SUMMER WRITING INITIATIVE (SWI) (3 credits)
A three-week intensive course that includes curricular and co-curricular activities. SWI emphasizes reading and writing at the level of a first-year Earlham course with a focus on enhancing critical thinking and discussion skills. During the week, students attend classes, work in group tutorials and meet individually with their professor and tutor. Weekend activities introduce students to the greater Richmond area and provide for some fun and relaxation.
AUGUST WILDERNESS (3 credits)
August Wilderness is an outdoor pre-orientation program that combines active, physical challenge with study, observation and personal reflection. Coursework in the history, geology and ecology of the area is combined with facilitated discussions on such topics as leadership, decision-making, communication and conflict resolution. Readings, journal writing, skills assessments and essay assignments provide the basis for academic credit.