Wintersession 2014 Undergraduate Credit Courses
Accelerate Your Degree Program with an intensive, three-credit course during Wintersession 2014. Fairfield University offers a variety of courses, both on campus and online.
Registration from November 1, 2013 to December 19, 2013
One-week intensive credit courses will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for five days: Thursday (Jan. 2, 2014), Friday (Jan. 3, 2014), Monday (Jan. 6, 2014), Tuesday (Jan. 7, 2014) and Wednesday (Jan. 8, 2014). Classes do not meet on Saturday, Jan. 4 or Sunday, Jan. 5.
All one-week courses require pre-work prior to the start of class. Students who register for a one-week course will be e-mailed the pre-work and syllabus to their student G-mail account on December 19, 2013. Students must buy textbooks prior to the start of class.*
Online courses will run from December 20, 2013 - January 31, 2014 unless otherwise noted. Students taking online courses must go to www.fairfield.edu/online by December 20, 2013 to get login instructions and contact information. Access to the internet with a DSL or cable connection is required.
Students who register for an online course will receive a syllabus from their professor. Students must buy textbooks prior to the start of class.
*Textbooks may be purchased at the downtown Fairfield University bookstore. The downtown bookstore will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day but will be open at other times during winter break. Please see the website www.fairfieldbooks.bkstr.com for store hours. You may also order textbooks online at www.efollett.com
$2,175 per three-credit course ($725 per credit)
Registration Fee: $30
All students can register by phone at (203) 254-4288, fax (203) 254-4109, online (in your My.Fairfield.edu account) or in person at the Registrar's Office in the Kelley Center.
Click here for the Fairfield University Refund Policy
Full refunds are only granted one week or more prior to the start of class:
- For online courses starting Dec. 20, 2013, full refund if withdrawn on Dec. 13, 2013 or before.
- For the EN 101 online course starting on Jan. 1, 2014, full refund if withdrawn on Dec. 19, 2013 or before (this is due to the University closing over the holiday break).
- For one-week courses, full refund if withdrawn on Dec. 19, 2013 or before (this is due to the closing of the University over the holiday break).
Tuition refunds are calculated on the basis of the refund schedule according to the date of withdrawal. Fees will be refunded only if courses are closed or cancelled. Refunds of tuition charged on MasterCard, Visa, or American Express are applied as a credit on your account. To withdraw from a course we require a written confirmation letter with the student's signature delivered to the University Registrar's Office or sent via fax to (203) 254-4109.
One Week Courses
All courses are 3 credits
Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, 2014
BU 211 (A) Legal Environment of Business
CO 246 (A) Family Communication
EC 112 (A) Economic Aspects of Current Social Problems
MU 102 (A) History & Development of Rock
SO 279 (A) Criminal Justice System Seminar
SA 12 (A) Foundation Drawing
All courses are 3 credits
Dec. 20, 2013 to Jan. 31, 2014 unless noted.*
*Please note: Online Courses are not eligible for January 2014 graduation.
AH 15 (1) History of Architecture
BI 70 (1) Science, Technology and Society
BI 75 (1) Ecology & Society
CO 100 (1) Human Communication Theories
CO 200 (1) Interpersonal Communication Theories
CO 240 (1) Intercultural Communication
EC 11 (1) Introduction to Microeconomics
EN 101 (1) Gateway to Literary and Cultural Studies *From 1/1/14 to 1/31/14
MA 17 (1) Introduction to Probability and Statistics
RS 250 (1) Contemporary Morality: Basic Questions
One Week Courses
BU 211 (A) (10837) Legal Environment of Business
This course examines the broad philosophical as well as practical nature and function of the legal system, and introduces students to the legal and social responsibilities of business. The course includes an introduction to the legal system, the federal courts, Constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, the civil process, and regulatory areas such as employment discrimination, protection of the environment, and corporate governance and securities markets. (Prerequisite: junior standing) Sharlene McEvoy
CO 246 (A) (10838) Family Communication
In this course students come to understand how families are constituted through symbolic processes and interaction; explore the verbal and non-verbal communication behaviors that are developed and preferred in different kinds of families; learn various theories for understanding family interactions at the individual, dyadic, group, and systems levels; analyze family communication patterns using established theories and methods; connect family dynamics to social trends and processes including the roles of the mass media and popular culture; and explore ways culture, class, gender, and sexuality affect and are affected by family structures, roles, and communication patterns. This course meets the U.S. diversity requirement and counts for the minor in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies.
EC 112 (A) (10822) Economic Aspects of Current Social Problems
This course uses a policy-oriented approach to study contemporary economic issues. Topics include government spending, the role of federal budgets in solving national problems, poverty, welfare, social security, population, the limits to growth controversy, pollution, energy, and regulation.
MU 102 (A) (10832) History & Development of Rock
This course surveys the musical and social trends that resulted in the emergence of rock and roll as an important musical and cultural force in America. The course traces the roots of rock, blues, and country styles, showing how they merged with popular music. Students examine periods from the 1950s to the present, along with Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, the Beatles, the British invasion, folk music, Bob Dylan, jazz and art rock, Jimi Hendrix, the west coast movement, and the music industry. Students learn to understand, discuss, and differentiate between stylistic periods and their historical relevance to American culture. This course meets the U.S. Diversity requirement.
SO 279 (A) (10802) Criminal Justice System Seminar
This seminar explores in detail the workings and problems of the criminal justice system in the United States. In addition to investigating the sources of criminal behavior, the course focuses on the arraignment process, probation, the trial, sentencing, prison reform, and parole.
SA 12 (A) (10808) Foundation Drawing
This course focuses on the act of seeing and its intimate connection with mark-making. Experiences are designed to develop observational, expressive, and conceptual skills. Students explore the formal elements of drawing, such as line, value, composition, and form, and how they can be used to express an awareness of one's self and of the world around one. The course explores a variety of materials and processes are explored through in and out-of-class projects. Students participate in critiques of these projects and, through writing and speaking, develop a language of aesthetic awareness and a sense of artistic quality.
Kathryn Jo Yarrington
Please note: Online courses are NOT eligible for January 2014 graduation.
AH 15 (1) (10834) History of Architecture
This introductory course surveys the major periods and key monuments in the history of architecture - largely in the West - from antiquity to the present. Topics include Greek and Roman temples and civic architecture; Medieval mosques and cathedrals; Renaissance and Baroque cities and their monuments; Early Modern factories and gardens; Machine Age museums and houses; and contemporary architectural developments of all sorts. Students will work with actual buildings in writing assignments, and learn the skills necessary to critique and interpret the built environment of the past and present in the United States and beyond.
BI 70 (1) (10761) Science, Technology and Society
This course analyzes the major science and technology issues that confront today's society. Through an examination of the underlying science, students gain an understanding of the impact these issues hold for the environment, our natural resources, and our society, including benefit versus hazard expectations. Course issues, which change to incorporate timely topics, include acid rain; agriculture; diseases such as AIDS, cancer, and heart disease; energy; genetic engineering; the greenhouse effect; ozone depletion; and water pollution. Note: This course counts as a science core course but does not satisfy requirements for the biology major or minor.
BI 75 (1) (10810) Ecology & Society
Students examine the available scientific evidence, and are encouraged to draw their own conclusions concerning environmentally sensitive issues. These issues are covered through lectures, readings, films, and occasional off-campus field trips (by arrangement). Areas of concern include environmental issues raised by modern society's conflicting needs for land, water, a livable environment, and renewable/ nonrenewable resources. This course is open to all except biology majors. Note: This course counts as a science core course, but does not satisfy requirements for the biology major or minor.
Thomas Cunningham (3 Credits)
CO 100 (1) (10812) Human Communication Theories
This course introduces major theoretical perspectives that inform communication scholarship. This foundational course for the major emphasizes understanding human communication as a symbolic process that creates, maintains, and alters personal, social, and cultural identities. Students critique research literature in the communication field in this course which is a prerequisite for the 200- and 300-level communication courses. This course counts in the social and behavioral sciences core curriculum. All CO majors must fulfill their social science core requirements outside of the major.
CO 200 (1) (10835) Interpersonal Communication Theories
An examination of one-to-one relationships from a variety of theoretical perspectives, this course focuses on the centrality of communication in building familial bonds, friendships, and work teams. Students examine factors influencing interpersonal communication such as language, perception, nonverbal behavior, power, status, and gender roles. (Prerequisite: CO 100)
CO 240 (1) (10815) Intercultural Communication
This course deals with challenges to communication between people of different cultural backgrounds, emphasizing the way communication practices reveal cultural values and the role of communication in creating and sustaining cultural identities. Students discuss how differences in value orientation, perception, thought patterns, and nonverbal behavior cause misunderstanding, tension, and conflict in business, education, and health care settings. This course meets the U.S. diversity requirement. (registration preference given to Communication and International Studies majors). (Prerequisite: CO 100 or IL 50 or instructor approval).
EC 11 (1) (10813) Introduction to Microeconomics
This course develops models of the aggregate economy to determine the level of output, income, prices, and unemployment in an economy. In recognition of the growing importance of global economic activity, these models incorporate the international sector. The course examines and evaluates the role of public economic policy, including fiscal and monetary policy. Topics may include growth theory and price stability. The course includes computer applications.
William Vasquez Mazariegos
EN 101 (1) (10818) Gateway to Literary and Cultural Studies * 1/1/14 - 1/31/14
This course allows students to develop ways of reading, analyzing, and interacting with texts in English from around the globe. You will focus on such questions as: How are literary texts produced? How do local, national, and global cultures and events affect the way authors fashion their texts? Do literary works produced in different cultures at the same time "speak to each other" across time and space? The course will be run as a combination of lecture and small group discussion and will make use of web-based background materials to provide context and depth to the readings. This course meets the world diversity requirement. (Prerequisite: EN 11 –EN 12 requirement)
MA 17 (1) (10806) Introduction to Probability & Statistics
This introduction to the theory of statistics includes measures of central tendency, variance, Chebyshev's theorem, probability theory, binomial distribution, normal distribution, the central limit theorem, and estimating population means for large samples. Students who have received credit for any mathematics course at the 100-level or higher may not take this course for credit without the permission of the department chair.
RS 250 (1) (10824) Contemporary Morality: Basic Questions
This course introduces the fundamental concepts in moral theology, drawing on major traditions in contemporary Christian thought. The course examines the moral foundations of conscience, freedom and responsibility, virtue and character, and methods of moral decision-making. To deepen the study of basic questions in Christian morality, the course concludes by examining selected applied issues in contemporary morality. (Prerequisite: RS 10 or RS 101)
CO 398 (A) (10821) Communication Internship
Communication internships provide students with first-hand knowledge about the field of work, allow them to experience new professional activities and relationships, help them apply conceptual knowledge and skills in communication in the work environment, and allow them to experience the problems and successes of efficiently and effectively communicating within a complex organization. Students may take an internship twice for credit. (Prerequisites: 2.8 overall GPA and junior or senior status) Note: Interested students should e-mail Dr. David Gudelunas