Just over 1200 students participated in J-Term 2017. Of those students, approximately 190 were enrolled in 11 domestic or international travel seminars. This included seminars that studied Theatre in London, Urban Society and Poverty New York City, International Health Topics in India, Cultural Diversity and Education in Hawaii and Finland, Religion and Politics in Egypt, Environmental Issues in either Ecuador and the Galapagos Island, Leadership in the Bahamas or Stewardship and Socialism in Cuba. Those who stayed on-campus participated in over 69 courses and independent studies on topics that included The Cold War Through Film, Winter Bird Ecology, Virtual Reality, The Recorded Music Industry, Adolescent Fiction, Robot Programming, the Cold War, Sports Medicine, Art and Chemistry, Moral Fiction and Classic American Film. As has been the case in previous years, the Theater Department put together and staged a production during J-Term, this year it was Chicago.
The J-Term Fair for 2018 will be on Monday, March 6. This is an opportunity for students to gather information about courses that will be available in 2018. This is particularly helpful for those interested in travel seminars as we will have preliminary cost estimates available. Students pay costs for travel, and those living in the residence halls pay a J-Term room and board fee, but full time undergraduate and pharmacy students, as determined by spring 2018 enrollment, can take up to 3 credits in J-Term without paying additional tuition. Students register for J-term when they register for Fall 2017 courses.
For additional information about J-Term, go to the J-Term website http://www.drake.edu/dc/j-termexperience/ The information on the site will be shifted from 2016 to 2017 as the information is developed, but the basics will remain the same.