Directors Martha VanCleave (on-campus courses)
Shaik Ismail (off-campus programs)
In the four-week January term, students and faculty undertake intensive study either on campus or at off-campus sites in the U.S. and abroad. January Term is designed to foster global awareness, develop insights into major issues of our time, and deepen understanding of American society. It offers participants unique opportunities for innovative learning experiences beyond the standard curriculum.
During January Term, students concentrate on a single academic course of 2-5 credits. With permission of the instructor of that course, a one-credit paracurricular class may be added. More information is available in the Off-Campus – International section below.
In addition to regular departmental courses selected for their appropriateness to a four-week format, departments may also offer one or both of the following special January term classes:
XXXX 195 Great Books in the Discipline: An Introductory Reading Seminar
XXXX 395 Great Books in the Discipline: An Advanced Reading Seminar
Off-Campus - International
For all students, regardless of their major or minor, Linfield provides the first round-trip air transportation from the Portland International Airport to one destination outside the continental U.S. for one off-campus program – for approved travel for semester, academic year, or January Term programs – for each student who meets program requirements. Students who have already taken one program at college expense must pay airfare for subsequent programs arranged by the college unless a second program is certified by the Registrar as necessary for completing a major or minor with a required study-abroad component. Students who are so certified are entitled to a second round-trip airfare at college expense.
Students participating in an off-campus January Term course pay a program fee to cover the cost of the program and their living expenses such as accommodations, entrance into museums and land transportation.
- The program fee varies according to location and format.
- Course costs and estimates are subject to change.
- A fee of $201 per credit hour is charged for all January term courses, both abroad and domestic.
- Passports and visa fees are the responsibility of each student. Linfield will help to facilitate the visa processes and students’ accounts will be charged accordingly.
Students are responsible for any meal costs incurred during course days on campus prior to departure or after return. Meal provisions for the periods spent off-campus vary for each course. Depending on location, student should plan on spending approximately $600-900 for meals and personal expenses.
The following courses will be offered during January term 2013:
ECON 398 Aboriginal and Environmental Economics of Australia – Examination of Aboriginal economics and environmental issues including water use, pollution, and wildlife management in the Northern Territory and Queensland State of Australia through first-hand exposure, local expertise, and the tools of economic analysis. Study how indigenous people organized and conducted traditional economic activities of production and consumption, and see how Aboriginal economic life has adapted to the challenges imposed by western society. Explore how different interests in the region respond to environmental challenges, both in terms of economic activity and policy initiatives. Prerequisites: IDST 098; ECON 210. 4 credits. (IS or GP)
ENGL 398 Marie Bashkirtseff: Life and Art: Nice, Rome, and Paris – An examination of the diary and art of Marie Bashkirtseff, placing her life in the context of her time through study of people, places, and cultural movements. Explore her approach to her culture and encounter the distinctive atmospheres of the French and Italian cities through site visits. Much of Marie’s journal shows her life in the three main cities – Nice, Rome and Paris – where the class will connect her interests with key political, social, and cultural monuments of her century. Course highlights include viewing her paintings, the manuscripts of her journal and visiting her tomb. Students will research selected political, social, or cultural figures from nineteenth-century France or Italy and connect them with specific sites in these cities. Prerequisite: IDST 098. 4 credits. (CS or VP)
HHPA 398 Environmental Health Issues in Costa Rica – An introduction to biodiversity Costa Rica. Explore the crucial interdependence between humans and their environment. Examine efforts to protect and sustain the balance between human activity and the environment. Participation in several service learning projects designed to protect and preserve the biodiversity of Costa Rican environments. Prerequisite: IDST 098. 4 credits. (GP)
MATH 298 The Art of the Mathematics of the East – Exploration of differences between mathematical results developed in China and Japan compared to those in the West. Focus on number theory and algebra in China with site visits in Beijing and Xi’an. Focus on geometry in Japan. Site visits to shrines in Kyoto and Osaka with existing sangaku, wooden tablets with decorative geometry problems. Particular attention to differences in proofs in both countries. Prerequisites: IDST 098; MATH 170; MATH 175 strongly recommended. 4 credits.
NURS 398 Traditional and Modern Health Care in Southeast Asia – Explore the impact of history, economy, politics, environment, culture and religion on health care in Southeast Asia. Examine health care by visiting various health care settings. Discussions with educators, health care providers, and policy makers to help identify strengths and weaknesses of Southeast Asia’s health care system. Prerequisite: IDST 098. 4 credits. (GP or IS)
POLS 298/ENGL 298 From Colonialism to Globalism: Political Change in Southeast Asia from World War II to the Present – Firsthand investigation of the major political and historical developments in Vietnam, Thailand, and potentially Cambodia since World War II in literary perspective. Explore the legacies of colonialism in Vietnam; the origins, conduct, and aftermath of the French- Indochina and Vietnam Wars; the effect of war on the individual; the impact of globalization on development in North and South January term On-Campus Off-Campus – International Directors Martha Van Cleave, Ph.D. (on-campus courses) Shaik Ismail, Ph.D. (off-campus programs) In the four-week January term, students and faculty undertake intensive study either on campus or at off-campus sites in the U.S. and abroad. January Term is designed to foster global awareness, develop insights into major issues of our time, and deepen understanding of American society. It offers participants unique opportunities for innovative learning experiences beyond the standard curriculum. During January Term, students concentrate on a single academic course of 2-5 credits. With permission of the instructor of that course, a one-credit paracurricular class may be added. More information is available in the Off-Campus – International section below. 32 January Term Vietnam; Vietnamese politics; and the evolution of the U.S.-Vietnamese relationship since World War II and the related political, economic, military, and cultural dimensions. Site visits in Thailand examine the evolution of the U.S.-Thai relationship, political change in Thailand since World War II, and important transnational issues and their effects on Thailand, including trafficking in persons, refugees, and disaster relief in the wake of the 2004 tsunami. Volunteer opportunities, meetings with local officials, U.S. Diplomats, intergovernmental officials, and nongovernmental activists in each country. 4 credits. (IS or VP or GP)
TCCA 398/THTR 398 Theatre and Oratory in Italy and Greece – Consideration of the role of the theatre and rhetoric in ancient societies, with a focus on study and performance of ancient Greek and Roman myths, orations and plays. Examination of famous playwrights and orators of the ancient world, including Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Cicero, Demosthenes, Euripides, Gorgias, and Sophocles. Focus on the influence of Greek and Roman heroes and gods on the cultures of Greece and Italy. Basic theory, methods, and practice of performance and public speaking. Visits to ancient temples, archaeological museums, basilicas, and other areas of relevance throughout Greece and Italy. Prerequisite: Any of the following courses highly recommended: TCCA 220, TCCA 230, TCCA 420, TCCA 455, THTR 181, THTR 281, THTR 470, THTR 473, HIST 230, HIST 233. 4 credits. (CS or VP)
NURS 298 Health Care in New Zealand – Examination of the health care system in New Zealand with emphasis on delivery of care in various settings. Impact of history, economy, policies, culture and religion on health care. Study of nursing and other health-related provider roles in selected health care agencies. Prerequisite: IDST 098. 4 credits. (IS or GP)