Allen Term (Winter Term)

Jonathan Allen
Make the Most of your Winter Break!
(December 14, 2015 - January 15, 2016)

What is Allen Term?
Allen Term refers to the weeks between the end of the Fall Semester and the beginning of the Spring Semester when students can take Alfred University courses on-line. It is often referred to as Winter Term at other colleges and universities. Allen Term courses are perfect for either catching up or springing ahead of schedule.

Allen Term may sound like something brand new, but it is actually very much a part of Alfred University's history. In fact, it was an official part of Alfred University's Academic Calendar from 1969-1978. What is different is that all the courses are being taught completely on-line*!

Why Should I Take an Allen Term Course?

  • Complete a full semester course, on-line*, within a few weeks
  • Concentrate on one course without the burden of a heavy course load
  • Advance your academic standing
  • Accelerate progress toward graduation
  • Satisfy a requirement
  • Explore new interests

*Please check out the Online Learning Readiness Checklist to view the technical requirements for on-line courses, and to assess your readiness to take an on-line course.

How Do I Register for a Class?

  • Apply - Non-Alfred University students must apply for Allen Term
  • Register - current Alfred University students can register in BannerWeb
    Any questions about registration may be directed to the Student Service Center at 607.871.2123, or via email.

How Much Does it Cost?
The tuition rate is $990* per course (not per credit hour). Both 3 and 4 credit courses are available and all classes are being offered in a distance learning, on-line format - there will be no class meetings on campus.

*Additional fees may apply to some courses.

What Courses are Available?
A course listing for Allen Term December 2015-January 2016 will be determined soon.
Below is a listing of the many diverse courses available during last year's Allen Term from each of our five colleges & schools. Please visit BannerWeb to view the complete, most up-to-date course list and to register.

  • ACCT 300-01 - Forensic Accounting - 3 credits - Theresa Gunn
  • ANTH 321-01 - Online Online: Weblife and Its Effects – 4 credits – Robert Myers
  • ART 200-01 - Professional Practices and the Business of Art - 3 credits - Caitlin Brown
  • ART 300-01 - Introduction to Clays Online – 4 credits – Matthew Katz
  • ART 300-02 - Introduction to Glaze Formulation: Online– 4 credits – Matthew Katz
  • BUSI 113-01 – Business Statistics – 3 credits – Grzegorz Pac
  • BUSI 305-01 – German Auto Industry – 4 credits – Mark Lewis, Theresa Gunn
  • ECON 201-01 – Principles of Microeconomics – 4 credits – Grzegorz Pac
  • ECON 202-01 – Principles of Macroeconomics – 3 credits – Grzegorz Pac
  • ECON 300-01 - Sports Economics- 3 credits - Grzegorz Pac
  • ENGL 225-01 - Shakespeare & Cinema– 4 credits – Susan Mayberry
  • FIN 300-01 - Invest Like Buffet - 3 credits - Mark Lewis
  • HONR 112-01 - Star Wars: Myth and Mania - 3 credits - Danielle Gagne
  • MGMT 300-01 - US Healthcare Business and Policy  - 3 credits – Bruce Rosenthal
  • MGMT 300-02 – Gender Issues in Business Leadership– 3 credits – Diana Maguire
  • MBA 600-01 - US Healthcare and Business Policy – 3 credits – Bruce Rosenthal
  • MBA 600-02 – Gender Issues in Business Leadership– 3 credits – Diana Maguire
  • MBA 605-01 – German Auto Industry – 4 credits – Mark Lewis, Theresa Gunn
  • MATH 151-01 - Calculus I - 4 credits - Joseph Petrillo
  • PSYC 300-01 - Introduction to Alcohol and Substance Abuse - 3 credits - Kevin Curtin
  • PSYC 322-01 - Health Psychology - 3 credits - Robert Maiden
  • WGST 300-01 – Gender Issues in Business Leadership– 3 credits – Diana Maguire

Why Is It Called Allen Term?
Allen Term is named after Dr. Jonathan Allen, Alfred University's second president and a pioneer educator. P.A. Burdick once said that "Jonathan Allen did not live for what the world could give him, but for what he could give the world."

"Education is the healthful growth, the harmonious perfecting, of the whole being." - Jonathan Allen

"The scholar should be open-eyed to all truths, and filled with their light; he should flash new ideas along the pathway of humanity, thereby kindling new light, awakening nobler sentiments, and inspiring to higher and broader activities." - Jonathan Allen