Interested in learning about and exploring one of the nation’s most haunted sites? Or examining how archaeologists can study the past utilizing aliens and mythology? Perhaps you’d rather complete an internship in Hawaii, or learn about aquaculture in Thailand?
No matter what your interests, at Centre College, there’s no better time to do any of these things than during CentreTerm.
Over three weeks each January, CentreTerm gives students and faculty the chance to explore unique topics and faraway places through immersive courses, studying abroad or completing an internship or research project.
Of the 76 courses Centre students were able to enroll in for CentreTerm 2017, 28 are limited to first-year students only, and those classes are also capped at 15 students. These intimate courses allow first-years to collaborate and get to know their professors and their peers better at the halfway point of their first year of college. Some of the 2017 first-year courses include “Imagining the Future: Science Fiction, Ethics and Us,” “The Cultural Evolution of Modern Japanese Cinema” and “The History of American Holidays.”
CentreTerm is also a popular time for students to study abroad—and this year, a record number of more than 230 students have chosen to spend this three-week term at such international locations as Cuba, Ghana and the Netherlands, among many others. To keep up with Centre students abroad over CentreTerm, follow #CentreAbroad on such social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Oftentimes, students taking courses on Centre’s campus still have the opportunity to travel during CentreTerm, as many professors incorporate field trips into their course curriculum. For instance, students taking “Haunted American History” will visit Louisville’s infamous Waverly Sanitorium, those studying Flannery O’Connor will take a trip to her Andalusia farm in Milledgeville, Ga., and the “Islam in America” class will travel to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Another exciting option available to students over CentreTerm is the chance to complete an internship or research project for course credit. In 2017, 37 students are completing CentreTerm internships—not only domestically, but internationally, at such locations as China, Ghana and Mexico.
by Elizabeth Trollinger
January 11, 2017