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Winter Session 2021 Info

Earn three credits online during Winter Session!

3-week courses: Dec. 18, 2021–Jan. 9, 2022
6-week courses: Nov. 29, 2021–Jan. 9, 2022

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

Winter Session 2021

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 space six weeks before the official start date of the 3-week Winter Session courses. 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 2021 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. 18, 2021, and end on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. The course spaces open on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. 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: 12373
    Cultures and environments of the Americas from the arrival of the earliest hunter-gatherers to the development of complex civilizations. Recommended preparation: ANTH 101.
  • ANTH 268 section 2 [BSCI]
    Sex, Evolution, and Human Nature

    3 credits | Class number: 10935
    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 2 [DIVR]
    Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective
    (crosslisted with WGSS 316)
    3 credits | Class number: 12295
    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] (crosslisted with AIS 331)
    Archaeology of the Americas

    3 credits | Class number: 11023
    Cultures and environments of the Americas from the arrival of the earliest hunter-gatherers to the development of complex civilizations. Recommended preparation: ANTH 101.
  • COM 101 section 4 [SSCI] 
    Media and Society 
    3 credits | Class number: 10825
    Mass media’s influence in contemporary society. 
  • COM 102 section 7 [COMM] 
    Public Speaking in the Digital Age 
    3 credits | Class number: 11017
    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: 18761
    Face-to-face and mediated communication in group and professional settings. 
  • COM 105 section 3 [HUM]
    Communication in Global Contexts 
    3 credits | Class number: 10826
    Communication processes and how they influence human behavior and construction of social reality across global contexts. 
  • CRM_ J 101 section 4 [SSCI]
    Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice 
    3 credits | Class number: 10830
    Agencies and processes in the administration of criminal justice. 
  • CRM_ J 403 section 2 [CAPS]
    Violence Toward Women
    (crosslisted with WGSS 403) 
    3 credits | Class number: 10831
    Violence toward women and its relationship to broader social issues such as sexism and social control. 
  • DTC 101 Section 2 [ARTS]
    Digital Technology & Culture
    3 credits | Class number: 12334
    Introduction to Digital Technology & Culture 3 Inquiry into digital media, including origins, theories, forms, applications, and impact with a focus on authoring and critiquing multimodal texts.
  • DTC 354 Section 1 [ARTS] [M]
    Digital Storytelling
    3 credits | Class number: 18741
    Nonlinear, multi-linear, and interactive narrative using elements of creative writing such as character, dialog, setting, plot and image.
  • ECONS 101 section 2 [SSCI]
    Fundamentals of Microeconomics 
    3 credits | Class number: 10982
    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: 10838
    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: 11020
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs. Credit not granted for both ENGLISH 402 and 403.
  • ENGLISH 402 section 18 [WRTG] [M]
    Technical and Professional Writing 
    3 credits | Class number: 12376
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs. Credit not granted for both ENGLISH 402 and 403.
  • ENGLISH 402 section 19 [WRTG] [M]
    Technical and Professional Writing 
    3 credits | Class number: 12379
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs. Credit not granted for both ENGLISH 402 and 403.
  • ENGLISH 402 section 20 [WRTG] [M]
    Technical and Professional Writing 
    3 credits | Class number: 17699
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs. Credit not granted for both ENGLISH 402 and 403.
  • ENGLISH 402 section 21 [WRTG] [M]
    Technical and Professional Writing 
    3 credits | Class number: 18737
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs. Credit not granted for both ENGLISH 402 and 403.
  • ENGLISH 402 section 22 [WRTG] [M]
    Technical and Professional Writing 
    3 credits | Class number: 18738
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs. Credit not granted for both ENGLISH 402 and 403.
  • ENGLISH 402 section 23 [WRTG] [M]
    Technical and Professional Writing 
    3 credits | Class number: 18776
    Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs. Credit not granted for both ENGLISH 402 and 403.
  • HISTORY 110 section 1 [HUM] 
    American History to 1877 
    3 credits | Class number: 10827
    Social, economic, cultural history of British mainland colonies/United States to 1877. 
  • HISTORY 120 section 2 [DIVR]
    World History I 
    3 credits | Class number: 10828
    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 and Health 
    1-3 credits | Class number: 10829
  • MUSIC 160 section 2 [ARTS]
    Survey of Music Literature  
    3 credits | Class number: 10849
    Exploration of predominantly western music through demonstrations, performances, lectures, concerts, and discussions.
  • MUSIC 262 section 4 [ARTS]
    Rock Music: History and Social Analysis
    3 credits | Class number: 10850
    History and analysis of rock music related to its African American origins, its societal role, and its diverse development and impact.
  • MUSIC 266 section 2 [ARTS]
    Film Music
    3 credits | Class number: 18762
    The evolution of film music; discussions/lectures will address aesthetics of film music and how they influence perception, communication, and drama.
  • MUSIC 362 section 3 [DIVR]
    History of Jazz
    3 credits | Class number: 10851
    History of jazz in chronological sequence; social and political contexts of the African-American origins of jazz; stylistic developments.
  • MUSIC 363 section 2 [DIVR]
    Women in Music
    (crosslisted with WGSS 363)
    3 credits | Class number: 10852
    Intersections of gender, class, race, and culture with popular and country music.
  • PSYCH 230 section 2 
    Human Sexuality (crosslisted with WGSS 230)
    3 credits | Class number: 10856
    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 2 
    Abnormal Psychology  
    3 credits | Class number: 12361
    Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 105. Problems of abnormality from traditional and evolving points of view; types, therapies, outcomes, preventive techniques.
  • PSYCH 350 section 2 
    Social Psychology (crosslisted with SOC 350)
    3 credits | Class number: 10858
    Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. 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: 10841
    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: 10842
    Sign language systems; vocabulary and skill development in signing and interpreting signs; intermediate conversation skills.
  • SOC 101 section 2 [SSCI]
    Introduction to Sociology
    3 credits | Class number: 11026
    Introduction to the discipline of sociology: Concepts and methods used in the inquiry into the social world.
  • SOC 350 section 2
    Social Psychology (crosslisted with PSYCH 350)
    3 credits| Class number: 10859
    Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. 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 351 section 2 [DIVR]
    The Family (crosslisted with WGSS 351)
    3 credits| Class number: 17973
    Family system and its interaction patterns; family formation and dissolution; marital and partner relations, divorce, sexuality, parenting, work-family balance. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.
  • WGSS 101 section 1 [DIVR] 
    Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    3 credits | Class number: 10844
    Analysis of gender and power in contemporary society from perspectives of different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
  • WGSS 230 section 2
    Human Sexuality (crosslisted with PSYCH 230)
    3 credits | Class number: 10857
    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 2 [DIVR]
    Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective
    (crosslisted with ANTH 316)
    3 credits | Class number: 12298
    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 351 section 2 [DIVR]
    The Family (crosslisted with SOC 351)
    3 credits| Class number: 17974
    Family system and its interaction patterns; family formation and dissolution; marital and partner relations, divorce, sexuality, parenting, work-family balance. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.
  • WGSS 363 section 2 [DIVR]
    Women in Music
    (crosslisted with MUSIC 363)
    3 credits | Class number: 10853
    Intersections of gender, class, race, and culture with popular and country music.
  • WGSS 403 section 2 [CAPS]
    Violence Toward Women (crosslisted with CRM_J 403) 
    3 credits | Class number: 10832
    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. 29, 2021, and end on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. The course spaces open on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Dates and deadlines are different from 3-week courses, including when tuition is due. Visit Winter Session Dates and Deadlines.

  • MATH 103 section 2
    Algebra Methods and Introduction to Functions 
    3 credits | Class number: 10874
    Fundamental algebraic operations and concepts, linear systems and inequalities, polynomial and rational functions, introduction to exponential and logarithmic functions. 
    Note: If you enrolled in a Fall 2021 MATH 103 course then withdrew, you must email online.registrar@wsu.edu to enroll in this course. You will not be able to enroll through myWSU.