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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!

Key Dates

  • Registration Deadline: December 14, 2021
  • Course Dates: December 16, 2021 - January 13, 2022
  • Drop Deadline: December 17, 2021

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) 594-2966.

Courses

2021 Summer2021 Fall2022 Winter2022 Spring
2021 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 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
ACCTG 0325.01 Intermediate Managerial and Tax Accounting

Format: Online

Theories, practices, and concepts to provide planning and control information to decision makers; tax considerations that impact managerial planning and decision making. May not be taken for credit by accounting majors.

Prerequisites: Accountancy 202. Approved upper division business major or minor or other approved major. Not open to accounting majors.

Required: Copy of transcript.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
$846
Instructors
James Vogt
2021 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 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
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.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
ASTR 0310 Astrobiology & the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Format: Online

Extraterrestrial life in our solar system and other planetary systems; formation of stars and planets; UFOs and SETI; origin and evolution of life on earth; life in extreme environments; cosmology and structure of universe.

Prerequisites:: Completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.A.1. Physical Sciences or II.A.2. Life Sciences.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 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 16 - January 13
2021 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 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
B A 0323.01 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 16 - January 13
2021 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.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
$846
Instructors
Michael Buono
2021 Spring
BRAZ 0222 Art, Sport, and Culture in Contemporary Brazil

Format: Online

Brazilian culture and history to include capoeira, carnaval, forro, funk, ju-jitsu, samba, soccer, street art, and street theatre. Ethnic and racial diversity, nationalism, regional identity, right to urban space, rural and urban life. Formerly numbered CAL 222.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
CIV E 0444 Applied Hydraulics

Format: Online

Review of fluid statics. Forces on submerged surfaces. Close conduit flow. Pumps and turbines. Open-channel flow. Dams and reservoirs. Flood control.

Prerequisites: A E 340.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
$846
Instructors
Hassan Davani
2021 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 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
CJ 0497.02 Investigation and Report

Format: Online

Using library, Internet, and empirical research. Analysis of current criminal justice policy issues.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and senior standing.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
COMM 0371.01 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.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
DANCE 0181 Introduction to Dance

Format: Online

Foundations of dance in Western civilization. Dance as art, therapy, fitness, ritual, and social discourse. Analysis of dance in film, video, and live performance with an appreciation for artistic intent, technique, and style.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 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.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 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.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 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 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
ENS 0437A Adaptive Fitness Clinic

Format: Online

Hands-on experience working with individuals with a variety of physical and neurological disabilities through prescribed fitness programming at San Diego State University. Formerly numbered 388A. Maximum Credits: four units.

Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
$282
Instructors
Matthew Soto
2021 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 16 - January 13
$846
Instructors
Wendy Patrick
2021 Spring
HIST 0100 Early World History

Format: Online

Growth of civilizations and interrelationships of peoples of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas to 1500.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
$846
Instructors
Paula DeVos
2021 Spring
HIST 0413 U.S. History for Teachers for Liberal Studies Majors

Format: Online

United States history from pre-colonial period to World War I, incorporating California with emphasis on historiography and relationship between philosophy of history and teaching. Satisfies the American Institutions requirement in American history and United States Constitution. Required of liberal studies majors. Not open to students with credit in History 409.

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 8 or above or grade of C (2.0) or better in Rhetoric and Writing Studies 280, 281 [or Linguistics 281]. Limited to liberal studies majors

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
JMS 0300 Principles of Journalism

Format: Online

Theory and practice of journalism, survey of history, ethics, law, international news systems, and social responsibility of the press. Operations of newspapers, news magazines, radio and television news departments, and other news agencies. Impact of new media and technology on journalism, economics, and management of news organizations.

Prerequisites: Completion of 45 baccalaureate level semester units.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 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 16 - January 13
$846
Instructors
Alexa Mokalis
2021 Spring
MGT 0358.03 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 16 - January 13
$846
Instructors
Mutjaba Ahsan
2021 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 16 - January 13
$846
Instructors
Mark Kern
2021 Spring
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.
Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
$846
Instructors
Anna Kim
2021 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.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 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.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
$846
Instructors
Alison Brown
2021 Spring
PHIL 0332 Environmental Ethics

Format: Online

Development of traditional values concerning the natural environment. Reasons for altering values in light of modern changes in relationship of human beings to the environment. Application of ethical principles to actions affecting the environment.

Same As: SUSTN 332

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
PSY 0211 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

Format: Online

Basic principles and research in animal and human cognition.

Prerequisites:PSY 101.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 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

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
$846
Instructors
Dustin Thoman
2021 Spring
PSY 0350 Abnormal Psychology

Format: Online

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

Prerequisites: Psychology 101.

Required text: Beidel, D. C., Bulik, C. M., & Stanley, M. A. (2017). Abnormal psychology (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 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.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
REL S 0258 Death, Dying, and Afterlife

Format: Online

Diverse ways religions deal with process of dying and rituals involved in transition of life to death. Grieving, end-of-life decisions, views on afterlife. Formerly numbered Religious Studies 358.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
$846
Instructors
Angela Feres
2021 Spring
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.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
RWS 0305W.06 Writing in Various Settings

Format: Online

Composing effective texts for a wide range of situations in and out of the university. Learning to adjust textual elements for specific purposes, audiences, and settings. Enhances critical reading and writing skills by exploring how content contributes to meaning and effectiveness.

Prerequisites:Satisfies Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement for students who have completed 60 units; completed Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 8 or higher (or earned a grade of C (2.0) or better in RWS 280, RWS 281 [or LING 281] if score on WPA was 6 or lower); and completed General Education requirements in Communication and Critical Thinking. Proof of completion of prerequisite(s) required: Test scores or verification of exemption; copy of transcript.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
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.

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 Spring
SUSTN 0332 Environmental Ethics

Format: Online

Development of traditional values concerning the natural environment. Reasons for altering values in light of modern changes in relationship of human beings to the environment. Application of ethical principles to actions affecting the environment.

Same As: PHIL 332

GE - For more information, please refer to the SDSU General Catalog page.

Course Date(s)
December 16 - January 13
2021 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 16 - January 13
$846
Instructors
Brian Hu