J-Term Classes Earn Students Credit and Travel Experiences
January 10, 2012
Classes for the third year of Catawba's "J term," concluded on January 4, with 104 students seizing the opportunity to earn course credit online and/or to travel abroad over the break between semesters. While some courses included a travel component and took students to London, France, Nashville and even Nicaragua, other online courses netted them three credit hours in subject areas ranging from English to Psychology.
For a week in December, 10 Catawba students received an up-close look at the music industry in Nashville as part of a successful J-term travel course led by music professor David Fish. They met with key representatives at such major organizations as Sony/ATV Publishing, BMI, and Curb Records. They also had a chance to hear music performed live at the Grand Old Opry, the Earnest Tubb Midnight Jamboree, and the Loveless Barn. A number even got to take the stage themselves to perform on a musical showcase at the legendary Bluebird Café. As one student wrote in her post-trip report, "Over the course of a week, I feel like I gained more experience than I had ever imagined."