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Student led 'Burst the Bubble' workshops  accepting course proposals for Winter Term

Burst the Bubble programs are student-taught workshops that focus on new and exciting subjects you won’t find in your everyday classroom.

Students who have a talent, interest, or skill teach workshops that other students can take for free. There are no homework assignments or final exams. There are no risks and no books to buy.  Burst the Bubble provides a great opportunity to learn something new during Winter Term.

Students interested in proposing a course for Winter Term 2014 can fill out an application online at, http://www.elon.edu/e-web/students/bubble/application.xhtml by Monday, October 28 to share a talent, hobby or practical skill with fellow students.  Feel free to e-mail burstthebubble@elon.edu with questions.  Acceptance letters to instructors will go out by November 1.

To see what courses have been taught in the past please visit http://www.elon.edu/e-web/students/bubble/default.xhtml.

Each fall students interested in teaching courses submit an application and begin planning their courses. Course registration happens on a rolling, first-come, first serve basis with many classes filling up quickly! Burst the bubble courses help to give students more to do during winter term, a typically slower period due to students taking only one course during the time period.  Both student instructors and participants report participation in this program as a great addition to their winter term.

Burst the bubble courses have few requirements and the wide variety of classes offered in previous years have reflected this. There is no faculty or staff involvement in teaching the courses and no homework or outside work is required. Courses range from active skill learning classes to discussion and lecture based classes on hot topics.

The Burst the Bubble program was first offered in Winter Term 2007 and was the idea of Lela Faye Rich, Associate Dean for Academic Support and a committee of students, faculty, and staff members.

Evan Heiser,
10/9/2013 8:50 AM