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
- African Music Jan Plan Featured in Video - The African Music Jan Plan explores instruments, dance, singing, and the complex polyrhythms that contribute to West African music. A concert video featuring the instructor, master drummer Jordan Benissan, and students was made by Faculty Fellow Jennie Gubner.
- Students Describe Environmental Internships - Seven students who received internship grants from the Environmental Studies Program shared their Jan Plan experiences—from Maine’s Katahdin region to penguin rehabilitation in South Africa—at a program in February.
- Multicultural Literacy Catalyzes Change - The most popular Jan Plan course, with 79 students in four sections this year, is having positive effects on the campus climate.
- Video of Fly-Fishing Jan Plan in California - Russ Ollis ’16 made a video on the English 238 Jan Plan, The Art of Fly-Fishing, which incorporates literary classics and a trip to the Lower Owens River in California.
- Israeli Popular Music Course Website - The scope, assignments, bibliography, and other resources for Religion 152, the Israeli Popular Music Jan Plan, are online.
- Interactive Digital Media: Jan Plan in Two Minutes - Students in Computer Science 267, Interactive Digital Media Digital, used digital sensors to create artistic installations around campus, and Tatsuya Yokota ’19 condensed one project into a two-minute time-lapse video.