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Selected courses, offered in January, may be used to fulfill the January Program requirement, which is described under "Academic Requirements." A complete list of offerings is published in the January Program Course List, issued in October, when students elect a course for the January term. Enrollment is limited to 30 or fewer students in nearly all courses. First-year students have priority in all 100-level courses unless otherwise indicated in the course list.
Most courses to be offered in January are described in this catalogue with the regular semester offerings of each department or program (a "j" following the course number indicates a January Program course). Some courses, however, are independent of any specific department and are described below.
002j Emergency Medical Technician Training Intensive training in basic techniques practiced in emergency medicine. Theory and practical exercises given in conjunction with Kennebec Valley Technical College. Course includes the basic 100-hour EMT program and requires eight to 10 additional hours of clinical observation in a hospital emergency department. Upon completion of the course, which includes examinations, it is possible to be certified as a State of Maine and/or National Registry EMT. Supplemental course cost (to be detemined; last year it was $408.71) covers materials, the licensing exam, and a required CPR course offered the first day; it does not include text and workbook. Prerequisite: Up-to-date CPR for the health care provider. Noncredit. THOMPSON
006j Furniture Making An introduction to the basic techniques and design skills that will enable students to create fine furniture. Hand and power tool techniques taught in a well-equipped shop at the Colby-Hume Center. Required reading: Peter Korn's Working With Wood. No charge for materials or supplies. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Contact Dr. Hume at email@example.com Noncredit. HUME
007j Blacksmithing An introduction to the basic techniques of forging and metal craft, which will enable students to design and create ornamental ironwork and functional household items. Students will work under the supervision of a blacksmith at the Colby-Hume Center. Required reading: Jack Andrews' New Edge of the Anvil. No charge for materials or supplies. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Contact Dr. Hume at firstname.lastname@example.org. Noncredit. HUME
008j Principles of Residential Design and Construction A comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices of residential design and construction, this course will provide future homeowners and aspiring amateur builders a thorough understanding of how a house functions to meet the needs of its occupants. Topics will be examined through a problem-solving approach and will include siting and design considerations, structural requirements, and plumbing, heating and electrical systems. Eight to ten hours per week will be spent in the classroom with additional hands-on activities available outside of classroom time. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Noncredit. GUAY
071j MCAT Preparation An opportunity to start MCAT preparation early and augment the spring semester MCAT review. The January session will review Physics, Organic Chemistry, Verbal Reasoning, Biology, and Inorganic Chemistry. The instructor will be provided by Princeton Review and will not be a Colby faculty member. Fees: $200 for JP071; $1095 for the Spring review course. Although a student may take the Spring course without the January course, registration for the January course commits one also to the Spring course. Students should (a) sign up with the Registrar and (b) call Princeton Review (800-2-review), register with them, and arrange to pay them directly. In addition to the stated times students must commit to two Saturdays in January, one full day and one half-day. Noncredit. PARKER
131j The Greening of Faith Is the degradation of nature evidence of a spiritual emptiness confronting humanity? Is environmental protection a religious issue? Using essays, videos, and personal journals, the course will explore how many people of spirit, from Buddhists to evangelical Christians, have come to believe that a more holistic view of the environment that includes a sense of the sacred in nature is the key spiritual issue of the new millennium. Students seeking additional information can contact Ms. MacKenzie at email@example.com. Two credit hours. MACKENZIE
137j Multidisciplinary Approaches to HIV/AIDS Since its first appearance in 1981, AIDS has become perhaps the most serious public health problem of the 20th century. As scientists continue to study its epidemiology, scholars from virtually every discipline have begun to address the psychological, sociological, spiritual, economic, and ethical implications of this disease, and scholars in literature, music, and art depict these implications in a variety of media. Accordingly, the goal of the course is to explore AIDS from the perspective of several academic disciplines. Two credit hours. THOMPSON
Every effort is made to ensure that this information is correct. If you received conflicting information, have questions, or would like clarification, please contact the Registrar's Office at 207-872-3000.
Colby is a four-year, residential, liberal arts college in Waterville, Maine. Colby offers undergraduate courses during fall and spring semesters and grants bachelors of arts degrees.