Each summer, WFU Summer Session offers a group of select programs, special content-focused courses, and unique first-time courses. The 2018 summer offering is listed below. Please click on the link in each description for more information, or contact us with questions.
Ethics of Wilderness: Global Sustainability, Wilderness, and the Anthropocene (ENV 306)
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 of 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Trail of Tears Project (REL 288, 390, or ANT 385)
The summer field program facilitates student research, cultural immersion, service, and travel through team-taught experiential and place-based education strategies. The field program traces the historical significance of the Trail of Tears event for the Cherokee Nation and its public interpretation today by leading students along the modern roads atop the historical Northern Land Route. Collaborators include the Trail of Tears Association, National Park Service, and the Cherokee Center for Native Health.
In addition to the regular summer school tuition, students will be asked to contribute an extra $500 for travel expenses.
Intensive Summer Language Institute (ISLI)
The Intensive Summer Language Institute offers (SPA 153) Intensive Intermediate Spanish and (SPA 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 application deadline is April 15, 2018. For more information, visit the ISLI website or call 336.758.4440, or e-mail: email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 30 and end on June 21. 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 30 and end on June 21. While not required, it is strongly suggested that students simultaneously enroll in COM 348 – (51279) Legal Theory, Practice, and Communication. (3)