CentreTerm is a trip
RELEASED: Jan. 19, 2006
|Mike Barton and his "Your Car, Our Environment" class pose in front of the Bowling Green Corvette plant
DANVILLE, KYCentreTerm, Centre College's unique three-week January term, offers students the chance to enroll in one captivating course, complete an internship, study abroad, or tackle an in-depth research project.
Particularly exciting are the opportunities to learn while traveling. While some students travel to such far-away destinations as Australia, the Bahamas and Vietnam, those taking on-campus courses find weekend and day trips give them their own experience with hands-on learning.
Following is a list of some of the on-campus courses taking trips and where they're going.
- "Islam and the Media" with Dr. Gareth Barkin
Includes a three-day trip to Washington D.C. where students will tour the studios of U.S.-funded Al-Hurra satellite television and speak with journalists from Arab-language news media.
- "Multilateralism and Unilateralism in International Relations" with Dr. Andrei Maximenko
The students will have an opportunity to interact with U.S. and foreign policy makers during a six-day field trip to Washington, D.C.
- "Problems, Projects, and Presentations" with Dr. John Wilson
Includes a four-day field trip to the national Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, Tx.
- "The Drama of Music" with Dr. Barbara Hall
Includes a two-night trip to Chicago to hear performances of Verdi's “Rigoletto” and Mozart's “Magic Flute,” plus a day to spend viewing art and the opera house.
- "Flannery O'Connor" with Dr. Mark Lucas
Includes a four-day trip to Savannah, Ga., O'Connor's birthplace, and her childhood home in Milledgeville, Ga.
- "Judaism and Christianity in Dialogue" with Dr. Beth Glazier-McDonald
Includes an overnight trip to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and other sites in Washington, D.C.
- "The Holocaust: Image and Reality" with Dr. Tom McCollough
Also includes an overnight trip to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and other sites in Washington , D.C.
- "The Beatles" with Dr. Sarah Stoycos
Includes a trip to Cleveland to visit the Rock ‘n ‘Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
- "Rainmaking: The Study of and Preparation for Leadership" with President John Roush
Students spent a week in New Orleans assisting the Salvation Army in its efforts to feed and otherwise aid local residents whose lives were devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
- "In Search of Utopia" with Dr. Milton Reigelman
Students visited two famous local utopian communities, Shakertown and Gethsemani Abbey, and took an overnight field trip to New Harmony, Ind.
- "Neanderthal" with Dr. Phyllis Passariello
Includes an overnight trip to Chicago to view Neanderthal skeletal fragments in the Field Museum's anthropology collection.
- "The Open Studio: Investigating Contemporary Art Practices" with Prof. Zoe Strecker
Includes a day-trip to Cincinnati 's Contemporary Art Center and at least one commercial gallery.
- "Your Automobile, Our Environment" with Dr. Mike Barton
Students traveled to the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky. where they observed the assembly process of the Chevrolet Corvette and the Cadillac XLR.
For more information on CentreTerm, see the course listings here and keep watching the Web site for special features on classes, internships and off-campus study.
- "Death and Dying" with Dr. Sarah Goodrum
Students visited the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville, Ky. where the class toured death row and other facilities.
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