Summer Programs


Dates

June 10-August 6 (Summer 2017)

June 9 - August 5 (Summer 2018)

Contact

Dr. Hong Li: elanhonglee@163.com
Ms. Amy Huang: csihuang@126.com

Application Deadline

April 5

Cost

$5,800 (including tuition, housing, activities, and domestic travels). Food and international airfare are student's responsibilities.

Three Tracks


A. Summer Language Immersion Program (8 weeks) 

This 8 week program is oriented towards intensive language training in the midst of Chinese social environment. It follows the model pioneered by Middlebury College. This is only for those students who are serious and determined to immerse completely in Chinese language and culture.

Chinese Course (8 credits)

Except the absence of mini courses, the instructional methodologies and contents are the same as Chinese immersion program.

Housing

Please check here for more information.

  • On-campus dorms
  • Off-campus apartments
  • Homestay
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B. Summer Engineering/Science Program (8 weeks)

Courses

1. China in Transformation (3 credits)

Instructor: Sun, Youli, Ph.D. University of Chicago

This course deals with the transformation of China from a traditional type of society to a modern nation. Two major themes, nationalism and communism, will serve as organizing threads throughout the course. Major events in the past, such as the Taiping Rebellion, the May Four Movement, Communist victory, will be selectively and emphatically explored. It aims at an understanding of China’s modern history and sheds lights on the contemporary era. Required are one book review and a research paper of approximately 15 pages on any topic related to modern China. Class sessions will consist of lectures, discussions and student presentations. Students have to finish all readings before coming to any particular class

2. Introduction to Electrical Engineering (3 credits)

Instructor: Wang, Ruye, Ph.D. Rutgers University, Professor at Harvey Mudd College

Introduction to the fundamental principles underlying electrical and electronic components and devices, and their applications in various circuits and systems. Topics include electrical and magnetic properties of electrical components; analysis of both DC and AC passive linear circuits; semiconductor devices; analysis of active nonlinear circuits, including elementary transistor amplifiers and operational amplifiers; and simple electronic circuit design.

Course Description: http://fourier.eng.hmc.edu/e84

3. Chinese language classes (3 credits)

Chinese language classes are designed for students who desire to learn Chinese part time while taking other area studies courses. A minimum of 9 hours per week is required. The average class size is under 10.

Except the absence of language pledge, the instructional methodologies and contents are the same as Chinese immersion program. Students will be placed into the suitable level according to their placement test grades

Housing

On-campus international student dorms, double occupancy.


C. Summer Humanities Program (8 weeks)

Courses

1. Chinese Cinema as Cultural Translation and Self-Representation (3 credits)

Instructor: Wang, Rujie, Ph.D., Rutgers University, Professor at College of Wooster 

China experienced great social and economic transformations in the past 30 years. As people's way of life change, so do their values and attitudes. This course studies a group of selected narrative films produced in the last two decades as texts of self-representation in which the Chinese reinvent themselves as well as their past. These films that depict modern Chinese experiences--including colonial experience and global diaspora--are also to be looked at as attempts on the part of the directors to negotiate prevailing and countervailing cultural values.

Course description: http://chinesecinema.voices.wooster.edu/csi-summer-2013

2. China in Transformation (3 credits)

Instructor: Sun, Youli, Ph.D. University of Chicago

This course deals with the transformation of China from a traditional type of society to a modern nation. Two major themes, nationalism and communism, will serve as organizing threads throughout the course. Major events in the past, such as the Taiping Rebellion, the May Four Movement, Communist victory, will be selectively and emphatically explored. It aims at an understanding of China’s modern history and sheds lights on the contemporary era. Required are one book review and a research paper of approximately 15 pages on any topic related to modern China. Class sessions will consist of lectures, discussions and student presentations. Students have to finish all readings before coming to any particular class. 

Note: Students can only choose one course from China in Transformation and Chinese Cinema as Cultural Translation and Self-Representation.

3. Insights into Chinese Culture (3 credits)

Instructor: Li, Hong, Ph.D.

This course offers a kaleidoscopic view of the foundations of Chinese culture.  It encompasses both the Great Tradition as in intellectual discourses and the Little Tradition as in the folk traditions of life. It is organized as a topical approach to various facets of Chinese society and culture Whenever possible, the clash or accommodations of tradition with modernity will be discussed, analyzed and debated.  Students are required to read all the materials and actively participate in class activities. 

4. Chinese language classes (4 credits)

Chinese language classes are designed for students who desire to learn Chinese part time while taking other area studies courses. A minimum of 14 hours per week is required. The average class size is under 10. Except the absence of language pledge, the instructional methodologies and contents are the same as Chinese immersion program. Students will be placed into the suitable level according to their placement test grades.

Housing

On-campus international student dorms, double occupancy.