Winter Session undergraduate tuition will be at the standard 2020-2021 rate of $1,315 per credit, plus a registration fee of $55. Please note that Winter Session is an independent session and is not part of spring registration or tuition.
Current Seton Hall undergraduate students, as well as students who have participated in Pirates Virtual Academy, who take three credits will receive a $750 scholarship toward their Winter Session tuition. No additional financial aid is available for students in this program. Students cannot file the FAFSA and cannot receive any federal or state aid which includes student or parent loans. The balance after the scholarship is applied must be paid by the family.
Visiting students are not eligible for this scholarship at this time.
From art, to religion, to science and everything in between, you'll have plenty of courses to choose from this winter. Students enrolled in the Winter Session may choose up to four credits.
Digital Art and Design I
This course focuses on computer-based illustration and design techniques that involve industry-standard software programs. Image and type manipulations will be taught through projects, lectures and hands-on experience. Additional fees for supplies.
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
This course is an introduction to the study of humans as biological and adaptive organisms. We will use the scientific method and natural selection theory to examine our close genetic relatedness with other primates and our evolutionary history. We will also emphasize humans as cultural organisms and discuss the biological basis and evolution of human behavior. Topics will include the history of evolutionary thought and modern Darwinian framework, the application of the evolutionary process to humans, human genetics, human variation, the relationship of humans to other organisms (particularly within the order Primates), the human fossil record and the archaeological evidence for the emergence and development of human culture.
Professor Maria Alexa Barca
Introduction to Biology
This course offers an introduction to concepts that contribute to understanding the distinctive nature and characteristics of life and its cellular, physical and chemical bases. There is an emphasis on the function of tissues, organs and systems of the human body. The course consists of a three-hour lecture per week (for students not majoring in the sciences).
Introduction to Visual Theory
Lectures, discussions and screenings focus on the development of visual expression in film, video and computer graphics with an emphasis on narrative form. There is an opportunity for practical exercises; a photo assignment and an optional digital video final project.
This course focuses on the art of inspiring, convincing and actuating audiences through the use of ethical appeals, both logical and psychological. Theories and principles of persuasion provide a foundation for practice. Prerequisite: COST 1600.
Public and Presentational Speaking
This course offers a broad study of the "one-to-many" speaking context with a focus on developing speaking and listening competence. It includes the message organization, speech presentation, vocal and physical delivery of various types of formal and informal speaking situations.
Modern Women of Faith
CORE 3890 (CAST 3021/WMST 3513)
The course focuses on the question of what it means to be women of faith, by considering the examples of several Catholic women who have lived exemplary faith-filled lives in a way that has challenged conventional expectations of women on the part of society. In view of their examples, students are encouraged to identify and consider the characteristics of an authentic, faith-filled, Catholic feminism. Pre-requisite: CORE 1101 and CORE 2101.
Strategies for Literacy and Numeracy for Diverse Learners
This course is designed to prepare teacher candidates for addressing the learning needs of struggling/at-risk students. Literacy and numeracy strategies learned in this class are intended to be used with individual students, small groups, and the whole class. These strategies can easily be translated to different content areas. Candidates will learn ways to identify students’ learning difficulties using informal and formal assessments, and students will plan instruction based on students’ needs.
The Juvenile Justice System
This course examines patterns of delinquent behavior among youth. It focuses on the definition and measurement of delinquency; the influence of kinship; educational and other institutions on delinquency; social class and sub-cultural influences on delinquency; and the identification and processing of delinquents by official control agencies.
This course will concentrate on parts of speech and the grammar of the sentence as they are written and spoken in correct American English. It will provide students with an intense study of grammatical structures and usages in order to improve their use of grammar in academic writing and to help prepare them to teach grammar. Students will participate by group discussion, written practices, and oral presentation.
Introduction to Creative Writing
Introduction to writing in several literary genres, including short story fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Not a prerequisite for ENGL 2512 or 2513.
This course explores communication for the business world, such as letters, resumes, memos, electronic communication, short and long reports.
World History I
This course traces and interprets the evolution of world civilizations from the emergence of early humans up until approximately 1500 and seeks to study and compare diverse historical experiences worldwide. The content of the course is organized both chronologically and thematically. The advancement of human societies through time is reflected in general themes of universal application: human origins and human culture; settling down; empire and imperialism; the rise of world religions; and the movement of goods and people.
American History II
This course traces American history from reconstruction to the present.
Introduction to Professional Nursing
This course is designed to introduce the student to the art and science of nursing as well as the philosophy of the College of Nursing. The historical development of nursing and nursing education is discussed. Person, environment, and health are examined as central concepts in nursing theories as well as the interrelationships between nursing theory, practice, research, and education. Students are introduced to the nursing process as a means for designing and delivering nursing care. Selected ethical issues and trends will be discussed as they relate to current nursing practice. Students will explore QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) competencies with emphasis on Teamwork and Collaboration.
This course focuses on the functions and methods of moral philosophy and discusses a comparison of the major ethical theories and an analysis of a wide range of common oral issues.
Introduction to Physical Science
For non-science students. Emphasis on concepts and methods of physical sciences. Topics range from gravitation and astronomy to modern scientific frauds.
United States Politics
This course offers an introduction to the institutions and processes of United States national government, its development as a constitutional system and the political culture in the United States. It enhances students’ workings of the American political system and provides them with a better grasp of the importance of politics in everyday life.
This course focuses on individual, social and cultural factors in personality formation and development. It offers an introduction to the concepts underlying the major theories of personality. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 (minimum grade of C- required for psychology majors).
This course studies the basic principles, data and methods in the study of human development from conception to death. Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 (minimum grade of C- required for psychology majors). May not be taken for credit if student has completed PSYC 1212.
Professor Andrew LeBlanc
Religions of the World
This course covers basic issues in major faith traditions of the world. There is a special emphasis on the religious experiences as expressed in sacred literature and specific worldviews and mythologies. It considers traditional rituals and symbols as well as nontraditional forms used to express a response to the sacred.
Integrated Human Science
This course is an introduction to the human sciences as modes of thinking and practice. With theoretical, applied, and career components, students will appraise research that examines social phenomena from at least two social-scientific disciplines; develop their own multilevel reasoning; and refine their communication and career skills in connection to potential professional and vocational paths.
Introduction to Sociology
This course is an introduction to the sociological perspective, exploring basic concepts and theories relevant to various dimensions of social life. It may include a discussion of socio-cultural influences on everyday social interaction, collective behavior, social inequalities, deviance, socialization, sexuality and identity, as well as social institutions and organizations such as bureaucracy, religion, family, education, health, class, race, ethnicity and gender.
Introduction to Social Work
Introduces components of generalist social work practice including social work fields of practice, special (at risk) populations, the value of human diversity, issues of poverty and oppression, and the values and ethics of the profession.
Child Welfare Policy and Practice
This course provides an overview of principal supportive, supplementary and substitute child and youth welfare services: family and child guidance, social insurance, public assistance, education and employment, day care, protective services, adoption, institutional care and advocacy. This course is required for social work majors who have been accepted into the Baccalaureate Child Welfare Education (BCWE) Program.