Schedule of Classes

The University of Southern California is again offering several programs abroad during Summer Session 2010. The purpose is to create opportunities for USC students to learn in an international environment. Each program features intensive courses from two to 10 weeks in duration, and many programs visit more than one country.

Experienced USC faculty serve as instructors, tour guides and coordinators, sharing with students the unique excitement of learning at an overseas location. Excursions to important cultural and historical sites supplement classroom lectures. Housing is prearranged for students in university dorms, hostels, inexpensive hotels or with local families.

These special programs offer travel and study opportunities at reasonable cost; programs planned for International Summer Session 2010 are listed below. Interested students should call the contact person indicated for further information about a specific program.

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Journalism - Graduate Internship in the United Kingdom, China or South Africa

Journalism master's degree students may spend eight weeks at internships in London, Shanghai or Cape Town during the summer following their first year of graduate study at USC. Students apply to Annenberg International Programs in the fall semester of their first year and enroll in JOUR 529 International Journalism and Public Relations Seminar during the spring semester. From mid-May to mid-July, they then enroll in JOUR 540 International Journalism Seminar I and JOUR 545 International Internships in the Media while working full-time at internships with prominent media organizations. For more information, contact Annenberg International Programs at (213) 821-2180, email ascintl@usc.edu and refer to annenberg.usc.edu/international.

Program dates: May 23 - July 24 (London); May 30 - July 31 (Cape Town); May 25 - July 24 (Shanghai)
Total number of units: 4

Enroll in one section in each of the following courses:
JOUR 540 International Journalism Seminar I 3
  London 099-21105D
  Cape Town 099-21106D
  Shanghai 099-21107D
JOUR 545 International Internships in the Media 1
  London 099-21100D
  Cape Town 099-21102D
  Shanghai 099-21103D

Strategic Public Relations - Graduate Internship in the United Kingdom, China or South Africa

Strategic Public Relations master’s degree students may spend eight weeks at internships in London, Shanghai or Cape Town during the summer following their first year of graduate study at USC. Students apply in the fall semester of their first year and enroll in JOUR 529 International Journalism and Public Relations Seminar during the spring semester. From mid-May to mid-July, they then enroll in JOUR 540 International Journalism Seminar I and JOUR 545 International Internships in the Media while working full-time at internships with prominent public relations organizations. For more information, contact Annenberg International Programs at (213) 821-2180, email ascintl@usc.edu and refer to annenberg.usc.edu/international.

Program dates: May 23 - July 24 (London); May 30 - July 31 (Cape Town); May 25 - July 24 (Shanghai)
Total number of units: 4

Enroll in one section in each of the following courses:
JOUR 540 International Journalism Seminar I 3
  London 099-21105D
  Cape Town 099-21106D
  Shanghai 099-21107D
JOUR 545 International Internships in the Media 1
  London 099-21100D
  Cape Town 099-21102D
  Shanghai 099-21103D

Communication, Public Relations and Journalism - Undergraduate Summer Study in London, Paris, Rome and Prague

The International Communication Studies (ICS) program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to study a range of approaches to public communication and media across Europe.

Students divide the five-week course into stays in Los Angeles, London, Paris, Rome and Prague. In addition to regular class meetings, students discuss the interplay of current world issues and international media practices with communication practitioners from international news and public relations media, government institutions, private industry and global organizations.

Students enroll in JOUR 482 or COMM 482 Comparative Media in Europe. For further information, contact Annenberg International Programs at (213) 821-2180, email ascintl@usc.edu and refer to annenberg.usc.edu/international.

Program dates: June 7 - July 10
Total number of units: 4

All students enroll in:
JOUR 482 Comparative Media in Europe 4 099-21050D

Communication, Public Relations and Journalism - Undergraduate Internship Program in Dublin

This summer program offers Annenberg undergraduate students and select others the chance to participate in a formal international internship program in Dublin for two months each summer. The aim of the program is to provide students with theoretical as well as practical experiences working, living and navigating within the international global communications environment. The program is designed around a summer-long online Annenberg course and a 7-week full-time unpaid internship in Dublin.

Students enroll in COMM 205 Communication Practicum. For further information, contact Annenberg International Programs at (213) 821-2180, email ascintl@usc.edu and refer to annenberg.usc.edu/international.

Program dates: May 19 - August 10 (students are in Dublin from June 6 - July 31)
Total number of units: 2

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

International Summer School in Cambridge, England

The International Summer School in Cambridge, England, offers students an excellent opportunity to study British literature, history, economics, poetry, arts and government and to examine the background of modern Britain and Britain’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. Students live in Cambridge Colleges and enjoy the artistic pleasures of the Cambridge Arts Festival, as well as the opportunity to visit and appreciate some of England’s major historic sights. Cultural excursions will be arranged to further enhance awareness and understanding of English history and culture.

Interested students may apply in January for this annual summer program by submitting written essays and application materials to Donna Garcia, College Academic Services 200. Students admitted to the program must attend orientation meetings during spring semester at USC in preparation for the intellectual and cultural environment they will experience in the lectures and specialized seminar courses in the International Summer School.

Students participating in this program must complete two of the many seminars offered in the University of Cambridge Summer School and may earn 4 units of elective credit upon completion of a term paper for each course taken while in Cambridge. Paper evaluation is done by the Cambridge Tutors.

The program is open to qualified undergraduate students in good academic standing. For further information, contact Dean Joan M. Schaefer, Emerita Director of Cambridge Program, Hancock 209D, (213) 740-9346 or Donna Garcia, Director of Special Projects, College Dean's Office, Academic Programs, College Academic Services 200, (213) 740-8555.

Program dates: July 5 – July 30 (four-week program)
Total number of units: 4 units of elective credit

Chinese — Beijing, China

Beijing, the cultural and political center of China, is a 3,000-year-old city that has been the national capital for most of the past 600 years. The department of East Asian Languages and Cultures offers students the opportunity to explore this richly historic city while participating in a four-week or an eight-week Chinese language program in Beijing. Participants will be able to transition seamlessly to the next course level upon returning to campus.

Students will live in a dormitory at a local university, and cultural visits and excursions will be arranged to further enhance awareness and understanding of Chinese history and culture. Examples are trips to the Great Wall, the Imperial Palace and the Olympics 2008 venues. The cost of field trips is included in the tuition fee.

Classes meet in the morning Monday through Friday, providing students with an intensive learning atmosphere within the natural language environment of China. However, all teaching materials and methods, as well as techniques of testing, grading and course evaluation, are from USC.

For further information, contact Dr. Nansong Huang, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Taper Hall 356, at nansongh@usc.edu or visit college.usc.edu/beijingsummer.

Program dates: May 24 – June 18 (four-week program)
Total number of units: 4

Enroll in one of the following courses:
EALC 204 Chinese III 4 764-25350D
EALC 304 Advanced Modern Chinese I 4 764-25354D

Program dates: June 24 – July 21 (four-week program)
Total number of units: 4

Enroll in one of the following courses:
EALC 206 Chinese IV 4 766-25352D
EALC 306 Advanced Modern Chinese II 4 766-25356D

Program dates: May 24 – July 21 (eight-week program)
Total number of units: 8

Enroll in two of the following courses:
EALC 204 Chinese III 4 765-25362D
EALC 206 Chinese IV 4 765-25364D
EALC 304 Advanced Modern Chinese I 4 765-25366D
EALC 306 Advanced Modern Chinese II 4 765-25368D

East Asian Studies Center - Global East Asia Program in China, Japan and Korea

The East Asian Studies Center’s “Global East Asia” summer international program offers USC undergraduate students an opportunity to study abroad in China, Japan or Korea for a 4-week summer course. Students must successfully complete two language and/or area studies courses related to the country of study prior to being accepted into the program.

Application to the program is required. The summer study abroad course offers students 4 units of upper-division USC credit, an opportunity to study with USC faculty members in an East Asian country and service learning through an outreach activity upon their return.

This program is designed to expand undergraduate interest in East Asian studies, and if accepted into the program, students will have all major expenses associated with the travel abroad portion of the course covered, including roundtrip international airfare, basic lodging and meals, local transportation and entrance fees related to the study abroad course. Students are responsible for the tuition.

Program dates: China May 21 – June 20 (four-week program); Japan July 2 – August 1 (four-week program); Korea July 2 – August 1 (four-week program)
Total number of units: 4

EASC 360 Global East Asia 4
  China 099-25801
  Japan 099-25803
  Korea 099-25805
For more information, please contact the East Asian Studies Center at (213) 740-2991 or by email easc@college.usc.edu.

French — Dijon, France

The Department of French and Italian offers a summer program in the city of Dijon, France, where students have the opportunity to study the French language and culture in a beautiful, culturally rich setting. Dijon is the ancient capital of the former Duchy of Burgundy and is renowned for its lovely old streets, monuments, churches and fine cuisine. The program will be held from June 6 to July 2 and will be centered at the University of Bourgogne.

Students live with French families near the city center or in a residence hall within walking distance of the main campus of the university. Classes are taught by French instructors from Dijon. In addition, supplementary small group sessions are taught by USC on-site instructors to help students achieve even greater fluency in French.

Cultural visits and excursions are arranged to further enhance awareness and understanding of French history and culture. Opportunities for daily interaction with townspeople and students from other countries will be plentiful. The 4-unit program is offered at the undergraduate level. The cost of field trips is included in tuition fees.

Program dates: June 6 – July 2 (four-week program)
Total number of units: 4

Application deadline: March 1. Applications and other materials may be picked up in the Department of French and Italian, Taper Hall 155. For further information, contact Dr. Carol Hofmann, Department of French and Italian, Taper Hall 178, hofmann@usc.edu.

Enroll in one of the following courses:
FREN 150 French II 4 099-34350D
FREN 220 French III 4 099-34352D
FREN 250 French IV 4 099-34354D
FREN 300 French Grammar and Composition 4 099-34355D
FREN 310 French Pronunciation and Conversation 4 099-34356D
FREN 330 Writing About Literature 4 099-34357D
FREN 490x Directed Research 4 099-34359D

Italian — Rome, Italy

The Department of French and Italian offers students the opportunity to study Italian while living in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Rome. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. Students take one intensive Italian language class and have the option of enrolling in ITAL 499, a two-unit class that will explore the many layers of Rome. Excursions to nearby cities, visits to local museums and sites, and many cultural and social events are planned and included in the cost of tuition.

Students live with an Italian family. The six-week program is offered at the undergraduate level. For additional information, contact Dr. Francesca Italiano, Department of French and Italian, Taper Hall 155K, italiano@usc.edu.

Program dates: May 22 – July 2
Total number of units: 4-6

Students enroll in one of the following language courses:
ITAL 120 Italian I 4 099-34450D
ITAL 150 Italian II 4 099-34452D
ITAL 220 Italian III 4 099-34453D
ITAL 224 Italian Composition and Conversation 4 099-34455D
Students may also enroll in:
ITAL 499 Special Topics: The Many Layers of Rome 4 099-34459D

International Relations — Brussels, Belgium

The School of International Relations offers students the opportunity to study and intern for five weeks in Brussels, Belgium. Students take a course on the contemporary issues in European foreign and security policy while interning at an international organization. Students enroll in IR 491x (4 units), which can be used to fulfill an IR major or IR minor requirement. Students intern full time for the first week, after which their schedule will consist of class in the morning and internship in the afternoon.

This program is open to IR and IR-related majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications for this program are available in VKC 301 and the School of International Relations Web site, and are due in February.

Program dates: May 31 – July 2

International Relations — Geneva, Switzerland

The School of International Relations offers students the opportunity to study and intern for five weeks in Geneva, Switzerland. Students enroll in IR 491x Field Study (4 units), which can be used to fulfill an IR major or IR minor requirement. Students intern full time for the first week at an international organization, after which their schedule will consist of class in the morning and internship in the afternoon. Different topics will be covered each week of class:

Week 1: Global Public Goods: Health and Environment
Week 2: Security, Human Rights and Humanitarian Actions
Week 3: Global and Regional Integration
Week 4: European Security

This program is open to IR and IR-related majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications for this program are available in VKC 301 and the School of International Relations Web site, and are due in February.

Program dates: May 31 – July 2

International Relations — Cambodia

The School of International Relations offers students the opportunity to study the impact of the tribunal system in Cambodia. The program examines the politics of bringing the Khmer Rouge leadership to justice for the crimes committed during its rule in Cambodia (1975-1979). The goal is for students to assess the extent to which the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), which is a U.N.-sponsored genocide tribunal, meets the expectations of the Cambodians and addresses the need for societal rehabilitation after the denial of justice for three decades. Students will attend trials and work with local organizations to document the court procedures and the reactions of the citizens to what the tribunal is attempting to accomplish.

Students enroll in IR 318 Conflict Resolution and Peace Research (4 units), which can be used to fulfill an IR major or IR minor requirement.

Program dates: May 19 – June 19

International Relations — Cairo, Egypt

The School of International Relations offers students the opportunity to study international tourism–one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world–and the largest sector of Egypt's economy, earning the country (U.S.)$11 billion in 2008. For developing countries, tourism is often one of the biggest income generators, but if not properly managed it can also create infrastructure and resource demands that can have a severe impact on local communities and the environment. From the archaeological tourism market in the Nile Valley, to new sustainable hotel expansion on the Red Sea coast, Egypt’s tourism business continues to grow in leaps and bounds. What are the roles of Egypt’s public and private sectors as well as international agencies in addressing the transnational challenges of a growing tourism industry? How can Egypt generate income and provide employment for the local population and continue developing Egypt’s economy, while still protecting its environmental and cultural integrity? To answer these questions with innovative ideas, students will need to combine cultural understanding, economic data, environment concerns, and respect for ancient as well as current civilizations.

Students enroll in IR 382 Order and Disorder in Global Affairs (4 units).

Program dates: May 17 – June 14

Spanish — Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a hosts a five-week summer program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for 2010. Improve your knowledge of Spanish language and culture and earn four units of credit while living in one of South America’s most exciting cities. Students take one course, live with a local family, and explore Argentine culture through visits to museums, cultural, and historical sites in and near Buenos Aires as well as participation in poetry gatherings, film screenings, theatrical and musical performances, sports events, etc. There will be an optional short trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the conclusion of the program.

Courses are held Monday through Thursday.

The program is open to undergraduate students who meet the prerequisites and to graduate students. Major and minor credit is available. For additional information, contact the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, (213) 740-1258.

Program dates: July 1 – August 4
Total number of units: 4

Enroll in one of the following courses:
SPAN 311 Advanced Spanish Through Contemporary Issues: Oral Emphasis 4 099-62219D
SPAN 466 Argentina, Society and the Arts 4 099-62163D

Spanish — Madrid, Spain

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the USC College hosts a seven-week program in Madrid for 2010. Improve your knowledge of Spanish language and culture and earn eight units of credit while living in one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Students take two courses, live with a Spanish family, tour Madrid’s museums, visit Barcelona, and take day trips to the monastery of El Escorial and the historical cities of Segovia and Toledo.

Courses are held Monday through Thursday.

The program is open to qualified undergraduate students who meet the prerequisites. Major and minor credit is available. For additional information, contact the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, (213) 740-1258.

Program dates: May 23 – July 10
Total number of units: 8

Enroll in two of the following courses:
SPAN 265 Spanish for Communication: Society and the Media 4 099-62204D
SPAN 266 Spanish for Communication: Arts and Sciences 4 099-62208D
SPAN 311 Advanced Spanish Through Contemporary Issues: Oral Emphasis 4 099-62218D
SPAN 341 Advanced Conversation and Culture 4 099-62232D
SPAN 465 Cultural Perspectives of the Iberian Peninsula: Multiple Groups and Their Interaction 4 099-62360D
SPAN 490x Directed Research 4 099-62368R