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 2023-2024 classes begin Dec. 18, 2023 and end Jan. 12, 2024. (Fall semester finals end 12/15/23. First date of spring semester is 1/16/23.) Final grades will be due by Friday, January 26, 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

Course NumberSection NumberCourse TitleCourse Attribute
AAAS 10447233Intro African-American StudiesAE41, SC, U
AAAS 32547328Popular Black MusicH
AAAS 52349298African Studies in: Popular Black MusicH
ABSC 25056813Human DevelopmentS
AMS 10054369Intro to American StudiesAE41, GE3H, H, HT
AMS 11052257American IdentitiesAE41, GE3S, S, SC
ANTH 32054986Language in Culture & SocietyAE41, AE61, S, SC
ANTH 38949132Anthr Gender: Female, Male, & BeyondAE42, GE21, GE3H, GE3S, NW, W
ANTH 48448890Magic, Science, & ReligionAE42, GE3S, NW, S, W
CLSX 33248483Medical Terminology: Greek & Latin RootsGE3H, H, HL
CLSX 38456976Ethics in Greek TragedyAE51, H, HL
EVRN 14848404Scientific Principles Environmental StudiesGE3N, N, NB
FREN 15052156Zombies, Aliens, MonstersGE11
GEOG 14848488Scientific Principles Environmental StudiesGE3N, N, NB
GEOL 30148173Introduction to OceanographyGE3N, N
HIST 12456650Latin American Culture & SocietyAE42, S, SC
LAC 10056652Latin American Culture & SocietyAE42, S, SC
LDST 20049138Intro Leadership Studies & ApplicationsAE51, BGSC, S, SC
LING 32055628Language in Culture & SocietyAE41, AE61, S, SC
PHSX 21156647General Physics IGE11, GE12, GE3N, LFE, N, NP, QR
POLS 11053476Introduction to U.S. PoliticsGE3S, S, SF
POLS 39052415Intro to Public AdministrationS
POLS 37157236United States Foreign PolicyS
PSYC 59856742Positive PsychologyS
PUAD 33052417Intro to Public AdministrationS
WGSS 10157914Intro to Women, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesGE3S, AE41, S, SC
WGSS 38949131Anthr Gender: 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. 

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.