NOVEMBER 3-12, 2010


Continuing students may register online or submit completed Course Request forms to the Office of the Registrar according to the following schedule. New students will register by individual appointments with the Registrar.


Click here to view the 2011 January Session or Spring 2011 Schedule Schedule of Classes. The schedule can also be viewed using Search for Sections on WebAdvisor



Students may register online through Gateway during the times listed below. Advisors must approve students for online registration.

        Date/time                                              Current class standing (based on number of hours completed)

        Nov 3               Beginning at 8:00 a.m      Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores

        Nov 4               Beginning at 8:00 a.m.     First-Year Students

       Nov 11              Online registration ends at 5 p.m.


Students may register in the Office of the Registrar during or after - but not prior to - the appointed times listed below. 

        Date/time                                             Current class standing (based on number of hours completed)

        Nov 5               8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.       Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores

        Nov 8               8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.       First-Year Students: M-R

        Nov 9               8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.       First-Year Students: S-Z

        Nov 10             8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.       First-Year Students: A-L

        Nov 11             8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.       Postgraduate, guest & special students.

        Nov 12             LAST DAY TO ENROLL WITHOUT LATE FEE


A $40 late registration fee will be assessed to students who enroll after registration ends. Students who enroll after January 15 will be assessed a $120 late registration fee. Generally, students are not allowed to register after the first day of classes are scheduled to meet, or after Change of Course Days.


Students not planning to enroll for the spring semester must complete the formal withdrawal procedures through the Office of Counseling Services.


Information about 2011 January Session off-campus courses and courses at other colleges is listed below.

Descriptions for new and temporary courses are listed below. See the 2010-2011 MC Catalog for other course descriptions

CPTR T23 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS                            3 HRS

An introductory course in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) emphasizing applied learning and practical applications. The student will develop skills to capture, display, analyze and manipulate geographically referenced information using the ArcGIS software platform. Topics covered will include: working with the ArcGIS interface, basic concepts and applications of GIS, loading and previewing GIS data, modeling geographical features and solving spatial problems.  Prerequisite: MATH 105 or MATH 112 or higher-level mathematics placement.


The study of human behavior that attempts to (1) incorporate the insights of psychology and other social sciences into the development of economic models in an attempt to explain behavior that cannot be explained by standard economic analysis and (2) explain strategic interactions between individuals or groups of individuals in which the outcome of a decision depends on the choices of others. Prerequisite: ECON 221 or consent of instructor.

ECON 385 SEMINAR: HEALTH ECONOMICS                                       3SH

A study of the health care system in the United States and selected other countries, with an emphasis placed on the application of economic methods of analysis to health care issues. Topics will include the demand for health care services, the structure and operation of stakeholders in the health care industry (medical practices, hospitals, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies), the role of insurance, and the impact of patents and market structure on the availability and affordability of prescription drugs. We will also look at the impact of public policies (Medicare, Medicaid, etc.) on the delivery of health care in this country. Prerequisites: None (but ECON 115, ECON 221, or ECON 222 would be helpful).  

MUS 122 HISTORY OF JAZZ                                                             3SH

This class is designed to introduce students to the history and cultural contexts of jazz music. The course will develop chronologically moving from the early roots of jazz music through contemporary jazz.  Jazz styles and genres covered will include ragtime, blues, swing, bebop, modal jazz, free jazz and fusion. The course requires no previous musical experience. January, odd years. C-4AR  


Off-campus courses are marked as OC on the Schedule of Classes.  Contact the instructor for more details about individual travel courses.                                                              

ART 251 Art in Context  GE-I1, C-4AR

Instructor: Thelma Rohrer

This intensive travel course to Italy (including Florence, Rome, Venice and additional cities) will provide the opportunity to experience and study examples of art and architecture first-hand.   The course includes visits to historical sites and important museums throughout Italy.   Course study material provides an overview of the major periods and movements in art and architecture of the western world. Travel costs will include airfare, lodging, transportation, some meals, and all required entrance fees.  Class sessions begin on campus for the first week of January Session and are followed by two weeks of immersion travel in Italy. (This course has previously been offered as HUM 130 Experiencing the Arts to Italy, and has now been modified to include even greater emphasis on the study of artworks in context.)  GE-I1, C-4AR

BUS 485 Seminar: International Business

Instructor: Joe Messer

Location: Australia

The January 2011 edition of BUS 485 – senior seminar will focus on international business with a trip to Australia. This class will examine how business is done internationally.  We will visit multiple businesses that span the distribution chain including- research, production, distribution, and retailing, along with a visit to an international University.  We will discuss ethics, capitalism, personnel management and cultural connections. 


Background reading and research will give students a basic sense of the businesses we will visit and the industry that connects them.  Additionally the pre-assignments will give students a sense of what it is like to prepare for traveling internationally.   All students will complete pre-trip research on the companies we will visit, journal writing during the trip, and a video/photo project at the completion of the trip.  For more information contact Professor Messer at jrmesser02@manchester.edu

FREN 110 Inside France   GE-M1, C-3GC

Instructor: Janina Traxler

Introduction to the history, culture, and daily life of France.  Background reading, plus pre-departure slide presentations, and lectures will give students a basic sense of the major periods of French history, the outstanding intellectual and artistic movements that shape formal French culture, and the distinctive features of French daily life.  Much of the time in France (17 days) will be devoted to activities that illustrate, extend, and synthesize the background material.  All students will complete journal writing, an individualized project, and other short written assignments in France.  Visits will include major museums and monuments in Paris, Roman architecture and wall murals in Lyon, European political institutions in Strasbourg.  Students will practice basic French, learn to use several forms of public transportation, individualize their activities for a day in Paris, and sample a wide range of food.

HIST 252 Comparative Civilization C-3GC

Instructor: Mark Angelos

Itinerary includes:  Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Andalucía (Granada, Córdoba, Seville, and the Costa del Sol), and the Basque country (Bilbao, San Sebastián, and Pamplona).

HISTORY IN SPAIN.  Explore the full scope of Spanish history and culture through travel in January.  Our class begins and ends in the exciting Spanish capital city of Madrid.  In northern Spain, we will examine the distinctive Catalan culture of cosmopolitan Barcelona and the rugged Basque country (the oldest civilization in Europe).  In Andalucía (southern Spain), we will visit stunning historical cities and sites from the Phoenician, Roman, and medieval Islamic (Moorish) periods and enjoy the beautiful Sun Coast.  C-3GC. Please contact Dr. Mark Angelos (mangelos@manchester.edu) for details.

IDIV 240 Making of the Modern Mind  C-3GC

Instructors: Greg Clark and Steve Naragon

Location: London and Paris

In this course, we will investigate the wide-spread shift in Europe from a pre-modern (pre-16th century) to a modern world view (as it matured up through the 19th century), with a special focus on the rise of modern science as a way of understanding nature, and on the radical shift in how humans understand themselves and their relationship to this nature. C-3GC

Course readings will draw from the sciences, philosophy, history, and literature.

For more information, contact either instructor or visit the course website (http://www.manchester.edu/kant/LP/london-paris.html).

INTD 445 Development of Modern Scientific Thought In Great Britain    GE-L, C-5CC

Instructor:  Susan Klein

Location: Great Britain

This courses examines the contributions of British scientists to the development if modern scientific theory.  By visiting museums and historical sites in Great Britain, the lives and works of many scientists will be explored.  The influences of the environment in which these scientists lived will be examined from the perspective of history, politics, social structure, and religion.  The period of scientific achievement and discovery begins in the 17th century, and effects of culture and society then, and now, will be addressed. GE-L, C-5CC

Contact Dr Klein for application and information

NASC 310 Medical Practicum

Instructor: Jeff Osborne

Location: Nicaragua

The Medical Practicum provides an opportunity for students to experience a health care in a developing country by living and working with physicians and dentists to provide operate a clinic in rural Nicaragua. P/NP only and open to any major. Contact Dr. Osborne for an application.

DATES:  January 5-25 2011

Approximate Cost:  $2100

PEAC 333 Peace Issues

Instructor: Katy Gray-Brown

Utopian Experiments:  Intentional Communities and Countercultural Movements.  How ought we live together? What is the ideal society, and how have people tried to create it?  This course will examine visionary societies in the United States.  Readings will include philosophical, religious, and fictional works which depict different understandings of the ideal society.  Approximately two weeks will be spent off campus, visiting different intentional communities in the Midwest and Southern United States. 

PSYC 301 Social Psychology  GE-M1, C-3RC

Instructor: Marcie Coulter-Kern

Location: France

In this course we will examine social psychological influences in the variety of people that make up French culture, with special focus on government, international conflicts, and relationships.  By visiting museums, historical sites, and the Council of Europe, you will learn to recognize social psychological influences in the many arenas of life world-wide.  Class sessions begin on campus for the first week of January Session and are followed by 17 days of travel in France.

PSYC 355 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Instructor: Rusty Coulter-Kern

In this class we will spend about 10 days on campus examining the many things I/O Psychologists do.  These areas include:  Human Resources, Independent Consultant, Product Development (usually focusing on environmentally and people friendly products), Teaching in Colleges and Universities, Employee selection, Psychological testing, Training in organizations, and Conducting Research for organizations.  We will then take field trips to several places to observe how I/O specialists might work in organizations.   We will likely take field trips to the following places:  Chicago, Fort Wayne, Warsaw, and Indianapolis.  The goal of the class is to give students exposure to one of the fastest growing (and highest paid) areas of psychology.   We will also visit a graduate school in I/O.  In addition, we will use Disney as a case study and conclude with about a 5 day trip to Disneyworld. 

SOWK 350 Policy & Practice in Social Welfare

Instructor: Brad Yoder

Contact Prof Yoder for more information


 Many colleges across the country offer a January Session similar to Manchester’s. Students who would like to experience life on another campus may elect to attend another college during January Session.  Colleges attended in previous January Sessions or who have invited Manchester University students to attend include:


Huntington University (Indiana)

McPherson College (Kansas)

Saint Olaf College (Minnesota)

University of La Verne (California)


Contact the Registrar for more information.