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.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Justice Brandeis Semester (JBS) is an engaging, immersive academic program in which small groups of students explore a thematic topic through inquiry-based courses linked to real-world experiential opportunities such as internships, field-based research, creative work or community-engaged learning.
JBS is an exciting program where students will:
- gain real-world experience through experiential learning that will enhance your career and make you a more competitive candidate for the work-force when you graduate
- build close relationships with professors and small groups of students
In the summer of 2010 and semesters thereafter, students may enroll in Justice Brandeis Semesters focusing on such varied topics as environmental health and justice, Web programming, or Civil Rights and Racial Justice in Mississippi.
The JBS program represents some of the best elements of undergraduate education at Brandeis. It fosters strong relationships between faculty members and students in an intimate learning setting. Students will have the unique opportunity to delve into a particular topic through course work and experiential learning, while not being confined to a typical class schedule. Exploration of the program theme will be further enriched by the multitude of perspectives that the small group of students and faculty contribute. This is an exciting opportunity for students and another example of the University’s innovative approach to education.
It is anticipated that significant and timely JBS program topics will continue to be proposed and offered to students in the coming semesters. As JBS grows, many of the programs may be offered in the Extended JBS program model, whereby students expand upon a summer JBS program through an internship placement in the fall semester. Similarly, it is anticipated that many students who participate in a summer JBS program will then want to take either a fall or spring semester away from the university to pursue internships or research opportunities that build on the knowledge that was acquired during the JBS program.