Huntington's January Term offers unique courses

Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University’s January Term will offer six off-campus and 23 on-campus classes, giving students a chance to delve into a single subject in-depth. The term begins on Jan. 7 and ends Jan. 23.

“January Term is designed to provide a unique educational experience for students and faculty by encouraging flexibility, innovation, experimentation, creativity, and fresh, stimulating approaches to topics of study,” according to the academic catalog.

Bachelor degree students are required to take three January Term courses, including those of the freshman and sophomore years. Students must complete January Term courses from at least two departments.

Students taking “Hopping through Europe: Art and Culture of Northern Europe” will travel to London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Koln and across Germany to Munich.

Through “Practicum in Romania,” participants will study the culture of Romania by living with local host families and performing social work duties. A wide range of opportunities exist within Veritas, a multi-faceted non-profit organization that has grown out of the Romanian Studies Program. Students will work with disadvantaged children, the elderly and people with disabilities in addition to community development and teaching.

Students enrolled in “Why We Can’t Wait: Civil Rights and Reconciliation” will take an in-depth look at the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the influences that persuaded him to adopt a theology of nonviolence. The class will meet on campus for one week and then travel to Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia to visit historical sites of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement.

Unique on-campus course offerings include “Bob Dylan: Like a Rolling Stone,” tracing the singer/songwriter’s career beginning with his early folk and protest music, his contributions to the revolution of rock music in the 1960s, his 1970s “Rolling Thunder” era, his Christian music, and his current career resurgence. In “Crust, Crumb and Culture: A History of Bread from Egypt to the Present Day,” participants will read about the history of bread, from its beginnings in ancient Egypt up through the time of mass production and into the present “post-slice era.” “Hogwarts and Huntington: Christians and Harry Potter” will explore various perspectives about the “Harry Potter” series while also reflecting on how Christians engage the popular culture.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  


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