APRIL 11-27, 2012


Continuing students may register online or submit completed Registration Form to the Office of the Registrar according to the following schedule. New students will register at New Student Orientation during the summer or by individual appointments with the Registrar.


Click here to view the 2012 Summer, 2012 Fall Semester, 2013 January Session or 2013 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)

April 11            Beginning at noon    Graduate Students

April 13            Beginning at noon    Seniors, Juniors
April 16            Beginning at noon    Sophomores
April 18            Beginning at noon    First-Year Students

April 27           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)

April 13            Beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Graduate Students
April 17            Beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Seniors, Juniors
April 19            Beginning at 8:00 a.m   Sophomores

April 23            Beginning at 8:00 a.m.   First-Year Students

April 26-27       Beginning at 8:00 a.m.   Postgraduate, guest & special students


A $40 late registration fee will be assessed to students who enroll after May 18. Students who enroll after August 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 2013 January Session off-campus courses and courses at other colleges is listed below.

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

Students will learn the art of Torchworking (also known as Lampworking). The course will begin with standard techniques and will progress to completed glass jewelry and small sculptures.

ART T34 Graphic Design II 3SH
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 InDeisgn CS2. Prerequisite: ART 321

BIOL 431 IMMUNOLOGY           3 SH
Cells and tissues of the immune system and the nature and function of antigens and antibodies.  Survey of immune capabilities of humans and animals, immune diseases, immunodeficiency states, transplantation of organs, and the influence of nutrition on the immune system. Corequisite: BIOL 431L. Prerequisite: BIOL 365 or BIOL 313

BIOL 431L IMMUNOLOGY LAB              1SH
A laboratory course emphasizing study and application of immune assays and techniques.  Culture and isolation of clinically relevant bacteria, cell culture, and immune based assays will be performed.  Techniques dovetail with the content and concepts discussed in lecture, providing students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge and master the technique. Lab fee required.  Corequisite: BIOL 431. Prerequisite: BIOL 365 or BIOL 313

Australia has been isolated from the rest of the world for over 200 million years and has developed unique biota, ecosystems and indigenous culture. Its settlement by people of European origin occurred relatively recently and in an unusual way. This course will focus on the development of a modern, industrial society in the context of Australia’s distinctive geography, environment and recent human history. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above and one BIOL course. C-3GC

Students explore international business in Australia.  Topics include international marketing, advertising, manufacturing, distribution, tourism, and promotion.  No previous exposure to studying business is required or expected. C-3GC


Students explore leadership in multiple contexts including business, community, and other organizations.  Topics include styles and traits of both effective and ineffective leaders along with the role of organizational culture in leadership effectiveness.  No previous exposure to studying business is required or expected. C-3RC.

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.

COMM T34 RHETORIC OF GENDER                  3SH
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. Students will learn methods of rhetorical criticism and use these methods as a systematic framework for analyzing symbolic artifacts. In particular, students will learn Cluster Criticism, Fantasy Theme Criticism, Ideological Criticism, and Feminist Criticism methods.

An exploration of the relationships between communities and schools in diverse settings.  The course will examine the influence the community has on the school systems in that environment, paying close attention to poverty, culture, and family dynamics. C-3RC

The multi-faceted nature of event planning, organizing, and management will be examined in a variety of settings. This course is a practical approach to event management. Topics such as strategic planning, sponsorship, budgeting, event operations, and evaluation will be emphasized. Prior completion of ESS 306 preferred. Prerequisite: ESS 105

A critical examination of the interplay between race, ethnicity, power, and marginalization in Western and Industrialized societies. The course will offer the opportunity to explore the ways in which educational systems can perpetuate the marginalization of working class groups across generations. The implications of content for living in civil society, America, and a democracy will be explored. C-3RC

An exploration of the nature and meaning of contemporary election campaigns for President of the United States. The course focuses on such matters as campaign strategy and tactics, political communication and advertising, the mass media and politics, domestic and foreign policy issues, voting behavior and electoral outcomes. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. C-5CC.

This course focuses on the life and influence of Elizabeth I, the self-proclaimed “Virgin Queen” who ruled England from 1558-1603. Students will examine Elizabeth’s powerful position as not only commander-in-chief but also head of the English Church and learn about her roles in key political, religious, and cultural events (including the Spanish Armada, the ongoing establishment of the Church of England, and the literary “renaissance”). Students will read texts from a variety of genres (sonnets and epic poetry, drama and masques, political tracts, sermons, speeches, private letters and diaries) and also study the visual representation of the monarch in progresses and court celebrations and in official court portraits. The end of the course will move beyond of the context of Tudor England and consider why Elizabeth remains a fascinating figure for critics, royal watchers, and filmmakers more than four centuries after her death. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. C-5CC

Do clothes make the man—and the woman?  Where are those clothes made, and by whom? This class explores the various representations of clothing in our culture, from the Paris runways to the local mall; from fiction to non-fiction; from textiles to paintings.  We will analyze how clothing constructs meaning by confirming, complicating, or challenging social conventions.   And we will study the rise of consumer culture through both the development of the department store as well as the global expansion of the garment industry. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. C-5CC

An overview of aspects of the history of mathematics from ancient times through the development of abstraction in the nineteenth century.  The course will consider both the growth of mathematical ideas and the context in which these ideas developed in various civilizations.  Attention will be paid to how the history of mathematical ideas is important in the teaching of these ideas in both secondary school and college. Prerequisites: MATH 121, 130.


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 C-4AR 
Instructor: Thelma Rohrer
Location: Italy       
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. (Current estimate is approx. $3950.) Class sessions begin on campus for the first week of January Session, followed by approx. two weeks of immersion travel in Italy. All levels of students are welcome. First-year students are especially encouraged. All majors are welcome. Italian not required. Apply now for a passport. Fulfills Core-4AR or an elective in the Art major/minor.

More information: Contact Professor Rohrer

BIOL T24 Science and Culture in Australia C-3GC
Instructor: Rachel Polando
Location: Australia
Come explore beautiful Australia in January. We will visit the Daintree Rainforest, Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, and the Blue Mountains. We will learn about Aboriginal culture, European settlement, invasive species, native animals and plants, and local culture.

More information: Contact Professor Polando

BIOL 227 Ornithology
Instructor: Jerry Sweeten
Location: Florida and Bahama
The Ornithology travel course is a 17 day trip that will include time in south Florida and on Andros Island, Bahamas.  The first week we will visit Homosassa Springs, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and Everglades National Park in Florida.  The second week will be spent at the Forfar Biological Field Station on Andros Island, Bahamas.  At each area we will examine the local bird fauna and learn about the interactions between bird species, habitats, and humans.  We will also discuss current threats to bird species in these fragile areas.  In addition to searching for birds, there will be opportunities to snorkel with Manatees and visit the third longest barrier coral reef in the world.    This is a spectacular opportunity to become familiar with many species of birds not found in Indiana and to experience the Bahamian culture. Class size is limited to 10 students. Cost: Approximately $2,200.

More information: Contact Professor Sweeten

BUS T21 Selling: Sun, Surf, & Speechs C-3GC
Instructor: Joe Messer
Location: Australia
This global connections course will focus on the culture and business of Australia. We will visit the major cities of Sydney and Brisbane, along with the natural sites of the blue mountains and the gold coast. We will be traveling by train to get ‘up close and personal’ with the environment while still covering as much ground as possible. We will visit company’s like Pricewaterhouse Coopers to get an overview of the local economy and business and that are involved in the sun and surf industry – like Surf life saving Queensland that is a nonprofit involved with training life guards. We will visit retailers like Primitive Surf to see how retailers sell into the industry. We will also participate in an Aboriginal cultural experience watching the Yuggea Aboriginal dancers and trying traditional activities like playing aboriginal instruments, boomerang throwing and clay painting in the bushland of Kangaroo point. Students will also learn to surf.

More information: Contact Professor Messer

EDUC 216 Building Communities in Schools C-3RC
Instructor: Heather Schilling and Michael Slavkin
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Explore the ways schools reflect the communities around them, as well as how poverty and location directly impact what happens within the school walls.  Our course includes readings related to this topic as well as a partnership with a national, grass roots organization called Communities in Schools.Field experience withan inner city schoolin Phoenix enables students to delve deeper into the relationships. The class also includes a visit to the Grand Canyon, cultural aspects of Phoenix and the surrounding areas, as well as a visit to an Apache reservation.

More information: Contact Professor Schilling

HIST 252 Comparative Civilization C-3GC
Instructor: Mark Angelos
Location: Germany, Vienna and Prague
This course is designed to give students a fun and educational “hands-on” historical experience travelling in Europe.  We will spend two weeks exploring Germany and central Europe, starting our class by experiencing life in some of the most beautiful and interesting towns and cities in southern Germany.  Our first few days will highlight the friendly medieval university towns of Tübingen and Freiburg in the legendary Black Forest region.  In Bavaria, we will enjoy classic German hospitality in the famous regional capital, Munich, and then spend a day in “Germany’s most beautiful town,” the small cathedral city of Bamberg.  We travel next to the countries of Austria and the Czech Republic, visiting their elegant and historic capital cities, Vienna and Prague.  Finally, we return to Germany, stopping first in Leipzig (a major cultural center for centuries) and then finishing our class in Germany’s amazing capital city, Berlin. 

More information: Contact Professor Angelos

IDIV 240 The Making of the Modern Mind C-3RC
Instructors: Greg Clark and Steve Naragon
Location: London and Paris
Study the emergence of modernity while exploring two cities — London and Paris — where much of it happened. By the end of the course you will be able to navigate London and Paris on your own, as well as navigate the many shifts that Europeans made in moving from the Medieval to the Modern way of thinking about themselves and the world around them.

More information: Contact either Professor Naragon or Professor Clark and visit our course website

NASC 310 Medical Practicum
Instructor: Jeff Osborne
Location: Nicaragua
Dates: January 2-22, 2013
Approximate Cost: $2100

The Medical Practicum provides an opportunity for students to experience health care in a less-developed country by living and working with physicians, dentists, pharmacists in order to run a clinic in rural Nicaragua. 3 Credits, P/NP only and open to any major.

More information: Go to http://users.manchester.edu/Facstaff/JPOsborne/MedPract/index.html for an application or more details.

PEAC 275 Peace Studies Practicum
Instructor: Katy Gray Brown
Location: Haiti
More information: Contact Professor Gray Brown

PSYC 201 Social Psychology C-3RC
Instructor: Marcie Coulter-Kern
Location: Disney World
Class will meet for the first few days on campus for intensive sessions. We will spend 6 days and 5 nights at Disneyworld and will use the Disney Corporation to examine: Social psychological influences in work, relationships, and leisure; social thinking, assumptions, motivation, and behavior at the individual level; persuasion in advertising; and modern issues such as materialism, consumption, and happiness. We will then come back to campus complete course material. Cost: $1,200

More information: Conrtact Professor Coulter-Kern

PSYC 335 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Instructor: Rusty Coulter-Kern
Location: Disney World
Class will meet for the first few days on campus for intensive sessions. We will spend 6 days and 5 nights at Disneyworld and will use the Disney Corporation to examine: The diverse roles of I/O psychologists; methods I/O psychologists use to select, train, and evaluate employees; the legal and ethical issues related to personnel selection and human resources; work motivation, job satisfaction, and leadership; strategies for reducing workplace stress; and practices that contribute to a positive organizational culture. We will then come back to campus and complete course material and visit area businesses. Cost: $1,200

More information: Contact Professor Coulter-Kern

REL 205 Religions and War
Instructor: Kate Eisenbise
Location: Israel/Palestine and Turkey
Explore important religious sites throughout parts of the Middle East while studying some religious conflicts from multiple perspectives. Our itinerary includes Nazareth, Caesarea (with a swim in the Mediterranean), Jerusalem, (including the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Dome of the Rock), Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, Antalya, Diyarbakr, Cappadocia, the Aegean Coast, Istanbul, and more!

More information: Contact Professor Eisenbise

REL 210 Judaism, Christianity and Islam C-4RL
Instructor: Justin Lasser
Location: Israel/Palestine and Turkey
This course will not only introduce students to the three Abrahamic faiths, it will allow students toexperience them in their historical geographic context. Travel to Turkey and stand where Abraham first experienced the call of God; go to the very center of Orthodox Christianity in the 'Queen of Cities,' Constantinople/Istanbul; trace the steps of Jesus from his home town in Nazareth to the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem; attempt to walk on water at the Sea of Galilee; study the Psalms of David in the City of David; visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre;hear the 'Call to Prayer' at the place where Muhammed 'stood' in Jerusalem; explore the monastic caves of Cappadocia; read the Letter to the Ephesians in the ancient city ofEphesus; visit the oldest active Syriac Christian monastery; dip your toes in the Dead Sea, and experience Jewish revolutionary history -- and much more.
More information: Contact Professor Lasser

REL 228 Brethren Heritage
Instructor: Walt Wiltschek
Location: Eastern US

Spend the January Session in Amish Country and other sites significant to the Anabaptist and Pietist faith traditions and learn about Mennonites, Quakers, and Brethren (often called the Historic Peace Churches). The course will spend one week on campus, with some field trips to local sites, before heading on the road for a week and a half to sites in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and central Indiana. Among the stops will be Lancaster County, Hershey, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, the Antietam Battlefield, and the Shenandoah Valley. Discussions, films, guest speakers, readings, church visits and projects will combine with the on-site visits to provide a unique close-up view of these traditions in context. This off-campus excursion is made for small budgets with an approximate trip cost of $750.

More information: Contact Walt Wiltschek

SOC 275 Practicum in Sociology
Instructor: Barb Burdge
Location: Jamaica
More information: Contact Professor Burdge

SOWK 350 Policy and Practice Issues in Social Welfare
Instructor: Brad Yoder
Location: Jamaica
More information: Contact Professor Yoder


 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.