Individualized Study and Research
Many Luther students take advantage of January term to engage in individualized study with a faculty member, to explore a topic or issue in depth. In some cases, professors propose a topic—like creativity in business—and supervise reading, discussion, and research with a small group of students. In other cases, students propose a topic—like conflict resolution in Kashmir—and then find a professor to help them shape the exploration. Either way, directed study encourages students to get creative and to explore their passions, guided by experts in their fields.
- Reading Jonah
- Conflict Resolution in Kashmir
- The Power of Thoughts
- Understanding Global Markets
- Creativity in Marketing
- The Effects of Globalization on Management in the 21st Century
- The Evolution of Sports Marketing
- Developing Nonprofit Arts Organizations
- Digital Age Strategies: Keys to Successful Social Network Marketing
- Music Talent Management and the Music Industry
- How Creativity is Changing the World
- Innovate or Die: Strategies for the Future of the NBA
Luther faculty are experts in their fields and engaged in exciting scholarly research--in fields as varied as astronomy and physics, biology, chemistry, anthropology, philosophy, musicology, dance, literature, political science, and history. Students have the opportunity to work with professors to gain hands-on experience in doing research. In January term, students can do this full-time, gaining valuable experience for graduate school or professional life.