We love January (and we think you will, too). Our exploratory term in January, Jan Plan, gives students opportunities to choose among hundreds of different academic experiences. It’s a time for focused study, for interning, or for conducting research. Students are required to complete three Jan Plans, but 90 percent of students elect to do four. It’s just that good.
Jan Plan in Action
- Art 293j: Asian Museum Workshop - Three-minute video captures students curating and creating an exhibition—somewHERE: Visions from Chinese & Taiwanese Artists in Maine—at Common Street Arts in Waterville.
- Postcolonial Pastoral in India: Sensory Overload - Essay by Anne Vetter ’17 on four weeks studying Buddhism, environmental activism, and indigenous groups in the Himalayas.
- Views of a Changing Planet - In STS 297J, Views of a Changing Planet: History and Philosophy of the Environment through Film and Fiction, students published stories and audio performances online.
- Genomics and Bioinformatics Lab Course Blog - Students in Biology 397, Genomics and Bioinformatics, spent two weeks at Jackson Lab and kept a blog of its work constructing DNA libraries on transgenic mouse samples.
- Fly-Fishing Class in Sierra Trout Magnet - Students in English 238, the Art of Fly-Fishing, are featured in Sierra Trout Magnet fishing reports on the Lower Owens (last two images) and Upper Owens River in California.
- Multicultural Literacy Ideas on Tumblr - Students in Education 135, Multicultural Literacy, created a “Start the Conversation” Tumblr list on curbing offensive and demeaning language.