J-Term

J Term 2011 deadline extended to Dec. 10

j-term-logo-26oct2010.jpg With 18 courses still available, students can make the most of their winter break by enrolling in SMU’s “J Term,” or January Term. Now in its second year, the concentrated program of study, set for Jan. 4-13 at the SMU-in-Plano campus, allows students to complete one three-credit-hour course at a discounted tuition rate before the start of the spring semester.

The enrollment deadline has been extended to Friday, Dec. 10, for the 18 courses with seats available. They feature offerings from the Cox School of Business, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts and the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Courses include “Management Concepts” for business minors and non-business majors, “Career Development Theory and Practice,” “Mass Media and Technology” and “Crime and Delinquency.”

“J Term allows students to pursue a very focused learning opportunity with SMU faculty members and adjunct professors,” says Kate Livingston, SMU-in-Plano campus director and director of the J-Term program. “These credit hours can help students accelerate their degree completion, earn a second major or minor, fulfill general education requirements or prerequisites, or just take a course of interest.”

J-Term courses are not available for registration through Access.SMU. To enroll, students should meet with an adviser to select appropriate courses and to complete the J-Term application form. The application must be received in Enrollment Services, faxed to 972-473-3433 or emailed to jterm@smu.edu by 4 p.m. Dec. 10.

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By | 2010-12-06T14:17:09+00:00 December 6, 2010|Categories: News, Save the Date|Tags: , , , , |

2011 SMU J-Term deadline is Nov. 23

j-term-logo-26oct2010.jpgStudents can make the most of their winter break by enrolling in SMU’s 2011 J-Term at the SMU-in-Plano campus. Now in its second year, the concentrated program of study – set for Jan. 4-13 – allows students to complete one three-credit-hour course at a discounted tuition rate before the start of the spring semester.

The 33 available courses feature offerings from the Cox School of Business, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts and the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. The enrollment deadline is Nov. 23.

“J-Term allows students to pursue a very focused learning opportunity with SMU faculty members and adjunct professors,” says Kate Livingston, SMU-in-Plano campus director and director of the J-Term program. “These credit hours can help students accelerate their degree completion, earn a second major or minor, fulfill general education requirements or prerequisites, or just take a course of interest.”

J-Term courses are not available for registration through Access.SMU. To enroll, students should meet with an adviser to select appropriate courses and to complete the J-Term application form. The application must be received in Enrollment Services, faxed to 972-473-3433 or emailed to jterm@smu.edu by 4 p.m. Nov. 23.

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Calendar Highlights: Dec. 15, 2009

As the days dwindle down to a precious few…some important dates at a glance:

Holiday bells stock artThrough Dec. 17: Examinations
Dec. 18: Guildhall at SMU Fall 2009 Exhibition
Dec. 19: Last day of term and official date for conferral of degrees
Dec. 19: December Graduation Ceremony, 10 a.m., Moody Coliseum
Dec. 21-25: University holidays
Dec. 24: Sheraton Hawaii Bowl – SMU Mustangs vs. Nevada Wolfpack, 7 p.m. CT, ESPN
Jan. 1: University holiday
Jan 5-14: J Term 2010 at SMU-in-Plano

Food for Fines ends Friday: SMU’s Central University Libraries continue the 2009 Food for Fines drive through Dec. 18. Every donation of a can or package of nonperishable food for the North Texas Food Bank equals a $2 credit toward outstanding library fines for SMU faculty, staff and students. The waiver applies to materials from Fondren Library Center, Hamon Arts Library, and the ISEM Reading Room – drop off food donations at any of these libraries.

Calendar Highlights: Dec. 8, 2009

The end of 2009 (and beginning of 2010) at a glance:

SMU J-Term 2010 logoDec. 9: Last day of instruction
Dec. 10: Reading day
Dec. 11-17: Examinations (no exams scheduled for Sunday)
Dec. 18: Guildhall at SMU Winter 2009 Exhibition
Dec. 19: Last day of term and official date for conferral of degrees
Dec. 19: December Graduation Ceremony, 10 a.m., Moody Coliseum
Dec. 21-25: University holidays
Jan. 1: University holiday
Jan 5-14: J Term 2010 at SMU-in-Plano

Fine fare: SMU’s Central University Libraries continue the 2009 Food for Fines drive through Dec. 18. Every donation of a can or package of nonperishable food for the North Texas Food Bank equals a $2 credit toward outstanding library fines for SMU faculty, staff and students. The waiver applies to materials from Fondren Library Center, Hamon Arts Library, and the ISEM Reading Room – drop off food donations at any of these libraries.

Dallas Metropolitan Ballet Christmas productionEveryone celebrate: SMU President R. Gerald Turner hosts the 2009 All-University Holiday Party at 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Umphrey Lee Center Ballroom.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

Dec. 12-13: The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents The Night Before Christmas at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Buy tickets online, or call 214-631-ARTS (2787) or 817-467-ARTS (2787).

January 2010 to mark debut of SMU J-Term in Plano

SMU J-Term logoBeginning Jan. 5-14, 2010, SMU will offer an expanded January interterm called J-Term. The concentrated program of study allows students to complete one three-credit-hour course within eight class days spread over a two-week period.

For the J-Term’s inaugural outing, classes will be held Jan. 5-8 (Tuesday-Friday) and Jan. 11-14 (Monday-Thursday). The schedule provides six hours of instruction per day for a total of 48 contact hours, including time for exams. Available courses feature offerings from Cox School of Business, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, and Meadows School of the Arts (including the Temerlin Advertising Institute).

The daily schedule includes a break for meals. Most classes meet during the morning and afternoon from 8:45 a.m.-noon and from 1:15-4:30 p.m. Four afternoon/evening classes are available and will meet 1:15-4:30 p.m. and 5:45-9 p.m.

Students participating in J-Term will be responsible for their own housing. The SMU-in-Plano campus has no residence halls, and those at the University’s main campus are closed during that period.

J-Term 2010 courses are not available for registration through Access.SMU. To enroll, students should meet with an adviser to select appropriate courses and to complete an application. The application must be received in Enrollment Services by 4 p.m. Dec. 10, 2009 (Reading Day).

For more information about J-Term 2010, contact Kate Livingston, SMU-in-Plano campus director, 972-473-3401.

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By | 2009-11-13T14:30:13+00:00 November 13, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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