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Continuing Education - Undergraduate Credit

Online Winter Session 2016

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December 29, 2015–January 19, 2016
3-week intensive online courses, 4 credits each

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Courses Offered and Syllabi
Winter Session Calendar
Credit Load
Who Can Enroll
Tuition and Fees
Frequently asked questions about online courses

The School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education is pleased to offer a fully online session between the fall and spring semesters. Each winter session course is 4 undergraduate credits and moves at an intensive pace across a three-week period. Take a course from the comfort of your home, a beach, or any location!

Courses Offered and Syllabi
Go to Online Winter 2016 Course Descriptions for all winter courses, or click on the course titles in the following table. The most up-to-date course information is available in the myHeliotrope online course search (starting Oct. 1, 2015), located under “Quick Links” on Please note that the syllabi posted are not necessarily updated for the semester or the latest version. Students should verify the book requirements at the Purchase College bookstore online or by phone at (914) 251-6970.

Course Title,
Course Number & Instructor
Gen Ed*
*Refer to the key of core curriculum/general education categories below.
American History and Society Through Music
HIS3130, Leandro Benmergui
A  Syllabus
Beginning Spanish I
SPA1010, Deborah Symons
L  Syllabus
Behavioral Statistics
PSY2320, Peggy De Cooke
M  Syllabus
Contemporary Art
ARH3121, James Bergesen
T  Syllabus
Contemporary Popular Culture
SOC3315, Audrey Sprenger
Creative Writing Workshop
WRI2160, Marie McGrath
Creative Writing Workshop (Advanced)
WRI3160, Marie McGrath
Crime and Delinquency
SOC3485, Charles Murphy
S  Syllabus
Dark Fairy Tales
LIT3295, Theresa Benaquist
Developmental Psychology
PSY3350, Kenneth Mann
S  Syllabus
Gender Expression in Film
CMS3240, Rachel Simon
Mathematics for Contemporary Life
MAT1060, Barbara McMullen
M  Syllabus 
Psychology and the Media
PSY3245, Laura Jean Moore
The Search for Life in the Universe
BIO1600, Keith Landa
N  Syllabus
Sensation and Perception
PSY2250, Meagan Curtis
N  Syllabus
**Cancelled** Short Fiction
LIT3400, Rachel McCain
H  Syllabus
World Religions: An Anatomy of the Sacred
REL3250, George Keteku
O  Syllabus 

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Winter Session 2016 Calendar

SUNY General Education Course Options

Courses marked accordingly in the table above satisfy Purchase College core curriculum and SUNY general education requirements for matriculated students.

Key: General Education
A American History
H Humanities
L Foreign Language
M Mathematics
N Natural Science
O Other World Civilizations
S Social Science
T The Arts
W Western Civilization

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Credit Load

Because of the intensive pace of winter session courses, all students are limited to one 4-credit course. No exceptions will be considered.

Who Can Enroll

Courses are available to all current, prospective, and visiting students who wish to obtain undergraduate college-level credit. The senior citizen “special auditor” option is not available.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are authorized by the State of New York Board of Trustees and are subject to change.

Winter Session 2016
(4 credits)
Fees Total
NY State Residents 1,080.00 94.08 1,174.08
Fairfield County Residents
1,244.00 94.08 1,338.08
Out-of-State Residents 2,720.00 94.08 2,814.08
The fees above include:
College fee: $0.85 per credit
Technology fee: $21.42 per credit
Transcript fee: $5 total

Tuition Refund Policy and Schedule

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Updated Dec. 28, 2015

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