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January Interim

Click here to view the January Interim Course List and Descriptions for 2015.

For three weeks before the second semester begins, students at GSSM participate in a "mini-mester", or January Interim, where they focus on one elective course. Interim classes are a great way for students to ease into the new year, and the wide variety of course offerings allows students to tap into undiscovered talents and explore new hobbies. Several courses include travel and field experiences—we typically offer at least one international and one in-country trip. In years past, groups have visited places like New York/Boston and the Galapagos Islands.

Course topics are diverse and include science, technology, art, music and drama. Interim courses are taught by members of the GSSM faculty, along with visiting professors from South Carolina colleges and universities.

2016 January Interim classes include:

  • A Worn Path or The Road Less Traveled? Inspiration and Influence in Creative Writing
  • Mental Health through Pop Culture: Psychology of Adrian Monk
  • Microbial and medical diagnostics
  • Ballroom Dance
  • Fantasy and Horror
  • Robotics with Younger Students: Working with Elementary School Students
  • Bermuda High Soaring School Gliding Introductory Course
  • Peru: Land of the Inca, Machu Picchu
  • Passionate about Human Medicine
  • Cooking for Geeks
  • Equine Science and Horsemanship
  • A Tale of Three Countries: Around the Mediterranean
  • Music Performance
  • Sports in the Interim
  • US Latino History and Culture
  • Groups and Symmetry: A Mathematical Exploration
  • Art in the Interim
  • Chemistry and Geometry of Crystals
  • Tech Trek: Silicon Valley
  • Introduction to Filmmaking
  • Engineering Design Interim

Interim classes will be held Monday, January 4th to Wednesday, January 20st.