At Hollins, you’ll hear students and faculty talking about J-Term, January Term, or Short Term. They all mean the same thing: a month set aside for students to engage in one of a variety of activities. Students see January as an interlude between fall and spring semesters, a time to expand their intellectual and geographic horizons. Test drive a career with an internship, take a travel/study course, or sign up for an engaging seminar.
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Dive Deep in a Seminar Setting
First-year students choose from an array of seminars. Examples of recent courses include “Artificial Intelligence: Science and Speculation,” “Biology of the Dog,” “Effective Listening in the Modern World,” and “Fashion in Fantasy, Sci Fi, and Superhero Movies”
Take the Lead on Your Learning
Students propose a topic to a faculty member and work independently on a project. Students working on honor theses often use J-Term to do research and writing.