MAILED: Oct. 18, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — Winterim has been
part of the academic calendar at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire since
1996, when only 13 courses were offered. The 2002 Winterim session offers nearly
60 classroom courses and two Web-based courses during a three-week session that
runs Jan. 2-18. Most of these classes meet every weekday for three hours, and
some also meet on Saturdays.
“This Winterim session provides such a rich array of
course offerings compared to where we started just six years ago,” said Jan
Morse, administrative officer for academic affairs. “I think with the number
and variety of courses available, most students will find at least one course
that will help them stay on track or get a step ahead on completing their
The three-week Winterim course offerings allow current
students to make the most of their winter breaks, Morse said. “Winterim is a
wonderful opportunity for students to accelerate degree completion, catch up on
those few credits that are needed to achieve the next class level, take a course
that is in high demand during the fall and spring semesters, or simply immerse
themselves in a subject matter that is of interest to them,” Morse said.
Winterim also offers an opportunity for people not enrolled at the university to
take a course.
“Also, because it is an intensive three-week course,
classes are usually smaller, interactions with faculty are more relaxed, and
Winterim allows students to totally immerse themselves in the subject matter in
a way they cannot when taking three or four courses at the same time,” Morse
Many juniors and seniors are aware of the benefits of
Winterim session, Morse said. “I hope that as the program offerings expand
more freshmen and sophomores will see the many advantages of taking a course
during Winterim — it is a benefit to all students.”
The 2002 Winterim schedule includes several timely and
interesting courses, Morse said. For example, political science assistant
professor Dr. Ali Abootalebi is offering a course called “Arab-Israeli
Conflict.” During the course, Abootalebi will examine the political,
socioeconomic, cultural and historical roots of the conflict between Arab
States/Palestinian Arabs and the state of Israel.
Also, a few of the kinesiology courses offered this
Winterim session are aimed at helping individuals start a regular exercise
program. These include a two-credit class on power walking, a one-credit class
on weight training and a two-credit course on wellness concepts and fitness.
The Winterim lineup also includes the addition of two
Web-based courses — one in adult health nursing and the other in the master of
business administration program.
“We expect working adults to be interested in the
online courses as well as currently enrolled students who want to earn credits
while traveling or going home to work over the winter break,” Morse said
Information about these and other course offerings is on
UW-Eau Claire’s Web site, at www.uwec.edu/course/Sched/Winterim and on the
Blugold System. Currently enrolled students can register now, and special
students — including those not currently enrolled at UW-Eau Claire — can
begin registering Oct. 26. For more information, call the Registration and
Scheduling office at (715) 836-2425.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 18, 2001