2019 January Session and Spring Semester
Registration Information
October 25 - November 3, 2018

Continuing students may register online or submit the completed Registration Form to the One Stop Student Center according to the following schedule.

Click here to view the 2018 Fall Semester2019 January Session or 2019 Spring Semester Schedules of Classes. The schedule can also be viewed using Search for Sections on WebAdvisor.


Students may register online through ChetNet during the times listed below. Advisors must approve students for online registration. Registration in the One Stop Student Center is unavailable during online registration dates.

Date/time   Current class standing (based on number of hours completed)
October 25 Beginning at 12 p.m.  Priority Honors Program students
October 26   Beginning at 8 a.m. Graduate Students, Seniors & Juniors
October 29   Beginning at 8 a.m. Sophomores
October 30   Beginning at 8 a.m. First-Year Students
November 3   Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m.


Students may register in the One Stop Student Center on Friday, November 2 at the times listed below.

Date/time   All Current & Guest Students
November 2   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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 process through the Success Center.


Information about 2019 January Session off-campus courses and additional January Session opportunities are listed below. Off-campus courses are marked as OC on the Schedule of Classes. Contact the instructor for more details about individual travel courses. 

BUS-371 International Sport Governance (C-3GC)
Instructor: Ryan Hedstrom
Location: Greece and Rome
Contact Professor Hedstrom for additional information. 

COMM-314 Language & Thought
Instructor: Mary Lahman
Location: Egypt
Contact Professor Lahman for additional information.

EDUC-216  Building Communities in Schools (C-3RC)
Instructors: Kurt Kurtzhals and Heather Schilling 

Location:  Austin, TX
Approximate cost:  $1,600 includes breakfast and dinners in Austin, air transportation, hotel, and admission fees to designated historic and cultural locations.  Additional fees for public transportation, lunches, and incidentals. 

This course is open to ALL majors and all classes including first year students.  During our time together, we will explore the relationships between urban schools and their communities, focusing on the impact a setting has on schools.  Our focus is on education as a civil and human right, and we will explore the difference in experiences based on one’s economic and social background.  After a few days of building a foundational understanding of diverse cultures, socio-economic status, and school structure, the course will travel to Austin, TX, where we will spend time working in the public schools and exploring the diverse culture of the city.  The trip will also include time exploring mindfulness in education by partnering with James Butler, mindfulness expert and a Manchester alumnus. 
Contact Professor Kurtzhals or Dr. Heather Schilling for additional information.

ESAT-313 International Sports Medicine (C-3GC)

Instructor: Jeffrey Beer
Location: Greece and Rome
Approximate Cost: $4200

From an academic perspective Greece and Italy offer fantastic opportunities for students to visit and study a different model of sports medicine. These specific regions have unique medical professionals, health care, and sports medicine teams to compare and contrast. Students will explore the country sides, history, and culture while staying close to the sports medicine focus. This class will take students inside non-US Models of Health Care and Sports Medicine where they will receive firsthand experience and knowledge at various facilities, clubs, universities and other sporting events. Prior completion of ESS 251 and 253 is preferred. 
Contact Professor Beer for additional information.

IDIV-240  The Making of the Modern Mind (C-3GC)
Instructor: Gregory Clark and Steve Naragon
Location: United Kingdom and France
Approximate Cost: $3100
This course investigates 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 modern humans understood themselves and their relationship to this nature. Course readings will draw from the sciences, philosophy, history, and literature; the class will take place in European cities of London and Paris. January Session 2019.
Contact Professor Clark or Professor Naragon for additional information.

NASC-310 Medical Practicum

Instructor: Jeff Osborne
Location: Guatemala
Approximate Cost: $2350 

The Medical Practicum is a short-term experience in global health in which students experience health care in a less-developed country by living and working with physicians, dentists, pharmacists to help run a clinic in rural Guatemala. Three credits, P/NP only, and open to any major.
Go to www.medicalpracticum.org for an application and more details, or contact Professor Osborne.

PSYC-201  Social Psychology (C-3RC)
Instructor: Marcie Coulter-Kern
Location: Walt Disney World, Florida

Contact Professor Coulter-Kern for additional information

PSYC-385 Applied Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Instructor:  Rusty Coulter-Kern
Location: Walt Disney World, Florida

Cost: $1300 (Includes airfare, hotels, ground transportation, admission, leadership training, and most meals)

In this course we use the tools of Psychology to examine how Disney creates an inviting space and provides exceptional service to guests. We will meet on campus and then fly to Disneyworld and spend 5 days in Disney parks experiencing and evaluating what the Disney Corporation does to create a welcoming environment. We will then examine steps we can take to translate their “Be Our Guest” model to places we may work and serve. This class is open to all students. There is no prerequisite.
Contact Dr. Coulter-Kern for additional information. 

REL-311 Ancient & Medieval Christianity
Instructor: Justin Lasser
Location: Egypt
Contact Professor Lasser for additional 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.


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

This course examines issues in the theory and practice of health communication. An introduction to the ways communication shapes health and health practices. Topics may include: provider-patient communication; organizational communication in health contexts; communication in community health education; information technologies in health communication; and, communication training for health care professionals. Students will come away with a broad understanding of the implications of health communication on self and society.

This course is an in-depth exploration into the art and methods of training and development particularly as applied to communication problems in organizational settings. It also provides students the opportunity to develop and/or refine training and facilitation skills and to link communication theory and research to organizational practice. Students will come away equipped to apply insights to fostering and creating more appropriate and effective communication trainings in organizational settings

This course provides an in-depth consideration of the history and cultural traditions (intellectual, artistic, political, social) of France. This course is taught entirely in French and includes attention to skills and content necessary for articulate self-expression in French. Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent proficiency.

INTD 423 LAW & PHILOSOPHY             3 SH 
An in-depth consideration of fundamental conceptual, ethical, and political questions about the nature and functioning of laws and legal systems. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. C-5CC.

PHIL 219 BUSINESS ETHICS                3 SH 
A study of ethical principles and theories in the context of business and the economy. C-4PH

This course provides an in-depth consideration of the culture, history, art, film, and architecture of Spain. This course is taught entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 301