At the end of May 2012, the American Studies Center at Shanghai University hosted a three-day symposium and student summit.
Written texts, YouTube videos, podcasts - these are all means of communicating ideas to others. Craig Crowder is a graduate student in the Department of English and teaches Composition & Communication classes, WRD 110 & 111. In this podcast, Crowder discusses ways to engage students via multimedia projects, and his research, which examines social movement rhetoric in a society that uses multiple modes of communication.
Jacqueline Couti is a professor in the Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Professor Couti specializes in Francophone Caribbean, African, and New World literatures and cultures with an emphasis on how ethnic and cultural identity have been formed. In this podcast, Professor Couti explains what her typical class is like, what kind of students populate them, and what kind of reactions she receives from her students.
This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.
"Groups, Organizations and Identity: Intercultural Communication in Black Greek Letter Organizations" with Robert Mock
In this podcast, Ben talks about his own research interests, discusses what the program was like for students, answers the two questions every mathematician gets asked and says that math is a liberal art.
Produced by: Stephen Gordinier
Since 2006, Wei Jiang has been a member of a team developing a series of online Chinese Language & Culture courses, taught through BlackBoard, aimed toward high school students. Once the curriculum is completed, courses will range from Chinese I to AP Levels I and II. These are currently available to students, and level III is in development.
This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.