Distinctions & Opportunities

Academic Opportunities


Themester (a themed semester) is a College initiative offering more than 20 courses across disciplines with complementary extracurricular and co-curricular events put together by faculty and undergraduate students. Each fall semester a different theme is highlighted. In fall 2015, the College examines labor from many perspectives using the theme “@Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet.” Please check themester.indiana.edu for up-to-date information about future themes as well as courses, lectures, plays, art exhibits, panel discussions, and more.

Students who want to explore Themester topics in more detail may choose to add a 15 credit minor through the Individualized Major Program.

Course Descriptions for Themester (COLL)
  • COLL-T 200 Exploring Themester Ideas (3 cr.) Ideas and issues related to the central focus of the College's Themester each fall. Topics and themes vary and are listed in the online Schedule of Classes.
  • COLL-T 299 Themester Internship (1 -2 cr.) P: Requires permission of the College Director of Academic Initiatives. Interns participate in the administration of activities and events related to the ideas and issues associated with Themester and gain professional experience. Interns report on events and activities throughout the semester and submit a final reflection paper. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credit hours.