St. Olaf CollegeAcademic CatalogSt. Olaf College

Table of Contents
An Education for the 21st Century: Academic Life
Graduation Requirements and Curricular Advice
Academic Regulations and Procedures

International and Off-Campus Studies
» Overview
» Programs Led by St. Olaf Faculty
» Other Programs
» Interim Courses
» Other Semester and Year-Long Programs

Special Programs
Admissions and Financial Aid
Life Outside the Classroom
Facts and Figures
College Calendar

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Please note: This is NOT the most current catalog.

Interim Courses

Off-campus courses, both international and in the United States, are offered during the January Interim. They vary from year to year. Details are available in the off-campus Interims brochure published each spring and in the Interims announcement printed in mid-fall. The following programs will be offered in January 2005:


  • History 261: Landscapes and Landmarks of History, South Africa
  • Management Studies 242: Marketing Practice Across Cultures: Interim in Iringa, Tanzania

America, North

  • Art 246: Manhattan Art
  • BA-BSE: Engineering Courses at Washington University
  • Biology 250: Cardiac Research and Surgery at Emory University
  • Biology 282: Desert Biology
  • Education 170: Urban Schools and Communities
  • Education 378: Multicultural Education in Hawaii
  • English 253: The Moral Vision (Holden Village)
  • English 284: Performing Arts in New York
  • History 97-292 The Civil Rights Movement (HECUA)
  • Interdisciplinary 255: Hospital Health Care
  • Religion 219: Liberation Theologies
  • Sociology/Anthropology 135: Global Twin Cities
  • America, South and Central, and the Caribbean
  • Biology 288: Equatorial Biology
  • English 270: Literature of the Eastern Caribbean
  • French 233: Language and Culture in the French Caribbean
  • Social Work 256: Family Social Services in Central Mexico
  • Spanish 233: Intermediate Spanish II in Ecuador
  • Spanish 234: Intermediate Spanish II in Costa Rica


  • Asian Studies 212: National Identity in China and Japan
  • ID 97-264J: Development and Community in Bangladesh (HECUA)


  • Classics 251: Classical Studies in Greece
  • French 275: Interdisciplinary French Studies in Paris
  • German 233: Language and Culture Studies in Germany
  • Interdisciplinary 249: Mare Balticum
  • Interdisciplinary 258: Theater in London
  • Mathematics 234: Structure of Higher Mathematics in Budapest
  • Religion 262: Catholic Rome, Lutheran Wittenberg
  • Religion 275: Historical Geography and the Bible: Greece, Turkey, Rome
  • Russian 255: Capitals in Russian Literature
  • Sociology/Anthropology 231: Modern Ireland: Conflict and Change in a Postcolonial Society
  • Spanish 270: Spain’s Cultural and Linguistic Legacy
  • Statistics 250: Global Health and Biostatistics (Geneva)