Lynn University's 2014 J-Term features innovative learning

First-year students participate in service learning projects; upperclassmen take courses in Language and Culture, and Career Preparation
Lynn University's 2014 J-Term features innovative learning

Published Dec. 11, 2013

Lynn University’s sixth annual January Term (J-Term) offers 36 different courses throughout the two-and-a-half week semester (Jan. 6-Jan. 24). The new categories this year are Language and Culture, and Career Preparation. Upperclassman will also have the opportunity during this time to study abroad.

International Travel

The J-Term is designed to help students learn both inside and outside of the classroom. The Center for Learning Abroad is offering off-campus programs through J-term, which not only go outside of the classroom, but out of the country as well.

  • Jan. 6- Jan. 21, Salvador Da Bahia, Brazil
  • Jan. 5 - Jan. 25, Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Jan. 4- Jan. 20, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan. 4- Jan. 25, Cape Town, South Africa

Domestic Travel

The Center for Learning Abroad is also offering courses within the United States.
  • Jan. 17- Jan. 28, Aspen, Colo., Winter X Games Experience
  •  Jan. 5- Jan. 11, Las Vegas, Nev., Consumer Electronics Show

The Citizenship Project

Throughout J-Term, first-year students are required to participate in the Citizenship Project: Commitment to Community engaging in experiential learning opportunities and community service work with local, community-based partners.The project features 22 courses that focus on a civic issue, problem or topic.

This year, there are also newly developed courses which include:

  • Lead for Change
  • Maintaining Greener, Blue Waterways in South Florida
  • Social Consciousness and Animal Welfare
  • Empowering Movements Through Digital Slogans and Photography
  • Healing Arts

Speaker Series

The J-Term also features speakers in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center. This year, the Dialogues of Learning Speaker Series will feature executive director and co-founder of the Millennium Campus Network (MCN), Sam Vaghar. MCN is a Boston-based non-profit that is dedicated to empowering university student organizations across the United States to be effective partners for global development.

 Other speakers include:

  •  Monday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m.: Adolph Brown, Opening Speaker
  • Wednesday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m.: Sam Vaghar, Citizenship Project Speaker

  • Wednesday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m.: Keene Haywood, Citizenship Project Speaker

  • Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.: Gale Nelson, MLK Jr. Day Speaker

  • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m.: Speaker and former Lynn student Kevin Wilkins, followed by “Commitment To The Community” student panel

Citizenship Celebration

On the last day of the Citizenship Project, a celebration will be held outside of the Wold Performing Arts Center. Each class will have a table on display, with a visual element representing what they learned during their three-week class.