Wake Forest University Program at Soong Ching Ling School

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Wake Forest University Program in Shanghai

Students can jump-start their college preparation by learning from Wake Forest University Professors. Course space is limited, so students enjoy the opportunity to work closely with Wake Forest University Professors.

In August 2020, Wake Forest University will offer two program options in collaboration with Soong Ching Ling School:

  • An eight day academic writing course designed to develop students’ research and academic writing skills
  • An eight day content course co-taught by two professors from different academic disciplines so that students experience introductions and in-depth learning in multiple topics in one summer

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Course Descriptions

Developmental Psychology*
Students will explore theoretical perspectives, research, current issues, and real-world applications related to human development across the life span. Using whole class instruction and smaller group discussions, the professor will guide students’ learning of terminology, concepts, theory, and research on physical, cognitive, and social development.

Chemistry Connections in a Changing World*
Students will learn to make connections between fundamental chemical principles and important changes happening in the world around us. Hands-on experiments and case studies will provide students with opportunities to understand how fields of medicine, food science, materials science, and environment are impacted by chemistry.

*Students must have successfully completed the Academic Writing Program to apply to Developmental Psychology and/or Chemistry Connections in a Changing World.

Academic Writing
In this course, students will be exposed to the expectations of university-level academic writing, focusing on the use of English in academic contexts. The Wake Forest University professor will guide students’ improvement in their knowledge of English and academic writing in the areas where non-native speakers and writers typically struggle.

In all courses, students receive whole group instruction, small group attention, and 1-to-1 opportunities to learn from our professors.

2020 Program Details

Dates: August 10-19 (M-F, M-W)
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm
Location: Soong Ching Ling School, Shanghai
Academic Writing: RMB 9888
Human Development: RMB 5000*
Chemistry Connections: RMB 5000*

*Tuition for students attending both Human Development and Chemistry Connections is RMB 9888

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Professor Lisa Kiang, PhD
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Dr. Kiang earned her Ph.D. from the University of Denver and completed postdoctoral training at UCLA before joining Wake Forest University. Her research focuses on cultural identity and social relationships, with an emphasis on positive well-being in ethnically diverse adolescents. The recipient of grants from the American Psychological Association, the National Science Foundation, and the John Templeton Foundation, her work has been published in top research journals. She teaches courses in developmental psychology, research methods, and sociocultural influences on self and identity. Dr. Kiang has lectured in Germany and Sweden, and previously taught a semester program in Austria.

Professor Christa Colyer, PhD
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Dr. Colyer earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) before joining Wake Forest University. Dr. Colyer’s research on separation science and trace bioanalyte detection has received funding from the National Science Foundation. Her team involves high school, undergraduate and graduate students along with collaborators in the forensic drug testing industry and two universities in Japan. She is engaged in teaching from the First Year Seminar program through to graduate classes in chemical analysis. Dr. Colyer has also served as Chemistry Department Chair and Associate Dean of Academic Planning. She is the recipient of the Reid-Doyle Prize for excellence in teaching, and WFU awards for Innovation in Teaching and for Excellence in Advising.

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Professor Ryan Shirey, PhD
Dr. Shirey received his Master’s and Doctorate of English from Washington University St. Louis. Dr. Shirey is an Associate Teaching Professor of English and is the Director of the Academic Writing Center at Wake Forest University. His research interests include Scottish poetry and international student academic writing. He has also published work on the famous director Alfred Hitchcock. Dr. Shirey presented his research in Hangzhou at the 2018 International Symposium of English Writing Centers in Chinese Universities.

If you have questions about the course, please contact Nelson Brunsting, PhD,
Director of Global Research and Assessment (brunstnc@nullwfu.edu)