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Come out of the cold and study on campus or online

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is offering close to 200 on-campus and online courses for the 2017 Winter Session, the five-week term between fall and spring semesters. Students may earn up to seven credits in any of the college's four areas of study.

Classes run for four or five weeks, beginning Jan. 3 or Jan. 9 and continuing through Feb. 4. Registration began on Oct. 31 and is ongoing through Jan. 6, 2017.

Explore, get ahead or catch up in four or five weeks

Students can take advantage of Winter Session to dive deeply into a single topic that's of interest but not part of their major. They can satisfy a University breadth or multicultural requirement or take an introductory class in a new topic.

Winter Session is also a good opportunity for students who have changed majors to catch up on courses they may have missed.

Take two classes and save

The University offers discounts for students taking more than five credits. Taking four classes over the course of two Winter Sessions is equivalent to an entire semester of coursework for a lower price.

Students who take Winter Session courses can lighten their course loads for fall or spring semesters and may also find it easier to graduate early.

CAS offers courses in each of or its four areas of study. Some examples are listed below; a full course list is available on the UD Winter Session website.

Natural Sciences

PHYS 201: Introductory Physics I (4 credits) offers an introduction to concepts of force, energy and momentum, with examples of linear, rotational and oscillatory motion. Solid body and fluid mechanics discussed. Requires a strong mathematics background in geometry, algebra and trigonometry.

LING 102: Language, Mind and Society (3 credits) explores the interrelation between language, mind and society. Topics will vary depending on instructor, but may include: origins of language, impact of culture on language and thought, structural aspects of language variation and the mental representation of language, role of universal grammar in language learning, regional and social variation in language, sociolinguistics of multilingual/multiethnic communities, language change and the role of language in social and political decision making.

BISC 106: Elementary Human Physiology (3 credits) studies the structure and function of humans, including mechanisms of maintenance and reproductive behavior. Open to non-majors only.

Social Sciences

COMM 212: Oral Communication in Business (3 credits) includes an analysis of the types and principles of the communication inherent in the business and professional setting. Students concentrate on the development of presentational skills including analyzing audiences, questioning, interviewing, researching, supporting, organizing and delivering information. The class also offers an opportunity to develop and present materials within dyads, small groups and public contexts. Not open to communication and communication interest majors.

POSC 311: Politics of Developing Nations (3 credits) discusses major political and economic trends in the developing world in recent decades, including struggles with neoliberal economic development policies and efforts to establish working democracies. Country cases from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and South/East Asia.

WOMS 201: Intro to Women's Studies (3 credits) explores the causes and conditions determining women's status in society, as evidenced in institutional structures and personal relations between men and women. Taught from multidisciplinary perspectives.


MUSC 107: History of Rock (3 credits) looks at the various styles of rock music including an introduction to folk, country, blues and jazz as predecessors to rock. It is intended for the non-music major; no music reading skills required.

THEA 200: Introduction to Theatre Production (3 credits) is a hands-on course that looks at processes involved in the production of scenery, properties, lighting, sound and costumes for live performance events. Plays read and analyzed for production requirements.


ARTH 151: Myth, Religion and Art (3 credits) offers an introduction to the study of mythical and religious images, types, attributes and symbols on a comparative basis from many ages throughout the world. Includes representations of deities, heroes and heroines, as well as images with supernatural powers and satirical images.

ENGL 151: Studies in Popular Fiction: Creating Horror (3 credits) is for students who love to be scared. Examine how horror is created and why we, as readers and viewers, are so attracted to it. The course also includes screenings of some classic horror films.

HIST104: World History II (3 credits) examines principal political, economic, cultural and social developments in world history from the 16th century to the present, relating the past to the present. Equal weight given to the history of Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.


Learn details of every aspect of Winter Session, including tuition and dining hall fees, on the UD Winter Session website.

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