Govies Begin Unique, Exploratory January Courses

January 5, 2022

Interim is back!

A well-loved tradition relaunched this week as students at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) returned to campus for January Interim, a 2 ½ week  opportunity to explore personal interests beyond the standard GSSM curriculum. Interim is let’s Govies take a deep dive into one elective course that they choose from a menu of wide-ranging topics.

Students get a chance to tap into undiscovered talents, explore new hobbies, and become inspired by uniquely challenging and enlightening experiences.

While the pandemic has made travel difficult, GSSM teachers have worked hard to put together a slate of courses that offers something for everyone. This year’s courses include:

  • Origami: The Art of Paperfolding
  • Glider Piloting at the Bermuda High Soaring School
  • The Genealogy of a Govie
  • The Cooking Lab
  • Skiing and Hiking in the Interim
  • Patchwork Quilting: Stitching Together Textile Art and Geometry
  • Art in the Interim
  • Historical Simulations: Learning History Through Roleplaying Games
  • Equine Science and Horsemanship
  • Mental Health in Pop Culture: The Psychology of Adrian Monk
  • The Mathematics of Game Shows
  • Mathematical Problem Solving
  • World Building in the Films of Studio Ghibli
  • Medical Lab Technology
  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Getting Out and Wild in SC
  • Chess in the Interim
  • Computational Biology
  • Building the Outdoor Classroom Using Sustainable Materials
  • Ink and The Infinite
  • Music Performance Interim
  • Underwater Exploration Through SCUBA Certification
  • Strength and Conditioning & Sports Medicine
  • College Athletics: Past, Present, and Future

Interim courses offer a half credit towards graduation and are taught by members of the GSSM faculty, along with visiting professors from South Carolina colleges and universities.

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