Summer School 2016

Programs: Special | Overseas

ENV 306. Topics in Environmental Studies: Contemplative Approaches to Global Sustainability

In this course students will broaden their understanding of sustainability and sustainability studies. By closely examining the history of human interactions with the natural world, and the various ways in which different cultures have related to it, students will devise several alternative models mountains-in-the-Alaska-R-007of living on individual, communal, national, and international levels. A close study of past human societies that have perished will provide insight into the limits of the earth’s carrying capacities on regional and global scales. We will examine various engineering solutions that enable less energy-intensive urban infrastructures while carefully considering alternative modes of living that rely on greater interpersonal relationships, diminished material acquisition, and stronger physical ties to the natural systems that support human life. In a world with rapidly diminishing natural resources and commensurate growth in human populations, how do we effect changes to the ways in which human societies organize and support themselves? The course involves a two-week experiential lab in the backcountry of Alaska where students will put into practice some of the ideas generated in class. The course is writing intensive and will qualify for both the Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Studies and the Interdisciplinary Writing Minor. For information, contact Eric Stottlemyer (

Intensive Summer Language Institute (ISLI)

The Intensive Summer Language Institute offers (SPN 153) Intensive Intermediate Spanish and (SPN 213) Encounters: Hispanic Literature and Culture, an accelerated five-week course on Wake Forest University’s Reynolda Campus. ISLI is designed to develop intermediate proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The revised program allows students to complete their divisional requirement by the end of the semester. Classes offer smaller enrollments to allow for more individualized instruction. Requirements include daily classes, five hours per day; one hour daily lunches with instructors in the target language; some evening activities; and a pledge to speak the target language. The deadline for registration is April 15. For more information, visit the ISLI website or call 336.758.5540, or e-mail:


LENS High School Program

This summer, BE BOLD. Change the way you LEARN, the way you think, and the way you LEAD. Spend three weeks at Wake Forest University discovering how to use your passion to CHANGE THE WORLD. EXPERIENCE a NEW WAY of problem solving. Join other students who will CHALLENGE each other intellectually as experts teach you to TACKLE TOUGH ISSUES, examine them through different LENSES, and then NAVIGATE through their complexities. Become equipped to SOLVE problems creatively, and make your community A BETTER PLACE. Click Here for more information.

Summer Management Program (BUS 295, 8 hours/Pass-Fail) 

This intensive program  is designed for rising sophomores, rising juniors (non-business majors), and rising seniors (non-business majors) who are interested in acquiring an understanding of fundamental business concepts. The integrated curriculum involves study in accounting, finance, management, strategy, marketing, operations, business analytics, human resources, and entrepreneurship, and exposes students to critical issues in today’s business climate. The approach of the program incorporates lectures, team assignments, business simulation, and case studies. It is highly interactive. No specific technical requirements are required. The program occurs during Summer Session I. Admission to this program is by application only and is competitive. For more information, visit the Summer Management Program website ( or contact Ben King, Professor of Practice and Director of Interdisciplinary Programs, WFU School of Business (

Summer Law School Program

COM 348. (51279) Legal Theory, Practice, and Communication. (3) This course is designed to introduce students to legal education, the legal system and legal analysis. Co-taught by Wake Law professors and Communications professors from the College, students will experience what law school is like and learn what lawyers actually do, whether trying a case or drafting legal documents.  The course will simulate the first year of law school, emphasizing case analysis and the Socratic Method of teaching.  It will focus on learning legal analysis and how various theories of rhetoric advance legal arguments.  This course is scheduled for the first 4 weeks of Summer Session I.  It will meet from 9:00 to 12:00, Monday – Thursday.  It will begin on May 24 and end on June 16.  While not required, it is strongly suggested that students simultaneously enroll in COM 349 (51254) Advocacy, Debate and the Law.

COM 349 (51254)  Advocacy, Debate and the Law. (3)  Co-taught by Wake Law professors and Communications professors from the College, students will participate and receive critique in interactive exercises such as speeches, debate, trial practice, and moot court arguments.  This course is scheduled for the first 4 weeks of Summer Session I.  It will meet from 1:30 to 4:30, Monday – Thursday in Room 2321 of the Worrell Professional Center.  It will begin on May 24 and end on June 16.  While not required, it is strongly suggested that students simultaneously enroll in COM 348 (51279)  Legal Theory, Practice, and Communication. (3)  Please contact Prof. Wilson Parker ( or Prof. Chris Coughlin ( if you have questions. For more information please go to: or visit the Pre-Law Program’s Facebook page.

Athletic Camps

Wake Forest offers a number of summer athletic camps for boys and girls. For a complete listing, visit


Wake Forest University Conference Services hosts educational, religious, and athletic camps and conferences. Visit for upcoming camps and conference opportunities. Housing for interns is also available.

Museum of Anthropology Day Campsmoa-logo-200x100

For Summer 2016, MOA will offer two one-week sessions of “Cultures Up Close: West Africa” for ages 6 to 12, and a one-day workshop on West African art for ages 12 to 16. Call 336.758.5282 or email, or visit the museum Web site at for more information.

Master of Arts in Education

The Department of Education offers the Master of Arts in Education degree in the areas of biology, chemistry, English, French, mathematics, physics, social studies, and Spanish. These programs have been approved by the Board of Education of North Carolina as meeting state license requirements. One-half tuition scholarships are available to teachers currently teaching in Southern Association-certified public or private schools who wish to enroll for graduate courses in the summer. For courses offered this summer, see the education curriculum section of this bulletin. For those who wish to attend summer session as degree-seeking graduate students, application should be made to the Dean of the Graduate School. The Graduate bulletin and forms for admission and financial assistance can be obtained from the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School.

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies is designed for adults who wish to pursue advanced studies in the liberal arts to satisfy their intellectual curiosity and for their own pleasure. Application forms and further details can be found at the Graduate School Web site: For further information, call 336.758.5232.

Foreign Language Immersion Camps for Children

The Department of Education will sponsor foreign language camps for children in rising grades 3-6, 9-noon, June 27-July 1 at Redeemer School..  This year campers will be “traveling” to Chile and Quebec where they will have many exciting adventures throughout the week. For information and registration details, please see:
or contact Dr. Mary Lynn Redmond at 758-5347 or




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