Jan Plans Off Campus

All Colby Jan Plans, including those abroad, are planned and administered by Academic Departments in conjunction with the Dean of Faculty's Office. Please refer to the respective department for more information. These programs are only available to Colby students who are enrolled on campus for the fall and/or spring semesters.

Jan Plan offerings change each year and, just because a course may have been offered last year is no guarantee it will be offered the next year. A full description of Jan Plan courses is available on the web in October, and students may elect for January courses at that time. 

NOTE: Financial Aid is not portable to Jan Plans off-campus. Some Departments, however, may have sources of financial assistance available.


 
COLBY'S OFF-CAMPUS JAN PLAN COURSES FOR 2014

For more information and to register for the course, please contact the instructor or contact person listed.

For any scheduled INFORMATION SESSIONS, please see the Announcements & Events on the OCS Homepage.

DEADLINE FOR DEPOSIT:  October 11, 2013, unless another date is specified in the description.  Some deadlines are earlier. Students should check with the Jan Plan faculty leader.



AM335  (cross-listed as EN335) American Independents: Their Art and Production  
CANCELLED


EN238  Art of Fly Fishing: Maine and Bishop, California   
Fly fishing classics and instruction in casting, knot and fly tying. Week three spent fishing the Lower Owens River near Mammoth Lakes, California; reading of literary classics (including Thoreau, Hemingway, Izzak Walton), critical essays and blog required. Analysis of on-line nature-writing, acquisition of fly fishing techniques: gear choice knot tying and fly tying, casting, fly selection and nymphing, and writing a fishing blog that promotes awareness of and respect for the natural environment. Beginners and experienced fly fishers welcome: students must apply for admission to instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.  For cost information, please contact the instructor. Three credit hours.  L.  SUCHOFF

 

ES358  (cross-listed as BI358) Ecological Field Study in Belize   
This field course emphasizes the biological diversity and ecological relationships between the flora and fauna of selected tropical ecosystems in Belize. Students will conduct qualitative and quantitative field investigations to study coral reef and tropical rainforest ecology and the environmental challenges. They will learn to identify indigenous flora and vertebrate fauna, and explore the culture and environmental ethic of Kekchi and Mayan Indian villages. Lectures, films, and discussions of assigned readings during the first week will be followed by a 20-day field trip. Prerequisite: Biology 131 or 164 or Environmental Studies 118, and permission of the instructor. Nongraded. Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 118, or Biology 131 or 164, and permission of the instructor. For cost information, please contact the instructor. Financial aid is available for qualified students. Three credit hours.  COLE, RUEGER

 

FR127J  French III (Paris)   
The last of the required language sequence (French 125-127) that develops communication skills in a careful progression over three semesters. In addition to working on the four traditional skills of speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing, students are encouraged to build their personal and cultural knowledge and to develop their critical-thinking skills through language learning. As students move towards greater fluency in French, they begin to do analytical work in the language. Students are also expected to adapt to an immersion environment. Prerequisite: French 126 or equivalent. For cost information, please contact the instructor. Three credit hours.  DAVIES (On campus contact: V. Dionne)


IT125J  Italian I in Siena   
Basic comprehensive course for students with little or no previous knowledge of Italian. Focus is on developing the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills needed to gain fluency in Italian and on familiarizing students with basic aspects of Italian culture and geography. Learning in the classroom takes place entirely in Italian and is task based, involving group activities, interviews with fellow students, and role-playing exercises. Conducted in Siena, Italy. Estimated cost: $3,550. Three credit hours. KRIESEL


IT153  Modern and Contemporary Italian Fiction in Translation in Verona, Italy 
This course in Italian fiction, held in Verona, Italy  will offer a close study of six authors whose work spans the twentieth century. Readings will include the following: Silvia Bonucci, Voices from a Time, Cesare Pavese, The Moon and the Bonfires, Leonardo Sciascia, To Each His Own, and Giuseppe Lampedusa, The Leopard. There will also be field trips to Venice and  Italian cultural centers around Verona. Written work required: three analytical  papers. Cost: $3,300. Three credit hours.  L.  BRANCACCIO 


MU267  Contact Zone   CANCELLED


RU113  The Literature and Art of St. Petersburg   
In St. Petersburg, Russia. Students read major St. Petersburg writers (Pushkin, Dostoevsky), and learn about art and architecture in lectures, museum visits, and city walking tours. Theater and concert performances are included. Residence is with a Russian family. Conducted in English; no knowledge of Russian required. Nongraded. Cost in 2014: $3,300. Required meetings on campus in the fall. Early registration required. Three credit hours.  MONASTIREVA-ANDSELL

 

RU114  Russia's Transition Economy  
In St. Petersburg, Russia. Students study the Soviet centralized economy (militarization, industrialization, collectivization) and post-Soviet economics (taxation, inflation, currency reforms, banks, investment, oligarchs, entrepreneurship, stock markets, and foreign investment). Lectures and site visits; cultural program included. Residence is with a Russian family. Conducted in English; no knowledge of Russian required. Nongraded. Cost in 2014: $3,300. Required meetings on campus in the fall. Early registration required. Three credit hours.  MONASTIREVA-ANDSELL

 

RU115  Russian Ethnography   
In St. Petersburg, Russia. Study of contemporary Russia and minority ethnic groups, including indigenous peoples of Siberia, the Russian north, Jews, and Cossacks. Field trips to ethnographical museums and urban neighborhoods; cultural program included. Residence is with a Russian family. Conducted in English; no knowledge of Russian required. Nongraded. Cost in 2014: $3,300. Required meetings on campus in the fall. Early registration required. Three credit hours.  MONASTIREVA-ANDSELL

 

RU125J  Elementary Russian I 
The equivalent of RU125, first-semester Russian, offered as a Jan Plan in St. Petersburg, Russia. Cost in 2014: $3,300. Required meetings on campus in the fall. Early registration required. Returning students may enroll in Russian 126. Three credit hours.  MONASTIREVA-ANDSELL