Spring Intensive Course Program

A new opportunity for you this SPRING!

The Wesleyan Spring Intensive is a new opportunity that will allow you to plunge into a new course every three weeks and to intensively focus on project or topic at a time rather than balancing several. The goal of the program is to give students an opportunity to build cohesiveness across their courses, collaborate with faculty, engage in project-based learning and sample from some never previously offered courses from prominent visitors.  Each three week course will carry a full credit covering the same amount of material as 14 week courses. Check out the menu of courses here http://wesleyanspringintensive.blogs.wesleyan.edu/  (and more details on Wesmaps and below)

Who can participate?  Up to 50 students interested in building their spring schedule with intensive courses and other for-credit experiences.

Can I take other courses?   Though most admitted students will take their courses exclusively in the intensive format, students may enroll in one or more semester-long credits for a senior thesis, independent or group tutorial, student forum, or internship. Students can also take quarter-credit courses outside the intensive format, schedule permitting.

When will intensive courses meet?  Classes will meet Monday through Friday for 2 hours and 50 minutes for three weeks.

How will students be admitted?  The Intensive program is POI. Interested students may apply for admission by meeting with Professor Lisa Dierker (ldierker@wesleyan.edu) or any of the faculty teaching through the intensive program, during planning period (Nov 3 through 16). Admitted students will then seek final course selection approval from their advisors.

Period 1

NS&B/BIO 250, Lab in cellular and behavioral neurobiology, Jan Naegele, Jan 22-Feb 11 (1:10 to 4:00)

PSYC261, Cultural Psychology, Bob Steele, Jan 22-Feb 11, 1:10 to 4:00

DANC/THEA/MUSC231, Performing Arts Videography, Lauren Petty, Jan 22-Feb 11, (9:00 to 11:50)

Period 2

PSYC/NS&B 316, Schizophrenia and its treatment, Matt  Kurtz, Feb 15-March 4, 1:10 to 4:00

PSYC381, Project-based programming for research, Lisa Dierker, Feb 15-March 4, 9:00 to 11:50

Period 3

MUSC222, Music and interactive media, Ron Kuivila, March 21 – April 8, (9:00 to 11:50)

SOC313, Time, Masks and Mirrors: Aging in America, Peggy Carey-Best, March 21 – April 8, 9:00 to 11:50

PSYC294, Developmental Tasks in Adolescence, Andrea Barthwell, March 28 – April 1, 9:00 to 4:00,

Period 4

CSPL202, Power of Insights: Design Thinking, Celena Aponte and Danielle Razo, April 13 – May 3, 9:00 to 11:50

PSYC204, Methods of interpretation, Bob Steel, April 13 – May 3, 1:10 – 4:00,

COL264, Animals and the Future, Carmelita Tropicana, April 13 – May 3, 9:00 to 11:50

DANC240, Deeper Ecology, Jill Sigman, April 13 – May 3, 1:10 to 4:00,