Winter Session

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Important Things to Know

Undergraduate Winter Session classes in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are 4-week, fully online courses offered during the winter break.

Winter 2022 classes begin Dec. 19, 2022 and end Jan. 13, 2023 (fall semester finals end 12/16/22. First date of spring semester is 1/17/23). Final grades will be due by Friday, January 27, 2023.

Winter session counts toward your spring enrollment for financial aid purposes, and for calculating full or part-time student status in the spring. If between the hours you enroll in for the traditional spring semester and winter session exceed 20 hours, you will need to complete a request to enroll in excess hours.

Tuition and fees for winter session will be calculated together with your total spring enrollment, no additional fees apply for winter session enrollment outside of your normal tuition and fees assessment. Winter session occurs before financial aid refunds are dispersed. Expect to pay out of pocket for books and other expenses until funds are disbursed after the start of the spring semester.

Winter session classes are counted as any other course for determining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for financial aid. Remember to consider this carefully before dropping/withdrawing from a winter course.

Contact the College Online at with any questions or for more information.

Winter Session Courses

Winter Session Courses
Course NumberSection NumberCourse TitleCourse Attribute
AAAS 10447827Intro African-American StudiesAE41, SC, U
AAAS 10556702Intro to African HistoryGE11, GE3H, H, NW, W
AAAS 32547930Popular Black MusicH
AAAS 52050350African Studies in:AE42, H, NW, W
ABSC 10050135Introd Applied Behavrl ScienceGE11, GE3S, S, SI
ABSC 15048427Community LeadershipAE51, S, SF
ABSC 15148471Community Leadership, HonorsHonors, AE51, S, SF
ABSC 16046629Intro Child Behavior&DevelpmntGE3S, S, SI
ABSC 30850126Research Methods & ApplicationGE11, S
ABSC 36048434Drugs, Addiction, and BehaviorS
AMS 10056842Introductn to American StudiesAE41, GE3H, H, HT
AMS 11053877American IdentitiesAE41, GE3S, S, SC
ANTH 38950128Anthr Gendr:Female Male&BeyondAE42, GE21, GE3H, GE3S, NW, W
ANTH 48449769Magic, Science, and ReligionAE42, GE3S, NW, S, W
CLSX 14849253Greek and Roman MythologyAE42, GE11, GE3H, H, HL, W
CLSX 33249254Medical Termnlgy:Grk&Lat RootsGE3H, H, HL
CLSX 38456798Ethics in Greek TragedyAE51, H, HL
ECON 42657074Statistics and Data AnalysisS
EVRN 14849166Scientfc Princpls Envrnmt StdsGE3N, N, NB
FMS 41049107US Diversity in Visual CultureAE41, H
FREN 15053709Zombies, Aliens, MonstersGE11
GEOG 14849259Scientfc Princpls Envrnmt StdsGE3N, N, NB
GEOL 30148890Introduction to OceanographyGE3N, N
HIST 10456700Intro to African HistoryGE11, GE3H, H, NW, W
HIST 12456704Latin American Culture&SocietyAE42, S, SC
LAC 10056705Latin American Culture&SocietyAE42, S, SC
LDST 20050139Intro Leadrshp Studes&ApplctnsAE51, BGSC, S, SC
LING 10653925Introductory LinguisticsAE42, GE11, GE3S, S, SC
LING 11049980Language and MindAE41, GE11, GE3S, S, SI
LING 32049981Language in Cultur and SocietyAE41, AE61, S, SC
PHSX 21156845General Physics IGE11, GE12, GE3N, LFE, N, NP, QR
POLS 11055730Introduction to U.S. PoliticsGE3S, S, SF
POLS 33054143Intro to Public AdministrationS
POLS 67054403United States Foreign PolicyS
PUAD 33054145Intro to Public AdministratioS
WGSS 10156690Intro Wmn,Gndr,&Sexulty StdsAE41, GE3S, S, SC
WGSS 38950127Anthr Gendr:Female Male&BeyondAE42, GE21, GE3H, GE3S, NW, W

Winter Session Frequently Asked Questions

Catch up, get ahead, knock out a KU Core requirement - all solid reasons to take a winter session class. Receive credit for taking a four week, online course during your winter break. Find out more about KU's online offerings.

Winter session is open to any and all students interested in any of the classes offered. You can find a list of classes below. Due to the accelerated pace of winter classes we do recommend that you only take one class per winter session, but two is sometimes doable. Make a solid plan for success using our Guide to Online Success!

There are 5 spots in each winter class that are reserved for students with graduation hardships. If you find you cannot enroll in a winter course and you are not a senior, or have other extenuating circumstances, you can add yourself to the waitlist. Those with hardships should contact for permission to enroll, only after trying to enroll. 

Find available classes by searching for the course in Enroll and Pay, and choosing the section with the Class Number in the table above. Classes can also be found through Schedule of Classes by limiting search to "only sections that are not full term" and then looking for the dates that correspond to the winter session.