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Winter Term offers chance to catch up or move ahead

By Luanne Williams

Most Wingate students will be taking a breather during the holiday break. But for those looking to make up a required course, knock out an elective or get ahead so they can graduate early, the University is offering Winter Term.

“Winter term came from the realization that some of our students were ready to work ahead even as others, due to the pandemic, were falling a bit behind,” explained Dr. Jeff Frederick, University provost. “As we think about what we’ve learned during the Age of Covid, we know that our talented faculty have become experts at delivering courses in the digital space. Winter Term simply lies at the intersection of student need and faculty expertise.” 

Student studying using laptop

Winter Term classes will kick off Dec. 20 and run through Jan. 13, with a break between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2. To provide students with maximum flexibility, classes will be online and will be asynchronous, which means there will be no set class time; students will work on their own schedules to complete assignments.

Courses offered during Winter Term include several that are part of Wingate’s general education curriculum. Students can take GPS 110, 220 or 320, all required Global Perspectives courses, or Gateway 101, a one-credit-hour core course designed to help new students transition to college life.

Also included in Winter Term offerings are biology courses in genetics and immunology and courses in educational psychology and child psychology, in addition to a business course and one in exercise science. Anyone interested in Wingate’s newest major can try it out over Winter Term by taking Introduction to Public Health.

Winter Term tuition is $333 per credit hour. Because of the condensed time frame, students may register for only one course. Learn more about Winter Term, or go ahead and register.

Dec. 14, 2021