January MiniMester, Mitchell College

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QUESTIONS?

Contact the Registrar at:
860-701-5019 or registrar@mitchell.edu

NOTE:

Payment must be made at the same time the registration form is submitted.

January 5-19, 2022

Registration opens October 22, 2021, at Noon for January 2022 MiniMesters and Winter Internships.

Earn 3-4 credits in just 2 weeks with a January MiniMester course! January MiniMester courses are open to current Mitchell and Thames students and the public; each course runs Monday – Saturday that the January MiniMester is in session at the times listed below (unless noted). Students may only register for one course during the January MiniMester.

All students are encouraged to discuss with their Academic Advisor what is an appropriate class to take in the MiniMester BEFORE registering online.

Students requiring accommodations, services or access needs, contact Accessibility Services Coordinator Antaya Lee at lee_a@mitchell.edu.

MiniMester Dates: January 5-19 (Mondays-Saturdays) = 12 class days (unless noted).

10 minute breaks are built in to each class day.
Last day to enroll in this term is Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Noon.
Last day to withdraw from this term with a “W” grade is Thursday, January 13, 2022.

Winter Internship Term Dates: December 20, 2021 – January 19, 2022. 

Last day to enroll in an internship this term is Friday, December 24, 2021, at Noon.
Last day to to withdraw from an internship this term with a “W” grade is Friday, December 31, 2021.
Internships require prior permission from the instructor.

Course times, days & instructors are subject to change depending upon college needs.  A course may be cancelled if insufficiently enrolled. 

Tuition

3 credit class – $1,245*
4 credit class – $1,660*
6 credit class – $2,490*

*Note: You must pay for your MiniMester course in full at the time of registration in order to be officially enrolled. Students may pay by credit card at https://mitchell.diamondmindinc.com/

Additional Costs

Room & Board (for January MiniMester): $765

BLC: Students needing BLC assistance in the January Term will have an additional cost of $540 per course

Courses

Course Title Instructor Time Mode of Delivery Notes Description
BI141 Citizen Scientist Treadway Mon-Sat 8:30am – 1:00pm In Person Explore elective. NOTE: This course has a lecture and required laboratory component each week. Not recommended for students majoring or concentrating in the life sciences or planning careers in the medical field. 4 credits (fall and minimester as needed) DA: L1 V Max enrollment: 18 students. Curious about the world around you? Like to ask questions and get answers? You can be a citizen scientist! By exploring relatable, everyday questions through hands-on experiences, this course introduces the student to the basic concepts of science around them, including matter, compounds and chemical reactions, cellular function, human metabolism, human health, human use of daily household products, and community/environmental scientific issues. The relationship between biology, chemistry, physics, human physiology and everyday life are emphasized.
CW102 College Writing/Research Johnson 12:00pm-3:30pm In Person Required FY class. NOTE: A minimum grade of C- is required to meet graduation requirements and to enroll in 200-level or above English courses. (WI) 3 credits (fall and spring) DA: L1 C Prerequisite: CW101 (C- grade or better), the equivalent, or permission of the instructor. This course reinforces the skills taught in CW101 while introducing students to the procedures of academic and professional research. Assignments will emphasize writing to analyze and synthesize ideas, information literacy skills for finding and evaluating appropriate sources, and proper documentation of sources. This is a writing intensive (WI) course, requiring students to submit a minimum of 15 pages of revised and edited text in finished form including 89 a fully documented research paper.
FC120 Information Tech Literacy Sisitzky Mon-Sat 12:00pm – 3:30pm Remote Learning Required FY class. NOTE: A minimum grade of C- is required to meet graduation requirements. 3 credits (fall and spring) DA: L1 ICT This course is designed to introduce students to 21st Century technology literacy skills. By leveraging the knowledge and skills students have in using technology, this course, through a collaborative project based approach, will focus on developing an awareness and knowledge of how to critically analyze and determine the meaningfulness, relevance and applicability of acquired information. In addition, this course will help students enhance their technology literacy skills through the use of resources including Microsoft Office Suite, Presentation Software and Cloud Technologies/Services, and Advanced Technologies and Applications.
HD305 Ethics, Character & Moral Development Brailey Mon-Sat 8:30am-Noon Remote Learning Meets Ethics requirement (E) 3 credits (fall) DA: L2 V Prerequisite: HD108, PY105 and junior status. This course offers the student an opportunity to study the extent to which thinking and action can be applied to ethical and moral situations. The course will provide an in-depth examination of ethics and morality including historical, philosophical, religious, legal, sociological, multicultural, psychological and human developmental perspectives. A particular emphasis is placed on the identification and application of moral thinking skills designed to better understand and perhaps resolve ethical issues at the personal, interpersonal and professional levels.
LM230 Leadership & Management Career Seminar Forcier Mon-Sat 8:30am – Noon Remote Learning ICD requirement for L&M majors (3 credits DA: L2 C An abilities-based course designed to illuminate career paths in the general business, sports management, hospitality, or communications fields. This course will prepare students for meeting their internship and career goals. Particular emphasis is placed on the self-assessment of skills and aspirations, and researching careers. Additionally, students may work on networking, resume writing, and interviewing.
PH225 Buddhism Clouet Mon-Sat 8:30am – Noon In Person Explore elective 3 credits DA: L2 D Buddhism is not a religion as much as it is an examination of our human condition. Academics now consider it a vital force in understanding contemporary ethics. This course will deal with some of the most complex contemporary issues (death, abortion, capital punishment, war, genocide, right to life, etc.) and will approach them from an eastern perspective. No prior knowledge or experience in eastern philosophy is required for this course.
PY106 General Psychology II Tircuit Mon-Sat 8:30am – Noon Remote Learning Required for Human Services majors 3 credits (fall and spring) DA: L1 V Prerequisite: PY105 Explores the nature of language, intelligence, personality theory, abnormal behavior and therapeutic psychology. Focuses on social psychology, including the development of attitudes and other social processes.
SC220 Scientific Writing Bailey Mon-Sat 5:30pm – 9:00pm Remote Learning Required for Science majors 3 credits (spring) DA: L2 ICT Prerequisite: CW102 Students will learn to critique scientific papers, ethically obtain and use appropriate information to analyze environmental/health issues, prepare a laboratory report using available data sets, produce a poster based on that report and complete a research paper and accompanying oral presentation accurately citing the scientific literature.

Internships

 

Internship Title Instructor Time Notes
BS340 Behavioral Science Internship I (3 cr) Mauro, Dunn Arranged Must have prior permission
BS440 Behavioral Science Internship II (3 cr) Mauro, Dunn Arranged Must have prior permission
BU425 Business Internship I (3 cr) Dunn Arranged Must have prior permission
BU426 Business Internship II (3 cr) Dunn Arranged Must have prior permission
CJ262 CJ Soph Field Experience (3 cr) Curren, Dunn Arranged Must have prior permission
CJ362 CJ Junior Field Experience (3 cr) Curren, Dunn Arranged Must have prior permission
CJ442 CJ Senior Field Experience (6 cr) Curren, Dunn Arranged Must have prior permission
CO483 Senior Internship (3 cr) Ward, Dunn Arranged Must have prior permission
HT350 Hosp/Tour Junior Internship (3 cr) Forcier, Dunn Arranged Must have prior permission
LS450 LPS Internship I (3 cr) Mauro, Dunn Arranged Must have prior permission
LS451 LPS Internship II (3 cr) Mauro, Dunn Arranged Must have prior permission
SM210 Sport/Fitness Practicum (3 cr) Kresge, Dunn Arranged Must have prior permission
January MiniMester, Mitchell College
Why MiniMesters?

For junior Anna Novelli, a hospitality major, Minimester courses have been the perfect solution to taking fewer classes during the fall and spring semesters without falling behind classmates in fulfilling credit requirements.

Over the course of her time at Mitchell, Anna has taken six Minimester courses, making her schedule more manageable and allowing her to pursue other activities, like the Mitchell Dance/Cheer team.

“I would recommend the Minimester for anyone who’s struggling to keep up with four or five classes. It can help you have a lighter course load and still get all the credits you need.”

Her advisor recommended Minimester as a helpful way to earn needed credits and to improve her GPA.

Anna’s Minimester courses ranged from Film Genre: Comedy to Principles of Leadership, but her favorite course was Creative Writing.

“Creative Writing helped me write a very interesting short story,” she said.

Drawn to Mitchell College for the Bentsen Learning Center, the close-knit community and the beautiful location, Anna looks forward to additional Minimester courses, knowing they will keep her on track to graduating and pursuing a career in hotel management or event planning.

January MiniMester, Mitchell College
Why MiniMesters?
Senior Molly Lang was drawn to Mitchell College for its small class sizes, its academic offerings, and its supportive faculty and staff.

When she arrived as a transfer student in 2019 to study Early Childhood Education with Certification, she discovered another asset: MiniMester courses. Molly says that Mitchell’s MiniMesters have been a valuable way to keep her on track to an early graduation.

“My advisor recommended MiniMesters to me to help me complete my degree earlier. Many of my core classes from my previous institution did not transfer over to Mitchell. MiniMester courses have made it possible to achieve an early graduation without having to repeat a full four years.”

MiniMester sessions take place in January, May and June, providing students a way to earn 3 to 4 college credits in a compressed timeframe. With three MiniMester courses already completed, Molly, a Dean’s List student, plans to finish her credits with two more – one in January and one in May.

“Through MiniMester courses, you can really submerge yourself in the material and focus on one subject. Then, in just over two weeks, you’ve completed a full course credit. My favorite course was Ethics, Character and Moral Development. The lessons and discussions were diverse and engaging, we moved from topic to topic seamlessly, and the course load was manageable.”

Engaged in campus life as a Transition Mentor and member of the Early Childhood Education Club, Molly looks forward to life’s possibilities after Mitchell, coming soon thanks to MiniMesters.

“I will be certified to teach when I graduate, but I plan to go to graduate school immediately to obtain my master’s in Reading and Literacy for Pre-K through 5.”

QUESTIONS?

Contact the Registrar at:
860-701-5019 or registrar@mitchell.edu

January MiniMester, Mitchell College
Why MiniMesters?

For junior Anna Novelli, a hospitality major, Minimester courses have been the perfect solution to taking fewer classes during the fall and spring semesters without falling behind classmates in fulfilling credit requirements.

Over the course of her time at Mitchell, Anna has taken six Minimester courses, making her schedule more manageable and allowing her to pursue other activities, like the Mitchell Dance/Cheer team.

“I would recommend the Minimester for anyone who’s struggling to keep up with four or five classes. It can help you have a lighter course load and still get all the credits you need.”

Her advisor recommended Minimester as a helpful way to earn needed credits and to improve her GPA.

Anna’s Minimester courses ranged from Film Genre: Comedy to Principles of Leadership, but her favorite course was Creative Writing.

“Creative Writing helped me write a very interesting short story,” she said.

Drawn to Mitchell College for the Bentsen Learning Center, the close-knit community and the beautiful location, Anna looks forward to additional Minimester courses, knowing they will keep her on track to graduating and pursuing a career in hotel management or event planning.

January MiniMester, Mitchell College
Why MiniMesters?

Senior Molly Lang was drawn to Mitchell College for its small class sizes, its academic offerings, and its supportive faculty and staff.

When she arrived as a transfer student in 2019 to study Early Childhood Education with Certification, she discovered another asset: MiniMester courses. Molly says that Mitchell’s MiniMesters have been a valuable way to keep her on track to an early graduation.

“My advisor recommended MiniMesters to me to help me complete my degree earlier. Many of my core classes from my previous institution did not transfer over to Mitchell. MiniMester courses have made it possible to achieve an early graduation without having to repeat a full four years.”

MiniMester sessions take place in January, May and June, providing students a way to earn 3 to 4 college credits in a compressed timeframe. With three MiniMester courses already completed, Molly, a Dean’s List student, plans to finish her credits with two more – one in January and one in May.

“Through MiniMester courses, you can really submerge yourself in the material and focus on one subject. Then, in just over two weeks, you’ve completed a full course credit. My favorite course was Ethics, Character and Moral Development. The lessons and discussions were diverse and engaging, we moved from topic to topic seamlessly, and the course load was manageable.”

Engaged in campus life as a Transition Mentor and member of the Early Childhood Education Club, Molly looks forward to life’s possibilities after Mitchell, coming soon thanks to MiniMesters.

“I will be certified to teach when I graduate, but I plan to go to graduate school immediately to obtain my master’s in Reading and Literacy for Pre-K through 5.”