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.

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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.