USF launches new fully-online Winter Session

Accelerated format allows students to earn academic credit in three weeks

Students can now earn college credit during the upcoming winter break. Winter Session at the University of South Florida (USF) provides interested students the opportunity to complete a three-credit-hour course in a fully-online, accelerated format.

"The new Winter Session offers students an option to pace their schedules and to stay on track for completing their degrees," said Cindy DeLuca, assistant vice provost at USF Innovative Education. "These online credit courses can help students increase or reduce their course loads, complete a prerequisite or elective requirement, or even explore new interests."

Winter Session is supported by USF Innovative Education, the university's resource for online learning, and offered in partnership with the College of Arts and the College of Arts and Sciences. Deluca notes that USF is the first state university in Florida to offer a fully-online Winter Session option for students.

Courses include:
MUH 3016 – Survey of Jazz
MUS 4390 – Music Culture: Sex, Drugs & Rock N' Roll
ARH 3001 -- Intro to Art
HSC 2000 – Intro to Health Professions
ANT 4930 – Intro to 3D Printing for the Cultural & Natural Sciences

Due to their accelerated nature, students can only take one course during Winter Session. It is recommended that they have already taken at least one online course in their high school or collegiate career.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 11, 2014. The fully-online courses start Dec. 15, 2014, and end Jan. 2, 2015. Visit the USF Winter Session website for more information and instructions on how to apply.