Sadly, an intense and immersive experience like a JBS can not be effectively presented in a remote format. A crucial component of a JBS is the experiential learning outside the classroom like field-based research experiences, community engagement opportunities, guest speakers, and trips to relevant businesses and government offices. Also, long hours of group work would be difficult to replicate online.
However, for Summer 2021 Brandeis will still offer traditional Summer School classes in our 5-week "remote learning" synchronous model and 10-week online asynchronous model:
- 5-week online Session 1 and 2 courses meet in real time via Zoom and webcams to replicate the experience a student would have if seated in a classroom. There will also be "out of class" work and assignments in the course website in LATTE.
- 10-week online Session O course at Brandeis are generally presented asynchronously using a common structured calendar of readings, assignments, and interactions with classmates. Generally, students do not need to be online in front of their computer at set days and times each week. Instead, students have shared course deadlines for completing the readings, watching and creating videos, submitting assignments, critiquing peer work, posting original and thoughtful contributions to online discussion forums, and replying to classmates.
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So Much More Than College Credit
Want to prepare for a life of leadership? Gain distinctive skills and insights that will shape and enrich your future? Collaborate with world-class faculty and other students on exciting, impactful real-world projects? Network with experts in your field?
Consider the possibilities of a Justice Brandeis Semester.
JBS is your bridge from the classroom to the boardroom, the laboratory, the newsroom, the theater, the studio and a wide range of settings throughout Greater Boston, where people are working together to make a difference.
Choose one of several intensive nine- or 10-week programs combining thematically linked courses, internships, field-based research experiences, creative work and community engagement opportunities — all designed to help you delve deeply into a specific area of inquiry.
You'll immerse in academic inquiry and experiential learning experiences that allow you to think deeply and act decisively for both personal growth and the common good. You'll apply what you've learned so far and identify new opportunities for exploration. You'll work closely with professors, other students and professionals in an array of fields to address critical issues and challenges.
You may find your life's work, discover a new passion or experience a game-changing shift in perspective. You may discover the seeds of your senior thesis and begin decades of future research. And you'll do it all in the context of our shared commitment to global engagement and social justice.