This January, a group of Erskine students is exploring Ireland with Professor of Psychology Robert Elsner. So far they’ve kissed the Blarney Stone, tasted fantastic local cuisine, and explored castles that have stood for centuries.
If you’d like to follow along with their adventures, the class is posting regular updates to a blog:
There And Back Again
J-term is campus slang for Winter Term, a special 3-week term in January of each year. Students select one course from among a wide variety of faculty interests and hobbies, or they can travel abroad or schedule an internship/externship experience within their major field. Classes range widely depending on the year, giving faculty the chance to show off areas of expertise that otherwise might not fit the standard curriculum. And students benefit from sitting in class next to people from outside their discipline. It’s a great way to kick off a new year of intellectual pursuit!