Cryptography course combines math, history during CentreTerm

During CentreTerm, a three-week January term that gives students the opportunity to explore unique topics and faraway places through immersive courses, Ellen Swanson, assistant professor of mathematics, taught the course Breaking the Code. First-year students discussed the techniques of encrypting and decrypting secret messages throughout the years, mainly focusing on the World Wars. Students

By |2019-02-13T18:58:32+00:00February 13th, 2019|CentreTerm, Mathematics, News|

CentreTerm course examines history, influence of hip hop

Hip hop culture took the CentreTerm stage this past January, when Johann Van Niekerk, assistant professor of music, led an inaugural course exploring the history of the art form. Previous iterations of the class focused on music and social resistance in general, but this course solely focused on the culture and influence of the hip

By |2019-02-13T14:16:28+00:00February 13th, 2019|CentreTerm, Music, News|

Pilgrimage journey in Spain an ‘impactful experience’ for CentreTerm students

Centre College’s CentreTerm gives the opportunity for students to study abroad and explore the immersive courses available during the three-week term. In January, 23 students traveled to Spain with Lee Jefferson, NEH Associate Professor of Religion, and David Hall, W. George Matton Professor of Religion & Philosophy. The Art of Pilgrimage course was intended to

By |2019-02-12T19:48:01+00:00February 12th, 2019|CentreTerm, News, Religion, Study Abroad|

Students experience ‘character and spirit’ of Latino culture during CentreTerm

During Centre College’s CentreTerm, a three-week January term that gives students the opportunity to explore unique topics and faraway places through immersive courses, students examined the character and spirit of the Hispanic people through selected works of Latin American literature, articles, art, film and music. Jason Doroga, assistant professor of Spanish, focused the class on

By |2019-02-12T16:02:12+00:00February 12th, 2019|CentreTerm, News, Spanish|

CentreTerm course brings understanding, awareness to autism

Centre College students explored the myths and realities of autism spectrum disorder during the three-week CentreTerm, gaining an understanding through personal interactions and the study of such topics as the vaccination controversy; societal and family impact; environmental issues; educational and policy concerns; and other implications of the biology and psychology of the disorder. With education and

By |2019-02-13T15:27:56+00:00February 12th, 2019|CentreTerm, Education, News|

Students share experiences during CentreTerm 2018 Internship Showcase

A record number of 64 Centre College students interned during CentreTerm, a three-week January term that gives students the opportunity to explore unique topics and faraway places through immersive courses, studying abroad or completing an internship or research project. A total of 71 recently participated in the internship showcase, including the Centre-in-China and Centre-in-Washington, D.C. interns from the

Art of walking course helps students discuss philosophy

The Art of Walking, an iconic CentreTerm course taught by H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of French and German Ken Keffer, is designed for students who are prepared to walk, but this year, three four-legged friends have joined the course—Rufus, Toby and Parker. The three dogs he added to the course came

By |2019-02-01T15:11:54+00:00February 1st, 2019|CentreTerm, News|

Students share CentreTerm projects during exhibition

Approximately 152 Centre College students recently displayed and presented work they completed during CentreTerm with nearly 115 exhibits, giving insight into the unique topics students have the opportunity to explore during the three-week January term. “The CentreTerm Exhibition is an event on the last day of the term when students can showcase the projects they

Students study American holidays during CentreTerm

During Centre College’s CentreTerm, a three-week January term that gives students the opportunity to explore unique topics, a group of first-year students are examining the historical development of the American calendar and investigating ways of understanding ritual events surrounding the holidays. “This course examines how America’s holiday calendar came to exist,” said Tara Strauch, assistant

By |2019-01-16T17:53:48+00:00January 16th, 2019|CentreTerm, News|

Record number of students participate in internships during CentreTerm 2019

A record 64 Centre College students are participating in internships during CentreTerm 2019, a three-week January term that gives students the opportunity to explore unique topics and faraway places through immersive courses, studying abroad, or an internship or research project. Internships are also a guarantee in the Centre Commitment, which also promises study abroad and graduation

By |2019-01-09T16:27:06+00:00January 9th, 2019|CentreTerm, Internships, News|
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