Meda Kisivuli's Blog on Healthy Boston
Nail Study on Her Campus Brandeis
Hanna Wellish '12, a short video about the students' work with Worcester Roots.
Philip Lu '11 writes about his experience in The Justice.
Most summer JBS programs include 12 credits. The summer with the optional fall extension includes 16-20 credits. The fall or spring JBS programs include 16-20 credits. It is best to check the specifics of each program for details.
Students who enroll in a JBS program must take all of the courses offered within the program. Each JBS program is designed to provide an intensive, theme-based academic experience that combines classroom and experiential learning. Because each JBS program is designed as a complete experience, it is not possible to pick and choose classes from different JBS programs.
The normal pass/fail regulations are in effect for the JBS program, and students may elect one course on a pass/fail basis as specified in the regulations.
Yes, summer JBS program courses are regular undergraduate courses, and the grades received will automatically count toward a student's GPA like the grades for fall or spring term courses.
If the course allows repetition (check the course description in the Bulletin), it can be repeated. However if the option of repetition is not explicitly stated in the Bulletin, then the course cannot be repeated for credit. Many of the summer JBS program courses are entirely new, but for those that are not, the instructor may have modified course content significantly enough to warrant credit for repeating the course. Please discuss this issue with the instructor and have the instructor contact the Registrar's office regarding exceptions.
Because JBS semesters are intensive academic experiences, we hope that many students will use these experiences as the basis of senior theses.