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E-term Courses

Experiential Term (E-Term) is a three week term at Ferrum College which offers a variety of two, three, and four credit hour courses that offer experiential opportunities which may apply to or enhance courses in the liberal arts core and some majors/minors. E-Term is offered three weeks immediately following graduation in May. For more information about E-Term (details, dates, deadlines, fees, etc.) go to main E-Term page.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND FEES FOR E-TERM 2015  (May 12 - 29, 2015)

ACC 407: International Accounting

After intensive study of the differences between US Generally Accepted Accounting Standards, the International Financial Accounting Standards followed by most of the rest of the world, we will travel to London, England to visit the International Accounting Standards Board and to Brussels, Belgium, the capital of the European Union.  In addition to visits to the Bank of England and meetings with British business, the class will include tours of London and Brussels in order to allow students to gain an appreciation of the differences in culture that creates the foundation for different accounting standards.

  • Instructor:           Professor David F. Sulzen
  • Pre-requisite:      ACC 202
  • Travel:                 abroad (London and Brussels, passport required)
  • Credit:                 3 hr
  • .Fee:                    $3500.00

 (Travel safety will be determined at the beginning of the course and could cause a revision of course plans or cancellation.)

AGS 218: Regional Experiences in Agriculture

What is the face of agriculture going to look like in the 21st century? This is a critical question as we strive to resolve agriculture's ongoing identity crisis: factory farming to feed the masses, ecological farming to preserve the environment, or both? This requires a thoughtful dialog on agricultural "sustainability" - the environmental, social, and economic factors that determine the long-term resilience of farming systems. This immersive course is designed to examine these factors, using Virginia's diversified systems as a backdrop. Guest speakers, travel, and field exercises will illuminate fundamental concepts. A service learning component may be included. Course delivery will be supplemented with readings and a capstone project evaluating the sustainability of a selected agricultural system. Students from all backgrounds and majors are encouraged to enroll.

  • Instructor:          Dr. Nancy Brubaker
  • Pre-requisite:     none
  • Travel:                regional (Virginia - Eastern shore to Blue Ridge Mountains)
  • Credit:                4 hr.
  • Fee:                    $1000.00

 

BIO 123: Introduction to Entomology - Insects and Society 

As a lab-based science course, the course is already experiential in nature.  During this E-Term course, students will spend substantial time outdoors on campus searching for insects then identify those species in the lab.  For discussion of insects in the context of forestry, streams, forensic science, and agriculture, we will visit each of the relevant sites, and discuss the ecology of the site and how that relates to the insect groups we find.  Lectures and learning will take place in the field whenever practical.  In addition, we will also conduct visits to relevant local agencies or organizations (e.g., Virginia Tech Entomology Department, Novozymes Biologicals Inc. in Salem, the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville) that have an entomological focus.  Students will assemble an insect collection, which will require hands-on activity in the context of collecting, identifying, and preserving insect specimens.

  • Instructor:          Dr. Glen Stevens
  • Pre-requisite:     none
  • Travel:                local
  • Credit:                4hr.
  • Fee:                    $215.00

 

COM 211: Radio Broadcasting Methods

This course will familiarize students with the structure and design of radio program formats. Students will learn to create and produce radio programs through developmental writing and practical on-air experience. Students will also design daily broadcast and commercial programming schedules. Analysis of a variety of radio programs will include both the content and business paradigms of present day radio broadcasts. Although this course will spend most of the time on campus, some local travel is possible. Students will live and breathe radio broadcasting by working full days at Ferrum Radio to create and produce radio programs, IDs, PSAs, Promotional spots, and commercial advertisements. Students will also experience the managerial aspects of radio broadcasting by working on scheduling and coordination of content.

  • Instructor:          Dr. Karl Roeper
  • Pre-requisite:     none
  • Travel:                local/regional travel
  • Credit:                3 hr.
  • Fee:                   $85.00

 

CSC 230: Web Design

CSC 230 is a course that introduces the student to Web page design including fundamentals of design, creating a web page using Dreamweaver CS5, downloading information from the Web, evaluating the quality of Web Resources, using ftp protocol to upload files to a web server, and creating graphics with Flash CS5.  In addition, Macromedia Fireworks and Adobe Photoshop will be used to edit and create graphics.  Additional topics relevant to the Internet and web design will also be discussed.

  • Instructor:          Dr. Samuel Olatunbosun
  • Pre-requisite:     any CSC 100 level or higher or BUS 230
  • Travel:                regional (Virginia)
  • Credit:                3 hr
  • Fee:                   $230.00

 

CJU 497: Special Topics in Criminal Justice - Comparative International Law and Justice

This course will explore how different countries within the Western Legal Tradition understand the sources of law, criminal justice systems codes and cases, and constitutional designs.  We will look at questions of Federalism, judicial review and the balance of powers.  The course will study aspects of legal systems, focusing on United States, Netherlands, Belgium and France, with discussion of "mixed" common/civil law jurisdictions (e.g.Virginia, Amsterdam), as well as aspects of the European Union.  Registration for this course is by permission of the professor - interviews prior to registration are required.

  • Instructor:          Dr. David Nicholson
  • Pre-requisite:    Registration for course is by permission of the professor
  • Travel:               abroad (England, Netherlands, Belgium, France, passport required)
  • Credit:               3 hr.
  • Fee:                   $3500.00

(Travel safety will be determined at the beginning of the course and could cause a revision of course plans or cancellation.)

CJU 497: Special Topics in Criminal Justice - Topics in Institutional Corrections

This course takes an in depth look into prisons and jails (correctional institutions) and how varied they are depending on their custody level and the types of offenders they serve. We will visit a variety of correctional facilities that range from minimum to maximum security at both the local and state levels.   Some prisons will house male   offenders, while some will house females, and one of the jails will house both. Field trips will be taken to the local court as well as a local probation and parole office. Prior to taking the field trips, we will watch a variety of classic films which are both fictional and documentary to help you understand the prison culture. Students will practice a play depicting prison life and its impact on prisoners, the correctional officers, and the families of prisoners and correctional officers. The play will be performed on campus and in a boot camp prison. There are several written assignments that include previews and reviews of all the agencies visited as well as critiques of all the films. The course has a maximum of 13 students.

  • Instructor:          Dr. William Osborne
  • Pre-requisite:    none
  • Travel:               local and regional (Virginia and Eastern Tennessee)
  • Credit:               3 hr
  • .Fee:                  $400.00

 

EDU 147: Selected Topics – Diverse Student Populations as Portrayed in Visual Media

Through this course, students will examine the impact that specific disabilities have on individuals' lives and on the lives of their families.   Students will explore a variety of disability-related issues, and will complete assigned readings and view media presentations (for example, movies, documentaries, YouTube, and streaming media) to create a basis for discussion and informal research. Based on their research they will develop a presentation to support or refute assumptions based on the media presentations. Students will discuss characteristics, definitions, and appropriate school intervention for students. Field trips to selected facilities in the region will allow students to observe and interact with special populations and with professionals working in those fields.

  • Instructor:          Professor Nancy Beach
  • Pre-requisite:     SPD 220 or permission of instructor
  • Travel:                regional (Virginia)
  • Credits:              3 hr.
  • Fee:                    $150.00

 

ENG 207: Representations of the Holocaust through Literature and Film

This course examines related literature and films to examine how and why the Holocaust came about, the leadership of the Nazi movement, and the motivations behind the unprecedented atrocities perpetrated on the East European Jews and other groups under Hitler's reign.  This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a "C" or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College.  A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.

  • Instructor       Dr. Melvin Macklin
  • Pre-requisite: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher
  • Travel:            local
  • Credit:            3 hr
  • Fee:                $375.00

 

ENG 210:World Folktales and Literature

This course examines the literary, cultural and social significance of folktales and their influence on other forms of literature. Common themes and images in folktales that link different cultures within Appalachia, America and the world are studied along with selections of classic literature. Topics include animal tales; quest stories; tricksters, rogues, and tall tale heroes; Sleeping Beauties, Cinderellas, and other heroines; magical, malicious, and monstrous encounters; Beauty and the Beast and other transformations; and humorous and satiric tales. Activities may include watching films, visiting archives and museums, meeting with authors, and observing storytellers. This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. It can fulfill three hours of the writing intensive requirement for graduation from Ferrum College, for students who take this course as their second sophomore literature course and earn a grade of C or higher in the course. Students cannot earn a grade of C or higher in this course unless they earn a C or better on the writing assignments required by the course.

  • Instructor:          Dr. Tina L. Hanlon
  • Pre-requisite:    ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher
  • Travel:               local
  • Credits:             3 hr.
  • Fee:                   $95.00

 

ENG 213: Literature and Film of the American Frontier

The objective of this course is to examine the American frontier with a particular emphasis on the western and anti-western novel as well as western and revisionist film. This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the literature requirement in the Ferrum College Liberal Arts Core. It can fulfill three hours of the writing intensive requirement for graduation from Ferrum College, for students who take this course as their second sophomore literature course and earn a grade of C or higher in the course. Students cannot earn a grade of C or higher in this course unless they earn a C or better on the writing assignments required by the course.

  • Instructor:          Dr. Allison Harl
  • Pre-requisite:     ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher
  • Travel:                local travel
  • Credits:              3 hr.
  • Fee:                    $95.00

 

ESC 205: Tropical and Marine Ecology

This course is an introduction to the natural history and ecology of tropical island terrestrial and marine ecosystems.  In the course, students will learn the principles of tropical and marine ecology through first-hand experience on a required two-week field experience in the US Virgin Islands.  The vast majority of this course will be spent in the field and living in simple campground cottages on the beach.  Lectures and labs will take place in field settings.  Students will learn basic observational and sampling techniques in the field and conduct their own research project. Students will be required to obtain a US passport and must have basic swimming skills.  Enrollment is  limited to 20 students.

  • Instructor:          Dr. Bob Pohlad and Dr. Carolyn Thomas
  • Pre-requisite:     none
  • Travel:                abroad (St. John, USVI, passport required)
  • Credits:              4 hr.
  • Fee:                    $2600.00

(Travel safety will be determined at the beginning of the course and could cause a revision of course plans or cancellation.)

 HIS/ART 220: Introduction to Museum Studies

 Introduction to Museum Studies will take students behind the scenes in the museum profession and explore the techniques of the industry - skills that are also useful in many non-museum occupations.  Based in the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum's galleries and at the BRI&M's historic farm museum, students will gain hands-on experience in exhibition design, museum writing, cataloging, and label production as well as living history experiences of the 1800 era.  The class will visit art museums, a science museum, a transportation museum, history museums, and a zoo to examine the challenges each faces.  Introduction to Museum Studies can be taken either as a history course or an art course.  Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

  • Instructor:        Professor Vaughan Webb
  • Pre-requisite:   none
  • Travel:              local and regional (VA & NC)
  • Credits:            3 hr
  • Fee:                  $395.00

 

HIS 304: Civil War Battlefields Tour

After one week in classroom activities students will expand their understanding of the American Civil War during a guided tour of important eastern battlefields.  Discussions, lectures, and multimedia presentations during travel and in the evenings will enable students to appreciate the context in which battles took place and allow them to process the information they gather at the sites.  Specially selected readings will help students maximize on-site learning.  Upon returning to Ferrum, students will demonstrate the depth and breadth of their learning through writing and presentations.

  • Instructor:          Dr. Michael Trochim
  • Pre-requisite:     none
  • Travel:                 regional (VA, WV, PA, MD)
  • Credits:                3 hr. (1 credit hr. if student has already taken HIS 305)
  • Fee:                      $650.00

 

MTH 106: Math Manipulatives

This three week course offers students a "hands on" approach to mathematics. Different areas of mathematics will be examined including, but not limited to, algebra, geometry, and calculus. Students' understanding will be demonstrated through presentations and/or demonstrations. 

  • Instructor:          Dr. Bryan Faulkner
  • Pre-requisite:     none
  • Travel:                 no travel
  • Credits:                3 hr.
  • Fee:                      $0

 

PSC 491:  Topics in Political Science - Comparative International Law and Justice

This course will explore how different countries within the Western Legal Tradition understand the sources of law, criminal justice systems codes and cases, and constitutional designs.  We will look at questions of Federalism, judicial review and the balance of powers.  The course will study aspects of legal systems, focusing on United States, Netherlands, Belgium, and France, with discussion of "mixed" common/civil law jurisdictions (e.g. Virginia, Amsterdam), as well as aspects of the European Union.  Registration for this course is by permission of the professor - interviews prior to registration are required.

  • Instructor:       Dr. Sandra Via
  • Pre-requisite:  Registration for this course is by permission of the professor
  • Travel:             abroad (England, Netherlands, Belgium, France, passport required)
  • Credits:           3 hr
  • Fee:                $3500.00

(Travel safety will be determined at the beginning of the course and could cause a revision of course plans or cancellation.)

PSY 298: Pre-Professional Placement

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to observe principles of psychology applied in practice in real-life settings. Students will be involved in a community setting observing psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, personnel managers, behavior analysts, parole officers, and counselors in their work. In the field of psychology, and other areas, students who are to compete for jobs upon graduation, or even for graduate school placement, are finding that they need to build professional skills through direct experience. Although many programs have successful internship programs this course will offer students an opportunity to gain experience, possibly enrich their major, and "check out" the field in which they hope to be employed. This placement will require a minimum of 66 hours in the field. Students must provide their own transportation to placements.

  • Instructor:          Dr. Angie Dahl
  • Pre-requisite:     PSY 201 and permission of the instructor
  • Travel:                none as a class
  • Credits:              3 hr.
  • Fee:                    $0

 

PSY 438:  Science of Sleep

This course will provide an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system as it is related to sleep, explore the psychological and neurological impact of sleep deprivation on individuals, and engage students in research as they conduct a sleep experiment on themselves.  (Studies may impact student cognition and thus would not be suitable for conducting during a typical semester when other courses would be taken by them.)  Further, the class will include in-class activities, debates, and monitoring of their daily sleep routines.  They will spend time reviewing literature, debating hot topics, and giving oral presentations.  They will also have speakers from sleep laboratories that are involved in sleep diagnostics and learn about the impact of sleep on psychiatric and other medical disorders.

  • Instructor:        Dr. Megan St. Peters
  • Pre-requisite:   PSY 201 or BIO 105 or 111 and PSY 206 or LSC 307
  • Travel:              no travel
  • Credit:              3 hr
  • Fee:                  $250.00

 

REC 372:  Eco-Adventure

This course is a hands-on ecotourism and adventure experience that provides a case study of the relationship between tourism, recreation, history and the environment and its role in communities.  Students and faculty will spend seven days paddling and camping on the upper James River in Virginia then travel by vehicle to other sites and locations along the river to the Chesapeake Bay.  Students are expected to participate in a variety of adventure, cultural/historical and environmental activities that illustrate how tourism can promote local economic stimulus, environmental conservation and education.  This course offers students the opportunity to gain local, regional and global awareness and citizenship through a regionalized adventure based travel experience, compare and contrast the impacts (environmental, cultural, and economic) of ecotourism versus mass tourism, interact with local residents, learn how ecotourism is a useful economic development tool that promotes cultural and environmental conservation, and demonstrate person responsibility be participating in leadership based adventure activities.  Students must be physically able to take on challenging activities throughout the entire 3 week course.  Course is limited to 10 students.

  • Instructor:            Dr. Dan Caston
  • Pre-requisite:       none
  • Travel:                  regional (down James River, VA)
  • Credit:                  3 hr
  • Fee:                     $1300.00

 

REL 207: Selected Topics: Globalizing Religion: Ritual and the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

In medieval Europe, the Camino de Santiago was the third most popular pilgrimage route behind journeys to Rome and Jerusalem.  In modern times, the "way of Saint James" across northern Spain has been revived as a destination for travel for transformation.  This course will provide student an opportunity to walk enough of the pilgrimage (5 or 6 days of up to 12 miles a day walking) to receive their Compostela (an official certificate confirming completion of the pilgrimage).  We will use a backpack service in northern Spain to transport our luggage so that students will be walking only with a light daypack.  Special attention in the course will be given to the religious and ritual dimensions of the pilgrimage as students explore some of the paths leading to Santiago de Compostela.  But because pilgrimage is a concretely physical or embodied type of spirituality, the approach will be interdisciplinary as students also consider ancient an modern literary accounts, history, monuments and arts, and touristic practices of the Camino.  Students will interact with local Spanish people and with fellow pilgrims from around the world while walking in northern Spain.  During the course students will also spend time exploring either Madrid or Barcelona (depending on travel logistics), where we will see important historical, architectural, and artistic monuments and museums and meet local people.  This coure will run simultaneously with SPA 451, and all travel will be in conjunction with that course.  There are no prerequisites for REL 207, and you do not need to know Spanish to take this course.  Before traveling, students in both courses will have required readings and research about Spanish culture and history.  Students in REL 207 will focus on their work on religion.  This course will fulfill General Education Religion/Philosophy requirement for the Liberal Arts Core or Religion Major or Minor requirements.  Students MUST be physically able to walk long distances.

  • Instructor:          Dr. David Howell
  • Pre-requisite:     none
  • Travel:                abroad (Spain, passport required)
  • Credits:              3 hr.
  • Fee:                    $3500.00

(Travel safety will be determined at the beginning of the course and could cause a revision of course plans or cancellation.)

 

SCI 244: Introductory Forensic Science and Forensic Anthropology

This course investigates the scientific principles and techniques behind forensic criminal investigations. The techniques explored will include latent fingerprint detection and identification, blood analysis, hair and textile identification and ink and handwriting analysis. The highlight of this course will be travel to the University of Tennessee for training in forensic anthropology and a visit to the "Body Farm". During the forensic anthropology training students will evaluate changes in human composition as a function of time and environmental circumstances, in order to appropriately establish reasonable approximations of cause and time of death. Students will also learn how to use skeletal remains to estimate age, stature, gender, and ancestry of deceased individuals.

  • Instructor:          Dr. Katie Goff and Professor June Minter
  • Pre-requisite:     MTH 100 or higher
  • Travel:                regional (Knoxville, TN)
  • Credits:              4 hr.
  • Fee:                    $1600.00

 

SOC 392/EPD 392:  Eco-Social Justice: Issues and Applications

The Ferrum College Mission Statement calls students to demonstrate that they are "caring and concerned citizens of their community, nation and the world."  This course is designed to encourage students to explore that role in society in relation to environmental justice issues, by engaging in class discussion, assigned readings from print, internet, and film resources, oral presentations from interaction (in person or through phone or internet communication) with members of environmental social justice organizations.

  • Instructor:            Dr. Susan Mead
  • Pre-requisite:       sophomore standing
  • Travel:                  regional (VA and WV)
  • Credits:                3 hr
  • Fee:                      $625.00

 

SWK 299: Introduction to Community Services

SWK 299 is an experiential course in which students participate in a structured community agency including 75 hours of volunteer service within the local social welfare delivery system.  Classroom seminar accompanies this initial experience in the field.  Most agency placements will be located in the general Rocky Mount area but some may be in surrounding counties. Students will be responsible for covering their own transportation costs to get to their agency as well as their Field Seminar Workbook. Students will maintain a daily journal to address specific aspects of their agency experience, create a PowerPoint presentation about the agency, as well as several additional assignments. Students will be evaluated by their Field Instructor. Students will be at their agency 3-4 days per week (for at least 25 hours a week) and attending class seminar at least 2 days each week. They may be required to attend at least one evening agency meeting. Students will also visit at least one additional local agency other than their primary placement to get cross exposure. Students enrolled in this E-Term course are responsible for the following: a) complete a placement interest form by February; b) attend a meeting with instructor in March; c) pay a fee by early March for a criminal background, recent TB test and DMV check completed; some agencies require a drug test; and) interview and be accepted at an agency no later than mid-April. Students must meet the pre-requisite requirements and should discuss interest with instructor prior to registering for this course.

  • Instructor:          Professor Jennie B. West
  • Pre-requisite:     SWK 201 and ENG 102 (with a "C" or higher); only students who have been accepted into the Social Work major through the formal acceptance process are eligible.
  • Travel:                 none as a class
  • Credits:               3 hr.
  • Fee:                     $45.00

 

SPA 451: The Camino de Santiago de Compostela

The best way to learn about a culture and develop language skills is through interaction with people and their cultures.  This course will give students the opportunity to travel through parts of beautiful and historic northern Spain, and will include a five-to-six day hike on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.  We will be traveling on foot up to twelve miles in a day, and will have an opportunity to walk enough of the pilgrimage to receive their Compostela (an official certificate confirming completion of the pilgrimage).  We will use a backpack service in northern Spain to transport our luggage so that students will be walking only with a light daypack.  This walk, a traditional pilgrimage dating back to Medieval times, takes the traveler to the final resting place of the Apostle St. James.  Students will have the opportunity to experience the Spanish countryside, learn about the history and the spiritual dimensions of this journey and interact with local Spanish people and with pilgrims from aroud the world.  We will also spend time exploring either Madrid or Barcelona (depending on travel logistics), where we will see important historical, architectural, and artistic monuments and museums and meet local people.  This course will run simultaneously with REL 207, and all travel will be in conjunction with that course.  Before traveling, students in both courses will have required readings and research about Spanish culture and history.  In order to take SPA 451 you will need to have completed SPA 202 or have permission of the instructor.  Students must be physically able to walk long distances and hike.

  • Instructor:          Dr. Patricia Sagasti Suppes
  • Pre-requisite:     SPA 202 or permission of instructor
  • Travel:                abroad (Spain, passport required)
  • Credits:              3 hr
  • Fee:                    $3500.00

(Travel safety will be determined at the beginning of the course and could course a revision of course plans or cancellation.)

THA 205, 305, 405: Applied Summer Theatre – I, II, III

Intensive experience, open to all students, in one or more areas of production in a summer theatre environment. The emphasis will be placed on practical and sound approaches to theatre technique characterized by short rehearsal time and culminating in public performance.

  • Instructor:          Professor Wayne Bowman
  • Pre-requisite:     none
  • Travel:                none
  • Credits:              3 hr.
  • Fee:                    $375.00

 

  

*IMPORTANT Deadlines for E-Term  2014/2015*

  • Students must register for an E-Term course when registering for the spring semester; however, they must register for a minimum of 12 hours for the regular spring semester as an E-term course will not count in the spring hours.  Registration for spring semester is November 10-14, 2014.
  • Check in for E-Term 2015 is May 11.  Classes start May 12 and the last day of class is May 29.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is required for courses with a fee of $2000 or more and is due no later than December 9, 2014 to student accountsDeposits not paid by this deadline will result in the E-Term course being dropped from the student’s schedule.  E-Term travel scholarships granted will also be permanently lost should the dropping of an E-Term class becomes necessary for failure to pay the deposit and/or dropping the course for any reason. 
  • Applications for need-based scholarships for ONE E-Term travel course with a fee over $2000 will be available during registration for spring semester classes (students may only receive one E-term scholarship as they pursue their undergraduate degree). Arrangements for any other financial aid help must be addressed now with the financial aid office. 
  • Deadline for the scholarship application is November 14, 2014.  E-Term travel scholarships may only be applied to costs for E-Term travel and will be rescinded if the student does not actually go on the trip, leaving the student fully responsible for the travel fee.  E-Term travel scholarships are not available for E-Term travel classes beyond the number of E-Term classes required to graduate.  Students receiving any other college sponsored scholarship to be applied to an E-Term travel course are not eligible to receive this need-based scholarship.
  • The last day to drop an E-term class is February 6, 2015.
  • Students are obligated for all course fees if still enrolled on or after February 6, 2015.  If a student withdraws after February 6, 2015, and therefore loses an E-Term travel scholarship that might have been granted, the student is still obligated for the full course fee.
  • Arrangements to pay outstanding student account balances for the fall semester must be in place and current to register for an E-term course.  Arrangements must also be in place to cover spring semester balances (including E-term class), prior to spring semester check-in.  The cost of E-Term is part of the charges for the spring semester and the balance in full (if no other pending sources – Scholarships, Loans, Tuition Management Systems payment plans, etc) is due December 1, 2014.
  • Unless already awarded a need-based scholarship to help offset the cost of E-term travel, arrangements to cover the entire cost must be made.  Students will not be allowed to participate in an E-term course unless all prearranged financial obligations have been satisfied.
  • Students enrolled in a May 2013 E-Term course on or after February 6, 2015 will be obligated to pay travel related expenses and/or the full course fee whether or not they ultimately participate in the E-Term experience.
  • Students taking any additional E-Term courses (i.e., over the number required in the catalog for the year they enrolled) will incur an additional tuition fee of $595.00 per credit hour for the course.  If course is not dropped by the set drop date (e.g., Feb. 6, 2015 for May 2015 E-Term courses) the student will be obligated to pay all travel related expenses and/or published course fees.
  • The $500 deposit is forfeited if a student drops/withdraws from any E-Term class after December 9, 2014.
  • If a student adds an E-Term class after December 9, 2014, they must pay the $500 deposit (required for courses with a fee of $2,000 or more) prior to the E-Term course being added to their schedule. The last day to add an E-term class is Friday, January 16, 2015  Students who register for an E-Term class after spring semester check-in must also have payment arrangements in place immediately to cover E-Term fees.
Loan options for payment of E Term may be available. Students MUST contact the Financial Aid Office for more information. All applications and appropriate documentation must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office before April 13, 2015 for timely processing.