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We asked: What do you like most about J-Term classes?

  • MGT 675F: International Business/Marketing and Cultural Analysis of Sweden
    MGT 675F: International Business/Marketing and Cultural Analysis of Sweden
January 24, 2018

It’s J-Term, so we asked members of the Carthage community: “What do you like most about J-Term classes?” We also asked people to tell us their favorite thing about their current J-Term adventure.

Professor Mimi Yang

Professor of Modern Languages and Asian Studies

What do you like most about J-Term classes?
“During J-Term, I get to teach topics that are more personable and less ‘orthodox’ than the ones in spring or fall. How to put different and seemingly distant cultural perspectives in dialogue? How dialogues like this help forge worldviews, broaden knowledge base, and build character in one’s formative years and beyond? These are the quests shaping one’s life and career. The current J-Term class, ‘Intercultural Dialogues on Personal Growth,’ gives me a platform to share my personal quests with students and grow together with them. Love it!”

Which J-Term class are you teaching?
“Intercultural Dialogues on Personal Growth”

What is your favorite thing about your J-Term class so far?
“Witnessing students dive into cultural and human depth and expand their knowledge base.”

Krista Brummet ’18

What do you like most about J-Term classes?
“The opportunity to study abroad and immerse yourself in new cultures while learning and applying new material alongside other Carthage .”

Which J-Term class are you taking?
“MGT 675F: International Business/Marketing and Cultural Analysis of Sweden”

Katja Damjanic ’19

What do you like most about J-Term classes?
“I love the fact that it gives you the opportunity to either take a slightly harder class and you can focus on it more, or you could take something a little more laid back to ease you back into the spring semester.”

Which J-Term class are you taking?
“Frank Lloyd Wright”

What is your favorite thing about your J-Term class so far?
“I like the fact that it is a symposium so we are learning from different professors about the same topic, but different aspects. It brings together concepts that would not traditionally be thought of in the same way.”

Who is your professor?
“Linda and Tom Noer

Megan Fallert ’18

What do you like most about J-Term classes?
“The opportunity to travel and explore new countries. So far I’ve visited Germany, Taiwan, Singapore, and Nicaragua!”

Which J-Term class are you taking?
“I’m currently in Nicaragua doing medical mission work.”

What is your favorite thing about your J-Term class so far?
“The other day we hiked to a waterfall! It was absolutely beautiful and so refreshing. I’ve also loved taking in the views of the two volcanoes on the Island of Ometepe.”

Who is your professor?
Prof. Pfaffle and Prof. Zorn

Jaime First ’21

What do you like most about J-Term classes?
“I love how since you spend so much time with the same people, it creates a special bond between classmates.”

Which J-Term class are you taking?
“Understanding AIDS”

What is your favorite thing about your J-Term class so far?
“I’ve learned so many new, useful things that I think are very important that everyone should know; and the class is only halfway over! And the professor is amazing, Professor Polley is so much fun.”

Who is your professor?
“Marla Polley”

Ashley Hermans ’20

What do you like most about J-Term classes?
“They are neat classes outside my major.”

Which J-Term class are you taking?
“Music Theatre”

Adwoa Kankam ’19

What do you like most about J-Term classes?
“J-Term classes are some of the most interesting courses at Carthage. There is also the chance to travel abroad for a J-Term class and experience the world in the span of a month.”

Which J-Term class are you taking?
“Personal Finance”

What is your favorite thing about your J-Term class so far?
“From day 1, I have been learning valuable life skills that I need now and what I will need to know for the future. It has only been one week, but I have gained so much knowledge and I am learning how to better handle my finances and be aware of my spending habits. I am excited to learn more for this class.”

Who is your professor?
Jean Quashnock

Megan Maurer ’19

What do you like most about J-Term classes?
“I love J-Term classes because it allows me to take courses outside of my major and explore something that’s also interesting to me.”

Which J-Term class are you taking?
“Deviance (CS)”

What is your favorite thing about your J-Term class so far?
“We got to choose something deviant to look more into and then present to the class about our findings.”

Who is your professor?
Wayne Thompson and Richard Sperber

Emily Unger ’19

What do you like most about J-Term classes?
“Being able to focus on one topic for an extended period of time.”

Which J-Term class are you taking?
“Environmental Management”

What is your favorite thing about your J-Term class so far?
“The variety of people in my class. It gives a wider variety of viewpoints.”

Who is your professor?
“Brandon Koltz”

Miley Wiegold ’21

What do you like most about J-Term classes?
“I love that you only have one class, and that it doesn’t put very much stress on you.”

Which J-Term class are you taking?
“Education and Society”