Winter Session Online

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Register now; space is limited!

Earn up to three credits in three weeks on your holiday break!

Catch up or get ahead over winter break by taking an online class!

Classes offered in an accelerated format begin December 17, 2018 and end January 9, 2019.

Winter Session Online: Fast Facts

Class dates: December 17, 2018 – January 9, 2019

Advisory: Students should be prepared to complete and submit online assignments at an accelerated rate.

Cost: For New York state residents: Three-credit course totals $547; two-credit course totals $373. (Regular tuition of $161/credit applies, as does a $13 per credit technology fee and a $25 SUNY Learning Network fee.) [See residency requirements here.]

Non-residents: Three-credit course totals $1,030; two-credit course totals $695. (Regular tuition of $322/credit applies, as does a $13 per credit technology fee and a $25 SUNY Learning Network Fee.) Click here for information about residency requirements.

Payment:  Payment in full is required by December 10. Financial aid cannot be used for Winter Session. Students who drop a Winter Session course before December 19 will receive a 25% refund.

To Register: Current DCC students may register online through myDCC or by visiting the Academic Coaching & Transfer Center.

Students attending another college may register online here.

Note: Important information for students registering for online classes

Are you taking online courses at DCC for the FIRST TIME?

If this is your first time taking an online course at DCC you must complete the Online Student Orientation immediately following registration for this course. The orientation will become available on Blackboard within 24 hours of your registration. Please watch your DCC email closely as well - you may get important announcements from DCC or your instructor for your Wintersession courses!

For more information: Call (845) 431-8020. Full online Winter Session calendar here.


Class Descriptions


ART 103: Art of China, Japan and India

An introduction to Western art based on an aesthetic and historical evaluation of artists, styles and cultures from the prehistoric period to the 18th, 19th century. Work will be viewed through visual presentation and field trips to museums and exhibits.

BHS 103: Social Problems in Today's World

This course examines social problems that confront the world today, and the underlying shared values, ethics, and diverse perspectives that contribute to those problems. Concepts of the behavioral sciences are introduced. The course presents a broad range of social problems, with particular focus on the complex relationships between contemporary issues. Students are presented the current research data that explains both the causes and possible resolutions to important social issues.

BHS 203: Sociology

Designed to introduce the student to the major issues and fundamental concepts in the field of sociology. Areas selected for analysis are culture and its transmission, personality and socialization, social roles and processes, groups and elements of group behavior, and social status and class. These focal areas are then used to examine various social institutions, including the family, religion, the economic system, education and the political system. Trends of modern society are considered.

BHS 262: Juvenile Delinquency

Designed to introduce students to the development of juvenile delinquency in American Society. This course emphasizes the ways in which society structures juvenile delinquency as a social phenomenon. The course presents various theories to explain both the causes of juvenile delinquency, as well as society's response to youth offenders, and examines programs, interventions and punishments that attempt to change juvenile behavior. Prerequisite: BHS 103 or permission of the department head.

BIO 122: Nutrition

This course is a study of the role nutrition plays in maintaining health. The course will cover basic nutrition concepts, application of nutrition guidelines, awareness of nutrition's role in disease management, life cycle nutrition, and food safety. Controversial issues related to nutrition and health will also be discussed.

BUS 201: Personal Finance

This course examines the tools, terminology, and applications necessary to successfully manage financial matters in our daily lives. Topics include the personal financial planning process, career strategies, money management, personal taxation, financial institution services, and consumer credit. Evaluation techniques related to housing, transportation, insurance, investments, real estate, and retirement planning are also covered. Prerequisite: MAT 109 or higher 

COM 140: Media & Mass Communication

This course is designed to present students with a comprehensive history of world mass communication. The course will present the impact of media technology on culture, how media industries influence content, and how new media influence and alter the dissemination of information. Prerequisite: ENG 101

DAN 201: Dance History Through the Early 1800s

This course covers the history of dance as a cultural medium with specific attention to the development of dance from prehistoric cultures to the mid-1800's. Topics and dance forms covered include ancient dance and the roots of dance, dance in lineage-based societies, the functions and meaning of dance in early societies, and the beginnings of ballet with a focus on non-Western influences. Students who have taken DAN 108 cannot also earn credit for this course.

ENG 101: Composition I

English 101 addresses the major principles of college writing, which are meant to serve students in all the disciplines across the curriculum. The course concentrates primarily on expository and argumentative writing; traditional rhetorical modes; and effective composing, revising and editing strategies. English 101 covers MLA conventions, and a research paper is required. Critical thinking and reading skills are also stressed. Prerequisite: Satisfactory scores in English proficiency tests, completion of ENG 091 or 095 with a grade of A, or completion of ENG 092 or 096 with a grade of C or better.

ENG 102: Composition II

A continuation of ENG 101, with further study of the resources of the language through a critical analysis of imaginative forms of writing. Emphasis will be placed upon well organized written composition, factually supported conclusions and awareness of language variety. Effectiveness of expression and validity of judgment in the student's writing are stressed. Genre reading will include fiction, poetry and drama. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or better.

ESW 206 Health-Related Fitness Design

The course will introduce students to the concepts of health-related fitness. Students will assess their fitness, participate in and learn to execute activities to develop or maintain fitness, and design a personalized exercise program.

HED 201: Stress Management

In this course, each student will learn the causes and effects of stress, and the basic principles, theories and coping skills/strategies needed to effectively manage their personal stress. In addition, there will be opportunity for experiential learning with the use of self-analyses, cognitive strategies, relaxation techniques, and other class exercises and activities.

HIS 104: History of United States II

The study of American political, social and intellectual development from 1865 to the present. Topics covered are Reconstruction, the industrial and transportation revolution, the labor movement, the crisis in agriculture, expansion and the new Manifest Destiny, the Progressive Movement, the Twenties, the Great War, the Great Depression and New Deal, the Second World War, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and the Protest Movements of the 1960s, and the Consolidation and Conservative Resurgence of the 1970s and 1980s. HIS 103 and 104 may be taken separately.

MSO 102: Medical Terminology

The course will focus on the recognition of common prefixes, suffixes and root words that comprise medical terminology. The student will acquire an understanding of medical language applicable to the structure, function, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body organ systems. Emphasis is placed on definition usage, abbreviations and deciphering of unfamiliar medical terms.

PSY 111: Introduction to Psychology

Emphasis in this course is on major aspects of human behavior and its adaptation to the environment. Topics include learning, stress, sensation and perception, physiological psychology, cognition, development, behavior disorders, and social psychology.

PSY 201: Abnormal Psychology

Emphasis is on developing a conceptual basis that incorporates the various influencing factors, as well as descriptions and effects of behavioral disorders. The currently used system of classification provides a holistic orientation to the field. Prerequisite: PSY 111 or permission of department head.

PSY 203: Developmental Psychology

A systematic examination of the patterns of human development from conception through senescence. Typical behavior changes in the principal life stages are examined in depth with emphasis on the use of theories as tools for understanding. Prerequisite: PSY 111 or permission of department head.

PSY 204: Adolescent Psychology

A study of the developmental tasks facing adolescents in contemporary American society. Such issues as personal identity, independence and moral development are considered in relation to sex differences, family structure and factors of social and cultural diversity. Prerequisite: PSY 111 or permission of department head.

PSY 224: Human Sexuality

A study of physiological, psychological, sociological and gender issues related to sexuality. Topics include: perspectives in sexuality, human sexual expression, love, communication and relationships, human sexual response and dysfunction, sexual health; family planning; non-modal behaviors and sex and the law.