Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-01-03

Samford University's 2006 January Term session will begin Tuesday, Jan. 3. About 1,251 students are expected to enroll in the three-week term, held between the school's fall and spring semesters.

Many students will participate in study abroad programs during January. Courses taught on campus include one entitled "Poverty in the Bible Belt," taught by historian Dr. Wayne Flynt. The course will study poverty, history and religion in the south.

Flynt, recently retired Distinguished University Professor of History at Auburn University, will also teach a course, "Alabama in the 20th Century," in the Samford After Sundown community course program on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.