J-session — What you need to know

Earn credit and spend time with your family this holiday season, or take an immersive learning trip with Study Abroad!

J-Session is a special, four week academic session that lets undergraduates take classes during the break between Fall and Spring semesters (please note that courses occur after Fall semester ends and before Spring semester begins.)

This year, J-Session is December 16, 2019 to January 12, 2020

J-Session courses are typically online or study abroad classes. All courses are specifically designed to offer a semester of material in compressed period, so be ready for an intense but rewarding study experience.

Visit CheckMarq to sign up for J-Session classes and verify which classes are open (please note that Study Abroad classes during J-Session require application to the Study Abroad program, which has a deadline of October 1st).

 

J-Session offers:

  • The ability to add credits in a short period of time, shortening your time to degree
  • The opportunity to satisfy program or Core Curriculum requirements
  • The flexibility of online coursework
  • The experience of world citizenship through Study Abroad
  • A reduced tuition rate: $710 per credit

 

J-Session considerations:

  • J-Session courses are regular Marquette courses, carry Marquette credit, and count toward degree and major requirements like all other Marquette courses.
  • Because J-Session courses are only 4 weeks in length, students are limited to enrolling in one course during J-Session
  • J-Session tuition is reduced to $710 per credit and so it is not eligible for Marquette financial aid
  • For full-time status, you must be registered for at least 12 credits in the fall and spring semesters. J-Session credits do not contribute toward a student’s full-time status for Fall or Spring semester
  • J-Session tuition charges are separate from Fall or Spring semester tuition

 

Distance Learning Courses - J-Session 2019-2020

This information may change. Use CheckMarq to verify J-Session classes are open. 
Last Update: 09/16/2019 

Social Media Analytics and Measurement 
ADPR 4350. Social Media Analytics and Measurement; Section 102

  • Class Number 5761
  • Taught by Timothy Cigelske from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • 100% distance learning Prereq: ADVE 1400 or PURE 1800; or cons. of instr.; declared ADVE or PURE majors and minors.

Focuses on social media analytics and measurement. Designed to train students to analyze metrics and maximize the digital success of brands. Using innovative examples and case studies, students focus on effectiveness and optimization while learning to apply analytic strategies and tools to build strong measurement competencies. Prereq: ADVE 1400 or PURE 1800; or cons. of instr.; declared ADVE or PURE majors and minors.

Essentials of Chemistry
CHEM 1000. Essentials of Chemistry; Section 101 (1 credit)

    • Class Number 5319
    • Taught by Scott Reid  from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
    • 100% distance learning

Transitional, 7-week course for students beginning the fall term in CHEM 1001. Course focuses on critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills. Prereq: Enrollment in CHEM 1001 at the beginning of fall term. 

Introduction to Criminology
CRLS 1001. Introduction to Criminology; Section 107 (3 credits)

    • Class Number 5639
    • Taught by Darren Wheelock from 12/16/19 - 1/12/2020
    • !00% distance learning
    • University Core Course: Individual & Social Behavior; Marquette Core Curriculum: Social Science - Basic Needs and Justice; Distance Learning

Survey of recent trends in crime and delinquency. The nature of and societal reaction to criminal behavior. Personal and social factors in crime causation. Critical analysis of criminological theories as well as the operation of criminal justice agencies. 

Literature and Genre: Crafting the Short Story
ENGL 2010; Literature and Genre; Section 101 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 5290
  • Taught by Gerry Canavan from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • 100% distance learning
  • University Core Course: Literature & Performing Arts; Distance Learning
  • Restrictions: Prereq: ENGL 1001 or HOPR 1955

Students will learn to analyze literature and its genre conventions in a self-conscious, logical, and rigorous manner.. Genre (e.g., novel, short story, drama, poetry, film) provides one of the most basic ways of creating meaning. Students will discover the pleasure of reading complex works of art and develop critical thinking habits for life beyond the university. The focus of course content will vary by instructor, and students should consult the Department of English website for information on specific sections before enrolling. This course may be repeated, if instructor and subtitle are different. Prereq: UCCS Rhetoric.

Literature and Genre: Crafting the Short Story
ENGL 2010; Literature and Genre; Section 102 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 5961
  • Taught by Gerry Canavan from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • 100% distance learning
  • University Core Course: Literature & Performing Arts; Distance Learning
  • Restrictions: Prereq: ENGL 1001 or HOPR 1955

Students will learn to analyze literature and its genre conventions in a self-conscious, logical, and rigorous manner.. Genre (e.g., novel, short story, drama, poetry, film) provides one of the most basic ways of creating meaning. Students will discover the pleasure of reading complex works of art and develop critical thinking habits for life beyond the university. The focus of course content will vary by instructor, and students should consult the Department of English website for information on specific sections before enrolling. This course may be repeated, if instructor and subtitle are different. Prereq: UCCS Rhetoric.

Introduction to American History
HIST 1101. Introduction to American History; Section 106 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 3064
  • Taught by David McDaniel from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • 100% distance learning
  • Additional tuition charged at the Summer rate
  • University Core Course: Histories of Cultures and Societies; Interdisciplinary Studies: Public History; Distance Learning
  • Restrictions: No New Freshmen in the College of Arts & Sciences or Engineering

 A survey of American history from the colonial origins to the present.

Introduction to American History
HIST 1101. Introduction to American History; Section 107 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 5971
  • Taught by David McDaniel from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • 100% distance learning
  • Additional tuition charged at the Summer rate
  • University Core Course: Histories of Cultures and Societies; Interdisciplinary Studies: Public History; Distance Learning
  • Restrictions: No New Freshmen in the College of Arts & Sciences or Engineering

 A survey of American history from the colonial origins to the present.

Behavior and Organization 
MANA 3001. Behavior and Organization; Section 107 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 5758
  • Taught by Kurt Gering from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • 100% distance learning

Behavior of people individually and in groups. Emphasizes organization environment, communication, motivation, supervision and productivity. Develops fundamentals of organization theory, structure and administration. Prereq: Jr. stndg.

Foundations in Philosophy
PHIL 1001. Foundations in Philosophy; Section 157 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 6409
  • Taught by Desiree Valentine from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • 100% distance learning
  • University Core Course: Human Nature and Ethics; Marquette Core Curriculum: Foundations Tier; Distance Learning

To help students critically engage their own experience as it relates to fundamental philosophical questions about the human condition, focusing on moral value and the meaning and purpose of human life. Aims to help students articulate their own deepest questions about these issues, and to increase their understanding of, organize and befriend these questions in light of a variety of classical and contemporary philosophical approaches.

Theory of Ethics
PHIL 2310. Theory of Ethics; Section 123 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 4747
  • Taught by Javier Ibanez-Noe from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • 100% distance learning
  • University Core Course: Human Nature and Ethics; Marquette Core Curriculum: Humanities - Individuals and Communities; Interdisciplinary Studies: Ethics; Distance Learning

An investigation into the moral dimension of human life. Among the topics to be considered are the norms of morality and the general process of moral decision-making. Traditional natural law is one of the points of view included.

Theory of Ethics
PHIL 2310. Theory of Ethics; Section 124 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 4748
  • Taught by Jeffrey Smeland from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • 100% distance learning
  • To help students critically engage their own experience as it relates to fundamental philosophical questions about the human condition, focusing on moral value and the meaning and purpose of human life. Aims to help students articulate their own deepest questions about these issues, and to increase their understanding of, organize and befriend these questions in light of a variety of classical and contemporary philosophical approaches.

An investigation into the moral dimension of human life. Among the topics to be considered are the norms of morality and the general process of moral decision-making. Traditional natural law is one of the points of view included.

Theory of Ethics
PHIL 2310. Theory of Ethics; Section 125 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 5966
  • Taught by Javier Ibanez-Noe from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • 100% distance learning
  • University Core Course: Human Nature and Ethics; Marquette Core Curriculum: Humanities - Individuals and Communities; Interdisciplinary Studies: Ethics; Distance Learning

An investigation into the moral dimension of human life. Among the topics to be considered are the norms of morality and the general process of moral decision-making. Traditional natural law is one of the points of view included.

General Psychology
PSYC 1001. General Psychology; Section 104 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 4062
  • Taught by Stephen Saunders from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • 100% distance learning
  • Marquette Core Curriculum: Individual & Social Behavior; Interdisciplinary Studies: Cognitive Science; Distance Learning

Introduction to scientific psychology: biological bases of behavior; perception; principles of learning; intelligence and personality testing; current theories of personality; conflict, adjustment and mental health; interpersonal relations; social processes; applications of psychological principles to human affairs. 

Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 3401. Abnormal Psychology; Section 104 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 4063
  • Taught by Kimberly Norden from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • 100% distance learning
  • Restrictions: No New Freshmen in the College of Arts & Sciences or Engineering; Prereq: PSYC 1001 or equivalent

Psychological disorders are examined, including schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use, eating disorders and personality disorders. Causes and treatments of these conditions are addressed, including psychological, biological and cultural factors. Fulfills the clinical content requirement for the Psychology major. Prereq: PSYC 1001 or equiv.

 

Psychology of Happiness
PSYC 3840. Psychology of Happiness; Section 101 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 5647
  • Taught by Ed de St. Aubin from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • 100% distance learning
  • University Core Course: Social Science - Cognition, Language, Memory and Intelligence; Distance Learning
  • Restrictions: Prereq: PSYC 1001

Focuses on the emerging research and theory in positive psychology on the nature of happiness. The determinants and correlates of happiness will be examined, including the role played by love, humor, forgiveness, religion, compassion, and spirituality in creating happiness. Prereq: PSYC 1001.

Psychology of Happiness
PSYC 3840. Psychology of Happiness; Section 102 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 5648
  • Taught by Ed de St. Aubin from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • 100% distance learning
  • University Core Course: Social Science - Cognition, Language, Memory and Intelligence; Distance Learning
  • Restrictions: Prereq: PSYC 1001

Focuses on the emerging research and theory in positive psychology on the nature of happiness. The determinants and correlates of happiness will be examined, including the role played by love, humor, forgiveness, religion, compassion, and spirituality in creating happiness. Prereq: PSYC 1001.

Intermediate Spanish 1
SPAN 2001. Intermediate Spanish 1; Section 109 (4 credits)

  • Class Number 4844
  • Taught by Scott Dale from 12/16/2019 - 1/12/2020
  • Restrictions: Prereq: SPAN 1003, or by departmental placement. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish

Second-year Spanish course. Continuation of 1003. Fulfills language proficiency requirement. Continued development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Cultural readings from the Spanish-speaking world are discussed. Emphasis on communicative practice and interaction in Spanish, and the development of Intermediate Low language proficiency. Students may not also receive credit for SPAN 2003. Prereq: SPAN 1003, or by departmental placement. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.

Foundations in Theology: Finding God in all Things
THEO 1001. Foundations in Theology: Finding God in all Things; Section 140 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 5990
  • Taught by Julian Hills 12/16/2019 - 1/12/2020
  • Marquette Core Curriculum: Foundations; Distance Learning
  • Restrictions: No New Freshmen in the College of Arts & Sciences or Engineering

Investigates the principle that God can be found in all things. How are we to envision God and the virtuous life in light of the theological and scriptural understandings of the prophets, Jesus and human existence from which that Catholic, Jesuit conviction springs? What differentiates a faith understanding from other academic, scientific and secular ways of thinking and drawing conclusions? How are we to assess the merits of theological truth claims? How can the Ignatian imperative to see God in all things translate into an obligation to promote justice in the world? What distinctive set of tools for advancing justice emerge from such an understanding?

 

Study Abroad - J-Session 2019-2020

This information may change. Use CheckMarq to verify J-Session classes are open. (Please note that Study Abroad classes during J-Session require application to the Study Abroad program, which has a deadline of October 1st.)

Last Update: 10/23/2019 

Marquette Led Travel and Study Abroad in History –Cuba
HIST 4931. Marquette Led Travel/Study Abroad ; Section 101 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 6133  -  This class is now full (no longer taking applications)
  • Taught by Michael Donoghue from 12/16/2019 to 1/12/2020
  • Travel dates: January 1, 2020 to January 12, 2020
  • Study Away

Marquette Led Travel and Study Abroad in Accounting – Germany
ACCO 4931. Marquette Led Travel/Study Abroad; Section 101 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 6136  -  This class is now full (no longer taking applications)
  • Taught by Kevin Rich from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • Travel dates: January 3, 2020 to January 12, 2020
  • Study Away

Course taught in an international setting by Marquette professors and where students earn Marquette credit. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; cons. of International Business Director.

Marquette Led Travel/Study Abroad in  Business - China
INBU 4931. Marquette Led Travel/Study Abroad; Section 101 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 6137
  • Taught by Jamshid Hosseini from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • Travel dates: January 3, 2020 to January 12, 2020
  • Study Away

Course taught in an international setting by Marquette professors and where students earn Marquette credit. Prereq: Cons. of Office of International Education.

Marquette Led Travel/Study Abroad: Brit Drama on Stage - England
ENGL 4931. Marquette Led Travel/Study Abroad; Section 101 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 6132  -  This class was cancelled due to low enrollment
  • Taught by Tyler Farrell from 12/16/2019 - 1/12/2020
  • Travel dates: December 29, 2019 to January 12, 2020
  • Study Away

Students will learn to analyze literature and its genre conventions in a self-conscious, logical, and rigorous manner. Genre (e.g., novel, short story, drama, poetry, film) provides one of the most basic ways of creating meaning. Students will discover the pleasure of reading complex works of art and develop critical thinking habits for life beyond the university. The focus of course content will vary by instructor, and students should consult the Department of English website for information on specific sections before enrolling (). This course may be repeated, if instructor and subtitle are different. Prereq: UCCS Rhetoric.

Marquette Led Travel and Study Abroad in Health: India Healthcare - Delhi India 
HEAL 1025. Marquette Led Travel/Study Abroad; Section 101 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 6134  - This class was cancelled due to low enrollment
  • Taught by Abiola Keller, Norah Johnson from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020  
  • Travel dates: December 28, 2019 to January 12, 2020
  • Study Away 
  • Restrictions: Department Consent Required

This course will have a special emphasis on India as the comparison to culture in the United States, and with the study abroad immersion experience.  Students will demonstrate an understanding of intercultural engagement and differing cultural, disciplinary, and ethical perspectives.  Additionally, students will evaluate their influence on values and beliefs related to health and illness in diverse populations, and explore one’s own social identity and its influence on one’s own world view.

Marquette Led Travel and Study Abroad in Health: Global Health Concepts - South Africa 
HEAL 4931. Marquette Led Travel/Study Abroad; Section 101 (3 credits)

  • Class Number 6135   -  This class is now full (no longer taking applications)
  • Taught by Theresa Schnable, Christine Schindler from 12/16/2019 - 01/12/2020
  • Travel dates: December 26, 2019 – January 10, 2020 
  • Study Away
  • Restrictions: Department Consent Required

The content of the course will focus on four main areas including: 1) explaining basic global health concepts 2) discussing the social, economic, and political elements that impact the health of nations and the world's population 3) describing how government and non-governmental organizations work to achieve the World Health organization's health goals, and 4) applying basic global health concepts to the South African population. Course taught in an international setting by Marquette professors and where students earn Marquette credit. Prereq: Consent of dept. chair.