Core Curriculum: January Term 2018

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. January Term is an essential part of the Core. Additionally, courses may seek Engaging the World designations. Below is a brief description of the Engaging the World learning goals and a listing of the January Term 2018 on-campus AND travel courses that satisfy these goals.  

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.

On-Campus Courses

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

JAN 039: Vintage Black Glamour: Fashion as Social Justice Praxis

JAN 043: The Art of Race: Re-imagining Ethnicity and Identity 

JAN 055: Asian-American Voices in Public History 

JAN 060: Oral History as a Tool for Social Justice 

JAN 104: Ethnographic Exploration of Sport for Social Inclusion

JAN 131: Black Lives Matter: Approaching an Emic View of Communities of African Descent

JAN 139: Finding Our Voices, Hearing Others'--Discovering Common Ground Among Differences

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 024: Empires and Barbarians

JAN 134: Battle of the Titans: Coffee vs. Tea

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

JAN 055: Asian-American Voices in Public History

JAN 106: Early Childhood Field Experience (Montessori Education)

JAN 115: Lasallian Education in Today's Schools

JAN 133: Writing for Change: Grant Writing for Local Community Partners

EDUC 121: Cambridge School Experience for Teachers for Tomorrow (TFT) Students

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

JAN 028: Protest, Parade, and Pop Music: How Action and Arts Fuel Protest

JAN 054: Explorations of Humanity's Future

JAN 121: Current and Alternative Sources of Energy

JAN 131: Black Lives Matter: Approaching an Emic View of Communicites of African Descent 

JAN 136: May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor: The Hunger Games 

JAN 137: Dance and Social Justice  

JAN 139: Finding Our Voices, Hearing Others'--Discovering Common Ground Among Differences

Travel Courses

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

JAN 186: Disconnect, Power Off and Unplug: Embracing the Spiritual Self in an Immersion Experience on the Big Island of Hawaii

 

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

JAN 170: SMC DIRT: Mt. Kilimanjaro

JAN 173: Ecuador and the Galapagos: Navigating Foreign Policy and Politics Aimed at Conserving Biodiversity

JAN 175: Wildlife Ecology and Conservation of South Africa

JAN 177: Christians in Rome, Yesterday and Today: A Pilgrimage of Faith through Global Perspectives

JAN 184: Mexico: Tradition and Modernity

JAN 185: India Through the Senses: The Music, Food, Film and Fashion of an Ancient Country in the 21st Century

JAN 187: 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: Mt. Kilimanjaro

JAN 171: Lasallian Service Internship I 

JAN 172: Lasallian Service Internship II

JAN 185: India Through the Senses: The Music, Food, Film and Fashion of an Ancient Country in the 21st Century

 

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

JAN 171: Lasallian Service Internship I 

JAN 172: Lasallian Service Internship II

JAN 173: Ecuador and the Galapagos: Navigating Foreign Policy and Politics Aimed at Conserving Biodiversity

JAN 174: Fascism, Resistance and Solidarity: Italy and Its Wounds

JAN 175: Wildlife Ecology and Conservation of South Africa

JAN 180: Rebel Artists in the Rebel City: A Sister City Exchange Between Cork and Bay Area Artists

JAN 187: The Web of Life on the Island of the Gods: Nature & Culture in Bali