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Winter Session

Take accelerated online courses over your winter break to catch up, get ahead or stay on track for graduation.

Winter Session 2023-2024: Dec. 26, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024

Enjoy the convenience of self-paced online learning from home and earn three credit hours by taking an online accelerated Winter Session course. You can expect to spend about 35 hours per week on classwork.

Winter Course Offerings

AFAM 200 Freedom Papers Nancy Tolson
BIOL 110 General Biology Thomas Reeves
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I Dan Freeman
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II Leslie Lovelace
ECON 224 Introduction to Economics Elizabeth Breitbach
ENTR 201 Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise Katherine Swartz
FINA 363 Introduction to Finance Ozgur Ince
GEOG 105 The Digital Earth Tara Remington
HIST 112 US History Since 1865 Lauren Sklaroff-Lamey
HIST 112 US History Since 1865 Kent Germany
HRTM 275 Introduction to Beverage Management Scott Taylor
HRTM 285 Club Management Jessica Chavis
HRTM 340 Nutrition William Knapp
JOUR 101 Media and Society David Moscowitz
JOUR 201 Principles of Public Relations Candice Edrington
JOUR 202 Principles of Advertising and Brand Communications Mark McMullen
JOUR 291 Writing for Mass Communication Larry Webster
MGMT 406 International Human Resource Management Julian Dalzell
MUSC 110 Introduction to Music Julie Welch
MUSC 210 Understanding the Psychology of Music Amanda Schlegel
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology Alex Reynolds
PSYC 420 Survey of Developmental Psychology Loren Tharp
RELG 101 Exploring Religion Alysia Fischer
RETL 261 Principles of Accounting Daniel Williams
RETL 265 Principles of Retailing Michael Moody
SCHC 300 For the Culture: Hip Hop, Civic Identity, and Community Leadership Toby Jenkins-Henry, Jabari Evans
SOCY 360 Sociology of Medicine and Health Andrea Henderson-Platt
SOST 500 History of Health Services in the American South Ebony Toussaint
SOWK 201 Introduction to Social Work Lana Cook
SPAN 110 Beginning Spanish II Cathy Wiskes
SPCH 145 Online Public Communication Christian Dotson-Pierson
SPCH 145 Online Public Communication Nadia Nunez-Magula
SPTE 201 Introduction to Sport Management Tena Crews, Chan Hyeon Hur
SPTE 274 Computer Applications in HRSM: Sport and the Law Tena Crews
SPTE 320 Ethics in Sport and Entertainment Business John Grady
SPTE 385 Topics in Live Entertainment and Sports John Gillentine
SPTE 590 History of the Sport Business Matthew Brown
WGST 112 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Dawn Campbell
WGST 112 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Annie Boiter-Jolley

The accelerated pace and shortened course length helped me balance my fall and spring courseloads. The highly-organized, online course was easy to keep up with even though I was overseas for part of the course period.

— Winter session 2022-2023 student

Register for Winter Session

Registration opens in the fall at the same time as spring classes and can be completed at the same time.

  1. Log into your account on
  2. Choose the Student tab.
  3. Click on the Registration section.
  4. Select "Browse Classes."
  5. View Spring 2024 classes.
  6. Choose Advanced Search.
  7. Select Part of Term “Columbia Winter Session.”
  8. Pick your class and click on "Add" to add it to your schedule and summary.
  9. Click on Submit in the bottom right-hand corner to finalize your registration.

For more help with registration, contact your advisor or the On Your Time office or watch the Advising Center's video tutorial.

*Students enrolling in Winter Session classes may only register for a maximum of 4 credit hours. If students are enrolled in more than 4 hours, students will be administratively dropped from courses after the Winter Session Registration deadline. 

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