Online Interterm

By Jordan Dolbin

So everybody knows what interterm is. We get a five week break for Christmas but we have to spend about three weeks of that break taking a class here at Baker or at some cool place like the Virgin Islands.

Well, as cool and fun as that sounds, I’d like to be able to enjoy my Christmas break at home in California. By the time December rolls around I will have been away from home for about five months and I think it would be nice to be able to spend five weeks with my family.

Right now, the only accommodations for out of state students to go home for interterm is being able to do an internship. However the requirements for this five week internship are basically the same as those for a 19 week semester internship. It is really hard to find a company that does work within your major to do an internship during the holidays and explain to them that you need 120 hours in just five weeks.

I think a good alternative to being on campus would be to allow out of state students to take an online interterm. It seems to me that this is a very reasonable request, because personally, this whole having to cut Christmas break short for one class is kind of turning me off toward Baker.

I understand that interterm classes are intended to be fun and a change of pace from the regular classes we take throughout the semester, but I think an online interterm is a very good alternative for those who live out of state. I don’t mind that I have to take a class during Christmas break, I just want to be able to do that at home.


~ by dbozmedia on October 6, 2010.

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