Core Curriculum: Jan Term 2017

The Core Curriculum is the foundational and essential learning expected of all students at Saint Mary's and the processes by which students achieve that learning. Below is a brief description of the Core learning goals and a listing of the Jan Term 2017 on-campus AND travel courses that satisfy these goals. Courses that satisfy multiple goals have this noted with an abbreviation of the other goals.

Jan Term On-Campus Courses

Engaging the World

An exploration of justice, civic responsibility, and social, economic and cultural differences, examining and reflecting on what it means to be a citizen in local and global communities.

American Diversity (AD): An intellectual engagement with the social, cultural, economic or political diversity in the United States.

JAN 029: Nat Turner and the Southampton Slave Rebellion

JAN 031: Radioactive: The Power of Sound

JAN 038: Check All That Apply

JAN 055: Gospel Chorus: Musical Performance, Race Relations, and the Black Catholic Mass

JAN 056: History of Rock and Roll I: Roots to the British Invasion

JAN 113: Jazz Choir

JAN 126: Toxic Bodies: Sex, Gender and Environmental Justice

JAN 141: Black Lives Matter: Approaching an Emic View of Communities of African Descent

JAN 148: Finding Our Voices, Hearing Others'

Global Perspectives (GP): A study of social, economic, religious or political structures in different global communities and cultures.

JAN 020: Political Culture in the Arab World

JAN 030: Short Stories in Arabic

JAN 044: Beyond Madagascar: Africa and the World

JAN 142: Learning About the World: India

JAN 144: Battle of the Titans: Coffee vs. Tea

Community Engagement (CE): An application of intellectual experiences to the community beyond the academy.

EDUC 119: Early Childhood Field Experience

EDUC 121: Field Experience at Cambridge/TFT

JAN 117: Lasallian Education in Today's Schools

The Common Good (TCG): A vigorous academic exploration about what the common good is and how it might be pursued.

JAN 023: Slow Down and Go Outside

JAN 024: California's Fury Road: Water Wars Past and Present

JAN 035: The Poverty of Nations: New Challenges for International Law, Global Businesses and Economic Policy

JAN 053: What is a Good Life?

JAN 126: Toxic Bodies: Sex, Gender, and Environmental Justice

JAN 138: Holocaust Remembrance in Art, Music, Memorials and Literature

JAN 147: Dance and Social Justice

JAN 148: Finding Our Voices, Hearing Others'

Jan Term Travel Courses

Engaging the World

An exploration of justice, civic responsibility, and social, economic and cultural differences, examining and reflecting on what it means to be a citizen in local and global communities.

The Common Good (TCG): A vigorous academic exploration about what the common good is and how it might be pursued.

JAN 172: Lasallian Service Internship I

JAN 173: Lasallian Service Internship II

JAN 178: Culture Clash: Japan

JAN 190: The Web of Life on the Island of the Gods: Nature & Culture in Bali

Community Engagement (CE): An application of intellectual experiences to the community beyond the academy.

JAN 170: SMC Dirt: Amazon

JAN 172: Lasallian Service Internship I

JAN 173: Lasallian Service Internship II

JAN 180: Empowered Writing: Writing with Kenyan Women and Nonprofits

JAN 182: Rwanda: Kwizera: Believe in our Purpose

Global Perspective (GP): A study of social, economic, religious or political structures in different global communities and cultures.

JAN 170: SMC Dirt: Amazon

JAN 171: Antilles

JAN 174: The Land and the Life of Peru

JAN 176: Rome

JAN 178: Culture Clash: Japan

JAN 179: Journey to Kathmandu: the Living Tradition of Himalayan Buddhism from Tibet to Nepal to the West

JAN 182: Rwanda: Kwizera: Believe in our Purpose

JAN 184: Creative Geniuses or Hard Workers: Innovative Insights from South Korea

JAN 185: An Indian Aesthetic: Religion & Culture in India

JAN 187: Mexico: Tradition and Modernity

JAN 190: The Web of Life on the Island of the Gods: Nature & Culture in Bali

 

Language Requirement

Studying languages and cultures helps us recognize the universal aspects of the human condition and embrace the diverse backgrounds of people at home and around the world.

French 1 (Elementary)
German 1 (Elementary)
Italian 1 (Elementary)
Japanese 1 (Elementary)