Prepping for Interterm 2021

The McPherson College campus in January.

What Is Interterm?

McPherson College offers a three-and-a-half week interterm from Monday, January 4, through Tuesday, January 26. Students take only one course, which typically meets each weekday for two to three hours. Students enrolled full time for either fall or spring semester pay no additional charges for interterm tuition or room and board.

What's Different about Interterm 2021?

The focus for Interterm 2021 is a safe on-boarding of faculty, staff, and students returning to campus from the holidays. A safe and healthy January will be the best way to ensure a successful spring semester of classes, sports, and activities. COVID-19 tests will be required of all students and college employees before their return to campus. (See links to detailed COVID updates below.) Student who can should quarantine for 10 days before returning. And everyone returning for interterm should avoid New Year's Eve parties.

Q: Will any classes be online for interterm?

A: Yes. A full listing of interterm courses and their modalities (online, hybrid, or fully in person) can be found in the right-hand column of this page.

Q: Do I have to return to campus if my interterm class is online?

A: No. Online classes are being offered to enhance the safe return to campus by reducing the density of our student population. Students do not have to return to campus for an online class. However, they are not prevented from doing so. Keep in mind that many students enrolled in online classes will need to be on campus for activities such as athletics.

Q: If my interterm class is delivered in hybrid or in-person mode, can I choose to take it online?

A: No. Hybrid and in-person classes require classroom attendance and on-campus presence. Students with documented disabilities or high-risk health conditions can apply for an online accommodation. For more information about ADA accommodations, email Carole Barr at barrc@mcpherson.edu. The college reserves the right to decline online delivery of some courses such as those with significant shop, studio, or lab components.

Q: Will the classroom set-up be the same as last semester?

A: Current plans are for interterm and spring to be similar to the fall semester. Masks will be required and all classroom spaces will be socially distanced. Faculty will be prepared to accommodate students who are temporarily unable to attend class sessions due to quarantine or isolation. Faculty who need classroom accommodations will list those in their course syllabi, and students will be required to follow those requests.

Q: Will I be able to take my spring semester courses online?

A: With just a few exceptions, all spring courses will be hybrid or fully in person, requiring classroom attendance and on-campus presence. McPherson College’s curriculum has not been designed for online delivery; with a few exceptions, courses must be completed on campus. Students with documented disabilities or high-risk health conditions can apply for an online accommodation. For more information about ADA accommodations, email Carole Barr at barrc@mcpherson.edu. The college reserves the right to decline online delivery of some courses such as those with significant shop, studio, or lab components.

 

 

COVID Updates

Interterm classes will be delivered in three modes:

  1. In person: Regular classroom sessions, as scheduled
  2. Hybrid: Combines in classroom and online instruction
  3. Online: Completed remotely, either on or off campus.

Students enrolled in in-person or hybrid courses must be present on campus to attend classroom sessions. Students enrolled in online courses do not have to return to campus, but they can choose do so, or they may need to do so in order to participate in activities such as athletics.

AR/CM 340 Web Design I | IN PERSON
Pollard, Nathan | 9a–12p/1p–3p MTWRF | Hess 121

CI/PE 410 Secondary Phys Ed Methods | HYBRID
Voss, Kara | 9a–11a MTWRF | Sport Center 128

G-BA 230 Personal Finance | ONLINE
Gieselman, Rod | Asynchronous | Course Details TBA by Instructor

G-BI 210 Principles of Nutrition | ONLINE
Rathbone, Karrie | 8:30a–11:20a MTWRF synchronous sessions

G-CM 140 Public Speaking | ONLINE
Largent, Julia | 12pa–2:50p MTWRF synchronous sessions

G-CI 251 Intro to Education Practicum | TBD by Wichita School District
Counts, April | Course Details TBA by Instructor

G-CM 221 Intercultural Communication | ONLINE
Bowman, Becki | Course Details TBA by Instructor

G-EN 235 Topics in Literature: Borderland | ONLINE
Stanley, Kim | 12p–2:20p MTWRF synchronous sessions

G-HI-140 American History to 1877 | ONLINE
Dobbins, Kerry | 12p–2:50 MTWRF synchronous sessions

G-HI 237 Topics in Political History: 20th-century Europe | IN PERSON
Cotton, Matt | 8:30a–1120a MTWRF | Hess 54

G-MA 201 Survey of Mathematics | ONLINE
Frye, Tim |

G-MU 125 Music and Film | IN PERSON
Bowyer, James | 8:30a–11:20a MTWRF | Brown Auditorium

G-NS 100 Science in Society | ONLINE
Frye, Jonathan | Course details TBA by instructor

G-PC 251 Geology | ONLINE
Koralegedara, Manjula | 12p–2:50p MTWRF synchronous sessions

G-PH 201 Principles of Physics | IN PERSON
Rodriguez, Ricardo | 12p–2:50p MTWRF | Melhorn 112

G-PR 104 Ethics | ONLINE
Hurst, Tom | 9a–11:50a MTWRF synchronous sessions

G-PR 201 Introduction to Philosophy | HYBRID
MacGregor, Kirk | 10a–12:20p MTWR- | Mohler 227 | Course details TBA by instructor

G-PS 125 International Relations| IN PERSON
Yohn, Ken | 8:30a–11:20a MTWRF | Melhorn 85

G-SO 246 Marriage and Family | ONLINE
Eells, Laura | 12p–3:00p MTWR synchronous sessions

G-TH 125 Theatre and Film | ONLINE
Bowman, Jd. | 12p–3:20p MTWR synchronous sessions

PE 180 First Aid and Personal Safety | HYBRID
Hoskisson, Jeff | 1p–3p MTWRF | Sport Center 128

PY/SO 336 Research Methods II| HYBRID
Midgley, Bryan | 12p–2:50p MTWRF | ML 141

PY 354 Child Development and Social Policy | IN PERSON
Hoyer, Stephen | 12p–2:50p MTWRF | Melhorn 102

SE 345 Behavior Management | ONLINE
KICA Faculty | 9:30a–3p ---R- synchronous session

SO 355 Juvenile Delinquency | IN PERSON
Chin, Ku-Sup | 12p–2:50 MTWR- | Melhorn 111

TE 252 Vintage Panel Restoration | IN PERSON
Barr, Ed | 9a–12p/1p–2p MTWRF | Templeton 5A

TE 301 Materials and Processes | ONLINE
Chennell, Luke | 9a–11:30 MTWRF synchronous sessions