Winter Term takes a final bow

Posted on January 5, 2018

Winter Term at Erskine began Wednesday, Jan. 3, with a slate of classes that includes an exploration of nearby national parks conducted by Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. Art Gorka as well as a travel course in the United Kingdom led by Assistant Professor of English Dr. Christine Schott. This year’s “J-Term,” as it has been popularly known, marks Erskine’s final offering of an opportunity for concentrated study during the month of January.

In addition to classes in which students venture off the campus or out of the country, students’ choices for this final Winter Term range from Professor of Philosophy Dr. David Reiter’s course on “The Theological and Philosophical Writings of St. Augustine” to “Occupational Safety and Health Administration” with Assistant Professor of Business Administration Dr. Jack Abraham.

Although Winter Term has provided valuable experiences for students, the January session means that Erskine’s spring semester ends about three weeks later than spring term at other colleges in the area. The faculty decided that many students would benefit from bringing Erskine’s spring semester into alignment with that of other schools, including students seeking summer internships and applying for graduate school.

Beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, Erskine will offer two four-week summer sessions, affording students some of the same opportunities as the current Winter Term has done.