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Check off a General Education requirement

Lighten your fall and
spring course load

Get 2 or 4 credits closer to graduation

Take advantage of reduced tuition

Schedule

January 5 – January 23, 2015

(No classes January 19 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday)

JanTerm Courses

CLAS 260 - Classical Civilization: Selected Topics

Study of selected topics from Greek and Roman civilization, literature and archaeology. Topics change from year to year and include the Trojan War; the Golden Age of Athens; Rome of Caesar and Augustus; sport and spectacle in Greece and Rome; Alexander the Great; classics and computers; classics in cinema; Greek and Latin roots of English.

May be repeated for credit as topic changes.

Credits: 2-4

Attributes: CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Diversity/International, CLA-Writing Intensive

Offered: Offering to be determined.

ENGL 213 - Special Topics Creative Writing Workshop

A Creative writing workshop in creative non-fiction, poetry, or fiction, that focus on a particular theme, sub-genre, or problem. Topics could include writing that engages with the public sphere; occasional poetry (poetry that is composed for a particular occasion or is meant to be delivered to a particular person); interart poetry that engages with the visual arts, music, or vocal performance; writing that engages with a particular place such as New York City or the Drew campus; writing that combines genres or works intertextually; writing that engages with new media.

Course may be repeated.

Credits: 2-4

HIST 301 - Selected Topics in History

A study of a historical theme or topic that uses a methodological approach or viewpoint not fully explored within the departmental offerings. Topics vary according to student interest and faculty expertise.

May be repeated for credit as topic changes.

Credits: 1-4

Attributes: CLA-Breadth/Humanities

Offered: Offering to be determined.

MUS 360 - Drew Music Intensive

The Drew Music Intensive offers an intensive choral experience to students, faculty, staff, and professional community members duing the January and summer terms. Participants will rehearse advanced choral repertoire written specifically for chamber choirs, spanning a wide variety of styles and time periods, and will perform a culminating concert at the end of the term.

May be repeated up to 8 times (8 credits) with permission of the instructor.

Credits: 1

Attributes: CLA- Breadth: Arts

Offered: only during the January and summer terms.

PHIL 345 - Selected Topics in Philosophy

Topics in philosophy, varying from term to term as the department may direct.

May be repeated for credit as topic changes.

Credits: 4

Attributes: CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Writing Intensive

Offered: annually.

PHYS 201 - Robotics Engineering

This course is designed for students interested in engineering. It is a hands-on, project-based course, where teams of 3-5 students will build and test robots to perform a pre-defined task (e.g., navigating through obstacles, picking-up and carrying specified objects to a destination, etc.). The robots will compete against each other at the end of the course. The lectures will cover the basics of how certain sensors and motors work, and basic programming techniques for processing the sensor inputs and for generating motor outputs. Repeatable as topic varies. 

Credits: 4

Attributes: CLA-Breadth/Interdisciplinary, CLA-Quantitative

Offered: Monday-Friday, from 10am to 5pm, during January Term.

Prerequisite: PHYS 150 (or PHYS111) and CSCI 115, or permission of instructor.

PSCI 256 - Selected Studies in Political Science

An intermediate open topics course in political science. Topics will vary with faculty interest and staffing and might deal with specific policies (healthcare, environmental reforms, etc), events (the presidential election of 2012, the war in Afghanistan) or specific political problems or ideas (the challenge of freedom, the concept of civil disobedience).

This course may repeated.

Credits: 2-4

Attributes: CLA-Breadth/Social Science

PSCI 259 - Global Governance and Counter-Terrorism

This course explores the nexus between globalization and terrorism and how global governance networks have developed strategies to counter terrorism in the post-9/11 era. Themes covered include: the transnationalization of counter-terrorism policies, the role of the United Nations in the fight against terrorism and terrorism-related activities (i.e. terrorism financing), and how global governance networks pressure states to comply with international standards.

Credits: 2

Attributes: CLA-Breadth/Social Science

SOC 227 - Sociology of Families

An analysis of theoretical approaches to the study of the family with an emphasis on changing gender roles. Focuses on diversity among families and how definitions of "the family" are changing to incorporate variations in family structure by social class, ethnic and racial background, and sexual orientation. Topics include dating, love and romance, cohabitation, marriage and divorce, single-parent families, remarriage, day care, and violence in intimate family relationships.

Credits: 4

Offered: annually.

Prerequisite: SOC 101 or permission of instructor.

Registration

Drew students can register through TreeHouse until January 4, 2015. No PIN is required, however we recommend that you discuss course selection with your academic advisor.

Register now

Visiting students are welcome to enroll in JanTerm courses for academic credit. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education at (973) 408-3400 or owl@drew.edu for information on how to register.

Cost

Tuition for JanTerm 2015 is $660 per credit, making total tuition:

  • $2,640 for a four-credit course
  • $1,320 for a two-credit course

Please note that Drew financial assistance is not available for JanTerm courses.

Housing

On-campus housing is available to Drew students who are registered for a JanTerm course.

Food service is provide in the Commons and the Ehinger Center Servery.

Room and board for 2015 JanTerm:

  • Three Weeks (January 4 – 25): $1,031
  • Two Weeks (January 11 – 25): $612

Contact Bob Meade in the Housing office at (973) 408-3681 for a housing application.

Inclement-Weather Policy

If Drew administrative offices close for inclement weather, all scheduled classes and programs are likewise canceled. In the event of a delayed opening or early dismissal, a corresponding adjustment will be made to the day’s class schedule (for example, if there is a delayed opening of 1 hour, then classes all start 1 hour later).

Sign up for the Drew emergency notification system through TreeHouse to receive a cell phone text message about delays and closings.

Alternatively, check for notices on drew.edu, an email message on your Drew account, or call (973) 408-DUSC to hear recorded updates.

Student Life

Cheer on the men’s and women’s Ranger basketball teams at home games, hear world-renowned writers read their work at the MFA in Poetry program, or work out at the Simon Forum and Athletic Center.

Contact Us

Questions? Please contact the Office of Continuing Education at (973) 408-3400 or owl@drew.edu for information.

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