Winter Session classes are a great opportunity to accelerate your graduation, return to school, or explore a new area of interest. This intensive session between the Fall and Spring semesters offers online courses from SDSU’s degree programs. Enrollment to these online winter break classes is open to current SDSU students, students from other colleges and universities, high school graduates, and working professionals.

In Winter Session 2021, we saw 773 enrollments in 30 different course offerings — an astounding 37% increase in total enrollments from Winter Session 2020. Students spent their winter breaks learning about everything from social psychology and nutrition to the history of popular American music. To all our faculty members, staff, and participating students, we thank you for a wonderful Winter Session, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for Winter Session 2022!

Stay tuned — details on Winter Session 2022 are coming soon!

About the Program

Want to leverage your winter break time to boost your education? Winter Session classes are a great opportunity to accelerate your graduation, return to school, or explore a new area of interest. This intensive session between the fall and spring semesters offers online courses from SDSU’s degree programs. Everybody can enroll in the online winter break classes — current SDSU students, students from other colleges and universities, high school graduates, and working professionals.

Students are limited to 3 units during Winter Session. Courses are fully online.

Winter Session courses are accelerated and rigorous in terms of format and timeline; please plan accordingly to dedicate sufficient time in your schedule.

 

For additional information, please email wintersession.ces@sdsu.edu or call (619) 594-8272.

Courses

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ACCTG 0201 Financial Accounting Fundamentals

Format: Online

Theory and practice of accounting applicable to recording, summarizing, and reporting of business transactions for external reporting and other external uses. Asset valuation; revenue and expense recognition; various asset, liability, and capital accounts.
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David DeBoskey
ACCTG 0202 Managerial Accounting Fundamentals

Format: Online

Selection and analysis of accounting information for internal use by managers. Using financial information for planning and control purposes.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in Accountancy 201. Proof of completion of prerequisite required: Copy of transcript.

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Nancy Jean Jones
ACCTG 0503.01 Federal Taxation of Individuals

Format: Online

Taxation of individuals, including income, deductions, credits, social security taxes, and property transactions.

Prerequisites: Accountancy 201 and 202. Approved upper division business major, business minor, or other approved major.

Proof of completion of prerequisites required: Copy of transcript.

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ACCTG 0505 Fraud Examination

Format: Online

Skills and tools for auditors, consultants, tax professionals, managers. Techniques and technologies for fraud investigation and interviewing. Case analysis, research of public records, ethical decision making for accountants. Service learning project.

Prerequisites: Accountancy 431 or 626. Proof of completion of prerequisite required: Copy of transcript.

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James Vogt
AFRAS 0380.02 Blacks in the American Justice System

Format: Online

Interpretation and application of constitutional principles and judicial decisions to political and social problems faced by Afro-Americans.
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Adisa Alkebulan
B A 0300.01 Ethical Decision-Making in Business

Format: Online

Theoretical concepts and dimensions of ethics in business decisions. Ethics of decision alternatives using different approaches and philosophies, with application of an integrative ethical decision model to cases from various business subdisciplines.

Prerequisites:Approved upper division business major or another major approved by the Fowler College of Business.

Proof of completion of prerequisite required: Copy of transcript

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B A 0310.01 Foundations of Business in a Global Environment

Format: Online

Introduction to the program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Integration of various business disciplines to accomplish strategic goals. Presentation of the concept of global awareness, one of the fundamental pillars of global competency necessary in today’s business world.
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BIOL 0336 Principles of Human Physiology

Format: Online

Systems of the human body, their interrelationships and control systems which regulate them. Not open to students with credit in a college course in human physiology. Not applicable to biological sciences majors.

Prerequisites:: Completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.A.2. Life Sciences. If a biological sciences course is not taken to satisfy General Education II.A.2. Life Sciences, college course in biological sciences is required.

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Michael Buono
CIV E 0465 Foundation Engineering and Earth Retaining Structures

Format: Online

Soil mechanics theories applied to design of shallow and deep foundations; lateral pressure of soils, design of retaining walls.

Prerequisites::Civil Engineering 462

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CLASS 0120 English Words from Latin and Greek

Format: Online

Latin and Greek words and bases and their English derivatives. Etymology, word analysis and construction, language history, and structure.
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Joseph A Smith
COMM 0245 Interpersonal Communication

Format: Online

Theory and practice of interpersonal communication. Role of communication in developing, initiating, maintaining, and transitioning through everyday social relationships. Challenges of managing interpersonal communication; contexts, and verbal and nonverbal messages.
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Colter D Ray
COMM 0371 Intercultural Communication

Format: Online

Study of communication with emphasis on influence of cultural background, perception, social organization, language and nonverbal messages in the intercultural communication experience.

Prerequisites: Communication 103. Open to majors and nonmajors.

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Michael McHan
ECON 0101 Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)

Format: Online

Principles of economic analysis, economic institutions, and issues of public policy. Emphasis on macroanalysis including national income analysis, money and banking, business cycles, and economic stabilization.

Prerequisites:: Satisfaction of the SDSU Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Assessment requirement.

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Michale Hilmer
ECON 0321 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

Format: Online

Behavior of consumers, firms and industries with respect to product and input markets. Price system and other models of economic decision making. Economic efficiency and welfare; property rights and externalities.

Prerequisites:: Economics 102 with approval of department.

Recommended: Mathematics 120 or 124 or 150.

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Quazi Shahriar
ENS 0388A Rehabilitation Lab SDSU Fitness Clinic

Format: Face to Face

Hands-on experience working with individuals with a variety of physical and neurological disabilities through prescribed fitness programming at San Diego State University. Maximum credit four units. Three hours of laboratory per unit.

Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.

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Matthew Soto
FIN 0240 Legal Environment of Business

Format: Online

Business legal environment system, sources of law, procedures and ethics associated with implementation of law. Law of torts and intellectual property; contracts and sales; agency and employment; negotiable instruments and banking; business organizations.
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Wendy Patrick
HIST 0100 Early World History

Format: Online

Growth of civilizations and interrelationships of peoples of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas to 1500.
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Paula DeVos
JMS 0462 Advertising Strategy and Social Media

Format: Online

Developments and emerging trends in use of social media for company and brand promotion. Case studies. Strategic planning options for current and emerging social media environments. Segmentation and approaches for community engagement. Metrics and evaluation.

Prerequisites:: Upper division standing

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Alexa Mokalis
MGT 0358 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Format: Online

Process of initiating, expanding, purchasing, and consolidating businesses. Concepts, theories, and techniques of managerial innovation and implementation.

Prerequisites:: Approved upper division business major, business minor, or another major approved by the Fowler College of Business. Proof of completion of prerequisite required: Copy of transcript.

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Mutjaba Ahsan
MUSIC 0151 Intro to Music: American Popular Music

Format: Online

Elements of music as exemplified by works representing different areas, cultures, styles, and forms. See Class Schedule for specific content.
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Bill Yeager
NUTR 0201 Fundamentals of Nutrition

Format: Online

Role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention. Current concepts, controversies, and dietary recommendations from a scientific perspective.

Prerequisites: Biology 100; Chemistry 100 or 200. Proof of completion of prerequisites required: Copy of transcript.

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Mark Kern
P A 0350.02 Contemporary Urban Issues

Format: Online

Focus on urban areas and urbanism from a public policy perspective; course examines and critiques the physical, economic, social and political dimensions of contemporary American cities utilizing a multidisciplinary approach.
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Anna Kim
PHIL 0120 Introduction to Logic

Format: Online

Introduction to deductive and inductive logic. Logic and language. Analysis of fallacies. Uses of logic in science and in daily life.
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PHIL 0329.01 Social Ethics

Format: Online

Ethical issues of contemporary life. Individualism vs. collectivism; democracy vs. dictatorship; ethical problems arising in law, medicine, business, government and interpersonal relationships.
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Alison Brown
PSY 0340 Social Psychology

Format: Online

Major problems and findings concerning group behavior and group membership, the socialization of the individual, and processes of social interaction.

Prerequisites:: Psychology 101

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Dustin Thoman
PSY 0350 Abnormal Psychology

Format: Online

Causes and treatment of abnormal behavior with emphasis on major behavior disorders.

Prerequisites: Psychology 101.

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PSY 0351 Psychology of Personality

Format: Online

Major theoretical approaches to individual differences and the study of the person. Techniques of personality assessment. Selected research findings.

Prerequisites: Psychology 101.

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RTM 0404.01 Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Tourism

Format: Online

Concepts, definitions, and measures of essential cultural components of tourism. Integrated view of interrelated socio-cultural tourism issues with an understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures.

Prerequisites: Completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.B., Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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Vinod Sasidharan
SOC 0101 Introductory Sociology: The Study of Society

Format: Online

This course is prerequisite to all upper division courses in sociology. Major ideas, concepts, and methods in the study of society to include socialization, culture, social structure, social stratification, deviance, social control, and social change.
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Joseph R Gibbons
TFM 0310 Television, Film and New Media Criticism

Format: Online

Critical approaches to study of film, television, and new media. Analyses of media perspectives, to include ideology, semiotics, genre, gender, and spectatorship.

Prerequisites:: Television, Film and New Media 160

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Brian Hu