Ten Reasons to Take a January Course

 

Hofstra University offers a diverse set of January courses to provide students with the opportunity to earn credits in between their fall and spring semesters. These courses range from traditional on campus offerings, to distance learning and study abroad. For fun, I’ve created my own list of ten reasons why you should take a January course. I hope you enjoy!

Lots of distance learning options
One of the perks of the January session is that many courses are offered via distance learning meaning they can be completed online from the comfort of your own home, whether that be in Nassau County or Nassau of the Bahamas.

Earn credit in a far away land
January is a fantastic time to study abroad. Get those passports ready!

You’ve already paid for your residence hall, you might as well use it
Resident students are entitled to their room from September through May meaning you can stay on campus during the winter break at no additional charge.

Unique special topics courses
The January session provides an opportunity for faculty to offer courses in their departments that focus on unique or timely subject matter. This year’s notable options include courses on ethics in policing (CRM 187Q) and New York film and culture (RTVF 180DH).

Tons of parking available
With the majority of students home for the break, you’ll have zero problem securing some of the best parking spots you’ve ever had! 🙂

Even smaller class sizes
January classes tend to be even smaller than Hofstra’s already small class size averages. This means an even more intimate academic experience. It may be especially helpful for those of you looking to complete courses that include public speaking like Oral Communication (RHET 001). Giving speeches tends to be much less stressful with a smaller audience!

Non-stop access to the Fitness Center
Being on campus for a January course means you’ll have plenty of time to take advantage of the great exercise facilities and group classes for spinning, yoga, and aerobics.

Focus on one course to boost your GPA
Being able to dedicate all of your time and energy to one course over the break increases the likelihood that you’ll do well and therefore boost your GPA.

Fit in that elective you’ve always wanted to take 
January is the perfect time to take a break from the rigors of your major to attempt an elective you’ve always been interested in but never had the time to pursue.

More now, less later
Complete three credits over the break so that you can take one less course senior year while you’re preparing for graduation and the real world.

Registration for January courses is currently ongoing. I encourage anyone interested in enrolling to consult with one of our advising deans in the Center for University Advising (CUA) by scheduling an appointment online via Student Success Connect located in your Student Success Center on the Hofstra Portal or by visiting 101 Memorial Hall during our daily drop-in hours, Monday through Friday from 2:00-4:00pm. 

Summary of January 2018 Course Offerings (as of 11-28-17)

CRN Subj Crse Title Days Time Instructor
10086 ACCT 101 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING MTWRF 08:30 am-12:15 pm Slavin
10087 ACCT 102 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING MTWRF 01:15 pm-05:00 pm Slavin
10088 ACCT 133 AUDITING THEORY & PRACTICE MTWR 08:30 am-12:15 pm Maccarrone
10085 ANTH 101 (BH) THE NATIVE AMERICANS TBA Buddenhagen
10084 ANTH 116 (BH, CC) RELIG-CROSS-CULT PER TBA Daniels
10062 AH 4 (AA) REL,RULERS,&REBELLION MTWR 09:00 am-12:10 pm Schafer
10075 ASST 11 (CC, IS) INTRO TO CHIN CULTURE TBA Zhou
10094 BAN 1 INTRO TO BUSINESS STATISTICS TBA Winston
10095 BAN 122 INTERMEDIATE BUSINESS STATS MTWRF 09:00 am-12:15 pm Paknejad
10076 CLL 39 (LT) MYTH LIT ANCNT WORLD TBA Keller
10077 CLL 151 (LT) VAMPRS AND GOTHC IMGINATN MTWR 03:50 pm-07:10 pm Kershner
10034 CRM 187Q (IS) ETHICS IN POLICING TBA Boussios
10073 DNCE 127 (AA) DANCE APPRECIATION TBA Carr
10074 DNCE 128 HISTORY OF DANCE TBA Carr
10069 ECO 1 PRINC ECONOMICS I MTWR 11:50 am-03:00 pm Fazeli
10019 ELED 41 MATH CONCEPTS FOR ELED TCHRS MTW 03:30 pm-07:15 pm TBA
10064 ENGL 136 BEAT GENERATION TBA Plath
10200 ENGL 145A (LT) AMER FICTN 1900-1950 TBA Plath
10158 CRWR 133 (CP) GENERAL CREATIVE WRITING TBA Chilman
10098 FIN 141 MONEY & CAPITAL MARKETS MTWRF 09:00 am-12:45 pm Bales
10063 FA 27 (CP) COMPUTER GRAPHICS TBA Klinkowstein
10061 FA 45 (CP) BEGINNING PAINTING MTWR 09:00 am-12:10 pm Naves
10040 FRLT 43 (CC,LT) DCLNZG MND:AFR/SE ASIA TBA Loucif
10056 GEOG 145 (BH,CC) GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA TBA Saff
10058 GEOL 7 (NS) EARTH SCIENCE 1 MTWRF 10:00 am-11:25 am Bennington
10059 GEOL 7 (NS) EARTH SCIENCE 1 MTWRF 12:00 pm-01:55 pm Bennington
10080 GERM 1 ELEMENTARY GERMAN MTWR 02:00 pm-05:10 pm Wicker
10057 GS 1 (IS) INTRO TO GLOBAL STUDIES TBA Saff
10113 HPR 10 FIRST AID AND SAFETY MTWR 09:00 am-12:00 pm Ellinger, LoNigro
10128 HPR 171D CLINICAL EXP IN ATHLETIC TRNG TBA LoNigro
10053 HIST 10 (CC, HP) INTRO TO GLOBAL HIST MTWR 12:30 pm-03:40 pm Ahr
10054 HIST 30 (HP) CONTEMPORARY AMER LIVES MTWR 09:00 am-12:10 pm Galgano
10096 IT 14 INTRO COMPTR/CONCPT SOFTWARE TBA Tafti
10103 IB 150 INTRO TO INTERNATIONAL BUS TBA Cafarelli
10170 ITLT 41 (LT) TO HELL AND BACK TBA Ultsch
10037 ITLT 42 (LT) LIE, CHEAT, AND STEAL TBA Ultsch
10139 JRNL 16 TV NEWS REPORTING & PROD MTWRF 09:00 am-12:45 pm Smith
10169 LAT 1 ELEMENTARY LATIN 1 TBA Marchesi
10198 LEGL 20 INTRO LGL SYSTM,ENVRN&CONTRCT MTWRF 08:30 am-12:15 pm Bass
10052 LGBT 180M (IS) HOW GAY IS THAT? TBA Powell
10081 LING 101 (IS) INTRO TO LINGUISTICS TBA Hurt
10005 LYST 102 LITERACY, ART, MUSIC & DANCE SU 09:00 am-04:00 pm Yee-Vignola
10082 LIT 71 (LT) INTRO TO RUSSIAN LIT TBA Pustovoit
10109 MGT 110 INTRO TO OPERATIONS MGT TBA Sengupta
10110 MGT 145 PURCHASING & SUPPLY MANAGEMNT TBA Sengupta
10105 MKT 101 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING MTW 09:00 am-01:45 pm Yoo
10204 MATH 40 (MA) LINEAR MATH & MATRICES TBA Akbik
10050 PHI 15 (HP) LAW, PHIL & PUBLIC LIFE TBA Baehr
10008 PESP 25 FITNESS FOR LIFE MTWR 10:00 am-12:15 pm Frierman
10009 PESP 038B WEIGHT TRAINING MTWR 12:20 pm-01:30 pm Frierman
10048 PSC 1 (BH) AMERICAN POLITICS TBA Himelfarb
10203 PSY 33 INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLGY TBA Shahani-Denning
10044 PSY 54 ADOLESCENT PSY MTWRF 09:00 am-01:10 pm Miller
10045 PSY 139 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY MTWR 12:30 pm-03:40 pm Tsytsarev
10140 RTVF 25 INTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA MTWRF 10:00 am-02:15 pm Gennarelli
10141 RTVF 110 INTRO TO SCREENWRITING TBA Jennings
10162 RTVF 180DH NEW YORK AND FILM CULTURE MTWR 01:00 pm-05:00 pm Freda
10042 RHET 1 (CP) ORAL COMMUNICATION MTWR 09:00 am-12:10 pm Brinka
10035 SOC 8 (BH) SOC OF SBSTNCE ABUSE MTWR 06:30 pm-09:40 pm Smith
10036 SOC 170 (BH) THE SOCIOLOGY OF LAW MTWR 12:30 pm-03:40 pm Costello
10041 SPAN 2 ELEMENTARY SPANISH 2 MTWR 05:00 pm-08:20 pm TBA
10166 WSC 1 COMPOSITION TBA Gaughan
10033 WSC 2 COMPOSITION TBA Carson
10032 WSC 103 (AA) WORDS AND MEANINGS TBA Lay