Please note: The information displayed here is current as of Saturday, February 16, 2019, but the official Course Catalog should be used for all official planning.
This catalog was created on Saturday, February 16, 2019.
December Term (D-Term) is an optional two-week session of academic enrichment during the break between fall and winter terms.
In the first two weeks of December, Lawrence offers brief, intensive courses that can be taken for 3 units of credit toward a Lawrence degree. These are enrichment courses that are not offered during the academic year and are not required of any student. On-campus courses include workshops, fieldwork, or travel to sites or activities within a day’s drive of Lawrence. Travel courses take students to locations around the world for hands-on learning in an immersive setting. All offer focused, experiential learning in a small class of interested students led by a Lawrence faculty member.
D-Term courses have separate tuition plus room and board if the course is on campus. On-campus courses may also charge a small course fee for travel or supplies. Travel courses charge a program fee for lodging, meals, museums/tours, and insurance; students are responsible for their own airfare to the course location. Tuition is significantly discounted to make D-Term courses affordable, so no additional financial aid is available.
D-Term courses are listed in the course schedule with a DECM prefix, and registration is through the Voyager system in the late spring or early fall. Students may register for one D-Term course. Any course that does not have five students will be canceled, and students will be given the opportunity to enroll in another course. Registration for D-Term courses closes at fall midterm reading period.
Academic performance in December Term will not change a student’s academic standing, though the December term course grade will be included in a student’s grade point average, which could affect academic standing in subsequent terms. December Term does not count as a term of residency in meeting degree requirements.