Two people using binoculars Students may earn Jan Plan credit and up to three credit hours toward the 128 hours required for graduation by completing one of dozens of courses offered on campus during January. An online list of Jan Plan courses is finalized in October, when course selection takes place.  Among on-campus courses offered:

  • African Music—Gain hands-on experience with African cultures through learning complex polyrhythms, playing instruments, singing, and dancing.
  • Big Data: Information Use and Misuse—How might big data play a role in your life, now and in the future, for better and for worse?
  • Emergency Medical Technician Training—With successful completion, your EMT license may be issued and you can join Colby Emergency Response.
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship—Identify and evaluate new venture opportunities by compiling a business plan and funding summary.
  • Kitchen Judaism: Jewish Identity Formation through Cooking—Prepare and enjoy dishes from diverse Jewish cuisines while examining dietary laws and food-related memoirs.
  • Special Topics in Health and Medicine: Substance Use and Abuse—Examine sociological factors that affect substance use and abuse.
  • Multicultural Literacy—Discuss tools for understanding and respecting diversity of all kinds and for communicating across differences.
  • Meteorology—Understand weather systems and forecast weather patterns.
  • Narrative Film Production—Learn cinematography, casting, and scripting and produce your own short film.

» Jan Plan courses and descriptions