e-Newsletter of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary | October 18, 2012 Twitter Facebook

Learn something new over Winter Break

An innovative way to learn something new during winter break is being rolled out this year. A mix of courses will be offered during Winter Term for students who may be a credit or two shy of graduating, want to get a little ahead of the game, or are simply looking for something different to keep intellectually engaged over break.

Registration opens today for Winter Term, which will run from January 2 through January 11, 2013. Courses include: What do I say to avoid offense? Working with people with disabilities; business writing; program music; crime fiction and fact in Navajoland; Globalization and global social movements; and music, memory & language. Course descriptions are available online or on AMOS.

“This is not like the old January Term,” explains Carol Traupman-Carr, dean of curriculum and academic programs. “The former January Term (which was offered until 1994) was a month long, and students earned a full unit of credit in classes that didn’t run during a normal fall or spring term.”

Students then were required to take two January Terms for graduation. Courses included trips and experimental team-taught courses. This Winter Term is optional and counts as half-unit. Some courses will be run at night or online in an effort to include topics of interest to students in both the day and evening divisions.

Registration can be made at Benigna Hall or online here. Courses are $636.50 per class, plus a technology fee.  Six courses are being offered during the winter term, open to any current Moravian student, however because of the accelerated nature of the courses, students may enroll in only one class per Winter Term.  In addition, any junior or senior with an overall QPA of 2.70 qualified to register for an internship or independent study during the Winter Term, instead of enrolling in one of the six course advertised.  Payment must be made by the end of the registration period on December 19. A limited number of spaces are available in campus housing; interested students should contact Christopher Hunt, director of housing and summer camps.