Wake Forest University Program at Soong Ching Ling School

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Wake Forest University Program in Shanghai

This summer, Wake Forest University will offer two program options in collaboration with Soong Ching Ling School. For students who have completed the academic writing course in January, Wake Forest University Professor Carole Gibson, PhD, will be teaching The Brave New World of Biotechnology.

Students can jump-start their college preparation by learning from two Wake Forest University Professors. Course space is limited to 15 students, so students will enjoy the opportunity to work closely with Wake Forest University Professors.

Course Descriptions

The Brave New World of Biotechnology
Students will explore the applications of biotechnologies in genetics, agriculture, medicine, and the environment to evaluate their benefits and risks as well as to consider their appropriate use.

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.

Course Details

Course Dates: August 13-22 (M-F, M-W)
Course Time: 8am-2pm
Course Tuition: US$1200
Course Location: Soong Ching Ling School, Shanghai

Application Due: May 8, 2018 (Brave New World of Biotechnology)
May 18, 2018 (Academic Writing)

Professor Carole Gibson, PhD

Carole Gibson, PhD, is a Professor of Biology at Wake Forest University. She has done extensive research in the area of cell biology, and is now the Director of Health Professions Advising at the University. She has previously taught a summer program in Suzhou.

Writing Professor

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, and is presenting at an international writing conference in Hangzhou in June.

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