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It’s J-Term at Carthage! What’s happening this month

  • It's J-Term at Carthage — find out what's happening this month!
    It's J-Term at Carthage — find out what's happening this month!
January 07, 2019

It’s J-Term at Carthage, and that means two things: 1) Hundreds of Carthage students have grabbed their suitcases and passports for faculty-led study tours to such destinations as Costa Rica and India. 2) Those students sticking around for on-campus J-Term classes are having a month to remember.

Where in the world is Carthage?

This January, faculty will lead Carthage students on 13 study tours across the globe. Here’s a list. For more information, visit

  • Costa Rica — Open the Door: A Collision Course in Creativity, led by music professor Amy Haines and art professor Ryan Miller
  • Costa Rica — Photographing Nature: Investigating Biodiversity and Conservation with Digital Photography, led by biology professor Deb Tobiason and communication and digital media professor Laura Huaracha 
  • England — Brexit: Why? When? How? led by management and marketing professor Greg Barron and accounting, finance, and economics professor Chao Zheng
  • France — J-Term in Paris: A Capital Experience, led by modern languages professor Pascal Rollet
  • Guatemala — Spanish Language Immersion in Guatemala, led by economics and modern languages professor Ed Montanaro and Target Language Expert José Raúl González Ruíz
  • Honduras — Biodiversity, Brains, and Behavior, led by biology professor Scott Hegrenes, sociology professor Bill Miller, and neuroscience professor Dan Miller
  • India — Religion and Society in Modern India, led by religion and Asian studies professor James Lochtefeld and history and Asian studies professor Stephen Udry
  • Nicaragua — Biology and Geography of Nicaragua, led by biology professor Patrick Pfaffle and geospatial science professor Matt Zorn
  • Peru — The Role of Tourism and its Effect on Women and the Environment in Peru, led by modern languages professor Maribel Morales and political science professor Jeffrey Roberg
  • Puerto Rico — An Ecological and Cultural Writing Tour of Puerto Rico, led by biology professor Angela Dassow and English professor Shannon Brennan
  • Senegal — Senegal from Colonisation to Globalisation, led by education professor Jacqueline Easley, education professor Michele Hancock, management and marketing professor Jennifer Madden, and modern languages professor Isabel Rivero- Vilá
  • Spain — Spain: Intensive Language Study, led by modern languages professor Matt Borden
  • Tanzania — Religion in Africa, led by religion professor Andrea Ng’weshemi and religion professor Fatih Harpci 
  • Tanzania — Exploring the Intersection of Music, Religion, Gender, and Culture, led by music professor Peter Dennee and Pastor Kara Baylor
  • Austria and Germany — Music and Culture: Austria and Germany, led by director of orchestral activities and music professor Edward Kawakami, modern languages professor Gregory Baer, and physics, astronomy, biology, and Great Ideas professor Temple Burling

Meanwhile, back on campus …

Students don’t have to travel to have an incredible J-Term experience. This year’s on-campus J-Term classes include:

  • Art Survey I: Paleolithic to 1400
  • Human Communication
  • Advanced Synthesis Laboratory
  • Education and Society
  • Sensational Fictions: Film and Literature
  • Concepts of Physical Fitness
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Science: Mapping Your World
  • 20th Century Europe
  • International Management 
  • Applied Contemporary Mathematics 
  • Popular Music in America
  • Contemporary Professional Nursing 
  • Physics for Future Presidents 
  • Psychology of Stress
  • Understandings of Religion
  • Child Welfare Policy and Practice
  • Introduction to Acting
  • Boccaccio: Seminar in Medieval Thought

See a full list of 2019 J-Term classes

And when you’re not in class …

Looking for something to do on campus when you’re not in your J-Term class? Carthage offers a ton of activities for students this J-Term. Try out …

  • See an encore performance of “Up and Away” on Monday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Wartburg Theatre
  • Attend Bingo in the TWC on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Take one of the many group fitness classes being offered throughout J-Term
  • Compete in the Kick Out Cancer Kickball Tournament with Colleges Against Cancer in the TARC Fieldhouse on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m.
  • Participate in workshops for Dr. MLK Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21
  • Cheer on the Red Men and/or Lady Reds at one of the many sporting events taking place during J-Term 

See a full list of events during J-Term