Studying geology in Hawaii

Hartwick Students Head Out, Dig Deep During J Term

January 9, 2012

With the new year comes new experiences for Hartwick students, who have headed out around the globe and across campus for this year's hands-on, in-depth January Term programs. Beginning January 9, students immersed themselves in thought-provoking on-campus courses and one-of-a-kind study-abroad programs, internships, research, and projects.

J Term is designed to give students a closer look at the subjects, research areas, and cultures they study at Hartwick. The intensive format of the term encourages student-faculty connections through extended daily interactions and allows both students and faculty to immerse themselves in one subject. Faculty members often use J Term to experiment with new approaches or explore new subject matter, making courses different from those offered in spring and fall semesters.

This year, more than 200 students are abroad on one of the College's 13 faculty-taught off-campus courses offered through Hartwick's Center for Professional, Service, and Global Engagement. They're studying chamber music, German, business, natural history, economics and politics, Shakespeare, theatre, social justice and cultural diversity, nursing, and more in programs that are taking them to the Austria, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ukraine, England, Peru, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Madagascar, and South Africa. Here in the US, students are studying in Arizona, Vermont, and New York City.

On campus, students are taking part in even more stimulating courses. Among this year's much longer list of topics are:

  • Papermaking Workshop
  • Digital Animation
  • Glasscasting Workshop
  • Biology of Reproduction
  • Lego Robotics Programming
  • Economics in Practice
  • American Screwball Films
  • Writing Spiritual Autobiography
  • Oceanography
  • Planetology
  • Geomorphology
  • Baseball in American History
  • The Heart of Mathematics
  • Advanced Multivariable Calculus
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Rural Health Nursing
  • Physics of Everyday Objects
  • US Government & Politics
  • International Relations
  • Religion & Popular Culture
  • Poetry and Performance

To learn more about Hartwick's January Term programs on and off campus, click here.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030