EARN UP TO 3 CREDITS IN 3 WEEKS!
Whether you are looking to fit that extra course into your schedule, boost your GPA, or simply make the most of your winter break, WVU's Online Winter Intersession is an opportunity to further your academic goals in a flexible online environment. With the accelerated online course format, you have the opportunity to focus on one class while earning credit in as little as three weeks.
Students can only take one course and approval is required.
Who should participate in the Online Winter Intersession?
- WVU undergraduate students in good academic standing in regards to Satisfactory Academic Performance.
- WVU undergraduate students who would like to get-ahead, catch-up or fulfill scholarship/financial aid requirements.
- WVU undergraduate students from the main campus, Potomac State College or the Institute of Technology.
Criteria to be eligible to register for Online Winter Intercession
- Currently not enrolled in or previously attempted the course requested.
- Previous enrollment in an online course, is highly encouraged.
- No outstanding holds or balances due on your account.
- Advisor approval is encouraged prior to submitting the registration request.
Students who register for Winter Intersession will automatically have their financial aid eligibility reviewed. Students will be contacted directly, either by email or phone, within 2-3 days after registration by Financial Aid to discuss their options.
Courses are offered in an online format, for a three-week session.
Communication Studies 305: Appreciation of Motion Pictures
Evaluation of motion picture and television film as forms of mediated communication and as art forms involving communication and aesthetic principles. Emphasis on the feature-length theatrical fiction film.
Film 101: The Art of Film 1
A survey of the history of cinema from its earliest forms and experimentation through the end of the monopoly of the "studio system" (c. 1960). Weekly film screenings.
History 153: Making Modern America: 1865-Present
Continues the examination of basic political, economic, and social forces in the development of the United States since the Civil War. (HIST 153 may precede HIST 152)
Human Nutrition and Foods 171: Introduction to Human Nutrition
Nutrient structure, metabolism, integrated function and their importance to human well-being during all stages of the life cycle. Current concerns and those of special interest to college students in meeting nutrient needs.
Humanities 101: Intro-Western Civilization
Presents the high points of Greco-Roman and Medieval European civilizations: their art, architecture, philosophy, religion, literature and music.
Music 100: Fundamentals of Music Theory
The course focuses on basic musical concepts including notation of pitch and rhythm, intervals, scales and modes, and keys and key signatures.
Music 111: Introduction to Music
Introductory course designed to develop an appreciation and understanding of the significance of music as a fine art, and to help the student develop intelligent listening habits. (Not open to music majors)
Native American Studies 200: Introduction: Native American Studies
Overview of the diverse social and cultural institutions of indigenous tribal societies in North America. Historical materials provide the background for understanding the range of issues affecting contemporary tribal groups.
Philosophy 130: Current Moral Problems
An examination of current moral problems. Topics include some of the following: abortion, euthanasia, sexism and sexual equality, preferential treatment, animal rights, sexual morality, pornography, economic justice, paternalism, punishment, and nuclear deterrence.
Physical Education 124: Fitness Walking
This course provides a supervised walking program in a safe, enjoyable environment. Classes meet ACSM guidelines for safe, effective classes. Includes warm-up, cardiovascular segment, cool-down, and stretch.
Religious Studies 102: Introduction to World Religions
This course explores five of the most widely practiced world religions; Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Students are introduced to the history and basic tenets of each faith.
Sociology 101: Introduction to Sociology
Basic course intended to develop a perspective about the nature of social processes and the structure of society.
Sport and Exercise Psychology 271: Sport in American Society
This course provides a comprehensive analysis of common sport structures with a close view of who participates and the consequences of participation. A major emphasis is placed on the sociological phenomena that contribute to sport in North America (i.e., youth, media, politics, violence, race, gender, economy, history, etc.).