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 2019, Wake Forest University will offer two program options in collaboration with Soong Ching Ling School:

  • A two-week academic writing course designed to develop students’ research and academic writing skills
  • A two-week 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

Congratulations to the 25 students accepted to the Wake Forest University Program in August 2019!

Course Descriptions

Moment Creation + Leadership and Social Dynamics*
Students will take two courses. In Moment Creation, students will explore how to create a short, personal piece of theatre. Drawing on theories from Stanislavski to the Tectonic Theatre Company, and connecting deeply with their own experiences, students will experiment with acting, writing, movement, voice, and staging. Upon completion of this course, students will have written, directed, and performed a 5 minute personal story.

In Leadership and Social Dynamics, students will explore their own personal leadership qualities and style as well as best practices for effective leadership in business and other settings. Students will learn how leadership can influence personal motivation, group dynamics and group output across cultures. Upon completion of this course, students will have completed personal leadership assessment and developmental goals for successful leadership growth.

*Students must have successfully completed the Academic Writing Program to apply to Moment Creation + Leadership and Social Dynamics.

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.

2019 Program Details

Dates: August 9-20 (F-Sat, M-F, M-Tu)
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm
Tuition: RMB 9888
Location: Soong Ching Ling School, Shanghai

Applications are closed

Professor Cindy Gendrich, PhD
Photo: Professor Cindy Gendrich
Dr. Gendrich is a Professor of Theatre and serves as the Director of the Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center. She directs annually for the University Theatre, and teaches acting, directing, devised theatre, and introduction to theatre. The recipient grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, she is interested in comic theory, acting and directing history, theory, and practice, as well as global forms of experimental theatre. Recent directing projects include Embers and Stars: the Story of Petr Ginz, a two-year long research and writing project with Andy White, of the Tony Award winning Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago.

Professor Holly Brower, PhD
Photo: Holly Brower
Dr. Brower is an Associate Professor of Business Leadership who teaches Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector, and Leading Change. She has taught undergraduate, MBA, and executive students, including international programs in Germany, Austria, and Nicaragua. Dr. Brower spent 10 years managing organizations in the nonprofit sector before earning her PhD from Purdue University and joining the Wake Forest University faculty. Her research interests are in corporate governance, leadership, trust, and ethical decision making, and her work has been published in top business research journals as well as the Harvard Business Review.

Ryan Shirey, PhD
Photo: Ryan Shirey
Ryan Shirey, PhD, is an Associate Teaching Professor of English and is the Director of the Writing Center at Wake Forest University. Dr. Shirey has taught a wide range of Academic Writing courses at Wake Forest University. His research on student Writing Center use has gained international attention, as he presented at a conference in Hangzhou in June 2018.

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