the discipline of sociology: Concepts and methods used in the inquiry into the social world.
  • SOC 350 section 2
    Social Psychology (also offered as PSYCH 350)
    3 credits | Class number: 14602
    Attitude changes, conformity, interpersonal relations, groups and social influences explored to give a coherent view of social psychology. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105 or SOC 101.
  • SOC 352 section 2
    Youth and Society
    3 credits | Class number: 14604
    Social issues facing youth; youth and social institutions of education, employment, family, criminal justice system, and politics.
  • WGSS 101 section 2 [EQJS]
    Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    3 credits | Class number: 14606
    Analysis of gender and power in contemporary society from perspectives of different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
  • WGSS 230 section 2
    Human Sexuality (also offered as PSYCH 230)
    3 credits | Class number: 14607
    Sexuality in personal development; personal, cultural, biological influences on sexual identification and behavior; fertility, reproduction, sexual functioning, sexuality and personality.   Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.
  • WGSS 316 section 3 [DIVR]
    Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective (also offered as ANTH 316)
    3 credits | Class number: 14608
    Cross-cultural examination of the status and roles of women and men, sexuality and marriage, and folk concepts of sexual anatomy in traditional cultures in Western science; concepts of nature and culture are explored through a variety of perspectives.
  • WGSS 363 section 2 — CANCELLED —
    Women in Music (also offered as MUS 363)
    3 credits | Class number 14610
    Intersections of gender, class, race, and culture with popular and country music.
  • WGSS 403 section 2 [CAPS]
    Violence Toward Women (also offered as CRM_J 403)
    3 credits | Class number: 14611
    Violence toward women and its relationship to broader social issues such as sexism and social control.

Six-Week Courses

The 6-week Winter Session courses start on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, and end on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024. Course spaces in Canvas are scheduled to open by the Monday prior to the first day of the session. This will allow you several days to familiarize yourself with the course space and schedule, and to ensure that you have all required materials before your class officially begins. Dates and deadlines are different from 3-week courses, including when tuition is due. Visit Winter Session Dates and Deadlines.

  • ART 398 section 1
    Sketchbook, Creative Ideation
    3 credits | Class number: 15472
    Explores strategies for documenting, synergizing, and maintaining creative ideas, including collecting information, brainstorming, and mind-mapping to aid creative integration; no drawing experience required, and drawing will not be the main subject of instruction.  (Formerly FINE ART 398.)
    Note: If you enrolled in this class during Fall 2023 then withdrew, you will need to email online.registrar@wsu.edu to enroll in this course. You will not be able to self-enroll in myWSU.
  • HISTORY 105 section 5 [ROOT]
    The Roots of Contemporary Issues
    3 credits | Class number: 14613
    Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century. (Credit not granted for both HISTORY 105 and 305.)
    Note: If you enrolled in this class during Fall 2023 then withdrew, you will need to email online.registrar@wsu.edu to enroll in this course. You will not be able to self-enroll in myWSU.
  • MATH 103 section 2
    Algebra Methods and Introduction to Functions 
    3 credits | Class number: 14588
    Fundamental algebraic operations and concepts, linear systems and inequalities, polynomial and rational functions, introduction to exponential and logarithmic functions. 
    Note: If you enrolled this class during Fall 2023 then withdrew, you will need to email online.registrar@wsu.edu to enroll in this course. You will not be able to enroll through myWSU.