RIC’s Early Spring courses to begin in December, January

Rhode Island College will offer over 20 “Early Spring” courses between the fall and spring semesters this winter. Most classes will begin the first week in January, with four social work classes starting in mid to late December.

“These intensive courses offer the opportunity to accelerate a degree program for students home for winter break or for anyone who would like to explore new areas of study,” said Holly L. Shadoian, assistant vice president for academic affairs.

Courses are open to non-degree and non-RIC students as well as RIC undergraduate and graduate students. Registration – already underway for current RIC degree students – begins Nov. 30 for non-degree and non-RIC students.

The majority of offerings are in the School of Education and School of Social Work, including Winning a Teaching Position in a Tight Job Market and Theory and Practice of Social Work with Groups. Unique liberal arts courses include Advocating for Native Rights and Introduction to Computational Chemistry. Interested students can also spend Jan. 4-16 in Ecuador taking a three-credit sociology course in Comparative Criminology.

Shadoian said the college wants to expand this type of offerings. “We intend to grow our intercession offerings over time as we identify courses suited to this scheduling format that also meet student interests and needs,” she said.

A complete listing of offerings, registration and fee information is available online at www.ric.edu/earlyspring.