Summer School 2014

Programs: Special | Overseas

Europe Programs

WFU/Berlin:  Arts E-ship.  ESE 310. Exciting and Immersive course is designed to give students hands-on experience exploring the dynamic world of arts entrepreneuship at a local and global level.  After 2 weeks at Wake, we’ll spend 2 weeks in Berlin, experiencing one of the leading edge cities in the world and the social role that arts and entrepremeurship is playing.  We will investigate all of the arts, including new art forms and technologies and explore the ways in which artist shape lives, cities, economies, and futures.  You do not have to be an artist or entrepremeur!  By exploring entrepreneurship through the lens of art, we will learn what it means to become creative change agents in a 21st century global landscape.  Entreprenurship: bookl@wfu.edu Summer Session 2.  July 8 – August 2.

WFU/Bordeaux: Introduction to Management Accounting (ACC 221) - Not Offered 2014
Wake Forest University’s Bordeaux program is primarily based at the Bordeaux Business School (France) and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), but also visits a number of other European cities. The tentative schedule for this summer includes stays in London, Paris, and Chamonix, France, a world-famous winter sports location in the French Alps. The schedule also allows for weekend visits to San Sebastian, Spain and Dublin, Ireland. The course schedule includes time for students to explore on their own.
Summer Session II. For more information, contact Terry Baker, Schools of Business: bakert@wfu.edu.

WFU/EuroTour (CSC 101, ART 103, THE 255) (D) – Not Offered 2014
A guided tour of Europe to study its physical, economic, social, and cultural environments will be offered during the first term of the summer session. Cities to be visited include Amsterdam, Paris, Interlaken, Florence, Rome, Venice, Budapest, Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Copenhagen, and London. Dr. William Turkett, faculty director, accompanies students on the tour and oversees the program. In addition, he teaches CSC 101 (“Overview of Computer  Science”), a 4-hour Division V course.  Accompanying Dr. Turkett will be Bernadine Barnes a professor in the Art department who will be teaching ART 103 History of Western Art and Mary Wayne-Thomas from the Theatre and Dance department who will teach THE 255 Costume History.
Summer Session I. For more information, contact William Turkett, Computer Science: turketwh@wfu.edu. Visit the tour website at www.wfu.edu/EuroTour.

WFU/London (Worrell House) – Organic Chemistry II (CHM 223)
Learn the principles and reactions of organic chemistry and introductory biochemistry in London at WFU’s own Worrell House.  This is course required for Chemistry majors and pre-health students.  Paul Jones, Chemistry:  jonespb@wfu.edu Summer Session II.  Travel Dates: July 7 – August 9.

 WFU/London & Cambridge – Biochemistry (BIO 370/CHM 370) – Not Offered 2014
This course introduces the principles of biochemistry, with an emphasis on the experimental approaches that elucidated these principles. Major topics will include structure, function, and biosynthesis of biological molecules, analysis of enzyme function and activity, bioenergetics, and regulation of metabolic pathways. The course will spend 3 weeks in London, 1 week in Cambridge and a long weekend in Paris. Each city provides numerous excursions relating to biochemistry. In London students will visit St. Mary’s Hospital (home of Alexander Fleming’s laboratory where penicillin was discovered) and King’s College London (where Rosalind Franklin contributed her crystallographic work on the double helix) among other science museums of general interest. In Cambridge we visit the Cavendish labs where the first crystal structure of a protein (hemoglobin) was solved by Max Perutz and John Kendrew. Likewise, the double helix structure of DNA was proposed by James Watson and Francis Crick based on the model building they did in the Cavendish labs and discussions held at the Eagle Pub in Cambridge. In Paris, students will visit the Pasteur Institute and the Curie Institute and Museum.
Summer Session II. For more information, contact Rebecca Alexander, Chemistry: alexanr@wfu.edu.

WFU/Portugal – European Prehistory Archaeological Field School (ANT 381 & ANT 382) – Not Offered 2014
The intensive field-based course provides hands-on training in a wide range of archaeological field skills including excavation techniques, site/profile mapping, regional site prospection, survey orienteering, basic stratigraphy, sedimentology/environmental reconstruction, artifact recording/stabilization, and introductory laboratory analysis. These diverse techniques are taught within an innovative pedagogical framework combining actual field research with travel to other archaeological sites and museums sequenced by major chronological stages representing 40,000 years of cultural evolution in European prehistory.
Summer Session I. For more information, contact Paul Thacker, Anthropology: thackep@wfu.edu

WFU/Rome – Travel Writing – JOU 289.  Learn the art of travel writing in one of the world’s most popular destinations.  Explore Rome with a journalist’s eye and conduct research and interviews throughout the city.  Justin Catanoso, Journalism:  catanojj@wfu.edu. Travel Dates:  June 1 – 30.

WFU/ Salamanca – Internships in Spain (SPN 199, SPN 389, SPN 316, SPN 317, SPN 318)
Offered during both summer sessions, this program is recommended for students who wish to further their knowledge of the Spanish language and culture in a number of professional areas, such as the business, communication, consulting, medical and health professions, sciences, politics, teaching, social services, and translation. Housing is with Spanish families. Internships are worth 1.5 or 3 credit hours. A course on language study in the context of an internship and an orientation trip to sites of cultural interest are also offered. Taking the language course, SPN 316 together with the internship, SPN 199, yields a total of 6 credit hours of which 3 count toward the major or minor in Spanish. Courses available depending on demand.
Summer Session I and/or Summer Session II.  For more information, contact Candelas Gala, Romance Languages: galacs@wfu.edu

WFU/Tours – French Language Study (FRH 212, 216 + 6hrs of French transfer credit)
The summer study abroad program in Tours, France is based at the Institut de Touraine, a highly regarded language school affiliated with the University of Tours. The city of Tours, with its many parks and formal gardens, café-lined boulevards, and thriving university, is situated along the banks of the Loire River, an hour by train from Paris. A vibrant cultural center, Tours hosts jazz, rock, and classical music festivals in June. Students live with host families and take 9 hours of coursework. The program is designed to accommodate both intermediate students completing the basic requirement and more advanced students. Students who have completed FRH 112 or 113 take intensive intermediate French at the Institut de Touraine concurrently with FRH 212; this enables them to satisfy Wake Forest’s basic language requirement in an immersion setting. Advanced students who have already completed the language requirement can earn credit toward the major or minor in French by completing advanced intermediate conversation and grammar training at the Institut de Touraine along with a FRH 216 course in francophone literature and culture. Trips will be organized to Versailles and to several chateaux of the Loire Valley. There may also be an excursion to Mont Saint Michel. Optional boating, hiking, sports and cultural activities are organized by the Institut de Touraine.
Summer Session I. For more information contact Elizabeth Anthony anthonye@wfu.edu.

 WFU/Venice (Casa Artom) – Italian Language Program (ITA 113, ITA 153, ITA 213, ENG 342) – Not Offered 2014
Students take ITA 113 Intensive Elementary Italian, ITA 153 Intermediate Italian (depending on demand) or ENG 342 Boccaccio’s Decameron. Florence or….sex in the city in Mediterranean Italy (cross-listed with Medieval Studies Program). ENG 342 can also be taken as ITA 200 level credit with different assignments given in Italian. ENG 342 studies the role of sex and sexuality in the Decameron, where 100 stories are narrated by 10 people in 10 days. The ultimate protagonist of the story  is Tuscany and the city of Florence, within the context of Mediterranean Italy. 2013 celebrates the 700th anniversary of Boccaccio’s birth.  The class will be offered in Venice with a one week visit to the Medieval town of Certaldo (close to San Gimignano) Boccaccio’s birth place in Tuscany. The course will conclude at an international conference called Boccaccio Veneto: 700 years of cultural crossing in Mediterranean Venice, 1300-1600. Other excursions may include visits to Verona, Padua, Florence and other locations. In addition to these, students will have organized group outings that will introduce them to both Italian culture and serve as practice to what is being studied. Students will have the opportunity to experience what the Italians call “Agriturismo” with visits to a parmesan farm, a balsamic vinegar farm and to the University of Gelato in the Emilia Romagna region.
Summer Session I. For more information, contact Roberta Morosini, Romance Languages: morosir@wfu.edu.

WFU/Vienna (Flow House) – History of Western Art (ART 103) (D)
Learn the history of western visual arts while living in WFU’s own Flow House.  Nearly half of the class meeting will be on-site, either in museums of architechural monuments.  Fulfills divisional III requirement.  Bernadine Barnes, Art:  barnes@wfu.edu First Term. Travel Dates:  May 17 – June 14

WFU/Vienna (Flow House, Summer 2) – Ethics and Business Leadership (BEM 365)
An interdisciplanary exploration of ethics applied to business.  Students will explore business ethics from an international perspective.  For more information, Doug Beets, Schools of Business:  beets@wfu.edu.  Travel Dates:  July 5 – August 1

 

 

Latin American and Caribbean Programs

WFU/Cuba – Cuban Culture and Society (SPN 379 and SPN 198)
Students in this program will spend time in Cuba to explore Cuban culture, and society. Students attend lectures, workshops and artistic performances by Cuban artists, writers, historians, scholars, dancers, and musicians. Also featured are film showings and visits to museum, theaters, galleries, artists’ studios, musical rehearsals. We travel to key historical sites and engage in both cultural and social entrepreneurship projects in Havana and area cities and towns. Stimulating workshops introducing art, music, dance, and theater (directing and acting) and tours of the art-and-architecture of Havana are integral parts of the program.  Travel Dates:  May 22 – June 21
Summer Session I. For more information, contact Linda Howe, Romance Languages: howels@wfu.edu.

 WFU/Nicaragua – Green Technologies: Science and Entrepreneurship (CHM 351/ESE 351/ENV 351) – Not Offered 2014
The summer study abroad program in Nicaragua will give students an opportunity to learn and apply important knowledge of the science and entrepreneurship of sustainable and appropriate technologies to work and assist non-governmental organizations as well as major for profits sustainable businesses. Students from Wake Forest University will work with students from two local universities: Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria (UNI) and Universidad Centro Americana (UCA) on entrepreneurial solutions to specific problems related to sustainability. Cultural immersion will help those students interested in learning or improving their Spanish skills to achieve a high level of proficiency. Nicaragua is considered to be a great lab for these kind projects with no lack of small yet important issues that entrepreneurs can tackle in a creative way. It is argued that the team approach will result in successful entrepreneurial endeavors.
Summer Session I. For more information, contact Abdou Lachgar, Chemistry: lachgar@wfu.edu.

WFU/Peru – Tropical Diversity (BIO 349,649)
Explore the numerous ecosystems of Peru.  Travel by train, plane, boat and bus through the Amazon and Andes and examine the comingling of flora, fauna and geology with temples and parks,  Miles Dilman, Biology:  silmanmr@wfu.edu.

Trip Dates:  June 1 – June 28

Asia/Pacific Program

WFU/Australia – Ecology and Resource Management (BIO 356)
This program is field oriented, with extensive travel through the ecosystems of Australia. Students will attend lectures, read background material and conduct field exercises that focus on ecosystem functions, biodiversity estimates, resource management and conservation. This program is based out of Townsville and includes visits to the Great Barrier Reef, a tropical rainforest, and the Outback.
Summer Session I  Trip dates:  May 28 – June 22. For more information, contact Robert Browne, Biology: brownera@wfu.edu.

WFU/India – Culture and Communication in India (COM 370)
The program will focus on the ways in which Indian cultural practices have developed into a hybridized format with elements that sustain some of the traditional components of Indian culture that have been synthesized with global cultural trends. Sustainability in cultural practices is an important emerging issue in understanding global trends. Most courses that deal with sustainability focus only on scientific and technological issues emphasizing the ways in which new practices are being adopted to ensure that ecosystems are protected and sustained. This course examines the issues of sustainability of the cultural ecology of a specific ancient cultural system. As such, it would examine the ways in which fundamental aspects of culture, for instance language, is being sustained in India where new language forms are emerging as the local languages are being transformed by the influence of English. The course will examine different cultural indicators made up of everyday material practices including media practices and technological adaptations that demonstrate how the people of India are creating a unique set of practices that sustain the traditional/local while adopting the modern/ global trends.

Summer Session II. For more information, contact Ananda Mitra, Communication: ananda@wfu.edu.

WFU/Indonesia and the Netherlands – Ramadan Observed – REL 390.  Study Ramadan in the country with the largest Muslim population in the world for three weeks and then travel to Amersterdam for two weeks where Muslims are a minority.  Nelly van Doorn-Harder, Religion:  vandoopa@wfu.edu.  Summer 2. July – August. Cancelled 3-17-14

WFU/Nepal – Culture and Mental Health (ANT 383 & ANT 384)
Nepal, a country famous for its mountains, also has a rich history and culture. With a population of nearly 30 million, its people also exhibit great diversity. Its traditions and social practices are shaped by exposure to globalism, urbanization, democracy and issues of universal human rights. In places like Kathmandu, these factors are palpable, but in rural areas where the vast majority of people still farm or herd animals, they are less pronounced. Wake Forest University’s Summer Program in Nepal (SPIN) is based in a semi-urban town about 100 miles west of Kathmandu. During the program, students conduct research on how social status affects peoples’ lives. They also work on a development project in assisting in assessing community needs of marginalized people and planning to meet those needs. Needs focus on poverty, education, health and the needs of women and children. Other activities include trekking the Annapurna Trail, visits to cultural and educational sites that may include the Royal Palace in Patan, Boudanath, Marsangdi College, hospitals and religious temples.

Summer Session I. For more information, contact Steve Folmar, Anthropology: folmarsj@wfu.edu.

WFU/New Zealand – Educational Policy and Practice (EDU 201L or EDU 393) – Not Offered 2014
This course will examine the cultural blends through the lens of 21st-century education. The course of study will place students in both Auckland and Christchurch classrooms with emphasis on literacy development in Maori and Pacific Asian Islander populations. Courses will taught by Ann Cunningham, Department of Education. Additional instruction provided by teachers in local schools and employees of CORE Education, a research and innovation group providing mentoring of 21st- century educational activities. Courses include: EDU 201L. Educational Policy and Practice Lab (2 h, for elementary education and non-licensure students) and EDU 393. Independent Study in Education (1-3h, for licensure candidates). EDU 201 and 201L satisfy the cultural diversity (CD) and division IV requirements.
Summer Session I. For more information, contact Ann Cunningham, Education: cunninac@wfu.edu

 

Africa Programs

WFU/Ghana – Studies in Africa (AFS 220)
The summer study program in Ghana is based at the University of Ghana in Accra. Accra, the capital of Ghana (formerly known as the Gold Coast), is located at the coast and it is a bustling city of close to two million people. AFS 220 is a required course for the African Studies minor and it is designed to provide the student with a case study of African history, politics, economy, society, arts, and religion. Three learning methods will be adopted in the course. The first method, a series of formal lectures by the program director and guest lecturers, will deploy a number of theoretical approaches to analyze a variety of subjects and issues. Among the topics and issues to be discussed are: Ghanaian pre-colonial states and societies; colonialism and its impact; military rule and the democratization process in Ghana; traditional religions, Islam, and Christianity in Ghana; the debt crisis and the challenges of transforming the Ghanaian economy. The second teaching method is the field trips and excursions which will allow students to investigate specific expressions of these subjects on the ground. The trips will take the students to such places as the Makola and Kumasi markets, the Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National Park, Asantehene’s palace in Kumasi, and the Kwame Nkrumah’s mausoleum. In these places, the students will experience the complex history of a country that was once the seat of the mighty Ashanti Empire and holds the legacy as the major center for gold, ivory and slave trade in centuries past. As well, the students will witness the dynamic energy of a changing society whose economy, politics, and culture exhibit an interpenetration of traditional and contemporary practices. The third learning method that the course will adopt is through volunteer service in a non-governmental institution (NGO). Specifically, the students will volunteer twice a week at the Street Girls Aid (S.Aid) Daycare Center. The S.Aid is a Ghanaian NGO set up to assist girls who came to Accra from the rural areas in search of opportunities but who soon became jobless and homeless. The daycare center takes care of their young children while they work on the streets as peddlers.

Summer Session I. For more information contact Yomi Durotoye, Political Science: durotoyo@wfu.edu

WFU/Morocco – Arabic and French Language Studies (REL 362 + 6hrs of Arabic or French)
Take intensive Arabic or French through the Arabic Language Institute in Fez.  An additional class will be taught by a WFU professor for a total of 9 hours.  Cultural immersion through homestays.  Darlene May, Religion: maydr@wfu.edu .  Summer Session I.  Cancelled 3-28-14

Summer Internships Abroad

The Wake Forest University Summer Internship Abroad Program offers qualified Wake Forest students summer internship opportunities relevant to their field of study in one of five locations. All internships are customized to fit the academic and professional goals of students. Locations of internships include: Dublin, Ireland; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France and Sydney, Australia. A Wake Forest faculty member must serve as student intern’s supervisor and assign and assess coursework. Coursework may include reflective journals, essays, readings or e-mail correspondence. Interns generally work full-time (35-40 hours/week) in Dublin, Madrid, Paris and Sydney. In London, students work 24 hours/ week and take a corresponding course. In-country internship supervisor’s mid-term review and final evaluation are calculated into grade assessment.
For more information, contact Michael Tyson, Center for International Studies, tysonmj@wfu.edu/336.758.4072.

 

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