All Arts and Sciences students pursue either a Bachelor of Arts (Artium Baccalaureus) or Honors Bachelor of Arts (Artium Baccalaureus Honoris) degree. Requirements for these degrees are described in the Curriculum and Curricular Requirements and Special Degree Programs sections of this Catalogue. Both degrees are designed to ensure that students develop strong foundational skills as they pursue a course of study that is appropriately broad, but with an area of specialization. Foundational skills -- including expository writing, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, decision making and values, and oral communication -- are taught and reinforced in courses across the curriculum. Breadth of knowledge and an understanding of diverse methods of academic inquiry are encouraged through the College's other general education requirements. Specialization is emphasized within the College's majors, minors, and practical concentrations. Students may also construct and seek approval for a self-designed major that integrates courses from multiple departments.
All first-year students enroll in a Rollins Conference Course during the fall semester. The faculty member teaching this seminar course serves as the student's academic advisor. Upperclass peer mentors assist with Rollins Conference Courses and help first-year students make the transition to college life and work.
By the end of the first year, students are encouraged to choose an academic advisor in their probable, or chosen, major field of study. Advisors assist students in designing a thoughtful course of study in light of life and career goals. They work with students in regard to course selection and registration, dropping and adding courses, selecting a major area of study, and improving study skills. An important part of this process involves consideration of a student's interests, aspirations, and abilities. The Office of Career Services provides additional programs to help students reflect on and understand their individual abilities and interests.
In addition, students may seek assistance from the staff of the Thomas P. Johnson Student Resource Center. Academic counselors in this Center support and supplement the faculty advising system, while providing advice and counsel on a wide variety of academic and personal matters.
Although Rollins provides an extensive network of faculty advisors and professional staff, the responsibility for meeting all requirements for graduation, both in general education curriculum and major program requirements, rests solely with each student. The Office of Student Records provides on its web site (www.rollins.edu/studentrecords) academic advising transcripts and general education summary reports available to students and faculty advisors. These reports are updated each term after final grades are posted and after most transfer work has been received. Students are responsible for monitoring progress toward meeting all requirements.
The Conference is a seminar class in which approximately sixteen first-year students meet with a member of the faculty to explore a topic in the faculty member's area of expertise. Faculty instructors are drawn from the full range of academic disciplines -- encompassing the arts, the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences -- and include some of Rollins most distinguished faculty.
Conference topics are selected to be interesting, relevant, and challenging. Students are encouraged to think rigorously through reading and writing assignments and in discussion; and skills are emphasized that enhance the students' ability to succeed at Rollins. Throughout the first semester, the Conference professor also joins students in educational and social activities, and experiences that supplement and enhance the course. These might include film and theatre excursions, field trips, dinners and other social activities, and career exploration activities.
The Thomas P. Johnson Student Resource Center, located on the second floor of Mills Memorial Building, is a comprehensive academic support center with programs designed to challenge students to take responsibility for their own learning, and to provide students with tools and feedback for developing learning strategies to achieve academic success.
The Writing Center, staffed by trained peer consultants from across the curriculum, welcomes writers at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming, to revising, to final editing. Writers of all abilities benefit from putting their work before an audience. Through one-on-one conversations and occasional group sessions, consultants serve Arts and Sciences, Hamilton Holt School, and Master of Liberal Studies students, sharing strategies, questioning rhetorical choices, and summarizing their discussions for both clients and faculty members.
The Peer Tutoring Program hires and trains faculty-nominated peer tutors to help students understand and improve learning in specific courses. Since peer tutors have recently succeeded in these courses, they can often convince student clients to try more effective and efficient reading, learning, and problem-solving techniques. They then monitor students strategic use of these skills in later sessions, both individual and group. In addition, tutors give feedback on students understanding of course concepts in the early stages of writing. Professors and student clients receive copies of tutoring notes made during each session.
Academic Advising Support Services assist faculty advisors in helping students clarify and set academic goals, interpreting general academic requirements, and developing strategies for success. Professional staff provide advising support for students experiencing academic difficulty, students submitting academic appeals, first-year and transfer student registration, and for students pursing the Accelerated Management Program. Other services include workshops and instructional sessions on time management, study skills, academic and career planning, test anxiety, and reading and note-taking strategies.
International Student Services provides a variety of services for international students planning on enrolling or enrolled at Rollins College. The office acts as a resource center for students, faculty, and administrators and seeks to develop a supportive on-going relationship with each international student. The International Student Services Coordinator helps students understand how to maintain legal immigration status, obtain legal employment authorization, and learn more about U.S. culture and higher education.
Services for Students with Disabilities provides assistance to students with documented disabilities as they become independent and successful learners within the academically competitive environment of the College. It is the responsibility of the student who will be seeking accommodations for a disability to contact the Disability Services Coordinator. For more information on policies and procedures, please visit our web site (http://rnet.rollins.edu/tpj/disabilityservices/).
For more information, or to make an appointment, call (407) 646-2354.
The Office of External and Competitive Scholarships provides information and support to students applying for prestigious honor scholarships such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall. Professional staff provide information on scholarship possibilities and deadlines, consultation on personal statements, and support during the scholarship process. Information about scholarships is available in the office as well as through the website at: http://www.rollins.edu/external-competitive-scholarships/.
The Office of Career Services assists students and alumni in the career development process, focusing on self-assessment, career exploration, and career decision-making. The center provides a variety of services and resources including career counseling and planning, career information programs, experiential education and identification of employment opportunities. These services and resources are delivered in ways designed to reinforce the personal, social and intellectual development fostered by a liberal arts education.
For further information, contact the Office of Career Services, (407) 646-2195, or see the Career Services web site: www.rollins.edu/careerservices.
The Center for Prelaw Advising at Rollins is designed to help prepare students for admission to law school. Students who have an interest (even if tentative) in attending law school following graduation from Rollins are encouraged to register at the Center early in the freshman year. Students will, at their request, receive assistance during their years at Rollins in addressing questions, choosing courses, and otherwise preparing for law school.
The Center offers:
For further information, contact Dr. Marvin Newman, Director of Prelaw Advising, (407) 646-2511.
The Rollins Health Professions Advising Program is designed to help students prepare for admission into schools of human medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, physical therapy, physician's assistant, and other health-related graduate programs. As it takes a minimum of two years to meet entrance requirements of these professional schools, students are encouraged to register with the Chief Health Professions Advisor and begin the appropriate course of study early in their college careers. The Health Professions Advising Program is coordinated by the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC), which may be composed of faculty from the natural sciences, humanities, or social sciences.
The Committee and the Chief Health Professions Advisor provide the following services.
When Rollins College was founded in 1885, its library collection consisted of a Bible and a dictionary. More than 100 years later, students have at their disposal considerable library resources ranging from ancient tomes to the latest technology in information retrieval.
The Olin Library, a $4.7 million gift of the F.W. Olin Foundation, was dedicated in 1985. Rising impressively near the shores of Lake Virginia, the four-level, 54,000-square-foot structure retains the Spanish Colonial architecture that dominates the campus. A second gift of $2.7 million established the Olin Electronic Research and Information Center. The Center features the latest technology, including computer workstations, a variety of software applications, online databases, full Internet access, color printers, and digitizing equipment. These tools facilitate students creativity as they pursue research questions, and prepare multimedia presentations and Web pages.
The Library's collections reflect the liberal arts mission of the College and strongly support the curriculum through a generous budget. Holdings currently include more than 303,000 volumes, 1,600 periodical and serial subscriptions, 13,200 periodicals available through electronic resources, 42,000 government documents, a number of special collections, and hundreds of compact discs, digital video discs, and videotapes.
The College Archives and Special Collections Department, housed on the first floor of the Olin Library, provides further opportunities for research in rare books and manuscripts and the historical records of Rollins College. Special collections emphasize the liberal arts character of the Library. Examples include the William Sloane Kennedy bequest of Whitmaniana; the Jesse B. Rittenhouse library of modern poetry and literature, including her correspondence with many literary personalities; the Mead and Nehrling horticultural papers; and an outstanding collection of Floridiana. The Archives offer a wealth of information to local historians, collecting both documents of the institution and extensive holdings on the history of Winter Park.
The Library faculty are information professionals who, in addition to providing individual reference and research consultation, teach courses in research methods to Rollins undergraduate and graduate students. The Olin Library is an integral part of the instructional, intellectual, and cultural life of Rollins College.
For further information, call (407) 646-2521.
Rollins has made a significant investment in technology during the past several years. All residence hall rooms, as well as classrooms and labs are connected by wireless and wired to the campus network and to the Internet.
Several computer labs provide general and special-use facilities for students. Public labs are available in the Bush Science Center, Cornell Hall for Social Sciences, and the Olin Library's Electronic Research and Information Center. These labs are networked to printing facilities, the campus network, and the Internet. Computers for writing and quantitative learning instruction are available in the Thomas P. Johnson Student Resource Center in the Mills Memorial Center.
Public computers are also available in the Olin Library and Cornell Campus Center to provide convenient Internet and e-mail access. Most computer labs along with the Student Help Desk are available more than 90 hours each week, with 24 hour access available, in the Olin Electronic Research and Information Center.
More than 90-percent of Rollins students either bring their own computer to campus or purchase or rent computers through the College. Information on computer sales and rentals is provided to incoming students with their matriculation information and is offered to current students periodically during the school year. While both Macintosh and Windows computers are used on campus, preferences of Rollins faculty and students closely match those of the computer market in general; Windows PCs are the preferred platform for most, with the vast majority of computer software being used by faculty available in that format.
A variety of microcomputer software is available in the labs, including word processing, multi-media and web design, programming languages, statistical packages, and discipline-specific software for individual courses. E-mail and Web page storage for student web sites is provided to all students and accessible on the Rollins Web server at http://www.rollins.edu.
The Department of Information Technology offers courses throughout the year, both credit and non-credit, on topics such as Using the World Wide Web for Research, Digital Video, and Creating Home Pages on the World Wide Web.
Opportunities for student employment are varied within Information Technology, and include Web page design and writing, student lab assistants, and Help Desk and computer hardware consultants. In addition, IT grants are offered to about a dozen incoming students with strong interests in computer technology; information on this program is available from the Office of Admissions.
For additional information, contact the Department of Information Technology at (407) 628-6326.
The College's Department of Presentation Systems, housed in the Bush Science Center, provides instructional support for a wide range of materials and information in audio, visual, and other non-print formats. The department supports various media-equipped classrooms and advises the student-operated cable television channel.
The traditional, four-year curriculum offered at Rollins is enriched by many special academic programs, most administered by Rollins and some sponsored by other institutions. Students may participate in various programs while in residence at the College, or enroll in programs that involve living at other colleges or traveling abroad.
Independent Studies offer students an opportunity for specialized study and are meant to encourage intellectual curiosity, initiative, and sustained effort. Independent Studies (classified either as tutorials or research projects) must be sponsored by a faculty member, and approved by an academic department and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Proposal forms for Independent Studies are available (in electronic form suitable for download) on the Student Records web site (www.rollins.edu/studentrecords).
Working under the close supervision of a faculty member, students read primary and secondary material, and/or work in a laboratory or studio setting. Evaluation is usually based on a paper, an examination, or both. A tutorial cannot normally duplicate a course that is offered regularly. The student must meet formally with the instructor a minimum of one hour per week. Normally, sophomore status is required.
To qualify, students already must have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to do the research. This implies that the research is in the major (or in a closely allied field), and that the student has achieved junior or senior status. Such projects usually involve original research with primary materials or original work in the laboratory or studio.
"An internship is any carefully monitored work or service experience in which an individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience" (The National Society for Experiential Education). Internships are viewed as being an integral part of a student' s academic program. The Rollins Academic Internship Program enhances students' internship experience through in-depth reflection and critical analysis of the work environment. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous internship opportunities approved for academic credit through the Office of Academic Internships and the Office of Career Services. With the appropriate consents, students also have the option of developing their own internships locally, at home, or abroad for academic credit. In addition, students can earn academic credit for structured, study abroad internships approved through the Office of Academic Internships and Office of International Programs. Again, all internships for academic credit must be pre-approved and no credit will be granted retroactively.
In order to be eligible for the Academic Internship Program (AIP), a student must have earned a minimum of 30 (thirty) semester hours of credit and not be on academic or judicial probation during the semester in which they are enrolled for the internship. Students may enroll in one (1) academic internship per semester, and a maximum of four (4) semester hours of credit may be earned for any internship in a single semester. A student who completes the same internship multiple terms may only receive academic credit for that internship during one (1) term. A maximum of 12 (twelve) semester hours of internship credit may be applied towards graduation. Appeals to these academic policies should be submitted to the Academic Appeals Committee through the Thomas P. Johnson Student Resource Center.
A student may enroll in an academic internship during a regular semester (fall or spring) or during the summer. A student may earn two, three, or four (2, 3, or 4) semester hours of academic credit for an internship. Each credit hour requires a minimum of 40 hours of work at the internship site within the dates of the semester. Students should submit an Intent to Register Form and a Credit Approval Form to the Office of Career Services by the published registration deadline for each semester. If the internship has not previously been approved for academic credit, an Internship Posting Form must also be submitted before the published deadline. All forms and published deadlines may be found on the Office of Career Services' website http://www.rollins.edu/careerservices/ .
The Director of Academic Internships or a designated faculty member supervises students enrolled in academic internships. This individual maintains contact with both the student and the host organization, and makes decisions regarding the granting of credit at the end of each semester. The requirements for the successful completion of an internship include, attending a mandatory orientation, working a minimum of 40 hours per semester hour earned, and submitting comprehensive reflection assignments that may include: writing reflective journals, establishing learning objectives, submitting evaluations, and a final paper. The summer internship course requires a matriculation fee. The semester dates for summer academic internships are set by the designated internship instructor, and may begin as early as the day after commencement and last up to nine (9) weeks. All credit requirements for summer internships must be completed within the nine-week time period.
Interdisciplinary, Major or Minor Credit
Students may earn interdisciplinary, major, or minor credit by completing an academic internship. Many students choose to complete internships for interdisciplinary credit that does not fulfill major or minor requirements. The grade for an internship is either credit or no-credit (CR/NC) and is listed on the student' s transcript as INTN (or a departmental prefix) 397: Internship.
To receive interdisciplinary credit for an internship, students should take a Credit Approval Form to their Faculty Advisor to secure his/her signature indicating that they are aware their advisee will be completing an internship for academic credit. To receive major or minor credit for an internship, the Credit Approval Form should be signed by both the student' s Faculty Advisor and the Department Chair/Internship Representative. Students should first check with their Faculty Advisor to ensure they have satisfied all department prerequisites to participate in an internship for major or minor credit. Departments approving internships for major or minor credit should adhere to the minimum standards of the Academic Internship Program. The Department Chair/Internship Representative should request to see the internship job description before approving the internship. The Department Chair/Internship Representative have the option to add supplemental requirements in order for the student to receive credit. These additions to the internship syllabus must be communicated both to the student and the Director of Academic Internships prior to starting the internship. Students who earn credit in the major or minor are typically registered for four (4) semester hours. The Department Chair/Internship Representative that has approved major or minor credit should give the final grade approval of CR/NC to the Director of Academic Internships or the designated faculty member supervising the internship course. An internship that is declined for major or minor credit may still be approved for interdisciplinary credit that counts towards students' general elective requirements. International Business majors must have the approval of the Director of International Business Internships prior to pursuing internships intended to fulfill the major requirement.
Approval of Transfer Credit
Internships taken pass/fail (P/F) or credit/no-credit (CR/NC) at other institutions will be awarded academic credit only if certain criteria are met. These criteria are as follows. 1) The internship must be pre-approved by the Director of Academic Internships. 2) The internship course must have a written syllabus stating that it is an academic course, not just a work experience. 3) The requirements for receiving credit must be specified. 4) There must be an academic advisor assigned to the student who will provide continual supervision of the intern during the semester. 5) There must be a minimum of 40 hours of work for each credit hour earned. 6) A maximum of four (4) credit hours will be accepted for credit. 7) The student must establish learning objectives, and those objectives must be evaluated throughout the semester by both the student and the academic advisor to insure that the internship is progressing. 8) A final project must be required. This project could be a paper or a portfolio assessment of the internship experience. The project should stress the learning aspect of the internship and include an assessment of the learning objectives. A journal alone will not be acceptable. The project must be submitted to the Director of Academic Internships for evaluation. 9) The student must receive a satisfactory written evaluation from the internship site. 10) The student must complete all requirements as stated in the syllabus, and must submit a copy of the final project/ paper and written evaluation to the Director of Academic Internships before transfer credit will be approved.
For further information, contact the Office of Career Services, (407) 646-2195.
INTERNATIONAL AND OFF-CAMPUS STUDY
Rollins College is committed to enhancing its international opportunities abroad and on-campus. International study experiences equal in quality and rigor to Rollins' academic programs are an integral component of this mission. A variety of off-campus programs allows eligible Rollins students the opportunity to extend their education beyond the campus. In order to participate in international and off-campus programs, students must be in good academic and social standing, and have a history of good conduct at Rollins. For more detailed information, students may contact the Office of International Programs or visit its web site, www.rollins.edu/int-programs.
For information regarding financial aid for these programs, see "Aid for Off-Campus Programs" in the Student Financial Aid section of this Catalogue.
Rollins College Approved Semester Programs
Rollins semester programs are offered in Sydney, Australia; Brazil; Shanghai and Hong Kong, China; Lancaster, England; London, England; Paris, France; Athens, Greece; Manchester and Trier, Germany; Rome, Italy; Osaka, Japan; Rabat, Morocco; and Asturias, Spain. Rollins also offers two approved domestic semester programs: American University of Washington Semester; and the Duke University Marine Lab. These programs are offered in cooperation with institutions and organizations overseas and the United States and they have been carefully reviewed, selected and developed with the Rollins mission and Rollins students in mind. Students accepted into these programs may apply their Rollins, Federal, and state financial aid (exceptions may include work study, academic department and athletic scholarships), to the program cost: a flat fee equivalent to regular Rollins tuition, room, and board. All earned grades are factored into the Rollins grade point average. Courses are either considered Rollins courses, or may be approved as transfer credits: this varies by program; see the individual program descriptions below for further details. For any credits that are accepted as transfer credits, grades lower than a C- will still display on the Rollins transcript and be factored into the Rollins grade point average.
Rollins College Summer Programs
Currently Rollins offers one summer program: Verano Espanïol in Madrid, Spain. Courses are considered Rollins College courses and grades are factored into the Rollins grade point average.
Field Study Courses
Short courses taught by Rollins faculty are offered each year in diverse international locations for one and a half to four weeks in early January or throughout the summer months. Field course offerings and credit varies from year to year. Field studies are either connected to fall or spring term courses or function as stand-alone courses; students typically earn two (2) to four (4) semester hours of credit for field study courses. Travel costs range from $1,000 to $4,500 per course and limited need-based scholarships are available. These courses are Rollins College courses and grades are factored into the Rollins grade point average.
International Programs coordinates transfer credit approval for other study abroad programs in cooperation with academic departments and the Office of Student Records on a case-by-case basis. Students take a leave of absence to participate and are responsible for a $550 fee for semester and academic year programs, and a $250 fee for summer and short-term programs; credits may be approved as transfer credits but grades are not factored into the Rollins grade point average, and Rollins, Federal, and state financial aid may not be applied. All other transfer credit policies apply.
International Programs offers study basic abroad advising, pre-departure orientation and assistance, and support for students while they are abroad, regardless of the program sponsor.
Applicants to all programs should be in good social and academic standing. Applicants for semester and academic year programs must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and applicants for Field Study courses must have a minimum of a 2.4 cumulative grade point average. Additional program specific application requirements and qualifications may also apply. Students must apply online for any and all programs through Rollins International Programs Application (RIPA), available through Foxlink.
Students interested in international study should visit the Office of International Programs or review the information on our website: www.rollins.edu/int-programs. Students are encouraged to pick up a copy of the Guidebook to Study Abroad for complete policies and procedures, and to look at the resource materials available in our office and online. The application deadline for winter and spring programs is typically at the end of September or the beginning of October; the deadline for spring break programs is typically in early December; and the deadline for summer, fall and academic year programs is typically in mid-February.
ISA at the University of Belgrano, Argentina
The semester program at the University of Belgrano through ISA (International Studies Abroad) provides students the opportunity to study for the semester at a highly ranked university in Latin America. The University of Belgrano, founded in 1964 was among the first universities in Argentina to promote study abroad and internationalization. Rollins students will have access to a wide variety of courses in a broad range of fields including: Spanish, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Culture, Literature, and Business. Courses are taught by full time faculty at the University, and there are direct enrollment options, in addition to courses with foreign students. Certain courses are also taught in English. In addition, students have the opportunity to enroll in a month-long intensive Spanish language course which is available immediately prior to the start of fall (end of June - late July) and spring (early February - early March) semesters. While not required, the program is strongly encouraged and is included in the semester cost. Students will live in a homestay as a way to fully integrate into the community. Belgrano is an upper-middle class neighborhood in the north of the city, with tree-lined streets and excellent access to public transportation. All courses earned at the University of Belgrano will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average.
Rollins in Sydney, Australia
The Rollins program in Sydney offers students the opportunity to explore and experience Australia through course work, numerous excursions to places of historical, cultural, and environmental interest, and a homestay with Australian hosts. The fall semester in Sydney offers a range of courses in Australian Studies -- art, aboriginal studies, environmental studies, literature, history, economics, and politics. For a complete listing of courses available, refer to the Australian Studies Minor section of this Catalogue or the International Programs website. There is an optional internship in a variety of professional fields for which students extend their stay in Sydney by five weeks and must pay an additional fee. Students earn sixteen to twenty semester hours of credit and may fulfill general education requirements. A semester in Sydney is required for the Australian Studies minor. All courses are considered Rollins courses.
Rollins in Shanghai, China
The Rollins in Shanghai curriculum was designed for Rollins students pursuing an East Asian major/minor but is also popular with other students in many disciplines because it allows them to make optimum use of their time in the "Middle Kingdom" through special courses that include numerous field trips and excursions to places of historical and cultural interest. The goal of the semester is to introduce students to all aspects China and Chinese life from the urban centers to the rural countryside. The program is facilitated by EducAsian, a study abroad organization with 15 years of experience developing and implementing high-quality rigorous academic programs in China. Students experience the benefits of studying on the campus of host institution, Shanghai Jiao Yong University, with access to all campus facilities and activities, as well as the support of a full time Program Director and local staff. This program is appropriate for sophomores, juniors and seniors with an interest in China and/or East Asia. Students normally earn between fourteen (14) and eighteen (18) credits and must take at least one Mandarin language course for eight to ten credits, and at least one content course taught in English. Courses are considered Rollins College courses and grades are factored into the Rollins grade point average.
Hong Kong Baptist University, China
The Rollins exchange program at Hong Kong Baptist University offers students the opportunity to enroll directly at a prestigious institution in one of the premier economic and cultural centers in modern Asia. Hong Kong Baptist University offers courses in 40 majors in the areas of arts, business administration, science, social sciences, and social work. Many classes are taught in English, and students take courses with local and other international students. Housing is provided in the international student dormitory and exchange students can take advantage of university services and co-curricular activities and opportunities for students. Hong Kong Baptist University has partnerships with many US institutions and their staff provide excellent support for incoming exchange students. Students typically earn twelve (12) credits and can participate during the fall or spring semesters, or for the full academic year. All courses earned at Hong Kong Baptist University will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average.
CAPA Semester and Internship in London
Rollins College offers a semester internship program in both fall and spring terms in London, England. The program is facilitated by CAPA International Education, a leading provider of internship and study abroad programs. Students have the option of participating in an internship and internship course, and taking two other courses; participating in a service-learning course and experience and taking two other courses; or taking four (4) to five (5) courses. All courses are offered through CAPA. Internships are available in education, film, finance, government, health care, journalism, law, marketing, museums, radio, and social services, and many more fields. Students work in their internship placements fifteen to twenty hours per week for fourteen (14) weeks. Students on the service-learning track complete fifteen (15) hours per week of service. Students may choose to live in centrally located apartments in London with other program participants. Students who successfully complete all aspects of the program receive twelve to fifteen (12-15) semester hours: six (6) semester hours (CR/NC) for the internship and participation in an internship course, and six (6) to nine (9) semester hours (graded) for the academic courses and/or additional enrollment in the Rollins academic internship course. All courses taken in London will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Students who opt to also enroll in the Rollins academic internship course will earn Rollins credit for that one course.
Queen Mary, University of London
The Rollins Semester program at Queen Mary provides students the opportunity to study for the semester or the full academic year at an institution rated among the top fifteen in the United Kingdom. Queen Mary is located in the diverse East End neighborhood of London and is unique to central London institutions due to its lovely and contained urban campus close to all London has to offer. Rollins students will have access to a wide variety of courses in a broad range of fields including: English, Drama, Film, Biological Sciences, Psychology, History and Political Science. Students live in dormitories on the Queen Mary campus and are fully integrated into University life. Students typically earn twelve (12) to sixteen (16) credits for one semester. All courses earned at Queen Mary will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average.
Lancaster University, England
The Rollins Semester program at Lancaster University provides students the opportunity to study for the semester or the full academic year at a leading teaching and research university, recently ranked ninth among all UK universities as a research institution. At Lancaster, commitments to a high standard of undergraduate and post graduate teaching and to research reinforce one another and make possible a wide variety of specialized courses. Rollins students will find a wide variety of courses in a broad range of academic fields, which makes the program a strong fit for students looking for fulfill major and minor requirements. Students live in residence halls on the beautiful campus located in the lake district of England, famed for its picturesque landscapes. Students are integrated fully into life on campus and can easily become involved in the many extracurricular activities available to students. Typically students earn from twelve (12) to sixteen (16) credits for one semester. All courses earned at Lancaster will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average.
Hollins in Paris France
Hollins University was among the first colleges in the nation to offer an international study program in Paris in 1955. A distinctive study abroad program, it is designed to be flexible in curriculum and builds around the interests of students. Students experience the city of Paris with courses that take them right into the daily lives of its inhabitants. This program is available to students at an intermediate level of French. All courses are taught in French. This program is available in fall or spring semester or for a full year. All courses earned at Hollins in Paris will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average.
University of Trier, Germany
Rollins College offers a spring semester intensive, in-depth, experience in German language, culture, and society in Mïnster and Trier, Germany. It is designed for students at the intermediate or advanced level of German language. Students live with student hosts or in residence halls. The program is hosted by the University of Mïnster, the University of Trier, and Kapito Sprachschule in Mïnster. Students spend the first eight (8) weeks of their program at Kapito in a total immersion program. Students then enroll in regularly scheduled courses at the University of Trier for the second part of the program. Students who complete the spring semester in Germany can earn up to twenty (20) semester hours. Credits earned in Mïnster are considered Rollins credits. Credits earned at the University of Trier will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits. All earned grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in Germany, a desire to become proficient in German language, and a desire to learn about German culture and society. They should have at least junior status and be in good social and academic standing. Students must have completed intermediate college-level German or the equivalent.
College Year in Athens, Greece
College Year in Athens (CYA) provides students with the resources to achieve a comprehensive knowledge of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean. It is administered for Rollins by Southwestern University. Even though the program is best suited for students studying the classics, majors in anthropology/ethnography, art history, European studies, history, international relations, literature, philosophy, political science and religious studies are also welcomed. Classes are taught in English and include field trips to historical sites and museums. Students may participate for a full academic year, or for just the fall or spring semester. All courses earned at CYA will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average.
The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, Italy
The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS) was established in 1965 by representatives of ten American colleges and universities; the number of member institutions has now grown to over 100. It provides undergraduate students with an opportunity in Rome to study ancient history and archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, and ancient art. Many classicists currently in the field are alumni of the ICCS Rome program and look back fondly on their experience at the Centro. All courses earned at ICCS will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average.
Trinity in Rome, Italy
Trinity College's Rome Campus, established in 1970, offers an outstanding educational opportunity in the heart of one of the world's great cities, where glorious treasures and haunting ruins of several magnificent civilizations are stage to a vibrant, modern capital. Students enjoy a superb location, excellent teachers, a broad liberal arts curriculum, stimulating fieldwork in Rome, the city's lively cosmopolitan culture, and faculty-led academic excursions to Venice, Florence, and Naples/Pompeii/Capri. In a typical semester, the Rome Campus has approximately 60 participants, drawn from America's finest colleges. Visiting students have been an essential part of the program since its inception in 1970, with visiting students comprising approximately 50 percent of each group. We welcome students from schools all over the United States. New friendships and personal growth develop through diversity on campus and the adventure of immersion in Rome. All courses earned at Trinity in Rome will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average.
Kansai Gaidai University, Japan
The Rollins exchange program at Kansai Gaidai in Osaka, Japan provides an incredible opportunity for students interested in Japanese language and culture and students broadly interested in Asian Studies. Courses taught in English are offered in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business/Economics, with a special focus on Asia in all courses. Many courses offer field trips that are integrated into the curriculum. Students can choose to live in on campus in the international student dormitory or at a homestay. Students have many opportunities to meet local students through Friendship Programs and other campus activities. Previous study of Japanese is not required, though students must take Spoken Japanese while studying at Kansai Gaidai. Typically students earn fourteen (14) to sixteen (16) credits for one semester. All courses earned at Kansai Gaidai will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average.
University of Oviedo, Asturias
Rollins College offers semester- or year-long opportunities to study at the University of Oviedo in Asturias, Spain. The language and culture program, offered both fall and spring semesters, provides an intensive, in-depth, experience in Spanish language, culture, and society, and is designed for intermediate to advanced students of Spanish. The direct enrollment program is offered for the academic year or spring semester to advanced or native speakers who want to take university courses in their major field of study. Both the language and culture program and the direct enrollment program are located at the University of Oviedo, a major university boasting more than 44,000 students enrolled in thirty-five (35) departments. Students who complete the program earn academic credit equal to sixteen (16) to twenty-four (24) semester hours. All courses earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Rollins students who are majoring or minoring in Spanish may apply up to three (3) of their courses in Oviedo, with the exception of Spanish literature. Students live with Spanish hosts and participate in a varied cultural program during the semester. Applicants should have sophomore status and be in good social and academic standing. Applicants must have completed intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Rollins Summer Program: Verano Espanol in Madrid
Rollins offers a six-week summer language and culture study program, and an eight-week language study and internship program, both hosted by don Quijote Language School in Madrid, Spain. Local faculty teach courses in Spanish language at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students live with Spanish hosts and participate in excursions to historic and cultural sites near Madrid. A Rollins College Spanish faculty member accompanies the group. Applicants to this program should have a demonstrated interest in Spain, a desire to become proficient in Spanish language, and a desire to learn about Spanish culture and society. The language and culture program is open to all students at the intermediate and advanced levels, and to rising juniors and seniors at the beginning level; the language and internship option is open to all students at the advanced level of Spanish Students receive up to eight (8) semester hours of Rollins credit and grades are factored into the Rollins grade point average. Course descriptions are listed in the Modern Languages and Literatures section of this Catalogue.
World Learning and the School for International Training, Varied Locations
World Learning is a nonprofit organization that manages a variety of international education and exchange programs including SIT Study Abroad. World Learning and SIT are recognized as leaders in the field of international education, and their undergraduate study abroad programs are unique in the emphasis on total integration, field-based and experiential learning, and independent student research. SIT offers more than 70 semester, summer, and academic year study abroad programs focused on critical global issues: Arts, Media, and Social Change; Development, Urban Studies, and Entrepreneurship; Global Health; Identity and Globalization; Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity, and Environmental Policy; Post-Conflict Transformation; and Social Movements, Education, and Human Rights. Programs foster academic rigor, intensive cultural immersion, substantial community involvement, and an emphasis on field-based research. The program curriculum incorporates classroom instruction and field study. Students typically live in homestays; take intensive language classes; and conduct an Independent Research Project: an intensive case study, practicum, or community project. Students typically earn sixteen (16) credits for the semester. All courses earned on these programs will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average.
Washington D.C. Internship Program
The Washington semester program at American University lets students intern in Washington while taking seminars with guest speakers from the realms of foreign and domestic politics, law and jurisprudence, international business and trade, journalism, economic policy, peace and conflict resolution, and more. Students live on campus at American University located in the Georgetown area. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required. All courses earned at American University will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average.
Duke Marine Lab
Duke Marine Lab is a campus of Duke University and a unit within the Nicholas School of the Environment. The mission is education, research, and service to understand marine systems, including the human component, and to develop approaches for marine conservation and restoration. Today, the Marine Laboratory operates year round to provide educational, training, and research opportunities to about 3,500 persons annually, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled in the university's academic programs; visiting student groups who use the laboratory's facilities; and scientists who come from North America and abroad to conduct their own research. A seminar/lecture series features many distinguished scientific speakers from across the nation and abroad. All courses earned at the Marine Lab will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average.
Service-learning offers students an opportunity to combine classroom theory and knowledge with practical community experience. In service-learning courses, students will, as part of the class, spend time volunteering in the community. Service-learning is the various pedagogies that link community service and academic study so that each strengthens the other. The basic theory of service-learning is Dewey's: the interaction of knowledge and skills with experience is key to learning. Students learn best not by reading the Great Books in a closed room but by opening the doors and windows of experience (Thomas Ehrlich, in Barbara Jacoby and Associates, Service-Learning in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices, San Francisco, California, Jossey-Bass, 1996).
For more information on service-learning courses at Rollins College, please contact the Office of Community Engagement, (407) 975-6406, or see www.rollins.edu/communityengagement.