Great Course Option for AAP Students transitioning to Main Campus Fall 2021!

One of the first in a series of new seminars created out of the UD Anti-Racism Initiative, the Fall 2021 edition of HIST 460/660 will explore the history of UD in the age of enslavement and emancipation. We will work collaboratively to investigate the university’s historical ties to slavery and its relationship to neighboring communities of indentured, enslaved, and free people of color. Students will conduct archival research, work with community historians, and publicly engage the UD and Newark communities in conversation about the ramifications of past social injustice. The course is cross-listed with ENGL, AFRA, ANTH, and GEOG, and fulfills the Multicultural Requirement.

Sophomores- register for ARSC121 Associate in Arts Transition Seminar this Fall 2021!

AAP Graduating Sophomores- register for ARSC121: AAP Transition Seminar for the upcoming Fall 2021 semester as your transition to the Newark campus!

The Associate in Arts Program Transition Seminar is designed to support a successful transition of AAP students to the main campus. In this course, students will learn about on-campus resources, connect with fellow AAP students, and set goals for their junior and senior years. RESTRICTIONS: Enrollment restricted to Associate in Arts Program graduates on the Newark campus. Cannot be repeated for credit.

Interested in teaching at the Secondary Level (High School)?

Are you interested in becoming a teacher at the secondary level and would like to take a course to learn more about that process?

Consider this Fall 2021 one-credit course, UNIV200 Sharing Your Passion: Exploring Secondary Education as a Career, offered through the Center for Secondary Teacher Education.

In this course, student will learn how to share their passion for a subject, such as Chemistry, English or Computer Science, by becoming a high school teacher. The semester will be spent observing at local schools and meeting with others interested in this in-demand and admirable career choice.

This will be a one-credit course in which first or second year students will learn about the steps to becoming a teacher at the secondary level. They will spend time in local high schools with inspiring teachers; hear from faculty on campus who train teachers; and have opportunities to learn about their options for study as undergraduate or graduate students.

The course will be taught by Dr. Kristin Nelson and any questions regarding the course content may be directed to her at


Future Teachers- consider a Minor in Public Policy!

Pursuing an Education major, more specifically a History Education major, at UD? Consider picking up a minor in Public Policy to provide you and your future students with the skills and knowledge to become effectively engaged citizens! Offered by The Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, the minor requires 18 credit hours:

  • UAPP110 Changing the World: The Role of Public Policy
  • UAPP225 Crafting Public Policy
  • UAPP325 Public Policy Analysis
  • HIST316 Civic Engagement in America
  • plus 6 more additional UAPP elective credits

More information on the Minor and the courses required can be found in the Academic Catalog

If you are interested in learning more about this career enhancing opportunity, please contact Dr. Breck Robinson ( or Dr. Barry Joyce (

Spring 2021 Course Spotlights- ENGL280 & ENGL290

Still not sure what classes to take this spring? Do you need a Group A course? Experience some of the greatest works in Western literature with Dr. Anne Colwell in ENGL 280: Approaches to Literature or ENGL 290: Studies in Literature! See the course spotlight flyers below for more information on these classes.

Dr. Colwell is the author of two books of poetry, Believing Their Shadows (2011) and Mother’s Maiden Name (2013), and a critical work, Inscrutable Houses: Metaphors of the Body in the Poems off Elizabeth Bishop (1997). Her poems, short stories, and essays have appeared in several journals, including Bellevue Literary Review, California Quarterly, Southern Poetry Review, and The Madison Review. She has also been a member of the staff of the Bread Loaf Writer’s Workshop and a visiting professor of American Literature at the University of Granada in Spain. Most recently, Dr. Colwell was awarded a 2020 Individual Artist Fellowship by the Delaware Division of the Arts.

If you would like more information on Approaches to Literature or Studies in Literature, contact Dr. Colwell at or reach out to the AAP advisement team at at

Taking a Winter Course? Be aware of these important dates:

Winter Session 2021 dates

  • Thursday, Jan. 14: Last day of late registration and free drop/add for four-week classes.
  • Monday, Jan. 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday; no classes meet and University offices are closed.
  • Friday, Jan. 22: For five-week classes, last day to change registration or withdraw from a course without academic penalty and approval of the assistant dean.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26: For four-week classes, last day to change registration or withdraw from a course without academic penalty and approval of the assistant dean.
  • Friday, Feb. 5: Last day of classes.
  • Saturday, Feb. 6: Final exams.

Spring 2021 Course Spotlight- Consider these AAP courses!

UAPP225-710: Crafting Public Policy

Crafting Public Policy explores the ways in which public policy moves from agenda-setting to implementation, with examples drawn from real-life areas of policy like health, education, and the environment. It will reinforce and deepen your understanding of the policy-making process and how it plays out in our daily lives.

Course runs Mondays/Wednesdays 8:00-9:15am

For more information about this course, contact instructor Sen. Elizabeth Lockman at

WOMS330-710 (cross-listed as LLCU330): World Literature and Cultures: African Women Writers

Broaden your literary and cultural horizons with these works by acclaimed African authors! The spring 2021 course Topics: World Literature and Cultures: African Women’s Literature is listed as Women’s Studies (WOMS) 330 and cross-listed as Languages, Literatures & Cultures (LLCU) 330.

The course will cover four novels:

  • Flora Nwapa, Nigeria: Efuru
  • Calixthe Beyala, Cameroon: Your Name Shall Be Tanga
  • Yvonne Vera, Zimbabwe: Butterfly Burning
  • Goretti Kyomuhendo, Uganda: Whispers from Vera

Emphasizing the historical development of novels written by African women, this discussion-based, 3-credit course fulfills one of the University breadth requirements for history and cultural change.

Course runs Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30pm-2:45pm

Questions about this course? Contact Dr. Christine Grogan at

Winter Session Course Registration begins 10/26!

Stay on track for graduation! Get ahead on major requirements!

Taking courses over Winter is a great way to earn additional credits. Winter session begins January 4th for 5 week classes, and January 11th for 4 week classes.

  • Talk with your family about Winter Session.
  • Read about the Winter course offerings– 4 and 5 week options!
  • Associate in Arts Program tuition is only a fraction of main campus tuition. (Only $176 per credit hour.)
  • Review Winter financial aid or billing/payment options.

Registration for Winter Courses begins Monday, October 26, 2020.

Current Students- Fall Registration Reopens on Monday, August 10th!

Do you still need to register for your fall semester courses? Are you still in need of a few more courses for a full schedule?

Registration will reopen for all current students beginning on Monday, August 10th! All students who have not yet registered are encouraged to review the AAP fall semester course list and be ready to register before courses are full.

Since the fall semester will be delivered online, all AAP courses are now open to all AAP students, regardless of your home campus. This allows you to take courses that originally were only offered on other AAP campuses! Please contact your campus Academic Advisor with any questions regarding classes and registration as soon as possible.

Classes begin Tuesday, September 1, 2020!

New AAP Course for Fall 2020! Sport & Race in American Society

AAP introduces AFRA221-710 (SOCI221-710): Sport and Race in American Society


From the first intercollegiate Regatta (Yale-Harvard Boat Race) in 1896, to the “knee” by Colin
Kaepernick in 2016, RACE has been “the elephant on the field” in all sports in American
society. This course explores the lives and life chances of Black athletes in the United States.
The focus is on African American male and female athletes and uses their lives to help us
interrogate the social, cultural, economic, and political structures that frame their life chances
both on and off the fields of play. Through lectures, readings, and mostly class discussions
(on-line; synchronous) we will look at events, personalities, and historical and contemporary
moments that define Black athletes interrogating the narrative representations that surround
them. From a sociological perspective we will study the history of sports in America to uncover
how sport mediates the experience of Black athletes within the broader American society. We
also consider other factors – e.g., such as class, gender, and sexuality – that help to inform these
narratives of the experiences of Black athletes.