Published on October 16, 2013  
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Samford’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences will offer 24 courses in January, 2014, including a literary tour of the South. 

English professor Mark Baggett will lead his American Literary Movements students to the haunts of authors including Alice Walker, Flannery O’Connor, Harper Lee, Ralph Ellison, Truman Capote, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Walker Percy and John Kennedy Toole. Trips to the Mississippi Delta and New Orleans during the three-week course will emphasize the literary influence of the blues and 20th century black migration on the literature of those regions.

Baggett said the first five students to enroll in the course will win a New Orleans travel package valued at almost $500.

All of Howard College’s Jan Term courses, whether on campus, online or on the road, will help speed students toward graduation. Twelve of the courses fulfill general education requirements. The college’s Jan Term lineup includes:

On Campus
Animal Biology*
Christian Spirituality
Contemporary Mathematics*
Elementary Spanish 1*
Foundations of Chemistry*
General/Organic/Biology Chemistry*
General/Organic/Biology Chemistry Lab*
Introduction to Philosophy*
Introduction to World Religions*
Physics for Society*
Principles of Immunology
Rediscovery of the Classical World*
Special Topics in Religion: David

Contemporary Math*
Human Physiology
Mental Illness: A Biological Perspective

On the Road
American Literary Movements
Hospital Internship
Pastoral Care Internship

*Fulfills general education requirement



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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.