NOVEMBER 2-11, 2011


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 during New Student Orientation the summer or by individual appointments with the Registrar.


Click here to view the 2012 January Session or 2012 Spring Semester 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 2             Beginning at 8:00 a.m.    Graduate students, Seniors, Juniors

Nov 3             Beginning at 8:00 a.m.    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 4             8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.       Graduate Students
Nov 7             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.       non-degree, guest & special students

A $40 late registration fee will be assessed to students who enroll after December 15. Continuing 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 fall semester must complete the formal withdrawal procedures through the Office of Counseling Services.


Information about 2012 January Session off-campus courses and courses at other colleges is listed below.

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

This course will introduce the field of Book Arts.  It will familiarize students with the basic materials (paper, cloth, board, and adhesives), techniques (folding, sewing, gluing), structures of the book (codex, concertina, accordion) and a broad overview of the history and future of the book, including cultural and geographical influences and technologies that have affected the development of book forms. In addition, students will experience a range of studio practices as they examine the relationship of verbal, visual, and structural content in books. Students will complete group and individual projects. Field trip and lab fee may be required.

ART T34 GRAPHIC DESIGN II                                                                            3 HRS
This second semester of study is concerned with developing competence in visual communication concepts.  Tailored to further explore the Graphic Design profession, this course involves a more in-depth investigation of image manipulation, typography, and layout design using Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe InDesign CS2. Prerequisite: ART 321

BIOL T25 PARASITOLOGY                    3HRS
This course focuses on the parasites of medical importance that cause human and mammalian morbidity and mortality.  It introduces the student to the general aspects of the natural history, cell, and molecular biology of the major eukaryotic parasites. The fundamental mechanisms of host-parasite relationships, diagnosis, and pathogenesis, epidemiology, and control strategies will be emphasized. Prerequisites: BIOL 106, 108.

COMM T30 VIRTUAL CULTURES                       3 SH
As more of our communication has moved to virtual mediums, new communities have also been formed to facilitate the sharing of information, social support, and companionship. This course will focus specifically on virtual cultures as found in virtual worlds, MMOGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Games) and social networks. This course will combine a popular area of new media studies with a focus on ethnographic research methods. Completion of COMM 370 is recommended for this course.

             3 SH
Rather than examining how gender influences communication, this course will explore how communication creates and reifies existing concepts of gender in personal and public discourse. Through the systematic analysis of media artifacts, the course aims to problematize gendered constructs and explore the ideological underpinnings of gendered representations.

This course will investigate how innovation and entrepreneurship affect economic development in developing economies and why these developing economies are effective incubators for innovation and entrepreneurship. C-3GC.

This course will examine the relationship between computer technology and culture: how the one informs the other, what role the producers and consumers of technology play as agents of culture, and the effect of pervasive technology on society's progress and ethics. Areas that will be critically analyzed include intellectual property, online identity, freedom of speech, and privacy. These issues will be considered primarily in the historical context of American culture, along with variations that appear in other cultures.  Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. GE-L, C-5CC.

MATH T23 MATHEMATICS IN CULTURE                         3 SH
This course examines the development of some aspect of mathematics at a certain place during a certain time period.  The course emphasizes how the history, geography, technology, and culture in that location and time influenced the mathematics that was developed and how the mathematics influenced those aspects of society.  Students will explore these topics while visiting the location under study. The place and era will vary and may include pre-Colombian Mexico, France in the 1600s, England in the 1700s, or Ancient Greece.  This course is designed for a general audience and may not be used for credit in the mathematics major or minor. Prerequisite: MATH 107 or higher. C-3GC

Study of English dramatic works from William Shakespeare to the present with particular attention to their use of both verbal and non-verbal elements during their original performances and through various genres in the centuries since (ballet, opera, etc).   Students will explore acting, use of dramatic voice, movement, and music in the context of various English dramatic works.  The course will culminate with a residency in England, including a workshop with actors at The Globe Theatre in London. Fee required. Prerequisite: COMM 110. 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
Location: Spain
This course will be conducted throughout cities in Spain and will include visits to major museums and historic sites. Spanish is not required for the art course. The course can also be taken as an Art elective, hours toward graduation, or an audit. GE-I1, C-4AR
More information: Contact Professor Rohrer at tsrohrer@manchester.edu.

BUS 485 Seminar: Snow Business
Instructor: Joe Messer
Location: Prague, capital of the Czech Republic
This course will examine the winter sports industry. We will fly to Prague and spend 13 days visiting a chairlift manufacture, a pistenbull -snowcat service center, a rock climbing center, a ski and snowboard manufacture, several clothing / fashion marketers and two ski resort tourism centers. The focus will be on looking at how product and services move through the distribution channel from Research and Development to Manufacturing to Retail. 5 of our days will be partially used to ski or board. All lessons and equipment is provided. The trip is for novices to experts with instructors for every level, even if you have never boarded before. The trip will culminate with 2 days in Prague looking at the history of the city with a focus on the Jewish heritage.

More information: See Professor Messer in A309 for more info or e-mail at jrmesser02@manchester.edu

HIST 252 Comparative Civilization C-3GC
Instructor: Mark Angelos
Location: Britain and Ireland
Explore Irish and British history and culture through travel in January.  Our itinerary includes: Galway and Dublin in Ireland; Conwy Castle in Wales; Stirling Castle and Edinburgh in Scotland; and Liverpool, York, Oxford, Stonehenge, and London in England, plus more.

More information: Please contact Dr. Mark Angelos (mangelos@manchester.edu) for details.

IDIV T22 Economic Development and Innovation GE-M2, C-3GC
Instructors: Sree Majumder and Jim Falkiner
Location: India
This course answers the question, “Why are U.S. jobs going to India?” The class jets to India to see with our own eyes why jobs are leaving the U.S. and going cities like Mumbai and Bangalore. We will visit rural villages where entrepreneurs thrive and also see large Indian and US corporations doing global business in India. We will visit two of India’s premier universities, The Indian Institute of Management and the Indian Institute of Technology and meet Indian students. We will see the slums of Mumbai where the Oscar winning Indian film Slumdog Millionaire was filmed. In India we travel by train to visit temples, castles and the famous Gir National Forest while making a special side- trip to Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram. This course combines entrepreneurship with economics to observe and report on how Indian and American businesses jockey for position in our Global Economy.

More information: Contact Jim Falkiner at jrfalkiner@manchester.edu or Professor Majumder at smajumder@manchester.edu

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

More information: Contact Dr Klein for application and information

MATH T23 Math in Culture C-3GC
Instructor: Tim Brauch
Location: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
The general theme for this course is how math has influenced history, politics, and the development of cultures. For January Session 2012 we will focus on the mathematics, culture, and astronomy of the Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Everyday life of the Maya was, and for many still is, determined by the alignment of the calendar, even the construction of temples was dictated by the calendar and by astronomy. The “21012 Doomsday” prophecies are a great example of how math has influenced culture and will be a significant part of our discussions in this course.

More information: Contact Professor Brauch at tmbrauch@manchester.edu.

PSYC 301 Social Psychology  GE-M1, C-3RC
Instructor: Marcie Coulter-Kern
Location: Hawaii
More Information: Contact Professor Marcie Coulter-Kern.

PSYC 352 Culture & Psychology GE-M1, C-3GC
Instructor: Rusty Coulter-Kern
Location: Hawaii
More Information: Contact Professor Rusty Coulter-Kern.

Instructor: Robert Pettit
An examination of American cultural values as expressed and disseminated through mass-mediated popular culture, using the Disney empire and its products as a case study. Class meets for 7 days on campus, then for a week in Walt Disney World, Florida. Expenses: ~$500-600 to be paid at the Financial Services Office (covers WDW lodging, behind-the-scenes tour, and course costs), plus your own arrangements for travel to Florida, meals, and WDW ticket.

SPAN 230 Living the Spanish Language C-3GC
Instructor: Arturo Yanez
Location: Spain
This is a terrific opportunity for students of all majors who wish to practice the Spanish language in daily communication and on site. Spanish is required. C-3GC
More information: Contact Professor Yanez.

THTR T21 Theater in England GE-I1, C-4AR
Instructors: Debra Lynn and Jane Frazier
Location: England

Study English dramatic works from Shakespeare to present - including state plays, operas, and ballet. Explore acting, use of dramatic voice, movement, and music in the context of English dramatic works. Embark on a residency in England, including a Shakespeare workshop at the Globe Theatre and a stage combat workshop at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. GE-I1, C-4AR
More information: Contact Professor Lynn.


 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.