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.

Registration for Winter Session 2021 is now open!

Students are limited to 3 units during Winter Session. Courses are offered ONLINE.

Winter Session 2021

December 17, 2020 - January 14, 2021

Key Dates

  • Dec 15, 2020 - Registration ends
  • Dec 16, 2020 - Last day to drop with a full refund (minus $21 processing fee)
  • Dec 17, 2020 - Courses start
  • Dec 20, 2020 - Last day to drop with a 65% refund (minus a $21 processing fee)
    After this date, there is no refund and a "W" will be recorded for the course
  • Jan 14, 2021 - Courses end
  • Jan 15, 2021 - Grades end (11 pm deadline)
  • Jan 16, 2021 - End of Winter Term

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) 594-3946.

Courses

2020 Fall2021 Winter2021 Spring2021 Summer
2020 Spring
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.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
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.

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
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.

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
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.

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
James Vogt
2020 Spring
AFRAS 0380 African Americans in the U.S. Justice System

Format: Online

Interpretation and application of constitutional principles and judicial decisions to political and social problems faced by Afro-Americans.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
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

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
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.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
B A 0323 Fundamentals of Finance

Format: Online

Objectives of financial management. Financing the business enterprise. Internal financial management. Introduction to the cost of capital, valuation, dividend policy, leverage, international finance, and the techniques of present value and its applications. Sources of capital. (Formerly numbered Finance 323.)

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

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
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.

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
Michael Buono
2020 Spring
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

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
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.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
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.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
Colter D Ray
2020 Spring
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.

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
Michael McHan
2020 Spring
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.

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
ECON 0102 Principles of Economics (Microeconomics)

Format: Online

Principles of economic analysis, economic institutions, and issues of public policy. Emphasis on direction of production, allocation of resources, and distribution of income, through the price system (microanalysis); and international economics.

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

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
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.

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
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.

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$282
Instructors
Matthew Soto
2020 Spring
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.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
Wendy Patrick
2020 Spring
HIST 0100 Early World History

Format: Online

Growth of civilizations and interrelationships of peoples of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas to 1500.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
Paula DeVos
2020 Spring
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

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
Alexa Mokalis
2020 Spring
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.

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
Mutjaba Ahsan
2020 Spring
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.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
Bill Yeager
2020 Spring
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.

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
Mark Kern
2020 Spring
P A 0301.02 Concepts and Issues in Public Administration

Format: Online

Theory and practice of governmental administration in differing environments, role of administrators in public policy, issues facing administrators, techniques of administration.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
P A 0350.01 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.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
Anna Kim
2020 Spring
P A 0497 Investigation and Report

Format: Online

Each student will develop an indepth understanding of a specialized topic in public policy or public administration. By the conclusion of this course, students will have developed and demonstrated effective research, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. Students will work independently in the preparation of a public agency report. The professor will supervise students’ progress and help expand their skills by showing how to analyze and interpret data, use effective data visualization techniques, and how to craft a solid report.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
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.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
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.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
Alison Brown
2020 Spring
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

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
Dustin Thoman
2020 Spring
PSY 0350 Abnormal Psychology

Format: Online

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

Prerequisites: Psychology 101.

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
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.

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
REL S 0103 American Religious Diversity

Format: Online

Religious identities and traditions of diverse peoples living in the US. Major world religions in context of contemporary multicultural America. Religions of indigenous peoples and religious movements which have arisen in US.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
Roy Whitaker
2020 Spring
RTM 0404 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.

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
2020 Spring
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

Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$846
Instructors
Brian Hu
2020 Spring
THEA 0554A Costume Design Tech I - Introduction to Patternmaking

Format: Online

This course provides an introduction to mastering the basic techniques in patternmaking that includes measurement taking, pattern drafting and pattern manipulation.
Course Date(s)
December 17 - January 14
$564
Instructors
Kathie Taylor