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.
Format: OnlineTheory 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Format: OnlineIntroduction 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.
Format: OnlineSystems 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.
Format: OnlineSoil mechanics theories applied to design of shallow and deep foundations; lateral pressure of soils, design of retaining walls.
Prerequisites::Civil Engineering 462
Format: OnlineTheory 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.
Format: OnlineStudy 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.
Format: OnlinePrinciples 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.
Format: OnlineBehavior 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.
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.
Format: OnlineBusiness 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.
Format: OnlineDevelopments 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
Format: OnlineProcess 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.
Format: OnlineRole 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.
Format: OnlineConcepts, 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.
Format: OnlineThis 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.