Winter Intersession Courses

Biology | Chemistry | Economics | English | Health | Legal Studies | Philosophy | Physical Therapy | Political Science | Psychology | Sociology

For additional information on the University Core Requirements, please see www.uml.edu.

Did You Know... You can take some of your courses during Winter Intersession in a blended format? Scroll through the courses below to see the Blended courses.

Biology

LIFE.1010-001 Life Science I

Presents environmental and organismal structural interrelationships and relates these to the chemical evolutionary basis of life. Suitable as a Natural Science Elective for a degree in the Division of Sciences.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1082
  • Day: Mon-Sat 9:00am-12:30 pm
  • Instructor: Johanna Choo
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

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Chemistry

CHEM.1010-002 Applied Chemistry for Non-Scientists

Provides an understanding of basic chemical principles -- atomic structure, bonding and interparticle forces, physical and chemical properties of matter through hands-on examination of matter and the application of principles to understanding the chemistry of current issues (e.g., environmental chemistry, biochemistry, food and drug chemistry) and the analysis of problems dealing with these issues. This course is not available for credit for Science or Engineering majors.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1130
  • Evening: Mon-Fri 6:00 - 9:30pm; Sat 1:00-4:30pm
  • Instructor: Gene Davis
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

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Economics

ECON.2010-001 Economics I (Microeconomics)

Studies the principles of production and exchange. An introduction to demand, supply, pricing, and output under alternative market structures. Derived demand and resource markets are introduced. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Quantitative Literacy (QL).

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1071
  • Day: Mon-Sat 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Instructor: Harjeet Khosla
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

ECON.2020-001 Economics II (Macroeconomics)

Studies the principles governing the level of national income and employment. Also examines the commercial banking system, monetary and fiscal policy, the international economy, and alternative economic systems.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1072
  • Day: Mon-Sat 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Instructor: L. Andzie-Quainoo
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

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English

ENGL.2120-001 The Short Story

Studies the development of the short story from Poe and Chekhov to the present.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1164
  • Day: Mon-Sat 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Instructor: T. Rogers
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

ENGL.2170-002 The Horror Story

Explores the genre from Poe to the present.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1165
  • Evening: Mon-Fri 6:00 - 9:30pm; Sat 1:00-4:30pm
  • Instructor: Gregoire Turgeon
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

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Health

HSCI.3060-001 Introduction to Gerontology

This course examines human aging from a multidisciplinary and developmental perspective. The course will focus on the adult years of the life span. The social-psychological factors involved in adjustments to the aging process, to retirement, to family, to leisure, to aloneness, to death and bereavement will be discussed together with such special concerns of the elderly as widowhood, finances, religion, sexuality and health problems. Rehabilitative strategies such as remotivation and reality orientation are included.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1163
  • Day: Mon-Sat 9:00am-12:30 pm
  • Instructor: Ramraj Gautam
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

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Legal Studies

LGST.2620-002 Introduction to Business Law

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of business law. The main emphasis is on key aspects of contract law, including the agreement, consideration, writings, third-party rights, illegality, performance, breach, defenses, and remedies The course also covers agency law, employment law, sections of the Uniform Commercial Code, and a variety of other legal issues and topics that influence and intersect with modern business practices. This course is highly recommended for pre-law students, CPA students, and paralegal students.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1129
  • Evening: Mon-Fri 6:00 - 9:30pm; Sat 1:00-4:30pm
  • Instructor: Walter Toomey/David Summer
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

LGST.3760-001 Family Law

This course studies the critical family law issues facing society today. Subject matter examined may include the law of marriage, custody, adoption, divorce, child support, juveniles, right to die, fetal tissue transfer to prolong the life of another, reproduction control, and surrogate parenting. This course is taught from a legal and human values perspective.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1128
  • Day: Mon - Sat 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Instructor: R. Karl
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

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Philosophy

PHIL.2010-002 Introduction to Philosophy

Examines some of the typical approaches to philosophical questioning and the issues raised in such inquiry: what is true knowledge, what is reality, what is the good, what is the right political order, what is the nature of religious faith? Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1124
  • Day: Mon-Sat 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Instructor: John Kaag
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

PHIL.2020-001 Introduction to Logic and Critical Reasoning

Studies the methods used to distinguish correct from incorrect reasoning. This course will aim at developing (1) an ability to express one's ideas clearly and concisely; (2) an increased skill in defining one's terms; and(3) a capacity to formulate arguments vigorously and to scrutinize them critically. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS) and Quantitative Literacy (QL).

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1125
  • Evening: Mon-Fri 6:00 - 9:30pm Sat 1:00-4:30pm
  • Instructor: Jose Mendoza
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

PHIL.2030-002 Introduction to Ethics

Examines the basic issues and problems of ethics and values and a survey of some important alternative answers to the questions raised, on both an individual and a social level, by our necessity to act and to live in a rational and human way. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1126
  • Day: Mon-Sat 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Instructor: Carol Hay
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

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Physical Therapy

DPTH.5010-001 Pharmacology

An introduction to the chemistry, biochemistry ad physiological actions of vaious pharmaceuticals. Fundamental concepts will be stressed and will include a discussion of drug receptors, drug recepto interactions, pharmacokinetics, enzyme induction, drug metabolism, drug safety and effectiveness and idiosyncratic reactions. Several major groups of drugs will be studied including: central nervous system stimulants, hypnotics, narcotic analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, cholinergics, adrenergics, adrenergic blocking drugs, antihypertensives, antihistamines, diuretics, adrenal steroids, anti-anemic drugs and antibiotics. Articles from the current literature will be discussed.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1123
  • Evening: 6:00 - 9:20pm on 12/29, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/7, 1/9, 1/10, 1/12
  • Instructor: Daniel Kiel
  • Credits: 2
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: This is a graduate level course and tuition is calculated at graduate tuition rate.

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Political Science

POLI.1010-001 Introduction to American Politics

An introduction to the politics, structure, and behavior of the American National Political Community. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1141
  • Day: Mon-Sat 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Instructor: Benjamin Williams
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

POLI.1100-001 Introduction to Politics

An introductory exploration of basic political concepts, ideologies, and themes. Stresses the importance of understanding politics for everyday life.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1142
  • Day: Mon-Sat 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Instructor: George Anthes
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

POLI.1210-002 Introduction to International Relations

Surveys some recent methods and approaches used in the study of international politics and provides an introduction to current problems of foreign policies of major world powers. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1143
  • Evening: Mon-Fri 6:00 - 9:30pm; Sat 1:00-4:30pm
  • Instructor: Jason Carter
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

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Psychology

PSYC.1010-001 Introduction to Psychological Science

An introduction course that focuses on application of the scientific method to major areas of psychology: biological, cognitive, developmental, social and personality, and mental and physical health. The course addresses the importance of social and cultural diversity, ethics, variations in human functioning, and applications to life and social action both within these areas and integrated across them. The research basis for knowledge in the field is emphasized.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1131
  • Day: Mon-Sat 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Instructor: Alexandria Weida
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

PSYC.2550-002 Community Psychology
Blended Course: Combination Face-to-Face and Online Course

Surveys the nature and practice of community psychology, including principles of community organization and change as seen in such areas as education, mental health, the workplace, health care, justice system, corrections and social services. Students may participate in field research or projects in the community, and classroom work will include discussion of the field experiences of the participants. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1132
  • Evening: Mon-Fri Meet Face-to-Face 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Saturday 1-4:30pm; Online session schedule TBA
  • Instructor: Erika Sanborne
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

PSYC.2600-001 Child & Adolescent Development
Blended Course: Combination Face-to-Face and Online Course

The study of childhood and adolescence. The course begins with an overview of major theoretical perspectives, research methods, and ethical issues in human development. Based on a chronological approach, the course covers prenatal development and birth, infancy, childhood and adolescence, and the transition to adulthood.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1133
  • Day: Mon-Wed Meet Face-to-Face 9:00 am-12:30 pm; Thurs though Sat meet online.
  • Instructor: P. Trela/K. Butland
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

PSYC.3280-002 Dynamics of Interpersonal Relations

Presents an analysis of psychological dynamics in interpersonal behavior, emphasizing such topics as interpersonal communication, self-disclosure, personal styles of interaction and techniques of change. The primary focus is on the behavior of the students themselves.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1134
  • Evening: Mon-Fri 6:00-9:30 pm; Sat 1:00-4:30pm
  • Instructor: Peter Hantzis
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

PSYC.3350-001 Psychology & Women
Blended Course: Combination Face-to-Face and Online Course

Considers such topics as: the psychology of sex differences; biological bases of psychological sex differences; the nature of female sexuality; clinical theory and practice concerning women; women as mental patients and mental health consumers; implications for psychology and for women's status.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1135
  • Day: Mon-Wed Meet Face-to-Face 9:00 am-12:30 pm; Thurs though Sat meet online.
  • Instructor: Mary Francis Drake
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

PSYC.4730-001 Seminar in Social Psychology: Positive Psychology
Blended Course: Combination Face-to-Face and Online Course

An advanced seminar to consider special topics in social psychology, with special focus on critique of the theoretical and empirical literature, identification of future research pathways, and the potential for application with consideration of ethics and social responsibility. Specific topics will vary and may include such topics as social aspects of health and illness; inequalities in education; the impact of globalization; attitude formation and prejudice; and psychology of sex roles. This is a writing intensive course.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1136
  • Day: Tues-Thurs Meet Face-to-Face 12:30 pm-3:45 pm; Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat meet online.
  • Instructor: Meredith Stanford-Pollock
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

PSYC.4740-002 Seminar in Developmental Psychology: Challenges of Adolescence
Blended Course: Combination Face-to-Face and Online Course

An advanced seminar to consider special topics in developmental psychology, with special focus on critique of the theoretical and empirical literature, identification of future research pathways, and the potential for application with consideration of ethics and social responsibility. Specific topics will vary and may include such topics as psychology of the family and parent-child relations; infant development; adjustment during adulthood; and death and dying. This is a writing intensive course.

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1137
  • Evening: Mon-Wed Face-to-Face 6:00 - 9:30pm; Thur-Sat meet online.
  • Instructor: J. Theriault
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

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Sociology

SOCI.1010-001 Introduction to Sociology

Serves as the basic course in sociology. Emphasis is directed at the ways in which social institutions such as government, schools, the economy, social class, and the family develop and influence our lives. It is concerned not only with presenting various ways to understand our relationship to society but also with ways to change it. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).

  • SIS Class Nbr: 1189
  • Evening: Mon-Fri 6:00-9:30pm; Sat 1:00-4:30pm
  • Instructor: Levon Chorbajian
  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1020

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Classes Begin on Wednesday, December 28th and run through Thursday, January 12th


Day Classes: Meet Monday-Saturday from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Evening Classes: Normally meet Monday-Friday from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm plus two Saturday, January 7 from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Final Exam: Thursday, January 12, unless a make-up class is necessary; then the exam will be held on Friday, January 13.

Contact Information

Questions? Call the Faculty and Student Support Center at (978) 934-2474 or email Continuing_Education@uml.edu

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