J-Term Programs

A J-Term study away program is held in January, between the Fall and Spring semesters.  These short-term, faculty-led study away programs are intensive academic experiences that are initiated, organized, and carried out by members of the PLU faculty, with assistance from the Wang Center for Global Education.  Each J-Term, approximately 300 students immerse themselves in a new country, culture or discipline that they many have never imagined.

*Students must be registered as full-time in the fall or spring semesters to receive J-Term study away credits at no charge.  If students are only registered as part-time, tuition charges will apply in addition to the published J-Term study away program fees.*

J-Term 2015 Course Offerings

All J-Term 2015 programs are now closed. Check back in January for a list of J-Term 2016 course offerings.

International Offerings:

Bolivia and Peru (HIST 344)

Andean History

Gina Hames, History
glh@plu.edu

COURSE CLOSED.

China and South Korea (BUSA 486A)

Business and Culture of China and South Korea

Brian Maeng, Business
maeng@plu.edu

COURSE CLOSED.

Ecuador and Peru (ENGL 234)

Environmental Literature in Ecuador and peru: Galapagos, Amazon and Andes

Charles Bergman, English
bergman@plu.edu

COURSE CLOSED.

Germany (GERM 331)

Language and Culture in the New Germany

Kirsten Christensen, Languages and Literatures
kmc@plu.edu

COURSE CLOSED.

Greece (CLAS 241/341)

Eternal Summer Gilds Them Yet: The Literature, Legend, and Legacy of Ancient Greece

Tyler Travillian, Languages and Literatures
traviltt@plu.edu

COURSE CLOSED.

Greece (RELI 213)

RELI 213: Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (RG)

Antonios Finitsis, Religion
finitsak@plu.edu

COURSE CLOSED.

Hungary (EDUC 385)

Comparative Education - Hungary

Frank Kline, Education
klinefm@plu.edu

COURSE CLOSED.

Indonesia (ARTD 388)

Saraswati: The Exploration of Art, Culture, and Spirituality in Bali

JP Avila, Art
jp.avila@plu.edu

COURSE CLOSED.

Namibia (EDUC 385/585)

Comparative Education - Namibia

Jan Weiss, Education
weissjm@plu.edu

COURSE CLOSED.

New Zealand (KINS 319)

Learning While Tramping on the Track of New Zealand

Bradford Moore, Kinesiology
moorebl@plu.edu

COURSE CLOSED.

Tobago (SOCW 325)

Social, Educational, and Health Services in Tobago

JoDee Keller, Social Work
kellerjg@plu.edu

COURSE CLOSED.

Uruguay (HISP 201SA, 202SA, 301SA, 401SA)

Spanish Immersion in Montevideo

Perla Gamboa, Languages and Literatures
gamboapd@plu.edu

COURSE CLOSED.

** Wang Center staff regularly assess the political situations at all PLU program sites in light of student safety and health so that you have a safe and productive educational experience while studying away. **

Domestic Offerings:

Neah Bay, Washington (ANTH 190/192/491)

Makah Culture Past and Present

David Huelsbeck, Anthropology
huelsbdr@plu.edu

COURSE CLOSED.

Tacoma, Washington (SOCW 175/491)

January Term on the Hilltop

Kathy Russell, Social Work
russelkz@plu.edu

COURSE CLOSED.

Canceled Courses:

The following courses received support and approval by the Department Chair, Academic Dean, Global Education Committee, Executive Director of the Wang Center, and Provost, but were canceled for various reasons.  This program listing is for informational purposes only.

Arizona and California (ECON 288/388)

Economics of Sports

Mark Reiman, Economics
reimanma@plu.edu

Norris Peterson, Economics
petersna@plu.edu

China (ARTD 388)

Printmaking in China

Craig Cornwall, Art
cornwacc@plu.edu

Washington D.C. (PHIL 228)

Democracy in Theory and Practice

Michael Schleeter, Philosophy
schleemt@plu.edu

**The Wang Center will support two MBA International Experience programs in 2015:
Please contact the School of Business if you are interested in any of these program opportunities, 253-535-7244 or business@plu.edu.

January 2015 – Peru
Exploring the Wonders of Peru: International Business and Culture
Professor Mark Mulder

Spring Break 2015 – China & Taiwan
Business Culture and Management in East Asia
Professor Chung-Shing Lee

J-Term 2014 Course Offerings