Loyola University Chicago

Retreat & Ecology Campus

January Term

January Term is a great opportunity for students to earn up to three credits in two weeks. J-Term courses are designed to help students catch up, or get ahead and graduate early.

J-Term 2017 will be held Tuesday- Saturday, January 3-7, 2017 and Monday-Friday, January 9-13, 2017. You can register for these classes beginning Monday, October 17, 2016, here.  

Scholarships are available for IES majors for the Winter Ecology class. Click on J-Term Scholarship 2017.  The deadline is December 2, 2016.

BIOL 395/ENVS 398: Special Topics in Biology; Winter Ecology

January 3, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Where do insects go in mid-winter? How do plants and animals modify their behavior and physiology to survive the harsh winter conditions? Are you interested in fulfilling an IES elective or your biology lab credit outside of your busy semesters in a unique and interesting way? Engage with the winter environment on snowshoes during this J-Term course. Students will learn from expert guest lecturers and participate in hands-on field work to gain understanding of ecologist research on winter ecosystems. Relax each evening with winter film screenings and community-building bonfires!


COMM 274: Introduction to Cinema

Off-Campus (Online): January 3, 2017 - January 7, 2017
On-Campus: January 9, 2017 - January 13, 2017 (10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

LUREC’s Introduction to Cinema course is a great way to fulfill your Artistic Core requirement while engaging with Loyola students in a retreat-like atmosphere. The first portion of this course will be taught online. Students may access this section of the course from anywhere with a computer and Wi-Fi. The second portion of this course will be taught, in residency, at LUREC. Films that will be screened in the evenings will be discussed in class the next day.

This course is an introduction to the study of cinema as a complex medium of communication. This course will provide students with the basic terminology, observational skills and theoretical background for the study of film aesthetics, language, cultural analysis, history and the production of cinematic texts.  At the conclusion of class, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic approaches to film studies such as formal analysis; critical practices, and narrative studies.

For an additional $200 students can stay in dorms and receive three meals a day for five nights.

Go to http://www.luc.edu/online or contact the School of Communication, Dr. Milan Pribisic for more information: mpribis@luc.edu